n0bunga Thematic Tomfoolery

Hey folks, I'm the resident dork that tries ever-so hard to jam themes and gimmicks - both flavourful and humerous - into any deck.

It started first with my baby:

All of Hyrule's Lands Flow Through My Deck & Balls

Commander / EDH n0bunga

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and a simple joke among friends that the Gitrog Monster merely needs to sit as the lands wash through him - much like the King Zora.

From that point onward, I've had instances where the theme came first and the deck followed. It's almost expected now, that I have some ridiculous or reaching theme associated with any deck. And that's part of the love I have for deckbuilding in general.

I mainly play EDH; it's what got me back into the game as a whole. However I've been playing Modern at a competitive level more often (and 0-2 dropping far too often). I dabbled in Legacy with:

Play Chess With the Devil

Legacy n0bunga


and despite having little experience with the deck, the subtleties in the interactions within an archetype like Manaless Dredge hit all the right notes for me.

The Black Soil

Modern n0bunga


is my current paper build (yes, it is mostly foiled out) of Modern Dredge. I decided to go back to my roots and finally build the modern version of my most beloved archetype.

The Threads of Fate

Commander / EDH n0bunga


This is my current paper deck that can contend quite competitively. Aminatou, the Fateshifter is a wonderful Planeswalker, and interestingly layered commander to build around.

SynergyBuild says... #1

I've seen you are racking up that Helper rank, thanks for the work on making T/O a better place!

  • PS I will cry a little once you steal my #1 spot!
September 5, 2018 9:55 a.m.

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Mnemonic Betrayal

1UB Sorcery

Exile all cards from all opponents' graveyards. You may cast those cards that turn, and you may spend mana as though they were mana of any type to cast those spells. At the beginning of the next end step, if any of those cards remained exiled, return them to the graveyard.

Exile Mnemonic Betrayal.

HOLY FREAKING CRAP. What a damn card.

September 18, 2018 10:57 a.m.

Unfortunately the proliferate gimmick wouldn’t work as it needs 3 cards, not just counters.

September 17, 2018 10:24 p.m.

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Errata, the Silencer 2UB 3/5 Errata, the Silencer can't be blocked.

Whenever Errata deals combat damage to a player, exile target creature that player controls and put a hit counter on that card. That player loses the game if they own three or more exiled cards with hit counters on them. Errata's owner shuffles Errata into their library.

Well that's a dick of a General since the Commander Tuck rule is no longer applicable.

I also don't care the actual name is Etrata, I can't unsee Errata lol.

September 17, 2018 4:29 p.m.

Ooops totally glossed over those when I looked at the list!

September 14, 2018 9:13 a.m.

This basically looks like an 8-rack deck minus The Rack and Shrieking Affliction...maybe add those and have infect as a backup plan?

Also, I'd consider dropping Sign in Blood, Disfigure, Doomblade, and board out Surgical Extraction (it's more of a SB card). I'd also consider using the free space to fill out Liliana, Thoughtseize, other removal like Smallpox, and definitely add Plague Stinger. That way you have an earlier infect, and it has decent evasion.

How frequent does Runechanter's Pike work for you? I like it in theory, but I just don't know how well it could be competitively.

September 14, 2018 9:09 a.m.

Shield Sphere should definitely get in here.

Also, you should definitely consider staxier pieces like Meekstone and Marble Titan. You could also do with more wrath effects like Fell the Mighty, Retribution of the Meek and Dusk // Dawn.

Also, Tree of Redemption?

September 14, 2018 8:57 a.m.

We've got an instant speed tutor!

Undergrowth - search your library for a black card with converted mana cost equal to or less than the number of creature cards in your graveyard, and put it into your hand

Seems pretty sweet.

September 11, 2018 5:08 p.m.

It's as much a staple as Abrupt Decay and Path to Exile, which are already staples in EDH decks that can run them. Any GBxxx decks ought to run this as it's one of their strongest pieces of removal, and acts as a catch all for just about anything. Especially harmful vs Hermit Druid decks.

People are already losing their collective minds in Modern over this, as it's Vindicate and Path to Exile in one instant-speed gift, and has a very reasonable CMC.

September 10, 2018 5:05 p.m.

Oh wow, did it ever spike! :/ pre-Yuriko this was like a $1.00 card!

September 5, 2018 7:58 p.m.

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Oh it's definitely strong on its own! This is just a surefire way that your opponent MUST block. It's deliciously devious haha.

And it's no problem at all! If you wanted a similar effect to Gitaxian probe where you see your opponent's hand, Peek

September 5, 2018 11:07 a.m.

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Arena is a really sweet land to run some shenanigans with Phyrexian Obliterator. I'd also just recommend a straight up Murder over Go for the Throat, since Affinity is still a very common deck to face, or maybe just Fatal Push.

Also, Gitaxian Probe is banned in modern, and Vebulid is not modern legal. Modern begins at Mirrodin/8th Edition. :)

September 5, 2018 9:24 a.m.

I'd definitely recommend Massacre Wurm over Night Incarnate. I had a game where I cast it to wipe out an opposing Avenger of Zendikar with 10 tokens. They lost 20 life lol.

September 5, 2018 9:19 a.m.

What's Paradoxical Outcome for? Just the draw? It's usually a cheerios-style combo piece. Sakashima's Student is a pretty useful Ninja since it can clone any creature you want. And maybe consider more budget timewalks like Time Stretch and Temporal Trespass. Those are absolutely devastating to flip to Yuriko.

September 5, 2018 9:18 a.m.

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I'd recommend Grafted Exoskeleton and Tainted Strike to give Atraxa Infect, or pump up an infect dude.

Another thing to consider is Heroic Intervention. When people know what you're on, your creatures will be target #1. So it's important to protect them!

I'd say maybe shave some of the "do nothing" infect creatures; by that I mean those that don't have relevant keywords, or abilities or ETB triggers.

I also think you could do with more fetchlands. If you're on a budget (which I think you are), I cannot recommend the "terrible" mirage fetches. Rocky Tar Pit Flood Plain Grasslands Bad River Mountain Valley. The downside is they come into play tapped, however if you ever increase your budget to include shocklands, they can fetch those! Similarly, Krosan Verge is one of my favourite fetchlands since it can fetch you a Breeding Pool and Godless Shrine for example.

September 5, 2018 9:13 a.m.

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Yeah I love Claim as well but I don't think more ramp is super necessary.

If you wanted the all lands become something route, Sylvan Awakening seems like what you were thinking of.

I also think the Zendikar enchantment is better than Papa Clex, but I do like him quite a bit. Creature removal is just a lot easier.

September 5, 2018 9:02 a.m.

I think they’re officially leaked by WOTC so yes. Just the unofficial leaks are not permitted.

September 3, 2018 5:52 a.m.

Yeah she seems super sweet! Thank you!

September 2, 2018 10:08 a.m.

Teferi untaps four permanents. Those can be any four of your choosing. Presumably, those would be: 1. Chain Veil 2-4. Mana-producing permanents, especially something that produces

You can imagine the slew of colorless producing artifacts that you can untap via teferi. Having Power Artifact and Grim Monolith essentially streamlines the ability to ensure the colorless casting cost and commander tax for Teferi.

But consider the fact that you can feasibly untap four permanents, and have sequential Chain Veil instances where you can use X number of loyalty abilities. There's nothing stopping you from floating mana, continually using Teferi's minus ability to send him back to the command zone, and recast using mana floated, and still feasibly have remaining mana, which will still continually increase with the new batch of chain veil activations.

August 30, 2018 4:54 p.m.

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edit: nevermind, I'm seeing all the edits, lmfao.

Yes it would read as put Counterspell into the graveyard.

August 30, 2018 11:48 a.m.

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King_Ramses can comfirm that 32 is very functional and more than enough! Was testing this last night, ended a game with Panharmonicon in play, blinking Massacre Wurm vs an Avenger of Zendikar (with 10 tokens) and Angel of Despair. It was pretty brutal.

August 30, 2018 9:15 a.m.


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