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: 788 | 484 COMMENTS | 119088 VIEWS | IN 262 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: 657 | 764 COMMENTS | 104229 VIEWS | IN 254 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: 186 | 78 COMMENTS | 14813 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: 774 | 599 COMMENTS | 86660 VIEWS | IN 265 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: 24 | 9 COMMENTS | 1210 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 | 24730 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 | 877 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: 317 | 276 COMMENTS | 52480 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: 48 | 2318 COMMENTS | 19390 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS


COME CHECK US OUT

BrickSkipper says... #1

I'd love to have you take a look at my Kroxa deck which forgoes the Worldgorger combo and tell me what you think: https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/hungry-hungry-titans-1/ I really like your torment of the underworld list and primer. I'm working on learning some CSS to spruce up my deckpages, if you know any good resources it would be much appreciated.

March 18, 2021 1:56 a.m.

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glhfJKiHax: The repeatability is great. And honestly Elemental Bond was underperforming. Sure, it's great with Koma out... But 1) I only play Koma in maybe 50% of games and most of my other tokens are small, and 2) I draw far more cards with a little patience when I have Coastal Piracy out. I get to draw consistently EVERY turn!

April 3, 2021 11:34 a.m.

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K_OwO_zilek: No, it's true :D I wasn't mocking you at all, don't worry!

I'm doing my research in nanoscale computer chip design trying to emulate brain neuron firing patterns :D

Thank you for your kind words ^#^ I'm just super short on time, haha, haven't played any Magic in like a month :)

April 1, 2021 1:15 p.m.

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K_OwO_zilek: Perhaps eventually, but I'm super busy with my PhD currently, sorry.

March 31, 2021 3:31 p.m.

KITTYMANHunkGTI: If you sort by price and remove the 4 cards which are now over $5, you should get roughly into the price range you want (shipping aside).

March 30, 2021 3:42 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

Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 151 | 125 COMMENTS | 15363 VIEWS | IN 29 FOLDERS

Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 657 | 764 COMMENTS | 104229 VIEWS | IN 254 FOLDERS

NO STEP ON SNEK: Koma EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 72 | 35 COMMENTS | 4570 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

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

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 127 | 125 COMMENTS | 7844 VIEWS | IN 28 FOLDERS

Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 186 | 78 COMMENTS | 14813 VIEWS | IN 63 FOLDERS

Message from Surgeon-General Yawgmoth Re: COVID-19

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 304 | 207 COMMENTS | 34242 VIEWS | IN 89 FOLDERS

Red Scare: Zada EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH* Daedalus19876

SCORE: 317 | 276 COMMENTS | 52480 VIEWS | IN 116 FOLDERS

Torment of the Underworld: Kroxa EDH [PRIMER]

Commander / EDH Daedalus19876

SCORE: 132 | 70 COMMENTS | 14806 VIEWS | IN 39 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 159
Prototype Decks 100
Drafts 0
Playing since Judgment
Points 960
Avg. deck rating 63.03
T/O Rank 53
Helper Rank 45
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 1379
Venues Game Empire (Pasadena), Next Gen, Wizard's Wagon
Cards Added/Fixed 73
Last activity 1 week
Joined 6 years