Grand Architect

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Scars of Mirrodin Rare

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Grand Architect

Creature — Vedalken Artificer

Other blue creatures you control get +1/+1.

: Target artifact creature becomes blue until end of turn.

Tap an untapped blue creature you control: Add to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to cast artifact spells or activate abilities of artifacts.

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Grand Architect Discussion

Shimapancakes on Breya *Batteries Not Included (but they are)

2 days ago

Dropped Disciple of the Vault for thematic reasons. Added Lodestone Golem, Master Transmuter, Grand Architect, and Lim-Dul's Vault.

Obviously, I'll have to drop some more, but I'm not sure what yet.

TheSpiritombEnthusiast on Miller of Deception

3 days ago

I'm not sure what your opinion of infinite combos is, but Grand Architect + Pili-Pala provides infinite taps, and therefore infinite mill. I'm no master of the strategy, but I think this could work. Good luck!

GodTierPancake on Blue people and big ass robots.

5 days ago

Grand Architect is a bonkers card when run in an artifact deck, and I'd recommend running some all stars like Walking Ballista and Smuggler's Copter to round out the deck. This archetype recently saw play in a number of modern events, so I also recommend having a skim of this decklist: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/archetype/modern-u-39361#paper. Hope this helps!

Ulberth on Atraxa Control

6 days ago

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Land (30)
1xAcademy Ruins
1xAncient Den
1xBayou
1xBojuka Bog
1xCommand Tower
1xFlooded Strand
2xForest
1xInkmoth Nexus
2xIsland
1xMarsh Flats
1xMisty Rainforest
1xMurmuring Bosk
2xPlains
1xPolluted Delta
1xSavannah
1xScrubland
1xSeat of the Synod
1xStrip Mine
1xSwamp
1xTree of Tales
1xTropical Island
1xTundra
1xUnderground Sea
1xUrborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth
1xVault of Whispers
1xVerdant Catacombs
1xWooded Foothills

Instant (11)
1xAnguished Unmaking
1xCyclonic Rift
1xEnlightened Tutor
1xMystical Tutor
1xPath to Exile
1xPistus Strike
1xSwords to Plowshares
1xTainted Strike
1xUtter End
1xVampiric Tutor
1xVirulent Wound

Sorcery (8)
1xAustere Command
1xBribery
1xDemonic Tutor
1xExpropriate
1xLife from the Loam
1xMerciless Eviction
1xSeasons Past
1xYawgmoth's Will


Creature (24)
1xBlighted Agent
1xClever Impersonator
1xCore Prowler
1xCorpse Cur
1xCrystalline Crawler
1xEternal Witness
1xGilded Drake
1xGrand Architect
1xGyre Sage
1xHand of the Praetors
1xIchor Rats
1xMaulfist Revolutionary
1xNoble Hierarch
1xPhyrexian Crusader
1xPutrefax
1xScavenging Ooze
1xSkithiryx, the Blight Dragon
1xSnapcaster Mage
1xThrummingbird
1xTorrential Gearhulk
1xTreasure Mage
1xTrinket Mage
1xTrophy Mage
1xViral Drake

Artifact (19)
1xAstral Cornucopia
1xCauldron of Souls
1xChromatic Lantern
1xContagion Engine
1xCrucible of Worlds
1xDecimator Web
1xEverflowing Chalice
1xExpedition Map
1xGrafted Exoskeleton
1xInspiring Statuary
1xLightning Greaves
1xMana Crypt
1xMana Vault
1xParadox Engine
1xSol Ring
1xSwiftfoot Boots
1xThrone of Geth
1xTormod's Crypt
1xVoltaic Key

Enchantment (7)
1xCorrupted Conscience
1xGlistening Oil
1xMirari's Wake
1xPhyresis
1xPrismatic Omen
1xPrivileged Position
1xSylvan Library

KongMing on Oona Queen of the Fae 1

1 week ago

I like this deck a lot! I've been thinking about making an Oona deck for about three years now, and this looks like a good intersection of budget and quality.

I see you already have the Basalt Monolith and Rings of Brighthearth for an infinite mana combo. You could add Bloodchief Ascension for infinite life loss and mill when active and combined with Mindcrank.

Another idea would be Training Grounds. It gives you 2 extra cards of mill every time you use Oona.

You could think about adding The Scarab God , too. He combos well with Oona's mill, allowing you to recur and remove problematic creatures in your opponents' graves. His cost is also reduced by Training Grounds.

Liquimetal Coating allows creatures with activated abilities to be targeted by Grand Architect. Imagine using Oona to create Faeries, then tap those Faeries for more mana to activate her ability with, then tap those new Faeries to do the same, etc. You can do it as long as you have colored mana stored up and are generating enough Faeries to tap for colorless mana.

Bog Initiate completes the loop, allowing you to turn your infinite colorless mana into Black and effectively combo out and end the game with Oona.

Have you thought about adding Leyline of the Void? Exiling graveyards in Commander is always good, especially when it's only your opponents'.

MTGsoccer13 on Dragons

1 week ago

I like the idea, but for the Sb, I would either play Shattering Spree or Smash to Smithereens over Shatter, and I would play either Searing Blaze or Searing Blood over lightning strike for abzan company, elves, Grand Architect aggro, affinity and stuff like that. Otherwise, looks awesome. Also, maybe some graveyard hate?

Valora on Mono-Blue Artifacts

2 weeks ago

you could add Pili-Pala for infinite mana with Grand Architect

ellie-is on Ellie's Illusions

3 weeks ago

Thanks! Phyrexian Metamorph is a bit expensive for me right now, but I might consider adding a couple of them eventually, if they never print any better illusions, haha. It's even better when you're running both that and Grand Architect - in fact a lot of Illusion decks do, and some even run Wurmcoil Engine - but I decided I wanted mine to stay pure-Illusions.

Gossamer Phantasm and Illusionary Servant are definitely the weakest creatures in the deck right now (a shame - I love the art on Phantasm so much!), and would be the first ones to go if I did add the Metamorph or another new, stronger creature.

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