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Artifact — Equipment
Equipped creature gets +1/+1 and has all names of nonlegendary creature cards in addition to its name.
Spy Kit Discussion
2 months ago
Marchesa loves hidden weapons. Flaming Sword casts like an instant and murders almost anything attacking your rightful monarch.
Summer Palace? Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep
There are any number of "crown" enchantments that could help protect Marchesa.
If you feel like using Spy Kit (maybe even in another deck) try pairing it with Eye of Singularity and a creature that has regeneration or indestructible. ( Faerie Artisans is my favorite combo with the Eye)
3 months ago
If I have a creature with Spy Kit equipped, and then I cast a Doubling Chant , would I get to search my deck for every creature in it and put them into play or would it still only look for the original creature?
7 months ago
Didn't mean to get on your case about the mana base - I've just seen people dump a lot of money into mana trying to "fix" underoptimized decks and it makes me cringe. Sorry if I came across as rude.
I found a few relevant cards you might've missed. In particular: Dichotomancy is an even bigger bomb than Eradicate , since it can steal all the creatures from an opponent's deck instead of exiling them. Mimeofacture is similar, but requires an investment of 4 mana per creature. Splinter is an Eradicate that requires an artifact creature. And Verdant Succession works like Remembrance for green creatures, except it brings stuff directly onto the battlefield.
Other (less powerful) options: Bazaar of Wonders , Eye of Singularity , Echoing Truth , Sever the Bloodline , Declaration in Stone , Retraced Image , Bubbling Cauldron , Pack Hunt , and Reflector Mage . If you have some way to copy Spy Kit , Biovisionary and Doubling Chant could also work.
In general, I think the biggest challenge you'll face is that effects synergizing with Spy Kit are kind of all over the place. There's board wipes, removal, staxxy control, creature tutoring... but not a lot of actual finishers. You've got to make room not only for precursors to Spy Kit (draw, ramp, tutors, etc.), but stuff that can win the game.
Maybe focus on one or two archetypes for the cards enabled by Spy Kit, then pick an unrelated win con? Or fill up on stealing/copying effects that can help set up Spy Kit combos but also be used offensively? I don't know... interesting dilemma.
7 months ago
This is frickin' hilarious and I'm jealous I didn't think of it first.
My own janky Knowledge Pool deck has given me some experience building around a single artifact. So based on my totally expert opinion here's some feedback:
I notice you primarily have equipment tutors but, aside from Spy Kit , no equipment. I'd swap most or all of those for less specific tutors so they're not dead cards once you find your Spy Kit. With access to any color, there are plenty to pick from. Gamble , Long-Term Plans , Demonic Tutor , and Dark Petition are all fine candidates that don't require a second mortgage. 2-cost Transmute spells like Muddle the Mixture and Dimir Infiltrator are also viable options.
Usually - in my experience - decks built around a single linchpin card either have some response for every vector of attack, or get repeatedly punked. Some suggestions to plug gaps in your defense:
- 2+ Counterspells so you don't get instantly neutered by Extract or similar effects. Ex: Negate , Swan Song .
- 2+ Bounces to dodge attempts to exile/steal your precious Spy Kit. Ex: Steel Sabotage , Leave / Chance .
- Ditch Silas Renn, Seeker Adept for less conditional, more cost-efficient graveyard reclamation. Ex: Buried Ruin , Argivian Find , Noxious Revival , Reconstruction .
- Pull from Eternity because you have access to white and why not?
- Maybe some misc battlefield protection to keep the thing alive? Ex: Welding Jar , Spellskite .
Well that got a lot longer and more speculative than I intended. I'm just gonna bang out my remaining thoughts in disorganized rant form.
As an alternate way to set up the Eradicate play, you could temporarily steal a creature (e.g. with Traitorous Blood or whatever) and equip Spy Kit while it's under your control. It'll remain equipped when the creature returns to its owner.
Personally, I think the expensive-ass dual lands are overkill for a fun experimental deck like this - I'd pack it with signets and tri-color lands, then buy myself a car with the money I saved. Sure, the deck would ramp slightly slower. But it would be more resistant to MLD, and have more targets for artifact tutors; and I could store it in my spare car.
Anyway in summary: Awesome deck idea, exactly the type of silly nonsense that makes this game fun!
9 months ago
So, you need more lands since you aren't playing green and don't have any mana ramp to help you with what is currently in your deck. These are just my suggestions for adding and removing, don't take them to heart.
Caltrops + Light of Sanction & Lightmine Field: I understand the theory/idea for this little synergy you have going here, but all your opponent has to do is get rid of your lightmine field and you won't really be able to attack with any of your creatures since most of them have low toughness.
Well of Lost Dreams: You only have four cards in your deck that gain you life so this may see barely any usage. Inheritance, Alms Collector, and Tower of Fortunes can provide possibly more stable draw usage.
Contagion Clasp + Contagion Engine : Awesome proliferate cards, sadly these appear to only be the two cards that actually give any permanents any counters and even then the payoff isn't that great when you're looking at the very amount of mana that has to be spent on them.
Spy Kit: This gives a creature the same name and not type, so it won't change whatever you equip to a knight. Oh dear lord, just realized this allows you to tutor your whole deck for each non-legendary creature with Remembrance, I mean, if that is the whole reason why you have both of these cards in there, interesting and fun combo for tutoring for any non-legendary creature in your deck, go for it, but I still think there are better cards that will perform more efficiently by themselves.
Reliquary Tower: If you possibly put more draw power into the deck based off what I mentioned in Well of Lost Dreams, you want to make sure you are able to keep your hand and not have to discard.
Emeria Shepherd: Creature version of the land, but allows you to return it to your hand if you want, and doesn't restrict to creature only.
Dolmen Gate: Prevents the combat damage dealt to your creatures.
Illusionist's Bracers: Allows you to place two training counters for your commander
Norn's Annex: Another tax card with your Ghostly Prison and Windborn Muse
Odric, Lunarch Marshal: Just an all around decent card that shares a few keyword abilities that your creatures have.
Boreas Charger: Ramp, it never hurts. Since you also have Blade of Selves and Helm of the Host you can grab yourself more land more often if you go against any sort of deck that ramps/accelerates faster then you.
1 year ago
1 year ago
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1 year ago
Looks pretty cool. I like the idea of building around Spy Kit, especially as part of a big engine.
Just off the top of my head: why not Noxious Revival in place of Reclaim? Might be nice to play it mana-free once in a while, plus you can also use it to sabotage an opponent's reanimation spell. You might also appreciate Selesnya Signet over, say, Search for Tomorrow, which always seemed like an underwhelming card to me.
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