Vedalken Engineer


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Common
Planechase (HOP) Common
Darksteel (DST) Common

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Vedalken Engineer

Creature — Vedalken Artificer

: Add two mana of any one color to your mana pool. Spend this mana only to play artifact spells or activated abilities of artifacts.

Vedalken Engineer Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Will there Ever Be a ...

1 month ago

Well the first thing that comes to mind is Kiora's Follower and technically Birds of Paradise .

There is also Weaver of Currents , who is honestly really good.

Are you specifically talking about a 1/1 for ? Probably not as that is far out of blue's color identity, unless it's specifically for artifacts such as Vedalken Engineer or Renowned Weaponsmith .

If you are considering a 1/1 for , I could see that as long as it produces rather than a specific color. More flexibility in casting to offset the reduction in color fixing.

Osbert on Flood of Artifacts?

4 months ago

I would say the power level of this deck is a solid 7; your deck is focused and has a game plan with very few cards deviating from the plan. However your deck contains sub optimal cards, cards that do not fit the game plan, and a high average CmC. I would also say your deck is lacking card draw and alternate win conditions.

With caring about how many artifacts you have on board I'm not sure why Nev's Disk is in here as it's symmetrical. It might be better to play something like All Is Dust to make sure you keep your artifacts around and are still able to wipe the board.

Because of Akiri's keywords why not run Trove of Temptation ? It produces artifact tokens, it ramps you, and it makes a creature suicide into Akiri every turn from each opponent. Her vigilance lets you be aggressive and still have the best blocker.

Here is a lost of just some powerful artifact loving cards you may have missed: Vedalken Engineer , The Antiquities War , Cranial Plating , Kuldotha Forgemaster , Phyrexian Metamorph , Thirst for Knowledge , Stoic Rebuttal , Scrap Trawler .

The largest glaring weakness I noticed is your lack of interaction with your opponent's game plan and that your only win condition relies on combat. Because of the low interaction something as simple as a Peacekeeper or Kataki, War's Wage stops your deck dead in it's tracks.

Caerwyn on Card creation challenge

6 months ago

TypicalTimmy - Honestly, I'd be extremely confused, as it is a huge break of the colour pie. Mono-Blue does not generate coloured mana, with the three exceptions of: (1) Ceta Disciple , which requires Green to use the mana ability; (2) Sea Scryer , which only produces , and, further, is an older card, from an era where the colour pie was not as important as it is today, and (3) Vedalken Engineer , which is limited to artifacts. Further, all of Blue's mana generation is on permanents, not instant spells.

Modern Mono-Blue cards tend to generate , and this mana is often restricted in some way, such as with Curious Homunculus  Flip, Cultivator Drone , or Renowned Weaponsmith .

Properly, your card probably should involve both Red and Green. Green tends to be the colour of Colour fixing, while Red tends to be the colour of instant speed mana generation. Which, at this point, we've just reinvented Manamorphose .

If we wanted to do a Blue-inspired colour fixing instant, we'd still want the Red element, as Red gives us access to instant-speed mana generation. Something like:

Mana Alter


Add . Spend this mana only to cast an instant or sorcery spell.

New challenge: Take an previously-posted card on this thread, ideally in the past page, with a colour pie issue and rework it so it fits with our modern understanding of each colour's role.

stellarstormtrooper66 on Don't Touch! It's Art!

1 year ago

A solid looking Breya build with good combos included. I do have some opinions on this build:

I think it would be a good goal to get the average CMC under 4 mana, high CMC cards I think that could be cut without interrupting your combos or synergy are: Ancient Stone Idol, Scuttling Doom Engine, Darksteel Juggernaut, Soul of New Phyrexia.

I think this deck really needs more low CMC color fixing ramp, the best being something like Fellwar Stone, but adding several signets would be an easy idea as well. When it gets to the late game and you don't need them anymore, you could just sacrifice them to Breya. Also, if you have a Chromatic Lantern, it deserves to be in this deck over any other deck you own honestly. Unless you build a 5-color deck, it really should be in here. Other cards that could help with color include: Vedalken Engineer and Chief Engineer.

I would consider some budget lands to better improve mana fixing: Spire of Industry and Exotic Orchard would be awesome. Tri-lands are a decent option such as Arcane Sanctum. I know they enter tapped, but rainbow production from these lands feels great: Gateway Plaza, Transguild Promenade, and Rupture Spire.

If you have (or know someone with) a Padeem, Consul of Innovation, that could be great. Both card draw and protection feels great on one card. Storm the Vault would a fun card in a deck like this as is Bident of Thassa when you take into account your thopters.

Blicking Breya at instant speed is good also because her effects can be used regardless of summoning sickness, so you can surprise someone with her effect when low on artifacts to sacrifice: Cloudshift, Ghostly Flicker or Deadeye Navigator.

The cool removal spell I was talking about earlier is Dispatch. I'm not 100% certain, but I might have a spare Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer which would be great here as well.

Overall, looks really strong, I think all it needs is some simple cards to improve consistency.

PedroMarcello on Tawnos Urza's Apprentice Commander 2018

1 year ago

Soldevi Machinist, Vedalken Engineer and Renowned Weaponsmith are actually powerful in this deck as well Arcum Dagsson is way too powerful. Sunstone is kinda silly but it will save you a few games sometimes.

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