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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#1

I am a strong believer in theme, and I approve your 100% creature build.

However I see you are tempted to go the way of adding a few ramp spells, so I tought you may want to consider Skyshroud Claim . In my opinion however, the two cards you definitely need to look at if you are going to move away from creatures are Lurking Predators (already suggested in this thread) and Rhythm of the Wild .

Suggestion for your mana base: If you don't have budget for the big fetch, you can still add Fabled Passage , Bant Panorama , Jund Panorama or Naya Panorama . Then you can play them from the graveyard using Ramunap Excavator and the upcoming Dryad of Ilysian Grove. You could also use a Budoka Gardener .

DrukenReaps made some awesome creature suggestions in this thread that I agree with and you have not added, I recommand taking a second look.

January 18, 2020 11:36 a.m.

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#2

Cool build, welcome to Commander!

You have several sub-par cards that could use an upgrade. Here are some suggestions to include:

Given your theme, Heartwood Storyteller and Nullhide Ferox have no drawback.

To help put creatures into play, Elvish Piper and Norwood Priestess vome to mind.

For removal, I believe Bane of Progress is worth considering here.

Hope you like some of these suggestions.

Cheers!

January 17, 2020 10:08 p.m.

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#3

Although popular archeypes in include token swarms, I would not discount the possibility of building a budget Voltron using Sigarda, Host of Herons as your commander. If that type of play interests you, I would be happy to recommand great unexpensive cards to create such a build.

January 16, 2020 1:27 p.m.

I am thinking Sensei's Divining Top or Scroll Rack would both be more useful than Wishclaw Talisman. I can see switching a single-use spell as well in order to include both.

Maybe make room for Brago, King Eternal as a fallback in case you can't keep Aminatou on the board.

Hope this is useful!

January 16, 2020 1:17 p.m.

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#5

None of the cards you mentioned in the second point seem important to this deck's mechanic from my point of view. I would concentrate on your first point and focus the build on your choice of beaters.

Cards I would include: - Rukh Egg and Dragon Egg for obvious reasons

Hope this inspires you, looking forward to see the decklist you come up with!

January 16, 2020 11:22 a.m.

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#6

I have made a few changes to reflect my intentions with the deck. Still looking for insight from the community on this build.

January 15, 2020 3:59 p.m.

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#7

Edits were made, mostly to include fun cards like Oko, Thief of Crowns and Rubinia Soulsinger . I also finally included Wall of Kelp .

January 14, 2020 8:48 p.m.

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#8

Thank you Rabid_Wombat for commenting and for the link to your deck.

I am looking to include Siren of the Silent Song and Vizier of the Scorpion , so please tell me which creatures specifically you would cut and why. I would aim for 37 creatures total, which would allow mw to run Syphon Flesh and Drown in the Loch .

Living Death is a great card, but this deck is focused on building a token army, not to mention several effects that exile creatures from my graveyard, so it feels somewhat counterproductive in this context.

January 14, 2020 10:21 a.m.

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#9

Hello!

Need suggestions for cuts in order to bring in some cards from the Maybe board. All constructive feedback is most welcome.

Cheers,


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January 13, 2020 4:35 p.m.

Sorry posted in the wrong thread

January 13, 2020 4:32 p.m. Edited.

Said on Haunted Kingdom...

#11

Thank again Suns_Champion,

Somehow the talk about Vilis made me remember I wanted to use Doom Whisperer in here, which led me to think about Dire Fleet Ravager . I also added Knight of the Reliquary which is just ridiculous in here.

January 13, 2020 3:42 p.m.

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#12

Yes, sorry; what I meant is it is slightly inferior to the ones I already selected, and I am not sure it needs one more. I need to finalize and test the build.

January 8, 2020 1:48 p.m.

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#13

Thank you bushido_man96!

Final parting is not a card I was aware of, always nice to discover new tricks. However, it would essentially would be a Tutor for 5 that put a creature in my graveyard and I don't see it making the cut at this point. Volrath used to be an auto-include in this type of deck, but I feel cards like Fauna Shaman and Birthing Pod have made it more of a second rate option.

Keep the suggestions coming, all comments are greatly valued.

January 8, 2020 12:51 p.m.

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#14

Thank you Suns_Champion for the comment and upvote!

Vilis is a great idea indeed. Not sure it needs Reanimate to be a valid choice. The cut suggestions are not bad, but I will need more suggestions for additions to make them work.

Indeed we do not play Sol Ring in my group, we find it skews the game when one player has it first turn. It frees a spot for everyone in our decks. All other ramp is ok.

January 7, 2020 8:18 p.m.

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#15

I assume not using Dark Depths is a conscious choice?

January 7, 2020 8:01 p.m.

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#16

I actually badly misread Haunted Angel, and it is such a very bad card you did the same. Take a second look and take it off the list! lol

January 7, 2020 7:50 p.m.

Cool deck!

I would make room for a Sylvan Library to help with the triggers for the Quest for Ula's Temple, plus you can just opt to pay 4 life and draw more cards.

Cheers

January 7, 2020 4:38 p.m.

I have rebuilt my Karador deck for optimal necroanimation fun!

I am struggling with finishing touches, I feel the enchantments are weighting on the deck and I am looking for a way to make this deck fun and streamlined.

No infinite combos please!


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January 7, 2020 4:04 p.m.

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#19

Cool theme, giving yourself extra work to make an efficient deck. :)

You have obviously done your homework. I notice you don't have Wall of Kelp in there, is Plant Wall not exotic enough, or is the card just not good enough to include? Haunted Angel creates a 3/3 black Angel upon death, which is somewhat uncommon. Since you are running Kari Zev for Ragavan, maybe you would be interested in Jiang Yanggu and Mowu?

Can your opponents get weird tokens as well? Rapid Hybridization gives them a Frog Lizard.

The upcoming Nadir Kraken will have Tentacles.

Hope this inspires you!

January 7, 2020 4:01 p.m.

Thank you triproberts12 for the comment!

I do have some recursion in my deck, but I am hesitant to focus too much on stocking the graveyard and was leaning more towards creating as many tokens as possible, focusing more on The Scarab God's passive trigger than the activated one. I have found early version of this deck had problems with mana curve being too high, and I eliminated high CMC cards like Empty the Pits, hoping to get an engine started earlier on.

Still, I see how many of your suggestions are quite relevant. What would you cut to make room for them?

January 7, 2020 2:54 p.m.

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Finished Decks 25
Prototype Decks 8
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Playing since Revised Edition
Points 345
Avg. deck rating 8.57
T/O Rank 188
Helper Rank 233
Favorite formats Legacy, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
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