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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Said on Firelord19...

#1

Hi Firelord, welcome to tappedout!

A good way to start building an EDH deck is to select your commander. It has to be a legendary creature or one of 5 planeswalkers with a special ability allowing them to be a commander.

Then all cards included in your deck must have a colour identity that is within your commander's colour identity. A card's colour identity is defined as the colours in its casting cost as well as any colour symbols that appear in the text box. A good place to start is to go through your collection and select any and all spells which you want to include. Then I can help you with deciding which cards to keep or cut and constructing the mana base.

February 21, 2017 6:28 p.m.

Said on Karn vs bolas?...

#2

Is that fight with Tetsuo what I was thinking of when I referred to Bolas needing proper anchoring in order to manifest on a plane? What was it that separated his mind and body? If it had to do with leylines/mana then I think that would be evidence supporting my hypothesis.

February 8, 2017 3:57 p.m.

Said on Chaos in the ......

#3

Thanks for the comment QKey, but I must agree that I'm not really looking for tokens in the middle of a storm (or no more than my three existing sources already produce). Even if they have haste, I won't have another combat phase until my next turn.

As for Magus of the Will, I already have the card. Yawgmoth's Will has a significant price tag attached and I don't think I would choose it over the magus anyway. So far I have preferred to reserve activating the magus until I'm no longer worried about wheels throwing key cards into exile by accident.

Unfortunately Bloom Tender is also way outside my price range. I do agree that it would work well with Paradox Engine, however the price is too prohibitive.

February 7, 2017 10:50 a.m.

Said on Atraxa Stax...

#4

If you like planeswalker emblems that shut other players down, Narset Transcendent might be worth consideration. While building her up her +1 also provides nice card advantage.

Silent Arbiter, Platinum Angel, and Orbs of Warding can also be options to help with stax. Darksteel Forge might also work nicely with your Mechanized Production plan.

February 6, 2017 11:02 a.m.

Comment incoming for Atraxa above.


Chaos in the Maelstrom

Commander / EDH* RicketyEng

3 COMMENTS | 85 VIEWS


It has become apparent that even though the stormy part of the deck functions really well, it needs a couple more win conditions while storming. Aetherflux Reservoir is a high priority target for removal and the only way I have for getting it out of the graveyard is Magus of the Will. Consuming Aberration works best if I get it on the field early in the storm because if I hit it too late then I'm probably relying on the Etherium-Horn Sorcerer and Paradox Engine in order to cast enough spells to mill everyone. Grapeshot and Tendrils of Agony have been recommended to me and they look good. I am also thinking that Elixir of Immortality might help.

Any advice on these matters or suggestions for keeping Yidris alive will be greatly appreciated!

February 6, 2017 10:59 a.m.

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#6

It has become apparent that even though the stormy part of the deck functions really well, it needs a couple more win conditions while storming. Aetherflux Reservoir is a high priority target for removal and the only way I have for getting it out of the graveyard is Magus of the Will. Consuming Aberration works best if I get it on the field early in the storm because if I hit it too late then I'm probably relying on the Etherium-Horn Sorcerer and Paradox Engine in order to cast enough spells to mill everyone. Grapeshot and Tendrils of Agony have been recommended to me and they look good. I am also thinking that Elixir of Immortality might help.

February 6, 2017 10:47 a.m.

Said on Karn vs bolas?...

#7

The mention of screwing around with leylines rises an intriguing idea. We know of two planeswalkers with the ability to manipulate leylines. Could Nissa and/or Nahiri break Bolas's tie to a plane? I think I remember reading something about how a plane needs to be able to support his existence and so he isn't able to properly enter some planes. Could that be a key weakness? Maybe the only way to defeat him is to lock him away like an eldrazi.

February 3, 2017 1:53 p.m.

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#8

But the whole point is that our judgement of him is that he was a horrible person who committed what we might consider war crimes. Someone like that should not be glorified. Being executed or falling in battle is an ending on his terms but being imprisoned robs him of that. If you disagree with that as a fair sentence then I probably can't convince you.

February 2, 2017 10:51 p.m.

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#9

Baral thought he would be executed but he isn't being executed. I will be forced to live out his pitiful existence instead of having the satisfaction of turning someone else into a tool of destruction such as himself.

February 2, 2017 10:38 a.m.

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Something From Nothing

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 1 | 6 COMMENTS | 753 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

The Lovely Ladies

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 5 | 10 COMMENTS | 1752 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Narset's One Woman Show

Commander / EDH* RicketyEng

SCORE: 3 | 12 COMMENTS | 1041 VIEWS

Merfolk Are Awesome

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 1 | 6 COMMENTS | 1002 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Ezuri's Progressive Elves

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 2 | 5 COMMENTS | 664 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Shifting Into High Gear

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 10 | 26 COMMENTS | 1331 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

I'll Have My Bragging Rights!

Commander / EDH RicketyEng

SCORE: 3 | 10 COMMENTS | 937 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Finished Decks 16
Prototype Decks 2
Drafts 0
Playing since Dragons of Tarkir
Points 660
Avg. deck rating 4.00
T/O Rank 331
Helper Rank 769
Favorite formats Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Planechase
Good Card Suggestions 12
Last activity 7 hours
Joined 1 year