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

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

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2] (featuring Tinybones, Trinket Thief and focusing on hand-discard and graveyard exile, now with Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip, Professor Onyx, and Dauthi Voidwalker),

K’RRIK DOOMSDAY KOMBO [cEDH Primer] (hyper-competitive suicide combo build featuring K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth, Peer into the Abyss, Doomsday, and multiple infinite combos), and

KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2] (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 - recently updated with Serra's Emissary).


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

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

SKAAB FACTORY - Vial Zombie Tribal [MH2] (my semi-competitive Esper Zombie variant featuring Skaab Ruinator and Master of Death), and

TWIN LILIANA CONTROL - Black Devotion [Primer MH2] (Classic Mono-Black devotion featuring Liliana of the Veil, Phyrexian Obliterator, and splashing White for removal - now with Dauthi Voidwalker).


I also like developing Standard deck concepts for fun. Here are my latest attempts post-Crimson Vow:

GERALF’S CORPSE LAUNCHER - Zombie Combo [VOW] (Janky yet fun Sultai combo deck featuring Catapult Captain, Geralf, Visionary Stitcher, and Unhallowed Phalanx),

NECROGENESIS - Zombie Exploit [VOW] (Zombie Tribal focusing on sacrifice and featuring Headless Rider, Necroduality, Skull Skaab, and The Meathook Massacre), and

TERGRID’S TORTURE CHAMBER - Discard Control [VOW], my latest attempt at Mono-Black Control in Standard, featuring Nighthawk Scavenger, Professor Onyx, and Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip).


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

GRISELBRAND REBORN - Ultimate Reanimator [MH2] (which can consistently reanimate Griselbrand on turns 1 or 2 and win via Children of Korlis and Tendrils of Agony - now with 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 “Christ Lion” by Neil Hague, one of my favorite artists. Check out his art if you like: Neil Hague Art Gallery

Agp548 says... #1

Thank you for the upvote on my deck. Much appreciated.

January 21, 2022 11:47 p.m.

ZionZaiyer says... #2

Np man, I appreciate your love too. Your decks are awesome!

January 13, 2022 4:49 p.m.

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Oops Profet93, I meant to respond to you sooner. Yes exactly! Having Hushbringer’s body to sac’ to Razaketh is very helpful to find additional fatties to drop with Kaalia, plus I can control when I want Hushbringer’s effect to end and have a chump blocker. I used to run the non-creature versions of certain stax pieces, but I found that I had less control over their effects than I wanted. Plus the redundancy from having more than 1 card with the same stax effect (for example, running both Hushbringer and Torpor Orb) clogged up my hand and hurt more than helped.

Thanks AngelKyleeLin!! Glad you like the deck! Kaalia is a lot of fun to pilot!

January 21, 2022 4:18 p.m.

Thanks for the excellent suggestion TypicalTimmy!! I haven’t seen Mudslide in years, I completely forgot it existed. Great stax piece! I will have to make room for it somehow. It proactively neutralizes weenie/token swarms, which is something this deck has a problem with. I usually have to use Balefire Dragon, Steel Hellkite at X=0, or a board wipe to deal with swarms.

I’m running Magus of the Moon in place of Blood Moon right now, because I can use Cavern of Souls to protect Magus from counterspells, and I can sac’ Magus to Razaketh, the Foulblooded when I’m tired of the effect. At least one form of Blood Moon is quite useful against all non-red decks, as most cEDH decks run primarily nonbasic lands, so I wouldn’t drop the effect completely. But Magus plus Mudslide, that’s a nasty lock!

January 17, 2022 9:20 p.m.

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Thanks for the upvotes ZionZaiyer!!! :D

January 13, 2022 4:25 p.m.

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Thanks Mark3sie!! I highly encourage you to build it, it’s a ton of fun to pilot.

I have experimented with different versions, including a version that ran Grief, Solitude, Mulldrifter, and Ephemerate. That build runs less blue and is less reactive than my current iteration, but is more explosive during early turns. Plus Ephemerate is brutal with Archon of Cruelty. However, exiling cards from my hand takes its toll, and I found that incarnations ended up clogging my hand, or I ran out of steam after turn 4. This is why I elected to forgo Grief and blink effects and focus on protecting my spells with Counterspell, Force of Negation, and Teferi, Time Raveler. This deck hinges on sticking an Archon on the battlefield and attacking with it, and in this current meta that is almost impossible without defense.

January 5, 2022 3:50 p.m.

Specialties

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

Decks

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 121 | 89 COMMENTS | 10942 VIEWS | IN 38 FOLDERS

KAALIA'S CATACLYSM - Aggro/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 55 | 56 COMMENTS | 5820 VIEWS | IN 27 FOLDERS

K’RRIK DOOMSDAY KOMBO [cEDH Primer]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 34 | 6 COMMENTS | 2556 VIEWS | IN 11 FOLDERS

RISE OF THE NAZGUL - Esper Reanimator [Primer]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 12 | 4 COMMENTS | 1182 VIEWS | IN 3 FOLDERS

ARCHONBLADE - Hybrid Reanimator/Stoneblade [MH2]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 18 | 9 COMMENTS | 988 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

GRISELBRAND REBORN - Ultimate Reanimator [MH2]

Legacy zAzen7977

SCORE: 37 | 13 COMMENTS | 2477 VIEWS | IN 6 FOLDERS

GERALF’S CORPSE LAUNCHER - Zombie Combo [VOW]

Standard zAzen7977

SCORE: 33 | 10 COMMENTS | 2071 VIEWS | IN 9 FOLDERS

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

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 37 | 8 COMMENTS | 2428 VIEWS | IN 13 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 36
Prototype Decks 9
Drafts 0
Playing since Visions
Points 505
Avg. deck rating 31.69
T/O Rank 65
Helper Rank 71
Favorite formats Standard, Legacy, Commander / EDH, Modern
Suppressed formats Unformat, Heirloom, Vintage, Pauper, Casual, Limited, Frontier
Cards suggested / good suggestions 151 / 66
Cards Added/Fixed 2
Last activity 2 days
Joined 3 years