Gearseeker Serpent

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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) Common

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Gearseeker Serpent

Creature — Serpent

Gearseeker Serpent costs less to cast for each artifact you control.

: Gearseeker Serpent can't be blocked this turn.Its collection is cast, yet each ship has a special place in its heart.

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Gearseeker Serpent Discussion

Battlemaster39 on Affinity

4 weeks ago

Also, I see what you're going for with Ichor Wellspring and Atog, but unless you're Kuldotha, I wouldn't recommend running Wellspring. As Affinity, you're a very aggressive deck so I'd say you could run more threats in the form of maybe Gearseeker Serpent or maybe some pump spells like Temur Battle Rage

JDRBurk on The Robotic Esper Molester

3 months ago

This decks is sweet! I feel like it has what some of the Temur decks are missing... consistency in the mana base. Thats the only problem i've had with the temur decks. What do you guys think of Gearseeker Serpent and Somber Hoverguard over some of the other phyrexian creatures? Although this deck gives up some of the explosiveness found in the Atog decks, i feel it may be more consistent. It may need more mana fixing though, i'd consider some number of Chromatic Stars and Chromatic Spheres. I'm definatetly in love with the deck though.. Props 2 u sir.

TheBaker_666 on

7 months ago

I don't see the reason to have a Foundry Inspector when i have so much that gives me mana. I do like the idea with Scrapheap Scrounger it doesn't only give another option for the synergy. It gives you two spells you played with this turn. one Metalwork Colossus for free and then a Scrapheap Scrounger. The problem is "exile another creature".When i don't have that many creatures to exile, I can put Eternal Scourge, but i feel it becomes more complicated.I personally prefer Key to the City over Built to Smash because the key gives unblockable. But putting some Built to Smash in will work great if you attack first with Metalwork Colossus then Fling him.

Metalspinner's Puzzleknot and Cathartic Reunion is a good option that i have and will consider.Cathartic Reunion for the draw and to be able to discard Metalwork Colossus if you have to.Shock, Galvanic Bombardment and Fiery Temper is hard for me to decide but removal is definitely needed.

Scrap Trawler is very intesting, it basically gives other artifact's the ability of Scrapheap Scrounger. If you Sacrifice Prophetic Prism(or Key to the City), you can get them in the graveyard and take back Metalwork Colossus. Then you play Metalwork Colossus and Sacrifice another Prophetic Prism get pack you're old Prophetic Prism. Play both and then do it all over again. And if needed get back Paradox Engine or Aetherflux Reservoir.This all depends put that gives the spirit of the synergy more power.this also means you will draw cards for playing Prophetic Prism, if that is what you are Sacrificing and that's always good.

Reckless Fireweaver is the one i been thinking about. I have not seen Quicksmith Rebel but it feels like I can do more damage overtime with Reckless Fireweaver. Quicksmith Rebel is a option i will look in to and I do like it.

Reckless Bushwhacker doesn't seem needed but it can give hast and that can be necessary but im not sure here tho.

Aetherworks Marvel feels like a compliment to Aetherflux Reservoir were you can do many effects with Consulate Turret, Dynavolt Tower, Architect of the Untamed and so on. Tho that might be fun and interesting, put a Woodweaver's Puzzleknot, for example and then other things to eat it like Gonti's Aether Heart.There could be some sort of green/red token deck out of this and it sounds fun. But i think if we should go energy then we should go fool energy. I don't feel like mixing to many effects together but it sounds tempting the more you think about it.

I did thought of bringing in improvise with Enraged Giant and Sweatworks Brawler.But then there are better thinks like Gearseeker Serpent.It would give a new purpose to Aetherflux Reservoir and Paradox Engine for example witch is good.

Harsh Mentor and Watchers of the Dead is a must for comeback. But more of a sideboard option it think.

Inventors' Fair and Sanctum of Ugin is something i am considering to but in two of especially if Cathartic Reunion joins the gang.

I thank you fore you're suggestion's and i will consider and ponder on them some more.Have a nice day Falte and i hope you comeback with more to discuss.

TheBaker_666 on

7 months ago

I don't see the reason to have a Foundry Inspector when i have so much that gives me mana. I do like the idea with Scrapheap Scrounger it doesn't only give another option for the synergy. It gives you two spells you played with this turn. one Metalwork Colossus for free and then a Scrapheap Scrounger. The problem is "exile another creature".When i don't have that many creatures to exile, I can put Eternal Scourge, but i feel it becomes more complicated.I personally prefer Key to the City over Built to Smash because the key gives unblockable. But putting some Built to Smash in will work great if you attack first with Metalwork Colossus then Fling him.

Metalspinner's Puzzleknot and Cathartic Reunion is a good option that i have and will consider.Cathartic Reunion for the draw and to be able to discard Metalwork Colossus if you have to.Shock, Galvanic Bombardment and Fiery Temper is hard for me to decide but removal is definitely needed.

Scrap Trawler is very intesting, it basically gives other artifact's the ability of Scrapheap Scrounger. If you Sacrifice Prophetic Prism(or Key to the City), you can get them in the graveyard and take back Metalwork Colossus. Then you play Metalwork Colossus and Sacrifice another Prophetic Prism get pack you're old Prophetic Prism. Play both and then do it all over again. And if needed get back Paradox Engine or Aetherflux Reservoir.This all depends put that gives the spirit of the synergy more power.this also means you will draw cards for playing Prophetic Prism, if that is what you are Sacrificing and that's always good.

Reckless Fireweaver is the one i been thinking about. I have not seen Quicksmith Rebel but it feels like I can do more damage overtime with Reckless Fireweaver. Quicksmith Rebel is a option i will look in to and I do like it.

Reckless Bushwhacker doesn't seem needed but it can give hast and that can be necessary but im not sure here tho.

Aetherworks Marvel feels like a compliment to Aetherflux Reservoir were you can do many effects with Consulate Turret, Dynavolt Tower, Architect of the Untamed and so on. Tho that might be fun and interesting, put a Woodweaver's Puzzleknot, for example and then other things to eat it like Gonti's Aether Heart.There could be some sort of green/red token deck out of this and it sounds fun. But i think if we should go energy then we should go fool energy. I don't feel like mixing to many effects together but it sounds tempting the more you think about it.

I did thought of bringing in improvise with Enraged Giant and Sweatworks Brawler.But then there are better thinks like Gearseeker Serpent.It would give a new purpose to Aetherflux Reservoir and Paradox Engine for example witch is good.

Harsh Mentor and Watchers of the Dead is a must for comeback. But more of a sideboard option it think.

Inventors' Fair and Sanctum of Ugin is something i am considering to but in two of especially if Cathartic Reunion joins the gang.

I thank you fore you're suggestion's and i will consider and ponder on them some more.Have a nice day Falte and i hope you comeback with more to discuss.

xenon240z on Whir of Skysovereign

7 months ago

kts777-

Ceremonious Rejection does sound great at one copy!

The reason I don't like Ballista is because it turns on a lot of removal from our opponents that normally doesn't line up very well (grasp, fatal push, shock). I could see siding in creatures like this for game 2 when they side out their removal though.

Esdeekay-

Great to hear you like the deck! I actually used to play with Gearseeker Serpent in the early versions of the deck. It was mono blue and looked something like this: Mono Blue Improvise. After that, the deck went through a bunch of changes. I didn't give up on Gearseeker Serpent though. I still played with it in an FNM and a Game Day. One of the biggest problems with it though is that it's pretty terrible to have in your opening hand and overall makes hands that include it harder to keep. With improvise decks, consistency is one of your biggest issues. Cards like Pia Nalaar are mainly in the deck to help consistency, giving you a semblance of battlefield presence and an artifact in one card.

That's a lot of jumbled info to take in, so I'll narrow it down to a few points on why the Serpent doesn't make the cut in my list.

  1. Is it better than any of the payoffs in the current list? I believe that 10 payoffs is the right number in an improvise list, so assuming that's correct, we'd have to shave one or more of them to make room for the Serpent(s), otherwise, our draws get unbalanced and clunky. In this list, the payoffs are 4 Maverick Thopterist, 4 Bastion Inventor, and 2 Whir of Invention. IMO, Serpent is far worse than these. Thopterist provides ramp, pilots, and blockers. Inventor is already a 5/6 most of the time thanks to Inventor's Goggles and has hexproof. And Whir is a centerpiece of the deck.

  2. Could we make room for it by taking out a piece of interaction (i.e. Metallic Rebuke or Battle at the Bridge)? Unlikely. I've liked 6 pieces of interaction, especially with the best deck (Mardu Vehicles) being so aggressive.

  3. This deck is excellent against spot removal. Serpent is not. Think about Unlicensed Disintegration.

  4. We already have access to unblockable with Key to the City, and you'd be surprised how few times the Serpent's ability actually feels good to use. 6-mana is a real cost.

With that said, Serpent can be awesome when it lets you double spell with an improvise card, especially with Metallic Rebuke and Battle at the Bridge. If you really want to play it, I say go for it. I would take out a Whir of Invention or the third copy of Battle at the Bridge/1st copy of Unlicensed Disintegration depending on what your list looks like.

I hope this helps! All in all, I like to play cards that I have fun playing. If you have fun with Gearseeker Serpent I definitely think it could earn a spot in your list.

Boza on Atog Burgers

7 months ago

OK, lets start from the beginning - an atog focused deck feat Disciple of the Vault (pretty cool name for a metal band actually).

4 Atog and 4 Disciple of the Vault and 4 Galvanic Blast are the main deal. 48 cards left.

2 Fling are go for that route, since 4 Thoughtcast, 2 Perilous Research and 4 Prophetic Prism and 4 Chromatic Star and 2 Terrarion will be all-stars of drawing into them. 30 cards left.

17 lands should be plenty - all non-white artifact lands (16) + 1 Darksteel Citadel should set us up nicely. 13 cards left.

Affinity all-stars are next - 4 Frogmite for a free artifact, 4 Myr Enforcer for big free artifacts and 4 Carapace Forger for even more 4/4s for cheap. For the final slot, I have enjoyed running 1 Gearseeker Serpent.

HobbitFeet796 on Clue Control

8 months ago

Gearseeker Serpent Massively underrated! with enough clues is 2 drop 5/6!

P.S. Negate FTW, its needed nowadays, stand by it, it does so much work!!!!

Also, maybe drop down to 23-24 lands, with all the card draw you'll be getting, i don't think you'll need 25

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