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: 539 | 328 COMMENTS | 83919 VIEWS | IN 203 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.

You Just Activated My Trap Card!

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 202 | 35 COMMENTS | 9427 VIEWS | IN 43 FOLDERS


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: 76 | 38 COMMENTS | 3959 VIEWS | IN 22 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: 68 | 13 COMMENTS | 4364 VIEWS | IN 23 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 | 1110 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 | 1589 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: 8 | 324 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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New Strixhaven card

Rushed Rebirth

Instant

Choose target creature. When that creature dies this turn, search your library for a creature card with lesser mana value, put it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle.

The deck is already heavy on tutors, but this would be great. I have no idea what to cut for it, though.

April 3, 2021 1:40 p.m.

delendaest

I’m glad you enjoy it! It really is fun to sit and goldfish. I find myself doin that from time to time.

That surprises me. This deck feels too strong for mid, and honestly I think you’d destroy that tier of power. High power feels a bit more where this deck should sit. Either way if you can’t run Necro, then some other draw should go in that slot. Fecundity would fit there nicely.

April 3, 2021 12:51 p.m.

H_Wildheart

So it sounds like you’re wanting to build Ghave for cEDH in which case I’d point you to the Ghave discord server. That being said, this deck can win by turn 3 or 4 but not as consistently as a cEDH build. Turn 4 or 5 is common, though.

As for survivability, You’d be surprised how grindy the deck can actually be. Before actually going infinite we can make good use of our counter sources and persist/undying creatures to reuse our resources each turn. Not to mention KarmicSaffiLark is pretty abusable even outside the hulk combo. Removal pieces like Aura Shards and Grave Pact can help control the board as well.

April 3, 2021 12:47 p.m.
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Specialties

Commander / EDH - Aristocrats, Commander / EDH - BGW (Abzan, Junk), Commander / EDH - Infinite Combo, Commander / EDH - Primer, Commander / EDH - Tokens

Decks

The Flash

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 39 | 1 COMMENT | 1110 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

The Claw Machine

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 35 | 7 COMMENTS | 1589 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Everything is Awful

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 9 | 1 COMMENT | 301 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

A Game of Thrones

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 68 | 13 COMMENTS | 4364 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

Oh My God | Golos, Pilgrim of the World Tree

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 19 | 20 COMMENTS | 1218 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 539 | 328 COMMENTS | 83919 VIEWS | IN 203 FOLDERS

Vir Ex Machina

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 3 | 222 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

You Just Activated My Trap Card!

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 202 | 35 COMMENTS | 9427 VIEWS | IN 43 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 60
Prototype Decks 34
Drafts 0
Playing since Eighth Edition
Points 485
Avg. deck rating 41.96
T/O Rank 107
Helper Rank 180
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
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