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Padeem, Consul of Innovation
Legendary Creature — Vedalken Artificer
Artifacts you control have hexproof.
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control the artifact with the highest converted mana cost or tied for the highest converted mana cost, draw a card.
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Padeem, Consul of Innovation Discussion
14 hours ago
Interesting take on Animar, some suggestions I would recommend are cards like Hangarback Walker, Walking Ballista, Blightsteel Colossus, Myr Battlesphere, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, Myr Retriever, Wurmcoil Engine, Etched Champion, Palladium Myr, Silver Myr, Spellskite lol there's a bunch more. But I would definitely add in some artifact dorks in the beginning first to lower your curve.
Hope that helps!
6 days ago
with the goal of turning your general into an artifact asap, I recommend Ashnod's Transmogrant - I use it for my artifact deck with Padeem, Consul of Innovation. I run alot of recursion, so it's less of an issue, not sure how well yours will do without Academy Ruins, but still viable. Link here if you wish to compare or gather other artifact ideas - Epsilon III, the Great Machine
1 week ago
It also becomes budget if you replace all the stormtamers with Padeem, Consul of Innovation
1 week ago
This looks awesome but you need more stability, and I feel this can be faster.
I would drop The Antiquities Wars, the Cryptolith Rites, and 2 Memnites then add 4 Skilled Animator and 4 Siren Stormtamer, then you should be good. Maybe find room for Padeem, Consul of Innovation for hexproof, maybe in the place of one Siren Stormtamer.
1 week ago
A solid looking Breya build with good combos included. I do have some opinions on this build:
I think it would be a good goal to get the average CMC under 4 mana, high CMC cards I think that could be cut without interrupting your combos or synergy are: Ancient Stone Idol, Scuttling Doom Engine, Darksteel Juggernaut, Soul of New Phyrexia.
I think this deck really needs more low CMC color fixing ramp, the best being something like Fellwar Stone, but adding several signets would be an easy idea as well. When it gets to the late game and you don't need them anymore, you could just sacrifice them to Breya. Also, if you have a Chromatic Lantern, it deserves to be in this deck over any other deck you own honestly. Unless you build a 5-color deck, it really should be in here. Other cards that could help with color include: Vedalken Engineer and Chief Engineer.
I would consider some budget lands to better improve mana fixing: Spire of Industry and Exotic Orchard would be awesome. Tri-lands are a decent option such as Arcane Sanctum. I know they enter tapped, but rainbow production from these lands feels great: Gateway Plaza, Transguild Promenade, and Rupture Spire.
If you have (or know someone with) a Padeem, Consul of Innovation, that could be great. Both card draw and protection feels great on one card. Storm the Vault would a fun card in a deck like this as is Bident of Thassa when you take into account your thopters.
Blicking Breya at instant speed is good also because her effects can be used regardless of summoning sickness, so you can surprise someone with her effect when low on artifacts to sacrifice: Cloudshift, Ghostly Flicker or Deadeye Navigator.
Overall, looks really strong, I think all it needs is some simple cards to improve consistency.
1 week ago
Hey, Raff as a commander basicly gives you a Vedalken Orrery for most of your deck if done right. I enjoy building budget EDH decks for myself and my friends so I will gladly give advice.
To start with, it seems that you have listed Padeem, Consul of Innovation into your deck twice. Into that matter, playing that card means you are going into artifacts so i would recommend more of them. Metalwork Colossus is both a budget creature and a little bomb at flash speed. Being able to cast it easily as a 3-5 mana creature at the eot of your opponent basicly giving haste to a 10/10 which includes self recursion. Into that plan Chief Engineer, Filigree Angel, Foundry Inspector, Myr Retriever, Sanctum Gargoyle, Scrap Trawler, Soul of New Phyrexia and Sharding Sphinx would bring a lot of gimmics into the game and Treasure Mage as a handy tutor. This cards ain't too expensive too so they miught come in your budget.
Regarding your mana base, I can't help but wonder why haven't you included Sol Ring. Sure it is around 3,5$ but it is such a good card at any stage of the game I just can't think of a commander which wouldnt want it. I discourage the use of Gold Myr and Silver Myr thou their vulnerability towards removal and instead I would propose the addition of Sky Diamond and either Commander's Sphere or Darksteel Ingot. If it is in your budget, Burnished Hart and Thaumatic Compass Flip could help a great deal, as well as Esper Panorama or Bant Panorama.
GL and wish you good luck
1 week ago
I think you should look into running Enduring Renewal and a few costed artifacts, like Ornithopter, Memnite, Shield Sphere, and Phyrexian Walker. It would synergize nicely with Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle, Sai, Master Thopterist, and Artificer's Assistant. It would be something fun to play around with, and could make a wincon.
By the way, you've got two Padeem, Consul of Innovation listed.
3 weeks ago
Some initial thoughts, totally just my opinion, so please take it with a grain of salt:
I'm surprised to see 33 lands, I've never run a deck that low before. The lowest I've gone for a 4cmc commander is 35. 33 might be possible if you're running some 0 CMC moxes, but even then I would hesitate to go that low.
Mana rocks / ramp: I understand if you don't have these cards, but I would add cards like Coldsteel Heart, Dimir Signet,Star Compass, even Fellwar Stone. I don't like Hedron Archive b/c its not under your commander's CMC. I think you could lower your deck's CMC by taking out 3 CMC rocks for 2 CMC rocks. Also, I only counted 5 rocks. Without green, I'd be tempted to run closer to 8 honestly - even though they're boring cards.
I like the idea of phasing at instant speed in order to mess with the stack to keep her around. I think you could also consider sac outlets like Ashnod's Altar if you wanted to run some recursion as well.
You may already know this, but I think you can ninjutsu her off the field once her ability is on the stack in order to prevent her from going back into the deck/command zone. A often overlooked trick with ninjas is that the unblocked attacking creature can still be returned after the damage has been delt, though people usually want the Ninja effect to trigger.
I see a lot of transmute cards, but I'm not entirely sure what you're trying to tutor for here. Are your main targets Mirror Gallery and Etrata (assuming you are willing to let her go into the deck)? If you plan on getting Mirror Gallery often, you may want to protect it with cards like Padeem, Consul of Innovation.
Some cards that confuse me a little: Rings of Brighthearth? I didn't see any great targets, but I may be overlooking something. Conjurer's Closet I don't see a large number of relevant targets. Soul of Innistrad This seems like a high CMC creature that could be replaced with a board wipe. On the topic of board wipes, you may want more just cause of the Voltron style of play here that may struggle with opponents who build up a large board. Heidar, Rimewind Master Are you running snow covered lands?
Overall, I like it - a very different type of commander deck for dimir. Looking forward to facing it.