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Trash for Treasure
As an additional cost to play Trash for Treasure, sacrifice an artifact.
Return target artifact card from your graveyard to play.
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Trash for Treasure Discussion
6 days ago
Vedalken Engineer: Most mana rocks are better here just because they fulfill the condition of being an artifact for other effects.
1 week ago
Yes, red actually does bring enough to the table to make Breya, Etherium Shaper an excellent choice. Cards like: Reckless Fireweaver, Trash for Treasure, Daretti, Scrap Savant, Hellkite Tyrant just to name a few because there's some very good interactions to work with in red. Red acts in a very different manner when incorporated into her deck and it's quite fun and unexpected.
That's not to take away from Sen Triplets. That card is a stand-alone card. As commander you don't even need to build around it and have a completely different strategy in the 99. You could include it in any deck as a 99 that runs Esper colors and always be happy to draw it.
You have no bad choice here. Breya gives you more options to choose from, that's about it.
2 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
Pia Nalaar is chronically underwhelming in Commander format. Unfortunately, there simply aren't enough ways to abuse one thopter token that will have an adequate effect on a game of commander. But, two thopters... now that's pretty insane.
cough Breya, Etherium Shaper cough
I would highly recommend reconstructing this deck into a Tiny Leaders deck. Very similar formats, and Pia's thopter goes much further with only 25 life to start. (I believe that's the starting life total, I don't recall exactly)
However, if you do insist on keeping this a commander deck, I'd throw in a healthy amount of dredge and artifact graveyard shenanigans. A couple notable cards to that end include Grinding Station and Mesmeric Orb. Additionally, if you don't switch the commander to Daretti, Scrap Savant, (who is extremely good as a commander) then add a healthy amount of artifact reanimation, namely Scarecrone, Lifeline, Trash for Treasure, etc. I'd also add some good token generators, i.e. Myr Battlesphere, Myr Turbine, and Thopter Assembly (which I see you already have). Add as many token generators as you can, primarily because they fuel other cards, such as Ashnod's Altar and Krark-Clan Ironworks, which can help you lay down your larger creatures. Then, you reanimate them, get the tokens again, and repeat the process. They also provide handy blockers and fuel pia's second ability. (Metalworker and Quicksilver Amulet work as well to lay down cards like Blightsteel, but worker is a bit pricey.) Speaking of ol' BS, having Warstorm Surge otb when blightsteel enters one-shots an opponent. Just fyi ;)
As for some just generally good cards for this style of deck, I'd recommend Inventors' Fair, Kuldotha Forgemaster, Hedron Archive, Blinkmoth Urn, Voltaic Construct, and Myr Retriever are all great cards. For more synergistic artifact suggestions, I'd take a look at some Karn, Silver Golem EDH lists and some Daretti, Scrap Savant EDH lists. A deck with Pia at at the head would run a lot of the same cards and work similarly to those, I'd imagine. I've never seen anyone try to use Pia in EDH before, so bravo, good sir, exploring new territory. Good luck with the deck!
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
The reason for Nim Deathmantle is that it goes infinite with Breya and Ashnod's Altar/Krark-Clan Ironworks. You sac Breya and one thopter to generate 4 mana and let Breya go to the graveyard, then you use the 4 mana to pay for the deathmantle trigger and bring back Breya, which nets 1 thopter. You can then generate a ton of thopters and use her first ability to burn out the entire table. Eldrazi Displacer does basically the same thing, except you sac both thopters to blink Breya and net 1 mana.
Grave Titan also goes infinite with Altar and Deathmantle/Displacer, but I don't think it's worth running for that in Breya when your commander already does it all.
If you end up adding any of those, Bonehoard might be a good cut.
1 month ago
Hey, I love the idea behind the deck! Here's what I'd suggest;
Also I really enjoy Rakdos, Lord of Riots in this kind of deck.
Best of luck!
1 month ago
I think most room for improvement in my deck would be cutting lands. I see you only have 26 and I'm still well over 30, although I have the same mana rocks in the deck...well, no lotus petal and spirit guide at the moment but they should indeed go back in. How reliable is your mox diamond woth so few lands? Unfortunately I have my playset distributed among other decks, in which it is more important so I can't make that change anyway