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Posted by William & Calvin

Over the last few months, EDH tables all across the world have been shaking with the might of five new powerhouse hitters: the gods of Theros.

And now with Born of the Gods, we have five more entering the fray:

Ephara, God of the PolisPhenax, God of DeceptionMogis, God of SlaughterXenagos, God of RevelsKarametra, God of Harvests

Only time will tell if these new deities invade our tables like the previous gods have, but it helps to kick off our first two-week theme here on Commandercast: All things Theros/Born of the Gods!

Today, we’re using our show to discuss devotion with Tom of MTGRadio streaming fame, and Brian aka ISBPathfinder, local MTGSalvation mod and mono-colored aficionado.

Show notes after the Ib!


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Commandercast season 12 Episode 6


Recording February 29, 2014




Tom – EDH streamer on twitchTV and Community Cup winner


Brian – Moderator for the Commander forums on MTGSalvation


Link to the top 50 list –


Favorite Commander:


Tom: Borborygmos


Brian: meh… Toshiro Umezawa


Favorite Planeswalker:


Tom: Garruk Wildspeaker


Brian: Gideon Jura




Week 5 of Commandercast articles which means a new episode of Rival’s Duel and a new Spawning Pool project.


Full set spoiled. Everyone shares a card they’re excited about.


William – Ghostblade Eidolon


Calvin – The Archetypes


Tom – Xenagos, God of Revels, Vortex Elemental


Brian – Ephara, God of the Polis, Hunter’s Prowess


Community: Talking about devotion’s biggest impact, the gods. Already making big splashes and what has this done to the meta?


– More Spot removal and Aura Thief hatred for enchantments


– Gods bringing more notice to enchantments in general


– People attacking the Purphoros player all-out


– More exile effects?

Strategy: Is devotion a feasible strategy in decks that support more than just that color?


*ex) Running Grey Merch in decks that aren’t mono-black or even tri-colored


“The Pantheon” Who wants to build 5-color devotion?


Nyx and Grey Merch bringing Mono-Color decks to the front. (Guest appearance by Fanatic of Mogis in mono-red)

Technology: Cards that help super-charge your devotion


Chronozoa, pack rat, followed footsteps, progenitor mimic


Mass Rez – Balthor the Defiled, Living Death, Chainer, Dementia Master


Enchantments/Auras – Sigarda Voltron


Them Lieges




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


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


Tom – Email: edhradio(at)gmail(dot)com // twitter: (at)mtgradio


Brian – ISBPathfinder on

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