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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 184! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:!W e’re recording this on January 22nd, 2015. This week William, Mark, and Clay are joined by Nole from Rival’s Duel as they prepare to dive into the Temur Clan! Prepare yourself for some Blue, Red, and Green goodness as they discuss deck building, Strengths and Weaknesses of the colors and their Commanders, and an entourage segment for Yasova Dragonclaw!





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Commandercast Episode 184

Jan 22, 2015




Nole – Rival’s Duel Host



Favorite Commanders This Week:


Nole – Titania, Protector of Argoth (shoutouts to Wood Elemental)


Mark – Reaper King


Clay – Brimaz, King of Oreskos (Honorable Mention: Surrak Dragonclaw)


William – Yasova Dragonclaw





Community Ban Poll





GP Cleveland March 14-15



Community: Why do Temur commanders blur together -or- why do the decks look so similar?



Maelstrom Wanderer





“Next 99” – Setting aside the non-land cards in the 99 and building with completely different cards.


Strategy:  Temur primer, strengths/weaknesses of the color combo, etc


“Building Temur is like building a fire.” → (I couldn’t help myself)

“Once you hit green, you’ll hit your other colors”

“Base of Threats, Draw and Ramp, other cards tuned to the metagame”


Intet – Top-deck Manipulation

Sensei’s Divining Top, Scroll Rack, Mirri’s Guile, Sylvan Library, Worldly Tutor, Long Term Plans


Maelstrom Wanderer – “What if I don’t want to cast counterspells with cascade?”

Cryptic Command, Remand, Arcane Denial, Plasm Capture, Mana Drain, [card[Draining Whelk[/card]


How much Removal?

Based on Meta.  Creatures can function as removal through combat and fight effects.


Fighting against Temur:

“Fat-Bottomed Girls and lots of Wraths”

Lots of toughness and things to destroy creatures


Choosing a General/Commander:

“Most of them are cool.  Find your particular brand of vodka and stick with it.”


Technology:  Yasova Entourage




Tribal Warrior

“You did this to yourself”


-Betrothed of Fire

-Goblin Bombardment

Aggro Build


Getting value out of your stolen creatures:


William: Proteus Staff, Conjurer’s Closet, Life’s Legacy, Bloodshot Cyclops, Druids’ Repository, Shivan Harvest, Drowned Rusalka, Scourge of Skola Vale


Clay:  Claws of Gix, Crystal Shard, Thermopod, Perilous Forays


Mark: City of Shadows, Barrin, Master Wizard & Crack the Earth, Perilous Research/Read the Runes, Grab the Reins, Birthing Pod


Nole: High Market, Greater Good, Beastmaster Ascension


Ways to pump her up:


William: Bow of Nylea, Primeval Bounty, Dack’s Duplicate, Master Biomancer, Hunter’s Prowess,


Clay: Hero’s Blade (Obsidian Battle Axe, Ronin Warclub and Sai of the Shinobi)


Mark: Graft creatures, Plaguemaw Beast,


Nole: Rancor, Gaea’s Embrace


Aggro cards?







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