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.

THEDEMIGOD07 says... #1

Mortlocke If you look at my decks you'll notice mine have the title bar not transparent like yours. I was wondering what it is that I'm missing

February 11, 2020 8:20 a.m.

Mortlocke says... #2

THEDEMIGOD07, I think I might've missed your first comment but what I gather is that you'd like to take a look at my code. Sure, i'd be happy to...but exactly what code do you want to look at? The code for the accordion? the code for the deck page itself? or the animation code? I'm a believer in not using code you don't understand so if you've got a request for something specific and need me to explain it - let me know.

February 11, 2020 7:57 a.m.

THEDEMIGOD07 says... #3

Sorry about that. Misunderstood the on screen prompt. Can you send me the coding you used for the The Song of Phyresis deck you have? is it something you used in the description block durring editing?

February 11, 2020 1:37 a.m.

THEDEMIGOD07 says... #4

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February 11, 2020 1:35 a.m.

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I love the deck name, +1 on principal.

February 24, 2020 12:34 p.m.

Excellent deck description! +1 from me on principle.

February 23, 2020 4:01 p.m.

MintyThe1st, nothing wrong with a lil' sas :P - I checked out Card Captor Sakura briefly back in the 90's when it appeared on American Saturday morning cartoons, never got that far in though. The clap back is valid - Sorin is indeed one of the pre-mending walkers so technically the name is spot on. Gotta give credit where it's due.

February 22, 2020 10:36 a.m.

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Doombeard1984, I met the professor at CommandFest DC 2019, and he says he doesn't really use tappedout anymore :( Chances are these comments will likely go unread. I was pretty disheartened to hear that Senpai will never notice me. But it is my genuine goal to surpass him in upvotes. I see my deck as a spiritual successor in a way, as this deck definitely helped inspire my own in multiple ways. Even my deck's unique deckbox was inspired by the professor, as he reviewed Liefkicker's handmade deckboxes (his site is here: liefkicker's magical deckboxes) I highly encourage you to check it out - yes he takes commissions and makes all of his deck boxes by hand and they are more than worth every penny for your precious precious hive. - But I digress - The professor's not coming back...party's over kids.

February 21, 2020 8:01 a.m. Edited.

+1, for a Sliver deck :)

February 21, 2020 7:51 a.m.

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Deadpoo111 - thanks for correcting me. Yeah, what he said. Only $5 and you're good to go.

February 20, 2020 10:46 a.m.

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Yarok, it's only 3 dollars a month. It doesn't feel like alot

February 20, 2020 10:03 a.m. Edited.

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Yarok, I'll check out your page when I get a chance. As for the deck-page's custom design, that's all CSS. I got my start using CSS on tappedout from this page:

I'd highly recommend you becoming a member of the site, as the use of CSS here isn't a right - it's a privilege. So please consider donating if you intend on hosting any of your own code here.

February 20, 2020 9:21 a.m.

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Yarok - You didn't link your deck. You can do it like this:

[[deck:The Song of Phyresis]] 
Also, I tried searching for it on the site and it didn't show up :\

Wicker - You can link cards like this:

[[card:Sliver Queen]] 

As for my thoughts on each card? I'll try and keep my tangents short lol.

  • Disallow: is cool, but not very good in a Sliver deck because it belongs in a Baral, Chief of Compliance deck. I mean, not only does it feature him in the card art, it actually lowers the CMC to , making the card a strictly better counterspell. I slotted in Mana Drain, but if cost is an issue and you want a good to decent counterspell that is not Counterspell i'd consider Forbid, Mana Leak, Arcane Denial, Hinder, Rewind, or Dissipate.

  • Kindred Summons: Cool. But can be a massive dude of a card if you dont have any topdeck manipulation ala Scroll Rack, Mirri's Guile, or Sensei's Divining Top. Notable combinations with this card would be Worldly Tutor or Vampiric Tutor.

  • Mystical Tutor: If your deck relies heavily on interaction/instant speed removal then this wouldn't be bad inclusion. The only issue is that MT won't be doing much outside of getting you some potential interaction, meaning that you'll be holding up mana you could be using to better establish your boardstate.

  • Coat of Arms / Door of Destinies / Vanquisher's Banner: Depends on how you want to build your deck - if you want to rely primarily on combat damage being your wincon then any of the previously mentioned are worth it. I'd run all three in addition to Shared Animosity, Magma Sliver and Sliver Legion.

  • Heartstone: Be careful with this one. It's effect applies to your opponents' creatures as well. I'd never include this because I like to be shrewd and not unknowingly enable my opponents to win. If you insist on including this you better be sure you're going to win on the turn you play it.

  • Herald's Horn: Seems like good card advantage. I'd choose between this and Rhystic Study.

  • Distant Melody: I generally don't like spells that are contingent on how many creatures I have in play, because it's only good under very specific conditions that can be influenced by opponents. I'd go with Dormant Sliver or Synapse Sliver.

  • Kindred Dominance: This card is super cool. I'm considering slotting this in/play testing this for Toxic Deluge. That CMC of 7 hurts though.

  • Living Death: A cool card. I'm considering slotting it in for Patriarch's Bidding to playtest.

  • Cryptolith Rite: Is an okay card. I apply the same logic to this card as I would Distant Melody. This card is only as good as the number of creatures you have in play, which can be influenced by opponents. If someone boardwipes and this card is in hand it's literally a dead card.

  • Unnatural Selection: A fun card that used to be in this deck. I eventually cut it because it was banned in my local LGS which was hosting an EDH league. It obviously has great synergy with Sliver Overlord - but nothing else. The card is pretty niche - but it's fun. If you want to go for a more casual build with Sliver Overlord at the helm, then i'd run this.

February 20, 2020 8:20 a.m.

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Yarok, also to clarify - "Paying to create a 1/1 is so bad it's laughable" - I was referring to Sliver Hive's third ability. Which does cost that much to make a token - once per turn.

February 19, 2020 9:32 a.m.

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Yarok, ah I see the confusion here: You think that Skyshroud Claim, Nature's Lore and all of the Fetch lands can ONLY search for a basic land - not a basic land type. Well let me school you a bit - so lands have super types - Basic and Non-basic. Then you have Land Types - i.e. Forest, Plains, etc. Non-basic lands can have any of the previously mentioned land types. Read Taiga for instance - what do you think it means when it says "Add either G or R to your mana pool. Counts as both forest and mountains..."? It's a forest. That means the previously mentioned ramp cards (Skyshroud Claim + Nature's Lore) absolutely can target it. They can also target Tropical Island, Bayou, and Savannah. So why would I include basic lands that only tap for one color of mana when I could fix my manabase and tutor for a forest? Hope you enjoyed class.

As for 1/1's i'm all for swinging in with a buffed up army of wittle baby slivers, but there are far more efficient ways of going about it - namely Brood Sliver + Bonescythe Sliver and/or Sliver Queen. Paying to create a 1/1 is so bad it's laughable. You want to know what also costs ? Freaking Slivdrazi Monstrosity. By the time you create 20 1/1 sliver creature tokens with Sliver Hive's 3rd ability you'd have spent 120 mana over the course of 20 turns.

February 19, 2020 9:23 a.m.

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Hey THEDEMIGOD07,

Sorry for taking so long to respond - so to reiterate you wanted me to share/explain the code I used on my The Song of Phyresis - specifically, the code I used to style the .well-jumbotron portion of the page. Well no worries my friend, i'll share my code and include comments to help you understand:

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Again, go to my page to see how the code affected/changed the page and see if that's the effect you want. To help me understand how certain functions worked I utilized https://www.w3schools.com/cssref/ for assistance. If you have any questions don't hesitate to reach out. I'll be checking on you every now and then to see how your pages are coming along :)

February 19, 2020 8:40 a.m.

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Yarok, interesting. There seems to be a big push for the inclusion of Sliver Hive - what do you think about my recently voiced thoughts in the comments above? My consensus is that it's a good land, but not a great one. The third ability is completely worthless and shouldn't be on the card - or it should be better. The second ability is good, and the only reason to use the card - but ultimately falls short. Why can't that colored mana it be used for all spells? The first ability is alright - ultimately making the card more comparable to a Filter land (i.e. Cascade Bluffs). I'd play test it if I thought it was a better card overall.

Now why on Dominaria would I cut a bunch of lands to make room for basics? What do you mean the ramp won't work well without them? You can't just give such cryptic advice and not explain your logic.

February 19, 2020 8:21 a.m. Edited.

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Oh, and thank you for the compliment The_Munchkin! I appreciate that you'd use my deck as a reference point for your own build. I like your deck page, and the in depth primer! If I could give you another +1, I would.

February 18, 2020 12:08 p.m.

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Chadderson,

Well that depends entirely on your budget friend. Here are some lands I'd recommend for replacing Revised Duals (because I definitely can't afford Unlimited and above):

  • Bond Lands - not typed (so you cant use fetches to get them), but probably the closest thing to original duals.
  • Shock Lands - you likely already have some of these, but are a must include.
  • Bicycling Lands (Or Cycling Duals) - typed, but aren't a complete cycle and always enter tapped. But hey, at least you can tutor for them!
  • Fast Lands/Check Lands - these are the only lands mentioned here that aren't typed, and can more often than not come into play tapped. I'd pick these up if you have no access to any of the previously mentioned.
February 18, 2020 11:57 a.m. Edited.

As a Vorthos player the name of your deck just irks me. Avacyn, Guardian Angel was created by a freaking VAMPIRE. To keep the other vampires from eating all the humans Sorin made Avacyn - unless you're trying to say that Sorin is God?

February 18, 2020 9:41 a.m.

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Question - outside of it's interaction with All Is Dust, why are you running Ghostflame Sliver? Personally, I always thought that while this interaction is neat it's so niche that you'll rarely ever get the play off. What's your success rate? I encourage you to take another look at Ghostflame Sliver, as i'd cut it (along with All Is Dust).

February 18, 2020 9:29 a.m. Edited.

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Wicker, correction - I guess it was late last night. I completely missed "the tap for " part of Sliver Hive. That does change my opinion of the card as it can be used to help fuel roughly 20 non-creature spells in this deck. If I were to include it, i'd swap out City of Brass or maybe a filter land. But still, COB does exactly what Hive does but better - and the cost is a bit high. The filter land can be a bit annoying as well, requiring specific mana to fuel it - BUT it can get me mana in multiple configurations. Something Hive can't do. I still think COB and the various filters still win out when compared to Sliver Hive. What they should've done, in my opinion is remove the "Tap for ", and remove the requirement for the third ability (and lower the mana cost of the ability to or ). Or make it like a Glimmervoid for slivers! "This land taps for any color as long as you control a Sliver" type of deal. The previously mentioned examples would make the land far more interesting, and a must use in my opinion. What're your thoughts?

February 18, 2020 7:22 a.m.

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Wicker, Once upon a time I did run Sliver Hive as it is both really good and flavorful but on the occasion when I need mana for some form of interaction, or something not a Sliver - the Hive fell short. The second ability is nice, but it requires the land to to activate the ability which sucks. I think it was initially designed to be a nod to Sliver Queen, but the tapping is what ruins all potential - as there's no way to use it in an infinite combo as far as I know. So, in summary - being able to tap for WUBRG for a creature is nice, but the land is completely useless for any other spell...which just makes it a dud. To make matters worse, the 2nd ability is far too limiting to make the land worth including as a possible alt wincon. Keep in mind, this deck is meant to be as competitive as possible while maintaining the sliver tribal theme. Sliver Hive is definitely a card better suited to a more casual Sliver deck.

February 17, 2020 7:09 p.m. Edited.

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So back to your manabase - excellent. I think that for the price point you're working with this is excellent. But, there's always room for improvement. Obviously, if you can afford it going for a complete set of fetches is worth it but since budget is an issue, I would consider the addition of Prismatic Vista. Also I would go after the land cycle from Battlebond, specifically: Spire Garden, Luxury Suite, Morphic Pool, Sea of Clouds, and Bountiful Promenade. They're all essentially budget original dual lands, and since EDH is a multiplayer format it will be a rare occasion when these lands ever come into play tapped.

Now, what to cut? to make room for the Prismatic Vista I'd cut Terramorphic Expanse. Easy swap there. as for the aforementioned 5 lands i'd cut the tri-lands (Arcane Sanctum, Crumbling Necropolis, etc.) . They're strictly worse in that they will always come in tapped. Sure, you're losing a 3rd color you could potentially tap for...but the pro outweighs the con.

February 17, 2020 12:13 p.m.
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Commander / EDH - Dinosaurs, Commander / EDH - Infect, Commander / EDH - Sliver

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The Song of Phyresis

Commander / EDH Mortlocke

SCORE: 119 | 71 COMMENTS | 10442 VIEWS | IN 40 FOLDERS

The Predator of Predators

Commander / EDH Mortlocke

SCORE: 139 | 71 COMMENTS | 15099 VIEWS | IN 57 FOLDERS

The Queen's Egg

Commander / EDH Mortlocke

SCORE: 462 | 613 COMMENTS | 72426 VIEWS | IN 241 FOLDERS

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