Aetherflux Reservoir

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Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Aetherflux Reservoir

Artifact

Whenever you cast a spell, you gain 1 life for each spell you've cast this turn.

Pay 50 life: Aetherfux Reservoir deals 50 damage to target creature or player.

CEO_of_Piss on Sen Triplets swiper no swiping

1 week ago

I've played this commander too much

Consider swapping Celestial Dawn for Chromatic Orrery

If budget allows, Sensei's Divining Top and Aetherflux Reservoir go infinite with Bolas's Citadel to give a more solid wincon. Counterbalance also plays nice with the top.

Master Transmuter has so many uses, at the very least it is always able to flicker sen triplets to dodge removal

Finally, the deck could use more mana, sen triplets cost 5, will almost certainly get killed at least once each game, and require you to spend more mana to get use out of their abilities. I use like 20 mana rocks in total

Quickspell on Does this infinite combo with …

2 weeks ago

Thank you Niko9, I suppose this means the combo works. Thank you for your suggestions, using Lightning Bolt is a great idea and additional wincon that should work with any other :)

My deck is not going for storm. Aetherflux Reservoir is a classic and great wincon, but I built my deck specifically to go for Chandra, Awakened Inferno and Worldfire. Displacer Kitten also combos with Teferi, Time Raveler - which I use to protect Worldfire - and some zero Mana artifact. I run Tormod's Crypt and Spellbook which work just as well as any Mox. I run Ral, Storm Conduit and two copy spells like Reverberate as a backup.

Niko9 on Does this infinite combo with …

2 weeks ago

I like it! Looks like a fun combo, and yep, seems like it would work.

What do you think about Aetherflux Reservoir to go with your infinite spell casting? It would also give you the option to use phyrexian mana spells like Gitaxian Probe to start the combo on 0 mana. After the first two casts, the probe will be netting you life, and will go into reservoir's second ability.

You could also use something like Birgi, God of Storytelling  Flip and Lightning Bolt then every other spell cold be bolt and every other could be Needle Drop for double infinite : )

I think the hard part of this deck will be getting the right creatures on board in what's largely a spells deck. It's doable, for sure, but may take a lot of work testing.

And, maybe Angel's Grace might be good in this deck in general. If you plan to be recasting things over and over, that's a great way to stall : )

lhetrick13 on Life Gain

2 weeks ago

Call me crazy but it feels odd to see a lifegain deck that does not have Soul Warden or Soul's Attendant in it. They just provide a consistent cheap flow of life as it triggers for both the opponent and your own creatures.

I would also swap out Ajani's Pridemate for Voice of the Blessed due to its greater upside.

Archangel of Thune would be a good addition considering you will likely have the time to cast it with the ample life your opponent will need to eat away at.

Lastly, with the number of big lifegain spells you are running, I feel like Aetherflux Reservoir might be a better wincon that Felidar Sovereign given you can drop it and immediately trigger its ability for a win compared to dropping Felidar Sovereign and hoping it does not get removed for a full turn.

Parshall on Does he kill himself defending …

1 month ago

EDH Game: My commander is Ruric Thar, the Unbowed and he is in play without summoning sickness.

I attack my opponent with 6 life, he has no creatures in play, but he has an Aetherflux Reservoir.

He plays Aetherspouts after I declare my attackers.

According to him, the stack goes from bottom to top: Aetherspouts, Ruric Thar's 6 damage to him, his 1 life gained from the reservoir.

He says he lives through the turn with 1 life.

Is he correct? Is this stack order correct? Next turn he played an isochron scepter with dramatic reversal and went infinite...

shadow63 on The semi-competitive Hive

1 month ago

Ad Nauseam angle's grace seem out of place here. Also Bolas's Citadel and Aetherflux Reservoir seem like an nonbo being in the same deck

golgarigirl on Life Gain Voltron (Trelasarra)

1 month ago

I always loved Trelissara's design. Sadly, my lifegain deck is Esper, so she didn't really fit! I don't know if this helps at all, but I think of my deck in terms of lifegain enablers (our Soul Warden and friends that gain us life) and payoffs (things that benefit us when we gain life, like Trudge Garden).

I would pay special attention to one thing with life gain payoffs: a lot of the cards care about one of 2 things...either 'instance of life gain' (the ones worded 'whenever'...they do not care how much life you gain, just if you do or not), and the ones that care about quantity (the ones worded 'if you gained X or more life).

You're going to want to sculpt your life gain enablers in the deck around what of those you have, and how much life gain they want you to have in a turn, to make sure they can hit your X.

I would consider that a little more next time you play, pay attention to what cards want what effects.

For example, my deck is built entirely around the 'instance of life gain effects', so I seldom need to worry about how much I gain.

That said, some weak spots I noticed: Benevolent Bodyguard, Ilysian Caryatid, Soulmender, From Beyond, Indomitable Might, Hedgewitch's Mask. These are excellent places to start with upgrades! They're not bad on their own, but we can do better!

Note on Aetherflux Reservoir: There are some playgroups that playing this will just get you ganged up on. I always caution people about that. If that's fine with you, it's a strong card. I didn't find it could gain enough life to make it worth it in my deck.

Some possible (not too expensive) upgrades that I enjoy:

Good in an 'instance of life gain' deck: Linden, the Steadfast Queen, Sunscorch Regent, Suture Priest, Gideon's Company, Twinblade Paladin, Omen of the Sun, Ajani's Pridemate, Oketra's Monument, Regna, the Redeemer

Good in a 'gain X or more life' deck: Nykthos Paragon, Gideon Blackblade

Good in both: Dusk / Dawn, Austere Command, Dawn of Hope, Shamanic Revelation

Statchue on 【 Turn 2 Win!】▷ INFINITE COMBO ◁ Luxior, Giada's G

1 month ago

I play a similar deck and ran into issues countering Blood Moon, best way to overcome it is to run Chromatic Lantern in the Sideboard, I see you have 14/15 slots so its a perfect fit. Also I dropped Power Conduit for Aetherflux Reservoir as an alternate win-con because I run Heliod, Sun-Crowned combo with Spike Feeder for infinite life.

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