Commander combos w/ Artifact 4 or less cmc

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Posted on May 12, 2019, 9:41 p.m. by zigkid3

I am looking for a two card infinite combo between any commander and an artifact that is 4 or less cmc.

So far the only one I can think of or find is Sharuum the Hegemon + Sculpting Steel / Phyrexian Metamorph

Last_Laugh says... #2

Animar, Soul of Elements + Ancestral Statue and enough mana/+1+1 counters on Animar = Infinitely big Animar.

May 12, 2019 10:10 p.m.

enpc says... #3

There are a lot of cheap to cast artifact combos, however they won't be two card. Even the aforementioned Sharuum one isn't a two card combo - the loop by itself doesn't actually do anything.

Breya, Etherium Shaper + Nim Deathmantle + Ashnod's Altar is a good one.

May 13, 2019 1:19 a.m. Edited.

K1ngMars says... #4

I think it all depends on what you want your infinite loop to do. As previously stated, you generally need a minimum of 2 cards to create a loop, but that's useless if there's no triggered ability that continuously goes on the stack adding mana/doing damage/drawing cards/milling your opponents.

Thus, all infinite combos trying to pull off some of the aforementioned effects need at least 3 cards.

My commander suggestions and best best for highly combo intensive decks based on artifacts would be Sharuum the Hegemon , Breya, Etherium Shaper (which includes most of the Sharuum combos) and Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient .

May 13, 2019 1:59 a.m.

Vash13 says... #5

Well first of im not sure if your combo is infinite it would need a sac outlet to work right and then your just cycling your commander in and out of the grave yard, try Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista its a good start, and a good finish, this will deal infinite damage.

May 13, 2019 2 a.m.

Flooremoji says... #6

Vash: It dosen't work with Walking Ballista , just Trisk. Unless of course you add a sac outlet.

May 13, 2019 2:03 p.m.

Vash13 says... #7

Flooremoji actually bud when you remove all 1/1 counters from a creature thats base toughness is zero it dies all on its own no sac outlet needed its called a 'natural sac outlet' id be more than happy to go into further detail if you like but i think you get the point.

May 13, 2019 3:21 p.m.

enpc says... #8

Vash13: Mikaeus also gives a permanent +1/+1 to all non-human creatures. Flooremoji is correct, you need a sac outlet as well.

May 13, 2019 3:28 p.m.

ThoAlmighty says... #9

@Vash13: you seem to have forgotten Mikaeus’ static buff. No need to be so rude about it.

May 13, 2019 3:34 p.m.

Vash13 says... #10

Oh my bad i run the damn combo that was stupid i was thinking of trisk i dont even run ballista, boy sure put my foot in my mouth lol

May 13, 2019 3:35 p.m.

Caerwyn says... #11

Edit: Others already covered this in-depth. No need to heap on more explanation!

May 13, 2019 3:35 p.m. Edited.

Vash13 says... #12

Im well aware, you guys can all chill i wrote the first comment at 2 am while passing out last night and the next one when i woke up this morning, and had not even checked what i wrote

May 13, 2019 3:41 p.m.

Vash13 says... #13

Although i find it pretty halarious how everyone jumped on this one, try and have possitive exchange with people for a long time with little success, but the first time i write somthing slightly off key every one is happy to chime in and add drama... whack

May 13, 2019 3:44 p.m.

ThoAlmighty says... #14

Vash, you suggested something that was wrong, which is fine, we all make mistakes. But when someone corrected you you were rude and patronizing and still wrong.

May 13, 2019 3:56 p.m.

Vash13 says... #15

Yup and i said sorry, and the uptight asshole crew of magic caught wind of an incorrect comment and wanted to chime in, the biggest problem with magic isnt the learning curve as some as you people with a superiority complex like to think, its the overwhelmingly large amount of annoying whiney bitching people that play it because they arnt good at anything else except a game where they can buy victory half the time, in all the time using this site ive only managed to meet 3-4 chill people.

May 13, 2019 4:27 p.m.

ThoAlmighty says... #16

Vash, you gave incorrect advice and somebody corrected you, explaining what allowed the combo to go off. You rejected that, so I and another person explained why what you suggested didn't work. I didn't see the previous posters explanation when I posted mine, as it seems it was posted after I started typing mine. The problem has nothing to do with a learning curve, superiority complex, or anything. The problem is you can't handle being corrected. If you're going to be uncivil and complain about being corrected when you give bad advice, this doesn't seem to be the site for you.

May 13, 2019 4:38 p.m.

Vash13 says... #17

Ummm... ok, this is exactly what im talking about, i already was more than willing to be corrected i even said what i said was stupid, but just like i said you want to feel like your in some elite group so you say shit like, 'you cant handle it' and 'this isnt the site for you' ok im sorry a lowly peon like me dared post your holey site, ThoAlmighty ... yeah no superiority complex here "almighty"

May 13, 2019 4:58 p.m.

IMMG54 says... #18

What is this thread even

May 13, 2019 5:28 p.m.

ThoAlmighty says... #19

The reason I said you couldn’t handle being corrected is because you told us to ‘chill’ and said we ‘were adding drama,’ as if you were being attacked as opposed to being corrected. If you want to be petty and deny fault for misinformation by shifting the blame to those politely informing you, then you shouldn’t be surprised when you think everybody is looking down on you. I suggested you might want to find a different site because this is one mainly for help and constructive criticism, and if you can’t give or take either, you seem misplaced.

Also, if you’re wondering about the name, it was a play-on-words of a nickname of mine from when I was younger and ‘Thor Almighty.’ If you want to nitpick every detail of my person to prove your point, though, I’m not gonna stick around to read the wild conclusions you come to.

@zigkid3: Sorry about highjacking your thread. Sharuum or Mikaeus are probably your best bet for artifact-related combos, but two-card infinites with a legendary are fairly rare. Niv + Curiosity comes to mind, so if you’re able to do with something less specific I could help you out.

May 13, 2019 5:30 p.m.

IMMG54 says... #20

I know there's the famous Scrap Trawler , Myr Retriever , and Krark-Clan Ironworks combo which is fairly easy to assemble and produces infinite Mana and recursion of one additional artifact

May 13, 2019 7:27 p.m.

zigkid3 says... #21

ThoAlmighty No problem. To be more specific the reason why I am looking specifically for a commander comboing off with a 4 or less cmc artifact is because my LGS is holding a commander league where you can partner your commander with a lieutenant which needs to be a planeswalker (and it adds to the color identity). So I'm brainstorming what crazy stuff you can come up with with that combo.

So far I came up with Pir, Imaginative Rascal + Nissa, Vital Force you can use her ult right off the bat.

But for this thread the best combo I can think of is Sharuum the Hegemon with Tezzeret the Seeker then grab an artifact of 4 cmc with tezzeret to cause an infinite death trigger loop with sharuum. Then just make sure I pack the deck with a bunch of Blood Artist type effects.

May 15, 2019 2:31 a.m.

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