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Improvise (Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for .)
Reveal the top X cards of your library. You may put any number of artifact cards with converted mana cost X or less from among them onto the battlefield. Then put all cards revealed this way that weren't put onto the battlefield into your graveyard.
Saheeli's Directive Discussion
2 weeks ago
Great minds think alike :) Daretti MUD Brown Stax (10% Red splash)
Excellent use of Lion's Eye Diamond. Will be adding one to my list.
2 months ago
Thanks for advice and inspiration WAYF4
I like the idea of tutoring with Fabricate in a combo heavy deck so I've thrown it in for now, but if/when I can get my hands on a Demonic Tutor , I think I'll put that in it's place. One thing I've noticed when playing the combo-centric decks is hiding information and not letting your opponents know when your about to pop off is key. Most of the time, you need a safe opening to ensure no one will remove you combo pieces on the spot, and with cards like Krosan Grip in the format, along with other instant speed artifact and creature removal, a black tutor to hide information will be preferable in the long run.
On the topic of Saheeli's Directive , I've found in play testing the deck it isn't too hard to cast. More importantly, the colour pie isn't properly counting sources. In just land, there are 9 sources of red mana, and the Clifftop Retreat is ignored for some reason. From non-land sources, there's still about 6 additional sources of red mana. Colour fixing doesn't seem to be to big an issue in this deck so far, and that's definitely a positive. I've still thrown in a Snow-Covered Mountain , but that's more for the purpose of searching out more basics for colour fixing with Wild-Field Scarecrow . Not being able to summon the appropriate lands in the early game was a bit problematic, which is why a Snow-Covered Forest also made it's way into the deck.
It may be another week or two before I feel the deck has been refined enough and I have it all in paper, but I do suggest trying it out in the meantime. Despite not having specific "utility cards," the deck does an extraordinary job with handling any difficult permanent on the board and could easily win in a fairly aggressive match due to the multiple lords or lord-like creatures that found their way into the deck, and nothing feels better than casting One with the Machine for ten cards all at once.
WAYF4 on Reaper King
2 months ago
Since you're going to need a Rattle scarecrow for the combo to work, I suggest Fabricate , as it's cheap and can usually fetch you anything you need in an artifact-heavy deck. (also artifact lands!)
One word of caution: Saheeli's Directive requires 3 red mana to pull off, but the colour pie says you only have 8 red sources in the deck - which is especially a problem given how many of them are easy to destroy (especially Scuttlemutt and Commander's Sphere ). Adding in a few Snow-Covered Mountain s might help, or something else that produces red - otherwise you might find you can only cast the Directive when Chromatic Lantern is out.
Also, never underestimate the power of a cheap scarecrow. Heap Doll is the best of them, and you can even run it as a tiny bit of graveyard hate when you need to.
2 months ago
@defwalter_white From what I gather your friend's deck and mine are simply different. First off mine tries to be very budget friendly(hence the name) and while the tag says something around 200$ a closer look will easily spot that 40+ cards(not counting lands) are from the C18 precon plus around 10 more from a few duel decks and Jace's spellbook I got on major discounts as well as a single divining top I opened back in 2004. Second, my deck is very heavily focused toward artifacts (45% of the deck, around 60% total synergy) both for flavour and for the purposes of casting a massive Saheeli's Directive . This also limits some of the copy options and as it currently stands even if I was to put the titans in, I woulnd't be able to reliably copy them thus making them just beefy 6 drops. Third, in most cases the deck plays very proactively and sitting with 5 open mana is not an option, which is why my (few) counters top out at 2 CMC max. Lastly, I've designed the deck mainly around smashing face with an army of large Darksteel Juggernaut s and the like and not around going infinite.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm a little sad you didn't like the deck, but I guess everyone has his own preferences. Cheers!
2 months ago
Saheeli's Directive can be very fun.
Kindred Charge will also trigger enter the battelfield effect and can help tou finish the game.
Pillar of Origins can reaplece one of your mana artifact.
4 months ago
Remove: Dack's Duplicate , Diluvian Primordial , Inkwell Leviathan , Ornithopter , Phyrexian Ingester , Psychosis Crawler , Knowledge Exploitation , Dissipate , Reins of Power , Stoic Rebuttal , Izzet Cluestone , Manalith , Spectral Searchlight , Venser's Journal , Vessel of Endless Rest , one land
Add: Whir of Invention , Negate , Retract , Scrap Mastery , Reshape , Hedron Archive , Darksteel Forge , Paradoxical Outcome , Hurkyl's Recall , Thought Vessel , Kuldotha Forgemaster , Saheeli's Directive , Aether Spellbomb , Rebuild , Soul of New Phyrexia , Mycosynth Wellspring , Ichor Wellspring , Foundry Inspector
5 months ago
6 months ago
In my playgroup Gatekeeper works wonders, I Saheeli's Directive d for fucking 29 the other day and everything came into play tapped and I lost the game because of it... so...
Also Tithe Taker IS a less good Abolisher in some ways, and in others it's better. Either way I think it's redundancy and that's a good thing for this kind of deck.
Saheeli's Directive occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%