ducttapedeckbox Counterer of Spells

So Magic. I started playing with a few friends when the Mirrodin set 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. I stopped playing right before Worldwake. I got back into Magic around the Innistrad block, but started to seriously collect again in the Ravinica block. I am currently in college and don't get to play as much as I'd like to, but my playgroup still gets together over breaks and stuff to play.

Regarding my meta and deck building tendencies

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

My experiment is, obviously, with control. I woudn'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.

I think I'm a pretty nice guy. I can be blunt, but I'm only doing so in an attempt to be honest and realistic. I'm not out to sabotage your deck, so don't be offended if I suggest a lot of changes. You're also more than welcome to disagree with me!

Current Projects

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

  1. Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos -- EDH -- Grixis () cruel control with Nekusar, the Mindrazer at the helm.
  2. Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron -- Modern -- Mono Tron. This is my cheap segue into the format.
  3. Of Control and Denial -- Modern -- Izzet () Blue Moon control.

DMR says... #1

Hey! I'm interested mainly in your Mutavault, and a couple other miscellaneous cards (but those aren't the priority). I've got plenty of your wants, so take a quick look at my binder and let's see if we can negotiate something.

June 30, 2015 12:14 a.m.

Lhurgyof says... #2

The card has been mailed!

June 29, 2015 11:15 p.m.

TheHroth says... #8

It's actually three trades :p

One user was too knew to make a binder. I was sceptical about him but he sent first and it was all good.

But yes, I totally understand why you'd like me to send first, and I don't have a problem with it.

June 28, 2015 12:14 p.m.

TheHroth says... #11

I have a Perilous Vault. Would you be able to find something else in my binder to make up the difference (approx 2$) for a Tasigur, the Golden Fang?

Also, is trading to Canada acceptable?

June 27, 2015 12:41 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #13

Sent you an email the other day and haven't heard back.

June 26, 2015 1:38 a.m.

Apoptosis says... #14

Sorry for the delay. My Hurkyl's Recalls are almost certainly from revised/4th, but I'm not 100% sure. I have 5 total, all white bordered, two where the print is slightly darker. I collected mainly boxes of revised back in the day and don't remember getting boxes of 4th edition, but that's my best guess on the darker printed two as I quit before fifth and started just after unlimited.

I'd rather not let shock lands go for cards that might end up in a binder and not be played, since shocks are staples that will only go up in value and I'd rather hold onto them for some time down the road when I decide to make the leap into Modern and need them for more costly trades.

Basically, I'm interested in everything. If I can manage a trade to get a bunch, great. If not, I'm going to run through tcgplayer and grab a bunch of them and stick em in a binder called "Commander Generals and Legends" (already planning to go through my binders and pool at least one of all my legends this way instead of keeping them in sets).

Anyway, please let me know what you think about trade possibilities. Thanks again.

June 25, 2015 10:18 p.m.

Apoptosis says... #15

Thanks for the post. In short: yes and yes! I have other cards then what's listed in my binder, so if there is something specific just let me know. For trades, please use tcgplayer median prices. Cash works too, and we can negotiate there. I'm easy. Thanks again.


June 24, 2015 4:28 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #20


This one if you have it.

June 22, 2015 11:35 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #21

How about adding in two of the full-art zendikar forests instead then?

June 22, 2015 11:08 p.m.

Lhurgyof says... #22

The price of the Foil Remand is $17.01 according to TCGPlayer.

I am interested in:

All Is Dust $6.50

Gatekeeper of Malakir $1.25

Cultivate $1.22

Dictate of Erebos $.97

Duneblast $.30

Nomad Outpost $.40

Psychic Intrusion $.25

Skyshroud Claim $1.51

Soul of New Phyrexia $2.27

Spiritmonger $.50

Talrand, Sky Summoner (Foil) $1.66

Word of Seizing $.28

Which all totals out to $17.07. Sound fair to you?

June 22, 2015 10:38 p.m.

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Said on DMR...


I don't see anything that I'm overly interested in, but thank you for the inquiry!

June 30, 2015 9:16 a.m.

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I haven't gotten that far into the Ciri part of the story, so I can't comment there.

I agree with the above. Geralt doesn't have much to do with nature, and being B/W would emphasize his character that is neither the heroine that you want to win every time, nor the monster that needs to be killed.

Another idea you might want to explore is an artifact that gives a "contract." Maybe something along the lines of "At the beginning of your upkeep, you may choose target creature. If that creature dies this turn, you may add two mana of any color to your mana pool." It could also be life-based. Or, you could have the card name a creature when it enters the battlefield, and whenever a creature of that name dies, do X.

There's also the possibility of making the Signs into spells.

Just throwing out ideas!

June 30, 2015 9:14 a.m.

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I'll let you know as soon as it arrives!

June 29, 2015 11:46 p.m.

While what formayor said is mostly true, UTron is one of the more flexible decks when it comes to watering it down. You have a basic control shell with some beaters, where most of the pieces will run you less than a few dollars.

Your land base can start off as Tron plus Islands and a Ghost Quarter or two (and ideally Academy Ruins). Your creatures can be flexible too - Sundering Titan is about $5, Platinum Angel is about $7, Solemn Simulacrum is about $4, and the rest gets as expensive as you want. The counter magic is very cheap.

I'm not discouraging you from using a rogue deck as that can be very rewarding. I wanted to affirm that watering down UTron is not like replacing Tarmogoyf with Lhurgoyf (not implying that formayor said that, just using an example).

June 29, 2015 5:42 p.m.

@ addaff -- It can find lands :)

June 29, 2015 1:29 p.m.

It's only appropriate that we link Ohthenoises' Budgeted UTron List. It's a very solid list.

I think the Mindslaver combo is a very important part of the deck, and worth the $15 (10 for Academy Ruins, 5 for 'Slaver).

June 29, 2015 1:28 p.m.

Mines pretty generic. Can remove Ugin and some of the fancier lands.

Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron

OhTheNoises is the man to talk to when it comes to UTron. I'd be happy to answer any specific questions.

June 29, 2015 12:41 p.m.

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I forgot the card I collect.......

Ascended Lawmage

June 29, 2015 12:32 p.m.

Said on AdmiralAbzan...


I'm going to hold onto Mutavault for the time being. Thanks for the inquiry though!

June 29, 2015 10:38 a.m.

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I've always liked some of the promo lands. Reliquary Tower, Celestial Colonnade, and Tectonic Edge to name a few. Oboro, Palace in the Clouds might be my overall favorite.

June 29, 2015 10:24 a.m.

UTron needs the lands, Plat Angel (7) and a pair of Wurmcoils (10 ea) as the pricey parts.

GR needs 4x Karn, Emrakul, OStones, etc.

Edit: UTron can use Ugin, but not needed. Can use Snappy, but not crucial either. Grove is a lot too, as xzz said. Sorry for a lack of linking, too lazy right now and on my phone.

June 28, 2015 11:11 p.m.

Yea, OTN is the guy to turn to when it comes to UTron.

June 28, 2015 10:49 p.m.

Aha, I did so many stupid things in my League match today against KrosanTusker. Apparently g looks at the top card in Untap? I drew 57 cards instead of 7 for my opening hand.......

I play UTron actually, but there are people far more knowledgeable about it than I. I can link my list if it's wanted.

June 28, 2015 10:35 p.m.

Not even sure what you did there.... o.o

Responding directly to OP, UTron is fun and cheap. If you like control and fatties then it's a great deck. It can be built for less than $100, with room for improvement.

June 28, 2015 10:31 p.m.

Modern Format Primer (you added something extra to the URL, xzzane :P)

June 28, 2015 10:25 p.m.

You can only pay for each creature that has entered the battlefield. You cannot pay multiple times off of the original Bounding Krasis entering the battlefield. I believe this might be part of the confusion? I also hope I'm correct with this...

June 28, 2015 7:11 p.m.

@ hazphokksy -- Please link cards or at least use their real names to make your comments easier to read. I also apologize, mrsarky, for having this discussion on your deck list. If you feel that you're not benefiting from this conversation, I'll happily have it elsewhere.

The "bird" - Sultai Scavenger - is not fine. It dies to a very common removal spell. The "fish" - Gurmag Angler - dies to most removal as well, but Lightning Bolt is not one of them. You'll notice that there's a common joke among Modern players that a costly card is bad if it dies to 'Bolt, which has a lot of truth behind it.

A powerful beater is one that survive the most popular removal in the format. That removal is Lightning Bolt. Sure, the Angler dies to many other forms of removal, but the key here is that none of them cost one mana, and Lightning Bolt isn't on the list.

Feel free to point out something I may have missed, but many experienced Modern players will agree that the Angler is a much stronger card than the Scavenger.

June 28, 2015 7:05 p.m.

Said on ChiefBell...


Hey Chief, lost to KrosanTusker 0-2 for Modern Bracket 3.

Thanks for managing all of this!

June 28, 2015 5:21 p.m.

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I'm good now. Cockatrice or Untap?

June 28, 2015 4:35 p.m.

Said on KrosanTusker...


Sorry, just saw your post. I'm going to need an hour or two notice.

June 28, 2015 2:57 p.m.

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Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos Playtest

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Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron Playtest

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Grixis Test *P* Playtest

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Finished Decks 30
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Playing since Mirrodin
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