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: 791 | 487 COMMENTS | 121328 VIEWS | IN 261 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: 668 | 778 COMMENTS | 107613 VIEWS | IN 258 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: 187 | 78 COMMENTS | 15306 VIEWS | IN 63 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: 779 | 603 COMMENTS | 88716 VIEWS | IN 268 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: 25 | 9 COMMENTS | 1355 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: 177 | 165 COMMENTS | 25043 VIEWS | IN 66 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 | 967 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: 319 | 277 COMMENTS | 53521 VIEWS | IN 115 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.

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The Deckwatch [Home Base]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 50 | 2320 COMMENTS | 19566 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


COME CHECK US OUT

Lord_Rivandere says... #1

Discord request sent btw

July 12, 2021 6:17 p.m.

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Voitagi: My playgroup, uh, really didn't like this deck. I haven't been updating it for a while because they refused to play against it XD

July 19, 2021 3:22 p.m.

Said on Lord_Rivandere...

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Are you Rhivan? :)

July 13, 2021 12:04 a.m.

Lord_Rivandere: I'm glad this deck inspires you, in all its MANY incarnations!

Yeah, the current version is definitely much more complex to pilot than the early versions -- the synergies are less obvious, but they're still there!

There's a few more ways to flip Avacyn you might have missed! Beyond the four obvious self-sacrifice creatures ( Benevolent Bodyguard , Ranger-Captain of Eos , Selfless Spirit , and Remorseful Cleric ), we also have two other controllable death triggers in Solitude 's evoke ability and the germ when we unequip Nettlecyst . Also, Ranger of Eos almost always retrieves Benevolent Bodyguard as one of its two creatures, so that's essentially a guaranteed flip as well :)

And sometimes it's worth just using a Sword of Fire and Ice or Umezawa's Jitte trigger to hit our own things in a pinch ;) But yeah, the flip damage has become a bit less of a true FOCUS and more of a... deterrent? "You'd better not block/kill/attack my hatebear, otherwise Avacyn will Purify your battlefield with deathtouch!"

I don't quite understand something you said: why can't I use Fiery Emancipation without flipping Avacyn?

And yeah, there are SO many things I want to add to this deck... Hope of Ghirapur seems playable again given Urza's Saga , I want to find a slot for Kaldra Compleat so I can cheat it out with Stoneforge (and get another death trigger off the germ), and there's at least 4 cards I'm definitely testing in Avacyn from the new set ( Share the Spoils , Fighter Class , Oswald Fiddlebender , Mantle of the Ancients) and like 20 more I'm considering (including Robe of Stars)... This deck does so many things, though (voltron-control-hatebears-combo), that it's really hard to find slots...

I'd love to talk further about Avacyn whenever you want! You can either ask me here, or reach out on Discord: daedalus#8885

July 10, 2021 5:58 p.m.

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Specialties

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

Decks

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 779 | 603 COMMENTS | 88716 VIEWS | IN 268 FOLDERS

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 158 | 126 COMMENTS | 16653 VIEWS | IN 31 FOLDERS

To Drown the World in Death: Araumi EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 136 | 136 COMMENTS | 10371 VIEWS | IN 30 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 668 | 778 COMMENTS | 107615 VIEWS | IN 258 FOLDERS

Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 309 | 226 COMMENTS | 36270 VIEWS | IN 92 FOLDERS

Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 134 | 70 COMMENTS | 16152 VIEWS | IN 40 FOLDERS

NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 86 | 43 COMMENTS | 6912 VIEWS | IN 19 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 187 | 78 COMMENTS | 15306 VIEWS | IN 63 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 170
Prototype Decks 108
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 745
Avg. deck rating 62.18
T/O Rank 52
Helper Rank 27
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Cards suggested / good suggestions 1937 / 1408
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 73
Last activity 1 week
Joined 6 years