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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 290! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week Mark and Adam are talking all about tiers, baby! For those of you not in the know, tiers are kind of a ranking system with 1 being the highest and everything else falling into a lower tier. Not saying one is better than the other, but the higher the tier the more proficient and cut-throat the deck. This is a great way to keep your playgroup all on the same level of game play. If your group is more casual and based on fun, you may want to play a lower tier deck. But if you’re trying to be the best (like no one ever was) a higher tier meta might be what you seek. So if you’re down with that all you have to do is click the IB!!!


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CommanderCast Episode 290

Posted: July 17, 2017








Community Question: Any interest in starting a page listing community member’s TappedOut decks?


Keep up with the conversation on Facebook & Twitter.





“The Line”: What separates a Tier 1 deck from a Tier 2 (or Tier 2 from a Tier 3, etc.) ?


Our strictly science-based, totally objective rankings:









How do you move your deck up (or down) a tier in Commander? Is there a specific time or reason to do so?


  • How do you use this information?
  • Optimize vs. De-optimize for power
  • Movin’ On Up:
    • More tutors
    • More optimal removal
    • More instant speed interactions
    • EDH rec
    • Deck primers
  • Slowin’ It Down:
    • Remove key combo pieces
    • Build a different deck
    • Fewer tutors, more card draw
    • Other 99




Return of an old segment: “Bad Cards We Love”


Adam – Ondu Giant, Gate to Phyrexia, Chronatog


Mark – Stream of Acid, Skirsdag High Priest, Gideon’s Avenger




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