landofMordor The Silent Tempest

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 Schools. 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'm pretty new to the trading scene, but I've conducted purchases or trades with the users Haxxzor, PTsmitty, rockleemyhero, and Dredgar. I can vouch for the professionalism, timeliness, and honesty of each of those users.
My binder can be found at The Devil Makes His Deals in Mordor (Trade Binder), but here's the skinny:

H: Exquisite Blood, History of Benalia, $$ at 85% TCG mid

W: Pieces for BGx Modern, especially attainable staples like checklands, sideboard pieces, and cheaper mainboard staples like Inquisition of Kozilek.

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

Lythia says... #1

Lol whoops :P Oh sounds interesting, stealing is kinda one of my favorite sub themes. I’m currently working on a Nicol bolas the ravager put things in graves and steal them deck :)

October 29, 2018 5:52 p.m.

landofMordor says... #2

Uh, Lythia...wrong number...? Haha I've never heard of "untap", so I don't think we've played.

But, to your question, I'm currently building a Riku of Two Reflections copy-and-steal EDH deck. What about you?

October 29, 2018 12:05 p.m.

Lythia says... #3

Hey its been a while, working on any new decks lately? Hope to play you on untap again soon ^^

October 28, 2018 10:56 p.m.

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Said on Giving you a ......


Hey friend. You are definitely on the right track -- I see very few cards in this list that can't be cast at flash speed. That's exactly where you wanna be in this deck -- flash in Raff before your 5th turn, draw a card, pass turn, and continue to play during other peoples' end steps! The perfect way to keep your opponents off balance.

Mostly, what needs work in this deck is winning. You're gonna be plenty disruptive, but the real trick is accruing enough card advantage to win without resorting to big beaters.

To that end, I'd recommend Oketra's Monument, (Kefnet's Monument), Inspiring Statuary. Isperia, Supreme Judge is great at flash speed. And finally, add more card draw! It will make this list much more consistent. Try Bident of Thassa, Spear of Heliod, The Antiquities War, Blue Sun's Zenith, etc.

On the other hand, I'd cut Approach of the Second Sun. It's a sorcery and will just make you a target. I'd also cut the generic beatdown plan, like Zetalpa, Daxos, etc, since it's not quite as strong in EDH.

Feel free to mention me if I can help more! Cheers, friend, and good luck!

November 8, 2018 8:24 a.m.

Rabid_Wombat, that breaks my heart. Although, the announcement said that they'd start working more reprints into other types of products.

Personally, I'm hoping the product to replace Masters will be a "Innistrad Remastered" that just reprints Innistrad (or Kamigawa, or Lorwyn, or whatever) card-by-card, to reproduce a Limited environment that is famously good, but also old enough that many folks haven't experienced it.

November 7, 2018 8:15 a.m.

Anyone else notice that W had no (mono-colored) box-topper promos? lol.

It looks like they're gonna have some high-quality reprints. I love the new art on Through the Breach and Tasigur and Bitterblossom -- and even the originals were pretty great!

I'm also hoping they'll print this in large enough quantities to drop the prices on some of the commons and uncommons, so I can pick up some Finks on the cheap (: but that price tag makes me wonder...

November 5, 2018 3:45 p.m.

Said on History Retold...


Hey friend! Love the deck, but it'll be wildly inconsistent if you're playing this in Standard. Red and Green-Black will just destroy you.

I'd recommend making this into a Commander/Brawl deck -- since you're more-or-less singleton already, you've got about half a Commander deck already built! I'd recommend somebody like Jenara, Asura of War or Rubinia Soulsinger, since those can be good "placeholder" commanders in your colors that will let you do anything you want with the other 99.

I notice you're pretty new on the site, so let me know if I just went way over your head there, but either way, best of luck with this sweet brew! (: cheers

November 1, 2018 5:13 p.m.

Said on History Retold...


oops repeat post

November 1, 2018 5:13 p.m.

Said on landofMordor...


Uh, Lythia...wrong number...? Haha I've never heard of "untap", so I don't think we've played.

But, to your question, I'm currently building a Riku of Two Reflections copy-and-steal EDH deck. What about you?

October 29, 2018 12:05 p.m.


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Finished Decks 28
Prototype Decks 18
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
Points 1325
Avg. deck rating 8.41
T/O Rank 71
Helper Rank 128
Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH, Modern, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 309
Last activity 1 week
Joined 2 years