Romer Deadly Recluse

Started playing in 2011, I focus mostly on EDH and dabble in 60 card formats. Most of my decks focus on beating my opponents to death with creatures, though I also enjoy building decks on a theme (tribal, +1/+1 counters, milling an opponent to death, dredge, lifegain etc).

holymanox says... #1

As a fellow EDH fan, I've looked at a few of your decks, and I've gotta say, I'm a fan of most of them, especially riku and edric. Can you do a bro a favor? I've got a deck, Animar's Traps and I was wondering if you could give it a look. I'm looking to upgrade it soon. Thanks so much!

April 4, 2018 5:48 p.m.

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S1ydevi1: Whoops. Riiiiight.

I totally agree with you, nlaz123. I hate giving my opponents that land advantage with Field of Ruin, so I'd use it sparingly. It can be a nice political move to take out someone's Gaea's Cradle and ramp everyone else in the process. Cool bonus ability of this land: The forced shuffle can get rid of something awesome your opponent just tutored to the top of their library ;)

April 21, 2018 7:27 a.m.

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Ahahahaha NyeShnefDerp! I don't think I've paid attention to that flavor text before. That's pretty hilar.

It's okay S1ydevi1, there's no Metalworker shenanigans in my meta yet. But if I lose to a Blightsteel Colossus, I promise not to hold it against you ;)

vargaszm I don't think I need Fellwar Stone. I do like a -cost rock, but in mono-black it's pretty ok if my rocks only give colourless like Fractured Powerstone and Mind Stone. I guess Fellwar would be an upgrade to the weirdo-powerstone and would occasionally provide coloured mana. I'll see if I have a spare one in my collection.

April 20, 2018 1:27 p.m.

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Haha, thanks for answering the Crypt Ghast question, EternalBrewmaster. I agree, it'd be nice to find a way to make it super obvious so people stop asking about its legality in mono-black decks. I almost want to plaster text over the card image here on T/O so on hover-over people see "Yes, this can go in a mono-B deck. Reminder text isn't part of a card's color identity." (Note: not a serious suggestion)

Point taken S1ydevi1! Back in the day, this deck ran both spells. I must not have been paying much attention when I chose to keep Doom Blade over Go for the Throat. Or maybe I was blinded by the cool new art from the Duel Deck version. Either way, I'll correct that right away :)

April 16, 2018 3:57 p.m.

MajorDrGhastly: With all this ramp I was just a little heavy on lands and needed to go down to 33. It's important that I hit all 5 colours, so I didn't want to take out anything that produced coloured mana. Temple of the False God always runs the risk of showing up off an early-game draw and slowing you down, so I cut it and kept the very similar Shrine of the Forsaken Gods which will always at least produce . Seems safer.

Yep, that's it exactly, Forkbeard! Breeding Pool, Overgrown Tomb, Stomping Ground and Temple Garden are my forests.

April 14, 2018 1:04 a.m.

Brutal_B: I found an unused Defense of the Heart in my binder and tossed it in. It came out the next game I played and everyone was scared. It was exiled before it went off, but then my opponents had no removal left when I hard-casted Ulamog, so I consider that a win. Sounds like you're all-in on the token strat, that's sweet! I'm pretty happy with my token-free strat for this deck though. I had a lot of those token generators and doublers at one point, but then it left less room for all the other pieces I wanted to support the titans.

JTH123: It would be pretty pricey to build this deck from scratch. The costly cards are the eldrazi titans, the tutors and the land base needed for 5-colours. But that's like 30-40% of the deck. You could probably make it work with a cheaper land base and fewer tutors (or tutors with higher CMC) but it would be less consistent.

IAmTheWraith: I definitely considered the Urza Tron lands for this deck but decided against them for two main reasons:

  1. In a singleton format like commander it's difficult to assemble a 3-card combo unless you're running a bunch of tutors to consistently get all the pieces. But I didn't want to focus a significant portion of the cards just to grab 3 specific lands. Instead, I'd rather have plenty of ramp available that all works on its own, and use my tutors to get whatever I need for the situation (eg. removal, ramp, titans).

  2. Because it's a 5-colour deck, I've worked hard to build a consistent land base that provides all the colours I need. Extra important with Jodah as the new commander. So for that reason, I'm less inclined to include three -producing lands that are pretty weak on their own.

April 6, 2018 5:03 p.m.

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Mike94: Hmmmm. Myojin of Night's Reach is neat but pretty costly to cast. My concern is that by the time I cast it (mid to late game), my opponents won't have many cards in hand so it might not be worth the mana investment. I'll think on it but I'm not rushing to add it.

Kyln: No argument about Ensnaring Bridge, it's perfect. The only reason I didn't include it from the start was budget concerns. But I splurged and picked one up... a week before it was revealed as a reprint in Masters 25 :p

notorioez: I've tried to cut down on the single-player-target spells in this deck and for the cost of Monomania, I'd probably rather something that makes them discard their whole hand. Like maybe Mind Twist... which I just recently took out.

IAmTheWraith you definitely grabbed my attention with Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip as a commander. I was thinking about her for at least a month after your suggestion and even printed out as proxy of her to test as a commander. Then I realized her trigger to transform is based on another nontoken creature I control dying (not her dying), which is a bit more limiting when I only have 12 other creatures in the deck. In the end, I'm gonna pass on her as a general.

I hear you EternalBrewmaster. One with Nothing is super cool and I've used it in Dredge decks to great effect ;) But here it's not really on-strategy: I want to focus on making my opponents discard and while I don't mind "everyone discards" effects, there's little benefit to only me discarding my hand.

April 6, 2018 2:51 p.m.

Hmmm, Heart of Kiran could be a great, cheap creature addition. Thanks for the suggestion Legendary_penguin_of_death! Settle the Wreckage grabs my attention a little less but I'll keep it in mind. I need to play more games with the deck still to get a feel for the amount of removal I have / need.

Thanks FangorHelmsar - I gotta' say it's a blast to play :)

April 5, 2018 2:16 p.m.

Thanks yeaGO!

Hey Daf, I submitted those four missing ARC reprints and that HOP Order / Chaos for you.

April 4, 2018 12:12 a.m.

@ yeaGO, to support some of the new cards in Dominaria, could you add...

New Type of "Legendary Sorcery" for things like Karns Temporal Sundering

New subtype of "Elder Demon" for Demonlord Belzenlok

April 3, 2018 12:26 a.m.

Decks

Iroas' Soldier Legion

Commander / EDH Romer

SCORE: 31 | 13 COMMENTS | 15331 VIEWS | IN 27 FOLDERS

Riku's Replicants

Commander / EDH Romer

SCORE: 19 | 25 COMMENTS | 4068 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

MilleoPlasm

Commander / EDH Romer

SCORE: 3 | 1557 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Edric's Gang of Whelps

Commander / EDH* Romer

SCORE: 16 | 2 COMMENTS | 3058 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Kolaghan's Dragon Storm

Commander / EDH Romer

SCORE: 27 | 21 COMMENTS | 4710 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS

The Ceaseless Eldrazi Horde

Commander / EDH* Romer

SCORE: 64 | 54 COMMENTS | 19974 VIEWS | IN 44 FOLDERS

Muzzio's Machinations

Commander / EDH Romer

SCORE: 6 | 2 COMMENTS | 1158 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

One with Nothing

Commander / EDH Romer

SCORE: 60 | 38 COMMENTS | 3795 VIEWS | IN 25 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 40
Prototype Decks 10
Drafts 0
Playing since Innistrad
Points 4062
Avg. deck rating 15.20
T/O Rank 17
Helper Rank None yet
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 87
Cards Added/Fixed 748
Last activity 1 day
Joined 5 years