Bezter Deckling

Hi, I'm Bezter (Previously Lord.of.Innistrad)!

I am a relatively new player, and I like Mardu and Selesnya color combos the most. For some reason I have almost never played blue. I prefer aggro/affinity over control. I am a budget player, and I try to save money where I can. :)

I've been playing since mid 2016, and my first starter deck was the Oath of the Gatewatch deck Concerted Effort, with Gladehart Cavalry.

Since then I've moved on to Commander/EDH. Since Mardu is my favorite 3 color combination, I have a Zurgo Helmsmasher deck I've been working on for a while. Next up I'm putting together a Kaalia of the Vast deck.

Feel free to check out my decks and leave a suggestion or an upvote :-) Also check out my binder, there isn't much there but I'm always down for a good trade!

Thanks!

Note: For some reason my chat isn't working. Trying to get it figured out, but please comment on my profile if you need to reach me!

VoidCaster113 says... #1

Sorry about that, I got the cards last Friday!

October 10, 2017 9:44 p.m.

LVL_666 says... #2

Oh shoot! Sorry to spam your board, but I forgot to say one more thing - Make sure you create a test page of sorts, as there is a high likely hood you will break your deck page. Also, if you don't understand any code - don't run it. Do your due diligence and learn how the code works...or at least have an idea and ask people. It never hurts to ask. Modifying your deck page is NOT an actual feature of tapped out. It's just a privilege the mods here have given to responsible users who want to add a little spice to their decks. So it's on us to make sure we don't cause incidents.

October 4, 2017 10:18 a.m.

LVL_666 says... #3

but I am quite intrigued, especially by the panels.

Now, in regards to my secrets regarding my panels...here's my

Code Show

I realize it's kind of a barrage of text, so i'll break things down as best as I can remember:

@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Trade+Winds|Nosifer'); /*Declared a new font*/

This is how I customized my fonts. I used Google Fonts, it's awesome. I'll give you a tutorial on that later though, as you're more interested in the Accordion itself I believe...

#custom .panel-heading {
    position: relative;
    height: 80px;
    z-index: 1;
}

#custom .panel-heading:after {
    background: url(https://i.imgur.com/XxkMFH7.gif); 
    background-size: 100% 1050px;
    background-repeat: no-repeat;
    background-color: black;  
    content: "";
    padding: 0px;
    top: 0;
    left: 0;
    bottom: 0;
    right: 0;
    position: absolute;
    z-index: -1;  
}

So to be honest I didn't comment on this piece so I kind of forgot exactly what it does...but I can give at least a jist. Basically all this dictates what background your accordion will have, and how large it will be in size. Additionally it will dictate what position the image will be at on the accordion.

As I remember more, i'll keep making posts.

October 4, 2017 10:14 a.m.

LVL_666 says... #4

Awesome! If you could include how to publish the external CSS files to Dropbox or whatever that would be fantastic! Thanks :)

Okay, so I got my start using CSS on Tappedout through the following page: User Page: Beginner. This gave me a foundation as to where to work off of. This article covers everything I could say...and says it better to be honest.

October 4, 2017 10 a.m.

Big-Foot says... #5

Hey sorry, for some reason I couldn't get my message to send to you over PM, I'm still up for the trade if you are.

October 3, 2017 7:16 a.m.

the.beanpole says... #6

Couldnt find a Clifftop Retreat for you. Sorry!

October 2, 2017 8:22 a.m.

Pieguy396 says... #7

Awesome, glad to hear it! Enjoy!

October 1, 2017 9:57 a.m.

VoidCaster113 says... #8

Nah, I'm going to hold onto the amulet for now. But I haven't traded it for a while, so if you get new stuff in a few weeks or whenever, you can message me back and I'll try to set something up!

September 30, 2017 10:49 p.m.

Bezter says... #9

VoidCaster113 Hmm, that makes sense. It won't really drop for a while I don't think(like maybe when the ProTour happens), but I'm not too educated in the MTG market. Maybe Regisaur Alpha and Uncage the Menagerie? I have a couple other Ixalan cards in my binder. Dunno, let me know what you think.

September 30, 2017 10:28 p.m.

VoidCaster113 says... #10

I mean, I don't know about trading amulet for Alpha, just because it's bound to drop at least three more bucks. Meanwhile amulet'll only rise unless it's reprinted.

September 30, 2017 10:25 p.m.

Bezter says... #11

VoidCaster113 I don't have too much else. Regisaur Alpha is the main one. What were you looking for?

September 30, 2017 8:28 p.m.

VoidCaster113 says... #12

Hmm...you wouldn't happen to have grabbed some more Ixalan stuff, would you? Because I'm really looking for a few different things from there and Vampires from C17

September 30, 2017 8:21 p.m.

VoidCaster113 says... #13

I see the TCG mid for Axis at about 1.9$ and for the Invocation at .5 - Hellkite Tyrant is 2.45, so it's really a perfect fit.

September 26, 2017 6:26 p.m.

NCN946 says... #14

Your deal about the shiny bishop for my overseer, herald, and guardian is fair enough to me.

September 26, 2017 5:17 p.m.

VoidCaster113 says... #15

How about Axis of Mortality and Sunbird's Invocation for Tyrant? It's much closer that way. Sorry, for some reason I can't repond on the Chat, even though I could read everything you say.

September 26, 2017 1:47 p.m.

Bezter says... #16

TheAnnihilator Email sent! (To the email that's on your profile)

September 25, 2017 7:46 p.m.

Bezter says... #17

TheAnnihilator Oh yeah I do have another! I will send you an email since the chat isn't working, and we can work out the details!

September 25, 2017 5:50 p.m.

Didn't you say you had that 2nd Opt? If not, that's fine, but I was really looking forward to it. =D

September 25, 2017 3:42 p.m.

Bezter says... #19

TheAnnihilator Sorry, No problem! I see it!

So my Search for Azcanta and one Opt for your Isolated Chapel and Temple of Silence?

September 25, 2017 12:18 p.m.

Hey, I don't really know what's going on, but my chat is bugged and isn't letting me submit messages to you. But yes, I'd still like to trade if we can -- I actually responded to your post on your binder a little while ago.

September 25, 2017 10:07 a.m.

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Looking nice so far!! Here are some suggestions from my experience, fellow Kaalia player :)

As far as creatures go, pretty much just play the ones you like!

Some less-budget suggestions: Master of Cruelties, pretty much instant kill if they have no blockers. Rune-Scarred Demon, Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Aurelia, the Warleader, Lord of the Void, Akroma, Angel of Wrath, Gisela, the Broken Blade. Those are some of my favorites. A little heavier on the budget but super fun!

Mid-budget options: Ob Nixilis, Unshackled, Platinum Angel, Anya, Merciless Angel, Mana-Charged Dragon, Rakdos, Lord of Riots, Angel of Despair, Mother of Runes, Deathless Angel, Hellkite Tyrant, Tariel, Reckoner of Souls, Blinding Angel, Overseer of the Damned, Akroma, Angel of Fury.

More budget-friendly options: Angel of Serenity, Angelic Arbiter, Indulgent Tormentor, Reya Dawnbringer, Harvester of Souls, Bloodgift Demon, Exquisite Archangel, Herald of the Host (For multiplayer), Angelic Skirmisher, Bruna, the Fading Light (to pair with Gisela), Seraph of the Sword, Guardian of the Gateless.

There are obviously numerous options as far as creatures go. Those are a couple of mine. But don't go off just what other people say- if you don't like the feel of killing someone outright with Master of Cruelties, don't get him! If you want to play a little more defensive you can run Seraph of the Sword and Guardian of the Gateless or something! Just play what you want to! :)

You may want to stay away from enchantment Auras, as they can get 2-for-1ed pretty easily. Gift of Immortality is great though, as it can come back to the field. Maybe opt for equipments instead, such as Fireshrieker in place of Battle Mastery and Prowler's Helm (which I see you have) or Whispersilk Cloak, which has the added benefit of shroud. Spectra Ward is a pretty good Aura, as it gives protection from all colors, making whichever creature (supposedly Kaalia) free to attack and block, without taking any damage. But again if someone plays Day of Judgment, it'll get 2-for-1ed.

Not really sure about the curses. I personally probably wouldn't run them, but they seem fun!

Dragon Tempest is a good include. Give all your fliers haste!

That being said you might want to not have too many at all. Mainly equipment to protect Kaalia, like Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and Mask of Avacyn or equipment of the like.

You definitely want ramp, and I see you have some. The appropriate signets, Commander's Sphere, Darksteel Ingot, probably the cluestones (They can draw you cards, which is usually more useful than getting a small creature until end of turn, as with the keyrunes).

You have quite a bit of removal which can be good! Sometimes you can have too much though, and that is occasionally my problem. You have some good target removal and a couple good board wipes. I have Earthquake in my deck, although I haven't found it super useful yet. Merciless Eviction, Hallowed Burial, Planar Cleansing, akroma's wrath, Fumigate, and maybe even Torment of Hailfire are good. But as with creatures, there are tons of options for board wipes.
Land bases can be pretty rough to figure out, not to mention expensive. Going super budget, obviously the guildgates, lifegain lands (Scoured Barrens, etc.), bounce lands (Boros Garrison, etc.), other dual lands (Forsaken Sanctuary, etc.). All the basics. Other useful, cheap lands include Exotic Orchard, Rupture Spire, and the pain lands like Caves of Koilos and Battlefield Forge.

If you're going to spend a little more, the check lands like Clifftop Retreat and Dragonskull Summit are great. Scry lands such as Temple of Malice and be very useful. Obviously fetchlands and shocklands are good, but not friendly to the budget at all. I don't think they're worth it sometimes. But everything is up to you! :)

Hopefully these suggestions help! I've said it a lot, but play whatever you think will be the most fun for you! Good luck in the building process- I'll be following along to see how it goes! :)

October 19, 2017 12:34 p.m.

clayperce yeah! Thanks!

October 17, 2017 9:33 p.m.

ACDAMAN Thank you so much man!! I'm glad your playtest went well! :D
I'm proud of how far my budget Zurgo deck has gotten! I love playing budget and saving money, and still being able to compete with other decks. And thanks, Bezter is my username for some other sites and there's a story behind it. Upgrading was fun!

October 16, 2017 8:55 a.m.

I'm thinking of upgrading and changing and decorating my name.

How do you decorate your name with colors and lights and stuff? And tips on how to do it?

Also, if there's and article about it, a link to that would be greatly appreciated:)

October 15, 2017 9:22 p.m.

ACDAMAN Thank you! Mardu is great:)

Alesha, Who Smiles at Death was actually one of my first commanders. I then moved to Zurgo Helmsmasher, and now I have him and Kaalia. I'll check out your deck!

October 15, 2017 7:07 p.m.

Said on Gala at Markov ......

#7

Nice deck! For some reason I really love the name. Sets an awesome tone. +1.

Feel free to check out my latest Mardu EDH deck :)


Frankly, my dear, I don't give a demon.

Commander / EDH Lord.of.Innistrad

SCORE: 4 | 4 COMMENTS | 262 VIEWS


October 15, 2017 2:53 p.m.

Thank you anton6776! Much appreciated!

October 15, 2017 12:06 a.m.

anton6776

If both of them are on the field and an opponent takes damage or you gain life, then yes.

October 15, 2017 midnight

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Frankly, my dear, I don't give a demon.

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Finished Decks 18
Prototype Decks 10
Drafts 0
Playing since Oath of the Gatewatch
Points 1145
Avg. deck rating 11.71
T/O Rank 144
Helper Rank 602
Favorite formats Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 28
Last activity 17 hours
Joined 9 months