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I have been playing Magic since July of 2014. Since then, I have played in a multitude of different formats.

I play a fair bit of Modern, especially now that the Eldrazi Winter is over. I play Skred Red in Modern to a fair amount of success, and I consider myself to be quite knowledgeable on the deck archetype. I am also working on brewing a GB list with Torrent Elemental that you can find on my profile page.

I play a fair bit of legacy as well, but I do not consider myself an expert in this format. I play Death and Taxes in this format to some degree of success.

My third format of choice is Pauper, and my deck is Affinity. It's a pretty simple Tier list with a few personal adjustments, and I've had a lot of fun playing it in such a diverse format.

I play an array of different budget commander lists that I post in my $100 Budget EDH articles.

My username on Untap.in is Deckbuilder (buildingadeck was too long). I am buildingadeck on Cockatrice. Feel free to message me on my wall if you want to play Modern, Legacy, Pauper, or EDH.

I have my own YouTube Channel that can be found here on which I post videos of Magic games I play mostly. I am also beginning to stream on Twitch under the profile "buildingadeck."

This is pretty much my philosophy on Magic: link

golgarigirl says... #1

I did trade away my Abrades this weekend, but I do still have the Spire of Industry (though it has a little bend in the bottom center, so I'm counting it as about $2 for trade instead of $3, if you're willing...if not, I understand) and Altar of the Brood. Would you trade those two for your 4x Galvanic Blast?

January 30, 2018 1:30 a.m.

I would love to collaborate on Adun. I was looking at Cryptolith Rite as some spicy tech. I have a shell I modified from Sigis list, and I think it would be a blast to see if we could get Jund reanimator a worthy seat at the cEDH table.

January 27, 2018 1:17 p.m.

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Hisp is 100% correct. cEDH has no instant speed spot removal whatsoever, which makes assembling 18 mana between turns 2 and 4 immensely consistent in this mono red deck. I've been goldfishing this deck all day, and I have been able to swing with Godo and produce 18 mana on T2 over 60% of the time.

How has no one seen this before?

Moreover, Sidisi is horrible because it has black tutors that can tutor literally anything (far less useful than equipments) and only has a couple pieces of interaction, which is why black is one of the worst colors in edh: it can only kill creatures, which is useless since no one in cEDH has spot removal anyway.

February 20, 2018 3:11 a.m.

Haha! Great minds think alike, or something like that. xD

February 19, 2018 1:39 p.m.

After a lot of tweaking, I feel that Xira Arien is ready to be bumped up to Tier 2.5. Given the relative strength of the deck to decks like Teysa, Roon, Riku, etc, I feel that the deck has enough power to be bumped up. I currently have a 7-11 record with my list (closer to 5-9 on the most recent iterations of it) in competitive pods, which puts it slightly above the average 25% winrate that is expected with equally skilled pilots and equally powered decks. The list can be found here.

February 16, 2018 10:24 p.m.

Have you considered Seeds of Innocence since you're running so little artifact mana? Pretty low cmc solution to aggressive starts.

February 16, 2018 12:11 p.m.

apavel: It belongs all the way down in Tier 3 because the deck lists I've seen for that are just bad Sidisi lists, and the commander doesn't offer you a ton of utility in the CZ.

February 13, 2018 12:58 p.m.

Also, Animar should be moved to Tier 2. I've never seen it perform at the same level as the decks in its tier.

February 11, 2018 5:37 p.m.

I highly suggest moving Sram into Tier 2.5. Garta's list is incredible, and with my slightly more budget deck, I'm averaging sub T5 gold fishes. It's definitely not worthy of being Tier 1 or anything, but it's more on par with the Tier 2.5 lists than the Tier 3 ones.

February 11, 2018 5:28 p.m.

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