Welcome to Mordor! I'm a casual player who's been brewing EDH and Modern since RTR. Magic lets me have fun with friends and family, and if I occasionally get to draft like a Spike or win like a Johnny, that's just gravy.

Favorite sets: Shadows over Innistrad, Amonkhet, Scars of Mirrodin, Shards of Alara, Dominaria

Least favorite sets: Dragons of Tarkir, New Phyrexia. All other sets have a redeeming quality, but these two only have OP rare cycles, and I'm too much of a Vorthos to root for plot twists as bad as those. See Hour of Devastation if you want to see a cliffhanger ending done right.

Primary mono-color:

Primary duos: , , and

Primary tri-color: ,

Favorite Cards:

-My First Rare: Magmaw , the only rare in a blind box that included 200 Sky-Eel School s. Seriously.

-Commander: Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , the fearless leader of my first EDH deck, who taught me to be creative in getting around drawbacks, eg "7-mana RW commander".

-Planeswalker: Ajani Vengeant (my first) or Jace Beleren

- Deranged Assistant

- Lapse of Certainty and Mana Tithe

- Live Fast and Die Young

- Faithless Looting

- Savage Punch with googly eyes. Google it. My non-silly choice is Alpha Authority .

- Walking Atlas

-gold: Woolly Thoctar

If I were a card, I would be Chief Engineer , both in playstyle and in personality (except I have friends, unlike Chiefy).

I built and maintain a 375-card, unpowered, semi-budget cube. Check it out @ https://www.cubetutor.com/viewcube/88886.

Expect to see tons of off-the-wall build-arounds (thanks to a medium power level, some unexpected cards turn out to be bombs), subtle combos, and deep replayability. Draft it a couple times and tell me what you think!

If you've got a deck you want help with, mention me! My areas of expertise are EDH, Modern, and Standard -- especially for those of us with budgetary or Jenny-inspired restrictions.

I'm semi-retired from monitoring T/O regularly due to IRL obligations, but if you mention me, I'll be happy to get back to you ASAP.

Highest T/O Rank: 11

Highest T/O Helper Rank: 5

saj0219 says... #1

No problem, and I’m glad you found them! Thanks for a great trade, and happy new year to you as well!

January 4, 2019 10:55 p.m.

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I agree — Seb killed it for this set. I also think Volkan Baga really had a strong showing this set.

Catacomb Crocodile was my favorite Vorthos card overall between Hamm’s art and the flavor text.

Thanks for the fun review!

January 11, 2019 11:02 p.m.

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#2

Lol so apparently your cards have been hiding under my suitcase for over a week! A family member forgot to tell me I had mail! Those cards are sweet; thanks for your patience and a flawless trade! Cheers, and happy new year!

January 4, 2019 9:47 p.m.

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Agreed. R&D’s going rate is about 3 scry to 1 card draw, so having 4 “extra” cards in your deck that can also beat down as strong rate 4/4s in the air seems pretty good.

January 2, 2019 3:38 p.m.

Gotcha. Well, I think you’ve pretty much narrowed down the two or three most powerful decks out there. Ironically, very few decklists exist of those archetypes, so a “tuned” list is mostly up to you, haha! Good luck, friend!

Manaless dredge:(http://www.mtgthesource.com/forums/showthread.php?29336-Primer-Manaless-Dredge)

January 2, 2019 7:02 a.m.

There’s also Manaless Dredge, which is cute (can kill T1) and sorta Legacy playable if you decide to move away from kitchen table. There are great primers on this online.

January 1, 2019 5:54 p.m.

Sure —- there are two decks here, probably, which helps with manabase. One built around Balance and then a channel deck too.

For Balance, you essentially want a deck that’s tons of artifact mana and then planeswalkers (the two things Balance doesn’t hit). Use Foil and Daze to back up your pieces. Use Sol Ring to accelerate out a Gideon or Jace planeswalker.

For Channel, you’re essentially looking to slam an Emrakul, the Promised End or Sundering Titan on T2. Backup plan is to Lightning Bolt your opponent below your life total and then Fireball for the kill.

Fair warning: both those decks are incredibly broken. They’re banned/restricted even in Vintage, so they will make you 0 friends whatsoever. That is why Channel and Balance are so cheap, because they’re banned in almost everything.

January 1, 2019 5:51 p.m.

All I have to say is Channel, Balance, and Fireball. ‘Nuff said.

January 1, 2019 2:36 p.m.

Hey all!

Looking to trade Find / Finality, Niv-Mizzet, Parun, Doom Whisperer, Ral, Izzet Viceroy, History of Benalia, Legion's Landing  Flip, Midnight Reaper, and more in my binder.

Looking for some Cube cards, so I'm more than happy to look through binders. Hit me up! Cheers, and happy new year!

December 31, 2018 2:54 p.m.

Specialties

Commander / EDH - Budget

Decks

Blood-Braided Beatdown (Primer)

Commander / EDH landofMordor

SCORE: 41 | 35 COMMENTS | 4377 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS

Mordor's Art Gallery

Casual* landofMordor

SCORE: 2 | 2 COMMENTS | 180 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Wacky Combos: Builder's Resource

Casual* landofMordor

SCORE: 7 | 12 COMMENTS | 1026 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

One-Punch Woman (Primer)

Commander / EDH landofMordor

SCORE: 17 | 8 COMMENTS | 1986 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 31
Prototype Decks 21
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
Points 1065
Avg. deck rating 8.47
T/O Rank 83
Helper Rank 159
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 309
Last activity 6 days
Joined 2 years