Carapace Forger

Carapace Forger

Creature — Elf Artificer

Metalcraft — Carapace Forger gets +2/+2 as long as you control three or more artifacts.

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Carapace Forger Discussion

Boza on Pauper Grixis Affinity

6 months ago

I do not think that Arcbound worker is necessary - swap the 4 Darksteel citadels for 4 Tree of Tales and add 4 Carapace Forger. If you feel the need for more artifacts, swap 1 battle rage for Ichor Wellspring.

Grubbernaut on Affinatog

2 years ago

Disciple is a cool idea, but Carapace Forger is just so strong. It's the better 4-of, IMO. Disciple doesn't do anything unless you trigger it, whereas Forger can win the game by itself if it has to

TheHelvault on Pauper

2 years ago

Wurmlover, welcome to pauper!

I run affinity and WUBRG, which is a tron variant. WUBRG is usually a good match for Affinity, seeing as its main focus is to cast Fangren Marauder and sac a ton of artifacts. The marauder also triggers for affinity's artifacts, which negates damage dealt by Atog. With WUBRG, I run 4 Chromatic Star, 4 Chromatic Sphere, and 4 Prophetic Prism, to name a few, which help me build up Mana for my 3 mainboarded Rolling Thunder. The marauders also provide nice blocking fodder against Myr Enforcer and Carapace Forger

landofMordor on First deck you Built

2 years ago

I built a terrible UG Metalcraft deck with Carapace Forger, Copper Carapace, Scrapdiver Serpent, and so first cards were built from a blind box with Magmaw as the only rare and 50 copies of Sky-Eel School. (After that, I built a UW Auras deck when Sphere of Safety came out.)

But I guess it did inspire a love of the Scars block for me, so I owe that humble little UG deck one.

TheMart22 on UG Gearseeker

3 years ago

BerylLasko Thanks for the tips. From what you said, I went ahead and updated the land base to 20 and added the additional Prophetic Prism and two Springleaf Drum. I also added the creature cards to the main you mentioned and the deck feels more dynamic now. I especially like Carapace Forger as a 2 drop.

I feel there's still a way to go to call this strong but I think the base here is reasonable to start.

BerylLasko on UG Gearseeker

3 years ago

Hi there! Welcome to Pauper!

I am a big fan Affinity/Metalcraft decks and I notice a couple of things right off the bat:

1) Triggering Affinity: maximize your Artifact Lands! Go 4x in each of your artifact lands, also, Darksteel Citadel can be taken advantage here. The advantage Pauper has is the ability to run Artifact lands, use them!

2) Splashing color (green) advice: splashing for color is fine, but having 8 forests for just one spell seems a bit excessive. Take advantage of color fixing like 2 more Prophetic Prism, or Springleaf Drum, replacing the Crawler. The best green creature for artifact based decks in Pauper is Carapace Forger, it's essentially a 4/4 for 2cmc!

3) Running blue: Thoughtcast! Also, consider Somber Hoverguard as another creature option.

4) Perhaps a bit too much land. 24 seems lit a bit much. Considering you have enablers like Etherium Sculptor, I really think you could dial it back to 20-21 lands and still be ok!

5) I notice a lot of current Standard draft chaff, or cards that are strictly worse than what is optionally available. Take the time if you get the chance to check out the current meta to see what other folks are playing with, dare say I point you to Pauper Affinity. Yet, there is many ways to build around the Affinity/Metalcraft theme in Pauper, heck, I have brewed a UW Gearseeker deck myself!

Your deck is a decent start, but IMO, it's got a ways to go! Thank you for sharing!

Boza on

3 years ago

OK, lets start from the beginning - an atog focused deck feat Disciple of the Vault (pretty cool name for a metal band actually).

4 Atog and 4 Disciple of the Vault and 4 Galvanic Blast are the main deal. 48 cards left.

2 Fling are go for that route, since 4 Thoughtcast, 2 Perilous Research and 4 Prophetic Prism and 4 Chromatic Star and 2 Terrarion will be all-stars of drawing into them. 30 cards left.

17 lands should be plenty - all non-white artifact lands (16) + 1 Darksteel Citadel should set us up nicely. 13 cards left.

Affinity all-stars are next - 4 Frogmite for a free artifact, 4 Myr Enforcer for big free artifacts and 4 Carapace Forger for even more 4/4s for cheap. For the final slot, I have enjoyed running 1 Gearseeker Serpent.

Marcus_Licinius_Crassus on Hot Tomales

3 years ago

Harvest Pyre is your go to against the big baddies of the format.

The bigger more common monsters of Pauper:1: 5/5 Gurmag Angler / 2: 4/4 Myr Enforcer / 3: 8/8 Ulamog's Crusher / 4: 5/5 Fangren Marauder / 5: 1/3 Ninja of the Deep Hours / 6: 3/3 Lys Alana Huntmaster / 7: 4/4 Carapace Forger / 7: Many other 1-3 toughness creatures with abilities slapped on them.

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