Aphetto Alchemist

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Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Onslaught (ONS) Uncommon

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Aphetto Alchemist

Creature — Human Wizard

Tap: Untap target artifact or creature.

Morph (Blue) (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for (3). Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

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Aphetto Alchemist Discussion

dlamars on Degenerate Designs

2 weeks ago

Hey there, I like the deck a lot and I think I have a few suggestions that might be worth considering:

Aphetto Alchemist - I am not sure but would this be a good replacement for Dispell? I am a big fan of it in general because it is so versatile and it would provide a lot of value with all the potential targets in your list.

Mystic Speculation - maybe replace Whispers of the Muse? I think it is much more potent in a thrasios list and it requires a lot less set up to abuse with Paradox Engine potentially allowing for infinite mana as well.

Jeweled Amulet - might be worth replacing one of the signets? It's pretty good in my experience though underrated.

Tolaria West - Could replace an island possibly? Searches for a lot of good stuff in your list!

That's all I can think of, hope it helps!

Reddeckwins_HU on Sidisi BUG Tyrant

2 weeks ago

Azdranax Thanks for the tips, I checked your deck. I considered Basalt Monolith, but I use Aphetto Alchemist instead. It is a creature, it is searchable with Dimir Infiltrator and it's easier to get it back from the grave. But I would like to include the Monolith as well.Filth is also a good card, but I prefer flying instead of a swampwalk, which is a conditional evasion.

yungxak on Hold Infinity in the Palm of your Hand

3 weeks ago

Thanks, NV_1980. They each got wise to it after losing to in multi-player games. The bracers rarely eat removal, but my poor creatures, especially Ith, have an unfortunate habit of dying before they can attack. My backup creatures, Aphetto Alchemist and Tidewater Minion, seem to still be under the radar. Lately I've used LabMan combos to bait out countermagic to give my game plan some breathing room, but that's felt inefficient.

See anything you'd consider cutting or swapping?

AkrosTheClear on The Art of Untapping

3 weeks ago

Actually LeaPlath it is quicker to simply get an Aphetto Alchemist or a Seeker of Skybreak out on turn two and on turn three play Wake Thrasher. Since those two can tap themselves and untap themselves I would have an infinite/infinite Wake Thrasher on turn 3 instead of 4.

Frank_Glascock on FrigidOfficial

2 months ago

Frigid, I may have spent too much time and space on your thread discussing the Aphetto Alchemist/Illusionist's Bracers list. I was trying to illustrate the differences between how you have built your list as opposed to the way the other is built.

I like the direction you have taken the list considering your budget and intention to constrain the speed to keep it a hybrid competitive-casual deck.

Frank_Glascock on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

2 months ago
  1. I am not sure if Aphetto Alchemist makes our list without Illusionist's Bracers and that for me means this card is probably a pass. All the info on the combo was taken from a list:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/inalla-archmage-of-combo/

I checked over his list. He is playing other non wizard combos such as Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator. Staff of Domination is one of the infinite mana win conditions and Laboratory Maniac is there to win through infinite draw.

There is a steep price to pay for all these combos.

A) Partial Paris is gone. He is going to have a lot of cards that are dead outside of combo. This is why we tried to keep those pieces to a minimum.

B) 30 lands

C) Force of Will is his only counterspell. This is bad-real bad. He can not protect his combo and he can not stop his opponents. He has to be the fastest deck every game and get very lucky at a competitive table.

D) Cyclonic Rift, Chaos Warp, Grave Pact and Attrition are the only interaction. No board sweeps besides Cyclonic Rift which probably gets cast for 1U most times in this list as he has one other spell (Chaos Warp) that handles stax permanents.

I think we have taken our lists in an entirely different direction from his.

  1. I did not do any research on Fatestitcher because of the cost of executing the combo was too high at 9U. I would not refute your analysis of the combo.

  2. There are 18 instant and sorceries on your posted list. By Force and Into the Roil/Chain of Vapor replaces Vandalblast and Chaos Warp. You have Gamble coming in for Corpse Augur. Blasphemous Acts probably replaces Kindred Discovery/Intruder Alarm. That puts you at 20 total instants and sorceries.

I am at 23 instants and sorceries.

  1. I am a little surprised that Sigil Tracer is closer to the chopping block than Voidmage Prodigy. Has Voidmage Prodigy done better recently? Sigil Tracer always seems like a card that is great 40% of the time and a non-factor 60% of the time. It is conditional. You have to have it and another wizard in play plus 1U. I guess what keeps it in my list is the fact that you can copy opponent's spells. Have you been able to utilize it to copy opponent's tutors, draw spells and possibly spot removal?

  2. Our choice of creatures seem to mirror each other. I believe I am playing three you are not. I know you want to slot Glen Elendra Archmage and Mistbind Clique in when you get them. I have yet to cast Mistbind Clique. This may prove to be one of those cards that has a lot of potential but in reality does not function well. You have not offered up an opinion on Sower of Temptation (discussion to follow).

  3. I am in a pretty creature heavy environment so Sower of Temptation may be more viable in my list. It has only been played twice; both times stealing my opponents commander, Kess, Dissident Mage. You probably already know that I won both those games as Kess is awesome in our list.

  4. The combo list I looked at did have Thalakos Deceiver. It costs 3U in most lists but most likely it will be 4U for us as we can steal another creature immediately with the token. Sower of Temptation may be the cut.

Both have evasion and cost the same. The issue is it does not make sense to make an Inalla token of Sower of Temptation without a sacrifice outlet. That scenario does provide removal for (1). Thalakos Deceiver is going to be played for 5U as the token will steal a creature that turn. We will be unblocked as I have never seen or heard of a card with Shadow. Next turn we again steal the best creature on the board. The major downside of Sower of Temptation is that any spot removal returns the stolen creature.

8) I would like to hear your thoughts on what creature to cut for Thalakos Deceiver if any. Voidmage Prodigy, Sigil Tracer, Mistbind Clique, Sower of Temptation and Glen Elendra Archmage is my guess as to the order you would rank the cuts (first being more likely).

Frank_Glascock on Inalla, Archmage of Combo

2 months ago
  1. I am not sure if Aphetto Alchemist makes our list without Illusionist's Bracers and that for me means this card is probably a pass. All the info on the combo was taken from a list:

http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/inalla-archmage-of-combo/

I checked over his list. He is playing other non wizard combos such as Palinchron and Deadeye Navigator. Staff of Domination is one of the infinite mana win conditions and Laboratory Maniac is there to win through infinite draw.

There is a steep price to pay for all these combos.

A) Partial Paris is gone. He is going to have a lot of cards that are dead outside of combo. This is why we tried to keep those pieces to a minimum.

B) 30 lands

C) Force of Will is his only counterspell. This is bad-real bad. He can not protect his combo and he can not stop his opponents. He has to be the fastest deck every game and get very lucky at a competitive table.

D) Cyclonic Rift, Chaos Warp, Grave Pact and Attrition are the only interaction. No board sweeps besides Cyclonic Rift which probably gets cast for 1U most times in this list as he has one other spell (Chaos Warp) that handles stax permanents.

E) I think we have taken our lists in an entirely different direction from his.

  1. I did not do any research on Fatestitcher because of the cost of executing the combo was too high at 9U. I would not refute your analysis of the combo.

  2. There are 18 instant and sorceries on your posted list. By Force and Into the Roil/Chain of Vapor replaces Vandalblast and Chaos Warp. You have Gamble coming in for Corpse Augur. Blasphemous Acts probably replaces Kindred Discovery/Intruder Alarm. That puts you at 20 total instants and sorceries.

I am at 23 instants and sorceries.

  1. I am a little surprised that Sigil Tracer is closer to the chopping block that Voidmage Prodigy. Has Voidmage Prodigy recently been pulling its weight? Sigil Tracer always seems like a card that is great 40% of the time and a non-factor 60% of the time. It is conditional. You have to have it and another wizard in play plus 1U. I guess what keeps it in my list is the fact that you can copy opponent's spells.

  2. Our choice of creatures seem to mirror each other. I believe I am playing three you are not. I know you want to slot Glen Elendra Archmage and Mistbind Clique in when you get them. I have yet to cast Mistbind Clique. This may prove to be one of those cards that has a lot of potential but in reality does not function well. You have not offered up an opinion on Sower of Temptation (discussion to follow).

  3. I am in a pretty creature heavy environment so Sower of Temptation may be more viable in my list. It has only been played twice; both times stealing my opponents commander, Kess, Dissident Mage. You probably already know that I won both those games as Kess is awesome in our list.

  4. The combo list I looked at did have Thalakos Deceiver. It costs 3U in most lists but most likely it will be 4U for us as we can steal another creature immediately with the token. Sower of Temptation may be the cut.

Both have evasion and cost the same. The issue is it does not make sense to make a Inalla token of Sower of Temptation without a sacrifice outlet. That scenario does provide removal for (1). Thalakos Deceiver is going to be played for 5U as the token will steal a creature that turn. We will be unblocked as I have never seen or heard of a card with Shadow. Next turn we again steal the best creature on the board. The major downside of Sower of Temptation is that any spot removal returns the stolen creature.

8) I would like to hear your thoughts on what creature to cut for Thalakos Deceiver if any. Voidmage Prodigy, Sigil Tracer, Mistbind Clique, Sower of Temptation and Glen Elendra Archmage is my guess as to which would be the first card you would cut to the last in a more creature centric environment.

FrigidOfficial on Inalla's Tap Studio (EDH Adaptive Combo)

2 months ago

Hey Frank. I haven't had much time to try to new list out, but I've been looking at the new changes you've suggested.

  1. Aphetto Alchemist seems like it would be pretty good to just slot in the deck over a less impressive wizard. It can let us do some interesting things and get a bit more value out of some of our tap creatures. As for the Illusionist's Bracers, I'm not too keen on slotting them in. I feel like they wouldn't get a huge amount of value. Inalla's ability would hit for 14 though, which could be cool.

  2. Fatestitcher only untaps other permanents. How do we get infinite uses out of it if it can't untap itself? I may be understanding the interaction incorrectly.

  3. I think I almost certainly have more instants and sorceries than you (which you can confirm or deny), so Sigil Tracer may be more worth for me to keep. It's not incredible but has definitely helped with cantrips abuse. It's probably the weakest card out of the four you listed and would be a decent cut for Aphetto Alchemist.

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