Creature — Vedalken Artificer
When Whirler Virtuoso enters the battlefield, you get (three energy counters).
Pay : Create a 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying.
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Whirler Virtuoso Discussion
1 month ago
3 months ago
I could try to put one more Decoction Module on the sideboard for a one more sweeper in MD... but I don't know. Deck felt great and fun, not broken, of course. At the moment I don't have problems finding Altar of the Brood. The combo with Whirler Virtuoso I never pulled off at all. For the energy payoffs, Harnessed Lightning functions as a payoff too, thats why I put that first in the list... But Aethergeode Miner is the last piece of the combo that I usually put on the battlefield, so it generate energy in the moment it entered the battlefield.
3 months ago
Maybe the deck could more be shifted into more of a control shell with the combo, utilizing cards like Ojutai's Command to play more of a late game if the combo doesn't work early, maybe this instead of the Whirler Virtuoso combo. Reflector Mage could also be strong instead of Harnessed Lightning in disrupting aggro strategies and not wasting precious energy, but I can't really tell becasue I haven't played the deck. Also, could Teferi, Time Raveler be good in the control snese and becasue he helps dig for the combo?
3 months ago
I_Want_To_PlayAllTheDecks, Silence and Leyline of Sanctity are good cards, indeed. Dispel could be good too... But we need to make room for then. Maybe the combo with Whirler Virtuoso is not that necessary, what saves us two cards. Leyline in the sideboard is a bit more complicated I think... More sweepers could be good in agressive metas, either Anger of the Gods os Supreme Verdict. Dovin's Veto is better, I agree.
1 year ago
Magus_of_the_Brothels definitely the creatures that benefit from tons of energy such as Whirler Virtuoso and Aetherwind Basker . Our games in our group are grindy enough for me to get quite a bit of energy even without dropping in some infinite combos. However I do like Overwhelming Stampede after I buffed a creature up. It feels pretty fair winning by smashing face with some big creatures.
1 year ago
Hey, there's some good cards here, but if you're playing this deck at FNM then unfortunately the historic theme is not the direction you want to go, it's too slow and the synergies are honestly not very good.
Jeskai is fine and my advice is turn this deck into Jeskai artifacts with Sai, Tezzeret and Zahid with many low cost artifacts like Mox, Fountain of Renewal and Treasure Map Flip. I see Sia and Zahid in the main deck and Tezzeret in the sideboard; I suggest building the deck around them. Play red and white for removal Seal Away to keep you alive while you set-up the artifact strategies.
Until rotation you could play an energy theme with Whirler Virtuoso, Glimmer of Genius, Aether Hub and Harnessed Lightning. These cards are all budget. Whirler can make artifact Thopters. Hub with energy is great for a three color manabase. Until rotation you can also add Prophetic Prism and the very powerful with Thopters Inspiring Statuary with Banefire as a ramp finisher spell.
If you're playing at FNM then ignore trying to make your deck ready for post rotation right now especially if you can add a bunch of good budget cards each less than $1. Even if you only get two months of play they're worth it.
Here's an example until rotation:
- 4x Sai
- 3x Whirler
- 1x Zahid (more in the sideboard)
- 2x Tezzeret
- 4x Fountain
- 4x Prism
- 2x Map
- 2x Mox
- 3x Statuary
- 4x Harnessed
- 2x Seal (more in the sideboard)
- 3x Glimmer
- 2x Banefire
I suggest getting your hands on a playset of Sai he's less than $2 right now. Post rotation he's a big reason to continue to play artifacts.
1 year ago
Lightning Runner can provide infinite combats either by having four copies of it or with enough copies of Aetherwind Basker. There's also a 3 piece infinite combo between Whirler Virtuoso and Gonti's Aether Heart with either Panharmonicon or Decoction Module.
1 year ago
Okay, I get it... Hmmm.
This combo needs 4 cards to go infinite, and 5 cards to win instantly. Out of all of these cards, Whirler Virtuoso is the only one that is somewhat good on its own.
On top of the combo itself being pretty clunky, you've got a lot of clunky support cards. Fabricate doesn't really accomplish anything. It techically does, but you use 3 mana and a card, to get another card. If can play that card right away, or it causes you to win the turn after or something, Fabricate might have been pretty useful, but if that't not the case, it's very close to being, pay three mana, do nothing.
Mechanized Production - Does do something for you, it's just slow and clunky.
I don't think 20 lands is enough with a curve like this.
If you want it to be competitive, I suggest you find another, more simple combo, one that needs fewer pieces, which is probably the optimal choice, or you keep where you're heading and you streamline the crap out of this list.
And then you focus on getting cards that work along side your combo pieces. Decoction Module will always be trash, you can't run from that, but it'll be included as a necessay evil in order to get the combo online.
You could play Mind Stone to speed up things, and get a draw in the lategame. You could play Trinket Mage, which supports Panharmonicon. Out of Trinket, you could then include a couple silver bullet cards like Pithing Needle to take care of planeswalker when you need to, Altar of the Brood to make your combo win on the spot, Brittle Effigy as searchable removal, Walking Ballista as a your late game and Relic of Progenitus as anti grave.