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Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters) [Primer]

Commander / EDH Artifact Casual Four Color Primer Rock WUBR

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A token-heavy, alternate win-conditions, artifact-centric Breya, Etherium Shaper deck that's as good as it is fun! Presenting....

Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters)



TREASURE!


Please UPVOTE if you love treasure!!


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 and answer problems on the board.
Not drawing what you need? Tutor for them! Not drawing enough? Draw more! Has it died? Bring it back!
  • Baleful Strix - A very handy flying blocker with deathtouch that also lets you draw a card when you cast it.
  • Goblin Welder - You can swap out a "free" 1/1 Thopter for something meaty that ended up in your graveyard.
  • Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain - Lots of draw!
  • Mind's Eye - Pay 1 to draw a card. Yes please.
  • Phyrexian Arena - Pay 1 life to draw a card? Also yes please...
  • Read the Bones and Sign in Blood - Some solid black card draw.
  • Reverse Engineer - Card draw with improvise!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Skullclamp - The best card in the game to pop onto 1/1 Thopters to get yourself 2 new shiny cards to play with.
  • Tezzeret, Artifice Master - Not only can he make thopters, he can also draw you a card!
  • Thopter Spy Network - A free Thopter every turn, plus, if you can hit someone with one, you get to draw a card too.
You need some rocks and you need some ramps. This is EDH after all... Plus, some mana fixing for 4 colours is always lovely.
  • Eerie Interlude - Not only does this act as protection but it will re-trigger ETB effects.
  • 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!
  • Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice - There are so many uses for this card.
  • Unwinding Clock - Untap all those artifacts every turn (including the artifact lands)!
  • Vedalken Orrery - And then cast everything in other people's turns.

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!

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IN:
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!
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!
This was a pretty major rebuild and I have archived the discussion up to this point. I removed most of the typical Breya infinite combos but left in those that synergise with the thopter theme.

The idea of this update was to turn the deck into something a little more unique and a bit more fun to play, as well as to run some of the more interesting cards from C18!

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+1 Path to Exile main
-1 City of Brass main
+1 Revel in Riches main
+1 Ancient Den main
+1 Loyal Apprentice main
+1 Great Furnace main
-1 Exotic Orchard main
+1 Phyrexian Arena main
+1 Read the Bones main
-1 Lotus Petal main
-1 Ghostly Prison main
-1 Ash Barrens main
+1 Sword of the Meek main
+1 Master Trinketeer main
-1 Time Sieve main
+1 Steam Vents main
-1 Sol Ring main
+1 Pitiless Plunderer main
-1 Treasure Map  Flip main
+1 Dispatch main
and 176 other change(s)