Engineered Explosives

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ultimate Masters Promo (UMAP) Mythic Rare
Ultimate Masters (UMA) Rare
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Modern Masters (MMA) Rare
Fifth Dawn (5DN) Rare

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Engineered Explosives

Artifact

Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each colour of mana spent to cast it.)

, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

Engineered Explosives Discussion

cdkime on Does Gyrus, Waker of Corpses ...

2 days ago

To answer your second question, there are three cards with variable casting costs where X is not directly referenced:


You can use the ≈ sign in the Mana cost section to search for X, then use NOT " X " (spaces inside quotes are important) in the Rules Text section to cut down a lot of the cards that are non-responsive.

Despionnage on Charge Counters

1 week ago

You mentioned you needed removal. The best I can think of off the top of my head is Engineered Explosives . It's not budget, of course, but definitely a good card.

LVL_666 on Riptide Madness

2 weeks ago

Hey Wesjohn11,

Thanks for the nice words about my favorite deck. Glad you appreciate the build. After taking a look at your build, I have a number of questions, and comments.

  1. My deck is a midrange build. It is not necessarily meant to be the fastest, only the most consistent and flexible. The strength of the deck is to reliably have a solution in hand or deck.

  2. Your build has a lot of the overlord staples, which is great - however if you're interested in something that's more "Spike" but still Sliver flavored, then Sliver Queen is your gal. Thing is, you'd need to build a very different deck and you won't be playing tribal slivers for the most part. Queen is a higher tier general whom you can more reliably combo off and win with. If that's what you're looking for, I can give you a number of card suggestions to help you on your way. Otherwise, i'll offer a critique of your deck as it's currently built:

  3. Creatures - You're running 27, in my opinion you'd want to narrow it down to at most 25. Why? Because you need room for more interaction. For your deck to survive in any relatively competitive meta you need to be able to protect or slow down other players who will more than likely have faster options or higher tier generals than you. Cut suggestions would be Virulent , Syphon , Root *, and Essence Slivers. I leave an asterisk behind Root because you may want to keep that in depending on your meta.

  4. Interaction - Speaking of interaction, I tend to lean more toward counterspells, but some good suggestions for you would be Countersquall , or from the latest set Dovin's Veto - which is more or less cut from the same cloth. Beast Within is also awesome for obvious reasons. I'm not saying you have to get the previously mentioned cards, they're merely suggestions. Heck, you could run an Expropriate if you were so inclined - so long as you run spells you like - and allow you to remove key pieces from your opponent's boards. Or more importantly, protect your own.

  5. Individual cards - Aluren is a cool card, however much like Intruder Alarm this can be taken advantage of by your opponents. Personally, i'm more shrewd in my dealings with other players - assuming they always have some quick thinking which lets them thwart my plans. (I like that word...thwart). Personally, i'd cut it - replacing it with Skyshroud Claim . Claim lets you ramp, and fix your manabase as you can tutor for any forest in your deck. That means both Taiga and Savannah can hit the board, and you get the colors you need right away. Another suggestion could be Pir's Whim (more political, not quite as powerful - but fun). Harsh Mercy is a cute card. I tried play testing it and always got nowhere with it. Too many players in my playgroup ran tribal flavored decks. In it's place you have so many options ranging from Wrath of God to Engineered Explosives or even the off beat Blast Zone . In this slot, I think you have far better options. Oh, same for Wild Pair . I too, play tested this card and have always had a substandard time with it. Maybe you have better luck, but personally - i'd cut it like a bad habit. In it's place i'd run a mana rock like Mox Diamond - as it seems that budget isn't much of an issue for you. Speaking of rocks, why are you running Mox Amber ? Not that many Legendary permanents in the deck to speak of, I'd imagine you wouldn't be able to take advantage of it often. I'd recommend that get cut as well. Oh, and also sub out Aphetto Dredging for Yawgmoth's Will . YawgWill is just so much better. Casting creatures OR anything else in the graveyard directly to battlefield is such a luxury. And in late game usually means a win.

Those are just some of my thoughts and suggestions. Hopefully you've found some of them useful. Good luck fellow hive mate.

PhoenixNest on dredge

3 weeks ago

blackdecknooby I'd say Engineered Explosives , Ratchet Bomb , and Blast Zone get the same job done, so it's pretty much up to you about which ones you prefer to put/keep in your sideboard. I think just a singleton copy of Surgical Extraction should be fine, so maybe cut a Nature's Claim because you already have artifact removal in the form of Ancient Grudge , so going down one enchantment removal spell shouldn't hurt that much. Pyroclasm is another card that you can cut an Ancient Grudge or Nature's Claim for.

PhoenixNest on dredge

3 weeks ago

The sideboard looks great, I recommend Ratchet Bomb , Pyroclasm , Surgical Extraction , and Engineered Explosives .

mmcgeach on Control Zur

3 weeks ago

@SynergyBuild, so those are decent cards to talk about. Well, Liliana's Triumph is prob just bad. Despark seems sort of narrow for being not much cheaper than Anguished Unmaking . Lazotep Plating also looks too narrow to be better than a counterspell.

Narset's Reversal is probably not as good as Unsubstantiate , since bouncing a creature is pretty clutch a lot of the time. It's maybe better if you're playing a budget build and need to use it to copy other player's tutors to increase your tutor density. Could be worth testing, tho.

Blast Zone is a legitimate contender. There's already sort of a lot of pressure on the mana base, tho, so I might not take a land slot from it. Maybe the Orzhov Signet slot. Frequently just blowing it on one is a strong play since you want to clear mana elves, Carpet of Flowers , Mystic Remora , sol ring, etc. Although you'd be unlikely to fire it off until after those things did a lot of work, so, that makes it a little iffy. Engineered Explosives is pretty strong, but being able to play it for 1 turn 1 and fire it off on turn 2 is part of what makes it good.

JoshFox on Gruul Cragganwick

4 weeks ago

Xica says... #45 JoshFox I have been workig on a deck somewhat similar to yours, imho the following mistakes should be corrected:

Noble Hierarch > Birds of Paradise , as it allows you to push through damage, in plan B, with Geist, and Surrak, much, much better

Fauna Shaman is a trap card - at least it seemed so in my deck. The problem is that everyone runs removal for it. Meanwhile you could run cards like Life's Legacy that dig through the library much better. Maybe having few cards in hand is that good - but i think there are more effective ways to get rid of said card for more benefit, of the top of my head the spellshaper cycle comes to mind.

Running non-creature sideboard cards is a grave error for this kind of deck. For example i would surely replace Engineered Explosives with Cataclysmic Gearhulk (as it effectively starts with 5 copies in deck thanks to evolution), or if you need to fight mass artifacts Glissa Sunseeker is probably one of the best answers, it can kill anything without first strike that has 3 or less toughness in combat, and she is the queen of sweeping up artifacts (and can be found with evolution).

Xica on Advertise your MODERN deck!

4 weeks ago

JoshFox I have been workig on a deck somewhat similar to yours, imho the following mistakes should be corrected:

  • Noble Hierarch > Birds of Paradise , as it allows you to push through damage, in plan B, with Geist, and Surrak, much, much better

  • Fauna Shaman is a trap card - at least it seemed so in my deck. The problem is that everyone runs removal for it. Meanwhile you could run cards like Life's Legacy that dig through the library much better. Maybe having few cards in hand is that good - but i think there are more effective ways to get rid of said card for more benefit, of the top of my head the spellshaper cycle comes to mind.

  • Running noncreature sideboard cards is a grave error for this kind of deck. For example i would surely replace Engineered Explosives with Cataclysmic Gearhulk (as it effectively starts with 5 copies in deck thanks to evolution), or if you need to fight mass artifacts Glissa Sunseeker is probably one of the best answers, it can kill anything without first strike that has 3 or less toughness in combat, and she is the queen of sweeping up artifacts (and can be found with evolution)

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Engineered Explosives occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.16%

Legacy:

All decks: 0.27%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%