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, Sacrifice three artifacts: Search your library for an artifact card and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.
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Kuldotha Forgemaster Discussion
2 days ago
Tamiyo's Journal has become one of my favorite cards since I found it, although I like Kuldotha Forgemaster since I like token generators. Also, have you thought of Inspiring Statuary? This assists your non-artifact spells, however it would sadly require taking something out, which I feel isn't too good, but then again, I haven't play tested this deck. I'd, at the very least, put Inspiring Statuary In the maybeboard so if you find a card that doesn't work too well in the deck, whether that be while playing with friends, or play testing on the site, you can switch them out to see how it'll perform compared to the other.
Lastly, to play test, I usually get my computer and an actual deck I own near each other, so I can count my life on the computer, and play an actual game with the online and offline deck. After three to five games, this can give you an image of how much better one is than the other, or it can tell you how evenly balanced they are.
2 days ago
Ok, I went ahead and changed out the Tezzeret the Schemer for Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas as well as dropping Myr Retriever for Tamiyo's Journal instead of Kuldotha Forgemaster since I think the journal fits better overall. In terms of cost the deck is expensive but I figure if I buy the singles I need over time and acquire the cheaper cards sooner it wont be so bad. Thank you for the advice and help!
2 days ago
This deck looks pretty nice. IT has a bit of cards from Breya's pre-constructed deck, which is understandable, it had some pretty nice artifact cards in it. However, I don't know what kind of budget your on, I usually make decks under $120, but there is a better tezzeret. Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas. If you got him in your opening hand, by turn four, you could look at the top 1/18 of your library (Although it wouldn't be the smartest play if an opponent has creatures out, but thinking fundamentally here). Plus, he can make 5/5's as well - Albeit it's not by an emblem means. Plus, he has a cheap ultimate that can be used the turn after you get him out if you use his +1. Although that would mean he'd have no loyalty left, if you even have five artifacts, your opponent - One opponent in a game with 3+ people - would lose 10 life and you'd gain that life. He's a lot more expensive though.
I'd also recommend Kuldotha Forgemaster. Sadly, you don't have artifact token generation, so this would be an emergency only creature, but at the very least it's a 3/5 for 3 - 5 mana depending upon what you have in play. At the best, he can fetch filigree angel for lifegain, Master of etherium for a large creature, even that darksteel forge to give your artifacts indestructibility. Once again, it might not be good with this deck since you don't generate Tokens, but it can get you out of a tight spot on some occasions.
Alternatively, you could use Tamiyo's Journal. It's basically Forgemaster, except it uses what it generates - Clues - To search for ANY card. It costs the same mana wise, but I believe it's also cheaper wallet wise, and won't be destroyed by board wipes that only kill creatures. Additionally, you can use it as some card draw with the clues it generates, Possibly keeping three just incase of emergencies. In a deck without tokens, I'd use this over forgemaster anyday.
2 weeks ago
Pia Nalaar is chronically underwhelming in Commander format. Unfortunately, there simply aren't enough ways to abuse one thopter token that will have an adequate effect on a game of commander. But, two thopters... now that's pretty insane.
cough Breya, Etherium Shaper cough
I would highly recommend reconstructing this deck into a Tiny Leaders deck. Very similar formats, and Pia's thopter goes much further with only 25 life to start. (I believe that's the starting life total, I don't recall exactly)
However, if you do insist on keeping this a commander deck, I'd throw in a healthy amount of dredge and artifact graveyard shenanigans. A couple notable cards to that end include Grinding Station and Mesmeric Orb. Additionally, if you don't switch the commander to Daretti, Scrap Savant, (who is extremely good as a commander) then add a healthy amount of artifact reanimation, namely Scarecrone, Lifeline, Trash for Treasure, etc. I'd also add some good token generators, i.e. Myr Battlesphere, Myr Turbine, and Thopter Assembly (which I see you already have). Add as many token generators as you can, primarily because they fuel other cards, such as Ashnod's Altar and Krark-Clan Ironworks, which can help you lay down your larger creatures. Then, you reanimate them, get the tokens again, and repeat the process. They also provide handy blockers and fuel pia's second ability. (Metalworker and Quicksilver Amulet work as well to lay down cards like Blightsteel, but worker is a bit pricey.) Speaking of ol' BS, having Warstorm Surge otb when blightsteel enters one-shots an opponent. Just fyi ;)
As for some just generally good cards for this style of deck, I'd recommend Inventors' Fair, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Hedron Archive, Blinkmoth Urn, Voltaic Construct, and Myr Retriever are all great cards. For more synergistic artifact suggestions, I'd take a look at some Karn, Silver Golem EDH lists and some Daretti, Scrap Savant EDH lists. A deck with Pia at at the head would run a lot of the same cards and work similarly to those, I'd imagine. I've never seen anyone try to use Pia in EDH before, so bravo, good sir, exploring new territory. Good luck with the deck!
3 weeks ago
Hey, great deck! The idea is really fun and I like the stall game you're going for. Just a few suggestions:
- Try and go for consistency a little more. I see a lot of x3 and x1, maybe try and make a few x4 instead? This will increase that chance that you'll get something you want when you want it.
- Because you're planning on having a lot of artifacts out, Stoic Rebuttal might be better for you than Mana Leak.
- If Kuldotha Forgemaster is the only way you're planning on putting out Darksteel Colossus (and you're not too worried about a budget), you might consider cheating out Blightsteel Colossus instead.
- If you're playing with this deck at any sort of event, you're going to need a sideboard (up to 15 cards you can sub into your main deck between the two or three games in a match). The sideboard generally consists of cards that specifically hate on deck archetypes that you know will be at the event. Alternatively, you could also fill it with cards that counter cards your opponent might try and sub in against you.
- If you ever consider splashing white, Declaration in Stone might be useful to you. It can get rid of the opponent's beatstick or it can sometimes give yourself a bunch of clues for the win. Bygone Bishop and Expose Evil could also be things to consider if you go that route.
4 weeks ago
Lifeline, Scarecrone, and Nim Deathmantle are all auto-includes for a Hope of Ghirapur deck. They allow you to brutally abuse its ability and recur it every turn, circumventing command tax. Metalworker, Copper Gnomes, and Ancient Tomb are also great cards, and I see a couple strict upgrades to fit them in. If you're considering Darksteel Forge, I'd add Mycosynth Lattice, since those two win the game with Nevinyrral's Disk out. (It destroys all permanents except your own) mycosynth also deals with pesky cards like Null Rod, and since you're using voltron, you'd likely win the ensuing mana-less battle. I'd also add Kuldotha Forgemaster as an additional tutor tool. Karn, Silver Golem also happens to combo with lattice to wreak havoc on lands, if that combo interests you. In a ramp heavy deck like this, I think Planar Portal would do a lot of good, especially since it actually cheapens Darksteel Forge and is a reusable tutoring engine. Also, Lightning Greaves is a strict upgrade over Swiftfoot Boots. Avarice Amulet is a very bad card, if you're looking for draw, Sword of Fire and Ice does the job better. Same deal with Vulshok Morningstar and Sword of Light and Shadow; it just does more.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Some cards to look at: Mycosynth Golem, Spine of Ish Sah, Copper Gnomes, Lux Cannon, Trinket Mage, Treasure Mage, Trophy Mage, Training Grounds, Brainstorm, Scroll Rack, Long-Term Plans, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Lightning Greaves, Frogmite (it's a lol card), Rings of Brighthearth (with maybe Basalt Monolith if you want the whole combo), Illusionist's Bracers, Aphetto Alchemist, Clock of Omens, Voltaic Key, Scarecrone, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, Show and Tell, Metalworker, Lightning Greaves, Ancient Tomb, Chrome Mox, Memnarch (Memenarch), March of the Machines, Colossus of Akros, Thran Dynamo, Duplicant, Mindslaver and Academy Ruins, Batterskull, Phyrexian Metamorph, Darksteel Juggernaut, Metalwork Colossus, Null Rod (if you're feeling cheeky), Omen Machine, Platinum Emperion, Platinum Emperion, Wurmcoil Engine. If you want a couple more combos, Muzzio isn't the best at combo-omg, but lemme know an I'll list a few more. Hope this helped!