Chief of the Foundry

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Chief of the Foundry

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Chief of the Foundry Discussion

Uri on Let's Build: Aegisaur + Ballista ...

4 days ago

I like building weird combo's, and ever since Amonhket came out, I built a deck revolving around Approach the Second Sun without use of the Aetherworks Marvel. It worked brilliantly, an above 80% win-rate.

And right now, we're back at it prying for another weird, wicked win-con...:Bellowing Aegisaur + Walking Ballista. Shoot that Aegisaur, get a counter on all your creatures INCLUDING your own ballista again, refueling it as it shoots.

So, let's try build this deck then. Firstly, we need to decide what colors we're going to use! White will be mandatory, either as splash or base. Blue comes in next because blue is crucial if we want to stall long enough and dig deep enough.

Now comes the dilemma; two colors as it is now is NOT enough. We need a third. We have two options: Green, for some extra ramp and other dummies to let our Ballista beat up: Ripjaw Raptor and/or Ranging Raptors. Especially the latter is beautiful when it's being abused with a ballista, it lets us ramp incredibly much for no mana cost at all.

Red on the other hand will give us more consistency, and lets us play a very strong walker for this deck: Saheeli Rai. Nonetheless, if we play little creatures, we can sneak in that Indomitable Creativity because we have something amazing: TREASURE TOKENS! If we play the following five creatures: 2x Bellowing Aegisaur, 2x Walking Ballista, 1x Chief of the Foundry, we only need to munch our Spell Swindle on a 5-mana spell and our combo is live.

Decisions decisions...

One thing is for sure: Dovin Baan will return! He is just too good. He nerfs, he draws and gains life, delaying aggro. What I have also liked is one or two copies of Commit/Memory . Vastly underestimated, in my opinion. It's not a counterspell, so it affects Carnage Tyrant, and we can use it post-casting too, putting our opponent in a suspended time-warp effect.

But now, how do we stall time? We need answers. White/Blue/Red is the theme, and red is beautiful with removal.Lightning Strike - Shock - Farm/Market - Perilous Voyage - Depths of Desire - Cast Out - Harnessed Lightning - Sweltering Suns - Abrade.

How do we draw into our combo? For one, Perilous Voyage already does a great job scrying and removing at the same time. Chart A Course and Catharic Reunion lets us dig deep for cheap, but an all-classic is Glimmer of Genius. some Supreme Will and Censor gives us some versatility and takes out threats for us.

This at the moment are some cards I have in mind for this deck, but I'd love to hear from other players what they think of this. Know some cards I forgot, or know some other methods of digging into our combo? Go ahead, share!

Spazz on Autobots (Red/Black Version)

1 week ago

I cut Chief of the Foundry to make room for Unlicensed Disintegration. Haven't regretted it since.

VaeVictisMTG on Breya, Etherium Shaper

3 weeks ago

So the way i see it in this deck you have here there are a couple really big glaring cards that aren't here I'm not gonna go over all of them I suggest you have a look at Breya's EDHREC page for most of them. First you one big mass reanimation spell in open the vaults. These are fundamentally busted and not running them is a massive mistake. Second Paradox engine and Tezzeret the seeker, since this deck (like all breya lists) run a lot of rocks and you can pretty easily chain spells and tutors and the like to win the game these two cards really help you get there. That's just a start, rather than give you more cards you need to play I'm just gonna let you know what you should cut out;

Curse of Opulence

Commander's Sphere

Darksteel Ingot

Chief of the Foundry

Foundry Inspector

Anointed Procession

Mechanized Production

Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient

Bident of Thassa

That's all i really have to say about this deck, if you need some ideas for cards to run check out this link:

EDHREC Breya main page

And if you want to build this deck more competitively you can use my list as a kind of baseline, if you don't want to run the combo's just take out the enablers and just run some spell bombs and a dispellers capsule:

My Breya List

Ampa-GER on Esper Servos (Ixalan Updated]

1 month ago

@chalto First of all I appreciate that you like it.

You can use Mirage Mirror in different ways. For example, you can copy a Metallic Mimic or Chief of the Foundry and let more servos and or Mimics enter the battlefield.You can also use it to trigger Animation Module ability again which allows to create a lot of more servos if you have enough Mana :)

You can copy one artifact which has been enchanted with Tezzeret's Touch and attack. You can copy one Anointed Procession and create twice as many servos. If you have Hidden Stockpile in play and a permanent leaves your battlefield it creates also two servos.

I thought this card is a nice addition to this deck and i'm just fooling arround with it maybe there are much better combos :)

Ampa-GER on Esper Servos (Ixalan Updated]

1 month ago

@chalto First of all I appreciate that you like it.

You can use Mirage Mirror in different ways. For example, you can copy a Metallic Mimic or Chief of the Foundry and let more servos enter the battlefield.You can also use it to trigger Animation Module ability again which allows to create a lot of more servos if you have enough Mana :)

You can copy one artifact which has been enchanted with Tezzeret's Touch and attack. You can copy one Anointed Procession and create twice as many servos. If you have Hidden Stockpile in play and a permanent leaves your battlefield it creates also two servos. I'm not sure about this but i think you can also copy a Mechanized Production ?!

I thought this card is a nice addition to this deck and i'm just fooling arround with it maybe there are much better combos :)

JPGodofAwesomeness on We Don't Care About Abrade! - Standard Affinity

1 month ago

I considered Scrap Trawler for a long time and while on the one hand it provides a safety net for Abrade, I'm not sure if that net is stable or worth it. I mean why not play Pia's Revolution instead? Or perhaps a three drop I should play is Chief of the Foundry? I appreciate the suggestion, but I would like a little more basis to why you think I should play Scrap Trawler, what would I take out to include it, and why it's a better choice than the cards I took out.

ryast on Build from Deckbuilder and HOD Decks

1 month ago

What is the goal of this deck? As in, how does it win, what is it trying to do? Right now, you have a few artifacts, a few minotaurs, a few zombies, and some others as creatures - maybe try and make it a bit more based on something specific, have one or two types of creatures.

If you go for full minotaur, you could use Rageblood Shaman, and a lot of minotaurs are black, so if you added black and maybe removed blue - I don't see much blue used - you could add Ragemonger. This deck has some pretty budget minotaurs that you could use.

If you decide on artifacts, keep Chief of the Foundry and Filigree Familiar, you can probably take out Snare Thopter. Cryptolith Fragment  Flip is alright, just for mana and chip damage. Throne of the God-Pharaoh is fine, but I don't see it being too useful, since you likely wont have many creatures. Crypt of the Eternals could be replaced, since it's just mana exchange and not actual mana, except colorless. Hangarback Walker is fun, if you have a way to buff it, and Memnite is good too. Tomb of the Spirit Dragon would work well for an artifact deck. This deck has some ideas you could look at, but isn't super budget.

All in all, make your deck more simple, because right now it's a mix of ideas rather than having a set win condition.

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