Look at the top three cards of target player's library. Remove any number of those cards from the game, then put the rest back in any order.
Transmute (1)(Black)(Black) ((1)(Black)(Black), Discard this card: Search your library for a card with the same converted mana cost as this card, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library. Play only as a sorcery.)
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|Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Dimir Machinations occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%
Dimir Machinations Discussion
2 months ago
Cool deck! I like the flavor. Morophon just makes sense as an eldrazi leader for some reason haha. Here are some cards you might consider:
Pitiless Plunderer (good with eldrazi spawn/scions), Heirloom Blade, Dimir Machinations / Drift of Phantasms (can find Fist of Suns and other things), Ravnica at War, Temur Sabertooth (allows you to reuse eldrazi with cast/enter abilities), Basalt Monolith (if played turn 3, this gets Morophon out on turn 4. can also be used to play high-cmc eldrazi every other turn in the absence of your fist combo), Oblivion Sower, Sire of Stagnation
2 months ago
npcoats1 Lost Legacy let's you name Rat Colony to exile all 25 copies from your deck, hand, field and graveyard and then it has you draw that many card (25). If you have Psychic Corrosion out that card causes each opponent to discard two cards from their library each time you draw a card. So by drawing 25 cards with lost legacy you force each opponent to mill 50. Dimir Machinations is only there for it's transmute ability that allows you to search your library for a card with converted Mana cost of three and add it to your hand. This let's you search your library for lost legacy or psychic corrosion us you don't have it in hand.
4 months ago
Humble Defector because I love politics.
Elenda, the Dusk Rose because I love playing unusual and underappreciated cards, cards not meant for commander, and intentionally held back decks.
Dimir Machinations because I only like limited tutors.
6 months ago
You could try the route that I went and run a few tutors to effectively up the Tainted Remedy count. I'm running Mastermind's Acquisition because I like the flexibility, but you could just as easily go for Idyllic Tutor or Dark Petition or even Dimir Machinations .
10 months ago
I agree, better tutors such as Demonic Tutor , Vampiric Tutor , and Beseech the Queen are all good. But also, try using the Transmute ability, like on Dimir Machinations . You can find other transmute cards for your deck here: https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?text=+[transmute]. I would also add Bloodstained Mire , Evolving Wilds and Prismatic Vista to your deck, but that isn't as necessary as the tutors. Liliana Vess is also a five mana tutor that can be used twice, over two turns, and infinitely if you buff it a bit over time. And the last thing, when you are trying to explain the infinite combos try pressing the icon when your writing that looks like a paper with a folded corner, located above the writing box. Then type in the card you are talking about and it will come out like this: Animate Dead , instead of Animate Dead, that way more people understand the combo. Otherwise, nice work, and if you found any of my suggestions helpful I would appreciate it if you upvote my deck: A Deal With the Devil EDH! Good luck on your deck, and have a nice day. :)
10 months ago
I would remove the following cards and replace them with the following, following cards: (I think that makes sense) Remove: Kozilek, Butcher of Truth , Captain Lannery Storm , Commander's Sphere , Blink of an Eye , and possibly Narset, Parter of Veils . Replace Arcane Signet , Teferi's Puzzle Box , Reforge the Soul , Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind and maybe some more ramp. But the biggest change you could do that might make it better is use Nekusar, the Mindrazer as the commander. This way you could use all the amazing black tutors, and still combo off with Niv Mizzet, and still have a wheel commander. Some tutors you could use are here: Vampiric Tutor , Demonic Tutor , Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Tutor , Mastermind's Acquisition , Cruel Tutor , Dark Petition , Dimir Machinations , Final Parting , Grim Tutor , Imperial Seal , and more. This way, you could tutor for either of the Niv Mizzets, and one of the combos to win! All the while keeping your wheel theme. I don't know about you, but that's what I would do.
10 months ago
In re Anguished Unmaking : I think it depends on your meta. If you need to be policing a wide range of "must answer" threats (value engine pieces; voltron pieces; combo/recursion pieces that are threatening to take over or end the game), it might be worth including as nothing is as flexible at instant speed save for Assassin's Trophy . I still like trying to keep the CMC on my interaction suite down to 1-2 CMC, since the deck is so mana hungry. My heavy tutor package can allow for a smaller suite of narrower answers in a pinch, but I'd almost rather try, for your list, testing with Abrupt Decay and Despark alongside Assassin's Trophy , instead of Anguished Unmaking . My list is a little greedy/more focused on facing opposing creature-based strategies, as a lot of the interaction/removal is stapled to a Dragon and only can hit creatures, but really I think it comes down to both decks needing a LOT of mana/to tap out on our turn to function on curve (hence prioritizing the most cheap and efficient removal is key).
I'm also looking at putting in one more expensive blow-out sweeper for games where I know I'll be behind and likely am sandbagging; probably something like Akroma's Vengeance , which can at least cycle if it is dead in hand. But that's more for pods where we're playing at 75% or lower.
In place of some of the more expensive tutors, since we're not a combo deck and blue is a splash color, I would look first to Lim-Dul's Vault , then to cheaper tutors like Scheming Symmetry , Eladamri's Call , Diabolic Intent , Dimir Machinations , Beseech the Queen , Praetor's Grasp , or Muddle the Mixture , which are all $10 or less.
10 months ago
Interesting idea! Some things to consider:
You might also like these cards: Bag of Holding , Dimir Machinations (transmutes for necropotence), Tectonic Reformation , Street Wraith , Treasonous Ogre , Archfiend of Ifnir , Bone Miser , Alhammarret's Archive , Brainspoil (transmutes for alham's archive), Illusionist's Bracers , Mindmoil , Bolas's Citadel , Skirge Familiar , Shred Memory (for transmuting, especially for Shadow of the Grave! digging for Shadow seems paramount), archfiend of spite, curse of fool's wisdom, Gamble , Words of Waste , Geth's Grimoire , Waste Not , Burning Inquiry , Dark Deal , Reforge the Soul , Khorvath's Fury , Incendiary Command , Runehorn Hellkite , Memory Jar , Uba Mask , Bedlam Reveler .
I'm sure you can make room for some of these by removing some of those extra Muck Drubbs and Tainted Pacts :P