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.

firemind12 says... #1

The Tezz I have is from Shards of Alara

October 3, 2016 3:57 p.m.

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October 16, 2016 2:37 p.m.

Said on Budget Modern...


Depends on your preferred style. I can say that you should not water down an expensive deck to your budget, and never ever cheap out on the land base. Build a deck that can be built cheaply on its own. A few examples include:

  • Burn (minus Goblin Guide)
  • Some form of UR Delver/aggro
  • Mono-blue Tron
  • Skred

Those are some of the more typical examples. You can also check out the Budget Magic series on mtggoldfish. SaffronOlive creates some great content. My personal favorite has been UW Spirits, which I'm very close to building myself for funsies. It can be incrementally upgraded as your budget expands - Seth went 5-0 (kind of) with the non-budget version!

October 16, 2016 2:30 p.m.

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I disagree - competitive does not translate to a fast win. It means a deck that wins consistently regardless of how it gets there.

October 16, 2016 2:21 p.m.

If this is implemented, would it be possible to have a user option to "condense" deck lists? I personally find it cluttered and hard to read when someone lists four different printings of the same card.

October 10, 2016 1:47 p.m.

Basic land printings are only available down to the set level. Choosing a specific land from a set it currently not a feature.

I am unsure regarding your other questions.

October 10, 2016 9:55 a.m.

Nice! I can see these being very useful for teaching new and/or younger players to give them a more visual experience.

October 9, 2016 8:33 p.m.

Said on Modern Burn...


You shouldn't need draw power in burn. Your opening 7 + 2-3 draws is enough to finish most matches, and your likelihood of winning goes way down after that. I recommend focusing on winning in those first few turns rather than ever so slightly improving your mid- to late-game.

While black does offer another "Bolt" in Bump in the Night, green and white are more effective splashes. White gives you access to Boros Charm in the main, and invaluable sideboard tech in Path to Exile, Kor Firewalker, and potentially even Deflecting Palm.

Green gives you access to Atarka's Command and Wild Nacatl (if splashing white as well) in the main.

I recommend changing out Dark Confidant for Eidolon of the Great Revel - it's about as much of a staple as Goblin Guide in most matches.

It would be helpful to check out the top burn decks on MTGTop8. You'll notice that the various lists are nearly identical. Burn has been developed by many players and some variation of these lists is considered optimum. That's not to say that you shouldn't experiment, but I find that it helps to understand why the typical list is the most common, and then make adjustments from there.

October 9, 2016 11:15 a.m.

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Wabbbit, thoughts?

October 8, 2016 12:40 p.m.

Said on Deckcycles...


Feature =/= deck cycle.

Upgraded users get 3 cycles per day.

Features go into a different queue, last longer, and are also shown at the top of the page.

One cycle per hour was likely a glitch.

October 7, 2016 4:28 p.m.

Link the card in question: Aetherflux Reservoir.

Provide links to the Gatherer page for rulings.

If you cast a spell, then the Reservoir will trigger. If you respond to that triggered ability with another spell, you get a second trigger. The stack will look as follows:

  1. Second Reservoir trigger
  2. Second spell
  3. First Reservoir trigger
  4. First spell

The second Reservoir trigger resolves first. It will check the number of spells cast that turn, which is two. It will gain you two life.

The second spell with then resolve.

The first Reservoir trigger resolves next. It will also see that two spells have been cast that turn, gaining you two life.

The first spell will resolve last.

tl;dr: The triggered ability checks the number of spells cast that turn upon resolution. Casting a spell adds to your "Storm" count upon, well, casting.

October 5, 2016 6:35 p.m.

Target player for energy counters.

October 5, 2016 5:24 p.m.

Said on How To Format...


There's a Formatting Guide and Comment Tutorial at the bottom of the page :]

October 4, 2016 11:06 a.m.

Said on firemind12...


What set is the Tezz from?

October 3, 2016 3:15 p.m.


Crudelis Imperium - A Cyclic Chaos

Commander / EDH* ducttapedeckbox


Control & Conquer: Mono-Blue Tron

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Karador Brewing

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Tasigur Brewing

Commander / EDH* ducttapedeckbox


Kaladesh RB Budget Burn

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[KLD] Budget UR Spells

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