Engineered Explosives

Engineered Explosives


Sunburst (This enters the battlefield with a charge counter on it for each colour of mana spent to cast it.)

, Sacrifice Engineered Explosives: Destroy each nonland permanent with converted mana cost equal to the number of charge counters on Engineered Explosives.

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Format Legality
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Unformat Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal

Engineered Explosives occurrence in decks from the last year

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Engineered Explosives Discussion

MagicMarc on Modern Monoblue Silver Bullets

1 month ago

Some of the top 8 decks run the following in their sideboards: Brazen Borrower, Force of Negation, Deprive, Tidebinder Mage, Aether Gust, Engineered Explosives, Mystical Dispute, and Entrancing Melody.

The most I saw on decklists were: Aether Gust, Engineered Explosives, and Mystical Dispute.

You can look here for current Modern top 8 Meta:

Neotrup on Jodah, Archmage Eternal and Jegantha, …

1 month ago

Small correction, if you cast Chamber Sentry with Jodah, Archmage Eternal's ability, X will be 0, as dragonstryke58 stated, but it will still enter with 5 counters on it. This is because Chamber Sentry doesn't actually care about the value chosen for X, just the colors of mana spent.

This actually ends up being an important distinction for Engineered Explosives that works the same way, as players will choose a smaller value for X than needed to get around the effect of Thalia, Guardian of Thraben or a larger value of X and spend mana of the same color to avoid triggering Eidolon of the Great Revel.

RNR_Gaming on What's the Worst Trade You …

2 months ago

I traded a Scalding Tarn for an Engineered Explosives it was back when kci was the hot thing in modern and I wanted to play it. The prices were about the same and then they banned the deck and reprinted it :( Tarn is still hovering around 70 explosives is almost bulk.

ahhhgro on Glissa, Undying Engines

2 months ago

Big Game Hunter pulls triple duty in this deck. 1. He's a body, an admittedly small one, but still a body which is invaluable in a Stax style deck. He can be tossed into the Smokestack grinder and other sacrifice outlets or be a low impact tap for Tangle Wire. He helps to fill out my creature curve for Birthing Pod and also acts as fodder for Survival of the Fittest while providing additional utility when he's used like this. 2. Once he's pitched to my graveyard he adds flexibility to my reanimation effects, allowing me to turn them into removal. 3. He is a form of targeted creature removal, something this deck is light on simply because the best targeted removal tends to be instants or sorceries and those run somewhat opposite to the general gameplan for a Stax style deck. It makes BGH and Noxious Gearhulk very valuable.

While Oblivion Stone admittedly works better for Glissa, the Traitor it is not better for the deck. This deck is designed to run smoothly while under the (mostly) lateral effects of cards such as Winter Orb, Static Orb, Tangle Wire, ect and runs a very low mana curve. In what is largely a Timmy format I opt for only 5 cards with cmc >5 (and the plan is almost always to cheat these in with reanimation). Leaving 5 mana up every turn to keep the firing mechanism primed on O-Stone is expensive. If you don't leave the mana open someone will just Naturalize when it can't be used. With Pernicious Deed I don't have to leave up as much mana to threaten with it but I can also pop it for 0 to clean out a token swarm. Pernicious and Engineered Explosives are in this deck primary to serve as silver bullets to a token strategy which can create enough fodder to effectively ignore my Stax effects if they get up and running.

For more info on Stax style decks and understanding how and why they work I recommend reading the Stax Primer by Phil found here. It's very comprehensive and very thorough in explaining a deck archetype that mostly antithetical to the way most decks work.

Epicurus on Breya's Fabergé Eggs

4 months ago

Artifacts I recommend that Salvaging Station can grab:

Other artifacts I'd recommend:

Don't know about cuts. Hope that helps. Cheers!

Peoni on The Modular Factory

4 months ago

Here are a few cards you might like that work especially well with your proliferate theme and might be fun to play around with:

Energy Chamber, Engineered Explosives, Lux Cannon, Power Conduit, and Titan Forge.

Paradise Mantle also seems like it would be especially good on Traxos.

Solid list. Very fun and fair. I really like it a lot. :^)

zapyourtumor on LUSH

4 months ago

Armada Wurm? Ephemerate would make double tokens by flickering wurm/spider which would be better than Wake the Reflections

For sideboard maybe Sundering Growth? You'll still get clapped by Ratchet Bomb/Engineered Explosives though

Mortlocke on The Queen's Egg

4 months ago

Hey Slayroth,

Always good to hear from ya. So how valuable is Engineered Explosives? Well, it's more of a quirky mass removal option that I enjoy keeping on hand for political reasons. If someone is playing a token heavy commander like Prossh, Skyraider of Kher or is running Food Chain I enjoy just having an easy removal option that also makes an opponent think twice. It by no means is an essential card in the deck, but I've found it useful, especially for removing permanents with hexproof/shroud.

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