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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+0.
Equip (: Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)
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Bone Saw Discussion
1 week ago
Hi! Thank you for your advice. I've really appreciete it. I'm gonna explain my choises. In my opinion the biggest problem with affinity (both the classical version and the monster version from Datenda) is that is slower than other aggros deck and too slow to really affect control player. Normally with the classical version I begin to be dengerous in the 4th-5th turn (when I’m able to play Gearseeker Serpent and more creatures on turn three). Too late. With this version normally I could cast a Somber Hoverguard on turn 3 having still some spell to protect him from counter or remuval and mana to cast them. Also play Gearseeker Serpent is easier. Moreover, equipping a Bone Saw on a Somber Hoverguard often means 4 flying damages (better than a Delver of Secrets Flip). That means put on your opponent a clock of 5 turns, instead of seven. You are right, when you say that this list seems not so agressive, but I wouldn't say that artifacts like Bone Saw are do-nothing artifact. It gives this list a way to play its menaces faster, they help this menaces getting bigger, gives you (toghether with Artificer's Assistant the possibility to scry1 for free and a free way to discount Metallic Rebuke. I know, I'm going increadibly missing Atog, but I find it too predictable these days. When you know your opponent is playing affinity, you know that there is a possibility for a Atog + Fling , and in a meta dominated by blue it is not so problematic. So I'm finding it too risky for the current meta, at least in my lgs. You’re are also right when you find strange that Thoughtcast is missing. But in this version you need to know exactly what are you drawing in order to avoid dead draws in mid and late game. This is the reason why I prefer Preordain, Serum Visions and I use Artificer's Assistant. I’m considering to replace Executioner's Capsule with Galvanic Blast, but I fear that would be difficult adjust the mana base. Thank you again for your advice, let me know what you think.
1 week ago
You seem to have cut all of the cards that make Affinity explosive to instead play do-nothing artifacts like Bone Saw, so that you can play soft counters. If the reason you're on a blue based build is because you want access to countermagic then just tweak the traditional Affinity's deck mana base to support Spell Pierce and Somber Hoverguard and go from there. You're also not playing Thoughtcast which is the best Affinity spell that blue has to offer.
Basically, you're playing all of the artifact enablers, but you cut all of your payoffs outside of Gearseeker Serpent. If you really want to be base blue then I recommend going Blue/Red over Blue/Black. Red gives Atog and Galvanic Blast which are really important for the deck. Just a sketch of the top of my head but maybe something like:
4 Darksteel Citadel 4 Seat of the Synod 4 Great Furnace 1 Mountain 2 Island 1 Swiftwater Cliffs 4 Galvanic Blast 4 Lightning Bolt 3 Metallic Rebuke 4 Thoughtcast 4 Relic of Progenitus 4 Prophetic Prism 4 Pyrite Spellbomb 1 Temur Battle Rage 2 Atog 4 Frogmite 4 Myr Enforcer 4 Somber Hoverguard 2 Gearseeker Serpent
I'm not convinced that this is better than traditional Affinity, but it's probably where I would start. The burn spells/spellbomb give you removal spells that can offer reach so that you can actively affect the board state, the deck is still aggressive enough that the reach is relevant, and you can put your additional countermagic in the sideboard for when/if you need it. Being Blue/Red gives you access to Hydro/Pyroblast in the sideboard as well which are fantastic sideboard options. Relic acts as a powerful hate card in certain matchups and replaces itself in the matchups where it's dead. That gives you a control angle game 1 against graveyard decks. Maybe other people can give you some advice from here.
1 month ago
I loved your red and blue deck, I made my own based on yours with very few changes. I think for this deck you should consider Horseshoe Crab because it already combos well with Hermetic Study and Psionic Gift even though the combo isn't infinite, it gives you a little bit more options. But I don't know what you would replace! Herbal Poultice is awesome, but I think Lotus Petal is better than Bone Saw but it raises the price, so I guess not if you don't already have some around. Love your decks!
1 month ago
Looking at your commander, I feel like Spidersilk Net, Sigil of Distinction, Paradise Mantle, Kite Shield, Cathar's Shield, and Bone Saw should pretty much be auto-inclusions along the lines of Accorder's Shield. They're all pretty weak, but as long as your commander is in play they replace themselves for free, so it's like getting to play a thinner deck with occasional fringe benefits. Most of them are pretty cheap to buy as well.
2 months ago
5 months ago
Hey bro, cool deck!
Knight of the White Orchid because white can ramp wtf.
Bone Saw because it's a 0 drop equipment (which pumps STR instead of CON. I know it's for drawing, but drawing for one is cool too).
Slagwurm Armor because it's a 1 drop that gives +0/+6 (you seem keen on having high CON).
Puresteel Paladin is real good, but kindof expensive.
Mirran Crusader is a boi that often goes through.
If you need inspiration about equipments, feel free to take a look here: Equipment Mastery! (Bring BOROS in EDH).
6 months ago
I made a similar deck a while ago and I found that Court Homunculus, Glint Hawk and Ardent Recruit make for a fine initial creature base, while using Bone Saw and Ornithopter gives you both stuff to bounce to Glint Hawk and a fine vector for equipment. If you run a lot of humans, Bonds of Faith is a sneaky good aura that works as either a Pacifism effect or a buff for your guys.
6 months ago
Hi, there! Deck looks solid for budget colorless, but for some optimization I'd suggest to remove some of the lesser artifact creatures and equipment (I'd go for the Manakin, Sparring Construct, Bone Saw, Short Sword etc) and put in Loxodon Warhammer, Grappling Hook which can double as both removal and double strike buff, maybe go old-school and combine it with Kusari-Gama for one-player boardwipe. O-Naginata is nice but only if you have it already since the commander has trample so it's redundant. Hammer of Nazahn, Darksteel Plate or Shield of Kaldra are nice options to protect Traxos, but they are like 5$+. For creatures you can add Steel Hellkite which is a budget staple and moonlights as removal for stuff you normally can't kill (enchantments most notably) and Arcbound Crusher can get massive with the amount of artifacts in the deck. Semi-budget back-up target for all the equipments (if say a Darksteel Mutation befalls Traxos) is Etched Champion since it has protection from all colors. A bit of a more gimmicky suggestion is Conqueror's Galleon Flip - it can draw(biggest problem in colorless), cycle and return stuff from the graveyard, however it takes certain effort to flip it.
Hope I helped, cheers!