This entry is part 163 of 539 in the series CommanderCast


Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 161! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week William and Calvin are joined by our site editor Hayes,  The Commander Panda himself Clay, and Mark with his amazing radio voice. We gathered to discuss the Magic 2014 Core set!





We discuss the Slivers, the Planeswalkers (mostly Chandra), and the best cards for EDH from this set. We also go over a few of the downsides from this set with it’s lack of an actual returning mechanic, legends, and lack of any “big” cards. All this and more await with just a click of the IB!!





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Commandercast Episode 161

August 7’th 2014


Hayes – Commandercast Site Editor

Clay – The Commander Panda, Fledgling writer, Brewer and EDH Enthusiast

Mark – Another fledgling writer, Magic scrub

Favorite Commander This Week:

Hayes Grenzo, Dungeon Warden

Clay – Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient

Mark – Lorthos, the Tidemaker

Calvin – Balthor the Defiled


Community Ban Poll

Email sent by Donovan aka D0su, former Commandercast Admin

Discussions heating up!

Community: What do Core Sets really mean?

What does it take to make an enticing core set for Commander players?

Strategy: The Love for Red

Red’s started getting new mechanics, and Chandra Pyromaster kicked it off by giving it “psuedo draw power”. We’ll discuss the recent expansion of red’s mechanical identity.

Technology:  Who Survived the year?

Our picks for the best of M14

William – Angelic Accord, Pyromancer’s Gauntlet, Burning Earth

Hayes – Dismiss into dream, Rise of the dark realms, Quicken

Clay – Primeval Bounty, Garruk, Caller of Beasts,

Mark – Kalonian Hydra, Archangel of Thune, Shadowborn Demon, Shadowborn Apostle, Strionic Resonator

Calvin – Ogre Battledriver, Liliana’s Reaver,


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Hayes – Email:Hayesthehayes(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)hayesthehayes

Mark –

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Thanks to everyone who contributes to our site, you’re all wonderful people. Thanks to Judson and Calvin for manning our facebook page. Music for our show is the “X meets Heavy Metal” series by 331Erock. We’ll see you next week with more community, strategy, and technology. Until then, LET’S GET IT!

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