Creature — Atog

Sacrifice an artifact: Atog gets +2/+2 until end of turn.

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Atog Discussion

lagotripha on Rakdos, the Ugin Engine

2 months ago

I've seen a few b/r artifact lists - from Slag Fiend / Atog brews, strategies that try and cheat Sundering Titan into play, and lots of random combos. Red and black have some really cool artifact-loving creatures and spells - from Wildfire to Disciple of the Vault .

If you are trying to use Embercleave you want 1 drops and go-wide. If you want engineer you want artifacts that like dying and coming back. If you want Gaduk you want to sacrifice artifact creatures and bring them back.

For this list, which wants to go to midrange and pressure life totals hard, I'd run Lightning Bolt + Galvanic Blast + Shrapnel Blast as the spells, and play a lot of 1-of creatures that make or like artifacts if I was going more casual, or grab an established value engine for artifacts if I was trying to be competitive. Having 9 points of burn in hand is a lot easier in artifact lists with red, and black does excellently at applying the pressure to force the life total that low.

Right now, MH2 has given modular a kick, so Arcbound Worker , Myr Scrapling , Sparring Construct . Zabaz, the Glimmerwasp are all still good without dipping into white. Scrapyard Recombiner is also neat. Its not the only option - there are a lot of cards that support artifacts in dealing damage or grinding out attacks - they've been printed in almost every set and they are good. Look at competitive lists sideboards to get a stronger idea of what is out there, or nab strong artifacts that rotate out of standard.

WolfShadowmancer on The Pog Atog - (Not Affinity!)

3 months ago

SmashRadiation Not exactly. Regeneration specifically negates the "Destroy" effect, not a creature dying (a.k.a. being put into a graveyard). Sacrificing a creature is different from that creature being destroyed. Both have the same result, a creature goes to the graveyard, but how they get there is different. That's why Diabolic Edict and other such edict effects are so good. You have to put it into the graveyard, no way around it. Fun fact, WotC used to call this "Burying" a creature because it got put into your graveyard without any arguments. Regeneration didn't work to save it. So if you ever see an old card with the word "Bury" on it, now you know that gets around regeneration and indesteuctible.

One way to make the combo work is with two Myr Retriever s and two Foundry Inspector s but that's a lot of hoops to jump through. If you're not strapped for cash, Ashnod's Altar and two retrievers is a more manageable combo, with Reckless Fireweaver or Impact Tremors on the field, but that gets away from the theme of your deck.

My advice is to go with a bunch of cheap artifacts that cantrip like Ichor Wellspring and Chromatic Star , fill up the Atog with fuel and let 'er rip with Fling / Temur Battle Rage . Definitely run Great Furnace and Darksteel Citadel for extra munchies. Your biggest threat is all the cheap removal that runs around in Pauper, so flinging might be the best way to go.

psionictemplar on Pauper Grixis Affinity

1 year ago

A swap you could make for Atog's benefit is replacing the Arcbound Worker with Sparring Construct. I'm also not sure you want 4 Myr Enforcer, but I don't know what a solid replacement for it would be. Somber Hoverguard or perhaps Gearseeker Serpent.

Xynarth on Marcheso, the BBC

1 year ago

Contraband Kingpin, Reckless Fireweaver, Underhanded Designs, Skyscanner Artifact ETB synergy.

Atog, Megatog, Daretti, Ingenious Iconoclast, Ravenous Intruder Sacrifice Artifact.

Moriok Rigger, Scrap Trawler, Sly Requisitioner, Summoning Station, Filigree Familiar, Gate to the Afterlife, Dies trigger.

Goblin Welder, Skeleton Shard, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept Recursion.

Animation Module Autre.

Je pense que t'as assez de cartes dans le deck qui profite d'artifacts qui rentre sur le jeu ou qui sont mis dans le graveyard. J'irais pour une synergie encore plus token à cause de cela. Si jamais en plus tu n'es pas sur le Throne, Marchesa pump tout le bord de +1/+1. Ça peut très rapidement dégénéré et tu pourras overwhelm encore plus facilement tes opponents.

En ce qui est de ramp, j'irais avec une liste semblable à ceci:

Sol Ring, Mana Vault, Izzet Signet, Dimir Signet, Rakdos Signet, Arcane Signet, Talisman of Creativity, Talisman of Indulgence, Talisman of Dominance, Wayfarer's Bauble, Chromatic Lantern.

J'inclurais aussi quelques trucs qui ont de la synergie avec le Sacrifice, comme Phyrexian Altar et Phyrexian Tower si t'as le budget.

Sinon, diminuer le coût général des artifacts est toujours winner: Etherium Sculptor, Foundry Inspector.

Boza on Martian Landscape

1 year ago

Is there a reason this deck is black-green only? You are missing some of the most powerful cards for artifact based decks by excluding the other colors. Thoughtcast, Atog, Myr Enforcer (you need a critical mass of cards for that one), etc. Not to be a downer, but the pinging lands are not very good. Have you build/tested this deck? It seems for an aggro deck it is a bit slow.

Boza on A Song of Spikes & Ire (by B.R.R. Martin)

1 year ago

I recently saw a great tech in this article that really sparked the creativity together with this deck.

The list near the bottom uses Tortured Existence to loop 2 Bartered Cow to create a food token for each black mana you have. This will trigger reckless fireweaver and if the artifact dies, say to Atog, the disciple will trigger as well. The food tokens can also stave off aggro decks.

I will make sure to brew a Tortured Cow Disciple deck and share it :)

Boza on bg sac value pauper

1 year ago

Gattison, by all means, add the deck to whichever list you would like.

Regarding the suggestions - there is definitely much room for a cheap sac-able creature. 19 lands is optimal, even 18 can be playable - the dryad helps a lot. I have to fit in Blisterpod - currently looking to cut a 1 of each bloodbriar, rancor and winding way for 3 blisterpod.

I do not think tragic slip is something that will be needed, but vines can be helpful for sure - I will cut 2 slum reaper and 1 Falkenrath for 3 copies. Festering mummy just seems like a bad plagued rusalka.

Cutting more Bloodthrone Vampire is not an option either I think - this is the Atog of the BG token deck.

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