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Academy Ruins Discussion
2 weeks ago
If I cut Felidar ( which would drop my average cmc, so Im open to it) Ill need to find room for Rest in Peace and Helm of Obedience which would probably be for the best... Im open to cutting Academy Ruins at that point, then itd be Stasis vs. Static Orb ... leaning towards Stasis since I have less ways to create asymmetry with it... any alternative suggestions you feel better about?
2 weeks ago
WalkingIllusion The infect stuff was based on the idea that I can use recurrsion to keep using them to drop infect counters on people and the creatures could just walk in. But I did pull all but Inkmoth nexus (because I can use it with hatred to instakill a player if needed) and a Phyrexian Juggernaut (which would work sweet with Blade of Selves and the Mirage Mirror to take out multiple people at once). Blightsteel Colossus is listed but I'm actually running the Darksteel Colossus instead because Blightsteel colossus is kinda boring to play. I may go back to an infect version but I'm liking the direction this is going now. As for your counterspells suggestion, I need to decide if I'm going with cheap CMC counters or some of the bigger ones.
jpsuchecki So Skeleton Shard is a good idea - need to fig out what to replace. Buried Ruin will go in and replace another land - I also have Academy Ruins which is sweet, but more ways to pull from my graveyard gives me more of an excuse to run Codex Shredder ;) Command Tower - not sure how I didn't add that. And probably Command Beacon too since Vela isn't cheap to cast. Rhystic Study... I.. want to add it... but i always want to add it... but "didja pay yer 1?? didja pay yer 1??" really starts to annoy my local group ;)
2 weeks ago
Inspiring Statuary , Whir of Invention , Copy Artifact , swapping Transmute to mainboard, Arcum Dagsson , Etherium Sculptor , Metalworker , Tezzeret the Seeker , Padeem, Consul of Innovation , Fabricate , Paradox Engine , Mox Opal , Academy Ruins
Not saying slot every one of those, but you may find them helpful in tutoring your relevant artifact pieces, going infinite, and using your artifacts as tapable mana sources to drop eldrazi.
Thada Adel, Acquisitor can also sync nicely with Vela's evasion
2 weeks ago
Thanks for the suggestions Kjarr and Jpsuchecki,
Memnarch cant use infinte colourless mana effectively with his activated abilities. I have playtested Tezzeret and he is ok, but very hard to defend in multiplayer. I have also play tested inventors fair and the tempo loss of sacrificing a land hurts to badly (Need to out-pace the creature decks). I had been running Extraplanar Lens for a long time in this deck until recently, like inventors fair the tempo loss is catastrophic if it gets removed. I have had games where I have had Academy Ruins and Extraplanar Lens get destroyed and recurring it made me feel unhappy xD
3 weeks ago
I think that Trinket Mage has a lot going for it and could really help pull your win cons. It can pull Ballista and Hangarback. I would also recommend Vampiric Tutor as a way of getting anything whatsoever needed to close out the game.
Since you are looking at low cmc artifact graveyard retrieval, consider Lotus Petal for repeat ramp. Other good mana producers needed for this are Mana Crypt and Metalworker as a way of ramping to get the rest of the pieces of your win con into your hand.
Additionally, there is an alternative win con that you could do through extra turns using any sac outlet, Hangarback Walker and at least 5 +1/+1 counters on it and Time Sieve (not too hard to do if built for the ramp into it).
Last one I can think of is Sensei's Divining Top, which helps with getting your top deck set (The countertop combo - (Using Counterbalance with Sensei's Divining Top) could also work as a good way of shutting down most things that your opponents are throwing onto the field.
3 weeks ago
Snap It's a very solid pick for Azami and it will be included in my maybeboard once I get around to writing the primer. I just don't have the space for it mainboard right now.
Power Artifact Problem is that the only really meaningful interaction it has in our deck is with Grim Monolith and making infinite colorless really doesn't do much for us. It has the potential to be really good in the correct scenarios, but most of the time it's a dead draw.
Gilded Lotus This is kind of an interesting one 'cause it has great synergy with Transmute Artifact to get Paradox Engine and by itself it's not a bad rock either. Currently my slots will not allow for it, but it may be good enough in the future.
Memory Jar If Azami was a more storm oriented deck then I might consider it, but I don't think it's all that great for her as of now.
Patron Wizard Yes, unfortunately he is still too slow and his ability conflicts too much with Azami's.
1 month ago
Spirit_Logan "Also, is there an artifact-related wincon that people won't expect?" -> there are plenty! A personal favourite is Mindslaver + Academy Ruins. Sure, the land is pricey, but this wins you games. 1v1 is an insta lock. I pulled it off the other day in a 4-player FFA, slaved the last player before me, put it back on top, slaver the next player after me and used their resources to kill them all :)