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Saheeli's Artistry Discussion
7 hours ago
I played with this deck last night and found another combo that worked fairly well.
At this point I already had 5 energy stored. I drew Saheeli's Artistry which I then made a copy of Decoction Module and another random card on my board. This now gave me the ability to make an infinite number of 1/1 flying thopters with haste.
Every time I would use the ability on Whirler Virtuoso it would use 3 energy which brought me down to 2, but the thopter entered the field Decoction Module would give me 1 energy, but because I had 2 thanks to Saheeli's Artistry I would get 2 energy per thopter, but I also had Panharmonicon out and using that cards ability it doubled my energy gain therefore giving me 4 energy putting me at 6. So every time I would use the ability to gain a thopter I would end up with 1 more energy than it cost to cast. Therefore letting me cast an infinite number of thopters and then because Thopter Engineer gives all artifacts haste I was able to swing for that infinite amount of damage.
6 days ago
Teal_Fox - I originally had Eldrazi Displacer in the list, but I was worried about if I would have enough sources to generate the colorless mana for his ability in a deck running four colors. Still not sure if I have enough for that, but I will definitely pay close attention to see if it is right to bring him back into the list. Purphoros, God of the Forge is a very solid suggestion, I will see what I can do about getting him in here. He will never be a creature, but I think that is okay. Altar of the Brood may come in if I do end up putting Trinket Mage in. I don't know how I forgot about Whir of Invention.
As to your points on what to take out, I think Saheeli's Artistry is a possibility, as is Memnarch. It is true that I don't have ways to really abuse Memnarch as the list stands now, and your points on Saheeli's Artistry are valid. I have had very good luck with both Filigree Angel and Noxious Gearhulk, but if I were to remove one, I think the angel gets the boot here. It's possibly true that the ability is only good if I am already ahead, so I think I am going to try replacing it and seeing if I miss it. Noxious Gearhulk has proved itself to be very worthwhile, however - he helps cut down a scary opponent while being a sizable body on my board at the same time. He's also very nice to pair with Deadeye Navigator.
Last thing, what are your thoughts on Hanna, Ship's Navigator in this list?
Zombot - Cloudshift could work, however I would need to find a slot for it where I think it is truly better than what I am removing for it. I will look at the list and see what I can find. What would be your cut, other than things listed above, as those slots will probably be filled with recommendations from Teal_Fox
1 week ago
Eldrazi Displacer opens up a lot of degenerate combos with the help of Ashnod's Altar / Krark-Clan Ironworks. I also find only running Disciple of the Vault to be a it weak, as it is difficult to recur/search out. I highly recommend running Purphoros, God of the Forge and Altar of the Brood for some additional redundancy to your combos. The latter especially so, as it is easily found with a majority of tutors and makes Trinket Mage even more of a powerhouse in this deck. Lastly, Whir of Invention is one of the most bonkers tutor I've seen come out for artifact decks, so if you can find the room for it, I'd highly recommend it.
As for what I would cut for these cards, Filigree Angel simply doesn't provide enough for its heavy CMC as does Noxious Gearhulk. Unless I'm missing something, Saheeli's Artistry sounds like an expensive win-more card, which while fun doesn't seem to do that much in terms of actually closing out the game for you. It also seems like you don't have enough support to justify running Memnarch in my opinion, as you don't have that many rocks to get him out quickly nor a Mycosynth Lattice to vastly accelerate the rate at which you can steal your opponent's stuff.
Anyway, these are just my suggestions and as always the most important thing is for you to run a deck that you find fun. Hopefully you'll find some of my suggestions helpful though.
1 week ago
Have you considered a Training Grounds to go along with your Thrasios?
Also if you are going with a big clone strategy here is a few suggestions Voice of Resurgence, Mystic Genesis, Stitcher Geralf, Phyrexian Rebirth, Oviya Pashiri, Sage Lifecrafter, Mimic Vat, Reef Worm, Phyrexian Processor, Precursor Golem, Blade Splicer, Tempt with Reflections, Stolen Identity, Saheeli's Artistry, Crush of Tentacles, and Myr Battlesphere.
3 weeks ago
I'm sorry if these suggestions are over your budget, but I couldn't find one.
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
Having to tap both Loam Dryad and another creature for 1 mana just seems a little clumsy. I would prefer something like Naga Vitalist in this position. With Mirrorwing or Zada on the field, Aim High or Ornamental Courage are likely to give more value than Saheeli's Artistry (which is your only blue card)
1 month ago
Thank you! Her some more considerations:
We want "go big" and "copy/populate" the good stuff.- Delving a little deeper into artifacts allows some good lines of play. For example, Wurmcoil Engine, Myr Battlesphere can go out of hand quickly. Each copy of Wurmcoil Engine threatens the board and makes you super resilient against boardwipes with the "little" Wurm-tokens coming into play after the Engine died. It synergises well with Anointed Procession as it doubles the number of wurm tokens. Same goes with Myr Battlesphere. Both can flood the board without forcing "go wide" and provides good beater (especially the token-copy of Wurmcoil Engine and Battlesphere.Further, Torrential Gearhulk is a proper sized creature, allowing to flashback interaction or things like Fated Infatuation, Cackling Counterpart and especially Saheeli's Artistry to get even more copies of value creatures onto the battlefield. Lines like Torrential Gearhulk -> flashback [Saheeli'S Artistry] -> copy Wurmcoil -> copy Wurmcoil again are the dream. Or make two copies of the Gearhulk with the Artistry and flashback two other instants.Speaking of [Saheeli's Artistry], it synergizes very good with Phyrexian Metamorph. This clones is an Artifact in addition to its types and allows to get copied twice with Artistry.
Faerie Artisans create constantly new artifact creature tokens. Synergizes well with Artistry, targets to populate, fun card!
Supplant Form Instant speed tempo play and token generation, can be flashed back with Gearhulk
Reef Worm With every copy, this card escalates quickly and makes you incredibly resistant against boardwipes. Synergizes with every tokengenerator and copy-enabler Mimic Vat, Soul Foundry. First, the opponents laugh. But over the long run, they will cry!
Organizing every clone-token can be a mess and hard to track. If you want something to laugh about, get the Pokmon card "Ditto" from the "EX Delta Species" Edition. There are multiple different Ditto cards in which Ditto imitates other pokemon but still has Dittos derpy face expression! Sleeve it in a perfect fit sleeve and put a white sticker over the textbox to have a field to write on with a removable marker to write down which clone it is :D
Thats all :-)