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Aphetto Alchemist Discussion
6 days ago
Cunning Wish can grab a card that's stranded in exile. Illusionist's Bracers combos with Aphetto Alchemist to make infinite untaps, could be good. Its better in decks with more mana rocks though. Cards that give phasing like Vanishing and Reality Ripple can blink Kaho without losing the imprinted exiled cards.
1 week ago
I think Scrap Trawler should be good here. Maybe you could add Illusionist's Bracers + Aphetto Alchemist for another infinite combo. Both cards can do other useful things on their own in this deck. Happy gathering!
1 week ago
Thanks for taking a look!
I have given some thought to Aphetto Alchemist, and similar untap shenanigan cards (the Illusionist's Bracers were actually left over from an earlier version of this deck that played Tidewater Minion). Now that you've pointed it out, I never realized how well Aphetto Alchemist would synergize with Splinter Twin and Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker... I'll have to look into this a little further! Less sure how I feel about the artifact lands since most of them would go bye-bye to artifact sweepers), but I see your logic behind their inclusion.
Thanks for your input!
3 weeks ago
Love the deck, seems good. I have a couple ideas. If you knew all this already then awesome, but just in case I wanted to share. First off...
The Ultimate Merieke Ri Berit Tech:If there are instant speed untap effects available (like Thousand-Year Elixir) when we want to tap Merieke Ri Berit to steal a creature, we can put an untap effect on the stack before the theft effect resolves, and then untap and retap her to steal another creature (before the first theft or its self destruct has resolved). It will always resolve the self destruct part before the theft part of each new untap effect. So each instant speed untap effect in play means another creature that can be stolen simultaneously each time we tap her. I have had a Merieke deck for years, and just found out about this tech a couple months ago on this website.
You are running Aphetto Alchemist + Illusionist's Bracers = infinite untaps. You may know the combo, if not there you go. I didnt notice those cards went infinite when I put them both in my Merieke deck at first. I just used those cards because they have their own synergies with the deck. If you add in Archivist (which is great with all the untap effects running around here too) you can draw your whole deck with the combo too.
Also personally I would change Retreat to Coralhelm into Blessed Alliance. Its an instant speed untap and it can kill most creatures Merieke cannot steal. I was underwhelmed by retreat in play testing.
If you are looking for other cuts maybe use less cards that just hose creatures that Merieke could otherwise deal with. As far is things to add, maybe more cards to protect her. She has such a target on her all the time. Lightning Greaves and Darksteel Plate work well for me.
Here you can check out my deck too, maybe you will find somethingelse. Happy gathering!
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4 weeks ago
Here is another infinite combo:
Not sure if its the right fit here, but I saw you are already running the bracers. Even though you run only a few mana rocks, you can easily add the artifact lands Darksteel Citadel, Seat of the Synod, Tree of Tales, and Great Furnace so there are more chances for him to act like a mana dork early on. If you have Sensei's Divining Top with the above combo, you can draw your whole deck. If you have Kiki or Twin out, you can make infinite copies of the Alchemist, or any other creature for that matter. Now you can kill people with Laboratory Maniac by attacking with 8,000,000,000 copies of it if you want. If you put Squirrel Nest on an artifact land, you would get a squirrel factory. There is probably even more I haven't noticed yet. Seems like it could be cool. Happy gathering!
4 weeks ago
ROUROU, it doesn't combo. I already run Aphetto Alchemist, who essentially has the same ability, but also the potential to go infinite with Illusionist's Bracers. Kiora's Follower is simply a single untap, and would function as a mana rock, providing you have another mana rock. It's not a bad card, but it has severely limited potential both early and late game.
1 month ago
Mortiganil Thank you so much for the compliment! I really appreciate that my deck list helped you out. For an artifact based build you're gonna want good mana rocks and other cards that synergize with artifacts. In my opinion Mana Crypt is the best rock you can get to improve your deck. Other rocks like Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, and Fellwar Stone are great too. The tutors I'd recommend are Fabricate, Whir of Invention, and Transmute Artifact (There are others but I don't believe the deck requires more). Other cards that also work really well in the artifact heavy build are Aphetto Alchemist and Voltaic Key. The real star of this build is Paradox Engine of course. It is the center combo piece of the build. Mind Over Matter and Iso/Dramatic combo are now more backup plans now. But yeah, those cards are the stars of the build. Let me know if you have any more questions.
1 month ago
Hangarback Walker has pretty good synergy, should be helpful. Nim Deathmantle & Mimic Vat can also help keep a stream of sacrifice targets coming. Elspeth, Sun's Champion is one of the best token makers, plus it board wipes and leaves your commander. Fatestitcher & Aphetto Alchemist can get you another counterspell per turn.