This entry is part 492 of 542 in the series CommanderCast

Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 454! This week, in preparation of the upcoming fall set and Standard rotation, Mark and Adam are taking a look back at one of the most controversial sets in recent memory that’s on it way out of Standard, Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths! This set came with all of the issues with Companion, trying to understand how Mutate worked, and some of the first cards in the game to have artwork of licensed properties that are not owned by WotC or Hasbro. Now as the time comes for it to leave Standard, is the a home for any of the cards from Ikoria in Commander, or will it disappear from memory only to be talked about in passing conversations of “Do you remember when I attacked your planeswalker with Godzilla?”. But first, The Professor has a video (linked below) that talks about how Magic is having a product overload. This is a topic we feel we need to talk about and touch on before the newest set drops and we get pulled into that next preview season.


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CommanderCast Episode 454

Posted: August 30, 2021








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Interstitial fodder: 

  • Risky Business is not a comedy.
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Mechanics of Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths


  • Cycling
  • Mutate
  • Companion
  • Keyword counters





Cards from Ikoria that we think are worth running in EDH





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