Creature — Dwarf Artificer
At the beginning of your combat phase, if you control an artifact, Craftmaster Paradigm gets +2/+1 until end of turn. If you control three or more artifacts, Craftmaster Paradigm also gets first strike until end of turn.
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Toolcraft Exemplar Discussion
16 hours ago
I was able to get a commanding position by turn 6-9 consistently with the deck, but it might be luck or playstyle. Standard is currently very aggressive, with copy cat being able to win on turn 4 (though generally much later just through value) and mardu vehicles either going Toolcraft Exemplar->Scrapheap Scrounger->1+2 drop->Gideon, Ally of Zendikar or just playing the long game with planeswalkers. Temur tower generally wins fairly slowly, and kills through tower and Torrential Gearhulk, meaning that should be a good matchup for you deck, but BG can go Winding Constrictor->Rishkar, Peema Renegade->Verdurous Gearhulk to just ruin your day. Because of the interaction in this deck you are going to do the best against decks that use creatures to win, but don't use too many. When playtesting, my idea would be 'Assuming that my opponent has 3 damage sources that deal at minimum 3 damage each by turn 4, how long can I live?', because that is the reality of current standard. If you are concerned about fragmentize, I would side one to two production for those decks. However, most decks that can are running Release the Gremlins instead of fragmentize because most people are more worried about artifacts and it is a better card for artifact removal. All of this depends on your local meta though, so you are in a better position to figure that out.
1 week ago
I won't make it to my LGS till Friday, but I will definitely try to pick up the extra Toolcraft Exemplar's and another Depala then.
I have some Built to Smash and Start Your Engines. Though, I would have thought that a temporary creature status from Start Your Engines would be less effective than one that does not wear off. Can you explain why that would not be the case?
1 week ago
Find a way to get more cards.... You need 4 Toolcraft Exemplar for red and white vehicles. You need at least one more depala as well. But the exemplar should come first.
In my budget vehicles I ran one copy of Encircling Fissure just for an "oh crap" scenario. It saved my but a few times.
1 week ago
Toolcraft Exemplar could fit in nicely.
Zen could really prime Bushi Tenderfoot (say "ryujin no ken wo kurae" when you flip him)
1 week ago
Maybe Flaying Tendrils? It kills Thraben Inspector, Toolcraft Exemplar, and Scrapheap Scrounger in the Mardu match up. But with your creatures, the only thing you should fear is gideon or heart. With respect to saheeli rai, Flaying Tendrils hoses the fliers from Whirler Virtuoso, also Rogue Refiner, Tireless Tracker, Servant of the Conduit but misses the combo anyway. Are these applications worth the slot over Midnight Oil with your quality creatures?
1 week ago
Noctem I love the idea of Walking Ballista , Scrapheap Scrounger, Toolcraft Exemplar, and Heart of Kiran. However, if it turns into an aggro deck, it is no longer a "flash" deck and I really think leaving your opponent on their toes of what you have and what you will do is totally worth slowing the game down a bit, and surgically countering the cards you need to.
I will be posting an esper aggro list soon :) good idea
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1 week ago
Hi, there! Welcome to TappedOut and the wonderful world of Magic!
Since you're just starting out, my main suggestion would be to pick a theme and stick to it. Right now, you have a bunch of cards that fit into multiple strategies, but those cards don't necessarily all fit into the same strategy. Renegade Wheelsmith, for example, works great in a Vehicle deck, but you only have one Vehicle (Mobile Garrison). Foundry Assembler is excellent in a deck full of artifacts, but you don't have a ton of artifacts. Your Self-Assembler, for example, can only find one card in your deck, Foundry Assembler, but what do you do if you've already drawn it?
This is just my personal opinion, but I've always found Vehicle decks to be fun. Fleetwheel Cruiser, Sky Skiff, Untethered Express, and Renegade Freighter are some examples of good Vehicles, and you can use Skysovereign as your flagship card, so to speak. You'll also need creatures to crew your vehicles, though, and Veteran Motorist, Toolcraft Exemplar, Depala, Pilot Exemplar, and Gearshift Ace, as well as the aforementioned Renegade Wheelsmith would all work well. You can add Start Your Engines, Siege Modification, or more Aerial Modifications as support cards as well. Of course, this isn't the only possible strategy you could take. You can add more Self-Assemblers for your Self-Assemblers to find, or add cards like Terrarion to help Improvise your Foundry Assembler. There are a ton of possible routes you can go down, and I'm sure you'll be able to find one that fits your liking.
I hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
So what kind of success have you had with the Welding Sparks and Angel of Invention? they both feel a bit expensive to be 4X in this kind of deck I'm curious if you might get better results swapping them out for cheaper alternatives. Harnessed Lightning or Shock in the main board could be good and if you can find any Toolcraft Exemplar would (or maybe Thraben Inspector for budget) would be good to add as a turn 1 play. Since you are trying to be aggressive.