Legendary Creature — Human Artificer
: Target artifact creature's controller sacrifices it. That player may search his or her library for a noncreature artifact card, put it into play, then shuffle his or her library.
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Arcum Dagsson Discussion
1 day ago
Threaten are all effects of "Gain control of target creature until end of turn". It comes from the card Threaten just as we call Wrath any form of mass removal because of Wrath of God. Those cards use too much space for what you can already get with Memnarch. It would be just better to use those slots to add draw engines and tutors.
The turn you cast Braids, it will help all of your opponents before your turn to drop something with her. Most of the time, when I see her, one person gets to use her ability and then she dies before her controller gets to his or her turn. If you curve well with your ramp, you'll not need her for your big drops. If you want to speed things up, replace her with Arcum Dagsson, Muzzio, Visionary Architect or Copper Gnomes.
There are tons of cheap mana rocks: Sky Diamond, Coldsteel Heart, Mind Stone, Star Compass, Fellwar Stone, Everflowing Chalice, Thought Vessel, Solemn Simulacrum, Vedalken Engineer, Foundry Inspector, Etherium Sculptor and Chief Engineer, just to name a few.
1 week ago
hoardofnotions I played the deck once yesterday and won in a game of three people. Early game was dominated by Strip Mine and Crucible of Worlds, which slowed down the other combo deck on the table with Arcum Dagsson and then when my frog hit the table it only took one turn to find the dredge land and a discard outlet and it killed in the same turn with Psychosis Crawler and infinite card draw. I had to mill my library (and shuffle it back with Ulamog) twice to find a way to get 5 mana for the crawler with only one remaining untapped swamp and no more remaining land drops for the turn. Only Rain of Filth could do that. so I had to mill until I found it...
Absolutely funny to play the deck but in the future I can just explain what I do when I have the dredge/discard combo rather than drawing every second card in the deck and repeat with Ulamog if I haven't found the kill yet.
1 week ago
I can't see how this might result in a Stax build if you don't exchange a lot of cards. Also with an average cmc of 3,75 you will probably be too slow for competetive play.
Maybe if you could elaborate on how big your current budget is and what you think your controlling aspects are in this deck (in fact I can't see how you would even prevent combos from going off) it's easier to give some suggestions as for what you should add or cut.
I have some competetive Stax lists that I have already tested. You could have a look at Augustin's $t4ks (2017 version), Workshop Party or Atraxa's super(un)friendly Stax to check how well you would open against these decks. Open two browser windows and try a few first turns with your deck next to other competetive builds. Combo decks in my playgroup are for example based on Arcum Dagsson or Hermit Druid and can possibly win on turn 3-4 if undisturbed. When going for Stax, the plan is basically to disable your opponents' play as soon as possible, starting in turn 1-2, to prevent combo from winning. There are several ways you could play with green and especially White has a lot of answers available. It all depends on your budget and how much you would like to change in your deck.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Will that make Arcum Dagsson able to grab my creatures as well? I guess I'm just confused as to why.
2 weeks ago
Can Arcum Dagsson stand a chance against these tier generals fairly well?
3 weeks ago
I own a very tuned list of Arcum Dagsson with a extremely similar list and strategy. Essentially I try and create a engine or disk lock the table asap with stax soft locks and interaction to stop my opponents. The decks main weakness is that I rely heavily on the tinker effect of Arcum to win. My question is, should I , or do I need to switch to Teferi to stay competitive? Or is Arcum still viable as a cEDH deck?
1 month ago
Typically, a commander must be a legendary creature (except for the planeswalkers from that one commander set), but if your commander can search for another card, you can build your deck around that card instead.
So here are all the options for making noncommander cards into your commanders:
(+/- , , , and/or ): Pick any Ally creature card thanks to General Tazri.
: Pick any Rebel permanent card thanks to Lin Sivvi, Defiant Hero.
: Pick any creature card thanks to Yisan, the Wanderer Bard.
: Pick any creature card with flying thanks to Isperia the Inscrutable.
: Pick any legendary card thanks to Captain Sisay.
: Pick any creature card thanks to Momir Vig, Simic Visionary.
: Pick any enchantment card with converted mana cost 3 or less thanks to Zur the Enchanter.
If the card you build around and get with one of these commanders, you might need your commander to find a card that can bring that card back to the battlefield, so use MagicalHacker - List of All Recursion Cards to make your noncommander available to you even after it goes to the graveyard.
Feel free to share your builds using these ideas here! I'm currently building Arcum Dagsson Lantern Control, and I might build some others too...