Now currently the artist formally known as Lvl.666. Just figured it was time for a name change. There's no real reason behind it. But don't fret, I'm still just a bunch of poorly-disguised slivers hiding in a hat and trench coat.

I enjoy obsessing over my decks, but what I enjoy even more is making and customizing deck pages for them to live on using CSS. Additionally, I love easter eggs/memes. So I tend to place them in all of my deck pages.

Calauoso says... #1

Just wanted to say THANK YOU for being so reliable with your Sliver deck updates. I have been working on mine for years and it's my favorite deck but not very competitive. I bit the bullet, and bought some of the "more expensive" cards like the SDT, Yawgmoth's Will, etc. I have, thankfully, all of the land base cards including the OG multis. Anyways thanks again and I threw an upvote onto this. WOULD LOVE some day to see gameplay of you with this deck!!

January 6, 2020 4:54 p.m.

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CBG03,

After a bit of pursuing around the internet I found a post in a forum titled:

For years their reddit bot scraped the site and arguably fueled edhrecs entire existence. At some point I discovered that other deck builder sites had special access to this data and were using it for features, without even so much as a heads up to me. I confronted edhrec, who apologized, but said they'd rather stop collecting data from t/o than stop their integrations. I understand that inconveniences some folks but maintaining the integration with them was time and resource consuming and we didn't turn out to be great partners.

So, I guess that means that it's more or less impossible for a deck hosted on TappedOut to get acknowledgement on EDHREC. You still want to keep the following statement in your deck description? "PLEASE UPVOTE, SHARE, DECKCYCLE. PLEASE HELP ME HELP THIS DECK LIVE UP TO ITS POTENTIAL. TRYING TO GET THIS RECOGNIZED ON EDH REC"

January 24, 2020 11:58 a.m.

thetrueroman why limit yourself to just one infinite combo using Temur Sabertooth? I guess what i'm trying to say is:

Both

January 22, 2020 12:05 p.m.

Zacama is a commander who is also near and dear to my heart so +1 right off the bat. I too run a Zacama deck and noticed that you're not running one of the usual suspects in a Zacama deck - Cloudstone Curio, which is another combo piece that awards infinite mana with your commander and another creature with preferably a low CMC - like Eternal Witness. Which will also net an infinite number of E-Witness triggers. Consider the following:

Note: This combo requires a specific amount of lands in play in order to net the extra mana which is (Zacama's coverted mana cost) + (the converted mana cost of Eternal Witness) + 1 = 13 Lands. Let's walk through this step by step: with 13 lands (or a mana doubler with 7 lands on the field), Cloudstone Curio and Witness in play, tap all lands to float to play Zacama for the first time. Zacama's trigger happens and all lands untap, then Curio triggers, and you bounce the Witness back to your hand. You float mana. Play the Witness again - using of that floating mana, leaving you with floating mana. Curio triggers again, and you bounce Zacama back to your hand. Tap all of your untapped lands for again, and play Zacama once more, you float mana. All lands untap, Curio triggers, and the Witness goes back to your hand again. Play the Witness again and net . Rinse, wash, repeat until you have however much you want amount of Naya mana.

A bit convoluted, but the result is infinite mana and at the very least you bring back your whole graveyard, gain some ridiculously high life total, and clear the board of creatures (unless they have hexproof), artifacts, and enchantments you don't control.

January 22, 2020 11:14 a.m.

CBG03, No. My question wasn't rhetorical. The first line in my post was quoting you - it's literally part of the first sentence of your deck description. I was simply using your own words to add context to the question on the following line. Probably should've clarified, my mistake. Speaking of which I genuinely didn't didn't know there was a relationship between EDHREC and Tappedout. Please, let me know what you find in your re-investigation. That's strange that EDHREC wouldn't reference Tappedout, i'd assume TO is popular enough to warrant some use. Separately, i'm surprised you were going for a legit DBZ reference, as I thought you were going for an:

Ultra-Instinct Shaggy Show

Honestly, I've always a bit curious about Jodah. I know this wouldn't fit your deck build in the slightest, but what're your thoughts on how Jodah would interact with Morophon? What kind of deck would it be? Interesting choices you've made though, having the soft-lock stax-esque Praetors along with Atraxa with a sprinkling of Infect. I definitely wouldn't see this deck coming that's for sure. +1 from me for bold and interesting strategies.

"I see your decks have a lot of views and likes on them. Way more than mine by a longshot. If you should have any suggestions for this deck feel free to comment what you think." - As for suggestions about this deck, and it's particular build i'd need a little more time to study it to give some meaningful suggestions. Unless if you're asking for suggestions regarding getting more views and perhaps suggestions for how the deckpage is laid out - i've got some suggested reading: Epochalyptik's Do you want to write a Primer? and Getting more views on your decks. Helped me out a bunch, hopefully those articles can do the same for you!

January 20, 2020 9:21 p.m.

"TRYING TO GET THIS RECOGNIZED ON EDH REC"

Question - how do you get your deck recognized on EDHREC?

January 20, 2020 1:35 p.m.

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I do so wish there was a means to thumbs up this post. Excellent writing!

January 17, 2020 1:52 p.m.

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xSKINCOLLECTORx - Arcane Signet is a shoo in for pretty much every commander deck ever made lol.

January 17, 2020 1:42 p.m.

Mirror Entity , huh? I remember that little guy pinging across my radar. I tend to never go wide when playing slivers - instead opting to focus on combo. I'm guessing you chose to include Entity because you want a more viable "go wide" strategy? I think that's a good choice - as the only other option I can think of is Banding Sliver lol which is definitely not a real card. Come to think of it, have you collected any of those odd-ball Slivers?

January 16, 2020 8:09 a.m.

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I absolutely love the concept of this deck. Since it's new, I'll just assume a more detailed deck description will form as the deck further solidifies as you play it. Klothys definitely caught my eye when she was spoiled, and am considering building her. +1 for a new deck.

January 15, 2020 8:53 a.m.

Much better decklist! I'm glad to see your manabase has rounded out and you have an actual removal suite along with the previously suggested pillow fort pieces. I know you got on me about not suggesting what to cut - and well...really it depends on what direction you want your deck to go in. I think you're too concerned with playing low to the ground spells - in a sense, you're thinking a little too aggro for the commander you have. Voltron is inherently slow - the idea is that you'll eventually have so many enchantments that the opponent(s) will have zero options available to them to get rid of your commander (outside of maybe an overloaded Winds of Abandon ). You don't need to focus on getting a ton of low CMC spells - what you need to focus on are spells that can make an impact at every point in the game.

Revisiting our talk about Land Tax - so after re-examining it, it can help you late game if you are behind someone in lands: You thin out the lands in your deck to increase the chances that your next draw step will get you an actual useful card. My only reservation is that of the 34 lands in your deck, only 12 are basics. I'm not sure how often the previously mentioned scenario will occur, but I think that Pir's Whim and Sylvan Scrying will be more beneficial to you as you will probably want to tutor non-basic lands over x number of basics. (This is all my opinion, so take it worth a grain of salt.) Yes, I know they cost more than , but your concern over having lower mana costs and wanting to get your commander out ASAP makes your deck too linear and vulnerable. The hallmark of having a good EDH deck is to be able to win games where you don't even cast your commander. If the table can just stop your commander from coming into play, or possibly remove it once or twice - what's your back up? What I think is that you need to favor flexibility and board control over sheer aggro and low CMC.

Here's what I'd consider cutting:

  • Land Tax - like I said before, can only tutor you up basic lands and thin out your library. This isn't what you need. You need to focus on getting those utility lands. I'd toss in the only true ramp white has in this card's place - Smothering Tithe . Don't hand me that "Uhhh but I don't have a mana dump" argument. If you believed that, then you wouldn't have included a powerful mana doubler like Mirari's Wake . Cut this stupid spell, you don't run enough basics to justify it being in the deck, and it's not consistent. Smothering Tithe will net you more mana in the short and long run. Your deck isn't aggro, so vs. doesn't matter.
  • Day of Judgment - your deck has plenty of removal and mass removal options. I think this one is just a little redundant unless you intend on combining it with Yavimaya Hollow . But even then, Divine Reckoning and Winds of Rath save you from having to use to get the previously mentioned land. I still say cut it. In it's place use Smothering Tithe . It's the only true ramp white has. It's a very good spell - try it. Trust me. And don't hand me that "I don't have a mana dump" argument, if you really believed that, then you wouldn't have included Mirari's Wake .
  • Farseek - Since you are in only two colors, this card doesn't really do you much good. I'd cut this for Sylvan Scrying
  • Gaddock Teeg - You aren't exactly playing Stax, so this card is kind of useless. On top of it potentially being a nonbo or (non-combo) with some spells, like overloaded Winds of Abandon or Eldrazi Conscription . I'd use Aura of Silence in it's place.
January 13, 2020 2:48 p.m.

Said on The Song of ......

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TheDragonking564, thanks for the nice feedback and the +1, I'm happy to inspire more Phyrexia inspired decks because they're such an awesome and storied rogues gallery for MTG. Personally, i'd love to see them fill the massive dragon sized gap left by Nicol Bolas. I have considered some of the swords in the past, namely Sword of Feast and Famine and Sword of Light and Shadow . Both are very cool, but unfortunately I haven't been able to find a way to really capitalize on their effects. The currently included sword, Truth and Justice , was the perfect inclusion - honestly, I found myself wishing for such an artifact before Modern Horizons was announced. I haven't considered Trigon of Infestation , mostly because for just a 1/1 Infect - only once per turn gated behind just isn't very efficient in my opinion...unless i'm missing something?

January 13, 2020 8:24 a.m.

Hey Buddy,

So you're finally using my deck site of choice, huh? Well i'll start off by giving the advice that I give to pretty much everyone else start off: Make a better deck description. The best example(s) are in the following articles by Epochalyptik: Do you want to write a Primer? and Getting more views on your decks. Now, I understand you're a busy man who is on a constant Path of Exile binge/raising a baby - but if you take some time to think and write about how your deck plays you'll have a better understanding of the synergies/combos in it. More importantly, if you have any misconceptions and don't realize it folks here on TappedOut can pick up on that and point out your mistake because it's listed in a detailed deck description. I know, it may seem like a pain but in the long run it's totally worth it. Oh, and one more thing - writing a deck description is in my opinion another form of self expression for deck building that can feel therapeutic. At least, that's my thinking.

So, my whole rant on that is over - now what do I think about your deck? After playing it for so long I can give a somewhat educated opinion: in 1v1, it's insanely strong and can easily tear a player apart. But, unfortunately it does very poorly when facing more than one opponent...which is kind of like the basis of EDH. To address that, I think you're definitely headed in the right direction with tax and soft lock effects like Sphere of Safety - but you need to go deeper. I suggest adding in more cards to supplement that - to deter your opponents from going wide: Ghostly Prison and Dueling Grounds will help. Also, as a player you do have one very distinct weakness - you don't use politics very well. Your desire to win is obvious - and that can be intimidating to the rest of the table when Sigarda or Serra Ascendant is on the battlefield wrecking (usually my) house. So, you should consider adding some more control: Settle the Wreckage and Divine Reckoning are good for making the board or one player turn and swing all in on you.

Another thing - I've noticed that your deck has a tendency to putter out. Ether you have mana problems or draw problems. I know you do have a ridiculously low mana count, as 29 is NOT enough for this EDH deck. I recommend at least 35 lands, no more than 38 though. But to also help with your tempo, i'd try Smothering Tithe and Abundance - which combos with the already included Sylvan Library . Each draw trigger for Library is replaced with a tutor effect for land or non-land (as specified by Abundance ). Get those two enchantments out, and you'll get three tutors per turn that go straight to hand. You know I run it in my Zacama deck - The Predator of Predators, and it's amazing. This is probably one of the best draw combos in mono-green, let alone Selesnya. I think it would be beneficial for you to run it.

Last but certainly not least, I have an odd suggestion for you - try out Grafted Exoskeleton . No one else can target Sigarda to remove her...so why not give her an equipment that not only gives you an amazing alternate wincon, but uh...also makes players regret blocking even more. Just a thought. Also, I think the inclusion of Serra the Benevolent would be cool, and flavorful. Don't know how much success you'll get with her - but she is cool. We'll definitely talk more about your deck - probably at our next game. Good luck, I hope my suggestions help! - oh, and before I forget i'll throw your deck an upvote.

January 12, 2020 5:05 p.m. Edited.

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So, +1 for a new deck and for Slivers - because I love Slivers. However, you deck description is very sparse and doesn't really help the user really understand what's going on with this deck. If I didn't know the usual suspects in Sliver EDH I would just assume:

  1. Play creatures.
  2. ???
  3. Hope no one plays Merciless Eviction .

I suggest reading Epochalyptik's Do you want to write a Primer? and Getting more views on your decks to give you a basis for writing a good deck description.

As for actual deck/card suggestions, I would recommend you cut some of the Slivers in your deck to make room for additional non-sliver spells. From personal experience I've found that running too many Slivers can hurt the overall quality and consistency of a Sliver deck. I can make a case for what to cut, but if I were you I would think on which Slivers in the deck really fit the Toolkit design of the deck (at least that what I think you are going for). As for an actual card suggestion, I recommend Worldly Tutor , because you are running The First Sliver . With TFS on the field, you could play WT and get the perfect Sliver ready for that first cascade trigger.

January 9, 2020 3:54 p.m. Edited.

+1 For Slivers - even only one. I find The First Sliver + Food Chain a fascinating combo that is probably the only high tier cEDH "Sliver" build. Nice deck - and deck description.

January 9, 2020 3:32 p.m. Edited.

Even though I have no idea what's going on here, +1.

January 9, 2020 2:15 p.m.

Comment left for shwanerz88, good luck, and happy brewing.

The following deck is no stranger to this forum - primarily this deck is hunting for +1's, as it is well on it's way to becoming the top Sliver Tribal deck here on tappedout - and I want it to get there. I truly hope you all will agree that it is worth your +1. Without further ado I present my Magnum Opus, and love letter to all Slivers:


The Queen's Egg

Commander / EDH LVL_666

SCORE: 437 | 582 COMMENTS | 69661 VIEWS | IN 232 FOLDERS


January 8, 2020 11:37 a.m. Edited.

Knights are cool, so +1 on principle. However, your deck description is severely lacking. While yes, I can guess that your deck relies primarily on a voltron approach to play - I have no idea what your notable combos and synergies are. Additionally, I have to guess at what the strategy of the deck is - Does it have anything past voltron equipment? Does it really try and do anything with the Knight sub-theme? You get where i'm going with this. But here's the fun part - how we fix it. So here are some notable articles that helped me flesh out deck descriptions of my own here on tappedout:

In summary, you need to write an introduction to help the user understand what the themes and influences are behind the construction of your deck and if this is a deck they may want to build/base their own off of. Then you go into the notable combos and how they win you the game. The real benefit to writing a combo/synergy section to a deck description however is having to actively walk through and document the logic behind certain card interactions. 1. It confirms that you know what you know, and 2. IF you are wrong - a user can point out the issue and help you correct it

Oh, and I do have actual card suggestions - specifically some equipment I think you could use:

  • Bloodforged Battle-Axe : A little equipment that came out only in Commander 2017 that does something special - it makes token copies of itself whenever equipped creature deals combat damage. The beauty here is that since you are running some sort of knight tribal sub-theme, your Commander 's 2nd ability will give all of those token Axes equip Knight . Therefore after each combat step you could equip a token onto your Commander for free, or onto another knight. Even better, you could combine the token Axes with another equipment already in the deck: Fireshrieker , which will give you two combat damage steps - meaning you will gain two Axes per axe equipped on a knight. Since this card has only been printed in one set, it's a little bit pricey at $7.37 on TCGPlayer. If that's too expensive for your blood, they are selling a Japanese printing at about $4.00.
  • Quietus Spike : A hard hitting equipment that pretty much every opponent at the table will groan at when they read it's 2nd ability: "Whenever equipped creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses half their life, rounded up." Attach this to any creature with evasion - such as Khorvath Brightflame and you become a force to be reckoned with (especially for those pesky lifegain decks). As previously noted cost is obviously a factor here - you can pick up a spike for $1.86 from TCGPlayer - or about $7 if you want foil.

Sorry for writing you a book, but I think your deck is cool, and I want both it and your page to do well. Good luck, and happy brewing friend!

January 8, 2020 11:32 a.m.

"There are many pages that have auto play though and it did bleed through at one point. I changed it because everything is way too light for it. - Look. Again, grain of salt here but just because a bunch of other pages do it wrong - that makes it okay? No more sermons. As for transparency I totally forgot to look up which element I think you should change - i'll get you proper example code tonight - or at least try to again lol. But if "everything" is too light - why not make it slightly darker so the reader can both read content and decrease the transparency of the well elements so the user can actually see the background? It is possible to do so.

January 8, 2020 9:34 a.m.

Flash_Andretti,

Take this all worth a grain of salt, as your deck page is your own - but I have a few suggestions that in my opinion would help with the user experience for your customer deck page. White letters on a Black background is hard on the eyes - making it difficult to read for long periods of time. I suggest changing the color of the text in the comment section to a light grey:

comment {
    color: rgb(213, 213, 213);
    text-shadow: rgb(0, 0, 0) 1.5px 1.5px 1.5px;
}

Adding transparency to div.well (correct me if i'm wrong on that element) to show the background artwork - letting it peek through just a bit would help. As it currently stands, I have no idea what your background really looks like.

I know I pointed this out before, but I have to reiterate: having any music on autoplay sucks. It makes for an awful user experience as it changes the user's initial thought of "I bet this will be an interesting/cool deck" to "What is that awful noise?". To clarify - i'm not knocking your taste in music, i'm just saying that autoplay music changes the whole focus of your deck page, and can ruin a first visit (It ruined mine.) I suggest you add the soundtrack under your "Intro" section of your accordion. Frame it as something optional to enhance the user experience, and make sure that the user has to actively click on the play button.

January 7, 2020 12:07 p.m.

Said on Calauoso...

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Calauoso, thank you for the nice words and the +1 on The Queen's Egg. I'm trying to make my deck the top Sliver tribal competitive build on tappedout, additionally I simply enjoy the idea of being a champion for Slivers. They're my favorite tribe, and I absolutely love to pilot them. Through my deck brewing I hope to spread the joy of Slivers to all.

January 7, 2020 8:43 a.m.
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