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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Dana: @danaroach

Matt: @mathimus55

Joey: @JosephMSchultz


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Mailbag of Holding | EDHRECast 066
It’s a mailbag episode! Listeners submitted questions, and now it’s time for some answers. (Thanks also to everyone who sent in photos of their pets along with their questions!)
49 min
202
Core Set 2020 Review | EDHRECast 065
Hindsight is 20/20, Marit Lage is 20/20, and now even Core Sets are 2020! Time to review the big bunch of new Commander-relevant cards from Magic's upcoming Core Set!
105 min
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Win Conditions | EDHRECast 064
The deck is firing on all cylinders... but how does it win? This week it's not about value, it's about turning that value into victory! Join Joey, Matt, and Dana as they explore popular win conditions in the Commander format and discuss the importance...
82 min
204
Modern Horizons Set Review | EDHRECast 063
Modern Horizons is on the horizon! Which new cards will have the biggest impact on the EDH format, and which will become the most popular according to EDHREC?
107 min
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Kansas City MagicFestivities | EDHRECast 062
It’s a MagicFest recap! The guys meet for the first time in person at MagicFest Kansas City to discuss new trends in EDH, overload on BBQ, and play approximately one bazillion games of Magic. Tune in to hear about rad listeners and their super...
49 min
206
A Study in Mono-Color | EDHRECast 061
Mono-colored decks can get a bad reputation, with fewer card options and no other colors to shore up their weaknesses. But what about those abilities that incentivize mono-colored decks? What cards get more powerful with fewer colors? Join us for a...
64 min
207
Archidekt gets EDHREC'd! ft. Andy Cassidy | EDH...
The Archidekt architect is here! EDHREC has partnered with Archidekt, an awesome new deckbuilding website, so tune in to get some tips, tricks, and find out about awesome upcoming features for both Archidekt and EDHREC!
45 min
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Counterintuitive Commanders | EDHRECast 059
If you’ve ever looked at a legendary creature and thought, “Nah, no way that works in Commander,” this episode is for you! There are tons of legends that, at first glance, don’t seem to work in EDH at all. Then there are the commanders that...
70 min
209
Interview with a LabManiac ft. Cameron Bachand ...
Cameron from the LabManiacs has stopped by to give our hapless hosts a brief intro the world of competitive EDH, including how cEDH players use EDHREC! Plenty of the strategical tips involved in cEDH are good lessons for normal EDH as well, so tune in...
63 min
210
Brew Battle - Feather, the Redeemed | EDHRECast...
An amazing new Boros commander has joined the fray, and Matt, Joey, and Dana each have different takes on how best to construct her deck. From classic Heroic to stormy spellslinging to token-tastic blink shenanigans, our new angel has many potential...
47 min
211
War of the Everything Review pt. 2 | EDHRECast 056
WAR! What is it good for? Absolutely everything! Time for part two of the review, where we analyze the new cards from War of the Spark that will have a big impact on the Commander format, and will see the biggest numbers on EDHREC.
110 min
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War of the Planeswalkers Review pt. 1 | EDHRECa...
Your hosts with the most tackle the War with more. More legends, more bomb support cards, more playable creatures, sure, but mostly? More planeswalkers. And we're gonna talk about most of those planeswalkers. So kick back and tune it to hear how...
95 min
213
The Saltiest Cards in EDH ft. Bennie Smith | ED...
The results are in! EDHREC ran a poll that received over 500,000 votes about the most salt-inducing cards in Commander, and renowned Star City Games writer Bennie Smith joins the cast to help interpret that data! Take a listen to find out the...
74 min
214
Is It Ever Correct to NOT Run Sol Ring (And Oth...
EDH is full of popular staples, from Sol Ring to Cyclonic Rift, and in 99.99% of cases, players are correct to run those in every deck... but what about the 0.01%? On this episode, Joey, Matt, and Dana dive into a list of ever-popular cards and ask...
80 min
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Signature Spellbook - Us! | EDHRECast 052
You’ve seen Signature Spellbook - Jace, but now it’s time for Signature Spellbook - Dana, Joey, and Matt, and to discuss which cards best characterize their perspectives on the game, their methods of card evaluation, and their personal journeys...
72 min
216
Decks VS the Data - Reki, Meren, & Mirri | EDHR...
Its time for the cohosts to put their money where their mouths are and compare their own personal decklists against EDHREC’s data! This week, the fellas dissect Dana’s Legendary Reki list, delve into Joey’s Necromantic Meren brew, and examine...
83 min
217
An EDH Wishlist | EDHRECast 050
This week, Joey, Dana, and Matt concoct a list of wants and wishes for the Commander format. Characters from Magic lore that don't yet have a legendary card, various cycles that aren't yet complete, exciting planes to return to, and more! You'll want...
68 min
218
Leveling Power Levels ft. Mark Nestico | EDHREC...
The cast is joined by former Star City Games writer Mark Nestico, known for his satirical articles and sharp wit, for a discussion on power levels in Commander. From powerful cards to powerful decks to powerful players, there’s a whole lot to tackle...
83 min
219
Tuning & Pruning | EDHRECast 048
Building the deck is one thing, but improving it is a whole different ball game. On this week’s cast, the fellas each walk through their methods for fine-tuning a deck, especially in the wake of new set releases full of awesome new cards. How do you...
79 min
220
A Very Verhey Interview | EDHRECast 047
WotC’s own Gavin Verhey joins the cast this week! Take a listen as we discuss Gavin’s experience as a game designer, including his favorite sets, favorite cards, and of course, we analyze EDHREC’s data, including ways that WotC uses data to...
51 min
221
Brew Battle - Persistent Petitioners | EDHRECas...
It’s a deckbuilding competition this week as Matt, Joey, and Dana each try to build the best Persistent Petitioners deck! Do you prefer Matt’s Esper Control, Joey’s Sultai Self-Mill, or Dana’s Grixis Spellslinging? Take a listen and vote for...
53 min
222
Jason Alt's 75% Extrava-Xantcha | EDHRECast 045
Renowned MTG finance expert Jason Alt joins the cast this week to discuss the 75% deckbuilding theory, including his Xantcha, Sleeper Agent deck. Join the crew as they examine the ins and outs of the 75% philosophy, as well as a clever red-black brew...
61 min
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Our Top 5 Political Cards | EDHRECast 044
This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana discuss their individual approaches to politics in EDH, including their Top 5 favorite political cards in the format! Take a listen for some tips on "quid-pro-quo" deals, evaluating alliances, and managing your...
67 min
224
The History (and Future) of EDHREC ft. Donald M...
This week your 3 favorite underlings (Joey, Matt, and Dana) sit down with the Big Boss creator of EDHREC, Donald Miner. Come listen to the origin story from it's humble beginnings all the way to becoming the behemoth of stats we all know and love, as...
63 min
225
Ravnica Allegiance Review | EDHRECast 042
This week your three internet crushes Joey, Matt and Dana talk some Ravnica Allegiance. What are the standouts? Is Smothering Tithe that good? Can Matt keep telling dad jokes? Tune in and find out!
89 min
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Tweaking Teysa | EDHRECast 041
This week on the EDHRECast your friendly neighborhood podcasters take a long, lingering look at Teysa Karlov, three-time legend and all around Orzhov powerhouse. Matt wants to abuse her death triggers, Joey wants to make tokens, and Dana just wants to...
51 min
227
Brutal Honesty | EDHRECast 040
This week on the EDHRECast the prettiest people in podcasting get honest and ring in the new year by taking a hard look in the mirror and at the game they love. Truths are told, axes are ground, and realities addressed. Plus we have cake!
79 min
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New EDHyear's Resolutions | EDHRECast 039
This week on the EDHRECast your favorite EDH podcasters as well as Matt reflect on the year that was, and talk about the year to come, ranging from their plans for Commander going into 201 to what things do they want to challenge themselves with, as...
47 min
229
Eating Your EDH Vegetables | EDHRECast 038
This week on the EDHRECast "Eggplant" Joey Schultz, Matt "Yam" Morgan and Dana "the Zucchini" Roach have a chat about vegetable cards in EDH, the ones not that fun to run but that keep the body that is your deck healthy and hale.
66 min
230
Accounting +1 Counters 101 | EDHRECast 037
This week on the REC (don't call it that) Joey, Matt and Dana talk +1 counters in EDH and take a look at the theme on EDHREC and examine some of the most popular cards and commanders.
62 min
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EDHREtiquette with Henry Stukenborg | EDHRECast...
Joey, Dana, and Matt sit down and have a chat with former EDHREC editor and all around ubiquitous EDH man-about-town Henry Stukenborg. They talk Henry's rules of EDH etiquette, challenge some stats, and just generally talk commander with one of the...
68 min
232
Ultimate Stat-sters | EDHRECast 035
Still sleepy from their Thromoksgiving dinner, Joey, Dana, and Matt shake off their food coma with a look at the pulse-quickening Ultimate Masters set and delve into some of the numbers behind the cards.
74 min
233
Happy Thromoksgiving! | EDHRECast 034
Happy Thanksgiving! While Joey, Dana, and Matt all gorge on holiday food, we hope you enjoy a deck tech for a commander who's just as hungry as they are: Thromok, the Insatiable! Joey brings the main course for Thromok's strategy, Dana brings the...
54 min
234
Big Money EDH Energy | EDHRECast 033
This week on the EDHRECast Joey, Matt and Dana dig into some of the stats behind the most popular most expensive cards on EDHREC. What are the priciest cards in the format? What decks run those cards? We take a deep dive like Scrooge McDuck into his...
71 min
235
EDHREC’ing Deck Tech-ing | EDHRECast 032
This week on the EDHRECast the boys take a look at a couple of user submitted decks led by Vaevictus the Dire and Varina the Lich Queen and try to see how EDHREC can work to make your deck better.
76 min
236
Adventures in Narcissism | EDHRECast 031
This week on the EDHRECast Joey, Matt and Dana talk about their own article series on EDHREC and what those series may say about them as players and brewers. Joey: https://articles.edhrec.com/author/joseph-schultz/...
70 min
237
Group Hug Co-host Slug | EDHRECast 030
This week the EDHRECast shakes things up and lets Matt Morgan take control of the mic and run the show so Joey and Dana can oil up and wrestle it out in a debate about group hug.
87 min
238
Artifact Facts | EDHRECast 029
This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to discuss the most popular artifact cards, commanders, and strategies according to EDHREC! 
77 min
239
The Knowledge Pool (ft Scot Sutton) | EDHRECast...
This week the cast talks with write Scot Sutton about top-down deckbuilding and finding creative ways to brew with a commander that maybe isn't so readily apparent at first glace.
68 min
240
Old Man Magic | EDHRECast 027
This week the prettiest people in podcast talk some old man magic as they take a look back at the commanders and cards most popular back when EDHREC first began compiling data.
73 min
241
The History of Ravnica In EDH | EDHRECast 026
This week in honor of Guilds of Ravnica your friends Joey, Matt and Dana take a look at the numbers regarding cards from past Ravnica blocks that show up in EDH. What Ravnica commander shows up in the most decks? Which card not named Cyclonic Rift...
75 min
242
Guilds of Ravnica Review! | EDHRECast 025
The time has come for a Return to Return to Ravnica. This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to discuss new commanders and new cards that could shake the format, and of course talk about which new legend will become the most popular...
103 min
243
The Reverse Precon Effect | EDHRECast 024
This week, the EDHRECast crew talk about what they've dubbed the 'Reverse Precon Effect' where precon-only cards don't see as much play as they should either due to rarity or a stigma as being part of a watered-down precon. We've added our decks...
69 min
244
Our Decks Vs. the Data | EDHRECast 023
This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana pit their decks against the data on EDHREC, comparing their lists against the Top and Signature Cards for their commanders!  Check out the decklists at  and see how they compare to EDHREC! Sometimes the...
93 min
245
Playgroup Brews with Christian Alexander | EDHR...
This week, the gang is joined by Christian Alexander, author of the Playgroup Brews series, to discuss brewing decks with friends and tips and tricks for playing in different metas! Christian has a few other ideas up his sleeve too, so check...
95 min
246
Precon Upgrades Feature - Upgrading Lord Windgr...
This week, Joey, Dana, and Matt put their heads together for a new brew with Lord Windgrace! With the assistance of EDHREC's new Precon Upgrade Feature (created by Nate Burgess of Commander Time) they analyze cards, tips, and strategies to make the...
81 min
247
Uncommonders ft. DM Cross | EDHRECast 020
This week the EDHRECast talks to DM Cross about uncommonders, those commanders printed outside the mythic and rare slot that can still be viable if not uncommonly (ahem) good atop a deck.
77 min
248
Analyzing Planeswalker Commanders | EDHRECast 019
People pithily pontificating the profound presence of planeswalkers pronounce playing powerful pieces promotes piles of panic. Alliteration is awesome! So this week on the Rec hosts Joey, Matt and Dana talk planeswalkers and the stats behind their...
74 min
249
Commander 2018 Review! | EDHRECast 018
The time has come! Commander 2018 preview season is complete, so this week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to discuss new commanders, new cards that could shake the format, and of course, bet on which new legend will become the most...
90 min
250
Commander 2018 Preview and Precon Review! | EDH...
Commander 2018 spoilers are here, and we're happy to share our preview card! Thanks, WotC, for giving EDHREC its first preview content! Join us in a guessing game to find out which card we've got, then join us in a review of every year's Precon decks!...
79 min
251
Underdog Corner with Mason Brantley | EDHRECast...
This week on the EDHRECast Joey, Matt the Talent and Dana the Beautiful are joined by Mason Brantley to talk about his series Underdog Corner and underdogs in EDH in general.
78 min
252
Combo Corner ft. Patrick Sippola | EDHRECast 015
Joey, Matt, and Dana are joined by Commander Time's Patrick Sippola to discuss c-c-c-c-c-combos! Tune in to find out some of our favorite combos, some of our least favorites, tips for playing with and against them, and best of all, surprise each other...
86 min
253
Brewing the Blade-Blossom | EDHRECast 014
This week, Joey, Matt, and Dana put their heads together to brew a Najeela, the Blade-Blossom deck! We explain different tips and tricks we use on EDHREC to find new cards and make the final cuts when building a new Commander deck. Check out our...
83 min
254
Exercising our Core 2019 | EDHRECast 013
Joey, Matt and Dana dive deep into Core 2019, and determine it to be not only the best Core set since Origins but maybe the best core set in a decade. Listen to find out why!
96 min
255
Ultra Budget Brews | EDHRECast 012
Matt and Joey are joined by budget brew builder Andrew Cummings to talk about building strong and effective decks at a modest price.
80 min
256
Solving "The Boros Problem" | EDHRECast 011
Joey, Matt, and Dana form a Battalion for the Boros Legion to discuss ways to make Red-White viable in Commander. What does Wizards need to do to "fix" Boros? More importantly, what do players need to do to fix Boros? ...
78 min
257
Getting Chaotic with Kya | EDHRECast 010
This week Joey, Matt and Dana are joined by EDHREC writer and chaos aficionado Kya Vess to talk about throwing a little anarchy into your game.
49 min
258
Battlebond Blowup | EDHRECast 009
This week Joey, Matt and Dana talk Battlebond, the Two-Headed Giant set that has been called Commander Masters. 
78 min
259
Underplayed and Underappreciated Commanders | E...
This week Joey, Matt and Dana gather around the digital campfire to make s'mores and talk about underplayed and underappreciated commanders, those poor forgotten souls that don't show up very often atop decks in EDHREC . . . but that probably should 
73 min
260
Diggin’ Through Time! ft. Dean Gootee | EDHRECa...
This week Joey, Matt and Dana get together with EDHREC writer Dean Gootee to dig through time and take a look at some older cards that are still relevant today. 
56 min
261
The Hottest Trends in EDH! | EDHRECast 006
This week Joey, Matt and Dana get together and take a look at statistical trends in EDH. Are curves getting lower and planeswalker counts higher over the years? We'll find out!
67 min
262
Talking Partners with Nate Burgess | EDHRECast 005
Joey, Matt and Dana get together with EDHREC writer and Commander Time host Nate Burgess to take a look at the EDHREC stats regarding partner commanders.
67 min
263
Time to talk tribal | EDHRECast 004
Joey, Matt and Dana get together to take a look at the EDHREC stats regarding tribes in EDH
73 min
264
Determining Dominaria Dominance | EDHRECast 003
Joey, Matt and Dana delve deep into Dominaria to determine data for destined Dominarian domination. 
73 min
265
Top Commanders of All Time | EDHRECast 002
For episode 2 EDHREC writers Joey, Dana and Matt talk about the statistically most popular commanders on the website and try to piece together what makes them click with brewers.
61 min
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The Pre-con Effect | EDHRECast 001
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the EDHRECast
67 min