Names Joe Griffith

Instagram @griff_joe

Born 1986

Farmingdale NJ

I play at PlatinumStarGames in Howell NJ where MTG Muddstah periodically visits, I play at Nova Games a filthy establishment in Freehold/Howell NJ on Sunday's, and I shop at Jiffy Photo in Brick NJ store that has it's inventory perfect, and lastly I play at my friends house steve.

I'm a non competitive edh player for the most part. I take pride in my non competitive deck building skills.

Other then playing the game, building decks is my favorite part of the game. Experimenting new tricks, combos, synergies, playstyles, and politics are what makes the game fun for me.

Portal Three Kingdoms was when I played MTG for the first time maybe 6 or 7 games. It wasn't until Journey to Nyx after the military, when I got hooked into to MTG. Since then I have a new love for the game.

Favorite format? Edh

Favorite color?

Favorite color combinations? /

Favorite tribe? _Vampires. Until demon tribe is a thing. Cause demons are cool. Contract for your death, check it out if Demon tribal is your thing.

Favorite splash color?

My First CMDR? Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet Kalitas, bloodchief of ghett

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I love talking about the game and helping people build. If you need any help message me on the wall and I'll be glad to help

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Don't say Counterspell anyone because I know. and That's not surviving through it

May 31, 2020 9:33 p.m.

Good point Ruinous Ultimatum does nothing to a player with Avacyn, Angel of Hope. I feel than, the mass one sided instant speed bounce is the strongest effect in cmdr. Because the only thing that survives through that is Teferi's Protection

May 31, 2020 9:14 p.m.

Caerwyn brought up a very good point when he said you can't use Sol Ring to help cast the ultimatum. To further back up his or her point, being in mardu colors the only ramp you are likely to have is colorless ramp. There's the occasional Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere, Chromatic Lantern, etcetera etcetera. To help mardu ramp and color fix but even with that being said you still cant use colorless mana to cast these spells. Making it terribly slow. Even though Cyclonic Rift is exactly the same cmc, being able to use sol ring or mana crypt or mana vault to help cast cyclonic rift pushes it further ahead of the pack. It's also only one color identity, blue. This is another reason why rift is better. Being able to slot it in so easily into every deck with blue makes it stronger.

Conclusion there is no doubt getting hit with Ruinous Ultimatum is far more devastating and game ending then Cyclonic Rift. However the rift from the point of the caster and deck builder is the far more superior. Oh also instant speed.

May 31, 2020 1:12 p.m.

So what I understand is that even though you only put things back in their hand. The biggest reason it's better is the instant speed. The next being it's really easy to cast. These are all very, very true and I do agree it's also true. However, I'm more interested in what people are saying about it from the receiving end.

May 30, 2020 10:26 p.m.

I would much rather have cyclonic rift happen to me then ruinous ultimatum happen to me. You can rebuild from rift just by playing the spells again. But the ruinous ultimatum is game ending.

May 30, 2020 9:48 p.m. Edited.

Ruinous Ultimatum.

Let the debate began

May 30, 2020 6:31 p.m.

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I think you just answered your own question.

May 30, 2020 1:09 p.m.

Creatures are the easiest thing to deal with.

May 30, 2020 10:53 a.m.

I came up with a complicated combo quite a while ago. Its Viscera Seer, Mortuary, Deathrender, and Harvester of Souls.

1 2 3 4

this is an infinite loop where you equip the Deathrender to any creature. For this instance let's say we equip it to Noxious Gearhulk, sacrifice it to Viscera Seer, scry goes on the stack, then Deathrender goes on the stack, then Harvester of Souls goes on the stack, then Mortuary goes on the stack. And they resolve like that.

Mortuary puts the creature on top of your library, then you draw that creature, then you put it into play attached to Deathrender, then Noxious Gearhulk's trigger resolves, then you scry. Rinse wash and repeat

May 28, 2020 10:18 p.m. Edited.

I agree. I have never tested that curse. Honestly it sounds way to conditional for me to even give it a shot. Also imagine a player removing it in response to the player losing. Or the losing player removes it out of spite on his way out. I don't like it.

May 25, 2020 3:20 p.m.

Yes add Infiltration Lens that card is great I play it in all my decks that like to go tall

May 25, 2020 12:06 a.m.

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Also I noticed you don't have Skullclamp. This card is great in marchesa because it works great for when you don't have the monarch. Plus it works great with elspeth. Maybe add skullclamp too

May 24, 2020 6:03 p.m.

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You cast elspeth and clear the board with her second ability. This will mostly do nothing to you. Then you make soldiers turn after turn. Having blockers to keep the monarch or take it back.

May 24, 2020 5:48 p.m.

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May 23, 2020 6:27 p.m.

Here's the link to my gargos deck hydra fight club I think its lots of fun

May 21, 2020 8:37 a.m.

I'm a big rakdos fan and kearvek is my favorite rakdos cmdr so far. I'm a timmy type player who likes to have 25 to 30 creatures to a deck. I want to make a deck based around damage not life loss. I also want most of the creatures and enchantments to do passive or direct damage. I dont want a rakdos creature hate group slug Enchantment deck.

Oh yea the commander is Kaervek the Merciless and I'm using a Companion who is Obosh, the Preypiercer so odd spells only.

The deck is built I'm just looking for improvements.

The deck link is here. Kaervek+obosh

I'd prefer the suggestions to be made on the deck page. Thank you all in advance.

May 20, 2020 4:37 p.m.

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Yea, I really like this. Theres enough spells to do this for super cheap. Imagine pulling this off on turn 3. Discard Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, shuffle trigger on the stack. Cast Shallow Grave, it resolves. Go to combat, swing, trigger annihilator 4. Lol the defending player might have exactly 4 permanents. That can shut a player out of the game very early. Pretty strong.

May 18, 2020 8:14 p.m.

Said on Best way to ......


Oh never mind. Fires of Invention

May 18, 2020 12:31 p.m.

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Um if you are doing reanimater with anji you are probably also running Chainer, Nightmare Adept, that might be a better choice cmdr. But theres ways to cheat it in but not with that cast trigger. Like Quicksilver Amulet, and Thran Temporal Gateway. The only way I see you being able to cast him (cheat cast) in these colors are Sunbird's Invocation, and that not easy either.

May 18, 2020 12:29 p.m.


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