zandl TappedOut Commander Series Guy

I run the TappedOut Standard Series live-streams over at the official TappedOut Twitch channel. I'm live each weekday from 10am~2pm Pacific.

I also founded and co-present the weekly TappedOut Commander Series videos which drop on the homepage every Wednesday morning. We're also on YouTube through TappedOut's official YouTube channel.

I'm always offering advice on the various decks I click on, but I try to stay up to date on Standard and EDH the most. Also, most of my own decks are split between the two formats.

PartyJ says... #1

Hey, I like to welcome new visitors once in a while and let them know help is always around the corner if they prefer it. Many never even visit the forum area in their first few weeks.

A message on my wall usually makes me smile and look further.

An introduction forum might even help this.

September 18, 2017 5:51 p.m.

sorry for the double post. here is Orzhov with fewer "Good Cards" The Great Orzhov Mill copy

September 11, 2017 11:42 p.m.

Hey check out my deck The Great Orzhov Mill

Or if that has too many "good Cards"

Hey check out my deck Sir Stormsalot

September 11, 2017 11:24 p.m.

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Heyo. Might be better to simply make a big forum post for everyone to see rather than spamming dozens of users. Just a tip.

September 18, 2017 5:44 p.m.

Said on Pace of new ......


The pace of the new format will likely be pretty comparable to what it is now, honestly, based on the fact that the best decks right now aren't rotating. Ramunap, Temur/4c Energy, R/G Pummeler, U/W Approach, and U/B Scarab God Control are each losing a maximum of 2 or 3 cards apiece with easy replacements right around the corner. The real question is how good Nayasaurs will wind up being and if it can consistently beat Energy to the point where Energy needs to change. If Energy isn't knocked off its throne, don't expect too much of a shift in the format.

September 17, 2017 12:19 p.m.

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Sweltering Suns is better than Yahenni's Expertise here. How often will you really net sweet value out of that free spell, especially if you wipe the board? You really only have Opt and Supreme Will for that, and I don't know if dumping Supreme Will on turn-4 is really the best thing if you're already limiting yourself with the number of counters you're playing. Sweltering Suns to the main and cutting Expertise makes a lot more sense, as Suns costs 1 less and can be cycled in otherwise-dead matches.

Glimmer of Genius is really the best card in the deck, so you should prioritize making that a playset. I'd play 4 Glimmer before 4 Opt, tbh.

For your sideboard, cut Spell Pierce and Jace's Defeat for Negate. Pierce is dead after turn-4 in control match-ups, and not being able to hit Planeswalkers is a big deal. Pierce is much better in tempo/aggro decks for use against control. For you, I'd even say Negate is strictly better, especially given how many times you're going to play control mirrors and both players have 11 lands on the board. Lightning Strike should probably be Chandra's Defeat, which can kill Glorybringer, Chandra, and the most playable dinosaurs with a single mana.

September 17, 2017 12:11 p.m.

Said on Esper Over--OH WAIT...


I'm having a hard time seeing how you WOULDN'T want the cycling dual lands in here. They make Drowned Catacomb and Dragonskull Summit enter the battlefield untapped and the amount of cards you can dig through with them is surprising. That, and they're better than Evolving Wilds.

As for Carnage Tyrant, Doomfall seems like the go-to answer for it, much like how it is for Bristling Hydra. It's a one-for-one removal spell both before and after it's cast. That being said, I don't expect Carnage Tyrant to see a ton of play except after sideboarding, and even then as a two-of maybe. Star of Extinction, for as flavorful as it is, is also a clean answer for it the turn after it comes out. Could be some niche sideboard tech.

September 17, 2017 11:54 a.m.

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If you're having problems with U/W Approach, try Lost Legacy. Other than that, this list seems solid.

-cough- yeaGO

September 16, 2017 1:32 p.m.

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September 10, 2017 9:17 p.m.


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Finished Decks 312
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Playing since 2010 Core Set
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Favorite formats Standard, Commander / EDH
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