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

I played back in grade and middle school (I'm 34 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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TheSlowestBro says... #1

No probs, and likewise :)

October 22, 2020 12:09 a.m.

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Of course. Are you thinking Phyrexian Triniform?

October 27, 2020 7:58 p.m.

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#2

Yeah Trevor's deck is awesome. I want to build a deck similar too, but not drop below 18-23 creatures. Kind of a mid-range goodstuff deck with an emphasis on big sorceries.

October 26, 2020 10:18 p.m.

Thumbs up for the brilliant name

October 26, 2020 8:23 p.m.

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#4

Hi fellow Utahn! Thanks for the up-vote!

October 24, 2020 10:49 p.m.

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#5

Thanks again!

October 21, 2020 11:20 p.m.

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#6

TriusMalarky I'm well aware. What if those good cards are already in the deck and you need more card-draw? That's where I like it. I know it's not Rhystic Study and Windfall and Phyrexian Arena ;)

October 21, 2020 11:16 p.m.

Very cool

October 20, 2020 4:11 a.m.

So the problem with those cards for me and this deck is I don't run a ton of graveyard recursion other than GnG, so a card like Sift is identical to Concentrate. I'd just as soon draw the cards normally in case I whiff on a creature to put in the bin. In my research I've found that almost all Blue cards like Sift are costed at the Common rarity, so non-discarding card-draw cards are often better on-rate.

Rain of Revelation is strictly better than Sift too, but this deck doesn't really play at instant speed so the effect is diminished once more. I could see Pull from Tomorrow being more of a stand-out now that I think of it.

October 19, 2020 8:35 p.m.

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#9

I feel like I can never find a spot for fogs (Spore Frog aside) but I do think they're quite underrated in EDH. How many times have I needed one more turn to win? Lots. Would I have had a guaranteed fog in my hand if my deck runs one or two? Probably not, but I could have!

October 19, 2020 5:34 p.m.

Thanks for the up-vote! Your fling deck is super creative.

October 19, 2020 5:11 p.m.

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#11

Thanks for the up-vote!

October 18, 2020 4:43 p.m.

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#12

Thanks for the up-vote!

October 18, 2020 4:35 p.m.

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#13

Some fun cards to perhaps note:

Nahiri's Machinations or Dolmen Gate. Swing Gishath with impunity!

Soul's Majesty and Return of the Wildspeaker are excellent in stompy decks.

Boros Charm and/or Heroic Intervention would be a decent addition. I love running two or three effects like this in decks that tempt board wipes like crazy. Flawless Maneuver too, but it's pricey.

Blood Mist, Duelist's Heritage, Rage Reflection, and True Conviction are all interesting alternatives to Berserkers' Onslaught--each with their own pros and cons. Nothing wrong with Berserker's Onslaught though. I kind of like True Conviction for the lifelink, since Gishath sometimes comes online late and it can give you an extra turn to swing for lethal.

I just noticed you don't have a single board wipe. Even in very creature-oriented decks you sometimes need to put a halt to an emergency. With all your ramp and your commander's ability you can ideally rebuild faster than your opponents. Lots of options there, from the classic and well-costed Wrath of God and Blasphemous Act to even more impactful stuff like Hour of Revelation or Ondu Inversion  Flip

October 16, 2020 3:39 a.m.

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#14

Your list looks pretty good so far! Solid ramp, but your land-count seems a bit low. The conventional wisdom is that 37-38 lands is the sweet spot. If you have a extremely low curve or lots of low CMC or one-mana rampers (Llanowar Elves, Wild Growth etc) you can go lower. I almost always run 36 lands; it's just what I do. Anyway, dinosaurs and your commander are expensive so you might want to bump up your lands a bit. Gishath has a huge target on her head so you should expect and plan to recast her over and over. I know from experience; my brother has a Gishath deck and it's terrifying: Dig Up Her Bones check it out and up-vote it if you have the chance!

You're a bit light on removal, but that's actually quite normal for such ramp- and creature-heavy decks. Just the way it goes. That said, you might want to squeeze in Swords to Plowshares and/or Path to Exile. Not only are they just good, but--as you pointed out--Polyraptor and Marauding Raptor draw the game unless you have a way to instantly stop it. I suppose Collateral Damage and Momentous Fall help there, but the latter is pricey (mana-wise) and might not work.

You may want more creature tutors or Enlightened Tutor IF you want the Polyraptor stuff to be a major strategy. If it's just something fun in the deck to stumble upon then more power to ya. If you do consider it a core tactic then perhaps adding Purphoros, God of the Forge and/or Impact Tremors to go with your Warstorm Surge would make it more reliable and prevent the game drawing with Marauding Raptor. Might not be worth the slots though. Gishath stompy works fine as-is!

You have a lot of great utility cards, but you may be a bit heavy on them. If you're looking to free up slots perhaps look there. I wouldn't drop any creatures in a Gishath deck. You have a very solid amount of card draw and card advantage, which is actually kind of impressive for a beginner deckbuilder! Good job!

Personally, I would cut Coat of Arms and Door of Destinies. You're not going wide enough to make them as impactful as they can be. A bit win-more, as opposed to an actual win-condition. Incremental Growth is solid but one of your weaker cards. Priest of the Wakening Sun is a bit on the weaker side too. I don't hate it, but if you're looking for another cut you could do worse.

All in all you've got a great thing going. Gishath is fun on a bun. Play some games and note which cards get stuck in your hand.

October 16, 2020 3:13 a.m.

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#15

Maddening Cacophony is better than Traumatize, mostly

October 16, 2020 1:33 a.m.

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#16

I have a Wanderwine Prophets that I'm not using if you wanted to add a bit more filth to this deck

October 15, 2020 8:19 p.m.

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#17

Have you thought about putting a Torbran, Thane of Red Fell in this deck?

October 15, 2020 7:52 p.m.

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#18

Mindcrank is an excellent milling piece. Goes infinite with Bloodchief Ascension too. Both would be good alone anyway. You're running Fabricate already

October 15, 2020 7:49 p.m.

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#19

Great list! Have you considered running Anafenza, the Foremost? Excellent graveyard hoser, does stuff with counters, and is a good rate on-body. Likely an upgrade over some of the other less-impactful creatures (not that any of your creatures are stinkers!)

October 15, 2020 5:02 p.m.

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#20

Thanks for the up-vote!

October 14, 2020 5:02 p.m.

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