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Artifact Creature — Thopter
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control no Thopters other than Thopter Assembly, return Thopter Assembly to its owner's hand and put five 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying onto the battlefield.
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Thopter Assembly Discussion
1 day ago
I do quite like Cephalid Inkshrouder also. That being said, I already have a LOT of spell and blocker dodge between AEtherling, Morphling and Torchling, so I'm keeping it one the maybeboard. I feel like if I just want creature creation and not the general utility Trading Post offers, Bloodline Keeper Flip is the choice. Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast, Thopter Assembly and Thopter Spy Network are all reliable token generations. Considering the amount of loot spells this deck runs, From Under the Floorboards seems like a nice option. Potentially Ghoulcaller Gisa.
5 days ago
6 days ago
If you're serious about no loops, you can loop Lotus Petal+Salvagers+Paradox Engine to go infinite. :D
Have you considered Myr Battlesphere and Thopter Assembly? They'll both give you a bunch of tokens to use with Breya and you can actually reanimate them with your reanimate effects. I'm not a fan of both Darksteel and Blightsteel colossus, especially with lots of reanimation effects.
1 month ago
This is my favorite deck to run, makes for such quick games. You can take a look at mine, we have a lot of overlap, and both basically have the same heroes (Norn, Descent of Dragons, Grinning Ignus, etc) The Fat Red Line - Purphoros EDH
Devastating Summons works... you can sac zero lands and two 0/0 elementals will still hit the board, so will do 4 damage to all your opponents for 1 mana, way better than Thatcher's Revolt I think
Mana Geyser - Its a quick way to get a lot of mana, only really works if you are playing 4-5 player games.
Chandra, Flamecaller - little more expensive (both $ and mana) than Pyromancer, but get 2 creatures right off bat.. so 4 damage to everyone
Chaos Warp - only way red can get rid of pesky enchantments
Warchief Giant - comes with Haste and Myriad, again, works best in a 4-5 player game, not great for 1v1
Pentavus - Kinda mana expensive, but you can then bounce a 1/1 creature back and forth. Can be a gamewinner with enough mana
I love Thopter Assembly from your build, it may have to find a spot in my deck
1 month ago
I had Attempted to use Thopter Assembly and it was just too slow of a card for only 6 Thopters 2 turns after it's played. Also I've noticed that Pyroclasm is the traditional board clear. I was considering Karplusan Forest , but my problem with it is it can't be grabbed by a Path to Exile and more often than not I end up paying the mana for Pyroclasm with either Chromatic Sphere, Chromatic Star or Prophetic Prism. I will agree, Banefire and Platinum Angel are definitely cards that deserve a place in this deck. After playing at FNM for a while I've also realized that Nature's Claim is superior to Naturalize. I'll definitely need to consider Perilous Vault too! Thank you for the suggestions, I just want people to be able to play modern at FNM and not feel the need to spend hundreds of dollars and all the suggestions i can get just make it that much easier to do so!
1 month ago
I like the concept, so +1. I have some suggestions.
Perilous Vault is the closest thing you can get to Oblivion Stone without paying an arm and a leg, and would probably work out great as a one-of in the mainboard. But if not it's great for sideboards too against many of the decks this deck can struggle against.
I'd play Nature's Claim over Naturalize in the sideboard. The 4 life may seem like a drawback, but you are playing tron, which is the best deck in the format at top-decking finishers, which means 4 life doesn't really matter in the long run. The real reason is so you can get rid of cards like Stony Silence when you are on the draw, and not have to worry about them.
Since Platinum Angel is only about $3, I think it would make a great one-of addition to the mainboard since it requires your opponents to deal with it. Also, Thopter Assembly is great at gumming up the board with Flyers.
I don't know if its needed, but Firespout as the traditional sweeper played in tron, and its still very cheap.
Karplusan Forest, got a needed reprint and is now only $2.5, although I'm unsure if you need it with your current set up.
Banefire is 40 cents more expensive then blaze, and is uncounterable if X is 5 or more.
1 month ago
Your deck looks a lot of fun to play. I play more of a control Sen Triplets. I have to make a lot of tweak to my own.
Need Scourglass And maybe more bored wipes. Need Fabricate and Enlightened Tutor Just to have tutors. Maybe Some Sweaty combos. Darksteel Forge + Nevinyrral's Disk and Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry and Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve Maybe throw in a Unwinding Clock for fun
1 month ago
Pia Nalaar is chronically underwhelming in Commander format. Unfortunately, there simply aren't enough ways to abuse one thopter token that will have an adequate effect on a game of commander. But, two thopters... now that's pretty insane.
cough Breya, Etherium Shaper cough
I would highly recommend reconstructing this deck into a Tiny Leaders deck. Very similar formats, and Pia's thopter goes much further with only 25 life to start. (I believe that's the starting life total, I don't recall exactly)
However, if you do insist on keeping this a commander deck, I'd throw in a healthy amount of dredge and artifact graveyard shenanigans. A couple notable cards to that end include Grinding Station and Mesmeric Orb. Additionally, if you don't switch the commander to Daretti, Scrap Savant, (who is extremely good as a commander) then add a healthy amount of artifact reanimation, namely Scarecrone, Lifeline, Trash for Treasure, etc. I'd also add some good token generators, i.e. Myr Battlesphere, Myr Turbine, and Thopter Assembly (which I see you already have). Add as many token generators as you can, primarily because they fuel other cards, such as Ashnod's Altar and Krark-Clan Ironworks, which can help you lay down your larger creatures. Then, you reanimate them, get the tokens again, and repeat the process. They also provide handy blockers and fuel pia's second ability. (Metalworker and Quicksilver Amulet work as well to lay down cards like Blightsteel, but worker is a bit pricey.) Speaking of ol' BS, having Warstorm Surge otb when blightsteel enters one-shots an opponent. Just fyi ;)
As for some just generally good cards for this style of deck, I'd recommend Inventors' Fair, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Hedron Archive, Blinkmoth Urn, Voltaic Construct, and Myr Retriever are all great cards. For more synergistic artifact suggestions, I'd take a look at some Karn, Silver Golem EDH lists and some Daretti, Scrap Savant EDH lists. A deck with Pia at at the head would run a lot of the same cards and work similarly to those, I'd imagine. I've never seen anyone try to use Pia in EDH before, so bravo, good sir, exploring new territory. Good luck with the deck!