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Hello everyone and welcome to CommanderCast Episode 257! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite,! This week Mark & Calvin are joined by Adam to discuss the worst color in Commander, possible ideas for a White/Black deck for Mark, and a Technology segment about one of the worst cards cycles in Magic. Also, stick around for the Dangley-Bits to hear their take on what Garruk’s back story should be!  

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CommanderCast Episode 257

Posted: August 15th, 2016


Intros: (No “favorite commanders segment”)
















Free-for-all Roundtable: “Is There Still a ‘Worst Color’ In Commander?”




Color Strategies: Orzhov. What’s the most effective/fun/etc. strategy in these colors? For Orzhov in particular, do you sac creatures or sap life totals?  A little of both?



  1. Combo (Teysa, Orzhov Scion)
  2. Life gain/sap (Obzidat, Ghost Council, Ghost Council of Orzhova, Karlov of the Ghost Council)
  3. Recursion (Athreos, God of Passage)
  4. Tribal Cleric (Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim)
  5. Enchantments (Daxos the Returned)




Aaron’s Maro article


Retro-cycle review on the Maros.












Honorable Maro-mentions: Molimo, Maro-Sorcerer & Multani, Maro-Sorcerer





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