Deckbuilder, recent college grad, actual rocket scientist (in training)! Welcome to my userpage :)

I am an old hand at Magic (playing for more than fifteen years, about 3/4 of my life in total), and I've been on this site a while. I used to be more active here, but life has kept me busy recently.

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 five years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. These days, I play EDH exclusively.

Play style: I am a Johnny/Timmy, fond of complex and clever decks, and generally averse to counter-magic ...particularly when it's used against me. Favorite colors: black, green, blue, and purple (Izzet).

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

Least favorite set: Theros, Return to Ravnica, Kamigawa Block, all Core Sets

Personal information: I recently graduated from university in Saint Louis, and now work at a NASA research lab in sunny California! 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 less time than I used to, but I like analyzing and deconstructing decks, EDH in particular :)

These represent the physical decks I play IRL, so they are limited to my personal budget. I always appreciate suggestions and insight into anything I've built! In order of strongest to weakest…



The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 722 | 468 COMMENTS | 96098 VIEWS | IN 245 FOLDERS


Undoubtedly my strongest deck, and over 75% foil! This deck is optimized within my budget, and can hold its own against other cEDH decks. It’s pretty much a dedicated combo deck, but can win via aggro against staxier opponents. Try it, it’s a drug.



Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 494 | 468 COMMENTS | 67623 VIEWS | IN 198 FOLDERS


My second-strongest deck, and over 85% foil! In many ways, my pet deck. Vicious combo-aggro, originally assembled using mostly standard draft chaff. Nobody expects it, but it works very well at a cEDH or near-cEDH table (particularly by crippling early mana dorks). Note that the current list reflects a slower meta, and has traded fast acceleration for more redundancy and protection.



Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 150 | 65 COMMENTS | 10199 VIEWS | IN 58 FOLDERS


A very janky (but surprisingly frightening) mono-blue control/aggro deck. The only mono-blue EDH deck you’ll ever see that wins through combat damage, out-drawing you all the way. Started as a vanity project, has become surprisingly vicious.



Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 712 | 585 COMMENTS | 76554 VIEWS | IN 248 FOLDERS


Probably my most well-known deck, and the 5th highest-rated EDH deck of all time on TappedOut! (Give me upvotes, we’re within 3 votes of being #4!!) Currently being somewhat reworked towards my new meta. Primarily a Voltron deck, but occasionally can play the role of stax.



The Best Army Gold Can Buy: Teysa Superfriends EDH

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 6 | 5 COMMENTS | 447 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


A recent project, made from the pieces of my disassembled Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH [PRIMER] after my meta made it clear that Pox was not an acceptable strategy to play. We’ll see if it sticks around.



The Hungriest Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 166 | 165 COMMENTS | 21407 VIEWS | IN 65 FOLDERS


Currently being re-assembled. Mono-black control/voltron, with a poorly-regarded commander: you could call this a dark horse.



The Pit of Despair: Scarab God EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 9 | 7 COMMENTS | 474 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


Discard-reanimator! This deck is the spiritual successor to my Sidisi, Brood Tyrant list, which was the first EDH deck I ever built (I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH [PRIMER]). However, the shift to The Scarab God made it into a vicious, grinding hand control deck, where reanimator is more of a side-plan.



Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 288 | 262 COMMENTS | 44299 VIEWS | IN 120 FOLDERS


Silly all-in Zada combo. May be disassembled soon, it’s my weakest deck. I’ve had it for a long time and it’s gotten a bit stagnant.

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Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 35 | 2228 COMMENTS | 17337 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


COME CHECK US OUT

Daedalus19876 says... #1

Tesmata: Yawgmoth in the 99 has kicked Hapatra into a much higher power level! But he's also really, really awesome in his own deck (I bought two foils so I could use him in both haha).

He plays very differently in the two lists, though.

July 17, 2019 8:42 p.m.

Tesmata says... #2

Hey dude, how have you found your Hapatra list functioning with the addition of Yawgmoth? I feel like Yawg at the helm would be pretty limited in power due to being mono-B. Do you think Hapatra with dedicated Yawg strats/lines would make a stronger list overall?

July 9, 2019 12:26 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #3

capnpwnzr: Honestly, probably not. The deck doesn't have a HUGE need for a beater like that, and I'm currently avoiding 3-color decks. Sorry ;)

July 1, 2019 1:09 p.m.

capnpwnzr says... #4

Hi Daedalus19876! With the release of modern horizons, and such fun as Hogaak, Arisen Necropolis , do you think you might be revisiting your deck I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH [PRIMER]? I absolutely love the list, and have been toying with building Sidisi myself.

July 1, 2019 12:19 p.m.

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Said on Daedalus19876...

#1

Tesmata: Yawgmoth in the 99 has kicked Hapatra into a much higher power level! But he's also really, really awesome in his own deck (I bought two foils so I could use him in both haha).

He plays very differently in the two lists, though.

July 17, 2019 8:42 p.m.

budlaorf: Champion of Stray Souls is just ridiculously mana-intensive and doesn't do enough to justify its inclusion at the moment, honestly. Sorta the same with Karn: his 1-sided Null Rod is extremely powerful, and he lets me turn things into creatures which I can kill pretty easily.

July 15, 2019 4:53 p.m.

Said on Rewarding Lands...

#3

Have you ever considered Cloudstone Curio as another way to get lands back into your hand? You could also run Life and Limb to combo with Sporemound , as long as you hold up 1 mana when you drop them so that you can Nature's Claim it before you die ;)

July 13, 2019 4:12 p.m.

I'll take a look.

...Upvote me? :D I'm trying to figure out how to cut my Paradox line out of this deck.


The Dark Tower: Circu Citadel cEDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 52 | 19 COMMENTS | 4513 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS


July 12, 2019 11:35 p.m.

How is this the #1 cEDH primer, it's not even the #1 Urza deck?

July 8, 2019 2:48 p.m.

How do people feel about Paradox Engine ban?

July 8, 2019 2:46 p.m.

Said on The Dark Tower: ......

#7

Well, with the Paradox Engine ban this'll need to change. Perhaps this is the opportunity for Citadel's ascendance! ;)

July 8, 2019 2:35 p.m.

Rambolicious_0: I don't think those fit in this deck (you still need to discard obviously, and I rarely need to proliferate more than a couple times, which doesn't make this setup worth it), BUT this will fit perfectly in my joke-Yawgmoth version that's made only to proliferate as many types of things as possible.

July 5, 2019 11:46 p.m. Edited.

Deadpoo111: I considered it, and yeah Yawgmoth is good for clearing the top card! The issue, to be honest, was that I lose so much life activating Yawg's ability that I don't have much left over for casting spells off of Citadel? I'm also not running a lot of the enablers such as Mox Opal , and I have a Citadel deck I'm happy with already.

July 5, 2019 4:19 p.m.

Said on Sen Triplets EDH...

#10

I'm not sure why everything is marked as foil, TBH, since a few of those (such as Path of Ancestry / Grim Tutor ) don't exist in foil?

Apologies if I sound blunt -- this deck seems like it lacks focus. Your curve is very, very high, you've got a lot of expensive cards such as Mana Crypt but lacking cheaper staples such as City of Brass / Mana Confluence , you're running terrible cards such as Murder / Grim Tutor but lacking FAR better options such as Anguished Unmaking / Vampiric Tutor , etc. I can help more if you can give a detailed explanation of what this deck is intended to be/do, but it just seems like a pile of cards stuck together as-is...

(Also, you've got an extra Chromatic Lantern , just fyi.)

July 2, 2019 9:04 p.m.

I'll take a look.

Anyone want to give me feedback on my current pet deck? Just made a bunch of changes recently to add an enhanced GY package, as well as Yawgmoth's Will .


Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 140 | 95 COMMENTS | 7568 VIEWS | IN 34 FOLDERS


July 2, 2019 8:57 p.m.

Kmart756, rkjunior: Those both will go into the rebuild, but fair warning that it'll be a little while before I get around to rebuilding this. I've got enough on my hands with Yawgmoth and Circu ;)

July 1, 2019 4:26 p.m.

Said on Daedalus19876...

#13

capnpwnzr: Honestly, probably not. The deck doesn't have a HUGE need for a beater like that, and I'm currently avoiding 3-color decks. Sorry ;)

July 1, 2019 1:09 p.m.

holy mother of god i love it

June 30, 2019 8:14 p.m.

Specialties

Commander / EDH - Combo, Commander / EDH - Competitive, Commander / EDH - Infinite Combo, Commander / EDH - Jank, Commander / EDH - Multiplayer, Commander / EDH - Tokens

Decks

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 494 | 468 COMMENTS | 67623 VIEWS | IN 198 FOLDERS

Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 150 | 103 COMMENTS | 8940 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS

The Dark Tower: Circu Citadel cEDH

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 59 | 22 COMMENTS | 4738 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 722 | 468 COMMENTS | 96098 VIEWS | IN 245 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 288 | 262 COMMENTS | 44299 VIEWS | IN 120 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 150 | 65 COMMENTS | 10199 VIEWS | IN 58 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 712 | 585 COMMENTS | 76554 VIEWS | IN 248 FOLDERS

Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 162 | 81 COMMENTS | 9664 VIEWS | IN 45 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 98
Prototype Decks 46
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 1940
Avg. deck rating 89.43
T/O Rank 34
Helper Rank 30
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1257
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 71
Last activity 2 days
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