DrukenReaps Kid In A Candy Shop

I spend A lot of time on here.. Really too much. I don't have much else to do so MTG is a kind of obsession of mine. Been playing off and on since about 8th edition. I play EDH almost exclusively now. I've always been a combo player. It is just so satisfying to get a couple cards to work together to kill everyone at the table. However I also like it when everyone else gets to have fun so I tend to choose slower combos or combo decks that require a certain level of setup. It took a long time but I found my all time favorite decks, Divine Decree and Should I Pretend This Or That?. These reflect me preferred way of playing pretty well, that is slow and steady until someone pokes the bear.

SynergyBuild says... #1

hkhssweiss - Can you enable chat? Got something to ask you about.

December 2, 2018 9:06 a.m.

hkhssweiss says... #2

DrukenReaps No worries, it took 4+ years to get it to the current iteration :P

Appreciate ya looking over the deck though!

December 2, 2018 4:20 a.m.

DrukenReaps says... #3

hkhssweiss thanks, I'd have suggested something for you too but the deck just looks amazing...

December 2, 2018 4:08 a.m.

hkhssweiss says... #4

Thanks for the upvote DrukenReaps, love your Marchesa deck! :3

December 2, 2018 4:05 a.m.

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Said on Mono-green...


I rather like Rhonas the Indomitable. He turns fight spells into actual kill spells and could set up a removal engine all while being more difficult than normal to remove. And with enough mana every creature in the deck could one shot an opponent.

Two cards worth thinking about when the commander has death touch are Viridian Longbow and Thornbite Staff. Separately these are good includes but together they make a machine gun. I use them to pretty good effect with Queen Marchesa.

December 8, 2018 10:17 p.m.

Rogue_Toaster we will see how deep this rabbit hole goes then :) Also I kinda want to watch The Matrix now...

As for Necrotic Ooze I dunno. I've thought about it before but I try not to let cool things sit in my graveyard for very long. I am going to try and be less reliant on Mairsil though so that might be a good step in that direction.

December 8, 2018 2:22 p.m.

Said on Burning Doll...


M_Malcom and it is even more fun with Arcbond on the soulfire since I should then gain 26xcreatures + 13x(players-1)

Math is fun :P

December 7, 2018 9:04 p.m.

Your theft idea works but it is ridiculously slow. Try some of these.

Dreamscape Artist, Pitiless Plunderer, Revel in Riches, Treasure Map  Flip, Sword of the Animist.

There are a lot of things that you could use besides those but most of them only produce black mana like Crypt Ghast.

December 7, 2018 11:36 a.m.

Some of the other things I've had in various decks of mine that could work: Demon of Dark Schemes, Archfiend of Despair, Necroplasm, and Dire Fleet Ravager.

December 6, 2018 10:10 p.m.

You can write any deck up as a primer. It doesn't need to meet any special hidden guidelines. You just have to have a passion for the deck. From the looks of things you aren't too far away from having written Epochalyptik's suggested things for a primer anyways.

I would definitely add a strengths and weaknesses section and make note of nonbos that you might have.

December 6, 2018 9:58 p.m.

The strongest bringers in general are probably Bringer of the Black Dawn and Bringer of the Blue Dawn.

Bringer of the Red Dawn and Bringer of the White Dawn are very strong in the right situation.

Bringer of the Green Dawn is fine. I guess...

They are upkeep triggers though so reanimating at sorc speed means they have to stick a whole turn. So while I like them I don't know if you want them for this.

December 6, 2018 5:29 p.m.

Phage the Untouchable!!!!!!!!...Or not...

Sun Titan and his titan buddies are pretty good.

Gisela, Blade of Goldnight, Magister Sphinx, and The Mimeoplasm come to my mind for recursion targets.

December 6, 2018 12:25 p.m.

Said on Mono-colored...


I have to vote for since it is my favorite color. I would say if you go with rats use Rat Colony over Relentless Rats. The colony is easier to kill but its power grows for EVERY rat while relentless grows only for each other relentless. This makes a huge difference when you are running Marrow-Gnawer.

That said I would recommend Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker with the Shadowborn Apostles. This deck is a lot of fun and people really underestimate the versatility of demons. My Reaper Born is Athreos but you can see much of what you might want to include in the deck. And since you are mono- you have room for some of the things I don't like Coat of Arms which turns the clerics huge and the demons that are already big even bigger. Running Conspiracy is also interesting depending on the non-demons you play.

It is the best thing in the world to instantly summon up Archfiend of Depravity or Ob Nixilis, Unshackled.

December 6, 2018 4:07 a.m.

Said on Is mill in ......


I've played mill. Some people get annoyed by it others realize that it doesn't matter that much until you get them down to only a few cards in library. It seems to me that most people start to worry a bit when they have 10-20 cards left.

You basically have to combo off or be getting something out of the milling that you do. You can't just mill people and hope it works. Selective milling can work, some cards let you search an opponents library and remove X cards from the game.

The best mill deck I ever played was The Mimeoplasm. I milled everyone a lot with cards like Consuming Aberration and then I would play mimeo and remove the two biggest threats in my opponents graveyards while giving myself an absolute monster to deal with.

All of your best mill decks are going to have pay offs like that. Milling just feeds them and while it can win the game your real way to win is something like Bloodchief Ascension.

December 5, 2018 3:40 a.m.

Said on It Came From ......


This looks fun. You might consider Thespian's Stage with him but you should ask someone that knows the rules better than I do first. Supposedly you can use the stage to copy your commander, let your commander die, and then since the stage has no slumber counters it is a 12/12 that is ready to go. I have read that it doesn't work and I've read that it does work, so I dunno for sure...

If that works and you have a bit of money Dark Depths fits the theme and combos with the stage.

December 3, 2018 7:14 p.m.

Said on Looking for a ......


This is a good starting point to look at a large number of ideas:


Karn, Silver Golem is...not cheap... so maybe not the one you want but I've had a lot of fun with him over the years. He does some really odd and rather busted things. Mycosynth Lattice allows pay to kill target land and he can pay to remove equipped equipment.

Glissa, the Traitor is interesting being in colors that hardly support artifacts but makes for an awesome stax or voltron commander. Having your opponents blow stuff up only for you to play it again and again is silly.

Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient honestly I've never seen him played. He doesn't appear to be that popular... But a limited Rings of Brighthearth has a lot of potential.

Bosh, Iron Golem I've played him in the 99 of some decks and late in a game he can be extremely useful. With cards like Spine of Ish Sah and Meteor Golem you could have a lot of fun.

December 3, 2018 6:51 p.m.

Apollo_Paladin and moldycrow83 damn, my evil plot is revealed! I really wasn't sure if anyone would get the references, lol. Jon Irenicus is one of my favorite villains.

December 3, 2018 6:36 p.m.

Suns_Champion I've abducted your primer format and will be modifying it for my use :P

Damn thing is going to take awhile though...

December 3, 2018 4:47 a.m.

Said on Divine Decree...


hkhssweiss I found that interaction myself :) I've tired to spread the word about it a bit but I've never seen anyone talk about it... At least one person appreciates the silliness of it, lol.

December 2, 2018 10:40 a.m.

Trotticus thanks, it is really hard to decide between cage-fodder and non-cageables...I should probably run more non-cageables...

My group sometimes lets me get away with too much, lol. I'm going to try and sit down next weekend and do an overhaul of the primer. Maybe I'll figure out a spot for some of the things I've been looking at.

December 2, 2018 10:35 a.m.

Said on Divine Decree...


Huh, I hadn't stopped to count the legends... Especially now that walkers are also legends that could be really good here.

December 2, 2018 4:28 a.m.

Said on DrukenReaps...


hkhssweiss thanks, I'd have suggested something for you too but the deck just looks amazing...

December 2, 2018 4:08 a.m.

Pervrat you must have a sad life if this is how you choose to spend it... Any future comments from you will be removed. I'll keep these ones though, they entertain me.

December 2, 2018 12:43 a.m.

The sarcastic answer is that Ishkanah, Grafwidow eats Kaalia of the Vast every time she attacks ;)

Less sarcastically we should be looking at other things in the 'high power' tier for comparison. Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and Purphoros, God of the Forge win games with their abilities while ones like Jori En, Ruin Diver and Queen Marchesa really just draw cards and won't be directly winning the game with their abilities.

Card draw is a strong effect for sure to have in the command zone. I run Marchesa myself but I could replace her with any of the mardu commanders and play the deck about the same with a little less consistent draw power.

The high power tier, seems to me, to have a wide range of power levels in it. Where the competitive tier and the maximum power tier have a very specific power level within them.

December 1, 2018 9:10 p.m.


Should I Pretend This Or That?

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Divine Decree

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