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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast! This week we start to breakdown the 2019 Precon decks! Mark and guest Mike, from the Master and Commander Podcast, kick things off with a a overview of the Naya colored deck, Primal Genesis! We start with General Thoughts as we go over the three main Commanders for the deck. Then, we go into how the deck plays, what strategies are built in, and if they work like they should. Then a quick Tech segment where we go over cards that get a thumbs up or down and a few ideas for what to add and where to move some of the cards for a better experience.

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CommanderCast 2019 Precon Special! (part 1)

Posted: September 23, 2018








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The Deck: Primal Genesis – Mike


General Thoughts (Ha! Puns!):


  • Ghired, Conclave Exile
    • Meh
    • Only 1 rhino token?
  • Atla Palani, Nest Tender
    • Not enough sac outlets in the precon
    • An exciting play style because you dont know what you will get off of the eggs
  • Marisi, Breaker of the Coil
    • Makes all your spells uncounterable during combat
    • The goad mechanic seems like an interesting thing to build the deck around.
    • This is my favorite of the three


Strategy – How does the deck play?:  

  • Straight out of the box the deck plays like any other precon.  You play out threats, and you have answers for your opponents threats.
  • The only general that really seems to fit the deck straight out of the box is Ghired.  With all of the populate cares cards, it really appears as though WotC wants you to have Ghired at the helm.
  • I’m not a Naya player by any means, but I thoroughly enjoyed this one. 


Technology – Highlights & lowlights:

Thumbs down:



Thumbs up:

  • I like this.  Interesting and can be back breaking depending on what you are 
  • Hate Mirage
    • This I can see being good.  
    • Reasonably costed for the effect you are getting


Recommended Upgrades:


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And a big thanks to everyone here at the CommanderCast Network. We’ll see you next week with more community, strategy, and technology. Until then, LET’S GET IT!

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