Grafted Exoskeleton

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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Grafted Exoskeleton

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +2/+2 and has infect. (It deals damage to creatures in the form of -1/-1 counters and to player in the form of poison counters.)

Whenever Grafted Exoskeleton becomes unattached from a permanent, sacrifice that permanent.

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Grafted Exoskeleton Discussion

SynergyBuild on Ramos, charm engine

1 week ago

Okay, so I understand your plan, but proper support is necessary, I would suggest making the deck more streamined, running more untapped lands, like basics, Tarnished Citadel, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Forbidden Orchard, Reflecting Pool, etc. as well as more ramp, such as Nature's Lore/Farseek and the shock-lands/og-duals. Additionally, the shock/og-dual+fetch land landbase is a great addition. Birds of Paradise needs a spot as well.

After that, I would attempt to abuse cascade and other effects like it to build up counters on Ramos faster. Grafted Exoskeleton, Inquisitor's Flail, Duelist's Heritage, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, etc. will help the voltron strategy out.

Homelessguy on Nekusar, the Mindrazer | Drawn to Death

2 weeks ago

Corrupted Conscience,Glistening Oil,Grafted Exoskeleton,Phyresis,Tainted Strike

And everybody at the table will appreciate you and feel truly blessed to know someone like you in their lives.

Travkier on Ping me up, Scotty!

2 weeks ago

If you are looking to add something maybe you could add some pinger-enabled removal like cards that grant deathtouch such as Gorgon's Head and Basilisk Collar, Or alternate ways that buff pingers like maybe The Flame of Keld.Also I have no idea how good it would be but Grafted Exoskeleton would be a fun way to kill somebody and shrink enemy creatures.

I LOVE the deck amazing job

jdreilly95 on Sneks and Bugs

2 weeks ago

Black sun's zenith is a staple worth owning, but there are tons of cheaper boardwipes that work 90% as well. Crux of Fate, Hex, Deadly Tempest.

Harvest Season will usually be worse than Kodama's unless you run significantly more 1 and 2 drops. I think you could use more ramp cards in general. One with Nature will do some goddamn work in your deck and is a one-drop.

Infect could be nice. People will assume you're running it anyway. Triumph of the Hordes is a good $ option. Otherwise Tainted Strike or Grafted Exoskeleton. You're going wide, so Golari anthem effects could be good 1x Overwhelming Stampede, Pathbreaker Ibex. Beastmaster does it really well and I see you already run it. Is an awesome card to drop when you already have 7 creatures out.

You have a lot of ways to get damage to creatures and players. You might want to add in some equipment like Quietus Spike or Scytheclaw to take advantage of that.

Counting your car draw spells: Generous Patron, Deathreap Ritual, Skullclamp. These are all great because they will likely give recurrent value, but I would triple this overall count.

Reclaim, Regrowth, and especially Creeping Renaissance are some of the best cards you could run. Your creatures will be boardwiped. Being able to grab 100% of your creatures from the graveyard to your hand stwice is amazing.

As far as removal goes, Bane of Progress fits the counters theme while also providing a lot of removal that won't really touch you. Manglehorn is a low CMC body that has removal built in.

Maizena on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

2 weeks ago

Thanks for your comment Metachemist!

I love killing everybody with infect damage, but Grafted Exoskeleton is a little too slow. I prefer giving infect to Nekusar when I'm going to win the game with some "chain" of wheels (like a "surprise").

Glistening Oil would be a better choice IMO.

Metachemist on Nekusar, the Friendship Destroyer

2 weeks ago

Grafted Exoskeleton? Can keep getting put on each fresh summoning of your Commander

PandAvs on

3 weeks ago

Dolphin_Jesus, found it along with 2 other infect cards - Grafted Exoskeleton, Inkmoth Nexus.

They were in my other deck! Hahaha!

SynergyBuild on Queen Marchesa: Gods, Gear, Garrisons and Guile

3 weeks ago

Well, I'll do my best for advice. I'll give you some basic info, stuff that I'm pretty sure we'll agree on, then explain the dilemma I have with some of the deck's more integral parts.

First off, under combos you list Faith's Reward and Merciless Eviction, this doesn't work because the exiling of permanents doesn't put them into the graveyard, but into the exile zone. Also, in combo #9, Sigarda's Aid appears useless, because you already have auto-instant-speed-free-equip-on-entering and instant-speed equipments with Stonehewer Giant.

Secondly, Hallowed Fountain is illegal in this deck, you most likely meant Sacred Foundry.

Other than that, I'd suggest upgrading your landbase with the following cards, dropping tapped lands:

Caves of Koilos, Shadowblood Ridge, Sulfurous Springs, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Tarnished Citadel, and Sacred Foundry (if you didn't mean to put it in over Hallowed Fountain).


Now to the more controversial (I assume) part of my critque/advice. Really, you need to hone you deck into doing something more specific than Aikido Control Voltron Aggro Combo. It streches your deck too thin to do any.

Well, not exactly, there is a way to do it, but it requires some money, because the name of a deck that can pull off the N>3 where N is equal to the number of strategies type of deck is called Toolbox. A strategy in which a deck runs a selection of 'Tutors' (Enlightened Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Gamble, etc.) and tutor targets, or cards that your most prone to tutoring out to get to position your deck to move into a role of gameplay. This strategy can rarely pull off aggro though, but can do a midrange voltron strategy, such as tutoring an Argentum Armor, Batterskull, and Fireshrieker onto the field, positioned to one-shot whoever looks at you wrong, blowing up a permanent per kill.

Control is fine to toolbox for too, in fact tutoring the right answer to the right problem is exactly where toolbox and control overlap. Aikido less so, due to the need for instant-speed tutoring in many cases, but most of those tutors end up tutoring to top, so it is hard to pull it off.

Combo is where toolbox starts to both shine and fall apart. As soon as you run efficient combo, the best answer to nearly any situation is run a tutor-line and win. No need to tutor a sweeper to kill your opponents' elves when you can just Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and Felidar Guardian to make infinite cats and kill each and every one of your opponents. Really, it kind of makes the toolbox irrelevant, yes, when an opponent has Blind Obedience you may have to tutor something to get rid of it, or just, you know, run another combo that doesn't fold to Blind Obedience.

Some people have told me that you'd rather still have a toolbox because you might not have access to two tutors, but in that case, just tutor a Imperial Recruiter, use that to tutor for Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, cast Kiki, copy recruiter, and fetch Felidar Guardian, problem solves. Don't want to pay for Imperial Recruiter? Fetch Recruiter of the Guard and replace Felidar Guardian with Combat Celebrant so you make infinite combat steps instead of infinite cats, less fun, but it still works.

Point is, toolbox isn't a perfect answer to making this deck work the way it was intended, but it can piece it together from the stretched mess it is now. It is simply too inconsistent in the current form, with a mediocre landbase for a mana-hungry deck.


Some options would be to scrap the current build, and go heavy control-stax, with Armageddons, some of the pillowfort you have, and abusing the Monarchy to get back into the game faster than your opponents. This would be backed up by a combo-package used to win the game after success fully locking out your opponents from interacting with you, or playing the game at all.

Another option is to go heavy-combo, with an aim on the midrangy strategy of building up minor defenses so you can set up and combo out around turn 4-5, with decent disruption such as Swords to Plowshares, Inquisition of Kozilek, etc. This stops your opponents from going off before you hjopefull long enough for you to use the tutors at your disposal and win.

For an aggro-voltron strategy, dropping all of your top-end for better voltron cards like Hatred, and speedening up your build with more ramp like Lotus Petal, Grim Monolith, Mana Vault, Mana Crypt, Chrome Mox, and Mox Diamond should help smoothen it out, aiming to kill a player by turn 3-4, and each following turn knocking out a player. This strategy requires some level of protection for your commander, and a single Swiftfoot Boots won't really cut it. Perhaps changing the commander to something with more protection would help.


Those are my thought on how to better this deck in terms of competitiveness, but honestly I have no idea what you wanted me to do, since you didn't specify your playgroup, budget, amount of hate you can handle, etc. I assumed a decent budget, since it is already at $400+ dollars, an average meta (I didn't know), and all the hate could be taken (Grafted Exoskeleton).

If I was off, just tell me!

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