Heliogabale Deckling

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 comments on my decks, all constructive feedback is most welcome.

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Thank you for your input!

My Meta is multiplayer, high power level, high budget, but with gentleman rules including no infinite combos and this banned list : Banned List - The Command Tower.

You are correct that defenders don't really need pillows, which makes this deck a bit overboard, but honestly this was my goal all along.

I am not completely averse to counters; in my original list I was going to include Counterbalance and Sensei's Divining Top, but that got replace with Panharmonicon and Lifecrafter's Bestiary. I kinda like the idea that my opponents are playing around potential counters without allocating any spots, which seems like a win-win, but may just be wishful thinking.

Which cards specifically would you take out to make room for counters? I was thinking maybe Sunweb and Wall of Swords, because they get hit by Dusk, but I like the big flying walls, so I can't decide.

Obviously I am awaiting on many cards to playtest this deck, so I may have more to say after a few games.

July 13, 2018 2:22 p.m.

I see what you mean, I have little or no intention of using Tree of Redemption to swing for 40 if it leaves me vulnerable. I was going to use it as is and, and possibly as a late game way of gaining life if it comes to that. Maybe the ToR needs a Resolute Archangel as a backup? (JK)

July 13, 2018 11:29 a.m.

I like your take on the deck!

Venser, the Sojourner works well in there, I think I am also going to use him, good idea. Did you consider including Brago, King Eternal?

You have Tree of Redemption in the Maybe, I would definitely move that to the main rather than have a Shield Sphere.

Please feel free to look at my version and comment! We Don't Need No Education

July 13, 2018 9:29 a.m.

I am really glad you liked my suggestions!

I see you shied away from Spiteful Visions; since it hits you as well it needs to be used carefully, but it is really worth it in the end.

You seem to have been less fond of the creatures I suggested; how about Nin, the Pain Artist?

An idea I just had for my own deck was to include Sire Of Insanity, but I haven't tested that out yet.

July 11, 2018 3:24 p.m.

Gotta love a nice Nekusar deck!

You have Fate Unraveler in the Maybe, I would move that to the main without hesitation.

I strongly suggest Fevered Visions and Spiteful Visions; both are (0,60$). Another 0,50$ card, Whispering Madness would work well with Whispersilk Cloak.

Creatures that fit your theme include Viseling (0,25$), Master of the Feast (0,75$), Kami of the Crescent Moon (0,75$) and Seizan, Perverter of Truth (4,50$).

You can get Reforge the Soul for about 4$. I made many kills with Teferi's Puzzle Box (7$).

To make space I would take out anything relating to discard and life gain, they look stretched thin across the deck and seem to be diluting the synergy.

All suggestions are from my deck Drawing Your Last Breath, please feel free to look and comment!

July 10, 2018 10:54 p.m.

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Thank you for you interest in We Don't Need No Education!

Please feel free to comment on any of my decks, all constructive feedback is most welcome.

July 10, 2018 9:29 p.m.

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I love Vampire decks, but I am unsure of the direction you are trying to take.

Won't Heartless Summoning instantly kill many of your creatures, like your tokens and Falkenrath Aristocrat? Why do you run Karmic Justice in this deck?

I suggest you look at what others have done for inspiration. I am offering my build for your comments as well: The Partnership.

July 10, 2018 9:25 p.m.

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I am not familiar with the Modern meta all that much, but I would have thought Geist of Saint Traft would definitely be in there, am I missing something?

July 10, 2018 4:46 p.m.

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Thank you for following me! Here are my suggestions for this Fling deck:

Ball Lightning should be an auto-include in this deck, you can get it for 1$ in Masters 25. It is better than Arc Runner.

If you are going for the take control/fling synergy I recommend Zealous Conscripts (0,69$). A suggestion for a win con (but more expansive card, about 7$) could be Insurrection.

There would be great value to replace Dragon Mantle with Dragon Breath, with its built-in recursion.

You can generate cool results similar to Adarkar Valkyrie with Gift of Immortality. I could se it used with something like Keldon Champion in this deck.

There are currently 102 cards in the deck; you can probably do without Jar of Eyeballs, Scout's Warning, Defiant Strike and Weapon Surge.

Hope this helps! Please comment and upvote my decks if you like them.

July 10, 2018 12:19 p.m.

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Thank you for the comment!

I did consider Rhystic Study, but it is present in many other decks I am playing and I am trying to vary. I figured this deck would be more creature-focused and generate draw via triggered abilities.

I don't think I am running enough enchantments to make Shere of Safety worth it in here; I may make room for the Windborn Muse that is currently in my maybeboard, of perhaps Norn's Annex.

Since there is no recursion in this deck, Harmonize would just be a one-shot draw, I can't imagine making room for it.

Is there a card that you think should not be in there, which would help make room for one more pillow?

July 9, 2018 1:07 p.m.

LOL for not even trying with the description.

Masako the Humourless is a nice idea; did you consider Oathsworn Giant?

If you are going to use flicker synergies and run both Mentor of the Meek and Lifecrafter's Bestiary you may want to include Panharmonicon for added triggers.

Please comment on my decks, I want feedback!

July 6, 2018 9:17 a.m.

I do see your point, but since Assault Formation does have the option to allow the attack, although at a cost, I wouldn't rely on trying to get two enchantments together. Of course that is my approach, let me know if it does work well for you.

Maybe Lifecrafter's Bestiary would be better than Mentor of the Meek, allowing you to Scry 1 each turn in addition to the draw?

Please feel free to comment on my decks, all feedback is most welcome!

July 3, 2018 10:13 a.m.

Fun deck! Nice to see everyone has a slightly different approach to Walls.

Rolling Stones is a bit of a dead card in this deck, because when it enables your walls to attack, you still need your commander or Assault Formation in order to deal the damage. Using the spot for Sylvan Library if you have one, or Bident of Thassa would increase your chances to hit the cards you need.

Hope that helps!

June 28, 2018 11:33 p.m.

Gotcha, sorry if my comments don't account for budget, I have been playing a long time and often take for granted the cards that I have. Bident, Edric and Abundance are quite cheap, the Sylvan is more of an investment.

June 28, 2018 9:22 p.m.

Nice take on the new Arcades, the Strategist!

Marble Titan is a nice touch, I am trying to keep my deck creature-based and will likely run that instead of Meekstone, I don't think I want to have both.

Carpet of Flowers is an odd choice; based on your meta?

June 28, 2018 3:06 p.m.

Cool deck! You seem to be aiming for a very fast deck, presumably for duels?

Arcades, the Strategist is now available to display if you want to update.

I am not a fan of Rolling Stones in here because although it allows Walls to attack it doesn't make them do any damage. I would use the spot for one more value wall while keeping your low CMC, like Wall of Junk.

Please don't hesitate to comment on my decks, all feedback is welcome!

June 28, 2018 2:32 p.m.

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I like how you made the deck personal and didn't fall into the staples trap.

I would worry that Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite will make at least some of your army fall prey to your own Meekstone or Dusk. I would suggest using Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive instead, which serves as a back-up to Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa.

I would replace a tutor with Sylvan Library; you are less likely to need to search for one specific card if you get selection every turn.

Hope that inspires you; please feel free to comment my decks as well!

June 28, 2018 1:26 p.m.

Nice take on the Walls tribal.

Personally I would lose the 4 tutors to make room for more card advantage and selection, like Edric, Spymaster of Trest, Sylvan Library, Abundance or Bident of Thassa.

The Bident also forces your opponents to attack, which is nice if you have one of your Vigilance enchantments out. If Vigilance is a big thing for you, you may want Oathsworn Giant in there, the extra toughness is quite synergic with the theme.

You make a compelling point about Wakestone Gargoyle, how did I not notice that? I am taking it out of my build.

June 28, 2018 11:43 a.m.






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Finished Decks 17
Prototype Decks 8
Drafts 0
Playing since Revised Edition
Points 320
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T/O Rank 372
Helper Rank 186
Favorite formats Legacy, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
Suppressed formats Standard, Limited, Brawl
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