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Thopter Spy Network
At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control an artifact, create a 1/1 colourless Thopter artifact creature token with flying.
Whenever one or more artifact creatures you control deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.
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Thopter Spy Network Discussion
4 days ago
Thanks for the suggestions!
I'm not actually sure how artifact heavy I'll go. They'll be a big part of the deck for sure, but I don't know if Metalwork Colossus is good enough just being a big beater. Regarding the other artifact themed suggestions, they all look pretty sweet. I'll have to add them in.
I was going to include sol ring, but 3.50 is like 4 cards in this type of deck. Trying to stay below that $40 budget so I don't have to take staples out of my other decks (Cyclonic Rift, Solemn Simulacrum, etc.). I will eventually add them in, but currently I feel like the deck can work, albeit slower, without them. I also like the ring and feel of beating someone with a $40 deck. It's satisfying to be on such a low budget and beat someone with a more tuned deck. In the same vein, Sky Diamond is up to 2.50, and Burnished Hart is around 2.00 (I mostly buy from my LGS so the prices may be a bit up, I just like to support them since it's my favorite play to spend time) and that's another few cards it would cause me to cut.
I will look into more removal for the current iteration . I know Swords and Path will be in here eventually, but rn, I think it'll be good.
Thanks for the detailed reply!
5 days ago
Hey, Raff as a commander basicly gives you a Vedalken Orrery for most of your deck if done right. I enjoy building budget EDH decks for myself and my friends so I will gladly give advice.
To start with, it seems that you have listed Padeem, Consul of Innovation into your deck twice. Into that matter, playing that card means you are going into artifacts so i would recommend more of them. Metalwork Colossus is both a budget creature and a little bomb at flash speed. Being able to cast it easily as a 3-5 mana creature at the eot of your opponent basicly giving haste to a 10/10 which includes self recursion. Into that plan Chief Engineer, Filigree Angel, Foundry Inspector, Myr Retriever, Sanctum Gargoyle, Scrap Trawler, Soul of New Phyrexia and Sharding Sphinx would bring a lot of gimmics into the game and Treasure Mage as a handy tutor. This cards ain't too expensive too so they miught come in your budget.
Regarding your mana base, I can't help but wonder why haven't you included Sol Ring. Sure it is around 3,5$ but it is such a good card at any stage of the game I just can't think of a commander which wouldnt want it. I discourage the use of Gold Myr and Silver Myr thou their vulnerability towards removal and instead I would propose the addition of Sky Diamond and either Commander's Sphere or Darksteel Ingot. If it is in your budget, Burnished Hart and Thaumatic Compass Flip could help a great deal, as well as Esper Panorama or Bant Panorama.
GL and wish you good luck
1 week ago
1 week ago
Got the cards in the mail and have added a couple more to your list:
Whirler Rogue - More thopters and unblockable ability. Grand Architect- Turns thopters into milling machines when combined with Sands of Delirium. Kuldotha Forgemaster- sac cheap thopters for Wurmcoil Engine, Spine of Ish Sah or whatever you need. Thopter Spy Network- More thopters, more card draw. Tidespout Tyrant- can be game winning when combined with all those Zero cost Artifacts. Retrofitter Foundry- is super cool with the Dramatic Scepter combo!
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
That seems like a really good compromise, my friend! Janky combos ususally don't hurt people's feelings, and the combo pieces synergize just fine with the rest of your deck even if the engine isn't assembled.
Now that you've narrowed in on tokens/aristocrats with potential combo, it's easy to select haymakers for that deck. For starters, Chief Engineer is one of my favorite cards of all time. Blinkmoth Urn, too. Welding Jar to save your best piece in the event of a Shatterstorm. Go Brittle Effigy instead of Oblivion Stone, and then use Nevinyrral's Disk as a mass removal.
And then I think you need more token production -- Pia and Kiran Nalaar, Whirler Rogue, Thopter Spy Network, Hangarback Walker, Thopter Foundry, Thopter Assembly, stuff with Improvise and Affinity abilities, the new Saheeli Rai (and the old one I guess!). Hope this helps(: I'd cut down on the flicker synergies since artifact sacrifice + recursion + cost reduction lets you use similar effects, but all your pieces get to be artifacts. But that's just my advice to save some room in this list.
Raff is SO GOOD in this deck, like a 50 cent Vedalken Orrery. Play him. Always (:
1 month ago
carpecanum Thanks for a bomb-ass suggestions! I totally forgot about the existence of Alexi's Cloak - that is a must add. Def gonna sub a land for Pilgrim's Eye and Skittering Surveyor (just gotta figure out how to shift my costs around since I'm fast approaching my limits for the challenge). Thopter Spy Network is already in - but I think I'll end up passing on Thopter Squadron and Puffer Extract because I don't have 75cents to spare.
Thanks again! Really helpful and some awesome improvements!
1 month ago
I would also consider dropping two or three lands (replaced with the land tutors)