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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Absolutely. Draw power is always a weakness in decks; I'm very familiar with that weakness, unfortunately. Glad I could help.

March 21, 2017 1:30 p.m.

master274. Ah, If you want us to compare decks, that was an unusual way of asking.

Where Krenko decks tend to be speedy and death by goblin tokens in some fashion, Purphoros is consistent and uses all kinds of tokens.

In terms of threats, Krenko and Purphoros are both big threats. Difference is that Krenko is easily killed, Purphoros as an indestructible enchantment, not so easy to kill.

Krenko decks have an anthem theme to them (spawn tribal tokens, make them huge!) which makes them stuck from things like Ghostly Prison or Dueling Grounds. Purphoros decks focuses on Purphoros' ETB ability which makes decks have a weakness against Torpor Orb.

In terms of durability and versatility, I would still stay with a Purphoros deck. A 4 pod game I played last Sunday included many board wipes and destruction. Nevinyrral's Disk was even used twice. I had to kill my Krenko with the rest of the board. It was a long game (turn 13), versus Odric, Wanderer Maelstrom, and Oloro decks, yet Purphoros endured until the end and won. Oh, and it was fun!

Anyways, yeah, those are my thoughts when comparing Krenko to Purphoros. Not necessarily our decks, but a general comparison.

March 21, 2017 8:04 a.m.

Said on Cranky Krenko...


No problem. Glad to help. I personally enjoy red decks too. More things to mull over would be Sol Ring for mana and Outpost Siege for draw/extra Boggart Shenanigans type card.

March 20, 2017 8:48 p.m.

Hi again, master274. I'm not sure what you were asking about in your last comment. Could you clarify?

March 20, 2017 1 p.m.

Said on zur...


Curious, why did you decide to make a Zur deck if you're fairly new? I'm just wondering because these decks tend to be really expensive.

March 19, 2017 11:06 a.m.

Said on Pauper EDH zombies...


Hmm. Zombies. Cards to mull over, possibly: Dregscape Zombie, Rotting Rats, Black Cat, and Vesper Ghoul.

March 19, 2017 10:53 a.m.

Said on Cranky Krenko...


Hi there. Firstly, go goblins! Hmm... So much to recommend. From the top of my head:

Goblin Lackey/Warren Instigator-speeds up goblin coming into play drastically

Goblin Welder/Goblin Tinkerer- artifact hate

Mogg Infestation- doubles your goblin count

Goblin Warrens- goblins for goblins

Quest for the Goblin Lord- a cheaper anthem to boost your creatures

Shared Animosity- huge boost to combat damage

Myriad Landscape- only land I could think of at the moment for non basic land

On a sidenote, you may want to think about one of red decks greatest weakness: draw power.

March 19, 2017 10:40 a.m.

Nice! I myself use the Quest for Pure Flame. I used to use Curse of Bloodletting, but it was too singular, it only targeted one opponent. So I switched to the cheaper guy that lets me choose when to use it to annihilate the whole board together for just .

March 18, 2017 9:08 p.m.

Said on Uril, the Yeti...


Hmm... Do you have an issue with Uril killed by counter cards or a board woo when you play him? Are you able to cast him again for 7 in a game? I think you may have too many auras, and could substitute some of them for ramp cards.

March 18, 2017 8:18 a.m.

Said on Sliver Tribal EDH...


Curious. How well do you do when you play another sliver deck?

March 18, 2017 8:13 a.m.

Hi, this may sound odd, but what is your deck supposed to do? Example: Death by commander damage (voltron), lots of small and fast creatures (aggro), stopping opponents by doing stuff till you do yours (stax-ish). This would clarify things before recommending things to push in or out. :)

March 18, 2017 8:07 a.m.

Said on Heralds of Ruin...


Interesting... How goes the mana in this deck? Especially with a heavier Commander cost... Have you thought about maybe adding more mana? Cards to ponder are like: Marble Diamond, Land Tax, Mind Stone, Coldsteel Heart, and Pearl Medallion.

March 17, 2017 10:45 p.m.

Said on Wort Goblin Doom...


Those guys definitely.know what's up. Good recommendations. I'd put those in, as for recommending what to pull out... Akki Underminer. As a 1/1, he's always going to be blocked. Goblin Gardener. He costs as much as a Ruination (recommend btw), but he only gets rid of one land. And what do you think of Dictate of Erebos instead of Grave Pact? He costs one more, but has flash and he's not super black mana heavy to cast.

March 17, 2017 10:37 p.m.

Hmm... Hi. Looking at your deck, have you thought about more ramping capabilities? Cards to mull over a bit are like Gilded Lotus, Land Tax, and Solemn Simulacrum.

March 17, 2017 10:30 p.m.

Said on Gisela Control EDH...


Ah, gotcha. Then... As waiting for your commander to play, why not a bit more stax to stall your opponents? Cards to think about would be stuff like Aura of Silence and Ghostly Prison.

March 17, 2017 10:26 p.m.

Haha, I feel your pain about the red draw deck stuff. Anyways, cards I'd recommend straight from my deck: Sensei's Divining Top, Knollspine Dragon, and Faithless Looting.

March 17, 2017 10:22 p.m.

Said on Black & Blue ......


Possibly more destruction, like Hero's Downfall or Tragic Slip. With 33 land... Maybe more ramping cards like Mind Stone, Dimir Signet, or Talisman of Dominance. Just passing thoughts to mull over.

March 17, 2017 10:18 p.m.

Hmm... When I made my Purphoros deck, the main thing I noticed in the beginning was the hand problem. Do you have an issue of having few cards in hand? Sensei's Divining Top is the first thing in my head, but you can't go wrong with an Outpost Siege either. :)

March 17, 2017 10:09 p.m.

Said on Fling the Pain ......


Haha! First time I've seen a Commander like this. Awesome! Anyways, i was just going to recommend a few cards and take my leave. Grafted Exoskeleton, to put on your commander for an extremely quick game. Insurrection, a bit pricey of a card, but you get to take everyone's guys. Great wincon. And maybe Dragonmaster Outcast to give you a sac-able guy in every turn by the time your commander comes out. Just random thoughts to mull over.

March 17, 2017 10:04 p.m.




Uril Smash (Voltron/Ramp EDH)

Commander / EDH ay.lobo


Purphoros and Krenko (Multiplayer EDH Primer)

Commander / EDH ay.lobo

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