MagicalHacker - Deckspert

Greetings, fellow planeswalkers! The name's MagicalHacker (Magical_Hacker on Magic Online), and I'm primarily a Commander/EDH player, and it’s really the only format I play anymore. Sure, I might draft or play at a pre-release every now and then, but mostly, I play strange Commander decks for my own amusement and at the expense of my friends. Take a look at my youtube channel, where I play commander decks in multiplayer games and then upload a new one every Saturday:

When it comes to building decks, I have produced two types of resources to help anyone who wants to use them (including myself, as these are the first things I use) build powerful commander decks:


First, I have created lists of staples classified by card function:


Secondly, I have built what I call "backbone decks" for many playable commanders based on maximum synergy, which is to say that you can take the backbone deck of 100% synergy and 0% versatility, replace cards from the deck with cards from the above staple lists, and VOILA, you’ve got your very own powerful deck to play! To find these backbone decks, the name is ALWAYS going to be "MagicalHacker (insert name of commander here)" (with only a handful of exceptions).

If you are having trouble finding a particular deck, just comment here, and I'll be happy to help! Fortunately, soon after I became unable to continue to churn out these decks, edhrec.com rose into popularity, and it fulfills this job pretty well. That said, there are still many cards that the site can't suggest, so I still lurk around making weird suggestions for cards that are too synergistic to not include.


Happy deckbuilding, and again, let me know if you want any advice!


The Decks I'm Playing

MagicalHacker says... #1

WunderlichDrums Thanks for the kind words, friend! <3

November 10, 2018 2:02 a.m.

Love your tappedout lists man. I've been using them for a long time. I've recently made a few lists of my own just for my pool of cards to choose from, but yours are still the beasts of the kingdom

November 9, 2018 2:03 p.m.

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I would definitely count them as ramp in a deck, but the reason theyre not on the list is because there are enough cards for more substantial ramp on this list :) The list does need to be updated though to include ramp that is less mana efficient if it ramps by 2 or more lands.

November 10, 2018 3:08 a.m.

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#2

WunderlichDrums Thanks for the kind words, friend! <3

November 10, 2018 2:02 a.m.

I'm really excited to be playing a blue braids deck for my YouTube channel starting next month, so this video was perfect timing right with what I was already planning to do! This deck looks very similar to my braids deck I fell in love with long ago, which was my first deck EVER in commander. I absolutely smiled from ear to ear playing stuff like Vedalken Shackles, Gilded Drake, Ixidron, Kederekt Leviathan, so I hope I make you proud when I play my version of Braids, Jumbo! <3

November 4, 2018 1:22 a.m.

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#4

In that case, I don't think that attacking you based on your commanders is happening here.

As for making their turns shorter, no, but I don't think that long turns are necessarily that threatening. It seems like it could just people that don't like opponents taking long turns, even when it's justified.

October 31, 2018 5:23 p.m.

Ah, that's unfortunate. I'm actually involved in a live podcast every Monday evening, mostly to talk about commander.

October 31, 2018 9:01 a.m.

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#6

This may have already been mentioned, but I figured I'd say it just in case it hadn't.

For a lot of people, threat assessment includes the commander's infamy as a part of the equation. And what's more, it tends to have a bigger role than it probably should.

Something I have done to have more wins is to purposely choose commanders that fly under the radar, which I have defined for myself as any commander with fewer than 600 decks on EDHREC. Feel free to make that number whatever you feel most comfortable, but the idea is to power up the 99 with a commander that hides the true power of the deck.

October 31, 2018 12:34 a.m.

Do you know the next time it will be live?

October 31, 2018 12:33 a.m.

What about targeting three different Heroic creatures with the ability, that would work, right?

October 26, 2018 5:57 p.m.

Decks

The Bloodhall Season 2 - Etali, Primal Storm

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 9 | 2 COMMENTS | 612 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

The Bloodhall Season 9 - Krav & Regna

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 5 | 363 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

The Bloodhall Season 7 - Xira Arien

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 1 | 206 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

The Bloodhall Season 8 - Nahiri, the Lithomancer

Commander / EDH* MagicalHacker

SCORE: 189 | 53 COMMENTS | 19673 VIEWS | IN 52 FOLDERS

The Bloodhall Season 6 - Jori En, Ruin Diver

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 3 | 184 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

The Bloodhall Season 5 - Licia, Sanguine Tribune

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 3 | 324 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Bloodhall Season 1 - Dragonlord Silumgar

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 28 | 25 COMMENTS | 4114 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

The Bloodhall Season 3 - Angus Mackenzie

Commander / EDH MagicalHacker

SCORE: 2 | 262 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 696
Prototype Decks 99
Drafts 5
Playing since New Phyrexia
Points 450
Avg. deck rating 9.67
T/O Rank 242
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Planechase, Duel Commander
Good Card Suggestions 184
Venues Titan Games & Hobbies, Wasteland Games, Titan Games
Cards Added/Fixed 3
Last activity 2 days
Joined 7 years
MTGO Username Magical_Hacker