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.

DrFunk27 says... #1

I actually traded most of the pieces and I'm running GB delirium now. It's a top tier deck and I had 90% of the deck. It's going to be really, really strong. I have the deck on my profile if you wanna check it out.

July 14, 2016 3:08 p.m.

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Said on Infinite cascade?...


You cast the cascade spell so yes. But you have to keep hitting things that cost less, which would require quite a lot of manipulation to maximize spells cast... i.e. start with X, hit X-Y (Y>=1), hit X-Z (Z>=Y), etc.

July 26, 2016 10:15 p.m.

What are your expectations? Is this for playing casually, FNM, etc?

July 26, 2016 7:27 a.m.

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I don't mean to offend anyone or anything, but I was browsing Cardboard Crack and found this...

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July 25, 2016 4:39 p.m.

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I'd like to avoid trading staples for a bunch of smaller things. I also don't need Sorin anymore, I'll update my binder to reflect that.

July 25, 2016 9:54 a.m.

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I was going to suggest Ertai, the Corrupted as well mostly because I'm working on him at the moment. You can take so many directions with him from tribal to stax to combo control.

July 25, 2016 9:49 a.m.

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Hmm, the Ojutai's Commands shouldn't be in there.. Strange, I thought I removed them a while back. Sorry about that! Is there anything else that interests you Sparky41?

July 24, 2016 6:11 p.m.

Thanks for your suggestions, Perpetual! I like Grand Arbiter, but I'm not sure how I feel about Mundungu. It does punish tapping out but it's also very easy to play around. I may end up focusing more on Wizards, I'll have to see how the deck performs. Is there anything in the list that seems out of place?

July 24, 2016 5:02 p.m.

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Unfortunately I don't have the foil Angler with me. Is there anything else in my binder that interests you for some of the smaller things?

July 24, 2016 4:57 p.m.

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Unfortunately I don't. Thanks for taking a look, maybe another time!

July 24, 2016 4:32 p.m.

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July 24, 2016 2:49 p.m.

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Hi guys, I'm looking to start building an Ertai, the Corrupted EDH deck. I need quite a bit of it, and have updated my binder to reflect my wants.

Note that I'm not sure about some (more than I should) of the cards and might change my mind before I am able to update my binder. Binder haves is fully up to date.


July 24, 2016 1:47 p.m.

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Tezzerator is an artifact-centered deck that uses Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas and the recently unbanned Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry interaction.

It's an expensive deck. Here is a list from CFB from a couple months back.

July 24, 2016 12:39 p.m.

Couple quick points:

Deploy the Gatewatch is most reliable with at least a dozen Walkers (I think closer to 16 is the magic number to reliably hit two).

You need removal. Anguished Unmaking hurts. Try Declaration in Stone, Grasp of Darkness, or Ruinous Path. I'd say one Unmaking and find room for 6-8 removal spells.

Board wipes are also your friend, like Languish or maybe even Descend upon the Sinful.

Your land base can use some work with pain lands, tangos, and reveal lands or whatever they're called. Shambling Vent is also your BFF.

July 24, 2016 12:06 p.m.

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I think there's a delay after each set releases. I've noticed this after a few releases.

July 24, 2016 11:51 a.m.

Both of the posts pointing that out were before any of your responses, lonker. It's all good haha.

July 24, 2016 11:49 a.m.

I believe Spellbinder + Savage Beating is also infinite combat steps.

July 24, 2016 11:46 a.m.

Unfortunately most of that isn't legal in EDH,lonker.

If you can generate infinite mana, Deadeye Navigator and Aurelia, the Warleader is infinite combat steps.

July 24, 2016 11:44 a.m.

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When you have some time, could I get your thoughts on a budget EDH deck I'm (potentially) putting together? I wanted to build a mid-tier, budgeted EDH deck since I don't have mine with me and my LGS is starting up events. I was just going to play around with your Bolas Runs for Office list but it would just feel too bad to build a deck that I already own most of but don't have most of it with me.

The deck is Ertai, the Last-Minute Commander, Take 2. It's pretty meh at the moment and feels unfocused, so I appreciate all of the help that I can get.

July 23, 2016 11:25 p.m.


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Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos

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Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron

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Ertai, the Last-Minute Commander, Take 2

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Finished Decks 72
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