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: 782 | 482 COMMENTS | 117209 VIEWS | IN 257 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: 650 | 758 COMMENTS | 101087 VIEWS | IN 249 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 | 14217 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: 770 | 599 COMMENTS | 85769 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 | 1054 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: 176 | 165 COMMENTS | 24441 VIEWS | IN 65 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 | 769 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: 316 | 276 COMMENTS | 51145 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: 47 | 2316 COMMENTS | 19199 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


COME CHECK US OUT

Daedalus19876 says... #1

jackcity: You should consider moving to Abzkaban's userpage :) But in general, I wouldn't pay attention to the monetary value or the "competitiveness rating" that T/O automatically assigns to a deck. Decks with more upvotes usually have more attention and thus more influence and viewers, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they're better (though it is correlated in some sense).

January 19, 2021 6:30 p.m.

jackcity says... #2

Abzkaban: How would you compare this deck

(https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/marchesa-political-queen-of-pillows/)

to this one

(https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/primer-political-subterfuge-marchesa-aikido/)?

the first link has more upvotes and is therefore better?? but the second link has more money spent into and should therefore be better??

January 19, 2021 4:19 p.m.

jackcity says... #3

Daedalus19876: Thanks for replying and the suggestion. if you say they make good decks ill check them out :)

Abzkaban: what makes your deck diff from the primer?

January 19, 2021 4:04 p.m.

Abzkaban says... #4

I should probably mention the deck I linked is not mine, but it’s an excellent primer with access to the discord. My deck is here: A Game of Thrones

January 19, 2021 3:43 p.m.

Daedalus19876 says... #5

Abzkaban: I don't mind at all :)

jackcity: Honestly, Mardu just doesn't interest me -- or rather, I just don't enjoy 3+ color decks anymore. And honestly Queen Marchesa just isn't really my style, sorry. But Abzkaban is a great deckbuilder, check out his build!

January 19, 2021 2:14 p.m.

Abzkaban says... #6

jackcity

Check out [Primer] Political Subterfuge - Marchesa Aikido if you want to get into Queen Marchesa. There’s a discord you can join as well with a great community that plays this niche strategy of Aikido.

My apologies to Daed for posting this on their page.

January 19, 2021 1:14 p.m.

jackcity says... #7

Hi i was wondering why you dont build mardu decks? maybe queen marchesa? it would be a nice challenge for you ...and itll help me lol.

January 19, 2021 5:43 a.m.

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vasarto77: I can't afford Allosaurus Shepherd, haha, or it would be in here. And on the topic of removal, I'll be adding more soon, but I've had such difficulties cutting already... What would you remove to add removal?

1empyrean: It's a LOT of mana, but that's not a terrible idea. Onto the maybeboard it goes!

January 20, 2021 12:30 a.m.

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MrXilas: I really want to fit Abundance in here, yeah! It's a great card, and works so well with Sylvan Library... I'm not certain about whether Migration Path is the right cut or not, though. Hmmm. I'll try it for now, thanks!

January 19, 2021 7:35 p.m.

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#3

jackcity: You should consider moving to Abzkaban's userpage :) But in general, I wouldn't pay attention to the monetary value or the "competitiveness rating" that T/O automatically assigns to a deck. Decks with more upvotes usually have more attention and thus more influence and viewers, but it doesn't necessarily mean that they're better (though it is correlated in some sense).

January 19, 2021 6:30 p.m.

This is where I want with her, if you want to check my list out -- might give you some inspiration!


NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 10 | 277 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


January 19, 2021 4:05 p.m.

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#5

Hmmm. Maybe Stonehoof Chieftain? I've never been impressed by him even when he's cheated in.

Autumn's Veil is pretty much strictly worse than Veil of Summer, by the way. Another good swap, perhaps :)

January 19, 2021 4:03 p.m.

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#6

Apart from the delicious flavor, I'm confused by what Fynn, the Fangbearer is doing for you in this list.

January 19, 2021 3:31 p.m.

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#7

Omniscience_is_life: Or you could always run both!

Love the deck name, by the way.

January 19, 2021 3:28 p.m.

Have you considered Cream of the Crop? Seems like a good trigger for your tokens.

I'm building Koma as well, I'd love to compare notes:


NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 10 | 277 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


...Also, I like your username :3

January 19, 2021 3:28 p.m.

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#9

I attempted something similar, turning Koma into the top-end of a simic tokens shell. Want to compare notes?


NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 10 | 277 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


January 19, 2021 3:25 p.m.

Seems fitting that someone named Koma-mura would be making a Koma deck ;) Also, is your username a Bleach reference?

I'm also building Koma, you can see my list here:


NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 10 | 277 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS


Where are you planning to go with her? Just general Simic value?

January 19, 2021 3:20 p.m.

I might try running Parallel Lives over Anointed Procession, just because you seem to be higher on green mana than white?

January 19, 2021 3:15 p.m.

I'm slightly confused what this deck's purpose is. So there's rat tribal aspects, and -1 counter stuff, but neither of those interact well with your commander -- and there's really not a critical mass of either of them. The curve is also high, with very little ramp.

Can I hear a bit more about what the goal is here? How you plan to win? I might be able to help more in that case. But this feels like a case where your commander and gameplan don't match.

January 19, 2021 3:01 p.m.

The deck looks awesome, and the background is COOL, but damn did it give me a headache XD

I'm surprised not to see Deadeye Navigator in here, as a supplement to Emiel. You might look into Heartless Summoning to accelerate some of your lines, it makes a lot of the Peregrine options mana-positive :) I'd also highly recommend Swan Song over Arcane Denial (I never like granting two cards to my opponent), and Eldritch Evolution in addition to Neoform. Finally, you seem a little light on card draw.

January 19, 2021 2:29 p.m.

Said on Daedalus19876...

#14

Abzkaban: I don't mind at all :)

jackcity: Honestly, Mardu just doesn't interest me -- or rather, I just don't enjoy 3+ color decks anymore. And honestly Queen Marchesa just isn't really my style, sorry. But Abzkaban is a great deckbuilder, check out his build!

January 19, 2021 2:14 p.m.

Cloudius: Ooh, this seems interesting. I'll give it a look! Also, on a different note, I like how you highlighted the relevant parts of your description in yellow -- I might steal that idea in the future :D

This is my current pet project. Token aggro, silly Mystic Reflection shenanigans, and using Koma, Cosmos Serpent as a board-wipe dodging eternal source of aggro and control? Sign me up!

I'd love thoughts, particularly on cuts -- I've got a huge maybeboard full of cards I want to fit in... But upvotes would be great too, I want to get this to the top of the site :D


NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 15 | 3 COMMENTS | 346 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


January 19, 2021 1:09 p.m.

I'll check it out, 1empyrean! I was considering that pairing as well, and I'm pretty sure Suns_Champion -- a good friend of mine -- built them as well...

This is my current pet project. Token aggro, silly Mystic Reflection shenanigans, and using Koma, Cosmos Serpent as a board-wipe dodging eternal source of aggro and control? Sign me up!

I'd love thoughts, particularly on cuts -- I've got a huge maybeboard full of cards I want to fit in... But upvotes would be great too, I want to get this to the top of the site :D


NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 15 | 3 COMMENTS | 346 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


January 19, 2021 1:08 p.m.

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#17

Testing Mystic Reflection over Price of Fame here -- even if it's useful for a shorter window of time, I think it's a better answer for commanders, it can lock things down as effectively as Oko...

And also I suspect it'll enable new combo lines like casting Wake the Dead into five copies of Gray Merchant of Asphodel for the win :3

January 17, 2021 7:35 p.m.

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#18

Crow-Umbra: Hm. I'm doubtful. Certainly doesn't seem BAD, especially if you're running Burglar Rat and friends. But it's an... unstable, winmore kind of value? Kinda gimmicky hit-or-miss stuff, no offense. On a 5-drop, I want guaranteed value / threat from that card alone, not requiring a bunch of other cards to work right.

With that being said, she's probably going into my Kroxa list! :3

January 17, 2021 2:03 p.m.

skeletonkey8: It just got spoiled today :D

January 15, 2021 2:23 p.m.

skeletonkey8: Deathrite just wasn't as useful as my metagame shifted. It's a great card, people were just playing less fetches due to Ashiok.

And Hooded Blightfang proved not to be a fast enough clock... BUT this new guy should do the trick!

January 15, 2021 8:58 a.m.

Specialties

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

Decks

NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 21 | 6 COMMENTS | 448 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

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

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 119 | 114 COMMENTS | 5446 VIEWS | IN 27 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 185 | 78 COMMENTS | 14219 VIEWS | IN 62 FOLDERS

Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 295 | 195 COMMENTS | 32270 VIEWS | IN 86 FOLDERS

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 144 | 122 COMMENTS | 13963 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 650 | 758 COMMENTS | 101089 VIEWS | IN 249 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 316 | 276 COMMENTS | 51146 VIEWS | IN 116 FOLDERS

Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 130 | 68 COMMENTS | 13592 VIEWS | IN 39 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 155
Prototype Decks 96
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 1862
Avg. deck rating 61.81
T/O Rank 20
Helper Rank 13
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1373
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 73
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