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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 162! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! We’re recording this on August 14th 2014. This week William os missing and we have Calvin as the host of the show. Calvin is joined by Mark from last weeks episode and a new guest, Rowe. Rowe has recently talked his group into trying out Planeswalkers as the commanders for their decks.

We talk about Mono color and Dual color decks, the thing that make the decks work, and a variety of things Walker related. All this plus the randomness you could expect from Calvin hosting. All this and more is just an IB Click away!





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Commandercast Episode 162


August 14th 2014






Rowe – Our lead expert on Planeswalkers as Commanders


Mark – fledgling writer, Magic scrub


Favorite Commander This Week:



Rowe – sarkn Vol


Mark – Godo, Bandit Warlord


Calvin – Balthor the Defiled





Community Ban Poll


Email sent by Donovan aka D0su, former Commandercast Admin


Discussions heating up!


Captain WAS RIGHT!!


New cards spoiled from Khans & Commander 2014


Khans of Tarkir: Thousand Winds & Mardu Heart-Piercer


Commander 2014: Stitcher Geralf



We sit back and ask Rowe a few questions about him, what made him try this out, ups and downs to this format change, and any other rule changes he uses for this alteration.




Strategy is about the usage of Planeswalkers as Commanders. Deck ideas and more in depth play styles. The Mono color and Dual Color decks Rowe and his play group used.






Rings of Brighthearth

Gilded Bairn


All the extra turns… (you all know what cards we’re talking about)


Counter Hatin’

Hex Parasite

Vampire Hexmage


A lot of proliferates…

Inexorable Tide

Contagion Clasp Engine

Spread the Sickness

Volt Charge

Fuel for the Cause

Tezzeret’s Gambit

Plaguemaw Beast

Throne of Geth


Planeswalker Hatin’

Hero’s Downfall



[cardPropaganda[/card] effects that actually work against Planeswalkers

Blood Reckoning

Sphere of Safety


And of course: The Chain Veil





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