Taj-Nar Swordsmith

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Modern Masters 2015 Edition Uncommon
Mirrodin Uncommon

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Taj-Nar Swordsmith

Creature — Cat Soldier

When Taj-Nar Swordsmith enters the battlefield, you may pay . If you do, search your library for an Equipment card with converted mana cost X or less and put that card onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Taj-Nar Swordsmith Discussion

Korlus on Kitties!!

2 weeks ago

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You need to add more cards that are good in EDH, and add some ramp beyond Sol Ring and Pearl Medallion. My suggestion for cheap ramp includes:

Hedron Archive, Mind Stone, Marble Diamond, Worn Powerstone etc.

Other cards you may want to consider are:

White Sun's Zenith, Hero of Bladehold, Sun Titan, Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Mentor of the Meek, True Conviction, Swords to Plowshares, Return to Dust, Martial Coup, Oblivion Ring, Captain of the Watch, Thalia, Heretic Cathar, Recruiter of the Guard, Heliod, God of the Sun, Knight of the White Orchid, Mirror Entity, Mother of Runes, Emeria Shepherd, Bastion Protector, Oblation, Secure the Wastes, Austere Command, Open the Armory, Decree of Justice, Caged Sun, Obelisk of Urd, Dictate of Heliod, Shared Triumph, Elspeth Tirel, Secluded Steppe, Buried Ruin, Ghost Quarter, Rogue's Passage, Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx, Kor Haven, Divine Sacrament, Bygone Bishop.

I would cut cards from the "Terrible" bracket first. They have no place in most EDH decks.

MRDOOM3 on Semi-Budget Kemba Kitties

1 month ago

Masterwork of Ingenuity can be a 1-mana Argentum Armor, and is very versatile. Same can be said about Sculpting Steel.

I feel as if you need more creatures, because unless you're planning to go all in on Kemba, an equipments deck is no good unless you have creatures to equip your equipments to. You can run Raksha Golden Cub, Leonin Abunas, Stone Haven Outfitter, Stonehewer Giant, Sram, Senior Edificer, and Taj-Nar Swordsmith. You also can toss in Brimaz, King of Oreskos, for more cat tokens

Nahiri, the Lithomancer is a nice way to pump out equipments faster.

More equipments you can run are Konda's Banner, Sword of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Helm of Kaldra, etc.

MegaMatt13 on Sram, Serious Smasher

1 month ago

punchdrinkcry, interesting! that's true that cheating them into play would mean Sram's card draw doesn't trigger. That makes me second guess Taj-Nar Swordsmith too. I think I'll still include Stonehewer Giant though since both cheating into play and equipping for free is too much value to pass up.

SilverhawkPX45 on Nahiri

2 months ago

Some suggestions with no regard to card prices, so take these with a grain of salt, I guess:

Open the Armory to me, is slightly better than Steelshaper's Gift, just because you can tutor for Darksteel Mutation if you happen to need it. That seems like a resonable tradeoff for 1 colorless mana.

Taj-Nar Swordsmith seems like an obvious inclusion for the deck, maybe instead of Karmic Guide since you don't have a lot of dudes with big impact you'd need to bring back?

Grand Abolisher and Emancipation Angel seem like filler, especially since Flickerwisp exists if you want to blink for 3 mana and still have a flying body. I'd recommend swapping both Abolisher and Angel for Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer, though, since mono white always has issues with carddraw.

Tithe would probably be better than Gift of Estates, since you can at least guarantee one land off of it even if you happen to be the starting player.

Mirran Crusader seems like an OK card and reasonably competent at carrying equipments, but I'd much rather add Mentor of the Meek for extra carddraw. Following the theme of "cards that are completely ok, but could be better", I think Relic Seeker is just a tad unreliable and Leonin Shikari would make combat math more tricky for your opponent as well as counter spells that target your creatures for 1 colorless mana if you have Swiftfoot Boots.

As far as equipment cards go, I don't think Bonehoard ever had much impact and could just as well be Strata Scythe. Captain's Claws seem cute, but they don't create soldier tokens, so it's a bit underwhelming compared to other potential options. Seems like this could be an Umezawa's Jitte instead. Lastly, as cool as Masterwork of Ingenuity is, I think it's kind of awkward in a decklist that tries to assemble the Kaldra set and, if my suggestion is accepted, plays Jitte as well. I'd recommend actually cutting this equipment slot completely and replacing it with Sigarda's Aid, which was literally made for equipment decks.

There are also a lot of cards that can simply be better versions of themselves, like Day of Judgment being a worse Wrath of God, since you can't regenerate your creatures anyways, or Afterlife not being Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile. I kind of prefer Unexpectedly Absent to Oblation as well, but that's a matter of personal taste I suppose.

To summarize my suggestions:

OUT: Steelshaper's Gift, Karmic Guide, Grand Abolisher, Emancipation Angel, Gift of Estates, Mirran Crusader, Relic Seeker, Bonehoard, Captain's Claws, Masterwork of Ingenuity, Day of Judgment, Afterlife, Oblation

IN: Open the Armory, Taj-Nar Swordsmith, Puresteel Paladin, Sram, Senior Edificer, Tithe, Mentor of the Meek, Leonin Shikari,Strata Scythe, Umezawa's Jitte, Sigarda's Aid, Wrath of God, Swords to Plowshares or Path to Exile, Unexpectedly Absent

Mqhartley on Odric EDH - 106/100

4 months ago

Cut Suggestions: Skyhunter Skirmisher,Spear of Heliod,Taj-Nar Swordsmith,Lone Rider  Flip,Stoneforge Masterwork,Gift of Estates Maybe think of including: Armored Ascension or some more naturalize effects depending on your playgroup of course.

Phaetion on

7 months ago

Kalemne's Captain was cut because you run a lot of artifacts and enchantments (especially the former). Make it monstrous, and it will blow up on your face.

Legion's Initiative was cut because, for that effect, Boros Charm is significantly better. Just an upgrade.

Alright, for the 6, I would add:

Battlegrace Angel

Resolute Archangel

Boros Charm (I should have mentioned this earlier. My apologies. It's $2-3, but it's worth every penny)

Taj-Nar Swordsmith

Swiftfoot Boots (Your equipment count is too low to accommodate Open the Armory for now)

Reforge the Soul (An all-new card. I threw this in to keep your curve where it is. That, and Boros is notorious for no card draw. This card should help you fix it a little bit)

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