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 Blue

Favorite color pairs: Azorious and Izzet

Favorite color triads: Esper and Grixis

I really like all colors. I kind of want to make a deck of every color, color pair, and color triad.

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

These are in order of build date:

Boggart Avalanche -- Black/Red Goblin Aristocrats with Wort, Boggart Auntie . My first and most expensive deck. Emphasis on anthems, recursion, and black utility cards on a mostly-red goblin aggro chassis. One of my only decks that runs infinite combos. Could use even more tutors! My pride and joy.

The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft) -- A theft-themed deck that has group-hug elements and Braids, Conjurer Adept to encourage people to play steal-able win-cons. Results in fun, chaotic games, if not wins... One of my pet decks that has a low-ceiling commander at the helm but I love it so I keep pumping upgrades into it. Definitely one of my blingin' decks.

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator) -- Cheat out fatties from the graveyard, but in mono-Red! Feldon of the Third Path burns the countryside down to base carbon with a dragon-subtheme. One of my favorite decks and also one I will continuously bling out and upgrade.

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron) -- Equipment-based voltron deck featuring Zurgo Helmsmasher . Lots of board-wipes and equipment synergy. Used to be a Warrior tribal but felt too unfocused. More of a board-wipe and indestructible-creature tribal now. Stomps face. Definitely a deck I whip out at card shops if I want a win (despite it not being my most expensive deck!)

Roses of May -- (Marchesa Reanimator) -- Reanimator aggro with Marchesa, the Black Rose . A ragtag group of critters and minions that serve their master loyally and repeatedly. Small ETB focus but mostly aggro with value/recursion. Not super heavy on sacrifice loops but they're there.

Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves) -- One of my spikiest decks, this Yisan, the Wanderer Bard deck has an elf subtheme along with your standard toolkit creature base. Tons of enchantment and artifact removal. I can't stop singing! One of my favorite decks as well.

Tall Mizzix'd Cocktail With A Sidecar -- Instants, sorceries, and lots of burn at a discount--both mana-wise with Mizzix of the Izmagnus and dollar-wise. Not a storm or combo deck. Who says burn doesn't work in EDH?

Indomitable Stomps -- (Budget Voltron/Stompy) -- Rhonas the Indomitable 's mono-Green stompy with a minor voltron subtheme. Made mostly from my collection of bulk rares but surprisingly potent! Minor Fight sub-theme as well.

Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft) -- My attempt Esper Control in EDH. Lots of removal, card draw, a few fun non-combat win-conditions, and a handful of tutors. A medium-sized " Merieke Ri Berit " suite to keep creatures or untap for multiple thefts, but not as heavy on Merieke's ability as some decks.

Zadonkadonk -- (Budget Zada Aggro) -- I had a ton of leftover goblins from building my main goblin deck so I threw together a Zada, Hedron Grinder deck for a song. Wins out of nowhere with surprising frequency, considering the deck's price.

Titan's Revenge -- (Giant Tribal/Voltron) -- 1/2 giant tribal, 1/2 voltron deck. I loves me some Amazons so why not build the queen of the giants, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas ? The deck started off as a very budget build but I had lots of great cards in my collection to add. The deck kicks in dicks extremely hard and fast for its budget.

Rooftop Experiments (Zombie Tribal) -- Dimir Zombie Tribal with Gisa and Geralf . A deck I wanted to make since I started brewing EDH decks. Slight amount of self-mill but it's mostly vanilla zombie tribal. Deck is based around Rooftop Storm and if I could afford more tutors to find it I would get 'em! Tried to put as many of the good Blue zombies in as I could but they are a lot weaker than the classic Black zombie all-stars. This deck is basically all about going to value-town--not super heavy into token generation. One infinite combo but it takes a lot of set-up.

Token Concern For Safety -- (Burn & Tokens) -- Spellslinging and tokens with Wort, the Raidmother . This is another one of the decks I built mostly with cards already on-hand in my collection. Ramp into explosions or go wide with tokens. Small Goblin subtheme, but only because I'm running red and I need tokens. On the fence with the ratio between burn and tokens. I like the idea of having the deck be a bit of a hybrid in that sense. Not a ton of token-boosting cards in my collection though, and I'd prefer the deck to be spell-slinging primarily.

It Sucks As It Cuts! -- I pulled a promo Vona, Butcher of Magan and was quite inspired. I always wanted a life-control deck and she seems like a very fun way to pilot such a deck. Still debating how much to rely on Vona herself. 5 CMC isn't abysmal for a voltron-y thing but it's not good either. Having her buffed out on offense and defense (Vigilance) while gaining lots of life seems cool. Currently the deck list is more group-slug-y. Almost entirely made from cards already in my collection as well, so the power level is a bit low (and I believe Vona has a slightly low ceiling) but it's fun..

Tazri's Allied Goon Squad (Budget Ally Tribal) -- Budget Ally tribal with General Tazri . Regular Ally aggro--no Food Chain wankery. Very creature heavy, light on blinking and very few non-Ally creatures. I didn't want to include Xenograft , Conspiracy , or Arcane Adaptation since I can't afford to add tutors for them--severely reducing their effectiveness by my eyes. Sure, lots of creatures can make sensational honorary Allies and they go infinite with Turntimber Ranger but whatever.

Double-Visionary -- Clone tribal and draw-go-ish control with Rashmi, Eternities Crafter . Goal is to clone and control my way to victory and, if I get lucky, win with Biovisionary . I don't have the best tutors so that particular gimmick is unreliable but the deck is solid. I wanted a Planar Bridge and Paradoxical Outcome for flavor but they don't fit the deck well.

From the Mucky Muck (Budget Muldrotha) -- Sultai graveyard value/goodstuffs with Muldrotha, the Gravetide . Pulled a Muldrotha and just had to build her. I had tons in my collection that would fit but I bought some of the cheap Muldrotha staples like Seal of Primordium , Sylvok Replica , etc. and already owned lots of great staples like River Kelpie , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Mystic Remora , Mulldrifter , and the like. The deck is mostly goodstuff and value--no heavy sac loops or anything. Thinking of making it an Enchantment deck.

Advanced Woodshop -- Mass tokens with Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter . Tokens on tokens on ramp on overruns. I want to make it an artifacts-matter deck (which I think would be super novel in Green. I wanna see Fangren Marauder pop off!) but I would have to buy a fair amount of irreplaceable artifact cards and I want to invest Magic money elsewhere at the moment. The pile of tokens cost more than I spent on the deck (not including cards I already owned) and there's almost 100 of them. The deck and tokens barely fit in the box! Very casual deck but it certainly scares people.

Warriors of the World Unite -- Five-color Warrior tribal with none other than Najeela, the Blade-Blossom at the helm. Lots of effects to make my Warriors hard or impossible to block and trample effects. A few combo cards with Najeela but relatively fair and casual.

Tidal Trouble -- My second iteration of seamonster tribal. This time I'm using Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle instead of Thassa, God of the Sea . Deck is very similar but with land ramp instead of artifact ramp and some different utility cards.

Special Snowflakes -- Legendary tribal with Sisay, Weatherlight Captain . I had a four-color deck that was mostly a legendary tribal so I converted commanders to Sisay once she was released. Pretty normal, fair aggro deck with some toolbox elements and an aim for some synergy (which is mostly anthems I suppose).

The Barbarian Queen's Horde -- Took it apart for parts to make my newer Warrior tribal (Warriors of the World Unite). Lovisa Coldeyes is a pet card of mine but she doesn't make a great commander. I had fun with the deck and won a game or two but there are better ways to go Mono-Red as well as Warrior tribal. Lovisa now has a loving home in my other deck.

Pharaoh of Atlantis -- (Budget Brago ETB Abuse) -- Your standard Brago, King Eternal blink deck. Started as a budget deck with some teeth. As a budget deck it performed well enough--especially as I was just getting into EDH. Kind of oppressive once the Brago-pin starts and most wins came from concession. A lot of times, though, Brago would just spin his wheels and nothing would happen and if Brago was shut down too many times in a row the deck was quite useless. A significantly higher budget with more combo elements and more control would make the deck extremely competitive, as Brago's tier ranking demonstrates, but that takes more money and effort than I felt it would be worth. Not as fun as it was at first and it was full of powerful cards that had grown greatly in value so I scrapped it for parts. Perhaps Brago will find a home in my Ally deck?

Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters) -- Seamonster tribal! Thassa, God of the Sea steers this ship. Big ramp into mono-blue aggro. Simple and clean and tons of fun. I took it apart to use Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle as the commander, so the deck lives on in another form! I can always go back if I like Thassa more.

Ankle-Shanking -- Basically an aggro deck made with cards I already owned and Saskia the Unyielding . Synergy-light goodstuffs/hatebears. Aiming for a barbarian-horde feel. It's sort of a legendary tribal. Very much a "trade-binder" kind of deck. Isn't that what EDH is for though? Once Sisay, Weatherlight Captain was spoiled I decided to convert this deck over, so it lives on.

I've put together at least a partial physical prototype for most of these (or at least could):

Reaping the Rewards ☣ -- Teneb, the Harvester and "other peoples' graveyards" is the theme. I love graveyard shit and I want a deck with an actual dragon at the helm--Teneb seems good. Could build a decent deck just with stuff on-hand, though I wish Mesmeric Orb wasn't so expensive!

Banter and Repartee ☣ (Wizard Tribal) -- Bant Wizard tribal. I Have a Tamiyo, Field Researcher that needs a home so I thought Derevi, Empyrial Tactician would make a fun Wizard-tribal commander. The goal was to focus on unblockable and flying-men-type Wizards to make use of Derevi's ability then use/abuse tap-abilities (like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Beguiler of Wills , and Intrepid Hero ). Avoiding stax and locks--would play more like a Edric, Spymaster of Trest /flying men deck to make use of things like Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa . Almost built! Seems underpowered though, and boosting the gameplan would make the deck eerily similar to a lot of my other tribal decks.

Optimation Agency ☣ (Sphinx Tribal) -- Sphinx tribal. This is the third prototype iteration, this time with Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign . Many of the best Sphinxs are even CMC but I'll just skew the utility cards odd. Should work with enough manipulation like Scry and Soothsaying .

Tinker and Wrench ☣ -- Izzit artifact goodstuffs/cheerios with Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain . I have more than enough cards to make a fun pseudo-thopter-tribal, artifact-heavy deck. Can put together a 99 right now, but there are lots of cheap cards to polish the foci. Many builds Storm off--do I have to to use Jhoira? Is she strictly worse than Saheeli unless comboing?

deck:green-turbulent-juice -- Big-mana groupslug with Vial Smasher the Fierce and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper . Original list is Turbulent Juice ☣ but no real point in not having another partner, especially to add Green for utility and ramp, though the Rakdos list could have Kaervek the Merciless or Tsabo Tavoc swap in as commanders, which is cool.

Tools of the Trade -- Artifact/Enchantment value with card:hannah, ship's navigator. My worry is that if I made an Izzet Artifact deck there would be a lot of overlap, though this one would have plenty of enchantments too. The win-cons would most likely be artifact-creature beats, which is all I could afford since artifact combo is kinda pricey and many "one-card win-con" enchantments are Red and Black.

Pain Builds Character ☣ (Darien Budget Soldiers) -- Soldier tribal with Darien, King of Kjeldor . Vanilla go-wide and self-damaging Darien stuff. I have a decent amount of what I would need to make this deck but not a ton--don't even have the commander. He's cheaper now with Masters 25 though. Haven't begun building the deck but I have the beginnings of a good budget list here on Tappedout.

The Price of Fast Living ☣ (King Macar Vehicles) -- Mono-Black artifacts-matter and vehicles with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed . I could definitely build the deck today but due to the deck's gimmicky-ness and low power-ceiling I kind of want to handcraft the 99 instead of use my bulk-rare collection. I still have a lot of what I want and need though. Some of the new Pirate and Treasure cards from Ixalan look like tons of fun and potentially synergistic to boot-- Revel in Riches anyone? GET IN MACAR!!

Update: physical deck taken apart for a few spare parts. I'll keep the list up and many cards are still available so the deck idea isn't killed.

KongMing says... #1

Hey man. You should apply to join The Deckwatch.

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June 14, 2019 3:14 p.m.

7xprototype says... #2

No problem, homie!! Najeela is my primary commander. I use her in my Boros deck.

June 14, 2019 11:11 a.m.

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June 19, 2019 7 a.m.

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"One-card wincons" to consider: Insurrection , Expropriate , Painful Quandary , Rise of the Dark Realms , Revel in Riches , Cut / Ribbons . Perhaps Clone Legion , Rite of Replication , Mogis, God of Slaughter , Hour of Promise , Blatant Thievery , Grave Betrayal , or Mind's Dilation .

The Chain Veil , Inexorable Tide , Contagion Clasp , and Contagion Engine maybe?

One thing to think about is getting Nicol Bolas flipped and maybe joined by the other planeswalkers and casting Obliterate , Jokulhaups , Devastation , or Decree of Annihilation . Almost guaranteed ultimates. Nicol Bolas, Dragon-God would be the best--proxy for now and include in first build?

Possible upgrades:

Boardwipes: Toxic Deluge , Black Sun's Zenith , Hour of Devastation , Decree of Pain , Curse of the Swine , In Garruk's Wake , Deadly Tempest , Evacuation , Nevinyrral's Disk , Last One Standing , Perilous Vault , Oblivion Stone , Kindred Dominance , Necromantic Selection , Subterranean Tremors

Removal: Capsize , Bedevil , Hero's Downfall , Chaos Warp , Kolaghan's Command , Reality Shift , Pongify , Rapid Hybridization , Vraska's Contempt , Rakdos Charm , Price of Fame , In Bolas's Clutches , Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Unstable Obelisk , Vandalblast , By Force , Shatterstorm , Hostage Taker , Yawgmoth's Vile Offering , Settle the Score , Dark Impostor , Hour of Glory , Sever the Bloodline , Silence the Believers , Spread the Sickness , Slave of Bolas , Electrodominance

Draw: (I would add Erebos once you're home) Patient Rebuilding , Phyrexian Arena , Greed , Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip, Notion Thief , Windfall , Mystical Tutor , Blue Sun's Zenith , Pull from Tomorrow , Stroke of Genius , Braingeyser , Mind Spring , Expansion / Explosion , Invoke the Firemind , Deliver Unto Evil , Augur of Bolas , Painful Truths , Fevered Visions , Search for Azcanta  Flip, Fact or Fiction , Dig Through Time , Treasure Cruise , Tidings , Thassa, God of the Sea , Day's Undoing , Reforge the Soul , Standstill , Deep Analysis , Necrologia , Steady Progress , Tezzeret's Gambit , Oath of Jace

Random utility: Ophiomancer , Metallurgic Summonings , As Fortold, Pendrell Mists , No Mercy , Stranglehold , Fated Return , Dark Intimations , Spellseeker , Sire Of Insanity , Thief of Sanity , Spark Double , Primal Amulet  Flip, Dragon's Hoard , Mystic Retrieval , Shreds of Sanity , Spelltwine , Ashiok, Dream Render , Torpor Orb , Baleful Strix , Darksteel Myr , Solemn Simulacrum , Wayfarer's Bauble , Vedalken Orrery , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Will Kenrith , Mana Geyser , Gem of Becoming , Thran Dynamo , Narset, Parter of Veils , Keranos, God of Storms , Thrilling Encore , Star Compass , Coldsteel Heart , Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs , Ensnaring Bridge , Crawlspace , Expedition Map , Burnished Hart , Torment of Scarabs , Cruel Reality , Mnemonic Betrayal , Yawgmoth's Will , Bloodchief Ascension , Nightscape Familiar , Gonti, Lord of Luxury , Thaumatic Compass  Flip, Dreadhorde Invasion , Fraying Omnipotence , Thrummingbird , Viral Drake , Past in Flames , Mizzix's Mastery , Omniscience , Tainted AEther , Aid the Fallen , Deepglow Skate , Flux Channeler , Rings of Brighthearth , Silent Arbiter , Meekstone , Mudslide , Astral Cornucopia , Everflowing Chalice , Lethal Vapors , Sunbird's Invocation , Stolen Strategy , Maze of Ith , Spreading Plague , Merchant Scroll , Polluted Bonds , Black Market , Grave Upheaval , Memory Plunder , Pain Magnification

Beaters: Dragonlord Silumgar , The Scorpion God , The Locust God , The Scarab God , God-Eternal Kefnet , God-Eternal Bontu , Darksteel Colossus , Colossus of Akros , Visara the Dreadful , Tsabo Tavoc , Avatar of Woe , Balefire Dragon , Nicol Bolas , Hellkite Tyrant , Bladewing the Risen , Grave Titan , Inferno Titan , Steel Hellkite , Vampire Nighthawk , Torrential Gearhulk , Noxious Gearhulk , Combustible Gearhulk , Dominus of Fealty , Roil Elemental , Tidespout Tyrant , Kokusho, the Evening Star , Keiga, the Tide Star , Ryusei, the Falling Star , Wrexial, the Risen Deep , Etali, Primal Storm , Nezahal, Primal Tide , Tetzimoc, Primal Death , Dread , The Haunt of Hightower , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind , Razaketh, the Foulblooded , Enigma Drake , Crackling Drake , Archfiend of Depravity , Sheoldred, Whispering One , Thing in the Ice  Flip, Niv-Mizzet, Parun , Sepulchral Primordial , Molten Primordial , Diluvian Primordial , Ob Nixilis, Unshackled , Sire of Stagnation , Utvara Hellkite

June 18, 2019 12:13 a.m.

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June 17, 2019 9:20 p.m.

Skillville, it used to be in for a long time but I replaced it with Seedborn Muse once Battlebond dropped, as it's tutor-able.

Thanks for the upvote and comment!

June 17, 2019 4:19 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote! Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves) really is one of my very favorite decks

June 15, 2019 10:33 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote! I love my Najeela deck

June 14, 2019 10:48 a.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote! Glad you found my deck inspiring enough to folder.

June 14, 2019 12:23 a.m.

Great job everyone! Stoked variations are starting to work. Still seems some coding work needs to be done but I'm very happy to finally display specific basic lands.

June 13, 2019 7:41 p.m.

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KongMing that was legit super funny.

June 13, 2019 4:16 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote!

June 13, 2019 3:59 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote!

June 12, 2019 7:23 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote!

June 12, 2019 7:21 p.m.

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June 12, 2019 2:08 p.m.

Wah wah wah boo hoo

June 12, 2019 2:06 p.m.

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Thank you for the up-vote!

June 12, 2019 1:18 p.m.

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Thanks for the up-vote!

June 12, 2019 2:54 a.m.

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Oh yeah! I had that one in my mental notes when I first made this list. Not sure what to cut though. Any thoughts?

June 11, 2019 11:47 p.m.

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June 11, 2019 6:35 p.m.

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DaringApprentice, thanks for the look! Glad you think it's cool. I haven't done much playtesting but all the pieces that are "supposed to" be in a deck are here so it should at the very least function. My Saskia deck certainly functioned but it had synergy and gas issues (and was a fair aggro deck anyway, putting it's power ceiling lower than I might like), which I think will be alleviated somewhat with Sisay.

If you have any cool suggestions I'd love to hear them but my list at the moment feels like the direction I want to go. I always take your suggestions to heart. Feels low on utility but I'm trying to have a bit of a toolbox-style deck like my (and most) Yisan, the Wanderer Bard deck (Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves)) so hopefully the effects on bodies keeps me in games. Not a lot of removal-legends except for like.. Visara the Dreadful , but it's all good. Maybe just make myself the threat and try to rebuild? Glad Sisay is 3 CMC and I'm ramping for fixing anyway. Balancing removal versus boardstate-growing is always tricky! Especially in five colors. Between all the card draw and reanimation stuff I have I hope I can grind out versus heavy removal. Sisay can always find OG Sisay who can find Urza's Blast and Yaegmoth's Offering which may be enough.

I wanted to run a shitload of 5-7-drop legends because they rock but I have a feeling curving out will be important. I also blew my budget so any expensive upgrades are many moons away :( We'll see if the deck needs beef at the top end or if all the synergy and buffs do the trick.

Some of my decks are built using almost entirely cards on hand and bulk-rares and some of my decks I make a big investment early. This deck is both! So excited. Bummed to see the foil price on Sisay, Weatherlight Captain but it's gotta be done! Preorder price this close to release for a foil commander probably won't drop from here. We'll see though--I'd pay $20 but I'm hoping to find cheaper.

June 8, 2019 4:13 p.m.

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June 8, 2019 1:41 a.m.


Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Roses of May -- (Marchesa Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Boggart Avalanche

Commander / EDH Optimator


Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft)

Commander / EDH Optimator


The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Finished Decks 57
Prototype Decks 32
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Playing since Ice Age
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