Enchantment — Aura
Enchanted artifact is a creature with base power and toughness 5/5 in addition to its other types.
When enchanted artifact is put into a graveyard, return that card to its owner's hand.
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Tezzeret's Touch Discussion
1 day ago
Bastion Inventor doesn't really do anything here in the brew, and honestly a 4/4 body (even with hexproof) isn't as good as finding your herald.
2 days ago
If you have a lot of artifact generation, than Pia is definitely good. I've heard several people complain about losing to her stopping their best defender from blocking. However, I don't know if you have enough artifacts to make her as viable as she should be.
Basically, Bomat acts a turn 1 hit that can net you some card advantage later. It's not reliable, but definitely a possibility. With Ghirapur, you can slow down a lot of decks. I can't think of a single deck right now that doesn't rely on noncreature spells to some extent. Both of those really help with Improvise because they are 1 drops, they have decent effects on their own, and they help fuel Pia when attacking matters the most.
Now, I'm sure that there are other artifacts that would fit that better, but those are just the ones off the top of my head.
2 days ago
i'd add: 2x Ornithopter, 2x Contraband Kingpin, 3x Foundry Inspector, 4x Scrapheap Scrounger, 1x Herald of Anguish, 1x Inspiring Statuary, 1x Reverse Engineer, 1x Pacification Array, 4x Fatal Push, 2x Battle at the Bridge, 2x Metalspinner's Puzzleknot, 2x Yahenni's Expertise, 1x Scrap Trawler
& take out: 4x Dhund Operative, 1x Pendulum of Patterns, 1x Walking Ballista, 2x Treasure Keeper, 4x Tezzeret's Simulacrum, 1x Essence Extraction & cut the land down to 22 or 23. the curve might not be perfect, but it's a start at least lol
3 days ago
Hey man, I'm also building grixis ensoul,
As for the open slots, ornithopters work fine but another option for black is Scrapheap Scrounger
Bant Coco (Idk about human coco, but I'm gonna try it) is absolute crap, I should know cause I tried running it, looses to hardened scales 8/10 times. I use Dispel to protect my ensoul target, but I'm thinking of using Stubborn Denial for a catch all.
I only use two Tezzeret's Touch, and it has saved me a couple times, but is usually something I pitch to the looter scooter. I once used it on a Hangarback Walker and since it uses counters, it just adds 5 PT, and then you get the walker back, plus the tokens.
And yes, Bomat courier is one hell of a card ;)
Please consider giving my deck some advice at http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/16-03-17-lGI-grixis-ensoul/
4 days ago
running x2 of Merchant's Dockhand is fine, he will smooth out draws in the later game, and is a cheap artifact that can pump out your Herald of Anguish as soon as possible. speaking of which, going full aggro with cheap artifacts means that you need to have herald in your hand as early as turn 4 reliably, otherwise filling the board with just cheap artifacts is ok, but most of the time wont have that extra power to close out a game like the herald does. so for herald going with x3 or x4 copies even is good.
going a full x4 on the Hope of Ghirapur is an option. being a flyer it means that it is a great target for Tezzeret's Touch just like Ornithopter, just be careful because it is a legendary creature meaning only one can be on the battlefield at any given time.
x2 or x3 Scrap Trawler is good. you can draw him reliably with x3 and it doesnt raise the average CMC of the deck by too much.
x2 Reverse Engineer sounds good. opens up cards draw but limits how often it will get stuck in your hand early game
x2 of Tezzeret, Master of Metal is plenty enough. with 6 cmc, adding more would be counter productive. he costs too much to have just sitting in your hand. shame he doesnt have improvise.
Tezzeret's Betrayal also has really high cmc, making it hard to cast reliably, so just make sure that you dont have too many in the deck, otherwise you can get stuck with multiple copies in hand and no mana to cast them
4 days ago
Awesome suggestions LithiumHD!I looked through my cards but for some reason I could not find more Ornithopters or Bone Saws. I guess it is a by product of my recent move. I did pick up 2 x Bone Saw, 3 x Ornithopter, Foil Scrap Trawler for a $1 from my LGS.I added 1 x Merchant's Dockhand and I am going to order a Hope of Ghirapur. Or should I up the number on those more than two each?I added another Scrap Trawler...should I add more?I am now using 4 x Tezzeret's Touch.I am going to try 2 x Reverse Engineer.I added another Tezzeret, Master of Metal. I do have a third one to add but I don't think it is as need since there is the Tezzeret's BetrayalI am going to order the Herald of Anguish in a couple of days...Anyone have thoughts on whether it should be a 2 x or more?The cards in the sideboard are some of the things I took out of the original deck.One card I thought about adding to the sideboard is Underhanded Designs
4 days ago
I did some play testing with this list and having a 5/5 flyer on turn 3 with Ornithopter and Tezzeret's Touch is just to good to pass up! I Feel like it still needs more cycle. I played about 4 matches and never drew Herald of Anguish. Maybe my luck is just bad. Running Fortuitous Find would make me feel more comfortable running Treasure Keeper. I always feel like im going to mill a Herald with it lol.