Quicksmith Rebel

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

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Aether Revolt Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Quicksmith Rebel

Creature — Human Artificer

When Quicksmith Rebel enters the battlefield, target artifact you control gains ": This artifact deals 2 damage to target creature or player" for as long as you control Quicksmith Rebel.

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Quicksmith Rebel Discussion

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

1 day ago

So i was reading some of your posts comments and i wanted to weigh in with some of my opinions,

I think Ghirapur AEther Grid is better than Quicksmith Rebel and here's why. All the equipment (13) can tap to deal damage, they aren't doing anything otherwise. Every card pulling their weight!You could add man lands Blinkmoth Nexus to offset the lost creature and also run some artifact lands Ancient Den and Great Furnace for more utility.

(speaking of more utility, maybe add a Wasteland or Strip Mine)

I wanted to make you're using Chaos Warp right with regard to Scroll Rack. you can't chaos warp something then put a card on top of your deck with scroll rack to revel for chaos warp. you have to resolve the entire spell. I think if you google the question you'll find a reference.

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

1 day ago

I have a couple of thoughts,

Boros Garrison worth it?

Eiganjo Castle better than a plains?

no fetch lands? on purpose?

how has Inspiring Vantage worked for you? better at keeping your stax artifacts tapped when you want then Quicksmith Rebel?

Sublime Archangel good? i'm not seeing a lot of token generation for big swings. it's basically just a "big dude"

Inquisitor's Flail how has this preformed?

Relic Seeker? possibly too slow, especially off curve. Could be Sram, Senior Edificer instead?

have you found Swiftfoot Boots better than Lightning Greaves?

Tithe instead of a plains?

Mask of Memory card draw is great and synergizes well with Land Tax

Mistveil Plains recursion for Sunforger

Armory Automaton probably not to great, but it can steal opponents nonsense. Is great with Argentum Armor as well

I've been rocking an aurelia, the warleader deck and it's fun seeing boros getting some love!

Golfer29 on Budget Grixis improvise

4 days ago

Alright, I got some advice from a friend and, for the sideboard, I'm looking at this:

4 Lost Legacy

2 Horribly Awry

2 Ceremonious Rejection

4 Release the Gremlins

3 Quicksmith Rebel

Lost Legacy is standard against saheeli combo, but it also hits relavent creatures.

Horribly Awry is there specifically to deal with Scrapheap Scrounger, due to it exiling what it counters, but it hits most creatures.

Ceremonious Rejection helps prevent artifact shenanigans.

Release the Gremlins kills artifacts that already got on board and can give us more creatures late game by blowing up our own artifacts.

Quicksmith Rebel, aside from confusing our opponent, gives an alternate win con. It turns out a team brought grixis improvise to the protour, but had issues with dealing enough damage. Some decks can just stall and clog the board up. Quicksmith rebel lets us tap an artifact, and it's not like we have a surplus of those, to deal two damage. Not huge, but it can close out a game.

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

1 week ago

the_earl_0f_grey: Thank you for your comment, but I think I'll pass on most of those suggestions. Quick explanations:

Ghirapur AEther Grid is more resilient against board wipes than Quicksmith Rebel...but it requires far more artifacts for the same damage output, and it can't carry a sword in a pinch.

Chaos Warp is just better than Council's Judgment, I'm sorry. I can tutor for Chaos Warp with Sunforger, it's an instant, requires less color commitment, it can hit lands, in competitive tiers it's very rare for the "downside" to be relevant, I can use it to "cheat" with Scroll Rack if I Warp my own commander, and most relevantly I can't be outvoted when casting Chaos Warp. The closest comparison would be Oblation, but generally I find Warp to be superior.

Magus of the Wheel is vital in this deck. I wouldn't take him out in a million years. Also, I've found Weathered Wayfarer to be bad in this list, as I don't actually need many lands to win. And as much as I do like Chandra, Flamecaller's 0 ability, 6 mana is pretty steep. Still, I might consider her over Sun Titan...

Elspeth, Knight-Errant fits the goal of this deck much better than Elspeth Tirel. In fact, the latter is downright terrible in this list, no offense intended. Her 5CMC conflicts with my commander, her +2 is irrelevant, her -2 is not an upgrade over the other Elspeth's +1 (I only need one creature to hold a sword), and her -5 wipes away my equipment (without which I cannot recover). I'll pass :p

Ehhh. Vedalken Orrery and Dictate of Heliod are more fitted to a slow value grind deck...which is very much not this deck. I will pass on both (though Orrery does play nice with Sword of Feast and Famine...).

Ghostway is far too narrow, and removes all of my equipment (leaving my creatures vulnerable). Plus, I don't have huge problems with Cyclonic Rift because I tend to kill them before they can cast it.

Stranglehold is a fine card, but again - not fitted to this deck. Every card in this deck should be an active threat, not passively preventing my opponents from taking certain actions.

Thank you for your comment anyway! I hope this didn't sound too harsh.

the_earl_0f_grey on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

Out: Quicksmith Rebel

In: Ghirapur AEther Grid Better Orb Control, cheaper, survives flips, harder to remove, and more potential damage/utility.

Out: Chaos Warp

In: Council's Judgment More targets, more power, no downside.

Out: Magus of the Wheel

In: Weathered Wayfarer or Chandra, Flamecaller No tricks for Magus. Faster, Gets any land. Alternatively, upgrade wheel.

Out: Elspeth, Knight-Errant

In: Elspeth Tirel Elpeth can be one sided wipe the turn after, forcing attackers or a faster/longer game. Instead of slower-not-relevant-evasion Elspeth.

I try to go slot for slot when possible.

Worth Considering: Dictate of Heliod or Vedalken Orrery Flash when holding mana for commander on opposing turns to help increase surprise.

Strionic Resonator or Rings of Brighthearth: More Triggers/Abilties more value.

Ghostway beats cyclonic rift

Stranglehold stops most of the typical cheater degeneracy.

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

1 week ago

Patolea: To be honest, I use Silverchase Fox for two reasons. First, it can kill gods, which is a surprisingly big deal when there's a Purphoros deck in my meta. Second...well, I just like foxes. Not gonna lie, that's the big reason.

Quicksmith Rebel is a card I'm unsure on. He helps pick off small utility/deathtouch creatures, and if he pairs with Winter Orb or Static Orb I basically win. But I might fit Inspiring Statuary into that slot instead - thoughts?

If you like the deck you're welcome to give an upvote! ;)

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

1 week ago

Why not change Silverchase Fox for Felidar Cub or Ronom Unicorn or Kami of Ancient Law or Keening Apparition ? I know they don't exile but you can use asap and they don't require mana.

Why do you use Quicksmith Rebel?

Very nice deck!!!

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

1 month ago

Austin_Smith_of_Cards: Yeah, Quicksmith Rebel is one of the last marginal cards in the deck (the other being Silverchase Fox in matchups where I don't face Gods). I love the synergy he has with Winter Orb and Static Orb though, and he can pick off small utility creatures...

I need to test him more before I decide to keep/cut him TBH.

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