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 Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 285! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week Mark and Adam are going over a few spoilers for the upcoming set, Hour of Devastation! Then after that we move into a discussion on Cycling. You see some old mechanics of Magic have a tendency to show up in newer sets. This leads to certain ones building up enough cards to eventually make a Commander deck with that was a few cards short. Plus Mark really just wants to build this deck and where else better to discuss it than here. 

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CommanderCast Episode 285

Posted: June 5, 2017









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  • Leaks in general
    • How do we feel about this?


  • Spoilers
    • Nicol Bolas, God Pharaoh
    • Samut, the Tested
    • Bontu’s Last Reckoning




  • History of Cycling
    • Introduced in Urza’s Saga, all were for (2)
    • Onslaught added other costs and had additional effects and cards that triggered off of cycling
    • Scourge added land cycling
    • Came back in Time Spiral
    • Future Sight added non-mana cycling and type-cycling
    • Alara block had “mega-cycling” and basic landcycling


Complimentary Cycling mechanics:


“Whenever you draw a card” triggers:


“Discard a card” triggers:


Semi-looting (discard/draw) effects:


“…shuffles his or her graveyard into his or her library”:







Spell Mastery:








Entourage: Cycling deck tech



Land talk

  • All the cycling lands (even the colored mana cyclers?)






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