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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 237! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! We’re recording this on February 22nd, 2016. This week William, Clay, and Jacob talk about c-c-c-combos!!! The boys talk about what kind of combos are acceptable, how many cards should a combo have, and then they go into some really deep combos.

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CommanderCast Episode 237


Posted: February 22nd, 2016


Favorite Commanders:


William – Avacyn, Guardian Angel


Clay – Tasigur, the Golden Fang


Jacob – Child of Alara








Community: Combo or Non-bo?


When is something a combo vs. Synergy? Do combos need to take 3-4 cards to be acceptable? I’m not a fan of two-card win buttons personally, but let’s argue about it


Strategy: Let’s Play Combo


  • Open Combos vs. Concentrated Combos
  • Digging vs. Incidental
  • Playing “Keep you off the button”


Technology: Have you tried setting it to Wombo?


William: “Stormless Storm” Eye of the Storm + Turnabout + Draw Spells + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind


“Emergency Win Button” Turnabout + Nivix GuildmageReiterate + Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius


“Armageddon Dooms Day Machine”

Sydri, Galvanic Genius + Intruder Alarm + Liquimetal Coating + Darksteel Ingot + Master Transmuter + Thousand-Year Elixir + Spectral Searchlight/(Any land that makes blue + Unbender Tine)



GW Enchantress: Cloudstone Curio + Nature’s Chosen + Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx + Another Green Enchantment + Any White Creature + Sufficient Devotion


Convoluted Kurkesh Combo? –


Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient + Prototype Portal (Imprinting Great Furnace) + Voltaic Key + Krark-Cland Ironworks


Krark-Cland Ironworks + Su-Chi + Nim Deathmantle + Gemstone Array + Salvaging Station + Pyrite Spellbomb


Calvin: Boobs



“Death by Ornithopter”  Nettle Drone + Retraction Helix+[card]

Purphoros, God of the Forge[/card] or Altar of the Brood+ Ornithopter


“Everyone’s favorite goblin assassin”  Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod’s Altar +Murderous Redcap


“Death by A thousand cuts” Aphetto alchemist + illusionist bracers+prodigal sorcerer






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


Clay – Email: EDHPanda(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)EDHPanda // Stream on Twitch: Pandalpaca (on twitter as (at)Pandalpaca)


Mark – Email: mahlerma(at)gmail(dot)com


Jacob-  Email: //Twitter: @WCpower9


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