Optimator says... #1

Thank you so much for the up-vote! Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft) is one of my favorite decks. Just the right amount of jank and spikeyness.

May 28, 2020 2:39 p.m.

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Said on Warrior Eternal...


xSKINCOLLECTORx, thanks for the suggestion. I hadn't considered that before. What a... dirty suggestion. mwahhaha

May 29, 2020 12:25 p.m. Edited.

Said on Who Smiles at ......


solid classic list. I like it

May 29, 2020 9:41 a.m.

Said on Seven Dwarves Mimic...


Heh, cool :)

May 29, 2020 9:35 a.m.

Said on For the Herd...


I see what you did there. I see you!

I like the list, but I really like the clever name :D

May 28, 2020 2:21 p.m.

I really like your list but have never had a good experience with Dusk / Dawn in Alesha specifically. It's very different from Retribution of the Meek due to Alesha getting caught in the blast. Additionally, you generally want to leave some stuff in your graveyard to make use of Alesha's native reanimation abilities. As a result, both sides of Dusk / Dawn function in a sub par manner here.

Personally I'd swap for one of the following similar effects: Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Austere Command, the recently printed Mythos of Snapdax or even Tragic Arrogance all leave Alesha going while wiping out most everything else and providing other utility.

<3 cheers to another Alesha player.

May 25, 2020 12:53 p.m.

Said on Edric Final...


Not an expert or even well versed in Edric, but I like your card selection..

In particular, I've never seen Notorious Throng. How cool!

May 25, 2020 12:44 p.m.

Wow! Species Specialist is perfect for this deck. I hadn't realized that. I love it!

One day I'll get around to building a proper Najeela deck. Love this commander.

May 25, 2020 12:43 p.m.

Me: You misspelled Walmart... oh wait...


hahaha. Claps

May 25, 2020 12:42 p.m.

Said on Xenagos, Primer...


... I bet warstorm surge is great in this deck. good pick!

You going to add more to your primer? I really like your picks.

May 25, 2020 12:38 p.m.

I've looked at this deck before. Back again. It's still sweet as the first time I +1'd it.

May 23, 2020 3:11 p.m.

Said on Syr Gwyn and ......


I have tried to get Nahiri, the Lithomancer to work so many times and in so many decks. Never seems to work out.

Deck looks great.

May 21, 2020 7:30 a.m.

I enjoy the more sac themed vamps too. I find Edgar makes the aggro strategy so easy that if you actually lean into it, your deck starts entering not-fun territory. Moving into a theme like Sacrifice or Life Gain makes for more fun games, and because Edgar is so powerful, you can always fall back on aggro as a Plan B if you need to.

I'm still working on my own build, so it's not finalized but here are some suggestions.

Dusk Legion Zealot - 2 bodies + draw a card for 2 mana is just too good to pass up. Sure he doesn't do much, but it plays right into your sac theme.

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle - I would play him over some of your weaker aggro focused cards like Legion Lieutenant just because he makes more bodies to sac.

Champion of Dusk is one of your best top ends, with the number of vamps you run. Just to refill your hand.

Bloodline Keeper  Flip - It's no secret that he's one of the best vampires in the business. Whether as a lord for aggro builds, or a token creator for sac-builds you'll want one if you decide to keep the deck around.

Now for some non-vamp suggestions.

Teysa Karlov - She doubles death triggers and buffs your tokens, basically heavily supporting both of your main strategies.

Teysa, Orzhov Scion - Every black vampire token that edgar makes dies and is replaced by a spirit when this teysa is on the field. It lets your sac chains extend twice the norm. The exile clause is just gravy here.

Requiem Angel - A much higher CMC version of the Orzhov Scion Teysa, but possibly still worth playing because of how powerful the effect is.

Cards to consider removing:

As mentioned before, I don't think Legion Lieutenant is worth keeping around. She's perfectly fine in an aggro build, but since you're trying to shift your primary strategy from aggro, then you want your remaining Lords to do more than just provide a buff.

Shadow Alley Denizen - I'd replace in a heart beat. Like Legion Lieutenant, she's all about connecting with the enemy, when that isn't your primary gameplan anymore.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth - Now this is one I struggle with, because he's definitely cuttable. You're probably much better off with Champion of Dusk in this 5cmc slot, but Bloodlord is pretty cool, so I could understand holding on just out of fondness.

Falkenrath Aristocrat - The lack of humans really diminishes her strength here. We have much better and cheaper sac outlets and much stronger and cheaper attackers. This Aristocrat is just very medium, and easy to replace since she's not performing at her best.

Anyway, that's my take. Hope you have a blast with the deck.

May 20, 2020 8:23 p.m.

Sweet, but a bit unobtainable. Cool to look at though. Thx for the readup

May 15, 2020 9:33 a.m.

Said on The League of ......


+1 for the name.

May 14, 2020 11:25 a.m.

Classic commander. There is a special place in my heart for all of the Khans commanders. I played a decent amount of Sidisi in the standard environment but never have gotten around to playing her in Commander. Cool ideas here.

May 14, 2020 8:45 a.m.

I <3 everything about this

May 13, 2020 2:45 p.m.

Said on Palladia Win-Mors...


great name!

May 13, 2020 2:44 p.m.






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