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At the beginning of your upkeep, investigate. (Put a colourless Clue artifact token onto the battlefield with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Draw a card.")
, Sacrifice three Clues: Search your library for a card and put that card into your hand. Then shuffle your library.
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Tamiyo's Journal Discussion
2 days ago
The dryad was certainly a welcome addition; as you might have inferred from my previous comments I've wanted to get rid of the Ant for a while. Here's some things I've been thinking of, hopefully they'll be new and noteworthy:
(Huatli, Radiant Champion) is kinda interesting since it's easy for the deck to get enough for the token-friendly draw power emblem in two turns, but good old Garruk, Primal Hunter can probably achieve similar results more reliably even if he's slightly more expensive.
Very questionable but ((The Immortal Sun)) provides a draw power alternative to Mirari's Wake. Obvious ramp-related worries here since I feel the deck doesn't cast enough spells per rotation to make the mana discount compare to the land enhancement. ((Regal Behemoth)) is an interesting middle ground with the bonus of also having a nice body, but misses out on the swarm-friendly anthem and more importantly paints a target on you, which leads to it having a parasitic relationship with all "Deterrence" cards, as well as some "Conflict Escalation" ones (especially anti-synergetic with Mystic Barrier since getting monarchy back could get really awkward). Finally, with 6 CMC and taking a rotation to actually start providing their draw power (maybe even more in the case of the Behemoth), both of them will probably come out too late too often. (Other Naya monarch cards are overall pretty lackluster IMO.)
A few non-Rivals cards:
I feel Warmonger Hellkite is too mana-demanding for what it gives, being in the second highest CMC category of the deck while also wanting you to spend 2 mana on its activated ability and having a drawback. I wonder if long-term Maybeboard resident Grenzo, Havoc Raiser can't do things more efficiently by providing a Basandra-like sniping ability with a defensive bonus outside of 1v1, but perhaps more intriguingly also providing an alternative source of pseudo-draw (although I realize it's pretty meta-dependent and requires you to gamble on holding back mana in case you get lucky) that also adds a slight control quality to the deck. (He also has some cute synergy with Duelist's Heritage.) Including Grenzo would probably also require switching in some more evasion, in which case I'd like to note my preference of Khenra Charioteer over the Primer-recommended Archetype of Aggression since I don't want to stop my opponents from trampling over each other (Monarchy-enabling Regal Behemoth will obviously want to stick with the Archetype though).
Really questionable but (Ulvenwald Mysteries) could complement Tireless Tracker, obvious problem is that the deck has few creatures that wants to die, and with the exception of Sad Robot they only want to die under the right circumstances. I guess it could EDH muppets like Reclamation Sage even more expendable though, esp. since Sun Titan is a thing. Also ((Tamiyo's Journal)) but it's even slower, esp. considering its cost and rather one-sided benefits.
1 week ago
If you just want artifact tokens and don't care what, Curse of Opulence, Brass's Bounty, Revel in Riches, Storm the Vault, Mechanized Production, Thopter Spy Network will all net you quite a few things to work with.
1 week ago
I'm lacking a Tireless Tracker and Erdwal Illuminator but for investigate I have Tamiyo's Journal Weirding Wood Jace's Scrutiny Briarbridge Patrol Ongoing Investigation and Ulvenwald Mysteries the current deck build is very artifact focused and if possible I'd like to keep it that way.
1 week ago
1 week ago
Hey, thanks for checking in.
Krark-Clan Stoker, Junk Diver, and Trading Post had all been in here originally but I had worked them out of the deck over time. Trading Post might find it's way back in for it's utility. Although I typically don't look to return artifacts to my hand, I prefer to recur them to the board.
I had considered Rummaging Goblin as another draw / discard outlet, something I might still play around with.
One thing this deck doesn't do is play junk artifacts. There just isn't enough space. Every artifact serves an important role while being a discard outlet or a sacrifice target. But it does come at a cost when I have to wait on my board state to be setup before I can combo out with a certain sacrifice combo. Tamiyo's Journal would be kind of interesting to use to create an artifact every turn that would give me potential sac outlets or a draw if needed.
1 week ago
ah. an artifact land destruction goblin deck. interesting. and with early game relying on discarding to get ahead. here are a few cards from another goblin artifact player.
Rummaging Goblin a good early card for draw and discarding.
Tamiyo's Journal doubles as both an artifact generator, a card ramper, and a tutor.
Goblin Kaboomist an artifact ramper which can also hinder ground attackers. just make sure to give him a shield or buff him so he don't blow himself to hell.
Krark-Clan Stoker an easy way to get more mana by sacking artifacts or artifact tokens.
Survey the Wreckage a land destruction with a free goblin token.
Seer's Lantern another mana rock with scrying. to get what you want easier.
Elaborate Firecannon a shooting artifact that encourages discarding.
Darksteel Ingot can't have an artifact deck without one of these.
Trading Post a multipurpose artifact with many uses.
Junk Diver kill/sack it to bring back an important artifact.
2 weeks ago
Thanks Hc_Clan!! The Porcelain Legionnaire and the Lantern Kami was both cards that never get very useful in the main deck, now you tell me, i can see it better, i took off both of them and put Mind Stone and Junkyo Bell found this card on an old COK sealed Booster and I think that goes in the deck perfect, lot of times I have TONS of creatures and only attack with Gisela so, BOOM.
Im VERY thankful of your help. :) have nice Deckbuilding too!
PS:I totally NEED the Immortal Sun from RIX haha.
2 weeks ago
Hey Dr.Crust, I like this build! I like the use of flagbearer-type cards to keep the hate away from Gisela.
A few recommendations I have is that I'm confused about a couple of card choices. If this is a voltron deck, what are Porcelain Legionnaire or Lantern Kami doing to help you achieve that goal? I would recommend increasing the amount of card draw in the deck by using artifacts like Staff of Nin, Tamiyo's Journal and the newly-spoiled Immortal Sun from RIX. It may increase your curve but at 3.1 you may have some room to spare depending on your meta. If aggro is a problem, Ghostly Prison is a great card and I can see has been mentioned before.
In my Bruna deck, I'm able to keep a lot of cards in my hand by spending a lot of my mana on recurring stuff from the graveyard to get more value out of those cards. That's the goal of that deck so I run cards like Emeria Shepherd, Sun Titan and Emeria, The Sky Ruin.
Also, I highly recommend Endless Horizons it's such an excellent enchantment and helps you make sure you always get your land drops.
Happy deck building!