ducttapedeckbox Counterer of Spells

I started playing with a few friends when Mirrodin came out. Until Shards of Alara, I only played for fun (and didn't know many of the rules), but then I started playing at FNM tournaments. And, when Zendikar came out, I played mono-black Vampires for a few months with great success. I entered a hiatus right before Worldwake. I got back into Magic around the Innistrad block, but started to seriously collect again in the Return to Ravnica block. I am currently in college and don't get to play as much as I'd like to, but I still draft and occasionally throw together Standard jank for FNM.

My meta and deck building tendencies

I play control. I pilot Nekusar, the Mindrazer in EDH and UTron and Blue Moon in Modern. If a deck doesn't let you move the game at your own pace, it isn't for me.

My experience is obviously with control. I wouldn't consider myself an expert, but I know my way around a deck list. Feel free to ask for advice! I'm more than happy to check out lists given that they're linked in relevant places. Please do not comment on my decks with just a link to your own deck; either post that on my wall or leave me feedback as well.

Current Projects

I'm mainly working on one EDH deck and two Modern decks, you can check them out below:

I'm also toying around with Mono-Blue Control feat. Vedalken Shackles and Skred red.

VampireArmy says... #1

The arena is a lp (not really noticeable but I like to be honest) apocalypse but other than that I'm cool with this set up.

August 1, 2016 7:57 p.m.

TheAnnihilator says... #2

Sure, would you do the Dromoka's Command and Tracker for my Kommand? It's a dollar in my favor that way. I actually don't need the Recruiter because I have a trade set up for the full set of Recruiters from Tclaw12, and I got confused lol.

August 1, 2016 5:13 p.m.

TheAnnihilator says... #3

That said, after peeking at your binder, I do have a Batterskull and a few Delvers that I could slide your way. If not in exchange for the Recruiters, then the foil Ghost Quarter. ;D Foiling out Esper Draw-Go over here.

August 1, 2016 4:22 p.m.

TheAnnihilator says... #4

I'm actually not much of an EDH player... I think I have a extra Future Sight? Not sure what all you might be interested in in that department. xD

August 1, 2016 4:19 p.m.

VampireArmy says... #5

using Tcg median from the mtg familiar app i got these prices except for summary dismissal which i had to go to the site directly to the site for since it's stamped.

My Proposal:


1 Bloodbraid Elf (planechase) - 3.61

1 Chandra, Pyromaster 2014 - 2.91

1 Dismember nph - 2.25

2 Delver of Secrets  Flip - 2.02

2 Lightning Helix duel deck - 4.93

1 Summary Dismissal stamped - 2.72

Total : 20.46

Your End:

1 Ob Nixilis Reignited 6.20

1 Languish 5.35

1 Hypnotic Specter .94

1 Dromoka's Command 3.93

1 Ashcloud Phoenix .70

1 Thunderbreak Regent 1.81

Total : 18.93

August 1, 2016 2:09 p.m.

Hey, are you interested in a New Phyrexia Batterskull? I'd be interested in trading that for a Thoughtseize and Tasigur.


August 1, 2016 10:51 a.m.

VampireArmy says... #7

Sure I'll try to get that done tonight. I have a massive binder update to do with the start of my cube

July 31, 2016 6:56 p.m.

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It's also increasingly important to cite a source when referring to an off-meta deck due to its lesser popularity and competitiveness.

August 21, 2016 11:09 a.m.

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August 20, 2016 10:55 p.m.

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I recommend honing in on a playstyle that you enjoy and determine how competitive you want to be. Then, use this TappedOut list to narrow down your choices.

August 20, 2016 8:34 p.m.

A tag would also work. I personally don't like tagging my cards with foil, alter, language, etc. because I find it distracting to look at. I realize that it can be helpful to track the exact list - I know I'm a stickler for correct/personally preferred printings. That only affects my viewing if I choose to hover over the card though. Just offering another perspective - not a change that would deter me from using the site any more or less.

August 20, 2016 8:30 p.m.

That was one of my biggest concerns, Ender666666. However, it could be an overlay similar to that for foils with a set code of (001) or something. Just add "DST," "Date," or some form of identification on the corner of the image (the location should be relatively similar for all cards). I'd imagine that syncing up to TCGPlayer wouldn't be terribly hard, but that's a question for YeaGo.

August 20, 2016 8:19 p.m.

The date-stamped promos that come in the prerelease kits, as far as I'm aware, do not get added to our database. They're often very similar to pack foils, and would complicate things with actual promos (game day, launch promo, BaB, etc.)

August 20, 2016 7:30 p.m.

Prerelease being the date-stamped promo that can be any rare, or the Launch Promo Identity Thief?

August 20, 2016 6:48 p.m.

He has some many options, scrotality. And most of them involve being a dick. I'm conflicted - do I build this or Gitrog as my second deck?

August 19, 2016 1:07 p.m.

I've been approaching a Leovold deck with a typical combo-control build. My build isn't exactly optimal because I'm being realistic with how much I could personally put into the deck.

Teferi's Puzzle Box, Windfall, and Dark Deal are the strongest wheel effects with him. Time Spiral is great too. Time Reversal and Jace's Archivist are less exciting.

He's also strong with Spellskite, and Notion Thief can be there for redundancy.

August 19, 2016 9:21 a.m.

@ Podma101 - Already running Library :]

@ iAzire & TheDevicer - Thanks for the input. Where might I find room for two more rocks? The worst cards look like Geth's Grimoire and the two TheDevicer previously mentioned - Bloodchief Ascension and Breathstealer's Crypt. A combination of these two for two rocks, or?

August 18, 2016 11:06 p.m.

I'm trying to stay. <$20 per card, so Crypt and Diamond aren't a possibility right now. Talisman is fine, better or worse than Signets though?

August 18, 2016 4:59 p.m.

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Looking to finish up my Nekusar, the Mindrazer build. All of the cards that I need are listed in my binder, but my priority is a NM Wheel of Fortune.

Note that I may not be able to ship for ~2 weeks, depending on what you're looking at from me.

Also willing to look through binders.

August 18, 2016 4:01 p.m.

Yeah, I agree that I should be running more ramp. Preferably at least 9 rocks/ramp sources. Do you have any suggestions of what to add / where to find the room for them?

August 18, 2016 3:59 p.m.

I don't like Jace Beleren much because the incremental card draw becomes irrelevant when you're force-feeding seven per wheel. I don't like JMA either because, as you mentioned, he'll never get to ult.

August 18, 2016 3:54 p.m.

Realizing that about Hive Mind, iAzire. From a theory perspective, draw X spells seem to be less efficient that wheels unless you ramp really hard. Is this different in practice? I haven't played my deck in ages.

August 18, 2016 3:46 p.m.

Thanks again, TheDevicer. I'll just pick up whatever damage prevention permanent that I find (that's also relevant). The only thing I know for sure is that one of my good friends runs Sigarda, Host of Herons and will be at pretty much every event that I am. Last week I was with him in all four matches. Not fun.

Removed Archmage Ascension already. Realized just how bad it is. Six counters is never happening. Used the slot to up my land count.

I really like Vandalblast because it helps against the Sigarda deck in particular while also being relevant against most others. I should find room for Chaos Warp though.

What do you think about Dack Fayden?

August 18, 2016 3:44 p.m.

I'm in the same boat. Leovold just looks like so much fun, but I'm also finishing up/tuning Nekusar.

August 18, 2016 2:16 p.m.

@ Podma101 - I haven't played this deck in a while, but I imagine that Archmage Ascension would rarely go off. Probably should look to cut it.

August 18, 2016 10:35 a.m.

@ Shane.Allen - Ensnaring Bridge is a great option but out of my price range. I'm already running Urborg, and Blood Moon would hurt me just as much, if not more than my opponents.

@ DeathChant17 - The more I think about it, Crawlspace is pretty meh. If I want to protect against multiple attackers, Propaganda or a similar effect would be better. No Mercy would be the best in most situations.

I don't run Howling Mine effects because I want to find Mind Over Matter and combo out with wheels. At that point, the few draws would have only given my opponent more chances to find an answer.

The Puzzle Box coming down to personal preference is an opinion I've heard quite a bit. I'll have to test it some more.

@ PookandPie - Mind Over Matter lets me chain together wheel effects for a quick win, though having Temple Bell might make it more consistent. I'll have to see how the current setup runs.

August 18, 2016 10:25 a.m.

Thank you for your suggestions, TheDevicer. I'll start with a quick rundown of my meta to hopefully clarify where I want this deck to be.

There have only been two events thus far, with most decks being mid-tier generals with less than optimal lists. Most games are clunky and last a while, and a lot of the players are just there to have some fun. There have been a few that aren't regulars with incomplete top-tier lists - those games were very one-sided. Mulligans are Vancouver style with one free. The prize support is also awarded based on the number of players you eliminate from the match.

I figure it'll be easiest to make this as fast, consistent, and lethal as possible and then tone it down depending on the adaptation of the meta.

  • I agree that the ramp package could be adjusted, so I will replace Gilded Lotus and Thran Dynamo with Chrome Mox and Izzet Signet.
  • I guess the logic I applied to Hive Mind is more appropriate for Melek. Melek is win-more, whereas Hive Mind is a must-answer.
  • Agreed with Crawlspace, though I haven't included Propaganda because I think I traded it to you XD What are your thoughts on Meekstone?
  • I already cut Tomorrow in some cuts I did before seeing your post. Fact or Fiction is great.
  • Agreed with Helm of the Ghastlord and voltron effects. Will remove.
  • Agreed with Bloodchief Ascension. I'm going to keep it in for now, but it will be high up on the chopping block once I see how the meta evolves.
  • Many of the decks I've played against thus far (again, only two events, but these are mostly regulars) are creature-based, but Breathstealer's Crypt is in the same boat as Ascension.
  • Sadly cut Bolas already as well :(

From my current list which is slightly updated from what I think you saw, how about cutting:


Thoughts? Thank you again for your help!

August 17, 2016 10:56 p.m.


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