NV_1980 Deckling

NV_1980 says... #1

Hi!

Thanks for visiting my page. I started playing MTG in 1993, when it had just arrived in my country of birth. My best friend at the time pointed it out to me, and told me he only wanted to start playing it, if he had at least one friend who played it too.

So we each bought our very first magic cards together; an unlimited starter-set and five unlimited booster packs. I remember how excited I was when we unpacked these cards. Not that either of us knew anything about the game yet, or what these cards were supposed to be worth. As a matter of fact, value of the cards themselves wasn't on our mind at all. We just wanted cool cards to play the game with. It turned out my starter set contained a Berserk and a Mox Emerald. My friend was just as lucky, getting an Ancestral Recall.

My friend and I kept playing MTG for years. Since money was tight, we always bought a booster-box of cards together when a new set came out. I always got to keep the white, green and red cards, while he kept the blue, black and artifact cards. Not that we didn't constantly borrow each other's cards; but in terms of actual ownership things were pretty well divided. Valuable lands were always distributed evenly. It was a pretty neat arrangement; usually quite fair. I also remember that back then, we used to play for ante against other people. That was a lot of fun, although I was a bit distraught when one day I lost my Diamond Valley to another player.

We kept playing until Mirage came out, which was about 1998 I think. The reason for this discontinuation was very unfortunate. One day, when I was away from home, my mom decided she wanted to help me pack for the move to my very first appartment (I was going to college the next week, so it was time for me to leave my parents' home). My mom had no idea what MTG was, decided it was junk, and threw everything into the trash. Sigh, parents, can't live with em, can't live without em ... I didn't discover this until the moving day itself, by which time it was too late. Needless to say, I was quite upset. It stopped me from playing MTG for a long, long time.

In 2012 I met the woman of my dreams. She loves playing games, mostly board-games but also computer games and, lo-and-behold, card games :) She'd never played MTG, but because of her gaming enthusiasm, I figured it could be fun to restart my old hobby with her, and so I (we) did. This turned out to be a tremendous success! We now have a MTG collection together that we're very proud of, spanning cards of many different sets. Our favorite format (the only one we play these days) is EDH/Commander. Our collection has thusfar allowed us to build almost forty different decks in basically every color combination, of which currently a portion is shown on this site. It's my intention to eventually post all our ideas here, as well as our card collection.

July 8, 2017 7:40 a.m.

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Said on Kalemne's Armory...

#1

Well I have a deck like yours that also builds upon Kalemne's creature type to make the deck a little tribal; this is it :) Hope it helps you in some way, enjoy! Ow, and don't forget to leave a comment (and/or a +1 :)).

July 26, 2017 1:03 a.m.

And if on top of Bruna/Gisela you also add Gaddock Teeg, you effectively lock-down your opponents entirely in terms of casting non-creature spells.

July 25, 2017 6:27 a.m.

Said on Gonti, Deck Stealer...

#3

I'd really recommend Puppeteer Clique for this deck :)

July 25, 2017 6:01 a.m.

I'd probably cut Unspeakable Symbol for it (you don't have anything in your deck to regain the life you spend on this) or Champion of Wits (in my opinion your least useful Wizard in this deck).

July 24, 2017 7:04 a.m.

I think Docent of Perfection  Flip is perfect for this deck (although you don't have that many instants/sorceries to truly profit from this awesome card). Considering this deck is tribal, I'd also look at adding Door of Destinies.

July 24, 2017 6:54 a.m.

Could you explain a bit more about your tactics? If I look at your listing you seem to be going all over the place. That can be nice, because you won't be tied down to any specific tactic, but it can also be frustrating for yourself, as you're constantly without cards that synergize well with each other during the game.

July 24, 2017 6:46 a.m.

Going through your listing, I'm a bit confused about what the strategy of this deck is supposed to be. It seems to specialize in removal; considering the many instants and sorceries in that regard. Makes you wonder though whether Doran will serve you best in this capacity. Another Abzan commander I know, may be a lot better suited in that role; namely Teneb, the Harvester. Let me know what you think.

My own Doran deck is a bit more like the standard Doran decks you'll find out there. Still, I could use all the help I can get on making it as good as I can. I'd be grateful for any feedback (or +1's :)).

July 24, 2017 6:40 a.m.

Said on Stopping Power!...

#8

Thnx LevahnTaupe!

And ccmaci, thanks for the heads-up about Sorin Markov. I doubted whether Sorin's second ability actually meant players would lose life, but it does (I looked up the ruling to be sure)! So this is really an awesome combo. I'll need some time to acquire him and think about what I'll remove to make room for him. This combo might also be really nice in my life-gain deck or my discard deck (still needs to be posted).

July 22, 2017 5:35 a.m.

You're very welcome! Hope this makes all of it work out better for you.

July 22, 2017 5:21 a.m.

Daxos is amazing and I like this deck! So, +1 from me! Some questions though:

  • Rest in Peace seems a bit counter-productive considering you're also running Animate Dead, Debtors' Knell, Grave Betrayal. Not saying it's not a useful card; just that whenever it's out, these three cards become pretty useless (and the other way around too).

  • I find a similar contradiction in your use of Humility. This card is absolutely awesome, but not in a deck that largely depends on you being able to use your (cheap) tokens to win the day for you. Also, once it's on the field, cards like Luminarch Ascension and Sigil of the Empty Throne become a bit obsolete.

As for additions, I'd recommend Crystal Chimes (a Replenish that can be re-cast if you have Sun Titan in play), Grim Guardian (for some nice pinging action!) and Flickering Ward (to give yourself some more XP each turn). For more ideas, check out my Daxos deck freely.

Cheers and have fun!

July 20, 2017 1:24 a.m.

Said on Yidris and his ......

#11

A nice cheap addition to this deck that will really help your walkers is Thrummingbird. I'd also really recommend As Foretold, to compensate for the many expensive things to cast with this deck.

July 20, 2017 1:04 a.m.

Hi Atsu,

I had not considered Necrotic Ooze yet, I'll look into it. I'm not really fond of Phyrexian Devourer; too unpredictable. Also, I'm not fond of exiling my own stuff .

Though I truly like Buried Alive and Jarad's Orders, I'm very reluctant to add more tutors to the deck. Mostly because it already contains quite a few of them, as well as the incredible effective Hermit Druid and Life from the Loam that allow self-mill AND a plethora of ways to draw additional cards.

I'd like a Walking Ballista, but I don't have one and obtaining one at this time in my country is next to impossible (no retailer has had it in stock for months).

July 19, 2017 1:48 a.m.

You could add Weathered Wayfarer to fetch some more (non-basic :)) lands, in case one of your opponents has more. By the way, why add Godo, Bandit Warlord? His extra attack ability isn't really that useful as he only untaps other samurai and I can think of cheaper ways to fetch equipment for Aurelia.

July 18, 2017 2:26 a.m.

Said on The End....

#14

Looks pretty good to me :) All I can think of to add would be:

Some (really) expensive, but very powerful additions could be:

July 18, 2017 2:14 a.m.

Hi,

First off, interesting list. However, I think I'm seeing two mistakes in your infinite combo list:

Have fun!

July 18, 2017 2:01 a.m.

Said on That's mine...

#16

Hi m8,

I love the stealing theme and have an Izzet deck that may contain some cards that would suit your needs. You can check it out here. Have fun playing!

July 18, 2017 1:26 a.m.

Said on Meren of Clan ......

#17

I've found Hermit Druid and Life from the Loam to be exceptionally good in a Meren deck. Great way to basically increase your GY and thus hand :) Here's my Meren deck, in case you need inspiration.

July 18, 2017 1:19 a.m.

Looks fun :) I would however consider adding a few more cards that can destroy enemy artifacts and/or enchantments. Krosan Grip, Gleeful Sabotage and Reclamation Sage come to mind. Also, I think Vigor could be a nice addition to your deck.

July 18, 2017 1:08 a.m.

I like jaminfine's suggestions a lot. I'd also add Shared Animosity and maybe Maelstrom Nexus to his list. I'd also like to suggest some protection against boardwipe cards like Boros Charm or Heroic Intervention.

July 17, 2017 1:10 a.m.

Said on Black Pope...

#20

Hi m8,

Looks interesting to play! You've gotta love Mikaeus' undying ability :) As a matter of fact, you can combine his tricks with creatures that have 'persist' and voila; infinite recursions! My own Mikaeus deck uses this principle; it's semi competitive as in that it doesn't contain that many expensive cards but can still deliver a kickin' :):) I'd invite you to take a look.

Have fun playing!

Wkr,

NV_1980

July 17, 2017 12:56 a.m.

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