landofMordor Deckling

Welcome! 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. (But if a player at the table is being a bully or a group-slug land-destruction anarchist, I might play Talrand or Oloro to help the casual underdogs.)

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).

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

Argy says... #1

Thanks for the encouragement.

August 22, 2017 1:44 p.m.

Aww thanks for the kind words, landofMordor! You've been a great friend here on Tapped Out, too, and I've enjoyed all of our interactions and your creative decks. I'll keep it in mind if I have any questions for you, you're always welcome to contact me, as well!

Hope school goes well, study hard and have a great time. Cheers!

August 21, 2017 11:24 p.m.

Killeary says... #3

Hey man could you give me tips on my deck?

Ramos the Voltron Spellslinger

Commander / EDH* Killeary


August 21, 2017 10:41 p.m.

I really need some help on my 3 decks if you want to take a look and maybe give a few suggestions then that would be awesome! I'll also be checking out your decks too and I'll try to comment some suggestions on yours in return.

August 17, 2017 10:25 a.m.

landofMordor says... #5

Daedalus19876, you honor me. Thank you!

I feel the same way about your builds, especially your original Avacyn deck (although they're all super fresh). Hit me up if you ever need a second opinion on a deck, or just wanna talk lore or whatever, and I'd be glad to help (: cheers!

August 12, 2017 6:01 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #6

I've been looking through your decks, and I'm impressed with your builds ;)

August 12, 2017 12:51 p.m.

Suns_Champion says... #7

Hello landofMordor! I've been looking around TappedOut for EDH experts to look my deck, Bad Luck Brion, and I thought you'd be able to help me out! I'm not looking for much, just your general thoughts, opinions and suggestions! Thanks a lot for your time!

August 11, 2017 10:07 p.m.

ScareBcrow says... #8


I'm having trouble with a deck that I am building that's red/black aggro and control.

I was hoping that you could give me some advice and help me with this deck.

Thank you!

August 10, 2017 10:15 p.m.

Spirit_Logan says... #9

landofMordor I'm excited to play my deck at a sanctioned event, but I don't have a sideboard. Do you have any suggestions?

August 10, 2017 12:34 p.m.

Spirit_Logan says... #10

Thanks for upvoting my deck!

August 10, 2017 11:52 a.m.

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Said on Living Ultimatum...


Myr_Mythic, thank you for the feedback! You made me laugh.

I actually owe the seed of this deck to lagotripha, who had a "living mill" deck about a year ago that never really left me. It's worth checking out!

I didn't really plan on getting combat damage to the player, since Lore can trigger off of any combat damage dealt, so even if they chump block, it means your Ultimatum will hurt even more. Between Postmortem Lunge and Cruel Ultimatum, I'm not worried about running out of Lores in casual play. However, a 3-turn clock would be impressive with Distortion Strike -- I'll have to consider it. Thanks!

August 22, 2017 11:19 a.m.

Said on Which Modern Deck?...


UW Spirits all day long! Even better, Spell Queller/Selfless Spirit/Rattlechains/Mausoleum Wanderer will rotate out of Standard in September, which is likely to cause a dip in price. Easy manabase, easily tailored to your meta, great budget sideboard options in UW. And flavor! What's not to like?

(Can you tell which Modern deck I am itching to build myself? The only thing holding me back is my three other tempo decks, haha)

August 21, 2017 11:07 p.m.

Said on Argy...


Still killing it, Argy. Love your decks and your attitude on the site. Keep it up.

August 21, 2017 11:03 p.m.

Solid jank, my friend. I love it.

I would possibly recommend Mob Rule as a baby Insurrection, since the latter might be tough to cast for 8 with RRR.

I LOVE the idea of Villainous Wealth -- it might be fun to sideboard in Torment of Hailfire, Epic Experiment, Sphinx's Revelation, Lavalanche, Mind Grind, Strength of the Tajuru, etc . Some are awesome ramp with Ramos, others are fun splashy potential win-cons.

Increasing Savagery is insane ramp.

If any of those suit you, to make room, I'd consider cutting Sorin, Nicol (they're both sweet, so totally understandable if you decline), Magister Sphinx (it'll only feel good the first time, unless you play against infinite life decks), Avacyn (feels slightly win-more unless you have a board-wipe-heavy group).

It's a hard call because this deck is so finely tuned, and so obviously fun. Kudos on making Ramos thoroughly awesome. It is my pleasure to help out any time I can, so just mention me if I can be of assistance! Cheers

August 21, 2017 10:59 p.m.

Said on DaringApprentice...


Apprentice, my friend, you're awesome! You were my first friend on T/O a year ago and you are still one of the best. Your suggestions always impress me, your decks are phenomenal, and your votes are pure gold. Thanks for being great.

I'm going semi-dormant on T/O this year to focus on school, but if you need anything, from suggestions to deep analysis (no card-pun intended) to lore discussions, you need only to mention me and I will respond asap. Best of luck with your brews and builds; cheers!

August 21, 2017 10:41 p.m.

Said on Personal Inventory...


Hey friend! Are you listing specific Islands there? If so, how?? I've been trying to log which basic lands have the best art, but I can't figure out how to list that Mountain out of the ZEN block, etc.

August 21, 2017 8:36 a.m.

Said on Looking for a ......


Deny Existence, too.

For the Leyline-type effects, just search "from anywhere, exile it instead" in T/O and you'll find the relevant cards.

August 19, 2017 2:42 p.m.

Said on Mono-Red Taxes...


Harsh Mentor could work too. For a casual deck, it's certainly a good idea, but it might not work as mono-R in a competitive environment...

August 19, 2017 2:41 p.m.

Said on Rhonas ideas...


Just noticed that the Rampager was over $1! Scrounging Bandar is another option, that you could strategically trigger to give Revolt while making your critters bigger, and late-game could provide a Monument trigger.

Best of luck! Hit me up if I can do anything else to help!

August 17, 2017 11:42 p.m.

Said on Rhonas ideas...


Aetherwind Basker over the Architect -- if you're going big with Champ, capitalize!

I would also cut the Bruiser/Decimator/Destined for Implement of Ferocity and Greenbelt Rampager, either of which can trigger your Renegade or Greenwheel Liberator. Another option for Revolt triggers are Hashep Oasis/Dunes of the Dead/Sunscorched Desert etc.

Finally, Blossoming Defense, Sixth Sense, or Hapatra's Mark over Ornamental Courage (since you'll need hexproof or card advantage in control matchups) and/or over 2 copies of Larger Than Life (you don't need 8 finishers, especially if you include the Basker, which already has trample).

Hope this helps without increasing your budget too much! Best of luck! I LOVE this deck and am contemplating stealing it from you to try out myself (;

August 17, 2017 11:37 p.m.

Hey friend! The Medallions are technically not Modern legal, so if I were you I'd just put in Rakdos Signets or something of the sort. Don't forget Gnarled Scarhide as the best 1-drop in Minotaurs, Rageblood Shaman as another lord, Burning-Fist Minotaur as a great 2-drop, and cut some lands with such a reduced curve in exchange for more Ragemongers.

I'd actually be tempted to try Tron lands like Urza's Tower with the Signet to power out all kinds of shenanigans. At least it's cool in theory.

Hope that helps! Hit me up if I can be of service.

August 17, 2017 11:26 p.m.

Said on What are some ......


End Hostilities into Vraska the Unseen's ultimate (easy to get that high because she's not super threatening) into Mogis's Marauder.

Or Serra Avatar and Essence Harvest might fit a Treefolk theme. Best of luck.

August 17, 2017 11:21 p.m.

Wow. I don't have much to add to this one either. Super powerful combos here. There's a Fling for Goblins whose name I don't remember that might be helpful to test against control matchups (sacrifice and burn in response), if any control archetype can possibly stay alive. Blood Moon might also be helpful, perhaps, but again, non-basics won't matter if they're dead.

Add a couple hubs to this deck! It belongs at the top of the RDW hub, for example.

August 17, 2017 10:43 a.m.

Love this deck idea, friend! I think the mainboard is solid -- and I love how your sideboard has a Chord tutor package for random hatebears. However, I would still cut Thrag/Selfless/Spellskite in favor of Heroic Intervention, which does the same things as the others, but in green. I don't have much experience with Elfball, so the most I can do now is give a well-deserved upvote!

August 17, 2017 10:38 a.m.

Said on Maws of the ......


Hey friend! Love this deck. I would first make this deck exactly 60 cards, since that ups your odds of drawing your better cards. I would cut the Mouth//Feed, the Hippos, the Behemoth to find room. You can also cut 1 Forest probably.

Then, since that's cutting more than 4 cards, I would add Obelisk Spider mainboard. That incidental lifegain on a great defensive body is soooo good. More Nests wouldn't hurt either.

Hope that helps! Let me know if I can be helpful!

August 17, 2017 10:30 a.m.

Reading your "weaknesses" tab, it sounds like you'd benefit from either more Spellskites or something like Negate/Swan Song/Turn Aside or the like -- generally my favorite way to get around cards-that-would-shut-me-out is to cancel them.

August 17, 2017 12:22 a.m.

Anytime, my friend! I hope it helps. Hit me up if I can be of service any time!

August 16, 2017 8:27 a.m.

ohmless thank you for your comment. Actually, I have realized as a result of this thread and MindAblaze/Winterblast's excellent comments that:

a) people need to say "French Commander" more often when talking about 1v1 EDH

b) the "competitiveness" of EDH is really a social construct, and even though EDH is a casual format, that means that some people want to play casually-with-the-power-9-in-a-cutthroat-setting and that's totally fine. Nothing about EDH per se dictates an innate power level.

c) having said b), I still think EDH is the most diverse, wide-open format available to Magic, where you can find an EDH home if you want to build a theme deck of Homirids, an Urza-only deck, or a $20 deck, and ALL of those are equally valid. Sometimes the analyst in me gets a little frustrated that we can't separate them out, but my inner analyst needs to shut up and help me win my casual EDH game instead(:

August 16, 2017 8:27 a.m.

I love this deck! As others have said, your commander is holding you back. If I were you, I'd make your commander Mairsil, the Pretender when he comes out on the 25th of August. He is SOOOOO versatile in this deck, with stuff like Eater of Hope or Razaketh or Bident of Thassa or whatever. You would just need some flicker stuff like Conjurer's Closet, Ghostly Flicker, etc to really abuse the ETB ability on Mairsil, and then you'd just need to swap out some non-relevant creatures for stuff with an activated ability.

I hope that helps! Mention me if I can be of assistance.

(Also, Vicious Shadows is a stud. So it Goblin Welder. Put both of them in if you can find them!)

August 15, 2017 9:15 a.m.

That's really an interesting and compelling thought. So I guess the next question is, how do we reconcile the fact that for the Eldrazi to work, Zendikar must die? And also, what happens now that 66% of the titans died?

August 15, 2017 7:33 a.m.


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Finished Decks 60
Prototype Decks 22
Drafts 0
Playing since Return to Ravnica
Avg. deck rating 4.16
T/O Rank 18
Helper Rank 7
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Casual
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