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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 252! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! We’re recording this on June 30th, 2016. This week the gangs all here and … well… there’s a big announcement from William.


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CommanderCast Episode 252

Posted: July 4th, 2016


Favorite Commanders:


William – Emrakul, the Promised End  


Calvin – Linvala the Preserver


Clay – Trostani, Selesnya’s VoiceThe Spirit of EDH


Mark – The Gitrog Monster








Community: Will’s farewell


Strategy: Best Commanders that say, “Draw a Card,” and how to build around them.  To what extent does having a consistent source of card advantage alter or affect your deck design or your in-game strategy?  


Ex) Azami, Selvala, Niv-Mizzet, Nekusar, Kozilek, Zegana, Damia, Xira Arien, Arcanis, Edric, Zedruu


Technology: Siren’s Call: cards that look good in theory and end up as crap in reality.


William: The Alpha Build Examples Island Sanctuary, Divine Intervention, Farrel’s Mantle


Calvin: Liar’s Pendulum, Curse of Shallow Graves, Shared Trauma


Clay: Archmage Ascension, Helix Pinnacle, Bludgeon Brawl


Mark: Symbiotic Deployment, Urza’s Blueprints, Storm Cauldron





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


William – Email: Wiehernandez(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Blueram1409


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


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