you need Unwinding Clock .
And i prefer Master Transmuter over etherium sculptor for discount artifacts and shennanigans.
May 24, 2012 9:39 a.m.
unwinding clock is a good idea but i dont really know what i would take out for everflowing chalice and contagion engine. master transmuter would be good if i had more expensive artifacts but seeing as i only have darksteel forge it doesn't seem worth it to put it in. thanks for the suggestion though
May 24, 2012 10:19 a.m.
Throw in a Blinkmoth Urn for great mana. or a playset of cloudposts.
May 28, 2012 1:44 p.m.
May 28, 2012 2:26 p.m.
i do like thirst for knowledge and thoughtcast better than think twice. the lodestone myr is one of the kill cards because if i have 3ish artifact creatures im not attacking with plusat least 3 or 4 other artifacts i can tap them and have a 9/9 trample and then with unwinding clock i can do it all over again during my opponents turn if i need a large blocker and im not indestructible. thats my reasoning behind him. i do like the sphinx summoner though. thanks for the suggestions.
May 29, 2012 9:48 a.m.
This name is legal on the site? Either way, I laughed out loud. +1 for the name and deck. I'm not sure whether to love or hate artifact decks.
June 23, 2012 12:46 a.m.
By the way, the format is Legacy because of Artifact lands.
June 23, 2012 12:48 a.m.
I'd replace card:Venser's Journal with Pristine Talisman . The mana ramp/life gain goes along well with the theme of this deck, certainly so with Unwinding Clock . Then you could also drop a land and replace it with something else (another Counterspell perhaps?). I really don't see the need for the journal.
June 29, 2012 11:49 a.m.
Venser's journal pairs with blue sun's zenith and all of the other cards used to draw, i can usually get it out turn 4ish so i start gaining at least 4 life per turn then a bit later in the game i can blue sun's zenith for at least 6 cards and gain even more life and most likely have the final piece of the puzzle. Thanks for the suggestion though.
June 29, 2012 11:58 a.m.
I think you should invest in the newer Baleful Strix . It's got less power, but drawing a card is never a waste.
June 29, 2012 12:16 p.m.
I do like Baleful Strix. Thanks everybody for all the feedback and up-votes!
June 29, 2012 1:10 p.m.
Take out High Tide , you don't have enough islands to make it worth it.
You should try to get more of the artifact lands.
Take out card:Venser's Journal, you don't have that many draw effects.
July 3, 2012 4:44 p.m.
+1 just on the name alone.
August 6, 2012 12:24 a.m.
August 6, 2012 9:24 a.m.
Dang dude sick artifact deck. I made the Engines of Destruction deck but I don't know if its as good.
August 15, 2012 3:56 a.m.
Thanks man, it's taken a lot of tweaking but it works pretty well.
August 15, 2012 12:01 p.m.
August 17, 2012 9:51 p.m.
August 17, 2012 9:53 p.m.
Glimmervoid is definitely wanted in this deck, I'd also look into using Master of Etherium and/or Master Transmuter for their shenanigans. If you want some counters go for Assert Authority or Override either way they will be denied, I love those spells. +1 for me
September 14, 2012 11:58 a.m.
@ dukenickyGlimmervoid is one I want but haven't bought yet, I've thought about Master of Etherium not sure what I would take out maybe Lodestone Myr ? I would use Master Transmuter if I had more expensive artifacts, but seeing as Darksteel Forge is the only high priced artifact Arcum Dagsson works well especially if I haven't drawn it yet. I like the counters but Im not a huge fan of running counters in a deck like this because they take up card slots and usually I'll have something else in my hand to replace what what was removed, or countered. thanks for your suggestion and upvote.
September 14, 2012 12:27 p.m.
Energy Chamber could be great with all your artifact creatures its another Steel Overseer , as well as if you can manage a 4th of Vault of Whispers and Ancient Den would help for the artifact count. Affinity wise Myr Enforcer and Frogmite can make good quick jumps into play and get potentially huge. Etched Champion should be in here since you will always be running metalcraft, its very good chance that it'll just walk past the opponent's guards. Lodestone Myr is nice for trample and growth, but is overall kinda not helpful. Another great game ending card that can get cheap was one of my fav's when I started: Broodstar . Leonin Abunas can Hexproof your field. Darksteel Juggernaut
September 16, 2012 3:07 a.m.
Very cool deck, man. 1 drop draw two cards is just great haha. +1 from me :D
October 13, 2012 2:44 a.m.
Nice deck. Have you thought about Thinker? And, after having played it, can you believe how much goodness is packed into a single Baleful Strix?
November 16, 2012 2:20 p.m.
November 16, 2012 2:44 p.m.
November 19, 2012 7:13 p.m.
November 19, 2012 7:22 p.m.
Thanks everybody who has up voted this deck and given me suggestions.
November 27, 2012 4:17 p.m.
November 29, 2012 5:17 p.m.
@ Gbwiz I like Tempered Steel but Steel Overseer does kinda the same thing and it can block, I've never really been a fan of planeswalkers though, they're always attacked as soon as they hit the battlefield in my playgroup so to me it seems like a waste, thanks for your suggestions though.@ResurrectedSage I have a friend who plays an evil Armageddon deck so Crucible of Worlds and Sundering Titan would be great to sideboard and try and beat him to destroying the lands. Thanks for the suggestions and up-vote!
November 30, 2012 1:35 a.m.
No problems dude, artifacts used to be my bread and butter. Now I'm more multi-faceted but love passing on my fave tricks.
November 30, 2012 2:07 a.m.
I know it has been mentioned above but Master Transmuter would be great for this deck. the 'blink' ability works well with ETB effects from Sphinx Summoner and Baleful Strix . blinking also saves your creatures from targeted spells as well.I can also suggest Skeleton Shard or Trading Post for recursion.
December 2, 2012 2:40 a.m.
December 2, 2012 2:47 a.m.
I'd personally recommend Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas as an alternate win con. He goes off the turn after you play him. You should have enough artifacts out there to make it a quite substantial hit, if not a game ender.
December 6, 2012 1:06 a.m.
December 7, 2012 2:03 p.m.
If you want a lot of artifacts out at once, I'd also recommend Nuisance Engine if it fits your style
December 8, 2012 2:56 p.m.
Since it's only non-creature artifacts, I'm not too sure that it's worth it.
December 10, 2012 5:27 p.m.
Great deck, only downside is I see it losing to a faster deck. That's the only draw back in my opinion, odds of that happening are slim though. I made a deck called urza's creatons, its wicked fast, could be the kind of deck to cause serious problems if it got rolling first. Love the name by the way. haha
December 10, 2012 11:20 p.m.
Thanks, but yeah I do tend to have problems with incredibly quick decks, unless I can get Ethersworn Canonist out quickly to slow them up a bit. Playtested your deck by the way, seems okay, but it seems like you have to many high cost cards especially with a deck that only does artifact mana ramp, it was around turn 5 when I could play Steel Hellkite and by then I had 2 other ones as well. I only playtested it once so I may have been unlucky.
December 11, 2012 10:53 a.m.
December 11, 2012 1:07 p.m.
yeah if that's the case then it would definitely give my deck a run for its money.
December 12, 2012 12:31 a.m.
Nice deck dude, loved the Ethersworn Canonist and 3 color sinergy as well.
Take a look on my deck, maybe you can get (or give) some ideas: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/shard-menace/.
December 13, 2012 7:11 p.m.
Thanks, I'm in the process of getting Glimmervoid s I like Broodstar over Master of Etherium just because of flying and when I play him its usually late game. Not really a fan of plansewalkers, they never work for me, everyone in my play group swings for planeswalkers right away and they end up as a waste of card slots. I checked out your deck looks pretty solid, Sharding Sphinx is a really cool card.
December 14, 2012 1:54 a.m.
I probably could, but mana's not really an issue, thanks though!
December 17, 2012 7:47 p.m.
Ever thought of Freed from the Real ? Would allow for repeated master transmutations to continue. Also, with the amount of actual white spells, you might want less white mana. throw in more islands to make it work better.
December 19, 2012 12:37 p.m.
i like ur creatures, wish i had the funds for certain creatures u got
I have an artifact deck as well.. anyways, nice deck!
March 26, 2013 10:51 p.m.
Ever think about Vault Skirge ? It would help you in multiplayer to gain some easy life, and you can force it out early if necessary (with HP)
June 21, 2013 1:07 a.m.
I would replace Darksteel Forge by Spellskite - Forge is too expensive and possibility of play this card is to small in my opinion. Spellskite is a really strong card which could give you more protection and control from burn, kill etc. I think that change would be great.
December 8, 2013 1:23 p.m.
February 4, 2014 3:51 p.m.
Hmm... what about Wurmcoil Engine ? Having Esper allows for lifegain.
March 18, 2014 6:50 p.m.
+1 for the name. Takes quite a dump on the artifact deck I've made.
March 18, 2014 6:50 p.m.
Not actual Grixis Cruel Control; I don't see any Cruel Ultimatum.
November 12, 2014 9:23 p.m.
Haha you totally stole the name I was going to use for my artifact deck
August 5, 2016 10:29 p.m.
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