JoeNathan37 Deckling

I originally learned how to play MTG back in the Return to Ravnica block and I played on and off until Amonkhet, and since then I've been an active player. I primarily play EDH because it is the most fun for me and I like the weird strategies and cards that are bad everywhere else but can work in EDH, and I like the multiplayer aspect of it more than classic 1v1 games.

I really enjoy building decks but I don't have tons of money to buy the cards (college will do that to you) so I make lots of decks on here that I don't actually own and won't own for a long time if at all. Proxies work in the short term but eventually I hope to be able to buy the actual cards for most (hopefully all) of my decks.

If you’d like my help on a deck feel free to leave a comment; I make no guarantee I’ll actually be able to help you but I can certainly try.

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Said on Loser (WIP)...


luther Man I wish Ensnaring Bridge cost less, that would be perfect. I’ll see what the total cost of the deck comes to when I’m finishing up, this may cost more than I want to spend on one card. Good suggestions, thanks!

August 14, 2018 9:44 a.m.

Said on Loser (WIP)...


kefisher2 Only one of the lose cards (Slaughter Pact) targets creatures, but yeah theoretically if I had Hive Mind out and cast Slaughter Pact when there aren’t any other creatures out it could give each of my opponents three copies of the spell to deal with, which would almost certainly guarantee death, but that requires a very specific set of circumstances that are unlikely to ever happen. Good thought but I don’t think it would really work for me.

Rushsilver Stifle and Disallow are perfect, thank you! Unfortunately Nimble Obstructionist can only target abilities I don’t control so I couldn’t use it to stop a lose trigger. Still could be worth running anyway, I’ll keep it in mind.

August 14, 2018 9:06 a.m.

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Hello there.

So recently I had the idea to make a commander deck based around cards that force you to lose the game (like Glorious End) as a joke. When I actually started putting the deck together, though, the beginnings of a theoretically decent combo deck started to appear. Usually I am definitely not a combo player but this seems stupid and fun enough that I want to give it a shot.

The primary way the deck wins is by having Hive Mind out and cast a "you lose the game" card to force my opponents to lose. There are a couple other janky things I can do (such as a super convoluted Pact of the Titan + Isochron Scepter + Harmless Offering + Mindslaver combo) to win but that's primarily it.

I'm looking for more card ideas and general help with building this deck. I haven't been able to find more Hive Mind type effects out there but if I'm missing any I would very much like to have them in here.

Here's the deck:

Loser (WIP)

Commander / EDH* JoeNathan37



August 13, 2018 11:08 p.m.

Said on Golgari Mk1.2...


Yeah I think it looks fine as it is. It’s a few cards over the 60 card mark (as you’re aware) but it’s a casual deck so that doesn’t really matter at all. I think 2 Deadbridge Chants should be fine, the CMC’s probably too high for any more than that. You might want to consider Caustic Caterpillar to replace Viridian Zealot; the caterpillar trades 1 power for 1 less green to cast. They’re very similar and it’s really up to you whether you prefer the higher power or the lower cost.

But yeah overall I like it. Seems like it would work pretty well. Nice deck, well done!

August 12, 2018 12:19 p.m.

Said on Golgari Mk1.2...


Animate Dead is a nice lower CMC way to reanimate stuff you might be interested in. Also Deadbridge Chant is a pretty cool card you might be interested in

August 12, 2018 10:50 a.m.

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Polluted Bonds seems like it might be the kind of card you’re talking about

August 12, 2018 10:45 a.m.

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There are already a couple commanders that lend themselves very well to this sort of theme. Doran, the Siege Tower is the original one and M19 brought a new option in Arcades, the Strategist. Neither is specifically based around the defending yourself pillow fort type deck you described, but they could both be built that way.

You don’t even have to limit yourself to those two; I’ve seen a Progenitus wall tribal that played more like the deck you described. Thantis, the Warweaver, the new spider commander from C18, could be an interesting choice as well (and he has some amazing art).

No matter what you use if you’re taking the defensive route I’d recommend using cards like Ghostly Prison and Propaganda to assist your defenders. There are plenty of good defensive cards like these out there; Aurification, Dissipation Field, No Mercy, and more.

I’ve played a Doran, the Siege Tower deck myself and seen some of the others in action, and this type of deck is pretty fun. Good luck with your deckbuilding!

August 9, 2018 7:53 p.m.

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You might want to consider Champion of Dusk as a strong source of card draw, as well as maybe Greed and Necropotence. In my experience these types of card draw effects tend to work better here than Ambition's Cost type effects.

Also, Shared Animosity is very strong here. It can pump your army to ridiculous levels of power with little effort, and in many cases is a better Door of Destinies. The problem with the Door is it has no immediate effect when it hits the board and it requires gas afterwards to get it working, and it’s an absolutely terrible draw late game.

I also play an Edgar Markov deck as you might imagine. Feel free to check mine out, you might find some more cards you want for your deck: Edgar Markov tokens

August 9, 2018 10:54 a.m.

I was about to recommend Athreos, God of Passage but it was just recommended by someone else oops. I wouldn’t necessarily run it as the commander here but it could definitely be worth a slot in the 99.

Also, since Teysa, Orzhov Scion is your commander you don’t need another copy in your creature section, just in case you didn’t notice that you’d done that.

August 3, 2018 8:29 a.m.






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Finished Decks 29
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