Manalyph Deckling

I am simply a magic player and deck builder passionate about building decks for dirt cheap! I design EDH decks for under 30$ for both common archetypes and wacky ideas that I find an interest in. I know a lot of people do not have a huge magic budget, I used to be one of these guys, so I am dedicated to providing cheap deck lists that perform well in the average meta.

I like every color, but I am particularly drawn to Blue and White, with red and black being close seconds. I have nothing against green, it just isn't my style.

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Thanks man, sorry if I came off as rude.

December 31, 2017 8:50 a.m.

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I do appreciate your interest in my deck, but I would rather you make it more clear that the Ghirapur deck was not your creation. You said you got the idea to make this deck from the request to make a deck under 15$, but it is very obvious that this is an imitation of my deck, with the inclusion of Ugin. I did reply on my original post to your question, and while Ugin is glorious he does not have a place in this deck. In conclusion, I appreciate your support but I would rather you either make it more clear that the deck was not your idea, or if you could just remove it. I am not trying to be rude or anything here, I just spent a lot of time making that deck the way it is and would rather that be honoured. :)

December 29, 2017 10:08 p.m.

So, I definitely would not sell your Ugin. However, while he is a planeswalker that fits in mana decks, mainly Atraxa, he would not be viable in this. This deck is already budget, so let me breakdown some of the issues. Mana ramp is good in this deck, but it is not great. You are going to want to be wise with your mana as when(not if) your commander is killed and you have to bring him back, you are going to want to equip as much of your artifacts as you can as fast as you can. Voltron is tricky as if your offenses are suddenly disabled it is very hard to survive for more than a couple turn cycles. Ugin costs 8, which might not seem like a lot of mana in commander, but it is when you might need to use that mana in a pinch if something disables your win con and puts you back a couple turns.

Secondly, Ugin is a great card one of my favorite walkers, but there is a reason that he is. He is very powerful, and will declare you as a threat to the table. It will change the game from Commander to Archenemy.

Finally, this deck was built on a budget, so there were some areas I was forced to cut short on. one of those would be defense, and since this deck focuses mainly on winning ASAP with my commander, I do not have enough chump blockers to protect planeswalkers. If you were able to u the budget, throw some more expensive eldrazi in there, maybe something that can pump out creatures like Whirlermaker, you might be able to do it, but unless you are determined enough to make this work that you invest more money into the deck, I would not advise including this fine dragon planeswalker.

I really appreciate you consulting me on this, makes me feel like I actually know what I am doing. I just finished constructing this deck last week and it plays beautifully. Like I said, the only thing I would improve on it, planeswalker or no planeswalker, is by adding chumo blockers and/or more defensive creatures.

December 29, 2017 9:59 p.m.




Kugisho MXY7 Ohka *Extreme Budget*

Commander / EDH Manalyph


Finished Decks 6
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
Avg. deck rating 5.50
T/O Rank 1821
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern, Limited
Last activity 2 weeks
Joined 2 months