Spire of Industry
: Add to your mana pool.
, Pay 1 life: Add one mana of any colour to your mana pool. Activate this ability only if you control an artifact.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Spire of Industry occurrence in decks from the last year
All decks: 0.15%
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Spire of Industry Discussion
6 days ago
To drive the point home.... Darksteel Citadel is Ancient Tomb or Mishra's Workshop or sometimes even better(and it's indestructible) when used with Affinity(Frogmite and friends), gives one or more of your creatures +1/+0(Cranial Plating, is a 5/5 indestructible(Ensoul Artifact), can be sacrificed to give any of your artifact creatures a +1/+1 counter(Arcbound Ravager), fixes your mana(Glimmervoid and Spire of Industry), all at once.
It would be really awesome if we suddenly had 8 or 12 or, if we unbanned the original colored artifact lands, up to 24 total copies of that. Not that you need that many, but still.
And, with the combination of affinity and improvise, as well as some other specific cards, it is not only that but also Black Lotus. Of course, in that deck every thing is Workshop + Lotus + whatever else it was anyways, so the point is sorta moot.... until you realize that you can have a deck where everything, even your win conditions, are Lotus Workshops and the only reason the deck isn't good is because your 10+ t1 power has no evasion, even if it's partially consistent.
1 week ago
You could use Animate Dead with Worldgorger Dragon for either infinite mana or some stupid combos with Terror of the Peaks.
Amulet of Vigor for those tapped lands is sweet.
Arcane Signet; Coalition Relic; Mana Geode - Also very good manarocks.
Exotic Orchard; Ancient Ziggurat; Spire of Industry; Unclaimed Territory are all relatively cheap and nice for 5c decks.
Defense of the Heart - tutor easily for some big beefy dragons to burn your enemies!
Trace of Abundance - to protect some of your important land and another source of any color.
Rhythm of the Wild - to make your creatures counter-proof and another source of haste.
With so many legendary creatures, I would totally throw in Primevals' Glorious Rebirth. It has dragon flavor and you could just kill everyone in single reanimator turn.
Cards I would most likely remove:
Bloodchief Ascension - cool and good card, but would better in some discard orientated deck.
Fractured Identity - there are better removal/"steal" cards.
1 month ago
Hey, very good version of Breya.
Ignore the ridiculous inaccurate competitive meter that says this deck is only 39%. The power level is much higher than that especially with busted card additions of Demonic, Mox, Urza, Tezzeret and Blightsteel. I would put your deck in the 70-75% range.
There's 2x Darksteel Forge here which isn't legal in Commander. Could cut one for Goblin Engineer. Engineer can tutor for any artifact or best of all one of Deathmantle, Altar, Sword, Foundry of the combos putting it into your graveyard to then recur or reanimate. Engineer has good interaction with Welder and Emry. Could add Shimmer Myr as the 100th card since it gives Breya and all other artifacts flash. It's much more deadly to be able to combo with Breya at instant speed in response to anything an opponent plays.
Grand Architect + Deathmantle + Breya + two blue Thopters. Is a combo to kill all all your opponents, one at a time with Breya's 3 damage to target player mode. Breya and the two Thopters she creates are blue; with Architect can tap him, Breya and each Thopter to make . Which is enough to activate Breya and pay for Deathmantle. The combo works because Breya is an artifact, she can sac herself as one of the two artifacts. Tap her and the two Thopters to make . Activate Breya, sac her and one Thopter. Trigger Deathmantle, pay to bring back Breya and repeat.
If playing Thopter Assembly then consider adding Time Sieve? Without Sieve for the infinite turns combo I don't think Assembly is worth it since there's other much more powerful cards and interactions here. Arcane Signet is an upgrade for any Talisman or Signet. Glimmervoid and Spire of Industry are land upgrades to consider. They could replace the two Tainted lands since there's not a lot of Swamps here, but many artifacts.
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
I firmly believe that there are cards that absolutely should be banned, if they directly cause a player to be unable to play by virtue of it alone. For example, Iona, Shield of Emeria is justly and rightfully banned as, if you sit down at a table with a mono-green player and you choose green, you've now told that player to go eat a big salty bag of poo. Nobody wants to eat salty poo. Get out of here with that nonsense.
Other cards, such as Griselbrand, I think should be unbanned. Look, you have 40 life. If you want to spend 7 of it on card advantage... hey by all means go right ahead. I can spend 7 life on Necropotence and get just as many. Grissly is easier to remove. Yes, sure I know he has lifelink... but also consider that if you are cocky enough to run him as your Commander, you're looking at 8 mana to bring out, and 10 once he is killed. That is some serious raw dedication and, again, the ire of the table will course-correct for this. Again, I can spend all of my life on Vilis, Broker of Blood for card advantage. Hell, I personally think Vilis is even WORSE. Lands such as Prismatic Vista and Verdant Catacombs now do the following:
- You played a land for the turn, keeping you on curve
- You tutored a card from your library, shifting the odds and percentages in your favor as you now have fewer "duds" to draw into
- You just drew a card... for sac'ing a land to tutor the Swamp
Okay sure, 1 card is whatever. Until you build a deck that runs...
- Prismatic Vista
- Marsh Flats
- Polluted Delta
- Ifnir Deadlands
- Bloodstained Mire
- Verdant Catacombs
- Boseiju, Who Shelters All
- Hall of the Bandit Lord
- Mana Confluence
- Spire of Industry
- Untaidake, the Cloud Keeper
Not to mention 3x cards just because you lost a flip to Mana Crypt.
Iona, Shield of Emeria unquestionably is, because you're not going to look around the table and go "Hmm... nobody is playing red... I guess I'll pick that color.", no you will look around the table and go "Well, two opponents are using blue... BLUE!"
2 months ago
If you're going for Lantern your biggest problem will be dealing with creatures. You don't have access to Ensnaring Bridge, so you need a splash color with good removal.
Black is fairly good at that with Push and Damnation, but White has Terminus which works well with Lantern. If you splash red you could play Seal of Fire or Pyrite Spellbomb. Spire of Industry helps a lot with mana issues.
2 months ago
Things I'd cut: Frost Marsh just a tap land, not worth it
Spire of Industry not enough artifact to turn it on early and you don't really need it late
Diabolic Tutor too slow, you'll be drawing so many cards anyway
Karn's Temporal Sundering also slow and expensive, you'd need upwards of 10 mana to make this thing worth it
Folio of Fancies nonbo with much of the discard stuff, and mill is not the way this deck wins so why let your opponents keep extra cards?
Exquisite Blood same deal, you don't really need lifegain and at 5 mana youd rather play nek himself
Psychosis Crawler this one's a hot take, but in a deck dedicated to making your opponents draw, he is looking for the opposite. Also 5 mana is neks spot.
Niv-Mizzet, Parun casting cost is fucking rough, but this is a maybe cuz he is really strong
Psychic Corrosion same deal as folio about this not being a mill deck
Sangromancer you don't need much life gain
Spark Double not sure what you're copying, an extra nek is nice but doesn't seem like that huge of a difference, nothing else seems worth it.
Torbran, Thane of Red Fell triple red is tough and he doesn't really change the clock that much. This is more a matter of preference though
Mission Briefing you're almost certainly using this for a wheel but why not just run another wheel and not have to pay an extra UU?
Before I say what I'd add specifically, in general I think you need a little more speed, a few more lands and a lot more interaction. 2 counters, 2 spot removal, and 3 board wipes does not feel like enough, especially for a relatvely slow deck that doesn't combo out. I would add a mix of 4-5 spot removal and counter spells and 4 more lands before even looking at any of the cards below.
Cards I would add:
Another land or two in addition to the above. Your commander is 5 mana after all and your average CMC is over 3. Average CMC times 10 or 11 is my baseline for lands
Curiosity stellar, cheap card draw
Nightscape Familiar effectively a mana dork, helps with the speed
Whirlpool Warrior another wheel
Archfiend of Ifnir pet card, turns wheels into board wipes
Vision Skeins fun card, works perfectly with your strategy
3 months ago
Dear ShadowAblaze, Thank you for the suggstions. Mechanized Production is a card that I have a very good opinion of, but one of the deck building challenges that I have come across while building this deck is actually to avoid putting it in, for it represents a sort of slower and more grindy game-play and strategy that the rest of the deck would not be able to support.
Speaking of your other comments, I thank you for the one concerning Spire of Industry. I see this card everywhere, but I avoided putting it in because I had not a large selection of early-game artifacts (the first I put out was usually a shard on turn three). However, with Manifold Key put in, I think that having a working spire could certainly be a very real and possible venture. I will test play this, and if it works as hoped, it will go into the deck. Thank you!
3 months ago
Anyways, I suggest that you remove the temples because they enter tapped and it isn't that good to lose a potential play. A different land you could play would be Spire of Industry which is helpful for getting your colors as well.
If you want something else to sink mana into, Whir of Invention can get another shard or assembler at instant speed.
This deck appears to have a mana ramp more than a mana curve. Merchant's Dockhand is a creature that can be late game deck searching. Terrarion is a decent 1 drop that fixes mana and draws a card on the way out. Scrabbling Claws is more of a sideboard card but it is still worth thinking about.
If used with the dockhand stated above, Chief Engineer can help cast 2 shards or the like by turn 3.
Masterful Replication is kind of insane as an instant because you can untap, cast this, and potentially win with Mechanized Production. If you want a creature to win Metalwork Colossus can be a big beater.
Here is a short list of cards to consider: Padeem, Consul of Innovation is protection and card draw. Mystic Forge is another way to generate card advantage. Saheeli, Sublime Artificer is a short term copier but she also can make a token army. Emry, Lurker of the Loch is good for recursion.
This was a lot but I hope you found it insightful. Regardless, I like the deck +1!