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: 748 | 473 COMMENTS | 104062 VIEWS | IN 250 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: 552 | 544 COMMENTS | 79414 VIEWS | IN 212 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: 173 | 72 COMMENTS | 11810 VIEWS | IN 60 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: 726 | 587 COMMENTS | 79641 VIEWS | IN 249 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.



Multiversal Mafia: Teysa Superfriends EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 11 | 6 COMMENTS | 580 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: 167 | 165 COMMENTS | 22391 VIEWS | IN 64 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 | 538 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: 300 | 262 COMMENTS | 46791 VIEWS | IN 122 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.

MY CURRENT COMMUNITY PROJECT


The Deckwatch [Home Base]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 41 | 2306 COMMENTS | 18362 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS


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Said on Yuriko Rebuild...

#1

Also, because I want to find a way to use those absolutely gorgeous alternate frame foil cards :D

December 12, 2019 4:01 a.m.

Said on Yuriko Rebuild...

#2

Dysnomia1: Yeah, unfortunately. The reason I wanted them was to be able to reuse their adventure side -- get an Adventure, play the creature, bounce the creature, repeat. We'll see if it works as well as I hope it does!

December 12, 2019 2:16 a.m.

If you enjoy this deck, you should go and upvote Suns_Champion's list here:


Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH

Commander / EDH Suns_Champion

SCORE: 95 | 65 COMMENTS | 5133 VIEWS | IN 17 FOLDERS


He owns my physical copy of Elenda, the same one that used to helm this list ;) And it's a great list, and it's active: check it out!

December 9, 2019 10:08 p.m.

Profet93: I need to test with Living Plane before committing to it -- while it would allow a lot of powerful synergies, I'm also concerned for several reasons.

First, the number of things that place global -1 counters in this list is a bit limited: Yawgmoth, BSZ, Soul Snuffers. And honestly, once Yawgmoth is on the field, I usually win anyway.

Second, this means Hapatra can always be blocked. And while blocking her would eat lands, in decks like your Azusa list, you'd rather kill two lands of your choice than let me kill one land of mine (and thus you'd block and kill my commander). Maybe I can politic a solution: "if you let me hit you with Hapatra, I'll kill someone else's land".

Third, if someone else board wipes with this down, I am unbelievably screwed. Other players run more artifact ramp than I do, meaning that a Wrath of God essentially says "the player with the most mana rocks wins".

And fourth, of course, Living Plane costs a LOT of money :(

December 6, 2019 12:19 p.m.

Said on Icaruskid...

#5

Thank you for all the upvotes! ;)

December 1, 2019 2:13 p.m.

Congrats, you have the highest-upvoted Kirtar list on TappedOut.

...Until I make mine! Muahahahaha.

November 27, 2019 2:46 a.m.

OptimalGreen: Done.

November 26, 2019 1:43 a.m.

OptimalGreen: I REALLY need to run Abrupt Decay , someday I will find a slot for it... It might indeed be the replacement for Unearth.

November 26, 2019 1:07 a.m.

OptimalGreen: Almost certainly Blooming Marsh . I wouldn't want to reduce my basic count due to Earthcraft .

November 25, 2019 2:06 p.m.

Specialties

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

Decks

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

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 225 | 144 COMMENTS | 18892 VIEWS | IN 56 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 552 | 544 COMMENTS | 79422 VIEWS | IN 212 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 173 | 72 COMMENTS | 11812 VIEWS | IN 60 FOLDERS

The High Arcana: Circu Citadel cEDH

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 70 | 24 COMMENTS | 6509 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 748 | 473 COMMENTS | 104070 VIEWS | IN 250 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 300 | 262 COMMENTS | 46792 VIEWS | IN 122 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 726 | 587 COMMENTS | 79643 VIEWS | IN 249 FOLDERS

Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 169 | 83 COMMENTS | 10606 VIEWS | IN 46 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 114
Prototype Decks 60
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 865
Avg. deck rating 87.59
T/O Rank 68
Helper Rank 103
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1284
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 71
Last activity 3 days
Joined 5 years