Optimator Pharaoh of Atlantis

Hi! I've just gotten back into Magic. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

I played back in grade and middle school (I'm 30 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!" Especially after seeing the oozing flavor of the Theros block and the Innistrad block. Delicious!! I'm in love with Kaladesh. Like, seriously.

Most of my friends play EDH/Commander exclusively and I prefer the format anyway so that's all I really build.

Highest T/O Ranking: 8

Highest TappedOut.net Helper Ranking: 1

Not sure how it happened but I'll take it!

My Current projects are as follows:

Primary decks:

Boggart Avalanche (Goblin Tribal) ("Complete", always upgrading)

The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft) ("Complete", needs a lot more polish and more mana-ramp. Works as intended. Feels underpowered at the moment, mostly due to mana, tempo, and protection issues which can only be readily fixed with money. When it works it's quite dominant.)

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator) ("Complete", Works brilliantly for a mono-red EDH deck and there's tons of room for upgrades. I feel like I'm surprisingly close to the ceiling on this deck. Very excited about this one! Tons of fun to play. My new favorite?)

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron) ("Complete". A little one-dimensional but what a dimension it is!)

Pharaoh of Atlantis (Brago ETB Abuse) (Just built 12/27/16! Haven't tested it much)

Roses of May (Marchesa Aggro Reanimator) (Just built 12/28/16!)

Next to build: Rooftop Experiments (Zombie Tribal), Ankle-Shanking (Warrior Tribal) and/or Saskia's Ankle-Shankers (Warrior Tribal), Fochlucan Lyrist (Monogreen Goodstuffs), Token Concern For Safety (Burn & Tokens), Banter and Repartee (Wizard Tribal), and deck:aureate-depravity. Losing interest in Tazri's Allied Goon Squad (Ally Tribal) and Tall Mizzix'd Cocktail With A Sidecar but they're 1/3 built.

Dredgar says... #1

Seen you around the site a bit so I thought I would check out your profile. Lo and behold I see your in salt lake! Might I ask if it's the surrounding area or actual salt lake? I'm down in Utah county in Springville.

January 11, 2017 12:56 p.m.

Dredge4life says... #2

Thanks for upvoting my deck! I'll try and return the favour!

January 2, 2017 12:39 a.m.

emlit says... #3

Thanks for the upvote! FYI, I re-tweeked Rohan to make it Green/White. Mono-white wasn't strong enough to deal with the other tribals I was playing (slivers, goblins, and vampires). Feel free to check it out.

December 28, 2016 9:21 a.m.

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Said on My Own Private ......


You're thinking about it the wrong way, in my opinion, as far as being just one card to win. EDH, and M:TG in general, is all about consistency. Versatile or modal cards are held in extremely high regard for that very reason. Problem-cards aren't that rare to encounter.

Trust me; removal is MORE important in aggro decks than others and mono-red is rather one-dimensional in that regard. If you feel your deck is fast enough or has enough ways to go over effects like Propaganda, Blazing Archon, Avacyn, Angel of Hope or anything else then by all means go for it. I am never ever sad to see it in my goblin deck, but mine has far fewer effects like Massive Raid, Goblin War Strike, Boggart Shenanigans, et al, and I have access to Black mana (and access to marginally more versatile removal. Still no enchantment removal).

Aftershock is good, versatile removal as well.

Have you played this deck? Is it real? You would know better than anyone if you need more or fewer untappers. Umbral Mantle is expensive at 3 mana per untap but untapping Krenko is so hawt, as his insane ability is free. In fact, if you have the mana you can reuse Umbral Mantle--not so with Magewright's Stone and such. So it's probably worth it.

January 19, 2017 7:30 p.m.

Said on Rebecca Guay EDH...


Yeah man, that was one of the draws/selling-points of Commander 2016 ;) Super-sick, huh!

January 19, 2017 6:46 p.m.
January 19, 2017 3:43 a.m.

This deck is essentially obsolete, as I converted it to Saskia (Saskia's Ankle-Shankers (Warrior Tribal)). I appreciate the input! I'll keep it in mind for when Amonkhet comes out.

January 18, 2017 11:46 p.m.

Oh, I know of how well that card works with Feldon. It's been on my wish list since day one.

My decks start at ~$50 (Which typically means no cards over $1) and I slowly upgrade from there. So as you can imagine a card like that is low on the list of priorities, despite it's insane power. I'd generally prefer a whole new budget deck over two monster-upgrades, though I do occasionally splurge. A lot of my most expensive cards were Christmas gifts, such as this deck's Wurmcoil Engine. This deck is running out of upgrades though and Sneak Attack is literally one of the next and last upgrades I can fathom.

I've been tracking Sneak Attack on mtggoldfish for a while, with alerts and everything, and the Eternal Masters version is steadily trending down. If it levels out or starts to uptick I'll snag one but for the moment I'm content obsessing and fantasizing over new decks.

Thanks for the comment though!

January 18, 2017 11:31 p.m.

Haha yup

January 18, 2017 11:12 p.m.

Said on Jessassin...


Thank you so much!

January 18, 2017 11:16 a.m.

Said on Our God is ......


I cannot recommend Wash Out enough. Not sure what to replace and I gotta run. Ill think about it. Maybe Homing Lightning?

January 18, 2017 11:13 a.m.

Awesome! Input the codes for the cataclysm

January 17, 2017 11:08 p.m.

Just got a Peregrine Drake and I just realized I own a Steel of the Godhead. Still finalizing other changes.

January 17, 2017 5:42 p.m.

Looks great!

January 17, 2017 6:08 a.m.

Said on Painful Profiteer...


Blazing Archon perhaps?

January 17, 2017 6:05 a.m.

Said on Lucicore...


I dig your style. Be sure to put as many (appropriate) tags/hubs on your decks as you can, as that's how most people search decks. Don't forget to up-vote your own decks! That'll help with views too.

January 17, 2017 5:57 a.m.

Said on Undying Honor...


I know this is a theme deck but Wall of Blood is amazing for Alesha if you can get in the graveyard. Extra-good with Whip of Erebos.

January 17, 2017 5:53 a.m.

Said on The Black Death...

January 17, 2017 5:43 a.m.

Said on Love at First ......

January 17, 2017 3:45 a.m.

With such a low mana-curve and average CMC don't you need more card-draw?

Love the deck

January 17, 2017 3:13 a.m.
January 17, 2017 3:03 a.m.

Said on The Oddities...


I like it! Is it fun to play?

January 17, 2017 2:24 a.m.

Said on rembaud21...


Thanks for the upvote!

January 16, 2017 9:19 p.m.


Boggart Avalanche (Goblin Tribal)

Commander / EDH Optimator


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

Commander / EDH* Optimator


Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Rooftop Experiments ☣ (Zombie Tribal)

Commander / EDH* Optimator


Roses of May (Marchesa Aggro Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Pharaoh of Atlantis (Brago ETB Abuse)

Commander / EDH Optimator


Finished Decks 33
Prototype Decks 27
Drafts 0
Playing since Ice Age
Points 3030
Avg. deck rating 8.39
T/O Rank 36
Helper Rank 9
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 541
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