Grand Architect

Grand Architect

Creature — Vedalken Artificer

Other blue creatures you control get +1/+1.

: Target artifact creature becomes blue until end of turn.

Tap an untapped blue creature you control: Gain . Spend this mana only to cast artifact spells or activate abilities of artifacts.

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Grand Architect Discussion

multimedia on Sen triplets v1

2 days ago

Hey, nice version, but please get rid of Temple of the False God :) It's not a good land here because you don't have any land ramp thus it can't make mana until your turn five or six at earliest which is unplayable.

There's a strong artifact sub theme here consider Master Transmuter and artifact lands especially Seat of the Synod ? Transmuter can cheat big artifacts onto the battlefield by first bouncing an artifact land or another artifact such as a mana rock. Sen is an artifact creature which makes Transmuter another way to protect by bouncing Sen back to your hand.

The way Transmuter's ability works is the artifact that you bounce can then be put onto the battlefield right after from your hand because the bounce is part of the cost of the ability. You can bounce Sen even at instant speed and then just put right back onto the battlefield.

Notion Thief is good opponent disruption especially towards the opponent who's turn you control. Getting to cast their draw spells for you to draw instead of opponent. Grand Architect is a good mana dork with artifacts especially when your Commander is an artifact and blue. It can tap the turn you play it to make 2 colorless mana to cast or activate artifacts.

Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Upgraded Breya

1 week ago

Hey, nice budget upgrade so far of the precons.

It looks like you've mixed the Osgir precon with the Breya precon which is interesting. Osgir kind of has some negative synergy with Breya or Silas as Commander because Osgir's best ability is to exile an artifact from your graveyard. With Breya and Silas you want to take advantage of being able to reanimate/recur artifacts meaning you don't want to exile them from your graveyard. Akiri has nice interaction with Osgir because he makes token copies of artifacts that make Akiri bigger. In saying this if you want to better utilize Osgir then play Akiri/Silas as Commanders.

Osgir's exile ability is powerful, but it doesn't go with Breya therefore in my opinion Osgir is out of place. I play budget Breya and not Akiri/Silas thus I may have some bias, but these Commanders seem very different in gameplay. With Akiri/Silas attacking seems important, using Commander damage as a source of winning and value. Breya is less about attacking with her and more about using her ability sacing artifacts for modes for value to control the game. Breya's best strength as Commander is being a win condition combo piece with the two Thopters she creates.


With Breya as Commander I would play Silas in the 99 because he's an artifact, but not Akiri. With Akiri/Silas I would play Breya in the 99 because she's an artifact who's three artifacts for four mana. Akiri/Silas want evasion to be able to do as much combat Commander damage therefore I would include more budget artifacts to give them evasion:

You don't really want these with Breya instead budget combo pieces:


All these Commander choices are better with less creatures and more artifacts. Lots of creatures is not what you want unless they're artifact creatures because all these Commanders abilities are only good with artifacts. 40 creatures is a lot of creatures for any Commander deck that's not tribal like Elves. Consider cutting creatures for more artifacts?

There are some exceptions here for nonartifact creatures:

Whirler Rogue seems very good with Akiri/Silas to make either or both unblockable, but is subpar with Breya. You could cut all the others that I didn't name for artifacts or other cards.

Some cards to consider cutting to get to 99:

I offer more advice. Would you like more advice? Good luck with deck.

MULRAH on Rogues Mill

1 month ago

After adding some mass removal to my cycle of budget tribal decks, I playtested them all against each other, and this deck came out on top! The game was a little funky as the only two creatures with infect out of 500 cards managed to come out early in the game, thereby threatening very quick finishes if "players" didn't figure out how to defend against these threats. I had players treat the Dragon Reanimator deck with respect, knowing they'd be taken out instantly if they drew its ire. The Knights & Equipment deck was up to its usual shenanigans, and a recently played Knights' Charge threatened to pour eight knights onto the battlefield from the graveyard. After aiming its Blighted Agent at the Cats Voltron deck, this deck figured it was the one selected by the Stalking Leonin , so it struck a loose alliance with the cats. The two decks started slapping other decks with 5 poison counters. Meanwhile, the Elementals Toolbox deck was kind of just lurking, benefiting from all the milling and forced card draw to amass dozens of counters on Hoofprints of the Stag . I suspect that had the game gone on longer, this deck would have emerged as the winner.

However, the game did not go on any longer. Nobody did anything about this deck's Grand Architect , and--with an encoded Whispering Madness drawing five or six cards every turn--this deck eventually drew its Pili-Pala . It just so happened to draw Folio of Fancies that same turn, so with its infinite mana it was able to draw its entire deck (though everyone else got to do the same). It could have stopped there and just had everyone lose to decking, but a Perplexing Test returned all creatures to hand just in case there were some shenanigans that could happen before each player's draw step (there weren't).

The board state in this game was still complex, but it never seemed stalled. The mass removal I added to these decks seemed to help. Although there were no outright board wipes, Path of Mettle  Flip and Hurricane were both 3-for-1s that trimmed the creature count by 25 percent, and Perplexing Test was decent insurance for this deck's win condition. (By the way, this game ended on the seventh turn, which is quite good for these budget decks!)

Gidgetimer on Can I use Grand Architect …

1 month ago

Please link all cards in your question by enclosing the card name in double brackets.

Grand Architect

Pili-Pala

If you can somehow give Pili-Pala haste so that you can use the untap ability the same turn it comes into play that will work fine.

multimedia on Breya....Help Me!

2 months ago

Hey, well done so far.

Your deck doesn't have a Commander yet. In the editor where you see Breya, Etherium Shaper text add the Commander tag CMDR to the end.

Breya, Etherium Shaper *CMDR*

This will show Breya as the Commander and show a card image of Breya under the Commander category.


What is your budget for upgrades? Since I don't know I will give you some low budget options.

Dramatic Reversal is paired with Isochron Scepter and mana rocks to make infinite mana. Infinite mana can be used with Breya as a win condition since she can sac herself for mode to do 3 damage to a player. When she dies she goes to the Command Zone and because you have infinite mana you keep casting her from there. Repeat the combo by sacing her and one of her Thopters. If not playing Reversal than Scepter doesn't do enough in your deck with only four other instants.

Grand Architect with Breya since she and the Thopters she creates are blue. Architect is ramp for artifacts or artifact activated abilities and it can tap itself even the turn you play it. Architect combos with Pili-Pala for infinite colored mana and Breya can be the win condition with infinite mana by sacing herself for her 3 damage to a player mode.

Goblin Engineer because many of the combo artifacts are 3 CMC or less. Engineer has interaction with Eldrazi Displacer for more tutoring. More repeatable artifact reanimation is helpful and getting an artifact of your choice in your graveyard is good with many cards here: Daretti, Scrap Savant , Goblin Welder , Sharuum the Hegemon , Trash for Treasure , Emry, Lurker of the Loch , etc.

Whirlwind of Thought repeatable draw by casting artifacts as well as instants/sorceries/enchantments/Planeswalkers.


Some changes to consider:

If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Lhurgyof on Reaper King Scarecrow Tribal

2 months ago

Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain helps keep your hand from emptying out.

As far as changelings go, I find Unsettled Mariner and Changeling Outcast pull a lot of weight.

If you're running Pili-Pala, you might as well run Grand Architect for the combo.

+1 from me, check out my reaper king deck:


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Lanzo493 on Any Complicated Commanders?

3 months ago

There's the old KCI combo with Krark-Clan Ironworks , Scrap Trawler , Myr Retriever and any 0 mana rock or mana positive rock. There's also Ashnod's Altar , Nim Deathmantle , and Eldrazi Displacer combos involving your commander Breya that go infinite. You've got Time Sieve and Thopter Assembly as well as Sword of the Meek and Thopter Foundry . Skullclamp is great in general. You've got Pili-Pala and Grand Architect combos to use. Painter's Servant and Grindstone . Rings of Brighthearth , Zirda, the Dawnwaker , or Power Artifact get infinite mana with Grim Monolith or Basalt Monolith . For infinite sacrifice outlets, you can use Grinding Station , Blasting Station , or Disciple of the Vault . Since you're running black and red, you have access to combos with Worldgorger Dragon and Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , or Necromancy (goes great with a sacrifice outlet out, too). Altar of the Brood may work well in a list you make. You can even do Dualcaster Mage with Ghostly Flicker and get infinite thopters with your commander and infinite mana to sacrifice them all to kill your opponents. Those are just some combos I came up with on the top of my head.

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