Hi everyone! I'm Guerric, and I am a long-time MTG and even longer time DnD player. Though many of my DnD friends played Magic in the nineties, I regrettably didn't get in until I was in graduate school around the time of the Kamigawa and original Ravnica blocks. I played mostly casually then and fell out for a good while. I got back into it four years ago playing Elves in Modern at my local FNM, and from there moved into my first love, which is commander. I also played standard seriously for awhile on arena until it got bad again, and have had some success at prerelease sealed draft, though its not a major thing for me.

I teach high school and started a club where I've been teaching my students how to play commander. Because I wanted them to be able to play good decks and have fun before investing in it on their own, I have built and maintained a good number of decks with different playstyles for them to try or just play for fun. I have a reputation for giving them good advice while playing, including advising them to kill me when that's the right thing to do as I want them to have fun and learn good threat assessment and sequencing.

As far as player archetypes go, I am most definitely a "Mel." I like my decks to be smooth mechanical engines where everything is as synergistic as possible and performance is consistent every time. I hate variance, and while I like combos I am picky, and only like combos where the pieces are useful on their own.

Because I am a teacher teaching others to play magic is natural for me, and recently I've begun writing primers for my favorite decks. I hope to eventually write one for all of my decks. My favorite deck of all is my original one, my Inalla, Archmage Ritualist deck, though I also very much love playing Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow , Tuvasa the Sunlit , and Scion of the Ur-Dragon . Please feel free to read, comment, or upvote my decks if you like as it makes all the effort worth it!

Abysswalker- says... #1

No worries! I always appreciate detailed primers & the list itself looks like a lot of fun.

July 9, 2021 11:25 a.m.

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Thank so much for the upvote!

July 23, 2021 10:12 a.m.

Advisor I have that card in my binder and have often thought about putting it in. Do you find it slows down your opponents a lot?

July 23, 2021 10:11 a.m.

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July 21, 2021 8:15 a.m.

I do think Esper Sentinel is moving in the right direction, we just need more of this type of effect, and it already needs to be reprinted because like anything that draws cards in white, it is pricey in real-world money. When I spend money on my decks, it never feels good to do it on ramp and draw, those should be the cheap cards so that we can spend money on fun ones! I do think taxing card draw is a great way to go for white though. Taxes has always been true to color, and Rhystic Study is really off-color by today's standards.

July 20, 2021 2:58 p.m.

Fun way to win. Kudos on thinking of it!

July 20, 2021 2:50 p.m.

Gidgetimer is correct. The rules of commander make it pretty hard to abuse stuff like this. The only reliable ways to get there commander and keep them from re-playing it are simply stealing it with Control Magic type effects, or to just destroy it enough to up the tax on it so it isn't desirable to recast. You can also turn it into a land with Imprisoned in the Moon or Song of the Dryads , which they can really only beat with enchantment removal or land destruction. Anything that will exile, destroy, or discard will always allow them to safely put it in the command zone away from your meddling.

July 20, 2021 2:48 p.m.

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July 19, 2021 10:43 a.m.

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July 14, 2021 11:47 p.m.

DankMagicianD I agree! When Inalla was first spoiled the cEDH community knew right away that she was great in that format, but there was less focus on her ability to function as a powerhouse tribal and combo commander at the top end of regular commander without resorting to reanimator shenanigans. Its very powerful, so after winning with it I always switch to a less combo-oriented deck for the following game, but its always fun and presents lots of options.

3n3rgy2 Thanks so much for your comments and I hope that you enjoy making it! It makes all of the primer writing worth it for sure. What I love most is its perfect synergy. It has many combos, but every piece is good on its own, which makes our cards always useful and makes us willing to lose a combo piece since there are always more paths to win. Thanks again!

July 9, 2021 9:50 p.m.

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Thanks so much for all the upvotes!

July 5, 2021 12:04 a.m.

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July 3, 2021 2:11 p.m.

Specialties

Commander / EDH - Elves, Commander / EDH - Enchantment, Commander / EDH - Wizards, Modern - Elves

Decks

[Primer] Enchantress's Pillowfort: A Tuvasa Guide

Commander / EDH Guerric

SCORE: 22 | 13 COMMENTS | 1640 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

[Primer] Casting the Mythal: An Inalla Guide

Commander / EDH Guerric

SCORE: 40 | 22 COMMENTS | 2269 VIEWS | IN 12 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 13
Prototype Decks 0
Drafts 0
Playing since Betrayers of Kamigawa
Points 1587
Avg. deck rating 18.20
T/O Rank 25
Helper Rank 48
Favorite formats Commander / EDH, Modern
Cards suggested / good suggestions 29 / 6
Last activity 1 hour
Joined 3 years