Transmute Artifact


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition IV (ME4) Rare
Antiquities (ATQ) 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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Transmute Artifact Discussion

Going_Quantum on Oona, Who Needs Faeries Anyways

2 weeks ago

AlwaysSleepy for my deck there are a few things I have questions about.

For right now Candelabra of Tawnos, Timetwister, Underground Sea, Imperial Seal, Grim Tutor, Lion's Eye Diamond, and Transmute Artifact are out of my budget. (I am currently unemployed but will make the changes to the deck as I can).

I am currently using a few cards as pseudo tutors such as Muddle the Mixture, Shred Memory, Fabricate, Whir of Invention, and Tezzeret the Seeker .

I do think the lower cmc, storming route is faster and more consistent than what I am currently playing. Cuts that I think are quite obvious are Dig Through Time, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Pili-Pala, Grand Architect, and probably Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas, Gilded Drake, Clever Impersonator, Spellskite, Damnation, and Trophy Mage if I cut the Basalt Monolith + Rings of Brighthearth combo as well.

I have read your opinion on the combo as you think it is not necessary and I'm finding with 5 possible methods for infinite the deck is kind of cluttered.

I have been trying to make changes and will be putting Dark Ritual, Cabal Ritual, and Lotus Petal back in, I also really like how you have Dark Petition and I think I will definitely be adding it to my list since I don't have the other tutors. How do you also feel about Diabolic Tutor in my list since I have budget restraints?


I think I am going to cut Temple of Deceit, Fetid Pools, maybe Drowned Catacomb and 2 Swamps. I will add more islands for High Tide (or maybe not?).

I currently have a few cards coming in the mail that might help with the deck, those being Vesuva, Boseiju, Who Shelters All, and Sunken Ruins (as sunken is pretty self explanatory).

Also , I am curious what is your opinion on Mishra's Bauble? Do you think it would find a place in our decks? Or is it a bad cEDH card for deck thinning and cantrip draw?

I would absolutely love to have a chat with you on discord or some type of voice communication to talk about your deck and the playstyle too since quite honestly I was trying to avoid storm at the beginning of my career as I thought it was too intense and that I would not understand it.

kdmurphy001 on Losing friends for Dummies the Blue Edition.

3 weeks ago

Thanks EventuallyClassy ! I was running Ethereal Usher for a long time but I replaced it with Transmute Artifact. So far it's been a pretty good change - with Thran Dynamo on the field I can tap it and the sacrifice it to Transmute Artifact's effect and I end up with a Knowledge Pool on the board for 5 mana where as Ethereal Usher I have to dish out 9 mana to get the same effect. I'm also trying to add in a few more win conditions that win outright (rather then slogging through a Knowledge Pool lockdown).

I was a bit leery about running that many extra turn cards but they are never dead cards - that is they replace themselves at worst. Time Stretch is just to expensive/late game but so far the other extra turn cards have worked out well.

Sgtpopnfreash on Thras & Smash

3 weeks ago

Have you tried playing Transmute Artifact?

filkinsmark on Locust God's Stax Swarm!

1 month ago

Triton thanks for the feedback,

I know all about good 'ole Smokestack and I guess I just can't bring myself to go there yet haha, Winter Orb took a lot of my soul to actually play, but definite consideration...

I used to run Transmute Artifact and I really ought to add it back in, Isochron Scepter is crucial for easy wins lol, Merchant Scroll is key for the other half...

Any ideas for cuts to make way for these?

Triton on Locust God's Stax Swarm!

1 month ago

I love this list! One thing I'd recommend for you to consider is Smokestack, which is an all-star in my Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons deck. Transmute Artifact and Merchant Scroll are solid options to tutor for combos.

I'm pretty new to the cEDH community, but one other thing I'd recommend (if you haven't checked it out) is this. There are many good people to check with and your deck can possibly be one of the sample deck lists!

Happy brewing!

Razulghul on H: Serra's sanctum, Plateau W: ...

1 month ago

Hey all, I'm looking to trade into a Transmute Artifact($96 market). I have a Serra's Sanctum($60 market) or a revised Plateau($75 market) plus filler from my binder. Both cards were purchased from cardkingdom and rated VG, photos/receipts are available.

Boza on The List...

1 month ago

Additionally, no-one has a problem with the list, only a few cards on it (couldn't finish this point earlier); besides duals and power 9, there are few cards that are needed in more copies and are more than 100 dollars:

RL by price

  1. Transmute Artifact - more tutors in commander.
  2. Wheel of Fortune - more wheels in commander. (really, more than 100?)
  3. City of Traitors - bought out after eldrazi realese, needed in legacy.
  4. Lion's Eye Diamond - key piece of any Eternal storm deck.
  5. Mox Diamond - not a bad mox, but few applications in Legacy. 150+ range:
  6. Gaea's Cradle - elves in Legacy and commander applications.
  7. Natural Selection - really? some commander stuff I guess.

300+ range (aka more expensive than blue duals):

  1. Eureka - bad Hypergenesis is still a thing in a single Legacy deck. Could be good for Commander.
  2. Copy Artifact - Commander stuff and fringe Vintage applications.

Holy sheet range:

  1. Mishra's Workshop - 1 vintage deck.
  2. Candelabra of Tawnos - 1 legacy deck.
  3. The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale - a couple of legacy decks.
  4. Bazaar of Baghdad - 1 vintage deck.

So, including power 9 and duals there are a total of 32 cards (and Eureka is quite suspect it should be on the list) I could identify that could have any applications. Most of them are limited to 1-2 decks in any format they are currently legal in.

The reserved list has 500+ cards. If more widely available, these cards would likely be banned or restricted even further.

Tl;DR Less than 30 out of 550 cards on the RL are actually prohibitively expensive, and of those most are playable now in any format in 1 or less copies.

Winterblast on "Fun." .... What a frivolity!

2 months ago

Hello! I saw your comment on my deck and had a quick look here...

Obviously it all depends on your budget, but here's what you could (or rather should) change to improve the deck:

mana rocks - you play some good ones but leave out the best ones. before putting mox opal in a deck you should use Mox Diamond, Chrome Mox, probably even Lotus Petal. Mana Crypt is also missing and that's a must play. Instead of Darksteel ingot you can play Coalition Relic because of the synergy with atraxa. Everflowing Chalice and Astral Cornucopia are also fine here, as is Crystalline Crawler.

counterspells - cut the spells that cost double blue or even 3 blue, such as cryptic command. you will have problems with casting these in a 4 colour deck and it's hard to save double blue at the end of your turn. Play stuff like swan song instead, counters that cost either just U or 1U. For example Spell Pierce, Mental Misstep, Flusterstorm, Arcane Denial, Negate...the only counter for UU that makes sense is Mana Drain. Check if muddle the mixture is really an important card in your deck - I only play that because it can eventually search for Rest in Peace or Transmute Artifact if I'm in search for a combo piece.

Stax pieces - honestly I don't think you can consistently avoid your own tapping stuff with what is included in your deck. remember, you are not playing teferi as the commander, so cards like winter orb, stasis and even root maze will often be dead draws because you can't immediately break parity under these effects. bear umbra and sword of feast and famine aren't too good with only a few creatures in the deck either. what works well with atraxa is Tangle Wire and Smokestack. also reconsider your choice of planeswalkers and include Doubling Season and maybe Gilder Bairn too. I would say you definitely need Tezzeret the Seeker , Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas and Jace, the Mind Sculptor. dovin baan is not really good, Tamiyo is ok but difficult to cast with 3 colours, teferi is great as a commander but not so much in the 99 because he's expensive. Elspeth is only good to keep up a Smokestack and to go into beatdown mode when the commander is out. Not sure if you need that but it's probably solid. Not sure if you need Ugin because you already have quite a few expensive spells.

win option - where is it? I would suggest Helm of Obedience and Rest in Peace/Leyline of the Void because you can play both in your colours and it's easy to pull of with a Stax build.

I have tried to build an Atraxa Stax as well but I haven't worked on it for a while, it's far from optimized. the biggest problem is to use the colours well but not play too many spells that are difficult to cast because of their high cmc and coloured mana costs.

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