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.

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Said on Sram's Expertise?...

#1

The free spell is part of the original spell so the Expertise will need to fully resolve before you can do anything, if you don't cast anything for free from the Expertise, you will then lose the part of the spell that makes that spell playable.

February 21, 2018 10:02 p.m.

Said on Grixis Midrange...

#2

Also, I see another issue with your curve...you have a TON of 4 mana spells. I don't think with the raw power of each spell, that it is completely necessary for the Glimmer of Genius's. Might I suggest adding more Champion of Wits to the main. Also, Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is a good sideboard card against control decks.

February 15, 2018 9:13 p.m.

Said on Grixis Midrange...

#3

Here's my take:

Opt is unnecessary here as you rarely have an untapped land on Turn 1 that you will want to use for it.

Kitesail Freebooter is great, but running 4 of main is kind of slow. Yes you are midrange but want to beat down a bit faster than a 1/2 flyer.

Suggestions:

Go over the top with The Scarab God at least as a 2 of.

Also, maindeck Vraska's Contempt deals with opposing Hazoret or Scarab God decks, so you just don't get run over game 1.

So, overall:

Out:

2x Opt

2x Kitesail Freebooter

In:

2x The Scarab God

2x Vraska's Contempt (from the sideboard)

*Move the 2x Kitesail Freebooters to the sideboard.

This is a suggestion I recommend trying out.

February 15, 2018 9:11 p.m.

Pithing Needle becomes a better sideboard option. Was already good, now it's better against control match ups.

February 12, 2018 7:35 p.m.

Said on Help. I feel ......

#5

Diabolic Tutor is not worth it, it is too slow. You want fast mana? Put in Simian Spirit Guide. Lol. Seriously though, even though it does not produce Black mana, it still ramps you super hard.

February 8, 2018 9:23 p.m.

Said on Help. I feel ......

#6

Raven's Crime will help with the flooding if you do flood.

February 6, 2018 6:42 p.m.

Said on Combo...

#7

I second Behgz opinion but I will add on a positive, Saheeli Rai is a very good planeswalker that is very underrated. She can fix your draws, force through damage, and the ultimate should be good enough to win. I wouldn't say it's a combo, but if you are playing an artifact themed deck, any time you get to put an artifact of your choice from your deck, pending you built your deck to do something spectacular with artifacts, could be game breaking. Think of all the artifacts in standard and think...a lot of them are very powerful to even utilize her -2 ability on...

God-Pharaoh's Gift

Gonti's Aether Heart

Lifecrafter's Bestiary

Metallic Mimic

Mirage Mirror

Paradox Engine

Planar Bridge

Primal Amulet  Flip

Scrap Trawler

Silent Gravestone

Sorcerous Spyglass

The Immortal Sun

Throne of the God-Pharaoh

Treasure Map  Flip

Vanquisher's Banner

Aetherflux Reservoir

Panharmonicon

All very good artifacts. Some are good to copy with her -2, but all are good to tutor out. You could do an Aetherflux Reservoir and Paradox Engine and Planar Bridge combo deck. Build it around "mana rocks", board sweepers, and an infinite combo to gain infinite mana and cast a bunch of spells to trigger Reservoir, while putting permanent into play with Bridge that draw cards, and then shoot the opponent for a ton of damage from Reservoir. It is probably a fragile deck, but it can be done.

February 3, 2018 4:36 p.m.

Said on U/B Cycling Gift...

#8

How has this build been performing for you? Also, Hollow One could be good. And maybe sideboard Drake Havens.

February 3, 2018 3:35 a.m.

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