What is EDH? EDH is the greatest format of all times. Therefore EDH is life.

Who am I?


"Perfection through Knowledge, Satisfaction through Ruthlessness, Harmony through Acceptance"

I'm the guy who loves playing decks that aren't that popular and will spends thousands of dollars refining them until I deem them complete, yes I am that type of person. I been introduced to Magic the Gathering back in middle school in the year of 2003, the block that I started in was the Kamigawa block and I found it very interesting. During that time I played a constructed deck on and off and eventually life happened and I stopped playing, flash forward almost exactly ten years later and I joined an anime/otaku club. Here I met people playing MTG and I also started getting back into it. Currently I am an avid competitive EDH player who has a tendency to play combo/control decks, I absolutely hate to lose but I enjoy a great match. I've been known in my group as always being threatening and able to win out of the blue so they love to make my life hard and deny me all of my resources, as you will see the reason a lot of my decks are built to win either with flair or questionable commanders. Now enough about me, go read further below that's what you actually came here for!



Highest Rank Achieved on T/O
#1 on Top Helper List (2018/11/23)
#1 on Decklord List (2019/04/12)

hkhssweiss says... #1

sam171z Well the reason I chose Yennett over Morophon is due to the fact that I like playing tri-color commanders over 5 color. Dorks are good and all but at the same time that's not going with Sphinx tribal as you wanted, so the easier more competitive build would be building Yennett. Even then it's not a refine build until you test it out.

In the aspect of deck building, it all comes down to experience, meta, and playstyle. I have a philosophy when I deck build and I usually follow it. Aside from actually play testing it, it's really hard to deck build and do it better unless you play. There is so many interactions and things that you can do which is the heart of Magic especially in commander where you aren't limited to much things. If you want to discuss more in-depth feel free to join our discord channel from Daedalus19876's page.

February 6, 2020 6:47 a.m.

sam171z says... #2

As far as refining the Sphynx, when you made the deck list I did wonder why you chose Yennett over morphon until I read the deck list and understood how it operated. But before then I was sure that you was going to pick morphon to add the ramp and Mana dorks.

February 6, 2020 1 a.m.

sam171z says... #3

Sorry I was trying to refer to volrath and Link you to the URL where I was building one. But I do understand the difference that you are referring to as with your build it's aiming towards one of two specific wincons and trying to execute it as quickly as possible where the other is more just for casual. But what I I was trying to say was even when I finish it the volrath decklist I still wouldn't know how to refine it, or fine tune it.

How would I increase my deck building skills. Aside from testing.

February 6, 2020 12:50 a.m.

hkhssweiss says... #4

sam171z that's for a more competitive build, doesnt really utilize the pure effectiveness of Yennett's ability. If you want to see a deck build that utilize her to her full capacity you can check out Cloudius's decklist.

Or I can try create a refined version of actual Sphinx tribal. Most tribal decks can't be competitive unless it is Elves or Goblins

February 5, 2020 5:09 p.m.

sam171z says... #5

https://archidekt.com/decks/390612#Volrath If i were to put it on a number scale i'd be trying to go for a high 8 or low 9. The reason this is seperated is because i'm still trying to figure out the url syntax.

February 5, 2020 11:57 a.m.

sam171z says... #6

I tip my hat to you sir what surprised me the most is not that you was able to make the deck or the type of build that it is which is actually really amazing but the speed that you built it. This is about the extent of my deck builder I still have a long ways to go. The only thing that I'll be adding would be draws and possible Mana dorks. Aside from that I'm not sure how to fully and consistently exploit the Commander's ability.

February 5, 2020 11:49 a.m.

hkhssweiss says... #7

February 5, 2020 5:23 a.m.

sam171z says... #8

I have a challenge for you. Can you build a competitive Sphinx tribal, using either morophon or yennett. I know you like to make curious and unusual decks but I want to put your skills to the test to see if you can make a Sphynx decks for multiplayer.

February 5, 2020 4:09 a.m.

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Yo heraldofkrenko, I see what your trying to do and I definitely like the idea of what your trying to do. Is there a budget you are working with?

February 24, 2020 3:14 a.m.

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February 18, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Sup Nazaxed, glad ya like Nivvie!~

It's funny ya actually ask about those two specific cards as I have just recently added them in about two days ago. I see potential in Mana Vault when bursting out a lot more artifacts or having that Cyclonic Rift mana open on T3-5. I am still half and half on Mox Opal as I am still testing it out, it was dead in one of my hands in one game but the other games I surprisingly had 3 artifacts on the board usually.

In regards to Torpor Orb, I have been thinking a lot of adding it in. It only shuts down two of my cards and highly worth it so it will probably come in when I see a card that I don't like rn. The only issue I have with this current build is the lack of library reshuffle, at max I would have to do 120 to the table and my only way is Winds of Change. I been thinking of adding back in Mission Briefing and Snapcaster Mage as additional ways to recast Winds of Change. The other alternative thoughts that a friend recommend to me is adding in Thassa's Oracle and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries. So not too sure what to do.

February 17, 2020 10:26 a.m.

Yo philkillpro appreciate your insight.

This deck is built towards cEDH match ups, yes it does mainly require my commander to win because Nivvie himself is a two card combo with any of the Curiosity effects. It is supposed to be slow, we are a control combo deck, we are not rushing to win asap, it's built to out tempo and control the boardstate.

In regards to Mystic Confluence it comes in and out of the deck, the same can be said for Cryptic Command, Dig Through Time, and Treasure Cruise. It all depends on my current meta and how much it interacts with the game. Yes having triple pips on blue and red in the casting cost of the commander is a downside however Nivvie negates it by not being able to be countered as well as netting at least one card draw before anything happens to Niv. I also would like to think that I do have enough sources for mana as I have 10 extra ways of producing color mana aside from my lands. In the part of also for Mana Drain and Sol Ring, they are damn good cards. It's not used for casting Nivvie faster as I mentioned earlier above, it's to out tempo your opponents. Not to mention there are certain tricks you can do like for example using Frantic Search with the excess colorless mana to untap your lands to accelerate into Nivvie faster.

As to Wayfarer's Bauble, Spell Swindle, and Lightning Greaves. The latter is a maybe, you don't want to tap out in a flash hulk meta but it does ramp so I'll take it into consideration. Spell Swindle is too slow and chances are Swindle itself will get countered, free cast spells are your best bet. For the former, our combo itself relies on having enchanted Nivvie with a Curiosity effect, with the low creature count we have, chances are there is no other creatures to equip when we decide to enchant Nivvie making it no bueno to give Nivvie Shroud.

For Mizzix it does no good in this current build and the casting cost is too high. Thanks again for your insight~

February 16, 2020 11:37 p.m.

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#5

sam171z Well the reason I chose Yennett over Morophon is due to the fact that I like playing tri-color commanders over 5 color. Dorks are good and all but at the same time that's not going with Sphinx tribal as you wanted, so the easier more competitive build would be building Yennett. Even then it's not a refine build until you test it out.

In the aspect of deck building, it all comes down to experience, meta, and playstyle. I have a philosophy when I deck build and I usually follow it. Aside from actually play testing it, it's really hard to deck build and do it better unless you play. There is so many interactions and things that you can do which is the heart of Magic especially in commander where you aren't limited to much things. If you want to discuss more in-depth feel free to join our discord channel from Daedalus19876's page.

February 6, 2020 6:47 a.m.

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#6

sam171z that's for a more competitive build, doesnt really utilize the pure effectiveness of Yennett's ability. If you want to see a deck build that utilize her to her full capacity you can check out Cloudius's decklist.

Or I can try create a refined version of actual Sphinx tribal. Most tribal decks can't be competitive unless it is Elves or Goblins

February 5, 2020 5:09 p.m.

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February 5, 2020 5:23 a.m.
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Commander / EDH - Aristocrats, Commander / EDH - BGW (Abzan, Junk), Commander / EDH - Competitive, Commander / EDH - Infinite Combo, Commander / EDH - Reanimator

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Points 255
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