About Me

I started playing back when 8th Edition was still new. I was around 10 or 11 years old. My uncle introduced my cousin, my brother, and me to the game and bought us our first structure decks. He asked what colors we wanted, and I said (my favorite color at the time) having no idea what any of the colors in Magic did or meant. My brother got the deck and my cousin the .

I almost never won.

I remember the deck had a few counters and bounce spells with mostly flying creatures, but it wasn't as fast as my brother's deck or as hard-hitting as my cousin's deck. Really it was a watered-down version of what should be. It may have been this that gave me an aversion to control and in general in the years to come.

When 9th Edition was released, I got the green deck and never looked back. Green as fit me as a color more than the others, and I had always wanted to build an elf deck. My first "good" kitchen table deck was an elf tribal deck that finally had some goodies in it when the Elves vs Goblins duel decks were released. My favorite part was generating the mass amounts of mana with which I could do anything I wanted.

Besides elves I found I really liked fungus cards when I got the structure deck from Time Spiral. Since then I developed a love for playing with counters and tokens that has carried into how I play today.

Abzan

”Peace through order.” "Satisfaction through ruthlessness.” ”Harmony through acceptance.”

My favorite color combination is Abzan as you can tell from my name which is a portmanteau of Abzan and Azkaban. I used to be all about with Selesnya's ability to make lots of tokens and counters, but over the years I've starting taking more to .

In recent years I have found that I love the Aristocrats strategy of sacrificing creatures, and it has become my dominant archetype.

I mostly just played kitchen table casual, but my decks usually followed Modern rules. My tastes have turned more toward EDH because of the crazy ridiculous things I like to do in my decks, and only the commander format really supports that kind of whacky interactions. I still have some Modern decks that I'll take to FNM ocassionally, but my focus has shifted to playing with commanders.

Abzkaban says... #1

scotchtapedsleeves

That’s all right! I figured it out last night! It doesn’t show up on mobile, but it worked.

January 20, 2020 9:16 a.m.

Hey there! Sorry, but I can't help you with putting a custom font in your name. I tried a while ago, asked around and no one knew how to either. Feel free to ask others though!

January 20, 2020 12:39 a.m.

Bobhall says... #3

Just wanted to say that you can link me in the comments. I’m the FB commenter about how I got two months of use of your deck before I was asked to stop playing it, lol.

Kudos to such dope thought, my friend!

January 14, 2020 3:26 a.m.

Abzkaban says... #4

yeaGO

I think I figured out why it was so long. Somehow I had the entire primer pasted in a section of the primer. It’s fixed now, and I haven’t had an issue updating it.

January 12, 2020 7:37 p.m.

yeaGO says... #5

no problem, just concerned your updates are not going through. you could cut out some description text or move some to a deck Update for the time being.

January 12, 2020 3:08 p.m.

Abzkaban says... #6

yeaGO

Thank you. I apologize if it's causing problems.

January 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

yeaGO says... #7

looking into ways to more easily process your Ghave primer. the long description is causing intermittent errors.

January 12, 2020 2:49 p.m.

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#1

I thought I had messed up a code somewhere since I recently re-customized my username, but I'm seeing others whose names disappear after the first letter. Anyone else notice this? What is going on?

January 20, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Goretast

It looks fixed because I have the entire primer saved elsewhere. I just copy and paste. It’s when I go to edit that I have the problem.

January 20, 2020 3:04 p.m.

ivaggione

Well the full primer is on the page since I have it saved as a text document. I just copy and paste the whole thing whenI edit. But when I’m on the edit page for the deck it cuts it off before the end.

Here’s the deck in any case:


Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 365 | 221 COMMENTS | 50642 VIEWS | IN 149 FOLDERS


January 20, 2020 1:03 p.m.

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#4

scotchtapedsleeves

That’s all right! I figured it out last night! It doesn’t show up on mobile, but it worked.

January 20, 2020 9:16 a.m.

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#5

Okay sorry for the second comment on your page, but I got the font to work on my style sheet. I would love to be able to use it in my username, but I'm having trouble with that still. Let me know if you can help. Thanks!

January 19, 2020 11:02 p.m.

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#6

Hey, man! Do you think you could help me with a font problem I'm having? I'm trying to get a font I downloaded from dafont.com to work on my style sheet. I also would like to use that font in my name, but I haven't figured out how to make that work either.

January 19, 2020 10:49 p.m.

It's been one year since this deck reached #1 on the site!

January 19, 2020 3:19 p.m.

I'm having a strange issue when I go to edit one of my decks. The tail end of my primer is just not there. Now I have the primer saved at a text document on my computer, and I can copy that and paste it into the deck description box just fine. TappedOut processes it, and the whole primer shows up on my deck page. But when I go to edit it again, the primer is cut off at the same place every time. Does anyone know why this is happening or how to fix it?

January 19, 2020 3:16 p.m.

Supervillain

Thank you for your kind words! It is a blast to play!

January 17, 2020 8:01 p.m.

ToxicMCTV

Pretty sure it was just a miscommunication. Thanks for clarifying.

You’re right about the work arounds, though. I personally don’t think the situation you mentioned is enough of an issue to need something like Melira even though she could be an answer to that situation. Personally if I didn’t have removal I’d just pivot to a different combo line that didn’t involve counters. Our Hulk pile could just win in that case. Hushbringer and Torpor Orb do more to hurt the deck than anything.

January 16, 2020 1:44 p.m.

ToxicMCTV

Do you mean including Melira in the event that someone plays a Blightbeetle against us? Honestly the card is so narrow that I don’t see that being played almost ever. I suppose someone could play it, but why would they when there are better cards to run to help their strategy or hinder ours? Either way there’s enough removal that I wouldn’t worry about needing Melira. That particular case is so specific that it’s worth running more combo synergy instead.

Thank you for your suggestion all the same and for taking interest in the deck!

January 15, 2020 11:48 a.m.

ToxicMCTV

Melira, Sylvok Outcast has been suggested before and was actually in the original iteration of the deck. The reason she is not and will never be back in the deck is because she only combos with persist creatures (and like you said is a nonbo with Devoted Druid ). Several counter sources in the deck function the same as Melira with persist creatures since +1/+1 counters and -1/-1 counters cancel each other. These counter sources also have the ability to combo with Ghave which Melira does not.

January 14, 2020 11:01 a.m.

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#13

yeaGO

I think I figured out why it was so long. Somehow I had the entire primer pasted in a section of the primer. It’s fixed now, and I haven’t had an issue updating it.

January 12, 2020 7:37 p.m.

Said on Abzkaban...

#14

yeaGO

Thank you. I apologize if it's causing problems.

January 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

NinjaBunny01

It enters tapped, so it’s too slow. It’s fine for a Treefolk deck, but I wouldn’t run it outside of that tribe.

January 11, 2020 8:29 p.m.

With the spoiling of Renata, Called to the Hunt , I can say with certainty that this card will replace Ivy Lane Denizen . Effectively it’s a counter source with the same cmc, but it doesn’t limit the effect to only green creatures. Being able to combo with Puppeteer Clique adds more combo synergy to the deck and unlocks those few combo lines that were lost on Ivy-Lane.

January 10, 2020 3:16 p.m.

sam171z

Thank you! I’m glad you like it. That’s certainly an interesting approach and almost as viable as just having Corpse Knight out for those lines. I don’t know how the mana base will like having more colorless lands, so I’d have to check the balance. It’s definitely an option, though.

January 10, 2020 3:13 p.m.
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Specialties

Commander / EDH - BGW (Abzan, Junk), Commander / EDH - Infinite Combo, Commander / EDH - Primer, Commander / EDH - Tokens

Decks

Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 368 | 222 COMMENTS | 51198 VIEWS | IN 151 FOLDERS

Bringing an Army to a Duel

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 62 | 38 COMMENTS | 3276 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS

The Flash

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 32 | 615 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

A Game of Thrones

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 51 | 13 COMMENTS | 2544 VIEWS | IN 19 FOLDERS

Ezuri the Claw and the Little Green Men

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 8 | 234 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 50
Prototype Decks 31
Drafts 0
Playing since Eighth Edition
Points 405
Avg. deck rating 38.93
T/O Rank 147
Helper Rank 438
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Suppressed formats Standard, Legacy, Vintage, Modern, Pauper, Casual, Brawl, Oathbreaker, Pioneer
Good Card Suggestions 21
Last activity 3 days
Joined 5 years