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.

slovakattack says... #1

Just read your article, I liked it a lot! Really entertaining.

By picture deck-tech, I just mean a deck breakdown with pictures of the physical cards. Just... something more visually stimulating. I lost my webcam a while back... maybe I should just get another one and go back to streaming.

I'm hoping that standard with pique my interest with kaladesh, but currently, I'd rather watch than participate :p

How's UTron been working out for you?

June 30, 2016 5:04 p.m.

the.beanpole says... #2

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I got my end of our trade today!

Thanks for a great trading experience!

June 30, 2016 4:26 p.m.

EmblemMan says... #4

Actually I dont have shambling vents I let someone borrown them and never got them back lol so dont worry about missing out but yeah I got some radiant flames I can throw in ill get that out today sorry about not being able to find the other to the slaughter

June 29, 2016 9:52 a.m.

EmblemMan says... #5

Hey I didnt send out because I cant find my other to the slaughter do yo uwant anything else instead of it? Also I only have one draconic roar but that was just filler just wanted to let you know its only one. Anyway let me know

June 28, 2016 11:42 p.m.

Coinman1863 says... #15

I have no idea who you aimed to interview next but I would put myself up to be put on the interview queue. I am the moderator of Tappedout's Discord channel and the current liaison to the competitive EDH Subreddit as appointed by the sub. I have no idea if this makes me interesting enough, but I am willing to be questioned!

June 26, 2016 4:42 p.m.

KIngWiggins says... #24

The lightning bolt should work fine then.

June 25, 2016 8:14 p.m.

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Affinity doesn't discard, it just dumps its hand by Turn 2-3. not sure if it does that consistently enough to have this guy though (holding stuff, not incapable).

June 30, 2016 12:52 p.m.

Looking for some Standard uncommons and stuff:

Plus other things, listed in my binder

June 30, 2016 12:36 p.m.

Aw I was just about to post that, DarkLaw.

That's nuts with Madness decks or Modern 8-Rack.

June 30, 2016 12:21 p.m.

In Modern,


June 30, 2016 12:19 p.m.

Said on Foreign values...


I've always wanted to build a cube, but very few of my friends still play Magic, so I don't think it would be put to much use...

What do you mean by a picture deck-tech?

Not much, really. I've been perfecting my UTron build for Modern, and unfortunately got dragged back into Standard (read: white, the format) since it's the only paper format I'll be able to play for the next two months. I also started up an article series while I'm off for the summer. The first is currently on the homepage if you haven't seen it :]

June 30, 2016 12:16 p.m.

Said on Looking to have ......


Not sure if he does alters like this, but TheAnnihilator does great work with border extensions

June 30, 2016 11:13 a.m.

Don't make me regret building a Standard deck more than I already do, JDMCRIB.

June 30, 2016 10:57 a.m.

Oh damn. I like how it's any discarded creature and not just ones from its own ability.

June 30, 2016 10:21 a.m.

Said on Any ideas on ......


This interaction is also foiled by simply cracking a fetch. It may have a chance Game 1 when your opponent doesn't know what you're up to, but they'll be prepared for the next game.

June 30, 2016 10:12 a.m.

Said on Help me break ......


A good place for ideas would be Zedruu the Greathearted EDH decks.

June 30, 2016 10:06 a.m.

Said on capriom85...


Hey, is there anything in my binder that interests you for your Sorin, Grim Nemesis? I remember you asked about something a while back, I just can't remember what it was. I also don't have access to my full collection at the moment, so hopefully you don't pick out anything I don't have with me.

June 30, 2016 10:03 a.m.

Said on AlertKnave8075...


Sorin is really the only thing that would get up to Arlinn. Please let me know if you change your mind.

June 30, 2016 9:56 a.m.

Said on Foreign values...


I feel that. My school work keeps growing exponentially and it takes away from the time I'd like to be spending on Magic-related things.

Do you still get to play at all?

June 29, 2016 10:51 p.m.

Said on EmblemMan...


Great, sounds good!

June 29, 2016 8:01 p.m.

EDIT: Misread your question.

June 29, 2016 5:58 p.m.

Said on AlertKnave8075...


Would you be interested in something along the lines of Arlinn + Drowner for Sorin? I'm also interested in a few other things, but I'm afraid that I don't have any of your other wants.

June 29, 2016 8:26 a.m.

Said on saj0219...


Hey, unfortunately I've ended trading for most of the things that I needed from you, so I'm not sure that there's enough to warrant a trade anymore.

June 29, 2016 8:23 a.m.

Said on EmblemMan...


Damn you have Shambling Vents lol, wish I had seen that earlier. Too late for that as Urborg was headed your way as of yesterady. Uh. Could you throw in the pair of Radiant Flames and/or an Immolating Glare or two if you have them? Recently decided to splash white in my Standard deck haha.

June 29, 2016 8:20 a.m.

Said on Foreign values...


Uhh you should be, slovakattack! And no problem, if I remember correctly you once opened a Russian foil Polluted Delta and also were always opening foreign cards, so I figured I'd tag you.

June 28, 2016 8:51 p.m.


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Finished Decks 69
Prototype Decks 39
Drafts 0
Playing since Mirrodin
Points 10118
Avg. deck rating 20.28
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Favorite formats Modern, Limited
Good Card Suggestions 92
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