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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 395! This week Mark and Adam are getting ready for the upcoming set, Ikoria, by going Beast Mode! This week the guys are going over some interesting Beast cards that may catch your interest. But first, some news about some changes with some of the up coming sets.

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


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CommanderCast Episode 395

Posted: March 30, 2020








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Ikoria news from the mother ship: “Changes To The Release Of Ikoria: Lair Of Behemoths

  • April 2 – Ikoria Debut, trailer launch, (7 a.m. PT/10 a.m. ET/2 p.m. UTC) and the start of previews
  • April 10 – Last day of previews
  • April 16 – Ikoria released on Magic: The Gathering Arena and Magic Online
  • April 17 – Prerelease/release in Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong
  • May 15* – Prerelease/release in North America, Europe, Latin America, and Australia/New Zealand


Interstitial fodder: 

  • It’s too soon for those jokes
  • Don’t mess with Adam’s lamb and peas
  • “But Is it Metal?” AKA the Ronnio James Dio test for Magic cards
  • Turns out, FF7 is still really good.





Why to build Beast tribal?

  • Do you own a pair of Hulk hands? If so, this is the deck for you.

How to build Beast tribal?

  • RAMP, draw cards, play big fatties
  • Evasion – trample, mostly
  • Mark’s bad idea: Enchantress sub-theme?







Key Beast cards


Favorite beast cards




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