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Hello everyone and welcome to the real CommanderCast Episode 280! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week Mark and Adam go over Office Color Deck ideas and this week they are talking about Stacks. That’s a deck that relies primarily on playing in a way that denies players of resources while keeping your resources just far enough ahead of everyone else so that you win… what’s the catch? Well they guys are doing it in green… Yeah…

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CommanderCast Episode 280

Posted: April 24, 2017








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What is a stax deck?

  • Control heavy
  • Named after Smokestack
  • Bog down other players to make them ineffective with sac, tax, and tap effects.


Why is green normally bad at stax decks?

  • Not very tax driven
  • Not very artifact friendly


How can stax work in green?

  • Rely a bit more on artifacts
  • A lot of tax effects.  Green does have a few.  
  • Tap down opponent resource while untapping ours.  
  • Outpace your own stax






Stax cards


Dense foliage

Drop of honey

Elephant grass

Ground seal

Hall of Gemstone

Hum of the Radix

Tajuru preserver


Freyalise’s Winds

Nature’s will

Great aurora

Molder slug

Natural balance

Thresher beast

Wave of vitriol




Damping engine

Possessed portal


Tangle Wire

Imi statue

Kill switch

Static orb

Storage matrix


Tsabo’s Web

Winter Orb

Arena of the ancients



Unstax you cards

Patron of the Orochi

Quest for Renewal

Seedborn Muse

Early Harvest

Citanul Hierophants/Cryptolith Rite

Paradox engine

Sword of feast and famine




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