ay.lobo Deckling

Hello, everyone.

I am a fellow Magic enthusiast who began only a few years ago due to a person I was dating back then in the Army. I'm hooked, and I have been playing often since then. I used to play Modern, and then I got into Standard, and now (thanks to my friends) I am here with Commander decks!

Funny thing to learn about me: I love making decks and watching over people play them more than actually playing them myself.

The way I build my decks is a kind of feeling in the gut. Sometimes, I pick up a card and go "Oh, hey, this __ would be a great card in a __ deck." And then I make one. Haha, it wouldn't ever be perfect on the first draft, and so I would play, and edit, and play it until it feels like it has good synergy.

As always, I look forward to improvements and comments. I'm still learning to use this website, so please be patient with me learning how to use it!

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To use in simplest terms, I'm going to use Epochalyptik words in this:

"Morph is an alternate casting cost. You cannot pay two alternate costs, and Narset, Enlightened Master's ability states that in order to cast the exiled cards, you must do so using the specified alternate cost (i.e. without paying its mana cost). You can't morph any of the exiled cards.

Replicate is an additional cost. As stated above, you can pay it.

Whenever you cast a spell with X in its mana cost, you only declare a value for X if you are paying its mana cost. If you cast the spell without paying its mana cost, then X is set to 0 by default.

Overload is an alternate casting cost. See above; you can't pay it."

October 20, 2017 1:37 p.m.

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enpc. I agree that proxy cards are useful for placeholders when you will buy the cards eventually. However, depending on where you play, some people do not like to see proxies in decks. I played against someone that had an Atraxa, Praetors' Voice deck, and most of the lands were proxies. 2 months later, he still had the proxies. We knew eventually he would try to get those OG duals, but still with each card above $100 bucks... Mmm, sure. Eventually.

October 18, 2017 8:13 p.m.

Narset, Enlightened Master is a very common Commander to this theme.

October 18, 2017 1:47 p.m.

Hi, Sethian23. Hmm, I looked at your deck and I don't see Bloodghast needed in there. Firstly, he won't make your commander's ability react, and secondly, unless you already have him, he's $20! For draw, Staff of Nin and for mana advantage Ashnod's Altar to ramp with all the vampire tokens you don't need. Distress isn't really worth it. Torment of Hailfire affects all of your opponents. Big game changer.

October 18, 2017 10:54 a.m.

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I second General_Kale's sound advice especially about the budgeting. EDH can get really expensive, and most of the expensive stuff lies in your dual-color lands like Sacred Foundry, to Arid Mesa, to the Plateau!... And that's only 3 land cards you "need" in a 3-color deck.

October 18, 2017 10:15 a.m.

Good morning, Bxbx. You are right, I need to update the Budget list by starting with your recommendations.

The other thing I need to add is Stranglehold is not exactly a budget card (above $5), however, I will add it as a side-board. You are correct, as other colors have tutors and searches galore, we need to protect ourselves better. I'll switch it in with War's Toll if I find myself against many or Captain Sisay-like tutor players.

Thanks!

October 16, 2017 11:10 a.m.

Well, not including the many counterspells in blue like Counterbalance, you could add City of Solitude/Dosan the Falling Leaf or Defense Grid, depending what type you're after. Just thoughts to mull over.

October 13, 2017 5:16 p.m.

Cool. More land for more stability. Also as an afterthought, Ramunap Excavator might be a good card to have for your lands hitting the graveyard. Not expensive so far. Hope your additional lands helps out!

October 13, 2017 12:27 p.m.

Thanks, Byuante, I appreciate you helping us both out. I'll be looking forward to seeing if I can test some of those suggestions out in a future game!

October 11, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Hey KeroroLulu. Haha, I can comment here instead. No worries about that crazy forum. Anyways, running 32 lands before is pretty much unthinkable. For decks with low CMC count (about 2.7), you could maybe get away with running 34 lands, but you'd have to balance with any mana rocks/dorks. The rule of thumb in EDH is to start with 40 lands and for every two non-land cards that give you mana, take out a land. This way, you would be able to see where you are missing. It's a generalized idea, but it's a method that won't hurt you.

I do recommend putting some eldrazi creatures like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth or Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre to recycle your cards in the graveyard into your deck to keep abusing your commander's ability.

October 11, 2017 5:30 p.m.

KeroroLulu... don't forget to add feedback on my deck. We must have the same problem and comment on the other guy's by mistake. :)

October 11, 2017 1:18 p.m.

Thanks, Workman4137. I'm definitely not a math person myself when I try to count up all the damage added with Purphoros and the like. I'll go and consider it, especially something to mull over with combos like Grinning Ignus.

October 11, 2017 11:31 a.m.

After thought: Willbreaker and Dissipation Field. Maximize your commander abilities!

October 10, 2017 5:59 p.m.

Byuante. Thanks, see I thought I was going crazy, because I sent my response elsewhere. Glad it's not just me. Thanks for clarifying it!

October 10, 2017 5:51 p.m.

Hey, man. Alright, I am finally here! Lots of good cards,in here, I'm just going to see if I can add any suggestions: Fractured Identity to get rid of tough things, Approach of the Second Sun as a wincon, and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV for ramp. Maybe Silent Arbiter to slow down your opponents. Fun colors, just lots of options to choose from!

October 10, 2017 5:48 p.m.

Hey MoGoose831. My bad, man. My mobile must have been crazy, cause I swore I saw the other player's deck! Will do.

October 10, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Hey, Workman4137. That is a in interesting thought. I tend to play 1 or 2 spells during my turns, would that be enough for this card with the STORM ability? Also, what would you swap this with?

October 10, 2017 1:22 p.m.

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Hey, ACDAMAN. Welcome to EDH. Since you're new to EDH, why not play with mono-colored decks? Some people use a Mikaeus, the Unhallowed to start with, as they like the combos. Shoot, an out of box Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury is also a good start. I have a Purphoros, God of the Forge deck in which I let the new commander players in the shop use, and it's simple to play but hits everyone (Especially the people with multiple color decks) pretty hard. I personally just like the simplicity of mono-red speed and no-diplomacy burning. I'm putting my deck down below as an example. Good luck!


Purphoros, God of Tokens (Multiplayer EDH Primer)

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October 10, 2017 10:08 a.m.

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Panharmonicon Speeds up my games with Purphoros, God of the Forge easily! On the same vein, Meekstone, Coat of Arms, Ensnaring Bridge, Defense Grid, Mindslaver, and of course Torpor Orb.

October 10, 2017 9:58 a.m.

If you haven't been sold yet, I would say to stick to 1-2 color decks when starting off. It's easier it deck building to work with the basics, like the land count ratio and it would technically be cheaper since you don't have to buy so many dual lands (which does get pretty pricey!). On that note, I would say to start with Sigarda, Host of Herons. I myself have an Uril, the Miststalker deck, and having lots of cheap enchantments to smack people for game is pretty fun. You could benefit from having the cool equipments and enchantments. Just know that as a voltron deck, you will be targeted early on, because people know what the commander is capable of if you are left alone. (Lifegain cards are highly recommended.)

October 10, 2017 9:52 a.m.

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