Who am I?



I take advantage of my opponents, drain their life totals, and resurrect creatures after death to serve me again


I've been playing Magic ever since my friend introduced it to me my Freshman year of High school, this was a month or two after Kaladesh released. I've been playing ever since. While I have multiple color combinations, Orzhov is by far my favorite. Draining life, control, recursion, and those are just a few things that I love about it. I also love EDH, it is by far my favorite format. Unfortunately, I don't get to play very often, but I enjoy the format through building decks. I also don't really have the money to build the decks either, so you'll only find a few decks that I own in actual paper on here (Alas, the woes of a High School Student).


Favorite Color:

- My favorite color in magic by far is blue, I just love that color. Even as a new player the other colors never appealed as much as did. I just love all the things that can do, especially those sweet, sweet Counterspell s.

Favorite Color Combinations:

  • By far my favorite color combo is (Orzhov). (Esper) and (Izzet) are closes seconds though.

  • (Selesnya), (Simic), and (Bant) are color combinations that I like to play as well.


Favorite Decks


May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 60 | 76 COMMENTS | 4817 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS



Blood Tax Payments are Due

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 7 | 20 COMMENTS | 916 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



HOW MANY VAMPIRES DO YOU HAVE?!?!?! *Primer*

Modern Darkshadow327

SCORE: 15 | 25 COMMENTS | 1536 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



All it Takes is Strategy | EDH Tribal Series #17

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 12 | 21 COMMENTS | 731 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS



Schemes of the Omnipotent

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 7 | 14 COMMENTS | 442 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


All of these are among my favorite decks to play, unfortunately I don't own any of them in paper.

EDH Tribal Series:

My EDH Tribal Series is my pride and joy on this site, along with being helpful and knowledgeable in EDH it is what I hope to be known for on this site. The EDH Tribal Series is a series (Duh) of EDH decks that I have made that showcases many of the tribes in magic, with decks being added all the time. If anyone has an idea for a tribe that I should do that I haven't done just message me with your thoughts, they would be greatly appreciated! This handy-dandy link can take you to the whole EDH Tribal Series. If you do take a look at the series let me know which deck was your favorite.


If you need help with an EDH deck I'm here to help. Just hit me up with questions or a deck and I'll see what I can do.

Darkshadow327 says... #1

Lol, cdkime I was going to look up how to spell/use it correctly. Then I got lazy and didn't do it. Well, looks like I learned something this fine President's Day ;P

February 18, 2019 12:24 p.m. Edited.

cdkime says... #2

You have the misfortune of (a) having stumbled on one of my favourite grammar facts, while (b) I was browsing the recent comments of this site, so are going to get an unexpected lesson on etymology. I am sure that's exactly what you wanted!

"Forté" is a common misspelling of the word forte, attempting to reflect the common pronunciation of the word.

The word forte come from the French word "fort" meaning "strong place". Properly, when used in the context of "my forte", the word should be pronounced "fort" despite the letter E on the end. In modern language, however, the mispronunciation "for-tei" has become commonplace, such where if you use the etymologically accurate pronunciation, people will not understand what you are trying to say.

So, how did the mispronunciation become the norm?

English is a strange bastard of a language, borrowing from Romance languages, Germanic languages, and some others.

Forte has another meaning in English--it is a term used to refer to a loud part of a song. However, this use of Forte comes from Italian, not French, roots. As such, it etymologically should be pronounced "fore-tei".

Ultimately, the pronunciation of the two terms has been commingled in the couple hundred years since both entered the English lexicon, resulting in a single pronunciation, more in-line with the spelling, being adopted as the norm.

Which is way more than you probably ever wanted to know on a simple word, but it is one of my favourite little examples of how strange and wonderful the English language is, so I have trouble restraining myself.

February 18, 2019 12:11 p.m.

Darkshadow327 says... #3

I can try and help xander11. While golgari may not be my forté, I think I have some ideas.

February 18, 2019 11:22 a.m.

xander11 says... #4

Hello, would you mind lending a helping hand to my golgari edh deck? The deck has a very large focus on the combo Jarad and Meren have with each other. I want to try making the deck a little faster as I've had a few games where the deck couldn't quite pull ahead for the win

All Bow Before the True Queen

February 17, 2019 11:34 p.m.

Darkshadow327 says... #5

It'll come eventually IAmWrath, don't you worry ;P

I just have so many in the works right now. Advisers, Rebels, Eldrazi, and Slivers are my main focus right now

February 6, 2019 5:43 p.m.

IAmTheWraith says... #6

Honestly, where's Sigarda, Heron's Grace human tribal?

February 6, 2019 5:19 p.m.

Darkshadow327 says... #7

DrkNinja: I used #Color; text-shadow: #color 2px 2px

The problem you can adjust for the position of the shadow, and if you add a 3rd pox it gets blurrier


Of course, empiretodiefor! I'm happy to help

January 24, 2019 5:14 p.m.

empiretodiefor says... #8

Darkshadow327Would you mind taking a look at my list I have done some play testing and the deck is by far the most fun I have had playing a deck in along time. would love your input!

"Teysa Never Stops" Competitive Tokens

Thanks!

January 24, 2019 3:51 p.m.

DrkNinja says... #9

Yo how'd you get that shadow behind your name?

January 24, 2019 11:33 a.m.

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I'm here as requested. I'll take a more in depth look later when I have time. For now just take my +1 and initial thoughts. Demon of Dark Schemes and Ashes of the Abhorrent can do work with Teysa. Fumigate is also an amazing card. Martyr's Bond is also another Dictate effect.

Also, fancy meeting you here Weiss

February 19, 2019 9:12 p.m. Edited.

Said on May We Never ......

#2

Austin_Smith_of_Cards

Nim Deathmantle isn't in here because it is more of a combo card. To make it really work I would have to buy a section of the deck in order to make it really shine (like the situation mentioned above).

As for card draw and tutors, I highly disagree. I like to play this deck a little slower when I pilot it, so my hand is pretty full at all times. Using tutors is just something I don't want to do. When incorporating tutors the deck becomes more combo centric since I'm searching for something to create a combo with. Honestly, that is just something I don't want to do with the deck.

Skullclamp is in the maybe because some people may want to use it in their meta (as I explained in the Primer the Maybeboard is mainly for people to see what other options could be in the deck), for my piloting technique Skullclamp can be a little too many cards sometimes (I know, call my crazy).

Thanks though!

February 19, 2019 9 p.m.

I already have it built with Rashmi, Eternities Crafter DrkNinja and SynergyBuild. Have ~30 cards left to cut, but the deck looks like it will be super fun!

February 19, 2019 5:22 p.m.

I'm with DiverDown, if you ever want help I'm here as a resource Farel. I also have an EDH Tribal Series that I have created. In commander I have found that Tribal is super fun, strong, and relatively straightforward to play. If you want to build a tribal deck and need some ideas my Tribal Series can be found here.

February 18, 2019 5:15 p.m.

Said on Darkshadow327...

#5

Lol, cdkime I was going to look up how to spell/use it correctly. Then I got lazy and didn't do it. Well, looks like I learned something this fine President's Day ;P

February 18, 2019 12:24 p.m. Edited.

Said on May We Never ......

#6

Basically what I mean goldlion is that Blade of the Bloodchief is amazing on a select few creatures, other then that it is just an equipment. While I could equip it to those creatures like you said, I just find that it would kind of detract from the deck. I think I'll test it, but I'm honestly not sure how well it would do.

Ya, if you're on mobile it can be a little harder to read the comments. I think it looks better on a computer though.

February 18, 2019 11:38 a.m.

Said on All Bow Before ......

#7

If you want fast mana cards like Mana Vault , Mana Crypt , and Dark Ritual can help with that. There are also classic ramp spells like Rampant Growth , Skyshroud Claim , and Cultivate . More tutors will probably help as well. Buried Alive , Imperial Seal , Demonic Tutor , and Worldly Tutor are some good examples.

I hope these cards kind of fulfilled what you are looking for!

February 18, 2019 11:33 a.m.

Said on Darkshadow327...

#8

I can try and help xander11. While golgari may not be my forté, I think I have some ideas.

February 18, 2019 11:22 a.m.

Said on May We Never ......

#9

The fast mana is definitely something to consider hkhssweiss, not sure where I could slot it in though. More testing is definitely required.


While Blade of the Bloodchief is good, the card is very situational. To get Elenda and/or Hangarback on the battlefield at the same time as the Blade would be hard to do. Could it happen? Yes. However, to make that happen consistently I would have to gut part of the deck to bring in a tutor package. I do agree that Blade of the Bloodchief is amazing goldlion, I just think that it would be too situational.

Glad you like the deck! If you support Teysa and her cause feel free to leave an upvote!

February 17, 2019 9:52 p.m.

My all-time favorite deck that I've made. I feel like the deck is in a good spot right now, but hey, more eyes are always good (I'm also greedy so upvotes are wanted too, LOl ;P).


May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 55 | 67 COMMENTS | 4479 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS


February 17, 2019 2:02 a.m.

I'm honestly not seeing the use of Jace, the Mind Sculptor in here. Maybe it's just my unfamiliarity with Stax and the cEDH strategies in general. I'm not really familiar with Stax, so maybe Flusterstorm as another counterspell? IDK what to suggest, the deck looks really good and tuned to me!

February 17, 2019 1:59 a.m.

Hmm, well I have been thinking about Druid tribal for a while IAmTheWraith. I think Rashmi, Eternities Crafter could be fun, or maybe Tatyova, Benthic Druid .

February 16, 2019 9:08 p.m.

I agree with triproberts12. EDH (in my mind) is vastly superior to other formats. Commander is a super fun, social, and casual format. While yes, decks are bigger, it can can be cheaper since you don't have to collect full play sets of expensive cards. All you need is one copy of a card and it can switch between decks as needed. If you asked around I'm sure you could find some people to play it with.

I do agree with simic being the best color combo though. From a competitive standpoint in commander might just take it. Orzhov and Esper () are also super fun colors to play in that can be really powerful if built right.

February 16, 2019 7:19 p.m.

So I have no idea which deck to finish next for #33 of the EDH Tribal Series. So, is there a specific tribe you guys want to see or should I just do whatever?

February 16, 2019 7:06 p.m.

Alright guys, as requested I have finished (well, almost finished. I have 2 cards more to cut) Artificer Tribal!



If you take a look please let me know which 2 cards you think could be cut!

February 15, 2019 8:59 p.m. Edited.

I'll probably do a voltron + control deck similar to my theorycrafted Dakkon Blackblade / Chromium, the Mutable deck (Revenge of Blackblade). I have a pretty limited collection (you can look at my inventory to see how limited. I actually have less that 1,000 cards), so I really have to make use of what I have.

February 15, 2019 8:43 p.m.

So I opened a Chromium, the Mutable yesterday and was thinking about making a commander deck with him. Do you guys think I should go voltron, or some other rout?

February 15, 2019 8:28 p.m.

Teysa Karlov is really a build around card; unfortunately, I just don't see enough death triggers here to make her work.

There are some cards from RNA that I really love though.

Other noteworthy cards are Martyr's Bond , Oversold Cemetery and Ashes of the Abhorrent .

For cuts I'd say remove what isn't really working. Vampire Nighthawk and Gifted Aetherborn do seem like the most lackluster cards in here though.

February 14, 2019 8:18 a.m.

I was thinking Blood Tax Payments are Due. It would pretty much be the same as Teysa Karlov , I would just need to find a different background.

February 14, 2019 7:57 a.m.

Said on May We Never ......

#20

Thanks Cloudius! Teysa Karlov is definitely a sweet card.

Thoughtpicker Witch is a cool card, can't believe I've never seen it before.

I was considering Hidden Stockpile when I was making this deck originally, but it didn't make the cut. It might find a home in here though.

February 14, 2019 7:49 a.m.

Specialties

Commander / EDH - Tribal, Commander / EDH - W/B (Orzhov)

Decks

May We Never Part | Teysa Karlov EDH | PRIMER

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 60 | 76 COMMENTS | 4817 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS

All it Takes is Strategy | EDH Tribal Series #17

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 12 | 21 COMMENTS | 731 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Blood Tax Payments are Due

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 7 | 20 COMMENTS | 916 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

My Game Night League Deck

Casual* Darkshadow327

SCORE: 3 | 17 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Lord Markov Rules Here | EDH Tribal Series #4

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 20 | 31 COMMENTS | 2989 VIEWS | IN 14 FOLDERS

I Have Powerful Friends in Very High Places

Commander / EDH* Darkshadow327

SCORE: 5 | 20 COMMENTS | 480 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Schemes of the Omnipotent

Commander / EDH Darkshadow327

SCORE: 7 | 14 COMMENTS | 442 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

HOW MANY VAMPIRES DO YOU HAVE?!?!?! *Primer*

Modern Darkshadow327

SCORE: 15 | 25 COMMENTS | 1536 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 81
Prototype Decks 40
Drafts 0
Playing since Kaladesh
Points 5605
Avg. deck rating 6.40
T/O Rank 6
Helper Rank 12
Favorite formats Commander / EDH
Good Card Suggestions 162
Venues casual play, Game Haven
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