Chief of the Foundry

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Uncommon
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Chief of the Foundry

Artifact Creature — Construct

Other artifact creatures you control get +1/+1.

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Chief of the Foundry Discussion

Darth_Savage on Modern Frenzy Affinity

2 weeks ago

Chief of the Foundry seems like it would be a good fit for your deck. If you had a reliable black mana source I'd suggest Battle at the Bridge too. I'd also suggest Paradise Mantle over Springleaf Drum , simply because the Mantle costs 0 to cast. Lastly there are two thrones that might be worth considering Throne of the God-Pharaoh and Throne of Geth . I hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

EmEcks on Galina: Good artists copy, great artists steal

1 month ago

@DavePeachtree, you mention that if it's legendary you can't clone it. What if you could? If you run Mirror Gallery, then you can take what you want and make as many clones of them as you want.

"Oh, is that a Sheoldred, Whispering One? Don't mind if I do, and let me kick a Rite of Replication targeting her as well."

Also, if you had a Chief of the Foundry, you could play a Phyrexian Metamorph copying nothing, then rite of replication it to copy 5 things or Followed Footsteps to make one every turn and copy something else. If the mirror gallery is in play, you can be copying whatever thing you want multiple times each turn, even if it's the same Legendary thing multiple times.

Darth_Savage on Izzet Burniffity

1 month ago

I'd probably add 2 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog and remove 2 Shrapnel Blast, since you don't really want to be sacrificing artifacts. I'd also replace Ensoul Artifact with Chief of the Foundry, the enchantment is an easy 2-for-1 since any deck can run Dismember, for example. Other than that, this looks like a decent starting point. Hope this helps, have fun playing and brewing your deck.

Darth_Savage on UBR Artifacts

1 month ago

Etched Champion used to be the best option for pushing damage through, but due to the number of colourless threats in modern, that isn't really the case anymore. You might be better pumping your guys more with Chief of the Foundry or running Traxos, Scourge of Kroog. I also suspect that Paradise Mantle is a better play than Springleaf Drum, though I could be wrong. Maybe run a pump spell like Built to Smash in addition to Cranial Plating or protection like Undying Evil. Hope that is of some help, good luck with your brew.

ManiacalPotato on Eldrazi

2 months ago

Chief of the Foundry seems kinda weak since you're not playing that many artifact creatures, and Terrarion only really serves as mediocre card draw since you don't need mana filters.

Quicksilver Amulet, Belbe's Portal, Deathrender, Clone Shell, Summoner's Egg, Planar Bridge could help in getting your eldrazi out earlier, albeit at the cost of any "whenever you cast this creature" triggers.

Mystifying Maze, Miren, the Moaning Well, and Thespian's Stage are pretty good colorless lands, as well as land destruction lands like Strip Mine or Field of Ruin would fit nicely.

Sword of the Animist and Solemn Simulacrum could help with ramp, and Mind Stone is a good colorless mana rock. Also if you find that you have a lot of mana sitting around before you get your big dudes out, Everflowing Chalice or Gemstone Array could be pretty good

BS-T on Brudiclad's transformers

2 months ago

There are a number of things I'd consider a bit underwhelming, either for the format or for how Brudiclad plays. For example, in my experience you don't want to rush your commander out in this case - he is best played on or a turn before you are going to swing city, so the Loyal Drake and Apprentice don't get you as much value in practice as in theory. Similarly Geode Golem, you want B-man in before combat not after.

If you are looking for Fireball or BSZ to be an alternative win condition - drop in a Rings of Brighthearth for your Basalt Monolith to be infinite BFFs with! There options for direct damage that are better when you don't have the mana combo online too, like Comet Storm or Jaya's Immolating Inferno, maybe Banefire depending on your playgroup. Another infinite combo is to use a Zealous Conscripts for Kiki-Jiki to play with.

Other stuff I'm not jazzed with would be:

  • Mind Stone
  • Mind's Eye (does nothing in multiples, is mana intensive, and blue should be able to do 'draw' better)
  • Chief of the Foundry (what's another +1/+1 when you're turning a million of your guys into 6/12 tramplers or 6/6 flying dragons)
  • Pia Nalaar's buffs are also pretty limited.
  • OG Jhoira has very little to do with the strategy as far as I can see, other than you can cheat some of your fatties in - but then you need more clone spells to get tokens of them that you can copy, Quasiduplicate, Fated Infatuation and as previously said, Cackling Counterpart.
  • Also you can't copy Ulamog effectively unless you are using Helm of the Host so something like Bane of Bala Ged which can gobble up those clone spells may even be better.

Tawnos is a borderline one, he's only good some of the time but I do like that he can double up Mimic Vat or Mirrorworks (could be a good add). Tamiyo's Journal and Kuldotha Forgemaster are excellent as a producer and user respectively of your overactive artifact factory.

Again, as EldraziTitan87 said - Wurmcoil is a beast (yes pedants, I know it isn't a 'beast' :O) and Tempt with Vengeance is clever.

OK, I've said loads, hope you think it's somewhat helpful. I'd love your and others counterpoints too. Here is my +1 and especially for including Shared Animosity - that is nifty!

Happyfirblog on Breya HEAVY Artifacts

4 months ago

Looks a lot cleaner. The only other 3 I might think of are Chief of the Foundry and Foundry Inspector and Padeem, Consul of Innovation

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Chief of the Foundry occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Blue: 0.05%

Izzet: 0.09%

Boros: 0.04%

Esper: 0.02%

Yore: 0.06%

Modern:

All decks: 0.01%

Standard:

All decks: 0.03%