Creature — Kor Artificer
When Stoneforge Mystic enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an Equipment card, reveal it, put it into your hand, then shuffle your library.
, : You may put an Equipment card from your hand onto the battlefield.
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Stoneforge Mystic Discussion
1 day ago
Also, it looks like Stoneforge Mystic is legal in Legacy.... Which this deck is listed as a Legacy deck. So let's everyone just Stahp, and appreciate that it compliments this deck very well.
1 week ago
Hey I like the deck, had a couple questions about a few cards..How do you like Requiem Angel? Seems really good, but I have a hard time justifying 6 mana, it's totally a second commander though.Also I know I should run Marsh Flitter, Recruiter of the Guard, Stoneforge Mystic , and probably Ophiomancer but am having trouble moving the slots. I'm more of a fan of running Sun Titan and Animate Dead than running Unearth because you can always get two creatures (sometimes three) with the combo.
1 week ago
Noble Hierarch will probably run you about $55
1 week ago
So yeah, pretty big improvements that can be made.
Ideally you want to be able to see more of your deck, so Brainstorm, Serum Visions, Ponder (which I noted you had) and Preordain will help you do that. You could even play Predict if you wanted to synergise with them.
You want to be able to play multiple copies of your best cards, and in highlander decks, run back up copies. Snapcaster is obviously good, but there are weaker versions or diffrent version. Torrential Gearhulk, and Recoup seem obvious choices.
For a threat, I don't think you want to be on the Welk/Combust gearhulk plan. I would suggest Stoneforge Mystic/Batterskull and Vendilion Clique. Clique is flash/flyer 3/1 who basically removes a card they want from their hand. Stoneforge/Batterskull thins deck, stoneforge fetches batterskull and it wins you games an uncounterable instant speed 4/4 for 2
Check out MTGTop8s commander decks for duel commander to get some ideas
1 week ago
On the whole (and especially as a budget build) the deck looks really good. As for individual card choices:
Selesnya sanctuary is not great, as it slows down your turn two play. Turn two is a vet important turn as a decent chunk of your ramp (as well as your commander) are turn two plays. Tectonic Edge is a good card as it give you a bit of land and isn't too expensive to buy. I would recommend switching them.
Rampant growth is good, however if you can a Nature's Lore, do that.
Kami of false hope is a bit overkill given you have Spore Frog who is the better option as well as a bunch of ways to tutor for him.
Reclaim is ok, but Noxious Revival is so much better. It's a bit expensive for an uncommon but it's basically free and doubles as temporary graveyard hate.
I'm not a fan of persist combos in the deck. They don't work with Saffi or any other recursion combo and without access to Murderous Redcap they don't generate a win condition without Blasting Station or Altar of Dementia anyway. Plus you're hinging everything on Cathars' Crusade with redundancy on it. But adding redundancy means having potentially "dead" card in your deck.
While having additional combo in your deck is nice, the fact that they have no iteraction with your primary combo is not good and in my opinion at least, a waste of card slots. This also means that cards like Fanatical Devotion are completely useless (whooo, you can infintiely regenrate creatures, yay...).
What I did with my deck was to cut a lot of the non-core combo pieces (both creature and otherwise) and just focus on the core combo package as there is an awesome amount of interaction between the recursion pieces. Then I used all the additional card slots I had freed up to add creature tutor and raw card advantage. This in turn helps the deck find its combo pieces better.
That's why I run cards like Eidolon of Blossoms (which is a lot better than a lot of people think), Nissa, Sage Animist Flip, Stoneforge Mystic etc, as well as lands like Mikokoro, Center of the Sea, Horizon Canopy, Inventors' Fair (which you should seriously get a copy of) etc. But I appreciate that a lot of those cards are quite expensive to buy.
On that same note, I don't like Mirror Entity. It's quite complicated to get a combo with it working and while it's cute as a beatstick, you're not running Avenger of Zendikar alongside it so it loses a lot of its potency.
Anyway, I hope this has given you some iedas and insights, but feel fre to hit me up if you have more questions.
1 week ago
Hey guys, sorry for the delayed reply - I've had two super busy weeks at work but that's all over now (it's never over...)
Lilbrudder: Weird Harvest seems... interesting. I do like how cheap and scalable it is, however I can see the downside biting me quite badly in the form of an opponent's Hushwing Gryff or similar. The other thing is that I usually only need to tutor one creature to win (as I usually will have Saffi ready) and so I want my tutoring to be as cheap as possible if I have to do it combo turn, as deploying combos is quite expensive. That's why I've been considering cards like Fauna Shaman which tutor much more cheaply. And if I'm playing it outside of combo turn, I would much rather not feed my opponents creatures.
Caustic Caterpillar is cool and I have been considering it for a while on and off. My only reservation is that while it's cheaper to play than Qasali Pridemage, it costs more to activate. That being said, it's an awesome Yisan 1 drop. I'll add it to the maybeboard. What would you cut for it?
Daedalus19876: Congregation at Dawn is interesting. I've seen in in the past and it's good however the mana cost is so saturated T_T. I don't think I would run it over Worldly Tutor but I would consider running it in addition to. Maybeboarded.
Panharmonicon is funny in more casual and more creature heavy decks, however here it feels win more.
Starved Rusalka is actually pretty solid. It's one of the best creature based sac outlets in white/green (there aren't that many to begin with and most of them are rubbish). It's not primarily in the deck as a combo piece, but more to generate value with my commander if needs be. That being said, there is a goofy infinite combo with Titania, Protector of Argoth, Nim Deathmantle, Strip Mine and Gaea's Cradle.
Mortarpod is in there as an additional sac outlet which can be tutored by Stoneforge Mystic which can be in turn tutored via the creature tutors. It also provides a win condition given infinite mana. That being said, you're right in that it's not the strongest card in the deck. It'll most likely get subbed out with cards from the maybeboard.
Cheers for the responses, it's given me a few new ideas as well as helped lock in stuff I was on the fence about.