Creature — Dwarf Artificer
At the beginning of your combat phase, if you control an artifact, Toolcraft Exemplar gets +2/+1 until end of turn. If you control three or more artifacts, Toolcraft Exemplar also gets first strike until end of turn.
|Have (2)||metalmagic , gildan_bladeborn|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Toolcraft Exemplar Discussion
1 month ago
Mutate is a really interesting mechanic that I expect to find a place in modern, even if it never reaches tier 1. Modern already has some wild 1 drops, and attaching, say Parcelbeast to a Steppe Lynx can start looking cool- its just a question of the right combination being found to power the deck.
I'd focus on low cost mutate cards, 1 drops to mutate them on that either protect a powerful mutate effect or multiply it, and mana dorks as backup mutate targets.
Auspicious Starrix will likely win you the game if your opponent cannot remove it. Gemrazer to back that up will offer a lot of blowout potential. Most of the lower tier mutate creatures could work with the right synergy picks in the rest of the list.
In terms of 1 drops to examine, Glistener Elf and Slippery Bogle for efficient voltron, as well as less conventional voltron like Spikeshot Elder or Vector Asp, Young Wolf returns all its creatures seperated to the battlefield with +1+1 counters, Blistercoil Weird and legendary spell recursion point to a jeskai spellslinger, Signal Pest+ a white go wide list, Arcbound Worker/Servant of the Scale/Simic Initiate/Hardened Scales and +1+1 counters could get pretty out of hand.
Hedron Crab land drop mill is a cute option, Permeating Mass will make people call for the judge, but isn't actually any good. Some +1+1 counter synergies will likely let you abuse some mechanics like Devoted Druid's untap, if you can find the combination.
Keyword piles like Banehound Healer's Hawk, abilities like Figure of Destiny or 'conditional' P/T boosts like Scute Mob could make for a decent beatstick if you can spend two cards on it - Gnarlwood Dryad, Toolcraft Exemplar Wild Nacatl, Loam Lion could all find places in some lists,as they are already efficient and pushing them out of kill range for lightning bolt/anger of the gods may be relevant.
Mortician Beetle with the bat strapped to it is a great casual clock.
None of these are crazy effecient, but building a list of sixty cards that all sorta work together is the heart of brews like this.
All told though, its a bit of a mess where the best bet is to pick two colours with 2/3 mana mutates, and throw them on creatures which protect them while hunting for stirix. Trying to stretch into more colours will pressure a budget manabase very hard. Keeping to mostly green with basic searching to fix for a second colour will ease that process a lot- especially with dorks like Avacyn's Pilgrim or Elves of Deep Shadow.
7 months ago
There are tons of dwarves and vehicles to go off of, but I'll list some I think are sweet to get you started.
Oh and Start Your Engines seems like it would be fun to run.
8 months ago
In this deck, you should support the equipment-Voltron strategy more. In order to swarm out, you need to protect Khemba and equip a lot of stuff onto her. Don't use other effects to produce tokens.
As far as lands go, 35 are enough. So I'd cut 3 plains and Karoo (it messes up your turn 2).
As for cuts in the creatures dept, I'd cut Platinum Angel (not needed wincon, nor reliable unless you lock the game, but at that point you've won anyways), Ajani's Pridemate , Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit , Armory Automaton , Auriok Steelshaper , Hero of Bladehold , Imposing Sovereign , Leonin Arbiter , Magus of the Moat , Thraben Doomsayer , Frontline Medic , Toolcraft Exemplar , Wall of Reverence , Relic Seeker (slow).
As far as equipments and stuff, I'd cut Marble Diamond (since your average CMC isn't that high and most of your spells are colourless), Moonsilver Spear , Sigil of Distinction , Skeleton Key , Ring of Thune , Mask of Memory .
ADD Anointed Procession ! As a good boardwipe for a finisher, I suggest Winds of Abandon . I suggest also Sun Titan , Bastion Protector , Balan, Wandering Knight as good lategame creatures. I suggest Kusari-Gama , Infiltration Lens , Trailblazer's Boots , Fireshrieker , Sword of Vengeance , Hammer of Nazahn , Argentum Armor , Chariot of Victory , Whispersilk Cloak as better equipments with respect to some of the ones I didn't mention for cutting.
Keep up the good work!
9 months ago
I goldfished a bunch of games and the deck was really explosive. I definitely think it's viable. I wasn't impressed by two cards though.
1.) Walking Ballista - it isn't often able to get big unless you're already way ahead or have flooded. I don't think it'll be the difference in many games. Toolcraft Exemplar will net you much more damage per game, on average.
2.) Glacial Fortress - I played a bunch of games where it entered tapped. That just isn't good for an aggro deck, even with this many 1 drops. I much prefer Mana Confluence as the damage won't matter so much when they're dead turn 3/4. It also gives you red for Shrapnel Blast and Bomat Courier.
Otherwise the deck is boss, nice work!
9 months ago
Modern has a bunch of efficient 1 drops and cards that care about artifacts. Even on a budget there are cards like Ardent Recruit / Toolcraft Exemplar , Shrapnel Blast , Galvanic Blast , Dispatch etc.
The vehicle most likely to see play, oddly enough, might be Consulate Dreadnought , if there are high-power creatures that can't attack (like ahmonket gods, Slumbering Dragon or Lupine Prototype ) right now though, everything falls just shy.
I'd focus on playing 1 and 2 cost spells, with creatures that can reach 3 power to crew or attack turn 2/3, and burn spells (shrapenel blast and boros charm) to finish up. Heart likes turn 3 plainswalkers, so I'd hunt through the list of three drop walkers to drop something somewhat efficient- Saheeli, Sublime Artificer might make the cut, as copying an animated dreadnought is pretty scary.
1 year ago
I made a very similar deck to this but instead of banking on tempered I used small creatures like Toolcraft Exemplar or Ardent Recruit to become big threats on turn two. (Frankly that’s almost better than a goyf.) I can forward the list if need be.
1 year ago
hellhole3927 A lot to reply to, so forgive me if I miss anything. As I said in the earlier post, Atarka's Command would be worked into the sideboard, not mainboard. This would most likely be in place of the two Skullcrack 's. Don't think it is wholly necessary mainboard, especially as Signal Pest essentially acts as Bushwhackers 9-12 anyway.
Legion Loyalist is a card that has eluded me since this deck's conception. I'm aware how powerful he is and have always wanted him in this list in some fashion, but I have no idea where the room is. Possibly in the sideboard to help with things like Lingering Souls . That said, Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip and Toolcraft Exemplar are quite key to the deck. The synergy between Kytheon and Bomat Courier (ie. Courier allowing Kytheon to flip on turn 2 easily and then Gideon protecting Courier to allow for a load of card draw later if needed) is something I'm quite fond of and is very powerful in practise. As for Toolcraft Exemplar , he just hits like a truck.
When I speak about BTE being able to cast only Reckless Bushwhacker and Destructive Revelry , I'm aware that artifacts could be cast with them as well, however my point was that realistically, these are going to be cast beforehand. In my opinion, BTE is something that you cast when you intend to go off that turn, after emptying your hand of all other things you want to cast on the turns earlier.
I'd have to say no to adding more Kuldotha Rebirth 's as well. Having ran 3 of them in the past, this proved to be too much. Drawing two is often unnecessary. By extension, I have to disagree about Goblin Piledriver as well. Goblin's isn't really the theme here; artifacts is more so.
I do however, really like your point about Gut Shot . Realistically makes a lot of sense. I'll definitely consider it.
1 year ago
Adding Atarka's Command would be totally worth it in my opinion, it would act like a third bushwhacker. What I think would be best for your deck is to cut Kytheon, Hero of Akros Flip for Legion Loyalist and cut Toolcraft Exemplar for Atarka's Command . I'm not sure what I would cut for Burning-Tree Emissary it was just an idea, it kinda acts like a larger Memnite . Also if you do add Atarka's Command then the green mana (from Burning-Tree Emissary ) would be able to be used for Atarka's Command , Signal Pest , Bomat Courier , Reckless Bushwhacker , and more Burning-Tree Emissary . The next things I would consider adding would be 2 more Kuldotha Rebirth , Goblin Piledriver , and Gut Shot . BTW, since 8 whack decks are usually super aggro based Gut Shot seems like a great addition here... Turn 1) drop some tiny creature/develop a board state, Turn 2) pay 2 life into Gut Shot to kill a Noble Hierarch , etc and now you can cast any 1 of your 12 Bushwhackers (assuming you add Atarka's Command and played a land for turn).