RicketyEng Deckling

I started using this site to try building and play testing decks online. Several of the decks on here are (or at least start as) the physical version that I have.

I am very glad to have learned this game and I thoroughly enjoy it! I also enjoy strategy board games such as Catan, Axis and Allies, RISK, Carcasonne, and many others. I am a huge Transformers fan, and Lego fan. I went to school for robotics and automation and I am a Mechanical Engineering Technologist. I can also be found on World of Tanks as RicketyEng.

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I think it would be worth changing 1 Expedition Envoy and 2 Drana's Emissary into 3 Kambal, Consul of Allocation. I think he paired with one or more Cliffhaven Vampire should be a threat you want to focus on.

March 22, 2017 9:56 a.m.

I wholeheartedly agree. So much so that it has been in the deck since before day one. Once upon a time I had more of a milling theme in here which also included Jace's Erasure and Memory Erosion. However, people don't like being milled and so the milling drew too much aggression to me. I have since shifted away from milling but Sphinx's Tutelage is just too potent to take out in my opinion.

I have learned that playing Tutelage too soon in a game draws unwanted attention. However, it really makes for a great mid to late game play if I'm going to make it to the final two or three players. At that point the milling can be justifiably focused on a single player and actually threatens to kill.

March 22, 2017 9:37 a.m.

vincilios: What about Sphinx's Tutelage? Do you agree or disagree with its inclusion?

March 21, 2017 3:19 p.m.

Said on Box o' Fun...

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Without a better description I have to go on what I can see.

Some legendary tools which aren't creatures:

It might also be worth considering some more untap effects for the Capt. Maybe consider pairing Cryptolith Rite with the Paradox Engine.

PS. The background image is pretty and all, but it makes it really difficult to read the page. This will deter some people from taking any time to look at your deck.

March 15, 2017 noon

Comment incoming for Wurmlover - don't want to get ninja'd.


Shifting Into High Gear (Primer)

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 13 | 32 COMMENTS | 1699 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


With a newly written primer I am hoping it can guide the suggestions. Right now I am most interested in hearing about alternatives to the tap down effects. Upvotes are also greatly appreciated!

March 15, 2017 11:34 a.m.

bastlyo, what are some of the budget-conscious substitutions you have made?

March 8, 2017 2:03 a.m.

Looking good! I'll give you your first upvote!

I thought I didn't really have any card suggestions for you, but then I noticed that you only have one of the cards which naturally has cascade. Maybe you have good reasons, but getting extra cascades is worth suggesting them: Bloodbraid Elf, Etherium-Horn Sorcerer, Bituminous Blast, and the mighty Maelstrom Wanderer.

I am curious about your thoughts on something. I also have a Yidris deck and I find that casting the lower cost cards first and gradually working my way up the curve works well toward getting the most out of cascade. I'm sure you've experienced how casting a large spell and cascading into something tiny can feel almost like a whiff sometimes. It makes sense that if you've already cast all the tiny spells then only spells closer to the cmc you're casting remain. Perhaps some discussion on these sorts more subtle strategies (if you use any) would be good to include in the primer description.

March 8, 2017 1:57 a.m.

Comment incoming for Yidris. I don't want to get ninja'd again.


Shifting Into High Gear

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 11 | 29 COMMENTS | 1454 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


I just finished writing a primer for this guy so I'm excited to start getting feedback based on the better deck description. Please check out the "How you can help" tab for discussion points and suggestions I'm looking for. I would also greatly appreciate an upvote!

March 8, 2017 1:34 a.m.

Wrt the efficiency suggestions you asked for in the advertise your deck thread.

Eternal Witness works nicely as recursion attached to a creature. Some more extra value when paired with the Navigator.

I see that you're considering removing Defense of the Heart but if you choose to keep it then Craterhoof Behemoth + Avenger of Zendikar might be worth your consideration. They're too cliche for some people, but if you like them then all the power to you.

Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs feels out of place here. If you feel that he is filling a necessary defensive role by deterring attacks against you then that's fine. However, if you don't really need him for that then he could probably be switched out.

March 8, 2017 1:21 a.m.

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Something From Nothing

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 1 | 6 COMMENTS | 772 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Lovely Ladies

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 5 | 10 COMMENTS | 1771 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Narset's One Woman Show

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 3 | 12 COMMENTS | 1080 VIEWS

Ezuri's Progressive Elves

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 2 | 5 COMMENTS | 674 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Shifting Into High Gear (Primer)

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 16 | 37 COMMENTS | 1983 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

I'll Have My Bragging Rights!

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 3 | 10 COMMENTS | 946 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Beware of the Jundlands!

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 384 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 16
Prototype Decks 1
Drafts 0
Playing since Dragons of Tarkir
Points 802
Avg. deck rating 4.38
T/O Rank 281
Helper Rank 202
Favorite formats Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Planechase
Good Card Suggestions 23
Last activity 1 day
Joined 1 year