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:
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!
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 – http://forums.mtgsalvation.com/showthread.php?t=252037
Brian: meh… Toshiro Umezawa
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
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 MTGSalvation.com