This entry is part 117 of 538 in the series CommanderCast

Not a whole lot happening news wise, so we decided to go ahead and tackle some more generalized topics today.


Brian sent a couple of topics my way, so I figured, why not? As it is, leach and mill have both gotten some power boosts over the years, and it’s worth bringing up. We also remind people WHY they should take the time to get rid of Leyline of Anticipation.

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





00:00 to 10:04: Introductions

Recorded on: June 4, 2013


Brian’s Favorite Commander: Obzedat, Ghost Council
Community Segment: 10:45 – 28:21

– Cards people should deal with but no one does

A LOT of threats seems to go by untouched. What are some cards that REALLY need higher priority, and which ones are especially bothersome for us?

Strategy Segment: 29:06 – 48:09

Evolution of Leach – There are a lot of styles of decks which put mass pressure out on all opponents now. We can break this up and talk about the different types of decks like this (Gisela, Blade of GoldnightAshling the PilgrimHeartless HidetsuguJaya Ballard, Task MageKaervek the MercilessObzedat, Ghost CouncilGhost Council of Orzhova) We could talk about the different types of these decks that can Take on and sort ofStrategy. More importantly though I was looking to sort of discuss the evolution of BW leaching. Exanguinate effects are relatively new still and Extort tagged on plus Debt to the Deathless makes this a very newish and evolving style of play. What recent contributions has this recieved? How playable is it and where might it be able to go.

Technology Segment: 48:57 – 1:15:36

Evolution of Mill – Looking at mill as an option. In the past the only real way to successfully Execute mill was mostly through infinite combos. In the more recent sets (Ravnica Block) you can really see a harder push to allow mill to work in a multiplayer format. We are seeing more mill all opponents for a scaling effect rather than one shot cheap effects which are natorious for 60 card formats. Where does mill sit today in comparison to a year ago. What are the thoughts of where mill will be in the future? Is this viable now and how?

We’ll also each give a card demonstrating our favorite milling card.

Grind – The act of milling until one has revealed a land card.

William: Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker

Brian: Consuming Aberration

Calvin: Geth, Lord of the Vault

Support tech:


Bitter Ordeal


Sadistic Sacrement


Any sort of Jester’s Cap effects, really.
1:15:57 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
Brian: Hit him up on the MTGSalvation forums where he’s at ISBPathfinder


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