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.
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|Commander 2016 (C16)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Vedalken Engineer occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Vedalken Engineer Discussion
1 week ago
You could try taking out a Vedalken Engineer and a Drawn from Dreams since you have Sage of Epityr and you no longer have Darksteel Colossus which makes the ramping for artifacts a little overkill, especially since by the time you have your Karn out you will already have almost all the mana you need to cast Knowledge Pool. Actually you could possibly take out a Grand Architect, since he sometimes gets in the way and the aggro of it is somewhat deterrent if you are trying to lock the board down.
I do like the change you made with Flooded Strand as it makes it so Blood Moon can't effect you if you crack it while Blood Moon is on the stack to fetch a basic. It also give you that shuffle that you might need if you realize that Sage of Epityr did not give you what you wanted. Also just good for a shuffle if you are being mana screwed/flooded.
Sigarda's Aid is a neat descision, as it allows you to flash your lock enchantment out at the end of your opponents turn or at the beginning to stop them from doing anything if you have Knowledge Pool.
1 week ago
Hmmm. Maybe try a big artifact creature in there like Blightsteel Colossus. You have LOTS of ramp to cast artifacts with and not a lot of artifacts to cast. You only have 3xBurnished Hart and 1xKnowledge Pool with 3xVedalken Engineer and 3xGrand Architect.
2 weeks ago
coolguy0723 Thought about it, but in my opinion this card doesn't fit in well. Normally you want to play Saheeli herself on Turn 3 and there are not many equipments in the deck as well to use Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders second ability. And getting some extra mana from Dalakos isn't that efficient too, this deck doesn't depend on it really that much because of Saheeli, the Gifted's abilities. Also Vedalken Engineer has the same effect for just 2 Mana... But thank you for your suggestion, I really appreciate it!
1 month ago
These cards do the same thing:
Blood Clock and Umbilicus Giant Growth and Brute Force Etherium Sculptor and Herald of Kozilek Vedalken Engineer and Renowned Weaponsmith also similar are Soldevi Machinist, Dalakos, Crafter of Wonders, and Grand Architect Kiora's Follower and Unbender Tine
2 months ago
Interesting concept...I do have several concerns regarding the general functioning of the deck. 1. You only have 2 lands that come in to play untapped...I know you technically cheat on mana with the phyrexian mana, but that seems like it would be painful very quick.
Does only having 20 lands let you cast your spells at a reasonable pace?
What are your goals for the deck as far as being consistent and fast?
Cards that I think can help.
Arcum's Astrolabe This will help you not only fix your mana, but it will enable you to run more basic lands which will come in untapped and speed the deck up considerably. A side plus is the obvious card draw.
Talismans or signets: Talisman of Indulgence or Rakdos Signet for example, can speed up your deck and also help fix your mana issues you may have. Not only that, but they work well with Mishra, Artificer Prodigy to speed up the deck, thin your deck, and help you avoid paying life for these spells.
Vedalken Engineer This cheap guy is an all-star when it comes to ramping up artifact decks. Could pay for a lot of different things if you try some of the signets/talismans.
Semblance Anvil This is one I'm not completely sure will help but imprinting an artifact creature could make things interesting, I suppose.
Noxious Revival Fits the theme of the deck and gives you some play against hate cards.
Just some ideas for thought. Hope it helps.
3 months ago
Sapphire Medallion is honestly not needed, same with Blue Sun's Zenith and High Tide. Vedalken Engineer, Manakin, Hedron Archive, and Hedron Crawler are unneeded. I would throw in some artifact tutors that sac artifacts that you control like Master Transmuter, Arcum Dagsson, Fabricate and Tolaria West. Urza's Bauble, Foresight, and Manipulate Fate are very good with Emry for getting off a combo win.
8 months ago
Thada Adel, Acquisitor might interest you. These too: Transmogrifying Licid , Illusionist's Bracers , Aphetto Alchemist , Renowned Weaponsmith , Vedalken Engineer , Everflowing Chalice , Sisay's Ring , Ur-Golem's Eye , Firemind Vessel , Willbreaker , High Tide , Caged Sun , Rush of Knowledge , Dross Scorpion
8 months ago
There is also Weaver of Currents , who is honestly really good.
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.