VietMoneys Deckling

I am a serially non-serious happy hoppy happa from the upper half of the Golden State, and I've got an unquenchable fondness for Oracle of Mul Daya and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth.

My friend martonsmash first recruited me into a game of Commander in Camp 4, Yosemite Valley's historic backpackers' and climbers' campground, on 4/20, 2015. I had recently finished reading Frank Herbert's Dune and was inspired to build a deck based on this wonderful story. Though its first iteration looked very different, this pimped out Naya lands deck is the end result of that project, and it remains my very favorite to both pilot and silently admire.


Hazezon Muad'dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 68 | 75 COMMENTS | 5379 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


I've since spiraled down the EDH rabbit hole, which I firmly believe celebrates the very best that Magic has to offer. Each color of the pie is represented in exactly three decks in my collection (though not at all in equal measure), and my compulsive tendencies have so far prevented me from building any more decks and breaking this pleasing balance. This has the fortunate side effect of limiting my consumption of new cards, important given my fascination with first-printing foils, judge promos, non-Invocation masterpieces, and spicy old-school combo pieces.

My decks are all designed to be artistic projects, beautiful in form and function, but not necessarily overly competitive. I love the social element of Commander games and find that this site is at its best when it allows deckbuilding to become the same casual, collaborative, and friendly experience. Feel free to start up a conversation, or just shower my decks with upvotes. I'll always return the favor!

My other EDH decks, in order of construction:


Skirk Prospector for President

Commander / EDH* VietMoneys

SCORE: 46 | 29 COMMENTS | 3235 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS



Pineapple Buns, Lord of Dim Sum

Commander / EDH* VietMoneys

SCORE: 42 | 18 COMMENTS | 4855 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS



The Minimal School of ErTaiChi, at Water's Edge

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 39 | 24 COMMENTS | 3142 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS



A Rash Decision

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 24 | 23 COMMENTS | 3073 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS



The Further Proliferation of Terrible Ideas

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 28 | 17 COMMENTS | 2038 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS


Outside of Magic, I am an avid rock climber, a mediocre chef, and an armchair activist with a love of camping, beer, travel, snowboarding, politics, gardening, my girlfriend, and her two dogs.

I trade regularly on deckbox.org/users/VietMoneys, so feel free to hit me up with requests/offers.

Also, buy my ghee at ancientorganics.com; it's dope.

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Hi TheBloopKing,

I think your observation about card draw is right on the money. For a deck that regularly makes 10 extra mana, I can definitely use a fuller hand. I think I'll look at some of the classic blue draw spells and cantrips, but I don't think I can run Temur Ascendancy, as this deck runs no mountains and rarely can make red mana outside of Ramos' ability.

I like the idea of extra turns, although I'm not sure my playgroup will ha ha. I got ahold of the 7 CMC Extra Turn promo card from M19, which I think I'll try out.

I appreciate your observation about mana rocks, but there is a really high bar for colorless spells in this deck, since they are a nombo with Ramos' ability. I'll think about Hedron Archive (and it's little brother, Mind Stone) though. The built-in draw definitely improves their value proposition a bit.

Thanks for checking out the deck and for the advice!

July 19, 2018 11:01 a.m.

To answer your question though, Knight of the Reliquary has been an excellent new addition to this deck, though she's a bit specific to the weird Lands theme I have going on.

Erratic Portal was a super useful card in a more straightforward, Hazezon-centric version of this deck, as is Shields of Velis Vel, which is a really funny Instant-speed trick if someone removes Hazezon. For best results, play it the turn you play Hazezon then sac him!

July 17, 2018 11:36 a.m.

Hey joshthor! Indeed, my list looks a lot different than most because of the constraints of flavor and my emphasis on the Dune theme. I ran Mentor of the Meek in an early build (he's actually totally on point, flavor-wise), but he came out as my list of creatures got shorter and shorter. Obviously, he compliments Hazezon's ability, but the deck has to run without Hazezon a lot of the time (lots of countermagic flying around my meta). Obviously, that would make Dragonlord Dromoka that much more useful, but a dragon is just a bit too far out, flavorwise.

July 17, 2018 11:28 a.m.

For the love of God, get thee an Inventors' Fair!

July 12, 2018 2:40 p.m.

Said on A Rash Decision...

#5

I've been thinking about this Excavations card some more, KittenPetter. I'm just worried about having only 10 (8 basic) islands. Could be a dead draw sometimes...

July 11, 2018 6:42 p.m.

M19 Spoilers have been a boon for Skirk Prospector's chances! We're seeing double-digit improvements across several key districts! Goblin Trashmaster will be coming on board as finance director, and our core team of 1-drop Gobbos is growing by one. Welcome Goblin Motivator to the campaign! May the Snow-Covered Mountains never melt, and may the funny popping sound never cease! Onwards to Victory!

Paid for and authorized by the Skirk Prospector for Dominaria Committee

July 3, 2018 1:57 p.m.

Ho ho ho ho, what a card, KongMing. I have NOT seen that ridiculous thing before! It works pretty well with the swords I want to add in here too. Making cuts from this deck is so damn difficult...

July 3, 2018 1:28 p.m.

Oh, there's no doubt about that. Board wipes are a huge setback for this deck and almost always draw a counter from me if available.

The utility from Arena Rector would come from saccing her on my own accord, either to Ertai's ability or the many secondary outlets (Phyrexian Altar, Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Tower, Grimgrin, Corpse-Born, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, and so forth).

Whether my suite of Walkers justify including this sweet cheat-into-play effect is a whole other question...

July 3, 2018 11:19 a.m.

Repeatable token generation is integral to locking opponents down in the late game, so she's in there primarily for her +1. The wrath effect can be really powerful too, as it misses Ertai and many more of my small P/T creatures. I see what you're saying about Arena Rector being narrow. That said, I run SFM with only three equipment! What synergies do you see with old Teferi?

July 3, 2018 10:37 a.m.

Considering Arena Rector for this deck. Thoughts?

July 3, 2018 1:33 a.m.

Decks

The Further Proliferation of Terrible Ideas

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 28 | 17 COMMENTS | 2041 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

The Minimal School of ErTaiChi, at Water's Edge

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 39 | 24 COMMENTS | 3142 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

Pineapple Buns, Lord of Dim Sum

Commander / EDH* VietMoneys

SCORE: 42 | 18 COMMENTS | 4855 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS

A Rash Decision

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 26 | 23 COMMENTS | 3191 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

Skirk Prospector for President

Commander / EDH* VietMoneys

SCORE: 46 | 29 COMMENTS | 3236 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

Hazezon Muad'dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 68 | 75 COMMENTS | 5379 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 7
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Commander 2015
Points 350
Avg. deck rating 36.29
T/O Rank 332
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