ToolmasterOfBrainerd Creature - Super Saiyan Legend

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My favorite card has to be Haunter of Nightveil with Unsummon as a close second mainly because of the flavor text. (If anyone has an unsummon foil, let me know. I might be interested.) My favorite colors are . My favorite set, no joke, is Dragon's Maze. I think I'm the only one, but I pulled my first mythic rare ever out of my first Dragon's Maze pack, so it has a special place for me. I have not been playing magic for long but have enjoyed it a lot and am loving the modern format.

I am fairly active on this site and try to give and ask for help frequently. I am best with and decks because that's what I play. Not gonna lie, I can really only help with modern decks, but I know the format fairly well and am happy to help! If you have an original deck you want me to look at, leave a comment. Anything I don't know about a format / colors I can learn and try to help with. I also love looking at original and creative ideas.

I'm mostly a Johnny with a little Spike, but not much. I am naturally a competitive person, but I would rather lose every game than win with a netdeck. It's just who I am.

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Sideboard Izzet Staticaster. It's so good against any small deck, but especially tokens.

December 11, 2017 12:20 p.m.

This deck seems totally sweet these days.

A few things that I raise my eyebrows at:

First, Remand. It seems like an odd choice to me. The meta is so low to ground these days that I find it surprising that it warrants a spot. However I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

Secondly, Fulminator Mage. GR tron was so all-in that fulminator was quite good against them. But Eldrazi tron operates so effectively without tron online that I find it surprising that Fulminator Mage sets them back so well. Again, I'm curious about your experience with it.

On the more minor side of things, I really want to see 1 more Terminate and 1 less Fatal Push. Stuff like Ponza plays threats like Stormbreath Dragon exclusively because it doesn't die to Bolt, Push, or Bolt. Similarly, opposing Tasigur's need a Terminate to kill. Sure, the Terminate is awkward against, say, humans, which will be the much more common matchup, but all the same I've always felt exposed with less than 4 pieces of hard removal.

Otherwise, I love where the list is at right now. If I had cryptics I'd play it for awhile, but alas...

December 9, 2017 12:47 a.m.

Said on Can Goblins be ......


? The ULTIMATE Modern Goblins Primer ?

Very out of date, but informative nonetheless.

December 5, 2017 5:02 p.m.

Said on Snapcaster Rock...


Ponza is designed to prey on slow midrange decks. They ramp early, disrupt you, and their inevitability on topdecks is similar to that of Tron. However, they're still beatable. To beat them, you have to disrupt them early so they can't ramp ahead of curve, then kill them before they can recover. Thoughtseize and Fatal Push are ideal disruption because you can strip their game-winners away and kill their ramp. However, this deck is just too slow to beat Ponza before they can recover. Once Ponza makes enough mana they just have to wait for a topdecked bomb (which they play plenty of), so establishing a quick clock is crucial. Kalitas and Thrun are generally slow creatures and Spellskite is just awful against Ponza. Even stuff like Liliana isn't great because they can topdeck so well. Tarmogoyf and Tasigur are great against them, but otherwise this deck grinds way too hard to present a fast enough clock.

Out of curiosity, how do you fare against eldrazitron? The 2 matchups are very similar for midrange decks like this.

December 4, 2017 4:53 p.m.

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It would enable combo finishes, but unless I'm comboing it doesn't do much in the deck. In particular because of the delver plan, and especially since it costs 3 mana to cast, I don't think it's worth playing.

I'm officially 5 cards away from the deck now. 4 forces and 1 last knight. Too bad forces are so expensive. Please 25th anniversary masters have a reprint?

November 28, 2017 1:19 a.m.

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Throw my vote to elves. It can be built for a reasonable price, is fun to play, and can be modern-playable without too much effort. Last year I got my gf budget mono-W d&t which worked very well for her. So that's also an option.

November 27, 2017 4:28 p.m.


Rocket Science

Modern ToolmasterOfBrainerd

SCORE: 189 | 320 COMMENTS | 28414 VIEWS | IN 69 FOLDERS

Rocket Science (Competitive)

Modern ToolmasterOfBrainerd

SCORE: 53 | 122 COMMENTS | 11140 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Force of Aberration

Legacy ToolmasterOfBrainerd


Chronic Banana Syndrome

Commander / EDH* ToolmasterOfBrainerd


Upon This Rock, I Shall Build My Blade

Legacy* ToolmasterOfBrainerd


Sugar-free Oreos

Modern* ToolmasterOfBrainerd


Dark Knight Delver

Legacy ToolmasterOfBrainerd


Heavy Metal Bears

Commander / EDH* ToolmasterOfBrainerd


Finished Decks 152
Prototype Decks 89
Drafts 0
Playing since Khans of Tarkir
Points 740
Avg. deck rating 9.23
T/O Rank 195
Helper Rank 520
Favorite formats Legacy, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 670
Venues Universe Games, Tower Games
Cards Added/Fixed 23
Last activity 4 days
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