DuTogira The Cyclic Artificer

I am Blue/White

I should start by saying that I am more than willing to help other users with their modern or commander brews, as those are the two formats I follow and of which I have a significant amount of knowledge. Do not ask me for help if you want someone to help you "refine" an already competitive and established deck archetype. I have no interest in fine tuning T1 decks and turning modern/commander into a "solved" format. Rather, I wish to make new decks which can compete with these T1 decks to diversify the meta and promote the uniquely diverse nature of both aforementioned formats.

I am a Johnny with just a dash of Nuts & Bolts Spike. If I am not playing an original deck which I built myself, then I am not having fun. Playing all the T1 decks that others have built and refined just feels monotonous to me. But that doesn't mean I won't try to make every single deck I build as competitive as possible, and I am borderline obsessive about playing things in their proper sequences.
My favorite card hands down is because he is a massively versatile card. He can combine with Pili-Pala for infinite mana, can be used in a midrange strategy with Myr Superion for good old beats, or used with other blue creatures to play a slow game abusing expensive artifacts/artifact abilities. He's just the whole package, but only if you play artifacts, and I LOVE artifacts.
I play Hearthstone in addition to MTG, and plan on being active on the Hearthstone sub-portion of TappedOut. My user-name is still DuTogira.
I love the Modern format, because it allows for a surprising amount of innovation, more so than any other format in my opinion. It's cheaper than standard, remains completely unsolved unlike Legacy, and is far more skill based than Commander/EDH.
Artifact decks -specifically, SMALL artifact decks- hold a special place in my heart, as they are extremely reliable, versatile -and with the right cards- recyclable. Except for EGGS. I hate EGGS!!!
Form of the Squirrel and I would unban it in modern, as that is my favorite format.

If Form of the Squirrel Were Legal

Modern* DuTogira

SCORE: 5 | 2 COMMENTS | 460 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


is my idea of what a modern deck would look like with that card.
My Current project is

Invention Black

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 7 | 6 COMMENTS | 1728 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


and my pride and joy would have to be:

The Minefield: A Modern Artifact Recycler (T3 Win)

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 123 | 238 COMMENTS | 26929 VIEWS | IN 71 FOLDERS


I plan to take the world by storm with The Minefield, or some variant of it (such as Invention Black) to prove that in the Modern format, an innovative mind is far more valuable than a large paycheck to buy a thousand dollar control deck. Ironically... Invention Black is something of a thousand dollar combo deck... so maybe I need to rethink my philosophy. Oh well, live and learn eh? At least my wins will come with a very confused facial expression from my opponents.

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Said on What is the ......

#1

This question depends on budget and your personality. If you just want a diversity of interesting decks, the number you own can go as high as you want assuming you're ok net-decking and forking up money constantly to keep lists current.
If you like updating your own lists, I wouldn't go over 4. I just have sharuum and ezuri in paper (never enjoyed anything else enough to paper it), and while I don't get to play all that often, it's a hassle just keeping those two updated. Ezuri is way behind for budget reasons.
This leads me to budget: if you don't have the cash to constantly update numerous decks, I wouldn't go over two. Cardboard crack is expensive man.

April 26, 2017 8:55 p.m.

Said on MS: The Hand ......

#2

So Nissa finally has a concrete flaw once again... Emrakul was present when her spark ignited, took over her mind briefly on inistrad... and now we learn she has become the little angel on Nissa's shoulder.
If it weren't for the "overcoming racism and believing in yourself" fiasco she went through on Zendikar/Lorwynn, Nissa might just be my favorite walker of all time. As it stands, still preferring tezzeret.

April 26, 2017 8:46 p.m.

While I don't have a 100% competitive list (my playgroup and I prefer to keep things at 75%), Ezuri, Claw of Progress is a surprisingly powerful and consistent commander.
He doesn't deal in true infinite combos (minus the one with Sage of Hours, but I'm sure with 3 extra turns you can get out of almost anything) but has crazy powerful options.
Examples:
Spike Weaver/Spike Feeder
Cultivator of Blades
Triskelion/Walking Ballista
And then of course a whole host of token generators to do well vs creature decks and tech options like Glen Elendra Archmage, Acidic Slime, etc. against more spell heavy strategies.
You're welcome to check out my ezuri list if you'd like, just know that it's missing some big players like Survival of the Fittest and Sage of Hours.

April 13, 2017 9:53 p.m.

Decks

The Minefield: A Modern Artifact Recycler (T3 Win)

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 123 | 238 COMMENTS | 26929 VIEWS | IN 71 FOLDERS

THE HELL KINDA SQUIRREL DECK IS THAT!?!?!?

Casual DuTogira

SCORE: 82 | 69 COMMENTS | 7019 VIEWS | IN 25 FOLDERS

Zombies in Kansas (T3 Win)

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 44 | 99 COMMENTS | 7195 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Dad's Perfect Present

Commander / EDH* DuTogira

SCORE: 3 | 24 COMMENTS | 1496 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

If Form of the Squirrel Were Legal

Modern* DuTogira

SCORE: 5 | 2 COMMENTS | 460 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

The Architect of Oz

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 38 | 101 COMMENTS | 6244 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

Invention Black

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 7 | 6 COMMENTS | 1731 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 38
Prototype Decks 19
Drafts 0
Playing since Ravnica: City of Guilds
Points 515
Avg. deck rating 18.05
T/O Rank 444
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 100
Venues casual play, FNM Venue
Cards Added/Fixed 1
Last activity 3 days
Joined 2 years