Phaetion The Creative Explorer

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Said on What has been ......


Unless you're up against another colorless deck, I find that removing a Wastes for the Lens is a nice way for you to benefit. It works kind of like Caged Sun in that only you will really benefit from it.

January 20, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Said on MS: Breaking points...


AgentGreen: And Ajani looks to be the wisest of the group.

January 19, 2017 1:56 p.m.

Said on MS: Breaking points...


DemonDragonJ: If Amonkhet is any indication, the Gatewatch will lose. There's no way that a merry band of 6 misfits are going to take on Lord...I mean Nicol Bolas. Perhaps, if Razaketh lurks there, Bolas could send him against the group.

January 18, 2017 10:15 p.m.

Memo617: I could care less for the Inventions (or Masterpieces for that matter) because I'm not keen on foils. Thus, I'm indifferent about the low odds of pulling one.

January 17, 2017 4:32 p.m.

There's only one card I really liked from the set, and that's Indomitable Creativity. I want to use it in my EDH decks but I don't know which one.

January 17, 2017 3:29 p.m.

zarash: Yes and no, and of the two, I'd only use the Rider because its effect is superior. But if you got enough nonlegendary creatures to use the rider with, go for it. That said, it's one of those cards that's best used in budget lists.

Ocelot44: My apologies it took so long but here's my response. Voltron was something I tried to avoid building. Thus, I won't add those cards in here. That said, they are much better for a dedicated voltron build.

January 13, 2017 11:04 p.m.

Said on WotC is Making ......


This might be the push I need to join MTGO. If it's superior to the previous (i.e. current) version, then I'll chime in.

January 12, 2017 4:01 p.m.

Said on Dreaming on a ......


9 Maybeboard cards down, 9 to go. Halfway there.

January 11, 2017 6:44 p.m.

Said on Dreaming on a ......


Araganor: Oh my, that is quite a list. Here's my breakdown:

Those above $3 are too difficult to add for right now, as much as I want to add Maelstrom Wanderer and Indomitable Creativity.

Ancestral Knowledge: The card is even better than I gave it credit for. I'll add it.

Crystal Ball: I'd be more than happy to reuse an old EDH staple of mine (Elixir of Immortality was another one).

Soothsaying: It's good but the price tag means that it's not likely to make it. I'll try but I have no guarantees.

Darksteel Pendant: You're the first person to heap praises on the card. I'll add it.

Orcish Librarian: No thanks.

Sigiled Starfish: Sure.

Insidious Will: This is a sweet counterspell. I might replace Plasm Capture due to its intensive mana cost.

See the Unwritten: Budget Tooth and Nail is nice.

Temporal Aperture: I'll try it out.

Dragon Mage: Sure, this seems good but it might get ugly with Atarka, World Render out. Possible but that's an ugly play that I might run into.

Djinn of Wishes: Always welcome.

Riptide Shapeshifter: This seems a bit slow but I like its implications.

Thank you for all of these suggestions. Any advice on what to remove?

January 11, 2017 2:48 p.m.

Said on The Dark Prodigy...


This deck was retired long ago but, in hindsight, you're right. That should have made it in.

January 10, 2017 3:19 p.m.

Said on Rise of the ......


Flavorfully, it makes sense here but we don't want to hate one person out in particular (unless we're using Saskia the Unyielding but we're not).

That's something I don't like about curses: Target one opponent, and they will target you for the rest of the game.

January 10, 2017 3:18 p.m.

Personally, with that build, I'd rather drop white and go all black. No offense intended of course.

Feel free to look at the deck for some ideas. It's outdated, though.

January 9, 2017 9:52 a.m.

At long last, here's the deck.

My apologies if I seemed to be spamming the thread but it's all done now. I deviated from the original card in a few ways but it fits the mold as to what I want to do, even in a real EDH game (barring all the goodstuff). I hope you guys enjoy it.

Now, to going about the real thing. Hmmm...

January 8, 2017 10:03 p.m.

Dredge4life: I created the card but I ran into textbox issues, so I was forced to change it.

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EDIT: Oops, I left "during your turn" off the card.

January 8, 2017 9:20 p.m.

Dredge4life: Awesome! And I will add the "reveal until you hit" clause for some added chaos. Will get to building right now. Thank you so much!

KodiakRising: I always thought my ideas would lead me to Temur. And by saying that, it's reminding me of a card that already exists (Namely, Intet, the Dreamer and Maelstrom Wanderer. I would want to go about some creative builds with these two).

I'll take both ideas: The first one for purposes of this thread and the other for my actual deck (may need some guidance though).

January 8, 2017 9:03 p.m.

I like this idea...but if anyone can help me strike that node of genius, I can get to work.

What am I looking for? A legendary creature centered around creativity, and the playstyle forces you to be creative, each game being different every time. is a must, as it is my belief that exploration is tied to creativity in some ways.

January 8, 2017 8:46 p.m.

Said on Kari Zev THEME...


Remember that Kari is a sky pirate, so flying vehicles will work wonders. Also her expertise.

January 7, 2017 10:54 a.m.

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Nice boardwipe.

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And I thought that pirate from earlier was pretty good.

January 6, 2017 11:36 a.m.




Forging Suns Out of Skulls

Commander / EDH Phaetion


Rise of the Full Moon

Commander / EDH Phaetion


"My Name is Saskia, daughter of William Wallace."

Commander / EDH Phaetion


Saskia Tokens

Commander / EDH Phaetion


The Kondo-R

Commander / EDH Phaetion


World Building

Commander / EDH Phaetion


Finished Decks 151
Prototype Decks 34
Drafts 0
Cube Drafts 2
Points 4059
Avg. deck rating 7.35
T/O Rank 26
Helper Rank 926
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Planechase
Good Card Suggestions 45
Cards Added/Fixed 12
Last activity 11 hours
Joined 4 years