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And welcome to weekly mtg. We are gonna have a blast today. Because today.
We we have one special guest dj from jumbo commander is gonna join us. He was one of the early play testers for commander legends so he’s going to come on and regale us with stories as steve and i open so many packs of commanders oh. It’s going to be great if you like opening packs.
This is the show for you i like opening packages. Yeah yeah we each got a box of collector boosters. You can see mine right here.
On my tiny camera wow. But we’re also gonna second camera. Yeah.
But we’re also gonna be opening an entire box each of draft boosters because we’re going to start a commander legends boxing league if you haven’t heard of it started by the commander rules committee and some other folks and the idea is you just take an entire box of a product open it all up build a commander deck out of it 100 cards that sort of thing we’re gonna have some slight modified rules for our commander legends boxing league but uh that’s the idea so we’ll be opening those and talking about what we’re going to build. We’re going to be opening collector boosters. Which are freaking amazing.
They’re real good y’all. Real. Good.
I knew i knew what was in them. But it took opening them to actually get that feeling anyway you’ll see you’ll see we’re gonna open a bunch of them um. But before we get to any of that steve’s gonna do the news.
We got a couple of news items today some things that you might have seen some things that you might not uh two major news items today first we want to show you the holiday card for 2020. This is something that we put together that we send out to uh certain people some partners for wizards. Some content creators uh.
You know this is something that we send out to stores uh. It’s top deck of the halls this year and you’ll notice that lovely silver border uh decorated cards in your hand have miracle snow decorated cards include premiums promos and cards with alternate frames or art at the beginning of your upkeep. If you control 12 or more decorated permanents you win the game uh and this is a fun fun card um if you are interested in the other happy holidays cards those also exist we’ve been doing them for quite some time uh so just want to make sure that everybody knew that this was going to be in the wild it’ll be our happy holidays card for 2020 uh.
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Now just wants to get to the pack openings. Let’s open some packs uh. But first we are going to introduce our special guest for the for the show.
Yeah. Let’s let’s bring in dj. From command.
Uh. Jumbo. Commander welcome dj.
Thanks for joining us. Thank. You so much for having me on oh.
My gosh commander legends is a set i mean and it looks amazing. I’m so excited to be just opening some packs right now. That’s the fun part just cracking things open and seeing where they’re going to fit into.
Commander decks. Now you actually have a little bit of a leg up on both steve and i because you’ve actually played this set before right that’s right so about two years ago uh. I was working really closely with the command zone and wizards of the coast.
Said we’re doing something amazing for commander we are doing this special set that revolves around commander there’s gonna be so many legends so many new cards we want to see how it works in the existing commander format so take these early versions of the cards and play with them you know see how you build decks around them see how they interact with other existing decks in the format. And so the command zone crew. And myself we looked at the list and started brewing with these cards.
Early versions of them and it was so fun to just start building decks from cards that could one day exist. It was really amazing so we all built different decks. We pitted them against each other uh and had some fun time and made sure to give wizards.
All of the feedback about you know all the interesting things that they had made uh how long ago was it this was like two years ago. Yeah. It was like two years ago two years these cards enter the format so you can actually play with them i fell in love with some of these commanders.
And i’ve been waiting two years to slot them into existing decks. I’m so excited for this set speaking of exciting chat wants us to get to opening some boosters. So uh blake.
Why don’t you open up some boosters and uh. You know yes. Let’s talk a little bit about some of the cards that we see because dj.
I know that you’ve got some some cards that you really really love in this set. And so i hope some of those go off so we can talk about them. But also i i hope so too yeah so we’re gonna flip this around you don’t need to see my face.
We’re gonna break down. There’s packs right these are collector boosters. There are 15 cards in them what’s the breakdown yeah so um it’s 15 awesome cards um so we’re going to start with the common and uncommon section so these are commons and uncommons all in foil.
So we’re going to start off here with a core cartographer. Which will go in my mono white deck. We got some malfield twins army so these are all cards that are common or uncommon in the main set.
So we start off with a number of those and now you know it sounds unexciting to to open some comments on commons. But this set has some fantastic cards at common and uncommon and i’m sure we’ll see some of them as we go along. I’ll move through these and then we hit the commanders.
So these are new commanders. And they are the uncommon versions. So romney of the dead tide is very exciting.
It gives encore. Which is the set’s new mechanic to stuff in your graveyard. Ooh and then we get on i built a deck around a rami right.
There. It was it was so much fun. I mean in multiplayer just giving encore.
Anything that has on ooh look at that pre ordained. Anything. With encore is gonna be way better than you think.
It’s so good okay so now those are the end foils right right. So now. There are yes.
So there are three etched foils uh or foil etched at the end of the pack well they’re they come from there are two guaranteed foil etched and one that could be either a foil etched or a borderless planeswalker yeah yes yes that is accurate we’ve got a rakdos lord of riots. Reprint and then we’ve got livio or sworn sentinel. Which can protect the creatures so all right so we’re just gonna i’m gonna move a little faster through these so we actually have time the sound.
You hear from steve is steve’s going to be opening his boxing league box. So that we can actually get through all of this uh meanwhile dragon toad. I’m trying to pull the cards that are like that are interesting enough to to potentially make decks around it but like yeah i guess we’ll see what happens yep yep yep.
Yeah blake the cards i’m most excited about in yours obviously those are uncommon commanders. But that uh four mana like the any any card that gives the monarch. I’m like super excited about whether it’s uncommon or rare.
It just makes it so much more fun. That’s a that’s a that is a foil extended faint ornaments so something that uh people might not know about the collector boosters is that within those common those uncommon slots. Um.
You can get a foil full border uh non rare mythic card. So uh you can get that that’s why that foil finn hornell showed up there and then this generous gift is going to be non royal. And the uncommon that is not common extended border spot.
And this one will be non foil rare or mythic rare uh in the extended border slot. Which is who we got kangie then we got the ramos dragon engine. I need for my er dragon deck so check i no longer need your steve okay and then we got nostro nostro voice of the coach and it’s these the foil etched cards.
They’re really cool looking. I’m trying to see if you can get a sense of oh nice jessica steve. We might have to go for it we might have to go for it all right next up so dj.
When you play when you did this testing. What was your what was your favorite commander you played with my favorite commander by far was the mardu enchantments commander basically. I mean it enchantment enchantments are so fun.
There’s so many different colors you can go into. But like you play against a lot of decks and they’re playing you know green white or bant or something like that you know there’s daxos. The returned out there if you want to dip into these different colors.
But i really wanted something in mardu and gen arkham weaver was so cool came down early and then allowed you to just kind of churn through your enchantments. Get more of them onto the battlefield pull them out of the graveyard. You can go into curses.
And i think we’ve got a lot of really good tools for again in the last little bit you know theros came out and gave us some cool enchantments and so i’m really excited to build that ooh look at that xena goes that looks nice right here nice foil all the details about collector boosters on the article uh collecting commander legends. But the way that the yes uh the uh boil etched cards work is that the first one is going to be the first one that you see in the pack is going to be an uncommon legend so one of those uncommon legends that uh that show up from time to time in the set. The second one will be i believe a reprint uh legend and then the third one the third one is you’re an etched foil new rare.
A new legend. Or uh. A borderless commander or sorry um yeah.
Um. I also want to point out like part of the attraction. This set is that so many of the commons uh that you can get in the foil slot here are super good super playable cards like viscera seer is a any card that want any deck that wants to sacrifice even in something like modern and then dream.
Stonehedron is a staple of a lot of big manidax artifact decks in the format all right then this pack. And that uh works really well with bellby another legend out there anytime that you can get cast things for six colorless mana uh. I’m i’m really excited about that commander as well uh that was played against me and someone cast like a worm coil engine on turn two so so yeah you can do some crazy stuff with that commander yeah.
There are enough cheap creatures that can deal just one point of damage to all creatures when they attack. There’s like a bunch of them music plague reaver that plague reaver was a card that saw a little bit of of change from development to the final version uh. It was it’s a little bit more of a downside to pass plague reaver around to every player now um.
But back in its early version. It was it really wasn’t that much of a downside. So what we would often do is play play griever and just like oh.
We all want to beat up on josh pass. It to the next player attack pass it to the next player or attack. And so it just kind of got passed around a lot um.
I think i like this version of uh. Play griever a little bit better we wanted to play speaking. You know we were sounds like a really you know we were talking about cube.
Before this stream started and plague griever is one of those cards that i’ve seen uh talked about as a cube card. Because you can just play it as an under costed um. That that can just attack if it’s your own it’s just fine if it’s your only creature.
But not only that it also works in something like the reanimator archetype. That’s true i haven’t looked at this set as closely for for cube. Yet.
But if rotting registrar has a spot in your cube. Then you got to take a good look at plague reaver for for redundancy and that kind of effect. It’s a really good point yeah more wrong turns wrong turns great cards i like wrong turn i know it’s not the most pop might not be the most powerful card.
But anything that allows politics at the table. The wrong turn is is a really fun one so. Here’s an interesting card that’s new to the set is war room uh hey uh pay 3 pay life equal to the number of cards in your commander’s caller identity.
I’m sorry i have to interrupt you queen. Marcus. That’s a good interruption right.
There a really good one. So i think that is dj. There’s there’s a lot of uh like things in the set that seem to encourage building.
Uh commander decks in a single color or two colors as opposed to what we normally see around a lot of tables. With just three or four to take advantage of all the many tools that are in there uh. When you were testing it did you did that come through as well like two years ago.
Uh. I think that we were really drawn to these like signpost commanders and a lot of them are are sort of three colors like really interesting ones so so we were attracted to you know the grixis ones and like i really like the mardu ones and uh. The jund.
One is really strong as well uh. So i think that we were attracted to those three color pairs uh a little bit more. But i like the lean to be able to reward people for going mono colored or simpler decks.
I feel like sometimes if your play group is going through this escalation of of of your play group. Where everyone’s trying to get better and better and better decks. It can be hard to go out there and just be like i play mono green because by nature.
It’s not going to have all the answers. But it can start having these tools. If we have cards like war room out there to sort of pump up your strategy.
Oh look at that look at that apex david. I i really want to build a cascade deck. So that’s i do want to show uh.
A draft booster that i just uh that i just opened and it was yeah. I’m going to show you the last three cards. Which are a chroma’s will a chroma and park.
The thumbless uh so yeah you can get these really amazing uh you can get a lot of really amazing commanders and like very playable cards in these packs. Oh. It’s euroco that’s a good idea it’s your though we know so we know someone who wants that card yeah.
I gotta say that reprint slot is so good because the cards that are getting reprinted in that slot are just they’re staples like there isn’t really like they’re. All commanders that see play so even if you don’t have it like someone’s gonna want that card like i want that yuriko. I want that queen marchessa.
You know yeah and it’s it’s really i think it’s a testament to the set uh as to how many of the commons and uncommons are also like really really relevant for commander. Like there’s faith fetters right speak of the devil um. You know it’s it’s really cool to see how hey here’s obama.
Yeah like this is this is a mythic in the middle of my pack like right because it’s it’s just legendary creatures like it’s two legendary creatures that can be anywhere. Yet. Oh.
My gosh. Oh my gosh you got it you did. It.
That’s a is that a foil swords no it’s not a foil swords. I i did open up foil swords the other the other day. But that’s still a pretty it’s a this is a court of bounty super powerful card.
Kiss kit. Oh azure great zur is amazing people loves her people people super loved her zur is the kind of deck that i absolutely would build. But no one would want to play against me with it but in fairness.
A lot of people don’t want to play against you. And commander normally so what have you got to lose yes. That’s fair that’s why i set up work boxing leagues with people who report to me you will do this this is for your job just a regular thing.
I i think i think i found the commander that i want to build we’ll see we’ll see if i can actually uh if i can actually justify it. But i anybody who knows me knows how much i love azorius and uh this this little bunny right here is the commander for me uh. I did get it is that the cutest commander in the set.
It’s the cutest commander. But it’s also in the same pack as this card. Which is sphinx of this uh.
Which is sphinx of the second. Oh. This fakes this really good.
Okay yeah extended our coiling articles. Awesome here’s my staff and domination. We were talking about before i know oh my god domination it’s extended it is extended merit from the very first commander set the wizards ever printed.
I think yeah back in the day opening these packs just makes me want to build so many different decks and i already have you know open more packs to be able to do it oh look at that exactly. Without no this is the common slot. Like just.
Just a casual foil pre ordained. Yeah. Casual sitting right on top followed by a doom.
Traveler. Which i definitely play in at least one fiery cannonade. Which is gonna make some uh waves and popper.
I believe some pupper one of the yeah jury one of the coolest in in world ravnica guys. I like that is that a foil myriad landscape. Like it’s not a regular one not foil just regular over each other yeah i got my other my other collector box had a uh foil version of that foil extended which is correct whole breacher is great i love i love those cards that punish people that go crazy.
You know people that draw too much or have too expensive a mana base. But you’re like you know what fancy cards i got whole breacher. I’ve got ways to interrupt your whatever fanciness you’re doing over there.
The greed is super verna is the this is the one. I’m most excited to build around to build a cascade deck. So i’m opening my boxing league box.
And i i honestly don’t know how i’m going to choose a commander all of them are so good and you get so many of them in every pack. It’s crazy. I’ve i’ve been having a lot of chat.
I’m really excited to get to get the our presidential commander experts uh that said. I should probably go through these a little bit faster. So we have time to get through yours as well yeah see here casual foil foil exactly just like all of the super casual foil stuff no this is steve.
It’s okay this this one’s foil. Yeah. Yeah.
The last one not foil that one’s foil. Another step. That’s for extended extended border burnished heart.
This is insane man. Oh. My goodness hey.
There’s i’m excited about backboard wiping in cube as well i think it’s going to be really interesting commander but not wipe away the commanders. But in cube anything that takes out planeswalkers. I’m like i’m all about yeah.
You’re just destroying man you’re on board with it i love it all right uh. The foil kinsmell courier. I will try to go back and show it i’m kind of hoping i open another one as we go through the packs.
But i’ve i’ve seen the request for the kitkin remember stream become a kid in this uh in this box so far for boxing league. I’ve opened both nevin nerol and nevin nevineral’s disc. I think now i’m like honor bound to build neville nero.
But we’ll see he might be i might he might be my foil majesty yeah. Hello and kirk all right last the black green elves. I saw a lot of that in your in your last pack that black green elves support is really fun.
I’m a big fan of that. But there’s support that i think i like the most are those ooze cards that were thrown in there those are been so much fun. I’m really happy that that’s sort of something that people are exploring a little bit so dj.
What so the uh. What are the none uh. I i genuinely want to know what is the non uh legendary creature card from commander legends that you’ve been most excited.
Oh my god seriously seriously no. I’m looking at the car that’s under that like two under that because i can see i can see planeswalker. Oh uh that that is a borderless planeswalker that’s in that pack.
Sir yeah. We’ll we’ll we’ll have to get to that in a moment. Yeah.
Yeah that last pack. It’s been foil edge the whole time oh crazy so now i’m going to finish my finish my sentence uh. What is the non legendary creature card that you’ve been most excited to get printed um.
Now the commander legends is about to be out not non legendary. Yeah. That’s tricky in this set.
Because so many of them are legendaries. So i’m like thinking uh. Oh.
You know that sphynx that has you draw cards. When you scry. Oh wait legendary yeah let me think about this for for a second um.
I think that some of the cards that i i like a lot are for example like keeper of the accord. The cards that really they’re pushing boundaries uh in these colors to make sure that white can keep up because i have a lot of decks that can really use a card like keeper of the accord um. But we’ve seen that one for a while it’s not like fresh in everyone’s in everyone’s minds um by the way that that reprint of kumbaji witches.
That you just uh showed off uh full art that’s amazing that’s really really cool um. But i think the card that i was the most excited about uh that’s non legendary is rakshasa debaser. That’s the black pack for its 6 6.
Cat demon. And whenever. It attacks put target creature from the defending player’s graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.
And it has encore for eight mana okay that is my style to be able to swing in with this big clunky cat demon and then just start picking up your creatures from your graveyard and putting them onto my side of the battlefield and then of course you’re going to kill. It of course you are then i’ll just encore it back and get this like mini sepulchral primordial action going on it’s just value on top of value seems totally fair by the way so much value my goodness. That is that is all right.
I’m really excited. I’m really excited yeah. We’re gonna be switching over to steve opening.
His collector booster. So i do want to note that it is possible to get uh foil etched cards in draft boosters such as the queen marchesa that i just opened in my drawing both of you got one i haven’t even opened. My uh that is the thing about about these booths like it’s so cool to have a booster opening experience where like you’re opening all of the it’s similar to dominaria actually where there was a legend in every pack.
And you didn’t really know. Which legend you were gonna open and this is like three or four times that uh in that you know there are quite a few more uh legends in these packs than there were in uh in dominaria packs. Where it was just one guaranteed legend here.
It’s two two guaranteed legends. Um. So i have a lot of i have a lot of uh commanders to choose from that we can we can talk about if we’d like i can also open up more collector boosters chat.
What do you want to see you want to see the stuff that i open in the draft box or you want to see uh. The commanders that i open in the dropbox. You’re going to see the uh collector booster box that i can open up which you want which one do you want we all know that you want to start opening up packs or something.
With commanders you’re going to build. I did just open up okay people want to see that the first the first thing is collector. But we know that chad wants to see it of course.
It is i’m not cool like blake with multiple cameras you got to get you got to get two. Cameras. Um cameras.
All right uh sean. I am. I am set here so i’m i’m gonna i’m gonna do this from here.
I’m gonna watch you guys can watch me struggle with the with the cello wrap and shrink right here. So that you can see so the way that the way that i like to open. These boosters is here here.
We go so we’ve got all of them all of them right here and uh now move these over here. So i like to open them on on camera. Okay.
So i like to open this you see the token and then we’re gonna reveal stuff one at a time as opposed to so like we’ve got this angel and spirit token. Which is cool. I like that a lot.
But then we’re going to reveal the comments one of the times. We’re surprised right so like elvish doomsayer the the sauna elvish visionary which i like fertility fertility’s great i love fertility so much fixing spectral searchlight card’s hilarious sailor of means that i saw uh the pre pre release for loading ready run with uh. I i think was adam had like an insane sailor of means uh thing uh to turn with the guy that gives encore to a card.
In your graveyard. Also trove tracker. Which is also insane with encore.
Um. And then we’ve got the two uncommon. Volcanic torrent and strength of pack.
And then we should have the two uncommon legendary creatures. Which is shia diani and eye of the storm uh and numa chief chieftain and then from there we have the two uh. I think it’s the showcase uh.
The extent. No it’s the foil rare and then it’s the two showcases so foil court of cunning extended border command tower. Which is pretty cool nice nice very nice extended mortar nightshade harvester and then we’ve got uh robot got this card.
I love this card so much it’s not even funny like a zero one with first strike medicine trample. How can you do better than that um and then this next one should be oil etched. Reprint bruce tarle love me some bruce tarl uh and then this one should be the borderless or the toilet new card.
And it is uh who is latino the uh bounty is dawn. Which is the legendary unicorn legendary unicorn lovely love it that cobalt people people are sleeping on that cobalt. It feels it feels underpowered being a zero mana commander.
But there’s so much you can pull with zero. So i remember back in the day. When um commander was a bit when it was still uh edh and the i played at a store.
And i had one guy who played an isa maru deck and they played it specifically because it was the cheapest commander around and sometimes you could get in for 21 damage by just equipping. It up with a bunch of stuff. And that’s that’s all you’re looking for with the zero cost.
Commander is get in there as fast as humanly possible. Oh. We did it we did it oh look nice nice.
So that you can see the that shiny look at that so that’s the thing about this uh uncommon spot. It can be an unfoil uncommon. But it can also be a foil extended border common or uncommon in that spot so.
And then you’ve also got that and then you get your two commanders right and here we got a rare one blim comedic genius and then we go to the guaranteed oil rare. Which is night shade harvester and then we go to the guaranteed borderless spots. Which are going to be a borderless non foil braid and a borderless uh keeper key cord and then we’ve got the of the foil etched slots.
Tui. Bear. Claw.
Is the uncommon one uh tana. The blood sewer as one of the original partner reprints coming back and uh another blim comedic genius. So this if you really like bloomberg.
This was the pack for you uh. I have a ton of dexterity. It’s really cool to see like gavin was on the show last week.
I’d really encourage people that want to know more about how the uh set was designed and more wise to watch the show that we did last week. With ethan and gavin about what sort of went into the design of the characters that show up look see just like casual foil marble diamond. As the first as the first part here just very very casual marble diamond uh.
A car that is i don’t think seen a foil printing ever uh prosperous uh seventh edition diamonds. Did yeah. But that art is uh is first in foil for here all right now we have the uncommons.
We have an ordeal of nylia and a meteor golem. I love meteor golem uh then we’ve got the uh. Two commander slots.
The two legendary creature slots. So it’s kelleth and balthus. Then we have the foil rare slot.
Oh look it’s just a foil mana drain. Just like just like a casual foil manager in there. It’s like very cute.
That’s blake for you for you. Yeah. Yeah.
Yeah. Is that foil no. It’s just a regular.
One it’s a regular. We’ve got a kiri line slinger in the reprint spot and then uh the new the new etched foil cold kolfinor the new treefolk three seven three four uh it’s i i wish that uh my my internet quality was better such that okay focus that’s you could really really see how cool these cards are it’s really difficult really hard to see on camera like gavin’s done it um. You know we’ve done it others have done it it’s just it’s it is hard to show the texture on camera.
Because they have a certain feel to them they just it’s completely new and it’s really cool i love by the way that we included the rock token that’s something that you could get in foil. Please. Focus camera.
There we go like this is just like come on this is awesome and then on the back is a treasure token. But yeah the rock token really slays me look another another diamond in foil so if you always wanted uh moss diamond in foil you can you can potentially get one just randomly in the common slot. Here um yep.
So it took me years and years and years to find a sapphire diamond and when for my all foil a zombie deck. And then when i finally got one it was like last year. Maybe the year before now i have like multiples of them because of this not that i’m complaining commander stars you control have cascade or commander spells you cast off cascade this card’s so funny that’s a fun one cascades so much cascade in this set.
Oh. My gosh borderless. I like that this is a card that i actually really really like i like this coercive recruiter card um.
I want i’m one of those guys that like really wants pirates to be super good and and i’m hoping that maybe with all the influx of pirate cards. The pirate tribal will we’ll make a comeback. We’ll see um well not scarce it’s breeches.
There’s another pirate. This pack is just like pirates. All the time uh sid our condo of gemma love that flanking and then we’ve got libio earth sworn sentinel.
Just gonna keep i think the pirates have enough support i really do i think that pirates are gonna see a resurgence in this especially because of some of those cards that you just mentioned those super big pirate synergies. I also like that i common map memory. Too.
That’s uh malcolm and breeches together. Actually is kind of the pirate direction. I want to go because you get not only do you get treasure for hitting them.
But you get cards too and that lets you ask a lot of random stuff common slot. Look at that oil commander in the comments. A lot of this collector booster.
Not not insane at all even a little bit uh and then we’ve got these miss out on hostage taker. Though with that combination and that’s like one of the most stylish pirates out there. It’s true oh look spoiled jessica just like foiled jessica in the rear slot.
I’ll i’ll allow you to swap that for the jessica if you end up playing jessica in your boxing league. Okay okay uh styled upgrades pro and uh borderless foil kamals will so like in the the three slots. The two slots that we got for our legendary creatures were jessica boyle jessica and foil nostro.
Um foil kamals will as are rare victimized borderless sakushima’s protege borderless and then our edge coils are ardenne shadiki. These are usually on commons like what’s going on here. It’s crazy all right gonna continue on we got we got about seven more of these to open and i am.
I’m super behind so uh dj. What was your your favorite deck. That you got to build in advance.
Um. With with the cards that you you saw back two years ago. Do you remember yeah.
So my favorite deck was that mardu enchantments deck. It was something that i really wanted to build anyways you know i liked those yes. That one right there um.
And it was super funded like throughout really nasty enchantments on people you know um put throughout crazy stuff onto the battlefield. That people didn’t really want to deal with and then recycle them over again. Like i’ve gotten enough use out of that enchantment let’s get rid of it and put something else on the battlefield.
But i think that some of the other ones that really caught my eye uh are the uh. The jung one as well the one where it gives. Everyone mana burn talk about like a flashback to your luck.
Yep. Yes. Yeah.
Talk about a flashback to like times. Before i love. The idea of just giving everyone mana burn like weaponizing your mana base.
You know you do things like mana. Barbs and sulfuric vortex and all of these little nickel and diming your opponents. And giving them man and then punishing them for it.
Oh my gosh. It was it’s a very funny deck. If you just use mana to kill them uh.
We we recognize that it can go that it can go infinite with some of these untapping effects like i think sword of parens is one of them they can go infinite with that but it was way more fun to just like give people tons of mana and just have them slowly burn themselves out as you ramp into bigger and bigger spells so i think that’s one of the dynamics of some of these cards is that you can take it in a crazy direction. Where things are super powerful like that zero. Mana cobalt like you can combo with that partner commander or you can suit.
It up and swing in for 21 points of damage like you can build it your own way. Which is which is really fun ooh that’s a one that i like a lot too soul of eternity. Yes.
Yes. Eternity man. Sarah avatar was such a like just fun card.
And to see like an upgraded version that i can that i can get three of just for this fantastic over the top um like it’s so good here’s that cornbot. Which is uh that you were talking about with that crazy seven of canon. Really actually beautiful art um.
My popper deck was uh were the monoblack um. I mean it still is mono black uh popper and so kombat. Which is it belongs in there uh and it’s perfect in this set.
Because it’s so political you just like ping something and then someone else. Sings something too in multiplayer. Gives that extra level ah khan.
‘s run. This is a pretty good pace. Look at that and that hans erickson.
I love i love hans erickson. I was kind of hoping that i would open him in uh in my boxing league box. But alas i did not so i’m not able to build gruel pawns.
All right oh whoa on top right on top foil together tower. That’s what i love about our comments in this set like blake blake said it already i’ve said it a couple times. But the idea that you can just open this up and see like really really massive staples in your comp.
Like there’s a foil fire diamond fire. Diamond yep. Just like right right here.
Um. Let’s see here oh look strong by the way downshifted yeah. Yeah.
Slaughter destroying used to be rare yeah so if it’s nice kanji gilanra here’s the immaculate magistrate. One of those elf support cards that we were talking about that strengthens elves. Quite a bit um.
Although in my opinion. I didn’t think owls necessarily needed more of an upgrade. I think that i think they’re a perfectly fine drive.
They didn’t necessarily need a lot of upgrades. Uh s. Words flame can herald.
This is the one that’s what i’m excited about oh look at that nice liner. If they have text right there. Yeah.
So this is i love uh the borderless versions that uh from from the set especially because a lot of them don’t have that reminder text. I think none of them have reminder facts none of them do yeah yeah with reminder text and flavor text. Armix.
Braggo. Love. Me some braggo from uh original conspiracy and then we got chris unas trickster yeah.
But yeah the like the fact that you know i now have another foil command tower and like a foil fire diamond uh is really really cool that uh like i said that we can just open these up and see uh how how awesome a lot of these cards are for people that really love playing commander and have multiple decks. You know like we were talking blake you have what 16 commander decks. Something like that something around that yeah here’s a card uh.
I have around 35 commander decks here’s a card. I would love to talk about that i think is really cool forceful denial um. This is the counter target spell with cascade uh card seems pretty darn good it’s actually like a super.
Interesting thing because usually counter spells in a cascade deck are bad. Because you never want to cascade into a counter spell. Uh and then you have this counter spell that might be able to dodge some of your cascade and cascade itself.
It’s a really interesting place to put it i’m excited to see how that plays in real life uh. Yeah. The first time you hit it off your apex devastator.
Though you’re gonna feel real awkward. Boil. Command beacon here’s plague reaver borderless plate reaver and then let’s get to the foil etched.
We got elena kessig trapper. We have an agila and we have bellby belby corrupted. Observer lb is really good i have bell beams.
I have to show this i have to show this pack. I just opened. I’ve been opening a lot of black green elves and so i was i was thinking ah.
You know maybe i’ll do a black green deck. We’ll we’ll see and then i just opened this pack. Which had this oh the vomiting.
I’m being told something you’re being told something i think so i think you’re being told that black green elves is the place to be for you being told. Black your melts is the place to be that sounds correct all right spark harvest. I love spark harvest.
Oh. And this is the first time. I think the vows have been in no not the first time because they were some of them were in conspiracy.
I think. But uh certainly one of the one of the easier ways to find them in foil. I i like the vows.
I think that they’re they’re interesting play they’re obviously the most not the most powerful of cards you know we look at those swords to plow shares that’s also in the set for those like unconditional removal. But whenever you can direct a creature at your opponent. Sometimes.
It’s better than just removal. You’re not making the enemy of like killing a creature and you’re making sure that that is aimed oh sorry i have to stop talking the sphinx that i love i’m doing a lot to figure out if i can play it as one of my partners in the boxing league and the white looks really good too music it’ll be really interesting to see the diversity of decks in this boxing league and certainly the diversity of cards that gets played um. You know mike and i blake.
And i have not really kept. It a secret. Oh look there’s the sky diamond um.
That we’ve we’ve been doing a boxing league from like boxes from the past that we had lying around and um. It’s been it’s been really really fun. But also as you start to open up more packs from the same set uh things start to homogenize a little oh just like casual foil casual yeah great new art on that hunter’s inside by the way i really like this art.
Yeah they look good if you might remember hunter’s inside. It was like had that wolf face and then like weird stuff around it. This one i love this art style.
It looks beautiful that art has a fun fact knocks it down oil blasphemous oil blasphemous act. And then we’ve got pain denial sakashima’s will love me some sakushima as well helana arametra god of harvest is a card that is a real card right there and uh. Oh becca i love this card.
I think this card is hilarious uh. All i want to do is ask people if they want to end their turn all the time would you like to use just play lots of untapping effects. So every turn would you like to end your turn.
Yeah do you want to done would you like to entertain you want to return all right. This is the last collector booster. That we’re opening on stream.
Today chat last one here we go okay so we’ve got makeshift missions. We’re going to do this we’re going to do this one time. Give blake a little bit more time to open up his his packs.
Maelstrom colossus. Here’s a card that i think is great eight mana seven seven with cascade play it in any deck. So amazing souls might on commons.
We got angelic armaments and skilled animator and then we are going to get to our legend slots. So we’ve got rebecc and jury master. The review and then here’s our foil.
Rare or mythic. Rare. It’s a foil coercive recruiter.
Look at that nice very nice. And then we’ve got the showcase uh. The extended border ones.
So burnished art and promise of tomorrow. So it’ll be a commoner uncommon than a rare or mythic. Rare and then we’ve got the foil etched ones.
The ghost of ramirez de pietro. The coolest name for a card in the set best callback. I’m gonna get it focused here best callback ever so good uh and then we’ve got uh ishai ojatai dragon.
Speaker and then we have our kelos lagoon mystic the turtle’s back get the turtle in there love it that was a good pack. I like that that pack right there all right speaking of good packs. My last pack in the box contained.
Oh is that is that right there. A vampiric tutor. All right.
So let’s see my camera. Sorry. I’m also gonna put out some of the legends that i got in the in the pack that could potentially be a part of the boxing league um.
So you know so i there there are too many legends. Oh. My god this is like the number of legends that i opened that could potentially be my commander um.
I do want to call out a couple that i think are potentially uh. Very very worth very worth running so um. You know a lot of the uncommon ones are really fun.
But not necessarily like ones that would necessarily be uh be my favorite to run. But we got jared karthalian. Which uh you know is is good for monarch and attacking.
We’ve got nevin nerol uh. We have queen who like i might just run because it’s quain and you gotta love the bunny uh. We’ve also got uh a chroma.
Which has partner love love me some partner. We have crack the i i opened a crack for the thumb list. But i’m probably i could play it gore muldrack amphinologist.
Which like come on salamander gotta gotta. Give people that one gotta give people that salamander um. Also we have jessica thrice reborn.
Which like come on if you open up at jessica you kind of i feel like you almost have to run it um. And then we’ve got slurk all ingesting. So i’m just kind of pulling out the ones that i think are potentially really interesting um kodama of the east tree is a commander that i’ve seen get a lot of discussion on uh on ye old internets and what else do i have here so gore muldrack could be a really good card in this one because i think that when you’re playing a commander deck at a lower power level you’re gonna see people have a lot of creatures impact.
The board. So you could be really likely to just be creating 4 3. Salamanders over and over and over again and sort of protecting yourself.
A lot and i know that there’s some big splashy spells in green. So that could get you up to those bigger spells later on in the game. Um definitely less cute than a rabbit.
Though so so it’s really a toss up at this point in time yeah. It’s really hard i mean the so i think some of what those are the most interesting commanders that i think i i opened up there’s the plus. I’ve got the honda uh guardian of a russian which is the plus one plus.
One guy i opened like a toggle. Which is hilarious um. And this is another card that i think is an uncommon commander.
But potentially worth building around. Which is a roomy of the dead tide um does not have partners sorry into that blue black archetype. But there are some rares.
I think that i got that are worth showing off as well that could impact the build such as uh for example. A chroma’s will which i think is a very good uh good card. But also the uh we’ve got elvis dreadlord.
We’ve got uh the i think did i did i open uh. The card that dj was pretty excited about to play in real commander. Which is rock.
Sasha. The baser um and you know if i really wanted to go heavy into encore. Why not play fyrexy in triniform.
You know i so and then i’ve the other the other cards like i listen to neural. I also have a never neural disc uh and i also open a foil court of cunning right so like if we want to go heavy. Monarch into that blue white card draw theme um.
You know could also copy activated abilities with rings of bright. Hearth uh. Lots of ways in which one can go here.
Uh and of course. You know maybe i’ll just go full chaos and play the wheel of misfortune right maybe we so there are a lot of choices. Here.
This is going to be difficult to build this might be one of the most difficult builds and of course like i really want to play the sphinx of the second sun like yep like additional beginning phase just to like see if i can if i can do dumb upkeep things with like the court of cunning um. There are a lot of dumb things you can do like clock napper. If you’ve ever tried that in cube or had like a weird situation.
It is so it’s so busted to be able to copy those phases and so uh. I’m glad to see something like that come over into blackboard or so. The sphinx is great cycle of uh of these like nine mana big splashy like sorcery spells.
And i opened one of them. Which is reshape. The earth.
Um. 10. Land cards put them on battlefield.
Tap. Then shuffle. Your library.
Right like so. That’s that’s a really good ramp spell like that’s really good uh. Yeah.
So there’s a lot. There’s a lot that can happen here also. I think this card is hilarious wrong turn uh get a target opponent control of target creature card’s so funny so uh you know there are we are going to be playing our uh our games on spell table so there are certain effects that i would prefer not to use in spell table.
Games like um. You know certain control magic things are fine. But we have too many of them it makes.
The board state tough to see on the on the digital screen uh. But i think there are a lot of ways in which i can go here. I haven’t really managed to sort through the commons or the uncommons.
Yet which i think is going to be a big a big you know signpost and decider as to what i decided to do here. But uh you know that sort of gives you a taste of the at least rares and mythics and the potential commanders that i opened that uh you you might be able to see if you were to tune in next week on weekly mtg to watch us do our boxing league uh blake. I would really love to cut to you and see what you open let’s yeah.
Let me pull up this camera. Okay so i’m gonna go through my options. As well so i did open a verna which i am very interested in playing and it evernote has some friends so we did get we did get some cascade friends uh.
There’s a good number of cascade available. So like that that could be a thing could be a thing not not shutting that down. I don’t think it’s my most likely.
I did get a good number of uh. So these these two partner up real well uh cast a lot of big six mana spells. And i had the six mana cascade.
One over there i got her friend again. Yeah. I’m just gonna call him glenn play it again glenn play it again uh.
So i may try to build something around him um. I opened so this is more just the like i know i really want to play this card. So how do you do it well like i could try to go mono blue.
Because i really do this just turns sioni into like draw x cards. Which is kind of insane. I could also just partner with singier and do like some sort of black blue thing.
But that’s kind of boring um next up. I have so i was talking about this earlier. I i did get a good number of pirates and i might look at doing breeches and malcolm together at last.
I like that a lot yeah. I think. It’s good so we will take a look.
We’ll definitely take a look at that now. I think the most likely thing as i alluded to earlier is that i do black green outs. Because these are all black green elf.
Wow. So we could just go with abomination of lanoir like that is that is an option. But i’ve also got all you know i’ve got that and that i could go with partners.
I’ve got a mira that could be a partner. I’ve got a pneuma that could be a partner um. I could go bellby.
I think it’s unlikely to be belly. I don’t have enough enablers for that but they’re just there are so many and then all of these of course get to be played in the black green elf deck. So i think that’s the direction.
I’m most likely going to end up probably with mira and newma. I think is the most likely pairing. They do and because there are a ton of good elves in here.
So i think that’s probably where i’m gonna end up. But we’ll we’ll see um. We’ll put something it’s awesome together you can just make a tribal deck out of opening a box.
It’s awesome. I like it i like it. Yeah.
No i i looked cause like i got that um. What other we’ve gotten. We’ve gotten plenty of elves got all the faint horn elves.
Got you know uh so many things also just are randomly elves like entourage of trust just just as an elf it doesn’t have an elf ability armor craft judge is an elf obviously got elvish visionary wild heart invoker like all these things just are elves. Oh. This is something i didn’t notice.
Though before finn clay fugitives is an elf salamander so oh man oh. I please please play that so that i can play my play my uh amphenologist and just have protection from that card. All the time that would be amazing oh so yeah and then i guess two pieces of elf base ramp.
I think that that’s going to be one area that is going to be lacking because in normal commander decks. People like strive to get those 8 ten. Even some people go to twelve pieces of ramp in their deck.
And when you’re playing limited like you’re gonna be struggling for those pieces of ramp. And you just showed. Finn horn elves.
Far haven elf. I’m pretty sure you have man rocks in your pool. Too.
So you’re gonna be able to ramp better than them and the emissary of trust by the way. But i mean we added a lot of new monarch cards so maybe it’s not as good as it used to be but i have been a fan of just a four four four five that draws you a card immediately in a deck. Where you’ve gummed up the battlefield.
So you’ve got card draw in this set. As well like it’s great. I i think the card is still insane.
I’m just gonna i i think emissary trust is still insane. I love that card. I love it also we opened.
We opened. Some we opened some things is better just certainly so dj on commander um. I would love to know a little bit about like how you would approach building a deck.
When you’re when you’re in a boxing plate. Because i’m sure there are some people that are watching that are like oh. This seems cool.
It seems like a good way to you know hang out with friends over the internet and play some games uh. How would you approach building a boxing league deck especially as it relates to commander legends. Yeah.
That’s a good question. Because i i really do think that there’s a few different ways. I think that the first thing that you need to do is have fun because that’s what you’re doing this for and so i suggested that salamander guy might be the best card for you.
But if you’re not drawn to that if you want to have a bunny rabbit in your command zone. You know. Then that’s the way that you gotta you gotta do it you gotta go down that route uh.
If you wanna go mono blue and then scry to your heart’s content. You know then that’s then that’s what you’ve got to do um. But if you are trying to get a more balanced deck.
You want to make sure uh to look at the key pieces of of ramp and uh card draw. And then you can try to see what levels of interaction. You have basically you can assume that this game is going to be way slower.
And so ramp is going to be more important and top end is going to be more important as well maybe elves is good enough to be able to sort of tempo it out. But your turn elf off the top of your deck. Honestly isn’t gonna be as good so blake’s gonna have to pay really close attention to see if his if his deck has the right kind of curve to keep up or can reach that critical mass of elves or if he has enough there to be able to refill his hand like there’s some black cards in there that can kind of get him back into the game or have that big top end.
So. When you’re playing games. They’re going to be dirtilier or slower make sure to pay attention that ramp and then those big spells and those that card draw not just ponder preordain or those those little bits of card spell.
Which are good don’t get me wrong. But ways to accrue large advantage. One thing that i love is that it’s built into this set like encore.
That is a mechanic built into the set to take advantage of these long dirtily games. Uh. Where you’re gonna be able to have things die in the graveyard and cast something for nine mana.
So i think that this set is really well designed to be a commander boxing league. Yeah. All right well we are out of time right we’re so we’re gonna do our boxing.
We’re gonna play our boxing league on stream next week. Steve and eric can be playing with a couple of our community managers uh. Really looking forward to that thank you dj for joining us.
And enjoying your stories and thoughts. We will definitely have you back at some point to talk about cube yeah. But for now uh.
Thank you everyone for tuning in and we will see you next week. .
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