UpperDeckerTaco Das Pown Machine

I like brewing and EDH is one of my favorite formats. I am better versed in standard than other formats, but I am getting better in modern. I have no opinion of legacy due to my inexperience with it and lack of finances to support it.

Any time I can offer advice to people's decks, I don't mind doing so. So if anyone would like another opinion or a "second eye" to see if the deck is missing anything, feel free to reach out to me.

Dutchboy1982 says... #1

Yea. But does Fumarole.

April 27, 2017 2:19 a.m.

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So I have this deck, that seems to do very well with the current meta. There are some questions I want to bring up and would like some assistance in addressing them...

Here's the deck:

Elder Deep-Fling

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SCORE: 72 | 106 COMMENTS | 10487 VIEWS | IN 32 FOLDERS

The deck's goal is to be aggressive while having a late game finisher to close out games that end up out of reach from getting overpowered on the ground or my board getting swept.

The main issue is the sideboard, but there are some things in the main deck that I would also like to address.

Main deck questions:

How does the curve look?

Do I have the correct number of Bristling Hydras and Glorybringers in the main?

Is Chandra, Torch of Defiance worth it?

Lathnu Hellion seems to eat my energy but does exactly what I want it to do Game 1: be aggressive. Is it perfectly acceptable to run them? Or should I just put Whirler Virtuoso main?

Sideboard questions:

With Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger being a threat that is very hard to deal with for RUG, should I run some number of Declaration in Stone to try to deal with the Eldrazi titan? Or just try to beat them to the punch and hope they don't hit a Turn 4 Ulamog?

Kozilek's Return doesn't seem very good against Zombies because of all the static pump effects they have in the decks, is it worth running because it's good against most other aggro decks? Or should I run Radiant Flames instead for that extra point of damage, even though I will lose out on the synergy with Elder Deep-Fiend?

Should I run Prowling Serpopard over Tireless Tracker in the sideboard to bring in against control decks? Tracker gives me card advantage, but Cat-Snake allows me to resolve my threats...

*Any other suggestions that are not requested above are welcome.

May 23, 2017 2:36 a.m.

Said on What to Play ......


The Dredge argument is just like the Affinity argument. They are both good deck by default even with all the hate cards in the meta. They just get on the ground providing the beats so fast that they give you some free wins before the hate cards matter. So if you are comfortable piloting either, and CAN pilot them, play them.

May 23, 2017 12:50 a.m.

Said on How to battle ......


PLAY MARDU CONTROL!!!! Seems legit.

Just run Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Magma Spray, Harnessed Lightning, Fumigate, Radiant Flames...So get rid of the dinky little creatures and vehicles, just run Mardu Control. I think this is where Mardu ends up. There is already a B/W control list that does well against Zombies and Marvel. And if you are up against a Torrential Gearhulk deck, just move your sideboard into a superfriends type build with discard. BOOM!

CAN ANYONE SAY TIER 1!!!!!! TheDevicer...gif this sheezy!

May 17, 2017 7:23 p.m.

DruneGrey This is probably a build I would like to see it as...

May 15, 2017 7:12 p.m.

Said on Deep-Fiend Marvel...


Also, I think you can actually trim about 1-2 lands for about 1-2 Whirler Virtuoso in the main. It is great at producing energy, as well as being 3 CMC for Emerge.

May 15, 2017 6:50 p.m.

Said on Deep-Fiend Marvel...


Instead of Radiant Flames in the side, since you are already playing Kozilek's Return, you should try Baral's Expertise. It is just a great card at allowing you to even up the boardstate as well as gain advantage to get to your heavy hitters.

May 15, 2017 6:49 p.m.


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