Hi there!

I'm Ellie, nice to meet you! I love building decks that are fun to play with and to challenge myself to make underused tribes and strategies viable. I'm also the proud owner of the #1 Modern Saproling deck here on Tappedout.

I mostly play casual games but like to keep my deck Modern-legal as I feel it's the format that best strikes the balance between diversity and fairness. Lately I've been trying to branch out onto Commander/EDH as well, and it's been quite a journey!

The decks highlighted on my profile are the ones I currently own, or ones that I'm considering assembling soon. :)

PhiOmicronXi says... #1

Thanks again! The decks are amazing in casual but I haven't used them for even FNM. I used the challenger decks Lightning Aggro and Cavalcade Charge as the base so that's why the synergy is a bit whack. Thank you for all the help!

September 28, 2020 1:41 p.m.

PhiOmicronXi says... #2

Thanks a bunch for the upvotes and tips!

I'm going to work on the synergy soon, but I think I'll build a goblin tribal deck before I start adding goblins so I can see what works best. I never really did like Rimrock in that deck!

Also, if you get the chance, could you check out my mono-red lightning aggro?

Thanks again!

September 28, 2020 12:38 p.m.

Peoyogon says... #3

Thanks again for all the upvotes and recommendations! I really appreciate it!

I love your decks too! I'm not a Modern player but your builds are really fun to look at and incorporate some really unique elements :)

Thank you again for all your help!

September 23, 2020 11:47 p.m.

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Okay, I'm giving a more enchantment-heavy build a try! Added a bunch of them, and removed some equipment, keeping only the ones that are already great on their own without requiring any extra equipment-related synergy. Enchantment is a little more frail and goes to the graveyard when Tana dies, but not needing to equip and having a relatively lower cost for their effects is pretty sweet. And Ancestral Mask rocks. Also made some other tweaks such as adding two more lands and Fungal Rebirth for saprolings and in case I need to get a really good enchantment back. I'm really happy with how this deck is coming along and can't wait to keep improving it and to eventually assemble it :) (just got to, at the very least, wait for Command Legends to come out to make sure I'm not missing out on any good new cards, hehe)

October 21, 2020 12:32 p.m.

One thing I've been considering is increasing the number of enchantments, both auras and ramp, to run Helm of the Gods and Ancestral Mask, but I'm still not 100% sure about this. Biggest downside of getting more auras for Tana is that they die with her, and if I remove equipment to make room for them, it weakens Golem-Skin Gauntlets. Gonna have to do some more thinking on this!

October 21, 2020 10:46 a.m.

That's awesome!

And yeah! Though more than a good new partner, I'm hoping they'll just reprint Tana herself! I want her with the new card frame, hahahaha.

October 20, 2020 6:45 p.m.

Actually, this one leaked card here is looking like it might be a great addition already... If not as a partner, at least it can be considered for the mainboard. Tripling combat damage is huge! But there's a good chance it'll cost a fortune, haha.

October 20, 2020 2:17 p.m.

Thank you! And yes, they are my favorite type by far! The very first time I touched a magic card it was with the Time Spiral preconstructed fungus deck, so I can't even imagine Magic without saprolings!

As of right now I decided to keep her partnerless, but I'm definitely going to wait for the new set to come out before putting the deck together! I'm excited to see if any of the new cards can be added to it and with all the new partners there might be something which's just to good to say no to.

When I was starting to brew it I considered getting a partner just to have an additional color, but ultimately decided that two colors would be cheaper to build and help keep me focused, and I also found nobody on the internet who had done a partnerless build for her and I wanted to see how well I could do. But yeah, if something with amazing synergy comes out it'll be hard to ignore!

October 20, 2020 1:21 p.m.

Awesome work here, and it gave me some really good ideas for the Tana deck I'm building! There were some cards I completely overlooked but which fit in really well. +1!

October 20, 2020 9:16 a.m. Edited.

Just made some tweaks that I'm really happy about. Betrothed of Fire, Thallid Germinator and Ivy Lane Denizen. With them, Tana can grow every time she attacks and makes Saprolings, and she'll get the sacrificed ones right back.

October 20, 2020 9:12 a.m.

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Another update, I just realized a pattern. The non-html formatting breaks whenever I use it after having used html formatting in a description.

Let me see if that happens on a comment also:

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HTML Stuff

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Yup, there we go! The same list works before having used certain html codes, and breaks afterwards. Then the only way to have a working list is to use html lists. Hope this bug report helps in some way.
October 19, 2020 11:06 p.m.

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The formatting on a bunch of my decks' description is broken, most notably headers and lists. It started happening in the past few days, in some of them after I edited the deck itself without changing the text in any way, and in others after making unrelated changes to the text. No idea why it happened, doesn't seem to be anything on my end, so I'm reporting it as it's probably something to do with the site, though like I said I have no idea what.

Edit: I just thought of replacing the site's formatting (which I should note was working just fine until a few days ago) with html and it worked. So I guess that solves it for me, don't know if anyone else is having the same problem or if it's something that happened to the site as a whole.

October 19, 2020 12:27 a.m. Edited.

Peoni: That's fair. How do you feel about Fires of Yavimaya? They're very similar, so I might as well remove both.

October 17, 2020 9:25 p.m.

Okay, I'm happy about these changes! I decided I could afford one more slightly-expensive card, so I added Hammer of Nazahn, together with Brass Squire, to justify Colossus Hammer. Hopefully that's enough. I also removed Fungal Sprouting because in the end it's four mana and a card slot to do what Tana does every turn, and added Cindervines, which's a really cool card and I'm glad you suggested it!

October 17, 2020 7:29 p.m. Edited.

@Peoni: Glad to have reminded you about the Flail! :P

And thanks!! I'll be making those changes and I'm excited to keep playtesting this deck. I like it a lot so far and it might be the one I actually end up putting together.

October 17, 2020 7:05 p.m.

Peoni: It is done! As usual, I'd love to hear it if you have any suggestions :)

October 17, 2020 5:07 p.m.

Peoni: That sounds like fun, you should totally do it! Dominaria's "historic" mechanic would be super flavorful in a Weatherlight deck too. Building on a theme is always a great challenge :)

I already started building with Tana, nearly done actually, just gotta cut a whole bunch of cards now, haha. Decided not to add a partner because Gruul colors have all I wanted to have for this and it'll make the mana base cheaper. Excited to share it with the world soon!

October 17, 2020 3:54 p.m.

Peoni: Your comment did get me thinking, and I do think I'll be doing another one before deciding what to buy, hahaha. Since I built these last two based on mechanics, the next one should be about flavor and my favorite creature type in Magic, and that can only mean one thing: Saprolings!! I'm leaning towards Tana, the Bloodsower, though Slimefoot is nice too. Going in the direction of Voltron with Tana seems really nice, and she can partner with someone of whatever colors the deck needs. I'll keep thinking about it and start brewing something eventually, but this seems fun!

(and it'll let me use all these great token/saproling cards I have but which aren't good for my Modern saproling deck, like Parallel Lives. Very excited!)

October 17, 2020 11:50 a.m. Edited.

Peoni: Hahahaha, I just might. Deckbuilding is addicting!

Thanks for the help on this one as well!!

October 17, 2020 12:37 a.m.

...oh, I wasn't, I just forgot to take them out. So that's the slots I should've had, hahahahaha. Sorry!

And yeah, it went up a lot in price! But I checked and I can get it here for about $2.5, so that plus realizing it can mill other people when going infinite made me decide to add it in :)

But the points you made about the other cards to remove are good and if I need to add more stuff in I'll remember them!

October 16, 2020 9:44 p.m. Edited.

Okay, done! Except for the removal, which I can't quite figure out what to take out for. If you have suggestions in regards to that I'd love to hear them!

October 16, 2020 6:38 p.m.

@Peoni: No worries, site notifications are often really broken here haha.

Totally right about Path of Ancestry, I added it in at first when I wasn't sure of all the creatures I was gonna have and I completely forgot to cut it later!!! Love the suggestions for replacements, thanks!

Everything else you said makes sense also, I'm going to be making all those changes asap :) I love Pongify and Rapid Hybridization, I used to have a whole bunch of the latter way back when it was standard-legal and cheap and I have absolutely no idea where they ended up but they're not with me anymore, haha. Tragic Slip is super fun and I have some spare ones too, but in a deck that can't reliably kill something else to trigger Morbid I'm not sure if it's the best idea? I'll add in the others and bring it in if there's space left :)

October 16, 2020 6:24 p.m.

They already had them, tried without just to be sure, still broken. ):

It's really frustrating because it's happening on both new and old decks, on ones where I edited the text and ones where I didn't even touch it. So it's either a site wide thing, or it's somehow something to do with my account but I don't think that even makes sense?

October 15, 2020 7:58 p.m.


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Finished Decks 18
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Playing since Magic 2013
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