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

Roses of May (Marchesa Budget 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 -- (Budget Yisan 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.

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Said on Is that.... ME...

#1
February 22, 2017 6:09 p.m.

Said on Ledfox...

#2

Thank you very much for the up-vote!! Glad you like the deck.

February 22, 2017 5:51 p.m.

Said on Aurelia EDH...

#3

A 6 CMC commander is removal-bait--especially in a voltron deck. Perhaps even more protection would be worth it: Champion's Helm. You have all the other good protectors and more, except for perhaps Darksteel Plate.

February 22, 2017 7:10 a.m.
February 22, 2017 6:33 a.m.

Said on Yew Axed Fir ......

#5

Damn, man. Painful puns. Gonna need some willow-tree leaves for those

February 22, 2017 4:40 a.m.

So good.

February 22, 2017 4:15 a.m.

Said on SkoomaPuma...

#7

I love your screenname. What would YOU do for skooma?

February 21, 2017 11:30 p.m.

Said on BaronVonBlut...

#8

Thank you for folder-ing my deck The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft)! I'm stoked you find it inspiring. Do you think you could do me a favor and take the time to up-vote it as well? I'd super-appreciate it and it helps a lot!

February 21, 2017 7:19 p.m.

Said on kiba-sama...

#9

Thanks for the up-vote!

February 21, 2017 2:11 a.m.

Said on First to lose ......

#10

Well, Phyrexian Arena, Reforge the Soul, and perhaps Greed or Underworld Connections would do the trick. Avarice Amulet is a good budget option too if you feel like Mogis is a creature reliably enough.

February 21, 2017 1:38 a.m.

Said on First to lose ......

#11

I love it! I want to build a deck just like it.

February 21, 2017 12:52 a.m.

Said on Nemesis8...

#12

THanks for the up-vote!

February 18, 2017 1:52 p.m.

Said on puppixx...

#13

Thank you for folder-ing one of my decks (Bramble Blast -- $40 Skullbriar Voltron)! I'm glad you find it inspiring. Do you think you could do me a favor and up-vote it as well? It helps a lot and I'd really appreciate it!

February 18, 2017 1:41 p.m.

Said on Yisan, Budget Bard...

#14

Hell yeah there are.

February 17, 2017 9:30 p.m.

Said on Uptown Rats...

#15

Hey, what about Conspiracy? Then Ophiomancer, Sengir Autocrat, Marsh Flitter, and Endrek Sahr, Master Breeder make rats! :P There's also that demon that makes harpys.

February 17, 2017 9 p.m.

I dig it.

February 17, 2017 8:43 p.m.

Said on You have a ......

#17

How insightful. Thank you

February 17, 2017 8:29 p.m.

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#18

Thanks man!! I appreciate the up-votes. I dig your deck-building style!

February 17, 2017 8:28 p.m.

Said on You have a ......

#19

Lots of reasons. I'll list two: Budget and uniqueness--relentless rats are played-out. Building a deck around them isn't as fun.

February 17, 2017 6:41 p.m.

Said on Uptown Rats...

#20

Looks good! Bottomless Pit, Oppression, and Waste Not would be good includes if you wanted more discard disruption

February 17, 2017 4:50 p.m.

Decks

Boggart Avalanche (Goblin Tribal)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 36 | 59 COMMENTS | 3405 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

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

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 40 | 27 COMMENTS | 3562 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 33 | 32 COMMENTS | 3117 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

Rooftop Experiments ☣ (Zombie Tribal)

Commander / EDH* Optimator

SCORE: 15 | 464 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Roses of May (Marchesa Budget Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 11 | 8 COMMENTS | 888 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 18 | 27 COMMENTS | 2205 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Pharaoh of Atlantis (Budget Brago ETB Abuse)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 10 | 5 COMMENTS | 737 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 8 | 3 COMMENTS | 472 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 36
Prototype Decks 28
Drafts 0
Playing since Ice Age
Points 3775
Avg. deck rating 8.62
T/O Rank 26
Helper Rank 6
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 574
Venues Game Grid, Oasis games, home
Last activity 1 day
Joined 9 months