Artifact Creature — Vedalken Artificer
Artifact spells you play cost less to play.
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- Bolas's Citadel + Etherium Sculptor + Sensei's Divining Top
- Etherium Sculptor + Future Sight + Sensei's Divining Top
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Etherium Sculptor occurrence in decks from the last year
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Etherium Sculptor Discussion
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
Etherium Sculptor seems good.
Blinkmoth Urn could generate some serious mana for you given your artifact base.
Forsaken Monument makes your colorless rocks tap for more and also goes inf with basalt monolith.
a couple thoughts, artifact hate is a big part of the EDH meta, with cards like Vandalblast , Bane of Progress , Austere Command all seeing regular play. given that you are pretty much all in on artifacts, you may want to consider upping your Counterspell game to ensure you don't essentially lose the game when an opponent lands removal like that, as you can't always rely on having darksteel forge out. Hurkyl's Recall and Retract are other options if you are not into counterspells.
also, suggest to cut
as soon as possible- any one of
are all better and way less risky.
also i would check out your point removal: possibly Generous Gift over topple the statue, Arcane Denial , Unsubstantiate , or Boomerang over steel sabotage, Swords to Plowshares or Impulse or Anguished Unmaking over esper charm.
more ideas, Padeem, Consul of Innovation can give your artifacts hexproof and Shimmer Dragon would go great with Unwinding Clock .
anyway those are just some thoughts. hope some of them are helpful and keep having fun! cheers!!!
2 weeks ago
hotkarl63 the deck revolves around Aetherflux Reservoir . By chaining multiple artifacts in a single turn you build up your "storm" count and effectively just shoot down each of your opponents. Things like Sensei's Divining Top and something to reduce its cost, Helm of Awakening / Etherium Sculptor / Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip, let us cast top for free drawing a card. Then activate top to draw yet another card and as long as there is another artifact in hand we can redraw top and recast it. This loop quickly builds up that "storm" count.
You can also put your opponents in a very oppressed state with Words of Wind by bouncing all their permanents each turn. By having Words out with Jhoira and two artifacts that have a net even mana cost we can continuously bounce our artifacts until the board is clear.
A quick example is Mox Amber and Mana Crypt . Though this is a net possitive in mana it will illustrate the combo. Cast an artifact from hand or one of the aforementioned cards as long as the other is on board. Lets say Amber is in play and were casting Crypt. Tap Amber for 1 mana and use Words of Winds replacement effect off of our draw from Jhoira. Each player boucnces a permanent and we will choose Amber. We then cast Amber and in response tap Crypt for 2 mana then use the replacement effect again bouncing Crypt back to hand. Rinse and repeat until our opponents have nothing on board yet we still have our entire field.
With Aetherflux in play this also lets us gain infinite life and ping any opponent down. Without it in play we still create an oppressive position that is very hard to get out from under.
1 month ago
Kaldheim Changes 1/31/2020
Reasons for changes:
I decided that with as many wheel effects that are run in the deck that Narset, Parter of Veils is just better suited for the deck than Teferi, Master of Time. Where Teferi has more upside with extra turns and pressure on every turn, Narset gives us some extra benefit all while synergizing with our wheels.
I swapped out Silent Gravestone for the new card Weathered Runestone because one of the big problems in my meta is Kess, Dissident Mage. At 1 more mana I will take the added benefit of stopping Kess decks from recasting things like Demonic Consultation and Tainted Pact when they have a Thassa's Oracle on board.
Speaking of Thassa's Oracle decks Mystic Reflection is a must include for these match ups going forward. As long as their is another non-legendary creature on the board we can now stop Oracles in their tracks. So cutting Negate, arguably the weakest counterspell in the deck, was an easy choice.
Now for the hardest cut and one that I will be carefully monitoring going forward Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip for Trinket Mage. Trinket Mage is a big card when we have it early. Going and tutoring out early mana rocks or top can completely shift a game. However I want to test out the simple fact that Birgi is a legend that once on the board acts as another Etherium Sculptor. We do need to be able to cast one thing to get the ball rolling but once we have that extra mana Birgi gives us will snowball and let us go deeper and deeper. Birgi's other side Harnfel, Horn of Bounty is also amazing for us. Being able to ditch dead lands in our hand for 2 potential cards that will help us continue to push the combo will be a much welcome help when we need it; though this side will rarely be used. In the future I may come back to this cut and reintroduce Trinket Mage back into the deck in favor of a different cut, but in the mean time its the change I feel most confident with.
1 month ago
If I may engage in hypotheticals here, would a new creature type be needed if the Esper culture from Alara started traveling to other planes? Assuming that the replacement of flesh with metal continues in some areas of New Alara, of course. The Esperites share(d) the trait and cultural identity of rejecting their organic bodies due to perceived weakness with the Phyrexians. If a group of Windwright Mages and Etherium Sculptors suddenly showed up on Dominaria, Ixalan, and Kamigawa (picking planes at random here), would they need a new creature type like Alaran or Esperite, or would they continue to be Humans and Vedalkens? Or would they all suddenly be Constructs or something?
Off-topic sidebar: This is part of why I want a Return to Alara set. What does it look like 20, 50, 100 years later?
At what point does bio-augmentation meet the criteria of a new species or creature type, especially if (a) the result can no longer be considered organic at all, and (b) they go to a place where this is unheard of?
2 months ago
Mana Severance to allow you to pull lands out of your deck to avoid dead draws.
2 months ago
Etherium Sculptor is slow. You got 2 6-drop and mostly 3-drops. Just add those to Master of Etherium and/or Chief of the Foundry and then maybe Sharding Sphinx? For your combo to work you need to have all 4 Sculptors and then pay 2 mana. It’s not an infinite combo unless all pieces fuel each other.
3 months ago
Apologize in advance if you've already answered this/considered this.
Have you considered doing the Mystic Forge line with a noncreature cost reducer, like Cloud Key or Semblance Anvil? You could do this while keeping the Tidespout Tyrant line. I realize at 3cmc they are more costly than Etherium Sculptor, but not by that much. And while you risk getting two for oned with Semblance Anvil a cost reduction is powerful (though maybe not necessary for your deck).
Is this too expensive/clunky/slow for cEDH? Thoughts?