Born of the unholy union between an Ancient Cephalid and an Abyssal Gatekeeper, Heliogabale is the Lord of Mazes and Labyrinths of which he commands the creatures, traps, and walls.

I am a player first but also a collector.

I love multiplayer Commander with my friends, hosting Cube events at my place and the occasional Modern, Legacy or Pauper event at a local venue.

My collection is extensive and includes many promotional and foil version of cards; if I am including it in a decklist, I have it.

I mostly enjoy creature-based archetypes, like tribal decks, Voltron, and Reanimator. I always avoid infinite combo in casual formats and I am not fond of playing counterspells.

My favourite flavor text is from the Odyssey Anarchist, and has actually become my personal motto : Those who will not follow are doomed to lead.

Please do comment on my decks, all constructive feedback is most welcome.

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Cool deck idea!

I am not sure you need Conjurer's Bauble in here, this deck should be very stable already. I would replace these with Wild Growth to feed Ancestral Mask and ramp all at once.

Also not a fan of using Bequeathal while being entirely dependant on blocking to activate it; I feel Snake Umbra would bring more value, protecting your beaters with Totem armor and triggering draw.

Alchemist's Vial will prevent one blocker or one attacker for 3 mana and is telegraphed if left on the board, with the added benefit of cantrip. I would weight it against Elemental Uprising, that would also take care of a blocker while also potentially destroying it, or could be used as a backup creature to finish a match.

It would be nice to see a sideboard for the deck. Other cards I could see playing a role here would be Seal of Strength and Yavimaya Elder, possibly also Bonesplitter or Glistener Elf.

Hope

March 31, 2020 11:32 a.m.

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Great deck description, reminded me of the Powerthirst commercials!

March 30, 2020 11:38 a.m.

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#3

It is great that you built this for your friend, that is real commitment. I see this was months ago, but maybe my comments can help your future builds.

Your mana base raises questions; what good is a Command Tower in a mono-colored deck? It is basically a nonbasic forest. Same goes for Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse, all the add up to is a tapped forest. I would also lose Desert of the Indomitable, Slippery Karst and Warped Landscape. I would use Myriad Landscape that fetches two forests, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Castle Garenbrig, and Mosswort Bridge. The rest can be plain forests.

Hope this is helpful.

March 24, 2020 6:26 p.m.

Very nice budget deck! Uril was also my first commander, now replaced by Mayael because I have decided one Voltron is enough and my Sigarda is just my favourite.

I am concerned with many lands coming into play tapped slowing down the deck, especially the Karoos bouncing back lands to your hand without access to additional land drops. I would replace them with Myriad Landscape and Krosan Verge, for starters; they are also a bit slow, but seem to add more value. Not sure what dollar amount you have in mind for the deck but I think it is worth using Sunpetal Grove, Clifftop Retreat and Rootbound Crag just to ensure the deck is able to keep up at the table. I would rather spend on a few lands than having Swords to Plowshares and Beast Within but not being able to cast my Commander.

Recent sets have brought a few cards that would fit nicely in here, like Calix, Destiny's Hand and Setessan Champion, but I see you updated already so maybe they also don't fit the budget.

From your Maybe, I like Felidar Umbra and Divine Reckoning.

Cheers!

March 24, 2020 9:37 a.m.

This deck feels like the "secret Commander" is Vilis. I am curious to read about your intentions and how you pilot this deck, I encourage you to write a description for the deck.

March 23, 2020 10:22 a.m.

lordlovat I have commented on bantish wall budget

March 22, 2020 7:29 p.m.

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Such a great commander! When it was first announced I immediately started building the deck, it is so fun to play. The drawback is that the deck is very commander-dependent.

You absolutely need to add High Alert as a redundancy, it is much better than Assault Formation, although you could keep both and lose something with less value like The Birth of Meletis. Then lose your least-favourite wall and add Chulane, Teller of Tales, which will add draw and land drops.

You will need to protect you board; I see you have a few cards in that price range, so I would highly recommend Privileged Position. You may also want to have Diplomatic Immunity to protect Arcades or Chulane.

You want to add more flicker effects; Brago, King Eternal is a good way to do that. If you cand spend to add a planeswalker, Venser, the Sojourner is great in this deck.

Panharmonicon will straight up double your draw from Arcades. To stay on theme and add a bit of bite, I like Dragon Throne of Tarkir to equip on Arcades.

I hope some of these suggestions are helpful; if looking for inspiration you can consult We Don't Need No Education.

March 22, 2020 7:28 p.m.

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#8

Thank you lordlovat; if I get my hands on a copy of Teferi's Protection I'll look for something to switch out. Right now I just have the one and I don't like taking it out of my Sigarda every time I want to play Hazezon.

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March 22, 2020 10:58 a.m.

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Sorry for the three-part comment; I had written all that down and closed the tab by mistake.

Assuming you are in a multiplayer environment, switch out Oblivion Ring for Grasp of Fate.

OK that's really it now. :)

March 21, 2020 4:23 p.m.

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March 21, 2020 4:19 p.m.

Cool idea for a deck. it does feel a bit confusing though, giving your opponent all these tokens without being sure you won't be the target of attacks. You are going to be dependent on cards like Crawlspace and No Mercy for your survival, which could be tricky once your friends get to know the deck.

The Karoo lands (like Golgari Rot Farm and the such) are bad here, because you are not playing Exploration or Burgeoning, so you are just bouncing lands to your hand and playing lands tapped. I would replace these with Filter Lands (Graven Cairns, Fire-Lit Thicket and Twilight Mire). I am also not a fan of Temples, you could go a long way with Myriad Landscape and some basics instead.

Decimate is not great, you need four targets when it resolves or it fizzles. I prefer Gaze of Granite that will destroy all these pesky tokens if needed.

Harmonize and Read the Bones are both single-use cards that could make way for repeat draw engines of other. I feel Rhythm of the Wild could be a great addition. Sylvan Library is auto-include for me in green; if you don't have that, maybe get a Phyrexian Arena in there.

Ring of Xathrid also looks like a low-value card that could make way to something impactful like a Steel Hellkite, again a great card to manage your opponent's tokens.

Hope this is helpful!

March 21, 2020 4:18 p.m.

Very good looking deck! Any specific reason you are not including Wurmcoil Engine?

March 21, 2020 3:08 p.m.

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I forgot to mention that although the best choice for defense would be Teferi's Protection, there is a good alternative in Selfless Squire that I feel would be very in-line with your theme.

March 21, 2020 2:53 p.m.

Thank you SendMechanicalHelp, I have commented on your deck Rafiq EDH.

March 21, 2020 2:45 p.m.

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I first want to say this is a beautiful deck. You have obviously thought out what you want your play style to be like, and I encourage you to stay on that road for your deckbuilding.

The major issue I see is with your mana base. I can tell you are building on a budget, but beyond expensive dual lands, there are other options that won't slow you down like what you are using now. I hope some of my suggestions will work with what you are willing to spend.

I would urge you to cut out all lands that come into play tapped except Seaside Citadel and Cathedral of War. Here is what you can use instead : Every commander deck needs a Command Tower; Bountiful Promenade and Sea of Clouds, provided you are in a multiplayer group, Glacial Fortress, Sunpetal Grove and Hinterland Harbor that work well if you use a lot of basic lands, Mystic Gate, Wooded Bastion and Flooded Grove can provide colorless at first and are also great mana-fixers. Port Town and Fortified Village could be viable options. You should also run Krosan Verge and Myriad Landscape.

Sigil of the Nayan Gods doesn't seem to bring much value; I would replace it with Dueling Grounds that ties in directly with your Exalted strategy.

Shalai, Voice of Plenty would be great in here, maybe instead of Appeal / Authority.

Harmonize is just not a very good card, with a single use effect; I would replace it with Rhystic Study or Smothering Tithe in a heartbeat. Or with anything else for that matter.

I am sure it is again a question of price, but the obvious omission here is Noble Hierarch. So sad to see a nice Exalted deck missing that piece.

Finally I would ask myself how essential is Tamiyo in here, and are there other Planeswalkers taht would add more value?

Hoping some of this is useful,

Cheers!

March 21, 2020 2:42 p.m.

Thank you maxon, I have commented on your deck!

March 20, 2020 6:36 p.m.

Cool idea, I like that you have a very personal approach to deckbuilding.

One of the most game-changing rules alteration card is probably Void Winnower. It would tie in nicely with your theme, possibly making it much harder to block as well.

Lurking Predators would go a long way to cheat him and other creatures into play.

War cadence is interesting, but somehow I feel a good old Goblin War Drums may be more efficient for less maintenance.

Cheers!

March 20, 2020 6:33 p.m.

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March 20, 2020 4:50 p.m.

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I always enjoy a Nekusar deck, and kudos to you for opting out of the net-deck version and doing a budget version.

Phyresis is probably better than Glistening Oil for you. As mentioned above, another beautiful aura for your commander would be Sigil of Sleep.

If you are looking for inspiration, feel free to check out my own version Drawing Your Last Breath.

Cheers

March 20, 2020 4:46 p.m.

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