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 Blue

Favorite color pairs: Azorious and Izzet

Favorite color triads: Esper and Grixis

I really like all colors. I kind of want to make a deck of every color, color pair, and color triad.


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


These are in order of build date:

Boggart Avalanche -- Black/Red Goblin Aristocrats with Wort, Boggart Auntie . My first and most expensive deck. Emphasis on anthems, recursion, and black utility cards on a mostly-red goblin aggro chassis. One of my few decks that runs infinite combos. Could use even more tutors! My pride and joy. Trying to slowly bling it out too.

The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft) -- A theft-themed deck that has group-hug elements and Braids, Conjurer Adept to encourage people to play steal-able win-cons. Results in fun, chaotic games, if not wins... One of my pet decks that has a low-ceiling commander at the helm but I love it so I keep pumping upgrades into it. Definitely one of my blingin' decks.

Bramble Blast -- $40 Skullbriar Voltron -- I made a Skullbriar, the Walking Grave deck for a friend of mine as a Christmas gift. I think it turned out well for its budget.

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator) -- Cheat out fatties from the graveyard, but in mono-Red! Feldon of the Third Path burns the countryside down to base carbon with a dragon-subtheme. One of my favorite decks and also one I will continuously bling out and upgrade.

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron) -- Equipment-based voltron deck featuring Zurgo Helmsmasher . Lots of board-wipes and equipment synergy. Used to be a Warrior tribal but felt too unfocused. More of a board-wipe and indestructible-creature tribal now. Stomps face. Definitely a deck I whip out at card shops if I want a win (despite it not being my most expensive deck!)

Roses of May -- (Marchesa Reanimator) -- Reanimator aggro with Marchesa, the Black Rose . A ragtag group of critters and minions that serve their master loyally and repeatedly. Small ETB focus but mostly aggro with value/recursion. Not super heavy on sacrifice loops but they're there.

Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves) -- One of my spikiest decks, this Yisan, the Wanderer Bard deck has an elf theme along with your standard toolkit creature base. Tons of enchantment and artifact removal. I can't stop singing! One of my favorite decks as well.

Tall Mizzix'd Cocktail With A Sidecar -- Instants, sorceries, and lots of burn at a discount--both mana-wise with Mizzix of the Izmagnus and dollar-wise. Not a storm or combo deck. Who says burn doesn't work in EDH?

Indomitable Stomps -- (Budget Voltron/Stompy) -- Rhonas the Indomitable 's mono-Green stompy with a minor voltron subtheme. Made mostly from my collection of bulk rares but surprisingly potent! Minor Fight sub-theme as well.

Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft) -- My attempt Esper Control in EDH. Lots of removal, card draw, a few fun non-combat win-conditions, and a handful of tutors. A medium-sized " Merieke Ri Berit suite" to keep creatures or untap for multiple thefts, but not as heavy on Merieke's ability as some decks.

Zadonkadonk -- (Budget Zada Aggro) -- I had a ton of leftover goblins from building my main goblin deck so I threw together a Zada, Hedron Grinder deck for a song. Wins out of nowhere with surprising frequency, considering the deck's price. Par for the course for a Zada deck.

Titan's Revenge -- (Giant Tribal/Voltron) -- 1/2 giant tribal, 1/2 voltron deck. I loves me some Amazons so why not build the queen of the giants, Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas ? The deck started off as a very budget build but I had lots of great cards in my collection to add. The deck kicks in dicks extremely hard and fast for its budget.

Rooftop Experiments (Zombie Tribal) -- Dimir Zombie Tribal with Gisa and Geralf . A deck I wanted to make since I started brewing EDH decks. Slight amount of self-mill but it's mostly vanilla zombie tribal. Deck is based around Rooftop Storm and if I could afford more tutors to find it I would get 'em! Tried to put as many of the good Blue zombies in as I could but they are a lot weaker than the classic Black zombie all-stars. This deck is basically all about going to value-town--not super heavy into token generation. One infinite combo but it takes a lot of set-up.

Token Concern For Safety -- (Burn & Tokens) -- Spellslinging and tokens with Wort, the Raidmother . This is another one of the decks I built mostly with cards already on-hand in my collection. Ramp into explosions or go wide with tokens. Small Goblin subtheme, but only because I'm running red and I need tokens. On the fence with the ratio between burn and tokens. I like the idea of having the deck be a bit of a hybrid in that sense. Not a ton of token-boosting cards in my collection though, and I'd prefer the deck to be spell-slinging primarily.

It Sucks As It Cuts! -- I pulled a promo Vona, Butcher of Magan and was quite inspired. I always wanted a life-control deck and she seems like a very fun way to pilot such a deck. Still debating how much to rely on Vona herself. 5 CMC isn't abysmal for a voltron-y thing but it's not good either. Having her buffed out on offense and defense (Vigilance) while gaining lots of life seems cool. Currently the deck list is more group-slug-y. Almost entirely made from cards already in my collection as well, so the power level is a bit low (and I believe Vona has a slightly low ceiling) but it's fun..

Tazri's Allied Goon Squad (Budget Ally Tribal) -- Budget Ally tribal with General Tazri . Regular Ally aggro--no Food Chain wankery. Very creature heavy, light on blinking and very few non-Ally creatures. I didn't want to include Xenograft , Conspiracy , or Arcane Adaptation since I can't afford to add tutors for them--severely reducing their effectiveness by my eyes. Sure, lots of creatures can make sensational honorary Allies and they go infinite with Turntimber Ranger but whatever.

Double-Visionary -- Clone tribal and draw-go-ish control with Rashmi, Eternities Crafter . Goal is to clone and control my way to victory and, if I get lucky, win with Biovisionary . I don't have the best tutors so that particular gimmick is unreliable but the deck is solid. I wanted a Planar Bridge and Paradoxical Outcome for flavor but they don't actually fit the deck well.

From the Mucky Muck (Budget Muldrotha) -- Sultai graveyard value/goodstuffs with Muldrotha, the Gravetide . Pulled a Muldrotha and just had to build her. I had tons in my collection that would fit but I bought some of the cheap Muldrotha staples like Seal of Primordium , Sylvok Replica , etc. and already owned lots of great staples like River Kelpie , Sakura-Tribe Elder , Mystic Remora , Mulldrifter , and the like. The deck is mostly goodstuff and value--no heavy sac loops or anything. Thinking of making it an Enchantment/Enchantress deck.

Advanced Woodshop -- Mass tokens with Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter . Tokens on tokens on ramp on overruns. I want to make it an artifacts-matter deck (which I think would be super novel in Green. I wanna see Fangren Marauder pop off!) but I would have to buy a fair amount of irreplaceable artifact cards and I want to invest Magic money elsewhere at the moment. The pile of tokens cost more than I spent on the deck (not including cards I already owned) and there's almost 100 of them. The deck and tokens barely fit in the box! Very casual deck but it certainly scares people.

Warriors of the World Unite -- Five-color Warrior tribal with none other than Najeela, the Blade-Blossom at the helm. Lots of effects to make my Warriors hard or impossible to block and trample effects. A few combo cards with Najeela but relatively fair and casual.

Tidal Trouble -- My second iteration of seamonster tribal. This time I'm using Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle instead of Thassa, God of the Sea . Deck is very similar but with land ramp instead of artifact ramp and some different utility cards.

Special Snowflakes -- Legendary tribal with Sisay, Weatherlight Captain . I had a four-color deck that was mostly a legendary tribal so I converted commanders to Sisay once she was released. Pretty normal, fair aggro deck with some toolbox elements and an aim for some synergy (which is mostly anthems I suppose).

Reaping the Rewards -- Teneb, the Harvester and "other peoples' graveyards" is the theme. I love graveyard shit and I want a deck with an actual dragon at the helm--Teneb seems good. Could build a decent deck just with stuff on-hand, though I wish Mesmeric Orb wasn't so expensive! Seems underpowered and waaay slow but it's made of mostly bulk I had on hand.

The Barbarian Queen's Horde -- Took it apart for parts to make my newer Warrior tribal (Warriors of the World Unite). Lovisa Coldeyes is a pet card of mine but she doesn't make a great commander. I had fun with the deck and won a game or two but there are better ways to go Mono-Red as well as Warrior tribal. Lovisa now has a loving home in my other deck.

Pharaoh of Atlantis -- (Budget Brago ETB Abuse) -- Your standard Brago, King Eternal blink deck. Started as a budget deck with some teeth. As a budget deck it performed well enough--especially as I was just getting into EDH. Kind of oppressive once the Brago-pin starts and most wins came from concession. A lot of times, though, Brago would just spin his wheels and nothing would happen and if Brago was shut down too many times in a row the deck was quite useless. A significantly higher budget with more combo elements and more control would make the deck extremely competitive, as Brago's tier ranking demonstrates, but that takes more money and effort than I felt it would be worth. Not as fun as it was at first and it was full of powerful cards that had grown greatly in value so I scrapped it for parts. Perhaps Brago will find a home in my Ally deck?

Coral Capers -- (Budget Seamonsters) -- Seamonster tribal! Thassa, God of the Sea steers this ship. Big ramp into mono-blue aggro. Simple and clean and tons of fun. I took it apart to use Arixmethes, Slumbering Isle as the commander, so the deck lives on in another form! I can always go back if I like Thassa more.

Ankle-Shanking -- Basically an aggro deck made with cards I already owned and Saskia the Unyielding . Synergy-light goodstuffs/hatebears. Aiming for a barbarian-horde feel. It's sort of a legendary tribal. Very much a "trade-binder" kind of deck. Isn't that what EDH is for though? Once Sisay, Weatherlight Captain was spoiled I decided to convert this deck over, so it lives on.

I've put together at least a partial physical prototype for most of these (or at least could):

Filthy Lucre -- If I get a brawl deck it will be korvald, fae-cursed king. I like the general vibe of the deck.

Junk in the Trunk -- I have the precon for Saheeli, the Gifted and I could throw together a decent deck. I just want to make use of my Storm the Vault  Flip and some other pet artifact cards. I have a pretty good list in paper but I need lots of cuts. I'm close enough to finalizing that I haven't updated the Tappedout version. I wanted to make a Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain deck too so there will be a showdown one day.

Banter and Repartee ☣ (Wizard Tribal) -- Bant Wizard tribal. I Have a Tamiyo, Field Researcher that needs a home so I thought Derevi, Empyrial Tactician would make a fun Wizard-tribal commander. The goal was to focus on unblockable and flying-men-type Wizards to make use of Derevi's ability then use/abuse tap-abilities (like Arcanis the Omnipotent , Beguiler of Wills , and Intrepid Hero ). Avoiding stax and locks--would play more like a Edric, Spymaster of Trest /flying men deck to make use of things like Coastal Piracy and Bident of Thassa . Almost built! Seems underpowered though, and boosting the gameplan would make the deck eerily similar to a lot of my other tribal decks.

Optimation Agency ☣ (Sphinx Tribal) -- Sphinx tribal. This is the third prototype iteration, this time with Yennett, Cryptic Sovereign . Many of the best Sphinxs are even CMC but I'll just skew the utility cards odd. Should work with enough manipulation like Scry and Soothsaying .

Tinker and Wrench ☣ -- Izzit artifact goodstuffs/cheerios with Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain . I have more than enough cards to make a fun pseudo-thopter-tribal, artifact-heavy deck. Can put together a 99 right now, but there are lots of cheap cards to polish the foci. Many builds Storm off--do I have to to use Jhoira? Is she strictly worse than Saheeli unless comboing?

Green Turbulent Juice -- Big-mana groupslug with Vial Smasher the Fierce and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper . Original list is Turbulent Juice ☣ but no real point in not having another partner, especially to add Green for utility and ramp, though the Rakdos list could have Kaervek the Merciless or Tsabo Tavoc swap in as commanders, which is cool.

Tools of the Trade -- Artifact/Enchantment value with Hanna, Ship's Navigator . My worry is that if I made an Izzet Artifact deck there would be a lot of overlap, though this one would have plenty of enchantments too. The win-cons would most likely be artifact-creature beats, which is all I could afford since artifact combo is kinda pricey and many "one-card win-con" enchantments are Red and Black.

Pain Builds Character ☣ (Darien Budget Soldiers) -- Soldier tribal with Darien, King of Kjeldor . Vanilla go-wide and self-damaging Darien stuff. I have a decent amount of what I would need to make this deck but not a ton. Haven't begun building the deck but I have the beginnings of a good budget-ish list here on Tappedout.

The Price of Fast Living ☣ (King Macar Vehicles) -- Mono-Black artifacts-matter and vehicles with King Macar, the Gold-Cursed . I could definitely build the deck today but due to the deck's gimmicky-ness and low power-ceiling I kind of want to handcraft the 99 instead of use my bulk-rare collection. I still have a lot of what I want and need though. Some of the new Pirate and Treasure cards from Ixalan look like tons of fun and potentially synergistic to boot-- Revel in Riches anyone? GET IN MACAR!!

Update: physical deck taken apart for a few spare parts. I'll keep the list up and many cards are still available so the deck idea isn't killed.

Most of these are abandoned prototypes. Some I still revisit if a new card comes out and is perfect. These are in no order.

Stabby-Heads ☣ (Budget Slivers) -- My attempt at budget Slivers from a few years ago. Hard to believe it used to be under $100. Little has changed in the last few years--haven't updated it much.

The Grimmest Black Magicks -- Budget syr korvold, the grim. Aristocrats/group-slug--his natural build. Seeing what a budget list would look like with a few power cards I know are in my collection.

Knight Terrors ☣ (Knight Tribal) -- I always liked the idea of Knights as a tribe. There has always been a bit of support. The deck started off with Tymna the Weaver and Ravos, Soultender as commanders. Aryel, Knight of Windgrace became the commander once Dominaria dropped. Valiant Knight was a great addition from M19! Now, with Throne of Eldraine, Syr Gwyn, Hero of Ashvale is the natural commander.

Nürburgring Nordschleife ☣ (Dwarf+Vehicle Tribal) -- Dwarves and Vehicles with none other than Depala, Pilot Exemplar . I never updated it much after Aether Revolt came out! I was going to though. Perhaps I will on a rainy day. This is a deck where I'm very proud of the name so I'd like to keep it around. Maybe the Ixalan vehicles and Parhelion II will make it in?

Bounty-Hunting ☣ -- Control/pillowfort with Mathas, Fiend Seeker . There was a time where I wanted to build this but my brother made a sick Mathas deck. Saved for posterity.

Render Unto Pharaoh ☣ (Constellation Enchantments) -- Enchantments with Daxos the Returned . Pretty striaght-forward. There wasa time when I wanted to build this deck but my interest has waned.

Kavu Kavu Fever ☣ -- Kavu: overpowered tribe or most overpowered tribe?

Chariots of Glory -- +1/+1 counters and graveyard hate with Anafenza, the Foremost . Lots of Tarkir cards.

Saskia's Ankle-Shankers ☣ (Warrior Tribal) -- Warrior tribal with Saskia the Unyielding . I was going to build this deck but then I decided to just go for powerful legendaries and other humanoids instead of just Warriors. That deck was built: Ankle-Shanking. Then Najeela, the Blade-Blossom came out and completely killed the deck idea.

NinetyFish says... #1

Thanks for all the upvotes! You have an awesome collection of decks!

September 27, 2019 10:36 p.m.

KongMing says... #2

Not sure if I've told you this before, but you should check out the Deckwatch. https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/the-deckwatch-home-base/#c3544757

I'll let the folks on Discord know I'm extending you an invitation to join if you would like to. You've got style and good ideas. We like that sort of thing.

September 23, 2019 11:06 a.m.

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I like your deck's style but you seem light on control finishers. On a budget I would recommend Approach of the Second Sun , Revel in Riches , Exsanguinate , Mind's Dilation , Painful Quandary , or Torment of Hailfire . There are others but things like Cyclonic Rift and Expropriate ain't cheap.

You also are kinda low on ramp and, for a control deck especially, card draw. You do have some but the conventional wisdom is eight-ish draw cards and eight-ish ramp cards (depending on plenty of variables, of course).

Seems like you're off to a good start though!

October 14, 2019 1:58 p.m.

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#2

Thanks again for an up-vote! Tidal Trouble is certainly a thematic and fun deck

October 11, 2019 10:28 p.m.

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Hard to make a bad Krenko deck! Seems like you're on track as far as ramp, removal, and utility go

October 9, 2019 3:14 p.m.

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Ah, right, based on power

October 8, 2019 12:40 a.m.

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Twilight Prophet is a bit pricey but very powerful and doubly on-theme

October 7, 2019 7:01 p.m.

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#6

On a similar note, Warstorm Surge might compliment Impact Tremors

October 7, 2019 6:54 p.m.

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Syr Konrad, the Grim might be a flavorful and powerful addition. I'd take out Endless Ranks of the Dead --it's only good in Ghoulcaller Gisa decks and other explicitly go-wide zombie strategies. Kind of a trap card.

October 7, 2019 2:33 p.m.

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You need more lands for sure. Conventional wisdom for lands is 35-40 lands (38 is considered the sweet spot; I like 36). One can go down in lands if you have a ton of one-CMC ramp, like Fyndhorn Elves , Elvish Mystic , Llanowar Elves , Boreal Druid , Birds of Paradise , Exploration , Utopia Sprawl , or Wild Growth , and to a lesser extent two-CMC ramp like Simic Signet , Rampant Growth , Farseek , Star Compass , Prismatic Lens , etc. At like 10+ ramp pieces you can start dropping the land count IMO. Even with eight ramp pieces I'd still recommend around 36 lands.

Looks like a fun deck otherwise! Flavorful and synergistic.

October 7, 2019 2:14 p.m.

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Considering one of your best plays is duping Dire Fleet Ravager , Cut / Ribbons and Exsanguinate might be worth considering.

October 7, 2019 2:35 a.m.

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Stitcher Geralf might be good. He makes a bad commander but goes well in the 99 for some decks.

October 4, 2019 3:57 a.m.

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Cut / Ribbons would be good in this deck too!

October 1, 2019 8:12 p.m.

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Thanks for the upvote! Special Snowflakes is one of my new favorite decks. Glad you found it inspiring enough to folder it!

October 1, 2019 8:07 p.m.

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You also don't have any card draw. You do have a good source in the command zone, which, is nice. Unfortunately, Boros colors do draw the worst, so you'll have to rely on some not-so-budget mostly-colorless staples or less-than-efficient engines. The prevailing wisdom is ~8 draw pieces but you'll be lucky to have half that in Boros colors. I personally consider card advantage in the command zone to count as ~2 draw cards due to the accessibility.

Mind's Eye , Staff of Nin , Arch of Orazca , Arcane Encyclopedia , Endless Atlas , Reforge the Soul , Cathartic Reunion , Rogue's Gloves , Infiltration Lens Coercive Portal , Mask of Memory , Trading Post , Conqueror's Galleon  Flip, and Well of Lost Dreams are about as good as you can get without going into much more expensive cards or other colors.

Good luck and have fun! I hear Depala is a fun commander.

September 30, 2019 1:42 p.m.

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I like the direction and style you've got but you have almost no ramp and too few lands. Your average CMC is low but not that low. Statistically the player with the most mana wins. The prevailing wisdom is ~8 ramp pieces and you have one. The prevailing wisdom is 38 lands in the average baseline, though I prefer to go down to 36 and have solid low-CMC ramp. I'll go even lower if there is even more ramp--particularly 1-CMC mana dorks. None of those in Boros colors though.

I like where your removal and utility is.

I'd recommend some of these: Wayfarer's Bauble , Prismatic Lens , Star Compass , Boros Signet , Sol Ring , Talisman of Conviction , Fire Diamond , Marble Diamond , Coldsteel Heart , Mind Stone , Hedron Archive , Worn Powerstone , Darksteel Ingot . Creatures like Palladium Myr , Gold Myr , and Iron Myr are efficient and can serve double duty to crew vehicles, but they're susceptible to board wipes. Pros and cons.

September 30, 2019 1:33 p.m.

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Vindictive Vampire hits every opponent FWIW

September 27, 2019 3:50 a.m.

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Vindictive Vampire is a new one that might be worth maybeboard-ing

September 27, 2019 2 a.m.

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Totally missed Steam Augury . Kind of a reverse Fact or Fiction . It's fairly popular, but it's probably a bit better in decks that can do graveyard stuff.

September 27, 2019 1:06 a.m.

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#18

Thanks for the upvote!!

September 27, 2019 1:06 a.m.

Decks

The Braided Siren's Song (Show n' Tell Theft)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 87 | 32 COMMENTS | 9046 VIEWS | IN 22 FOLDERS

Magitek Machinations (Feldon Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 49 | 37 COMMENTS | 5268 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

Boggart Avalanche

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 90 | 65 COMMENTS | 7890 VIEWS | IN 21 FOLDERS

Roses of May -- (Marchesa Reanimator)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 43 | 15 COMMENTS | 3348 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

Sith Mind-Tricks -- (Esper Control +Theft)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 32 | 4 COMMENTS | 2443 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

Fochlucan Lyrist -- (Yisan Elves)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 30 | 8 COMMENTS | 3500 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Khanate of the Golden Headbutt (Artifact Voltron)

Commander / EDH Optimator

SCORE: 73 | 36 COMMENTS | 7053 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 61
Prototype Decks 35
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