ToolmasterOfBrainerd Creature - Super Saiyan Legend

Hi everybody, welcome to my profile page! I'm ToolmasterOfBrainerd. If you're confused by my name, listen to the above song. If you're still confused, well, Trip Shakespeare is an acquired taste. Go listen to some Twilight Hours to acclimate yourself (and hear some beautiful music), then try again. If you do embark on the path to being Shakesperienced, I'd be happy to give song recommendations.

My favorite card art has to be Haunter of Nightveil. I own a foil and it's beautiful. I also love Unsummon for its flavor text. 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 am fairly active on this site and try to give and ask for help frequently. I am best with modern decks because that's what I've played the most. Although TheAlexGnan is the true Grixis savant around here. For non-modern formats, I think is a blast to play.

I play Shoal of Secrets in modern, Dark Knight Delver in legacy, and Heavy Metal Bears in EDH.

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.

Got an issue with me? Let's talk it out like reasonable people. Enable chat if you'd like to keep it private, or comment below and we can work it out for all to see.

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maxon says... #1

Hey, ToolmasterOfBrainerd, saw your comment in a forumn post. If you wanna trade that Delta for a True-Name, I can help you out with that. I'd put the Nemesis at LP, since it's got some slight edge wear. Let me know. I don't have much of a binder up, but let me know if you're interested and maybe we can figure something out. It's the commander edition BTW. Can send scans/pictures.

July 10, 2018 6:25 p.m.

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Delver has been under-performing. It doesn't beat tron or KCI. It dies all the time. I think I boarded it out most of the rounds tonight and didn't wish for it in any matchup except Jund when he had Leyline in play. For context, I didn't board in Anger of the Gods once, and I still found myself cutting Delver from the deck. It's great when I get 2 of them or when the opponent stumbles and doesn't have removal, but those situations are scarce and I am probably winning those games anyway. When I board it out I definitely feel light on threats, but it still doesn't feel like what I should be playing.

I'm considering Thing in the Ice  Flip instead. Bouncing a full board of Humans or Young Pyromancer tokens sounds pretty funny. It dies equally much to Push, except it doesn't die to Bolt or Walking Ballista.

If I switch to Thing in the Ice I might switch over to a discard package again - Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek. They're very good at plucking away a Fatal Push or Reflector Mage on turn 1, opening the door for turn 2 Thing. Maybe a 4-2 Seize-IoK split? I'd want to cut Spell Snare, but I'd like to keep Mana Leak.

I'm not sure where Thing is worse than Delver. Perhaps vs KCI, but even then I doubt it.

The real question is how do I split between Young Pyromancer and Thing in the Ice? I don't think I want more than 4 between the 2 of them. 2-2 split? 3-1? 4-0? I have no clue.

July 22, 2018 3:59 a.m.

Said on Heavy Metal Bears...


Thanks! Those are all good lands, but right now I'm aiming for Godless Shrine, Breeding Pool, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills, and the rest of the check lands. I had the fetches and shocks for a bit and had very few mana troubles, but I had to trade them to get Legacy cards.

After those lands, I think my next upgrades are Sensei's Divining Top and Sylvan Library. After that, maybe Glen Elendra Archmage?

July 21, 2018 5:15 p.m.

Said on None...


3 out of 10? I don't want to come across as harsh, but this won't fare well in competitive modern. It looks like a blast to play in casual and has the right idea, however most games of modern are over in 4-6 turns.

Remove all 6 and 7 drops and most 3, 4, and 5 drops. Add more one drops like Fatal Push, Thoughtseize, and Inquisition of Kozilek. Bontu's Last Reckoning is a powerful way to keep aggro decks in check, but best off on the sideboard.

Tron is a painful deck. Frankly I don't have good advice on how to approach them. Thoughtseize into Liliana of the Veil is miserable for them, but then you have to own Liliana and even then it doesn't always work.

July 20, 2018 11:06 p.m.

Said on Mono U Delver...


That's the creature base I was thinking of. Honestly I'm toying with swapping delver for thing in my Grixis delver deck. Just as vulnerable to fatal push, actually useful to block with vs aggro, and probably just as deadly a threat because I've never actually tempo'd someone out with delver. Usually it's tasigur that gets them. It'd be interesting for sure.

Yeah, retort would have to go.

Magic is way too expensive. Good luck and hopefully someday you can finish it.

July 19, 2018 7:55 p.m.

Said on Mono U Delver...


Here's a crazy thought: Instead of playing Snap-Delver-Thing, why not play Snap-Serpent-Thing? I honestly don't think Delver of Secrets  Flip is good in this meta. It dies too easily, even in the matchups it's supposed to shine. Walking Ballista out of Tron is especially brutal. Also Engineered Explosives and Pyrite Spellbomb out of KCI make Delver look kinda bad.

In addition, Humans doesn't really care about a 3/2 flyer, Jeskai control has SO many ways to kill it, Burn doesn't care, etc. Crytpic Serpent dodges Fatal Push and Lightning Bolt. Path is not very heavily played right now (for reasons I cannot fathom) and bigger removal like Terminate is even more fringe. If you resolve Cryptic Serpent it is a huge problem for a lot of decks.

You would have to start worrying more about Nihil Spellbomb, Relic of Progenitus, etc.

The current set-up looks really strong. How has it been playing for you?

July 19, 2018 4:40 p.m.

Said on H: Karn Lib, ......


First you don't know who I am, and now you claim you told me many times that you sent your card? Inconsistent.

Regardless, like I said above, I can offer proof to anyone who wants it that you didn't send the card. Get off our trading site and stop scamming people.

July 18, 2018 12:19 p.m.

Said on jeskai wizard burn...


You forgot your cantrips to trigger prowess! Serum Visions, Opt, Sleight of Hand. Also it's worth considering 2-3 Spell Pierce to disrupt people playing Anger of the Gods, planeswalkers, Maelstrom Pulse, snapcaster mage into removal spell, etc.

Grim Lavamancer is also amazing.

July 17, 2018 7:27 p.m.

Said on H: Karn Lib, ......


Actually, if someone goes to your trade history, they'll find an unfinished trade between us: you sending a thoughtseize and myself sending a blood moon. I sent you the blood moon. You never sent the thoughtseize. And if you go into your email history, you'll find a string of emails from me, which you actually responded to at first.

I'm going out of my way to help others avoid being scammed.

July 16, 2018 6:05 p.m.

Said on rockleemyhero...


As a heads up, don't trade with vishnarg. He scammed me last summer. I don't want the same to happen to you - especially not if a tundra is involved. I can provide proof that he scammed me if you'd like.

At a minimum, make him send first.

July 16, 2018 4:48 p.m.

Said on H: Karn Lib, ......



If anyone's curious, I'm happy to explain further and provide substantial evidence, but just thought I should make a public service announcement before anyone else gets ripped off.

July 16, 2018 3:56 p.m.

Said on Rocket Science...


Thanks! Sonny is my all-time favorite game. Unfortunately I don't have anything that makes zombie tokens anymore, so I don't use it.

July 16, 2018 10:07 a.m.

I had a few this morning (and the last few days). I think they were before the above comment. I'll screenshot the next one. Only happens to me on mobile. Pixel 1, Android 8.1.0.

I've had problems with it appearing on mtgtop8 as well, but I haven't been on that site as often recently, so I haven't seen it in awhile (like, not since last summer).

July 12, 2018 5:14 p.m.

Said on LF: any black ......


I've got a Polluted Delta. Any chance you have a True-name nemesis or Vendilion Clique you could trade so I can get closer to finishing Jeskai Stoneblade?

July 10, 2018 3:11 p.m.


Jeskai DelverBlade

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The Angry Insect (Grixis Delver)

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Heavy Metal Bears

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Dark Knight Delver

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