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I started playing Magic in 2012, and I have loved it ever since. I particularly enjoy the deck building and tweaking aspects of the game.

Commander/EDH is my favorite format, though I play most popular formats to some degree.

My favorite color in the game is , and I am a Johnny-Spike through and through. I love grindy, synergy-based decks, particularly those that deal with sacrificing creatures. I've built an Aristocrats-style deck in every format where it's possible, and in some formats where it's not.


Current Decks

NameFormatColors
A Work in FrogressCommander
Every Time We TouchCommander
2power4me | Competitive AleshaCommander
1-800-COMPANYModern
Carrion BagsPauper
PauperclopsPauper
Rally the KuldothaPauper

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@UnleashedHavok Thanks for the feedback.

I was initially running Ashnod's Altar (and Nim Deathmantle), but I found that having a 2 mana sacrifice outlet just felt a lot better, hence Altar of Dementia. That way, you can play it on turn 2 before Alesha comes down, or on turn 4 and still have mana to activate Alesha. It's also important to note that you can (and should) target yourself with Altar of Dementia to give yourself more options in your graveyard. The fact that you can infinitely mill your opponents later on is just gravy.

My rationale for having Mindclaw Shaman over Mesmeric Fiend (or the mostly better Tidehollow Sculler) is that, while they both strip a card from your opponent's hand, Mindclaw Shaman lets you cast that powerful card for yourself. This seems much better to me in a multiplayer environment, where you need to get maximum value out of each card in your deck. It's especially useful when your meta is filled with cards like Demonic Tutor, Time Stretch, and Expropriate like mine is.

I am indeed aware of using the stack tricks for Fiend Hunter, etc. They wouldn't make the deck otherwise, because I don't want cards that are only temporary solutions since removal is so common in commander.

Serra Ascendant is something I'm considering, since I own a couple copies. Just isn't in the deck for now since my meta is so combo-oriented and the lifegain tends not to matter.

April 12, 2017 12:23 p.m.

Decks

Autobots, Roll Out!

Modern TheFanatic

SCORE: 9 | 2 COMMENTS | 1610 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

1-800-COMPANY

Modern TheFanatic

SCORE: 62 | 35 COMMENTS | 7923 VIEWS | IN 17 FOLDERS

A Work in Frogress

Commander / EDH TheFanatic

SCORE: 2 | 236 VIEWS

Every Time We Touch

Commander / EDH TheFanatic

SCORE: 4 | 1150 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

2power4me | Competitive Alesha

Commander / EDH TheFanatic

SCORE: 1 | 2 COMMENTS | 287 VIEWS

Finished Decks 23
Prototype Decks 2
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
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Avg. deck rating 44.53
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Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern, Pauper
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