Deckbuilder, recent college grad, actual rocket scientist (in training)! Welcome to my userpage :)

I am an old hand at Magic (playing for more than fifteen years, about 3/4 of my life in total), and I've been on this site a while. I used to be more active here, but life has kept me busy recently.

Formats of choice: I played in Standard for a long time, but I got sick of not having the money to play the best decks (cough Jace, the Mind Sculptor cough) and having to continuously buy new cards as old ones rotated out, and quit playing competitively for a while. I found EDH about five years ago, and I have been hooked ever since. These days, I play EDH exclusively.

Play style: I am a Johnny/Timmy, fond of complex and clever decks, and generally averse to counter-magic ...particularly when it's used against me. Favorite colors: black, green, blue, and purple (Izzet).

Favorite set(s): Time Spiral Block, Original Mirrodin, Original Ravnica, Original Innistrad

Least favorite set: Theros, Return to Ravnica, Kamigawa Block, all Core Sets

Personal information: I recently graduated from university in Saint Louis, and now work at a NASA research lab in sunny California! I've been playing MtG for about three quarters of my life, and never regretted it, haha.

If you have any kind of deck you want me to look over, message me or post it on my wall! I have less time than I used to, but I like analyzing and deconstructing decks, EDH in particular :)

These represent the physical decks I play IRL, so they are limited to my personal budget. I always appreciate suggestions and insight into anything I've built! In order of strongest to weakest…



The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 776 | 482 COMMENTS | 115571 VIEWS | IN 253 FOLDERS


Undoubtedly my strongest deck, and over 75% foil! This deck is optimized within my budget, and can hold its own against other cEDH decks. It’s pretty much a dedicated combo deck, but can win via aggro against staxier opponents. Try it, it’s a drug.



Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 640 | 752 COMMENTS | 98564 VIEWS | IN 247 FOLDERS


My second-strongest deck, and over 85% foil! In many ways, my pet deck. Vicious combo-aggro, originally assembled using mostly standard draft chaff. Nobody expects it, but it works very well at a cEDH or near-cEDH table (particularly by crippling early mana dorks). Note that the current list reflects a slower meta, and has traded fast acceleration for more redundancy and protection.



Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 185 | 78 COMMENTS | 13879 VIEWS | IN 62 FOLDERS


A very janky (but surprisingly frightening) mono-blue control/aggro deck. The only mono-blue EDH deck you’ll ever see that wins through combat damage, out-drawing you all the way. Started as a vanity project, has become surprisingly vicious.



Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 765 | 599 COMMENTS | 84853 VIEWS | IN 263 FOLDERS


Probably my most well-known deck, and the 5th highest-rated EDH deck of all time on TappedOut! (Give me upvotes, we’re within 3 votes of being #4!!) Currently being somewhat reworked towards my new meta. Primarily a Voltron deck, but occasionally can play the role of stax.



Multiversal Mafia: Teysa Superfriends EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 23 | 6 COMMENTS | 1017 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


A recent project, made from the pieces of my disassembled Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH [PRIMER] after my meta made it clear that Pox was not an acceptable strategy to play. We’ll see if it sticks around.



The Hungriest Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 175 | 165 COMMENTS | 24121 VIEWS | IN 64 FOLDERS


Currently being re-assembled. Mono-black control/voltron, with a poorly-regarded commander: you could call this a dark horse.



The Pit of Despair: Scarab God EDH

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 12 | 7 COMMENTS | 726 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


Discard-reanimator! This deck is the spiritual successor to my Sidisi, Brood Tyrant list, which was the first EDH deck I ever built (I Call Her Vera: Sidisi EDH [PRIMER]). However, the shift to The Scarab God made it into a vicious, grinding hand control deck, where reanimator is more of a side-plan.



Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 314 | 276 COMMENTS | 50400 VIEWS | IN 116 FOLDERS


Silly all-in Zada combo. May be disassembled soon, it’s my weakest deck. I’ve had it for a long time and it’s gotten a bit stagnant.

MY CURRENT COMMUNITY PROJECT


The Deckwatch [Home Base]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 46 | 2315 COMMENTS | 19097 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


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New spoilers babyyyyyy! (Not leaks.)

Both of these are getting slammed into this deck.

October 26, 2020 11:01 a.m.

Said on Rev your engine …...

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Please delete this deck, I really would not like to see you get banned :(

October 13, 2020 1:14 p.m.

"What is an appropriate way to express admiration for women?"

...by not sexually objectifying them all over a public space? That might be a good start ;)

Seriously, of all the stuff in the thread, this internal 'justification' frustrates me most. Let's be honest with ourselves here: you're not expressing "admiration for women" (as human beings), you're drooling over naked, objectified female bodies. You're basically looking for permission to be horny in public. Big distinction there.

You're going out of your way to convert an unrelated character into an unclothed female sex object, then spreading that art all around a public space which may contain 1) children, and 2) at least a few people who won't be comfortable with that kind of blatant horny drooling (such as, I dunno, actual real-life women who want to be considered as more than sex objects in the magic community?).

So yes, honest answer, you'll get judged.

October 12, 2020 12:01 a.m. Edited.

Profet93: Pretty good! Depends on the matchup, and how much removal they have versus how many counters I draw. Vadrok always guarantees one counter from the mutation trigger, so even if I hit only once I reach parity. But I've often managed to draw 5+ cards per turn with it, which just runs away with games, since Vadrok staples evasion onto it. It's a lot like Consecrated Sphinx: if I can hold up enough counterspells so that it survives for a turn cycle, it tends to win.

October 11, 2020 5:43 p.m.

Specialties

Commander / EDH - Combo, Commander / EDH - Competitive, Commander / EDH - Infinite Combo, Commander / EDH - Jank, Commander / EDH - Multiplayer, Commander / EDH - Tokens

Decks

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 138 | 118 COMMENTS | 12904 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 640 | 752 COMMENTS | 98568 VIEWS | IN 247 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 314 | 276 COMMENTS | 50401 VIEWS | IN 116 FOLDERS

Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 129 | 67 COMMENTS | 12736 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS

Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 288 | 183 COMMENTS | 30716 VIEWS | IN 84 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 185 | 78 COMMENTS | 13879 VIEWS | IN 62 FOLDERS

The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 776 | 482 COMMENTS | 115571 VIEWS | IN 253 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 765 | 599 COMMENTS | 84853 VIEWS | IN 263 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 145
Prototype Decks 88
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 300
Avg. deck rating 62.38
T/O Rank 204
Helper Rank 300
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1345
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 71
Last activity 3 days
Joined 5 years