Whirler Virtuoso

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Kaladesh Uncommon

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Whirler Virtuoso

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

UpperDeckerTaco on Need sideboard help for this ...

10 hours ago

So I have this deck, that seems to do very well with the current meta. There are some questions I want to bring up and would like some assistance in addressing them...

Here's the deck:


Elder Deep-Fling

Standard UpperDeckerTaco

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The deck's goal is to be aggressive while having a late game finisher to close out games that end up out of reach from getting overpowered on the ground or my board getting swept.

The main issue is the sideboard, but there are some things in the main deck that I would also like to address.

Main deck questions:

How does the curve look?

Do I have the correct number of Bristling Hydras and Glorybringers in the main?

Is Chandra, Torch of Defiance worth it?

Lathnu Hellion seems to eat my energy but does exactly what I want it to do Game 1: be aggressive. Is it perfectly acceptable to run them? Or should I just put Whirler Virtuoso main?

Sideboard questions:

With Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger being a threat that is very hard to deal with for RUG, should I run some number of Declaration in Stone to try to deal with the Eldrazi titan? Or just try to beat them to the punch and hope they don't hit a Turn 4 Ulamog?

Kozilek's Return doesn't seem very good against Zombies because of all the static pump effects they have in the decks, is it worth running because it's good against most other aggro decks? Or should I run Radiant Flames instead for that extra point of damage, even though I will lose out on the synergy with Elder Deep-Fiend?

Should I run Prowling Serpopard over Tireless Tracker in the sideboard to bring in against control decks? Tracker gives me card advantage, but Cat-Snake allows me to resolve my threats...

*Any other suggestions that are not requested above are welcome.

BonVoyYawg on I'm Invincible!

3 days ago

zekhet: Okay so Harsh Mentor is a card I'm... Really not too sure of myself. He's extremely situational and to be honest I think as far as Aetherworks Marvel decks go, Manglehorn is just the better card even though it's higher CMC. And, yes, the activations need to be from an artifact, creature or land on the battlefield. So things like Scrapheap Scrounger or zombies/embalming are happening from the graveyard and dodge the Mentor's hate. However things on the battlefield will be triggering Mentor, here are a few examples:

  • Vehicles like Heart of Kiran, any time you crew, take Mentor damage
  • Pretty much any Tap abilities that don't produce mana, this includes Aetherworks Marvel's tap ability to do it's free spell.
  • Honestly everything with a colon like Cost:Effect

There's a crap load of those types of effects. And since I'm on the subject, here's a quick look at the Top 8 Decklist and what cards Harsh Mentor will trigger on.... For both our benefit xD

Okay, think that should cover most of the big meta things. It was actually really helpful for myself to type that list up because I totally DIDN'T sideboard Harsh Mentor the 4c energy deck I played against tonight who had 4x Longtusk Cubs and that would've been the perfect answer.. All well. Now we're both prepared xD

gumbogogo on 5 Color Modules

5 days ago

Oh, you don't have to sell me on Whirler Virtuoso. It's a really strong card if I have the other pieces, but it's generally weaker than Architect of the Untamed and Aethersphere Harvester. It's in the sideboard, but only because I want to make sure I'm in a slow enough matchup before I play it.

What you said about not messing with blue mana would usually be correct, but in all of my playtesting, I haven't really had any trouble casting any of my spells. If it ever does get too rough, though, I'll look into using Spire of Industry.

Gonti's Aether Heart certainly does go infinite with Virtuouso. Saheeli Rai is a little weird, but it costs 3 less mana than Heart does and the ult is a little cheeky for this deck in particular (though you'd probably only ever want to use the -2 ability). I'm currently looking in to testing Tezzeret the Schemer in her place, but Gonti's Aether Heart may make it's way into the sideboard with Whirler Virtuoso.

Thanks for the suggestions!

gumbogogo on 5 Color Modules

6 days ago

Oh, you don't have to sell me on Whirler Virtuoso. It's a really strong card if I have the other pieces, but it's generally weaker than Architect of the Untamed and Aethersphere Harvester. It's in the sideboard, but only because I want to make sure I'm in a slow enough matchup before I play it.

What you said about not running messing with blue mana would usually be correct, but in all of my playtesting, I haven't really had any trouble casting any of my spells. If it ever does get too rough, though, I'll look into using Spire of Industry.

Gonti's Aether Heart certainly does go infinite with Virtuouso. Saheeli Rai is a little weird, but it costs 3 less mana than Heart does and the ult is a little cheeky for this deck in particular (though you'd probably only ever want to use the -2 ability). I'm currently looking in to testing Tezzeret the Schemer in her place, but Gonti's Aether Heart may make it's way into the sideboard with Whirler Virtuoso.

Thanks for the suggestions!

the.beanpole on 5 Color Modules

6 days ago

I'd cut Saheeli. No reason to mess with blue mana for a 1-of. Might add Gonti's Aether Heart + Whirler Virtuoso. Those two plus either Decoction Module or Winding Constrictor (or 2x Decoction Module + Winding Constrictor, etc.) go infinite. Gonti's Aether Heart even gives you an extra turn to swing with all the dudes you just made. They both synergize well with the deck in general too. Overall, this looks like a really fun shell!

UpperDeckerTaco on Deep-Fiend Marvel

1 week ago

Also, I think you can actually trim about 1-2 lands for about 1-2 Whirler Virtuoso in the main. It is great at producing energy, as well as being 3 CMC for Emerge.

UpperDeckerTaco on U/G Crush Ramp

2 weeks ago

Here's a suggestion, why not play a Bant or Temur Crush deck? Why you ask...Oaths!!!

Bant Crush would allow you to play a midrange game without worrying about having weird and useless ramp spells late game. The oaths are still great and people forget about the other Oaths. Oath of Gideon is just value. When you just are able to recur it when you play a Crush. As well as Oath of Nissa, and even Oath of Jace. Drawing cards is what you want. Now creatures assist in this, especially those with ETB effects, such as Rogue Refiner and Renegade Rallier. It's a way to grind through your deck and the match up and always get value.

Temur allows you to use Oath of Chandra as a recurring removal spell, so instead of Oath of Gideon you would use Chandra's Oath. You still get Rogue Refiner, but instead of Renegade Rallier you get a recursive Whirler Virtuoso. The value is there!

Both ways I feel can be viable. You might not need to necessarily ramp too much, just put ramp creatures into play such as Servant of the Conduit, which would go well with a sub-energy theme. Hell, even use Cryptolith Rite. People keep forgetting that is a card and it can ramp you pretty hard. Especially with tokens and such.

Asterfix on Pia's Choice

3 weeks ago

Honestly the 6 cost of it turns me off. I ended up adding in a Decoction Module and won a game with Whirler Virtuoso and 2x Reckless Fireweavers. With enough low cost creatures I was able to get 9 energy counters pretty quickly, all artifact creatures, and then spam out 4 thopters. After Whirler and Fireweaver were out I just played every artifact creature I had. Kept drawing into more and Implement of Combustion helped alot. Playing the 3 implements gave me 3 extra damage, 3 extra cards, and 3 extra pings from my 2 fireweavers.

With Reckless Fireweaver you need some regular artifacts to help it out. Aetherflux Reservoir is a great choice if you are willing to trim down the cost of your deck. With red/blue I like to keep a 3 maximum mana cost with only 3-4 4 cost cards so I can spam pings and draw. Honestly every set has favored red / blue to be a castithon.

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