Artifact Creature — Illusion
Whenever another artifact enters the battlefield under your control, Glaze Fiend gets +2/+2 until end of turn.
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Glaze Fiend Discussion
10 months ago
That little guy has won me way more matches than I expected. In my Mishra's Champions I also use Esperzoa to bounce my own artifacts to play more copies of them, making glaze fiend huge in the process.
I also really like Etched Champion for some nearly guaranteed damage or for a tough blocker.
Thanks to some other suggestions, I use Prophetic Prism to help with mana but even better to bounce and replay copies to accelerate later game card draw.
I've also been experimenting with Jester's Scepter for disruption and, if I keep bouncing/replaying it, an alternate win con as I exile their entire library...
1 year ago
The gameplan is nice, but it is too fragile - without etherium sculptor, the deck is incredibly slow and has next to 0 ways to interact. With it, it can churn through an amazing amount of artifacts quickly. 14 lands is very dicey as well.
1 year ago
2 years ago
Alright, so.. I like where your head is at with this reply. Now that you've got a better idea of what I'm trying to accomplish here, let me address your new suggestions.
Vault Skirge over Thopter. Skirge is a fantastic card, no denying it.. BUT, Thopter offers me something that Skirge can't. A potential T1 5/5 flyer. I don't care what modern deck you're playing.. anyone that has an opponent dropping a 5/5 flyer on T1 is going to have sweaty palm syndrome for the duration of the round. Albeit, it isn't the most likely thing to happen.. But, A T1 Citadel, Opal, and Thopter isn't impossible.. and yes, I've had it happen. Even if the Ensoul doesn't happen until T2.. it gives me the opportunity to get a soft lantern lock out on T1, with a ready attacker on T2. It's really a question of speed vs lifelink.. and since my goal with this build was more aggro than traditional lantern builds, perhaps you can understand my decision.
Scrapheap Scrounger is a no-go for this deck. Why? My creature base is extremely lite. It just wouldn't be as effective as you would otherwise think. Also, it ties up mana.. which "could" slow down the deck, has zero evasion for when I may throw an Ensoul on it.. and can't even chump block for me.
Scrap Trawler is again a very interesting suggestion. I like this a lot, and appreciate the versatility of giving me another angle to work from. Whether it's a MB or SB card.. would really just require some playtesting.. But I like it. (Also, another reason to keep Thopter in. lol)
As for Glaze Fiend and Painsmith , all I have to say is.. eh.. maybe?? They really don't seem to fit the flow or direction of the deck. Both of these cards reward multiple artifact drops in the same turn.. like something you'd see in a storm deck. And beyond my first couple of turns.. I'm not puking my hand out. In fact, with one of these cards in my opening hand.. it would almost encourage me to hold on to those otherwise early drops.. until these guys could attack. Which slows down the whole plan and could really be more a detriment than anything.
And.. Inkmoth Nexus is a "temporary" artifact creature with evasion.. meaning, if I were to ever Ensoul it, I would lose the enchantment at the end of turn. Also, being a colorless land, it doesn't do anything to help my manabase.. and it can't help activate things like the Opal. So, I don't really see the benefit of having that in this type of deck.
2 years ago
From what you've said, I'll tailor this suggestion to the offensive rather than defensive, though why not have a little of both? What I'd like to suggest as a first change is replacing Ornithopter with Vault Skirge . The Skirge can be played for 1 mana and is a superior creature to the thopter, mostly thanks to lifelink, which is of-course a slightly defensive ability... Next is a choice of two, I add 4x of either Scrapheap Scrounger or Scrap Trawler , to make the space -2x Apostle's Blessing and -2x Tezzeret's Touch. Why one of the two scrappers? Simply put recursion, against your deck I'd side in artifact hate, not graveyard hate, one of these cards gives you a different angle of play. The last thought I had is two cards which no-one plays, but perhaps your deck could leverage Glaze Fiend and Painsmith , they aren't cards I'd run 4x, maybe as 2x? Or one card that does see play Inkmoth Nexus ...
I fully understand the desire to do something a little different, I started with a very of-the-shelf Hollow One deck, I've been playing on and off for 20 years so I already had Faithless Looting , Burning Inquiry and Goblin Lore , sitting in a box. Fast forward to now, the deck I'm playing is very different to the stock Hollow One, it has Adorned Pouncer and Soulflayer in it for starters. Here's the thing though, it's still essentially a red aggro deck, the core enablers are still all present, just my payoffs are different.
Why the tale above? You have marked this deck as a control deck and literally called it You just got Noped! which is evocative of Counterspell . This led me down the path of providing control based suggestions, but that isn't really what your looking for. Stall, bounce and counter is what control decks generally do, I'm not against thinking outside the box, but by definition when looking at someone else's deck list, without a description detailing their goals, suggestions tend to be made based on known factors. I hope my opening comment has introduced you to at least a couple of cards you weren't aware of or hadn't considered, good luck with your brew.
2 years ago
I have a rather off the wall suggestion, play black. Not for the Vector Asp, but because of three cards Tainted Strike, Glaze Fiend and Painsmith. Running these in an artifact deck which includes Cranial Plating and Inkmoth Nexus would be an infect deck without the infect creatures. It might work, it might not, it would definitely need testing, on the plus side you could run Vault Skirge as your 1 drop...
2 years ago
Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox- big list of things I've run in modern in mono black.
Your list looks great for casual. If you want to take it competitive, there are a few interesting cards from the alara block that might work well- Salvage Slasher and Glaze Fiend, which alongside Executioner's Capsule, Genesis Chamber and Lightning Coils can help form a functional core, backed by the usual staples.