Daedalus19876 Deckspert

Hello and welcome to my userpage! :)

I am an old hand at Magic (playing for about fifteen years, about 3/4 of my life), but I just joined this site a few years ago.

Formats of choice: I played in Standard for a long time, but I got sick of not having the money to play the best decks (cough Jace, the Mind Sculptor cough) and having to continuously buy new cards as old ones rotated out, and quit playing competitively for a while. I found EDH about three years ago, and I have been hooked ever since.

Play style: I am a Johnny, fond of complex and clever decks, and quite averse to counter-magic on principle. Favorite colors: black, green, white, and purple (Izzet).

Favorite set(s): Time Spiral Block, Original Mirrodin, Original Ravnica, Original Innistrad

Least favorite set: Urza's Block, Return to Ravnica, Kamigawa Block, all core sets that start with "M"

Personal information: I am a university student living in St. Louis. I've been playing MtG for about three quarters of my life, and never regretted it, haha!

If you have any kind of deck you want me to look over, message me or post it on my wall! I have lots of time, and I like analyzing and deconstructing decks, EDH in particular :)

I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

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Wisdom and Sorrow: Rashmi EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876


Megalomania says... #1

Creature? I guess Hypnotic Specter 'coz the pod wants me dead ASAP. Lol

February 19, 2017 5:34 p.m.

enpc says... #2

Felidar Sovereign sounds good.

February 19, 2017 4:34 p.m.

enpc says... #3

When you say creature, do you mean an MtG creature or just an animal in general. If it's just an animal them that's easy - cat. Sleeping cat.

February 19, 2017 4:23 p.m.


January 31, 2017 5:40 p.m.

hardhitta71194 says... #5

I agree about the Dark Tower ending, it wasn't great but it sure wasn't what I was expecting! Lol My favorite King book is probably It or Under the Dome. Although one of his newer books, 11/22/63 is up there too. Brilliant book!

I can't wait either! Do you read Joe Abercrombie? He's personally my favorite fantasy author.

I have heard of Canticle, actually the local librarian recommended it to me, but I haven't read it yet. It's on my ever growing "need to read" list.

I'll be sure to check those books out and put them on my list as well. Thank you!

I wish Wizards would commission Brandon Sanderson or someone to do some of the Mtg lore. They could always use Salvatore, he writes a lot of DnD stuff.

Oh and talk to me at your own risk, I even have a warning on my profile. I talk way too much!

January 31, 2017 5:11 p.m.

hardhitta71194 says... #6

Awesome! Yeah, Asimov and Stephen King are my idols. They aren't just my favorite authors, they're my favorite people. Asimov was a pure genius, I mean he was on a whole different level than anyone else I've ever read. His short stories are marvelous. And Stephen King, well what needs to be said? He's a great writer, but seems like one of the coolest dudes in the world. I would love to meet him.

And to your question, I haven't read either that I recall, what would you suggest by them? I always like to find new stuff to read!

January 31, 2017 2:17 p.m.

Lilbrudder says... #7

Lol sure man I am always down to talk mtg

January 31, 2017 1:01 p.m.

Lilbrudder says... #8

That is hilarious. I am glad I have terrorized a subset of the mtg community with a decklist on tappedout. The funny thing is that my new Leo deck is even more oppressive and significantly faster than that relic. Hopefully my decklists can one day comtribute to Leo or paradox engine getting banned. That would be quite the accomplishment.

January 31, 2017 12:33 p.m.

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Lilbrudder: I'll admit that getting 4 spells in a turn is harder in black than, say, Grixis...but it's still not enough to balance a 4-mana repeatable Will, lol.

If you activate him once, you should be able to cast enough rituals/tutors/draw spells to activate him every turn for the rest of the game.

February 21, 2017 5:17 p.m.

Lilbrudder: I get that Yawgmoth should be overpowered and I agree, but he needs to be like 10 mana for that kind of effect. REPEATABLE Yawgmoth's Will?!?!? Lol.

February 21, 2017 5:01 p.m.

Said on For All Those ......


TearsInRain23: A 14-0 streak?!? I'm impressed haha :)

Your changes seem very much reasonable, and I approve. I still think that Necropotence has a slot here: it kills you occasionally, but in most games you should win if it resolves (since there are very few cards that trade life for draw so efficiently and repeatably).

With regards to your prospective future additions, I've found Nirkana Revenant to be disappointing, Bloodchief Ascension and Ghostly Prison to depend on meta, and the two angels to be too gimmicky to be useful. Just my 2-cents, though, haha.

Congrats on your success with the deck!

February 21, 2017 4:59 p.m.

AwezomePozzum: The old Elder Dragons as planeswalkers, or new legendary creatures for them?

enpc: You should make that creature an Ally :) I wish I could build an ally deck around her.

Yes, I'm aware that it's not the most powerful way to build that overpowered commander, haha.

February 21, 2017 4:34 p.m.

I wonder if Mikaeus, the Unhallowed will ever reach above $20 on TCGLow by himself (making the deck goal explicitly impossible).

February 21, 2017 4:30 p.m.

You know what would be fun? Creating overpowered commanders for all of the Oldwalkers and old legends that never got cards.

February 21, 2017 11:52 a.m.

enpc: But you're right. I do need to cut some of those filler creatures...but which ones? :/

I was planning to cut back to ~40-45 creatures.

Also, what would you do with the mana base here? Given that I basically only ever need UG but I need to have RUG on T3-4?

February 21, 2017 10:39 a.m.

Megalomania: Heh. Equilibrium could be cute.

enpc: My goal here was actually to use mostly colorless cards so I could cast them 100% for free without worrying about their colored costs. I'll have to playtest more, but as of this moment it's astonishingly explosive even without a haste engine...

February 21, 2017 10:32 a.m.

enpc: Sure, I'm interested. I've always enjoyed custom card-building, though I will be the first to note that I have trouble making balanced cards...

February 21, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Hey, y'all! I finished the first draft of my Animar deck (colorless creature-based pseudo-storm; a more complete description is in the archived comments). But I need to cut 20 cards - anyone have any ideas what to cut?

Also, how would you construct a mana base where it's imperative I have red mana on T3 but I basically never need it again?

Cards marked "spanish" are ones I haven't acquired yet, so those would hopefully be the first to be cut.

The Gathering Storm: Animar EDH

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876


February 21, 2017 2:31 a.m.

the_earl_0f_grey: Thank you for your comment, but I think I'll pass on most of those suggestions. Quick explanations:

Ghirapur AEther Grid is more resilient against board wipes than Quicksmith Rebel...but it requires far more artifacts for the same damage output, and it can't carry a sword in a pinch.

Chaos Warp is just better than Council's Judgment, I'm sorry. I can tutor for Chaos Warp with Sunforger, it's an instant, requires less color commitment, it can hit lands, in competitive tiers it's very rare for the "downside" to be relevant, I can use it to "cheat" with Scroll Rack if I Warp my own commander, and most relevantly I can't be outvoted when casting Chaos Warp. The closest comparison would be Oblation, but generally I find Warp to be superior.

Magus of the Wheel is vital in this deck. I wouldn't take him out in a million years. Also, I've found Weathered Wayfarer to be bad in this list, as I don't actually need many lands to win. And as much as I do like Chandra, Flamecaller's 0 ability, 6 mana is pretty steep. Still, I might consider her over Sun Titan...

Elspeth, Knight-Errant fits the goal of this deck much better than Elspeth Tirel. In fact, the latter is downright terrible in this list, no offense intended. Her 5CMC conflicts with my commander, her +2 is irrelevant, her -2 is not an upgrade over the other Elspeth's +1 (I only need one creature to hold a sword), and her -5 wipes away my equipment (without which I cannot recover). I'll pass :p

Ehhh. Vedalken Orrery and Dictate of Heliod are more fitted to a slow value grind deck...which is very much not this deck. I will pass on both (though Orrery does play nice with Sword of Feast and Famine...).

Ghostway is far too narrow, and removes all of my equipment (leaving my creatures vulnerable). Plus, I don't have huge problems with Cyclonic Rift because I tend to kill them before they can cast it.

Stranglehold is a fine card, but again - not fitted to this deck. Every card in this deck should be an active threat, not passively preventing my opponents from taking certain actions.

Thank you for your comment anyway! I hope this didn't sound too harsh.

February 20, 2017 8:41 p.m.

n0bunga: Sweet, that's almost longbow strength :D

I shoot Olympic-style recurve (~40 pounds at full draw). Haven't shot much in a year or two, though - college has not been kind to my schedule.

February 20, 2017 4:29 p.m.

AwezomePozzum: I was thinking maybe they'd do Shards colors on these gods, since they already had mono-colored and dual-colored gods on Theros.

I'm so excited for these new sets...HYPE.

February 20, 2017 3:50 p.m.

Patolea: To be honest, I use Silverchase Fox for two reasons. First, it can kill gods, which is a surprisingly big deal when there's a Purphoros deck in my meta. Second...well, I just like foxes. Not gonna lie, that's the big reason.

Quicksmith Rebel is a card I'm unsure on. He helps pick off small utility/deathtouch creatures, and if he pairs with Winter Orb or Static Orb I basically win. But I might fit Inspiring Statuary into that slot instead - thoughts?

If you like the deck you're welcome to give an upvote! ;)

February 20, 2017 2:16 p.m.

Said on Psychopomp Tribal...


Looks good! However, a few quick suggestions:

1) I generally prefer Anguished Unmaking over Vindicate. Of course, you could always play both...

2) Could use a Corpse Dance, Shallow Grave, and Grim Return

3) No Living Death?

4) Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor are always nice, if you can fit them into your budget.

Happy deckbuilding! :)

February 20, 2017 1:49 p.m.

I'll leave a comment now.

My pet deck! Mostly looking for upvotes, TBH.

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 257 | 339 COMMENTS | 22256 VIEWS | IN 98 FOLDERS

February 20, 2017 1:43 p.m.

More info here: http://magic.wizards.com/en/articles/archive/news/modern-masters-2017-edition-and-amonkhet-packaging-2017-02-20

So! The gods are aligned with "Solidarity, Knowledge, Strength, Ambition, and Zeal". Which one do you think is which?

Until names are given, I'm calling them Bast, Thoth, Sobek, Anubis, and Wadjet.

February 20, 2017 12:51 p.m.

AwezomePozzum: I need like fifty of those basics! And those Gods look awesome, too any speculation on their colors? :)

n0bunga: Oh, you do archery? Cool! I've always loved the sport how long have you shot for? What kind of bow do you use? :)

February 20, 2017 12:37 p.m.

AwezomePozzum: It belongs to enpc :)

n0bunga: You can get that pretty deck posting using the ((deck-large:whatever)) formatting (with brackets rather than parenthesis obviously).

February 20, 2017 10:51 a.m.


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Playing since Mirrodin
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