Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs. Inventors (DDU) None
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Uncommon

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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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Riddlesmith Discussion

SHaMRoHK on U/R Jhoira Storm

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I actually removed Artificer's Assistant from the deck when I transitioned from the old $50 budget to what I'm currently working with. Having Quicksmith Genius and Riddlesmith along with Jhoira allows me to sculpt my draws with enough consistency to hit another 0-drop artifact more often than not to keep the engine going and dig deeper into my library. I was actually thinking about adding in Mana Severance as a way to clear out unnecessary lands from the deck once Jhoira comes onto the board and I have enough resources to protect the engine.

I completely forgot about Laboratory Maniac. Definitely need to find a slot for it.

Oak_Guy on Jhoira Weatherlight Captain - Commander's Quarters

3 weeks ago

shadowmage, I built a similar deck with a few Counterspells, but found that they were dead draws, I ended up pitching them to Riddlesmith or Quicksmith Genius far more often then casting them. There are only a few spells that I really care about resolving, and I usually end up drawing out counters with threatening targets like Paradox Engine, that seem to be awesome, but are only just helpful. For the final Wincon, I run Boseiju, Who Shelters All.

Dafilthycasual on Budget Sai, Master Thopterist

4 weeks ago

I've found over playtesting that cards like Lumengrid Sentinel and Riddlesmith are helpful.

legendofa on Just found a new infinite ...

1 month ago

I'd like to mention a combo I've had good results with in the past (in casual, not EDH) that does something similar, that I found in the same way. Vedalken Archmage or Riddlesmith + Words of Wind + any 0-cost artifact becomes something very like ": Each opponent returns X permanents to their hand."

If you use your Sai, Master Thopterist and Mox Opal alongside my Vedalken Archmage and Words of Wind, if I'm following it right, it becomes something like ": Each opponent returns a permanent to their hand. Create a 1/1 Thopter token." Or if you're in Commander, what about Mox Amber?

Sorry, didn't mean to start building your deck for you.

legendofa on Good Infinite Combos For Artifacts ...

2 months ago

Kind of a janky three-card combo, but it goes well with Sai, Master Thopterist: Words of Wind + Vedalken Archmage or Riddlesmith (much more budget-friendly) + any 0-cost artifact. It works out to "1: Each opponent returns a permanent to their hand." if you keep replacing the Archmage or Riddlesmith draw with bouncing the artifact. I haven't used it in Commander, though.

moulcarve on Thopter Maniac

2 months ago

Here's my list for a mono blue modern legal version. Feel free to incorporate any of these cards.

4 Drift of Phantasms

1 Laboratory Maniac

4 Memnite

2 Mirran Spy

4 Ornithopter

4 Riddlesmith

4 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

4 Bontu's Monument

2 Cathar's Shield

4 Dizzy Spell

4 Retraction Helix

23 Island

1empyrean on Jhoira's Treasure Ship

3 months ago

Without a bunch of testing, suggesting 2 cards to cut is going to be tough, but it looks like you have a decent amount of redundancy for most of the effects you need.

I would be tempted to cut Riddlesmith and Phyrexian Walker, but you might prefer the redundancy. It's something to Karnsider, I guess.

emester on My ROFL-Thopter go SAI SAI SAI SAI

3 months ago


TBF you aren't wrong about Broodstar being an "win-more" inclusion, especially considering that Sai is making hundreds of thousands of thopters in the first place. With all of the potential draw power from Riddlesmith, I was considering putting in Laboratory Maniac as an addition wincon. I'd probably remove Broodstar for him.

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