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

SCORE: 126 | 355 COMMENTS | 22210 VIEWS | IN 79 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 225 | 298 COMMENTS | 19071 VIEWS | IN 84 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 61 | 136 COMMENTS | 13469 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

Thousand Victories: Saskia EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876


Wisdom and Sorrow: Rashmi EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876


fifthdawn says... #1

Thanks again for your help with my combo!

January 11, 2017 3:39 a.m.

Lilbrudder says... #2

I would like that very much.

January 4, 2017 9:54 a.m.

Lilbrudder says... #3

No I dont live in STL. I currently reside in Cincinnati. However, since my wife is from STL I do visit once every 2 months or so.

January 4, 2017 6:05 a.m.

Lilbrudder says... #4

Wholly cow I just realized you live in St. Louis. Small world

January 3, 2017 11:15 p.m.

PartyJ says... #5

Summon me in a week or so, when I get back home. I can then help you :)

January 3, 2017 3:21 a.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #6

aekrusty: Hello! :) I'll definitely take a look at your deck in the morning, though alas I have no ability to change the banned/unbanned status of the card, sorry.

In terms of decks to upvote, if you want...You haven't upvoted I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER* or Red Scare: Zada EDH (I need to update that one) or Wisdom and Sorrow: Rashmi EDH from among my currently-played decks! :)

December 30, 2016 2:56 a.m.

aekrusty says... #7

Hi Friend any new deck for me to give you a upvote? They're all awesome! I'm working in a Duel Commander Geist of St Traft: St Traft Azorius Control. Could you take a look? As an upgraded user, could you change the legality of Balance? It's now legal in Duel Commander. Thanks a lot

December 29, 2016 8:18 a.m.

TheRedGoat says... #8

Since I know it isn't about your Avacyn deck I'm posting hte last of my questions here, but thank you for pointing out Dragonlord Ojutai to me. I had played/looked up about Daxos before and did think it was fun, but I've never considered the advantage Ojutai serves as a voltron commander.

Keeping that even spread of equipment versus enchantments is something I'd prefer so as to not be shut down but a simple Fracturing Gust or Shattering Spree. I'm also a little curious if running the other version of Ojutai and some U/W dragons might be something to consider? Or would that be too slow you think? I'd probably not have to space actually if I was being smart about the cards that I'll need to deal serious damage with my commander. Or else I can just be really silly and try and make everything enchantment artifacts with Enchanted Evening + Mycosynth Lattice and do whatever with that combo.

As one last option though, I've lately been eye-balling Kresh the Bloodbraided as a commander option, but the idea I'd want to try with him wouldn't be voltron, but rather a political build that gives away tokens/helps others recur creatures (along with me mind you) just to kill them again in forced attacks or because they have to sac stuff. Sounds a little too ambitious though right?

December 28, 2016 11:21 a.m.

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Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 225 | 298 COMMENTS | 19071 VIEWS | IN 84 FOLDERS

January 22, 2017 12:59 p.m.

Said on Oath of Atraxa...


It seems to me like you're lacking protection for your commander. Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots might be helpful :)

Silent Arbiter is also a "must" here.

Have you considered cards like Winter Orb and Static Orb? They are pretty good with planeswalkers, hehe.

I know people have said this, but you really do need a Doubling Season in the deck. Maybe Deadeye Navigator to pair with Deepglow Skate?

Angelic Skirmisher seems bad here.

Happy deckbuilding!

January 22, 2017 12:58 p.m.

Said on Modular Decay...


The deck looks really good! A couple quick questions/suggestions:

1) I'm not overly a fan of Combustible Gearhulk here.

2) Heartless Summoning works well with +1/+1 counters.

3) Unspeakable Symbol.

4) Some board wipes like Toxic Deluge might be your friend.

5) Ashnod's Altar is an amazing mana engine and sac outlet.

6) Harvester of Souls and Grim Haruspex are great draw engines in this deck.

7) Marchesa needs more protection - Lightning Greaves, Darksteel Plate, Blade of the Bloodchief, Swiftfoot Boots, etc :)

These suggestions are mostly drawn from my old Marchesa deck (hasn't been updated in forever: *RETIRED* Roses Aren't Red: Marchesa EDH).

Happy deckbuilding!

January 21, 2017 12:37 p.m.

Seems like a pretty good deck overall! My primary suggestions:

1) You need more protection for your commander. Mizzix decks are always commander-reliant, so I'd play the standard set of protection equipment (plus perhaps a counterspell or two more) - Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, etc.

2) The deck needs an Expropriate - generally, it's better than Time Stretch. In general, it's one of the best cards for EDH that Mizzix can play.

3) Since you're playing almost zero permanents, you could add cards like Crush of Tentacles to get a lot of value. In fact, if you cut only five cards (your remaining creatures) you could play the Proteus Staff combo...

Otherwise, looks good! :) Happy deckbuilding!

January 21, 2017 11:54 a.m.



Here's my list for her - working pretty well so far, though it's also obviously in flux:

Pay Evil Unto Evil: Yahenni EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876


January 21, 2017 11:41 a.m.

WarBird69: Usually I go gently harass the person to ask them for the comment they owe me, either here or on their personal page ;)

On that note - here's my deck, updated for Kaladesh! I'll leave a comment in a moment.

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 223 | 295 COMMENTS | 18969 VIEWS | IN 84 FOLDERS

January 21, 2017 11:26 a.m.

Said on Mourning Melody...


I try not to make radical suggestions like this, but this might work better as a Nath of the Gilt-Leaf deck...

The first question I ask of any player using Maralen of the Mornsong, though, is how do you prevent people from fetching for their combo pieces or answers to your boardstate? I know you play a lot of discard, but it's almost all at sorcery speed. What keeps them from tutoring for things, then casting them immediately? You have very little removal here, and what you do have is sub-par.

January 21, 2017 11:18 a.m.

feyn_do_alduin: Interestingly, Gilded Lotus has never been in this list. I wonder what happened.

Regardless, the current list is working well for me. I wonder what the changes in your list are.

January 19, 2017 8:22 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin: I'm...not actually playing Gilded Lotus or Mark of Asylum?

January 19, 2017 8:04 p.m.

PlattBonnay: I agree that black does have a glaring problem when trying to answer artifacts and enchantments. However, several of these have problems...

Scour from Existence is too expensive for the deck, I think, even considering the universality of it. I already have too many things at extremely high mana costs in this deck.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury is too hit-or-miss obviously if you're trying to use him as removal.

Ugin, the Spirit Dragon's -X doesn't play nice with indestructible (ie I can't have X>2 if I want to keep my commander) and can't wipe artifacts. His +2 and ult are very nice, though...

Karn Liberated's -3 is utterly unconditional, but I've always found him to be...a little disappointing otherwise. I've tried him in decks before, and I just don't enjoy playing him. He's the best choice of the options you pointed out, though, and I'll consider him :) Thanks!

January 19, 2017 6:31 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin: I have indeed! It's entertaining, especially since the CMC in this deck is low enough that I can usually cast my whole hand before I wheel it again. My personal favorite, though, is Gift of Immortality+Generator Servant: the second Sol Ring!

With regards to your changes, I'm curious how they will pan out for you. I have considered all of those before, and eventually cut them - lemme give you my reasons, and you can tell me how you mitigate these problems.

Strata Scythe: MUCH better in mono-color. I rarely have more than maybe 3 lands that share a name, and for a total investment of 6 mana I want more than a conditional small power boost. Loxodon Warhammer is already my weakest equipment, and in this deck it's MILES better than Strata Scythe. I will say that Strata Scythe has an interesting synergy with Sword of the Animist.

Various equipment that draw cards: Of the ones you listed, the weakest two by far are Skeleton Key and Rogue's Gloves. I wouldn't be caught dead playing either.

Infiltration Lens and Mask of Memory are cheap enough that they might be playable IF you can find slots for them. And Skullclamp is an amazing card, but honestly it doesn't play well with anything in the deck except Monastery Mentor.

And honestly, I implore you to play Scroll Rack some more. Having played literally a thousand games with this deck, the card is one of the best draw engines in the game if you use it intelligently. I will keep any hand with two lands and a Scroll Rack. Particularly, it's fantastic to dump a bad hand then use a tutor like Enlightened Tutor. Sensei's Divining Top doesn't even give you any permanent card advantage, since it's "draw mode" replaces your next draw. It just doesn't do anything in this deck.

But regardless! Let me know how your changes work out for you :)

January 19, 2017 12:49 p.m.

feyn_do_alduin: I have to disagree with you there. Scroll Rack filters bad cards in your hand into new cards from the top of your library, and is doubly good with any kind of shuffle effect. Plus, it pairs with Land Tax to form one of the best draw combos in the game. Having played with both, I heavily prefer Scroll Rack.

Outside of situations where you need strong top-of-library control, I'm not generally too much of a fan of Sensei's Divining Top (and it doesn't have a cool-looking masterpiece!).

January 19, 2017 11:11 a.m.

Draw_Wurm: I'll take a look within the next day or two :)

feyn_do_alduin: Let me clarify - I've built Daretti, and it's vicious. But with regards to this deck - there just isn't much draw power in white/red. I'm playing everything that's viable in Boros colors and even then it can be hard to have enough cards to cast. That's one of the reasons that Sword of Fire and Ice is so valuable. I don't generally have TOO much of a problem with card draw here (I often mulligan aggressively for Wheel of Fortune-type effects) but WR obviously has less draw power than any other color combination.

Can you think of any other card draw I should add?

January 18, 2017 10:59 p.m.

Grind: Thanks for your comment! If you like the deck, you're welcome to +1 it ;)

With regards to your suggestions, I'm actually playing a slightly different version of this deck IRL right now. I'm using Vampiric Tutor and liking it. I don't currently have a Demonic Tutor (actually, I don't own one at all) and I should fix that.

Whip of Erebos IS great and I'm trying to find a slot for it.

Myr Turbine is too expensive for its effect, IMO. (Outside of Arcum EDH, where it's a vital combo piece of course.)

Overseer of the Damned is something I'm trying to find space for.

I don't generally like Myriad Landscape (absorbs too many resources to get those two lands), and I used to play Burnished Hart here but I replaced it with Solemn Simulacrum because the latter fit into my curve better. Thanks again for the suggestions! :)

January 18, 2017 3:25 p.m.

Grind: You said you'd comment? :)

January 18, 2017 2:25 p.m.

Said on I Call Her ......


onemorevictim: Thanks for the comment! I really should have a Sheoldred, Whispering One in here, but I don't own a copy. I'll see if I can find one for cheap.

I'm not a fan of Liliana, the Last Hope, though. I don't think she's strong enough in commander. Her +1 is marginal removal in a format of sturdy creatures, her -2 is passable but I have better ways to recur things, and her -7 is both infeasible and subpar for a planeswalker ult (IMO).

Happy deckbuilding! :)

January 18, 2017 2:06 p.m.

TheRedGoat: Lol, I wish. My friend opened one of those recently but I don't have the cash at the moment.

Casey4321 and Draw_Wurm: I'm on the fence about Sram. I'm not actually playing that many equipment - in most games I only cast two or three. (And I only have one aura, and no vehicles.) Furthermore, I often recur those artifacts with Sun Titan or tutor them with Stonehewer Giant. Is he worth it if he's often a Grizzly Bear? Also, what would you cut for him?

Draw_Wurm: Restoration Specialist is definitely going in, hehe.

Draw_Wurm and feyn_do_alduin: I like Sram's Expertise a lot (and I have a promo of it), but I don't know if there's a reasonable spot available. I don't feel that it does enough for this deck, since I want my sword-carriers to have evasion of some type.

feyn_do_alduin: What do you mean by "lack of creatures on the draw"? I haven't found a lack of creatures to be a problem (usually...) And I haven't seen too much of a stigma against Daretti, personally, but I'm sure it depends on playgroup.

Thank you all for your comments! :)

January 18, 2017 1:23 p.m.

illumfolly: Oh, I like that! I even have one sitting around. I'll test it, thank you!

January 17, 2017 3 p.m.

Said on There Is No ......


Lilbrudder: If you're playing Leovold, I think being Public Enemy #1 is inevitable, I'm afraid ;)

I had thought he was going to be banned in the announcement yesterday, TBH.

January 17, 2017 1:16 p.m.

Errast: I was actually thinking about Avatar of Woe for single-target removal. Graveyards fill faster than you'd think when I'm wiping the board repeatedly, and "T: Murder" is pretty sweet, no? :)

Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet does not fit here, because he prevents "dies" triggers and thus prevents Yahenni from gaining counters. Plus, I generally avoid paying $20 for marginal cards - marginal in this deck, that is. He's an awesome creature in general.

Demon of Dark Schemes is pretty sweet, not gonna lie. I just don't like including energy effects in general (if he dies, there's no payoff), and I really dislike his art :( I'll consider adding him, though, because a 6-drop creature that reanimates is pretty damn good here.

I'm currently in the process of acquiring cards IRL for this deck, but I'll get back to tuning it when I can find some time :) Thanks for your comment!

January 17, 2017 1:09 p.m.


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