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Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters) [Primer]

Commander / EDH Artifact Casual Four Color Primer Rock WUBR




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Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters)


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PLEASE NOTE: This is (as all good decks should be) an ever evolving work in progress thanks to the great comments from other tappedout users. Please check any "EDIT" remarks at the bottom of this description if the main description no longer makes sense as I might have moved some of the cards out.

Shout out to helpful users that have made valuable comments to improve the deck: Betulas, Stefouch. Thank you! Please note that this deck was inspired by the very cool Revel in Artifacts - check it out and give it an upvote.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen. It's time to break out your Breya, Etherium Shaper - but we aren't all about infinite combos! This deck is all about staying alive and winning when your opponents least expect it.... by hoarding ALL THE ARTIFACTS! It's not STAX, it's TREASURE and THOPTERS!!

"How does it work?" I hear you cry, or maybe that's just the voices in my head, who knows? Who cares!? Here's why Breya has collected each of the lovely cards in this collection......

The primary aims of this deck are to win with one of the three cards below:
  • Revel in Riches - Collect all the treasure. There can never be enough to satisfy Breya's greed. However, there can be enough to win the game.
  • Mechanized Production - Collect all the other artifacts!
  • Hellkite Tyrant - People being mean to you? Steal THEIR artifacts and win that way instead!

That being said, this is a Breya deck, and so if you want to ensure that your "friends" don't get away and win without you, there are some high value cards that go in this deck (mentioned below for their individual benefits) that also just happen to combo out:
Breya's putting all her focus into hoarding those lovely lovely artifacts and artifact tokens. Here's how:
Seeing as Breya is too busy hoarding her lovely artifacts to worry about petty things like life totals, she's going to need some ways to stay alive.
Not drawing what you need? Tutor for them! Not drawing enough? Draw more! Has it died? Bring it back!
  • Trading Post - Swiss army knife of Artifacts. Use it to draw, to get your precious artifacts back from the graveyard, or just gain a bit of life if you need it. Really great when you chump block with a thopter then sac it to draw a card.
  • Baleful Strix - A very handy flying blocker with deathtouch that also lets you draw a card when you cast it.
  • Skullclamp - The best card in the game to pop onto 1/1 Thopters to get yourself 2 new shiny cards to play with.
  • Saheeli Rai - Handy little planeswalker friend that will help you generate more artifact tokens, repeat ETB effects, and tutor out lovely lovely artifacts for Breya to hoard.
  • Goblin Welder - You can swap out a "free" 1/1 Thopter for something meaty that ended up in your graveyard.
  • Enlightened Tutor and Diabolic Tutor - Grab that Anointed Procession or if you've already got a thousand tokens, get that Mechanized Production and win the game! Things looking dire? Grab that final combo piece!
  • Into the Roil - A handy little kicker cantrip that can also bounce something back to hand if required - an enemy big thing or Breya for a re-cast and more thopters!
  • Rhystic Study - One of the most annoying cards in the game to play against. "Have you paid for Rhystic Study??" will soon lose you all your friends.
  • Urza's Bauble - A cheap way to get a quick look at an opponent's card as well as drawing a card. If you manage to recur it later, even better!
You need some rocks and you need some ramps. This is EDH after all... Plus, some mana fixing for 4 colours is always lovely.
  • Ashnod's Altar - There are going to be a lot of artifact creature tokens knocking about so if you need some mana, here you go!
  • Azorius Signet, Dimir Signet, and Izzet Signet - Very useful colour fixing.
  • Chromatic Lantern - Important colour fixing staple.
  • Mana Crypt - On loan from a friend so I will use it!
  • Sol Ring - If you need me to justify this card, you need to go back to EDH 101.
  • Solemn Simulacrum - A nice bit of ramp and mana fixing, card draw when it dies, and then (thanks to all the graveyard recursion we have), do it all again!
  • Lotus Petal - Seems a bit weak right? Wrong! This card in the early game can ramp you very hard, especially if it lets you cast a mana rock a turn early. Couple that with some ways to recur it and it's brilliant for speeding up your game AND fixing mana.
  • Storm the Vault  Flip - So this is almost a Hoarding Enabler as it grants you Treasure for attacking, however it's likely to flip really fast so acts as a Tolarian Academy. That card is so good it's banned!
All good EDH decks should come with ~5 spot removal and ~5 board wipes. Or so my good friend Betulas tells me and seeing as he usually beats me he's either lying to trick me or he knows what he's talking about.
  • Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Dispatch, and Oblivion Ring - Classic spot removal, need no discussion in W/U decks.
  • Contract Killing - A little expensive as removal goes, but it makes you TWO Treasure tokens and therefore helps you win the game!
  • Cyclonic Rift - Really useful one-sided board "wipe". Yes, they don't die permanently, but they will not be bothering you for a while.
  • Phyrexian Rebirth - This one's like Fumigate but instead of getting lots of life you get one HUGE horror artifact creature token to swing in with afterwards. Or two of them if you have Anointed Procession out.
  • Blasphemous Act - If you get really desperate (or if you've already got a Darksteel Forge on the board...) then this can often get cast for one R mana and help you survive a big hit.
  • Strip Mine - No one likes land hate, but sometimes a girl gotta do what a girl gotta do....
  • Eldrazi Displacer - This is a handy creature that you can use to re-trigger ETB effects!
  • Ghirapur AEther Grid - A little janky, but you are hoping to have TONS of artifacts lying around. About to be your untap phase? Tap them all and ping some people/creatures!
  • Paradox Engine - There's a reasonable number of rocks in this deck so untapping them each time you cast a spell is really useful. Combined with Ghirapur AEther Grid it can lead to some nasty hits.
  • Marionette Master - Play this with the +1/+1 counters on it (remember your Panharmonicon and Strionic Resonator as Fabricate is a triggered ability!). Then every time Breya sacs two artifacts, someone is getting hurt pretty badly. Someone board wipes all your lovely tokens? That'll hurt them too...
  • Nim Deathmantle - A useful bit of kit to get around some removal, and it works very well with Breya's ETB ability.
  • Strionic Resonator - There are so many uses for this card. Imagine you've got Panharmonicon out and you're triggering twice as well....
  • Time Sieve - Fancy another turn? Got lots of Thopters? Sold!
There are a number of standard lands in here so I won't list them all, but I will mention the following:

Thanks for reading and if you liked it, put it in a folder, or feel like commenting then please do and please don't forget to UPVOTE and comment!!

So first reasonable edit. The main objective here was (after some playtesting) I needed to drop the mana curve a little to speed things up a bit and to focus the deck a touch. Thanks to comments from Betulas and Stefouch.
Just a little edit to tweak the preservation and via lands.
  • Sequestered Stash out for Mystifying Maze - I've never actually found myself using the Stash for anything other than colourless mana, so the Maze might help with staying alive.
  • Azorius Chancery out for Strip Mine - I'm still unsure about slow bounce lands so this one's been swapped for some targeted land hate. Just in case....
A reasonably large tweak exchanging out 13 cards. I won't go through each change individually but the overall process was to streamline the deck, reduce average CMC, and speed the whole thing up without losting potency. A couple of the removals were underperforming cards and the deck just felt a bit slow. This is a tweak before RIX release, which I am sure will lead to some more treasure cards that should be suitable for inclusion later!


I was given a Brass's Bounty at the RIX pre-release so that has gone in the deck in place of Curse of Opulence, which has yet created me any treasures in all my playtesting to date. I think this sorcery is pretty awesome if you combo it with Revel in Riches or Mechanized Production!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.11
Tokens 1/1 Servo, 1/1 Thopter, 0/1 Goat, Treasure, */* Horror, 1/1 Myr, 1/1 Bird
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