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, suicide, 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’ve been playing mostly Commander. I am always updating my 3 cEDH decks:

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer Update] (featuring Tinybones, Trinket Thief and focusing on hand-discard and graveyard exile, now with Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip and Professor Onyx ), and

PHYREXIAN DOOMSDAY - K’rrik Combo [cEDH Primer] (hyper-competitive build featuring K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth and multiple infinite combos, including Doomsday ), and

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 beast it is now).


I’m a big fan of Kaldheim and I like developing Standard deck concepts for fun. Note that I haven’t updated my decks since the release of Strixhaven:

THE NIGHT KING COMETH - Snow Zombie Tribal (Finally viable zombies in standard! This deck features self-mill and the new Kaldheim cards Narfi, Betrayer King , and Egon, God of Death  Flip).

TERGRID’S TORTURE CHAMBER - Discard Control (focusing on discard effects and the “8-Rack” of Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip and Liliana, Waker of the Dead ).

SHEPHERDS OF THE FALLEN - Angel Reanimator (concept focusing on self-mill and reanimation, featuring the new Renegade Reaper and Shepherd of the Cosmos ).

LILIANA’S EMBRACE - Self-Mill Reanimator (I’ve been running this deck for a couple rotations. This latest iteration focuses on reanimation and features Archfiend's Vessel and Liliana, Waker of the Dead ).


The format I enjoy the most is Modern. The decks I am currently running are:

TWIN LILIANA CONTROL - Black Devotion (Primer) (the most brutal and reliable Modern deck I own - essentially Mono-Black devotion featuring Phyrexian Obliterator and splashing White for removal),

KAMIKAZE SHADOW RACK - Suicide Discard (the most fun of all my decks because it puts both players on a timer and requires great skill to pilot - 10 Rack featuring Death's Shadow ),

FEAR FACTORY - Vial Zombie Tribal (my most reliable zombie aggro variant which functions against graveyard hate - featuring Aether Vial and Skaab Ruinator ),

GRAVE BLASTER - Vengevine Reanimator (an explosive and unpredictable self-mill zombie variant that annihilates decks with no graveyard hate - featuring Vengevine ),

SCOURGE BOLT - Suicide Burn (an aggro-burn variant designed to utilize Scourge of the Skyclaves and Death's Shadow ),

FULLMETAL ALCHEMISTS - Blightsteel Combo (for when I want to relive my old Tinker days - featuring Kuldotha Forgemaster and Blightsteel Colossus ), and

AURELIA’S AVENGERS - Angel Tribal (I designed this build for my wife to compete against my Black decks, and it’s very effective - featuring Resplendent Angel and Aurelia, the Warleader ).


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

GRISELBRAND REBORN - Ultimate Reanimator (which can consistently reanimate Griselbrand on turns 1 or 2 and win via Children of Korlis and Tendrils of Agony ).


So far I have designed 9 decks which have reached #1 on T/O, plus 10 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!

Specialties

Modern - Mono-Black, Modern - Zombie, Commander / EDH - Mono-Black

Decks

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

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 42 | 43 COMMENTS | 4289 VIEWS | IN 23 FOLDERS

KAMIKAZE SHADOW RACK - Suicide Discard

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 31 | 8 COMMENTS | 2202 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

PHYREXIAN DOOMSDAY - K’rrik Combo [cEDH Primer]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 20 | 6 COMMENTS | 1557 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer Update]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 94 | 79 COMMENTS | 8418 VIEWS | IN 30 FOLDERS

FEAR FACTORY - Vial Zombie Tribal

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 27 | 13 COMMENTS | 2534 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

LILIANA’S EMBRACE - Self-Mill Reanimator

Standard zAzen7977

SCORE: 50 | 30 COMMENTS | 7926 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS

GRISELBRAND REBORN - Ultimate Reanimator

Legacy zAzen7977

SCORE: 31 | 11 COMMENTS | 2019 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

TWIN LILIANA CONTROL - Black Devotion (Primer)

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 42 | 23 COMMENTS | 4274 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 24
Prototype Decks 3
Drafts 0
Playing since Visions
Points 685
Avg. deck rating 34.73
T/O Rank 59
Helper Rank 74
Favorite formats Standard, Legacy, Commander / EDH, Modern
Suppressed formats Unformat, Heirloom, Vintage, Pauper, Casual, Limited, Frontier
Cards suggested / good suggestions 138 / 59
Last activity 1 month
Joined 3 years