Tinker

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
From the Vault: Exiled (V09) Mythic Rare
Urza's Legacy (ULG) Uncommon

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Tinker

Sorcery

As an additional cost to play Tinker, sacrifice an artifact.

Search your library for an artifact card and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.

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Tinker Discussion

Firebones675 on Where did that Blightsteel Colossus come from?

2 months ago

Looks good, just a few quick suggestions.

While cards like trash for treasure and goblin welder can get some of the other big blightsteel never actually goes to the graveyard so he ccan't be brought back. If you were willing to be blue/red, you get access to cards like Tinker, Arcum Dagsson, and Master Transmuter.

If you want to have extra artifacts to sacrifice, i might look into artifact lands like Great Furnace, Darksteel Citadel and Seat of the Synod. If you can have your mana mase pull double duty by both producing mana and being an artifact to sacrifice, it would allow you to replace some of the zero drops like darksteel relic with more ways to cheat big creatures into play.

Xica on Mono-color deck challenge..

2 months ago

Oh i forgot...
Indomitable Creativity + Emrakul, the Aeons Torn
i mean T2 emrakul is the pinnacle of unplayable useless jank.
Its so bad that its restriced in legacy (aka. Tinker)

anton6776 on The best deck of all time (mtgo)

2 months ago

Y no Tinker. I know this is super old but still I'm curious.

Lilbrudder on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

2 months ago

SaberTech: I too feel some grief over the shrinking of the viable card pool/generals, but mine is tempered by the freedom partners have provided in regards to how one chooses to play. Strategies such as midrange, control, reanimator, and various hybrid strategies are much more viable than they once were. So on the whole I find the changes to be a +. Moreover, with PlayEDH becoming a thing, the budget restrictions for playing cEDH has evaporated completely as proxies are allowed and you can play people halfway across the world in your basement.

I will never advocate to ban cards, in fact I wish cards like Tinker, Gifts Ungiven, and Yawgmoth's Bargain were legal. Broken ass cards is what makes the format fun imo. If you despise running staples, there is a range of deck power levels that aren't cEDH that offer a person a taste of the big dance. I agree that you dont just start with cEDH, the learning curve is far too high even if you netdeck which is why popular decks often get mixed reviews as inexperienced pilots play badly.

Fortunately, PlayEDH has various power levels it accomodates and there are ways to cater your deck power to the situation while still following cEDH principles. For instance, if I am playing with friends back home I play comboless value sharuum beatdown strategy. I still run a tight curve and good cards alongside my Withengar shenanighans. I am also in the process of assembling the cards for a high power inalla wizard deck. Is mecurial chemister cEDH worthy? Hell no, but that wont stop it from stomping asses in any environment other than cEDH. There is no shame in playing mid power or high power decks. You can play more generals and play jankier ("fun") strategies. The key to this format, is and always will be, playgroup selection. You don't need an imp seal to play high quality edh and a well construxted edh deck is totally fine with or without the staples.

Mike94 on VolTromokratis

3 months ago

Maybe it's a daring idea but why not try to build a Tromokratis voltron deck? He is bulky and could easily deal 21 commander damage if you equip him with the right gear.

Play a lot of mana-rocks to get him out as early as possible like Lotus Bloom, Thran Dynamo, Caged Sun and Extraplanar Lens. Even Sapphire Medallion and High Tide help this strategy. Tromokratis wants to be blocked but that would be a set back for your gameplan so evasion is your friend. Archetype of Imagination could help your commander hit face for example.

If you go the voltron route I would definitely play these equipments:

Each Mirrodin sword would be an auto include but could maybe be to expensive to buy but I would at least try to fit in Sword of Feast and Famine.

Since you're in blue there are a lot of ways to search for artifacts.

I would also play some mono-blue staples like Rhystic Study and Mystic Remora to draw as much of you deck as possible.

And last of I would play some disruptive spells to ensure you're not overwhelmed by other tempo decks that tend to go wide like:

I love mono colored decks in EDH since they play the toughest game but excel at one main goal. It's hard to make them work against those fancy multi colored decks and it could become a big investment but from one mono-colored EDH player to another, it's worth it! +1

Robotoken on Artifact Combo is an Art

3 months ago

Tinker is banned in legacy

superhuman21 on Gwafa, You're such a D!CK!!!!! (HELP)

5 months ago

If you want to run a control deck like this run Sen Triplets. Not only will you always be primaried, but also hated on endlessly. So choose wisely when doing it for casual edh, some people may not want you playing it again.
There is also Apprentice Wizard, Tinker, and some other great (pre-either edition) blue control/counterspell cards. I can list a couple really good ones later. Also underrated but great later in the game is Countervailing Winds.

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