The_Baneslayer Control Freak

Welcome, if you're here then you've probably seen one of my decks or one of my comments, I hope you enjoy your stay and if you would like, look at my decks!

My Favorite format is by far Commander, and I'm trying to improve my decks and I'm learning how to make them better by making them constantly. Id appreciate any tips you have for me!

The_Baneslayer says... #1

PartyJ I always make new decks when I get bored (Im bored a lot) and my current passion project is Merieke, wondering how to make her better without too much money

December 10, 2017 2:07 p.m.

PartyJ says... #2

Hi there,

I see you are an EDH fan too. So if you need any help, let me know! Especially when it comes to commander. It's my favorite format too. If you like to meet other MtG people in a new and handy chat, then visit this discord invite: MtG chat

If you like to see my favorite EDH deck, then check it out here. Getting a upvote on a deck is always something nice to recieve.

Have fun! And let me know if you need some new input somewhere ;-)


December 10, 2017 1:58 p.m.

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They seem very traditional, I would think more that there was a rogue inventor eons ago who was exiled for heresy or something and made a dinosaur to rival the most powerful at the time

December 10, 2017 9:42 p.m.

There are plenty of good options, if you want to go with a theft or artifact theme, Sen Triplets is good, if you want to go for more traditional control Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is amazing. If it is a creature heavy meta or decks that rely on there creatures or commanders, Merieke Ri Berit is heavenly. If you want to run Izzet, The Locust God is an excellent choice. My personal favorite is an esper color combination, as it allows you to combine the best control spells and spot removal, as well as board wipes.

December 10, 2017 9 p.m.


Im too poor for a Mox Diamond and a Mana Crypt

The others however could be in my budget!

Thank you for the upvote!

December 10, 2017 4:54 p.m.


This guy gets it!

I want to see what a "colorless" dinosaur would be like, that would be an interesting concept

December 10, 2017 3:20 p.m.

Said on Sisay has the ......


I could have sworn I already upvoted this (Ive seen it before and thought it was very well done)

If you dont mind me asking how do you get the custom categories such as "Ramp?" I cannot figure out how to get them like that

December 10, 2017 2:49 p.m.


I will refer to you as a female from now on, but you need to chill, its not that big of a deal. You are the only person I have ever seen that gives a damn about this online.

December 10, 2017 2:14 p.m.

Im not trying to be an ass but I don't want to deal with suppossed "social issue"s while Im trying to relax and discuss my favorite hobby and past time.

December 10, 2017 2:11 p.m.

Said on The_Baneslayer...


PartyJ I always make new decks when I get bored (Im bored a lot) and my current passion project is Merieke, wondering how to make her better without too much money

December 10, 2017 2:07 p.m.


Get over yourself.

This is a place to discuss magic, now how you feel.

My original comment was a joke. A jest.

December 10, 2017 2:04 p.m.

multimedia luther

Updates to the deck have been made, further criticism?

December 10, 2017 11:42 a.m.


I started this at about 8 last night, and got tired and rushed it. I'll definitely make some of those changes, thanks!

December 10, 2017 10:08 a.m.

just go to my profile for now while the name of the deck updates the name to the site.

December 9, 2017 10:49 p.m.

seems I need a more unique name for the deck, ignore the deck linked.

December 9, 2017 10:45 p.m.

Made for my casual playgroup, the goal of the deck is to continuously wear down on your opponents board making there deck effectively useless.

All expesnive cards I already own, and Im looking for a budget way to make the deck better, any help is appreciated.

Merieke Ri Berrit

December 9, 2017 10:44 p.m.

Increasing Ambition is a good budget tutor effect, and should you need it its flashback effect allows you to grab two cards as opposed to 1. Transmute effects are good but running too many could just lead to useless cards in your deck.

December 9, 2017 11:01 a.m.


In my life I have about 7 female friends, a girlfriend, and 12 male friends. I call every single one of them dude and bro. It is not an uninclusive thing it is just what I call them, and it translates here because I honestly do not care if you are male or female, you are a magic player first. Gender does not come into how I think about people or how I refer to them, Im not trying to offend you, but If this does then I must ask you to accept this because this is how I talk/type. There is no malice or discrimination in it. At my LGS, for every 3 guys, theres usually at least one girl, I'm even trying to get my girlfriend involved (she wants to but her parents wont let her).

December 9, 2017 9:50 a.m.

Your mana base is not consistent enough to make the deck work fast enough (in playtesting I always had problems with the mana).

You need more dual lands, not expensive ones, such as Caves of Koilos super cheap and effective a full list of cards Id recommend going into the land slots being:

Caves of Koilos

Scoured Barrens

Adarkar Wastes

Underground River

Port Town

Irrigated Farmland

Sejiri Refuge

Jwar Isle Refuge

Salt Flats

To speed up the deck as well you could also include one or two more mana rocks, Thran Dynamos Iconic Masters version is currently about $2.5

Also if you wanted too you could base the deck around a recursion combo with Second Sunrise and Devouring Greed, just find a way to recurr the two spells, add some cheap tutor effects (Diabolic Tutor, Increasing Ambitionand boom

December 8, 2017 9:04 p.m.


One of the few cards from Red I actually like, problem is it locks me out of the game too;(

December 8, 2017 6:33 p.m.


I love him as a commander, for the reasons you stated and that I can get Ad Nauseam to work in commander (been trying for ages but had a oh duh moment)

He is such a flexible commander its insane, I'd never expect a combo deck like this to be how he would be used. That is not a bad thing and I really like the idea. You can build him in almost any way you want. You want to run a lot of tokens? Well he can tutor out Intangible Virtue as well as other enchantments that help them, or esper control, and tutor out Banishing Light and other enchantment removal to clear the board for a powerful Zur. He is used a lot but I think you'd be hard pressed to find two Zur decks that are the same! I don't know if I;m going to build my Ad Nauseam deck with him, but if I do my friends are going to haaaaate me!

Another card to consider is Maze of Ith to prevent his death should your opponents board state be much better than yours

December 8, 2017 5:48 p.m.

Oh and Alexi's Cloak is a great protection measure to get on Zur the turn he attacks

December 8, 2017 5:29 p.m.




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