Transmute Artifact


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Masters Edition IV Rare
Antiquities Uncommon

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Transmute Artifact


Sacrifice an artifact. If you do, search your library for an artifact card. If that card's converted mana cost is less than or equal to the sacrificed artifact's converted mana cost, put it onto the battlefield. If it's greater, you may pay , where X is the difference. If you do, put it onto the battlefield. If you don't, put it into its owner's graveyard. Then shuffle your library.

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Winterblast on Who wants to play magic? Not me!!

2 weeks ago

Great trick with Oloro is Words of Worship - during your upkeep you can gain 5 life for each 2 mana you pay. His ability and the words trigger each other repeatedly. And then there's Aetherflux Reservoir...You better get some more tutors! Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Intuition, Transmute Artifact, Whir of Invention...

JaysomeDecks on Thrasios & Kydele, Infinite Partners

2 weeks ago

VanguardianLeo, if you're playing no banlist, I'd suggest looking into Erayo, Soratami Ascendant as your commander. Cards like Flusterstorm, Gitaxian Probe and Mental Misstep, Swan Song, Brainstorm, Brain Freeze, Hindering Touch, etc, let you flip her incredibly easily. Just wain until an opponent plays a spell on their turn, cast a couple, and voila, each opponent is pretty much locked out of the game. Not just on their turn, either. Load in a lot of extra counterspells, and then you just need to keep one up and no one will be able to play anything again. She was banned for a reason.

Other banned cards that would be good: Definitely Time Walk and Time Vault. Even if you don't exploit them, that's an extra turn for 2 mana. You can also set up an Isochron Scepter combo with Time Walk, and the above-mentioned Voltaic Key combo with Time Vault. Tinker is a fantastic tutor. It can drop Blightsteel Colossus on turn 2-3. Heck, turn 1 if you use the moxes, which you should use. Black Lotus, Ancestral Recall, and Fastbond all should be used if able. Karakas, too, if you run white. Biggest commander troll available.

If you don't run Erayo, Soratami Ascendant, then definitely play , and focus on Time Walk/Isochron Scepter and Time Vault/Voltaic Key combos. Leovold, Emissary of Trest would be a fantastic commander for this, as he's potential card draw for you, and can really shut down some opponents. He's also quite cheap, and his third color is green, giving you access to ramp. Sen Triplets would make a good commander, as she gives you access to white removal, including Karakas, and locks a player out on your turn, allowing you to combo easier. Sharuum the Hegemon might make the best commander for you though, as 3/4 of the combo pieces that you should base your deck around are artifacts. Regardless of who you choose, fill with tutors (Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, Transmute Artifact, Trophy Mage, etc) and then just take infinite turns.

PookandPie on Competitive Sharuum control/combo

4 weeks ago

Nice list. Just a few suggestions:

Is Chromatic Lantern really worth it when you're not running Mox Diamond or Chrome Mox?

Tezzeret the Seeker may be 5 mana, but he's one of the better artifact tutors that doesn't cost $40+ (Transmute Artifact is the best one legal lol). Tezz grabs your Altar or Sculpting Steel for when you're going off, he grabs Monoliths or untaps mana rocks when you need the mana to go off, and more. He's 5 mana, but he does a ton of work and would definitely be worth including- you could drop Sphinx Summoner pretty easily as Tezzeret is the more optimal tutor anyway (Sphinx only gets you Metamorph to combo off and win, while Tezzeret can find Sculpting Steel, Metamorph, Altar, any mana rock, Pithing Needle (just in case), etc., instead of Summoner's capacity to be abused with Sharrum which is win-more and extremely limited in this deck.

No Cyclonic Rift seems like a bad choice. I would drop Supreme Verdict for it pretty easily, since creature strategies that win at a competitive level either produce themselves all in one turn and can attack the same or are produced almost entirely from one card (I mean, good luck Verdict-ing a Yisan list that got him down t1 in a five person pod. Rift would stop Yisan's shenanigans for two whole turns for just 1U, and you can Overload to ruin Stax decks days by holding back your rocks until needed). Rift is pretty flexible while Verdict isn't, and while Rift isn't 1:1 a replacement for a sweeper, it winds up being a lot more relevant in competitive games because answering a troublesome permanent at instant speed is almost always more important than just sweeping (I mean, bounce Ghave with triggers on stack and he doesn't get to reach infinite tokens for you to sweep, to begin with).

Neotrup on Tap Tap Tap

4 weeks ago

Paradox Engine seems insane, but you don't have much in the way of finding it. I'd recommend Fabricate, Whir of Invention, and/or Transmute Artifact.

FiddlerTyki on Teferi Rocks

1 month ago

The Chain Veil combos with teferi and a combination of 3 lands/rocks that tap for +

there are other artifact combos of note that run well in teferi but that all depends on your budget, meta and affinity towards combos

regardless if combo is what you want to do or not, Reshape, Whir of Invention, Transmute Artifact will not only grab you the combo pieces, but also mana rocks and stax pieces.

Human_Wizard on Human_Wizard

1 month ago

Mortiganil Thank you so much for the compliment! I really appreciate that my deck list helped you out. For an artifact based build you're gonna want good mana rocks and other cards that synergize with artifacts. In my opinion Mana Crypt is the best rock you can get to improve your deck. Other rocks like Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Grim Monolith, and Fellwar Stone are great too. The tutors I'd recommend are Fabricate, Whir of Invention, and Transmute Artifact (There are others but I don't believe the deck requires more). Other cards that also work really well in the artifact heavy build are Aphetto Alchemist and Voltaic Key. The real star of this build is Paradox Engine of course. It is the center combo piece of the build. Mind Over Matter and Iso/Dramatic combo are now more backup plans now. But yeah, those cards are the stars of the build. Let me know if you have any more questions.

Rarian on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 month ago

I second Lilbrudder :), as Human_Wizard knows I've been brewing with Azami for a few weeks and I've found lack of tutors the only problem this deck really has. Don't get me wrong, CA is beyond ridiculous but it's still 100 cards highlander and I like to maximize the odds of getting win cons as fast as possible. I get that there are no good Intuition piles but Fabricate is imho nearly equal to Transmute Artifact. I've recently added it to the deck and it serves very right. I am also quite a fan of Inventors' Fair. I get that we want to keep nonblue land count as low as possible (commander is UUU), heck, I even recommended cutting Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx few weeks ago but this "uncounterable" tutor hiding among lands is really, really cool. Getting the engine in this deck is like getting the The Chain Veil in Teferi :D a good game in 9 out of 10 cases. The fact that both of these cards get Isochron Scepter is also quite important.

Tl;dr - I'd go with as many tutors as possible :).

oo7x7oo on Sharuum Artifact Combos: Infinite Possibilities

1 month ago

Thank you chaosumbreon87 for the great suggestions. I am actually considering the deck with couple cards you mentioned, since the deck is pretty close to optimized it's difficult to cut cards out. On top the list to remove are control cards like All Is Dust and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon. I had Reshape before but it was not that great to use because sacrifice artifact is part of the cost oppose to Transmute Artifact at resolution, plus paying additional x something is a big problem. However, my deck has evolved that it has much more mana base and overall lower cmc artifacts I think Reshape can be a great card. Lotus Bloom is difficult to see the effect, I was actually thinking about Lion's Eye Diamond instead but I will give Lotus Bloom a try during testing since it is 1/10 of price of LED

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