This entry is part 173 of 538 in the series CommanderCast








Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 171! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week William and Calvin are joined by Ryan, The Leech, and Brian a.k.a. ISBPathfinder from! To prepare for the upcoming Commander 2014 product, we discuss Mono-Colored decks. We go over the why and the why not, strategies, strengths, and weaknesses of going Mono. Plus we talk about deck ideas we would like to play. Don’t forget to stick around for the Dangly Bits!

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Commandercast Episode 171


October 16, 2014




Brian – ISBPathfinder on MTG Salvation, Admin and Mono-color guru


(Brian’s Lin Sivvi Primer w/ alters!)


Ryan – “Legendary EDH Plays” via Tumblr



Favorite Commanders This Week:


Calvin – Ashling the Pilgrim


Brian – Anafenza, the Foremost


Ryan – Surrak Dragonclaw




Community Ban Poll


Magic: The Heroscaping




Community: What can Brown (and White, Blue, Black, Red, and Green) do for you?


Insidious Dreams + Null Profusion in Toshiro Umezawa



Strategy:  How do we avoid the repetitiveness of mono color?


Mana Doublers (Gauntlet of Power, Vernal Bloom, Gauntlet of Might), Utility Lands (Buried Ruin, The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale for the lulz)



Technology:  Cards that will help your Mono colored needs


William – Draft Fodder


Calvin – Skullclamp, Swords of X and Y, Color specific lands


Brian – Oblivion Stone, Karn Liberated, Mind’s Eye, and All is Dust


Ryan – Ice Storm, Mad Prophet, Icequake


Cool Interactions:


Brian – Distoring Lens vs Lazav, Dimir Mastermind + Sword of War and Peace / Toshiro Umezawa + Cremate




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


Clay – twitter: (at)EDHPanda (at)SirNotAppearingInThisPodcast


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone


Ryan – Email: ryansainio(at)gmail(dot)com & (at)ryansainio


Brian – ISBPathfinder on



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