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Hello everyone and welcome to the real CommanderCast Episode 279! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! The guys are back this week. Mark and Adam go over Office Color Deck ideas and believe me when I say…. this is one of those sleeping dogs they should have let lie. So this week’s deck idea is spellslingers. That’s a deck that relies primarily on casting spells as a win condition over playing permanents. So… what’s the catch? Well they guys are doing it in white… Yeah…

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CommanderCast Episode 279

Posted: April 17, 2017








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What is a spellslinging deck?

  • A deck that relies primarily on casting spells as opposed to committing permanents to the field.


Why is white normally bad at spellslinging decks?

  • No storm
  • No real win cons
  • No spell-centric commanders


How can “spells matter” work in white?

  • Concentrate on reactive spells
  • Concentrate permanents on ones that trigger off spells being cast
  • Combat tricks
  • Token spells






Win con


Spell triggers

Angel’s feather & Staff of the sun magus

Shrine of loyal legions

Myth realized

Leering emblem

Scroll of the masters

Veilstone amulet


Cost reduction

Cloud key

Pearl medallion

Mana matrix

Stone calendar

Helm of Awakening



Dragon bell monk

Jeskai student

Lotus-eye mystics

Monastery mentor

Ojutai exemplars

Seeker of the way

Strongarm monk



Probably don’t play Arcane spells, but…








Combat Denial


Damage Deflection




Removal (aside from the obvious ones)




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