Kaleo42 Deckling

These days professional life has limited my magic time. I would be rocking unconventional versions of Scapeshift in modern if I had the time but instead I have been focusing on EDH with Derevi, Marath, Teferri, and Neheb being my most noteworthy builds. I tend to play control or unusual combos but helping my old teammates on Rogue T3ch turned me into an extremely well rounded player and level 2 judge.

Current Top Decks:

My prettiest deck, tempo stax with a lot of flexibility:


Tactical Beauty

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 5 | 1071 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


In addition I have a Naya combostax list, Teferi Chain Veil control, and my unique project to bring the combat step back to cEDH tables:


Marath Says No

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 2 | 10 COMMENTS | 609 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



cEDH Blue Chains

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 1 | 1 COMMENT | 139 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER



cEDH Beat Down

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 8 | 9 COMMENTS | 824 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


Modern:


Blue Green Giftshift

Modern Kaleo42

1 VIEW | IN 1 FOLDER



Tron Again

Modern Kaleo42

0 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Other most played EDH decks for casual to semi competitive tables, the rest are in my folders:

My casual dragons tribal deck that I have tooled slightly to play effectively at more competitive tables.


Dragons with Friends

Commander / EDH* Kaleo42

SCORE: 2 | 4 COMMENTS | 158 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Kozilek fun stuff.


Cosi Edh

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

45 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


New turns control deck that replaced my equipment deck in the great box of decks.


Turns with Taigam

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 2 | 1 COMMENT | 67 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


Relentless Rats deck playing a the amazing EDH card Bloodbond March


Karador's Rats

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 1 | 53 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Kaleo42 says... #1

Majestic_Clown thanks for checking in on it. In all honesty my Marath Says No deck has been the center of my focus lately. Unfortunately there have not been many cards from the new sets that can keep up with the already blistering speed of my Neheb deck.

I have however been testing -Fateful Showdown +Apex of Power.

I am also looking at a few cards:

Dark-Dweller Oracle has really caught my eye as a "draw card" engine but I haven't found the slot for it.

Howling Golem looks good in a slightly slower version but you do risk giving your opponents interaction.

Loyal Apprentice will find a slot for sure but I have to decide where.

Treasure Nabber is obviously very powerful but I'm not convinced on where it falls in the tempo of things.

Expedite could find a slot for it's simple cycling and would serve as another haste giver that can be later flashed back.

Coveted Jewel is almost good enough.

September 6, 2018 5:30 p.m.

Majestic_Clown says... #2

Hey buddy, do you have any updates to your mono red deck?

September 3, 2018 2:38 p.m.

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As you may be able to tell from the decks on my page I play at a pretty cutthroat table, but I am glad I could still theory craft within guidelines you set forth.

September 16, 2018 8:26 p.m.

Said on Tactical Beauty...

#2

Thank you, I keep forgetting to look at Linvala when reworking this. The tough part is what to cut...but that's always the tough part with this deck.

Stasis is in an odd position here. It is incredibly powerful, I haven't had great success in the past with it due to not being able to capitalize on it too well. If I do go this route in a future rework Paradox Engine, Leonin Warleader, and maybe a sac outlet would be in order. Stasis+Sun Titan+instant speed sacrifice permanent is rude.

September 16, 2018 3:49 p.m.

Apologies, I missed that Sol Ring was on your ban list

September 14, 2018 11:07 p.m.

So I notice your group's ban list is focused on the "feel bad" cards like game warping fatties and land destruction. This means your land is relatively safe and a deck focused on drawing cards can easily function on 34 or 35. I would build it with 33 but I see you want to get to a few select top end cards. I would cut these lands in order: Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep, Rakdos Carnarium, Izzet Boilerworks, Crosis's Catacombs, and Dimir Aqueduct.

High cost cards can be fun but it's important to balance their impact with the fact that drawing too many of them can stunt your game play. Cruel Ultimatum immediately jumps out at me as a fun card but ultimately lacking in the impact. Targeting a single player and being super heavy both in cmc and color requirements makes the risk to reward ratio not in your favor.

Jaya and Nicol Bolas both fall in a similar camp of cost outweighing their impact. Of the two a greater argument can be made for Jaya pumping out spells and drawing cards but that triple red is rough. Keep in mind the big goal here is to force draw absurd amounts of cards, each high cost and color intense spell you hit is a speed bump in that card drawing engine.

Dominus of Fealty and Thraximundar are a pretty high cost to invest into things that are off strategy. Nezahal, Primal Tide is in a similar boat but if your play group creates a need for a 7/7 uncounterable then it’s a fine inclusion. Mirko Vosk, Mind Drinker is strategy adjacent but the slot can probably be put to better use. I also don’t like Guiltfeeder but I recognize that is likely do to my meta shaping my opinion of it.

Cards I would look at adding

Toxic Deluge over Flaying Tendrils for similar slot but higher power level.

Time Spiral over Time Reversal since it's lower cmc and much stronger.

Vampiric Tutor and maybe Imperial Seal would help smooth out the deck's performance.

Swiftfoot Boots are better than General's Kabuto.

Anvil of Bogardan I am surprised isn't already in here.

I would run Izzet Guildmage over Nivix Guildmage if you want the dual casting. I don't think you need the looting at that mana cost.

Waste Not does beautiful things with all the wheels on this bus. In the same vein Liliana's Caress and Megrim would be fun.

Memory Jar is another great wheel.

Psychosis Crawler is too on strategy not to include.

Sunder is great in decks like this but your group would probably ban it in a heartbeat based on your current ban list.

Reverberate, Twincast, and Dualcaster Mage can act as counterspells and double your wheels among other things.

You’re already fairly deep in artifacts so a mana rock ramp package would massively increase speed and consistency. Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, (maybe) Mana Vault, Rakdos Signet, Dimir Signet, Izzet Signet, Thought Vessel, Chrome Mox, and Mox Diamond.

Jace, the Mindsculptor, Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip, and if I am reading your meta correctly Ob Nixilis Reignited would be good walkers to include.

Vandalblast if your playgroup uses a healthy amount of artifact ramp.

Spell Pierce, Flusterstorm, Mana Drain, and Swan Song are the only counters I would recommend because I can see that’s not the direction you want to go too deep into.

Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual are great at getting your pacing off on the right foot and Past in Flames could really tie it all together.

September 14, 2018 9:44 p.m.

I apologize in advance. My feed back will come in two parts as I am currently reviewing from my work desk.

As for first impressions; 3-6 too many lands, average curve is a little high, and while I see the intention of focusing on the draw effects the protection needed to pull this off is lacking.

Specific feedback in the works and will be posted before I leave work today.

September 14, 2018 6:11 p.m.

I have recently made some updates but those updates feel like they opened a can of wyrms of possibilities for the deck. Please comment and share ideas, I need fresh ideas on what direction to take my prized deck.


Tactical Beauty

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 5 | 1071 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


September 14, 2018 6:04 p.m.

Said on Hydranimator...

#7

Following, I am currently working on my own list and will share feedback and revelations.

September 7, 2018 8:16 p.m.

Following, I am currently working a list of my own and will share feedback and revelations.

September 7, 2018 7:49 p.m.

Said on Kaleo42...

#9

Majestic_Clown thanks for checking in on it. In all honesty my Marath Says No deck has been the center of my focus lately. Unfortunately there have not been many cards from the new sets that can keep up with the already blistering speed of my Neheb deck.

I have however been testing -Fateful Showdown +Apex of Power.

I am also looking at a few cards:

Dark-Dweller Oracle has really caught my eye as a "draw card" engine but I haven't found the slot for it.

Howling Golem looks good in a slightly slower version but you do risk giving your opponents interaction.

Loyal Apprentice will find a slot for sure but I have to decide where.

Treasure Nabber is obviously very powerful but I'm not convinced on where it falls in the tempo of things.

Expedite could find a slot for it's simple cycling and would serve as another haste giver that can be later flashed back.

Coveted Jewel is almost good enough.

September 6, 2018 5:30 p.m.


Tron Again

Modern Kaleo42

0 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


I have been out of the modern loop for a while, any thoughts on this build in the current meta?

August 29, 2018 11:40 p.m.

Said on Hellion Combo...

#11

Spitemare for copies 5 and 6 (and maybe 7) of reckoner.

Forbidden Orchard helps with mana and sets up Blasphemous Act which should also be included.

If mana feels like a problem Boros Signet is great ramp.

Dictate of the Twin Gods and/or Aetherflux Reservoir can weaponize the combo.

August 29, 2018 11:39 p.m.

Decks

Tactical Beauty

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 5 | 2 COMMENTS | 1082 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Turns with Taigam

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 2 | 1 COMMENT | 67 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Tron Again

Modern Kaleo42

2 COMMENTS | 9 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Marath Says No

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 2 | 10 COMMENTS | 717 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

cEDH Beat Down

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 8 | 9 COMMENTS | 913 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

cEDH Blue Chains

Commander / EDH Kaleo42

SCORE: 1 | 1 COMMENT | 157 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Blue Green Giftshift

Modern Kaleo42

142 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Cubes

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Chaos Cube

Kaleo42 — 4 years ago

SCORE 0 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 584

cube chart

Chaos Cube Conspiracy Addition

Kaleo42 — 4 years ago

SCORE 0 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 265

cube chart

The Chaos Cube *P*

Kaleo42 — 5 years ago

SCORE 0 | COMMENTS 0 | VIEWS 1

Finished Decks 109
Prototype Decks 62
Drafts 2
Playing since Rise of the Eldrazi
Avg. deck rating 3.80
T/O Rank 550
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 38
Last activity 1 day
Joined 5 years