Pentavus

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2014 Rare
2012 Core Set Rare
Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Rare
Planechase Rare
Mirrodin Rare

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Tokens

Pentavus

Artifact Creature — Construct

Pentavus enters the battlefield with five +1/+1 counters on it.

, Remove a +1/+1 counter from Pentavus: Put a 1/1 Pentavite artifact creature token with flying into play.

, Sacrifice a Pentavite: Put a +1/+1 counter on Pentavus.

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Pentavus Discussion

GS10 on Alesha EDH

3 days ago

Aren't Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit and Cathars' Crusade worthy to include? Since they add some redundancy they make the combo with Murderous Redcap more consistent, besides with Pentavus and Phyrexian Altar the Crusade makes for infinite counters, even infinite tokens and mana with Ashnod's Altar instead and "infinite" card draw with Mindless Automaton. The synergy is definitely there. I had never thought of Pentavus and Mindless Automaton before, but now I think I'll add them to my own Alesha deck too!

Great list! Upvoted ;)

Phayd on Daretti edh

3 days ago

For the all-in sac artifacts theme:

  • Overseer of the Damned -> Herald of Anguish - You can probably discount Herald to a 2BB easily. The removal isn't quite as good, but the discard triggers are painful.
  • Executioner's Capsule -> Quicksmith Genius - The whole deck is centered around Daretti's -1, so you really don't need a lot of removal. You have 14 targeted removal spells. I'm big on Quicksmith Genius, as he triggers on tokens and vastly improves card quality.
  • Murderous Cut -> Chaos Warp - You actually only have 1 card in here that can kill a Pithing Needle (that names Daretti). A few more anti-artifact cards might be warranted.
  • Pentavus -> Hellkite Igniter/Hellkite Tyrant - was never a fan of Pentavus, as he's so dang slow. Also there doesn't seem to be any proliferate support so he is basically 12 mana for 5 artifacts.

I definitely think Pia's Revolution deserves a spot, although I haven't had a chance to actually play it yet to be sure.

Disciple of the Vault and Underhanded Designs are both pretty good too, but would be main-deck material if you were sacrificing things in waves with Krark-Clan Ironworks and such.

Daedalus19876 on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

3 weeks ago

feyn_do_alduin: I'll pass on Pentavus and Myr Battlesphere (way too much mana investment for their effect) but I might be able to find a slot for Soul Foundry...Thanks!

feyn_do_alduin on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

3 weeks ago

in black, you have all the great ones. but have you considered; Soul Foundry, Pentavus, or Myr Battlesphere?

Soul Foundry seems like it has a place in the deck because it can combo with almost all of your creature spells

Grind on Meren Control

3 weeks ago

Defense of the Heart to get butcher of malakir and Pentavus

Fennek11 on Padeemed artification.

1 month ago

Lijkt me zeker een leuk deck, maar mis een klein beetje een win condition. Daarom lijkt Mechanized Production mij zeker ook een leuk idee. Misschien combineren met Myr Incubator, Myr Turbine en Myr Matrix voor Myr tokens, Hangarback Walker, Efficient Construction e.a. voor Thopters, of Precursor Golem voor Golems? Oh, en Pentavus natuurlijk. En Prototype Portal?

Je kan Liquimetal Coating en Silverskin Armor er ingooien zodat Padeem zichzelf ook beschermt. En met alle card draw zal Thought Vessel ook niet vervelend zijn.

Verder nog leuk: Foundry Inspector, Cloud Key, Solemn Simulacrum natuurlijk, Scarecrone, Unstable Obelisk, Sky Diamond, Planar Bridge, Whir of Invention, Silent Arbiter, Quicksmith Spy en Trophy Mage.

mah38900 on Atogatog eat like a goat!

2 months ago

I liked this deck and decided to fiddle around with a copy of it.

First, I learned that Su-Chi has actually become stronger with the passing of time. Specifically, it is a strong combo with Nim Deathmantle (which you already have). That's because you can sacrifice Su Chi an infinite number of times after attaching the mantle. Besides providing feasts for hungry atogs, Deathmantle + Su Chi also enables a bunch of instant game winning combinations:

With Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar, infinite mana. With Blasting Station, infinite damage. With Altar of Dementia, infinite mill. With Sage Of Lat Nam and Aura of Dominion or Umbral Mantle, infinite card draws.

I agree that Myr Battlesphere is superior to Tetravus. Now, it turns out that they made a stronger cousin, Pentavus. I think Battlesphere and Pentavus plug into the same infinite combos with the deathmantle. Same for Composite Golem.

But you know what? These cards lead you toward twiddling your thumbs until you draw/tutor the combo cards, and away from defeating people with atogs. I saw in your profile that you dislike combos such as these. I'm the same way. So maybe you can include those cards in your deck, but not play them in a way that's more fun and less "game over unless someone has a counter".

Casual-Player on Scrapyard

2 months ago

Sure no problem - while he does have about 10 cards that he could gain abilities from, about half are mana abilities, and so far, playtesting this against some of my decks, there was never a shortage of mana. If there was a nice way to gain the Pentavus ability, that would be pretty neat :)

You do have a nice deck though - i could only beat it like 1/4 of the time with the casuals, at best, and do enjoy token decks :) (i will try to get my wurms deck ready for putting on my profile soon if you fancy a look)

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