Greetings everyone!

Ask yourself a few questions first before you start building a deck.

  • Do you have friends that can teach you?
  • Do you have a local gaming store (LGS) near you?
  • What format do you want to play in?
  • Do you want to play casually or competitively?
  • What colors do you want to play with?
  • What cards have synergies that work together?
  • What kind of creative name can you give your deck based on what you put in it or what does it makes you think about?

The last one really isn't necessary, but what can I say, I love a creative deck name.

I've phased in and out of MTG like Teferi's Isle since Ice Age and I always manage to come back when a Ravnica block is either out, or about to come out.

I first learned to play the game around 1995, bought a few packs, but never really put a lot of thought into the game until Mercadian Masque came along. Picked up some Urza's block in the process and played until the end of Invasion block.

I didn't look at magic again until the announcement of Kamigawa, it brought me back into the game with Mirrodin and 9th in Standard. Loved Coldsnap despite it being not very good set in the long run of things. I stopped just before Lorwyn, due to the addition of a new type of card called planeswalker. Some people find it odd that would make me quit the game. Part of me really wanted to keep that little aspect of roleplay in the game, since you yourself were a planeswalker. To me it took away some the imagination from playing the game.

It took me a good five plus years to forgive Wizards for that decision they made. I finally returned with Theros I stuck around up to Magic Origins and disappeared again with Battle for Zendikar, the one plane I truly hate. When it bled into Shadows Over Innistrad, I told myself I'll just wait until both of those sets phase out of standard. It took me a little longer to come back, but the return to Dominaria really brought me back.

Still waiting for another Kamigawa set or another Ice Age-like set with cards that are good like Force of Will and multicolor snow lands that don't come into play tapped.

You've come to the right place!

  • "Dad Jokes, aren't soda pressing!"
  • "They're comedy Gold E Hawn."
  • "What do you call a slow movement of force?" - A Dyno sore!
  • Modern is my wheelhouse and what I like to deal with the most of the time. I actively try to find janky and silly combos to troll my opponent, regardless if I win or lose.
  • Standard can be fun depending on what kind of mechanics and themes that are present.
  • Commander / EDH, isn't my thing, but I have a number of friends that like it and predominately play it.
I'm a Johnny! Too prideful to be a Spike and I'm not big stompy kind of guy like Timmy. is my least favorite color.
One of the many reason you'll likely never see me use Eldrazi related cards. My personal hatred for the Zendikar blocks run deep. Yes, it was a cool idea to make Lovecraftian based sets, but the Annihilator keyword was a bad idea. If I had the funds to do so I would buy every Emrakul, the Aeons Torn and record myself burning them, then sending the ashes to Wizards of the Coast.

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Said on Idle Hands are ......


@OberstHati, thanks for the comment and suggestion. Fell Flagship is really about its discard ability, since that's the primary theme. The issue with Never Happened is that it costs three and it exiles the card. I'm trying to keep everything in the graveyard. I even cut Duress, because it really isn't necessary here.

December 18, 2018 7:18 a.m.

@phDaemon, in your Winning Conditions section, you have Stripmine, which is a deck list and not the card Strip Mine. Unless that was deliberate?

December 14, 2018 5:36 p.m.

Said on Hacked?...


I don't seem to have any problem when I'm using the Brave browser app. I haven't used it on Chrome or any other web browser app, so this is a new thing.

December 14, 2018 10:46 a.m.

Why not add Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx to your mana base, since would take advantage of the Devotion mechanic to give you more mana production for Dawn of Hope and Luminarch Ascension.

December 13, 2018 1:37 a.m.

Said on GRN Axis of ......


Instead of Dark Bargain, what about Risk Factor or Sword-Point Diplomacy? If Axis of Morality is on the board would your opponent be more likely to take the damage from those cards or let your draw them?

December 11, 2018 8:19 p.m.

Said on Idle Hands are ......


@FrontlineAssault, funny you would suggest that, it was on my maybe board when I first put this together. It may need revisiting, but the mana cost turned me away from it.

December 6, 2018 7:38 a.m.

Arise from the Ashes - - -


Deal damage to target creature, if
it dies this turn return it to the battlefield
under your control. It gains haste until
end of turn.

Any color split card based on the Die Hard series.

December 2, 2018 12:23 p.m.

Said on Graveyard Trickery...


@Quadsimotto, Isareth the Awakener doesn't help you here due to her ability stating after a creature gets a counter it will be exiled if it dies. Izoni, Thousand-Eyed and Underrealm Lich would serve you better.

Maybe think about adding Llanowar Elves or Drover of the Mighty for some added mana ramp.

December 1, 2018 11:51 p.m.

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@Quadsimotto, thanks for the upvote and comment.

Hah, the only reason I have Doom Whisperers is due to me pulling them from packs and originally running Liliana's Contract for a win-con. Necrotic Wound was in the first draft and build of this deck. It just ended up being very inconsistent, the Undergrowth mechanic requires A LOT of creatures and cards that put your library into your graveyard quickly to take advantage of it like Stitcher's Supplier. I may revisit it in the future, but for now Fungal Infection and Vicious Offering have been very good and consistent for me.

December 1, 2018 8 p.m.

Said on W/B Vampires...


Your mana curve is way too high to just have twenty lands for mana, even with The Immortal Sun. Vicious Conquistador, Famished Paladin, Adanto Vanguard, Dusk Legion Zealot and Martyr of Dusk would bring your mana curve way down. Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle, Bishop of Binding, Vanquisher's Banner and Radiant Destiny should also be considered here.

Sideboard, I'd look towards cards like Ixalan's Binding, Conclave Tribunal, Seal Away, Sorcerous Spyglass, Vicious Offering, Murder or Golden Demise.

November 29, 2018 11:38 a.m.


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Finished Decks 23
Prototype Decks 13
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Playing since Ice Age
Points 890
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T/O Rank 100
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Favorite formats Standard, Legacy, Vintage, Modern, Pauper, Casual, Arena [BETA]
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