This entry is part 115 of 542 in the series CommanderCast

 Literally the day AFTER we record last week’s show, Wizards goes and gives us probably one of THE most relevant changes to the format to date: The one-sided legend rule, as well as a new rule for Planeswalkers. Both are shaking things up and leading to speculation that the upcoming Fall expert expansion set, Theros, will be a “legends matter” block.


Unfortunately, it’s led to flavor fans getting butt hurt and old, crotchy hipsters to complain that their clones are getting nerfed.


Me? Well if you follow me on twitter (at)Commandercast, you already know how I feel about it, but let’s go ahead and get some second opinions on this, shall we?

As always, shownotes, links, and download link are below.




00:00 to 08:09: Introductions

Recorded on: May 30, 2013

Community Segment:

Let the Ads Run: 08:16 – 18:05

Yes, I know there’s an ad on our show now. Calvin goes over why that is, why we’re not freaking out, and why you shouldn’t either.


Tom’s Stats: 18:15 – 51:02

Tom discovered a website that has some very interesting details regarding commanders and their frequency! Pretty sure we did something similar when Andy was at the helm, but I’m always up for fun things like stats, particularly when they’re Magic related.


Top Ten List (based on number of deck lists found and recorded) from most popular to least:

1) Kaalia of the Vast (YEEEESSS)

2) Rafiq of the Many

3) Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind

4) Sharuum the Hegemon

5) Omnath, Locus of Mana

6) Mayael the Anima

7) Ghave, Guru of Spores

8) Krenko, Mob Boss

9) Maelstrom Wanderer

10) Rhys, the Redeemed

Strategy Segment:

Captain’s Special Guild Project: GOLGARI 51:24 – 1:02:50

Calvin’s got a project in the works where he mixes two guild mechanics to see how well they mesh. What’s he got for us this time?

Dredge + Scavenge = ???

Test General: Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord

Verdict: These mechanics can’t be slapped in, but a deck built around using +1/+1 counters as a resource would enjoy them.

Technology Segment:

The Legendary Clone Saga: 1:03:23 – 1:34:12

Clones aren’t legendary kills spells anymore? YESSS!!! We discuss and debate the various sides to this issue and take a look at some cards and clones that change with this new revelation.

No more killing your own cradles!


1:34:34 to END: Outtro: Thanks for listening!



William: E-Mail: CommanderCast(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)CommanderCast
Calvin: E-Mail: CaptainRedZone(at)gmail(dot)com // Twitter: (at)CaptainRedZone
Tom: Twitch // @MTGRadio // Twitter: (at)MTGRadio (I think)

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