This entry is part 285 of 538 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast! We’re your weekly source Community, Strategy, and Technology! This week Mark and Adam go over Modern Masters 2017 and tricks cards! Don’t know what a trick card is? Well it’s a card that does something you normally wouldn’t see a card of its type do! Some do things in a color that normally that color doesn’t do, some have a alternate way of being cast, and some are just… weird! If that sounds like something that tickles your fancy, Click the Ib!


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CommanderCast Episode 274

Posted: March 6, 2017








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Modern Masters 2017 Spoilers! (AKA, somebody obviously liked 2012 Standard, plus Alara block + finally Damnation).




Trick” card strategies: [give example of category; explain how to effectively deploy trick cards in this category]


Offensive: Outmaneuver, Radiate, Harsh Justice/Mirror Strike, Magnetic Theft, Downhill Charge, Dark Triumph, Commandeer, Fury of the Horde, Sudden Spoiling, Cyclonic rift


Defensive: Fogs,  Angel’s Grace, Blaze of Glory, Abeyance, Illusory Ambusher, Surprise Deployment, Entrapment Maneuver, Reroute, Broodhatch Nantuko


Denial: Moment of Silence/Cease-fire, Mana Vapors, Hushwing Gryff, Brand


Off-color interactions: Darkness, Imp’s Mischief, Mana Tithe, Trailblazer, Avoid Fate, Final Fortune (YOLO!), Active Volcano, Burnout, Artifact Blast,Illumination


“Rather than” alternate cost cards: Force of Will (might be good? Who knows),Foil/Thwart, Snuff Out, Snag, Misdirection, Unmask, the pacts


Conditional, but still pretty good, “If you/an opponent controls ___ (and you control ____)” cards: Invigorate, Submerge, Sivvi’s Ruse, Massacre, Mogg Salvage, Reverent Silence,




Our favorite “Trick” cards


Adam: withering boon, lapse of certainty, notion thief, bane of the living, ixidron, berserk, constant mists


Mark: Not of this World, Tidal Wave/Waylay/Angelic Favor, Silent-Blade Oni




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