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For each land you control, create a colorless Treasure artifact token with "T, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."
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Brass's Bounty Discussion
1 day ago
So here is the thing. You only need about 40 or so cards that help pirates to make a deck feel piratey. And a lot of these pirates are kinda awful.
Creaturewise, I would cut Brazen Buccaneers, Cloud Pirates, Daring Buccaneer, Deadeye Tormentor, Dire Fleet Hoarder, Dire Fleet Interloper, Slippery Scoundrel, Storm Fleet Spy. They are pretty weak and their payoffs aren't great.
Crafty Cutpurse is a fun pirate who can surprise answer a bunch of EDH strategies. Dreamcaller Siren has some interesting surprise tricks. Kukemssa Pirates lets you steal artifacts from people. Ramirez DePietro is the original badass pirate. Shapesharer is a pirate and lets you copy value pirates, such as neckbreaker. Changeling Berserker is a 5/3 pirate with haste who lets you retrigger ETB effects later. Adaptive Automaton is another lord to help buff your pirates.
Land and mana wise, you want about 44 sources of mana. My rule of thumb is 38 lands, and 6-8 mana rocks for a 3 colour deck. Sol Ring is a staple as well. Signets, Commander's Sphere and stuff, all good. Path of Ancestry also gives a free scry when used to cast pirates.
For enchantments, Call to the Kindred basically is a 2-1 as people kill it before it gets going and it doesn't have great odds of hitting a pirate. Curious Obsession, Navigator's Ruin, Swashbuckling, Trove of Temptation are all low impact or actively harmful. I would cut all them.
For artifacts, you have a lot of eh ones. Pirate's Cutlass is a low impact card, but thematic. Sleek Schooner and Dusk Legion Dreadnought are so weak they aren't even worth playing. Captain's Hook is just +2/+0, menace, as your creatures all have the pirate typing.
Door of Destinies is a powerful artifact in tribal decks that can get out of control pretty easily. Heirloom Blade is a more powerful, impactful weapon to equip your creatures with, as it also lets you chain through your deck. Herald's Horn lets you psudo draw more and gives a cost reduction. Obelisk of Urd is an anthem effect. Stoneforge Masterwork is an equipment that rewards a large boardstate. Skysovereign, Consul Flagship and Smuggler's Copter are both high impact vehicles who are good to tutor up, and from the new set Weatherlight fetches up artifacts when you deal damage which is fun.
For your instant/sorceries, you want to be more high impact or efficient. Duress only hits 1 person in a multiple player game. You also want some flat out draw cards. This is more up to you, but Terminate is good removal. Jace's Ingenuity is solid draw.
1 week ago
I'm sorry to be the one to tell you this but the combo you're trying to set up doesn't actually work. Supernatural Stamina cares about the creature not the magic card so the second time you sacrifice the Treasure Keeper it'll be a different permanent and won't come back. I couldn't find where in the rules it says this but when you think about it Bile Urchin or Death Cultist plus Supernatural Stamina are both instant wins that would break modern or even legacy if it worked like that.
The most similar combo you could pull off in standard I can think of is with Naru Meha, Master Wizard that's coming in Dominaria. Target the Yahenni, Undying Partisan with Supernatural Stamina then cast Naru in response to copy the spell except target herself. Let it resolve and sacrifice her. She'll come back and you can copy the spell again. This will do nothing unless you have a payoff lying around like a pitiless plunderer or ashes of the abhorrent. Also remember this doesn't work with Defiant Salvager as he can only sacrifice as a sorcery.
Anyway have fun chasing the combo dream my friend.
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Also, Omniscience just works really well in this type of build. I would definitely put it in.
These are some of the giant dudes I run to cheat in:
Bringer of the Black Dawn. Blightsteel Colossus (or I would run if I could afford). Avacyn, Angel of Hope. Progenitus. It That Betrays. Maelstrom Wanderer. Boundless Realms is better than Brass's Bounty. Gisela, Blade of Goldnight. Expropriate. Time Stretch goes well with Reverberate. Insurrection. Rite of Replication. You can kill people with commander damage if you include Eldrazi Conscription.
Hope this helps!
1 month ago
To be honest, I no longer see the point in running forests at all. You have treasures AND Blooming Marshes to splash for vraska, and Verdant Rebirth does not seem worth splashing green for. Are you running low on cards very often or why exactly is it better than running 4x Supernatural Stamina to just redeploy. Blossoming Defense seems sweet in the sideboard however.
Let me make a proposal: cut marshes and forests, add Aether Hubs and Spire of Industry. With plenty of treasure you now have a 5-color mana base. Run base black, but now you can splash for all that your heart desires. A few examples: Hidden Stockpile, Tezzeret the Schemer, The Scarab God, Unlicensed Disintegration, Brass's Bounty, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharoah and I could go on. Unlimited possibilities. Again, its just an option, its your deck, and if you would rather have that nature vs machine flavor, by all means go ahead.
2 months ago
Cool commander and theme!
You might enjoy testing Shared Animosity and Mana Echoes for value off of your tribal theme. Keep Watch and Distant Melody are good tribal draw cards. Dogpile and Roar of the Crowd might also be fun late game.
Hall of the Bandit Lord might be a cool way to pull off Brass's damage trigger with Haste.
2 months ago
Cool theme - very flavorful!
Maybe test with Metallurgic Summonings, Revel in Riches, Brass's Bounty, and Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast for an artifact win-con? Trinket Mage and Trophy Mage? Whir of Invention? Myr Battlesphere and Vedalken Shackles?
2 months ago
This deck has performed very well, having never come below 2nd in any of the sessions I've played it in.The most noticeable downside to this deck so far is running out of gas quickly, more card draw needs to be added. Cards like Fecundity, Pirate's Pillage, Rishkar's Expertise, Life's Legacy, Momentous Fall and Greater Good are all ideas I've had but all have their own flaws in this deck. Another area of improvement would be recovering after a board wipe, the most obvious candidate for this would be Fresh Meat. Tilonalli's Summoner was another card that caught my eye as a quick way of recovering board state, Brass's Bounty was also a card that caught my attention as an include.
I was contemplating the idea of shifting away from the mass tokens and running more mana doubling abilities like Mana Flare and Heartbeat of Spring while adding cards like Banefire along with Furnace of Rathesque abilities in order to try and maximize damage with the limited amount of cards I draw. This package would replace the majority of the token generators as well as cards like Impact Tremors, Goblin Bombardment, Battle Hymn etc..