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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
10 hours ago
gdm1989: Ehh, it’s a fine card, but not as a wincon here. If I draw 50 I’m going to win anyway, and it gives opponents more stuff to use in their GY :/
3 weeks ago
If you have all the $$$ then Imperial Seal, Diabolic Tutor, Transmute Artifact, and Demonic Tutor are the best. The poor man's tutors would be Diabolic Intent and Fabricate are the best, but very mana intensive or requier other costs.
4 weeks ago
FlamingSamich: You're completely right re:Cavern of Souls, and it's been added! I'm not overly convinced on Inventors' Fair, but I could give it a try I suppose. High Market is also cute, but my biggest problem is Locust God getting countered - once he hits battlefield he tends to be safe-ish in my meta, generally speaking.
dododestroyer: I'm running most of the cards that can fetch Dramatic Reversal/Isochron Scepter (excluding Transmute Artifact and Long-Term Plans). I used to run Mana Echoes here, but honestly it didn't do enough for my list.
Thanks to both of your for your thoughts!!
1 month ago
Hi Control_Train thanks for the response.
I think I would probably prefer the latter of what you said regarding stating up in cEDH games but play well in 'regular' pods as well. I'm still so new coming back to MtG that I don't know the common threats are that I'm watching out for. I had a lot of stuff so I've already been able to make the appropriate trades and a few purchases and I have all the power mana rocks, really the only card of serious value in your deck that I don't currently have is Transmute Artifact, and my deck I'm trying to go less creatures too in order to better use The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale.
I played last night, and the first thing that is obvious is that I need more practice playing both this deck, as well as playing Commander in general. I wound up playing Sphere of Resistance and Thorn of Amethyst out of the gate and then I ran into mana problems and couldn't get the deck doing it's basic thing before I was dead to creature attacks. The deck has so much tax effects maybe I need to learn to hold those back a bit? Or at least hold the ones back that hurt me too before Brago gets out and going?
I'll also agree that Inspiring Statuary is not ideal here after playtesting a bit with it.
Based on what I saw last night, I suppose I'm drawn to things like Authority of the Consuls, Propaganda, Ghostly Prison, Sphere of Safety, Meekstone, Teferi's Protection right now, none of which are in my current build. Is it fair to say that I'm not seeing these cards in full cEDH lists because the cEDH decks are killing you by turn 3 combo and what I'm seeing is lower tier stuff that I'm struggling with because I'm tuned fairly similarly to your deck right now for cEDH play only? Still learning here, still trying to figure it out.
1 month ago
I know I cautioned you about the danger of proxies earlier, but my group now has an amazing relationship with them. We've now been playing for a while and all of us have massive collections. Still, we don't have enough staples where we can put together that 3rd perfect deck. Sooner or later we run out of OG duals and other expensive staples. I'm not really keen on buying a second Transmute Artifact just because I want to play some artifact deck that week.
Anyone at any time in my group can print out 100 cards with nothing other than the ban list holding them back. Last week I felt like playing something that actually had creatures for a change so I threw together an Atraxa deck just for the day. Just the optimized land base is horrendously expensive. There's no way I could make anything like that without poaching all of my decks and then some.
The only reason my group can do this is because we've been to the absolute highest tiers of play (and I still regularly play cEDH decks in our group) and backed down a peg. It just got to a point where people got kinda bummed out they couldn't play jank like Borborygmos Enraged because of the group's power level. No one really said anything, but people collectively began bringing worse decks to our sessions. Being the spikiest player at the table, I was forced to tone down my decks in turn because I recognized that not everyone wanted the true competitive experience in my group. That's something that your group might not be willing to do.
I think proxies are wonderful. They got me to build and play so many unique decks and just being able to experiment freely allowed me to become incredibly versed in the format quickly and I wouldn't be playing magic today if it weren't for the freedom to explore proxies gave me.
I get the hate for proxies. At one point, the only real deck I had was my competitive Grand Arbiter list is easily almost 2K and that is still missing a Timetwister. I couldn't play in any shops. I made a Nicol Bolas deck entirely of proxies worth about $100 in real cards just to play in shops. Even though my proxies were well made and all were actual cards (not like some animuh grill on a counterspell or something) I still got told not to play the deck by some people.
1 month ago
I love me some artifact decks.
I would suggest Gilded Lotus as an extra mana rock.
Have you tried Hellkite Tyrant as an alternate win condition?
2 months ago
I’m not so sure you want Ad Nauseam in a deck with an ave cmc over 2. It just doesn’t give you as much value as it would in a deck specifically built to abuse it.
2 months ago
I've been working on a similar list for a while.
What are your opinions on these cards for Naru Meha?
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