This entry is part 48 of 79 in the series Rival's Duel

erdnHello everyone and welcome to another episode of Rival’s Duel. In this episode, Eric and Nole prepare themselves for the upcoming battle against the Eldrazi menace (who are we kidding, we all know that both Eric and Nole are more the “power at any cost” type), that being said there are cool new toys to be had in the upcoming set and they go over a few of the things that have them excited about Battle for Zendikar. But (in the words of the immortal Billy Mays) wait there’s more! Not content to leave our episode with just spoilers of the Cthulhian variety, we say our parting farewell to Theros block and its time in standard by…doing a let’s build dedicated to one of the dark gods of that plane. (I’m starting to see a very disturbing trend here.) Eric and Nole give making mill work a go in commander with a let’s build around Phenax, God of Deception. Give it a listen and let them know how they did in the comments below. As always, full shownotes after the break.







(A pre-episode note: Hi everyone, Nole here. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been dealing with what turns out to be pneumonia, hence why no episode 2 weeks ago and why this episode (recorded on Sept 9th), isn’t going up until now. I’m on the mend now and hopefully we’ll be back to a regular content schedule from now on.)


0:00-32:32 Yay for Shiny New Stuff!

So there are a ton of new stuff from Battle for Zendikar. In this segment, we go over the spoiled legendary creatures, planeswalkers, and mechanics so far, as well as the super rare Zendikar expeditions that makes Nole die a little inside knowing that he’ll never manage to get the ones he wants.


32:33-1:09:28 A Final Nod to Theros and to a commander strategy that never sometimes works.

Mill is an idea that seems, at a glance, to be a terrible plan and for the most part, it is. However, there is one general that can make a mill deck possible, and that is Phenax, God of Deception. Eric and Nole sketch out a skeleton of what their Phenax deck would look like. Do they miss anything? Is mill even viable in Commander? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


1:09:29-End Outro

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