Greetings!

I've been playing MtG for over 20 years. is my favorite color. My favorite formats are cEDH, Modern, Standard, and Legacy. My hobby is tinkering with competitive builds which utilize the strongest aspects of - Control, disruption, graveyard interaction, reanimation, sacrifice, etc.

I avoid playing online and own my decks in paper. Nothing beats sitting down, handling real cards, and playing against a live human being!


Lately I have been focusing on Commander. I am always updating my 4 cEDH decks:

K’RRIK, LORD OF THE STORM [cEDH Primer] (my hyper-competitive suicide storm combo build featuring K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Peer into the Abyss, Vilis, Broker of Blood, and multiple infinite combos)

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer] (my low-creature stax build featuring Tinybones, Trinket Thief and focusing on hand-discard and graveyard exile. Now with Sheoldred, the Apocalypse)

KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer] (my hybrid aggro/stax build featuring Kaalia of the Vast. I picked up a Kaalia pre-con many years ago and the deck has evolved over the years into the oppressive beast it is now)

WILLY WONKA’S ZOMBIE FACTORY [cEDH Primer v.2.0] (my competitive Zombie Combo build featuring Wilhelt, the Rotcleaver, Poppet Factory, Rooftop Storm, and numerous infinite combo lines)


Other than cEDH, the format I enjoy the most is Modern. The decks I am currently running are:

ÜBERHAMMER - Mono-White Hammertime [Primer] (I recently updated this deck post Lurrus-ban - it features Colossus Hammer, Stoneforge Mystic and Kaldra Compleat),

RISE OF THE NAZGUL - Esper Reanimator [Primer] (my competitive Esper Reanimator build featuring Archon of Cruelty, Faithful Mending, and Persist),

ZOM-BOMB! Mardu Vial Zombies [Primer] (my latest hyper-aggro Zombie Tribal build featuring Goblin Bombardment, Headless Rider, and Wayward Servant).


My Legacy Reanimator deck hasn’t tasted blood in a while and is waiting for a victim...

GRISELBRAND’S NECRO-STORM [Primer] (which can consistently reanimate Griselbrand on turns 1 or 2 and win via Children of Korlis and Tendrils of Agony - now with even more Grief!)


So far I have designed 11 decks which have reached #1 on T/O, plus 14 others which have broken top 20.

I appreciate any comments or suggestions! My decks have improved over the years thanks to the great advice from fellow T/O users. I am also happy to help if you have any questions for me!


The art shown above is called “Entanglement” by Akiane Kramarik, one of my favorite artists. Check out her art if you like: Akiana Kramarik Art Gallery

zAzen7977 says... #1

zapyourtumor, ha! I am up at weird hours sometimes, and I just happen to see the notifications. But I don’t hand out +1’s lightly, your 5-minute 5 am creations are awesome! I like how you think outside-the-box

January 30, 2023 8:32 p.m. Edited.

zapyourtumor says... #2

Your upvotes keep reminding me that I forgot to private my deck that I randomly cooked up in 5 minutes at 5am so thanks for that

January 29, 2023 5:46 a.m.

Guerric says... #3

Thanks so much for the upvote!

January 4, 2023 7:44 p.m.

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#1

zapyourtumor, ha! I am up at weird hours sometimes, and I just happen to see the notifications. But I don’t hand out +1’s lightly, your 5-minute 5 am creations are awesome! I like how you think outside-the-box

January 30, 2023 8:32 p.m. Edited.

You also really could use more creature removal. Baleful Mastery, Deadly Rollick, Dismember, Snuff Out, The Meathook Massacre, etc are critical, since your life total is so important, you need a way to eliminate creatures which pose a serious threat, or to allow K’rrik to pierce your opponent’s defenses.

Your land strategy is unfortunately too slow for competitive play, and you are running too many lands. You should cut down to 30 total lands and focus on Lake of the Dead, which can be useful during the early turns, and drop Cabal Coffers and Cabal Stronghold, which will take way too long to become relevant. If you can’t combo out by turn 4, you are probably doomed, and these lands won’t help.

Check out my list for more ideas: K’RRIK, LORD OF THE STORM [cEDH Primer]

Cheers!

January 27, 2023 6:47 p.m.

Hey theyounghansolo, I have a lot of experience playing K’rrik competitively and I have a few suggestions to help you improve your competitiveness:

ssteves1069 is spot on, Chainer, Dementia Master is crucial to this deck’s functionality. Since his ability is an activated ability, it bypasses Rule of Law and counterspells, which are this deck’s greatest weakness. To use Chainer, you need a proper sacrifice outlet like Dimir House Guard or Razaketh, the Foulblooded. Once you have Chainer, Guard/Razaketh, and Gray Merchant of Asphodel on the board, you’ve assembled an infinite combo and drain each opponent to death. You can also accomplish this with Buried Alive and Necrotic Ooze.

Final Parting targeting Reanimate in hand and Vilis, Broker of Blood in the grave usually wins you the game. Scheming Symmetry should never be run in a competitive setting since you are likely providing an opponent with a combo piece or counterspell.

Beacon of Unrest is too slow, I’d replace it with Shallow Grave. Recurring your artifacts is not critical to your strategy.

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse has the same functionality as Aetherflux Reservoir, but is a creature and can be reanimated. She pairs perfectly with Vilis. Plus Shelly and Peer into the Abyss either gains you lots of life or usually eliminates another player.

To be continued…

January 27, 2023 6:45 p.m.

Said on Salty Commanders!...

#4

This is hilarious and pretty accurate! I submitted my EDH decks and got the following:

K’RRIK, LORD OF THE STORM [cEDH Primer] - 39.8

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer] - 42.6

WILLY WONKA’S ZOMBIE FACTORY [cEDH Primer v.2.0] - 47.7

KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer] - 64.1 - “pure artistry” lol! Lots of hate to go around!

January 26, 2023 2:57 p.m.

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#5

Dude, this is really cool! Why not make it a 6/7, which adds up to 13? ;)

January 22, 2023 1:20 a.m.

Said on TINY PUNISHER - …...

#6

Good points Awdiehl7. We have to get around to taking those pics eventually.

zapyourtumor, ha! How does it go, it isn’t the size that matters, but how you use it?

January 22, 2023 12:45 a.m.

Hey Katzmania, how’s it going? It’s been a while. I updated this deck post-Lurrus ban. I’ve been out of the loop with competitive modern. What are your thoughts about the deck post-Lurrus ban?

January 18, 2023 6:49 p.m.

Specialties

Modern - Mono-Black, Modern - Zombie, Commander / EDH - Mono-Black, Commander / EDH - Zombie, Modern - Reanimator, Commander / EDH - Suicide Black, Commander / EDH - Discard

Decks

ZOM-BOMB! Mardu Vial Zombies [Primer]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 14 | 6 COMMENTS | 1036 VIEWS | IN 4 FOLDERS

K’RRIK, LORD OF THE STORM [cEDH Primer]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 52 | 7 COMMENTS | 6884 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 69 | 76 COMMENTS | 9015 VIEWS | IN 36 FOLDERS

WILLY WONKA’S ZOMBIE FACTORY [cEDH Primer v.2.0]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 47 | 11 COMMENTS | 4557 VIEWS | IN 18 FOLDERS

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 146 | 109 COMMENTS | 15971 VIEWS | IN 51 FOLDERS

ÜBERHAMMER - Mono-White Hammertime [Primer]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 9 | 15 COMMENTS | 925 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS

RISE OF THE NAZGUL - Esper Reanimator [Primer]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 14 | 6 COMMENTS | 1509 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

GRISELBRAND’S NECRO-STORM [Primer]

Legacy zAzen7977

SCORE: 37 | 13 COMMENTS | 2889 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 35
Prototype Decks 8
Drafts 0
Playing since Visions
Points 330
Avg. deck rating 34.34
T/O Rank 63
Helper Rank 157
Favorite formats Standard, Modern, Legacy, Commander / EDH
Suppressed formats Pauper, Vintage, Limited, Heirloom, Frontier, Casual, Unformat
Cards suggested / good suggestions 161 / 74
Cards Added/Fixed 2
Last activity 3 days
Joined 4 years