Dredge4life Deckling

Well, I guess it's about time that I make one of these, huh?

Favourite book: Dracula/Ender's Game

Favourite movie: Zootopia/Star Trek: Beyond

Favourite video game: Robocraft/Kerbal Space Program

Favourite TV Show: Doctor Who/Deep Space 9/ Mr. D

Favourite archetype: Combo-Control/Hard-Control

Favourite card: Glint-Nest Crane

Favourite character in MtG: Ugin

Favourite character outside MtG: Nick Wilde (Zootopia)/ Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)

Gold star if you read all that!

Greetings all! I am Dredge4Life, an avid fan of EDH and Modern, as well as the up-and-coming Frontier format! I've been playing Magic since 2013, where I purchased my first Intro Pack featuring Garruk's Horde. I'm an even split between brewer/netdecker, but I always prefer to construct my EDH decks from scratch. My name is very contradictory, as the only real Dredge list I've ever put together was my RTR/THS Standard deck that I created with advice from a pamphlet found in an M15 Intro Pack (this was the first decent deck I'd ever come with, so I was very proud even though I'd never won anything with it.)My favourite deck I've ever played has been without a doubt my Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest EDH brew, which is really weird because I'm a diehard Blue player who doesn't feel comfortable if I don't have a Counterspell in my hand.

Aside from MtG, the aforementioned affinity for Harry Potter (Ravenclaw ftw), and Sci-Fi (10th Doctor best Doctor), I'm always happy to indulge in conversation about the Redwall series by Brian Jaques, or Robocraft (which I play religiously.) I am also always willing to play a good game of Chess (account named Maarlfoxx on Sparkchess.com) or Stratego (also Maarlfoxx.) Anyway, thanks for taking the time to read all of this. Please, enjoy the rest of your day, and keep being awesome!

Lilbrudder says... #1

Good deal man and thank you for the kind words. Please send me a link to that sharuum deck when you get a moment. I am glad you want help with her as Comboless sharuum is currently my deck of choice when I go to my local game shop. I have also dabbled in the more competitive version too :-)

January 2, 2017 8:12 a.m.

Dredge4life says... #2

Lilbrudder EDIT: Not that I'm giving you charity. Your lists are awesome. I would still upvote them even if it wasn't on principle.

January 1, 2017 11:54 p.m.

Dredge4life says... #3

Lilbrudder No problem! I make it a point to upvote every deck I come across, and yours are always awesome! You're the first person to thank me on my page though, lol. I'll absolutely take you up on your offer. I'll be posting my Sharuum list soon, and I'd love to hear your opinion of it. Thank you for posting such great cEDH lists, and I'll be sure to upvote any of your future creations!

January 1, 2017 11:43 p.m.

Lilbrudder says... #4

Thank you very much for your continued support. Please don't hesitate to ask if there is something I can help you with on one of your decks

January 1, 2017 10:34 p.m.

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I thought Karn created Mirrodin?

January 23, 2017 6:33 a.m.

As Ohthenoises has pointed out, Bolas is missing. I'm glad this list is here, though! Great job!

January 22, 2017 5:39 p.m.

Said on Will a Future ......


Jace: Garruk, I've come to help you.

Garruk: (Agitated) Hmph.

Jace: Garruk, put down that axe.

Garruk: (thoughtfull) Hmph.

Jace: Garruk, don't make me call Gideon.

Garruk: (annoyed) Hmph.

Jace: I'll do it.

Garruk: Ker-chop.

Jace's head falls to the floor beside his prone body.

Garruk: (slightly disappointed) Hmph.

January 19, 2017 10:06 p.m.

Said on Lanechan...


Thank you for the upvote! It's very much appreciated!

January 17, 2017 9:26 p.m.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan is a free sac outlet with built-in protection. Birthing Pod might be too clunky, but it's still pretty good. Sylvan Safekeeper protects the combo in a synergistic way, although you may not want it depending on how much ramp you have. Also, Command Tower and Command Beacon seem not too bad. This is a cool list. +1.

January 16, 2017 10 p.m.

kayakenobi Combo's take a lot of skill to utilise effectively. You need to know when to go for it, how to respond to disruption, and what cards you have access to at any given time. Setting up a Breya kill with Purphmonicon may be flashier, but saying that it takes a "stronger" player to win without a combo is simply not true in cEDH. Combos do not imply lack of skill.

January 16, 2017 9:50 p.m.

Also, as a former Roon player, I take extreme offense to your obvious dislike of the degenerate comb- I mean games of fair Magic that he creates.

January 15, 2017 9:39 p.m.

In the True Sacrifice Commander build, this card doesn't have a home. Mazirek wants to be doing so much more for five mana, and most of his creatures aren't huge mana investments, so getting more value out of this versus something like Mitotic Slime would be difficult. Casual Meren would love this card, though, as would Savra and Jarad. It would depend on the build for Nath, but I would say that he wouldn't like it either. The big kicker is that it only triggers at the end of your turn, so you might as well just be playing Lurking Predators for one more mana. A cool card though.

January 15, 2017 9:34 p.m.

Said on Sell or hold ......


So I opened a promo Baral, Chief of Compliance at prerelease on Saturday, and I have an offer for 25-30$. Should I take it, or will Baral maintain/increase in value? I'm incredibly inept at these things, so any help would be greatly appreciated.


January 15, 2017 8:06 p.m.

thekaratekid97 Modern is great! Don't sell out unless you are absolutely sure you want to be done with the format.

January 12, 2017 8:18 p.m.

Said on Sell Me on ......


Faeries are awesome! Really tempted to get brewing right now!

January 11, 2017 8:49 p.m.

Said on A Banquet Fit ......


Is Rhystic Study too clunky for this build? Also, someone's finally using Mystic Remora and that makes me incredibly happy.

January 11, 2017 8:46 p.m.

Araganor I absolutely agree. This is a design error and 100% causes damage to the playerbase. However, I think it must also be said that there are good and bad ramifications to every decision. I am unqualified to judge which side ways heaviest in this case, so I won't say anything towards it, but I believe that WotC deserves credit for recognizing that they made a mistake and are taking steps to fix it. They are thankfully working towards a better future for the game. But it is as you said; the problem lies within. They need to get a grip and put more work into testing and tweaking these cards, so that 15-year-old will not be able to open a banned card. The FFL as they call it is doing a terrible job, so they should hire actual pros to prevent this from happening again imo. But the fact that it happened remains, and these cards are banned in Standard. I'm just as unhappy about it as you are, and I feel for you and everyone else that may have been messed up by this, but that doesn't mean that those cards are legal. The only way to fix this would be to add in-store rules, but if you did that there would be people complaining about how some could use Emrakul and others could not, so I'm kind of at a loss for how to fix that particular byproduct.

January 10, 2017 10:14 p.m.

Araganor I don't advocate for players leaving for Pokmon, and I understand your concern. However, my point still stands. Standard doesn't seem playable to me, but all who do choose to play it need to abide by proper regulations at an FNM. If I crack a Splinter Twin from an MM2015 pack, because I just randomly got it and don't play it in combonation with Pestermite does not mean it is legal for Modern play. My point regarding freelance opening of packs also stands. Packs are not a good idea to open just for the sake of it, and are a very good way to lose money. People still open them, but that doesn't mean it's a good idea, and if a new player opens an Emrakul, by all means play it at home, but as it sits it is illegal at FNM level events for a reason. FNM is a level of which rules are enforced, and exceptions cannot be made just because someone spent their allowance on a pack with a banned card in it. Once again, this was written late at night, so the defense of my statements may contain issues, but please try and understand what I meant.

January 10, 2017 9:03 p.m.

They shouldn't be opening packs outside of draft and prerelease anyway. Random packcracking is a sure way to lose money, and it's good to break new players of bad habits early. It's unfortunate that it happened, but these cards are still broken in Standard (except RM, but I trust that at least SOMEONE at WotC knows what they're doing,) so they aren't fair to use. It's unfortunate for anyone who spent large quantities of money on aquiring these cards, but Standard as a whole just seems nigh-unplayable to me right now.

January 10, 2017 7:45 p.m.

The last great Standard format was THS/KTK because there were multiple different archetypes that were all competitive and were all different types of decks. If you wanted to play big creatures, R/G Devotipn had your back. If you wanted to play a more controlling deck, Esper and Jeskai were what you were looking for. If you wanted aggro, Jeskai or mono-red or even Mardu could help you out. If you wanted midrange, Abzan was where you were destined. Magic was at its best right before the new Two-block model was released, and before the nightmare that was BFZ came out. Now, the "new paradigm" has taken away one drop mana dorks and unconditional burn spells, and replaced if with f***ing Spell Queller and Aetherworks Marvel and given us no hate to take care of it! Before Aether Revolt, neither red, white or green had an answer to Marvel, and Queller could fly high without worry of being killed by anything other than Harnessed Lightning. The best Counterspell was Revolutionary Rebuff, which sucked! With Aether Revolt, hopefully things will get better, but what we really need to do is get rid of most of the changes between KTK and now. There are no doubt tons of inaccuracies and poorly-worded points with this semi-rant, but I'm sure you get the general idea of my stance on the matter.

January 10, 2017 1:46 p.m.


When NAME enters the battlefield, roll a 6 sided die:

1: tutor a creature

2: tutor a sorcery

3: tutor an instant

4: tutor an artifact

5: tutor a planeswalker

6: tutor a land


If it's not improvisational enough for you, just replace tutor with "reveal until you hit."

Hope this helps!

January 8, 2017 9:01 p.m.

That is a very badasp bird.

January 8, 2017 8:42 p.m.

This is a very cool idea.

January 8, 2017 7:45 p.m.

Was Sharuum hit super hard by the loss of partial-Paris?

January 8, 2017 12:01 a.m.


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