Sai, Master Thopterist

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Rare

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Tokens

Sai, Master Thopterist

Legendary Creature — Human Artificer

Whenever you cast an artifact spell, create a 1/1 colourless Thopter artifact creature token with flying.

, Sacrifice two artifacts: Draw a card.

Sai, Master Thopterist Discussion

everythingervery on Sai, master thopterist

1 day ago

It's important to remember that all artifacts cost 1 less due to Foundry Inspector and that anytime an artifact gets put in to your graveyard, Scrap Trawler will trigger and allow you to return an artifact from graveyard to hand.
- Step 1: Have everything on the field at the same time.
- Step 2: Use the Lotus Petal to float 1 blue. (Current floating 1x)
- Step 3: Use the Sol Ring to float 2 colorless. (Current floating 1x 2x)
- Step 4: Use the Trading Post to sac the Sol Ring to draw a card. (Current floating 1x 1x)
- Step 5: Scrap Trawler triggers off the sacrificed Sol Ring and you return a Lotus Petal to hand. (Current floating 1x 1x)
- Step 6: Cast Lotus Petal and get a Sai, Master Thopterist trigger. (Current floating 1x 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 7: Use the Lotus Petal . (Current floating 2x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 8: Tap the Foundry Inspector and the Clock of Omens to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 2x 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 9: Sacrifice the Myr Retriever using Trading Post to return the Lotus Petal , the Sol Ring and any other artifact in your graveyard you want to hand. (Can't choose Myr Retriever . If you could this would be so much easier.) (Current floating 2x, 0x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 10: Cast the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring to get two Sai, Master Thopterist triggers. (Current floating 2x, 0, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 11: Use the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring . (Current floating 3x, 2x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 12: Tap two untapped 1/1 Thopter to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 3x, 2x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 13: Use the Trading Post to sac the Sol Ring to draw a card. (Current floating 3x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 14: Scrap Trawler trigger to return the Lotus Petal to hand. (Current floating 3x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 15: Cast the Lotus Petal to trigger Sai, Master Thopterist . (Current floating 3x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 16: Use the Lotus Petal . (Current floating 4x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 17: Tap a 1/1 Thopter and the Junk Diver to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 4x, 1x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 18: Sajunk diver Junk Diver c the to the Trading Post to return the Lotus Petal , the Sol Ring and the Myr Retriever to hand. (Current floating 4x, 0x, one untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 19: Cast the Lotus Petal , the Sol Ring and the Myr Retriever and get Sai, Master Thopterist triggers. (Current floating 3x, 0x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 20: Use the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring . (Current floating 4x, 2x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 21: Tap two 1/1 Thopter to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 4x, 2x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 22: Use the Trading Post to sac the Sol Ring to draw a card. (Current floating 4x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 23: Scrap Trawler trigger to return Lotus Petal to hand. (Current floating 4x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 24: Cast Lotus Petal and get a Sai, Master Thopterist trigger. (Current floating 4x, 1x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 25: Use Lotus Petal . (Current floating 5x, 1x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 26: Tap an untapped 1/1 Thopter and the Myr Retriever to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 5x, 1x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 27: Use the Trading Post to sac the Myr Retriever to return the Lotus Petal the Sol Ring and the Junk Diver to hand. (Current floating 5x, 0x, two untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 28: Cast the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring and get Sai, Master Thopterist triggers. (Current floating 5x, 0x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 29: Use the Lotus Petal and the Sol Ring . (Current floating 6x, 2x, four untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 30: Cast Junk Diver and get Sai, Master Thopterist trigger. (Current floating 6x, 0x, five untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 31: Tap two 1/1 Thopter to untap the Trading Post . (Current floating 6x, 0x, three untapped 1/1 Thopter)
- Step 32: Go to step 13. Step 31 is the same as step 12 but now you have two additional 1/1 Thopter and 6x mana instead of a mix of 3x and 2x.

everythingervery on Sai, master thopterist

1 day ago

I found a combo for your deck but it takes 7 cards and your commander.
It needs:
1x Clock of Omens
1x Lotus Petal
1x Sol Ring
1x Trading Post
1x Foundry Inspector
1x Junk Diver
1x Myr Retriever
1x Scrap Trawler
1x Sai, Master Thopterist

32 step infinite combo Show

DarthVirulence on Dovin's Grindhouse

2 days ago

Have you considered running more artifacts, Sai, Master Thopterist and The Antiquities War ?

Alternatively, you could splash black and run Phylactery Lich in tandem with Treasure Map  Flip. That would also give you some extra removal!

Also- 23 lands should be plenty! I know that you have some bigger spells but your deck looks like it's mid-range/control enough to get anything you need plus you have the map for some filter.

Lastly- I'd run one Oath of Teferi or add an extra Karn, Scion of Urza and 1-2 Teferi, Hero of Dominaria . In a deck like yours, the Oath is a win-more card meaning that when you get it, if you have the Planeswalkers down to make use of it, you're likely already going to win. As such, it's a neat one-of. But get above 8 planeswalkers, and 2 is a little more justified! But that's just my opinion!

Neat deck! It's somewhat similar to mine though I never thought of using Divine Visitation which I'll now be looking into :)

BantBitch on Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer

6 days ago

Hey elgosu1337!

Just finished remodeling my own Brudiclad deck. My list is here, please check it out if you have time, let me know what you think. I really like your list! It has some great choices that I didn't think of, like Combat Celebrant , Genesis Chamber and Oketra's Monument . I am thinking of further balance changes and have been adding cards to my maybeboard to boot. Some cards that I would heavily recommend because they have such amazing utility are:

Trading Post :The versatility on this card is amazing. Recurring artifacts, making goats, discarding cards into the grave when needed and the fact that you can do it all at instant speed to keep your options open has made me really fall in love with this card.

Sai, Master Thopterist : Efficient Construction that's a little cheaper and has card draw if needed.

Mishra's Self-Replicator :This thing sets up a huge board of tokens by itself. It is a little costly to start, but it gets very threatening fairly fast.

God-Pharaoh's Gift / Back from the Brink :Lastly, these two are certainly meant for long games, but they are amazing options for attrition wars or that option that can get you to a game-winning play out of nowhere.

DarthVirulence on Mono Blue Jurassic Affinity

3 weeks ago

This is especially similar to the deck that I run so I'll make a couple suggestions if I may! :)

The Antiquities War is a great card to run main-board if you're willing to forgo the Djinns and some of the spells to accommodate a few more artifacts! Sai, Master Thopterist and Tezzeret, Artifice Master are also great cheap additions that synergize exceptionally well!

Lastly, and only because you're running the full slew of Traxos and Djinns, may I suggest Prying Blade for some extra artifacts/damage/mana ramp? :) It also gives you extra treasures for Treasure Map  Flip.

This is my deck- though it's less above the curve focused than yours for sure, it might give you a few more ideas! https://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/clockwork-angels-artifacthistoric/

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Sai, Master Thopterist occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.07%

Blue: 0.06%

U/R (Izzet): 0.13%

Modern:

All decks: 0.09%

Standard:

All decks: 0.05%