Thanks for leaving that nice comment on our page; we appreciate it. Also, many thanks for giving some of our decks a once-over. We always enjoy receiving advice that will lead to us having more fun at playing this wonderful game. Keep up the good work!
February 11, 2019 2:10 a.m.
Love your work! We have used some of your decks as inspiration for our own rosters, and on our podcast. Your latest deck is really something to behold...gotta take back what we have been saying about elenda after seeing what you put together.
February 8, 2019 1:38 a.m.
It totally makes sense to not go all-in on the Decaying Soil combo if you don't think you can consistently make Threshold. I don't have any problems with it in my deck because I have just so many discard outlets and waaaay more creatures than you so they're usually pretty easy to get in the graveyard one way or the other, even just by playing them and having them get killed. I also have fetchlands and other lands that go to the yard just in case and for deck thinning. Most games I end up having 30-50 cards in my graveyard the turn I win. Mindslicer helps.
February 6, 2019 12:56 a.m.
FenIsABasicSwamp you're welcome, and thanks for looking at the deck! While I've put the Deathrender combo on hold, Haakon will still be a big part of the deck. I am still unsure how much I want to lean on Haakon, and am only trying to have discard effects that also go with my Elenda gameplan.
Have you had problems getting Threshold online? After scores of playtest hands I was having a rough time with Threshold, and I thing Tapped/Out's algorithm keeps giving me Haakon and Decaying Soil in the opening hand with no discard in sight on purpose :/
Thanks for the compliments, that means a lot, coming from you. The respect is mutual. Cheers!
February 5, 2019 10:53 p.m.
Hey Champ, thanks for the kind comments on my daughter and the shoutout to my Haakon deck and the Decaying Deathrender combo. That combo is one of my proudest achievements and that deck is probably my favorite deck, so I'm always happy to see it getting more notice.
I've always appreciated your interest in building for creativity and eschewing of the uber-powerful popular commanders. The Elenda-Haakon pairing is natural and perfect and I think it's a great choice. I love the deck.
February 5, 2019 6:38 p.m.
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I agree with what DrkNinja said. I like this group as a good way to jump-start the popularity of your new deck, which helps get the ball rolling if you want the maximum amount of advise on it. Or are addicted to upvotes lol
Also Liliana's Contract for demon tribal.
February 13, 2019 6:11 p.m.
IAmTheWraith I see. For white then, I suggest Darien, King of Kjeldor . I think he's a really cool commander, and he gets interesting with lands and artifacts that ping you. Play soul sisters to offset the lifeloss. He also has some combo potential which is nice.
For red, I stick by Neheb and Varchild. Both very different and very fun, in their own way. Though Etali is fun too.
Nice user upgrade :) thanks for supporting Tapped/Out!
February 12, 2019 9:57 p.m.
IAmTheWraith I can definitely help with and .
For red, you have a lot of fun options. Neheb, the Eternal is by far my favorite deck I play, but I've been having a lot of fun playing with Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor and brewing with Lathliss, Dragon Queen . There are a few other red commanders that I feel don't get enough love that you could build. Red is my space for sure so I'll be the most help there.
For white, if you want to play and win on some level, you have three options. Sram, Teshar, and 8.5 tails. Sram from draw, Teshar is all combo but can be played for value(I have a list for Teshar too if you'd like), and 8.5 is just nice protection.
I too like Gonti, Lord of Luxury for black. He's sweet value and a good combo finisher with infinite ETB loops.
February 12, 2019 5:42 p.m.
Hi guys! Just found your podcast and have been enjoying it! In a few episodes you mentioned an elusive Elenda deck, but as far as I can tell you’ve never talked about it. Would love to see it!
I don’t know if you guys check out or feature decklists, but I made my own Elenda list you might like: Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH
Would love to hear some thoughts! Keep up the great work!
February 11, 2019 10:03 p.m.
SynergyBuild Hi! Thoughts on what I want to do with the deck!
Power level: I'd like it about where it's at.. 7 power level, able to win turns 6, 7, 8, but also able to out-value other decks in longer games where I don't feel like combo-ing. I suspect that I will eventually have to take some tutors or even combos out if it gets too fast or consistent and starts undermining the fun-oriented gameplay of my playgroup. I want to keep the "restrained" part of the combo deck, I.E. no/very few combo finishers. Just infinite tokens to give the table time to respond.
Budget: Also around where it's at... $300. No cards over $25 unless they're on Enlightened Tutor or Phyrexian Altar levels of importance. Cards over $10 better have a good reason to be here. I own a small portion of the cards already.
Meta: Pretty casual, not a lot of interaction, boardwipes, or counter magic. We like to each do our own powerful things which makes for grindy games at times. We tend to stray away from combo with a few exceptions, so this deck is trying to be able to grind with the rest, but also combo off when the game drags on for too long.
Things I won't cut and for sure want to keep: Elenda as the commander, Haakon, Stromgald Scourge and his package(but not necessarily all of it), any of the combo pieces that have additional synergy with the deck I.E. Animation Module with Krav.
Hope some of this helps you and anyone else who comments for suggesting cards and themes for the deck! :)
February 11, 2019 6:23 p.m.
Hi! The code I've been using I found on FenIsABasicSwamp's page, all credit to them.
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February 11, 2019 6:01 p.m.
I don’t play and know nothing about Modern, but I saw on the comment stream you thanking everyone who upvotes and I think that’s really cool :)
You seem like a very nice and appreciative person. Happy Tapping!
February 11, 2019 5:54 p.m.
ShreddedByCrows thanks for the upvote and comment!
Most of your suggestions I have not included because of price. In the case of Grave Betrayal, too high cmc. Ethereal Absolution / Night of Souls' Betrayal / Tainted AEther + Akroan Horse / Infernal Genesis / Alliance of Arms etc, just not what I want to do I suppose, too much to work around.
Forbidden Orchard is nice, I'll consider it.
February 11, 2019 10:36 a.m.
SynergyBuild good point, though since Elenda has to hit the graveyard to get the tokens I'd need some recursion to make that infinite as well. Would love for you to come back and give a full critique if you ever have time :)
I like Mother of Runes . Good suggestion. I'm torn because Elenda sort of has built in protection; the threat of token generation. But I do want to up my creature count and Lightning Greaves messes with all the stuff I want to target Elenda with, so I'll consider it!
Yeah the land base isn't fully done... been to busy to really hash it out. And I am trying to be budget conscious here so expensive lands are low on the priority list.
Good question, and one I always keep in mind when playtesting new decks. I have not been able to playtest this in real life yet, but I'm hoping the high amount of synergy and low amount of combo finishers will strike the perfect balance for me. Thanks for the comment!
February 10, 2019 6:50 p.m.
Was just looking at your profile and a few of your decks and wanted to say: I like the way you and your playgroup do things. You seem like very nice people. Cheers from America!
February 10, 2019 6:39 p.m. Edited.
You're very welcome! I love appreciating magic art!
February 10, 2019 12:56 p.m.
Mardu Heart-Piercer by Karl Kopinski is my absolute favorite.
TL;DR - my full thoughts on the piece. Mostly copied from a forum a few years back.
Mongolian aesthetic, armor and weaponry, and culture has always caught my eye, so it makes sense why this piece would stand out to me.
I love the decision to paint a female rider. Goes well with the Mardu theme, and taking one look at the rider tells you without a doubt that she's an experienced warrior, rider, and archer.
Kopinski's painting style is one of my favorites; the way he shows extreme detail while also holding a loose, unfinished feel really defines what a great painting is for me.
Kopinski's color pallet is extremely pleasing, simultaneously expressing warmth and action with oranges, browns and reds. The way the shiny silver and gold contrasts the earthy tones is great, and the way the ground blends into the sky at the horizon is masterfully done in a way that you don't realize it's happening at first.
The way Kopinski tilts the horizon adds such speed and motion to the piece. It gives you a disorienting feeling, as being in a battle riding a horse would. The way the armor, clothing, and hair are flap around in the wind and the riding motion of the horse add to this effect.
The contradicting directions of the horse and the rider fascinate me as well. The horse pulls you to the left, while the rider pulls you up and then to the right, and the horizon lines up with both, forcing you to examine the piece as a whole to really understand what's going on, then allowing you to look again and appreciate the separate parts.
I love the contrast between the horse and it's riders faces. The horse looks terrified, like this is it's first battle, but is still obeying it's rider faithfully. The Warrior on the other hand, is the definition of poise and serenity in battle. Calmly taking aim at an enemy, zero expression on her face as she's about to let fly and snuff out a life. Cold but understandable.
That makes me thing of how this piece would fit into a larger battle scene. Notice how there's no one else pictured. The horse seems to be going away from the battle on the right, where the archer is aiming. It's almost as if the experienced warrior knows her inexperienced horse couldn't handle the thick of the action, so has instead chosen to circle the battle and use her prowess with her bow to use her new horse most effectively.
I could rave all day about this work. Thank you magic Man Sam for featuring this in your video :)
I also really like Unfulfilled Desires by D. Alexander Gregory.
February 10, 2019 12:28 p.m.
Thanks again for the help and advice.
Good news is, I added Deathrender back in because with some effort(but not as much effort as threshold for my deck) it combos with Elenda, the Dusk Rose (or other counter synergies) and Together Forever + an Altar. So in the end I made my own, Elenda version of your combo, which I am very happy about.
February 8, 2019 8:42 p.m.
Hi! Was checking out your Teysa list looking for ideas. Loved it! I've been building a similar list headed by Elenda the Dusk Rose that I'd love if you could check out! Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH.
I've been attempting to squeeze Deathrended back in, and now since I've seen the interaction with Razaketh, I definitely need too!
February 7, 2019 4:52 p.m.
Silverdrake yeah Elenda and Teysa are for sure secret lovers.
Thanks for the comment :)
February 7, 2019 10:43 a.m.
Hey guys, love the podcast!
Don't know if you check out people's deck lists, but I made an Elenda the Dusk Rose deck based on your Teysa list that I thought you might like.
Would love to get some feedback on it. Keep up the great work!
February 6, 2019 9:35 p.m.
Hi Synergy! Was hoping you'd be willing to check out my newest creation, Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH. I know a deck builder of your talent and expertise will have some new angle I hadn't considered or card I've never heard of. Would love to hear your thoughts!
February 6, 2019 9:08 p.m.
February 6, 2019 7:06 p.m.
My favorite deck is OH LORD JESUS IT'S A FIRE! | Neheb EDH. I play it a lot and it never lets me down. It's a great time, even if I have to end up killing everyone at once, lol! I've put the most work into this one and it's my most upvoted.
Deck I'm most proud of is Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH. It is the first Firesong and Sunspeaker deck to hit the internet, made seconds after the Chinese Dominaria leak. Boros is my everything. I'm most proud of this one because of the community effort that went into building it. 100 upvotes and 100 comments within two weeks was an amazing brewing experience. It remains my most commented on deck, 1 shy of 200.
Besides Neheb my favorite commander is Elenda, the Dusk Rose , who I finally built a deck for recently: Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH. I love Elenda's art, flavor and lore, and the colors are aesthetically some of my favorite. She is an interesting commander because she is not built for EDH at all, making her a fun challenge to build around. She is well designed and powerful, and all around awesome.
February 6, 2019 7:04 p.m.
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