Izzet Boilerworks enters the battlefield tapped.
When Izzet Boilerworks enters the battlefield, return a land you control to its owner's hand.
: Gain .
|Want (3)||isharpu , Xylode , wongdeck|
Printings View all
|Commander 2020 (C20)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2019 (C19)||Uncommon|
|Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1)||Common|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Uncommon|
|Iconic Masters (IMA)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2017 (C17)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2016 (C16)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2015 (C15)||Common|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Uncommon|
|Commander 2013 (C13)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Izzet vs. Golgari (DDJ)||Common|
|MTG: Commander (CMD)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Izzet Boilerworks occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.09%
UR (Izzet): 1.89%
UBR (Grixis): 0.86%
Izzet Boilerworks Discussion
1 month ago
Hey, nice budget version. Interesting deck, bizarre deck description.
You can put Jegantha next to Cromat in the deck list by adding the CMDR tag to Jegantha in the deck editor.
1x Jegantha, the Wellspring *CMDR*
Doing it this way clearly shows that Jegantha is the companion of your deck.
Because of Jegantha's tap ability consider adding cards that can untap a creature to get more activations?
- Retreat to Coralhelm: good with Panoramas, Wilds/Expanse and Guild Bounce lands.
- Kiora's Follower
- Seeker of Skybreak
- Instill Energy
Faeburrow Elder is a very good mana dork for five colors and is also a creature you want to untap. With Cromat in your control Elder is another Jegantha. Jodah, Archmage Eternal in combination with Jegantha makes it easier to cast spells because then generic mana costs don't matter and the mana made by Jegantha lets you cast any spell. Conflux is busted with the ramp from Jegantha tutoring for five creatures with mutate.
$40 total price is below precon total prices and the manabase here is worse then a lot of precons. With 20 Forest in the manabase you're counting on Jegantha to cast spells. I know this is low budget, but you want to at least make the manabase playable without Jegantha. For low cost the Guild Bounce lands can help the manabase and have fine interaction with lots of basic lands.
- Exotic Orchard
- Simic Growth Chamber
- Golgari Rot Farm
- Gruul Turf
- Selesnya Sanctuary
- Azorius Chancery
- Dimir Aqueduct
- Izzet Boilerworks
- Rakdos Carnarium
- Orzhov Basilica
- Boros Garrison
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Update -- this hurts me to say, but I'm adding Izzet Boilerworks in (at least to test). It helps me raise cards in hand for looting, and I find myself doing janky combos with Snap/Frantic Search a LOT -- the double mana without life loss is a surprisingly big deal when every mana matters. Even if it slows down my early tempo a little, unfortunately.
1 month ago
Oh, ok. I misunderstood. Sorry.
Capsize is probably the most popular combo payoff.
Thermo-Alchemist and Firebrand Archer are good outs. They don't even use the mana you generate. These work really well if you're using Cloud of Faeries as an alternative Drake. If you can get two lands that produce three mana, like an Izzet Boilerworks and an island, you won't gain any mana with each iteration of the faeries combo, but you'll generate damage with the Alchemist and/or Archer.
If you've got two of the "return a spell from the graveyard" creatures, you can close out the game with a lightning bolt or any burn spell that hits faces, like you suggested. First you flicker the Drake and one "return spell" creature until you have enough mana, then you start flickering both "return spell" creatures to get back the bolt and flicker each time.
Black has a couple creatures that mill on EtB, like Sibsig Host. If you've got the flicker combo online and no one forces you to draw at instant speed, those can close a game.
This is just what I'm thinking off the top of my head. I'm sure there are a lot of others, I'm just not very familiar with them - I don't really use them, and I also don't often play against people who use them, I just kind of peripherally know they exist.
I am on the PDH Homebase Discord Server, though, which contains a lot of folks who are much more knowledgeable about infinite combos than I. If you remain curious about it, you should join us: https://discord.gg/fNVdYx
2 months ago
I think some improvement could be made in your mana base. You are running the gain lands which is great, but there are other great duels. The bounce lands Dimir Aqueduct, Izzet Boilerworks and Rakdos Carnarium are very powerful because they can allow you to basically have an extra land drop with just one card (makes opening hands more keepable) and it can also let you reuse ETB effect lands. You could also be running Bojuka Bog, which I jam in every Black deck. Terramorphic Expanse and Evolving Wilds are better at fixing your mana than regular dual lands. I also wouldn't mind seeing some cycling lands like Forgotten Cave, Lonely Sandbar and Barren Moor at a minimum. You could be running up to 9 cyclers in your mana base alone.
Almost every single one of your creatures has an ETB. You should really think about including the cheese package of Ghostly Flicker and Displace(and maybe Merchant Scroll). You're already running Archaeomancer and Izzet Chronarch for infinite value loops. You could add even more creatures like them to really take advantage of the engine. Add in Peregrine Drake and Cloud of Faeries and you could be looking at infinite mana and blink effects as a secondary win condition. It's hard not to include this combo when you're playing Blue because it's such a great way to end the game.
In terms of your creatures, I like where it's going. I would swap out Sibsig Icebreakers for Dinrova Horror, who's a massive beater with a great abusable trigger.
I like all your reomval spells except for Terror. Wouldn't Doom Blade be an upgrade, or are you playing against regenerate? You could also run something cool like Jilt instead, or perhaps Edict effects to go along with your board wipes, like Chainer's Edict.
3 months ago
Nightscape Familiar would be a great addition since it will make your red and blue spells cost less.
Some zombie lords like Undead Warchief, Lord of the Accursed , Diregraf Captain , Cemetery Reaper, and Death Baron would be good for making your entire board stronger. Liliana's Mastery also has a similar effect.
Diregraf Colossus is good for making a small army of tokens as the game goes on.
A cheap tutor or two would also be good like Diabolic Tutor.
Crumbling Necropolis Command Tower are some good lands to add and some budget dual color lands like Dimir Guildgate , Rakdos Guildgate , and Izzet Guildgate would be good as well as Izzet Boilerworks , Dimir Aqueduct , and Rakdos Carnarium would be good additions.
3 months ago
Sorry it's been a minute but finally getting around to physically upgrading this deck.
I appreciate all of your imput and please don't think it's gone unnoted Here is the list I currently have for replacements
X - Finale of Promise - Idk what to sub...
X - Past in Flames
I know you've spent a lot of time in your previous suggestions, and I really appreciate the effort man Honestly. Would you mind taking a look at what I've come up with and see if there's any room for the X's?
About to put an order in for an upgrade on this. Kessy is going to be my first cEDH deck I wanna upgrade.
5 months ago
Love the match-up. I run TYS Kess as well, and it can run super smooth. I have a few quality of life upgrades I can recommend, but ultimately everything has to come down to what works best in your local meta.
For starters, I would reduce the land count by about 3-5. Particularly, I would cut Nykthos and then a combo of islands and/or swamps. Devotion works well in mono to two color decks, but TYS relies on you pulling spells more than lands or permanents, so you won't get as much value out of it here. Instead, I'd recommend Temple of the False God . Most times, you can get it online fairly regularly and having one land that taps for 2 colorless is pretty dope. I'd also recommend either the Dimir Aqueduct or Izzet Boilerworks . Karoo lands may set you back just a bit, but you want as much value as you can get out of it. Ultimately, I'd say drop back to 34 lands, and add Temple and a Karoo land of your preference into that mix.
Next, you have a decent creature-base, but I would tweak and trim that a little bit as well. I'd sub out Hypersonic Dragon for Backdraft Hellkite and remove Crypt Ghast and Consecrated Sphinx . All of those are solid choices in most cases, but Ghast hits the same issue that Nykthos does. Hypersonic is decent for value, but opening your graveyard further with Backdraft so you're not limited to just 1 card per turn is huge on your storm turn. Lastly, Sphinx is an absolute monster of a card, but it might come out a little too late to really get you ahead. I'd add a Mystic Remora , but that's personal preference. Honestly, Sphinx could go either way depending on your meta.
As for Instants, I'd sub out Boomerang for Chain of Vapor , Counterflux for Flusterstorm , Countersquall for Negate , Dissipate for Swan Song , Reverberate for Increasing Vengeance , Rewind for Muddle the Mixture , and Undermine for Disallow . My reasoning for Chain is that most people won't sacrifice a land to copy it, and if you really need to save something, you can do it to yourself, sac a land, and then bounce someone else's permanent. Not to mention, it's a good way to keep something heavy off the board if they use a ritual to sneak a threat in early. As for the counterspells, some of them in there seem a little narrow compared to the ones you had (i.e. they target specific card types), but the most threatening things you'll deal with on your main storm turn are instants and cards with flash, so conditional counters work as good defense for off-turn threats. Also, Muddle the Mixture is a great tutor if you have a lot of 2 CMC cards, because it will fetch you any of them for just 3 mana. It also doubles as a counterspell sometimes. For Increasing Vengeance , I always recommend this over other red copy spells because it gets so much more value out of the graveyard, even more so if you cast it with Kess. Instead of having to pay the flashback, you play its normal CMC and get a double-copy for the price of one (not to mention its interaction with TYS).
Artifacts, I'd swap Manalith and Vedalken Orrery for Talisman of Dominance and Talisman of Creativity . Extra mana rocks will help you get around land destruction, and provide you extra mana acceleration earlier. They also don't require you to filter mana the same way the signets do, but in exchange they do hurt.
I'd see if you can fit a Narset, Parter of Veils in place of Liliana. She works wonders for digging purposes, and totally shuts down everyone else's draw.
Lastly, for sorceries, I'd remove Barter in Blood , Decree of Pain , Fabricate , and Mana Geyser . In their place, I'd put Anger of the Gods , Cabal Ritual , Entomb , and Desperate Ritual . Anger absolutely nukes graveyard value, and if you hit it off storm it only gets stronger. Cabal Ritual works as a much more efficient black ritual once you hit threshold, which you should hit fairly quickly if you're cantripping and looting often. Entomb is just as good as tutoring to hand with Kess because if you're looking for a spell, just pitch it and cast it without conditions.
Wow, that was a lot longer than I expected. For some final additions, I'd recommend Red Elemental Blast / Pyroblast , Narset's Reversal , Arcane Denial , and Fire Covenant . REB/Pyro works as a good defender on storm turn and can remove a pesky blue permanent that's complicating your life. Narset's Reversal is excellent at protecting your own spells from counters, providing you extra iterations of those spells if you have excess mana, and copying particularly useful spells from other players if you don't want to be effected by them. Arcane Denial is an excellent cheap counter that, though it draws you and an opponent cards, works as a decent political tool and can buy you an extra turn when you're storming off. Lastly, Fire Covenant is a great targeted wipe spell. If you put enough life in it, you can take out just about any number of creatures that are giving you headaches without losing your own in the process.
Overall, I see a lot of potential in the deck and think it could be super smooth with a few changes. The biggest enemy in EDH is inconsistency, so you have to fight that harder than most of your opponents. Also, life is a resource too. Starting at 40 makes it really easy to pay life into spells. I hope this almost dictionary of changes helps, and I look forward to seeing it progress!