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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

My experience is in Standard and EDH, and I am trying to get into modern with some unusual control decks. Blue, black, and sometimes green are my strongest colors, and white is a toss up. Red is newly charted territory as the first time I've seriously included it in a deck is with my most recent EDH deck. I've gotten into EDH because as an eternal format, and a format this is very conducive to multiplayer games, EDH is much easier to play in college as you don't have to keep up with the standard meta. Decks can start as strong as your collection allows, and grow more powerful as you trade and purchase new cards. Modern is somewhat similar, where I can have one deck that will never rotate out, and I don't really play cards strong enough that will get the ban hammer.

All decks that I construct are built under some form of a budget constraint (see below). They are also built for a relatively casual meta. The only sanctioned event that I've attended in the past four years or so is a draft. Thus, my decks are designed to be competitive in a casual environment. Infinite combos, infect, and extremely strong (and expensive) cards are out of the question in any of my builds.

Elaborate deck descriptions are not necessary for most decks, so I do not provide detailed explanations of my lists. If a card choice isn't self-explanatory or there is a card that more appropriately fills a roll, please bring it to my attention. I'm always open to suggestions and discussions about my builds.

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. UrzaBomb -- Modern -- Mono Tron. This is my cheap segue into the format.
  3. Bouncy Hooters -- Modern -- Azorius () Ebony Owl Netsuke tempo control.

MTG Decks

Perfection of Milling Playtest

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Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos Playtest

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Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron Playtest

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Bouncy Hooters Playtest

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League of Legends Custom Cube Playtest

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Undying Fury || Demigod Reanimator Playtest

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Finished Decks 30
Prototype Decks 26
Drafts 0
Playing since Mirrodin
Points 21110
Avg. deck rating 20.16
T/O Rank 56
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern, Limited
Good Card Suggestions 60
Last activity 7 hours
Joined 2 years

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Ideally I would do that, but it comes down to the amount I can play. My friend's Titan on my acct. is lv24 so I can farm it if I want/had time. The Warlock is only lv7 hahaha

March 3, 2015 10:32 p.m.

Shows how much I know about the higher level things... I promise I can be a quick learner :)

Is there any in particular I should get or wait for? I don't play too much so Shards aren't readily available. I've just begun amassing my Saph. wire and Weapon Parts stocks.

March 3, 2015 9:30 p.m.

Thanks, arosen223!

March 3, 2015 8:13 p.m.

What's the deal with the Nightfall? If the entire team dies you start over? It's 3 strange coins on easy, up to 9 on hard? As you can see, I've never done one :(

Oh, also need help with the Urn of Sacrifice too... if anyone wants to help with any of this :P

March 3, 2015 8:12 p.m.

Oh, do you have a hunter account? Do you have suggestions of which armor I should use my Shards on? I have 40 shards right now and like 10 energies, and I want to save those for when I have a legendary weapon I actually like. Pretty sure upgraded armor will get me to at least lv30, maybe 31.

March 3, 2015 5:14 p.m.

Nice playing with you just now brokendwarf. I'm not really sure my why my mic doesn't work right now but I'm trying to get that straightened out. That Legendary engram I got from the Daily was the first one I've gotten in weeks, and of course I got two Shards from it :(

We'll have to do something more challenging some time, I was just doing some bounties to try to get my Bad Juju up to the point where it refills itself (basically there). Maybe you can help me with the Phogoth/Thorn mission? I'm fairly certain I can solo it, but it would take forever. Did a dry run last week and got past the part where the Ghost has to open the door but then had to go to class. Doing the Nightfall or a raid would be great too, I've never been able to do that since only one other friend plays and he plays on the titan on my account, hah. Maybe I can get an exotic or decent legendary from one of those, other than waiting to accumulate strange coins (which is a pain without doing higher level strikes) and hoping Xur has something cool.

March 3, 2015 5:12 p.m.

I can see it. Make sure you're looking under the "common" section of your binder.

March 2, 2015 2:06 p.m.

I can see a jank Dragon Tempest and Brood Keeper deck working.

March 2, 2015 11:34 a.m.

Dragon Tempest looks like it can be stupid good if we see some lower cost dragons...

March 2, 2015 11:28 a.m.

Me 3 if the other two offers don't work.

March 2, 2015 11:20 a.m.