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Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted artifact is a creature with base power and toughness 5/5 in addition to its other types.
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Ensoul Artifact Discussion
1 hour ago
4 days ago
Hope of Ghirapur: Ok, I see what you're trying to do now. I'm not sure if it's the best version of what this deck could be, but I see it. The ghost quarters and HoG are meant to stall tron, storm to an extent, titan shift, etc. I still think it would be situated somewhat better in the sideboard but alright.
Inkmoth Nexus: hmm you're completely right about that. I think I simply misread your list.
Thoughtcast: I guess if you're going for more of a stall strategy then it is a better choice. It probably increases your chances of increasing a later round win than having Galvanic Blast in the main, but 4 just feels like too much to me.
4 days ago
why Hope of Ghirapur?
its just a play style thing mainly, it can stall alot of decks not just control such as tron for example, no Expedition Map will buy you 1 full turn in a turn 4 win deck
why Inkmoth Nexus?
as for Thoughtcast
ive tried i would say most if not all artifact based draw card and just settled on Thoughtcast as it just lands more often.
and finally Ensoul Artifact
you are very mush right about the risks but to hit turn 2 for 5 damage cant be looked down at even meta affinity finds it hard 2 hit that hard that fast
4 days ago
Nice deck! I have a similar one on my profile, basically a budget version of affinity. I do have a few disagreements with some of your choices here though. First of which is including Hope of Ghirapur in the main. You say that it is necessary versus control, which it may be, but then why not just include it in your sideboard to bring in against control. With 4 in the the main you have a creature that does next to nothing against aggro or midrange, and is sometimes good against combo but not in the way you'd be using it just to resolve an ensoul. Also it is legendary, meaning having multiple in your opening hand is incredibly detrimental to your artifact count if you just plan on saccing one straight away. Another strange inclusion is Inkmoth Nexus. Without Arcbound Ravager to complete the combo, you'll need quite a few turns to get an infect kill. And it doesn't count as an artifact in its unactivated form so I would probably replace that with either Blinkmoth Nexus or another artifact creature such as Master of Etherium or Signal Pest if you wish to lower your curve. I also prefer running Bomat Courier as card advantage over Thoughtcast because it ups your artifact count, having it in your opening hand is a much better feeling, and it has much higher upside. I'm also not so hot on Ensoul Artifact in general. It has huge potential to be 2-for-1ed, even on a Darksteel Citadel. It doesn't up your artifact count either. Anyway, those are just my longwinded opinions.
1 week ago
Have you considered auras for backup Animate Artifact effects?
2 weeks ago
Hey, so I thought a little about the deck. Instead of efficient combos let's stick to the sillier ones, focusing on intruder alarm.
You are in very bad colors for tapping dorks, and the stonybrook/drowner combo is only tutorable by black. I'd suggest more artifact and instant focused combos that still require several pieces to set up, and are pretty cheesy.
To Arms! to draw your deck
Intruder Alarm with token generation, such as
Warping Wail for infinite scions/mana (and some other useful modes)
A very fun combo sometimes used in Cedh is to have an Isochron Scepter imprinted with Dramatic Reversal, then playing a Copy Artifact imprinting a Swan Song, then playing some spell and infinitely countering it with swan song while it's on the stack to generate infinite 2/2 birds. Phyrexian Metamorph is a backup copier.
It looks like you are intentionally avoiding them, but I'd still look into the cheaper artifact and spell tutors to help assemble your combos easier. You are playing a tutor in the command zone, after all.
Regardless of the combos you choose to use, I'd include some cheap interaction and card advantage like the above comment suggests. The land count is also very high, I would cut down to 33 max. You can use some cheaper artifacts. Without mentioning the broken ones, you could stand to add Talisman of Progress, Talisman of Dominance, and Fellwar Stone. The 3cmc ones are typically pretty bad, but you could add Coalition Relic.
Hope that helps, good luck!
2 weeks ago
If Progenitor Mimic copied a Liquimetal Coating that was a creature due to Ensoul Artifact, do you get another non creature Liquimetal Coating from Progenitor Mimics ability or do you get a creature one?
3 weeks ago
Also, Prototype Portal and Soul Foundry imprinting Ornithopter, Shield Sphere, or any other creature work. But at that point it's getting pretty convoluted- you need the imprint card, the creature, the Alarm, and the Ensoul Artifact.