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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week Mark and Adam talk about one of MTG’s oldest evergreen effects, Vigilance! It’s time to stay at the ready! But First they have to go over one of the latest ways to play as they go over Explorers of Ixalan!

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CommanderCast Episode 298

Posted: Oct. 23, 2017








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Explorers of Ixalan




Pseudo vigilance


  • Alpha – Serra angel



Actual vigilance


  • Champions of Kamigawa
  • 9th edition – oracle update


702.20. Vigilance

  • 702.20a Vigilance is a static ability that modifies the rules for the declare attackers step.
  • 702.20b Attacking doesn’t cause creatures with vigilance to tap. (See rule 508, “Declare Attackers Step.”)
  • 702.20c Multiple instances of vigilance on the same creature are redundant.


Things to do with Vigilance (nearly as exciting as doing your taxes).


  • Convoke
  • Activated abilities
  • Block stuff.  Yay.




Vigilance tech.  I almost fell asleep while writing this.


Giving your team vigilance:


Pseudo-Vigilance effects


Stuff you can do when you don’t need to untap:


Stuff you can do with your untapped dudes & dudettes:


Tribal(ish) shenanigans:


Dudes what got vigilance:

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