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Mike’s Dakkon Blackblade CMDR Deck

Dakkon Blackblade

A few weeks ago, Chewie talked me into filming a marathon session of videos for the CMDR Decks channel.  Scott helped us record all four decks I had built at the time, and the first installment is my Dakkon Blackblade deck.  As always, let me know what you think in the comments here, or in the comments section on YouTube if you feel so inclined.  To be honest, there’s no guarantee I’ll read the YouTube comments, as I do my best to avoid reading any YouTube comments as a general rule (that stuff will rot your brain).  The delivery might not be as smooth in this first video as it became in the other three, but I still think you’ll like it.

[Chewie addendum: Check out Mike’s super-sweet Dakkon!  And the shiny Wasteland makes my wallet hurt.  Also, that’s the playmat Mike talked about getting from Steve Argyle at the SCG Invitational in Charlotte – it’s purty!]

 

General
Dakkon Blackblade

Land
Adarkar Wastes
Azorius Chancery
Skycloud Expanse
Glacial Fortress
Calciform Pools
Sejiri Refuge
Jwar Isle Refuge
Underground River
Dimir Aqueduct
Dreadship Reef
River of Tears
Drowned Catacomb
Darkwater Catacombs
Caves of Koilos
Isolated Chapel
Orzhov Basilica
Arcane Sanctum
Ancient Spring
Rupture Spire
Tectonic Edge
Strip Mine
Wasteland
Dust Bowl
Thawing Glaciers
6 Plains
7 Swamp
Island

Creatures
Thieving Magpie
Sturmgeist
Rune-Scarred Demon
Kagemaro, First to Suffer
Steel Hellkite
Sunblast Angel
Vampire Nighthawk
Wydwen, the Biting Gale
Kiyomaro, First to Stand
Serra Angel
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon
Serra Sphinx
Glory
Sengir Vampire
Sengir Nosferatu
Soramaro, First to Dream
Extractor Demon
Wurmcoil Engine
Thopter Assembly
Enigma Sphinx
Akroma, Angel of Wrath
Chromium

Artifacts
Worn Powerstone
Mana Vault
Grim Monolith
Basalt Monolith
Mana Crypt
Lotus Petal
Bloodletter Quill
Sensei’s Divining Top
Crystal Ball
Lightning Greaves
Loxodon Warhammer
Vorrac Battlehorns
Phyrexian Processor

Spells
Personal Tutor
Mystical Tutor
Enlightened Tutor
Mystical Teachings
Demonic Tutor
Vampiric Tutor
Death’s Duet
Urborg Uprising
Beacon of Unrest
No Rest for the Wicked
Recall
Treasure Trove
Oblation
Swords to Plowshares
Path to Exile
Oblivion Ring
Faith’s Fetters
Dismantling Blow
Ray of Distortion
Day of Judgment
Wrath of God
Damnation
Divine Reckoning
Consume the Meek
Righteous Fury
Akroma’s Vengeance
Phyrexian Rebirth

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6 Comments

  1. February 28, 2012 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    This is a sweet deck full of nostalgia and history. With Mike as “the game lore guy,” it’s not strange to see the deck full of old cards with back stories, like the Serra Angel/Sengir Vampire duality, and Chromium in there. Maybe it’s not optimized for duels.. maybe more like historical preservation. Haha

    (reposted from the GatheringMagic article)

    • February 28, 2012 at 9:32 am | Permalink

      I’m glad you appreciate that, because the “historical” aspect is one of the most important factors behind many cards that ended up in the deck. I get the feeling I’m going to get a fair number of comments on GatheringMagic and YouTube along the lines of “why do you have so many crappy old cards in here?”, “play Sen Triplets at the commander instead”, etc., but screw them, they don’t understand the deck like we do.

  2. Jonnie
    February 28, 2012 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    Bazing! Block! Woop! Back in my habd! Hahaha!

    Man that was great. Enigma Sphinx is such a cool card, cascade is just the best thing ever.

  3. Mishraharad
    February 29, 2012 at 4:16 am | Permalink

    I love all the lore and history in this deck , especially Serra Angel , creature that is , one might say , below average in EDH . But it is one of my favorite creatures . I still put it in my casual deck , and I just made a R/W EDH deck , and I had to put her in . Love the wee lass :D

    But , even though this dack has a strong flavor , it also seems powerful enough to give a beating in a “serious” game .
    Kudos for brewing this , MIke :)

  4. SnakeBit
    March 2, 2012 at 3:04 am | Permalink

    It is great to see people who still understand the format of commander, and what it was intended for. I for one am tired of the overpowered decks that are out there now that the less casual crowd is playing, and also as a player who started in early 94 love some of your choices. So bravo sir!

  5. March 9, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Great deck. I like how in Commander you can have different builds for any given commander. You use Dakkon in a control deck, and it works because he sits back and gets big, whereas mine is more of a Voltron deck that is all about getting in there for the damage! Check it out:

    http://cmdrshenanagins.wordpress.com/2012/01/20/new-commander-dakkon-blackblade/

3 Trackbacks

  1. By Mike’s Fumiko CMDR Decks Video on May 1, 2012 at 12:37 am

    […] in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen the Dakkon Blackblade video (check it out, if not), and the second one is the second Commander deck I ever built:  my Fumiko […]

  2. By Mike’s Scion of the Ur-Dragon CMDR Decks Video on July 2, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    […] in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen the Dakkon Blackblade video and the Fumiko the Lowblood video (check them out, if not), but this one is the very first […]

  3. By Mike’s Mimeoplasm CMDR Deck on November 26, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    […] we sent them over to be placed in the queue for future release.  Presumably you’ve already seen Dakkon Blackblade, Fumiko the Lowblood, and Scion of the Ur-Dragon (check them out, if not), but this one is the […]

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