elgosu1337 Deck Designer & Engineer

Johnny when building and Timmy when playing. I love taking weird combos or deck concepts and pushing them to the limits.


Atogatog's All You Can Eat (Atogs Not Included)

Commander / EDH* elgosu1337

SCORE: 57 | 8 COMMENTS | 1918 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS


Recently revamped my Atogatog deck that's all about stealing creatures (and other permanents) and turning them into Atogs for Atogatog to eat. The deck now features more ways to change creature types like Amoeboid Changeling, Imagecrafter, and Unnatural Selection, and more ways to steal affected creatures like Willbreaker and Sliver Overlord. Equipping Deathrender before sacrificing lets us cheat creatures into play. Aggravated Assault, Faces of the Past, or Thornbite Staff can give us lots of mana, or let us steal every creature with Rubinia Soulsinger, Sliver Overlord, or Captivating Crew, going infinite with Adarkar Valkyrie to reanimate sacrificed creatures. Pitiless Plunderer and March of the Machines create an infinite death loop for infinite untaps, and kills opponents with Zulaport Cutthroat.

You can also check out my other decks with the potential to storm off and do crazy things, and my decks featuring legends from Commander 2018. Share your thoughts, and upvote if you think they're interesting!

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xander11 says... #1

Hey would you mind taking a look at this exalted deck I am working on, I think it needs better control and ways to work around pillow fort and indirect damage based decks.

Exalted Leaders

September 13, 2018 8:41 p.m.

Bluegill007 says... #2

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/floating-death/

hey bud im pretty new to magic in terms of playing my own deck if you could give me some feed back that would be awesome.

September 7, 2018 6:44 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #3

Now I think you know why I was asking xD

Anyway, thanks for trying to help, IDK if it is even an acomplishment to be the #1 user anymore and that makes me a little sad.

A while ago, I was moving up the lists, and I don't know what I was doing, perhaps everyone else was just relatively going down, who knows, I was happy around the time, but had know idea what to do to get #1, but eventually I just did. Now I don't even know what it means xD!

September 6, 2018 1:07 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #4

You see, now I am confused, because I have not but once gone on the forums, yet I am #1 Decklord?

September 6, 2018 12:39 p.m.

SynergyBuild says... #5

Hello there, currently, you are sitting on the top twenty slot for both deckbuilder and helper, which there are only 7 of us so far, so I want to congratulate you. Secondly, if you wouldn't mind, can you tell me what you find is the reason you did so well on both?

If you are wondering why I ask, it is because I am the number one user on both tabs, and have no idea whatsoever how, or why, and would like to know the criteria for them.

September 6, 2018 12:09 p.m.

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Said on Valor in the ......

#1

DrkNinja Oh yes, I wanted to put Camaraderie in the maybeboard but missed it somehow. I'll see how the card advantage goes for now. As for Reconnaissance, there are only 2 attack triggers in the deck to benefit from it.

Najeela might indeed be a better commander, although I think most of the time I wouldn't be keeping up enough mana to activate her ability since I have to cast the creatures and tokens before attacking so they benefit from ETB effects. Najeela does go infinite with Druids' Repository, but the infinite combo with Sliver Queen and Mana Echoes is pretty strong too, potentially winning without combat. I might test out Najeela in the 99 first to see how she performs.

4doublexx Thanks for the feedback. I think this deck plays enough threatening cards that some will survive and provide value. Boardwipes to combo with token generation could be a good idea.

September 21, 2018 3:20 p.m.

Said on All Bow Before ......

#2

xander11 Oh right, I misinterpreted what you wrote and thought that your playgroup allowed Vraska as a commander.

September 21, 2018 2:38 p.m.

First up I have to mention that the font and layout are very hard to read, so I had to copy the deck to read the decklist.

Nexus of Fate should be worth a spot in the deck.

In Garruk's Wake, Kindred Dominance, and Mass Calcify are boardwipes that leave Yennett alive.

Aminatou, the Fateshifter is very useful for card selection and library manipulation. Much better than Conch Horn.

With all the library manipulation, Psychic Battle could be a good way of controlling opponents' spells.

As Foretold could also give you free spells each turn.

Land Tax can help you get lands out of the library so you have a higher chance of finding spells.

September 21, 2018 2:21 p.m.

Writing a comment for you Cloudius.


Valor in the Primal Web of Warstorm Crusade

Commander / EDH* elgosu1337

SCORE: 7 | 166 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


Revamped an old token ETB deck that pumps tokens with stuff like Primal Forcemage, In the Web of War, Valor in Akros, and Cathars' Crusade, and does damage with Purphoros, God of the Forge and Warstorm Surge. New cards included are March of the Multitudes so tokens can make more tokens, Divine Visitation to turn tokens into Serra Angels (which gives infinite ETBs with Requiem Angel and a sac outlet), Bramble Sovereign to make tokens of any creature, and Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer to turn tokens into other tokens and give them haste.

Please suggest any cool token generators or ETB effects!

September 21, 2018 2 p.m.

Said on Tana and Ravos: ......

#5

I like what you're going for here! If you're trying to use Panharmonicon to pump your tokens, you can consider Ogre Battledriver, In the Web of War, Boltwing Marauder, Primal Forcemage, Ambuscade Shaman, Valor in Akros, and Goldnight Commander. Chancellor of the Forge can quadruple the size of your army if you have Panharmonicon in play. Feldon of the Third Path can bring back dead creatures as hasty tokens, so you get double with Parallel Lives in play.

You can check out my token ETB deck for more ideas!

September 21, 2018 10:36 a.m.

generalrenard: Not keen on MLD. The other cards could work.

blacklisted01: Estrid's -1 is used for the combo with Chain Veil, and to enchant lands if needed. There wasn't anything special to do with it, so I didn't write much about it. Simic Guildmage could work but would require more protection auras to work well, since moving the mana auras cost mana so there's no net mana gain.

September 21, 2018 3:24 a.m.

Said on All Bow Before ......

#7

You can list Vraska as the commander, just put in your decklist:

1x Vraska, Golgari Queen *CMDR*
September 21, 2018 2:38 a.m.

Said on Lord of Cinder...

#8

You're missing the core of a lands deck to play lots of lands with things like Azusa, Lost but Seeking, Exploration, Mina and Denn, Wildborn, Oracle of Mul Daya, Storm Cauldron, Wayward Swordtooth, and Burgeoning. Also, recursion from Crucible of Worlds, and more lands that sacrifice. These will be much stronger than the typical ramp cards you are playing like Birds of Paradise and Sylvan Caryatid and Chromatic Lantern.

If you want to play burn, you need Boseiju, Who Shelters All and Vexing Shusher. Jaya's Immolating Inferno is a good X spell that can burn three opponents. Fall of the Titans can hit two.

Rather than all the mana doubling effects that help your opponents, just play Mana Reflection and Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger. Mirari and Wort, the Raidmother can help copy spells. You might as well add in some good removal like Decimate, Windgrace's Judgment, and Lavalanche to copy. You might have too many spells that just copy spells though.

I would cut Doubling Season and all the planeswalkers since they don't contribute much to that strategy.

September 21, 2018 2:01 a.m.

Thanks Elywood! The idea is to only play the combo enablers just before comboing. If opponents target them with removal, we can play instants in response to draw cards and make tokens. Faith's Reward and Thrilling Encore can bring them back. If we don't have any of those cards, Descent of the Dragons and Emrakul's Evangel can produce lots of tokens without needing combo pieces.

September 20, 2018 3:14 a.m.

Hey chiri, Sylvan Advocate would work but buffing land creatures only isn't enough for this deck.

September 17, 2018 6:07 a.m.

Said on Exalted Leaders...

#11

Don't think you need Jenara or Knotvine Paladin since you have a great attacker as a commander already. Serra Ascendant would be amazing though. Maybe even Hydra Omnivore to spread the damage.

Nantuko Mentor can pump your exalted attacker by a lot.

Citadel Siege can grow your creatures more or tap opponents' creatures more reliably than Angelic Benediction.

Dauntless Escort doesn't work if you have Angel of Jubilation in play. You could try Teferi's Protection or Heroic Intervention instead.

One thing you are missing is card advantage. Rishkar's Expertise, Hunter's Insight, and Hunter's Prowess can help draw cards from a big exalted creature. Beast Whisperer and Shamanic Revelation are great for drawing cards from all your creatures.

September 16, 2018 8:14 a.m.

Said on lord of the ......

#12

I really love that Reality Scramble combo, good work!

September 9, 2018 3:30 p.m.

How has Ishkanah been performing for you? Are the tokens significant enough?

You probably want to find a slot for the new Underrealm Lich with its powerful graveyard filling and card selection. Also it has great synergy with Gitrog.

Notion Thief and Consecrated Sphinx could provide additional card draw.

Do you think Breakthrough might be useful as a way to draw multiple cards and fill the graveyard?

Meren of Clan Nel Toth could be good for recursion.

Cryptic Command could be useful for its versatility. I think Shadow of Doubt is less versatile compared to simply countering the tutor or tutored spell.

Sepulchral Primordial and Diluvian Primordial should get good value in a multiplayer game even for their cost.

September 9, 2018 7:58 a.m.

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Atogatog's All You Can Eat (Atogs Not Included)

Commander / EDH elgosu1337

SCORE: 50 | 8 COMMENTS | 1614 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS


Made more changes to my Atogatog theft deck since the last post thanks to helpful comments from a lot of people. I've added Birthing Pod and Protean Hulk for sacrifice value, and Adarkar Valkyrie for reanimation which also works with the untapping in the deck. Wondering if I can fit in Krav, the Unredeemed as another sac outlet for card draw, and Thousand-Year Elixir or Kiora's Follower for more untapping.

September 9, 2018 7:33 a.m.

epiCore Yeah Land's Edge and Seismic Assault are both alternatives to Borborygmos, although I would prefer Seismic Assault since other players can't use it, and technically since Land's Edge is a world enchantment it gets removed when other players play world enchantments, like Living Plane which is in this deck.

September 8, 2018 8:54 a.m.

Said on Floating Death...

#16

Your list looks decent for a start actually. A couple of things I would recommend cutting are Fist of Suns, because it only saves you mana for Dragons that cost 7 mana or more (because Ur-Dragon already gives -1), and Tainted Strike because it won't kill a player in a single attack because you need 10 infect damage to kill and none of your creatures can deal 9 damage, except Atarka with double strike, and maybe Ramos. Maybe also Warstorm Surge since the cost is quite high, compared to Sarkhan's Unsealing.

A bit more ramp would help. Skyshroud Claim gives you untapped Forests, which is great if you have lands that are Forests and another type, e.g. Cinder Glade and Canopy Vista. Other ramp that adds good mana for its cost are Overgrowth, Thran Dynamo, Gilded Lotus, and Coalition Relic.

You could add some cheaper Dragons to attack earlier, like Thunderbreak Regent, Territorial Hellkite, Verix Bladewing, and Phantasmal Dragon. Hellkite Tyrant has a useful effect. Among the bigger ones in your maybeboard, Broodmother, Intet, Scourge of the Throne, and Yosei could be helpful.

A bit more card draw would also help, like Temur Ascendancy which also gives haste, Elemental Bond, Garruk's Packleader, and Vanquisher's Banner. Defense of the Heart is always good if you own a copy.

September 8, 2018 3:27 a.m.

Said on SynergyBuild...

#17

I think it also includes comments on profile pages and decks. Not too sure about the details either.

September 6, 2018 1:02 p.m.

Said on SynergyBuild...

#18

Hi SynergyBuild, to answer your question, I think decklord ranking is based on your activity in the forums, and helper is based on commenting on people's decks and suggesting cards. I think the rankings are based on activity for the past few months, but I'm not sure about details.

September 6, 2018 12:36 p.m.

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