DrkNinja Deckling

This is how I rock, this is how, this is how I rock!Hello all! My name is DrkNinja, but you can call me Ninja for short!

I am a casual/competitive EDH player, my play group is casual but I am very competitive, who is constantly challenging myself by building something new or developing interesting EDH deck concepts. I do occassionally play 60 card formats, but I have realized that EDH decks only have to change if a card from the newest set is good for it, whereas Modern and Standard are everchanging.

As to why I don't play Legacy/Vintage... well... I just think it's too boring, not much variation or creativty when being competitive.

I play Magic as a way to exercise my brain in both the deck building process as well as gameplay.

Aside from challenging me intellectually, Magic offers an amazing community (T/O Being prime example) to make friends in and be apart of something grandiose.

It's also just a great way for my friends, Fiance, and I to connect and have some fun every weekend!

Magic, has been a bastion of fun and intellectual challenge since I was 12 in my freshman year of high school where I was converted from playing Yu-Gi-Oh! to this great game.

As of right now that makes 13 years of playing the game.

My first deck was ironically a Starter deck from Coldsnap that had Ripple 4 as it's main gimmick and Darien, King of Kjeldor

My first deck

Gameplay Wise:

Belongs in every EDH deck.

In Terms Of Artwork:

Fiendslayer PaladinHe's a fucking magical Jedi!

He looks like a freaking Jedi Knight, like a Jedi but with knight's armor! And then magic! So bad ass.

My favorite decks I've ever made, and are most proud of are the following... IN ORDER.

Scrapyard Wars! ft. Daretti

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


: I spent years developing this deck into the crazy deck it is and it's almost unbeatable in my play group unless I get Zerg rushed by everyone.

[[Primer]] Knowledge & Flame

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


: Pure control, pure johnny combo.

"This'll be a night you never forget!"

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


: I have always loved playing Vampires since back in world wake when I played mono black vampires (before it was cool).

Hippolotumus Hugs!

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


: This deck was the first friendly deck I ever made... it's literally a deck with 0 intention to win and only one win con.

The Shadow Of Time

Commander / EDH DrkNinja


: This deck is the newest of these, and has quickly become one of my favorites. It combos out with big eldrazi and a crap ton of turns.

As sad as I am about this... I'm Azorius!

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@Plazmasoul: I'm aware of the Shimmer myr but but only 25 of your cards are artifacts. Playing Enchantments, Sorceries, and Planeswalkers that are threatening at the end of a turn is invaluable especially in decks that have identifiable combos. You could honestly cut shimmer myr FOR one of those, I'm a johnny combo player so I learned the hard lesson of setting up a combo before you can execute it.

February 12, 2018 6:06 p.m.

Said on Marath, Will of ......


So I have some questions about these, and/or I think you should cut them:

  • Gaddock Teeg: 75% of your creatures are 4 or above cmc that seems contradictive.
  • Dusk//Dawn: Again your creatures are pretty high CMC Dawn does nothing for you, and Dusk kills most of YOUR creatures. I suggest Austere Command as a much better alternative.
  • Sword Of Kaldra: Just why? You aren't building tron, and you have none of the other Kaldra equipment.
  • Birthing Pod: You have to build specifically around birthing pod to make it effective, and your CMC curve on creatures is anything but; in this deck it just feels like a waste of a slot.
  • Furnace Of Wrath: It can hurt you WAY too much, it's too risky personally.
  • Assemble The Legion: again I dont' get it, you aren't really a token deck. For this to be effective you'd need Parallel Live, Annointed Procession, and Primal Vigor to maximize the potential.
  • Vicious Shadows: This is just a bad Stalking Vengeance so why not just play it?
  • Fight to the death: I just don't see this as a good card at all, I'd prefer to see a Deflecting Palm here, same cost just a better card.
  • Grazing Gladehart: Lifegain isn't in your gameplan especially with Sulfuric Vortex in the deck

You should consider adding:

February 12, 2018 5:37 p.m.

So I second DrukenReaps said about changing your commander to Sydri, Galvanic Genius and Suns_Champion's Intruder Alarm it would offer a much more solid win con which is my main issue with your deck. From what I see, it's a control-ish deck with combat damage from low power creatures as the only win con, I think that leaves you vulnerable in the late game.

I also second more board wipes, targeted removal is great, but it only gets you so far when you are playing against a green deck that explodes with tokens in one turn.

And lastly because you are running so much control you NEED a Leyline of Anticipation or Vedalken Orrery, maybe even both. This will allow you to hold up mana for control and respond to the end step before your turn to put major pieces out on the board before becoming a target. Speaking of needing I think EVERY blue deck should play Rhystic Study and Mirage Mirror in every edh deck because it's pure utility (plus you can abuse the stack with it).

I also think you should have more myrs and less reliance on getting arcane adaption.

February 12, 2018 5:04 p.m.

I feel like Vraska should be mainboard, and drop a arcane adaption for it. She's such a good utility and if she ults it's game.

February 12, 2018 2:16 p.m.

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I love this deck and I love your humor, the only thing I would say is... I'd work on consolidating your deck description it is incredibly long and I feel like it's a bit repetitive. I also think you should put the reasons to play and not play closer to the top I audibly laughed out loud reading that at work.

February 10, 2018 12:08 p.m.

Said on Fist of the ......

February 9, 2018 6:16 p.m.

Said on The Great Wave ......


Also @Suns_Champion why you no upvote?

February 9, 2018 3:45 p.m.

Also I need to cut 2 cards, not sure which ones to cut.

February 9, 2018 3:40 p.m.

Building merfolk tribal with the Tyrant. It's all about the +1/+1 counters and the swinging and the tapping and the killing ya know.

Feedback is welcome, Upvotes are strongly encouraged!

Also how about that CSS doh!

The Great Wave Off Orazca.

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


February 9, 2018 3:30 p.m.

So I'm a believer that the best way to build this deck is through playing big dudes with no butt for dirt cheap! So cards like Ball Lightning, Cosmic Larva, Blistering Firecat, Phyrexian Dreadnought, and Nova Chaser (fyi you can respond to Nova Chaser and Dreadnought's ability on the stack and sack them into Brion). Malignus is also great and I think a STAPLE in this deck. Other than that...

Oh and this may be obvious, but in this deck always swing your creatures before you sac them into Brion! You never know what your opponent will do but at least you will force them to react, and then be able to react accordingly.

February 9, 2018 3:27 p.m.

Said on The Great Wave ......


@Suns_ChampionI'm working on the CSS actively so bare with me. The bestiary, and Horde were originally in the deck but were cut. Kumena and Rhystic Study are just as good when it comes to draw power so I took bestiary out; Horde was taken out because my playgroup hates Infect and they already are salty with me 90% of the time.

As far as the mana base is concerned I purposely chose slow lands and such so that I could slow the deck down. My play group isn't uber competitive and I already have an edgar markov deck that swallows them whole 90% of the time so I'm trying to make it a fair game.

February 5, 2018 noon

@multimedia nevermind I figured it out!

February 3, 2018 4:16 p.m.

Also to change the font, where do I get the list of fonts TO can support, or how do I choose a font?

February 3, 2018 1:01 p.m.

Sorry forgot to link to the deck America, Land(less) of the Free [Creatureless Too], he has cool button menu things, and jump links on the bottom right corner

February 3, 2018 12:31 p.m.

Said on The Great Wave ......


@Gypscoprotheres Vorel was in the deck and was removed for the same reason lol. Actually Quest, and Banner were in the deck as well but Merrow Commerce & Murkfiend Liege do the same thing as the quest but better I think, and Kindred Discovery is just better than banner for draw power and I have a shit ton of lords so I'm not worried about the +1/+1. Also I've yet to play the deck entirely, I'm working on it here and then buying the cards; however what I've seen so far though is that the deck doesn't need Kumena, it's just there to help me. If kumena lasts two turns on the table that's fine for me, so I don't think that I need the protection. Thanks for the feedback!

February 3, 2018 12:22 p.m.

Hey all I have a style sheet that has allowed me to make my deck pages, have a custom background but I would like to know how to change the font color, and maybe the font because sometimes readibility is an issue.

Also how does one make a menu in your description like this man and/or jump links?

February 2, 2018 6:59 p.m.

@Suns_Champion sorry I totally forgot! Upvote given! Mind doing me a favor and taking a look at my Merfolk deck? The Great Wave Off Orazca.. You've helped in the past with other decks so...

February 2, 2018 6:17 p.m.

Gypscoprotheres you are supposed to give feedback to the previous deck posted before you can post your deck. I'd appreciate if you helped me out with my deck, as the rules of the thread suggests.

SaifurCommander & Philigan87 any way you guys would take a look at the deck too?

The Great Wave Off Orazca.

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


February 2, 2018 6:14 p.m.

The Great Wave Off Orazca.

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


Building merfolk tribal with the Tyrant. It's all about the +1/+1 counters and the swinging and the tapping and the killing ya know.

Feedback is welcome, Upvotes are strongly encouraged!

February 1, 2018 9:16 p.m.

Also why in god's name is there no Rhystic Study in here? And you asked for board wipes so Cyclonic Rift is a nessecity.

February 1, 2018 7:47 p.m.


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Scrapyard Wars! ft. Daretti

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[[Primer]] Knowledge & Flame

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


Thought Scour Nath!

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja

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"This'll be a night you never forget!"

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


The Shadow Of Time

Commander / EDH DrkNinja


Samurai From The Past!

Commander / EDH* DrkNinja


Finished Decks 72
Prototype Decks 60
Drafts 0
Playing since Coldsnap
Points 810
Avg. deck rating 3.00
T/O Rank 156
Helper Rank 109
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 112
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