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Over the last few months, EDH tables all across the world have been shaking with the might of five new powerhouse hitters: the gods of Theros.

And now with Born of the Gods, we have five more entering the fray:

Ephara, God of the PolisPhenax, God of DeceptionMogis, God of SlaughterXenagos, God of RevelsKarametra, God of Harvests

Only time will tell if these new deities invade our tables like the previous gods have, but it helps to kick off our first two-week theme here on Commandercast: All things Theros/Born of the Gods!

Today, we’re using our show to discuss devotion with Tom of MTGRadio streaming fame, and Brian aka ISBPathfinder, local MTGSalvation mod and mono-colored aficionado.

Show notes after the Ib!

 

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Commandercast season 12 Episode 6

 

Recording February 29, 2014

 

Guests:

 

Tom – EDH streamer on twitchTV and Community Cup winner

 

Brian – Moderator for the Commander forums on MTGSalvation

 

Link to the top 50 list – http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=252037

 

Favorite Commander:

 

Tom: Borborygmos

 

Brian: meh… Toshiro Umezawa

 

Favorite Planeswalker:

 

Tom: Garruk Wildspeaker

 

Brian: Gideon Jura

 

News:

 

Week 5 of Commandercast articles which means a new episode of Rival’s Duel and a new Spawning Pool project.

 

Full set spoiled. Everyone shares a card they’re excited about.

 

William – Ghostblade Eidolon

 

Calvin – The Archetypes

 

Tom – Xenagos, God of Revels, Vortex Elemental

 

Brian – Ephara, God of the Polis, Hunter’s Prowess

 

Community: Talking about devotion’s biggest impact, the gods. Already making big splashes and what has this done to the meta?

 

– More Spot removal and Aura Thief hatred for enchantments

 

– Gods bringing more notice to enchantments in general

 

– People attacking the Purphoros player all-out

 

– More exile effects?

Strategy: Is devotion a feasible strategy in decks that support more than just that color?

 

*ex) Running Grey Merch in decks that aren’t mono-black or even tri-colored

 

“The Pantheon” Who wants to build 5-color devotion?

 

Nyx and Grey Merch bringing Mono-Color decks to the front. (Guest appearance by Fanatic of Mogis in mono-red)

Technology: Cards that help super-charge your devotion

Shadowmoor!

Chronozoa, pack rat, followed footsteps, progenitor mimic

 

Mass Rez – Balthor the Defiled, Living Death, Chainer, Dementia Master

 

Enchantments/Auras – Sigarda Voltron

 

Them Lieges

 

Outtro/Contacts:

 

William – Email: Commandercast(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Commandercast

 

Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)captainredzone

 

Tom – Email: edhradio(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)mtgradio

 

Brian – ISBPathfinder on MTGSalvation.com

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