Legendary Creature — Human Artificer
: Target artifact creature's controller sacrifices it. That player may search their library for a noncreature artifact card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.
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Arcum Dagsson Discussion
4 months ago
I'm definitely not up to date with the cEDH meta, but I have a few suggestions that I think are just better cards:
You definitely should be running more interaction, especially in these colors. I'd recommend trying to fit in at least some of the following: Swan Song , Force of Negation , Flusterstorm , Mental Misstep , Opposition Agent , Pyroblast , Red Elemental Blast . If I had to make cuts, I'd start with the Mycosynth Lattice / Nevinyrral's Disk combo, which is slow; Open the Vaults and Refurbish since you don't have much self-mill to make these a speedier option for getting a combo out; and either the Time Sieve / Thopter Assembly combo because it's slow or the Felidar Guardian / Saheeli Rai combo because you don't have many ways to find it and neither piece is especially useful on its own.
I hope this helps! In general I think paring down the list to support 1-2 combo lines using Breya, then shoring up the protection for that combo, will serve you well.
4 months ago
Arcum Dagsson is a little pricey at $4 (USD), but from being able to fetch a Nevinyrral's Disk on endstep and untapping immediately with it, to putting Orbs of Warding into play in response to a Jaya's Immolating Inferno : this card's a superstar.
Grand Architect functions either as just an anthem to pump your team or a way to power out your artifacts--all at the low low price of 80 cents!
Thought Vessel , Mind Stone , Wayfarer's Bauble , Fellwar Stone , Sky Diamond , Burnished Hart , Dreamscape Artist , Myriad Landscape ... you could consider running any or all of those to improve/increase your ramp package.
I really like the concept! Keep tinkering!
4 months ago
To be fair, I'd usually only sacrifice tokens to Arcum Dagsson . The payoff wouldn't necessarily be death triggers but more of a "sac a token and find whatever CMC I need protection from at the time" type thing. That's why I think the tutor effect would be more useful than the from the hand effect. You make some valid points on Master Transmuter , though. I'll order one and do some playtesting and see which one works out better.
Agreed that Thopter Foundry needs replacing. It was only in here to be a 6 CMC artifact and I happened to have one lying around. Steel Hellkite will probably take it's spot. Wurmcoil Engine would likely replace Ingenuity Engine .
Thanks for the advice!
4 months ago
Personally, I'd run Master Transmuter over Arcum Dagsson just for the fact that you don't have to sac with Transmuter. The upside to Dagsson is that you get to search your library; and if you had some death triggers or synergies (like Wurmcoil Engine or Scrap Trawler ), Dagsson would be the go-to. It's a bit easier to abuse ETBs with Transmuter plus she has the potential to help you play big artifact creatures for a small price.
If you're interested, you can check out my artifact deck for some ideas.
4 months ago
carpecanum Not into the theft theme, personally but I'll add them to the maybeboard for anyone else who might be interested!
Brutal_B I think I have a Mirage Mirror around somewhere. Might replace Mirrormade with it. Would Master Transmuter take the place of Arcum Dagsson , as they both have similar abilities (getting rid of one artifact and replacing it with another)? Wurmcoil Engine is a good idea as I was looking to maybe replace Thopter Assembly as they have the same CMC. I was thinking of replacing it with Steel Hellkite , though (same CMC again). What would be a good card to cut for the Wurm?
Copying Powerstone Shard sounds hilarious by the way. lol
5 months ago
oh, i forgot... Holdout Settlement and Survivors' Encampment are fun ways to turn your Persistent Petitioners into early turn dorks, too (although you can't sac 'em until the lattice comes down)... helps make sure you can accelerate into T3 Arcum Dagsson every game
6 months ago
People have always strived for something bigger. Something bigger. Some Johnnies of the world never wanted their Arcum Dagsson to be just one color, the resident Timmies always thirsted for an Omnath, Locus of Rage that wasn't confined to just Gruul. Or at least, I did. This strategy of having a bunch of tutors used to be very shaky, because half your deck would be recursion, tutors, and reanimation to keep your pseudo-general alive. Luckily, with the printing of Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, you have a legendary tutor in the command zone, and now, you only have to dedicate about 5 slots to finding your commander. The rest is up to you!
Personally, the commander I've wanted to try this on has been the face of Grixis Herself, Marchesa, the Black Rose (sorry, Lord of Tresserhorn). You get a ridiculous amount by adding Selesnya. You get enter the battlefield and death triggers like no other: Guardian Project, Stonehorn Dignitary, and my personal favorite, Gutter Grime. You get amazing ramp, like Sakura-Tribe Elder and Viridian Emissary, and the best sac outlet in the game, Fanatical Devotion.
But there's one thing I haven't talked about: Rhythm of the Wild and friends (Grumgully, the Generous, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Good-Fortune Unicorn, etc) . These cards are broken, leading to pseudo-infinites, locking your opponents out of their combat steps forever, invincible boardstates, hundreds of tokens per turn cycle, etc. So, what do you think? Do you have any commanders that could use this treatment? Any suggestions for cards for this deck? Well, thanks for sitting through this ramble, and as always, Happy Tapping!
6 months ago
MagicWizard1993 hopefully in answering your question I can encourage other users to respond as well, although I'm not sure it's much of an answer at all. If you happened to look through all three pages of my profile decks, which at this point are limited entirely to commander due to dismantling all of my legacy and modern decks, everything except for the Simic Politics deck (currently under construction looking to abuse infinite ETBs of Mystic Sanctuary with an extra turn spell for infinite turns) and the Arcum Dagsson deck, which has been modifed to an Urza, Lord High Artificer deck (currently shown as Emry but will be updated next week) are completed based on the decklists noted. Page 3 of my deck lists are all sold or dismantled except for Animar, which is still ready to play, so a total of 19 decks at this point, which is a lot to choose from obviously.
As for your question, which is my favorite? Honestly, it depends on the day and the pod I'm playing in, but since the very early days of unlimited and revised in 1993-1994, I've heavily favored in that order, so Sultai always calls to me above all else. Reanimator has always been my favorite playstyle as well, so my Sidisi, Brood Tyrant deck is probably my first love, but my Urza and Kess decks are both more viable in a cEDH setting. That said, due to my job and family, I rarely get the opportunity to play live games unless I specifically make time, even before COVID hit, so I collect cards and build decks regularly, but intentionally build many of my other decks as glass-cannon variations of competitive to end games quickly without stalling opponents with a lot of interaction. Prior to COVID, I played about once a month at my LGS, trying to get at least 10 games in on each of those occasions - in a 6-8 hour session. I haven't played since April at this point though.
Due to the lack of regular play, I'm admittedly an average pilot of my decks, which is another reason why I limit the number of truly cEDH builds I have, as in those serious pods I need to know exactly what I intend my deck to do against whatever my opponents throw my direction. Kess and Urza make that relatively easy to remember, as those game plans are fairly straightforward and usually end with Thassa's Oracle.
Hopefully this helps provide a little more color, if that's what you were looking for, and to confirm your last comment, the deck will be sleeved in grim reaper themed sleeves, which I hope is more of a portent for the new deck owner's opponents. Best of luck and thanks for your response...happy new year.