Riddlesmith

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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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Riddlesmith

Creature — Human Artificer

Whenever you cast an artifact spell, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

Riddlesmith Discussion

Bchong on Breya, Combo God

1 month ago

Lol this deck looks like an early version of my breya deck. So I am going to comment/make advise from that point of view. I don't know what your meta is like and I don't know if you are trying to be super competitive or not, because it seems to me that this is a competitive casual deck.

The 2 biggest vulnerabilities of this deck are that:

You are unable to effectively kill your opponents quickly, efficiently, and most importantly all at once. Only one or two of your combos can actually kill every opponent the moment it touches the board, namely Nim Deathmantle + KCI or ashnod + Breya. The rest of the combos/wincons are fluff, because you can't seriously expect that the opponents are going to sit there and let you kill them one by one. So instead of having tons of combos, instead substitute for only a couple of combos and fill the void with cards like Demonic Tutor Enlightened Tutor Mystical Tutor and the rest of the space with protection/interaction with your oppenents which leads me to my next point.

You have little to no ability to interact with your opponents. Cards like Null Rod or Stony Silence are hilariously powerful against you. If one of these is on the battlefield, then you literally only have 2 cards in your entire deck to deal with it namely Vandalblast and only for Null Rod the more uncommon of the 2. Also have you ever played a game against anyone with counterspells? it will make you miserable. You need to play cards like Swan Song Wear Swords to Plowshares and any number of other interactive cards should be considered.

Another thing I notice was the fact that you have little to no cheap 1-2cmc cantrips or filtering. Consider: Ponder Preordain Faithless Looting Cathartic Reunion Night's Whisper Artificer's Assistant Riddlesmith Thought Scour Brainstorm . One of the most disgusting things in EDH is amount of crazy good recursion from the graveyard that exists. Consider your graveyard as an extra hand imagine T1: play Goblin Welder ; T2:play a random 1 cmc artifact and Faithless Looting discarding Bolas's Citadel and you win, probably.

Your deck's CMC is also way too high. One of the worst feelings that you can have in a game is watching another person combo off and you have only played a land or 2. Add every Talisman of Indulgence type of mana rock that you can.

It might be good for you to look at more competitive EDH decks and built towards it. There is also a different mindset that those deck have than you have and it will totally confuse you as it did me. If you look at my Breya deck...(its eggs kind of)... it is a little confusing(sorry) and its purpose is to delay opponents who would win uninterupted turns 3/4/5 with spellbombs/other interaction so that I can combo on turns 5/6. Ignore the lack of lands I just happen to be a person who never gets mana screwed.

https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/trash-becomes-better-together-copy-copy/

Yoshi400x7 on Construct's Legion

3 months ago

Panharmonicon would go great into this deck. Altar of the Brood to win through mill. Genesis Chamber to help with making more mana for Ashnod's Altar . Riddlesmith for even more card drawing.

Juanturnkill on $10 Blue Artifact Storm

3 months ago

Lord_Europa that's a really cool idea, but I'm not really sure what to cut. It is worth much more with Inspiring Statuary and Riddlesmith , which are generally the easiest to cut. What would you suggest?

Cravv on Jhoira Storm / Cheerios

5 months ago

Yeah that could be fun. :D

But i think 3 wincons are more than enough when the point of deck is to draw the whole library. I could change one to Grapeshot, but Grapeshot mostly takes out one player and other 3 just straight wins the game.

Grapeshot is easier to tutor, but if i can tutor it that means i can tutor Riddlesmith or some of the bounce cards and keep storming. So there should not be time when i need tutor for wincon.

SHaMRoHK on

7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months ago

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

legendofa on Just found a new infinite ...

8 months 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.

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