Vedalken Engineer

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.

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

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Vedalken Engineer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Vedalken Engineer Discussion

Rorolith on Opponents will do nothing

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.

Rorolith on Opponents will do nothing

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.

Clash of Wills can be replaced by Condescend as it helps to dig for what you need and does the same thing as Clash of Wills.

Unless you're working on a budget, very good lands in modern for your colours of deck is Flooded Strand and Hallowed Fountain. Have fun with your deck :)

thom-le on Saheeli's Ironworks (KCI) [Primer]

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!

psionictemplar on Rage Extractor

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.

  1. Does only having 20 lands let you cast your spells at a reasonable pace?

  2. Are you aware that Spellskite doesn't trigger Rage Extractor.

  3. What are your goals for the deck as far as being consistent and fast?

Cards that I think can help.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Semblance Anvil This is one I'm not completely sure will help but imprinting an artifact creature could make things interesting, I suppose.

  5. Noxious Revival Fits the theme of the deck and gives you some play against hate cards.

Just some ideas for thought. Hope it helps.

BlackoutX on Emry Edh Deck

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.

TypicalTimmy on Will there Ever Be a ...

8 months 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.

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