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Artifact Creature — Sphinx
Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs less to cast for each artifact you control.)
Cascade (When you cast this spell, exile cards from the top of your library until you exile a nonland card with lesser converted mana cost/mana value. You may cast it without paying its mana cost. Put the exiled cards on the bottom of your library in a random order.)
multimedia on Urza, CEO of Machines
4 months 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.
- Orzhov Basilica, Azorius Chancery, Dimir Aqueduct
- Temple of Silence, Temple of Deceit, Temple of Enlightenment
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.
- Urza, Lord High Artificer
- Research Thief
- Losheel, Clockwork Scholar
- Thought Monitor, Ethersworn Sphinx
- Ornithopter of Paradise, Etherium Sculptor
- Phyrexian Metamorph
- Spellskite, Padeem, Consul of Innovation
- Ethersworn Canonist
- Baleful Strix
- Hangarback Walker, Sai, Master Thopterist
- Steel Overseer
- Armix, Filigree Thrasher
- Emry, Lurker of the Loch, Sharuum the Hegemon
- The Reality Chip, Lion Sash
- Sol Ring
- Arcane Signet, Chromatic Lantern
- Liquimetal Torque
- Talisman of Dominance, Talisman of Hierarchy
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Cranial Plating, Shadowspear
- Strionic Resonator
- Their Name is Death, Phyrexian Scriptures
- The Flesh is Weak
- Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge
- Artificer Class
- Austere Command
- Void Rend
- Swords to Plowshares
- Dovin's Veto
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.
Optimator on Ellie and Becky's Box of Tinker Toys
1 year ago
Some other noteworthy cards:
Cyberdrive Awakener - Research Thief - Imposter Mech - Master Transmuter - Ethersworn Sphinx - Ornithopter of Paradise - Replication Specialist - Kappa Cannoneer - Reality Heist - One with the Machine - Open the Vaults - Rise and Shine - Reverse Engineer - Universal Surveillance - Moonsilver Key - Manascape Refractor
kazeoishii on Yennett, It's the best a Sphinx can get
1 year ago
Orpheus124 on Graveyard Antiquing
1 year ago
If you aren't against an infinite combo as a win condition, I'd suggest adding Thopter Assembly in place of Ethersworn Sphinx. Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve is a notorious infinite-turn combo. Also, Treasure Tokens synergies really nicely with Marionette Master. To double on that front, perhaps a Disciple of the Vault?