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Creature — Human Wizard
, : Target player draws a card, then exiles a card from their hand. If a creature card is exiled this way, that player creates a token that's a copy of that card.
When Arcane Artisan leaves the battlefield, exile all tokens created with it at the beginning of the next end step.
|Have (6)||awalloftext , snakekill321 , Big-Foot , conker3009 , Thunderbeard , Bluboltar|
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Arcane Artisan Discussion
Frd123 on uwu vs wuw
3 days ago
I have some suggestions, you can run Quicksilver Amulet to cheat creatures from hand or Thran Temporal Gateway , if you up the number of historic permanents. Or even Arcane Artisan for a similar effect.
2 weeks ago
While technically not a wizard itself Docent of Perfection Flip makes wizard tokens and when it transforms gives all your wizards a lord effect kind of buff. Arcane Artisan can help you cheat out some of your higher cost wizards as tokens and adds some more card draw. Temporal Adept can let you bounce any one permanent as long as you keep mana for it. Also since you are a mono-color deck consider Caged Sun and maybe Gauntlet of Power so your mana is doubled.
2 months ago
Windreader Sphinx is pretty expensive and the curve was too high, Arcane Artisan is another one that makes token copies of my wincons
5 months ago
Evacuation to pop off at instant speed right before your creatures come out of suspension might be loony.
Sneak Attack would be good if you do intend to steer away from Eldrazi.
I think more counterspells to assure your threats don't get interrupted is a must especially since this deck requires so much set up to get going. On that note, I'd then bring in Snapcaster Mage and possibly even Torrential Gearhulk since your sorceries have such high value. You might also consider Archaeomancer depending on how highly you value your instants/sorceries.
Chancellor of the Spires is a fun blue fatty, so is Diluvian Primordial, Sphinx Ambassador and as vanilla as Inkwell Leviathan might look, it is super hard to deal with. You could also consider the new card Arcane Artisan to cheat out fatties if Jhoira is uncastable. Also, Timebender could be nice here too.
In summary, I think the deck is very strong but could use some more support in the counterspell department, with a little spell recursion (Snapcaster, Torrential, etc). I would also consider throwing in a bit more mana rock ramp to assure you have enough mana if Jhoira is uncastable. Consider Mind Stone, Thought Vessel andCoalition Relic as the three more important ones, and possibly even Hedron Archive or Commander's Sphere.
I would also say think hard on Obliterate, Jokulhaups, and Decree of Annihilation. I personally think they are great win conditions, but can lead to a lot of the same lines of play which can make games repetitive. I definitely wouldn't say cut them all together because they're a valid strategy to pretty much every Jhoira deck, but play around with the numbers, maybe try out 2 or maybe just one so you're not relying too heavily on them. Just find what feels right.
7 months ago
Sir Dixit the Whimsical
Legendary Creature - Human Knight 2/5
Remove ~ before the game begins unless you have two or more opponents.
When ~ enters the battlefield, set aside a card from your hand. Say a word or phrase that describes/could be associated with the chosen card. Each opponent chooses a card from their hand that fits the word/phrase. Shuffle all chosen card facedown (the cards may need to be unsleeved first to make it random) and place them reveal them. Each opponent simultaneously chooses the card that they believe is yours. Each opponent who correctly guessed your card may cast a card from their hand without paying it's manacost. As long as at least one opponent didn't guess your card, you may cast a card from your hand without paying their manacost for each opponent who correctly guessed.
He's even worse at parties.
Wow, that's a wall of text! Anyway, before that last card appeared, I was coming up with a wildcard inspired by Arcane Artisan, so that's my challenge: Create another "Artisan".
7 months ago
Driemer84: Honestly, I've pulled off several victories with Lightning Runner. I only have to have 4 attacking copies and it goes infinite (which is surprisingly easy here). Also, some of my favorite art ever, haha.
I have a Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, and Chrome Mox sitting around, but honestly I hadn't thought they'd fit super well here. Grim Monolith and Mana Vault are "one use" artifacts most of the time, and this deck wants to be able to use mana from its rocks multiple times rather than once in a large burst. Meanwhile, I don't want to sacrifice the card advantage from Chrome Mox, especially in a deck with a relatively high colorless percentage.
Arcane Artisan has been AMAZING. Sneak Attack a bit less so, honestly? But I've paired it with Helm of the Host in the past to do some really silly things, and it helps me get copiable creatures out early so I can clone them with token-making effects (which usually wins the game if I have a couple other tokens to replicate into copies of them.
Thank you both!!
7 months ago
Flow88: Thank you! I agree, it's been fantastic and enjoyable so far.
I considered Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker here, but the issue was that he can only copy creatures I already control, and I wanted my copy effects to either A) copy any creature on the battlefield or B) not force me to pay casting cost (ie Arcane Artisan). I still might add him though, haha, when I figure out what I can cut from here.
(And if you like the deck, you're welcome to +1 it!)
Best wishes to you as well! :)
7 months ago
Oh! A bunch of comments to respond to!
TheRedGoat: Honestly? I wouldn't trust EDHRec as far as I could throw them. I don't have much faith in their advice, haha. But for what it's worth, you may be right about Young Pyromancer, although she's so cheap in terms of mana that (for now) I think she's worth it.
I feel like making a deck that makes a token clone of an opponent's creature, then replicates that token tenfold is reasonably viable? I am running a few goodstuff creatures myself, to clone with Arcane Artisan or what-have-you, but of the cloning options you list, I think God-Pharaoh's Gift is the only one I'm interested in (and even then, 7 mana is pretty steep). I generally don't want to pay the mana costs of my huge creatures if I can avoid it. I have been considering Feldon of the Third Path, but I don't currently have good ways to put stuff into my GY from my hand...Still, I should find space for him. Blade of Selves doesn't create tokens that work with Brudiclad, and Goblin Bombardment has far too small of an effect.
Thank you for your suggestions!
Kishe: Exactly - I've selected effects that create token copies of ANY creature whenever possible, rather than just mine (this is one major change from the original list from Casey4321). The goal is to not steal opponents' creatures, but to clone them and replicate the clone many, many times. I'm trying to handle the inevitable board wipes with counterspells, though, since I am in blue after all haha.
WanderingSpirit: Thank you for your kind words! I considered Dark Depths, but honestly I don't have any ways to make non-legendary copies outside of Helm of the Host unfortunately. Still, now I want to make a deck specifically to abuse that haha.
el_mao: Huh. Why? Both of those kill my entire token horde, while only giving me one large token (which I then cannot replicate).
Thank you all for your help (and +1s)!
Arcane Artisan occurrence in decks from the last year
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