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.

crstisalie says... #1

Thanks for the support! I enabled chat.

January 18, 2019 12:14 p.m.

DrkNinja says... #2

chat enabled

January 16, 2019 2:33 p.m.

thegigibeast says... #3

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January 14, 2019 8:10 p.m.

SynergyBuild Actually, I followed all of the suggestions you made for my Daxos the Returned list--the mana curve is still almost perfect, as are the card costs, and the deck now has a lot more stax effects.

It still doesn't have a good wincon, mind you, but I guess that's what tutors are for. I'm also pretty worried about only playing 28 lands (I prefer to use another playset for 35) but I suppose all this fast mana makes land drops matter somewhat less.

January 14, 2019 5:23 p.m.

hkhssweiss says... #5

Lol SynergyBuild if your curious on what I said to QuietMyth, I just gave him a friendly warning on posting his deck as competitive, didn't take it too well when I gave him a reason why so. Than deleted all the comments and blocked me haha and just left that message on his deck list, haters be haters I guess :P

January 12, 2019 8:39 a.m.

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FSims81 saint

January 20, 2019 3:23 p.m.

coltron518 while it is, it is less card disadvantage than Counterspell , relatively.

January 20, 2019 2:01 p.m.

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Oh, 5 a clock PM EST.

January 20, 2019 1:12 p.m.

$20ish Budget way to make Yisan very fast:

Add in Arbor Elf , Fyndhorn Elves , Wirewood Symbiote , Seeker of Skybreak , Temur Sabertooth , Priest of Titania , Elvish Archdruid , Boreal Druid , Devoted Druid , Great Oak Guardian , Autumn's Veil , Nature's Claim , Natural State , Caustic Caterpillar , Reclamation Sage , Desert Twister , Copperhorn Scout , Wood Elves , Somberwald Stag , Manglehorn , Marwyn, the Nurturer , Rishkar, Peema Renegade , Leaf Gilder , Heart Warden , Fyndhorn Elder

Drop out Taunting Elf , Verdant Force , Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger , Wild Beastmaster , Worldspine Wurm , Pathbreaker Ibex , Mycoloth , Kamahl, Fist of Krosa , Gyre Sage , Giant Adephage , Elvish Piper , Cultivator of Blades , Bramble Elemental , Avenger of Zendikar , Tooth and Nail , See the Unwritten , Triumph of the Hordes , Overrun , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Genesis Wave , Explosive Vegetation , Zendikar Resurgent , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Umbral Mantle , Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Total of 26 swaps.

The switches lists speed the deck up and make it win through an easy and efficient combo, all fetchable by Yisan. The combo uses Great Oak Guardian , Temur Sabertooth , and Wirewood Symbiote . With these and enough mana producing creatures, you get infinitely large creatures or with 1 more mana, infinitely large creatures and infinite mana, and untaps which can be put into Yisan to fetch Caterhoof and give the team trample.

All together, the deck will also run enough early-game interaction like Caustic Caterpillar , Manglehorn , Reclamation Sage , Natural State , Nature's Claim , the already run Lignify and Acidic Slime , and catch-alls like Desert Twister and Yisan fetchables like Somberwald Stag .

With all of this in mind, it is a little weak to removal, but with Eternal Witness and Temur Sabertooth both fetchable with Yisan, I feel it can be okay.

How does this sound?

January 20, 2019 12:37 p.m.

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Cool, haven't seen that code before, but probably missed it, when do you need it by?

January 20, 2019 12:11 p.m.

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How does one acquire such a code? Do you get it for attending the pre-release? If so I could give it to you easily, as I am attending one today in about 5 hours.

January 20, 2019 12:06 p.m.

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I am going to a prerelease today, will let you know if I pull anything except Smothering Tithe , the card I really want!

January 20, 2019 11:46 a.m.

No problem, found a sick Razaketh, the Foulblooded combo list for it. It is a little all-in, so is weak to proper graveyard hate, however is still easily tier 3. May move it up if I find anything else!

January 20, 2019 11:42 a.m.

It does, but if your meta can get enough mana to just recast stuff on the same turn, I'd imagine it becomes a cycler, and isn't worth it.

January 19, 2019 9:44 a.m.

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I am plain sorry for that FLATSO99!

It is just such a game winner I couldn't bear to not mention it!

January 19, 2019 9:43 a.m.

I'll check some out! I can see it's potential, thanks!

January 18, 2019 5:45 p.m.

Any tier shifts you all want to make you can ask for, this list needs work xD

January 18, 2019 4:20 p.m.

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Enral That's what I said!

Still, I love the plainswalker combo deck to death, so one budget consideration is okay in my book.

January 18, 2019 1:41 p.m.

Thank you very much Aphoticate, I will make sure to finish this up over the weekend.

January 18, 2019 1:40 p.m.

Hide my comment under archive I see. You played me well. Very funny of one of you, thegigibeast, ShaperSavant, tw0handt0uch, or LabManiac_Sigi now feels like an absolute boss for archiving this discussion in such a way to remove my criticism of it.

I said I wouldn't comment on this page any further in that post, but as it was moved to a separate page, I assume this doesn't break any promises, right?

If anyone cares to read it, it is currently under page 358 of the archived comments, which you can check with the little white 'View Archive' button right on top of the discussion section.

January 18, 2019 11:11 a.m.

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or Scout's Warning , depends on what you mean

January 18, 2019 10:47 a.m.

I haven't been on since early yesterday... and a lot has happened. Soren841 gets unbanned, drama occurs with crstisalie, a people try to calm it down, Saffi Eriksdotter , a hilariously fun combo deck is mentioned, I <3 it so yes enpc lets move it up, Soren841 calls me out for using... 'harsh' language? (strange as I haven't cursed while they/he/she/ze has, Soren841 still hasn't told me their gender xD), yeaGO says it is a glitch or something, NoOne brings up the Shirei list that caused drama before and now Cyborg is tryna explain that it is bad.

Basically this whole discussion page went from drama (like with crstisalie, Diver, Soren's argument as well as NoOne, Soren, and myself's arguement) to bannings/warnings (to try and strop drama) to drama about bannings (to try and stop bannings/warnings) to unbannings (Soren), to drama about unbannings (crstisalie, Diver and Soren) to drama about the drama (n0bunga and enpc tryna stop the drama, then Diver calls out Crstisalie again, immediately starting up more drama), to the original drama with NoOne and Cyborg this time about the same dang Shirei deck.

Point is, this list's discussion is super meta about drama and is really close to dead. I have done my piece, I have tried to make amends as best as I can, I apologized to NoOne, even to the Crstisalie drama I wasn't a part of. After being silent for a little while, I have a request for everyone, but specifically to those that started the drama, from what I can gather.

I could ask NoOneOfConsequence to not bring up their decks as good, while a lot of us disagree, or ask crstisalie, DiverDown, and Soren841 to apologize to each other and stop one-upping each other in how condescending they can be, but that isn't the problem I see. That would be a base issue with an easy solution, ban/warn them. That is what the crew of thegigibeast, ShaperSavant, tw0handt0uch, and LabManiac_Sigi all saw and decided on, and I honestly can't blame them for it off of the bat.

Yet I do blame their choice for being rash and what feels extreme to many 'veteran' commenters of the page. Over the 5-6 months this list has remained unedited and dead, immediately after we were promised changes on July 9th, while nothing was done, we had formed a community, and even before that. When they took back something that, while they owned, wasn't really theirs anymore, due to what is almost a community that evolved from this list, the owners of the list remained static and unchanging. Them coming back in and screwing with everything left a lot of us upset and feeling cheated.

You all came from what appears like nowhere, with no warnings to Soren841, just a straight banning, with no rules, just immediate warnings to a lot of us like myself, ripping apart from us the little community we cultivated. I know why you all did it, from your perspective, the discussion here became raw and unfiltered, and two, separate dramas occured at the same time. Yet we have dealt with dramas before, two may have taken us a bit more to solve, but even now I respect the other users on here, crstisalie, Soren841, DiverDown, n0bunga, NoOneOfConsequence, enpc, Winterblast, and tons of others more than ever. They all communicated their thoughts honestly and tried their best to explain their views on cEDH and the list here. That is something only tw0handt0uch when talking about Ishai's placement has done recently.

The rest of the owners have spoken that the community cultivated here is no longer wanted. Their reasons have fallen on deaf ears and their punishments have caused more drama, because the owners of this are too lazy to see what is left here. They don't want us, and don't know why we act the way we do. They punish the community they have for being a community and trying to help new players into cEDH, or other players fix up decks.

This will be the last post I put on this page unless all of the warnings are removed from every player, and Soren841 is unbanned. I hope this post explains why. I still like the idea of a tier list, so will be making my own. I wish the best of luck to everyone here, and only want the best of this list.

I hope this comment doesn't get deleted, but am unsure if me asking will change that, I will copy this and save it in case of it being deleted for evidence.

Good day to all of you. I am sorry it took me so long to realize what was happenning here so I could try to fix it in time.

The list I am working on is at Commander Tier List [WIP]

January 18, 2019 10:17 a.m.

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Hey, crstisalie, I am sorry a lot of drama on the tier list is happening around you, a lot of my friends like Diver/Soren have some beef with you. I got a warning, and am happy you didn't. Sorry others don't see it the same way.

January 18, 2019 9:27 a.m.

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It seems a niche term. After researching it, Dig Through Time is a soft tutor, like Demonic Consultation , they can fail. Demonic Tutor is a hard tutor, they always hit.

January 18, 2019 9:15 a.m.

Yeah, Godo is a fast combo deck, Aurelia is stax-combo hybrid. I'd argue for Godo over Aurelia a bit, but I love Aurelia so it hurts to say. I have built both online, and Godo is so straightforward it isn't fun, but when Aurelia hits the reactions are just great.

January 17, 2019 1:05 p.m.


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