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Hello everyone and welcome to Commandercast Episode 185! We’re your weekly source for Community, Strategy, and Technology, hosted on and our homesite:! This week William and Clay are joined by Aaron, one of our newest contributors, and Steven, one of the founding members of the format known as Tiny Leaders!




Ah Yeah! We’re all about the converted mana cost of 3 or least today! They discuss how the format was made, why certain cards are banned, what some of the best decks and cards are, and how to compensate for a lack of certain bigger spells.


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Commandercast Episode 185

Jan 29, 2015




Steven – Halfmander Progenitor



Favorite Commanders This Week:


Steven – Villainous Wealth (the generic Sultai Tiny Leader)


Aaron – Barrin, Master Wizard


Clay – Nin, the Pain Artist


William – Pharika, God of Affliction





Community Ban Poll





GP Cleveland March 14-15


Uncharted Realms



Community: Talking about Tiny Leaders in general


The format’s creation


The appeal



-How are things banned?

-Swords of X and Y

-Mana Drain




Strategy:  Deck Building for Tiny Leaders


Land Ratio




Cast Member Decks:

Clay – Brimaz (Weenies), Nin (Counter/Burn), Ezuri

Aaron – Animar (Morphs/Hydras)

William – Thalia (Death and Taxes)


Is aggro too prevalent?


Swords of X/Y


Technology:  Tiny staples


Punishers – Eidolon of the Great Revel, Pyrostatic Pillar, Spellshock, Ankh of Mishra

X-Spells – Bonfire of the Damned, Devil’s Play, Logic Knot, Mindswipe, Genesis Wave, White Sun’s Zenith

Planeswalkers – Ashiok the Nightmare Weaver, Liliana of the Veil, TIBALT the Fiend-Blooded, Dack Fayden

Non-Red “Wrath” effects – Black Sun’s Zenith, Cyclonic Rift, Martial Coup


Cards that are either staples in Tiny Leaders or very popular






tiny leaders at gp vegas


William – Email: Commandercast(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)Commandercast


Calvin – Email: captainredzone(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone


Clay – Twitter: (at)edhpanda // Reddit: /u/EDHPanda


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


Aaron – Email: unclelanddrops(at)gmail(dot)com


Tiny Leaders- Email: Overlords(dot)TL(at)gmail(dot)com  // twitter: (at)TinyLeaders // SubReddit: /r/TinyLeaders


Steven – Email: shamonic93(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)StevenH_TL // Reddit: /u/shamonic


Bram – Email: thelegendofvriska(at)gmail(dot)com


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