Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist
Legendary Creature — Kor Scout
At the beginning of combat on your turn, you may attach any number of Auras and Equipment you control to target permanent or player.
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Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist Discussion
2 days ago
Upvote for Boros and Akiri!
Any thoughts on
Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist
I know Bruse is sweet with the double strike thing, but Ardenn can cheat equip costs from the command zone! It can work in the 99 also if you like Bruse a lot
1 week ago
I do this all the time. My Mina and Denn, Wildborn landfall was turned into Rhonas the Indomitable big mana, into Omnath, Locus of Mana big mana storm. My The Locust God wheels&draw deck, at least the red part, got absorbed into Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion . My boros equipment commander used to be Archangel Avacyn Flip, then went jeskai for a bit with Akiri, Line-Slinger / Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist , and then back to boros, with Akiri+ Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist . Athreos, God of Passage split up in Heliod, God of the Sun and Rankle, Master of Pranks . 5c Golos, Tireless Pilgrim enchantress went Klothys, God of Destiny enchantress, while the mana base is currently making its way to Najeela, the Blade-Blossom .
My decks are always in motion, and when I acquire new legendaries, I do like to fiddle around to see if my decks can get more interesting. Of course, it very much depends on the rest of the deck if I'd still consider it the same deck. Klothys enchantress is completely different from Golos enchantress, but the big mana green decks have always played similarly, making 100 mana and pumping a mana dork with Rhonas for lethal is fun, but if you can make 100 mana, your deck is just more suited to be mono G Omnath. Rhonas is still in the 99. When I made boros equipment, we hadn't started the surge of great boros equipment legends yet that we are enjoying now, naturally I found better choices over time for that.
1 week ago
Hey, you're welcome. If you want more advice from me I would rather give it here.
Some changes to consider based on the card suggestions in my last comment.
- Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist --> Flickerwisp
- Toggo, Goblin Weaponsmith --> Ironclad Slayer
- Fighter Class --> Faith Unbroken
- Open the Armory --> Introduction to Prophecy
- Akiri, Fearless Voyager --> Venerable Warsinger
- Colossus Hammer --> Bonesplitter
- Empyrial Plate --> Haunted Cloak
- Zephyr Boots --> Mask of Avacyn
- Arcane Signet --> Liquimetal Torque
- Sun Titan --> Late to Dinner
- Thought Vessel --> Pressure Point
- Mistveil Plains --> Plains
- Battlefield Forge --> Mountain
- Furycalm Snarl --> Plains
- Axgard Armory --> Plains
These changes would increase interactions with equipment, include equipment tutors, more ramp and better reanimation.
1 week ago
Hey, nice overall upgrade of the precon on a very low budget.
Wyleth is much better as a Commander than Bruenor because Wyleth can draw cards which is more powerful as a repeatable ability than Bruenor's pump as well as only being able to equip once for free. Drawing cards in Boros can be more difficult than with other colors thus if your Commander can repeatedly draw then that's an advantage that Boros can really benefit from. You can get reduced equip costs or even free equip from other cards.
With Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist at combat on your turn you can equip all equipment you control for free to Wyleth which is nice with Colossus Hammer . Ardenn has excellent interaction with Toggo, Goblin Weaponsmith 's Rocks which are equipment that's created when a land you control ETB. Toggo creates free equipment and Ardenn lets you equip it all to Wyleth for free.
Fighter Class is first an equipment tutor and then you can pay three mana for level 2 which reduces all equipment equip cost by two mana. Level 2 and Level 3 effects are static, after you pay mana the first time. With Level 2 you can pay three mana again to further reduce the cost of equipment another two mana, etc. If you pay five mana for level 3 then you don't lose the effects of level 2. Level 3 can be repeatable creature removal of your choice of opponent blocker when Wyleth attacks.
Akiri, Fearless Voyager is more repeatable draw with equipped creatures as well as a repeatable way to save Wyleth for one mana from many board wipes, other removal and in combat by giving him indestructible. Arcane Signet is a staple mana rock in Commander. Sun Titan is versatile repeatable reanimation of any 3 CMC or less permanent which includes Wyleth.
Pair Empyrial Plate with Thought Vessel to make Wyleth huge and a threat to win by doing evasion Commander damage. Zephyr Boots is a one drop equipment that can give Wyleth flying evasion as well as repeatable loot.
Consider cutting a few basic lands for more Boros dual lands as well as some utility lands? Mistveil Plains combos with Sunforger to keep casting instants since Mistveil puts an instant from graveyard back into your library to then cast again with Sunforger. Battlefield Forge and Furycalm Snarl are budget duals that can ETB untapped and Axgard Armory can be an equipment tutor.
If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
4 weeks ago
Lookin' good. How about Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist as a way to suite up Halvar for free?
1 month ago
thx for the suggestions seshiro_of_the_orochi
Halvar, God of Battle Flip is pretty great and I have it mind since his release, do you have an idea what should i cut from my deck? I'm a bit in a limbo on what to keep and I grew attached to the cards I play atm ahah.
Also the problem I see with Halvar: He is not as good as Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist , who attach equipement with no prior prerequisite. Halvar need you to already have equiped the equipment to a creature, so no mana boost/help.
And for Balan, Wandering Knight , I keep him for the finishing touch in case Kemba is no more a wincon potential. But i'm a not really happy on his performance, he never helped me to close any game... and more often than not he just flood my hand :')
1 month ago
This is absolutely disgusting. It's pure condensed vile and salt. My friend runs a very similar deck with Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist and Akroma, Vision of Ixidor as the commanders and a bunch of 1 drop equipment spells. This is even more disgusting. Good job on creating cancer. Take your +1 and I hope I never have to play to you.
1 month ago
I second Sunforger . But I disagree about it not being that good. It protects your board with Teferi's Protection , Debt of Loyalty , Deflecting Swat and Boros Charm , it removes creatures with Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile and my favorite: Settle the Wreckage , it kills other problematic permanents wit Disenchant , Chaos Warp or Wear / Tear , can shut players down with Silence , Abeyance or Orim's Chant , and in my deck, it wins the game by searching and casting both Gideon's Sacrifice and Arcbond on the same Indestructible creature. It will even find the Lightning Bolt to start the chain.
Sunforger is one of the best boros equipments, at least if you can cheat a bit on the equip cost. But we have Ardenn, Intrepid Archaeologist , Brass Squire , Puresteel Paladin , Sigarda's Aid , Halvar, God of Battle Flip and a few others to help with that