DarkStarStorm Deckling

Howdy! My name's Paladin (or Pal), known throughout my meta as a brewer of jank. My favorite formats (in order) are Modern, Pauper, and multiplayer Commander.

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"A deck being called jank is one of the best compliments a brewer can get. Often the best decks are considered janky because they were specifically engineered to beat every deck in their meta."

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Why is it that so many commander players run Gild? Vraska's Contempt seems better in most games.

May 20, 2018 9:47 p.m.

Discussion question: What do you think as Bontu the Glorified as a sac outlet? I hold the opinion that it's one of the worst options, but maybe it's better than Sadistic Hypnotist? It's a Zulaport Cutthroat and Viscera Seer in one card, but you have to pay... Ready? Set? DISCUSS!

May 16, 2018 4:38 p.m.

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Is there a reason to run such an 8-drop?

May 16, 2018 3:48 p.m.

Last_Laugh That's a result of my testing, actually. In all of my games with 33 lands, I run into mana drought maybe one out of every 15 or 20 games. I'm mana starved 1 in every 50 games (in other words, it's happened twice ever). 36 lands (counting mana rocks as you said), works perfectly well in my experience.

May 13, 2018 6:50 p.m.

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May 13, 2018 12:20 a.m.

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Athreos is not protection against boardwipes. Your opponent will just pay the measly three life to prevent you from getting your best creatures back from the graveyard. Karmic Justice would be THE deterrent for boardwipes. Are you just not committing that much to the board in the hopes that they aren't devastating?

May 13, 2018 12:17 a.m.

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Emensmansera Your brew is quite a bit more creature-heavy. Are you worried about board-wipes ruining your gameplan or is that not really a concern?

May 12, 2018 2:03 p.m.

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Emensmansera I probably won't be adding Necropotence since I'm relying on reanimating my finishers. I also feel like the deck sports more than enough draw (I cut Phyrexian Arena for that reason). That being said, I windmill-slammed Solitary Confinement in the place of Marchesa's Decree. Thanks for the suggestion!

Have you found Delaying Shield to be worth including? It protects the Monarchy, but does literally nothing else.

May 11, 2018 4:54 p.m.

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Emensmansera I might just put that in! Both cards are good on their own, and together they're downright game-winning! Thanks!

May 11, 2018 3:11 p.m.

Last_Laugh I'll put in some work on honing the list. I don't really want to allocate that much of my budget towards Ancient Tomb and some of the more expensive tutors, but I'll trade for them as I see them.

May 11, 2018 1:42 a.m.

Last_Laugh There are only 6 five drops as opposed to 12 six drops. I'll look into replacing those with tutors or Unspeakable Symbol.

May 11, 2018 1:29 a.m.

epajula: "My type." I think that you're taking this a bit too personally, my friend. Before going for ad hominem, I would take a step back and cool down. My opponent's aren't wrecking me by any stretch of the word. The politics of not being hit for a bunch of damage from Blood Artist triggers is a strong deterrent for meddling. I do hear your argument, and will test out Unspeakable Symbol at the soonest opportunity.

Last_Laugh: I do believe that Sneak Attack is in the list. As for tutors, I'll probably invest in them when I'm not buying into Ad Nauseam. Will have trouble picking what to cut. Also: is the amount of mana-producing permanents in the deck sufficient in your eyes? I've heard from quite a few edh players that my landbase is a bit slim, but I'm also not running a whole lot of huge bombs.

May 11, 2018 12:27 a.m.

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Emensmansera: What are your opinions on running a reanimator wincon? Is that a good finisher for a stax strategy?

May 11, 2018 12:26 a.m.

epajula You do realize that with sac outlets, everything in the deck is instant-speed, right? The entirety of the deck has flash just by sticking an Ashnod's Altar on the field with a few good targets.

May 10, 2018 4:07 p.m.

Dack's Duplicate: It's really a choice between that and Sower of Temptation. I'd rather take Sower.

Scourge of the Throne: It's basically just a big dumb beater. I would be choosing between it and Insurrection, and Insurrection is more game winning.

Word of Seizing: It's good, but I prefer repeatable effects. Act of Aggression is close to meriting inclusion, but I did just kick Mark of Mutiny for the same reason of it not being repeatable. I DO like how it turns on Dethrone, however.

Vedalken Orrery: It's...interesting? I don't think that I'm required to play it...but I can see it putting in some amount of work in the deck (along with Leyline of Anticipation).

May 10, 2018 12:54 a.m.

Last_Laugh: I have considered all of those life gaining cards, and frankly, they gain TOO much life for my meta. That would put me at the highest life total by a large chunk, when in reality I want to be only a few points of life behind first or second. Temple of Aclazotz, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, High Market, Miren, the Moaning Well, Vampiric Rites, and Wurmcoil Engine are MORE than sufficient. While what you suggested can be alternate wincons, they NEED support to be such, thus being subpar in all other circumstances. Disciple of Bolas is in a lot of lists, but it's also very weak and dependant compared to other draw engines in the deck.

I'll test out Unspeakable Symbol again, but in my experience it's only able to be used once or twice. At that point any other card would be better (like Olivia for instance).

May 9, 2018 8:10 p.m.

Baral, Chief of Compliance would be a good inclusion, as would Seal Away. For finishers, I would cut Regal Caracal for Lyra Dawnbringer. The cats are really only good when you can start stacking them.

May 3, 2018 3:25 p.m.

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