SynergyBuild The Only Way is Together

Made 1000+ decks or so, been pretty active. I play modern and commander, but not super competively in modern. I also like legacy combos for what it's worth.

From 7/24/2018 to 8/24/2018, I am #2 on the Deck Lords list, and #1 on the Top Helpers list! That's well over 4 straight weeks! From 8/25/2018 to 8/30/2018, I am #1 on both! Today, 8/31/2018, I have went back to #2 on the decklords list. as of 9/4/2018-10/20/18, I am the #1 user on both lists, Booyah! That's like a month and a half of being #1 on both Helper and Decklord. As of 10/21/2018-11/2/2018, I am once again #2/#1.

I love building competitive varients on any archtype or deck, and I also love budgeting competitive lists, this goes for modern, commander, or legacy. I also play standard, pauper, used to play Tiny Leaders, Pauper Commander, and have delved into some other lesser known formats like Noble and Collosus, and do limited events from time to time.

Check out All About EDH for an in depth description on the entire format, or Why Every Commander is Competitive for delving into cEDH.

I have been spending a lot of my time attempting to get new players into Magic: The Gathering, and I have learned something big, a lot of them don't want to spend a lot of money.

Yeah, I get it, I should have known that random people don't like spending hundreds of dollars on a game they don't know if they would like, and many dedicated players don't want to spend that much money either, but in all honesty, I realized it made a circulating loop.

When a player who gets a budget deck plays it, they normally lose because of their deck, and their lack on knowledge. If you teach them properly how to play, and then give them a reasonably powerful deck, as I have done (lost money in the process, but it was worth it for the bit of research), I have found they commonly branch out into other formats, keep playing, trying new things, and becoming a dedicated player.

I have since spent a bit of money on new players, or bought cards for people who I think would appreciate them, I met someone who wanted to play with 4 Armageddons, they told me, "Who cares if it breaks a social contract, what will they do to me? They have no lands!" I thought it was hilarious, that showing someone the complexity of a game and putting a grip of cards in their hand will almost every time get them hooked, making them a Planeswalker for, at least months, I don't have much more research than that.

I know I can't get everyone to follow this, asking you to pay money to get more people into the game is beyond me. I do want to help you do it though. Don't spend $100 on someone that doesn't play MTG.

Whatever your favorite format is, whatever you think they will like, whether you play modern, vintage, legacy, standard, EDH, pauper, whatever it is, if you can, I want to ask you to spend $20.

$20 Decks is a link to a folder of cards I want to share to you, that will show you reasonably powered decks, some from $11-$24, around 21 decks as of 11/1/2018 spanning 6 formats, mostly Modern and EDH lists, that can win against many decks, with full sideboards (when applicable), manabases that attempt to consistently hit their colors, and cards that will be kept no matter how much they are upgraded.

Lodeguillen says... #1

November 11, 2018 1:18 p.m.

WarriorMagic says... #2

Hi. I am trying to finish a commander deck, but I have too many cards in the list. could you help me cut some? Thanks if you can help! Stop Kicking Things!

November 11, 2018 10:21 a.m.

Lodeguillen says... #3

I'm going to need some help whith upgrading my standard deck. It doesn't work this way and I've tested it against an old cats deck.

November 11, 2018 3:05 a.m.

Hello their SynergyBuild Would you mind helping me with my Aminatou blink!!! deck? Thansk so much:)

November 6, 2018 6:16 p.m.

Kalen06 says... #5

Hey man once again can you help me out on my revised izzet counterburn deck

October 28, 2018 1:23 p.m.

cdkime says... #6

While viewing the recent comments on the homepage, I happened to notice your "[I] really don't want other people to see this" comment on another's wall.

Generally, I'd recommend you enable chat for something like that--you can't if the other person is not a registered account, but, in this case, their coloured username indicated otherwise.

Also, in instances where I have to make such posts, I try not to tag other users, as that will flag the post for their attention and result in more people reading the post/possibly more comments on the homepage drawing attention to the issue.

October 19, 2018 10:15 a.m.

Scytec says... #7

Hey, how's it going? I'm still working on assembly. Haha, I'll be sure to let you know though.

October 17, 2018 1:45 p.m.

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Cut all of the non-stax cards that don't instantly win the game for 2 or less mana.

JK ;)

November 15, 2018 12:56 p.m.

Said on Large Combo...


50 Card Combo 100% of the time!! was a popular one I made a while back.

November 15, 2018 12:44 p.m.

I heard you can cut a lot and get $69.69, but there won't be a serious amount of competitive viablility to it, you feel?

November 14, 2018 5:57 p.m.

How much power nine are you running?

November 14, 2018 5:09 p.m.

No, 60 grand isnt, but you can get thisnfor barely more than 15 grand with unlimited and heavy play prints, as well as nonfoil cards.

November 14, 2018 5:02 p.m.

Daggerfella just because this is budget doesn't make it jank mate, it is a good option for competitive EDH, the most popular MTG format. Also, even with the budget cuts, the deck is still tier 1.

November 14, 2018 4:48 p.m.

Said on Lose the Game ......


Pact of the Titan would want a spot here ;)

November 14, 2018 8:38 a.m.

Ghost Quarter acts as another Field of Ruin effect, and works as a second Strip Mine with the Crucible of Worlds effects!

November 14, 2018 8:37 a.m.

Said on I Will Survive ......


Surprised you aren't running Obelisk of Urd or Mutavault.

November 13, 2018 7:33 p.m.

Frenetic Sliver does only work once with it, because it says 'If this creature is on the battlefield, [...]' so that no matter what happens, multiple stacked triggers of this don't do anything outside of Crackdown Construct or Ceaseless Searblades + Arcane Adaptation.

November 13, 2018 6:19 p.m.

Kaneki___Ken I assume most of the base card draw (I don't know the precon, but am assuming some of it is normal, non-enchantment-based card draw) and ramp is useable, all of the stuff you don't think will make a big difference. With Arixmethes, cheap ramp and card draw, Elvish Mystic/Brainstorm type effects, that can get you to Arixmethes and to get him the counters are what matters for a number of the cards.

The rest of the deck should be protecting him, think Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, and Curator's Ward, then to double his power, with effects like Inquisitor's Flail, Fireshrieker, Grappling Hook, and Grafted Exoskeleton.

Occasionally a Whispersilk Cloak or Trailblazer's Boots for unblockable is useful too, as well as interaction like Counterspell or Heroic Intervention.

November 13, 2018 6:14 p.m.

Said on Why Have Mass ......


Not as much as Psionic Blast was for blue, Beast Within for green, Chaos Warp for red, etc.

The occasional, yet rare color pie break is accepted normally.

November 13, 2018 3:45 p.m.

Arixmethus is a sweet voltron commander, suit it up with a Fireshrieker and it one-shots players because of commander damage!

Consider it as a good, budget option!

November 13, 2018 3:14 p.m.

Bazaar of Baghdad & Life from the Loam, with support from Ramunap Excavator/Crucible of Worlds will give tons of support to Windgrace's ability to 'draw cards.'

Punishing Fire + Grove of the Burnwillows = allows you to Shock creatures on repeat.

Deserted Temple + Rings of Brighthearth + any land that taps for 5 mana = infinite mana. Think Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Gaea's Cradle, or Cabal Coffers to get that kind of mana.

Otherwise, Petrified Field + Rings of Brighthearth allows you to repeatedly bring back lands (the second copy can target the Petrified Field!)

November 13, 2018 3:03 p.m.

Said on (2)^3 = 8 ......


I think you'd be surprised at how powerful Fanatical Firebrand is, possibly over the Fanatics you currently run?

November 13, 2018 1:34 p.m.

I just looked... there are a lot of cards mate. Best start cutting cards sooner than later xD

November 13, 2018 1:21 p.m.

He's too expensive to reasonably cast, but does have built-in card advantage, I personally wouldn't run him, and so I don't know how to play him out, sadly.

I'd suggest more ramp to cast him, like a lot of it.

November 13, 2018 11:13 a.m.

Thanks Deadpoo111, it is now the right commander!

November 13, 2018 11:12 a.m.

Whoops! I'll switch that!

November 13, 2018 11:11 a.m.

Said on Why Have Mass ......


Honestly, green's interaction with creatures is generally the 'bigger' creatures strategy. Kind funny in idea, in practice without fight cards, it becomes less practical.

November 13, 2018 8:45 a.m.


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Finished Decks 801
Prototype Decks 244
Drafts 0
Playing since Magic Online Promo Cards
Points 11600
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Favorite formats Standard, Legacy, Vintage, Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper, Block Constructed, Limited, Duel Commander, Tiny Leaders, Highlander, 1v1 Commander, Pauper EDH, Canadian Highlander
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