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 3 cEDH decks:

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 - MH2 Update] (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:

AETHERIC SWARM - Vial Zombie Tribal [MID] (my experimental Mono-Black Zombies build featuring Champion of the Perished, Tainted Adversary, and Eaten Alive),

ARCHONBLADE - Hybrid Reanimator/Stoneblade [MH2] (this is my competitive hybrid Reanimator/Stoneblade deck, featuring Archon of Cruelty and Kaldra Compleat),

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

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


I also like developing Standard deck concepts for fun. This is my latest attempt:

NARFI’S POPPET ARMY - Zombie Tribal [MID] (Finally viable zombies in standard! This deck features Poppet Stitcher  Flip and Narfi, Betrayer King.)


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 10 decks which have reached #1 on T/O, plus 12 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!

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jsnrice, you bring up good points. I created an alternate list that runs more zombies and addresses a lot of the concerns you mention. Please let me know what you think.

WILLY’S ZOMBIE COMBO FACTORY 2.0 [cEDH]

October 15, 2021 3:43 p.m.

Nathanael97, thanks for your comment. You have a good point. That one slot is a flex slot and I’ve tried different options in the past few weeks. Yes it is slow, but Phyrexian Arena comes in handy if I can ramp into it during early turns. Lately I have swapped out Phyrexian Arena for Tainted Pact. I’ve updated the list to its current version. Pact is an instant speed tutor and I’ve had luck with it lately.

October 14, 2021 9:30 p.m.

jsnrice, this deck is untested. I do not own the latest Innistrad cards yet. I’ll tinker with it and add more card draw.

However, your comment makes me wonder if you piloted the deck the way I intended. The goal is to assemble a combo and win. You don’t need a single zombie on the board to do so. Choosing an opening hand that has one or more combo pieces and/or tutors to find them is critical with combo decks like this. And knowing when to drop a combo piece or hold onto it is another part of the puzzle.

Regardless, thanks for your input.

October 5, 2021 3:34 a.m.

Hey jsnrice, thanks for commenting. Good point. Theoretically the deck could function with very few lands, but I went ahead and added a few more just to be safe.

October 4, 2021 7:24 p.m.

Hey Privian, thanks for commenting. You can definitely reduce the cost of the deck by swapping out the cards you listed. Here are my suggestions for replacements:

Plateau > Needleverge Pathway  Flip

Scrubland > Brightclimb Pathway  Flip

Badlands > Blightstep Pathway  Flip

Mox Diamond > Fellwar Stone

Grim Monolith > Dark Ritual

Imperial Seal > Grim Tutor

Ravages of War > Armageddon

Ravages of War is identical to Armageddon, I just happen to have a copy of Ravages I picked up years ago.

You could also run Mox Opal, but in that case I would also run the Mirrodin artifact lands (ex:Vault of Whispers.)

October 4, 2021 3:20 p.m.

Specialties

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

Decks

WILLY’S ZOMBIE COMBO FACTORY [cEDH Primer]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 23 | 8 COMMENTS | 1475 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

NARFI’S POPPET ARMY - Zombie Tribal [MID]

Standard zAzen7977

SCORE: 30 | 16 COMMENTS | 7638 VIEWS | IN 10 FOLDERS

SKAAB FACTORY - Vial Zombie Tribal [MH2]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 31 | 20 COMMENTS | 3119 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

K’RRIK DOOMSDAY KOMBO [cEDH Primer - MH2 Update]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 25 | 6 COMMENTS | 1892 VIEWS | IN 8 FOLDERS

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

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 48 | 50 COMMENTS | 4894 VIEWS | IN 25 FOLDERS

TINY PUNISHER - Discard/Stax [cEDH Primer MH2]

Commander / EDH zAzen7977

SCORE: 106 | 87 COMMENTS | 9824 VIEWS | IN 34 FOLDERS

GRISELBRAND REBORN - Ultimate Reanimator [MH2]

Legacy zAzen7977

SCORE: 35 | 13 COMMENTS | 2278 VIEWS | IN 7 FOLDERS

ARCHONBLADE - Hybrid Reanimator/Stoneblade [MH2]

Modern zAzen7977

SCORE: 18 | 9 COMMENTS | 889 VIEWS | IN 5 FOLDERS

Finished Decks 32
Prototype Decks 7
Drafts 0
Playing since Visions
Points 595
Avg. deck rating 31.57
T/O Rank 75
Helper Rank 123
Favorite formats Standard, Legacy, Commander / EDH, Modern
Suppressed formats Unformat, Heirloom, Vintage, Pauper, Casual, Limited, Frontier
Cards suggested / good suggestions 146 / 61
Cards Added/Fixed 2
Last activity 4 days
Joined 3 years