Deckbuilding Contest - October 2023

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Jeremy avatarJeremy 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Hello brewers,"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nHappy October! For this month's Card Kingdom-sponsored deckbuilding contest, we're celebrating spooky season with our scariest deck lists. No, we're not talking about zombies, vampires and werewolves-- we're giving you our blessing to put aside pesky things like \"fun\" and \"fairness\" in favor of making the most threatening deck possible. Details below! \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"What’s the contest all about?"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Working within the parameters of the prompt provided below, construct a decklist with your own creative spin. Three chosen finalists will be awarded store credit to cardkingdom.com. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"For October’s deckbuilding contest, construct a Commander-legal deck that aims to be \"The Problem\" in any game it plays. It doesn't necessarily have to be the \"best\" deck, but it should feel like the biggest threat at the table either through pure power or oppressiveness. Just this once, be a jerk! "},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Here’s how to participate:"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Brew an EDH/Commander legal deck on Archidekt that satisfies the prompt.\nAny unreleased cards spoiled during the contest’s duration "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"are"},{"insert":" allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Silver-bordered and acorn cards, while cool, are "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"not"},{"insert":" allowed. "},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Digital-only cards (such as those designed for the Alchemy format on Arena) are "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"not"},{"insert":" allowed."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Strictly one deck submitted per user."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Reply to this newspost, "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/pemYbqkFYd"},"insert":"the Discord submission post"},{"insert":", or "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://x.com/archidekt/status/1715463405429981345?s=20"},"insert":"the announcement tweet"},{"insert":" from the "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://twitter.com/archidekt"},"insert":"@archidekt"},{"insert":" account on Twitter with a link to your deck before "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"9:00 pm EDT (UTC -4, currently) on Friday, October 27, 2023"},{"insert":". Only one submission per user!\nFrom the eligible submissions, we'll select three finalists with lists that we believe best embody the spirit of the prompt. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Deck descriptions are not required but certainly may provide valuable context!"},{"insert":"\n\nOn "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Saturday, October 28, 2023"},{"insert":", we’ll add a new Discord post for the community to vote on its favorite of the three selected finalists' lists. Each finalist will be awarded store credit to cardkindom.com. The value of the credit is in US dollars and depends on the finalist's placement in the community poll at the end of its two day duration:\n1st Place Prize - $50"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"2nd Place Prize - $30"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"3rd Place Prize - $20"},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Finalists will be contacted via email, Discord or Twitter/X (depending on where they submitted) regarding their winnings following the conclusion of the poll by Tuesday, October 31, 2023. Please note, you must have a Card Kingdom account in order to receive your winnings. It's quick and free-- "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.cardkingdom.com/register"},"insert":"register here"},{"insert":" if you don't have an account already!\n\nAs of this summer, we also now apply a “Contest Winner” role to all finalists, giving them a little trophy icon next to their username on deck tiles (the links that appear on places like the homepage). Prior contest winners have already had this role applied. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"An important note:"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"Unfortunately, due to wild variance in contest laws, eligibility is limited to residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec). We’d love to allow all of our users to participate, but ensuring we are legally compliant with each country’s national laws is too great a barrier. For additional information regarding eligibility, check our "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/contestRules"},"insert":"official contest rules"},{"insert":". \n\n"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Thank you!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"This is the first month we’re accepting submissions on "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"Discord"},{"insert":" and using it for voting instead of Twitter. Please bear with us as we feel out this new procedure!  \n\nIf you have any other questions, feel free to ask here, reach out on "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://twitter.com/archidekt"},"insert":"Twitter"},{"insert":", or join our "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"public Discord server"},{"insert":". We look forward to seeing what you all come up with! \n\nThe Archidekt Team"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n-\n\n10/28/23 - We have our finalists!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"Calling People Names"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5680132/calling_people_names"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5680132/calling_people_names"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"You Were Supposed to Restore Balance, not Destroy It!"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5702592/blitz_of_the_thunderraptor"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5702592/blitz_of_the_thunderraptor"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n\n"},{"attributes":{"color":"inherit"},"insert":"Codie's Salty Cookbook"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5485351/codies_salty_cookbook"},"insert":"https://www.archidekt.com/decks/5485351/codies_salty_cookbook"},{"attributes":{"header":3},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":"\nPlease "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/news/5184069/discord.gg/depY4jefg6"},"insert":"join us in Discord"},{"insert":" for voting on final placement and discussion!"},{"attributes":{"header":2},"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 10/28/2023, 9:19:10 PM
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Tak avatarTak 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Have you ever thought you were taking too little time during your turn? Is your favorite card fact or fiction? Well allow me to introduce you to "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/576330/unesh_criosphinx_sovereign"},"insert":"Fact or Fiction: the TCG"},{"insert":", led by Unesh, Cryosphinx soverign. Each turn sit back and relax while your opponents try to decide which cards you should or should not have, just for you to pick a different pile than they thought and play yet another 2 mana sphinx. They may complain to you that 75% of the game happens in your turn, but they are the ones making decisions. Don't worry, even though they see most of your card advantage dosen't mean they'll remember it. Try Unesh, because commander games were'nt long enough.\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"insert":"I hate playing against this deck! Good luck man!\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"insert":"My favorite deck to be \"The Problem\" is my "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward"}},{"insert":" // "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Street Urchin"}},{"insert":" "},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4885180/abdel_adrianstreet_urchin_boros_blink"},"insert":"list"},{"insert":". Using cards like "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Purphoros, God of the Forge"}},{"insert":", "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Impact Tremors"}},{"insert":", and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines"}},{"insert":", it can shell out damage as long as Abdel hits the table. If those don't work, "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Mondrak, Glory Dominus"}},{"insert":" and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Anointed Procession"}},{"insert":" can create a massive army very quickly, then using "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Street Urchin"}},{"insert":" to get around pesky blockers or ping the table down. The best possible situation is to float a ton of mana, then exile your whole board state with Abdel, and casting either "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Worldfire"}},{"insert":" or "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Obliterate"}},{"insert":" to set all of your opponents into an unwinnable position. \n\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4885180/abdel_adrianstreet_urchin_boros_blink"},"insert":"Boros Blink"},{"insert":" isn't a cEDH list, but it gets scary fast if left unchecked.\n"}]}
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Steamrat21 avatarSteamrat21 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I actually just made a deck with these exact commanders It goes infinite super easy with a bunch of "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"O ring effects"},{"insert":", unfortunately they stopped printing "},{"attributes":{"italic":true,"bold":true},"insert":"O rings"},{"insert":" that can target your own stuff\n"}]}
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Falconnor4 avatarFalconnor4 7 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"This is the most disguising deck Ive ever made: https://archidekt.com/decks/5559032/maralens_bullshit\n\nHaving stupid counters that you can tutor for for most problems while effectively neutering opponents and their draw and taking anything that they have for yourself. Combined with a side of lifegain and infinite combos while having the ability to bypass commander colours with spawnsire and mastermind's acquisition. Its just cruel.\n"}]}
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Luinz avatarLuinz 7 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5084085/ru_goblins_combos"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5084085/ru_goblins_combos"},{"insert":"\n\nIt's a budgeted combo with Ovika, enigma goliath. Just cast noncreature spells, get a bunch of goblins, make infinite mana off of Mana echoes/phyrexian arena/phyrexian altar, then draw as much cards as you want from skullclamp, kindred discovery, or distant melody. Since all the goblins have haste, attack in with City on Fire/Fiery Amancipation for 3x dmg and shared animosity for +x/0 dmg equal to all other goblins you control.\nCan also win by Purphoros god of the forge/goblin bombardment aswell\n\nDidn't do the full calculations, but max damage i've done went well over 1 Trillion dmg on turn 5 and 6 before with about 10 billion 1/1 rats and 10 billion 1/1 goblins with haste + shared animosity and a city on fire. \n\nCurrently not allowed in my current edh group anymore due to long turns and pretty consistent on turn 6-8.\n"}]}
Edited 10/27/2023, 3:37:42 PM
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chanjam avatarchanjam 7 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5199325/atraxas_armageddon\n\nStep 1: "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Armageddon Clock"}},{"insert":" \n\nStep 2: copy that shit\n\nStep 3: PROLIFERATION PROLIFERATION PROLIFERATION\n\nStep 4: cry when it gets deleted\n\nStep 5: jk you've got recursion\n\nStep 6: banned from magic night w/ your friends\n"}]}
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JeauxJeaux avatarJeauxJeaux 7 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5702592/blitz_of_the_thunderraptor"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5702592/blitz_of_the_thunderraptor"},{"insert":"\n\nThis deck is a concept I have been toying with for a few years, but seeing this deckbuilding challenge motivated me give it a serious look and run some testing, much to my playgroup's disdain.\n\nThe core interaction is that "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Vadrok, Apex of Thunder"}},{"insert":" is able to cast \"suspend-only\" cards from the graveyard, sidestepping the restriction they typically face, and allowing it to be done repeatedly and consistently, unlike the typical strategy of cascading into them. The card that I particularly wanted to cast in this way was "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Restore Balance"}},{"insert":".\n\nTo make sure that I can properly take advantage of Restore Balance, the deck invests heavily in artifact mana, and uses Lotus Field, Bounce Lands, Horizon Lands, and super secret terrible tech "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Teferi's Isle"}},{"insert":" to make sure that the land count is minimized when \"balance\" is \"restored\". Due to the low land count and relatively high mana per land, this deck is also able to take advantage of "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Winter Orb"}},{"insert":" to slow down opponents without harming me much at all. "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Shenanigans"}},{"insert":", "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Vandalblast"}},{"insert":", and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Dack Fayden"}},{"insert":" can take care of any problematic artifacts I don't want to stick around on the opponents' board.\n\nThe deck is able to repeatedly use Vadrok by mutating it onto "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Darting Merfolk"}},{"insert":", which can be activated to return the entire mutate stack to hand. This means that Restore Balance, as well as asymmetrical boardwipes such as "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Retribution of the Meek"}},{"insert":" can be used repeatedly to relieve pressure.\n\nThe deck has a few ways to win:\nAssembling the infinite combo of "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Dramatic Reversal"}},{"insert":" and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Isochron Scepter"}},{"insert":" to generate infinite mana off of the numerous mana rocks, using that to repeatedly recast Darting Merfolk and remutate Vadrok to make opponents draw to death with hundreds of copies of "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Ancestral Vision"}},{"insert":"."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Underworld Breach"}},{"insert":", "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Lotus Petal"}},{"insert":", and "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Brain Freeze"}},{"insert":" allow you to burn through your entire deck, either to cast "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Thassa's Oracle"}},{"insert":" from graveyard or assemble another combo."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"},{"insert":{"card-link":"Dockside Extortionist"}},{"insert":" is a classic way to generate massive mana, which can then be used to mutate Vadrok onto it. "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Snap"}},{"insert":" is a great card to cast from graveyard, as it will untap two lands (mana of which tap for multiple mana) and then return Dockside/Vadrok to the hand so they can be recast. This very easily generates infinite mana and infinite storm count, killing with aforementioned Brain Freeze, or a loop involving Vadrok and Darting Merfolk. Alternatively, if Dockside is able to generate enough mana, have Dockside/Vadrok cast "},{"insert":{"card-link":"Geistwave"}},{"insert":" from your graveyard to add card draw into the loop and hit a win condition."},{"attributes":{"list":"bullet"},"insert":"\n"}]}
Edited 10/24/2023, 10:23:45 PM
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J_Tal avatarJ_Tal 8 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"bold":true,"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/1470678/wither_king"},"insert":"Wither King"},{"insert":"\n\nFilled with the worst (best) villains, the W"},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"ither King "},{"insert":"("},{"insert":{"card-link":"Reaper King"}},{"insert":") spreads it's blight to the other players with this spooky themed deck. I took the "},{"attributes":{"italic":true},"insert":"wither"},{"insert":" approach as it's hilarious watching all your opponent's creatures dwindle (can't cry about infect). With several cost mitigating abilities, decent ramp and multiple token generators (sac fodder), you should be able to overwhelm your opponents in short order. Sometimes it's nice being evil. \n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/1470678/wither_king\n"}]}
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Vester avatarVester 8 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4952252/grixis_communism"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4952252/grixis_communism"},{"insert":"\n\nThis might not be the most oppressive, but watching the joy in someone's eyes fade away as you take their commander, hit them with it, and then sacrifice it to draw two cards is just... beautiful. This deck consistently makes games take hours, and is now my threat if my friends say they're going to make a \"cEDH\" deck. \n\nCast Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, make everyone exile 4 cards, next turn, swing with her, cast a free \"steal creature\" spell, and use Sac outlets to make sure you always murder the creatures you steal and can recast her later to steal even MORE spells.\n"}]}
Edited 10/25/2023, 8:48:15 PM
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dauth avatardauth 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I accidentally hit a salt sum of 108 packing as much awful stuff into a Jhoira deck as possible. There's basically no ramp, because you can very quickly put an eldrazi or mass land destruction into suspend. They either have to kill you immediately, or hold up mana every turn. Recently updated with some more Time shenanigans from Doctor Who! \n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4150979/worst_deck"},"insert":"Worst Deck • (Commander / EDH deck) • Archidekt"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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bin_liftin avatarbin_liftin 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Called Jeska's Ascension, this deck sticks as close to the lore of Jeska as possible while also adhering to the rules imposed by its companion Obosh the prey peircer. What that amounts to is basically an artifact synergy alphastrike build that can suddenly triple double face damage. Which means even something as small as 3 power can hit for 18 damage with no other modifications. And if that three power creature was your commander... well... haha.\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5608709/jeskas_ascension\n\n"}]}
Edited 10/21/2023, 7:52:50 PM
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MellonHead avatarMellonHead 8 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"I first built this deck a year ago and been playing it sense and improving the deck, has gone through a lot of changes and still has changes going to be made to it\n\nhttps://archidekt.com/decks/5627642/shorkai\n"}]}
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{"ops":[{"insert":"This Deck is Called "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"The Master's Legion"},{"insert":", and It is made to create a ton of Mana, Cast the master with haste, and then swing with myriad creatures and extra combats to drown your opponents in copies of "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"The Master, Multiplied"},{"insert":" as you laugh Manaically. The Deck Is designed In such a way that you will "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"ALWAYS "},{"insert":"be the problem, and will lead to a swift victory after the master is on board, or you get shut down and lose. Who needs backup plans when your first plan is "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"PERFECT"},{"insert":"? We are the master, after all. "},{"attributes":{"bold":true},"insert":"Every last one of us!"},{"insert":"\n"},{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5675169/the_masters_legion"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/5675169/the_masters_legion"},{"insert":"\n"}]}
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[deleted] avatar[deleted] 7 months
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furrygamer56 avatarfurrygamer56 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"when is the next contest going to be?\n"}]}
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Jeremy avatarJeremy 4 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"Likely either the end of this month or the beginning of March. We've been working on an exciting new angle for the contests that's required a fair bit of planning to get setup. We're looking forward to bringing them back soon! \n"}]}
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furrygamer56 avatarfurrygamer56 6 months
{"ops":[{"insert":"did any one see the eldrazi deck that i samited \n"}]}
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abrain4u avatarabrain4u 7 months
{"ops":[{"attributes":{"link":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4663088/anje_reanimator"},"insert":"https://archidekt.com/decks/4663088/anje_reanimator"},{"insert":"\n\nThis deck just keeps pumping threat after threat. Anje, the commander is a one piece engine to dump big guys for reanimation and get you replacement cards. Early game, late game, the deck doesn't care, the big guys just keep coming, and your opponents have terrible trouble keeping any creatures on the board.\n"}]}
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