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|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
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Staff of Domination
: Untap Staff of Domination.
, : You gain 1 life.
, : Untap target creature.
, : Tap target creature.
, : Draw a card.
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Staff of Domination Discussion
5 days ago
Hey friend. I'm glad you have some casual decks -- makes me feel a lot better about making this cEDH, since the last thing I'd want is to help you build an expensive deck that you'll never play(: I'd advocate using proxies on this one before you buy expensive cards in paper. Most playgroups are fine with that, especially for WIP decks like this, which will save you a LOT of money as you iterate on what works best here.
Reito Lantern is not really a combo piece... I mean, you can tutor anything out with Sunforger repeatedly, but you'd need to already have infinite colored mana AND naturally draw the Lantern, which is kinda a long shot. If you already have infinite colored mana (or even infinite colorless and two colored sources), just cast Fireball, Aurelia's Fury, Comet Storm, or Conflagrate, you know?
You did a good job with 5- and 6-drops. Your next cutting-floor task: cut everything (besides removal/etc) that only combos with one card. Guttersnipe, for example, might deal 10 damage to each opponent over the course of the game, but that's so negligible when you could be slinging Comet Storm for 3000. Also cut Brisela. Neither card is a staple on its own, and the chances of drawing 2 cards naturally in RW are way too bad to justify it. And so forth. After that, cut the bad cards and narrowest answers from Sunforger. Are you ever going to tutor up Fork or Fury Storm when you could be winning with Comet Storm? Nope. So cut them. Also cut bad answers like Molten Influence -- anybody will pay 10% of their life in exchange for their best spell resolving.
Razia's Purification is really bad unless you can immediately recur everything or phase out or something. Which means it's not going to be good with Reito, either.
The Orrery is good, but expensive. Proxy it first.
Cut the Ferocidons. Doesn't matter if they gain life, if you're dealing 300 with Comet Storm. Let that sentence be your mantra! (;
Paradox Engine might actually be your best 5-drop, since it helps...cast comet storm for 300. See how I'm approaching this?
Planar Portal is bad because you can't really ramp to 12 without infinite mana, which you could use to cast Comet Storm for 300. (Hope this isn't getting annoying, but I'm trying to make a point.)
Purity, Sunglasses, the Anthem, Burst of Energy, are all not as good as 1) casting Comet Storm for 300, 2) stopping your opponents from winning before you can cast Comet Storm, or 3) helping you find the pieces to make infinite mana to draw your deck (with a non-tapping engine like Staff of Domination) so you can cast Comet Storm.
See what I mean? You don't have to use the Comet Storm as a wincon if you don't want to, but my point is that you should find your best combo (whatever it is), and stick with it, and commit to it, and build in redundancy. It's better to have one combo with 10 ways of happening than 10 combos with 1 way of happening.
Hope this helps! It's a busy week for me IRL, but I'll check in again on the weekend -- see if you can get it to 120 by then! I'll have the time to go card-by-card on a deck that size, but it's still wasted effort on 160 cards. Best of luck!
6 days ago
Lets say you have around 5 or so mana worth of rocks out with Paradox Engine, Sensei's Divining Top, and Voltaic Key. You can tap the top to draw, hold priority, then activate the key to untap the top. You then let both top activations of top resolve. You put top on the top of the library and then draw two. You replay Top, untapping all your mana and key. Rinse and repeat until you have your library in hand. This also produces a ton of mana. You then play whatever other thing you want. Typically that's Staff of Domination to always have a way to draw your library and then you use Stroke of Genius in conjunction with Timetwister and timespiral to deck people.
I've been playing Grand Arbiter combo control for three years. You should really check out this list as it's a ton better. If you have any questions about the archetype, I can help.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
You could get rid of all the equipment by playing Staff of Domination and Thousand-Year Elixir. I know those aren't budget, but those equipment you're playing are taking up a lot of space. Worse, they don't do anything on their own in the event you get hit by Wrath of God effects.
3 weeks ago
Wirewood Symbiote and Scryb Ranger would both be excellent for your commander, and Lifecrafter's Bestiary can provide you with tons of draw. Regal Force is good as well, and Greater Good can provide you with fantastic filtering in response to removal. I'd also maybe go with an eldrazi (take your pick on which one) over Primal Surge, which would probably be a better card in your deck if you ran more big creatures and less total instants and sorceries. Kindred Discovery, Herald's Horn (which I'd prefer to Emerald Medallion), Heirloom Blade (especially since buffing your commanders attack just nets you 3 mana with it) and maybe Grave Sifter could all be good too. And since you're working with so much mana, I think a Darksteel Plate to protect your commander could pull a lot of weight as well; speaking of things that give indestrutctible, Heroic Intervention saves you from a board wipe ezpz. Staff of Domination is pretty similar to Umbral Mantle in its ability to let you combo off with your commander. Elvish Guidance can be good if you find you have large boards often. Also you're missing the best card ever printed for mono green commanders, Beast Within. Personally I like Oblivion Stone over Nevinyrral's Disk because disk is slow, even if it is 3 less mana total to blow up the board (not like you'll often have mana issues), but thats more of a personal preference of mine. Does Presence of Gond usually do much?
Anyway, I really like your deck, and I've been thinking about making an elf deck for a while so I think I'll probably make mine pretty similar to yours, same commander and all. Cheers!
3 weeks ago
Help Needed for making this deck Optimized. Also I could have missed some combo potential, just started Magic in 2018. Thinking about adding more Infinite Mana Combos like Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth and Staff of DominationWalking Ballista for Mana sink/additional wincon.
Things that are on my "Cut"-List
Thran Dynamo Good Manarock but, I sometimes just need colored Mana more
One with the Machine Draws 3-4 cards most of the time and fits the Artifact Theme. But there is Better draw, just mention it.
Sphinx Summoner 5 mana Tutor. Meh.
Sydri, Galvanic Genius combos with Aetherflux, but otherwise not useful in my opinion.
Vampiric Tutor Straight out of Budget, using proxy at the moment
Trash for Treasure Sorcery Speed. Early Trash for Treasure isn't useful most of the time.
Cards I really want to play:
Darksteel Forge Protection
Mycosynth Lattice With the lattice, mostly none of your opponents play Artifact Boardwipes anymore. But High CMC
Treasure Nabber In a format that play so many Mana rocks this dude seems great. With KCI you can still sac the rocks for more mana
Memnarch Mana sink/combo with Pili-Pala combo to get Everything. High CMC
Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer Save half of your artifacts on a Destroy Boardwipe. Save important Artifacts for sacing Thopters
Storm the Vault It's land version is even banned
Semblance Anvil More reduce is good.
Mindslaver Hard to achieve but having his effect multiple times and controlling everyone is just a win.
Indomitable Archangel Protection, but high CMC
Blinkmoth Urn If you play an artifact Deck and your opponents don't it's just crazy
All in all for slower/longer games I need much more draw
But these aren't artifacts
Commander's Sphere are reusable
1 month ago
I'd honestly drop 2 lands, due to this deck's low cmc, I think only 33 lands is required, especially given the number of elves that tap for mana. This leaves an open slot for another tutor for Staff of Domination, like Fabricate, or a cantrip like Ponder, maybe a fun Woodland Bellower to pair with Fierce Empath, who knows.
1 month ago
Staff of Domination makes infinite mana with selvala wich is my general.