Galvanic Alchemist

Galvanic Alchemist

Creature — Human Wizard

Soulbond (You may pair this creature with another unpaired creature when either enters the battlefield. They remain paired as long as they are both under your control.) As long as Galvanic Alchemist is paired with another creature, each of those creatures has "2U: Untap this creature."

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Galvanic Alchemist Discussion

SynergyBuild on Chulane Midrange

9 months ago

Galvanic Alchemist I actually do think would work with the deck a lot, though Familiar is too far, and just 3 colors means Bloom Tender and Faeburrow Elder just don't do it. So that's fair.

I'd look into other variants of a hate-bears style deck. Thalia, Heretic Cathar and friends can be high-value.

I may test more out post-Flash-ban!

SynergyBuild on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

9 months ago

That's perfectly fair.

The Yisan, the Wanderer Bard/Galvanic Alchemist/Biomancer's Familiar style synergies was something I was researching not too long ago, and so you asking about it was almost perfectly on time, pretty lucky!

I'll tell you now that I am still unsure of it. I think the Thrasios/Tymna build I made it for with Faeburrow Elder, Linvala, Keeper of Silence, Drannith Magistrate, and Aven Mindcensor give a better toolbox utility than in Sultai, however I'd still use value creature with it. Notion Thief, Gilded Drake, even Reclamation Sage could be high in value!

I'd look

any_response on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

9 months ago

I thought a lot about adding cards like Prime Speaker Vannifar, but i don't really want to have sorcery speed cards in my deck, as they are only useful for finding the combos and don't really do anything else.

I already thought about Thassa's Oracle, but i am not sure yet whether i want to play Consultation. I know it is powerful, but i dislike cards i cannot use that much outside their combo. If i have enough cyclers (as i want to have a small ETB package + a lot of cyclers) Coveted Jewel can be a janky combo if combined with Escape Protocol to draw my library, but the Yisan-Line with Spellseeker is tempting.

For the other suggestions, i absolutely love Galvanic Alchemist! Haven't even heard of that card, but it is pretty awesome. I don't know which cards i will use in the end to combo with it, in the moment, i lean towards something janky like Oasis Ritualist, but i'm not sure about that yet. The advantage would be i don't have to rely on elves that much. The only problem i see at all using this combo is the need for Biomancer's Familiar to work, but if i include Training Grounds for a little redundancy i might like it.

I also thought about cards like Freed from the Real if i play enough 2-mana-producers, or a combo like Devoted Druid + One with the Stars, but without good creature tutors for enchantments or access to white those aren't as consistent as i would like them to be.

SynergyBuild on Chulane Midrange

9 months ago

Caustic Caterpillar over Knight of Autumn IMO, and you know I think Galvanic Alchemist+Yisan, the Wanderer Bard+Biomancer's Familiar (easy combo with Chulane's bounce!)

Yeah, Knight combos with Chulane's bounce, but Caustic is just such a cheap cantrip on storm turns.

SynergyBuild on Sultai Yisan, the Wanderer Bard

9 months ago

Surely I can help. You want to look for how many forests/elves you have to start. Quirion Ranger/Wirewood Symbiote are great for the first activation, however easily you could go for something else like a dork.

I like going for tutor chains that give value. However, if you have enough mana for two activations and an additional you can win on the second turn you activate him, as long as you got one of the two untappers previously mentioned!

Getting Thassa's Oracle, then responding to the trigger by untapping and tapping Yisan, getting a Spellseeker to find a Demonic Consultation can work for a win.

If you want another chain that takes less mana on the win scenario, here are some choices you can try out! Corridor Monitor on two, Hyrax Tower Scout/Deceiver Exarch/Pestermite/Bounding Krasis on three, and clones, for further levels if you just want to get to another combo you like.

Galvanic Alchemist deserves a mention in my opinion, as it allows for one of the best lines I know of, specifically in Tasigur.

Deathrite Shaman -> Biomancer's Familiar -> Galvanic Alchemist -> Wirewood Channeler. The channeled at that point taps for at least two, so with the alchemist makes infinite mana of all 5 colors, but getting infinite blue and filtering it back in, however you can remember that Yisan would just cost 1 Green mana for the last two activations, so is much cheaper near the end.

Again, Familiar, Deathrite, and Alchemist are good value, with Alchemist you can bind it to Yisan for tons of value, and the familiar works with the Arcanist, Yisan, and Tasigur! There are a ton of replacements for both Wirewood Channeler, like Zaxara, and a ton more for Deathrite Shaman, as any elf would work, or often even no elf! The issue is that summoning sickness is pretty sad.

Sylvan Safekeeper is a good turn one get for protection, Caustic Caterpillar, Gilded Drake, etc. for removal. These pieces help protected the combo.

GreatGoofini on Wood'ya STOP?! [PDH]

1 year ago

Yea I saw this card and immediate laughed and thought Persistent Petitioners . I am actually already running Mobilize which is amazing haha. The other cards feel slow or not quite right. If i'm targeting petitioners I'm usually going to have to untap multiple for it to be effective. Cards like Freed from the Real and Galvanic Alchemist aren't too bad since they're repeatable. If I'm targeting Wood Sage I'm worried that over using him will lead to me milling too many needed cards since there's only like 3 shuffle effects in pauper and I'm running all three, and one of them is Devious Cover-Up ! Haha

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