Delta-117 Deckling

I started playing Magic the Gathering around the time of Journey into Nyx and since then I have come to enjoy this trading card game a lot.I play quite a few formats such as Standard, Commander, Modern, Pauper, and attend drafts and other limited events like prereleases.

My favourite color combination would have to be or . Commander is probably my favourite format, which I first started with a deck led by Vorel of the Hull Clade about 3 years ago. Not long after, I began with a second deck led by Sliver Overlord as slivers had just become my favorite creature type after I learned of them with core 2014/2015. In paper I now possess 10, soon to be possibly 11-12 edh decks, and while none of my decks I consider yet complete, i'm frequently making minor improvements.

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August 6, 2018 8:57 p.m.

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Well there was also the Approach of the Second Sun list if you recall I shared earlier that may be worth considering. It's a deck that would be easily upgradeable (although it can get pricey admittedly too if you start looking at things like Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, and Search for Azcanta  Flip.


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Other than that though, I will need more time to think up more things that are possibly .

August 17, 2018 9:57 p.m.

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I made some significant updates to that above list all the while trying to keep the price in check. Also, I shared the deck with you Loeffner and so you should now be able to make changes to it as well.

August 17, 2018 7:23 p.m.

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Well i’m glad that you took my suggestion, but that’s a problem if it works in fact too well... Let me give more thought to what else might work. For now my only idea would be to stick with the general gameplay of mill but do so in a different way like that of my above mentioned mill deck, doesn’t Engulf the Shore or maybe Devastation Tide, and the like a step down from all of the fog effects? It helps you save some money perhaps too as you can surely use some of the same cards in it maybe.

Mono Blue Mill

There’s quite a fun synergy between Fleet Swallower and Fraying Sanity included :)

August 17, 2018 6:31 p.m.

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Ah it's good to see that you have built an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice decklist, and one that is more unique than most (even mine admittedly). I use to include all the praetors in mine for the flavor as well as a bit of infect, but my Atraxa deck paints a big enough target on me at my lgs without those kind of cards as people have seen what it is capable of. I have games turn into essentially archenemy at times. I'm still undecided on the direction of the deck ultimately but it's already my most expensive edh deck. But enough talk of my list, here are some suggestions to consider:

(LANDS) Sea of Clouds in place of an Island, Morphic Pool in place of a Swamp, then cut maybe Manifold Insights for another land like Bountiful Promenade as I think your land count is a bit low. Other changes I would make would be to add an Inkmoth Nexus, and a Reliquary Tower. Inkmoth Nexus has evasion and if your goal is to win with infect you will want as much early game cards as you can to get early poison counters in. I would take out Saltcrusted Steppe for Inkmoth Nexus, and then cut Steady Progress (You already have better ways to proliferate, a number of which are repeatable unlike this one, maybe i'm wrong on this one but I think there's better cards you could have over it here) for Reliquary Tower (while this may not be relevant that often, look at how many cards Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur nets you if he sticks around and you will notice you have no way to have an unlimited hand size). And since you happen to have quite a few sources of proliferate, it might not be a bad idea to put Gavony Township in here to help your creatures out since so many on their own are quite weak.

(CREATURES) I would swap Corpse Cur for Phyrexian Swarmlord, as I don't really see many good targets for infect creatures to bring back outside of course Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon. Viridian Corrupter might be another infect creature you might want to consider using, I have to say spots are looking tight for me to suggest cuts for some cards but I think for this one I would swap Putrefy for this additional infect creature.

Additionally, while I see that you aren't concerned really with +1/+1 counters I still think Champion of Lambholt might be worth consideration for helping to get infect creatures through for even as much as an outright kill. For other aggressive options, you could go the route of Blightsteel Colossus which can simply kill players (It's kind of pricey, but i'm not sure if that's a concern for you). If you were to use this card however, you would want to make sure it's protected from the likes of your Swords to Plowshares etc with Lightning Greaves, Asceticism, Whispersilk Cloak or even additionally with Conqueror's Flail which I talk about more later. Putrefax is kind of similar if even not as strong, and perhaps this kind of strategy can pay off well with the use of equipment and maybe even some pump spells if we were to take inspiration from modern/legacy infect lists?

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https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/legacy-infect-53741#paper

https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-infect-46434#paper

They rely on taking usually 1-2 infect creatures and pumping them up with cards like Berserk, Become Immense, Vines of Vastwood, Invigorate, Groundswell, Blossoming Defense etc to go for a kill, and while some of these might not seem as effective here in commander, I still think a couple like Berserk and Become Immense are worth using because I already see you have Rancor here and these can help get around the fact that many infect creatures are quite weak on their own. And on that topic of infect creatures being generally frail, a few cards that you could consider using here to solve that would be Teferi's Protection, Spellskite(great for taking removal off your more important creatures), and or Heroic Intervention. A few other cards that modern infect lists make use of from time to time are Distortion Strike, Apostle's Blessing, and then of course the staple Noble Hierarch and Pendelhaven. As I said before the general gameplan with such decks is to attack with generally 1 or so infect creatures and back them up with pump spells like those and more mentioned above, and that's where Noble Hierarch and Pendelhaven (pairs well with Glistener Elf, Blighted Agent, Plague Stinger, Inkmoth Nexus and the like) give the attacker a boost to kill outright in as early as turns 2-4. A few cards that might help with this route would be Duelist's Heritage, the previously mentioned Champion of Lambholt, Spinebiter, Apostle's Blessing (can be used for offense or defense), and Slip Through Space. And I see you have a couple counterspells here, and so maybe this is foolish enough to work, but I think you should consider using Hatred here. It can be put either obviously on an infect creature that is not being blocked/can't be blocked (many good targets would be Blighted Agent, Inkmoth Nexus, Putrefax provided you added it of course) or any other evasive creature or what may not at first be obvious to be used on your commander, because ask yourself how many players early on/mid game are going to stop you from attacking them say maybe 1-2 times with Atraxa, Praetors' Voice who is a 4/4 deathtouch/flying/vigilance creature? What you can do with this is pay all of that life to simply kill someone with Atraxa and then gain all that life back :)

While maybe I fear a bit redundant similarly to Grafted Exoskeleton, Triumph of the Hordes is a card that maybe you have overlooked here. The trample can be very useful for getting damage through and I would probably want to play a card like this over Praetor's Grasp, Wargate, or Viridian Longbow possibly? I have to say that I agree with FiveEightFiveBC's observation about Grafted Exoskeleton, I think if you want to stick with equipment that is yet better, either use Sword of Feast and Famine/Sword of Light and Shadow or something like Conqueror's Flail. I could see stacking a bunch of equipment and using stuff like Hatred, Duelist's Heritage, Become Immense, Glistening Oil, Fireshrieker, Sword of Vengeance, and such just on your commander as a legitimate gameplan also with or without infect.

Lastly, similarly to my earlier suggested Gavony Township, I was curious if your opposed to the inclusion of any planeswalkers here? Because I believe Nissa, Voice of Zendikar could do well here. Others to consider would be Ajani Steadfast, and Venser, the Sojourner. You wouldn't even have to go far with this, as too much and you start to change the theme of the deck, but these few that I highlighted might be of use to you here I thought with or without the likes of Doubling Season, and all the other obvious things that you would use with planeswalkers.

I will try to think of more suggestions, but I think this is enough for now to say the least as I will let you know I spent about 75 minutes in all coming up with all of this so far I think! Let me know what you think of all of this, as I know I suggested a ton of things and not all of which did I havsuggestions on what to replace them with. On a side note, I have to say i'm a bit jealous, do you happen to actually have a specific copy of that judge promo Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite?

August 16, 2018 11:56 p.m.

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Some good things to add here would be Sword of the Animist, Strata Scythe, Land Tax,Trailblazer's Boots, Imprisoned in the Moon, Rogue's Passage, Wayfarer's Bauble, Solemn Simulacrum, Endless Atlas, Ichor Wellspring,Conqueror's Flail, Hammer of Nazahn, Loxodon Warhammer, the Kaldra cycle could be fun: Helm of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Fireshrieker, Mycosynth Wellspring, maybe Bloodforged Battleaxe, Knight of the White Orchid, O-Naginata, and Silverblade Paladin.

There’s plenty more than what I have thought of like the sword cycle obviously, but some equipment can be quite pricey as I’m sure you already know. Here’s a good resource to check for ideas:

https://edhrec.com/themes/equipment

August 16, 2018 4:25 p.m.

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Well the major downside to Psychic Corrosion is that it lacks the chance to mill more than just two cards, Sphinx's Tutelage rather continues to mill your opponent if the 2 cards are both nonlands and share a colour. Then of course although kind of expensive, has that activated ability to trigger the mill effect if you have nothing else to do with mana.

August 15, 2018 1:27 p.m.

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Well outside of the absurdly priced Leyline of Sanctity, you could try Providence, Blessed Alliance, Authority of the Consuls, Providence, Orbs of Warding, Fog Bank, then you could even play a board wipe like Fumigate? I’m sure there’s more, perhaps even better still than what I have thought up quick. I will try to think of other things later today when I’m home.

I put Psychic Corrosion to the side as a consideration over Sphinx's Tutelage btw also if you want to save a bit more money, but Sphinx's Tutelage I prefer (keep in mind though the wording “each,” however for Psychic Corrosion).

August 15, 2018 11:55 a.m.

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No worries scotchtapedsleeves, I probably will do an account upgrade on here also I’m thinking soon.

August 14, 2018 10:29 p.m.

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What about Exploration and Burgeoning?

August 14, 2018 9:15 p.m.

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Hey Loeffner, I have put together a few decklists for you here on tappedout, keeping in mind what you have said. I don't know how much more cheaper I can make some of these though without compromising their strategies, but I will leave that up to you to decide.

In fact this first one is the Second Sun Control challenger deck that Wizards put out for sale a few months ago, in fact I play a more expensive version of this deck in standard currently. It could be a good starting point.


Second Sun Control

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Here is another control deck except this one's a little different because the goal is to mill your opponent(s). It plays a lot of fog effects like Holy Day to stall attacks against you. I won't take credit for this one either as it's originally a budget magic deck posted by SaffronOlive over at mtggoldfish, however I have made numerous changes to the deck that have made it closer to your price range. (Note there's a number of cards that I left to the side as potential changes you could make to the list).


Turbo Fog

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Next is another mill deck, but this one is different again by playing bounce spells like Engulf the Shore, Blink of an Eye etc alongside again Sphinx's Tutelage (It's cheaper than the above list even after the cuts, but I don't think it would fair as well against aggressive decks tbh). I use to play a casual standard deck like this one once in standard, but if I recall I had a few other things in the deck such as Thing in the Ice  Flip and Manic Scribe?


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All of this I put together in the span of like 30 minutes and they lack sideboards atm. They all could maybe use some more changes, but I think they are a decent start to what you maybe had in mind. I think if any, you should go for either the Approach of the Second Sun challenger deck or the turbo fog deck listed above out of all of these and you can make more changes as you see fit from there. I hope some of this is of use anyways!

August 14, 2018 7:21 p.m.

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Oops I somehow missed Tolaria West already in your deck, well in that case a few others to consider would be River of Tears? It can help to provide a source to make casting a Dismember for slightly less life and or Surgical Extraction if you ever choose to use that.

Talisman of Dominance however also helps with this, and has some synergy with Karn, Scion of Urza which I also recommend you try as a 1x of here.

August 14, 2018 1:05 p.m.

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I like the list, I happen to play a tron deck also. I haven’t yet, but I was planning on testing 2 walking ballista in the deck soon, and I’m just wondering how effective you find them here in your deck?

I’m also playing a Jace, the Mind Sculptor in my list, I’m not sure if he will stay forever though as there’s other things I can do with that mana especially considering there’s a lot of aggro decks at my lgs. I’m also using 1 Karn, Scion of Urza alongside of course an Ugin, the Spirit Dragon and I find Karn very effective. I of course use between 2-3 Talisman of Dominance which gives me even more artifacts to help make the construct tokens even bigger.

Anyways I have a suggestion for your list and that’s Tolaria West. It can be used to find not only Walking Ballista and Chalice of the Void, but also Academy Ruins.

August 14, 2018 12:58 p.m.

Primal Surge perhaps? Also regardless if you care or not about a graveyard theme, I think these cards are good on their own but even better with Muldrotha:Whiptongue Hydra, Constant Mists,Mishra's Bauble, and Executioner's Capsule.

But all around good cards for your counter theme would be Kalonian Hydra, Herald of Secret Streams, Hadana's Climb  Flip, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Novijen, Heart of Progress, and Hungering Hydra.

I like that you chose a different take on Muldrotha, in fact a +1/+1 counters deck was my first edh deck 3 years ago starting with Vorel of the Hull Clade, but then came along Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and it should go without saying that I obviously changed up the deck.

August 12, 2018 11:40 p.m.

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Hey I saw your recent post about offering to customize people's profiles/decklists, and I would be interested in having that done for my Sliver Overlord decklist whenever you have the time.


Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117

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It could even be something like a full image of Sliver Hivelord/ Avacyn Restored Cavern of Souls for the background if you can find one. But if that's not possible then I will leave it up to you to decide on some sort of scene that fits a place you could see there being Slivers.

Css coding I really have no experience with currently, but after seeing what some users have done with their decklists it might be something I will try out at some point.

August 12, 2018 3:21 p.m.

My mistake, I overlooked that last part of what you said, as I would like a deckpage I meant to comment on your profile rather. It's a shame I can't delete posts, that's something that those that upgrade their accounts on here have access to right?

August 12, 2018 3:17 p.m.

Yeah sure as well. One for my Sliver Overlord decklist would be very much appreciated.


Sliver Overlord EDH

Commander / EDH* Delta-117

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It could even be something like a full image of Sliver Hivelord/ Avacyn Restored Cavern of Souls for the background if you can find one. But if that's not possible then I will leave it up to you to decide on some sort of scene that fits a place you could see there being Slivers.

Css coding I really have no experience with currently, but after seeing what some users have done with their decklists it might be something I will try out at some point.

August 12, 2018 3:12 p.m.

Hey I know he's not a vampire, but have you considered Iroas, God of Victory here?

August 11, 2018 2:54 p.m.

Looks like fun, I was maybe making a lands deck like this or with Muldrotha, the Gravetide just haven't decided yet. One thing that would be cool to have here I think would be Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle, plus Prismatic Omen and Scapeshift :). Also Borborygmos Enraged seems like a card that should be included here.

August 10, 2018 11 a.m.

Lucky! I was pretty salty when I about 2 weeks ago opened a foil mythic as well, but mine rather was Grothama, All-Devouring :(

August 9, 2018 12:48 a.m.

It would help others if you shared your decklist, let me do that for you.


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Anyways when I have more time I will try to think of more suggestions, but for now I think you should consider Thought-Knot Seer, and Grove of the Burnwillows.

August 8, 2018 8:14 p.m.

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