Turn anything your opponent puts on the board into an artifact with Liquimetal Coating, then blow it up. Play the denial game by blowing up all their remove anything...etc.

Ideally you want to pop an Isochron Scepter with Smash to Smithereens or Destructive Revelry for re-usable destruction + damage in one.

Only drawback so far is you pretty much have to mulligan until you pull a starting hand with Liquimetal Coating. Unless you are facing Affinity...this deck is Affinity's worst nightmare.

If anyone has any suggestions for a way to tutor or draw into Liquimetal Coating instead, I am open to suggestions.


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I've also been toying around with using Pyromancer's Goggles in land destruction and if youre able to pull it off it gets pretty hilarious.

June 30, 2016 2:25 p.m.

Tweaked a few cards around to be able to fit Ancient Stirrings in there for the ability to dig for Isochron Scepter and Liquimetal Coating. Upped the count on the scepters to 4.

Not sure if my creature base is any good...I just picked those creatures for their artifact hate mechanics, wondering if I should drop them for generally better overall creatures and leave the artifact hate to my scepters and direct spells.

June 30, 2016 4:09 p.m.

Rootbound Crag over Rugged Highlands. And personally, I'm not a big fan of Fertile Thicket for this deck. You could end up putting what you need at the bottom of the deck with no way to shuffle them back to the top (maybe add a couple Wooded Foothills?). I'd run Temple of Abandon over Fertile Thicket.

Other cards to consider - Viridian Revel, Sculpting Steel, Buried Ruin, Reclamation Sage, Shattering Spree, Tel-Jilad Justice

July 4, 2016 1:30 p.m.

Lots of good recommendations, thanks :) I'll have to pick a few of those up. Wooded Foothills is a bit out of budget for me right now, the rest look doable though.

July 4, 2016 7:07 p.m.

Perhaps a couple Evolving Wilds then?

July 5, 2016 1:47 a.m.

Another strong suggestion. Looks like this deck might be getting a bit more work done than I thought :)

July 5, 2016 3:04 a.m.

Just bought this deck on TCGPlayer cause I wanted to get back into Magic. I can't wait to play with it.

July 5, 2016 10:27 p.m.

Cool, hope you like it :) Let me know what you think of it once you get to play a few hands with it.

July 6, 2016 12:29 a.m.

haha i have this deck, i use Viridian Corrupter as my win condition,
the red for smash and revelry seems legit though.
also Myr Landshaper

July 20, 2016 1:57 a.m.

Interesting choice of going red/green. Most artifact destruction lists (I don't know if there is a name for this kind of archtype) go blue/green. It has access to Trygon Predator for more destruction (not that you don't have enough or anything, just repeatable), Argent Mutation if needing another way for coating something, and Fabricate, Tezzeret the Seeker and Muddle the Mixture for tutoring out the coating... just some ideas, I don't want to sound pushy..

Some other things you might like are Oxidize, Voltaic Key, Myr Landshaper and Viridian Revel.

Love the deck, just wanted to help a little bit. Considering building one of these decks now, looks evil

July 27, 2016 1:58 a.m.

I really like Voltaic Key, that would allow either Liquimetal Coating or Isochron Scepter to get an extra use each turn. I had not originally considered blue, red and green seemed to have plenty of artifact hate, and they also had artifact hate with added damage via Smash to Smithereens and Destructive Revelry which match up perfectly with Isochron Scepter

So far, the only real weakness with this deck is its reliance on drawing Liquimetal and Isochron, Ancient Stirrings really helps with that though.

I just wish Ancient Stirrings was an instant, it would be awesome to imprint one of them into a scepter, then fish out all the rest of your coatings and scepters :)

July 27, 2016 6 p.m.
July 28, 2016 2:46 a.m.

I'll add him to the maybe list, had not seen him before :)

July 28, 2016 1:50 p.m.

I avidly really like this deck, it might be out of curve and price range but have you considered Mycosynth Lattice as a 2 of? It would help if your coating got destroyed.

July 28, 2016 2:15 p.m.

I had thought about Mycosynth Lattice but the high mana cost, and high cash cost of the card stopped me from using it. I was planning on seeing if I could sub in 4 Buried Ruin into the land base to help with retrieval in case someone destroys a coating or a sceptre, but so far it really has not been necessary. The games where I get out a coating on turn 2 and a sceptre on turn 3 are almost guaranteed wins because I can control the opponents mana base.

July 28, 2016 4:56 p.m.
August 4, 2016 11:52 a.m.

Dreadlight. I see what you are doing with that sideboard but even with the one suggested cheaper substitution that sideboard would be 50% more expensive than just the mainboard. That to me just seems a little extreme. Are there any suggestions you may have to make that a more reasonable purchase price because to me spending 50% more on 15 substitute cards than 60 consistently played cards is absurd.

August 4, 2016 7:19 p.m.

Well Surgical Extraction aren't that important cuz combo decks in my area aren't that expected, you could side in 1/1 of Anger of the Gods Feed the Clan for the 4 of, there cheap, or go for a red land destruction like Crumble to Dust not recommended. If you find something that stops opponents from removing Liquidmetal coating let me know.

August 7, 2016 1:41 a.m.

Ever consider myrs as your creature base? Myr Galvanizer is pretty broke and Myr Galvanizer + Palladium Myr + Voltaic Key is infinite tap and untaping, you could run a one of an mana symbol x spell and win with that as an alt win con, or isocron scepter the board to death.

August 7, 2016 9:31 p.m.

That is a possibility, I have been debating changing out the creatures in the deck, as they don't seem to do much for me as is.

August 7, 2016 11:12 p.m.

That's why I said that, I saw that you commented asking should you change them out... here's a perfect reason too

August 7, 2016 11:22 p.m.

I used to run this deck when scars of mirrodin was in standard. Have you considered Mimic Vat? people will hate you even more with an Acidic Slime being flashed in every turn.

August 9, 2016 2:45 p.m.

Interesting idea, I'll have to give that one some thought.

August 9, 2016 4:01 p.m.

You considered splashing blue for Argent Mutation, Myr Landshaper, Neurok Transmuter?

August 13, 2016 11 a.m.

Probably not worth it, Liquimetal Coating tends to be all I really need to wreck peoples plans. :)

August 14, 2016 12:04 a.m.

Honestly I'm surprised you don't have a rough time getting the Liquidmetal Coating out. With it being the center piece of this deck and only one way( Ancient Stirrings ) to really look for it. I would have guessed this deck had a lot of games where you have a ton of artifact removal in your hand and no way to make things artifacts. I would consider something like Gamble because even at its worse case if you discard it you still have Buried Ruin to get it back. It has a bit of a upper end price though. If you want to avoid the (roughly) 13 dollar a piece price tag maybe something like Faithless Looting might get you through the deck faster to find Liquidmetel. Or Wild Guess

August 17, 2016 2:26 a.m.

I tend to mulligan pretty aggressively with this deck. I still end up winning most games even when I mulligan down as far as 4.

August 17, 2016 9:41 a.m.

I've done some basic testing and aggressive mulligans are actually pretty legit here. Shrapnel Blast could be strong sideboard. Tunnel Ignus for those bloom titan knock-offs. Blinkmoth Well for when you just need to lock things down. Serum Powder for those aggressive mulligans. Charmbreaker Devils in place of hoard-smelter, perhaps. Mizzium Transreliquat to copy their pillow fort. Seal of Primordium for killing emrakul. Metallic Mastery for the lulz. Smash isn't strong enough. Tanglewalker is too situational. Vithian Renegades and Tin Street Hooligan are super fun. Molder could be good sb.

August 17, 2016 3:30 p.m.

For this deck to be the best it can be, it needs 2,3,4 Wreak Havoc, and it needs a way to drop Liquid Metal Coatings, and a 1 cmc artifact destruction card, like 2,3,4 Crush, 6,7,8 1 cmc mana dorks like Birds oof Paradise, Llanowar Elves, Simian Spirit Guides, to start destroying land turns 1,2,3 CONSISTENTLY, then ramp up to a turn 4,5, 1,2 of,Hoard-Smelter Dragon, 1,2 of Brutalizer Exarch, 1,2 of Charmbreaker Devils, as your win con.

I built this kind of deck about 3 to 5 years ago. It got about 29 to 39 +1's, and it Semi CONSISTENTLY destroyed lands turns 2,3,4,5, and won with Brutalizer Exarch, Hoard Smelter, Charmbreaker, etc.

But despite that, the best finish it ever had in 1 of the toughest FNM'S in the country comprised of grand prix, PTQ players, against infect, werewolf, Wolf Run titan, Valakut Ramp, etc, was a 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th place finish out of about 39, to 49, to 59 players

The reason why the deck was so inconsistent, only won half the time against everything, as a spoiler deck, was because sometimes the deck didn't start destroying land until turns 3,4,5, an or got stuck with lots of artifact removal, but no liquid metal coating, or if ran 4 liquid Metal Coatings, then ended up with all 4 in hand, drawing them, and no artifact removal, and if ran 3 Liquid Metal Coatings, they didn't come out enough, and if mulliganned aggressively then either got liquid Metal Coating, but not enough land, or artifact destruction cards, or got enough land, artifact destruction cards, but no liquid Metal Coatings.

Double, triple Quadruple Mulligans killed the game, made me lose more often.

Now maybe your lucky, and maybe I was unlucky, but I think this build is too inconsistent enough to semi consistently top 4 to top 8 against properly built, played tier 1 decks at Grand prix, otq, Pro tour, etc

But at a less competitive ENM, FNM, casual, kitchen table, or players who don't know how to build, play tier 1 decks properly, this deck would be great.

I don't like saying that, because I see you have spent a lot of time on this deck, as I spent a lot of time on your deck, as well, and want to see it do well.

So add in the mana dorks, Charmbreaker, Brutal Exarch, Goblin Dark Dweller, Crush, Eternal Witness, Mimic Vat, and your deck will be worth the +1 give your deck.

Now if you want to see a extremely awesome, consistent land destruction deck, that doesn't rely on the semi consistent, semi inconsistencies of Liquid Metal Coating, then please take a look at my land destruction deck.

You can click on my user name, then click on my land destruction deck.

August 18, 2016 5:45 a.m.

a few Get your deck running mana ramp with Exploration, Amulet of Vigor and probably 8 bouncelands, 8 lifelands, and 4-6 basic lands. two: Hellkite Tyrant + Somberwald Sage in there. They will cry tears of defeat.

September 11, 2016 6:42 p.m.

Seems like Ingot Chewer is just aching to be in this deck. I like it, and may make a version of my own based off your work. Nicely done. +1

March 14, 2017 1:01 p.m.

Sweet build! I've got a half-hearted version of my own floating around somewhere. I think it used a copy of two of Magnetic Mine which was a really fun card.

April 5, 2017 3:43 a.m.

Nice card. If I run into any copies, I might try to work some in to the deck.

April 5, 2017 2:48 p.m.

It might be fun to add some Goblin Welder and then be able to target a Myr Battlesphere already in the graveyard. Wonder what benefits might be had with Ichor Wellspring as card draw, as a target for spare destruction cards in your hand for more card draw, and then you can target it with Goblin Welder to bring it back in for more card draw.

May 2, 2017 1:38 a.m.

jeremymjp, Goblin Welder isn't modern legal, I dont think..

May 2, 2017 9:43 p.m.

It isn't

May 3, 2017 12:17 a.m.

More of a casual card but Splinter is a deadly card. It can get rid of basic lands. Consider Myr Landshaper for additional artifact conversion effects.

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May 15, 2017 12:52 a.m.

I considered Splinter for a minute while I was originally building this deck...but decided against it. This deck already makes people mad...if I pulled all of someones basic lands from their deck I might get punched, lol

May 15, 2017 3:02 a.m.

Have you ever considered making this part blue? It would give you Fabricate for your coating and give you some counter spells to protect it as well. I would also consider Naturalize for the occasional Detention Sphere, Stony Silence, or Nevermore.

May 24, 2017 9:37 a.m.

Glissa Sunseeker, Glissa's Scorn, Tel-Jilad Justice. Even Nature's Claim might be good here. Oh yeah, also Myr Landshaper to turn lands into artifacts to then subsequently destroy them.

June 6, 2017 2:39 a.m.

To bad Urza's Legacy isn't Modern Legal

Viashino Heretic

June 6, 2017 12:12 p.m.

Sorry hit enter before I meant to. Are you using the land destruction of Acidic Slime at 5cc? If not how about larger creatures? Wickerbough Elder, Oxidda Scrapmelter, Indrik Stomphowler or Conclave Naturalists

June 6, 2017 12:44 p.m.

All solid choices, I'll have to pick a few of those up if I run across them.

June 6, 2017 3:10 p.m.

Amazing deck that's on a budget and looks like tons of fun. I would recommend trying to use your creatures as ramp instead of solely destruction, either running cards such as Elvish Mystic or other cheap mana dorks just to try and get your combo out faster so you can start blowing things up and making your opponents miserable, and maybe being to get extra destruction in each turn. As I said, awesome deck and I'm actually thinking of maybe trying to build it cause it looks like a blast!

June 6, 2017 10:26 p.m.
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August 5, 2017 9:04 a.m.
August 5, 2017 9:09 a.m.

Only way it works without Liquimetal Coating is against something purely artifact based, like Affinity

August 5, 2017 7 p.m.

I like it! no Myr Landshaper though?

September 2, 2017 3:19 a.m.

the premise behind the deck is flawed. it is entirely dependent on drawing Liquimetal Coating and keeping it in play, which is made a lot harder by the fact that everyone already sideboards artifact removal against affinity anyway. instead of trying to turn an opponents permanents into artifacts and THEN blow them up, you could just be using cards that destroy the permanents the opponent is already using. Beast Within is a great option for that, that is already within this decks colors. it hits literally any permanent already. including planeswalkers and lands. if you go outside red and green, theres Disenchant, Anguished Unmaking, and Abrupt Decay as other examples. essentially, there is no valid reason to try to use Liquimetal Coating as a means to destroy your opponents permanents by using artifact removal. thats not what its meant for. its meant for use in your own artifact-based strategy. not a roundabout clunky way of interacting with your opponents permanents.

December 7, 2017 11:56 p.m.

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