zephramtripp Deckling

I guess I'm a noob, budget player who needs some tips.

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Whenever you draw a card, you may deal one damage to target creature or player.

Starting & Max Hand Size (-2)
Starting Life (-2)

Make another Guild Leader as a Vanguard.

June 22, 2017 5:20 p.m.

Swift Frigate

Artifact - Vehicle Ship

Whenever another Ship attacks, if ~ is a creature, you may tap ~. If you do, put two -1/-1 counters on that Ship and create two colorless Gold artifact tokens with "Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

Crew 2


Make another Ship.

June 22, 2017 9:35 a.m.

Said on Kemba's Pride...


Sorry, Stitcher's Graft, not the deck.

June 21, 2017 5:18 p.m.

There are several Sliver I think your amiss in dismissing:

Bonescythe Sliver, for cheap double strike.
Brood Sliver, for massive Sliver production.
Harmonic Sliver, for artifact/enchantment removal.
Heart Sliver, for cheap haste.
Magma Sliver, for massive gains.
Manaweft Sliver, as a backup Gemhide Sliver.
Necrotic Sliver, to turn every Sliver into a Vindicate.
Shifting Sliver, to make your team unblockable.
Sinew Sliver, as another Muscle Sliver.
Virulent Sliver, to only have to deal ten, not 40.
Winged Sliver, for more flying.

Other Slivers you might consider: Basal Sliver, Cautery Sliver, Darkheart Sliver, Essence Sliver, Groundshaker Sliver, Horned Sliver, Spined Sliver, Spitting Sliver, Lymph Sliver, Megantic Sliver, Opaline Sliver, Psionic Sliver, Pulmonic Sliver, Screeching Sliver, Sedge Sliver, Sliver Legion, Sliver Queen, Sliver Overlord, Synapse Sliver, Synchronous Sliver, and Syphon Sliver.

Tribal stuff:
Cavern of Souls, obviously.
Descendants' Path, if you want to go heavy tribal.
Metallic Mimic, for extra buffs at low cost.
Obelisk of Urd, for more huge buffs.
Stoneforge Masterwork, for massive tribal buff.
Belbe's Portal
Urza's Incubator
Patriarch's Bidding

June 21, 2017 4:49 p.m.

Said on Cat Tribal...


- Cavern of Souls, obviously. Might be a bit expensive.
- Descendants' Path, if you want to go heavy tribal.
- Metallic Mimic, for extra buffs at low cost.
- Obelisk of Urd, for more huge buffs.
- Stoneforge Masterwork, for massive tribal buff.
- Possibly Nacatl War-Pride for that final unblock able swing?

June 21, 2017 4:02 p.m.

Sorry for the triple post, but I just realized Chromatic Lantern is super expensive. Perhaps you could use Prismatic Geoscope or Pulse of Llanowar instead?

June 21, 2017 2:40 p.m.

Actually meant Farhaven Elf, not Wood Elves.

June 21, 2017 2:35 p.m.

For cheap mana fixing (<$1):

Calciform Pools
Dreadship Reef
Cascading Cataracts
Fungal Reaches
Molten Slagheap
Saltcrusted Steppe
Opal Palace
Commander's Sphere
Exotic Orchard
Fellwar Stone
Gift of Paradise
Grand Coliseum
Pyramid of the Pantheon
Weirding Wood
Bant Panorama
Esper Panorama
Grixis Panorama
Jund Panorama
Naya Panorama
Explosive Vegetation

Cuts I'd suggest:

Gideon's Lawkeeper for Journey to Nowhere
Manaplasm for Managorger Hydra or Forgotten Ancient
Ondu Giant for Wood Elves
Rhox War MonkSengir Vampire for Archfiend of Depravity or Desecration Demon
Serra Angel for Serra Avenger
Stormblood Berserker for Sulfuric Vortex
Circle of Flame for Mizzium Mortars
Glory of Warfare for Chromatic Lantern
Honor of the Pure for Spear of Heliod, if you really want an anthem effect.
Frost Breath for Mana Leak
Guardians' Pledge for Sakura-Tribe Elder (you really dont have enough white creatures for this effect)
Incinerate & Lightning Bolt for Terminate and Murder
Plummet for Oblivion Ring
Titanic Growth for Harmonize
War Report for Day of Judgment
Exploding Borders for Burnished Hart
Traveler's Amulet for Wayfarer's Bauble

I suggest choosing a theme for your deck. Right now it seems to be pulling in too many directions.
Want to cast and swing with Progenitus? Include cards that grant haste like Temur Ascendancy.
Want to play fun multicolored shenanigans? Include whatever value you like.
Want to use overcosted enchantment cycles? Include the Shrines.
Focusing will allow you to better determine what your deck wants. Regardless, I recommend playing heavy green to maximize your ability to mana ramp.

June 21, 2017 2:33 p.m.


Creature - Dinosaur Fish

Swimming (This creature can only be blocked by creatures without flying or reach.)

, : ~ fights target creature


Make a Ravnican pirate.

June 21, 2017 8:47 a.m.

Trajan, Wild Prince of Oreskos

Legendary Creature - Cat Warrior

If you control a basic Forest, Cats you control get +1/+1 and have vigilance.

If you control a basic Plains, Cats you control get +1/+1 and have lifelink.


Make a red-black card with menace and trample.

June 20, 2017 3:23 p.m.

Said on Spooky Spirits...


Your deck seems somewhat unfocused, trying to do too much at once with scattered card choices. It might worthwhile to move towards less single copies of good cards and more towards four copies of your best cards. For example,

4x Drogskol Captain, as he is a key piece in this deck functioning well.
4x Lingering Souls, as the most efficient way to pump out Spirit tokens.
4x Midnight Haunting, as another way to pump out Spirits.
4x Spectral Procession, as a third way to pump out spirits.

Instead of Phantom General, perhaps consider Intangible Virtue as another four-of to boost your token Spirits.

When your deck is composed of one-ofs, it's often difficult to draw to cards you need to win the game. Having four copies of a card better ensures the chance of drawing a copy during you games.

The easiest way to deck build when starting out is to choose nine cards to run four copies of and then play twenty-four land to ensure you can cast your expensive spells.

But what do I know? If your deck works for you, then do what you want.

June 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Said on Delirious Ballista...


It doesn't look like you have enough artifact cards for Steel Overseer. How has that card been working for you in this largely nonartifact deck?

Might it be worthwhile to use Hardened Scales to better take advantage of your +1/+1 counter synergies?

Otherwise, deck looks fine in a casual setting.

June 19, 2017 4:48 p.m.

Said on Werewolves :)...


If you are building Werewolf tribal, would it not be worthwhile to move up to the full four for each of your Anthems mainboard, i.e., Full Moon's Rise, Howlpack Resurgence, and Kruin Outlaw  Flip for the menace effect, probably removing one-ofs and two-ofs like Gruul Charm, Tower Defense, Briarpack Alpha, Mage Slayer, and Clan Defiance?

Other tribal options include Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic for another lord effect.

But if you feel the deck works for you, than that's cool too.

June 19, 2017 4:45 p.m.

Perhaps instead your deck could use Cleansing Meditation? It work as mass removal for your opponent's enchantments as well as retriggering Constellation and other ETBs for your enchantments.

June 19, 2017 4:36 p.m.

You know you can't actually play Crime/Punishment in a White-Black EDH deck, right?

As per the comprehensive rules, "903.4. The Commander variant uses color identity to determine what cards can be in a deck with a certain commander. The color identity of a card is the color or colors of any mana symbols in that cards mana cost or rules text, plus any colors defined by its characteristic-defining abilities (see rule 604.3) or color indicator (see rule 204)." as well as "708.4b The mana cost of a split card is the combined mana costs of its two halves."

June 19, 2017 4:31 p.m.

Kiora, Merfolk Explorer

Legendary Creature - Merfolk Scout


Whenever ~ blocks a creature with power 6 or greater, exile ~ and return her to the battlefield transformed.


Kiora, Aquatic Master

Planeswalker - Kiora

+1: Look at the top card of your library. If it's a Kraken, Leviathan, Octopus, or Serpent creature card, you may put it onto the battlefield. Otherwise, draw a card.

-2: Gain control of target blue Legendary permanent.

-8: You get an emblem with "As long as you control an Island, creatures you control with power 6 or greater are unblockable."

Make a card that represents Kiora's sister.

June 18, 2017 11:39 p.m.

Auroch Herder

Creature - Human Shaman

Auroch creature spells you cast cost less to cast.

: Untap target Auroch.


Make a nonblue card that puts creatures to Sleep.

June 18, 2017 7:28 p.m.

Dude, One with His Bros

Legendary Creature - Human

: Humans you control gain lifelink until end of turn.

: Humans you control gain flying until end of turn.

: Humans you control gain deathtouch until end of turn.

: Humans you control gain haste until end of turn.

: Humans you control get +1/+1 and gain trample until end of turn.


Make a card that involves drugs.

June 16, 2017 9:07 a.m.


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