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Names Joe Griffith

Instagram @griff_joe

Born 1986

Farmingdale NJ

I play at Nova games in freehold/howell, Platinum star games in Howell, and jiffy photo in brick, also at my friends house.

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. Exsperimenting new tricks, combos, synergies, playstyles, and politics are what makes the game fun for me.

I started playing edh after the military, Journey to Nyx was my first introduction to magic. Since then I have a new love for the game.

Favorite format? Edh

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Favorite tribe? Vampires. Until demon tribe is a thing. Cause demons are cool.

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My First CMDR? Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet

Favorite pet cards (each color and a land)?

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

griffstick says... #1

November 6, 2018 3:31 p.m.

BMHKain says... #2

@griffstick: I see. Well, I guess I could remove Tibalt from the question, though 4 Keywords still matter regardless;

  1. Madness
  2. Flashback
  3. Hellbent
  4. Threshold

Well, on the Bright Side, Tibalt did make his eventual return in MTG (IDW Comics at least; What the heck happened about Dack Fayden v. Ashiok? That was meant to happen.). But, yeah. I do see your point. I even heard on Twitter he defeated Chandra Nalaar. Before anyone critty negs, Chandra was at base stats; she needed all the Mana of Zendikar, Some Leylines, oh, & a hard to assemble Hedron Network to Vaporize both Ulamog & Kozilek. She would never be that powerful again ever, now that her friend Nissa Revane is never heard from again, & Vivien Reid doesn't focus on such power.

Oh & one last thing; I apologize if I got somethings' wrong, I'll ditch Tibalt in such a deck (Despite it being the question.), & I still need to cut to 100 for my Superfriends deck; Not new additions. Sorry for the confusion... :(

Actually, I didn't know who won between Tibalt & Chandra. If Tibalt did though, WotC should be motivated to make a new; INFINETELY better Tibalt Legendary Planeswalker. (I mean, his battle with Sorin Markov had him at least stagger the Dhampir Ex-Oldwalker, & Tibalt tanked blows from Sorin, & NOT die.) Maybe for a Supplemental Set like Battlebond, & the Conspiracy Sets (Hell, it's confirmed Koth is still alive even. :D)

All apologies BTW, griffstick.

October 27, 2018 4:10 p.m.

griffstick says... #3

Because tibalt is really bad in fact you are not the first to try to make tibalt work and all who have tried to make it work including myself have cut them from the eeck for something better. I shake my head because I think it's funny people keep trying to make tibalt work even though its hopeless

October 27, 2018 1:33 p.m.

BMHKain says... #4

I'm actually thinking of updating my 5 color Superfriends deck. However, I actually need two things;

  1. What exactly I should cut.

  2. Since EVERYONE still hates Rowan Kenrith despite me adding Dueling Grounds, Meekstone, & even Ensnaring Bridge to limit attackers & even let me make chump blockers with Sliver Queen for those who can get through, do you know any permanents that can also copy Loyalty Abilities? This would be important as this deck has many unrealized Wincons.

So, what should I cut? Also, do you think Oath of Gideon, Inexorable Tide etc. is good here too? I'd really like your thoughts here, sir. Also, why did you say Smh in my Tibalt related thread earlier? Just Curious...

October 27, 2018 7:39 a.m.

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Is there any possibility I change your mind in to building this deck in a totally different way

November 12, 2018 5:08 p.m.

First off I found this beauty Brink of Madness


Orbs of Warding


Demonic Collusion

These Are my only obvious cuts but its hard to make other cuts. I also think you need to bring your creature count up to 19, 20 if you include your cmdr.

When it comes to making cuts I always look at the mana curve first to get an idea of where to look first. So 5 drops and 7 drops.

I like a lot of the cards you have on this list and I'm beginning to think it's a stax deck that focuses on discard. I think if you focused more on creature hate with cards like No Mercy and Tainted AEther I also think Mogis, God of Slaughter would make a better Cmdr but I could be wrong. I just like the idea of mogis burn while nobody can do anything.

November 9, 2018 12:46 p.m.

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November 6, 2018 3:31 p.m.

What about Myojin of Night's Reach and Decree of Annihilation. The only way to make a deck about card disadvantage work is make sure everyone else also suffers from card disadvantage

November 6, 2018 12:44 p.m.

Crivaro I have a yasova deck too and i loved playing yasova for quite a while because it's always a different way you win or lose. Either way always fun. Sadly the table gangs up on you cause you take everyone's best shit and thus you've pissed off everyone. On another note I have good suggestions for you but I don't want to suggest them because I like the deck the way it is because I see so many unusual cards that you don't usually see in a yasova build. Also I love the name but that's not why I gravitated to this deck. It was yasova dragonclaw in the top spot. I love yasova. I have the current number one yasova deck on tapped out hopefully you can match me or pass me good luck to ya.

November 5, 2018 1:46 a.m.
November 3, 2018 12:30 p.m.
November 2, 2018 11:59 p.m.

Helm of the Host, Rite of Replication, Stunt Double, basically all the clone spells the massecure wurms the better

November 2, 2018 12:12 p.m.

You dont need 62 creatures. I think if you had Wild Pair Lurking Predators, Sunbird's Invocation and Akroma's Memorial in the deck it would be really much better additionally I dont see any good colorless creatures. Platinum Angel, Platinum Emperion, and Soul of New Phyrexia also with the soul of new phyrexia and you surge onto your whole deck you'll have enough lands to pay for the soul of new phyrexia all day long

October 28, 2018 3:15 p.m.

I dont think you need 36 walkers I'd cut at least 7 to 10 walkers. Also I dont see the need for Leyline of Anticipation

October 27, 2018 6:16 p.m.

Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice works how you think it does. You know of you had Mycosynth Lattice in play Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice and a plainswaker you can copy the plainswaker ability with Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice because the walkers an artifact now. You could do the same with Liquid Metal Coating...

Also with Plaguemaw Beast in play and Thornbite Staff and any good token generators like Elspeth, Sun's Champion you can proliferate the shit out of your walkers...

Also also if your walkers are artifacts from liquid metal coating you can animate your planeswalkers with Karn, Silver Golem then equip them with Helm of the Host to create a non legendary token copy of your Walker as though it has not been activated yet... bug that's if you're trying to live the dream

October 27, 2018 6:07 p.m.
October 27, 2018 2:49 p.m.

Grafted Exoskeleton can really kill fast. I have built my version this deck and played it a lot and found that it's really hard to kill opponents with Cmdr damage. And going wide is strong it takes time and set up to get there. So when I added Grafted Exoskeleton to the deck and Enlightened Tutor as a second Grafted Exoskeleton I more constantly won the game only needing 2 things a creature and Grafted Exoskeleton. This also has the added benefit of not getting board wiped since you dont need more then one creature. And if you are lucky after you hit them for 5 if 6 or 7 infect on the first hit they just get worried and use the board wipe to get ric of it. But the downside is the can destroy your Grafted Exoskeleton and then you have to sacrifice the creature it was attached to. But after testing the upsides outweighs the downside. Give it a shot as this card is totally budget.

P.s. I love budget brews as I am a pauper edh player

October 27, 2018 2:46 p.m.

With Mirrorwing Dragon and or zada

Say for instance I have a Agent of the Fates, Ashiok's Adept, Setessan Oathsworn and Mirrorwing Dragon in play and I play Bounty of Might targeting Mirrorwing Dragon, that triggers Mirrorwing Dragon, you then copy the spell 3 times, and target your 3 heroic creatures 3 times. That alone is awesome but, I dont think that's a heroic trigger at all am I right?

October 27, 2018 2:32 p.m.

Yes perfect! Why didn't I think of that when I saw zada

October 27, 2018 2:18 p.m.

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Because tibalt is really bad in fact you are not the first to try to make tibalt work and all who have tried to make it work including myself have cut them from the eeck for something better. I shake my head because I think it's funny people keep trying to make tibalt work even though its hopeless

October 27, 2018 1:33 p.m.


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Finished Decks 52
Prototype Decks 30
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Playing since Born of the Gods
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