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.
If you need help with your Standard deck, feel free to hit me up for advice.

The deck doctor is in!

Be aware that, although I playtest decks before giving feedback, it is not my job to test your deck against all the ones that are difficult for it to beat.

I will give you suggestions about how to improve your deck, then it is up to you to extensively playtest it and refine it.

Leave a link to your deck on my Profile, with a short, polite note. First come, first served.

If you don't link your deck properly I won't leave any feedback for it.
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
I help with ONLY Standard decks.

Interesting Decks
nayasaurusrex {updated 14/02} by Kizmetto
Breaking hearts and standard by Pabs4444
Thanks for the creatures! by Limo

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

fizztromancer says... #1

Hey can you check out my deck BW Ascension Vampires and give me some tips I want to take it to a star city games tournament next week and you seem to have a better grasp on standard right now than I do personally

March 17, 2018 10:44 a.m.

Calispotato says... #2

Can you check out my new competitive brew with cards from Dominaria: Say Good Knight | Standard Esper Midrange

March 14, 2018 8:29 p.m.

skulstads says... #3

Hey Argy. How are you doing? If you find the time and interest, i would appreciate it if u took a look at Nature's dark vengeance

March 14, 2018 3:24 p.m.

Argy says... #5

March 11, 2018 4:49 p.m.

Delta-117 says... #6

Thanks! I see that you have always been active as well as helpful to others on here, so I have added you also.

March 8, 2018 10:18 a.m.

skulstads says... #7

Argythis is an IRL friend of mine which i mainly play with. I wanted to humbly Ask for your input on the deck/tips? Instruggled with its fast pace not enough control playing with him.

I would be very thankful s this is my Main competitor atm

March 8, 2018 6:42 a.m.

Twence says... #8

Hi Argy! Would you kindly help me see how I may improve my deck against high aggro (Mono-red, Merfolk) that's prevalent around my area?

Esper Gift Standard

Thanks a lot, hope to hear from you!

March 8, 2018 1:48 a.m.

Argy says... #9

Pabs4444 I hid the deck because I felt it had little interest.

I am still playing it, but I don't practice enough at home to make it really sing.

Last week I didn't go to Showdown because I went to see a band instead.

If you like I can put the deck back.

March 6, 2018 5:25 p.m.

Pabs4444 says... #10

Hey Argy! First of all, thank you so much for having my deck Breaking hearts and standard on your your list of interesting decks. I'm truly honored! I was also wondering as to what happened to your deck Flame-Chained. I was curious on how it has been performing, but I cannot seem to find it anymore.

March 6, 2018 4:58 p.m.

Calispotato says... #11

Hi! I just finished a new Jund idea for standard and I need some suggestions, do you have any? Deck: (I forgot how to link decks)

March 6, 2018 11:48 a.m.

Flooremoji says... #12

Have Fun! The deck preform exceptionally well, and I would like you to find it's weak spots when you get back from your holiday!

March 3, 2018 4:59 p.m.

Argy says... #13

I am on holidays with my friends for a couple of days.

Won't be looking at decks for a while.

March 3, 2018 8:13 a.m.

Flooremoji says... #14

Hey Argy! I have one last hope for standard, and I would like to see some of your playtest decks to use to strengthen it. I would make my day, thank you!

March 2, 2018 9:08 p.m.

aquavulfy says... #15

Holla, Argy! I was wondering if you had some time to kill. If so, would you please take a look at my standard deck?


March 2, 2018 10:50 a.m.

Chasedrk1 says... #16

March 2, 2018 10:36 a.m.

Chasedrk1 says... #17

Sorry I got pulled away from what I was doing as I was messaging you. Esper Marionette.

It is no longer esper btw.

March 2, 2018 6:46 a.m.

xhuggels says... #18

So heres my Pirates deck, Grixis Pirates(Gimmicks galore) for you to look at. this is probably the most normal build im working on.

Id like your opinion on Bant ascend as well if you got some time to kill. This is another one of them weird builds though.

March 1, 2018 7:07 p.m.

Chasedrk1 says... #19

Argy, can you run this on some of your control and midrange net decks and tel me what you think please mam?

March 1, 2018 1:38 p.m.

Holla! I dont know if you saw Paleontologist, The dinosaur excavator that I featured with the token u gifted me from flame chained, but the token helped it tons of views and upvotes so Im great full for that. Thanks!

Anyway I was wondering if you could put my list on the line of decks that u check out. I havent playtested yet but plan to start tomorrow. Its 11:00 pm where I am now if that matters.

Thanks in advance!

February 28, 2018 11:06 p.m.

skulstads says... #21

Hey i appreciate ur input on my Hoomen from the woods do you have the time/interest to give me some advice? Anyway thx :)

February 27, 2018 7:15 p.m.

Suns_Champion says... #22

Ahh I understand. Very cool, thank you!

I'm glad you got to visit the US, and it happened to be my own Kansas City too!

P.S. nice new background code :)

February 27, 2018 6:46 p.m.

x12721 says... #23

Hello, Argy! I would just like to ask if you'd mind looking at my newly updated deck, [PRIMER] Torment From the God-Pharaoh. You always give really good feedback, and I recently made a huge overhaul to the deck. Since the last time you looked at it, I changed things around. Thank you!

February 26, 2018 1:50 p.m.

iPlaySlivers says... #24

February 26, 2018 10:44 a.m.

iPlaySlivers says... #25

Ok the URL glitched but here it is again.

February 26, 2018 12:20 a.m.

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All dat Black Lotus, tho.

March 17, 2018 12:36 p.m.

I know what Boza was shorthanding.

A lot of cards with Phexian mana costs tend to be expensive in price, due to becoming favoured by Spikes, because of how effective they are.

That would only be seen as offensive if you took the word "Spike" as being an insult.

It isn't. It just describes a certain type of player.

"Hexproof from x" is different from "Protection from x", and I for one am glad about that.

Protection was a tricky concept for me to pick up in my early days of Magic.

I think it's much better to say that something can't be the target of certain colored spells, than to say it also can't be blocked by a whole raft of Creatures.

Sucks to be you if your deck is momocoloured.


March 17, 2018 9:52 a.m.

Don't forget that our gal Nahiri, the Harbinger, and the baddest badarse of them all Ob Nixilis Reignited, are still around.

March 17, 2018 5:40 a.m.

yeaGO Vraska's Contempt is fixed, but Ifnir Deadlands is still not showing as Frontier legal.

March 17, 2018 5:19 a.m.

Said on Gideon has now ......


Just to follow up, the Gideon Tokens aren't showing in the list of Tokens on the deck list page, either.

March 17, 2018 2:04 a.m.

Said on Gideon has now ......


Yes. In the playtester.

Other cards from around that time are still fine, such as Ob Nixilis Reignited.

March 16, 2018 3:19 p.m.

I do accompanying actions while singing, "Take me out to the ball game".

It amuses me. Coz I'm five.

March 16, 2018 1:53 p.m.

The word "root" has a VERY different meaning in Australia than elsewhere.

If you "root, root, root for the home team", you must be very ... popular.

March 16, 2018 12:53 p.m.

Said on Gideon has now ......


Gideon, Ally of Zendikar has lost his association with his Tokens, and Emblem.

Neither his 2/2 Knight Ally Tokens, or Emblem, can be selected when using him.

March 16, 2018 11:39 a.m.

Regardless, let's get back to talking about Dominaria.

I think all the meat has been chewed off this bone.

I know nothing about Phyrexia apart from the mana symbol, which I can see is the watermark on some of the spoiled cards.

Will Phyrexian mana make a comeback in this set?

March 16, 2018 11:08 a.m.

Of course the holograms can be faked.

ANYTHING can be faked.

However, if you educate yourself, a faked hologram is fairly easy to identify.

It also makes counterfeiters have to work a bit harder.

Note, I did say "make it more difficult", not impossible.

DemonDragonJ the black border on the bottom of cards had to be enlarged to emcompass the hologram, along with information about the card number, and artist.

March 16, 2018 9 a.m.

OneItsStarted there are four Vraska's Contempt in the Sideboard.

I'll think about moving them to the Main, although I have found that this is a better way to go.

March 16, 2018 5:35 a.m.

Yeah but I can't playtest the deck as I can't actually see the new cards in the playtester, on my phone.

March 15, 2018 6:15 p.m.

filthyc4sual I didn't say there are a LOT of Siege Rhinos.

I said they are this deck's biggest problem.

I have won quite a few games with Shambling Vent, as I said above.

You keep talking about Control as if it has an unending stream of cards.

It doesn't.

This deck can not only run it dry, but it has win cons that Control just can't effectively deal with.

Sure, you can keep saying "but what if they Counter that spell?"

They can't Counter everything, and they most certainly can't Counter Westvale Abbey  Flip pumping out a stream of 1/1 Clerics.

As for life gain, don't forget that Sorin, Grim Nemesis can give you six life the Turn he drops.

At this stage, it has become apparent that you haven't playtested this deck, and are just theorising about how it plays, so the conversation has become pointless, and I'll not continue it.

March 15, 2018 4:12 p.m.

Sorry mate but I can't really give any feedback on Dominaria decks as I cant see the cards on my phone.

The only general thing I can advise you on is that all decks should look for ways to draw cards.

Search for Azcanta  Flip, and Glimmer of Genius would help with that.

March 15, 2018 2:46 p.m.

filthyc4sual that's not correct at all.

Control has late game win cons with Ormendahl, Profane Prince, and the ultimate abilities of Ob Nixilis Reignited, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.

I have even won games by exhausting all the Control cards from a deck, then repeatedly attacking with Shambling Vent.

The many cards that remove things from hand prove tricky for other Control decks to play against.

If Gideon, Ally of Zendikar comes in from the Sideboard, things are even worse for the Opponent in the mid game.

Blighted Fen is problematic for Emrakul, the Promised End.

As far as the mana base, every single land comes in untapped in the early game, except for Shambling Vent.

This deck can take some pain due to the life gain options it has.

The biggest problem for it so far has actually been Siege Rhino, which is why Lost Legacy has been added to the Sideboard.

March 15, 2018 8:23 a.m.

Said on Gimme an idea ......


I'm going to take the following ideas out of the running:

  • Mono-White 2-for-1s - I think this is meant to be an Embalm/Eternalise Deck, and I've seen plenty of those

  • Mox Amber - sorry, didn't fit the brief

  • explore-themed deck - person at my LGS has one of these

  • midrange type deck that features the good Elder dinosuars - I've already built a Dino deck, so I'm not really interest in making another

March 15, 2018 2 a.m.

Wastes are also of great help to people who run colourless Commander decks.

They finally have access to basic lands.

The hologram on Rares from 2015 onwards is an excellent way to make it more difficult for crooks to pass off fakes as genuine.

There is usually a good reason why Wizards make changes, if you look closely enough.

March 15, 2018 1:52 a.m.

Said on skulstads...


Sorry skulstads, I just don't feel like looking at any more of your decks.

March 15, 2018 1:46 a.m.

Said on Gimme an idea ......


I'm not quite sure what you mean JWiley129.

Can you please explain a bit more?

Ooooo I LIKE the look of that card, skulstads.

It is , and I hate that colour, but I may build with it anyway.

March 14, 2018 2:06 p.m.


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Finished Decks 75
Prototype Decks 1
Drafts 0
Playing since Journey into Nyx
Points 8670
Avg. deck rating 35.02
T/O Rank 3
Helper Rank 5
Favorite formats Standard, Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Archenemy, Planechase
Good Card Suggestions 591
Venues The Games Cube, Games Corner
Cards Added/Fixed 11
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