This entry is part 419 of 538 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 391! This week Mark and Adam are bringing out the big guns! This week we talk about the Commanders with the biggest CMCs or converted mana cost for those of you who don’t know. But first, the guys go over a few cards from the new Secret Lairs WotC is releasing followed up by a quick chat about the optimal cost for a Commander.

All that, plus our usual interstitial fodder, and all you have to do is Click the IB!!!


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CommanderCast Episode 391

Posted: March 2, 2020








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Interstitial fodder: 

  • The Color Out of Space rocks. How could you turn down a movie with Nick Cage & Tommy Chong?
  • The correct condiment/topping for french fries?
  • Fuck you, Styx! You’re mediocre at best.





Is there an optimal commander CMC? 


Factors in “Playability”:

  • Has green in its casting cost?
  • What do you get for the mana?
  • How many times can you comfortably afford to recast it?
  • Does it have built-in cost reducers? Does it have an Eminence ability?
  • Adam landed on 3 CMC; Mark is cool with 4 CMC




7+ CMC commanders worth playing (as Commanders)


Worth playing:


Cornercase Commanders:


Stay the fuck away from these:




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And a big thanks to everyone here at the CommanderCast Network. We’ll see you next week with more community, strategy, and technology. Until then, LET’S GET IT!

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