Artifact — Equipment
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Infiltration Lens Discussion
6 hours ago
Darth_Savage I really like your suggestions.
Thanks for the input!
8 hours ago
I forgot, with wither Infiltration Lens is great, either they block and you get 2 card or they let the damage through...
2 days ago
Are you still looking for card draw? If so, try Thraben Inspector. If you're open for suggestions or want to try other soldiers, I'd say give Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip and Ranger of Eos a chance. Kytheon is very useful in a deck like yours. The Ranger provides a huge boost in terms of drawing.
1 week ago
I would cut 2 Plains to start then cut these:
- Gift of Estates as you probably won't have that much trouble with land and not a huge need for ramp. Maybe replace it with Temple of the False God
- Leonin Scimitar
- Leonin Sun Standard
- Chariot of Victory unless you really want the trample badly
- Infiltration Lens
- Skullclamp surprisingly I don't think you have consistent enough 1 toughness things to kill with this to trigger the card draw (maybe keep and try Infiltration Lens if you cut this)
You probably want at least two or three more boardwipes:
I would make room for this enchantment:
Here are some suggestions for equipment cards to replace some of the cuts I suggested above:
- Hero's Blade
- Ring of Thune
- Moonsilver Spear
- Trailblazer's Boots
- Basilisk Collar
- Bonehoard could be fun
If you want a planeswalker, try Nahiri for her equipment bullshit:
1 week ago
Really good decks start out with a solid idea and evolve over time and play testing. Here's some ideas based on my experience.
Cards to consider (in no particular order):
Ugin's Nexus to keep people from taking extra turns.
Goblin Welder for artifact recursion. Even if they counter something like the Nexus or Contagion Engine.
Jester's Cap is great at ripping combo decks apart by removing key components. It also works well with the Goblin Welder.
Bonehoard is better than Nightmare Lash in multi-player games as it sees everyone's graveyard.
Grafted Exoskeleton really should be in this deck to help push the infect theme and make any creature a significant threat.
Infiltration Lens, for the card drawing. The defender chooses to either take the damage or allow you to draw two cards.
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon also should be in this list.
Kumano, Master Yamabushi as an alternate win conditions via direct damage. With the Grafted Exoskeleton it's a short game.
Fallen Ferromancer, Frostwielder, Spikeshot Goblin, or Prodigal Pyromancer to get around those pillow fort opponents.
Kaervek the Merciless to make it hurt for those combo players.
Virulent Swipe as a better creature pump spell. The rebound means you get twice the effect out of one card.
World at War is another extra combat phase card. Also rebounds.
War Elemental can get huge. When paired with a Surestrike Trident it becomes a quick way to kill a player each turn.
Loxodon Warhammer for tample and life gain. Any creature in the deck is better with a Warhammer. Spikeshot Goblin is really fun with the Warhammer.
Relic Putrescence could be fun on someone's mana artifact.
Cards to consider cutting from the list:
Anthem of Rakdos deals too much damage to you. Per Gatherer: "The first ability triggers once for each creature you attack with. If you attack with three creatures, for example, theyll each get +2/+0 and youll be dealt 3 damage." Horrible when you have multiple combat phases per turn.Talisman of Indulgence should be a Rakdos Signet so you don't take as much damage.
Lashwrithe is too conditional on your lands in play.
Nightmare Lash same problems Lashwrithe.
Thunderscape Familiar and Nightscape Familiar don't promote your theme and are not strong enough on their own to be worth having on the field. If you really need the mana reduction, you're better off with more land cards.
Scorchwalker is a mediocre creature and a crappy pump spell. There are too many better creatures.
These cards are all single creature pumps that don't help you at all if an opponent plays a Wrath of God or similar effect. One-shots are nice against a single opponent, but not in multiplayer.
Haze of Rage, Reckless Charge, Tormenting Voice, Balduvian Rage, Brute Force, Enrage, Reckless Spite.
The X mana pump spells are really bad because of the mana choices that playing them forces on you each turn. Leave mana open for the X pump spell or play another card? Not worth it.
May be worth cutting unless you don't have a better option:
Inquisitor's Flail is a maybe. This one is kinda a tough choice. I would cut it for a better card but leave it in if your budget or collection doesn't have another option.
Bonesplitter is another mediocre card that's only good if there isn't a better option.
Swiftfoot Boots and Lightning Greaves The haste is nice but they are really only good against spot removal. I would leave these in until you need to cut them to make room for better cards.
Obviously, temper these suggestions with your collection and budget. Feel free to check out my decks and let me know what you think of the ideas.
3 weeks ago
Not to be a pain, but, Balance is banned
4 weeks ago
Another very useful card I use when I play white/red decks and need some kind of card draw is Browbeat, it's straightout 5 damage for 3 mana or you get 3 cards, either way it's a win win for you. Or instead you can use Infiltration Lens, but it's a little more difficult to get it to work because your opponent has to block your creature for it to trigger.