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

SCORE: 226 | 74 COMMENTS | 16502 VIEWS | IN 50 FOLDERS


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

SCORE: 121 | 34 COMMENTS | 4531 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS


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.


BioChromatic Breath

Modern* n0bunga

SCORE: 15 | 16 COMMENTS | 1779 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


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.

Mistborn

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 37 | 16 COMMENTS | 1958 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS


This is my current paper deck. Arcum is insanely competitive and has some explosive early game win potential. Prepare to be hated.

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The presumption that the response was "lashing" out, or "snide" was unquestionably uncalled for. I'm reading the response in question, and it comes off as sarcastic humour to me, perhaps it even strays into deadpan territory, as it dryly puts forth the sarcastic statement that flying metal objects are impossible, and drove it home with an analogy to planes - the instrument of their sarcasm.

Now, perhaps it doesn't convey that way to everyone? That's completely fine, as tonal inflection isn't going to transition well in text, so jokes can observably be taken differently than intended; this discussion is sheer proof of that. But accusing someone of lashing out only sheds light on the fact that you decided to read a post in a certain way, in a certain voice. So perhaps absorb that bit of knowledge going forward, before assuming the worst in people. Perhaps you could work at asking their intent, or explain that you felt it came off as a snide remark - give room for error, so that the user can expand their view, or provide a reason if there is a miscommunication. What you've done here is made an accusation, and reject the user's explanation. That's neither healthy for a discussion, nor proper etiquette for discussing with someone.

In a similar fashion, you can't tell someone what their intent was, no matter how hard you want to pretend to think you can. If someone has said they intended something as a joke, drop the argument, swallow your pride and move forward. It's far more productive to agree that there was a miscommunication, and continue on with the thread topic.

Otherwise, you get what this thread has devolved into.

May 24, 2019 3:33 p.m.

Said on Urza, Lord High ......

#2

This is super dependent on your playgroup, but do note that Urza can work through Null Rod so you could run it to terrorize other artifact decks.

Howling Mine , and Winter Orb can be manipulated with him as well.

Edit: oh you have orb already.

May 21, 2019 5:47 p.m.

Said on Urza, Lord High ......

#3

YEEE

Man, what a card.

May 21, 2019 5:22 p.m.

If you'd like, I'd highly recommend Howling Mine since you can tap it on their turn, preventing them from drawing an extra card.

Additionally, stax pieces like Winter Orb can also be manipulated. Cards like Chrome Mox and Mox Opal have zero downside.

May 21, 2019 4:02 p.m.

I feel like it's definitely useful if you want to interact with opponents. Though this would depend on you running the newer walkers with static abilities.

So for instance, if someone cracks a fetchland or tutors, you flash in Arena Rector and get Ashiok, Dream Render . Or if they wheel, you flash rector in a Narset, Parter of Veils . There are a ton of applications, and above all else, it's a toolbox approach, where for you can get whatever planeswalker you need at instant speed! Imagine getting like a T1 Karn or something - provided you have the mana for it!

May 21, 2019 3:47 p.m.

Thoughts on Ignite the Beacon Deploy the Gatewatch and Call the Gatewatch ?

Also, you run Arena Rector, how about Flash to kickstart that?

May 21, 2019 3:20 p.m.

The absolute madlads printed a busted Urza.

May 21, 2019 2:27 p.m.

Hey, this is temporary, I still like running the traditional 8rack suite. Davriel is excellent, but it’s obvious downsides are that it’s legendary, so you’re never going to run more than one, and it’s never going to reset its loyalty, so it’s finite. I like stacking abilities from the Rack and Affliction.

To do this I did end up taking out Ensnaring Bridge, which opened up slots for things like Liliana’s Triumph, and allowed me to readd and fill out playsets of discard spells.

I’ll probably end up readding Ensnaring Bridge, though it’s interesting to see it not being run in a few of the newer builds!

May 19, 2019 8:19 a.m.

I like it a lot. It was briefly in the list when the spoilers came out, but I'm currently working out the best breakdown. I've seen lists that drop to 5-rack, and decks that go up to 10. I'm just finding that sweet spot, and figuring out what can be cut or ought to be. Cheers!

May 17, 2019 3:04 p.m.

Well it's not a legendary creature, so it can't be a commander. If your LGS accepts it then that's cool, but the purpose of this list is to compile a hierarchy of commanders, ranked in accordance with the cedh meta. There wasn't a point to include the banned commanders anymore, and even less of a point to add the Un-Commanders, so I really don't think there's much of a point in wondering about a rank for a creature that your LGS allows permits.

I'll take a stab at it though. If my math is correct, it would place a non-legendary creature used as a commander in the Casual rank.

May 14, 2019 3:27 p.m.

Said on The Threads of ......

#11

Like in response to someone’s fetch, Flash/Rector in Ashiok. Or Flash/Rector Narset to someone’s effect.

May 9, 2019 11:47 a.m.

Said on The Threads of ......

#12

The speed isn’t super relevant as it’s the same speed as Tezzeret, as we can only activate walker abilities at sorcery speed. This is just another line I’m testing, trimming the beefier stax pieces like Kismet or Pestilence, as Consultation Jace seems pretty strong. You can consult in response to his loyalty activation. It’s also technically a two card combo. Jace and Consultation. Flash/Rector is a shortcut without dumping UUU. This would probably require defense grid styled effects though, so I’ll see if that’s ultimately worth it or not.

Flash/rector is also a decent way to get Tezzeret immediately if need be. Or any of the walkers I’m running in a pinch.

May 9, 2019 11:30 a.m.

Decks

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

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 226 | 74 COMMENTS | 16504 VIEWS | IN 50 FOLDERS

Play Chess With the Devil

Legacy* n0bunga

SCORE: 121 | 34 COMMENTS | 4531 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS

King Henry's Hospitality

Modern n0bunga

SCORE: 162 | 61 COMMENTS | 7711 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS

The Threads of Fate

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 52 | 54 COMMENTS | 4703 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS

BioChromatic Breath

Modern* n0bunga

SCORE: 15 | 16 COMMENTS | 1779 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

Breya: The Last Metalbender

Commander / EDH* n0bunga

SCORE: 168 | 267 COMMENTS | 29312 VIEWS | IN 104 FOLDERS

Tarmon Gai’don

Commander / EDH n0bunga

SCORE: 44 | 46 COMMENTS | 1323 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

See You, Space Cowboy...

Legacy n0bunga

SCORE: 50 | 16 COMMENTS | 2671 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

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