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 :)

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Said on Nath of the ......


How's this deck working out for you so far? :)

March 23, 2017 12:59 p.m.

Said on Nath stax...


Deck looks absolutely solid for a first draft. However, there are a few changed I would consider (depending on budget):

1) Diabolic Intent over Diabolic Tutor.

2) Beast Within over Golgari Charm

3) It depends on meta, but I feel that Vulturous Zombie may be underwhelming here.

4) Trinisphere, Sphere of Resistance, and Static Orb are good stax cards you're missing.

5) Mindslicer.

6) Bone Splinters is cute, but sorcery speed makes this not very playable.

7) I am not a fan of Animist's Awakening here.

You might enjoy looking at PartyJ's fantastic Nath list: Nath of the Gilt-Leaf - Multiplayer Stax EDH

Happy deckbuilding!

March 23, 2017 12:54 p.m.

Diegania: I'll leave a comment.

I think it's time for me to return to my favorite old EDH deck! What would you include from the last few sets?

I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

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March 23, 2017 12:07 p.m.

Amonkhet spoilers in 4 days! Who's excited?? :D

March 23, 2017 12:02 p.m.

To recast Emrakul, you'll need some way to send her back to the command zone. Sac outlets are good for this, or Temur Sabretooth or something.

Stranglehold and Ugin's Nexus can do basically the same thing as your combo when paired with Emmy :)

March 22, 2017 7:52 p.m.

Very nice deckpage layout!

March 22, 2017 5:29 p.m.

Said on I Need Some ......


this is very disturbing

March 22, 2017 3:26 p.m.

Said on Dark Depths OTB ......


You're both incorrect, sorry. Dark Depths will enter the battlefield with ten Ice Counters no matter the order, because the ice counter ability modifies how it comes onto the battlefield before it enters, not its behavior once it's there (which is what Blood Moon affects).

The reason is that the ability that gives the counters is not a triggered ability, it's a static replacement effect. Same reason that Sacred Foundry still enters the battlefield tapped under Blood Moon.

March 22, 2017 12:32 p.m.

As far as I know, Raging_Squiggle is correct.

Though someone earlier said that tokens never die. This is false, though it is true that tokens dying do not trigger Lazav (because they're merely creatures, not creature cards).

March 22, 2017 12:27 p.m.

I've never seen a deck whose color piechart lines up so perfectly...

wipes away tear

March 22, 2017 11:41 a.m.

Lilbrudder: I do have a budget, astonishingly: it's why I also don't have a Plateau in the deck. The foiling has occurred very slowly and over time, and some of the most expensive cards have been gifts. In answer, yes, it's a Blasphemous Act to sell my foils XD

I do need to pick up a Plateau and a Mox Diamond for this deck. But given that I don't have them and I DO have a Mox Opal (the masterpiece no less), is it playable with a total of 27 artifacts (my current set, plus 3 artifact lands and the Mox)? Given that most of those artifacts are CMC 2 or less...

March 21, 2017 4:11 p.m.

n0bunga: Currently I have Mana Crypt in there, so that helps. I don't like Chrome Mox in this deck even though I own one (the card disadvantage hurts too much, and the deck is too colorless), and I can't afford Mox Diamond.

March 21, 2017 3:59 p.m.

Lilbrudder: I can't afford Grim Monolith or Mox Diamond I'm afraid - this Mox Opal is a very specific and advantageous trade. I probably should put in Fellwar Stone, but I'm worried that too few of my opponents will be playing W and/or R. I'm also not very willing to go below 35 lands in a deck with a 5C commander. So I'm somewhat torn...

March 21, 2017 3:47 p.m.

Do you think that I should put a Mox Opal into my Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER* deck, if I swap in the two relevant artifact lands?

I've never used Mox Opal in one of my decks, so you guys have more experience with the card than I.

March 21, 2017 2:49 p.m.

Triton: Vandalblast shows up in 2/5 games, probably. Of course, I often kill the red player for exactly that reason, heh.

I've never liked Faith's Reward because I don't like holding up mana in an aggressive deck whenever possible. I might try Open the Vaults if it becomes a huge problem, but I play against several Daretti decks...

March 20, 2017 7:42 p.m.

Triton: Yeah, I've been considering the artifact lands for a while, might have to go in. Just makes me more vulnerable to Vandalblast (very common in my meta).

March 20, 2017 7:28 p.m.

Triton: Thanks for the comment (and the +1)! :)

In answer to your suggestions...

I'm actually involved in a trade to acquire a Masterpiece Mox Opal at the moment. Do you think it would fit in here? I'm not sure if my artifact count is high enough. Thoughts? :)

I do need to get a Plateau. But it's such bad art, and so expensive...

I've never been a fan of Chrome Mox outside of really dedicated combo decks, to be honest. Card advantage is so difficult in Boros colors already, and I'd have to exile a colored card to actually get any benefit...

I've run Grafted Exoskeleton before and had mixed experiences. On the positive side, if it's equipped to my commander, I can straight-up 1-shot people by flipping her then swinging for lethal infect. But the risk is too high: if someone removes the Exoskeleton I have to immediately sacrifice Avacyn :( Same reason I'm not running Grafted Wargear anymore - just makes it too easy for my opponents to blow me out.

March 20, 2017 7:12 p.m.

Amazing deck. Horrible page layout, no offense - the transparent comments make the text really hard to read against the background.

It's a shame you can't play the Legacy Weapon here :(

March 20, 2017 7:06 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin: This deck spends a lot of time swinging with non-commander creatures actually, haha (because I too have my commander taken away alas). But I prefer to swing with creatures with inherent evasion (like Serra Ascendant and Aurelia, the Warleader) rather than a 2/2 on the ground.

March 20, 2017 6:51 p.m.

cracks knuckles This should be fun! :)

One of the first EDH decks I ever played against was a Kemba voltron deck, and my pet deck has been my Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER* voltron list (which also might give you some ideas). There's a beauty in simplicity inherent in Voltron strategies. With some experience with Voltron, here are my thoughts on your list:

1) Generally speaking, it does work better to whack people with your commander, just to take advantage of that handy commander damage rule. But I understand that your non-reliance on your commander is the unique thing about this deck, so I won't suggest swapping commanders. That being said, I would test a few games with Sram at the helm, because he's one heck of a drug in this kind of deck ;)

2) Your creature base looks fine. The only major omission I see is the lack of Mother of Runes here. Ranger of Eos and Recruiter of the Guard can also be great tutors. And Silverblade Paladin is great for getting in faster damage and giving doubled Swords triggers...

3) You need a Scroll Rack to pair with Land Tax and Sword of the Animist.

4) Extraplanar Lens and Gauntlet of Power and Caged Sun can double your mana here. Amazing ramp in many slower decks like this.

5) Scourglass is possibly better than All Is Dust here. Play them both anyway :)

6) With an average CMC of 3.4, I personally would not dare play as low as 34 lands (Maze of Ith doesn't count because it does not produce mana).

7) I would take a look through your equipment and cut the lower-impact ones. In any deck planning to win via combat damage, every single card needs to have a major impact when it hits the board. I've never found Deathrender or Haunted Cloak to do enough to justify their inclusion in my decks.

8) Double strike is your best friend in aggressive decks. I am currently loving Duelist's Heritage (though many of the best options are in boros colors alas).

9) Your primer seems like a good start! :)

Happy deckbuilding!

March 20, 2017 6:50 p.m.


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