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So Much Booty: A Treasure Production Deck

Standard Artifact Combo Control Multiplayer Theme/Gimmick U/B (Dimir)




Ahoy mehearty, ye be visitin' this port because ye be searchin' for a Magic deck that helps ye earn the one thing ye be searchin' fer all yer life: Treasure!

Aye, treasure. That glorious resource. The booty finer than all the women found on Tortuga. The shine of it! The smell of it! The goooooooooooooooooooooold!

Well, ye come to the right place me lad. Follow me and I'll show ye the wonders that await you in the marvelous world of treasure production.

Obviously, the goal is to control your opponents as best as you can while stacking treasure for the dream win con.

The dream win con: When Marionette Master is a 4/6 (use fabricate on her) you need to sacrifice 5 treasures to kill an opponent at 20 life. You still get the mana from sacing the treasure, so you can deal damage and activate a Spell Swindle or a Ruthless Knave.

Marionette Master, Revel in Riches, and Mechanized Production all allow you to win a game by accumulating vast amounts of treasure.

If you end up side-boarding, I think swapping one or two Heartless Pillage for Spell Swindle, Disallow, or Walk the Plank is most effective based on your needs.


I've made a few changes to see if it will help this deck preform a bit stronger.

I've added 2 Tezzeret the Schemer in exchange for 2 treasure map . While the map is some nice treasure production and card draw control, I believe that Tezzeret will deliver some strong power to my mid-game. His Etherium Cells will also synergize with Marionette Master.

I've also removed 1 Revel in Riches to add 1 more Marionette Master. Revel in Riches is under preforming because of its high treasure requirements to win and need for a full round to pass in order to win. Marionette Master brings more to the table by requiring half the treasure to win and being able to trigger a win as soon as she hits the battlefield.

Since my average CMC is rising, I also removed 1 Ruthless Knave and 1 Sailor of Means to add 1 more swamp and 1 more island. While both these creatures have nice treasure production and sailor also serves as a defensive wall, I don't really want to remove any of the other creatures. If my treasure production feels to slow after all the changes I've made, I'll remove 2 Siren Stormtamer and throw the Knave and Sailor back into the deck.

Another treasure win-con I've observed is using stacked treasure to pay for a Torment of Hailfire. I'm considering on adding 2 to the deck by removing 2 Heartless Pillage. While this win-con isn't incredibly consistent, paying for torment with 7-13 mana will force opponents to press the pause button on any plans they had, giving you time to focus on more treasure production. Torment would also combo really well with Revel in Riches.

I'm also considering removing both my Deadeye Plunderers for 2 Torrential Gearhulks. This change would slowly shift me away from aggro and toward control. This will focus more of my wincons onto treasure production.


Ninjew42 says... #1

November 28, 2017 11:40 a.m.

DragonEleven says... #2

You may want to consider Panharmonicon seeing as several of your creatures have ETBs... e.g. if you summon Marionette Master with Panharmonicon out, fabricate will trigger twice allowing you to make it a 7/9, so you'd only need to sacrifice 3 treasures to kill your opponent.

November 28, 2017 11:42 a.m.

Ta11Man says... #3

@Ninjew42, Thanks for sharing your deck with me. It looks very interesting but I thank that if you really want to prioritize your treasure production, you should look at including Kaledesh and Aether Revolt. They will be in Standard Rotation until Dominaria Block releases in April 2018. I also think that having 40% of your non-lands be CMC 5+ seems like a bit of a gamble. I worry that against some of Ixalan's hyper aggressive decks, there could be issues.

@DragonEleven, I like this suggestion. A friend of mine runs a deck that tries to combo Panharmo and Walking Ballista, the panharmo strats can get really crazy. Its something I'll probably try.

For some reason, right now, I feel like I'm not getting enough land drops. I'm considering temporarily swapping one Ruthless Knave and one Sailor of Means for a swamp and island.

November 28, 2017 10:36 p.m.

DragonEleven says... #4

Ta11Man I'm not sure what combo your friend is running, but if they're using Panharmonicon to double the number of counters Walking Ballista enters with, then that wouldn't work, as it's not a triggered ability. If the text had said something like "When Walking Ballista enters the battlefield, put X +1/+1 counters on it" then that would trigger Panharmonicon, but I think Walking Ballista would actually die first, as it would be a 0/0 before the counters are placed on it.

As for your land problem, I'd tend to go for 22/23 land personally, although you may wish to use something like Evolving Wilds or Renegade Map (also triggers Marionette Master) to help filter your deck a little.

November 29, 2017 4:50 a.m.

stfl500 says... #5

I've been working on a blue/black treasure control deck since Ixalan launched and I started much the same way you have but ended up making quite a few changes (my deck is here if you're curious).

Basically, I found Revel in Riches was too slow to be any good against aggro and control didn't run enough creatures to make it worth while. I found myself side boarding it most games so I ended up switching it out with Tezzeret the Schemer since his ultimate is not an unreachable win condition, his -2 ability on a Marionette Master can allow you to win with just 3 treasures, and he created pseudo treasures that will still work with Marionette Master.

I tried Mechanized Production as well but it was too easy to remove with Abrade which is a fairly common card in any deck that runs red.

That being said, I really like the way you're building this deck! I like the pirate package you are running but I would suggest focusing predominantly on Marionette Master as your win condition since I feel she is going to be your most consistent method, maybe bump her up to 3 copies?

Either way, good luck!

December 9, 2017 9:43 p.m.

Ta11Man says... #6

@stfl500, Thanks for your suggestion. Tezzeret is an amazing suggestion. I'm definitely picking a couple up. I agree with what you say about Revel in Riches, in multiplayer games i get heavily focused as soon as I drop it. While mechanized production is a vulnerability I still like it. I really like your deck and I would consider leaning more towards control like you do if I was a better control player xD I'm considering Torrential Gearhulk, probably replacing my Deadeye Plunderers to help me lean closer towards control.

December 9, 2017 10:45 p.m.

stfl500 says... #7

@Ta11Man I would say hold off on adding Torrential Gearhulk until you run more then 4 instants because he is a pricey guy and his value really shines when he consistently has lots of targets for his ability.

December 10, 2017 8:40 a.m.

Ta11Man says... #8

@stfl500 I agree. Its definitely on the back-burner. I honestly might wait until Kaledesh swaps out of standard and see if he gets any cheaper.

December 10, 2017 11:11 p.m.

w33m4n says... #9

December 14, 2017 5:19 p.m.

w33m4n says... #10

like the setup

December 14, 2017 5:20 p.m.

Ta11Man says... #11

@w33m4n, Thank you for sharing your deck. I'll admit that have looked at it before for inspiration making this one. Your deck is obviously much better, but I enjoy playing with what I've built. One thing I've realized when looking at your deck most recently is that treasure can be given more value via improvise. I'd like to play around with Inspiring Statuary and using it to expand my mana pool every turn.

Right now I'm also considering removing Vraska (Or at least side-boarding her). Lost Legacy looks like a cheap card that can remove a player's wincon before they even draw it. Thanks again for sharing your deck, I'll definately be watching as you update it for Rivals of Ixalan when it releases.

December 15, 2017 1:44 p.m.

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Last updated 5 hours
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This deck is Standard legal.

Cards 60
Avg. CMC 3.50
Tokens 1/1 Servo, Tezzeret, Treasure, Etherium Cell, 2/2 Pirate
Folders Pirates, Control, test, Uncategorized, To Build
Views 838

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-1 Heartless Pillage main
+1 Torment of Hailfire main
+2 Lost Legacy maybe
-2 Torment of Hailfire maybe
-2 Tezzeret the Schemer acquire
+1 Torment of Hailfire acquire