This entry is part 168 of 538 in the series CommanderCast








Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 166! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week William is joined by Clay, JT Kamp, Mark, and after a week off, Calvin!



Surrak Dragonclaw


We talk more about Khans of Tarkir! We discuss the flavor and reasons behind the wedges. We talk about the last of the five Clan leader, Surrak Dragonclaw! Which is kind of a weird name since he claerly is wearing bear claws but whatever. We then wrap the show up with a few other cards from the spoilers! All this plus a ton of end-show bonus content and all you have to do is click the IB!





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JT – Some guy with enormous hands (no implications)


Clay – Resident red panda mascot


Mark – Resident “other guy” (with normal-sized mitts)


Favorite Commander This Week:


Calvin – Keranos, God of Storms


JT – Teysa, Orzhov Scion


Clay – Krond the Dawn-Clad


Mark – Darien, King of Kjeldor





Community Ban Poll


We’ve got an entire episode of nothing BUT previews!




Community: Wedges defined


Maro explained how the wedges were designed and it’s not quite what we were expecting.

Part 1

Part 2



Strategy: Clan Mechanics and the Bear Puncher



Technology:  Previews Part Two


William –


JT – Howl of the Horde, Goblin Slide and Hordeling Outburst, Deflecting Palm


Clay – Bear’s Companion, Dig Through Time, Ride Down, Villainous Wealth


Mark – Crackling Doom, Stubborn Denial, Hooded Hydra





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Clay – twitter: (at)EDHPanda


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone


Mark – Email:mahlerma(at)gmail(dot)com


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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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