More Than Just a Relic of the Past

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This is my artifact goodstuff deck that I've tuned to thrive in a 75% meta as well as being able to adapt to a more casual pod if need be. The goal is to out-value everyone with artifact shenanigans and eventually find the combo pieces to win.


The gameplan is relatively simple, that is to assemble the combo pieces without getting killed. The main combos, as will be highlighted in the next section, is as follows:

We do have a contingency plan of Thopter army aggro beats (from either blinking Breya or SoM/Foundry) if for some reason all of our combo pieces are removed from the game. I do run a redundancy of combo pieces over more tutors in order to to blend in well in a 75% meta.

Aggro/Midrange Pod

In a more aggro pod, the priority is to either get Breya out ASAP to start pinging down problematic creatures or get our anti-aggro tech like Ensnaring Bridge. Eldrazi Displacer is also a good anti-aggro tech for blinking creatures in response to attacks and also gets dirty with Duplicant. If the pod is more midrange, Spine of Ish Sah/Duplicant is a great engine for setting up a creature removal loop with Master Transmuter/Goblin Welder. When it becomes too crowded, we have either Toxic Deluge or Ugin, the Spirit Dragon to boardwipe.

Combo Pod

If the pod is mostly combo players, the plan is to assemble a combo faster than the rest and we have the ability to do that.

Control Pod

This is probably the worst pod we can be in due to the nature of the cards they play, including mass artifact removals. Tutor for Cavern of Souls to prevent Breya, Etherium Shaper/Auriok Salvagers from getting countered. Saving Muddle the Mixture as a permission instead of a tutor should be prioritized.

The main combo involves Breya, Etherium Shaper + Nim Deathmantle/Eldrazi Displacer + Ashnod's Altar/Krark-Clan Ironworks/Grand Architect + 2 Thopters. With Nim Deathmantle, sacrifice Breya and 2 Thopters to either sac outlets to generate which will trigger Nim Deathmantle to bring Breya back with and net you and 2 more Thopters. Alternatively, with Eldrazi Displacer you only need to sac 2 Thopters for to blink Breya which will net you and 2 more Thopters. Repeat for ad infinitum for infinite colorless mana to be used to generate infinite Thopters, deal infinite damage, and gain infinite life with Breya.


The following infinites are my backup plans if I can't manage to assemble my main combos:


The following generates value:


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