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: 759 | 476 COMMENTS | 107254 VIEWS | IN 252 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: 573 | 587 COMMENTS | 84278 VIEWS | IN 222 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: 175 | 72 COMMENTS | 12362 VIEWS | IN 61 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: 735 | 592 COMMENTS | 81005 VIEWS | IN 251 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: 19 | 6 COMMENTS | 717 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


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: 169 | 165 COMMENTS | 22864 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 | 590 VIEWS | IN 4 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: 305 | 264 COMMENTS | 47693 VIEWS | IN 120 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: 44 | 2315 COMMENTS | 18629 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


COME CHECK US OUT

usaDiabetic says... #1

Daedalus19876 unfortunately I already upvoted your deck. I usually look through and upvote any of the decks that get posted on the advertise thread until it's my turn to post again haha.

So I guess I'll try and hold off on posting another deck in there until someone else pops in to see yours. If you wouldn't mind taking a look at this though I would be eternally grateful. Kess+Baral's Infinite Playlist

February 10, 2020 1:21 a.m. Edited.

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Have you considered Aven Mindcensor? Instant speed tutor-hate AND a 4/4 seems great haha.

Also I’m so incredibly happy to see Dust Elemental finally find a home. It’s a pet card of mine.

February 19, 2020 2:35 a.m. Edited.

a heckin good pupper

February 18, 2020 11:17 p.m.

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#3

Have you considered Cathars' Crusade? It's really ridiculous for token decks. And that's even less ridiculous than Kindred Discovery ;) I'd also recommend Opposition as a good method of lockdown, and an additional way to profit off of your spirits.

Your list has decent ramp, but Fellwar Stone and Arcane Signet might be good additional options. I like where you're going with the million pump effects, but you could cut a few of them and open up some other options for victory IMO.

February 18, 2020 1:57 a.m.

I'll take a look, usaDiabetic.

Anyone able to help give me some upvotes for my current pet project? :3


♫ Feed Me, Seymour ♫ : Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 78 | 39 COMMENTS | 5116 VIEWS | IN 19 FOLDERS


February 18, 2020 1:49 a.m.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor: I forgot about Glissa's deathtouch -- in that case, keep it in haha.

February 17, 2020 6:36 p.m.

Without reanimation, Sheoldred, Whispering One seems bad. Your removal package isn't bad, but I'd highly recommend Force of Vigor and Nature's Claim to handle artifacts and enchantments. Vampiric Tutor is also awesome if you can afford it.

I've also seen some Glissa lists run Attrition + Ornithopter as a lock combo.

I'm curious what Thornbite Staff is for, I feel like that's a potential cut.

I agree with the above suggestion to run the Baubles.

Hope this helps!

February 17, 2020 4:36 p.m.

Feed me with your upvotes! Trying to get this to +100...

(Also, Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor, I'll take a look.)


♫ Feed Me, Seymour ♫ : Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 77 | 39 COMMENTS | 5087 VIEWS | IN 19 FOLDERS


February 17, 2020 4:30 p.m.

Hello -- I wanted to invite you to a Discord community for EDH deckbuilding, which has been steadily growing for the last few years. It's a place that prizes experience and friendly interaction, and I think you'd be a good fit.

Would you mind enabling chat with me so I can send you the link?

February 13, 2020 12:54 p.m.

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NoComment: It would work, but it feels a little wasteful compared to most of the other options IMO.

...I need to rebuild this list, haha. Underworld Breach opens up so many opportunities...

February 12, 2020 7:25 p.m.

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shade_o_mirth: Lifeline is very, very dangerous -- careful playing that card, it can easily get you killed. Coffin Queen isn't a bad idea, though! I have an extra in my binder that I could test with...

February 11, 2020 8:47 p.m.

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RobsJourney: It's the primary way to win, but the deck can also kill through several jankier Underworld Breach loops into a large number of Kroxa activations (in the worst case, it takes 21 Kroxa triggers to kill people if they have full hands of zero land and 40 life). It's also perfectly viable to beat people to death with Kroxa, if combo lines don't work for whatever reason, or drain them with Syr Konrad, the Grim.

...or, in really corner cases, I've killed people with Rakdos Charm. Hehehe.

February 11, 2020 2:07 p.m. Edited.

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#12

usaDiabetic: This person didn't leave my deck a comment or upvote either on the Advertise Your Deck thread, seems like at least the third time it's happened. I think they're just ignoring the rules at this point.

...you wanna check out my deck on the thread, and take the spot after me? Lol.

February 10, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Frosto: Hello, please leave my deck (♫ Feed Me, Seymour ♫ : Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]) an upvote or comment, as specified by the thread's rules :)

...It seems like this isn't the first time this has happened for you.

February 10, 2020 1:04 a.m.

hecubus333: Regarding the rules about Sidisi's exploit trigger -- Profet93 is correct. The Gatherer rulings confirm -- if an opponent removes Sidisi in response to her Exploit ability (ie, she gets removed before the creature gets sacrificed to the exploit ability), you do not get to tutor.

It's a further vulnerability in an already-glass-cannon deck, and something that the Sidisi player needs to be aware of.

February 9, 2020 9:26 p.m.

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xander11: ...Yeah, take a quick look at the infinite combos section :) Worldgorger Dragon combo lines are this deck's primary wincon, haha. It's like saying "cut Protean Hulk out of a Hulk Flash list".

February 9, 2020 7:46 p.m. Edited.

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Poly_raptor: but he's Y A W G M O T H

Phyrexia cares not about an empty wallet. Serve the Lord of the Wastes, and put him in the 99 :3

February 8, 2020 2:29 a.m.

Profet93: Gaea's Cradle being tapped with zero creatures is still a mana ability resolving -- even though it produces zero green. Zero is a number the magic rules can handle, and that zero is replaced with one.

Feel free to check this one on the judge group formally -- I'm wrong occasionally, and it's not a corner case I've ever had to investigate in depth.

February 8, 2020 1:55 a.m.

Profet93: Instant speed and zero mana. Works pretty great for me, honestly, especially in response to a GY wipe. And sometimes I get to mess up other people's reanimation spells.

February 8, 2020 1:53 a.m.

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Profet93: If the goal is consistent card draw, is this finally a deck where Phyrexian Arena pulls its weight?

February 8, 2020 1:37 a.m.

Profet93: It turns out that, due to a quirk in the rules, "Tap Cradle for zero" is still a mana ability. Contamination overwrites the zero amount with a one. Neat corner case.

Spidersilk Armor ended up being awesome so far. Very happy with the addition.

Manglehorn is generally outclassed by Collector Ouphe here. If I want more artifact hate, Null Rod and Karn, the Great Creator would be my next choices.

I am really not a fan of Song of the Dryads. I don't like how slow it is. I'm also not convinced there's too many commanders that get hit hard by it in our meta (apart from my own, obviously).

Krosan Grip is too much mana. I'm not TOO worried about my removal getting countered currently, or at least not worried enough to slide in K Grip.

I've considered Static Orb and friends before. I've just never really wanted to make this into a primarily-stax deck.

February 8, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Specialties

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

Decks

♫ Feed Me, Seymour ♫ : Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 81 | 39 COMMENTS | 5323 VIEWS | IN 20 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 573 | 587 COMMENTS | 84283 VIEWS | IN 222 FOLDERS

Black Plague, On The Rocks: Yawgmoth EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 248 | 159 COMMENTS | 23050 VIEWS | IN 68 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 175 | 72 COMMENTS | 12362 VIEWS | IN 61 FOLDERS

The Ten Plagues: Locust God cEDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 759 | 476 COMMENTS | 107256 VIEWS | IN 252 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 305 | 264 COMMENTS | 47694 VIEWS | IN 120 FOLDERS

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 735 | 592 COMMENTS | 81008 VIEWS | IN 251 FOLDERS

Hymn of Darkness: Elenda EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 174 | 83 COMMENTS | 10946 VIEWS | IN 47 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 119
Prototype Decks 66
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 1170
Avg. deck rating 63.92
T/O Rank 52
Helper Rank 53
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1296
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 71
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