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 Armageddon s, 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.

griffstick says... #1

That wasn't an insult bud. It was a compliment. I ask for your help because your edh knowledge is God tier there's no one better to ask for help. So sorry that you took the compliment the wrong way. I'm gonna delete the comments and pretend that never happened. Im gonna ask for you to help me again but not for a while since you may need time to cool off.

May 11, 2019 11:24 a.m.

Dylan says... #2

My Page hasnt been updated for a while, its been a while since Ive played due to college.... Ill update decks shortly

April 30, 2019 11:46 p.m.

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Said on Wrenn and Six?...


This combos well with the new Horizon Canopy variants new in Moderns Horizons, as well as any cycling lands in legacy (or the desert cyclers in modern) to draw an extra card each turn. Is it gamebreaking? No, but a one-sided Howling Mine with, admittedly some downsides, seems deece IMO.

Additionally, 1 damage to a Dark Confidant , Thalia, Snappy, dork, 1 loyalty walker (like a Teferi that just tucked or a Lili that just edicted) seems like just additional gravy, and the uly lets you tut. Lands into Lightning Bolt s, turns Life from the Loam into a monster, and a million other things.

Seems really nice in a modern loam list or variants of Jund.

May 24, 2019 4:26 p.m.

n0bunga Thanks for the essay on defending me, but seriously, GhostChieftain (to a minor extent), and Daveslab2022, can we not argue?

I made a sarcastic joke, okay? I am sorry, TypicalTimmy, I didn't want an 11 (count'em 12 including this one) comment tree detailing the intricacies of internet arguements and tells as yo what the tone of a comment is.

Now, can we stop sidetracking poor xSpicyMeat's post? It's getting annoying.

May 24, 2019 4:20 p.m.

Daveslab2022 he did not mention the method of flying that planes use.

Combustion was the only thing he mentioned with it, that has any bearing in regards to a plane. While jet engines use combustion to some extent, that is a minor part compared to properly building lift with the wings, especially when the process is (Correct me if I'm wrong, it's been a while since I studied jet engines) intake, compression, combustion, exhaust.

Also, if you want to play joke-police, I couldn't care less.

GhostChieftain That is a fair point, in hindsight, I could have made it more obvious. I thought by overly emphasising the sarcasm it would be made clear that I was joking, but it clearly was misconveyed.

May 24, 2019 2:09 p.m.

Apologies for not keeping up for yesterday's spoilers and the day before, I'll add all of those today!

May 24, 2019 1:20 p.m.

TypicalTimmy I was making a joke, but sure?

Anyway, why would they be 2 dozen tons? I assumed they were mostly hollow, or much lighter, protected by steel.

May 24, 2019 12:51 p.m.

Way to strong for standard. At 5 loyalty, it'll be hard to kill. A removal spell off the bat, each turn need be, etc.

Decent in EDH, actually very strong, but not insanely so, in modern Death's Shadow, Pox variants, Rack variants, and Bx Midrange decks can go ham with him, using effects in BGx such as Scavenging Ooze , Obstinate Baloth , etc. to gain life. Variations of Ad Nauseam or Solemnity combo run Phyrexian Unlife , which makes the upkeep cost effectively 0, etc.

Legacy I can't tell. Maybe variants on Nic Fit run it, maybe it is too slow or not effective against the field enough. Vintage could care less.

May 24, 2019 12:50 p.m.

TypicalTimmy Yeah, I agree, it is impossible that a metallic, massive, winged object could fly.

Oh wait. Planes do exist.

(And they don't have the ability to flap their wings, so need to use engines to pull off similar feats.)

May 24, 2019 12:34 p.m.

Said on OMG, more help? ......


Chaos by definition shouldn't be powerful.

Deck 3 is a philosphy, not a deck. Scrap it.

Deck 3 Part 2 (Melek, since you have 2 part 3s?) I have already worked on with you for weeks. Consistently you have not done as I suggested, so I have no more suggestions.

Deck 4 (Ezuri) already has my suggestion. The suggestion is to stop the MLP and Oathbreaker hate on it.

May 23, 2019 2:37 p.m.

Legion564 I think, however at instant speed you can still Assassin's Trophy your opponents boardstates to 0 permanents (you can blow up the lands they fetch until they have none).

May 23, 2019 1:50 p.m.

Demonic Tutor is better.

May 23, 2019 11:11 a.m.

Said on $100 Hermit Druid!...


Check out the following:

$60 Hermit Druid?

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild



$40 Hermit Druid

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


May 23, 2019 8:29 a.m.

Devastation Tide is always a powerhouse. Can be cast for 2 mana and can bounce everything. Not the same, but really budget!

May 22, 2019 9:27 p.m.

Said on Ancestral Animar...


Are the UR/UG Horizon Lands too much strain on the manabase? They tap for blue, right?

May 22, 2019 4:16 p.m.

What? What was your train of though that came from saying no one needs oathbreaker, a format that WOTC doesn't make, or officially support, to My Little Pony?

Also you made an oathbreaker deck!

May 22, 2019 2:44 p.m.

Approach only gains seven life in Sig Spell, it needs to be cast from hand to win.

May 22, 2019 2:42 p.m.

Said on The First Sliver?...


Yeah literally Dregscape Zombie in sliver form.

May 22, 2019 2:40 p.m.

Said on The First Sliver?...


cdkime While yes it is, for casual EDH, I think it is also going to be the most popular Sliver Commander, while Queen is still the best, because this will be able to chain each sliver you cast into more slivers, if you fill your entire deck with them. If you go for a more sliver-value plan, rather than all in, it can chain a sliver into a removal, card draw, or ramp spell, even a Ancestral Vision (or other cards in that cycle) can come out of a sliver ;)

May 22, 2019 11:07 a.m.

Said on The First Sliver?...


About a minute ago, The First Sliver was spoiled:

card:The First Sliver -

Legendary Creature - Sliver


Sliver spells you cast have cascade.

7/7 (Power/Toughness)

Anyone know what this card is about? I don't know what this means if the Riptide experiments or whatever made them?

I don't know a ton about slivers.

May 22, 2019 10:46 a.m.

This is a rough list. There are a lot of rough decks. Don't expect a polished one until the card is printed in paper, June 8-9th.

May 22, 2019 8:23 a.m.


Aminatou Staxshifter (Esper Stax Primer)

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild


Ad Nauseam for 18

Modern* SynergyBuild


Saheeli Storm

Oathbreaker SynergyBuild


Standard (Post Rotation) Elves

Standard* SynergyBuild


Commander Tier List [WIP]

Commander / EDH* SynergyBuild


Why Every Commander is Competitive

Commander / EDH* SynergyBuild


All About EDH

Commander / EDH* SynergyBuild


Sisay Primer (Stax-Combo)

Commander / EDH SynergyBuild



cube chart

Budget Cube

SynergyBuild — 2 months ago


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