Artisan of Forms

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

Artisan of Forms

Creature — Human Wizard

Heroic — Whenever you cast a spell that targets Artisan of Forms, you may have Artisan of Forms become a copy of target creature and gain this ability.

Andramalech on Enamored Rotpriest

4 months ago

capwner I appreciate the feedback!

Phantasmal Image seems great in comparison to Artisan of Forms and you're correct, it would be wasteful of the interaction to not consider how that works in my favor.

I think between that, Spellskite, and Summoner's Pact, I'm most likely to use Image and Skite, so I'll figure out where that lands, and will consider that Growth Spiral is effectively a better use of my time than Explore would be on instant speed alone.

Please don't forget to hit this list with an upvote, I'd appreciate it!

capwner on Enamored Rotpriest

4 months ago

Interesting concept, I'm more familiar with the Gruul version of this deck that uses Ground Rift, Lava Dart, Underworld Breach, and other fun red stuff. The red part of that deck seems really necessary to get the quick combo kills that make Rotpriest worth it. But maybe the control aspect you get from blue ends up being good too. My recs are to add Spellskite, this lets you get double activations off every targeted spell and it protects your priests. I'd also consider Phantasmal Image over Artisan of Forms because Image enters as a priest, while Artisan essentially wastes a trigger in order to do its clone effect. Also since you're in Simic maybe run Growth Spiral over Explore?

Crow_Umbra on

1 year ago

Taking a quick look at Scryfall, looks like there's only 18 humans that have Heroic. Artisan of Forms and Sage of Hours are definitely some fun jank picks. A lot of them put +1/+1 counters on themselves, so it could even open up a +1/+1 counter subtheme if you wanted to go that route. Wild Defiance used to be a centerpiece to my old GW Heroic deck, adding some additional beef behind combat tricks like Vines of Vastwood, Sheltering Word, and Ranger's Guile. Tyvar's Stand is something I would've loved for that old deck lol.

Yeah! So the deck definitely has stuff like Conspiracy, Maskwood Nexus, and Shared Animosity, plus various Aristocrats and death triggers. There's about 10 Saproling creating effects in deck. I shifted away from having more, as most felt a little too janky & slow for my tastes. I figured I might as well let Squee & Slimefoot attack to make the saprolings, and also benefit from some tribal shenanigans. I'm currently at 93 cards in main list.

Squee_Spirit_Guide on Shifty Crabs!

1 year ago

Hey Andramalech! Thanks for the upvote and your thoughts! I love Scapeshift, and I especially like using it in non-traditional ways. I've also experimented with mid-range, more control-based versions with some success. I've found the Crabshift version to be pretty fun and consistent!

How well do you find the Renegade Doppelganger and Artisan of Forms work for duplicating the crabs? I went with the more traditional Phantasmal Image because, admittedly, I didnt know about the others. But I feel like they might be slow since they don't immediately duplicate the crab. Quasiduplicate has me intrigued. I can see that being useful because of the retrace. I'm going to experiment with that a bit.

I took a peek at your version and noticed it's Vintage, which I think would be a blast! I'll take a closer look and let you know what I think!

Andramalech on Shifty Crabs!

1 year ago

Hey Squee_Spirit_Guide! I've actually had a deck like this put together for quite some time! I would love your feedback on it, and I have definitely been caught calling it 'Crabshift' before or even 'Hedronshift'.

For me, I developed this build because of what I had seen from Scapeshift builds that used typical Valakut combo or Primeval Titan, except I was in love (and have always been!) With crabs. Specifically Hedron Crab.

Would love to hear your thoughts on it as I lean solely into the crabs doing my heavy lifting, a lot of my deck looks like a hyper-meta mono blue mill deck.

Another variant I had put together uses Renegade Doppelganger, Artisan of Forms, and Quasiduplicate and Cackling Counterpart to 'Shadow Clone Jutsu' my crabs.

The link for my 'Crabshift' : UG Crabs

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Need a good card that …

2 years ago

Clockspinning is what you're looking for.

Also, I assume Battlefield Thaumaturge and Launch the Fleet are already set? Artisan of Forms is another easily overlooked card.

Strangelove on Kos, or Some say Orvar...

3 years ago

Hey MutinyMate, +1!

Here's my list: Orvar the Rainbow [6/10 Budget]... I tuned it way down to play with friends (going for 6-7/10.) Here's an Index as well.

I favored cloning lands to guarantee playing Orvar if he's removed and sinking into big creatures and big draw.

You definitely need more than 3 draw engines... I really like sphinxes for this, like Inspired Sphinx , etc.

The most OP card is easily Coveted Jewel (with 25-30 Twiddle effects)... Think of it as Ancestral Recall + Gilded Lotus .

Parallel Thoughts is also pretty great.

I'd recommend dropping Thing in the Ice  Flip (clones don't flip and 7/8s are okay)... as well as most of the token generators (Hulk and Scholar of the Lost Trove are all you need).

Also, Orvar is very naked and needs some boots or something. I'm using AEther Adept , etc (bouncers) and counterspells to keep him on the board. Metamorphic Alteration and Artisan of Forms are also pretty sweet for making another Orvar if he's targeted.

Orvar was much more powerful than I expected! Its great :)

Happy building and glhf!

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