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Etherium Sculptor Discussion
21 hours ago
Thoughts on Darksteel Citadel? There's a bunch of ramp cards unique to artifacts too, I thought I should mention them. Etherium Sculptor, Foundry Inspector, Mycosynth Golem, Inspiring Statuary, Blinkmoth Urn, Krark-Clan Ironworks, Chief Engineer, etc. There's also Kuldotha Forgemaster, a damn good tutor. Thoughts on Argivian Restoration versus your Scarecrone? Clock of Omens versus your Unwinding Clock? It's arguably less useful but it has more control, especially in equipment decks and such.
Hope this helps
1 day ago
1 week ago
@vao1221 sure. For the combo we absolutely need Sensei's Divining Top. For the sake of this example we will use the top with Cloud Key and Future Sight. Let's say you have both Future Sight and Sensei's Divining Top on the battlefield already. Then you cast Cloud Key calling artifacts which makes all artifacts cost 1 less. Now if you tap the top, you draw a card and put the top on top of your library. Since artifacts cost 1 less and you can play cards off of the top of our library, you can cast the top for free and tap it to draw a card as many times as you want. Each time you play it off the top, this counts as casting a spell. This is an advantage because Brain Freeze has storm, which means you copy the spell for each spell cast before it this turn. Ultimately, you would cast the top like 50 times and then mill our opponent for twice that. Future Sight can be swapped with Magus of the Future and Etherium Sculptor also works in place of the key. Let me know if you have any questions and upvote it if you like it please ;)
1 week ago
Mr_Imperator, the changes are really interesting, you downgraded the CMC curve, gave a little of tempo with couterspell and kept a second win-co as Master of Etherium. I would have get rid of but if you wanna have more chances against decks with more aggression you have a plan-B. Now the problem is definitely that you have too many cards, and you board out Palladium Myr, so you have lost your infinite combo XD
This is my take on the idea.
It is pretty clunky for a modern deck, but without the landbase it could be really cheap and pretty fun. The plan is to draw a Etherium Sculptor in your beginning hand, no Walking Ballista and the more mana ramp possible like Palladium Myr. The deck has only 20 lands considering all you want to play is 3 CMC or less creatures and you try to ramp in more. You then want to draw or tutor 2 Myr Galvanizer and 1 Walking Ballista, if you can't Remand things and win with Master of Etherium.
It's REALLY clunky. Make it more control/tempo and with less win-co/mech cards could be interesting considering you will eventually tutor things with Fabricate or Tezzeret the Seeker . You could also make a soul sister variant in which you just outtempo decks with life gain. You could even do a turbo/fog deck to draw in all the cards and save tempo with fogs. In all cases it would certainly be W/U, but G is still manageable. I could make other lists to see if it helps no problem, I like brewing stuff :)
1 week ago
Looking at your deck, I can see there's 6-7 card that cost more than 5, and in modern, even with ramp like Palladium Myr or infinite combo of mana you can't base your strategy on it. I like myr as you do, I had a deck similar times ago, but this deck is more casual than modern, you won't win with that.
If you want to play it modern, considering the infinite mana combo is your win-co, you should get rid of Herald of Anguish, Hellkite Tyrant, Chief of the Foundry, everything that cost more than 5 basically (you don't play tron, you won't have enough mana). Then here comes the new stuff.
Ramp like Birds of Paradise would help but prioritize artefact base ramp, especially on myr. Etherium Sculptor is a favorite of mine. Then, you should board in tutor because you prefer Myr Galvanizer over anything (Enlightened Tutor is not cheap, but it's good, Fabricate is more in your range I presume). Clones could also work (Phantasmal Image could be nice, it would also be versatile, copying creatures from the opponent, Voltaic Key could also mimic Myr Galvanizer). Cheaper draw engine (Ancient Stirrings or Thoughtcast considering you would have a shit load of myr and Darksteel Citadel) is a most. Counter-spells or tax engine to slow the opponents down naturally (punishing anything other than artefact being played). You should also board in protection for your creature like Heroic Intervention or Myr Retriever in case you lost something important. FINNALLY, 4x Walking Ballista as your win-co, doing infinite damage. You won't have a lot of win-co thought, that's why a tezzeret or 2, whatever it is, ultimate is interesting.
The deck won't be tier 1, but you could perfectly have fun with it, and pretty cheaply. It would also become G/U, splashing W or B for Tezzeret or tax stuff. And one or 2 Master Transmuter, cause it's OP. It cost a lot but recycling a Walking Ballista who came too soon for anything better for the board state is just incredible.
If you want to see what a list would be like with my suggestion ask me, will take me a minute. Hope you have fun :)
2 weeks ago
yeah its pretty tough blending flavors/themes outside of MTG and still confidently pull off a win. If i make it too competitive then odds are i have lost sight of the intended purpose but at the same time if i get carried away with the flavor/theme and cant win ever then that's not fun either.
It pained me just to give up on elves in general because the synergy between Puresteel Paladin and Etherium Sculptor was just too great to pass up for and equipment heavy deck... but after a bit (and i mean a lot) of geeking out on the internet i was able to make some associations with the card choices and after looking at it for awhile i was fine with it.
but in terms of CONSISTENCY with running less 1-ofs it is no doubt "more competitive" but loses a lot of its intended charm.
2 weeks ago
Vaan thanks for the hints! I should work on a mayboard, Cranial Plating and Shrapnel Blast Sound like the thing I could use...especially the latter. Thoughtcast seems to be a better Option than Reverse Engineer, which Was my choice before, thanks for that that! I love the artwork of Etherium Sculptor and besides that it's Name suites my deck, hehe, but I prefer Foundry Inspector due it's greater power and colorlessness. I use low cost artifacts and won't use my GY so much,I don't think Scarecrone suits me, Darksteel Citadel is real cool tho and I was thinking about Whirler Rogue before too! Also I might use Efficient Construction
What I still wonder is about my Mana, still Need to find the right Balance. I want to have three Mana asap, but in mid game I usually draw too many of 'em..Anyway, cheers for the Input, I appreciate it
2 weeks ago
Springleaf Drum seems like the kind of card you would want on this deck, Cranial Plating is another staple on artifact decks, and for good reason. Thoughtcast and Thirst for Knowledge can take care of your card advantage needs and your artifact tokens can help turn on Galvanic Blast and fuel Shrapnel Blast.