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: 147 | 376 COMMENTS | 26869 VIEWS | IN 94 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 334 | 413 COMMENTS | 29879 VIEWS | IN 126 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 67 | 144 COMMENTS | 15092 VIEWS | IN 29 FOLDERS

The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 127 | 161 COMMENTS | 10598 VIEWS | IN 44 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876



The Deckwatch [Home Base]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876


Lilbrudder says... #1

I think you.have too many utility lands or lands that come into play tapped and only provide one color. Generally speaking I maybe use 1-2 such lands at most. There are a few 5 and 2 color lands you have not yet included: Exotic Orchard, Blooming Marsh, Reflecting Pool. Barring that some rocks or dorks that tap for all colors may help

April 21, 2017 9:04 a.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #2

Hey sorry for the dumb question but how do you paste your deck with the color wheel attached instead of just the hyperlink? Like how you have for current projects up top.

April 18, 2017 3:51 p.m.

Cordyceps0 says... #3

Saw a Trump comment and had to click, love your username on a few levels. I'd also love to have you deconstruct my Graveyard Factory, Daedalus19876. What's your major, btw?

April 17, 2017 12:49 a.m.

yeaGO says... #4

Yeah or just ping me here and I'll add it

April 14, 2017 2:54 p.m.

Deadalus last one for the day haahaha : http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/samut-the-savage/

April 13, 2017 5:39 a.m.

Here's the minotaur tribal I just built today, take a look if you have free time! http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/neheb-the-narcissist/

April 13, 2017 4:09 a.m.

hey Deadalus, just built a pretty solid Bontu the Glorified deck using some new cards as well. Tell me what you think! http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/unbeatable-bontu/

April 13, 2017 3:12 a.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #8

So you got any plans for Bontu the Glorified?

April 12, 2017 10:36 a.m.

Zimmers_0 says... #9

Please tell me you have seen this

I sure hope you have seen the new Nissa!

April 11, 2017 4:54 p.m.

Homura_Akemi says... #10

Thank you! :)

April 10, 2017 12:25 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #11

Homura_Akemi: Probably not - despite what I said on my Hazoret deck, it's increasingly apparent that I don't have time to build all five gods. Plus I think she's best suited to voltron, which is something I have already built several times.

That being said, my good friend n0bunga is building a list if you want to go check it out :)

Oketra! My Ketra!

Commander / EDH* n0bunga


April 10, 2017 11:55 a.m.

Homura_Akemi says... #12

Are you going to build an Oketra EDH deck?

April 10, 2017 11:48 a.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #13

Leniathan and alexander.rokicki: Left an analysis for both of you :)

April 9, 2017 8:33 p.m.

Leniathan says... #14

Hey, I'm fairly new to the site and was wondering if you could look over a deck for me? I've been meaning to get into the Commander/EDH format, and have been reading up on the rules. I figured it would be easiest to adapt a deck I'm familiar with first. I was wondering if you had any feedback for my Proliferating Vampires (EDH) Deck. Thanks either way :)

April 3, 2017 2:57 p.m.

Hey dude, I recently put the deck onto tapped out and was wondering if you could have a look and maybe add what cards you'd put to make it more synergistic. Thanks. -Alex

April 2, 2017 5 p.m.

Eiti3 says... #16

As for learning how to do page layouts, I'm not sure how much I can help. I am completely self-taught in everything I do. However, I can recommend looking through FancyTuesday's beginner's guide and advanced guide. After looking and testing it out, if you have any questions, I'd be more than willing to help out.

April 2, 2017 4:05 p.m.

Hey deadalus, I have a question for you. Are you a fan of deckbuilding? I recently threw together some cards for a Saska ( 4 color double damage commander). How would you build a Saska token deck?

April 1, 2017 9:07 p.m.

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Lilbrudder: The "whenever you cycle, opponent loses 2 and you gain 2" is really, really powerful. Lost my only match to it.

April 22, 2017 3:12 p.m.

Casey4321: My friend at prerelease also opened foil Liliana and played BW zombies lol.

I opened/traded for a Harsh Mentor (foil), Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons, Insult/Injury, Combat Celebrant, Pyramid of the Pantheon (foil), Champion of Rhonas, and Channeler Initiate. So overall I'm happy :)

April 22, 2017 2:29 p.m.

So who's been to a prerelease so far? :)

April 22, 2017 2:05 p.m.

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Megalomancer: Honestly? I swapped all of the basics for nonbasics recently and forgot to swap it, haha.

April 21, 2017 7:04 p.m.

Oh, oh oh oh. This is going to be good.

April 21, 2017 1:40 p.m.

Darn it, now I want to build this deck too...

April 21, 2017 11:52 a.m.

Said on God sent Anya ......


Oh, and you will probably want to increase your land count significantly. I run 35 in my Avacyn deck, and my curve is WAY lower than yours (with more fast mana rocks).

April 20, 2017 6:42 p.m.

Said on God sent Anya ......


sigh I wrote you a long, detailed comment, then my computer decided to delete it. Long story short, here was my suggestion:

Make sure all of your equipment and creatures will have an impact. I'd look to the equipment I'm using on my deck for some suggestions, but the most important ones you're missing are O-Naginata, Champion's Helm, and Inquisitor's Flail. Also, of the Swords of X and Y, I'd play exactly the opposite ones from the ones you have, lol.

More tutors are vital in Boros colors. Open the Armory, Stoneforge Mystic, Relic Seeker, Enlightened Tutor, Stonehewer Giant, etc would be my first choices.

Double strike and extra combat steps are helpful. Duelist's Heritage, Silverblade Paladin, Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder, Temur Battle Rage, Aggravated Assault (goes infinite with Sword of Feast and Famine).

Better removal and draw. Swords to Plowshares, Chaos Warp, Oblation, Reforge the Soul, Scroll Tax.

Protection is vital. Mother of Runes is the best, but more hexproof is always good.

Hope this helps! :)

April 20, 2017 6:39 p.m.

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cosmcbun: It's not playable outside of black, because its color identity is black :(

April 20, 2017 6:33 p.m.

Bocajtioneb: I'll try and take a look! Thanks for your comment and +1 on my deck.

April 20, 2017 2:40 p.m.

This is more of a general comment, but I've been thinking that you might want to leave the commander's name on your alter. It's really hard to figure out who the commander is otherwise, because it's not extremely prominent in the description. (Actually tagging Chainer, Dementia Master in your description could also help, lol.)

Overall though the deck looks good? I'll try and take a look at it soon but my time is very tight for the next few weeks...

April 20, 2017 1:04 p.m.

DarkEclipse18: No need to apologize! :)

The deck should run fine without Arid Mesa and Plateau, I'd just put two Plains in instead (or whatever utility lands you find helpful).

There is no budget replacement for Mana Crypt (there's simply no other mana rock that comes down as fast), but Inspiring Statuary can give you as much or more ramp in the late game. Chrome Mox could also do work but personally I don't like it much.

The two swords really are important here...I'd say that Sword of Feast and Famine is a must, but you could replace Sword of Fire and Ice with either Rogue's Gloves or Mask of Memory to replicate the draw. Nothing else can give the handy protection as easily, though.

Scroll Rack and Land Tax are both relatively unique cards - you could include Tithe over Land Tax and maybe Reforge the Soul over Scroll Rack?

If you include Tithe, you'll want to include Mistveil Plains to abuse Tithe with Sunforger ;)

I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions you may have, and let me know how the deck plays for you! :)

April 20, 2017 2:58 a.m.

Said on I Call Her ......


Let's see how this plays!

This is the largest revision I've ever done to this deck so we'll have to test if it works. I replaced all of the basics (and the two slow fetches) with various nonbasic duals and fast fetches (though I can't afford ABUR ones obviously), for two reasons: to try and fix that damn color-screw problem, and to further abuse Hermit Druid. This may make the deck a bit slower (more ETB tapped lands) but hopefully the two advantages above make up for it.

(Thanks to n0bunga for giving me the kick in the pants to finally try this.)

I also added Sheoldred, Whispering One over Avatar of Woe, as Patolea wisely suggested :)

April 20, 2017 2:18 a.m.

Zimmers_0: Heh. If you enjoy her, have fun building :) All hail Phyrexia!

And proliferate is busted AF.

April 19, 2017 3:12 p.m.

n0bunga: Well I mean it's more likely that I will just need to make major revisions to VERA.

The weirdest thing is that the mana base is super screwy. Statistically speaking it should be 100% fine, but 95% of games I'm color-screwed. Do you have any suggestions for how I can improve that issue? (Without TOO much of a budget increase.)

(Tagging Lilbrudder too since he's our resident Sultai expert.)

April 19, 2017 3:03 p.m.

n0bunga: Yeah, I feel you. I try and keep my non-retired decks on here synchronized with my real-life decks (partly so I can look over them to remember what I'm playing in my current build).

I have 5 fully-assembled decks right now (Avacyn, Sidisi, Zada, Hapatra, and Yahenni) but I'm honestly thinking about taking apart Sidisi. I never play her, and I need a proper reanimator deck in my repertoire (which shares a lot of expensive pieces).

What is the deck that hurt most to take apart?

April 19, 2017 2:46 p.m.

Zimmers_0: Oh, I play black and red all the time haha. All hail the powers of darkness!

But Atraxa is scum, lol. Just...overplayed and often uncreative. I have strong feelings on this matter XD

(I was joking saying I was judging you for your Commander choices though ofc.)

April 19, 2017 2:43 p.m.

Zimmers_0: Hmmm. I like a lot of specific cards in this set but beyond Hapatra (and her paraphernalia) I don't have a pressing need for any of them. I do want a Glorious End and As Foretold though!! I want to know what they look like in foil.


cough Anyway! I also want the black masterpieces so I can have them altered.

April 19, 2017 2:25 p.m.

So what's everyone here looking forward to pulling/using from Amonkhet? :) Any hopes or plans for prerelease?

April 19, 2017 1:01 p.m.

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Every day, I become more convinced that Magosi, the Waterveil is simply unplayable. I love trying to break underappreciated cards but honestly I think there is no saving that one.

On another tangent, that cycle should 100% be legendary. It bothers me every time I see them (and would have prevented those ridiculous Scapeshift decks).

April 18, 2017 11:41 p.m.


I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 147 | 376 COMMENTS | 26869 VIEWS | IN 94 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 107 | 176 COMMENTS | 17870 VIEWS | IN 51 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

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Oathbreaker and Kingslayer: Adriana EDH | *PRIMER*

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The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 127 | 161 COMMENTS | 10607 VIEWS | IN 44 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876


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