|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
|Tenth Edition (10E)||Rare|
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You may have Sculpting Steel enter the battlefield as a copy of any artifact on the battlefield.
|Have (5)||Pumpkinking913 , , gosora , metalmagic , awalloftext|
|Want (6)||icsvortex , Tomagotchi , Sorensking , Cannelbrae , Daddy1ong1egs13 , niETie|
Sculpting Steel Discussion
17 hours ago
First thing that comes to mind is Rings of Brighthearth . Only thing better than copying abilities is copying them twice! Plus it’s redundancy just in case tawnos gets hated out.
Reckless Fireweaver might provide decent drain value since you have so many artifacts as well.
Misdirection and Commandeer are both good surprise spells since you can be tapped out and still use them. The former can be a budget replacement for FoW in most cases and the latter just takes something they wanted but you want more. Lol
I’ll post more as I think of them. Hope this helps! Great start so far!
2 days ago
Oh man, Mirage Mirror . No need to sell me on that card honestly, it's great. The only reason it's not already here is because I've neglected to update this list in a while because I hadn't been able to play much the past couple years. That absolutely needs a spot. I forget it can copy lands, so it can actually be a third way to pull off a sneaky Dark Depths combo if need be as well. That's pretty sweet.
I've run Mindslaver before here, and I ended up cutting it. It's fun, but I needed the spot for Kaladesh tech. Clutch Emrakul, the Promised End casts have won games for me before though. Helm of Awakening is pretty gnarly, I may have to test it and see if I can't make it work for me. I'm just not a fan of symmetrical effects.
As for the 100 Strip Mine s, I put 100 there because it wouldn't let me add a million. "You really need 1000000x Strip Mine, huh?" YES I DO TAPPEDOUT, MAY I PLEASE HAVE THEM? I figure if I keep that there for long enough, I will eventually get at least one.
I could use a sell on Tangle Wire . I like it, and I bet I could get it past my group, but how do I break parity with it? Clock of Omens kind of things I would guess? I mean, I guess tapping the Wire to itself is a cheeky cheat, but you seem to know something I don't that makes it go from good to incredible.
As for your puzzle, hell, challenge accepted. I too am a fan of Rube Goldberg machine plays.
- Tap Sensei's Divining Top
- Pay 2 to Rings of Brighthearth trigger using Metalworker , 2 remaining in pool
- Draw Wastes and Sensei's Divining Top
- Play Wastes (because why not honestly)
- Tap Inspiring Statuary and Clock of Omens to untap Metalworker
- Tap Metalworker again for 6 mana now, 8 mana in pool
- Turn Mirage Mirror into Rings of Brighthearth , 6 mana in pool
- Tap both Rings of Brighthearth to untap Metalworker, pay both triggers to untap both of my Rings as well
- Proceed to generate literally a googolplex of mana. Because overkill.
- Finally replay Sensei's Divining Top
- Use Rings of Brighthearth + Sensei's Divining Top with unlimited mana to draw until I get the following cards: Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger , Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , and Strionic Resonator
- Play Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre , and Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger
- Play Lightning Greaves , Swiftfoot Boots , Sculpting Steel copying either of the boots, and Strionic Resonator
- Equip each Titan with boots
- Swing one Titan each at each player
- Using infinite untaps and mana, two players entire boards disappear and one's entire deck gets exiled via Strionic Resonator spam
I'm not sure if you had a way to actually end the game proper from there in mind but this is what I came up with. One player has no deck, and the rest have no boards, so realistically everyone scoops and the hypothetical players here probably never play with me again. God I love colorless.
2 days ago
That was a quick reply. $70 for a mana crypt?? I'm jealous. I'm proud of my collection too, having seen Ugin, Rings, and Crypt all double in price since I bought them.
I completely understand you not wanting to start a stax arms race. I guess some people like untapping their cards, god knows why. I know you've decided against it, but Tangle Wire is so stupidly good in EDH, I just have to mention it one more time. Of all the tap effects, Wire holds a special place in my cold, dead heart.
A card I forgot to mention is Mirage Mirror , which not only can make a little mana, but can also serve as a sac outlet for Kozi due to the legend rule, as well as serve as an emergency Kozi duplicate WITH HASTE. If you're feeling combo-inclined, Mirror can duplicate Inventors' Fair to set up a near-certain win with a double-tutor. Not only that, but you aren't limited to your own permanents. See a Necropotence ? Now it's MY Necropotence.
I see you've added 100 Strip Mine s to the maybeboard. I'm not sure that's enough. Also, I've tried (and cut) Lotus Petal myself. It's decent enough in your opening hand, but pretty poor at any other point in the game.
I love coming up with puzzles and challenges involving unique interactions in these sorts of decks. To show off the power of Mirage Mirror , I've come up with a puzzle for you.
Goal: Win the game against 3 players with 40 health this turn. The top of your deck is irrelevant (let's say that all 6 Wastes are on top).
Ignore the puzzle if it's not your thing. Thanks for taking the time to give such a detailed reply.
4 days ago
emotley Problem with Metamorph is that it is 3 mana and 2 life. Normally life is irrelevant so that can be obviated. I haven't played metamorph enough to give a fully informed opinion, but this list tries to be as lean as possible, cutting cmc where possible to make it as fast as possible. Most of the time paying 1 more won't affect you, but there will be games when you want to copy artifact a rock on 2 to play Jhoira on 3 and then sit back.
End line is, metamorph is fine but slower than copy artifact. If you want the same effect for cheaper and not pay 2 life you might want to look at Sculpting Steel . Of course, Metamorph copies creatures and if it copies one of your reducers, well, chances are you'll be winning pretty soon!
kmnop Words of wind and all the cEDH fast mana: Mana Crypt, Mana Vault, Moxen. Bounce effects are very cheap, fortunately. After that, start getting the stax pieces and then get the expensive stuff like Mana Drain/Force of Will. If you want, you can play the KCI version that is easier on the wallet but way more fragile while you build up to the Staxy one.
1 week ago
Well Serum Visions is actually a good idea, I was already thinking of adding some. For Scourglass I feel that it's a really important card as it removes all permanents except for terrains and artifacts, therefore it is useful against decks that use planeswalkers and enchantments too, the only downside being that I have to wait a turn before it becomes effective. It is also my principal way of making a clear path for my Lodestone Golem as they're pretty weak to chump-blocking. For counters I felt like Metallic Rebuke was a great addition as my artifacts can help paying the extra cost brought by the golem and its copies.
For additionnal creatures I was thinking of Shimmer Myr so I can keep my mana for the opponent's turn and play my artifacts if they doesn't play anything that needs to be countered. It's also quite useful to play a surprise Scourglass at the end of their turn and activate it in my upkeep. But I'm quite reticent as it still is a weak creature for 3 manas that doesn't really brings something to my board directly.
I was also thinking of Sram's Expertise but it'd be weak without any lord effect. Sculpting Steel is also an option but I'm afraid it'll be too often useless because of a lack of Lodestone Golem to copy. Phyrexian Metamorph doesn't have this problem as I can copy an opponent's creature (pretty useful way to find an alternative kill, that'll survive Scourglass while the opponent's one won't).
In conclusion, the ideal additions would be 2-manas artifact creatures but I can't find any (I searched through eveything that was Modern-legal) so I think I'm just gonna add some control to stall the game until I can hit the board with numerous Lodestone Golem s.
3 months ago
Here's how it works:
Start with Disciple of the Vault and Sharuum the Hegemon out. Cast either Sculpting Steel or Phyrexian Metamorph , and have it enter as a copy of Sharuum. Legendary rule kicks in, you have to put one in the graveyard. Then, after it's in the graveyard, fake-Sharuum's etb triggered ability goes on the stack, allowing you to return an artifact from your graveyard to the battlefield. Choose the fake-Sharuum that just hit the yard, and it re-enters, allowing the loop. The Disciple of the Vault is there to convert the constant leaves-the-battlefield into life loss. There are a couple of variations and substitutions possible, but this is the basic version.
3 months ago
If you're on board with infinite combos, Sculpting Steel or Phyrexian Metamorph cause total life loss with Disciple of the Vault and Sharuum the Hegemon . Nice trick with the Lich's Mastery and Immortal Coil !
3 months ago
@frezzreaper: Well, thought I was going to have quite abit of chat w/ you; but I was wrong (For now...). >P<
* Dueling Grounds locksdown attacks to just one Attacker & Blocker from the defending player.
* Crawlspace , on the other hand... Reducing one's Attackers to me to 2, where every other attacker gets everything else seems like the better bet.
I understand the 4th is average, but just imagine landing this in the late game; it is amazing as a result; lots of Sol Ring s, or lots of Rings of Brighthearth s. I wonder what your opinion on this is. If the idea is still too much on Pen/Paper, I'll discard the idea for real; even though these seem like the best alts in this case...
Finally, for real, how good/bad/ugly am I trying my all to refine my idea (Just a thought I case I have to further do this...)?
Thanks again... I'll just work on another thing for now...
Sculpting Steel occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%