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Artifact Creature — Golem
Affinity for Islands (This spell costs (1) less to play for each Island you control.)
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Spire Golem Discussion
2 months ago
sideboard: Apostle's Blessing or Mizzium Skin? you could play Spire Golem to block delver of secrets. maybe Feldon's Cane/Propaganda vs mill or tokens? Power Sink, Keep Watch, Repeal, Relic of Progenitus or Blue Elemental Blast could be options.
7 months ago
Thank you so much for the suggestions! All of these suggestions would work out great but I just don't know what to cut. I'm going to keep Thirst for Knowledge but i really want to play a couple more artifact like Frogmite and Spire Golem. I will also want to keep Lodestone Golem because I won't always have the treasure mage out. The golem is good at slowing the opponent down. I'll cut the Idol for Renowned Weaponsmith. What are the non-budget options!
7 months ago
Most of the time Spatial Contortion might as well be Vapor Snag.
You also need options to push your damage through, O-Naginata, Vorrac Battlehorns, Chariot of Victory or Haunted Cloak. You need one of these because Akroma's Memorial will get removed, if you even get it into play.
Renegade Freighter will probably do more for you than Lodestone Golem and the Treasure Mage can crew it.
Thoughtcast over Thirst for Knowledge is probably the right call too.
I could add some non-budget ideas too, but this seems like enough for the moment, hope it helps.
8 months ago
Here's some suggestions after looking over your deck. Obviously, these suggestion need to be adjusted based on your budget and/or collection.
Depending on the metagame for your play group or local store, I would recommend getting rid of the one shots which only help you in the early game. During the later portions of a long or group game, those cards are much less helpful.
Lotus Petal, Index, Ponder, Gitaxian Probe, and Serum Visions all fall into this category.
Another problem I see is you have Heartstone and Show and Tell which help your opponents as much or more than they help you.
Future Sight and Magus of the Future are cute, but provide too much information to your opponents.
Spellbook is just a bad card. I know a lot of people like it because they want to hold onto more than 7 cards. But it's just bad.
Consider the following:
Are you playing Spellbook or Reliquary Tower because you are drawing a lot of cards each turn?
Or are you playing Spellbook to get avoid discarding cards at the end of turn?
If you are drawing that many cards per turn, why aren't you playing those cards?
If you're holding onto those cards from one turn to the next, is it because you don't have enough mana to cast them? Add more land.
If your waiting for specific cards, why hold onto cards you don't want to play? Why keep cards that might be useful?
I also think you are running too few lands. Artifact mana ramp is nice but doesn't replace basic lands. You should have about 34 to 38 lands in a Commander/EDH deck.
Stuffy Doll is cute, but it can only damage a single opponent. You have to bounce it and recast it or flicker it to choose another opponent.
The Pariah's Shield is cute but there is better equipment for Stuffy. I've always liked Nemesis Mask with Stuffy Doll. People always forget that Stuffy does NOT have defender.
Loxodon Warhammer is another good equipment that would fit into this deck and would work with any creature on the field.
To sum up:
-1 Lotus Petal, too many other mana ramp cards
-1 Vedalken Engineer, too many other mana ramp cards
-1 Index, weak late game
-1 Ponder, weak late game
-1 Gitaxian Probe, weak late game
-1 Serum Visions, weak late game
-1 Heartstone, helps opponents too much
-1 Future Sight, helps opponents too much
-1 Magus of the Future, helps opponents too much
-1 Spellbook, just a bad card that keeps people from playing better.
+5 Island+1 Urza's Tower, to complete the set.
+1 Nemesis Mask, because Lure on a Stuffy Doll is awesome.
+1 Loxodon Warhammer, life gan and trample
+1 Myr Enforcer, could be free to cast but still allow you to scry 7 with Muzzio.
+1 Steel Hellkite, a great way to swing the game
Here are some other ideas that might also work, in no particular order: Sharding Sphinx for the tokens, Spire Golem cast for free with CMC 6, or Kuldotha Forgemaster for the tutoring and CMC 5.
Let me know what you think.
10 months ago
11 months ago
i agree but i'm struggling to find another card that works as well as Throat Slitter because of the syinagy with Elder Deep-Fiend. and unlike Mistblade Shinobi it acts as hard removal, Mistblade Shinobi can be a disadvantage in several match ups that rely on enter the Battlefield effects. if you can think of anything else that works as well i would like to know :/ the closest i have found are Spell Queller and Spire Golem but neither works as well :(
1 year ago
1 year ago