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 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

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

- Lapse of Certainty, because counterspells are awesome.

- Live Fast and Die Young

- Pyromancer Ascension

- Savage Punch with googly eyes. Google it.

- 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've just begun getting into the trading scene -- so far, 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: 2x Rest in Peace, Exquisite Blood, $$ at 85% TCG mid

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

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

landofMordor says... #1

rockleemyhero thanks for the offer and the help -- unfortunately, this theoretical Riku deck I've "built" leans more toward copy-and-steal than spellslinger, so there wasn't much overlap from your deck. Cheers!

June 29, 2018 10:10 a.m.

rockleemyhero says... #2

hey friend :). Thanks for thinking of me, and I would totally be the right person for that haha. If I had a riku i'd probably be playing it (which I dont). Sorry! I do have a maelstrom wanderer deck and would be willing to trade most of the pieces towards fetches if youre looking for anything else though!

June 26, 2018 9:28 p.m.

Homelessguy says... #3

landofMordor I really can't thank you enough for all the help!
I've got your message saved and took a couple steps to fix the issues you've brought to my attention.
If you get a chance to take another look today or sometime in the future I would appreciate it greatly!
When I get home and I have a chance to sit down I'll go over all the spelling mistakes with a fine-tooth comb.

June 26, 2018 11:20 a.m.

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So, is it just me, or are the dragonlords complete jerks all around? Like, I get that from a gameplay standpoint that dragons are a pretty popular Tammy/Spike tribe, but as a Vorthos, they are just the worst. And the fact that they were literally retconned back to life to fulfill Sarkhan's fanboy delusions doesn't make it any better. So I'm rooting for Yasova and Tae Jin to go all ghostfire on Atarka, etc, and for dragons to make 0 other appearances in this storyline.

YaBoyScoot, I think you might be right that the clans will experience a resurgence. I'm wondering, however, if there will be a new status quo after taking down the dragonlords -- maybe involving a peaceful harmony between dragon and khan -- because it seems a little disingenuous for WotC to retcon their retcon.

July 19, 2018 8:33 a.m.

Playtest a set of Impulse for a few weeks and then a set of Stampede, to see which is better for you!

July 15, 2018 7:07 p.m.

There’s a whole bunch, actually. Check out Blood-Braided Beatdown (Primer) for some BG effects. You’ve also got repeatable ones like Surestrike Trident and similar effects like Dying Wish. Good luck!

July 14, 2018 12:01 p.m.

My thoughts on this sweet home brew:

Cut Rejuvenator. You don’t need to ramp from 3 mana to 5 that badly.

Sideboard Bestiary. It’s good for true control matchups, but Shapers' Sanctuary is better against Hazored, BR Vehicles, and other removal-heavy decks, while also being strong against UW/UB. Mouth // Feed is also excellent as incidental card draw against Stompy and other beat down decks.

Cut at least 2 planeswalkers. They aren’t enough value-add right now to justify their high CMC and less helpful abilities. By the time they win you the game, you should have won already with Freyalise.

I’d go up to 4 Renegades and Songs. That combo is just sickening, and also works with Marwyn, Clancaller, and other high-power Elves. Having more 1-drops means you’ll be able to play Song more often, and they’re not legendary so they’ll stack for several turns of vigilant bombs.

Just my two cents. I love this deck — it’s the first time I’ve wanted to play mono green in a long while! Best of luck!

July 12, 2018 2:51 p.m.

Sounds like’s advanced search is your best friend here, after MagicalHacker’s lists.

July 9, 2018 7:18 a.m.

Said on Deckspert?...


Congrats, friend! I'm pretty sure the criteria aren't related to rank, because I've been top 10 in rank/helper rank and am still a Deckling. I'm guessing it relates to number of active years?

To edit your letters on that level, I think you have to go pretty deep into T/O's syntax guide. Good luck!

July 6, 2018 12:37 p.m.

Hey friend, interested in your binder and/or the Torrential Gearhulk/Spirebluff Canal.

Check out my binder for what I've got.

July 6, 2018 8:38 a.m.

Hey friend! I'm honored you like my Kresh build, and I can vouch for it being an extremely fun deck to bring to an EDH table -- you either win big, or lose quick, but always have fun(:

As for suggestions: I love the idea of Domri and Vraska. I think you could afford to cut down a little bit on the Fling effects -- you've got a critical mass already, some of which are repeatable, so I think you're okay there. In their place, I'd put in more instant-speed sacrifice effects like Viscera Seer and maybe even High Market.

Also, I'd try to convert as many of your ramp spells to creatures as possible, so that when they die, you profit. Your Signets will be great, but you can also have Burnished Hart as a higher-end ramp spell or Llanowar Scout or Yavimaya Elder. I like what you've done already in this regard, with Dawntreader Elk and friends.

In summary, I love this build! I might even edit my own list a bit based on your innovations. Thanks for your support, and cheers!

July 4, 2018 12:42 p.m.

ToolmasterOfBrainerd, Bant Delver plus Stoneforge sounds super fun, especially if you're just playing casually. And it might be a meta call for you to take advantage of some gaps in your group's hate to play Stoneforge. Good luck, friend! I know that stinks.

July 2, 2018 11:49 a.m.


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Finished Decks 38
Prototype Decks 21
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
Points 790
Avg. deck rating 7.47
T/O Rank 132
Helper Rank 463
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Casual
Good Card Suggestions 295
Last activity 1 day
Joined 2 years