I started playing back when 8th Edition was still new. I was around 10 or 11 years old. My uncle introduced my cousin, my brother, and me to the game and bought us our first structure decks. He asked what colors we wanted, and I said (my favorite color at the time) having no idea what any of the colors in Magic did or meant. My brother got the deck and my cousin the . I almost never won. I remember the deck had a few counters and bounce spells with mostly flying creatures, but it wasn't as fast as my brother's deck or as hard-hitting as my cousin's deck. Really it was a watered-down version of what should be. It may have been this that gave me an aversion to control and in general in the years to come. When 9th Edition was released, I got the green deck and never looked back. Green as fit me as a color more than the others, and I had always wanted to build an elf deck. My first "good" kitchen table deck was an elf tribal deck that finally had some goodies in it when the Elves vs Goblins duel decks were released. My favorite part was generating the mass amounts of mana with which I could do anything I wanted. Besides elves I found I really liked fungus cards when I got the structure deck from Time Spiral. Since then I developed a love for playing with counters and tokens that has carried into how I play today.
My favorite color combination is Abzan as you can tell from my name which is a portmanteau of Abzan and Azkaban. I used to be all about with Selesnya's ability to make lots of tokens and counters, but over the years I've starting taking more to . In recent years I have found that I love the Aristocrats strategy of sacrificing creatures, and it has become my dominant archetype. I mostly just played kitchen table casual, but my decks usually followed Modern rules. My tastes have turned more toward EDH because of the crazy ridiculous things I like to do in my decks, and only the commander format really supports that kind of whacky interactions.

Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 512 | 317 COMMENTS | 79992 VIEWS | IN 191 FOLDERS


My pride and joy! Ghave is my favorite commander in my favorite colors. The deck is built around combo synergy where you can replace one combo piece with several others and achieve a similar result. It is my hope that this is the definitive primer on TappedOut for playing Ghave. deck-large: omg-trap-card This is perhaps the most fun deck I have ever built. Besides having a freaking awesome Yu-Gi-Oh! theme complete with alter and card sleves, the deck is straight up value town. If Prophet of Kruphix were ever unbanned (which it absolutely should not be) then this is where it would find its home.

Bringing an Army to a Duel

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 75 | 38 COMMENTS | 3892 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS


A deck I built for my wife who liked the cat precon in 2017 and wanted a deck built around Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist. This is a tokens decks that heavily abuses the combat step.

A Game of Thrones

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 67 | 13 COMMENTS | 4078 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS


This Aikido-style Marchesa deck has become one of my favorites to play. The original deck was not mine, but I credit the deckbuilder responsible in the description. Recently another aikido player created a discord server for this specific deck and playstyle which has only helped the deck grow.

The Flash

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 39 | 1 COMMENT | 1041 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS


This deck was not built by me, and all credit goes to Inkmoth. This is just my physical copy of the deck which has had some upgrades from his budget version.

The Claw Machine

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 35 | 7 COMMENTS | 1520 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS


Elves were among the first of my casual decks when I began playing. In fact they were what I originally wanted to build when I found out about the game. Therefore it was fitting that I took all my unused elf cards and slammed them together into this fun elf tribal deck. I also had two Mardu decks at the time of this deck's inception, so it helped balance my color pie.

War in Heaven

Commander / EDH* Abzkaban

SCORE: 7 | 309 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


This is another deck that I technically didn't build...my wife did. It was her first one. I gave her advice for the deck and that was about it. It's pretty mean as Kaalia tends to be.

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DemonDragonJ

Thanks! I wouldn't mind an upvote on the main deck either if you have a moment. ;)

January 11, 2021 12:39 a.m.

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#2

You have my upvote.

And my folder save.

And my comment!

January 10, 2021 1:21 a.m.

thegreenbean

Tutorless version is a go! I've linked it in the Theory Crafting section of the primer.

January 9, 2021 1:18 a.m.

fudgeboii

Thank you very much!

I actually had considered Laboratory Maniac for a win con before Oracle was printed but decided not to since outside of finishing the game it does nothing. Oracle basically has the same problem. All my other win cons function as value outside of the win.

I actually never bounce Guardian Project. When I need to stop drawing cards, Kadena and Beast Whisperer bounce with no problem, but then I just destroy Project with Nantuko Vigilante. It’s the simplest way to get rid of it.

Either way I think the situation is niche enough to not need a contingency for it in the form of a wincon especially if it does nothing when I’m setting up. Besides it’s not like I’m running Demonic Consultation where I’d want Oracle as my primary win.

January 7, 2021 6:21 p.m.

king-saproling

Thank you! I just love the Yu-Gi-Oh! theme here. Haha. The deck has only gotten better since I first built it, and it plays really well even if the bounce combo requires a lot of pieces and seems convoluted.

These are all interesting suggestions. Here are my thoughts on them:

Centaur Omenreader Not as good as our other cost reducers, I think, only because it has to be tapped. With Earthcraft it’s fine and a cheaper Ugin although the latter can also function as removal or card advantage which I think is worth the two additional mana. I think it could work if you play with more ways to tap creatures.

Tangleroot I like this one. It could help with storming off especially if we’re chaining creatures and digging through the library. Also infinite mana with our free bounce combo, but that’s win-more. Good card but not sure how I’d slot it in. Currently I don’t feel like I’m missing it, but it could definitely do work.

Glen Elendra Pranksters Faerie Tauntings While it’s true that we ideally want to play under Prophet of Kruphix, that doesn’t always happen. I feel these would be dead draws otherwise. I love the idea of having either out in magical Christmas land, though.

Glimpse of Nature Cheaper than Beast Whisperer and Guardian Project but only a sorcery. I’m not really feeling it only for the lack of reusability outside pulling it from the yard. That being said I can see this being a good play. This has the potential for some explosive draws for 1 mana which is nothing to turn your nose up at. In the right situations it could dig pretty hard. Personally I think I’d still prefer the permanents so I can continue digging on future turns including my opponents’.

Thought Harvester Basically this could be another finisher. I wouldn’t replace Aetherflux Reservoir or Words of Wind with it, but it could be an alternate to Altar of the Brood which I just replaced. They essentially function the same except this exiles the cards rather than milling them which is just better. Not for me, I think, but this easily a good card to have if someone wants to go that route.

Opposition This is not a bad idea. Could be another way to stall opponents or lock them out completely with enough morphs and Seedborn Muse. Slots have gotten really tight in this deck lately, but this is one I’d heavily consider.

All relevant suggestions and none I’d really consider before. Thanks for the added perspective!

January 5, 2021 11:29 a.m.

thegreenbean

That’s good to hear! Thanks for the appreciation! I have not made a tutorless version yet, but it’s something that has been buried in my to-do list. I’ll have to prioritize making that list since I’ve put it off for so long. Thanks for asking about it.

But in the meantime you can basically replace the tutors with more redundancy in the combo pieces and/or more card draw so either way you just draw into a win. It would also be fun to play around with more combo abusers if all those slots opened up. Not to mention the number of possible combos would skyrocket which is the main reason I’d want to have such a list.

Check out the Single Card Discussion section and my budget list for ideas. I’ll see how soon I can throw together a tutorless version.

January 5, 2021 11 a.m.

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KayneMarco

You can find it at the end of alexjustdoit’s primer here:

[Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

I could also send you an invite, but that would expire in a day. The one on his deck page will always take you there.

December 31, 2020 8:56 p.m.

Thanks for the explanation, PookandPie. I hadn’t seen Tech0verlord’s question yet. I’m now wondering if I should edit that section to be more clear.

December 29, 2020 11:26 a.m.

darklord1135

The list had to evolve to keep up with a higher powered meta which unfortunately made it stray from the aikido philosophy discussed in the primer.

Take a look at alexjustdoit’s primer and join the discord! We’ve got lots of varying lists based on this one.

[Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido

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Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 512 | 317 COMMENTS | 79995 VIEWS | IN 191 FOLDERS

You Just Activated My Trap Card!

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 190 | 30 COMMENTS | 8098 VIEWS | IN 41 FOLDERS

A Game of Thrones

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 67 | 13 COMMENTS | 4078 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS

The Flash

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 39 | 1 COMMENT | 1041 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

The Claw Machine

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 35 | 7 COMMENTS | 1520 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Bringing an Army to a Duel

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 75 | 38 COMMENTS | 3892 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS

War in Heaven

Commander / EDH* Abzkaban

SCORE: 7 | 309 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

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