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: 771 | 482 COMMENTS | 113767 VIEWS | IN 249 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: 622 | 732 COMMENTS | 95830 VIEWS | IN 241 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: 182 | 78 COMMENTS | 13542 VIEWS | IN 62 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: 758 | 599 COMMENTS | 83909 VIEWS | IN 259 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: 22 | 6 COMMENTS | 961 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: 171 | 165 COMMENTS | 23824 VIEWS | IN 62 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: 12 | 7 COMMENTS | 693 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: 311 | 270 COMMENTS | 49653 VIEWS | IN 116 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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The Deckwatch [Home Base]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 46 | 2315 COMMENTS | 18961 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


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Said on TappedOut Video!...

#1

I'll stop by in a bit -- I have a bunch of meetings today -- but thank you Suns_Champion for the tag! I'm mostly active in the EDH circles on here, but hey! I'd love to contribute something :)

(I used to be better known here, haha -- for about a year, I was ranked #1 in the helper and T/O rank -- but my job and PhD program hit me like a truck. Still, from when I was more active, I still have three of my decks in the top 15 highest-ranked EDH decks of all time here! https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/search/?q=&format=edh&price_0=&price_1=&o=-rating&submit=Filter+results )

August 11, 2020 9:29 a.m.

Said on Harvest Season...

#2

but you're not actually running Harvest Season

August 6, 2020 11:52 a.m.

Profet93: I haven't gotten to test these changes yet, honestly. I swapped Ugins to use his ult as a wincon, rather than trying to use him primarily for removal. Plus, when I can keep the board clear he does great work.

Crypt Ghast has been in here since the beginning, yeah. He's good.

Bloodchief is back in because I couldn't resist the beautiful foil. I'm hoping I can use it as a way to offset life loss from Yawgmoth, and to keep certain infinite combos from working.

I actually might be cutting Imperial Seal so I can sell it, haha.

I haven't gotten to cast Black Market yet, and I've also been considering running Revel in Riches instead...

July 28, 2020 3:53 p.m.

MeagherMan101: The issue is that I want to load all the +1 counters onto a single creature -- particularly, Devoted Druid for the infinite combo. Renata forces me to put the +1 counters onto the tokens themselves, which isn't my goal here. But thank you for the suggestion!

July 27, 2020 9:29 a.m.

Specialties

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

Decks

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 111 | 108 COMMENTS | 11010 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 622 | 732 COMMENTS | 95830 VIEWS | IN 241 FOLDERS

Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 280 | 181 COMMENTS | 29379 VIEWS | IN 79 FOLDERS

Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 124 | 67 COMMENTS | 11366 VIEWS | IN 36 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 182 | 78 COMMENTS | 13542 VIEWS | IN 62 FOLDERS

The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 771 | 482 COMMENTS | 113767 VIEWS | IN 249 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 311 | 270 COMMENTS | 49653 VIEWS | IN 116 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 758 | 599 COMMENTS | 83909 VIEWS | IN 259 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 136
Prototype Decks 79
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 1485
Avg. deck rating 63.48
T/O Rank 46
Helper Rank 22
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1345
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 71
Last activity 2 days
Joined 5 years