landofMordor Deckling

Just a Johnny who's been brewing EDH and casual modern since RTR. I play to have fun with friends and family, and if Nekusar, the Mindrazer happens to get 4 copies of Incendiary Command on the stack, then that's just gravy. (But if a player at the table is being a bully or a group-slug land-destruction anarchist, I might pull out Talrand or Oloro to even the odds.)

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If you've got a deck you need help with, mention me! I'm not much of a competitive player, but that does mean that I know a lot of budget solutions and wacky alternatives that make casual play a lot of fun. And I follow Standard even though the tourney life isn't for me.

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to0fat2fight says... #1

It's from a Johnny Cash song. "Ain't no Grave"

April 15, 2017 1:04 p.m.

to0fat2fight says... #2

Thanks so much for your feedback, I really appreciate it!

April 14, 2017 2:47 p.m.

UnleashedHavok says... #3

So I built myself a Kresh deck based off yours and shared it with you. I'd appreciate some ome feedback when you can man! I'm debating if I need to focus it a little more before I start buying creatures, I started purchasing enchantment and spell cards today

April 5, 2017 2:58 p.m.

UnleashedHavok says... #4

Hey there landofMordor. So I've been thinking about making a Kresh the Bloodbraided deck for a while but don't want to break the bank doing it (I'm one of those hated Alesha players, and she is a bit of a gold digger). Back on point - so I decided to turn to the almighty TappedOut for budget friendly ideas. I did not know what I was getting into when I started perusing your decks, I really like them! Just wanted to let you know, well done sir...well done. I also planning on stealing your Kresh deck to give a spin.

April 3, 2017 10:41 p.m.

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If I were you, I'd sell it. Worship (to my knowledge) occupies a pretty small but niche role in Modern and EDH, so it's not going to change in value a lot. But if some Legacy/Vintage player knows enough about their metas to correct me, then I defer (:

April 26, 2017 3:47 p.m.

lol that's certainly a new idea. I love Kresh too much to take him apart atm, but I think you might be on to something. Only problem would be to get any kind of consistency at all.

April 26, 2017 11:48 a.m.

Definitely "Island. Turn." or "Okay, so I'll make my Goat token a 50/51 and swing for lethal" (which I have in fact said before).

Or, when I'm playing Nekusar, my favorite phrase is "don't forget to draw some extra cards on the house."

April 26, 2017 10:42 a.m.

Said on What is the ......


The number of decks I have depends on the decks' strategies, not just the number. So, I've got 8 in total, ranging from control to explosive non-infinite combo to reanimator to aggro to artifact. And I only consider building a new deck if it'll add to the mix of strategies (group hug/chaos is one I'm considering, for example). My meta has a really nice power level, so I keep one or two of those 8 mostly in reserve to avoid getting too competitive.

But usually around 4-6 of my decks are played each week, because I often have friends or family members borrow a deck.

April 26, 2017 7:44 a.m.

At first, I think we'll see a wider variety of aggro decks, particularly Hellbent variations using Hazoret the Fervent and/or Shadow of the Grave.

Then, I think Jund counters might branch out into using -1/-1 counters and Hapatra.

Finally, I see control coming back with the new Gideon, Aftermath, Pull from Tomorrow, and Drake Haven. Those are all really powerful control tools, and I didn't even mention Censor, haha.

Don't know if any of those will push out Saheeli, but those are the decks I predict will be competing for space with Vehicles and GB counters.

April 25, 2017 11:48 a.m.



MagicalHacker I've heard similar things. Ironically, I would never start a new player out with 3 or more colors, especially if they're brewing their own decks. The land base is more frustrating, and often the strategies are more complicated, which stinks if you're still trying to learn the rules. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight was my first commander, and she was linear enough that I could actually start to understand the intricacies of EDH at my own pace. And there are plenty of mono-colored commanders that offer the same learning experience without suffering any loss of effectiveness. Patron of the Moon, Toshiro Umezawa, Yisan, the Wanderer Bard, Rakka Mar, and so forth. And anybody who argues that mono color generals are less powerful has clearly never tried to take on Talrand, Sky Summoner 1 v 1.

I'm with you all the way. "Fun" for me is defined as a game where both decks did their best, to the extent that it could've gone either way. Heavy Stax and board locks defeat that goal for me. I'd rather lose 100 games straight if everybody at the table is participating and having a good time and is taking the game of MTG lightly as it was intended to be taken.

April 25, 2017 7:44 a.m.

Sure thing! Both these decks are in the top 5 rated decks of their respective commanders:

Blood-Braided Beatdown (Primer)

Inspired Lich Lord (Primer) ($25 Budget)

And there's plenty more where those came from on my user page. Let me know if you need any help brewing combos! I've also got a resource called Wacky Combos: Builder's Resource if you run out of ideas(:

April 24, 2017 8:40 p.m.



Phaetion thanks for clarifying. I'd just never seen that site before.

MagicalHacker I am with you 100%. I'm tired of being told that Sultai is the most competitive commander colors in a casual format, so this is a nice chance to let smaller decks shine. And I agree that tutors make games a lot less interesting, especially when you hold it up to the funpredictablility of Worldfire. Of course, I'd suppose the reason Worldfire was banned is because it was abused as a not fun group-slug card or a Goblin win condition, so there's always two sides to the story.

April 24, 2017 8:30 p.m.



I'm not familiar with the site that posted the ban. Is the ban an official ruling? Not that I don't believe the OP (I'm hoping it's true). I just don't know how official the ban is, and I saw no news of this on the Wizards site. (Please take this as mere ignorance, not impertinence!)

April 24, 2017 6:07 p.m.

Personally I think the world needs some more unstable (read: fun) Johnny builds, especially in a casual format like Commander. I like your Riku deck for that reason. Nothing wrong with your Scion list either.

However, I don't think you can make a deck with Hexmage and Jhoira in EDH...there's the whole color identity issue, and then Hexmage can't target a suspended card because it's not a permanent (to the best of my knowledge). I'd try Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge if you're wanting a "free spells" build in those colors.

Hmm...probably my most creative decks are a jank Dralnu, Lich Lord build and a Kresh the Bloodbraided combo deck that revolves around using Fling as a win condition.

April 24, 2017 8:31 a.m.

Any Clash cards like Scattering Stroke work well with topdeck. Future Sight, too. (And Telepathy evens the odds, although it's unrelated to your question.)

April 23, 2017 11:03 p.m.

Love this deck, especially the name. Great work!

April 23, 2017 11 p.m.

Love the idea, friend! Unfortunately I don't play much serious Modern so I can't be of much help besides to encourage you that it looks like a great start. Best of luck brewing, and may your decks always have Islands.

April 23, 2017 10:58 p.m.

I'm with Phaetion here. I think the Gatewatch is in for a big loss, but not a death quite yet.

Personally, what I'm expecting is a big loss, which will set up the next block where the focus isn't quite so Gatewatch-y. While Chandra and Nissa and Gids lick their wounds, I envision somebody hanging out with Ajani on a different plane, maybe recruiting another walker, and so forth. In other words, the loss will set up much more varied storytelling, where we don't have to see every single member of the Gatewatch all hanging out at the same time.

Wizards has used the past three blocks to set up the trope of planeswalking heroes. Only once the pattern is established can it be disrupted, and I think that disruption will happen in Hour of Devastation.

April 21, 2017 9:15 a.m.

Said on Red Deck Wins...


I'd consider taking out Incendiary Flow for Fiery Temper, since you can always SB in the exile effect.

April 20, 2017 2:14 p.m.

Yeah, I think y'all are on the right track. Conditional indestructibility seems like it's the way to give a feeling of Norse-ness while still unifying with the god creature type. However, I'm with the previous poster that it would be a poor flavor call to be able to Doom Blade a god.

Maybe a "sacrifice this creature when" condition? To show how the Norse pantheon was generally noble and selfless? (I'll admit, my Norse mythology needs some brushing-up.) Like the W one could be "sacrifice Odin when you control no other creatures", or something.

I feel like any condition for turning indestructibility "on" has got to be pretty powerful. An undercosted creature that can't get indestructible is just asking for Fatal Push. Maybe it'll be a Yahenni-like "indestructible until EOT" clause.

April 19, 2017 8:34 a.m.

Not super sure what your question/comment is...I personally like to use a 1-20 spindown and then just remember how many "twenties" I am above 0. So I'll start at 40, and then if my Oloro gains life I'll spin up to 2, 4, 6, etc above 40.

April 19, 2017 8:28 a.m.

by the way, for my above predictions, that's not what I'm hoping for, just what I'm predicting. I'd love to see some Spirit love, some Warrior love, and some Wizard love. But who knows?

April 18, 2017 2:56 p.m.

Here are my best guesses:

Esper Zombies. (It's been a long time coming.)

RG Werewolves. It's been long enough since Ulrich of the Krallenhorde  Flip's release that WotC might have gotten the hint.

Something from Llorwyn, like Shamans or Kithkin or something. But I doubt it will be Elves, Treefolk, Goblins, or Faeries.


5c Eldrazi or Slivers. It's big and splashy, so it makes a logical splash to compensate for only 4 decks.

I know, it's wrecking my inner completionist that there isn't a full color wheel represented. But maybe they'll compensate by emphasizing one color over another (for example, B in a Zombie tribal) so that the colors in multiple decks are just splashed. In any case, I think things like Neheb, the Worthy signal that there will be some love coming for tribes without commanders, but I also think there will be a couple of beloved tribes represented to hit the nostalgia notes.

April 18, 2017 2:53 p.m.

Said on Jund Semi-Aggro...


I'd go 3 Hapatras unless she gets killed frequently. If she is sticking, your other three copies are a dead draw with Legendary.

Try Sixth Sense instead of the Cartouche to help draw? Or instead of the Bushwhacker...just seems pretty reliable source of card draw with Bontu.

April 18, 2017 9:59 a.m.


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