Hi! I live in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A.

I played back in grade and middle school (I'm 33 now) but kinda stopped. A lot of my friends still play so I played off and on with them for the last twenty years or so, using their decks. I finally said, "I should just make my own decks!"

Most of my friends play EDH/Commander exclusively and I prefer the format anyway so that's all I really build. Thinking about making some Pauper decks too.

In M:TG I love tribal decks, graveyard stuff, and untapping shenanigans. Many of my decks are unashamedly tribals.

Favorite mono-colors: Green and Red

Favorite color pairs: Izzet and Orzhov

Favorite color triads: Esper and Grixis

Really I like all colors. I kind of want to make a deck of every color, color pair, and color triad. I already have three 5-color decks. Not super enthralled with making 4-color decks but if the right commander comes out or a Partner pair strikes my fancy I'm not against it.

Highest T/O Ranking: 8

Highest TappedOut.net Helper Ranking: 1

Not sure how it happened but I'll take it! This was years ago. Tappedout has grown greatly in popularity over the last few years so I'll likely never achieve such heights again. How do you geeks do it? :P

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Said on Sea Monsters...


Cool deck! I have one very similar: Tidal Trouble.

I would highly recommend dropping Quest for Ula's Temple. It's a total trap.

January 24, 2020 1:29 p.m.

Said on Boros Soldiers...


By the way, Najeela, the Blade-Blossom has a 5-color color identity so she couldn't be in the deck.

January 24, 2020 1:15 p.m.

Said on Boros Soldiers...


I would recommend Iroas, God of Victory as the commander. I think he's the best for general Boros agro. The convenience of being able to swing freely is sooooo good--especially with mass-vigilance like Brave the Sands and its ilk.

Aurelia, the Warleader is a decent choice but is expensive, mana-wise. Even Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer is better than Agrus Kos though (with some more artifacts). Tajic, Blade of the Legion is an underrated choice too--can definitely make a great budget deck with him at the helm. Go wide and then suddenly Tajic is a commander-damage threat. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight is decent, but also quite expensive. Some folks love having bombs, like the two angels, in the command zone when the deck more or less functions without the commander (like most tribal decks). Some prefer lower CMC generals that can get out more reliably. It's all about what you like.

Argus Kos is pretty bad though. Unless you're in love with having a janky commander I'd highly highly recommend Iroas or Tajic, with Aurelia as a distant third-place.

For a new deck builder your list looks really good! Good creatures, good utility, a proper amount of ramp. Only thing missing is card draw, which you may know is nearly impossible in Boros colors. Mentor of the Meek is a good addition, so good on ya for that. Some... tolerable... draw options are Staff of Nin, Endless Atlas (somewhat suspect in a two-color deck, but I've seen it work), Icon of Ancestry, Vanquisher's Banner, Arcane Encyclopedia, Arch of Orazca, Farsight Mask, Infiltration Lens, Herald's Horn, Key to the City, Mask of Memory, Tome of Legends, Rogue's Gloves, Avarice Amulet (doesn't get .given away if it's on a commander).

January 24, 2020 1:14 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...

January 19, 2020 1:58 a.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...


Steelbane Hydra might be an upgrade over some other removal if yyou can refill its counters easily

January 19, 2020 12:54 a.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...

January 18, 2020 11:12 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...


The deck doesn't likely ramp enough to make it worth it, but Helix Pinnacle is always worth a chuckle. I've seen it work in Azusa, Lost but Seeking and Sasaya, Orochi Ascendant decks. Also, turning elves sideways might be more fun anyway

January 18, 2020 11:11 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...


Elegant Edgecrafters might be all right. Highspire Artisan and Peema Outrider might be too weak for EDH. Still, warm bodies are sometimes all you need with elves.

Elvish Harbinger should definitely be in the Maybeboard. Fining Ezuri, Renegade Leader or Elvish Archdruid (or even Dwynen, Gilt-Leaf Daen when life is low) is clutch.

January 18, 2020 11:08 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...


Nylea, Keen-Eyed can be card-draw and a mana sink. Not sure it's better than the other draw though

January 18, 2020 11 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...


Renata, Called to the Hunt might be good. Also, there's always the tried and true Dolmen Gate

January 18, 2020 10:58 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...

January 18, 2020 10:21 p.m.

Said on Karametropolis...


Constant Mists would be epic in this deck

January 18, 2020 8:59 p.m.

Said on Karametropolis...

January 18, 2020 8:20 p.m.

Said on Bastards on Parade...


Some potential cards. Most of these might be side-grades or out of budget but are worth noting in the Maybeboard. I have a few of these:


Creatures are obviously optimal, what with elf anthems and counters and stuff. I would try to squeeze in the first three if you can. The tempo of getting your commander down on turn 2 is amazing.

Fyndhorn Elves , Priest of Titania , Boreal Druid , Farhaven Elf , Leyline of Abundance , Castle Garenbrig , Llanowar Tribe , Overgrowth , Reap and Sow , Kodama's Reach , Explosive Vegetation , Nature's Lore , Ranger's Path , Skyshroud Claim , Grow from the Ashes , Emerald Medallion , Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip, Harrow , Circuitous Route


Rishkar's Expertise , Soul's Majesty , Mirror Shield , Zendikar Resurgent , Primal Rage , Heroic Intervention , Return to Nature , Overwhelming Stampede , Overrun , Beastmaster Ascension , Loxodon Warhammer , Colossal Majesty , Rancor , Vivien, Champion of the Wilds , Blossoming Defense , Withstand Death , Titanic Brawl , Ancient Animus , Momentous Fall , Nature's Claim , Once and Future , Regrowth , Wildest Dreams , Road of Return , Creeping Corrosion , Season of Growth , Blanchwood Armor , Sandwurm Convergence , Garruk, Primal Hunter , Vivien Reid , Vivien of the Arkbow , Ghost Quarter ,

Aspect of Mongoose is nice but prevents untapping shenanigans with your commander.


Some obvious out-of-budget stuff here and some lower-powered stuff too but I'll suggest them for posterity.

Llanowar Reborn , Karn's Bastion , Forge of Heroes , The Great Henge , Incubation Druid , Loyal Guardian , Tuskguard Captain , Pollenbright Druid , Solidarity of Heroes , Biogenic Upgrade , Durable Handicraft , Planewide Celebration , Courage in Crisis , Verdant Confluence , Bow of Nylea , Contagion Clasp , Contagion Engine , Hydra's Growth , Path of Discovery , Retreat to Kazandu , Forced Adaptation , Evolutionary Escalation , New Horizons , Nissa, Voice of Zendikar , Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter , Vivien, Arkbow Ranger , Kalonian Hydra , Arbor Armament , Stony Strength , Savage Summoning , Hunger of the Howlpack , Soul's Might , The Crowd Goes Wild , Armory of Iroas , Weapon Rack , Predatory Hunger , Primeval Bounty

I have a Drove of Elves I'm not using

January 18, 2020 6:59 p.m.

Said on HydraOoze...


Thanks for the up-vote!

January 13, 2020 7:04 p.m.

Said on ablackmarq...


Thanks for the up-vote! I love my giant deck. It's strictly worse than filling a Kalemne deck with angels and dragons and other, better creatures but I love the flavor and the voltron aspect is on point. Kalemne is an excellent creature to buff up.

Be sure to check my profile if you like my building style!

January 13, 2020 1:32 a.m. Edited.

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January 11, 2020 9:08 p.m.

Said on Galacticus...


Thanks for the up-vote!!

January 11, 2020 7:38 p.m.

Said on Stovski...


Thanks for the up-vote!

January 9, 2020 7:15 p.m.


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Playing since Ice Age
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