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.

RicketyEng says... #1

Thank you for such an amazing compliment, KeelHaul10. I hope Arjun works out well for you!

May 18, 2017 10:56 p.m.

KeelHaul10 says... #2

I gotta give you credit, your Arjun deck inspired me to switch my commander in my beloved EDH coin flip tribal deck.

I Have A Gambling Problem

Commander / EDH KeelHaul10


Arjun helps me dig for answers or combo pieces, I love it!

May 18, 2017 1:07 p.m.

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Said on Beware of the ......


Finally got my first win with the combo mentioned above. It's also the first time the other players had seen this combo go off too and I received a couple of compliments. Some confusion came about as a couple of players wanted to fast-track through the combo and there was some debate as to whether I would be able to deal enough damage to clear the table or not. I had two opponents between 10-20 life and two who together had about 80 more life.

I tried to explain that the actual amount of damage dealt depends on how the cards come up in my library and not simply on how many times I can dredge Dakmor Salvage. To simplify things one of the larger life total players scooped which reduced the life pool unquestionably within range. I played out the combo roughly on my own as the next game started and the rough tally (rough due to confusion at the start from too many people talking at once) suggested that I would have been able to deal AT LEAST 90 damage.

In the aftermath the suggestion came up that if I had an eldrazi titan or other card that could cause my graveyard to get shuffled (as long as I don't draw it into my hand), that this combo could go infinite. That sounds like a pretty good idea so I will be looking to add such a card at some point.

May 25, 2017 9:31 a.m.

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Here's an idea: I think it could be possible that Nakht, Samut, and Djeru are the three missing gods reincarnated. Today's podcast said it would be a shame to just do away with three gods. I would suppose that these three friends are fated to be instrumental in helping the other gods reclaim their lost identities.

I have another idea I think would be neat too but I'm uncertain how it would work with what I just stated above. What if Djeru is a planewalker about to spark? OR! What if Nakht is a planewalker? Either way, Maro said on Monday that there is a new planeswalker in the block and I think it is one of these two.

May 24, 2017 12:28 p.m.

The important thing to remember here is targets are selected when a spell or ability is put on the stack.

That means getting the same card back with both triggers won't be possible because the two ETB abilities are put on the stack at the same time and so their targets must also be selected at the same time. If they both target the same card then the first to resolve will do its thing but the second to resolve will fizzle (and so not actually resolve). Even if the vessel is returned to the graveyard before the second ability resolves, it is treated as a new object by the game (whenever it changes zones).

May 24, 2017 10:01 a.m.

Mtg wiki is another really good place for getting caught up on lore. You can read planeswalker bios with greater detail than their profiles on the WotC site. There are also pages for individual planes which include the details you asking for here. The plane pages also include their Rabiah Scale ranking which is a 1-10 scale where 1 is very likely to be returned to and 10 is highly unlikely (in standard-legal sets).

May 23, 2017 1:25 p.m.

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Thank you for such an amazing compliment, KeelHaul10. I hope Arjun works out well for you!

May 18, 2017 10:56 p.m.

Said on I cast a ......


Whenever you cast an aura on any permanent, you control the aura regardless of who controls the enchanted permanent. Unless some other effect states otherwise, the bestowed creature stays under your control (and was never under anyone else's control).

May 17, 2017 2:13 p.m.

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Chilling, yes, that is the word for it. It's hard to get more ominous than an omniscient god predicting your own death. Gideon finally believes it's possible too. I actually suspect that this would make for a wonderful bait-and-switch. Maybe we're getting a prediction of Gideon's death now, but of course the details are vague enough that no one knows when it will happen. Will Gideon have time to learn from his past hubris before it gets him killed, or will it be his fatal flaw like so many tragic Greek heroes that came before him?

I liked Nissa's part in the discussions at the sarcophogi. She is already being more active, confident, and assertive in the conversation.

I laughed heartily when Nissa threw Jace at an enemy! That was some amazing comedic value. In a fist fight that's all he's useful for anyway. My wife is going to love that bit too; she hates Jace.

May 17, 2017 12:45 p.m.

Preordain was in an early draft of the deck before it was culled down to 100 cards. I have the feeling that I cut it in favour of one of the draw spells which also drew my opponents cards. That may sound strange, but when milling was still one of my main goals group draw effects played into that. Recently I have actually been thinking of adjusting some of my draw spells toward unilateral draw. My knowledge of draw spells isn't amazing so thanks for pointing this one out for me!

It is important to me that whatever draw spells I include be card draw that triggers the payoff cards. For example, Fact or Fiction may provide extra cards, but doesn't actually draw them.

May 14, 2017 6:30 p.m.

Thanks for the vote and the comment!

The Psychosis Crawler is actually fine with wheels and Mindmoil. State based actions are not performed or checked for during the resolution of an effect. It is true that you momentarily have zero cards in hand, but by the time the game state gets checked you have cards again so the crawler lives. It is the same reason that Master of Waves works when he gets blinked.

May 13, 2017 10:41 a.m.

Hi, I'll leave a better comment soon once I've had a chance to take a closer look. In the meantime, I might suggest Entangler which I use in my own creatureless deck, Narset's One Woman Show.

May 13, 2017 12:51 a.m.

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Shifting Into High Gear (Primer)

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Looking for upvotes and opinions on how to fit Vedalken Orrery in somewhere.

May 12, 2017 6:28 p.m.

Said on Random Acts of ......


I'm really glad I got a chance to look at this deck! I've been considering building a chaotic-evil deck myself with Vial Smasher and a partner. I have a few chaotic elements in my Arjun and Yidris decks which I could live without if I consolidated them all into one deck devoted to chaos.

Possibility Storm, Eye of the Storm, Warp World. You already have a number of the other chaos cards I could think of. Maybe Teferi's Puzzle Box too since most people don't like getting a new hand every turn.

May 12, 2017 6:26 p.m.

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The word "total" is used whenever a card is talking about adding up values. See this search for examples. Impact Resonance does not use a total. It looks throughout the whole turn (up to the moment it is cast) at each instance where damage was dealt. It then selects the greatest of those instances and uses that value for X. If X was meant to be an accumulated value then it would say, "where X is the greatest total amount of damage..."

Impact Resonance will only deal 2 damage if Purphoros, God of the Forge is the only source for it to find that turn regardless of how many times he triggered.

May 12, 2017 9:44 a.m.

I recently acquired Vedalken Orrery and I'm trying to find the right place for it. I am considering replacing Eye of the Storm as that would lower the mana curve a bit. It is unfortunate for the Eye that its mana cost coupled with its tendency to draw hate have started to outweigh the advantage from extra cast triggers or the "fun" of dealing with crazy stacks. I would love to see any alternate suggestions.

I would also like to re-evaluate my card draw spells. Are there any draw spells that could fill similar roles as those which I already have but also draw for my opponents?

May 11, 2017 12:47 p.m.

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Ahh, the Gitrog. That was a good story.

May 11, 2017 12:30 p.m.

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I agree that I'm not feeling anywhere near blown away by it like Neo Nissa's story, but I can definitely appreciate it for what it is. Maybe it only sounds trivial now but will later show itself to be a more important piece to the puzzle than we originally give it credit for.

May 11, 2017 8:24 a.m.

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I also think they are the three children in Nissa's vision. Her vision showed them being swallowed by the sand after leaving the Hekma. Three children left and two changed children came back.

May 10, 2017 3:06 p.m.

Said on saskia- in ya ......


Overrun and Overwhelming Stampede are both really good at pumping up a team for a finishing strike. Howl from Beyond and Larger Than Life could easily be replaced by them.

May 10, 2017 3:01 p.m.

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I liked when it mentioned a depiction in the ruins of a god whose face had been erased by being sanded down. The ancient Egyptians did actually "erase" people like this by removing them from the walls.

May 10, 2017 2:22 p.m.






Something From Nothing

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


The Lovely Ladies

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Narset's One Woman Show

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Ezuri's Progressive Elves

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Shifting Into High Gear (Primer)

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


I'll Have My Bragging Rights!

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Beware of the Jundlands!

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Chaos in the Maelstrom

Commander / EDH RicketyEng


Finished Decks 16
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