EDHRECast

EDHRECast is your resource for the most popular Magic: The Gathering gameplay format - Elder Dragon Highlander (EDH); widely known as Commander. Made by the community for the community, EDHRECast is hosted by three well-seasoned MTG players, Joey Schultz, Matt Morgan, and Dana Roach. Each week they dive into the latest news and changes to the Commander format and breakdown the meta so that you can play your deck with confidence.

Building off the articles found at EDHREC.com the team is here to use data-driven recommendations and analysis to help you make each and every one of your cards work for you. Whether you’re on a budget and still trying to get the most of our your builds, or if you’re trying to get a leg up with the best card combos, or you’re looking to figure out the best early, mid, and late game strategies, we’ll be sure to bring you all the latest information so that you’ll be the Commander of your local scene.


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Overlapping Decks and Switching Commanders | ED...
49 min
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Commander Hot Takes | EDHRECast 246
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Commander Goals and Resolutions | EDHRECast 245
54 min
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Commander Trends: The 2022 EDH Data Roundup | E...
48 min
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Our Favorite Underplayed Commanders | EDHRECast...
53 min
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2022 Year in Review | EDHRECast 242
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The Power of Reprints | EDHRECast 241
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The Biggest Popularity Spikes & Resurgences | E...
50 min
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In-Game Revelations & Accidental Discoveries | ...
56 min
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Decks We Do (and Don't) Bring to Events | EDHRE...
55 min
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Cards We Misevaluated | EDHRECast 237
63 min
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Sleeper Hits of 2022 | EDHRECast 236
51 min
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Our Commander Nightmares | EDHRECast 235
61 min
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The NEW Saltiest Decks in Commander | EDHRECast...
56 min
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Cards We Wish We Could Change | EDHRECast 233
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Commander "What If...?" | EDHRECast 232
64 min
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Durdley Commander Decks | EDHRECast 231
54 min
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When Your Commander is Also Your Win Condition ...
57 min
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"The Sky Is Falling!" Cards People Thought Woul...
60 min
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Dominaria, Then & Now | EDHRECast 228
53 min
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Commander Deckbuilding Principles | EDHRECast 227
49 min
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Why Updating Commander Decks is so Difficult | ...
58 min
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Magic State of Design 2022 | EDHRECast 225
56 min
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The Art of Playtesting Commander Decks | EDHREC...
57 min
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Impostor Cards in EDH Decks | EDHRECast 223
51 min
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Eating Your EDH Veggies | EDHRECast 222
67 min
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EDH Community Spotlight | EDHRECast 221
45 min
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Commander Pet Peeves | EDHRECast 220
53 min
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What Do You Want From A Game of Commander? | ED...
55 min
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State of the Commander Format: An EDH Check-Up ...
59 min
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Our Favorite Cards From 2022... SO FAR | EDHREC...
These new cards are so exciting that we couldn't wait until the end of the year to discuss our favorite standouts! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!  ...
52 min
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CommandFest Richmond Recap! | EDHREC Room
Fresh from a CommandFest, Joey, Matt, & Dana sit down to share their experiences and joys playing EDH with listeners, drafting Commander Legends, and discussing lessons learned from this fantastic weekend! Want access to the Challenge the Stats...
33 min
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Cards We Used to Hate | EDHRECast 216
These cards once activated a lot of emotions, but we've cooled off on them since. Let's talk about some of the historically most electrically-received cards in EDH.  Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast...
55 min
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Cards in Our Maybeboards | EDHRECast 215
These cards ALMOST make it into the 99, but just missed the mark. Let's talk about the cards that didn't quite make the cut. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on...
65 min
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Extremely Linear Commanders | EDHRECast 214
These commanders do exactly one thing, but they do it well! Let's chat about commanders who encourage linear play patterns, and what that means for EDH games. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord,...
53 min
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Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate Pre...
Time to unveil our #freepreview from the upcoming Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!   Want to see the...
5 min
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Underloved Tribes in EDH | EDHRECast 213
We all know Elves and Dragons and Zombies, but what about all those other creature types? These are the tribal decks we hope get more support in the future! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and...
53 min
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Lands We Don't Play Anymore | EDHRECast 212
From color-fixers to utility lands, some of these cards no longer make the cut in our mana bases. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
62 min
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Commanders that Hate EDH Staples | EDHRECast 211
Sol Ring? Nah! Cyclonic Rift? Who needs it! These commanders intentionally avoid the most popular staples in EDH.  Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
54 min
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Assessing Threat Assessment | EDHRECast 210
Who's the biggest threat? More importantly, how do players *decide* who's the biggest threat? Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
56 min
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Treasures | EDHREC Room
Treasure tokens have become increasingly prevalent in each new Magic set. Are these tokens starting to reshape the Commander format? Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, patron-exclusive content, the EDHRECast discord, and more? Support...
29 min
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The 'Play More Basics' Debate | EDHRECast 209
How many basic lands does your deck play? Can utility lands cause more harm than good? Let's discuss! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
57 min
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Decks We Couldn't Make Work | EDHRECast 208
For some reason or another, these decks just never 'clicked'. Let's explore the commanders we left on the cutting room floor! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on...
60 min
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Shoring Up Your EDH Weaknesses | EDHRECast 207
Is your deck weak to aggro? Can it handle enchantments? How do you find the 'right' number of answers in your deck? Let's take a look! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast...
60 min
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The NEW Most Unique Commanders | EDHRECast 206
Looking for an unusual commander? These legends stand out from among the other commanders in the same colors! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!   Want...
64 min
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Niche vs Open-Ended Commanders | EDHRECast 205
Some commanders are super versatile, while others practically build themselves! Time to find out the commanders with the highest and lowest amount of variance in the entire format! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet,...
59 min
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Powerhouse Commons | EDHRECast 204
These commons are even more important than some mythic rares! What are the most popular commons? Which commander uses the most commons? Which commons are total powerhouses in EDH? Let's find out! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the...
59 min
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Unexpected Synergies & Unusual Benefits | EDHRE...
Wait, that card does WHAT??? These cards have unintentionally amazing side effects! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! Want to see the decks we play? Check...
57 min
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Decks We Deoptimized | EDHRECast 202
These decks were so tuned up that we didn't even like them anymore! How do you de-tune a deck to make it as enjoyable as possible? Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on...
66 min
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Challenge the STRATS! | EDHRECast 201
Why Challenge the Stats when you can Challenge the STRATS? Let's find some new strategical directions for these exciting commanders! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast...
54 min
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Challenge the Stats EXTRAVAGANZA! | EDHRECast 200
It's Episode 200! Join us (and some special guests!) as we celebrate with a full episode of Challenge the Stats! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon! Want to...
61 min
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Choosing the Right Commander | EDHRECast 199
With so many commander possibilities out there, it can be tough to figure out which one feels right for your personal brew. This week's episode is all about the various journeys we take to find a commander we love. Want access to exclusive content,...
62 min
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Most Complex Commanders | EDHRECast 198
Wait, what does that commander do again? This week, we're talking about our favorite (and least favorite) complex commanders that require a lot of attention and knowledge to play well. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats...
60 min
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Planning Ahead in Commander | EDHRECast 197
Things don't always go the way you want in EDH, so you have to think ahead and add contingency plans during the deckbuilding stage. Today we're discussing some important categories and specific examples where just a few small deckbuilding decisions...
61 min
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What We Want For EDH in 2022 | EDHRECast 196
2022 looks like a spicy year for Commander players! Let's chat about what we hope to see from the upcoming suite of Magic sets. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on...
70 min
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Our Favorite Decks | EDHRECast 195
What's your favorite deck? Your weirdest deck? Which deck needs the most work? Today we're discussing our EDH deck superlatives! Want to see the decks we play? Check them out here: https://edhrec.com/articles/edhrecast-our-decks/ Want access to...
63 min
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2021 Commander Year in Review | EDHRECast 194
Which commanders rose to the top of 2021? Which cards became the most popular in the 99? Let's round out the year by looking at the best and worst cards of 2021! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord,...
63 min
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The Dad Joke Supercut | EDHRECast Bonus Episode
Side effects of listening to this podcast include facepalms, groans, heavy sighs, and side-splitting laughter! Enjoy this recap of the year's best dad jokes! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and...
7 min
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Our Most (and Least) UNIQUE Commander Decks | E...
How unique are our decks compared to the average data, and what makes a deck unique in the first place? Want to see the decks we play? Check them out here: https://edhrec.com/articles/edhrecast-our-decks/ Want access to exclusive content, the...
58 min
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Evaluating EDH Product Overload | EDHRECast 192
Just how popular IS popular? How has players' deckbuilding energy been affected by all the new products from this year? What is 'creative capital' and what can the data tell us about it? Time to find out! Want access to exclusive content, the...
55 min
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What Was the Best NEW Precon? | EDHRECast 191
There have been eight new precon sets since 2019! Time to evaluate the most recent preconstructed decks - which ones are duds, and which ones are the best of the best? Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast...
67 min
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Too Much of a Good Thing? Balancing EDH Deck Di...
Sometimes we overindulge our EDH decks! This week we recover from the holiday feast to make sure our Commander decks have a well-balanced diet. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support...
58 min
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Cards We're Thankful For | EDHRECast 189
2021 gave EDH some truly excellent new toys. This week we're sitting down at the Commander table to give thanks for our favorite cards of the year! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more?...
55 min
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Lessons From Other Games | EDHRECast 188
These other strategy games can offer a bunch of great lessons to help improve your skills in Commander! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
59 min
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Cards We Cut... And Then Re-Added | EDHRECast 187
We never should have cut these cards in the first place! Today we're discussing cards we removed from our decks, only to later realize how much we loved them after all. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast...
58 min
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Supporting Tribal Decks in EDH | EDHRECast 186
Vampires? Zombies? Bears!? Oh my! Whether you're playing Cats or Dragons, these are some of the best ways to support your tribal deck. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast...
55 min
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Do EDH Players Run Enough Lands? | EDHRECast 185
How many lands do Commander players run on average, and is it enough? This week we're taking a look at the numbers and diving into the factors that could affect land counts in EDH decks. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats...
70 min
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The Riskiest Commanders in EDH | EDHRECast 184
No risk, no reward! These commanders have huge payoffs, but require you to put a lot on the line to achieve victory. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
57 min
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Most Stable Commanders | EDHRECast 183
These commanders have barely aged a day! This week we're digging into the data to talk about the commanders whose deck data has remained the most consistent over time. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, and...
64 min
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Most Changed Commanders | EDHRECast 182
These commanders have completely evolved! This week we're digging into the data to talk about the commanders whose deck data has changed the most over time! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and...
52 min
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Making Those Last Few Cuts to Your Commander De...
Those last few cuts to a Commander deck can be tough! How do you go from 105 cards to the final 100? These are our tips & tricks! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the...
61 min
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Overcoming Setbacks in EDH | EDHRECast 180
Board wipes can totally demolish a deck... but not if you prepare for them! Even if you can't save your board state, these cards can help you recover so well that you'll NEVER be out of the game! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the...
56 min
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Golos BANNED, Worldfire Unbanned | EDHREC Room
Golos Pilgrim vs. The Worldfire! Check out CAG member Charlotte Sable's article here: Check out Sheldon's in-depth article here: Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, patron-exclusive content, the EDHRECast discord, and more? Support...
22 min
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Protecting Your Board | EDHRECast 179
Say no to setbacks! This week we're discussing some of the best ways to keep your board state safe in EDH. Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on Patreon!...
53 min
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How to Give Good Deck Advice | EDHRECast 178
Deckbuilding is a collaborative art! We're sitting down this week to discuss the best methods of helping other players tune up their decks, and how it can be a learning experience for ALL players involved. Want access to exclusive content, the...
56 min
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The NEW EDH Salt Scores! | EDHRECast 177
The community has voted, and here are the results! Meet the new cast of cards that EDH players don't always love to play. Check out the Salt List at   Want access to exclusive episodes, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and...
59 min
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Cards We Love Playing AGAINST | EDHRECast 176
We love to see them, even across the battlefield! These cards bring so much joy to the game that even when an opponent trounces us with them, we can't help but cheer. Let's talk about cards we love to play AGAINST in EDH! Want access to exclusive...
53 min
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Which Commanders Use the Most (or Least) Rares?...
How many rares do Commander decks usually play? Which commanders use the most rares, and which commanders are fine with just commons and uncommons? Time for a very RARE data dive! Want access to exclusive content, the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet,...
54 min
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Do Precon Commanders Still Like Their Precon De...
Precons are a GREAT starting point for a commander, but how have those commanders' decks changed over time? Do they still use the cards that came in their original precon decklists? Let's find out! Want access to exclusive episodes, the Challenge the...
58 min
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Challenging the Deckbuilding Template | EDHRECa...
The traditional Commander deckbuilding templates can be a good starting point, but some commanders just absolutely do *not* conform to a formula. How do certain abilities in the command zone affect the ratios of categories of cards in the 99? Want...
56 min
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Adventures in the Forgotten Realms Review Pt.2 ...
The dungeon is almost complete! This week's episode wraps up the review with the most impactful red, green, artifact, and multicolored cards in Adventures in the Forgotten Realms. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, exclusive content,...
68 min
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EDH in the Forgotten Realms Set Review Pt.1 | E...
Adventures in the Forgotten Realms contains a number of interesting Commander goodies! Where will these cards fall in the realm of EDH? Today we're discussing the legends, white, blue, and black cards! Want access to the Challenge the Stats...
65 min
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Bye Bye, Hullbreacher! | EDHREC Room
The Rules Committee made an announcement, and we have one too! Stick around for our thoughts, and a teaser for an upcoming EDHREC development. CONGRATUALTIONS to Kristen and Ellie, @TheKristenEmily and @ellieoftheveil for their appointment to the...
19 min
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Cards We Don't Play | EDHRECast 170
For one reason or another, we happen to avoid playing these cards in EDH. Sometimes on purpose, sometimes without realizing it! Let's talk about why we've personally started to drift away from certain types of cards in Commander. Want access to the...
55 min
85
Mana Rocks | EDHRECast 169
We will, we will, mana rock you! This week it's all about those awesome artifacts that accelerate our mana. Which ones dominate the format, which ones are we sick of, and how can we customize our decks from right within the mana base? Want access to...
55 min
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Underplayed Commanders | EDHRECast 168
These commanders helm fewer than 200 decks, but they absolutely deserve more of the spotlight! This week, we're digging through the data to uncover those underplayed commanders. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord,...
53 min
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Modern Horizons 2 Set Review (Part Two) | EDHRE...
Modern Horizons 2 Fast 2 Furious! We're finishing up our set review of the Magic's newest jam-packed set to find where the red, green, artifact, land, and multicolored cards will make an impact in EDH! Want access to the Challenge the Stats...
66 min
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Modern Horizons 2 Set Review (Part One) | EDHRE...
Modern Horizons 2 is PACKED with Commander goodies - and even some busted new commanders! We're taking a look at the most impactful new cards from the set, starting with white, blue, black, and of course, those amazing new legendary creatures. Want...
61 min
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Pet Cards & Hidden Gems | EDHRECast 165
Whenever we build decks, we always reach for these pet cards. It's time to talk about our favorite go-to spells or hidden gems that we just can't help but try to force into the 99. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord,...
55 min
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Strixhaven Graduation Ceremony | EDHRECast 164
Which commanders are top of their class? Who is Valedictorian, and who was voted Most Likely to Succeed? Which spells got held back? Welcome the Graduation Ceremony of Strixhaven's Class of 2021. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet,...
59 min
91
Card Draw in Commander: Card Draw, Advantage, &...
It's a draw! We're looking through the most popular sources of card draw, card advantage, and card velocity in EDH, including our favorite tips to find the most effective forms of draw in your Commander decks. Want access to the Challenge the Stats...
62 min
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How Many Utility Lands Should You Play in Comma...
It's free real estate! Utility lands can provide players with free value, but how many is to many? We've collected the data for the most popular utility lands in the game, and checked some decks to see how many players tend to use, to find out when...
54 min
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Planeswalkers in EDH: A Primer | EDHRECast 161
From Oko to Elspeth and from Teferi to Narset, planeswalkers have a wild reputation in Commander. We're going all-in to check out which walkers are the most popular, which commanders love to play them the most, the special tricks they can pull, and...
55 min
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Removal Spell Review | EDHRECast 160
Swords, Path, Pongify, Mortify, Putrefy... the list of removal spells is so long, and Strixhaven is adding even more! How do you choose which ones to use? Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast discord, and more? Support the...
65 min
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Deckbuilding Heuristics and Personal Principles...
Building and tuning a Commander deck can be a challenge! These are the lessons we've learned that help us take our EDH brews to the next level. Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet, EDHRECast Discord, and more? Support the cast on...
54 min
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Commanders That Reject Their Own Sets | EDHRECa...
Their average decks don't contain a single card from their own set! Which commanders are they, and why do some commanders refuse to play cards originally printed in the same set that they were? Want access to the Challenge the Stats spreadsheet,...
49 min
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Most Parasitic Commanders | EDHRECast 157
They could play cards from ANY set... but they love their own set the most! This week we're digging into the data to discover the commanders whose playstyle is so parasitic that their average deck is dominated by cards that were printed in the same...
46 min
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Sets That Got Better (Or Worse!) Over Time | ED...
Don't miss it: this is one of our most epic data dives ever! We're checking out the popularity of different sets & how that popularity aged over time! Which sets grew MORE popular, and which sets shrank down? The results are fascinating! Want...
57 min
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Commander Backups & Substitutes | EDHRECast 155
If your commander is offline... can your deck still win? This week, we're examining cards in the 99 that help substitute a commander's abilities, and why some archetypes have more backups than others. Want access to the Challenge the Stats...
46 min
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Unexpectedly Tribal Commanders | EDHRECast 154
These commanders don't name a specific creature type, and yet their data shows us an undercurrent of tribal deck synergies! In this episode, we're investigating the decks whose leaders offer an unexpected home for Goblins, Elves, Angels, and more!...
48 min