When Golden Egg enters the battlefield, draw a card.
, , Sacrifice Golden Egg: Gain one mana of any colour.
, , Sacrifice Golden Egg: You gain 3 life.
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|Throne of Eldraine (ELD)||Common|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Golden Egg Discussion
2 weeks ago
Sure thing! The loops all involve Teshar, a cheap artifact, a cheap creature that can return an artifact to your hand, and a way to sacrifice either an artifact, creature, or both.
Specific examples include:
- Tap Sol Ring for 2, then sacrifice it to Thermal Navigator.
- Sacrifice the Salvager of Ruin to return Sol Ring to your hand.
- Cast Sol Ring using 1 of the 2 floating mana, and return Salvager of Ruin to the battlefield with Teshar's trigger.
- Repeat for infinite colorless mana.
- Sacrifice the Aviary Mechanic (or Glint Hawk/Kor Skyfisher) to Ashnod's Altar to make 2.
- Cast the Artifact and return the Aviary Mechanic to the battlefield with Teshar's trigger.
- When the Mechanic enters, use its trigger to return the Artifact to your hand.
- Cast it again with the 2 floating mana.
- Use Golden Egg/Prophetic Prism/Ichor Wellspring/Elsewhere Flask to draw your whole deck; any artifact that costs 1 or less makes infinite colorless mana; Codex Shredder mills your opponents out.
There is one backup combo with Heliod, Sun-Crowned and Triskelion that involves giving Triskelion lifelink using Heliod's ability, then removing counters from the Triskelion to deal damage to your opponents. Each damage gains you a life, which puts a counter back on Triskelion with Heliod.
I'll be sure to go through the list and add Custom Categories so you can hopefully understand why I chose the cards I did. I'll also try to update it with a list of combos in the description.
2 weeks ago
I think no matter what Dramatic Scepter can have a place in a competitive Emry build, the nature of the combo is simply that strong. If some one wants to run that set up I don't really think it's a poor choice by any means, it simply means the deck will have to be tuned differently to make optimal use of the combo. I've disliked it's performance in the iterations I've had it in so far mostly because I had difficulty in one of two areas: consistently getting Emry out and active as early as possible due to the number of additional tutor elements that feel required to reliably find Dramatic Scepter combo, and consistently hitting quality artifact targets for Emry to recur for value or a win (also due to increased tutor density and decreased artifact density). There is very likely some ideal balance where these issues can be resolved well, but I've had much better luck with the approach that eschews Dramatic Scepter altogether so far for increased consistency playing around Emry value. I'm interested in finding the optimal set up for both approaches in due time and figure the best way to do that is constantly check out other interesting Emry lists for the spicy tech that might make the difference.
When it comes to the keys in Emry I'm not quite sure how much value they would hold given typical play patterns for a number of different approaches. There's nothing wrong with having a nice artifact untap ability or two hanging around to generate extra value from Mana Vaults, Sensei's Divining Tops and the like but I don't think these pieces offer a whole lot as combo elements so they'd likely be pieces that only offer value generation. Makes less sense to run pieces that exclusively provide value without offering combo potential when those slots can potentially do both with something like Chromatic Sphere or Golden Egg. I think if an Emry list wants to get into Urza, Lord High Artificer packages with bounce elements like Paradoxical Outcome and Retract while running perhaps some stax elements like Trinisphere they have more merit as the keys would provide a lot more utility in these situations (particularly Manifold Key letting big constructs swing for 20 to the face). I did initially give an iteration including an Urza package with a key a try but it felt like the deck was pulling in too many directions to perform consistently. Again, with optimized tuning this might be pretty viable competitively, but it feels hard to make it work just right.
Scrap Trawler has been a wonderful performer for me so far. It's definitely going to be a card that Emry variants running a KCI package want to include as it opens up some seriously powerful lines (particularly the Intuition line to tutor for a full infinite combo with a single card at instant speed), but I've had a coupe of games now where Scrap Trawler chains simply for value led to a developmental advantage that secured my ability to win a turn or two later. The important thing to consider with a Scrap Trawler inclusion is that the deck will then really want artifacts in the 0, 1, 2, and 3 slots that can consistently sacrifice themselves for value of their own accord. I had one turn that I recall quite clearly where I had a fair amount of mana available to me and a Semblance Anvil plus Etherium Sculptor in play paired with the Trawler and some random Emry enablers when I drew into Memory Jar. I got to play the Jar, defend it with countermagic, sac Lotus Petal, sac Chromatic Star getting back the Petal, sac Mind Stone getting back the Star, tap and sac Eye of Ramos getting back the Stone, play all my returned artifacts for free plus a new one I had drawn, then sac the Jar getting back and exiling the Eye for later and draw a new grip without even using an Emry activation that I would then later use on a second Jar drop and activaton. I wound up drawing into 2 different engines that I was able to play and subsequently won the game. The value Trawler can generate can be pretty nutty at times when it leads to wins out of nowhere, and the combination of Scrap Trawler, Magewright's Stone, Krark-Clan Ironworks, any 0 cmc artifact, and any 1 cmc artifact as an outright infinite engine for mana (and often draw at the same time) is a solid capstone.
1 month ago
Suggestions: Better artifacts. -Golden Egg, +Chromatic Lantern // -Enchanted Carriage, +Renegade Freighter // -Screaming Shield, +Bonesplitter // -Prophet of the Peak, +Signal Pest // -Gate Colossus, +Shrine of Loyal Legions // -Inquisitive Puppet, +Cultivator's Caravan // -Mana Leak, +Opt // -Mortivore, +Gonti, Lord of Luxury.
1 month ago
To remove: Aggressive Mammoth, Byway Courier Chittering Witch, Footlight Fiend,Gluttonous Troll,Gruul Spellbreaker, Judith, the Scourge Diva,Keeper of Fables, Ogre Siegebreaker, Primordial Wurm, Rapacious Dragon, Rubblebelt Rioters, Sengir Vampire, Spark Reaper, Sphinx of the Guildpact, Spikewheel Acrobat, Vindictive Vampire, Woodland Champion, Zhur-Taa Goblin
To add: Eternal Witness,Squee, the Immortal,Zulaport Cutthroat, Vexing Shusher, Goblin Matron, Munitions Expert, Krenko, Mob Boss, Warteye Witch, Sling-Gang Lieutenant, Goblin Trashmaster, Putrid Goblin, Dockside Extortionist, Arasta of the Endless Web, Creakwood Liege,Dragonlair Spider, Viscera Seer, Ayara, First of Locthwain, Pitiless Plunderer, Poison-Tip Archer, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Sheoldred, Whispering One, Deathrite Shaman
1 month ago
I like it, I think trading post should be main board almost as a discard engine, I can see this as a jeskai Looting deck too. Cathartic Reunion, Opt, Golden Egg. Hedron Alignment as an extra alternate win condition.
2 months ago
Just gonna throw this tl;dr version of my facebook comment here so it doesn’t all get lost in my ramblings. :p
+1 Guild Globe
+1 Golden Egg
Hope my musings have been of at least some help!
2 months ago
Cool deck! You might like these: Pia's Revolution , Salvaging Station , Urza's Bauble , Bludgeon Brawl , Tiana, Ship's Caretaker (super good with bludgeon brawl!), Angelic Renewal , Liquimetal Coating , Sunforger , Faith's Reward , Second Sunrise , Twilight Shepherd , Cathodion , Myr Moonvessel , Claws of Gix , Golden Egg , Quicksmith Genius