landofMordor Deckling

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 Gisela, Blade of Goldnight happens to cast Impact Resonance for 56 damage (it's more often than you'd think), then that's just gravy. I actually never play to win (unless my opponent is a bully) -- I just play to have a good game.

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

Least favorite sets: Dragons of Tarkir, New Phyrexia. All other sets have a redeeming quality, but these two only have OP rare cycles.

Primary mono-color:

Primary duos: , , and

Primary tri-color: ,

Favorite Cards:

- Deranged Assistant

- Blade of the Sixth Pride

- Live Fast and Die Young

- Goblin Dark-Dwellers

- Ageless Entity

- Metalwork Colossus

-gold: Ajani Vengeant

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

I've just begun getting into the trading scene -- so far, I've conducted purchases or trades with the users Haxxzor, PTsmitty, and Dredgar. I can vouch for the professionalism, timeliness, and honesty of each of those users.

If you've got a deck you want help with, mention me! My areas of expertise are EDH, Modern, and Standard -- the wackier the synergies, and the more shoestring the budget, the better. 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

PTsmitty says... #1

Unfortunately I do not have the spirt cards you were looking for from my post

October 7, 2017 11:39 a.m.

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solarPULSAR, the Gitrog Monster just rotated. Think casual format at about the power level of Standard -- T6 or T7 for goldfish kills.

October 18, 2017 4:32 p.m.

So, The Gitrog Monster, Vraska, Relic Seeker, and Nissa, Voice of Zendikar walk into a bar...

No, but really. My friends and I like to play casual with theme decks. I love all three of the aforementioned cards and would like to build a synergy-driven lands and +1/+1 counters deck around them. My theme would be discovery, exploration, and relic-seeking, obviously. However, I'm having trouble coming up with mechanical fits for those themes, besides Explore like Merfolk Branchwalker and Seekers' Squire from IXN.

If you have any suggestions for flavorful cards for this deck, I'd love to hear about it! Flavor matters more than win rate here, though I'd like it to compete at a "casual-competitive" level.

October 18, 2017 11:20 a.m.

Ideally, of course, it'd be a Simic Spirit...since those don't exist, I might suggest Rashmi. She is INSANE value with minor deckbuilding concessions like Future Sight or Descendant of Soramaro (very in-theme here). And you can use instant-speed Arcane stuff to double the value on your opponent's turn.

As a random side note, last weekend my brother untapped with Rashmi and Future Sight up, and I had exactly one turn to avert disaster helming Oloro. In desperation, I played Enigma Sphinx...only to turn up Saheeli's Artistry...I was totally channeling the heart of the cards, I think.

October 14, 2017 5:32 p.m.

Said on Clockwork Mutants...


Zameck might be okay...but first, you need to establish that Biomancer is truly not the best option. The answer to that is playtesting! If you consistently get trashed the turn you cast Biomancer, and you're able to scrape out Ws with Zameck, then switch. If Zameck doesn't give you enough power, then stay with Biomancer.

October 14, 2017 5:10 p.m.

Said on Best two color ......

October 14, 2017 5:05 p.m.

SteelSentry, thanks for the assist! I appreciate the suggestion, too! Sleeper Agent is baller.

October 12, 2017 11:30 a.m.

The only way to spice up FNM is through jank. And it only gets better when you can build the deck for $20-ish.

BARREN GLORY ($20 Budget)

Sapient Séance

Devotion to Insanity ($14 Budget)

What Doesn't Kill You... ($20 Budget)

October 11, 2017 9:52 a.m.

Said on I need a ......


The keyword "infect" (search it in the advanced search if you aren't familiar) is super controversial because it was literally designed to feel un-fun. It will kill your opponent, but you might not have fun after 5 games.

I would suggest either a) the Ob Nixilis deck minus Mr. Nix, or b) a UW control/tempo deck.

For the UW control, effects like Reflector Mage put the hurt on +1/+1 counters and tokens, while you have things like Cast Out or Ixalan's Binding to answer planeswalkers. Counterspells like Cancel or Negate stop threats before they hit the field. Then, you can finish the game with a big flying creature like Guardian of Tazeem or something, once your opponent is behind.

October 9, 2017 10:49 p.m.

Said on Deadeye jund...


I would cut the Galleon and the Blood Fasts for stuff like Heartless Pillage, Raiders' Wake, or more Duress, if your stated goal is to abuse the Tracker through discard. I like the deck, though!

October 8, 2017 5:43 p.m.

Love the deck and primer - always had a soft spot for Boros. One tiny suggestion -- you might partition your primer into collapsible spoilers or accordion-style blocks over the current wall of text you've got now. You wouldn't have to change a word, but the primer would become a lot more readable for the more casual onlookers, and you'd increase your deck's traffic. Best of luck, friend!

October 8, 2017 5:40 p.m.

Andypants14, you honor me! Thank you. I'm glad you like it. I achieved the same results after much playtesting myself. The sideboard might be a little rough, but don't underestimate Nahiri's Wrath -- that card is a beast.

October 7, 2017 2:34 p.m.

Said on PTsmitty...


Sorry to hear about the Spirits. I'm still interested in a trade if you are, though, for some lesser-priority wants, 1x of:


Hour of Eternity

Curse of Echoes

Mina and Denn, Wildborn

Incite Rebellion

Zendikar Resurgent

Planar Outburst

...which is about $2.7 value. Vona, Butcher of Magan, Vanquisher's Banner, and Sanctum Seeker are about $8.2 value, so I'd ask for $4 cash or so in addition to trade value, if you can swing that. Feel free to PM and counter-offer me (:

October 7, 2017 1:58 p.m.

Hey friend! I have a NM Vona, Vanquisher's, and Sanctum Seeker. Do you have any UW Spirits pieces from SOI block? Rattlechains, Spell Queller, Mausoleum Wanderer, Selfless Spirit? I'm looking for pieces for a Spirits tempo deck.

October 7, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Said on How much card ......


Ditto to the above comment. CCommand is probably asking too much in a 3-color manabase, but only hard control needs to go so far as dedicating 10-12 slots to draw. For a midrange build, 4-6 plus Snappy sounds sufficient. Although, playtesting and plenty of it will be the final answer, here.

October 5, 2017 10:09 a.m.

MindAblaze I'm totally with you. I am all about the new Jace.

And I also ship Vrajaceska. I hope it won't turn into a love triangle...because Jace doesn't remember he ever had a thing for Lili!

I'm so glad I pulled a Vraska, Relic Seeker at prerelease, so I can build a theme deck based on her pirate crew. DEBT CARDS ALE for lyfe.

October 5, 2017 10:09 a.m.

MagicManSam has a One with Nothing video about how to lose on turn one with no library/permanents/etc. It's pretty entertaining.

September 30, 2017 7:38 a.m.


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Finished Decks 60
Prototype Decks 22
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
Avg. deck rating 4.36
T/O Rank 103
Helper Rank 40
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 277
Last activity 1 day
Joined 1 year