Hello! I'm a happy, hyphy 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 .

Several years ago my friend martonsmash recruited me into a game of Commander on a trip to Yosemite Valley. I had very little experience with Magic and was fascinated by the game's seemingly endless depths of strategy. I enjoyed losing to him again and again over the subsequent year, borrowing from his beautiful collection of imaginative brews before I was finally compelled to build a deck of my own. Inspiration struck with my discovery of the old Legends card Hazezon Tamar (a staggering $40 at the time, God help us all). Having recently read and marvelled at Frank Herbert's Dune, I immediately envisioned Hazezon at the head of a deck based on this wonderful story. Its first iteration looked very different, but this pimped out Naya lands deck is the end result of that labor of love. It is undoubtedly my least powerful deck, but it remains my very favorite.

Hazezon Muad'Dib: Dune-Inspired EDH

Commander / EDH VietMoneys

SCORE: 112 | 104 COMMENTS | 7974 VIEWS | IN 17 FOLDERS

In the years since, I've completely spiraled down the EDH rabbit hole, which I firmly believe celebrates the very best that Magic has to offer. I play no other formats (besides the occasional game on Arena), but I watch MTG finance fairly closely, 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 both form and function. While I certainly enjoy optimizing a deck once I've settled on a general, my choice in commander usually steers away from the cEDH contenders, and certain high-octane combos/cards/strategies are occasionally omitted intentionally. 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!

I play with a rotating cast of characters at my home, as well as at several shops and breweries throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley, as well as on the road during my fairly regular work trips.

Outside the world of Magic, I am a ghee salesman, an avid rock climber, a mediocre chef, and an armchair activist with a love of camping, beer, books, board games, travel, snowboarding, live music, politics, writing, gardening, my incredible girlfriend, and our three mischievous dogs!

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

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trebek19 says... #1

Thank you for the likes!!

July 12, 2019 11:42 a.m.

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Ha ha ha, glad to get the gears turning for you two. Thanks for the additional thoughts. And not late at all; I'm in California!

July 12, 2019 7:28 p.m.

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Man, Ravenrose, you're so right. Rite of replication has excellent synergy with my suite of ETB creatures as well (though I don't even have 5 targets for most of the tutors, ha ha). Blasphemous Act is much-needed too. This deck is still new enough that it's missing a lot of important interaction. Still in that Magical Christmas Land phase the comes from too much Goldfishing and not enough real-world play! Thanks for the upvotes and thoughtful insights, amigo.

July 12, 2019 10:11 a.m.

Ha ha ha ha, yessss. Obviously that's a giant red model of Leto's tooth in the artwork, right???

July 12, 2019 10:08 a.m.

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Hey greyson161, thanks for the kind words. I wouldn't really consider my build of Nin to be a competitive take, necessarily. I've devoted a fair bit of the deck to pulling Stuffy Doll from my library, as his strange mechanic sort of breaks the balance inherent in Nin's ability, allowing you to draw cards and deal direct damage simultaneously. This is a bit cutesy and definitely way too disruptable/expensive to be considered a cEDH wincon, but it makes me smile!

That said, this deck definitely includes a number of ways to create "infinite" mana, many of which are cEDH Staples. Grim Monolith + Power Artifact , Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth , Metalworker + Staff of Domination , and Deadeye Navigator + Palinchron can all accomplish that feat, and that is a mighty tool indeed in this deck. Not only is it a one-hit KO with the aforementioned Stuffy Doll interaction, but boat-loads of mana can be translated very simply into boatloads of cards. Usually I'm dropping an ETB creature, cashing in its value, then slamming it for as much damage as I can afford in order to refil my hand. There are a number of cards that cause damage/loss of life when I draw, including both Niv Mizzets, Psychosis Crawler , and - a bit more indirectly - The Locust God . I also run Blightsteel and Lightning Greaves for good measure, and Laboratory Maniac is a great wincon when I'm over 100 mana. Oh, and even though I find the combo distateful, this deck also runs Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker + Zealous Conscripts , because both halves of that combo are independently excellent in this deck.

Hope some of this was helpful/interesting! For my part, I think more competitive builds of Nin are less creature-heavy and run a bit more control/wheel effects. The Spike Feeders YouTube channel often features a pretty spicy build of Nin, which you can see pop off in this episode: https://youtu.be/TVWocKbLg1A Of course, this was before we lost Paradox Engine (RIP). Happy brewing!

July 11, 2019 1:31 p.m. Edited.

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As if it knew the ban was coming, Paradox Engine over-performed something nasty last night. One last hurrah!

Bummed to see that beautiful Invention go, but I can see where the decision is coming from. I'm sure Urza has only made it worse too...

Sticking Goblin Welder back in for now, but that card hasn't done much in here so far and will likely face the axe when I can find something juicier.

July 8, 2019 12:09 p.m. Edited.


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Finished Decks 6
Prototype Decks 0
Drafts 0
Playing since Commander 2015
Points 330
Avg. deck rating 77.50
T/O Rank 261
Helper Rank 144
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Suppressed formats Legacy, Vintage, Modern, Casual
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