Thran Dynamo

Thran Dynamo

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Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Commander 2019 (C19) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Commander 2014 (C14) Uncommon
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Archenemy (ARC) Uncommon
Urza's Destiny (UDS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Thran Dynamo Discussion

doctorstrangedays on You Can't HANDLE the Troops

1 week ago

Oh wow, thanks so much for providing these details jakeyuki12! This is a lot of food-for-thought so thanks for that. You hit the nail on the head for Heliod, God of the Sun, I am going to take him out for a Selesyna build I am working on. Commander Eesha is a total pet card haha. I used to run a soldier tribal deck back around Odyssey block and used Eesha to great effect. I used the bones of that deck to make this one, so there are definitely some leftovers in here. This was one of my first Commander decks so I am glad it is getting some fine-tuning to keep up with my meta. I sat down and took a look at what cards I had available to make some swaps and came up with:

Hedron Archive out for Boros Locket

Thran Dynamo out for Boros Cluestone

Return to Dust out for Wear / Tear

Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas out for Ballyrush Banneret

Heliod, God of the Sun out for Skyknight Vanguard

I am going to playtest this in some games tonight to see how it goes and adjust from there. I think next steps for me is to look at adding in additional card draw (I'm thinking I need to a Skullclamp to start). Thanks again for taking the time and for the help, it means a lot.

jakeyuki12 on You Can't HANDLE the Troops

1 week ago

At an initial glance, here are my thoughts for possible cuts- I'm guessing you run Heliod, God of the Sun for Vigilance and the blocker, but otherwise doesn't synergize with your soldiers. Seeing that Iroas already makes blocking really hard, Commander Eesha seems not needed, although I'm guessing that might be a pet card. While Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas is a big soldier and a flavor win, it's just a beefy body with keywords in this deck- not much taking advantage of the experience counters. I think you could replace these with good soldiers at other parts of the curve, and seeing that you feel it takes time getting out the gate, probably earlier on the curve.

In other places I think swapping Return to Dust for Wear / Tear is an easy swap (unless the exile part is crucial). I haven't had the chance to test out the new Valakut Exploration but it might be better than Outpost Siege as much as I love the siege (ol' reliable). Seeing you already have a ton of anthems I think Door of Destinies can be trimmed (I tend to not like it anyways in tribal decks that can make tokens). While I do think Hedron Archive and Thran Dynamo tend to be underrated, in this deck where your 4-cmc is crowded and your commander is at 4-cmc they might not work out. They might be worth cutting for cheaper mana rocks.

Feiryn on Here there be DRAGONS!

2 weeks ago

My bad I meant Fierce Guardianship, they're both similar in purpose and I always get their names mixed up lmfao

Since you're in 5-colour you mostly want ramp that has colours in it. Arcane Signet and Fellwar Stone are the first two cards you should look at getting since they can go in any type deck, maybe Coalition Relic as well. Birds of Paradise is top tier and so is Deathrite Shaman since you own fetchlands.

I personally like Lotus Cobra in these kinds of decks especially with fetches, meaning that with Cobra on the field you get 3 mana per each fetch you play (one from playing the fetch, one from the tutored land entering, and one from tapping that land). Nature's Lore is really good and Wild Growth is fairly decent as well.

Of course this is all on top of you already having Sol Ring, Chromatic Lantern, Dragon's Hoard, and Exploration. Keep those at the very least, though I recommend keeping your Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, Farseek, and maybe Skyshroud Claim and Sylvan Scrying as well. It comes down to figuring out how fast or slow your regular playgroup is and whether or not you can afford slower artifacts like Dynamo/G.Lotus, though since you're in a more casual environment they should work pretty well.

Hope that helps!

Optimator on Thada Big Mana

2 weeks ago

Myriad Landscape is ramp and doesn't take up a slot, so that is worth considering. Everflowing Chalice is great for these kinds of ramp decks too. With all your glorious sea monsters the big-boy ramp cards will be useful. Gilded Lotus, Mana Vault, Dreamstone Hedron, Thran Dynamo, Nyx Lotus, and Empowered Autogenerator would all be good. Gauntlet of Power, Caged Sun, and Extraplanar Lens are good for decks like this.

Don't underestimate the small rocks either. Sky Diamond, Sapphire Medallion, Prismatic Lens, Star Compass, Guardian Idol, Arcane Signet, and Coldsteel Heart are all good. Burnished Hart is good for heavy ramp in Blue. Personally, I always aim for eight pieces of ramp in most normal decks (which is where you are, including High Tide) but in high-CMC ramp decks I aim for 10-12. Your commander could be considered a piece of ramp since Sol Rings are so easy to steal. Thieving Skydiver could be considered a ramp piece too!

Quicksilver Amulet miiight be worth considering. Far from mandatory. I often prefer pure ramp if the deck isn't super creature-oriented.

Peoni on Yawgmoth’s ‘Rona Task Force

1 month ago

I would suggest replacing Charcoal Diamond, Thran Dynamo, and Nyx Lotus with different rocks.

Charcoal comes in tapped and that's no good. We want our ramp to be fast so we can get to our plays faster.

Dynamo is costly for a rock and shares a mana cost with Doctor Moth, creating conflict between the two. Assuming you have 4 mana open let's say turn 3, would you rather cast a mana rock, or the good Doctor? Alternatively for 4 mana you could be reading "charts" and operating on a patient. Dynamo is just awkward in that when you could be casting it, you could also be making impactful plays instead. It's also a pretty big removal target.

Nyx Lotus is the worst of both worlds. It costs 4 mana AND comes in tapped, so you don't even get the 3 Dynamo would give you. Its production also entirely depends on how well you're doing, which could be not so good. Finally, it's an even bigger target than Dynamo, and if it gets blown up you basically just skipped your turn if you tapped out to cast it.

I'd recommend any manner of 2 cmc ramp as solid replacements. Jet Medallion and Mind Stone are already acknowledged options, but there's also Fellwar Stone and Everflowing Chalice. Additionally, if you can swing it Extraplanar Lens is pretty killer in mono decks. Couple it with snow lands and it's dirty asymmetrical ramp assuming nobody else is running the same snows as you. It's not a budget option by any means but it's still an option.

Ad Nauseam and Toxic Deluge might also be of some use to you.

I like your deck and its theme. :^) Hope this helps.

Peoni on Feldon of the Melancholic Path

1 month ago

Basalt Monolith can produce infinite mana with Rings of Brighthearth if your own philosophy and playgroup don't frown upon that.

I'd also recommend swapping out Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus for cheaper cmc rocks like Arcane Signet and Fellwar Stone. You want to be able to get your ramp out fast in the early turns and spend the later turns making your plays. Would you rather be dropping a mana rock, or something that makes an impact like Purphoros, God of the Forge?

I love your inclusion of Extraplanar Lens. I'm a big advocate for the card in mono decks that can swing it in their budget. I would, however recommend running snow lands along with it, as you're less likely to see an opponent running snow mountains than regular mountains, meaning asymmetrical ramp for you. Maybe your playgroup is all about the snow lands though and normal mountains are the play.

This deck might also benefit a lot from stack interaction like Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast. Always good to have some control over whether or not your stuff resolves (or if an opponent combos off or not).

I like your deck! It's a solid list all around with a fun core concept. Hope this helps! :^)

multimedia on The Ur-Dragon CMDR (help needed)

1 month ago

Hey, well done on a budget.

You've added several excellent Rainbow lands, but then there's subpar 5 Vivid lands as well as 3 Rupture Spire lands and 11 Tri lands. The current manabase is very slow with 20+ of 37 lands will always enter the battlefield (ETB) tapped. I understand you're on a budget; I too play budget Commander decks and you can do much better than 20+ lands ETB tapped even on a $300 budget. 11 Tri lands, Path of Ancestry and Grand Coliseum is more than enough lands that will always ETB tapped.


To speed up the manabase you could simply add more basic lands and some cards that have interaction with basic lands. Manabase changes to consider:

If you make this change then could also add 5 Battle lands: Cinder Glade, Canopy Vista, Sunken Hollow, Prairie Stream, Smoldering Marsh, cut 5 Tri lands. Battle lands are budget dual lands that have good interaction when you have more basic lands. The Battle lands will give Farseek a dual land to search for.

Cataracts is a helpful land to cast Ur-Dragon with basic lands or colorless mana sources because any combination of 5 mana along with tapping Cataracts makes all five colors of mana. For example Sol Ring + Thran Dynamo + Cataracts = five colors of mana. Cataracts is also good with Fist of Suns.

I offer more advice and I have other cards suggestions. Would you like more advice and suggestions? Good luck with your deck.

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