Hi! I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

I played back in grade and middle school (I'm 33 now) but kinda stopped. A lot of my friends still play so I played off and on with them for the last twenty years or so, using their decks. I finally said, "I should just make my own decks!"

Most of my friends play EDH/Commander exclusively and I prefer the format anyway so that's all I really build. Thinking about making some Pauper decks too.

In M:TG I love tribal decks, graveyard stuff, and untapping shenanigans. Many of my decks are unashamedly tribals.

Favorite mono-colors: Green and Red

Favorite color pairs: Izzet and Orzhov

Favorite color triads: Esper and Grixis

Really I like all colors. I kind of want to make a deck of every color, color pair, and color triad. I already have three 5-color decks. Not super enthralled with making 4-color decks but if the right commander comes out or a Partner pair strikes my fancy I'm not against it.


Highest T/O Ranking: 8

Highest TappedOut.net Helper Ranking: 1

Not sure how it happened but I'll take it! This was years ago. Tappedout has grown greatly in popularity over the last few years so I'll likely never achieve such heights again. How do you geeks do it? :P


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greyninja says... #1

My pleasure on the Junk in the Trunk upvote and beyond! Saheeli looks super fun, and I like your build(s)

I do have 16 decks fully sleeved. No proxies or anything. I've been collecting for at least eight years or so. My last job had some perks which included the occasional performance bonuses; which more often than not went towards some of the pricier cards haha

Tappedout says they range in value from $300-2300 per deck. The LGS I was going to before I moved from northern to southern VT was very competitive. I have a few friends that provide quite the challenge.

Even now where I live I have two friends that live within 20min, and we tryyy to get together once a week. I love the competition as that's something I miss from playing sports in school

When did you decide to start buying your own decks instead of borrowing? Once you're hooked on the game it's a slippery slope and you just want to keep building!!!

December 2, 2019 9:52 a.m.

greyninja says... #2

Upvote party woohoo! Thanks!

November 29, 2019 7:58 a.m.

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Cool deck!

December 9, 2019 10:54 a.m.

Said on Wipe The Floor ......

#2
December 9, 2019 2:56 a.m.

Said on List of Bugs ......

#3

It's always been that way. Same with the "Similar Decks" area on decklists. Always way different

December 5, 2019 5:42 p.m.

How has running 15.5 ramp pieces and 32 lands worked out for you? I would imagine it has it's pros and cons. Obviously it works well with Saheeli's discount ability but does it ever feel fragile? DO you ever want for colored mana?

I just built a Saheeli deck and am curious your thoughts on yours. Junk in the Trunk

December 5, 2019 2:33 p.m.

Great list! Thanks!

December 2, 2019 8:46 p.m.

Said on Karloving it...

#6

You're off to a great start! I would recommend a bit more ramp though. Karlov draws a lot of hate, and rightfully so, so even though he's 2 CMC you'll have to recast him a fair amount. You're at 5 ramp pieces right now but I always aim for 8 in my decks, give or take a few depending on the curve of the deck. Crypt Ghast is great but expensive and delicate so it's worth running but can be unreliable. Try Wayfarer's Bauble , Star Compass , Prismatic Lens , Mind Stone , and/or Worn Powerstone .

One thing many new EDH-deck builders stumble on is not enough interaction/removal. It's usually best to focus on building your own board state than tearing down others but having some removal is very important still. I love it when I have a deck that can support heavy removal. That said, I think you might have a bit too much, especially considering you have removal in the Command Zone. Definitely keep all the enchantment/artifact removal you can (enchantments are some of the most powerful things in commander and the hardest to remove). I like the exile effects, since recursion is so common. Check out Return to Dust and Forsake the Worldly . Running 2-6 board wipes is great and you're there already.

I'd recommend replacing a few targeted-creature removal cards with some more utility cards, partucularly draw spells. Greed and Well of Lost Dreams are awesome. Try Read the Bones , Ancient Craving , Ambition's Cost , Phyrexian Arena , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Erebos, God of the Dead , and Promise of Power .

Rhystic Tutor is a trap. I'd drop it.

Some cards to protect Karlov would be wise. Swiftfoot Boots , Lightning Greaves , Whispersilk Cloak , Kaya's Ghostform , and tricks like Undying Evil can be game-savers.

December 2, 2019 5:16 p.m.

Said on Big Meaty Claws...

#7

Magnificent.

December 1, 2019 3:39 p.m.

Said on Feeling Crabby yet?...

#8

Beautiful

December 1, 2019 3:38 p.m.

Said on Quicksilver Kraken...

#9

I dunno, that Loyal Drake doesn't look much like a starfish or crab...

It may seem innocuous but Sand Squid has always overperformed in my seamonster decks. Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters) was the original with Thassa (which you've seen) but I morphed the deck into Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle (Tidal Trouble).

I had AEtherplasm in my mono-blue deck and it was quite good. Looks a bit like a jellyfish so that's a plus.

I always ran into issues where I would finally have enough ramp or Quicksilver Amulet out to do stuff but because I was open all through the early game I wouldn't have the life to realize my kraken dreams. Fog Bank , Guard Gomazoa , Gomazoa , Spiny Starfish , Wall of Kelp , and Wall of Frost are all good and on-theme, as well as helpful for Thassa's devotion.

December 1, 2019 2:18 p.m.

Said on MultiverseSentinel...

#10

Thanks a ton for the up-vote!!

November 30, 2019 10:17 p.m.

Said on A Ticking Clock!...

#11

Slick

November 29, 2019 8:41 p.m.

Cool!

November 29, 2019 8:11 p.m.

Sweet! Gotta love thopters. I dig the deck! Seems like an excellent deck to learn with. I like your disruption package.

I just barely built a Saheeli, the Gifted deck that is thopter tribal at heart (Junk in the Trunk) but going all in with thopters is likely best done with Sai, Master Thopterist at the helm. My main goal was just to have a functioning Saheeli deck, so the thopter-tribal aspect is secondary in a sense. I do like the numerous creatures that make Thopters and have utility attached but having thopters coming reliably from the command zone would be great.

November 29, 2019 2:09 p.m.

Said on RURIC SWING...

#14

Honestly I would recommend wvwn more creatures and fewer non-creatures. There are plenty on creature-based utility cards.

November 29, 2019 1:29 p.m.

Said on Daemon's Rise...

#15

You seem to have too few lands and ramp cards for how high your curve is and how little draw you have. I dig the general vibe of the deck though

November 29, 2019 12:59 p.m.

Said on greyninja...

#16

I'm impressed you have sixteen decks of such powerful cards. I dig all the foils and promo cards. Do you use a lot of proxies between decks for bigtime cards or do you have Warhammer-levels of disposable income? Are the most recently-updated decks generally the ones you run? Do you have some favorites?

November 29, 2019 12:42 p.m.

Said on EtheriumEngineer...

#17

Thanks for the up-vote! I love my zombie deck. The zombie synergy is just so strong in Magic that it's hard to go wrong. Lots of Gisa and Geralf decks go heavier on the fun zombie combos but I wanted a more straight aggro deck so I wouldn't have to worry about tutors and counterspells to protect key pieces. I still have one combo and a few tutors but it's a fair aggro deck at heart

November 28, 2019 6 p.m.

Said on greyninja...

#18

Thanks for the up-vote! Junk in the Trunk is my newest deck and I'm really enjoying it. I think Saheeli's power ceiling is lower than some other artifact commanders but the minigame of trying to go wide then ramp/discount into big threats is a lot of fun and very engaging. It's been working better than I anticipated, which us great.

November 28, 2019 10:18 a.m.

Said on Throneofvomit...

#19

Thanks for the up-vote!

November 28, 2019 10:13 a.m.

Said on Derevi 'n' Wizards...

#20

Here's my decklist. I have most of the cards on hand; I just haven't pulled the trigger and finalized it. Banter and Repartee ☣ (Wizard Tribal).

November 27, 2019 5:24 p.m.

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Prototype Decks 30
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Points 1140
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