Hey everybody! Let me introduce myself.

My name is MagicalHacker, and here are all the things I do to pass on my experience and knowledge to you in entertaining and oftentimes hilarious ways:


First, here is my YouTube channel:

I currently have three shows on my channel:

  1. Every Saturday, I upload a video for "The Bloodhall", the show where I play my personal decks in multiplayer commander videos and analyze how successful the deck is and why. I also build a new deck each month and do a deck tech for that on the first Saturday of the month. Side note: Crazy enough, I actually have TWO decks with 100% win rates. Just a little factoid!
  2. After my deck tech, the next Thursday has a video for "Alchemist's Refuge", the show where I build the next month's deck from scratch and explain my process.
  3. Lastly, throughout the month you will see videos for "Gavony Township", the show all about the decks of others, whether it's a fellow content creator I'm collaborating with, someone who has won one of my Twitter or Facebook contests, or a supporter of mine on Patreon. In fact, not only do my patrons get to have their name at the start of all my videos, but they also get to submit a deck EACH MONTH for me to do a deck doctor, do a deck tech, or play in a game (depending on the patron's tier).


If all that explanation about my Patreon interests you, here's where you can find out more information about supporting me and getting a video EACH MONTH on my channel with YOUR deck:


If you want to support me, but you'd prefer to get something a little more tangible, here is a link to my gear on InkedGaming:

Buying any of these super sweet accessories gives you not only a product you can enjoy and love with the quality you know and love from InkedGaming, but it also gives you a way to share my channel and see my audience grow even bigger!


Lastly, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, here are my commander resources:

(Actual links coming soon.)

I've put a lot of energy over the years to make these, and I still put a lot of time into them by making sure they stay up to date with each set that adds new cards into the commander format. For example, on my Twitter, I ask questions to all my followers about this and all my other content like when I asked questions about how to best split Pillow Fort as one of my lists into multiple lists.

All My Commander Decks

BMHKain says... #1

@MagicalHacker: So, for awhile now, I've been working on a CHAOS deck Running Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder that also seems to have some degree upon Draw/Discard/Mill/Wheels, as long as it comes from a Library; be it Hand, Deck, Grave, Exile, or maybe a zone that counts as "Outside of Play" not counting a Sideboard (Please, WotC… Just do that... :/). There's just one snag. The cards actually have to benefit more to the user of this deck while everyone is suffering from such effects' Consequences. I actually think I'm deterring away from One-Sided CHAOS because of this. Decklist you're wondering? Well, it's missing 38 cards on-purpose; those count for the Anonymous Land Base. Ah what the heck, check it.

Yidris CHAOS Rends Our Cards, but only I Benefit.

Commander / EDH* BMHKain


I love how you organized both your decks & your List of stuff. Since this deck has the "Glint-Eye"; no pun intended, I would like to know the Staple Function Sections that include 1-Sided effects; but also, I wonder if anything good exists outside of ; Yidris was a Grixisite himself after all.

Finally, this'll sound stupid, but I'm also working on a Mono- deck that benefits from everything it hates as well. I'd show it, but I ponder if you do want to know that later on. That said, what 1-sided stuff resides in which Staple Function Sections? Just mention the sections, & I'll pursue.

Worst case Scenario, I do a Pramikon, Sky Rampart Group Hug that punishes for the Hugs... XP

Keep up the great work, man! :D

December 13, 2019 10:39 a.m.

MagicalHacker says... #2

Githalaric, no, but I can do a scryfall search for you. When you say chaos effects, normally I look for having lots of triggered abilities, especially ones that change spells into other ones, give other spells, or do a random effect. Does that sound like what you're looking for?

December 5, 2019 10:37 a.m.

Githalaric says... #3

Hi Magicalhacker,

Would you have a list for chaos effects?

December 5, 2019 10:16 a.m.

Pharazon23 says... #4

It would be fantastic if you could actually activate the links to the lists of commander staple functions. They seem to follow a pretty clever categorisation-logic and could help me a lot in my own deckbuilding. Thanks

November 14, 2019 3:17 a.m.

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December 12, 2019 9:12 a.m.

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Hey, I made you a playlist if you want to embed it into your description :)

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December 10, 2019 1:15 a.m.

No problem! If you want to see some of my ideas in action, I really think you'll enjoy my videos that I made for Silumgar. To finalize my tips, I am gonna recommend Insight for card draw. Green is certainly a popular color!

December 8, 2019 7:09 p.m.

Of course! The cards I would remove are Noxious Gearhulk (high cmc for a card not really super on theme or that abusable in this deck), Bolas's Citadel (only good in a really low cmc deck, and this is not that), Acquire (no guarantee that an opponent will have any good artifacts for you to take, something more important than Steal Artifact, because it's not inherently removal like Steal Artifact is), Trinket Mage (3 mana for a card that can only tutor 4 cards, two of which are Expedition Map and Wayfarer's Bauble = very meh), Rune-Scarred Demon (7 mana for a tutor is way too expensive), Personal Tutor (super slow at sorcery speed tutor to top of deck), and literally the entire category of clones (stealing is cloning plus removing, so strictly better).

As for my suggestions, the three reanimates are useful because they let you reanimate from opponents' graveyards for very little mana investment.

The three "narrow" cards will always have a target worth using them on. I've seen people concede when I cast Steal Enchantment on their Mind's Dilation or Omniscience.

As for my higher cmc suggestions, I've found that this deck does best with these expensive cards and ramp that can support that. At the moment, your ramp would definitely not be able to enable casting that many high cmc cards, so I would upgrade all the ramp that only produces one mana (which has the exact card-to-mana ratio as a land) to ramp that produces two or more like Thran Dynamo , Worn Powerstone , Sisay's Ring , Ur-Golem's Eye , Everflowing Chalice , Hedron Archive , and even Firemind Vessel if you want! Do that, and not only will you be able to cast higher cmc cards more easily, you'll also be able to be way more explosive in the mid to late-game.

Lastly, I'd say to not underestimate Memory Plunder. At its baseline, I find it's usually an instant speed board wipe, but it has the potential to do a lot more craziness. Think of it more like a tutor that lets you cast what you tutor for free at instant speed, except it only lets you tutor what's already in opponents' graveyards.

Thanks, and stay awesome!

December 8, 2019 1:28 p.m.

Said on Who would you ......


Serra Ascendant

Turn 1.

Every game.

December 8, 2019 12:09 p.m.

Comparing my Silumgar deck to yours, they are about half or more different (including lands), but I wanted to point out eighteen cards I think you should consider adding, nine of which are already on your maybeboard:

Animate Dead , Aura Thief , Control Magic , Geth, Lord of the Vault , Grave Betrayal , Memory Plunder , Mimic Vat , Mind's Dilation , and Steal Artifact should move into the mainboard from the maybeboard.

Agent of Treachery , Commandeer , Dream Leash , Gilded Drake , Mass Manipulation , Necromancy , Pendant of Prosperity , Reanimate , and Steal Enchantment should skip the maybeboard and go straight to the mainboard.

These are simply my suggestions! If you are unsure of if these cards are as good as I say they are, check out my deck at The Bloodhall Season 1 - Dragonlord Silumgar and you can see how the deck plays in videos in its description.

December 8, 2019 11:53 a.m.

Faelix_Drakes I do play Magic Online, but I wouldn't use them actually. I would definitely use them for giveaways on my YouTube channel!

December 5, 2019 2:14 p.m.

Said on MagicalHacker...


Githalaric, no, but I can do a scryfall search for you. When you say chaos effects, normally I look for having lots of triggered abilities, especially ones that change spells into other ones, give other spells, or do a random effect. Does that sound like what you're looking for?

December 5, 2019 10:37 a.m.

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Well, since the format isn't solved, I don't think commanders can be solved.*

*Technically speaking, I think each player's unique style comes across as how they have personally "solved" the format, and because of that, each player's time to solve a commander is the answer to your question. For me, From the moment I build a deck to the moment I'm happy with how it plays out is usually a day or two. Rarely, up to a week.

December 4, 2019 12:21 a.m.

Shaloman and vortex1636, fixed!

November 29, 2019 1:14 p.m.

Does Berserk work on opponents' creatures?

EDIT: Yes.

November 26, 2019 12:29 p.m. Edited.

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November 24, 2019 9:05 p.m.


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