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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 463! This week Mark and Adam are putting on their best attire as they head out to the wedding of the century on Innistrad! It seems like after what feels like several life times, Edgar Markov has finally decided to settle down and tie the knot. I guess that makes Sorin Markov Innistrad‘s most eligible bachelor… ladies. This week the guys are going over spoilers from the new Crimson Vows set and the wedding guest list. It’s a who’s who of legendary creatures. Then to wrap things up we go over the hierarchy of what it takes for a counterspell to be good for Commander.


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


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CommanderCast Episode 463

Posted: November 15, 2021








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Crimson Vow spoilerz!


We talk about WotC’s new Casual Play Design team says they will focus on the following questions:

  • How likely is the card to show up? 
  • Is it fun if it does show up in high quantities? 
  • How much fun is this for the table (net fun)? 
  • How easy or difficult is it to include this in your deck? 
  • Does the card have enough interaction points and counterplay?


Interstitial fodder: 

  • Eternals
  • Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
  • Uncanny X-Force
  • Muffins vs. Cupcakes: two shall enter, only one shall leave




Crimson Vow commanders





The Hierarchy of Counterspells in EDH


Unconditional counters:

  1. Mana Drain
  2. Counterspell
  3. Arcane Denial
  4. Force of Will
  5. Remand
  6. Delay
  7. Disallow
  8. Rewind
  9. Cryptic Command
  10. Pact of Negation
  11. Counterflux
  12. Forbid
  13. Archmage’s Charm
  14. Render Silent


Conditional counters:

  1. Fierce Guardianship
  2. Disdainful Stroke
  3. Force of Negation
  4. Swan Song
  5. Stubborn Denial
  6. Negate
  7. Muddle the Mixture
  8. Dovin’s Veto
  9. Dispel
  10. Flusterstorm
  11. Unwind
  12. Mystic Confluence
  13. Drown in the Loch
  14. Mana Leak


Honorable mentions:

  1. Spell Crumple
  2. Hinder
  3. Withering Boon
  4. Thwart
  5. Foil
  6. Voidslime
  7. Mental Misstep




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