Hi my name is Cal, and just like the rest of you on this site I play Magic. You can call me by my first name, but DD, Diver, or my username are all just fine. I mostly play the Commander format semi-competitively with friends nowadays and Stax and Control are my favorite strategies, but I have lots of experience with multiple archetypes and multiple formats. If you have any questions or need help on a deck, I'd be more than happy to check it out so feel free to drop a comment on my wall. Cheers!

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Hey thanks for the HTML code! I already had some images in mind and so I have added it to two edh decklists already. I hope to take the time to perhaps learn more about such so that down the road I can customize things more to my liking on here.

February 13, 2019 11:21 p.m. Edited.

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Standard is kind of a trap and it gets expensive to keep up with. I only played in Standard back when the Return to Ravnica and Theros blocks were in rotation. I continued playing for a bit when Khans of Tarkir rotated in, but after Theros rotated out I realized that the upkeep of making new decks was going to get really expensive. I lost a lot of interest in the format as a result.

I will recommend following the aforementioned suggestions to try Commander. Decks are pretty cheap to boot, and if you buy a precon it's even cheaper to start up. It's not like cards will rotate out either, so you will be able to rest easy knowing that you're investing in a format that won't lose value in a year, and your deck will always be playable for years to come.

February 17, 2019 10:29 a.m.

I took a look at your list and it looks good to me. You're probably going to lose a lot until you learn how to pilot your deck, and that's just the fact of the matter. It takes time to learn your deck and how to make the right plays in the right situations. It's also important to play against other decks and learn about the decks in your meta.

My advice is to keep running with what you have for now and make adjustments after playing it for a while.

February 16, 2019 9:51 a.m.

Chromium is a decent Voltron commander. For Esper control you'd want Zur or Sen Triplets. Even Aminatou and Oloro would be better than Chromium at control, so yeah. Go Voltron with him.

February 15, 2019 8:36 p.m.

Having piloting Tasigur for a good while now I can say that Chrome Mox isn't very desirable with Tasigur because he exiles enough cards with Delve as it is and you want to minimize the amount of cards you put in exile in order to keep valuable targets in your yard to recur. Mox Diamond on the other hand pitches some delve fodder for you so I highly recommend that.

February 15, 2019 4:48 p.m.

ProfessorPikachu I'm glad you asked about this. Meteor Golem certainly is appealing, but I wouldn't say it can warrant replacing Spine of Ish Sah in my list at least. Aside from adding to flavor, Spine actually holds a lot of value in here since it's a colorless sorcery speed destruction spell to hit any permanent type. On top of that, the spell can be recurred if it gets destroyed (and mass artifact destruction was pretty common in my meta at the time). Perhaps Golem can fill another slot, but this deck has been on a bit of a hiatus since the competitiveness of my meta has increased by a huge margin now and this deck has struggled to keep up in terms of competitive level development without having to change the entire strategy.

This deck is meant for a casual meta, and I would love to update it with a massive overhaul, but I just have no reason to do so at the moment. This list has been underperforming, and I've since opted for commanders of a higher power level to accommodate my meta shift. I can understand that throwing money at a strategy that will never improve in a meta filled with cEDH lines is completely pointless and Spellslinger Toshiro has this problem. The takeaway is that this deck performs incredibly well in casual metas because that's what it's meant to do, but in the cEDH environment that I play in now, every other deck at the table heavily outclasses this one. This second paragraph here isn't really relevant to the question posed, but I don't revisit this deck very often and I have really bittersweet feelings about it. I just want to say that I'm not going to be making further updates on this list, at least for now. As much as I want to keep the deck alive, all it does is collect dust because I don't get to break it out at all anymore.

Thank you to everyone for the support. Hopefully I can revitalize this deck in the future, but for now I think I'm retiring it until I can find a place to use it again.

February 15, 2019 3:25 p.m.

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No problem my dude. I haven't been getting notifications for PMs for the past few days, and I didn't even see the notification for you mentioning me here. I'm not sure what exactly is going on, but I've been experiencing really delayed or absent notifications for a while now.

February 15, 2019 12:33 p.m.

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Can confirm that you're stuck at 9122. It might just be some sort of bug with the server and that specific number isn't updating for some weird reason. I've had really strange things like this happen and it's just happened to work itself out over the course of a couple days. I'm sure the number we're seeing isn't that of what's going on behind the scenes. I hope this gets resolved soon!

February 15, 2019 12:03 p.m.

I haven't been participating in this discussion for a long while it feels like, but I would like to second the suggestion of moving Anafenza up a tier. Aside from the strategy Juanturnkill suggested, she also makes for a potent Hatebear commander that is comparable with Teeg. She fulfills a niche even in cEDH against heavy creature-based combos and reanimator strategies much like how Keranos Blue Moon fulfills a niche against Hermit Druid lists in cEDH. In addition, she also has access to black. Anafenza is arguably better than Teeg in certain metas, and I as well as many others feel as if she's severely underrepresented in Mid-Tier. I'd have to dig through the archives to find my earlier discussion, but the consensus was back then that she belongs in High-Tier, yet none of the mods entertained that notion. I'm glad to see this topic brought up again and I'd like to hear more thoughts on this.

February 14, 2019 1:33 p.m.

Double post, but I forgot to comment on it: Lorwyn was my favorite block besides Kamigawa. I played Modern Merfolk for many many years and Lorwyn gave us lots of spicy merfolk to choose from.

February 14, 2019 12:30 p.m.

I might actually make a filthy casul Sakashima the Impostor deck instead. I could go all-in copying and stealing things. Also it would be weeb as heck which makes it top tier imo. I feel like every game would be interesting because the deck's performance would depend on my matchups too.

February 14, 2019 12:24 p.m.

hkhssweiss I run Shadow of Doubt as a fun little pet card in Tasigur control. In practice, it has proven to be one of my favorite "counterspells", often punishing greedy players who start with a two land opener, and one of them being a fetch land. When they decide to crack it, they won't find a land and stay mana screwed on one. It also shuts down just about every tutor aside from things like Lim-Dul's Vault and Demonic Consultation .

February 14, 2019 7:28 a.m.

_Delta_ If you'd like to set a background, it really just comes down to one line of HTML code. CSS is a whole different beast, but hopefully you don't mind the default fonts and colors of the page. I'll leave the HTML for setting an image for your background below. Just remove the spaces between the carrots and you'll be all set. :)

< img src="IMAGE LINK" style="position:fixed;top:0px;left:0px;width:100%;height:100%;z-index:-1;" >

February 13, 2019 7:02 p.m.

IAmTheWraith I feel that a lot. In my experience with Tasigur, I've had over a 50% win rate so far with it. That's really good and all, but I think the most fun I've had with it have been in games that I lost -- being forced to go all out (just this once) in order to push as far as I can go and reach for a greedy way to potentially win. Instead, this usually results in severely screwing the player who threatens lethal on me, and even though I end up dying as a result, I can find satisfaction knowing that I had a heavy influence on the outcome of the game itself and I went out in style doing so.

I mentioned Wrexial, and I think I might commit to it and capitalize on a mill strategy to fill graveyards up so I have more targets for him to hit. I'm not sure exactly how to go about it, because it feels rather janky for what I'm normally comfortable with. If any of y'all have any specific commander suggestions at all or can share stories about your experiences with more casual and flavor oriented commanders I would really appreciate it.

February 13, 2019 6:45 p.m.

Okay, as some of you probably know that I recently went all out on building a rather competitive Tasigur list and I have been having a lot of fun with it. However, I think I want to bounce some ideas off of you guys because I would like to tone the power level of my next deck that I construct down quite a bit.

I primarily play at a club on campus, and I can see how new players who we introduce to the game may not like playing against my Tasigur list at all. I sort of want to make a rather customized deck that focuses on flavor wins more than competitive elements and lines. For example, Wrexial, the Risen Deep appeals to me because I have an affinity to Dimir colors and I think the card is flavorful considering that I can make as many Cthulu references and bad puns as I want. I just have no idea how I would build it, nor do I know how I would go about upgrading it to the competitive level eventually if I decide to go all-in on it one day.

TL;DR How do I play casually? What would be a fun and flavorful commander that I can bring to the table? Please bombard me with suggestions. I have a huge preference toward blue, Dimir, Esper, and Sultai. Budget restraints aren't a huge problem either.

February 13, 2019 6:10 p.m.

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I'd say that this draft looks good, except you might want to consider Kamahl, Fist of Krosa for an overrun card with Druid tribal synergy.

February 12, 2019 10:18 p.m.

I have the sudden urge to build Scarab God zombie tribal with a hint of discard and control shenanigans...

February 12, 2019 8:29 p.m.

Spore Frog is a good boy do not talk ill of him like that.

February 12, 2019 10:06 a.m.

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Chasmolinker No problem haha. I used to play Merfolk competitively in Modern for a number of years, but I since retired the deck and deconstructed it because my playgroup at college exclusively plays Commander. I've transitioned to EDH entirely and I would highly recommend the format to anyone.

As far as my sub-$100 decks I mentioned, I've archived most of them because my deck pages were getting too cluttered and out of hand. At this point too, my playgroup has adopted more competitive lines and my collection has become so extensive that I play on higher budgets now. If you'd like to be introduced to the format though, feel free to add me and enable chat. I'd be glad to help you decide on a commander and make suggestions based on your budget preference. :)

February 11, 2019 1:53 p.m.

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~$250 is VERY budget for a competitive viable Modern Jund deck. The archetype normally costs well into a couple thousand dollars for an optimal list, so the fact that Chasmolinker developed a viable deck for about a tenth of the normal price is astounding. The price this deck is estimated at is considerably budget to boot for players who want to play the archetype without having to pay half a year's worth of rent for pieces of cardboard. Being able to budget the cost down to where it is now is honestly a feat in and of itself.

Not trying to flame at all here. I just get triggered when people make questionable comments about how the term "budget" is used in MtG. To understand how the owner of this list is using the term, you have to understand the context of the deck and the archetype it is based on. The owner intends this list to still be competitive viable, and budgeting down the list to sub-$50 would severely gimp the deck to be not even remotely similar to what it is and how it plays.

I've listed one of my $90 decks before as budget and players actually attacked my claim that it was budget because my perspective was that something below $100 was undoubtedly budget (for a Commander deck especially), yet other people were expecting budget to mean it was between $10-20, but that price range is HYPER-budget in my opinion. Perspective is a huge thing to factor in with that respect. I don't believe that the owner of this list labeling it as budget is incorrect simply based on the context built around it and from my personal experience with playing the game for the better half of a decade. I can see why a casual player wouldn't view this deck as budget, but I don't think this deck is really meant for the casual player. It's a competitive list budgeted down to be friendly and more accessible to build than an optimized list filled with stuff like Tarmogoyf , Liliana of the Veil , and Dark Confidant normally would be.

EDIT: The owner of the list responded five minutes before I did, and I never had a chance to see their comment before I posted. It's wild how many parallels are in each of our comments haha.

February 11, 2019 1:31 p.m. Edited.

I agree with CyborgAeon here. Ezuri Sage is not a very condensed combo by any means, but it's the best Simic can do to win on the spot the turn Hulk dies. The pod chain introduces a lot of dead cards, but I've seen some Spellseeker lines that can grab both Summoner's Pact and Flash which appears to be more condensed and favorable for a a sort of turbo flash hulk. Now I don't recall where I've seen the Spellseeker line, but I think you're supposed to blink it or something to double up on its ETB. Not sure though, I haven't worked on Vannifar in a long time haha.

February 11, 2019 8:42 a.m.


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