clayperce Old School

50% Timmy, 30% Johnny, 20% Spike ... and 100% Vorthos

I started out back in Revised, playing mostly Gruul (way before Gruul was even a thing). I still have my favorite deck from then, with a bunch of well-played cards like Lightning Bolt, Kird Ape, Orcish Lumberjack, and Craw Wurm ... plus a Taiga I really wish I'd had the sense to sleeve.

I was away from Magic for a loooooooong time though, until michael921 convinced me to attend a Two-Headed Giant match at the Dragons of Tarkir prerelease. I selected a Kolaghan pack, cracked a surprisingly solid deck, had an absolute blast, and haven't spent a day without Magic since! As an aside, the prerelease experience was awesome ... I think it's the best way to introduce (or re-introduce) someone to Magic EVER.

I mostly play Modern, but I also enjoy Limited (especially Sealed), Commander, and Standard. I enjoy just about any deck that's got Red ... Izzet, Gruul, Grixis, and Naya are my favorite color combos so far.

My favorite cards:

My favorite artwork: Amazing Card Art

Magic color quiz from Rum&Monkey

My playmat image, from Winterflame

Julesreddragon says... #1

clayperce hey! I really like some of the decks you make! Do you think you could take a look at my skred dragon? Moltenheart (Skred-Dragons) Thanks in advance!

September 11, 2018 5 p.m.

Sub_Xero says... #2

No problem! I'm currently trying to build Ponza and all the different combinations and variants of this deck that still make it work make building this thing quite a challenge. It's crazy fun though! Any tips or tricks you'd be willing to offer would be greatly appreciated!

August 27, 2018 11:02 a.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 25, 2018 4:38 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 25, 2018 4:37 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)!

September 24, 2018 7:37 p.m.

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IMO, the value of Heirarchs is ~50% the Exalted trigger, ~40% the ramp, and ~10% simply being a Creature (for when we have to go with a normal damage beat-down plan). That's why I always recommend 2x Cathedral of War and 2x Birds for anyone who's still saving up for the 4x Heirarchs.

September 23, 2018 11:31 p.m.

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Hey, thanks much for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 23, 2018 10:57 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Ponza.dec (Deckbuilding Primer)!

September 23, 2018 5:53 p.m.

I'm a huge Saproling fan, so +1 for that!

The single biggest suggestion I can give is that you need a TON more Land. With an Average CMC (as I type this) of 2.9, you need ~25 (source: the table at the bottom of this article by Hall-of-Famer Frank Karsten).

I know it's hard to cut fun Saproling cards for boring Lands, but please just try it. I think you'll be amazed at how much more smoothly the deck runs. Of note, adding more Lands will affect the Ave CMC, so you'll need to tweak it a bit more after that.

Draw well!

September 23, 2018 3:45 p.m.

Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 23, 2018 8:38 a.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 23, 2018 8:17 a.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon! Also, sorry again for the bizarre block!

September 23, 2018 1:35 a.m.

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Oh, I didn't realize that. Thanks!

September 23, 2018 1:33 a.m.

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Thanks much, both for the kudos and for the catch on the button ... oops!

September 22, 2018 10:40 p.m.

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Also, though the way Lame_Duck described works fine, I find it easier to just click the Unsubscribe button underneath the comment window.

September 22, 2018 7:01 p.m.

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Hey, that was me, and I didn't mean to block you. Sorry about that!

September 22, 2018 6:58 p.m.

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Not yet; I'm still just tuning it in the Tournament Practice room on MTGO. I've been really pleased with it so far though, so I'm planning on a Competitive League early this week, and then Thurs Night Modern at my LGS.

I'll let you know how it goes!

September 22, 2018 5:28 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 22, 2018 5:22 p.m.

I think Knight of Autumn is going to see Modern play. It's a just sooooooo versatile.

September 21, 2018 9:08 a.m.

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No, this gives us the best possible chance to play a Turn 2 Blood Moon, and we have plenty of Forests. Here's a piece on the mana- and dork-base, if you'd like to learn more.

That said, in a meta overrun with Spreading Seas, swapping a Forest for a Mountain or Sacred Foundry would be fine.


September 19, 2018 11:47 p.m.

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Hey, thanks for the upvote on Naya Moon!

September 19, 2018 10:05 p.m.

Congrats, blong217! Well done!

September 19, 2018 9:18 a.m.


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Finished Decks 69
Prototype Decks 15
Drafts 0
Playing since Revised Edition
Points 1440
Avg. deck rating 32.73
T/O Rank 58
Helper Rank 70
Favorite formats Standard, Pre-release, Commander / EDH, Modern
Good Card Suggestions 880
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