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You may have Sculpting Steel enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact on the battlefield.
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Sculpting Steel Discussion
1 week ago
Alternatively, my favorite use of Prototype Portal is to imprint Sculpting Steel onto it and make copies of Gilded Lotus. Then you can tap a lotus to activate the portal and make another lotus. Sculpting Steel might be more versatile than Masterwork of Ingenuity in your case. Either way, Prototype Portal would be really useful and versatile in this deck.
1 week ago
You said you wanted to cut 7 cards, so here are my suggestions:
Hellkite Igniter is expensive and pretty terrible. 7 mana should do more than just get +10/+0 for 1R, and it doesn't even have the capacity to kill someone unless you have tons of open red mana.
Silas Renn- you have enough recursion, and his, being limited to combat damage, is the worst of these abilities you run.
Sharuum- You don't run Phyrexian Metamorph or Sculpting Steel to go infinite with it, so it's just a 6 mana recursion effect. You can do better than that, especially since you're not even running Master Transmuter to get the effect without having a 2-3 card board setup just to re-use Sharuum's effect efficiently.
Filigree Angel- Lifegain isn't worth 8 mana. Master Transmuter and other cards may make high cost cards like this one worthwhile, but you're not running that card, so Angel is an 8 mana do nothing card. If you have 8 mana to gain life, then you should have 8 mana to try and win the game, not just prolong it.
Scuttling Doom Engine really isn't great. 6 damage can be superseded by other things pretty easily.
Pia and Kiran Nalaar- producing some tokens is nice, but they're harder for this deck to recur and their pay 2R: Deal 2 damage isn't exactly great.
Servo Schematic - I don't think this card does enough to warrant taking up a slot in the deck. It doesn't replace itself like Ichor Wellspring does, and making 2 tokens is pretty worthless in comparison to drawing 2 cards, especially considering there are better token generating engines than this card. The opportunity cost (letting this card occupy a slot in the 99 over a better card) doesn't seem worthwhile to me.
Vedalken Archmage- Not an expensive card, and most of your deck consists of artifacts which means this is an overcosted Glimpse of Nature at almost all times. Seems great here and it's not expensive either.
Thopter Assembly is a better token producer than half of the token producers you run in the deck.
Soul of New Phyrexia doesn't seem awful here.
Noxious Gearhulk seems like a perfect fit, since you can destroy opponent's creatures and then bring it back for more.
Anointed Procession seems reasonable given your deck's ability to create tokens for win conditions.
1 week ago
Here are some things I like about my silas deck (or cards i would include if i was blue/black instead of blue/black red and therefore had the room) and that might consider including as well.
If you give silas double strike like with Fireshrieker or Grappling Hook he deals damage twice, giving you two triggers of his ability. (Alsowhen combined with deathtouch, silas will survive most combats)
I'm a pretty big fan of Aqueous Form to help let your commander get through.
Mindslaver is pretty gross when you can repeatedly recur it.
Here's a link to my copy if your interested. Vial Renn Affinity
2 weeks ago
Even if you're not going the combo route, Sculpting Steel and Phyrexian Metamorph seem like excellent inclusions. If you feel like leveraging the combo, Bitter Ordeal and your already included Disciple of the Vault do the job nicely.
2 weeks ago
Muzzio, Visionary Architect is also fun, albeit a bit less predictable
Sharding Sphinx makes a lot of thopters
Leonin Abunas can protect them
Memnarch likes "borrowing" things
I'm not entirely convinced it's good enough here but figured i'd atleast mention Open the Vaults. If the game goes on long enough it's probably worth it
I think the the thing the deck is missing the most is more ways of interacting with your opponent. You have the 1-of dispatch but thats about it. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Go for the Throat etc, but i think you need more.
3 weeks ago
Other janky cards you could abuse
Auriok Salvagers with CMC0 mana sources
1) Necropotence into your combo pieces
2) Ad Nauseam into your combo pieces
3) Lim-Dul's Vault into your combo pieces
3 weeks ago
I'm gonna go on a little "card vomit" here, so if I apologize if I repeat anything I didn't see that's already in your deck. Unwinding Clock, Darksteel Forge, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Arcum Dagsson, Filigree Angel, Master Transmuter, Indomitable Archangel, Leonin Abunas, Muzzio, Visionary Architect, Steel Overseer, Tezzeret the Seeker , Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Inventors' Fair, Time Sieve (goes great with Thopter Assembly, cough, cough, infinite turns), Krark-Clan Ironworks, Ethersworn Canonist, Marionette Master, Metalworker, Mirrorworks, Academy Ruins, Glimmervoid, Sculpting Steel, Phyrexian Metamorph, Tezzeret the Schemer, Tezzeret, Master of Metal, and Tempered Steel are all nice cards for any artifact deck.
Well, that's all I really have to say for the moment. Hope this wall of text I just typed helped, and good luck with your first EDH deck.
1 month ago
Sculpting Steel is an incredible card overall, but it also has infinite combo interaction with your commander (copy Sharuum, legendary rule forces you to sacrifice one, recur it with the other's ability, recycle for infinite etb/ltb, use Disciple of the Vault as outlet).
Inventors' Fair is a nice land that slows gains life early on, then you can sacrifice it to tutor for a game-winning artifact.
Master Transmuter allows you to do ALL the shenanigans. Bounce an artifact that's a chump blocker/about to die, put down something silly like Sphinx of the Steel Wind or Darksteel Forge.