Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Mythic Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Phyrexia (MBP) Mythic Rare

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Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

Planeswalker — Tezzeret

+1: Look at the top five cards of your library. You may reveal an artifact card from among them and put it into your hand. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.

-1: Target artifact becomes a 5/5 artifact creature.

-4: Target player loses X life and you gain X life, where X is twice the number of artifacts you control.

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Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas Discussion

NickyBolas on Pirate's life

6 days ago

Pirates looks to have two possible builds: Treasure-Combo or a more aggressive combat-centric deck. I'd be inclined to focus on one over the other. Right now it's a little split between the two which is giving it that "Jack-of-all, Master-of-None" feel.

Treasure Combo

Focusing on the Revel in Riches win condition, you can utilize the creation and sacrifice of artifacts as the main mechanic of your deck.

Aggro

Focusing more on leveraging Admiral Beckett Brass's abilities we could go with more of an aggressive build. Since the pirate tribe is on the weaker side combat-wise, you're going to want combat buffs and lots of evasion.

  • Urabrask the Hidden is great at getting in some quick damage and makes it difficult for your opponents to mount a defense. Doesn't synergize perfectly with Raid since they don't like haste, but it's worthwhile to keep everyone's shields down.
  • Siren Stormtamer is an evasive early-game creature that allows you to trigger early game raid, counts for Admiral's ability and can save her from removal.
  • Taurean Mauler counts as a pirate and can get HUGE.
  • Dire Fleet Ravager is good start on reducing life totals. You're going to have more creatures than your opponents, and they're going to need to deal with his menace body, which means you're less at risk from losing life to his ability.
  • Dire Fleet Poisoner might as well give one of your guys unblockable, as people will rarely want to trade down with a Pirate.
  • Coastal Piracy is on flavor but Bident of Thassa is an upgrade.
  • Kari Zev, Skyship Raider has menace and first strike. She may require some equipment to abuse her first-strike ability. But the menace will allow you to get damage through consistently.
  • Vanquisher's Banner gives your team a mild boost coupled with some card draw.
  • Similarly Herald's Horn can draw you extra pirates and makes them cheaper.
  • It works great with Heirloom Blade, a card that gives you a pirate back when your pirate dies! Also +3/+1 for 1 to equip is pretty dang good for an aggro deck.
  • Kindred Discovery is an insane draw-engine especially in a deck that likes to attack.
  • Archetype of Imagination is a possible candidate for making your team unblockable.

Good In both Builds

  • Deadeye Tracker is great at dealing with cards in graveyards, something that every EDH deck should have to combat those powerful reanimator, dredge, and combo decks out there. Additionally, this guy can grow or draw cards doing so... which is all upside.
  • Deadeye Navigator can allow you to trigger Raid or create treasures repeatedly for a mere 1U. He scales in effectiveness with however many Raid and ETB effect guys you end up with. Similarly Conjurer's Closet and Panharmonicon can lean you towards a more ETB-centric build using Raid to pad out your other options.

Determining what to cut would involve going "All-in" on one of the mechanics, and effectively removing the other.

Suns_Champion on Myr Warmachine

1 week ago

Hi! Neat idea! I really like it! +1!

I've got some good ideas for ya:

Zur the Enchanter will tutor for Arcane Adaptation. You could probably make him the commander for a guaranteed shot at Adaptation every game. I suggest you do that.

Here's my suggestion for an add on to the combo: Intruder Alarm. Now your combo is Near-infinite. IIIIIIIIF you make the Turbine a creature so it untaps when you grab a creature. This can be done with Ensoul Artifact(can be grabbed by Zur!), March of the Machines, Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Karn, Silver Golem, Toymaker, Tezzeret the Seeker (useful otherwise too), Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Karn's Touch, Xenic Poltergeist... you get the point. All the creatures would be Adapted Myr so they still help with the game plan. This side combo will make your main combo more powerful, allowing you to get all or your creatures rather than just one. Also you will additionally get infinite mana if you have a free mana-dork out. Something to consider.

Now regardless if you go with the side combo, you'll need a robust tutor package for consistency. Zur and a few others I've mentioned help, but here's some more: Enlightened Tutor, Diabolic Tutor, Razaketh's Rite, Demonic Collusion, Drift of Phantasms, Dimir Machinations, Mastermind's Acquisition, Brainspoil, Fabricate, and Beseech the Queen are all solid options.

Hope some of this helps! Let me know if you like or can't figure out the combo!

MrJohny on Restore Balance (Extra spicy edition)

1 week ago

out lists our similar (5 Color Wombo Combo) except i dropped gargodon and i run Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas. The only thing I would change is drop to one mountain in favor of another expanse, everyhting else is just personal preference. Glad to see someone else rock this janky archtype!!

Going_Quantum on Oona, Who Needs Faeries Anyways

2 weeks ago

AlwaysSleepy for my deck there are a few things I have questions about.

For right now Candelabra of Tawnos, Timetwister, Underground Sea, Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Lion's Eye Diamond, and Transmute Artifact are out of my budget. (I am currently unemployed but will make the changes to the deck as I can).

I am currently using a few cards as pseudo tutors such as Muddle the Mixture, Shred Memory, Fabricate, Whir of Invention, and Tezzeret the Seeker .

I do think the lower cmc, storming route is faster and more consistent than what I am currently playing. Cuts that I think are quite obvious are Dig Through Time, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Pili-Pala, Grand Architect, and probably Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Gilded Drake, Clever Impersonator, Spellskite, Damnation, and Trophy Mage if I cut the Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth combo as well.

I have read your opinion on the combo as you think it is not necessary and I'm finding with 5 possible methods for infinite the deck is kind of cluttered.

I have been trying to make changes and will be putting Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, and Lotus Petal back in, I also really like how you have Dark Petition and I think I will definitely be adding it to my list since I don't have the other tutors. How do you also feel about Diabolic Tutor in my list since I have budget restraints?

Lands

I think I am going to cut Temple of Deceit, Fetid Pools, maybe Drowned Catacomb and 2 Swamps. I will add more islands for High Tide (or maybe not?).

I currently have a few cards coming in the mail that might help with the deck, those being Vesuva, Boseiju, Who Shelters All, and Sunken Ruins (as sunken is pretty self explanatory).

Also , I am curious what is your opinion on Mishra's Bauble? Do you think it would find a place in our decks? Or is it a bad cEDH card for deck thinning and cantrip draw?

I would absolutely love to have a chat with you on discord or some type of voice communication to talk about your deck and the playstyle too since quite honestly I was trying to avoid storm at the beginning of my career as I thought it was too intense and that I would not understand it.

DuTogira on Aretherk's Toolbox Combo

3 weeks ago

Trinket Mage toolbox along with Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas might be a thing to try out. You build a deck full of tech and then find some way to get tezzerets ult off. That or Ghirapur AEther Grid

bobanderson on Bolas Evil Plan

3 weeks ago

A few cards that seem like auto-includes:

Nicol Bolas

Nicol Bolas, the Deceiver

Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas

Approach of the Second Sun or As Foretold to get some of the Amonkhet story

Conflux

Tormenting Voice for the Ugin interactions

Cruel Ultimatum because the art is amazing

Maybe some Liliana card

This deck seems really really really cool, upvote from me!

chadsansing on Etherium Torment

3 weeks ago

There are a ton of fun cards and synergies here - it's like Affinity's big sibling.

My primary concern is speed. I think this would be a super fun deck to play in a playgroup or meta full of brews, but at an FNM, I think you might feel a step behind some other decks.

Imagine if you melded this with an Affinity list and played several 0- and 1-drop artifact creatures like Memnite, Ornithoper, and Signal Pest.

Then add in several Chief Engineer and, say, a few Trinket Mage and Trophy Mage cards.

Then add in Welding Jar and Cranial Plating.

Then add in, maybe, a Platinum Angel, a Platinum Emprion, and any 2-4 1-ofs from your favorite bombs up above (definitely include a Colossus).

You might even have room for some Thoughtcast and removal like Fatal Push.

I'd also rebalance your land-base towards cards that come in un-tapped so you can have a speedy start. Glimmervoid, Mox Opal, and Inkmoth Nexus are all helpful, but also big investments to trade towards or buy.

A possible FNM list (though you could go further toward Affinity if you wanted):

Your sideboard could include more removal or things that protect you like Witchbane Orb or Orbs of Warding.

I'd play a deck like this at FNM to give yourself early blockers that are a threat with Plating until you can cast bigger creatures that might close the game. I'd go for broke casting your big monsters in a more casual setting. You can work towards quicklands, checklands, fetches, and shocks through trades and whatnot to develop the land-base further, but speed is good.

I hope some of those suggestions help! There are a lot of Affinity players out there who could give better advice :)

Happy brewing!

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