: Put a charge counter on Ratchet Bomb.
, Sacrifice Ratchet Bomb: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Ratchet Bomb.
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|Arena Cards (ARENA)||Rare|
|Magic 2014 (M14)||Rare|
|Scars of Mirrodin (SOM)||Rare|
|Promo Set (000)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Ratchet Bomb Discussion
1 week ago
there's a lot of cards out there that destroy all enchantments in one swoop. Since this looks to me like a slow board build, you might as well be playing lots of counterspells and creature removal to hold off opposing plays while you steadily drop shrines. Also I would remove the White and Green shrines from your Mainboard and focus on Red, Blue and Black ones. Red damages your enemy so you can win, Black does that and disrupts his hand by making him discard, Blue keeps your hand fresh and searches for answers. Also, Mirror Gallery can compensate your legendary handicap.
You need a stronger and more consistent mana base. Removing 2 colors will help you a lot. Dual lands, check lands, fetch lands and shock lands will do you wonders. Chromatic Sphere or Chromatic Star will help fill the gaps while refunding themselves instead of Pentad Prism.
I understand this isn't a deck that's meant to be a tournament winner, but mostly to play on multiplayer with friends, but still, there's improvements to be made here that would make your build more frightning to others and fun for you. Hope I helped :)
1 month ago
As far as when to play Hangarback or Ballista, it will really depend on the matchup. If you're against something like infect, or devoted-druid, you'll want Ballista down asap so you can mess with your opponents plans and stop them getting an early win. Other games, it's better to hold onto Ballista for the late game. Generally the timing to play Ballista will depend on what you're up against, and will be something to learn over time. For Hangarback, you generally want to play it T2 if you're planning to have 3 lands but only casting a cmc2 creature on T3 (because this means that you can also tap Hangarback for an extra counter). Generally it's not worth waiting to play Hangarback, as it's better just to get it down early and slowly make it bigger to put pressure on your opponent to deal with it.
As far as sideboard cards for Karn, you'll want to scope out what your meta is like and bring hate cards for what people are running. I would say including 1-2 Liquimetal Coating is a must, as it lets Karn start sniping lands (turn them to artifacts with 0 toughness using Karns plus ability, so they die). Other than that, these are probably some good options to consider:
Wurmcoil Engine (seeing as you already have one, and might help in grindy games)
Voltaic Key (useful if you have a Steel Overseer out that isn't being dealt with)
Lodestone Golem (slows down storm)
What cards you include will depend on what kinds of decks you typically find yourself up against, but also your budget. So far my advise has all been assuming that you're wanting to keep this relatively cheap - but this might not be the case? If you intend to be spending big-bucks on cards, there are more options available, but this might also mean you would want to build a completely different deck to what i've suggested so far (for example, this deck is my current artifact deck, which is a very competitive near-top-tier artifact deck. I've assumed so far that you're playing slightly more casually, and I might be wrong here?)
2 months ago
Secondary win con is any of my Ashnod's Altar + Nim Deathmantle combos. They take longer to set up, and they don't win right away as the tokens don't have haste; however, I thought it would be a fun combo to try out. That said..additional protection / recursion may necessary if I continue with this combo.
Aetherflux Reservoir + Bolas's Citadel + Sensei's Divining Top. Haven't played with this combo to much yet, but so far top and citadel offer great utility even if I don't assemble all 3 pieces of the win con (Further testing in the works.)
As far as artifact / enchantment removal I currently have Karn Liberated, Ratchet Bomb, and Pharika's Libation. Im considering adding Oblivion Stone or Nevinyrral's Disk. I may play Ugin, the Spirit Dragon if/when I get my hands on one.
2 months ago
Profet93. Thank you for your advice!
You're right about how I started this build. I definitely googled a bunch of mono-black combos and smashed them into this deck. Feedback like yours is exactly what I was hoping for.
That said..I've cut out a few combo's and added a few of your recommendations.
Imp's Mischief looks awesome and I cant wait to play it!
Rings of Brighthearth - I recently purchased one of these, but it has yet to arrive, I'll definitely add it.
Will play around with Panharmonicon.
Thanks again for your input.
2 months ago
So, here's what I'm thinking:
Pyroclasm(2 copies or so)
Thought Scour for consistency
Ratchet Bomb because repeatable specified wraths is fun.
Grave Peril can also control the board.
Locket of Yesterdays can help reduce mana costs of reanimating spellbombs.
Os Mox Tantalite worth running?
Pithing Needle seems great.
Renegade Map for land draw?
2 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions!
At the moment I don't play a sideboard on this deck since it's more "for fun" deck. However, if I did I'd probably go with switching:
2 months ago
Do you have a sideboard planned? They are a big part of lists like this- knowing what you have answers to in the side helps a lot. Knowing you are siding in Triplicate Spirits, Ratchet Bomb or six Disenchant variants. Field of Ruin and Blast Zone are good, but with the colour count, you will probably only have room for one or two.
3 months ago
I'll probably update as I come up with more of my favorites.