Masterwork of Ingenuity

Legality

Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare

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Masterwork of Ingenuity

Artifact — Equipment

You may have Masterwork of Ingenuity enter the battlefield as a copy of any Equipment on the battlefield.

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Masterwork of Ingenuity Discussion

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

Snacrifice: Thanks for the comment!

I used to play Hero's Blade, but I found that the problem was the prohibitively high equip cost. I know it auto-equips to Avacyn, but if I don't already have it down when Avacyn enters it's just terrible (6 mana for a mere 3/2 boost). It was just too inconsistent, and I cut it because I needed the slots.

O-Naginata has proven itself to be one of the strongest cards in the deck, to be honest. I agree that there are objectively stronger equipment (like Loxodon Warhammer) but the thing that elevates O-Naginata is its ridiculously low cast and equip cost.

Masterwork of Ingenuity is something I also used to play, but it got cut when I realized there were actually very few equipment I wanted to copy (since many of the good ones grant keywords, or are legendary, or are redundant in multiples). I just got sick of drawing it without any good targets so I cut it - consistency is king. Still, though, I'll reconsider adding it, thanks!

I've never tried Semblance Anvil here, but I'm worried it's too vulnerable to removal. While I loved it in a Standard Myr deck back in the day, in EDH it's far too easy to get 2-for-1'd if it's removed, leaving it as serious card disadvantage. Also, I don't have enough of any one permanent to make it worth it IMO.

Prototype Portal is an awesome card, I just don't want to spend 8 mana for my first copy of an equipment that's already in my hand. It also has the same problem as Semblance Anvil in that removal leaves me with serious card disadvantage.

Thanks for your comment! I appreciate your help a lot :) Also, you said on the "Advertise your deck" page that you'd +1'd the deck, but I think the website didn't register it - mind clicking it again? :)

Snacrifice on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

6 days ago

I'm surprised you don't have Hero's Blade since it equips for free and makes Avacyn just a bit bigger-a 9/7 once flipped for free once played is neat, and you have a bunch of legendaries for it to equip to as well(I'd sub out O-Naginata TBH- you lose the trample, but Avacyn already has evasion.

Masterwork of Ingenuity, Semblance Anvil, and Prototype Portal would be really good too, since they'd let you double up(or in Prototype portal's case, as many as you can get out) on whatever equips you really liked. Skyblinder Staff is a bit doofy but is surprisingly good evasion for a flying commander, especially one with damage.

MRDOOM3 on Semi-Budget Kemba Kitties

1 week ago

Masterwork of Ingenuity can be a 1-mana Argentum Armor, and is very versatile. Same can be said about Sculpting Steel.

I feel as if you need more creatures, because unless you're planning to go all in on Kemba, an equipments deck is no good unless you have creatures to equip your equipments to. You can run Raksha Golden Cub, Leonin Abunas, Stone Haven Outfitter, Stonehewer Giant, Sram, Senior Edificer, and Taj-Nar Swordsmith. You also can toss in Brimaz, King of Oreskos, for more cat tokens

Nahiri, the Lithomancer is a nice way to pump out equipments faster.

More equipments you can run are Konda's Banner, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of Kaldra, etc.

Rhadamanthus on All my friends are playing ...

2 weeks ago

There are a few reasons for 1-of Batterskull:

  • You only need to draw and play 1 to take over and eventually win the game
  • Playing 4x Stoneforge Mystics lets you pretend to have 5 copies
  • Drawing one without a Stoneforge Mystic to help you cheat on the cost is super clunky
  • It frees up more slots in your deck for other cards, including other "toolbox" options for Stoneforge Mystic

With that having been said, there's nothing stopping you from exploring a new strategy where the whole point of the deck is to flood the board with Batterskulls. Play Masterwork of Ingenuity, play Phyrexian Metamorph (can also copy the Mystic!), play whatever, go nuts.

StopShot on All my friends are playing ...

2 weeks ago

Why do most legacy decks that run Stoneforge Mystic and Batterskull run only one or two Batterskulls? Wouldn't running more and adding Masterwork of Ingenuity make a powerful strategy flooding the board with 4/4 vigilant lifelink creatures for cheap? I would imagine adding something like Meekstone would make it over ridiculous for your opponent to counteract.

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

3 weeks ago

Rzepkanut: I like Lifeline as a card, but I think it's better in a deck meant for a slower, grindier game, though, and that it helps my opponents too much.

Both Children of Korlis and Masterwork of Ingenuity have been in the deck before and eventually got cut for being too situational.

I love the art on Orcish Settlers (yay, American Gothic reference!) but I think it's too mana-hungry.

Thanks for the comment! :) If you like the deck, you're welcome to leave a +1 ;)

Rzepkanut on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

3 weeks ago

All those self sacrificing cards made me think of Lifeline... also Capashen Unicorn, Children of Korlis, and Orcish Settlers. Maybe Masterwork of Ingenuity. Nice deck looks harsh.

Nevyn4 on rafiq of the solo

3 weeks ago

Cards i think will make this deck broken Scythe of the Wretched to steal the chump blockers, Blade of Selves to smack the other players, General's Kabuto will let you hit them without loosing your creature, Kusari-Gama will let you murder the fields, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Copy Artifact, Mirrorworks,and Sculpting Steel will let you copy any if you want more, Pennon Blade is another Sigil of Valor. These are other equipments i would consider. Also if you really want to be mean Worldslayer

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