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: 551 | 330 COMMENTS | 87041 VIEWS | IN 210 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: 206 | 36 COMMENTS | 10236 VIEWS | IN 45 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.

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 76 | 38 COMMENTS | 3995 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.

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 70 | 13 COMMENTS | 4565 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.

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 40 | 1 COMMENT | 1170 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.

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

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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 | 329 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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Said on Yeva Draw-Grow...

#1

Profet93

I don’t know if the landbase can squeeze it in, but it’s not a bad idea. Being able to stop Tymna is a good point, but then Yeva does that on her own. Could stop Oakhame Adversary if that’s in your meta. It is worth noting that Yavimaya would allow it to tap for mana. Even if it doesn’t make the main list, I might have to try it out in my high power variant.

June 10, 2021 1:21 p.m.

Soulus101

Why would you not include fetches in your land count? Fetches don’t skew the odds of hitting your land drops. They ensure you hit your land drops and color fix them especially if you run shocks. There is no risk of falling behind on mana… The land base here is fine. I count 10 fetches, and the only one restricted to a basic is Prismatic Vista. Not gonna lie this is the strangest take on fetches I’ve ever seen. How can you be concerned they don’t tap for mana when they go and get you a land that does tap for mana?

June 10, 2021 10:53 a.m.

d_iros

I would advise against cutting Shared Summons. It has proved to be the best creature tutor in my deck. Generally it’ll grab me Seedborn Muse and Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir but can also grab the pickles lock or mix and match if I’ve got one piece of each already. Otherwise it can grab Den Protector and Vesuvan Shapeshifter for the Cyclonic Rift lock or any other pieces I need. Pulling two creatures at eot is just too valuable, and it’s one of the reasons I’ll go off on turn 5 or 6.

June 9, 2021 2:22 p.m.

Soulus101

Generally games will go really quick if you can set up a Prophet of Kruphix effect. At that point it’s really easy to outvalue and control the board. Usually it takes just one turn cycle of prophet if that to reach a win con.

I do agree that additional card draw makes Kadena run more smoothly. Beast Whisperer and Guardian Project are all stars here. I don’t know that I personally like Soul of the Harvest purely for its mana cost, but it does trigger on entry rather than cast which is a notable difference.

June 9, 2021 12:36 p.m.

Said on Yeva Draw-Grow...

#5

CyborgAeon

Mikokoro serves as a win con by milling opponents out while we use loops to keep refilling our deck.

June 1, 2021 10:38 a.m.

1empyrean

Have my upvote!

Just looking for that nice round 550th upvote.


Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 549 | 330 COMMENTS | 86537 VIEWS | IN 208 FOLDERS


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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

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SCORE: 551 | 330 COMMENTS | 87046 VIEWS | IN 210 FOLDERS

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 206 | 36 COMMENTS | 10238 VIEWS | IN 45 FOLDERS

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

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Commander / EDH Abzkaban

SCORE: 70 | 13 COMMENTS | 4566 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

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