SynergyBuild The Only Way is Together

Made 800+ 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. Now as of 9/4/2018-9/25/18, I am the #1 user on both lists, Booyah!

I love building competitive varients on any archtype or deck, and I also love budgeting competitive lists, this goes for modern, commander, or legacy.

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


How to I stop my accordions from closer when I click on a panel inside of the accordion.

Arcum's Infinite Puzzle Box

There is the link the to were in have said issue, if you want to see what I mean.


September 23, 2018 2:14 p.m.

Scytec says... #2

Three come with an account upgrade. The points are completely arbitrary. Haha. They aren't important as far as I've ever heard except as an additional ranking system. You get them periodically for being active.

September 20, 2018 5:23 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #3

Thanks multimedia and Scytec, still confused how I got three, also, what are points?

September 20, 2018 5:08 p.m.

Scytec says... #4

Sure, the Feature Queue is the decks it list on the top of this main page. They cycle between however many decks are currently "featured". When you feature a decks, it remains in the queue for 16 hours. It's basically like telling a deck to constantly cycle itself to the front page for 16 hours. Generally you see a surge of popularity because the tokens aren't free to acquire, so a lot more people see your list.

September 20, 2018 5:01 p.m.

multimedia says... #5

Hey, feature queuing is putting your deck in the Featured Decks of the site. To queue one deck (yours or anyone else's) requires using one feature token. If you don't have a feature token then you can't feature queue. This is what you use the feature tokens in your account for.

At the top of the page there's a deck ad box that shows one featured deck. The featured deck shown is random, it changes when you refresh the page. The point of this ad box is help you get views and upvotes of your deck that you feature. Since this ad box is on every web page of the entire site lots of users will see your deck in this box.

Featured decks of the day are also shown at the Featured tab on the Home page as well as the Deck Builder featured page. Any deck you queue will be featured for a 24 hour period starting the time you queue it. After 24 hours the deck will stop being featured. If you want to feature your deck again then you'll need to use another feature token to queue it again.

September 20, 2018 4:32 p.m.

xander11 says... #6

Hello can you take a look at my deck dedicated to the true ruler of Ravnica All Bow Before the True Queen

September 19, 2018 11:26 p.m.

Scytec says... #7

Hey, real glad to hear your house is, for the most part, ok. Glad to see you back on here tuning up lists. :p

September 19, 2018 9:01 p.m.

FLATSO99 says... #8

Hello there, I am on a $200-300 budget trying to build a semi competitive Ezuri deck. I'm currently leaning toward elf tribal but am open to going in other directions if elves aren't the way to go. Here's the list

Ezuri Claw of Counters

Thanks so much, happy tapping:)

September 18, 2018 10:37 p.m.

Scytec says... #9

The link you requested. $300 Hermit Druid

September 18, 2018 9:46 p.m.

ATOMIC1258 says... #10

Hi I've been playing commander for a while and would love help on my kess deck alothough I haven't entered the entire thing yet.

Kess idk

Commander / EDH* ATOMIC1258


As a side note I am having trouble make my alliances arcane denial show up as the sword art

September 18, 2018 1:20 p.m.

tyhb88 says... #11

Hey man, Can you check out this deck list? I am considering going this way.

September 10, 2018 3:31 p.m.

cvarena21989 says... #12

Hello! It's been awhile, any glaring issues with this deck or pointers to enhance it?

September 10, 2018 12:38 p.m.

bionicscull says... #13

Hey, I created a deck page a few years ago, and now have the money to make it better, if possible. As i have had the deck since about 2014, it is very dear to me, and I want to make it work if possible. Thank you, in advance, for any help with it!

Beastly Terrible

September 9, 2018 1:43 a.m.

Bluegill007 says... #14

hey man i'm completely new to the website and relatively new to magic if you could give me some feed back on this deck i would really appreciate it

September 7, 2018 6:17 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #15

Ugh, elgosu1337, DrkNinja, seshiro_of_the_orochi, and Homelessguy, sadly, I really wish I could figure it out. That's okay for now. Thanks for responding!

September 7, 2018 7:34 a.m.

Homelessguy says... #16

Same as the others I got no idea I don't particularly think I did anything out of the ordinary.

Sorry I couldn't have been of help.

September 6, 2018 3:20 p.m.

Thanks :)

Got no idea about the decklord thing...I do only have two decks that ever got any rankings. Regarding helper rank, I tend to suggest cards to a lot of decks, but usually I rather just put quality suggestions than just hammer them out. Besides, I can't really tell why.

September 6, 2018 2:18 p.m.

DrkNinja says... #18

Honestly man I dunno what's going on... Yesterday I was super active, none of the top 3 (you included) were really active and for some reason I haven't moved at all.

I think for helpers its all based around number of times you comment on a deck, and suggestions that you list and whether they add it to the deck. Plus I think the new comment +1 adds to that as well.

I have no idea how to increase the decklord thing.

And it sucks because I'm always helping EDH decks out but because I don't deal with other formats I'll never be #1...

September 6, 2018 1:10 p.m.

elgosu1337 says... #19

I think it also includes comments on profile pages and decks. Not too sure about the details either.

September 6, 2018 1:02 p.m.

elgosu1337 says... #20

Hi SynergyBuild, to answer your question, I think decklord ranking is based on your activity in the forums, and helper is based on commenting on people's decks and suggesting cards. I think the rankings are based on activity for the past few months, but I'm not sure about details.

September 6, 2018 12:36 p.m.

xander11 says... #21

Hi there, could you help me with this edh deck of mine, it is meant to be a powerful 80-90% deck without expensive cards like The Abyss. The deck is meant to use Contamination to lock down everyone else's board giving me all the time I need to get my win cons out.

Erebos, God of the Undying

September 2, 2018 9:23 p.m.

cvarena21989 says... #22

I finished a Sek'Kuar deck attempt 3. When you get a chance can you review it and send some feedback?

I may have figured it out this time but I'm not 100% sure. Has three wincons depending on how the board reacts to cards being played. I had a bit of a hard time with it not going to lie.

August 30, 2018 3:45 a.m.

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Animate Dead can work as a budget Corpse Dance, I understand that it is worse, yet I'd imagine still useful.

September 25, 2018 2:39 p.m.

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You should sideboard Pulse of Murasa for burn, perhaps with Gifts Ungiven and an Academy Ruins, this way you have a near instant win.

The pile you make is Pulse of Murasa, Academy Ruins, Eternal Witness and Hangarback Walker. There are two loops here:

Loop one is the repeatable lifegain+blocker loop, with Eternal Witness and Pulse of Murasa. You cast one, returning the other to hand, block, it dies, use the other to return it back to hand, cast it, block, etc. It is great against stonewalling burn and other aggro lists, while hurting Death's Shadows, Humans, and a lot of the other midrange-disruption based decks.

Loop two is Academy Ruins and Hangarback Walker, where you can keep recurring Hangarback Walker as a great blocker/token generator. It gives a virtual infinite board presence that just grows an air field over time.

You always get one of these from the loop, because if they give you Eternal Witness or Pulse of Murasa then you can loop the lifegain/blocker or you can use it to recur Academy Ruins if they didn't give you it.

These are the following possible piles they can separate them into:

Academy Ruins + Hangarback Walker = The walker loop.

Eternal Witness + Academy Ruins = Both loops (Eternal Witness gets Pulse of Murasa, Academy Ruins gets Hangarback Walker.)

Pulse of Murasa + Eternal Witness = Both loops (Pulse of Murasa fetches Academy Ruins, Eternal Witness fetches Pulse of Murasa, Academy Ruins fetches Hangarback Walker)

Hangarback Walker + Pulse of Murasa = Either loop (Pulse of Murasa can fetch Eternal Witness and do the blocker/lifegain loop, or Academy Ruins for the walker loop.) Also, you get a free Hangarback Walker with the lifegain loop, or a free 6 life for the walker loop.

Academy Ruins + Pulse of Murasa = Both loops (Academy Ruins fetches Hangarback Walker, Pulse of Murasa fetches Eternal Witness)

Hangarback Walker + Eternal Witness = Either loop (Eternal Witness can fetch Pulse of Murasa and do the blocker/lifegain loop, or Academy Ruins for the walker loop.) Also, you get a free Hangarback Walker with the lifegain loop, or 2/1 Eternal Witness on the Field for the walker loop.

Pretty much, the worst case scenario is the walker loop, and so few opponents understand that.

September 25, 2018 8:28 a.m.

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Wait... not Pongify? What monsters do you play with that wouldn't carry 50 3/3 ape tokens? (Yes Pongify is the only non-unset use for 3/3 green ape tokens.)

September 24, 2018 10:06 a.m.

Hmm, DangoDaikazoku, well, I don't have the list, but with discussing anything to do with 'discussing anything EDH related' I have at All About EDH, think you'd like to team up with me and make that list, I'd be down!

September 24, 2018 8:52 a.m.

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Chain of Vapor is glaring angrily at Animar, with a Beast Within and Chaos Warp in the sidelines laughing hysterically, while little Animar is calling his friend Sylvan Safekeeper, stuck on the stack because Chain of Vapor was in response, but luckily a timely Mental Misstep was cast! Animar saves the day, before immediately making infinite Triggers from an Ancestral Statue and massacring everyone else with a Walking Ballista. Not really saving, is it?

September 24, 2018 8:46 a.m.

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Wait.. No Beast Whisperer? or are you waiting until release date?

September 23, 2018 9:06 p.m.

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JMCraig wait. You call targetted removal 'point removal'? xD

Like 'spot removal' I have heard and thought was weird, but apparently Council's Judgment and other stuff aren't really 'targetted removal', so whatever, but really, 'point removal?'

No disrespect, but it caught me off-guard.

September 23, 2018 9 p.m.

I apologize TranscendingAll, I believe it is due to you putting accordions in accordions. I don't know how to do it.

September 23, 2018 2:38 p.m.

Yes Shiroi87, however most players will find All About EDH to be more important, since this is more specialized for competitive EDH.

September 23, 2018 2:16 p.m.

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This seems like a deck that could use Collected Company.

September 23, 2018 8:18 a.m.

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DRmagic2017, you are very welcome!

September 22, 2018 8:40 a.m.

I mean, aggro is pretty good, think Edric, Spymaster of Trest turns, a powerful Tier 1.5 cEDH aggro deck, and control is great considering it is nearly half the cEDH meta. Stax-based control lists from Teferi to Blood Pod are everywhere.

Draw-go control or Permission control is more rare, but Azami and JVP can pull it off, acting as decent filter/draw engines, they are more tier 1.5 permission-combo lists than pure permission, yet they are actually draw-go decks until they win, and they work in a competitive meta.

Lantern Control seems really hard. I imagine it can work, given they printed 10 more artifacts that tap to mill a player 1 and all cost and draw you a card on etb, but that's super unrealistic.

8 Moon may not be a real deck, but that's effectively a deck that drops a one or two card lock like Blood Moon + Chalice of the Void and rides the win with a few wincons. Really that's just like any mono-red stax deck in EDH, like a good Feldon or Kiki-Jiki list. Seems good enough at Tier 2 to be competitive.

I think Tron is a lost cause. Similarly is with cloudpost, or any of those lists.

September 21, 2018 7:25 p.m.

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Makes more sense xD

September 21, 2018 4:10 p.m.

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DrkNinja, but Cartel Aristocrat is a human?

September 21, 2018 3:19 p.m.

Look, i think we got off on the wrong foot. I've been arguing that exact point since a few months ago, and made Why Every Commander is Competitive as a result. I hate the tier system, yet they matter to the list above. Ypu using this list to define options for your 'casual' EDH is irrelevant to what this list is meant to do.

September 21, 2018 9:43 a.m.

I mean DangoDaikazoku, what is the Tier Description for then?

Really, I agree, but your statement doesn't fit the narrative of the list above, so isn't really applicable to our discussion.

September 21, 2018 8:20 a.m.

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Sadly elgosu1337, the commander technically can't be Vraska, Golgari Queen. xander11 simply wants to tutor it out pretty often when playing, and build around it.

September 21, 2018 8:10 a.m.

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Well, I think we both know this deck is a joke, but it does go infinite turn 7 consistently!

I won't be adding anything to this, sorry xD

September 21, 2018 8 a.m.

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Paper, and Tron was originally my nightmare, paying for my Rune Snags and still obliterating my loops, but I sleeved up a pair of Field of Ruins for the mainboard and a Ghost Quarter sideboard in case of Scapeshift, which I only know one person plays at my LGS.

Otherwise, Jeskai contol is a bit of a game of luck, and my matchup against aggro is, favored me, but still rough, my best matchup are the decks like Abzan and Jund, the real midrangy decks that a good loop with Academy Ruins will grind to death.

Affinity and Lantern Control are a lot of fun. I have a white splash for Dispeller's Capsule for a lock against them, blowing up their mana, creatures, equipment, the whole thing. Making it 4-color is actually pretty good, sinc ewhite has the best sideboard options IMO. Path to Exile is a good addition too.

September 20, 2018 9:56 p.m.

Aurelia is better because of the combo with Helm of the Host, honestly Adriana isn't even close. I'd never cast Adriana in an Adriana cEDH deck, it would just be a stax list I think. Again, besides the point JohnnyCRO, really, I was just saying that the quote:

"[...] distinguishing a tier 3 (viable in casual competitive) from tier 4 (maybe too cute for such environment) or tier 5 (janky) [...]"

Was a little off, given how this list doesn't fit that description perfectly.

Otherwise, I'd simply say all commanders have a spot in a non-cEDH veiwpoint, and that the jankier the commander the better, as it normally forces you to do really cool things to make it work, like some of the weird partner parings.

September 20, 2018 9:10 p.m.


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Finished Decks 712
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