Daedalus19876 Janklord Supreme

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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Daedalus19876 says... #1

Shakhaza: I'll take a look this evening! I'm so glad my Hapatra deck could inspire you :)

July 17, 2018 1:43 p.m.

Shakhaza says... #2

Hello,

Absolutely love your Hapatra deck and would appreciate some help.

I am part of a playgroup that does mini leagues. We are currently doing Tiny Leaders. My three decks are Grenzo Dungeon Warden, Athreos, God of Passage and Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Any input you can provide on any of the three would be greatly appreciated. I already ordered a few cards from your Hapatra deck ( Shame Earthcraft is banned :( ).

July 15, 2018 9:04 p.m.

pjeseb says... #3

Hello there Daedalus! Do you have any experience playing pauper? I was hoping you could take a look at my deck and see if you could give me some pointers. The deck is Dawn of the Clerics. Thanks!

June 30, 2018 11:57 p.m.

ccozzi says... #4

Hey, think you can analyze my deck? I took a lot of inspiration from your Locust God deck https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/23-06-18-yidris-storm/?cb=1529967049

June 25, 2018 7:26 p.m.

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Wow! Quite a few comments to respond to!

smashadams83: Hmmm. Of those, I really do need to acquire a Phyrexian Tower and find a slot for Eternal Witness. Not too much of a fan of Necrotic Ooze when it only works for one combo, but I'll consider it :) you're correct on the creature count, but there's a limiting factor where I have to have enough -1 counter granting effects...

seshiro_of_the_orochi: I'd expect this comment with a name like that! Honestly, I used to run him, but as a six-drop I'm not sure he does enough to justify his inclusion. If this deck ever shifts to be more combat-focussed again, he'll probably go back in.

Pabs4444: Sometime I need to build a deck specifically to abuse Throne of the God-Pharaoh. It's such a cool card, but never QUITE seems to fit.

KongMing: Thanks for the comment! Hapatra is un-American scum, confirmed. I used to run Shisato, Whispering Hunter in the past, but unless an opponent is tapped out he doesn't do as much as I'd want. The others seem too mana-intensive for their effects, I'm afraid.

GrimReaper0602: While Harbinger of Night and Midnight Banshee have some issues, they're also some of my only ways to place -1 counters on all creatures on the battlefield. Until more effects are printed that can do so, I can't easily remove them.

Flint2: I completely agree that Midnight Banshee+Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons+Obelisk Spider is a nasty piece of work, haha. I've enjoyed it a lot whenever I've pulled it off. I'll pass on the token-doublers, though.

Thanks you all for your comments!

July 19, 2018 5:46 p.m.

DwaginFodder: I'm glad I could inspire you! :) you could also make the Murder of Crows/Goblin Bombardment combo work by including Hostility or Guile instead of an Eldrazi titan, if on a budget, although those cards won't do as much when hardcasted as a backup plan.

A grixis build could do work, though I'd suggest Nekusar, the Mindrazer as your commander there as a secondary win-con. I personally don't think it's worth it for only a few additional cards, but you do you (and let me know how it works out for you!).

July 19, 2018 1:53 p.m.

Said on Chromium, the Mad...

#3

I guess I'm a little confused on the purpose of what you want this deck to do, in terms of function. Is it sorta Esper goodstuff?

I'm surprised you're running zero instants in here, to be honest. Is there a reason for that? If not, some strong removal and answers like Mana Drain and Swords to Plowshares might be helpful.

There seems to be a reanimator theme, and given that, Final Parting might be very good here (to tutor for Reanimate/Animate Dead to hand and a target for reanimation into GY).

Do you feel you have enough draw and ramp? Your curve is VERY high here (though part of that is due to playing a reanimator deck), and I'm worried you'll run out of cards in the late game. Options like Rhystic Study, Mystic Remora, Phyrexian Arena etc could help you keep your hand full.

Hope this helps a bit!

July 17, 2018 6:38 p.m.

I saw your deck in the featured queue and thought I'd stop by to take a look! I also have a Hapatra list, if you want to take a look:


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A few quick suggestions that I noticed:

1) Witherscale Wurm doesn't give you snakes. The creature placing the counters is the blocking/blocked creature, and thus it doesn't count as "you" placing tokens.

2) Have you considered Ulvenwald Tracker? It lets your snakes Murder your opponents' creatures at instant speed. Similarly, Vhati il-Dal lets you kill anything with a -1 counter on it, even if it's indestructible.

3) Do you have objections to infinite combos? Because there's lots of good infinite combos with Hapatra.

4) No Sol Ring or Fellwar Stone? They seem like good ramp here.

July 17, 2018 4:48 p.m.

Winterblast: Thank you for the comment.

I'm not sure how much High Tide will help here, given that I play a large number of non-basics without Island typing, and I'm not running any infinite combos that rely on it. It's cute with the two untappers, I suppose, but I'm not willing to rely on that synergy.

Murder of Crows is much better than it looks, to be honest - it gives me advantage from board wipes (which normally set me back pretty hard), allows me to draw into interaction when facing GY-based decks such as Meren, etc. It's also an unusual card to see in Locust God decks, which means my opponents often neglect to counter it if I have an Altar out.

Snap over Snapback is a fair argument - Snapback is in there to terminate the Kindred Discovery combo at instant speed with no mana held up, if the Simian Spirit Guide into Firestorm approach fails. Snap doesn't work as well for that role, but it does work better as a bounce before a wheel... I suppose I could run both; Snapback has performed well but I'd be happy to have another copy.

Burning Inquiry seems like a VERY risky idea here; the three extra locusts are not worth the chances of dumping a critical combo piece. I DEFINITELY can't afford the $$$ cost of Candelabra of Tawnos, haha, so that's a strong "no" from me. Merchant Scroll could be passable, I suppose, but none of my blue instants are really critical to the game-plan other than Dramatic Reversal, and Muddle the Mixture might be better for finding that (a card I've intended to add for a while).

Speaking of counterspells, Muddle the Mixture is the primary one I want to add, because it can grab Dramatic Reversal/Grim Monolith/Isochron Scepter (and, if I need counterspells in a pinch, can be Sceptered itself).

I could run Flusterstorm (I have one right here), but I find it's a little... situational, since this deck runs in a lot of different metas (some of which are less spell-based than others). I appreciate that Mindbreak Trap often closes out a game by exile-countering Food Chain, it acts in a similar role against Storm, and it's a very nice "gotcha!" against decks that act when I'm tapped out. Still, it's the only offensive counterspell in a deck that usually uses its counterspells defensively.

Negate or Swan Song are both definitely things I could/probably should run, but as always, slots are hard to come by. I'm not sure what you mean by "high-cost or niche interaction"; the only things that really seem to fit that mold are Recurring Insight, Mystic Confluence, or Mindbreak Trap. Mystic could get the axe, perhaps, but the amount of utility and flexibility the card gives me is unreal.

And on the topic of Day's Undoing - I agree that the card is really bad in the late-game, but there are many hands where I simply vomit out all of my cheap spells and mana rocks from my hand, and I am left with nothing to do. While obviously Timetwister/Wheel of Fortune are better in this role, having a third copy of that effect is nothing to sneeze at when I can use it to draw back into good cards from a bad hand (and often screw with opponents' hand shaping as well). If I replace this with something, I want it to be another spell that can refill an empty/bad hand - maybe Fact or Fiction?

Thank you for your thoughts.

July 17, 2018 2:05 p.m.

Said on Daedalus19876...

#6

Shakhaza: I'll take a look this evening! I'm so glad my Hapatra deck could inspire you :)

July 17, 2018 1:43 p.m.

Said on Yasova EDH...

#7

Hi! Came here from FB.

This is very good for a budget deck! You definitely get a +1 from me :)

Some minor suggestions, however: If you want a cheap power boost, there's very little better than O-Naginata. Unless your meta is VERY heavy on artifact destruction, I'd rather have Coalition Relic or Chromatic Lantern over Darksteel Ingot. I do feel you need more sources of draw; Heartwood Storyteller, Sylvan Library, and the new Runic Armasaur can help you keep up with more card-advantage-heavy decks. Heroic Intervention is a great way to protect against board wipes. Beast Within is something I'd run over Chaos Warp, personally. For cuts, I'd recommend against Bounty of the Luxa (takes too long to do anything substantive) and Runechanter's Pike (I don't feel you have enough instants/sorceries to justify it).

Hope this helps! :)

July 15, 2018 9:44 p.m.

Hi, came here from FB :)

Personally, I'd run Pyrohemia over Pestilence (or both). Combat Celebrant seems a little odd here, since you have relatively few combat triggers. It's only good when you have Kiki-Jiki, and I would stick with your Zealous Conscripts line (since it has utility outside of the combo). Have you considered Painful Quandary as an additional oppression piece? I'm surprised Ruination isn't in here; I find it to be a vicious board wipe in my meta. Trinisphere is another way to lock down combo decks. I'm always partial to a good Hymn to Tourach, but I understand if it's not your cup of tea :) Have you tried Black Market here to pair with your land/artifact/creature wipes?

Looks good! You definitely get a +1 from me :)

July 15, 2018 9:18 p.m.

Said on Brain Fart Stax...

#9

Actually, on second thought, one more comment: why no Lim-Dul's Vault?? One of the best pieces for a combo deck in UB, IMO.

July 15, 2018 12:31 p.m.

Said on Brain Fart Stax...

#10

Hi - came here from FB.

This deck is really, really nice. I approve! (Also, it has a description, which makes it SO much easier to analyze - thanks for that.)

One of the only substitutions I might make is Aetherflux Reservoir vs Sentinel Tower. What's your reasoning for including one over the other? I'm also surprised you're not running Pact of Negation as combo protection, though I suppose slots are very very tight. Perhaps something like Overburden or AEther Barrier to deal with Tier 1 creature-based storm decks (Food Chain and Brostorm, etc)? (Also, no Mana Confluence?)

Nice work! You definitely get a +1 from me, haha.

July 15, 2018 12:25 p.m.

Said on Vial Smasher & ......

#11

Hi, came here from FB.

Hmmm. I don't see the forest for the trees, so to speak: what is the Purpose of this deck? Is it to assemble Basalt Monolith/Rings of Brighthearth combo, and sink the mana into Thrasios? A well-worn path, but not a bad one ;)

In terms of single-card changes: I'd run Mana Confluence over one of your lands (probably Cinder Glade). You're missing Vampiric Tutor, and I'd absolutely run Beast Within before I ran Chaos Warp (unless there's a LOT of indestructible stuff running around in your meta). I'd run Coalition Relic over Commander's Sphere (6-drops on T4 are AWESOME), Toxic Deluge over Damnation, Regrowth over Volcanic Vision, and a Mana Crypt over... most about anything TBH. If you have the money, Mana Drain is a strictly better Counterspell - though I'd probably cut Arcane Denial instead. I'm not confident in hitting the mana cost for Cruel Ultimatum, and I feel that slot could be better used by something else. Finally, I'd look into getting more draw and tutors in the deck, because I feel you'll run out of cards quickly.

Hope this helps!

July 15, 2018 12:07 p.m.

dcoffin: Hmmmm. Perhaps Spirit en-Dal? It gives Avacyn shadow when she needs it, and carries swords well.

And yeah, it's an equipment I've considered for a while, but never QUITE made the cut. Partially because most equip costs in this deck are already pretty low.

July 14, 2018 6:53 p.m.

Scytec: Thanks, man! I don't think it's online, though, sorry. I'll fix the doubled Meditate; thanks for pointing that out :)

And I'm not entirely sure why Lion's Eye Diamond would fit here (plus, it's a bit expensive, haha). I care a lot about having a large hand size, and I have few ways to use the mana from LED? What do you think it would be good with here?

July 14, 2018 6:49 p.m.

Said on Yidris Storm...

#14

Hi! Sorry it took me a while to get back to you, my job has been super busy.

This deck is...odd (not in a bad way). I'm going to be as cutthroat as possible here, since it's listed as competitive :)

I definitely see the influence of my The Locust God deck - you chose the same counterspell suite as I did, have a similar Paradox Engine line of play, use the same rocks, etc. And yet, there are some strange choices for a competitive deck - relatively little interaction, several 4+ mana spells that do very little when they come down, and a lack of hard draw.

Nature's Lore and/or Three Visits over Kodama's Reach, Windfall over (or in addition to) Time Reversal. Cutting Mindbreak Trap for Arcane Denial, unless your meta is REALLY storm-heavy. Sylvan Library over (or in addition to) Mirri's Guile. Since you're in green, you have access to some strong mana dorks that work well with Paradox Engine (or just as early ramp), particularly Birds of Paradise and Bloom Tender. I'd personally argue for Bear Umbra over Nature's Will, since it also protects the creature in question, but it sorta depends on the amount of exiling removal in your meta. You're not running Necropotence, and you should fix that. I would almost certainly run Dramatic Reversal/Isochron Scepter in here - each half is really good alone, and it gives you an infinite storm count together. In terms of removal, Nature's Claim is the biggest thing I feel you're missing, since you have very little interaction to deal with hate pieces that you go up against. An argument could be made for adding Deadeye Navigator to pair with your Palinchron/Peregrine Drake, and cards like Tooth and Nail/Defense of the Heart to find them, but I don't feel that's a great use of slots in the current list. Jace's Archivist is far better than Arcanis the Omnipotent in this deck.

My first cuts would absolutely be any card at CMC 5 or greater, unless it essentially immediately wins you the game. I would remove Berserkers' Onslaught, Consuming Aberration, Peregrine Drake, Treachery, and Arcanis the Omnipotent immediately.

If I may ask, why use Yidris for this if you could use something like Kess in the command zone instead? It seems like you aren't doing too much with green in the deck, and relying on connecting with Yidris seems...unreliable. In a competitive deck, you'd want to be winning on T4 most games, which makes casting Yidris at that point a bad proposition (especially since most strong mana rocks can't help you cast him, given that his mana cost involves no colorless mana).

I hope this helps as a preliminary look! I can come back and offer more thoughts when I have a few more minutes to think about it :)

July 11, 2018 12:08 p.m.

Said on Dawn of the ......

#15

Hello - sorry it took me a while to get back to you! I have very little experience with Pauper (I play entirely EDH these days), but it seems like this deck could use Oblivion Rings over Journey to Nowhere, and probably another Aphetto Dredging over...something? :)

July 11, 2018 11:21 a.m.

KongMing: I'll add you, no worries! I've also fallen in that helper rank recently (shakes fists at the sky stupid JOB, making me money at expense of time), but more people here is always awesome! The only "requirement" is to pick a creature card to represent yourself, and add it to the "decklist" :)

Which reminds me! I made some pretty significant changes to my Hapatra list recently; anyone want to take a look and give thoughts? :)


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July 10, 2018 8:16 p.m.

A few things :)

1) I'd very much run Hero's Downfall over Ruinous Path.

2) No Toxic Deluge?? It's (IMO) one of the strongest black cards ever printed.

3) I would suggest Rune-Scarred Demon over Diabolic Tutor. It can be reanimated repeatedly with Chainer.

4) Death Wind and Chill to the Bone seem like pretty weak removal here. Have you considered Malicious Affliction, or something of that ilk?

5) I'm not convinced you have enough draw effects. Have you considered Phyrexian Arena, Grim Haruspex, and Ancient Craving-esque effects?

6) Your curve is relatively high, and I'm not really a fan of Manalith and other 3-mana rocks. I'd focus more on cheaper rocks such as Mana Crypt and Mana Vault to accelerate Chainer, as well as Jet Medallion to make your spells cheaper.

7) Mono-black decks always love a copy of Contamination or Infernal Darkness if you feel like adding a cruel touch.

This is my mono-black deck, if you feel like taking a look for anything you might add that I've forgotten:


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July 8, 2018 10:28 a.m.

I'll take a look: anyone want to take a look at my current pet deck? I made some significant alterations recently, and I could use fresh eyes (or +1s, those are nice too).


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July 8, 2018 9:57 a.m.

Thran Temporal Gateway and Teferi's Protection seem like the most natural cuts here, and I'd cut them for a draw effect and a Toxic Deluge personally.

July 8, 2018 9:56 a.m.

I recently made major upgrades to this deck - anyone want to take a look or give a +1?


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July 8, 2018 9:51 a.m.

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