Boza Fine Deck Emporium

Hello World, I am Boza and I like deckbuilding! I am every color (but have a burning hatred for red) and I like every deck type (though I hate being simply aggressive). Pauper format is my main forte.

Every deck I build is generally unique and relies on the tried-and-true method of "I want to build around this so effing bad!!"

Please check my binder for trades (currently under construction). For trading purposes, keep in mind I am currently located in Bulgaria, Europe, so no trades with the USA for me :(

Spootyone says... #1

Boza: haha I actually used to frequent that forum a bit before I disappeared. It's locked for me at this point though. As for a release date, feel free to release it immediately or on the following day. Odds are this one and the next one will both be up at the same time. Not exactly the same time but... Well, you know what I mean. Thank you!

November 27, 2018 7:04 a.m.

Boza says... #2

Spootyone - i got your email, I will be able to upload it this evening, but I will have to check it for coding, etc. Additionally, I do not know if you know that, but there is an article writer's forum. It is a place where people can read your draft and offer suggestion (or spell check if it is one of my articles). Do you have access to it? If so, I will post the article there for your perusal.

Additionally, in the admin panel I mentioned, you have to set a release date for the article, which will be... this is getting a bit long. I will enable chat and I invite you to do the same to facilitate communication.

There is a whole new world (cue Aladdin music) of article writing out there :)

November 27, 2018 2:23 a.m.

Spootyone says... #3

Boza: Alright, email sent. I actually plan on having the next piece up pretty soon so hopefully you're cool with uploading that as well (not tonight, maybe tomorrow or the next day)((Actually, you're in Europe anyway so my time zones are irrelevant to you))

November 26, 2018 6:48 p.m.

Spootyone says... #4

Boza Oh wow you remember my stuff? That's crazy. Thank you for the help! I'll be sure to do so later.

November 26, 2018 2:33 p.m.

Boza says... #5

Spootyone - if you want me to post something in your name, I will gladly do so, and link it in the writer's forum for review. I still fondly remember your old articles, so this is the least I can do. Be sure to mail me the text (with code for formatting) at [email protected]

November 26, 2018 7:43 a.m.

Boza says... #6

Spootyone - I am writing articles through that admin thing I mentioned (I am not an admin ofc, but it uses the same interface). So, without that access, obviously to come from yeago, I do not think I can help. I can certainly post something in your name if it works for you.

November 26, 2018 7:25 a.m.

Spootyone says... #7

Boza - nope. I'm not sure what happened to result in me losing that status but it has been gone for a bit. And, hey, that's fine. I was a vacant role for the most part.

In any case, if you're unable to help I understand. No hard feelings at all.

November 26, 2018 7 a.m.

Boza says... #8

Spootyone - I have personally not posted any articles as of late and I was not aware that you could ever lose that capability. When you click on the bust-looking icon in the top-right, do you see "admin" in the top right? That is the first step to article writing.

November 26, 2018 3:20 a.m.

Spootyone says... #9

Hello there, Boza. I was referred to you by berryjon to help me with either regaining the ability to post my own articles, OR to post them for me while I wait on a response from Yeago via email. Is that something you could help me with?

November 24, 2018 6:40 p.m.

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Said on Quest: The lost ......


Non blue aggro is literally Saskia the Unyielding.

I have a deck with Saskia the Unyielding that has 100% legendary creatures and can be surprisingly aggressive. The non-creature cards are dedicated to the triple R - ramp, removal, recursion.

Check it out at The Legend of Saskia.

December 10, 2018 11:16 a.m.

This one is long, but well worth it for any person starting out as a cube builder, or for any experienced cube builder to reinforce the basics for the future. I am personally rooting for an article on tips to draft the cubes, cause that is my currently worst thing about cubing.

I would add that as we get world revists, it gets increasingly popular to make planar cubes - the best cards from all iterations of the plane. For example, a Ravnica cube could be up to 9 sets in this spring, you have 5 sets of Innistrad and Zendikar, etc.

It creates a unique blend and gives you a lot more cards to work with than a block cube. MOre importantly, it gives a unique look at how wizards mechanically connect different blocks on the same plane and allow some very nice combinations to blossom.

December 10, 2018 2:35 a.m.

What I am excited about is how they would off a lot of the characters we know and love: Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and others are being done in by a more powerful force than the Infinity Gauntlet - contract expiration!

I watched the first one Infinity War when it came out on DVD, but I really enjoyed it, so I plan to watch this part in the cinema. The hard part is the further from premiere date I watch it, the more difficult it will be to avoid the spoilers.

December 7, 2018 12:10 p.m.

This time, it will be The Legend of Saskia - a Saskia EDH deck with legendary creatures only!

Gerrard Kapashen, Fearless
Legendary Creature - Human Warrior

Vigilance, First Strike
Each legendary creature you control gets +1/+1 for each other legendary creature on the battlefield.


Challenge: Keep it going. Advertise your favorite deck and create a card for it. (If you have already done one of your decks then choose a different one.)

December 7, 2018 10:18 a.m.

Said on Guys Pointing Left...


Knight of Autumn and Flight of Equenauts are both pointing left from GRN.

December 7, 2018 7:16 a.m.

Said on Things Facing Right...


Saskia the Unyielding is definitely a gal that is facing and pointing right.

December 7, 2018 7:07 a.m.

Wow, that is the best challenge, well done TypicalTimmy! My favorite deck in modern is probably ProcEspers, so this is a card I would play in it:

Ephemeral Apparition
Creature - Nightmare Spirit


When ~ enters the battlefield or attacks, look at target opponent's hand and the top card of their library. Exile one of those cards.
When ~ leaves the battlefield or blocks, put all cards exiled with it on top of their owner's library in any order, then that player draws a card.


Challenge: Advertise your favorite deck and make a card for it.

December 7, 2018 4:02 a.m.

Said on Using a card ......


Sidenote to the sidenote - Did they really get KAry Byron from Mythbusters to actually play Magic? Now they just need Tory t ocomplete the trifecta!

December 7, 2018 3:51 a.m.

Said on Using a card ......


A card that costs does not require 2 mountain, nor 2 colorless. It requires 2 of any mana and 2 red mana. Lands are not required to cast spells, mana is - otherwise something like Llanowar Elves would be moot.

Cards like Llanowar Elves have been changed recently to say "Add ", instead of "Add to your mana pool", which I knew would create confusion. Your mana pool is where you store all mana you produce and you use throughout the current step or phase however you like.

What Day9 did is a bit of shorthand with creatures that just enable you to get more mana - before casting the spell, he tapped the mountain, then used the Voyaging Satyr ability to untap it and tapped it once more to get a total of into his mana pool before he even began casting the spell.

Sidenote: Llanowar Elves which I mentioned is even more awesome than Voyaging Satyr - it has a mana ability which can be activated at any time when the game requires you to make a mana payment, even while you are casting a spell or activating another ability. An activated ability is a mana ability if it meets all of the following criteria: it doesn’t have a target, it could add mana to a player’s mana pool when it resolves, and it’s not a loyalty ability.

Since Voyaging Satyr's ability targets, it is not considered a mana ability. But that does not stop you from activating it prior to casting a spell.

TLDR: Day9 did a common shortcut that is perfectly ok.

December 7, 2018 3:49 a.m.

Said on Would I ever?...


Well, even you leave them empty handed, sire takes five turns to win, which is a lot. On turn 1, yes it is a decent play, but not necessarily game winning.

Griselbrand is a much scarier turn 1 play. It allows you draw into more gas and actually have a decent turn 2, which none of the other options guarantee.

December 7, 2018 3:08 a.m.

Lazav's Charm

Choose one:

  • Target player puts the top 5 cards from their library in their graveyard.
  • Destroy target non-black creature with toughness less than or equal to the number of cards in your graveyard.
  • Discard a non-land card: Copy target non-creature spell. You may choose new targets for it. Counter target spell with the same as a spell on the stack.

Powerful set of options.

There are several more guildmaster charms awaiting!

December 6, 2018 9:04 a.m.

Said on Would I ever?...


Yes, I would say that Griselbrand is the correct choice in 80% of situations. Unless iona is outright winning the game for you (say, you are playing versus death and taxes), it is not a correct choice. Sire makes 0 impact on the board versus most decks (6/4 are just poor stats) and tidesprout tyrant is slow af.

Griseslbrand can draw you 7-14 new cards prior to kicking the bucket, which really keeps you in the game if the turn 1 play does not pan out.

Consider Empyrial Archangel as a cool reanimation target that deals with a lot of annoying situations and is much better than Tyrant at sealing the game.

December 6, 2018 8:57 a.m.

Said on Erratic cyclops...


16/2 is the correct P/T value. Now, I think the confusion stems from the text on InVert - switching power and toughness does not mean the creature's toughness is now determiened by the number that used to define power. It simply means to take the two numbers and exchange their place.

So, the Cyclops will first become a 1/11 after Dive Down fully resolves, then a 2/11 when its trigger from casting InVert resolves, then invert will resolve, switching those two around to make it 11/2. Finally, you cast Hypothesizzle, triggering cyclops and giving 5 more power to make it a 16/2.

Sidenote: Since and cyclops has trample, any damage done by Hypothesizzle to potential blockers is increasing the damage of Cyclops, since there is less toughness left to block it.

December 6, 2018 8:47 a.m.

Said on Mono-colored...


Out of these, I would choose the one with the most varied strategy and the most diverse gameplay:

  • Rats.dek is really simple and has the strategy of getting more rats into play. Same with shirei, though he has a great toolbox of creatures he can utilize.

  • Neheb and sram are also a bit one dimensional, though sram has a bigger toolbox of tricks.

  • Omnath is just a very versatile commander that go any number of ways and is no way reliant on its commander.

If i had to choose a top three, it would be:

Top - Omnath, Shirei, Sram - Bottom

December 6, 2018 3:24 a.m.

Said on Boardstate and ETB...


Dimir Doppelganger is already on the battlefield - its ability can only be activated while it is on the battlefield - so there is no entering the battlefield happening.

For something to trigger an ETB ability, it would need to go from a different zone to the battlefield. For example, when you first cast Dimir Doppelganger it probably went from your hand to the stack and finally to the battlefield.

December 6, 2018 2:36 a.m.

Said on Sunbird's Shoal...


Additionally, I just remembered there was such a deck that cared about big creatures and their power - Cragganwick Cremator. An emrakul discarded to it is 15 damage, an Impervious Greatwurm is 16 damage. You can finish them off with a Lightning Bolt to the face.

Additionally, there are several other cards that care about the mana cost of something to deal damage - Erratic Explosion, Riddle of Lightning, Explosive Revelation that care for the CMC of the cards. Especially when you can stack something on top of your library like Thunderous Wrath. Seems like a cool way to care about big creatures.

December 5, 2018 10:43 a.m.

Said on Sunbird's Shoal...


My question is why a 6 mana do-nothing enchantment that barely scraped by in standard considered for a modern deck? But lets disregard that and focus on aiding you.

There are much better ways to trigger this than shoal. Any spell with cost reduction built in is good to go.

Affinity, improvise, delve, convoke, etc. are your best options to trigger this for massive overkill. How about a Jund deck that loots and ramps and plays 4 Gurmag Angler and 4 Sibsig Muckdraggers - sure it does not fetch eldrazi levels of cards, but surely gives you lots of options. Or an affinity deck that actually plays affinity cards and artifact ramp and takes advantage of the improvise mechanic too to get out of the quicker?

Or heck, to guarantee emrakul, you have to play 5-color sunbird invocation ramp into Prismatic Omen and into Draco for six mana.

You can include 4 Trinisphere to disrupt the opponents.

December 5, 2018 6:48 a.m.


Tesseract #0: Introductions

Spootyone returns from his slumber to talk about where he's been and about a new series

Opinion 11/30/2018 by Spootyone


Pauper - Pauper


Erratic victory

Pauper* Boza


The Legend of Saskia

Commander / EDH* Boza



Highlander* Boza



Modern Boza


Azorious MORPHine trip

Modern* Boza


Fluffy BYOS - Heartbeat Desire

Unknown* Boza


Mono Brogues

Modern Boza



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Boza — 3 years ago


Finished Decks 65
Prototype Decks 42
Drafts 0
Playing since Lorwyn
Points 6202
Avg. deck rating 12.48
T/O Rank 6
Helper Rank 10
Favorite formats Pauper, Highlander
Good Card Suggestions 1563
Last activity 2 hours
Joined 5 years
MTGO Username Boza