|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Aether Revolt (AER)||Mythic Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
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- Isochron Scepter + Paradox Engine + Pyretic Ritual
- Desperate Ritual + Isochron Scepter + Paradox Engine
- Isochron Scepter + Lightning Bolt + Paradox Engine
Whenever you cast a spell, untap all nonland permanents you control.
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Paradox Engine Discussion
1 day ago
Sorry, I got busy with a lot of stuff after my vacation ended! Liking the new changes. I actually have been experimenting a bit with Etali, Primal Storm and have found some fun interactions, though I haven't completed my deck because I find it bothersome to keep bouncing some of the cards from decks I play way more often. So one thing that's really fun is Strionic Resonator with any mana rock that taps for two, let's say Sol Ring and Paradox Engine. Since Strionic Resonator's copy of Etali's ability is an exact copy (triggered ability and the ruling says the source of the copy is the same as the original), you can keep tapping the Sol Ring and Strionic Resonator to copy the copy until you can't cast spells off Etali's ability anymore (all players exiling a land).
I've been liking Sensei's Divining Top in the deck for controlling what I exile off the ability and being able to put it on top for a free cast and draw what I want if it's a land or something I want to cast later like a boardwipe.
Finally, I've been putting big fat Eldrazis on the list, along with Blightsteel Colossus with ways to cheat them out other than Etali's ability (Quicksilver Amulet, Planar Bridge, Sneak Attack) along with Warstorm Surge to blast people for tons of damage. Sarkhan's Unsealing is a sick include, I think I'll try it out! Other than that, I've had a lot of success with the haste enablers for all creatures in monored like Fervor, Hammer of Purphoros, Anger, and Urabrask the Hidden. This is all I've thought of in regards to the commander, hope some of the suggestions help!!
2 days ago
4 days ago
I saw your post over on Reddit, and thought I'd take a peek since I also run a Wort deck.
I'm not exactly sure what Red Deck Wins is SUPPOSED to feel like, but... here are some suggestions for combos that I run in my deck.
In a similar vein, Furystoke Giant does the same thing plus it can combo with something like Goblin Bombardment + Fresh Meat and a haste enabler. I also see you have Outpost Siege, which can add that additional damage from the sacrifice, and, to add on that, Vicious Shadows ends games quickly.Fresh Meat is also a great way to recover from a board wipe.
Nullmage Shepherd has also been really good.
Also adding some recursion spells like Revive and Recollect that you can loop with something like Early Harvest to make a huge Empty the Warrens, or burn people off with Guttersnipe might be something to consider? I run a Paradox Engine + Cryptolith Rite for this combo, but may be out of your budget considerations?
Your deck seems to be more dedicated to the attack step than mine is - perhaps consider Chancellor of the Forge or Revel of the Fallen God for more hasty tokens? - Though I find Revel is really only worth it if I can conspire it.
Also, Mogg Infestation for lols - I've used it to wipe someone's board / double or quadruple my tokens - a conspired Mogg with 10 creatures and an Impact Tremors is a win, unless someone is running heavy life gain.
I also have a ton of ramp, so conspiring an X spell is definitely a win con - which also have the utility to be used as removal if need be. Speaking of ramp Harrow is pretty good when copied.
Not sure how combo centred you want your deck, but I do find I win fairly often with the way I'm running things - and it has that 'burn your opponents out' kind of feel. I'm not sure how your deck is currently running so it's hard to make pointed criticisms / suggestions - so take them or leave them :) also here's the link to mine if you're curious.
6 days ago
I'm no longer seeing the deck you're discussing on your profile, but, based on my recollection, I don't think either of those cards help you much. Paradox Engine is a neat little card, but you did not have enough non-land mana sources to really abuse it. Staff of Domination really wants to be in a combo deck, and I don't think you had enough ways to abuse it to make it worthwhile.
6 days ago
1 week ago
Thank you, I keep forgetting to look at Linvala when reworking this. The tough part is what to cut...but that's always the tough part with this deck.
Stasis is in an odd position here. It is incredibly powerful, I haven't had great success in the past with it due to not being able to capitalize on it too well. If I do go this route in a future rework Paradox Engine, Leonin Warleader, and maybe a sac outlet would be in order. Stasis+Sun Titan+instant speed sacrifice permanent is rude.
1 week ago
Thanks LVL_666 for the feedback. The only other Isochron Scepter + Dark Ritual imprinted, Mimic Vat with an Ichor Rats imprinted on it, Sol Ring and Paradox Engine. You could pay 3 and copy the rats, use sol ring for 2 and copy and cast the dark ritual, this with the paradox engine would untap all you non land permanent, use the 3 to copy the rats, sol ring for scepter, untap all non land permants, rinse and repeat? You would need a Melira, Sylvok Outcast out though to prevent you from dying to your own infect lol
1 week ago
Thanks for the thumbs up, and the suggestions man.
I run a Paradox Engine in my Wort, and it's an absolute house in that deck, but, I've built around it a certain degree - I feel, if I were to run it here I would need to alter the deck to build around, as I don't think there's enough in there to get any incidental value. If I were to swap my commander to Phenax, God of Deception (which I've been thinking of doing...?) then absolutely!
I think Torrential Gearhulk was out of my price range when I was compiling the deck, but since rotation it's defintely a consideration - thanks for the reminder! Kind of forgot about it lol.
In Garruk's Wake is also a consideration - it's expensive, but I don't have to spend mana to rebuild, especially since I'm only running about 20 creatures...
Thanks for the suggestions, ;)