Vedalken Archmage


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Vedalken Archmage

Creature — Vedalken Wizard

Whenever you play an artifact spell, draw a card.

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Vedalken Archmage Discussion

elgosu1337 on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

2 days ago

I'm surprised not to see Cranial Plating and Mox Opal. Vedalken Archmage could be great for card draw. Noxious Gearhulk seems nice. Grand Architect, Sword of the Animist, and Dowsing Dagger  Flip can help ramp. Not sure why you included Stuffy Doll. Maybe a Mirrorworks to copy your creatures and stuff could be good, especially if you are cheating them into play.

Bchong on Breya Combo

3 weeks ago

Holy crap this deck is almost exactly like mine 2 months ago...

Anyways here is a few suggestions

Mana Rocks: Fellwar Stone Mana Vault Mana Crypt Commander's Sphere Grim Monolith Any of these are amazing to have.

Mana reducers: Foundry Inspector Helm of Awakening

Creatures: Scrap Trawler (this combos with Krark-Clan Ironworks) Vedalken Archmage Riddlesmith Quicksmith Genius

Artifacts: Sensei's Divining Top Paradox Engine Codex Shredder (you can keep grabbing Open the Vaults with this while sacing everything this will make you win)

Sorcery: Scrap Mastery Gamble Winds of Change

Removal: Fragmentize By Force Vandalblast

Enchantments: Mystic Remora Artificer's Intuition Blind Obedience

Instants: Lim-Dul's Vault Frantic Search Brainstorm Opt

Lands: Mana Confluence Crystal Vein

Cards to take out: Baleful Strix Chief Engineer Phyrexian Arena Mystic Monastery Nomad Outpost Arcane Sanctum Evolving Wilds Painful Truths Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer Fact or Fiction Terramorphic Expanse

Some of these suggestions probably look weird to you...

For creatures: my suggestions are purely value creatures, but your creatures just aren't good enough because with Strix it is too mana entensive and with Chief you don't have enough creatures and Slobad isn't good because you aren't playing eggs or a deck that can effectively use his sac ability... this means that you are purely using his ability to protect your stuff.

For lands: tap lands just aren't good enough and evolving wilds isn't good enough either... having things come in tapped is terrible.

For everything else there is better stuff around for you to put in instead

One of the things about your deck is that it doesn't use the graveyard to its fullest extent. Artifacts are one of the best archetypes to abuse the graveyard and Scrap Trawler is another screw up that WOTC printed. If you add cards like Chromatic Star or Ichor Wellspring you are effectively dig through your entire deck with just Krark-Clan Ironworks. Self mill is an incredibly powerful thing to do in this game, cards like Yawgmoth's Will or even Scrap Trawler are some of the most degenerate things in the game. Because your graveyard effectively becomes your hand. And you don't really have to do much more to your deck to abuse these effects.

Another thing your deck isn't doing is abusing wheel effects, you have Notion Thief and Windfall should just make you win. You also really need to put in Isochron Scepter Because it is such a utility engine and another wincon for you deck to easily put in. And just put in Ad Nauseam while your curve is pretty high, drawing 10 cards at instant speed still wins you the game. You should also be playing Paradox Engine it will make you randomly win as it is basically a Omniscience but 5 mana and artifacts can generally abuse it.

elgosu1337 on Yidris, The Storm Gladiator

3 weeks ago

Seems like the game plan is to equip Yidris, attack, then cast more equipment to cascade more equipment, and maybe cast a Storm spell at the end? You could benefit from Paradox Engine, a lot more mana rocks like Everflowing Chalice, Chromatic Lantern, Coalition Relic, and Gilded Lotus, equipment like Masterwork of Ingenuity and Golem-Skin Gauntlets, Vedalken Archmage to draw more cards, and possibly extra attack step like Aggravated Assault and Savage Beating or extra turn spells. Your other creatures don't seem very efficient. You might not be running enough instants and sorceries to benefit from Metallurgic Summonings. That Which Was Taken doesn't seem as cost-efficient as Darksteel Plate or Darksteel Forge.

elgosu1337 on Thopter Slaughter Machine

3 weeks ago

From my experience with Breya, Marionette Master is another good way of hurting opponents when you sacrifice creatures, especially with Cranial Plating attached. Vedalken Archmage is great for drawing cards in an artifact deck. Skullclamp is the best way to profit from 1/1 creatures.

elgosu1337 on Breya EDH

3 weeks ago

I think more card draw such as Vedalken Archmage and Bident of Thassa would help. Etched Monstrosity is not legal in Breya because it has on the card, so replace it with repeatable card draw.

Thatguy14286 on Jhoira Izzet artifact deck

1 month ago

I would cut 5 islands and 5 mountains. Then add Dack Fayden, the ultimate isn't super usefull for you but the other two abilities help you mess with your opponents. For lands why not run the artifact lands like Seat of the Synod and the new tutor Inventors' Fair or Fabricate. I think Muzzio, Visionary Architect would be amazing in this deck as well as Vedalken Archmage for card draw.

NV_1980 on Will of Steel

2 months ago


I really like Memnarch and the deck you've built around it. I would really recommend Metalworker in this deck; imho the best (colorless) mana dork ever. You have added relatively little draw-cards for a blue/artifact deck. How about Sensei's Divining Top, Vedalken Archmage, Consecrated Sphinx, Ponder or Preordain?

Since you've built this deck, I was wondering if you could take a look at my Keiga deck, which is similar in that it also tries to steal a lot of stuff. Here's the link.

Happy gaming!

bzach211 on Muzzio's Machinations

2 months ago

Vedalken Archmage only works when you cast an artifact, which means that as such, it would only rarely work that wells with the deck, but Metalworker would definitely work. You don't play the artifacts, you cheat them out, so Quicksilver Amulet could also work.

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