Bident of Thassa

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander 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
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

Bident of Thassa

Legendary Enchantment Artifact

Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.

, : Creatures your opponents control attack this turn if able.

multimedia on Updated Urza Precon Upgrade

4 days ago

Hey, on a low budget well done with upgrades so far to the precon. Research, Paradise, Padeem, Glimmervoid, Ethersworn, Extinction, Wurmcoil, the mana Myrs, Fellwar, Kappa, Raffines these are all fine upgrades.

Some cards from the precon to consider adding back in.

Bident of Thassa is very good, it's another artifact repeatable mass draw effect with Constructs. Liquimetal Torque is a mana rock for ramp or it can make Urza or Padeem an artifact and doing so makes these cards much better. If Urza is an artifact he gets all bonus for being one, gains his own menace making it easier to do Commander damage to opponent with him. 4/5 Urza without menace can still do Commander damage, but he's easier to block by opponent then if he has menace. When Padeem is an artifact it gains hexproof which increases protection a lot.

Skullclamp can be nice repeatable draw for the mana cost and by adding the mana Myrs then you added fodder that can die to draw cards when not useful anymore to make mana. You have sources of 1/1 Thopters and these pair well with Skullclamp. Armix, Filigree Thrasher is a 3 drop artifact creature to help Urza affinity and with menace it can be deceptively good repeatable creature removal.


The mana curve of the precon is very high and you haven't reduced it much. Even when not counting Extinction, Monitor, Ethersworn, Kappa and Urza Commander the mana curve here is still too high. Some cards to consider cutting to reduce the mana curve.

Shimmer Dragon of these suggestions is a good card, but it's a high mana cost creature that's not an artifact and you can get better repeatable draw from less mana cost sources such as Bident of Thassa. Angel of the Ruins is another good card of these suggestions, but Meteor Golem is also a 7 drop who removes any nonland permanent. I think Meteor is better and you don't need both Angel and Meteor. You don't need Noxious Gearhulk since Necron Deathmark is a better creature removal effect for less mana. Flash is better than menace + life gain.


My favorite budget creature with blue artifact strategies is Master Transmuter. Some of best card art and has one of the most powerful repeatable effects with artifacts for it's price. Bounce any artifact you control and because Transmuter doesn't target then put that same artifact right back onto the battlefield.

This bounce interaction can give you a lot of value with artifacts that have an ETB ability for only 1 mana to bounce. Great with Monitor and Ethersworn. With Ethersworn after bouncing choose to put another artifact from your hand onto the battlefield or nothing since then you can cast Ethersworn again next turn to cascade again. Bounce Baleful or Infiltrator to put Wurmcoil onto the battlefield and then cast Baleful or Infiltrator next turn for more draw, etc.

Transmuter has many other uses too such as can save an artifact from opponent target removal or board wipe, bounce the artifact in response and then if not a board wipe put the artifact right back onto the battlefield safe. Can even bounce itself to protect itself.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Urza's Engines of Armageddon

6 days ago

Hey, +1 for the deck name! I really like the concept of using Vehicles to crew each other to help to pay for Urza's artifact creature affinity. One creature who can crew a single Vehicle can create a chain that essentially bypasses having to pay for Urza's Commander tax.

You have 10 playable Vehicles here, that's not many if you want a Vehicle strategy. Consider more Vehicles and interactions with Vehicles?

Anchor to Reality is a Vehicle Tinker.

Imposter Mech and Weatherlight are more Vehicles with good effects. Weatherlight can repeatedly look at the top five cards of your library and put any one artifact or legendary card into your hand. The better creatures here who have Vehicle interactions are legendary and Artifact lands are historic. Imposter can become any creature an opponent controls, but it's still an artifact/Vehicle. That's really good with Master Transmuter, who can change what creature Imposer becomes.

Another reason to add more Vehicles is Greasefang, Okiba Boss, Esper, Vehicles and Greasefang go together nicely. Tezzeret, Betrayer of Flesh is an underrated Planeswalker with Vehicles and Greasefang, in fact all of his abilities are good here especially -6 emblem with crew. A Vehicle crew chain can draw a ton of cards if you have his emblem.

Crew is an activated ability thus if it's the first artifact activated ability you use on a player's turn it's 2 less to crew. His +1 is Thirst for Knowledge, draw and discard before combat for Greasefang. -2 effect doesn't end until that Vehicle leaves the battlefield which can really turn any noncreature artifact you control into a 4/4 Vehicle.

Research Thief and Bident of Thassa are consistent repeatable draw effects because of Constructs as well as with Vehicles who will most likely have just as easy time then a Construct at doing combat damage to a player. Losheel, Clockwork Scholar is nice with Constructs for combat damage + repeatable draw.

Only seven ramp sources is low amount, consider more ramp? Ornithopter of Paradise without help is not a crewer, but it's good ramp for Urza which is just as important. Liquimetal Torque, if it's not making mana it can make Urza an artifact giving him menace to have an easier time attacking and doing Commander damage. Sculpting Steel can be a mana rock or any other artifact on the battlefield. It's another Metamorph effect which is excellent in multiplayer Commander. Aerial Surveyor is a Vehicle for ramp, but it can only get basic Plains which is still fine.

Cranial Plating is powerful with artifacts and it can be used with 0 power artifacts to make them crewers or attackers.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Urza, CEO of Machines

6 days ago

Hey, good upgrades to the precon, what you've done so far.

How do you want to win? Determining the main strategy you want to play can help to keep good cards for that strategy and cut unnecessary cards. If you're wanting to keep precon level budget then doing combat damage with Constructs and Commander damage with Urza are directions to consider. Research Thief and Bident of Thassa are excellent budget cards if you want to be attacking with Constructs. Making Urza an artifact makes him a reliable source of Commander damage, but this means including effects to make Urza an artifact.

You have Urza, Lord High Artificer, he's a combo wincon, but to use him as a wincon you'll want to add other cards and more ways to assemble the combo. Drawing cards from Constructs doing combat damage to opponents is a good alternative to playing expensive price tutors to get combo pieces in your hand.

You have Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge, you don't really need Mycosynth Golem especially not for it's price tag. You don't need this Tezzeret either, but if you have it might as well play it. The first cuts to consider are lands since 41 lands is a lot when the strategy here are artifacts. Consider cutting 6 lands? Lands that always ETB tapped and are worse then others that also do this. If you feel you need more mana then add mana sources (rocks, dorks) not lands.

The Bounce lands and Scry lands are worse always ETB tapped lands then Tri lands, Bridges, etc.


Some advice for more cuts is choose the top 20 creatures here, top 10 artifacts and top 10 other nonland cards. By choosing the best cards then you can cut a huge chunk away of lesser cards.

Creatures:

Artifacts:

Others:

For upgrading it's easier to get an established list that's not 99 cards then have a list that's way over 99 cards. Really any 0-3 drop artifact creature who can make some value to take advantage of Urza artifact creature affinity or any 0-2 drop mana rock for more ramp can fill unfilled deck spots.

Good luck with your deck.

Last_Laugh on Fae

1 week ago

I would recommend running a lot more draw engines... fortunately there's a LOT of budget(ish) friendly options in these colors.

Reconnaissance Mission, Bident of Thassa, and Coastal Piracy are some of your best options here. Skullclamp, Court of Grace, Plumb the Forbidden, Tocasia's Welcome, and Mystic Remora are all options that fit your theme. A few creatures that draw cards but are outside your tribe worth considering include Starscream, Power Hungry  Flip, Aerial Extortionist, and Welcoming Vampire.

I would also recommend making room for Azorius Signet, Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy, Talisman of Progress, Arcane Signet, and Fellwar Stone.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Alela's Aerodynamics: A Crash Course

Last_Laugh on CARD DRAW EQUALS PAIN

2 weeks ago

Starscream, Power Hungry  Flip feels custom made for this deck and 100% deserves a spot.

Esper is fortunately filled to the brim with card draw options. I'll try to keep it to options with the potential to draw multiple cards. Bident of Thassa and Coastal Piracy are 2 more options like Recon Mission. Verity Circle can draw a LOT of cards in the right meta. Aerial Extortionist draws off commanders, gy stuff like flashback, and stuff cast from exile... while doubling as removal. Plumb the Forbidden is typically used in response to boardwipes thanks to instant speed.

I run Alela flyers but it's the same colors with a lot of similar subthemes (lots of draw, pillowfort, etc.). Feel free to check it out for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Alela's Aerodynamics: A Crash Course

carpecanum on Fae

2 weeks ago

Celestial Unicorn doesn't really fit. Ivory Cup isn't as useful as it sounds.

Gravitational Shift is great with flyers.

Get your land count up to about 34-35 and most of the other cards you add should be artifacts or enchantments if you want free fairies. Alexi's Cloak, Propaganda, white enchantments that exile things, Helm of the Ghastlord, Bident of Thassa, Contempt, Mark of Eviction, card draw etc are all good choices.

Last_Laugh on Goth Tinkerbell

4 weeks ago

You're going to want a lot more draw engines here. I'll try to keep my suggestions budget(ish) friendly.

Court of Grace, Skullclamp, Breena, the Demagogue, Reconnaissance Mission, Coastal Piracy, Bident of Thassa, Starscream, Power Hungry  Flip, Aerial Extortionist, Shadrix Silverquill, Welcoming Vampire, and Tocasia's Welcome are all great options that fit the theme and won't break the bank. I'd recommend getting up to at LEAST 10 draw engines (I run 17 in this deck... and it feels GREAT).

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Alela's Aerodynamics: A Crash Course

Last_Laugh on FLYING

1 month ago

You're REALLY lacking in the draw department. I'll try to keep my options budget friendly.

Plumb the Forbidden is amazing... instant speed makes this card. Skullclamp is excellent in any deck making 1/1 tokens. Reconnaissance Mission/Bident of Thassa/Coastal Piracy will all keep your grip full. Starscream, Power Hungry  Flip/Court of Grace both bring the monarch mechanic which is easy to hold onto here. Aerial Extortionist is versatile removal plus card draw in one. Shadrix Silverquill is typically going wide with +1+1 counters but it also has a draw option (Felidar Retreat is another good +1+1 counter option here.).

I'd also suggest running more of your removal as enchantments. Detention Sphere, Grasp of Fate, Imprisoned in the Moon, and Oubliette are all excellent options here.

Last are 2 miscellaneous suggestions. Authority of the Consuls puts in some work (and is disgusting if you get it + Archangel of Thune out together). Vault of the Archangel is worth it just for the threat of activation.

Anyways, try to squeeze as many draw engines in here as possible... I run all the options I listed + a few more (17 total iirc). Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Alela's Aerodynamics: A Master Course

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