Aphetto Alchemist

Aphetto Alchemist

Creature — Human Wizard

Tap: Untap target artifact or creature.

Morph (Blue) (You may play this face down as a 2/2 creature for (3). Turn it face up any time for its morph cost.)

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Onslaught (ONS) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal

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Aphetto Alchemist Discussion

Massacar on Cut my deck into pieces

4 weeks ago

Chandra585

So Aphetto Alchemist and Kiora's Follower are specifically there as combo pieces with Illusionist's Bracers to enable infinite untaps for dorks/rocks. It's about enabling infinite mana for the X cost spells. I would be fine with cutting all three of these cards if they were replaced with similarly low cost infinite mana combo pieces that provide utility without the other components.

Altar of Dementia is there specifically as an alt wincon. Since some decks make it so that traditional combat damage isn't a viable wincon. Make big x/x creatures, sacrifice them to mill out your opponents.

I would rather avoid cutting too many more of my X cost mana sink spells since that's Zaxara's specialty.

Massacar on The Hydra X

4 weeks ago

Vash13 Seeker of Skybreak had already been removed from the deck, but I'm surprised you'd pick Kiora's Follower to be removed over Aphetto Alchemist.

Primal Vigor would definitely be a good include, just have to find more room in the deck to put it.

Chandra585 on Cut my deck into pieces

4 weeks ago

Not a poem. Song lyrics. Last Resort, by Papa Roach.


Alright, lets do this.

Aphetto Alchemist is better replaced by a one-drop dork. Fyndhorn Elves, Boreal Druid are your friends.

Hooded Hydra is weak in commander because it has no evasion or card advantage abilities.

Kiora's Follower has the same problems as Aphetto Alchemist

Nimbus Swimmer is weak as well.

Altar of Dementia seems unmoored from everything else in the deck.

Chandra585 on Cut my deck into pieces

4 weeks ago

Not a poem. Song lyrics. Last Resort, by Papa Roach.


Alright, lets do this.

Aphetto Alchemist is better replaced by a one-drop dork. Fyndhorn Elves, Boreal Druid are your friends.

Hooded Hydra is weak in commander because it has no evasion or card advantage abilities.

Kiora's Follower has the same problems as Aphetto Alchemist

Nimbus Swimmer is weak as well.

Altar of Dementia seems unmoored from everything else in the deck.

Archon_Bel on Need Help Developing an "Ertai, …

1 month ago

Massacar Decree of Silence is definitely going into the deck. Because why should anyone but me get to play the game lol? A bit pricey, but it's not too over my budget and probably won't be too hard finding a deal on. Dark Depths is a card I forgot existed, but between it and Decree, I'll probably opt for Decree. Will definitely keep it in mind, though, and might use it in my online builds if anything. Cauldron of Souls is neat, but sadly the creatures given Persist lose it after they return to the battlefield. Still, if I have enough creatures on board I'm probably not going to sacrifice the same creature anyway.

saluma That's fine, I think the people I played with already hated me anyway because of Yawgmoth lol. I definitely wouldn't mind building this deck in such a way that it becomes very hard to successfully resolve anything and advance your gameplan, but I'd still like it to be as proactive as possible so I'm not just standing on a back leg the whole time. I like a lot of the cards you mentioned, particularly the first 4.

Omniscience_is_life Aphetto Alchemist and Minamo, School at Water's Edge are the best of these due to low to no cost and free or low activation requirements. I would prefer to have free untap effects, that way I still have mana open for Ertai's ability.

RiotRunner789 Hexmage is cool, though I do wish it was a repeatable effect. That might have been broken if it was, though. Anyway, were I to go Aristocrats, what cards would you recommend that sacrifice for value? I have a Yawgmoth Aristo deck, but that essentially runs solely off of Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. Additionally, I think wheel effects might be preferable to mill effects, especially since in these colors I can use stuff like Notion Thief to ruin everyone's day.

And yes, I was definitely going to include Ertai's Meddling in the deck for the flavor AND utility. The best kind of flavor inclusions, really: stuff that's in theme and that's actually effective on its own.

SynergyBuild Very cool post! I was initially thinking of making this an enchantment-based deck, but I couldn't really find a lot of worthwhile enchantments that provide immediate value or value when they leave the field. They also seem fairly hard to recur; Heliod's Hall and Hanna, Ship's Navigator are the only two cards I can think of that let's you consistently recur them. I looked at the Enchantment Creatures as well, but... a lot of those kind of suck lol. Do you have any other enchantment suggestions of the kind you mentioned? Maybe a list I could look at for ideas?

I definitely didn't want to just make this a counter on a stick kind of deck, which is why I wanted to take this in a reanimator/theft direction so that I'm always doing something each turn.

I think overall, I'd like this to be primarily a reanimator deck with an aristocrats subtheme, but I'm definitely open to many other suggestions seeing how this commander is pretty foreign to me. Tried to build him a long time ago, actually, but it sucked. Now that I'm (hopefully) a better deck builder, I'm trying my hand at it again.

Omniscience_is_life on Need Help Developing an "Ertai, …

1 month ago

Definitely gotta get some untappey shenanigans going on as well, you're in blue so that shouldn't be a problem, though.

Jandor's Saddlebags, Aphetto Alchemist, Corridor Monitor, Niblis of the Breath, Minamo, School at Water's Edge, and Mind Over Matter all work

Sultai_Sir on

3 months ago

Ah, a fellow Sidisi player! Your deck looks pretty solid. Since I assume you want to stay at the same power level and budget as your decklist, here are some suggestions:

    Underrealm Lich: An amazing card, both for the card selection and graveyard filling. He's also hard to get rid of, and ensures you don't mill yourself out of the game. He does unfortunately nonbo with Lab Maniac, though.
  • The Gitrog Monster: An absolute house in this deck. He will often draw you 3+ cards a turn, and his "downside" is actually a great boon, drawing you an extra card every turn. He also goes great with Ramunap Excavator, making his downside literally non-existant.
  • Mana dorks: I know that they aren't exactly the definition of fun, but you need them for the deck to function. You have a pretty bad curve, with your deck mainly consisting of 3, 4, and 5 drops. Personally, I prefer for my curve to consist mainly of 2 and 3 drops, unless you're on a reanimation theme. However, if you add in more ramp, this deck can become a lot more fast and consistent. Some classic mana dorks are Elvish Mystic, Llanowar Elves, and Elves of Deep Shadow.

For posterity, here's my personal paper Sidis list: The Deck that Death Forgot. Hope this advice helps!

SideBae on Steal, blink, run (Help improve)

3 months ago

Hey man -- I have a few suggestions. Feel free to ignore any/all of them, as you see fit.

The easiest way to improve the deck, as I see it, is to improve your artifact mana. Mana Crypt and Sol Ring are two of the best, so it's good you're already running them. However, Talisman of Dominance is almost strictly better than Dimir Signet and Talisman of Progress better than Azorius Signet, so I suggest upgrading. Same for Talisman of Hierarchy and Orzhov Signet. I've also never been a fan of three-mana rocks (like Chromatic Lantern), since they compete with your general and they are generally slower than alternatives. Arcane Signet seems better.

Freed from the Real and Pemmin's Aura allow you to untap your general in response to the activation and steal more than one creature at a time. Aphetto Alchemist is similar but also untaps rocks. If you want to go deep, Norritt.

Drawing cards is also at a premium in EDH. Things like Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise work, as do more permanent effects like Phyrexian Arena. Mystic Remora is a widely unplayed card that is really good for this.

I think Lightning Greaves is worth serious consideration, and I think it is better than the Swiftfoot Boots in your MB. Being able to go turn two greaves into turn three general with haste plus whatever she steals with haste seems pretty good.

Hope this helps!

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