Tezzeret the Schemer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Mythic Rare

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Tezzeret the Schemer

Planeswalker — Tezzeret

+1: Create a colorless artifact token named Etherium Cell with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

-2: Target creature get +X/-X until end of turn, where X is the number of artifacts you control.

-7: You get an emblem with "At the beginning of combat on your turn, target artifact you control becomes an artifact creature with base power and toughness 5/5."

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Tezzeret the Schemer Discussion

billium813 on Myr Warmachine [Current]

2 days ago

Zur?!? A Myr commander? Arcum Dagsson is the Myr lord! Cut the other colors and just go mono-blue. Honestly, your not really gaining much from the other colors... most of the cards I see in your list have better versions in mono-blue! (I'm looking at you Read the Bones and Costly Plunder lol) The biggest loss is Tezzeret the Schemer, but there is an arguably better tezz... Tezzeret the Seeker

TarimodV on U/B curse control

2 days ago

I would consider Tezzeret the Schemer and Supernatural Stamina main deck. They will give you more removal and mana ramp/fixing for your expensive enchantments, while protecting your Ravenous Chupacabra.

If you can get them, Opt would be way better than the Hieroglyphic Illumination, its just so much cheaper, mana wise.

Good luck and keep brewing!!

NickyBolas on Pirate's life

5 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.


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.

Chasedrk1 on Marionette Master Combo

1 week ago

Playtesting this I have some suggestions for it if interested. Your wincon is a 6 drop-Which means you either need to stall out your opponents plans through the late game, or get there faster than your opponent.

Your land pool has 7 tapped lands and 2 tapped artifacts. Playing 2 colors, fetid pools is ideal for cycling. Which is best in a more controlling deck. Go to 4 Drowned Catacomb here and add a Swamp. Evolving wilds are also a tapped land good for mana fixing and triggering revolt in the late game for a key fatal push. With treasures and only 2 colors, you dont need them and they slow down your plays. I am not sold on Renegade Map and Traveler's Amulet here either, but with all the other tap lands slowing things down I cant get a good enough read to make suggestions one way or another. I would mai lay suggest going to 23-24 lands and using those spaces for better board presence.

4 tTezzeret the Schemer is 1 to many. You dont want a 4 drop on your opening hand unless it is a perfect draw. This is a mid game play and the space again can be used by something to effect board pressence.

Through my own testing, Hornswoggle was to expensive and caused a lot of problems. The treasure is nice but having Essence Scatter in hand means turn 2 disruption on faster decks. Also, provided your sanctuaries dont stay on the field, you can use more mana on turn for your spells.

Inspiring Statuary has to pull a lot of weight in this deck as it sits. You have a lot of cards that arent ideal for competitive play that if you have improvise, are doable. Pirate's Prize is one of these, 4 drop sorcery means it takes up a turn almost completely without sanctuary. Perhaps drop 2 and add in an instant speed. Hieroglyphic Illumination will provide a cycling option if you are in a game where you just cant swing its cost. Lastly, Bontu's Last Reckoning side board this card. Its great against very few decks. Decks with creatures bigger than 3 toughness, without recursion. So pretty much every top deck right now will work around it quicker than you can recover from tapping down a turn. Yahenni's Expertise is ideal for most games and is great for the main board as a 2-4 Of.Other than that, you have 4x 3-drops and 4x 6-drops for creatures.

Then you have 2x 3-drop and 1x 5 drop for counters.

You need to be one or their other until you get the deck rolling.

Aggro and midrange are all the rage right now.

Perhaps Syndicate Trafficker or Ovalchase Daredevil, or always popular Gleaming Barrier fits in here or something p

TheTrueLink on Master of Puppets

1 week ago

So I'm currently working and playtesting a similar deck. I'm with you on the treasure+marionette master combo. I personally love Tezzeret the Schemer as a good four drop. The +1 basically gives you another treasure, the -2 will kill almost anything in this artifact centered style, and the ultimate is an alternate win condition. My deck is more combo oriented, but you can look at it and see if there are any ideas you like. http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/04-02-18-marionette-master-combo/

Argy on Control the Treasure-Control

2 weeks ago

True dat.

Merfolk won on Turn 9.

With Sideboarding, because the first game was over so fast, I basically took out any cards that only paid off later in the game.

You might have Sideboarded differently.


2x Spell Swindle
1x Tezzeret the Schemer
2x Treasure Map  Flip


1x Battle at the Bridge
2x Bontu's Last Reckoning
2x Lost Legacy

A pumped up and umblockable Kumena, Tyrant of Orazca won the game, so I might have been better off taking out all copies of Tezzeret the Schemer and adding some Sorcerous Spyglass.

This is a playtest you might want to do a few times yourself, now that you know what deck I was using.

Since it is aggro, and your deck takes a while to set itself up, I think this will probably provide the most problems for you.

I really wished I had an Essence Scatter in hand, instead of two Hornswoggle.

magicsheep on Revel in Victory

2 weeks ago

My suggestion: take one of the Spell Swindle out and replace it with Tezzeret the Schemer because leaving 5 mana open on turn 5 is a big price for a counter spell, but with the Supreme Will you shouldn't need three of them to create that many treasures. With the Revel in Riches and Bontu's Last Reckoning, that's already enough removal.

Chasedrk1 on Control the Treasure-Control

3 weeks ago

testing proved that Costly Plunder is a stronger card than Secrets of the Golden City mostly due to instant speed. Both did provide better CA than OptThe 3rd Tezzeret the Schemer changed the dynamic of this deck a ton and has shown itself to be a reliable win condition or board control card. Torment of Hailfire also is playing a larger role than before.

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