NV_1980 Deckling

Hi there!

I'm a Dutch bloke who has loved playing MTG since 1993. My best friend and I started our hobby by each obtaining a starter set and booster box of the Unlimited set. I remember opening our sets and boosters together very vividly; especially because of the exultant whoop my friend made when it turned out one of his boosters contained a Black Lotus! We started playing the game during breaks at school and when we had other spare time. It didn't take long for others to catch on, and soon we had a whole group of 'nerd' friends joining in on the fun.

Over the span of years, my friend and I kept collecting cards; making sure we always got at least a boosterbox from each of the new sets that came out. We kept playing regularly for years, often inviting friends over to join us in evenings and nights filled with great magic games.

Recently, we decided to switch to EDH/Commander exclusively. Mostly because the format allows for drawn out games and we love those. Especially when we can get 6 players into a single match is completely hilarious. My page will soon contain all the deck ideas my wife and I are currently using in this format. I hope they are of use to anyone. Please enjoy!

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This looks very well built, but a bit too evil for my playgroup. Nevertheless, well done; +1!

January 18, 2018 2:26 a.m.

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Thanks for commenting WizardEvansi.

Web seems an interesting card. Could be useful against mono-black, dimir and golgari decks. Do not have one yet though, but if I manage to get one I'll probably replace Propaganda for a while and see if it works well.

January 17, 2018 3:53 a.m.

Very nice; +1!

January 17, 2018 1:51 a.m.

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Hi WizardEvansi,

Glad to hear it! If you have time, I'd love feedback from you on one of my decks as well. Happy gaming!

January 17, 2018 1:41 a.m.

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Hi Dragonstompy,

Exploration works particularly well in my decks when I also have additional ways to either draw cards or use the top of my library (it combines well with Courser of Kruphix for instance). When I get to use it, on average I'm able to play at least 3-4 extra lands with it during a game. That does not sound like much, but such an advantage can be devastating for your opponents during the early stages of a game.

As for the decklist of my dragon deck, I am still in the process of adding all my EDH decks to TappedOut. This is a slow process because I do not have that much time to do it and if I add a deck, I want to do it properly and not rush it. Of the sixty EDH decks I have, I still need to post about forty. But I promise that the next one I post will be the Dragon deck.

Happy gaming!

January 17, 2018 1:37 a.m.

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Hi HorriblePHD,

Thanks for the comment :) My friends and I have a rule that whenever we come together to play EDH, we usually play at least one round in which heavy-control based decks are not allowed. That's when I usually play around with this.

January 17, 2018 1:28 a.m.

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Hi WizardEvansi,

This looks pretty damn fine! As to your question: yes, there are some more (better?) ramp options to choose from. Here are a few options:

  • Sol Ring: staple of every commander deck; I'd suggest it strongly.
  • Chromatic Lantern: makes every land give whatever mana you want, and is a mana-rock itself; gotta love that.
  • Selvala, Heart of the Wilds: honestly one of the best ramp creatures ever, especially in a deck containing this many large, stomping creatures. And sure, she's no dinosaur, but considering her jaw-dropping strengths I think we can overlook that :)
  • Somberwald Sage: again, not a dinosaur, but can accelerate your deck significantly.
  • Xenagos, the Reveler: his primary power is a similar mana-generating power compared to Selvala'ss, but can only provide green/red mana. Still, could be strong enough to seriously consider. Also, his ultimate ability is extremely nice in your deck.

Please note, that you are also already using several ways to 'cheat' creatures onto the battlefield and there are more of those, like:

  • Elvish Piper: pay and tap to add any creature from your hand to the battlefield. Very handy in a deck with an average CMC of 4+.
  • Belbe's Portal: like the piper, but slightly more expensive to use and only applies to one creature type (dinosaurs, I would presume :))
  • Quicksilver Amulet: like the piper, only slightly more expensive to use.

Hope any of this helps. Let me know if you decide to change anything based on these recommendations and also let me know how the deck plays; I might build something similar :) Happy gaming!

January 16, 2018 1:54 a.m.

Great deck; I'd recommend Instill Energy.

January 15, 2018 8:38 a.m.

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Thanks for commenting. My meta is indeed very artifact/enchantment based. There are several players who love to try and create these lockdown situations which are just about impossible to break without enchantment/artifact control.

As for your question: the deck contains ramp/control/bruiser options of every mana cost (between 1-7). So yeah, the verse counters are slightly limiting but not as much as some would think. Also, Temur Sabertooth can be used to get Yisan back into my hand and summoning him again, thereby resetting his counters if need be.

January 15, 2018 5:25 a.m.


Some early ramp for black are cards like Dark Ritual and Cabal Ritual, in case you're looking for these. You seem to use a lot demons, so maybe a card like Urza's Incubator could also be helpful to speed things up.

Have fun playing!

January 15, 2018 2:37 a.m.

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Looks like a pretty good deck! A few comments:

Hope this helps. If you have time, please check out my Yisan deck; I'd like your opinion.

January 15, 2018 1:37 a.m.

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Thanks for your response. I have to admit that I do not really see the point of competitive EDH at all, but hey ... to each his/her own :)

January 15, 2018 1:04 a.m.

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I think I see where you're going with this deck, but I'm curious about something:Do you consider playing with this deck to be fun? I can't help but notice that if things go the way you want them to, you will always end up playing the exact same cards and win in the exact same way.



January 14, 2018 7:24 a.m.


Silverblade Paladin is an additional way to give Daxos some double strike. I would also highly recommend Strionic Resonator to copy Daxos' triggered ability whenever possible.

Happy gaming!

January 11, 2018 4:13 a.m.

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You could consider Bloodchief Ascension. It's very good in this deck with all the milling going on AND it combo's infinitely with Mindcrank.

Happy gaming!

January 11, 2018 4 a.m.

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How about adding Glissa, the Traitor? You have some powerful artifacts people would love to vape; Glissa can get them back. Works especially well with the stax elements of this deck. Also, it allows you to retrieve Memory Jar.

Happy gaming!

January 11, 2018 3:55 a.m.

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Personally I love using Burgeoning and Exploration whenever my deck contains green. In your deck, Xenagos, the Reveler would also be exceptionally strong (and in theme with your commander).

Other great ways to cheat stuff on the field would be Quicksilver Amulet and especially Lurking Predators. Elemental Bond and Soul of the Harvest are both great ways to get some additional draw with a deck like this.

In case you're curious, have a look at my Mayael deck. Lots of its elements could also be used in this deck. Happy gaming!

January 11, 2018 3:40 a.m.

Hi FancyLadies,

Thanks for checking out my deck and your feedback! I think Lurking Predators is an excellent idea. I've decided to replace Rings of Brighthearth with this card. The Rings are awesome, but they add to Mayael's ability cost which is already quite significant. I'll let you know if this change has a positive effect.

See the Unwritten is nice too, but I have no recursion in place should anything cool end up in the GY because of it. Garruk, Caller of Beasts' primary ability does something I do not want in this deck, it puts creatures in my hand. That does not help Mayael very much. As for Cryptolith Rite, I think it's a great card, but only in a deck that has access to lots of creatures early on. As this deck won't have (m)any creatures in the field before turn 4, Birds seem the better choice.

January 11, 2018 1:18 a.m.

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Nice deck! Might I recommend Ethereal Armor, Shielded by Faith, Dust Corona, Messenger's Speed, Madcap Skills and Scourge of the Nobilis?

Also, it would be really awesome to add Sphere of Safety; makes your defense a whole lot simpler. The card Greater Auramancy is also nice to protect all your aura's from being targeted.

Happy gaming! Ow, if you have time to look at one of my decks and comment/upvote, I would appreciate it.

January 10, 2018 6:50 a.m.


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