Argy Pyromancer

Chandra Roaring Flame

I love building decks! Playing them is a secondary joy.

I also enjoy pretty art, interesting and funny flavour text, and foil cards.
This game, and its mythology, fascinates me.

Most of the decks I have created here I own in physical form.
Referring to people who play Magic, or users on this site, using terms like he, him, or guys, insinuates that only males play Magic.

Even if you didn't mean it that way.

It can feel extremely weird to be referred to by male pronouns, if you are female.

Try using terms like s/he, her/him, people, folks, or everybody when referring to users, so the game doesn't end up feeling like a boys' club.

I reserve the right NOT to give assistance to people who can't be bothered to use gender neutral language.
All suggestions made for my decks will be considered. That doesn't mean they will automatically be adopted, no matter how special you think they/you are.

I see decks very differently than most people. I know what suits my play style, and my local meta.

I don't follow deck building "formulas".

Think before making a suggestion. If you are going to insist up front that it is the ONLY thing that can make my deck better, or make snide comments about my choice of cards/theme, or if you are going to be a jerk in general, then save us both the trouble and just go away.

Do some research before pointing out that my cards aren't Standard legal.
I usually know What's In Standard
These are the decks I have built from scratch, that I enjoy playing the most.

All of them have won a match, and most of them have won a tournament.

Triple A - FNM winner
Cast a Shadow - FNM winner
Jhoira's Crew - FNM winner
Dirty Emerald - casual multi winner
After Shock - casual multi winner
Blockage - casual multi winner
Speedway Champions - FNM top 4
Scorch - FNM top 4
Sizzle - FNM 2nd place
Monothopters [Frontier] - 2nd place
Cast a Shadow [Frontier] - 2nd place
Brawling Eldrazi [Frontier Brawl] - multi winner
General Tazri's Allies - EDH winner
Factual - EDH winner
I no longer offer my services to help people with Standard decks.
It brought more value to this site than I get in return.
If you need help with your Standard deck, start a topic in the
Standard Deck Help forum.

Interesting Decks

Nayasaurusrex {updated Oct 4th} by Kizmetto
Mono Red Ravnica Goblins by Shoku
Abzan Knights by Pabs444

Pyromancer's Assault Never ask a pyromancer if that's the best she's got.

HARDsofty says... #1

Sorry I hope this link to page is mine - Accent-Accord.

October 17, 2018 4:51 p.m.

HARDsofty says... #2

So In-the-Sky is ranked #2 now!

Is that out of all the decks on this site? Just curious.

I'm ecstatic!

October 17, 2018 4:48 p.m.

HARDsofty says... #3

Hey! Thank you for upvoting my Mono-White Modern deck In the Sky! It is now ranked #6! It was ranked eleventh for months, moved to #9, and now to sixth. I'm sure after a few more changes - when I get the cards - it will move up in rank!

October 13, 2018 4:53 p.m.

xhuggels says... #4

Thanks for the gift Argy! I like to think my comments reduce the amount of silly back and forth 1 on 1 debates about suboptimal cards you get, as I'm gathering that those aren't your cup of tea.

October 10, 2018 11:54 a.m.

Skyler1776 says... #5


I went ahead and updated the deck I tested against yours. If you have time, would you mind leaving some input?

October 10, 2018 2:59 a.m.

HARDsofty says... #6

Do you have Switch Online?

October 9, 2018 5:30 p.m.

HARDsofty says... #7

I have come in second in Fortnite only building to get to places. Never for protection. It's not as tricky as it would seem. Just two to three different button presses is all it takes depending on what you want to build. The build you do is instant, by the way. It only requires resource, which you can harvest with your pickaxe.

It was pretty sweet using a Shadow Stone for the first time in Season 6!

Maybe try out Fortnite and let me know what you think?

October 7, 2018 6:46 p.m.

clayperce says... #8

Yeah, I know. Believe it or not, I actually do understand all the Dragon synergies in the deck. As I think I mentioned, I did a ton of testing with Dragons for M19, and it's not like GRN gave us any new cards there. :-D

My only point was that Whelp is (IMO) the weakest Dragon in the deck, so an individually more powerful card might have been better than the Whelp + average synergy.

Obviously, the Whelp + average synergy is stronger for you, and I'm glad.

October 6, 2018 7:36 a.m.

clayperce says... #9

Welcome back to T/O ... it just feels so right to see you posting again :-)

Also, thanks much for the upvote on Amazing Card Art!

October 1, 2018 9:58 a.m.

HARDsofty says... #10

I just pre-purchased Dark Souls: Remastered for the Switch!

Feeling pretty good about myself.

I've been playing the new season of Fortnite.

How have you been and what have you been playing lately?

October 1, 2018 2:53 a.m.

Kizmetto says... #11

Hey Argy! Just wanted to say thank you for upgrading my account, you didnt have to do that!! But those perks are very nice, and it feels wierd being a 'deckspert' - now i'll have to pick a title that fits me aha!

You really make this place feel good and reminds me why i love playing magic, and I get excited when you pop up in my notifications, its great how we help each other, so thank you a bunch! I was gone for a while but you warmed me back like the pyromancer you are heh!

(( I cant seem to figure out how to change deckspert! Tried double clicking and checked out settings, but a quick google told me maybe my player ranking isnt high enough - or am i just blind and keep missing it?))

September 28, 2018 8:55 a.m.

Please login to comment

Said on Grixis Pirate Aggro...


Doom Whisperer might be worth considering.

I've seen that used in a lot of decks in these colours.

It would help you against other fliers and also let you smooth out your draw.

October 20, 2018 2:41 p.m.

I've started to make a folder full of decks that have performed well at competitive Standard events.

Competitive Guilds of Ravnica Decks

Feel free to use it to test your brews against.

If you want to add a deck to this folder please build it, make sure you cite whose deck it is, and link it in this topic.

I will not be adding any decks to the folder which don't follow those guidelines. I have better things to do than get suggestions for decks to be added, that I then have to build myself.

October 20, 2018 10:33 a.m.

Said on Find / Finality...


Does anyone know how to write Find / Finality in a way that you can put it in a deck list?

Never mind I added it from its page.

October 20, 2018 3:14 a.m.

Malikin the early choices for this deck are things which can hold the Opponent at bay, especially if they are piloting an Aggro build.

To this end I've gone for cards that can defend, like Raptor Hatchling which can block then leave a 3/3 behind, Dismissive Pyromancer, which can either be sacced to deal 4 damage or used to filter away cards that aren't useful, and Shock and Lightning Strike which can both kill early Creatures.

Runaway Steam-Kin wouldn't help to kill or defend against early Creatures, the turn it hit the field. You'd need to wait until at least Turn 3 to maybe trigger its ability. There would probably need to be more Shock and Lightning Strike in the deck to make it viable, which would throw out the curve.

Now we are talking about changing the deck to revolve around one card, rather than that card falling into the established direction of the deck.

Sarkhan, Fireblood does help to ramp into bigger Creatures, but with so much removal I can usually control the field until I am ready to cast my big fatties.

It's not a horrible idea and I will keep it in mind. Thanks for the suggestion.

October 19, 2018 11:08 a.m.

Said on HARDsofty...


I should have been more specific.

Your deck received the 2nd highest number of votes for decks on this site, at the moment. Not of all time.

If you have a look at the first page of TappedOut you will see a link that says "Top".

At one stage your deck was the second one in that list.

October 18, 2018 11:55 a.m.

Said on Grixis Pirate Aggro...


You may also want to think about putting Fight with Fire and Banefire in your Sideboard.

Fight with Fire has the flexibility to either kill a big Creature or deal lethal damage, whereas Banefire can get final damage through when facing off against Control.

October 18, 2018 9:59 a.m.

The issue with Pirates is that you really need to maintain too many of them on the board at the same time, in order to create an overwhelming engine.

That is hard to do with both Shock and Lightning Strike in Standard.

I've left my other thoughts on your deck.

October 18, 2018 9:50 a.m.

Said on Grixis Pirate Aggro...


You've got nothing at the top end of your curve so all your Opponent needs to do is keep your early game under control and they soon end up with Creatures large enough to block without trading.

If they have a couple of large fliers you end up not being able to hold them off for very long.

Have you tested with Admiral Beckett Brass, since you are in Grixis colours?

My partner StuBi and I did muck around with a Pirate brew but found we could only make it work with The Scarab God in the mix. Unfortunately you no longer have that card in Standard, or even Torrential Gearhulk.

You need to work out a Creature that comes out for either 5 or 6 CMC that will basically mean game over for your Opponent.

October 18, 2018 9:48 a.m.

Said on In the Sky...


Congrats on making it to #2!

That means this deck has reached the second spot out of all decks on this site.

That's a brilliant achievement.

October 18, 2018 4:59 a.m.

Said on Bushmonkey...


Sorry, my brain went AWOL.

To be honest Make a Stand is usually used to prevent board wipes on your Opponent's turn.

October 16, 2018 5:58 a.m.

Just so you know, draw that costs 3CMC has always been at Sorcery speed, unless it has some drawback like Brainstorm

October 15, 2018 7:15 p.m.

Said on Bushmonkey...


If anything Make a Stand speeds UP Mentoring, depending on the board state.

It's a little too tricky to destribe. Keep playing around with Mentors and you'll get it, just be aware of these two things:

  1. You can Mentor a Creature more than once during the Attack phase.

    eg. Let's say you have a 2/2 and 3/3, both with Mentor, and a 1/1 without Mentor. Move to Combat, nothing happens. Now Move to attack. Both the 3/3 and the 2/2 Mentor the 1/1, making it a 3/3.

  2. You can choose the order of Mentor in your Combat phase.

    eg. In this example you have a 1/1 and a 2/2 with Mentor, and a 1/1 without. Move to Combat, nothing happens. Move to Attack. The 2/2 Mentors the 1/1 with Mentor. Now that 1/1 is a 2/2 with Mentor, and can Mentor the other 1/1.

(I had that last interaction checked by a judge at prerelease, I think it's because you are choosing the order of what happens in the Attack Phase that it works like that.)

Where Make a Stand comes in handy is for Mentoring other Mentors. What you DON'T want is a field full of 1/1 Mentors.

Make a Stand lets the dominos start to fall.

You make a Mentor 2/1 with Make a Stand. It Mentors another 1/1, that Mentors another 1/1 etc. Then next go yeah you've got a plate full of 2/2s ready to Mentor.

Like I said, play around with it and you'll ge the hang of it.

October 15, 2018 7 p.m.

That is a GREAT result!

The deck sounds much stronger now.

It also sounds as though it has more options, which I tend to find makes decks perform better.

The board wipe in the Sideboard sounds as though it worked like a charm.

Do you have plans to play this at tournament?

October 15, 2018 7:12 a.m.

Interesting enough I just came here now to suggest Blink of an Eye

Great minds think alike!

It all depends on which cards you want in your Mainboard and Sideboard.

Blink of an Eye feels Mainboard to me as it will more than likely be of use against SOMETHING.

Golden Demise is a lot more situational, and would go in the Sideboard.

October 14, 2018 5:03 a.m.

If you can hold on long enough Tetzimoc, Primal Death is a guaranteed board wipe against decks. You'll hit six Creatures, and it can't be countered.

It's interesting that you mentioned draw. I tend to prefer ongoing draw in a deck like this, as opposed to a one off card that let you draw. I know it's a cliche at this point but Search for Azcanta  Flip is very good at smoothing your draw, at the very least. I have played games where I haven't even bothered to flip it, or only flip it before I play another copy.

My final thought is that Disperse might be a better option than Unexplained Disappearance. You lose the Surveil but you gain more flexibility as to what you can bounce. A bounce and counter is very good against Indestrucitble Creatures.

October 14, 2018 4:20 a.m.

Said on HARDsofty...


No worries about the upvote.

You sort of need to keep momentum with a deck to get it to move up the ranks, so keep deck cycling it.

I have also gifted you a feature token, so you can use that to get at least one more vote.

October 13, 2018 10:41 p.m.

xhuggels yours was the last deck I commented on and you accepted my suggestions so yes, you gave me the 666.


October 13, 2018 10:38 p.m.

Chillsabre not all people who play Magic are "he".

Plenty of women also play.

I know you didn't mean any offense by saying "he", but it can make some women feel they aren't included.

xhuggels that all sounds fair.

Let me know if you make any changes and I'll play test this again.

I only tested this against Aggro as I think that's the worst match up for this deck.

October 13, 2018 10:33 p.m.

clayperce will be here all night.

Try the fish.

October 12, 2018 10:04 p.m.


Sarkhan's Dragon Den

Standard Argy


The Izzet Guild

Casual Argy



cube chart

Eternal Magic

Argy — 1 year ago


cube chart

Let's Start at the Very Beginning

Argy — 1 year ago


cube chart

Tarkir Skies

Argy — 1 year ago


Finished Decks 72
Prototype Decks 0
Drafts 0
Playing since Journey into Nyx
Points 2410
Avg. deck rating 37.17
T/O Rank 29
Helper Rank 128
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Archenemy, Planechase, Frontier
Good Card Suggestions 668
Cards Added/Fixed 13
Last activity 9 hours
Joined 4 years