I am Blue/White

I should start by saying that I am more than willing to help other users with their modern or commander brews, as those are the two formats I follow and of which I have a significant amount of knowledge. Do not ask me for help if you want someone to help you "refine" an already competitive and established deck archetype. I have no interest in fine tuning T1 decks and turning modern/commander into a "solved" format. Rather, I wish to make new decks which can compete with these T1 decks to diversify the meta and promote the uniquely diverse nature of both aforementioned formats.

I am a Johnny with just a dash of Nuts & Bolts Spike. If I am not playing an original deck which I built myself, then I am not having fun. Playing all the T1 decks that others have built and refined just feels monotonous to me. But that doesn't mean I won't try to make every single deck I build as competitive as possible, and I am borderline obsessive about playing things in their proper sequences.
My favorite card hands down is because he is a massively versatile card. He can combine with Pili-Pala for infinite mana, can be used in a midrange strategy with Myr Superion for good old beats, or used with other blue creatures to play a slow game abusing expensive artifacts/artifact abilities. He's just the whole package, but only if you play artifacts, and I LOVE artifacts.
I play Hearthstone in addition to MTG, and plan on being active on the Hearthstone sub-portion of TappedOut. My user-name is still DuTogira.
Commander, because it's the only format you can build any number of decks based on your preferred play style, pick a goal/win-condition, and build a reasonably competitive deck. cEDH is relatively solved and boring yes, but no other format, not even modern (my second favorite) can see a player brewing up something the night before, going down to their LGS, and winning a tournament with that deck.
Artifact decks -specifically, SMALL artifact decks- hold a special place in my heart, as they are extremely reliable, versatile -and with the right cards- recyclable. Except for EGGS. I hate EGGS!!!
Form of the Squirrel and I would unban it in modern, just to see what kind of chaos it could cause.

If Form of the Squirrel Were Legal

Modern* DuTogira

SCORE: 7 | 2 COMMENTS | 561 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER


is my idea of what a modern deck would look like with that card.
My Current project is

Invention Black

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 12 | 10 COMMENTS | 2407 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS


and my pride and joy would have to be:

The Minefield: A Modern Artifact Recycler (T3 Win)

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 136 | 238 COMMENTS | 30343 VIEWS | IN 77 FOLDERS


I plan to take the world by storm with The Minefield, or some variant of it (such as Invention Black) to prove that in the Modern format, an innovative mind is far more valuable than a large paycheck to buy a thousand dollar control deck. Ironically... Invention Black is something of a thousand dollar combo deck... so maybe I need to rethink my philosophy. Oh well, live and learn eh? At least my wins will come with a very confused facial expression from my opponents.

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Collection of
Auras and
Library of
Various
Enchantment
Spells

June 10, 2021 10:03 p.m.

Portcullis . Does almost all the same work as Ensnaring Bridge for a fraction of the $.
Also Sunforger because so much fun shenanigans come out of that card. It’s not that good. It just FEELS amazing

June 6, 2021 2:30 p.m. Edited.

Said on Blue players...

#3

Sorry been super busy.
Ramble I get it’s a moot point by now, but Allosaurus Shepherd does not make Mystic Repeal uncounterable. All spells are colorless thanks to Mycosynth Lattice .
Also I know the challenge was to reasonably assemble a lock. I have, at one point in time, played exactly that lock initiated by Open the Vaults in a Sharuum the Hegemon deck (minus the Rest in Peace ). What I found is that nobody likes being beaten to death by 32/32’s worth of power every turn, so they tend to just fold when you pull it off, and it’s easy to hate out. I don’t expect to lock a cEDH deck out of the game, ever. They’re designed not to be locked out. So the closest we can get is an amalgam of unlikely cards that can be played semi-casually and converted to a lock reasonably, which my lock can.

I don’t particularly appreciate being dismissed as “putting all permanents ever into play” when you explicitly challenged the collective site to a mental gymnastics competition, to which I did in fact put considerable effort.

June 1, 2021 9:04 p.m.

Specialties

Commander / EDH - Artifact, Commander / EDH - Battlecruiser, Modern - Artifact

Decks

No Pain No Gain

Commander / EDH* DuTogira

SCORE: 1 | 300 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

THE HELL KINDA SQUIRREL DECK IS THAT!?!?!?

Casual DuTogira

SCORE: 85 | 69 COMMENTS | 9119 VIEWS | IN 26 FOLDERS

The Architect of Oz

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 42 | 101 COMMENTS | 7022 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS

Invention Black

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 12 | 10 COMMENTS | 2407 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

A Polished Vision

Commander / EDH DuTogira

SCORE: 1 | 4 COMMENTS | 546 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

The Minefield: A Modern Artifact Recycler (T3 Win)

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 136 | 238 COMMENTS | 30343 VIEWS | IN 77 FOLDERS

Heat Seeking Hammer Slingers

Commander / EDH DuTogira

SCORE: 1 | 328 VIEWS | IN 1 FOLDER

Zombies in Kansas (T3 Win)

Modern DuTogira

SCORE: 47 | 99 COMMENTS | 7667 VIEWS | IN 15 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 22
Prototype Decks 13
Drafts 0
Playing since Ravnica: City of Guilds
Points 180
Avg. deck rating 17.36
T/O Rank 234
Helper Rank 352
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Cards suggested / good suggestions 178 / 135
Venues casual play, FNM Venue
Cards Added/Fixed 1
Last activity 1 week
Joined 6 years