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Creature — Human Artificer
Whenever you cast an artifact spell, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.
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2 weeks ago
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1 month ago
Also with the tri and bouncelands they are almost a detriment and if you can take out the bouncelands first and just put in basic lands and see if your mana base is ok.
3 months ago
I really like it. Do you have a way to remove or bypass Blood Funnel sac requirement? I'm also working on a deck with artifact stormy wonderfulness. But, my few creatures I have really matter to me, like Vedalken Archmage and Riddlesmith. Or do you just not care and use it to combo-off?
8 months ago
Here are some things I like about my silas deck (or cards i would include if i was blue/black instead of blue/black red and therefore had the room) and that might consider including as well.
If you give silas double strike like with Fireshrieker or Grappling Hook he deals damage twice, giving you two triggers of his ability. (Alsowhen combined with deathtouch, silas will survive most combats)
I'm a pretty big fan of Aqueous Form to help let your commander get through.
Mindslaver is pretty gross when you can repeatedly recur it.
Here's a link to my copy if your interested. Vial Renn Affinity
8 months ago
I'd suggest 4 copies of Spellbook, it's also worth knowing that this style of deck is an established archetype, normally using Retract or Hurkyl's Recall to combo alongside 0 cost artifacts (equipment mostly) which trigger draw effects on cards like Puresteel Paladin, Sram, Senior Edificer or Riddlesmith. I run a deck that does this myself (shameless plug Cheap & Cherio) and it works ok...
The issue I see with your deck is the setup time and the fact that 17 land, even allowing for cost reduction might not be enough. The "Cherios" (cheery 0) decks work because so many of the artifacts cost 0 to play, to reach the same scenario you need Semblance Anvil, which is an extra weakness.
10 months ago
punchdrinkcry: I think we just have very different strategies for our lists :) Your list looks fine, it's just different than mine. I feel that artifacts can give more draw, because of Vedalken Archmage, Riddlesmith, and the like. Furthermore, my list is less reliant on a single card (you seem to die to Krosan Grip), has less reliance on color-fixing (since most costs are colorless), and allows some control elements (like Lodestone Golem). Conversely, yours may be more explosive.
10 months ago
punchdrinkcry: To be honest, that's something of a sore point.
Ancestral Statue is 100% vital to an Animar deck - singlehandedly pushes Animar to infinite counters - but I originally built this deck without remembering that Cloudstone Curio says "nonartifact". The deck works fine anyway - free spells are great - but I just can't rely on the Cloudstone engine.
However, I find that without Aluren, Cloudstone can be a bit disappointing anyway (because if you're bouncing colored creatures, you're limited by the amount of colored mana you possess).
I'm trying to decide if I should just cut Cloudstone Curio, or add more spells like Cloud of Faeries, Endless One, Eldrazi Mimic, etc that play well with it (but don't work well with Riddlesmith or Vedalken Archmage). Thoughts?
11 months ago
Thanks for the advice Pyranem!
So I did some testing with your suggestions, and here's what I discovered:
Manamorphose helps storm, but doesn't do anything with Paradoxical Outcome, so it's not quite as good as I wanted it to be. I kept thinking I've seen it be better, but then remembered that's when Pyromancer Ascension is online.
Finally, I really wanted to like Riddlesmith since it would simplify my manabase, but compared to Contraband Kingpin it leads to me losing card advantage. I'll explain. In testing, pitching a card to Riddlesmith allowed me to churn through my deck and find answers, while also allowing me to actually have the answer in hand when I needed it. But, it has the downside of needing a card to pitch. The land scenario you mentioned is really uncommon, since the combo frequently goes off T4 - so I end up having to pitch other cards. With Contraband Kingpin I still have a body in play and the cards in hand while I search, so I can keep the scry train rolling. A small difference perhaps, but noticeable.
Anyway, thanks for the input I really do appreciate it.