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Shadow of the Colossus | Pure Artifact Affinity

Modern Affinity Artifact Colorless Combo Competitive Infect



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This deck originally started when I was theory crafting a way of using only artifact cards that cost , coupled with affinity cards with no lands or mana rocks whatsoever. However, the deck was fairly slow with very little draw power, but we still could bring out a massive Blightsteel Colossus on turn 5 or 6 pretty consistently. Now I decided to up the ante a bit by adding the land Darksteel Citadel, as well as mana generating artifacts like Mox Opal, Paradise Mantle, and Springleaf Drum. I used to use both Street Wraith and Gitaxian Probe for draw, but ever since probe was banned I added mana generators for Thoughtcast which proves to be a lot more effective. With the mana generators we're able to get a Blightsteel Colossus out on the battlefield as early as turn 3 and swing for lethal on turn 4. The sideboard includes and alternate sort of beatdown strategy that I am still testing out, but essentially you can swap out Blightsteel Colossus and Mycosynth Golem for Ensoul Artifact and Darksteel Relic just in case your Mycosynth Golem or Blightsteel Colossus get removed or interrupted in match one.

Example starting hand: Ornithopter, Memnite, Mox Opal, Springleaf Drum, Paradise Mantle, Darksteel Citadel, and Welding Jar (or any other zero drop artifact).

T1: Literally dump your whole hand onto your field, tap either your Darksteel Citadel, Mox Opal or Springleaf Drum (you had to tap either Darksteel Citadel or Mox Opal previously to put Springleaf Drum into play) and a creature to equip Paradise Mantle to Memnite or Ornithopter.

T2: Draw Mycosynth Golem and put it into play by tapping Darksteel Citadel, Mox Opal, and your creatures with Springleaf Drum and Paradise Mantle for four mana to cast Mycosynth Golem since its cost is reduced by seven because you control seven artifacts.

T3: Draw Blightsteel Colossus and put it into play by following the same steps from turn two. Blightsteel Colossus now has affinity for artifacts from Mycosynth Golem being in play and its cost is reduced by eight, so now all you need to do is tap for four mana again to have an 11/11 creature with indestructible, trample, and infect on the field to swing in next turn potentially for lethal.

This combo isn't entirely fleshed out, but it is possible to assemble and there are multiple ways to do it. Any and all suggestions are welcome and be sure to leave an upvote if you liked my deck, thanks!


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This deck is Modern legal.

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Top rank #8 on 2015-01-25
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