Hi, Last_Laugh here. I've been playing MTG off and on since I was 14 (back around the time Mirage came out... God I'm getting old).

I started off as a casual kitchen table player playing multiplayer with 6+ people and 60 card decks. OMG these games took FOREVER! (3 hours was a short game)

I quit for several years, came back briefly for Torment, left again, and then came back around the end of Time Spiral and have been actively playing since then.

I played Standard from Alara up until Return to Ravnica rotated out (screw Standard Rotation!) but now only play EDH. Animar and Marchesa are my favorite Commanders.

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Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

RETIRED:

Edgar's Dega Vampires

Narset, American Beauty

Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

ACCIDENTALLY DELETED BUT RETIRED:

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan / Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker (Whoops)

Highest Tapped Out Rank: 3rd

Highest Helper Rank: 1st (Twice: 2018 and 2019)

KibaAlpha says... #4

I believe you will rebuild Reyhan and Ishai, and when you do this card will fit nicely Dryad of the Ilysian Grove .

January 9, 2020 12:30 a.m.

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Any Standard and try to keep it from being too long please!

Mines during Innistrad/RTR. I'm running a homebrew Mardu list and opponent is Selesnya Tokens.

I have: 12 life, 1x Boros Reckoner, and 1 card in hand.

He Has: 10 life and 1x Collective Blessing. 2x 11/11 tokens (Grove of the Guardian), and 2x 5/5 tokens... all attacking.

I used Boros Charm to give HIS 11/11 doublestrike and blocked it with Boros Reckoner redirecting the 11 damage to his face before the rest of his army dealt damage. Dude was salty as hell!

January 24, 2020 8:52 p.m.

Consider Shared Animosity and Reconnaissance (in Throne of the God-Pharoahs slot, they're a nonbo together).

Reconnaissance allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block by the end of combat.

It untaps to avoid bad blockers (only situation you don't deal combat damage), it untaps after first strike damage but before normal combat damage (handy for getting counters from Drana onto your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain/Stensia Masquerade), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step). Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 150 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

January 24, 2020 4:20 p.m.

Main thing I'm seeing is your ramp needs some TLC. As the previous poster stated... avoid mana rocks that cost + but only add 1 mana and drop Gilded Lotus. Lotus Petal, Azorius Signet, Boros Signet, Izzet Signet, Pentad Prism, Talisman of Conviction, Coalition Relic, Basalt Monolith, and Worn Powerstone are all better options. Also consider Generator Servant and Crystal Vein.

Tutors: Long-Term Plans and Personal Tutor

Haste: Need for Speed, Hall of the Bandit Lord, and Dragon Breath (automatic haste whenever you recast Narset).

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of budget options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

January 24, 2020 12:42 p.m.

I would personally say that Scroll Rack depends on what your hand size looks like in most games.

If you're down to 2-3 cards then Rack doesn't dig very deep and is very underwhelming on its own (and gets even worse without great draw engines as your hand size continues to dwindle). If you've consistently got a grip full of cards (4-5+) Scroll Rack is an all-star.

January 24, 2020 10:31 a.m.

I have a few suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Ramp: Drop all 4x rocks that cost but only add 1 mana. Arcane Signet, Pentad Prism, Basalt Monolith, Lotus Petal, and Coalition Relic are your best budget(ish) mana rock options you don't already run. Also consider Generator Servant and Crystal Vein.

Pillow Fort: Smoke is amazing here.

Tutor/Topdeck Manipulation: Long-Term Plans and Brainstorm (Dream Cache is another option to get cards from hand on top of your library for free cast).

Auto Haste: Dragon Breath will automatically enchant Narset every time you recast her.

PW: Ral Zarek is handy for his untap ability (Strionic Resonator is easily my favorite target) and his ult is pretty easy to hit for 2-3 extra turns.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas, it's one of the top rated Narset lists on this site. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of options. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Narset, American Beauty

January 24, 2020 10:21 a.m.

Aaaand now it's too late to even use 3 deck cycles if I got 'em... it's only been like 10 hours.

I've had this same problem countless times on this site and you guys have a roughly 50/50 rate of actually doing anything about it. This is a joke... getting help when your site bugs out shouldn't be a gamble! I'm actually starting to get pissed guys... get this damn bug figured out and fixed!

January 23, 2020 8:04 p.m.

Also, notifications don't seem to be working either and still no reset on my deckcycles. I thought the site was down for maintenance not to break it lol.

January 23, 2020 4:27 p.m.

yeaGO please reset my 3 daily cycles. Thanks in advance.

January 23, 2020 9:34 a.m.

You should give Marchesa, the Black Rose a shot in the 99 (or even as the Commander). She allows you to reliably abuse your etb/death triggers over and over and also opens up Oona's Blackguard and Sadistic Hypnotist type cards for hand disruption.

January 20, 2020 8:40 p.m.

I have a few recommendations for you.

First, Chaos Warp is Grixis' best answer for enchantments by far. Don't let problematic enchantments like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Second, Spark Double feels like it was custom made for Marchesa. It copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Non-Wizards: Midnight Reaper and Herald of Secret Streams

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not wizards but still the same idea. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

January 20, 2020 6:35 p.m.

Spellseeker is worth it. It enables your most efficient combo line. Needs 2 counters on Animar, 4 life, and only .

Imperial Recruiter looks up Phyrexian Metamorph. Metamorph for 2 life copies Imperial Recruiter looks up Spellseeker. Spellseeker looks up Neoform. Neoform sacing Spellseeker looks up Ancestral Statue. Statue over and over until Animar is double your opponents life and use its final bounce to return Phyrexian Metamorph to your hand. Metamorph for 2 life again copies Imperial Recruiter to look up Walking Ballista for the win.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

January 20, 2020 12:28 p.m. Edited.

Ummm whoops and ty sir. I guess another recommendation I'd make is Yawgmoth's Will (available in gold border for much cheaper... the one I ran was). I mainly used it to return/replay highly impactful cards like draw engines, tutors, and finishers.

January 20, 2020 10:52 a.m.

Flayer of the Hatebound + Sage of Fables + Ashnod's Altar for infinite draw/damage.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Altar of Dementia + any non-human Persist creature for infinite mill. Replacing Altar of Dementia with Ashnod's/Phyrexian Altar will fuel a game ending spell also.

But honestly even with all those combos the deck typically wins through etb/death trigger abuse coupled with aggro and a bit of resource denial like Oona's Blackguard / Sadistic Hypnotist .

I have a bit more non-combat finishing reach in mine with Metallic Mimic + Kokusho, the Evening Star or Gray Merchant of Asphodel . Jokulhaups with your creatures coming back reliably ends games also.

January 19, 2020 10:37 p.m. Edited.

Ironic to say the least that you went from a comment about needing a refund for an online prerelease straight to missing a prerelease due to a cold. I figured I'd have a little fun.

January 19, 2020 1:14 p.m.

I'm just being a smartass if I'm being honest with myself. I think I'm funny sometimes.

January 19, 2020 12:33 p.m.

I'm confused PTsmitty... isn't this you?

"I had issues yesterday with a pre-release event, but have not heard back if they are going to give me my 2,000 gems back."

Also, how does a cold effect attendance to an online tournament? You didn't want to spread it and give your computer a virus right lol?

January 19, 2020 10:52 a.m.

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You might be waiting awhile... that user hasn't been active for 3 months.

January 18, 2020 11:37 a.m.

Consider running Reconnaissance . It allows you to attack with EVERY creature safely, deal combat damage in most situations, and have every one of those creatures untapped and ready to block by the end of combat.

It untaps to avoid bad blockers (only situation you don't deal combat damage), it untaps after first strike but before normal combat damage is dealt (handy for getting counters from Drana, Liberator of Malakir to your whole team and busted with Stromkirk Captain), and it even untaps after normal combat damage is dealt due to the creature being an 'attacking' creature until the end of combat step ends (you untap in the middle of this step).

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated Edgar lists on this site and there's also over 150 comments to sift through for more ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Edgar's Dega Vampires

January 17, 2020 10:19 p.m.

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#19

I have a few suggestions for ya.

Chaos Warp is Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far.

Spark Double copies Marchesa for double Dethrone, the 2 copies protect one another, and this copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Metallic Mimic is used to abuse etb/death triggers on everyone's turn instead of once per round. Can also immediately protect Marchesa. Just sac and rename the creature type as needed.

Sage of Fables helps abuse wizard etb/death triggers and immediately protects Marchesa. It's also an infinite combo piece with Ashnod's Altar and Flayer of the Hatebound.

As far as creatures go... I'd try to lower the amount of 5+ drops that you have... feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

January 17, 2020 6:17 p.m.

"Yes, the Standard bannings 'WERE' infrequent". I find this weird... they now employ a dedicated testing team yet there are more and more of these broken cards getting pushed and then banned... and this is somehow acceptable?

Urza block back in '98-'99 was while WotC was still learning about power creep and the long-term health of a game (hell they were still figuring out what colors got what effects at that point).

Mirrodin was the first artifact set WotC ever did and they clearly failed miserably and underestimated artifact lands.

The important thing about both those mistakes is that they learned from them and there were huge gaps between these mistakes and the mistakes that followed. Between Urza and Mirrodin was about 6 years ('99 to 2005). Mirrodin to Worldwake was another 6 years ('05 to 2011). They again had about 5 years until Kaladesh.

I'm also still failing to see the 2 years. Jan 2018 to October 2019 is close enough I suppose... but it's not a big enough gap to argue that the frequent use of the banhammer isn't a trend that started in 2017.

The part that worries me is Urza and Mirrodin bannings drove players to quit in droves and WotC had to react accordingly. Nowadays the game continues to see growth despite the constant 'mistakes' that are clearly fueled by greed. Growth despite poor decisions doesn't light a fire under anyones ass to change anything... so they won't.

January 17, 2020 12:26 p.m.

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Edgar's Dega Vampires

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 123 | 168 COMMENTS | 19257 VIEWS | IN 41 FOLDERS

Narset, American Beauty

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 32 | 20 COMMENTS | 2108 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 53 | 43 COMMENTS | 7017 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 81 | 84 COMMENTS | 6978 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS

Muldrotha's Madhouse - No Infinite

Commander / EDH Last_Laugh

SCORE: 71 | 70 COMMENTS | 12231 VIEWS | IN 30 FOLDERS

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