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: 777 | 482 COMMENTS | 116165 VIEWS | IN 253 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: 644 | 752 COMMENTS | 99550 VIEWS | IN 248 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: 185 | 78 COMMENTS | 13992 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: 767 | 599 COMMENTS | 85158 VIEWS | IN 263 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: 23 | 6 COMMENTS | 1030 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


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: 176 | 165 COMMENTS | 24253 VIEWS | IN 65 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 | 739 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: 314 | 276 COMMENTS | 50697 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: 47 | 2316 COMMENTS | 19148 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


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Suns_Champion: Thornbite Staff too... And Archetype of Aggression can be great with deathtouch.

November 23, 2020 1:15 p.m.

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#2

Viridian Longbow for Falthis?

November 23, 2020 10:37 a.m.

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#3

This idea is very cute. Not gonna lie, I’m tempted to build it myself.

November 23, 2020 8:23 a.m.

GreenHamma: I was the one preceding you in the thread, not CrazedMagician ;)

November 21, 2020 8:20 p.m.

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Squirrel_of_War: Yeah, it's been in and out. But since I usually only encore one per turn, it's basically a bad mana rock... And though there ARE turns when I encore multiple things in a single turn, on those turns I'm usually winning already (I'm rarely too mana limited, since one of my first encores is usually something like Cloud of Faeries which grants mana).

Crow-Umbra: Thank you, it really warms my heart to hear that my primers help inspire people :D Thank you for the suggestion -- Court of Cunning is certainly an interesting option, but I'm just not sure I can hold onto the monarchy (it's not like I have pillow fort elements, or even THAT many blockers). I don't want to encourage people to hit me, and often I can't stop them if they decide to do so. Plus I'm always nervous of giving other people cards... I might test it though, thanks!

November 21, 2020 2:06 p.m. Edited.

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super_steeb: Thank you, glad you're a fan :D

Squirrel_of_War: Honestly, there's not many tokens I overly care about keeping here -- most of the tokens I create are "one and done" kind of effects (with a few exceptions). I'm also working to make it less commander-centric in general.

sub780lime: I did consider the Deadeye Navigator combo with Peregrine, but I decided against it because it doesn't work if the Peregrine is a token (and I already have too many combos, haha). Thank you for your suggestions!

GoldenGolgari: The problem I had with Direfleet Ravager is that -- assuming your opponents start at 40 life -- you all go to 26, then to 17, then to 11. You can't kill them, even with a 4/4 menace/deathtouch each, but they usually kill you on the backswing. There's better things we can do at 5, and also this deck doesn't want to rely TOO heavily on our commander. Panharmonicon ended up being a little win-more, I just ended up discarding it most games -- and when it DID come down, it was blown up immediately >.<

November 21, 2020 11:26 a.m.

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#7

God, you always have the best names...

November 19, 2020 12:19 p.m.

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#8

super_steeb: Eh, Underworld Sentinel is cute, and I did test it, but it just didn't do enough for 5 mana honestly. Especially since it's pretty bad without Araumi.

Heartless Summoning does not help with Araumi's ability, but it's very solid to help us power out our higher-cmc reanimation targets very early! It also allows us to somewhat churn through creatures with an Altar, and often even GAIN mana off things like Peregrine Drake.

November 18, 2020 8:43 p.m.

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#9

cs83847: I'm, uh, working on that. The cards marked as Spanish-language are the ones I recently added, which I'm trying to find cuts FOR... Got any suggestions? XD

November 18, 2020 10:40 a.m.

Archon_Bel: I need to update this list, I've made some changes. I'm not an OVERWHELMING fan of Huntmaster, I was probably cutting Rite of Belzenlok for Tevesh Szat, but the other changes you made are all ones I approve of.

As always, thank you for the insight! Huntmaster wasn't on my radar before, and now I'm considering him -- he's convenient as something I can discard and get back later at my leisure :D

How do you feel about Jeweled Lotus?

November 14, 2020 2:15 p.m. Edited.

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gdm1989: Yeah, the only issue is that Bitter Ordeal doesn't count cards that are milled, unfortunately :(

November 14, 2020 1:22 p.m.

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#12

gdm1989: Hey, I've been well! Haven't seen you in a while, haha.

Spoils of Evil can only target opponents, unfortunately. I don't mill my opponents much in this deck, but Songs of the Damned (the reverse) is awesome here!

Apologies, I'm confused -- what are you trying to do with Bitter Ordeal here?

November 14, 2020 1:08 p.m.

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#13

Have you considered Reconnaissance Mission over Coastal Piracy? Or in addition, given the theme and flavor of Piracy?

I'm not convinced that Spine of Ish Sah does the trick well enough.

Have you considered Helm of the Host to steal from multiple opponents in the same combat (or the same combat multiple times)? Sakashima of a Thousand Faces or Spark Double can do this as well. I'm not a huge fan of Sinister Sabotage or Arcane Denial here, honestly.

Hope this helps!

November 14, 2020 11:42 a.m.

Oh man, Archangel Avacyn is the commander deck I've had for the longest! I was the original person building her, I had great success... This is my deck, for context:


Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 766 | 599 COMMENTS | 85037 VIEWS | IN 263 FOLDERS


Have you considered including some of the lower-cost angels which also act as hatebears? Such as Archangel of Tithes and Angel of Jubilation? I've noticed that you're running a lot of the "whenever this takes damage, it deals that much elsewhere" cards, have you considered Repercussion?

I'd highly recommend Blasphemous Act (you can drop Avacyn, give indestructible, then blow up the field for a single red mana), Flawless Maneuver/Teferi's Protection (they work great to dodge one of your own board wipes), andd Wear / Tear over Disenchant. Frilled Deathspitter seems like the most natural cut. Hope this helps! :D

November 14, 2020 11:35 a.m.

gdm1989: I'll take a look.


Hello again! I'm mostly looking for potential cuts in Araumi, but upvotes are great too -- in less than two weeks, we're more than 50% of the way to +100 :D


To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 59 | 34 COMMENTS | 1377 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS


November 14, 2020 11:29 a.m.

LunoStarlyght: I'll take a look.


Hello again! I'm mostly looking for potential cuts in Araumi, but upvotes are great too -- in less than two weeks, we're more than 50% of the way to +100 :D


To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 59 | 34 COMMENTS | 1377 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS


November 14, 2020 11:29 a.m.

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smashadams83: I'm not opposed to Pilferer, but he was kind of disappointing in Vadrok. Why would he be better here? I'm glad to have inspired you, though -- I love Wake the Dead immensely in this kind of deck, to basically trigger ETBs from graveyard...

sheepdip: The Zuberas trigger when they die, but they "count" the number of Zuberas which died in total when the ability resolves. So if you sacrifice one (ability goes on stack), hold priority, sacrifice the next (before the first ability resolves), et cetera, you get away with a full count of 3 (or even 6) when each ability resolves!

November 13, 2020 10 p.m.

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Changes: Added Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Teardrop Kami, removed a Swamp and Unesh, Criosphinx Sovereign. Unesh gave massive value but didn't actually win, even when Encored. Teardrop Kami is another very powerful untap source -- I can't believe I forgot it until Awk0shi pointed it out, thank you again! Meanwhile, Mirror-Mad replaces Unesh with a better option: when cast normally, it's a powerful (if expensive) mill effect, and when encored it immediately mills my entire deck. Plus it's been a pet card since original Innistrad!

I might also run Necrotic Ooze in here, for the ability to steal Mirror-Mad's ability. We shall see.

November 10, 2020 12:23 a.m.

Awk0shi: OH, THAT'S SPICY...

Gotta add Teardrop Kami to mine now...

Have you considered Mirror-Mad Phantasm?

November 9, 2020 11:46 p.m. Edited.

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SteveoWOAH: I think the only "opponent discard" one I'm still running is the Zubera. I considered Coffers, since Nykthos has been doing great work -- has it been hard for you to get enough Swamps to work?

November 9, 2020 12:58 p.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: 140 | 119 COMMENTS | 13280 VIEWS | IN 24 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 644 | 752 COMMENTS | 99550 VIEWS | IN 248 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 314 | 276 COMMENTS | 50697 VIEWS | IN 116 FOLDERS

Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 130 | 67 COMMENTS | 13058 VIEWS | IN 39 FOLDERS

Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 291 | 187 COMMENTS | 31321 VIEWS | IN 83 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 185 | 78 COMMENTS | 13992 VIEWS | IN 62 FOLDERS

The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 777 | 482 COMMENTS | 116165 VIEWS | IN 253 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 767 | 599 COMMENTS | 85158 VIEWS | IN 263 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 145
Prototype Decks 87
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 1035
Avg. deck rating 62.81
T/O Rank 66
Helper Rank 46
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1357
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 72
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