Voltaic Key


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Uncommon
Urza's Saga (USG) Uncommon

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Voltaic Key


, : Untap target artifact.

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Voltaic Key Discussion

cdkime on Infinte turn combo using AMELET ...

1 week ago

There's no reason for Amulet of Vigor or Unwinding Clock. Voltaic Key will be sufficient on its lonesome.

Any infinite turn deck really should run white for Grand Abolisher. Then you can happily take turn after turn after turn, eventually assembling a winning combo. Or just run Laboratory Maniac and mill yourself one turn at a time.

Blue should give you sufficient card draw to safely avoid using too many tutors. You can probably get by with just the blue artifact-only tutors or Enlightened Tutor (presuming you have cantrips).

StonedJesus on Infinte turn combo using AMELET ...

1 week ago

So I recently had the idea to pair Amulet of Vigor with Time Vault to get an immediate extra turn. I want to build a deck around this idea so I need your help Brainstorming some cards. It'll have to be Vintage, I suppose, but I might just make it a conceptual casual deck. I was thinking of running various shock-lands so I'll always have them untapped with Amulet of Vigor or just shock myself if I don't. I'll need tutor spells, of course, and a way to make the combo infinite, maybe with Voltaic Key. Color is regardless, though I was thinking of running blue for Trinkit Mage and counterspells and black for tutors and such. What do you think, any suggestions for cards to make this work and cards that benefit from entering untapped?

Wolfrage76 on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

1 week ago

WalkingIllusion The infect stuff was based on the idea that I can use recurrsion to keep using them to drop infect counters on people and the creatures could just walk in. But I did pull all but Inkmoth nexus (because I can use it with hatred to instakill a player if needed) and a Phyrexian Juggernaut (which would work sweet with Blade of Selves and the Mirage Mirror to take out multiple people at once). Blightsteel Colossus is listed but I'm actually running the Darksteel Colossus instead because Blightsteel colossus is kinda boring to play. I may go back to an infect version but I'm liking the direction this is going now. As for your counterspells suggestion, I need to decide if I'm going with cheap CMC counters or some of the bigger ones.

jpsuchecki So Skeleton Shard is a good idea - need to fig out what to replace. Buried Ruin will go in and replace another land - I also have Academy Ruins which is sweet, but more ways to pull from my graveyard gives me more of an excuse to run Codex Shredder ;) Command Tower - not sure how I didn't add that. And probably Command Beacon too since Vela isn't cheap to cast. Rhystic Study... I.. want to add it... but i always want to add it... but "didja pay yer 1?? didja pay yer 1??" really starts to annoy my local group ;)

Ledian Hmm. I think i may have Steel Overseer. I do agree there are better options than Seer's Lantern, and I think I will add Voltaic Key.

Thanks, y'all!

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

1 week ago

Looks good, have you considered Steel Overseer maybe take out Seer's Lantern and add a Voltaic Key

Bchong on Grixis Granny

2 weeks ago

Dude your list is almost Tier 1... though I can suggest a few cards...besides lands cause that's pretty obvious

Winds of Change Mind Stone Negate more bounce spells is really it. I guess more hate cards like Faerie Macabre. If you want to go so far you can even play some light stax pieces like Winter Orb though I doubt it will do much...

you can probably cut the Paradox Engine, Voltaic Key, Sensei's Divining Top, Etherium Sculptor Sunken Hollow. Etherium Sculptor doesn't do enough for the amount of mana rocks you have

Its probably best for you to just race your opponents for the win...fast mana is just better than the hate cards available. Other than that all you really have left is graveyard hate...and cards like Planar Void are really bad for you.

K34 on Triad of Shenanigans

3 weeks ago

Voltaic Key couldn't hurt.

Juha on Kurkesh Om Nom Nom

3 weeks ago

Yeah, man! Chalice of the Void is a great suggestion! Voltaic Key is the only CMC 1 card so that should work well.

I went for Magma Jet instead of Lightning Bolt because of the scry 2. It helps to find the combo cards. I've even concidered Spark Jolt.

Hissp on Godo Neheb Kiki Combo

1 month ago

sonnet666 Thanks for looking at the deck and providing feedback!! I updated the description to explain the mana used to assemble the infinite combo. Responses to the rest of your feedback are as follows:

  • Nim Deathmantle gives intimidate. It's unlikely that all 3 opponents will have an artifact/black creature with which to block, so 14 damage (and thus 14 mana) can be fairly safely assumed on the combo turn barring creature/artifact removal or stax disruption.

  • Nim Deathmantles color-changing and type-changing effects override the equipped creatures previous colors and creature types. After Nim Deathmantle becomes equipped to a creature, that creature will be a black Zombie, not any other colors or creature types. Skirk Prospector cannot sac non-goblin zombies. Thermopod is too difficult to tutor with Heirloom Blade.

  • Argentum Armor comes down AND attaches itself to Godo for FREE. It can destroy 2 permanents per turn, which is a great plan B if stax pieces are hosing the Kiki combo, especially for extra turn wins. Please give additional feedback on why this shouldn't be included.

  • Dowsing Dagger 's primary purpose is to provide mana to cast Last Chance if we've tapped out to equip Blade of Selves. Sometimes we won't have the 2 mountains needed for Sword of Feast and Famine. Aggravated Assault does provide great synergy, but it's also very obviously threatening, hard to cast before Godo if we're running rituals, and hard to activate without Dowsing Dagger before turn 5. Dowsing Dagger can also be attached to smaller creatures to provide ramp. This deck needs 6 or 8 mana or more at once, not 4 mana in both main phases.

  • I'm open to swapping out Pyrokinesis, but it hits all the stax creatures we need for 0 mana, and surprises LabMan combos with a loss when we're tapped out. "Do you ever see it in cEDH" isn't the best argument for tuning a mono-red deck that's actively burning cards for gas.

  • Possibility Storm is in the Ruric Thar, the Unbowed deck on your list. While I understand it synergizes with Thar's ability, it doesn't affect our game plan in the slightest and creates a mess for most other decks. Do you think it's not powerful enough to warrant playing? I'm open to swapping it out, but it seems as debilitating as landing Blood Moon.

  • Winds of Change and Widespread Panic are in the deck to shuffle equipment back into our library where we want it. The deck goes off a turn or two slower if it ends up drawing Nim Deathmantle or any of the other combo piece of equipment we need. Winds of Change is in the Purphoros, God of the Forge deck on your list, which is the highest tier a mono-red deck is listed in. Widespread Panic is a flex spot, so I'd be open to cutting it if it underperforms, but it hoses top-deck tutors and generally punishes fetch-lands and tutoring in general. By the time we're tutoring with Godo we shouldn't need cards in hand.

  • Aven Mindcensor makes our deck useless. Abrade kills that. It kills opponents' creatures about to win them the game. It's in a lot of top tier decks. It fires at instant speed. It seems like the best artifact removal we can run.

  • Mogg Salvage is a flex spot. It's is in the deck because it can remove a stax piece for free on the combo turn (when we need gas) and occasionally ruin someone else's combo when we're tapped out. I could be swapped out.

  • Thorn of Amethyst could be cut. It's main purpose is to fight Counterspells and to slow people down.

  • Lightning Greaves are awful in this deck. They prevent Hammer of Nazahn from targeting Godo. You can't equip things to creatures with shroud.

  • I'll have to test rituals vs. rocks. Right now I'm embracing this list as a glass-canon, similar to Sidisi, Undead Vizier. Aggressive mulligans often lead casting Godo, Possibility Storm, Blood Moon, or Magus of the Moon by turn 2. Basalt Monolith, Worn Powerstone, and Voltaic Key are at the top of my list for rocks to add because they net the most mana for least cmc. Fellwar Stone and Everflowing Chalice are already in the deck.

  • I've run Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator in earlier iterations of the deck. Panharmonicon is hard to combo with casting Godo quickly, it usually takes an extra turn at best, at which point why bother? Strionic Resonator effectively makes Godo cost 2 extra mana to cast to provide any value.

  • Magus of the Moon has been in the deck since inception, you must have missed it.

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