Illusionist's Bracers

Artifact — Equipment

Whenever an ability of equipped creature is activated, if it isn't a mana ability, copy that ability. You may choose new targets for the copy.

Equip (Attach this to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

RustamM on Niv Mizzet

1 month ago

Some cards to consider:

Curiosity is good card draw, but does infinite combo with Niv so you may have chosen to avoid it already.

Darksteel Plate / Neurok Stealthsuit / Whispersilk Cloak if the win con is Niv's ability then you want to keep him alive!

Reforge the Soul draws 7 cards, so very powerful with Niv's trigger

Illusionist's Bracers doubled the activited ability, so two draws and two triggers

Wizard Class is another way to have no hand limit.

AstroAA on Maya Angels

2 months ago

So first things first - I see you swapped the commander to Atla Palani, Nest Tender, and I do think that she is stronger for cheating things into play as her plus her ability costs the same as a single Mayael the Anima activation, her ability triggers whenever an egg dies, and besides her you only have one egg producer in the deck - Nesting Dragon - and you aren't running any token doublers, I'd advise running something like Rings of Brighthearth or Illusionist's Bracers to copy her ability, allowing you to potentially cheat in multiple things a turn. However, her ability only triggers when something dies. I see you have Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar in the maybeboard, and they're definitely probably your best options to accomplish this as that mana can also be used to cast angels in your hand.

Also, your CMC is 4.03, which is ridiculously high. You also aren't running any mana ramp outside of artifacts, which while your commanders ability is based around cheating things into play - if you don't have access to your commander or sac outlets than you're screwed. Things like Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Migration Path, or cards like Birds of Paradise, Avacyn's Pilgrim, Fyndhorn Elves, or even cost-reducer cards like Starnheim Aspirant, Pearl Medallion all can make a big impact. Or, even just swapping some of the higher CMC angels out for lower-costed ones, like Angel of Vitality, Angel of Jubilation, Resplendent Angel and Righteous Valkyrie can go a long way towards a smoother game.

Macaronigrill5150 on

3 months ago

xMutation- Yes if Isshin, Two Heavens as One has the Illusionist's Bracers his ability trigger two times. Causing an attacking ability of a creature to activate four times but for only one creature, not all of them.

Aeriosis on Garth One-Eye ETB, Tap, & Blink

4 months ago

zach3584 tinkered around with my version with the new set release! I'm finding Illusionist's Bracers to be too mana costly and it slows down development. Going to eventually add in Yarok, the Desecrated in for full ETB jank

TypicalTimmy on Sikozen of the Red Sea

4 months ago

seshiro_of_the_orochi, when you say it wouldn't pass the vanilla test, what do you mean by that? What is the vanilla test?

My thoughts were that the way the deck is run is mostly instant / sorcery spells for effects; counterspells, cantrips, targeted burn or bounce, etc. You'd basically play hard and fast and force the boardstate to grow with 1/1, 2/2 and maybe even 3/3 sharks. Occasionally you may drop a 7mv spell for a huge 7/7. Note, Cyclonic Rift only nets you a 2/2.

The real, I would say "wincon" is in the tap ability. Imagine you have 5x Sharks in total and you activate him. Nice, 5 damage. Whatever, not too bad.

Rings of Brighthearth copies it for an additional 5 damage.

Illusionist's Bracers can copy it, so can Lithoform Engine and some others. Strionic Resonator can copy the first triggered ability; So if you cast a spell such as Cryptic Command, you'd normally get a 4/4 Shark token. With Resonator, you can make a second 4/4 Shark.

You can also stack damage via Jeska, Thrice Reborn or Furnace of Rath or others. Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge also work wonders in this deck.

Shark Typhoon gets you even more Sharks, and these ones have Flying! :D

Want some more?! Spark Double and Sakashima of a Thousand Faces and Helm of the Host and others to bypass the legendary rule, making you get tons of Sikozen for tons of stackable Shark triggers, blowing up that activated ability!


Clone Legion would net you a huge fucking 9/9 AND would DOUBLE EVERY SINGLE SHARK TOKEN IN PLAY -- AND, omg AND because the trigger is on the CAST of Clone Legion, your beefy 9/9 boi is in play when it resolves, GETTING YOU A SECOND 9/9!!!

And we haven't even BEGUN to talk about untap spells!!

Have 5x Sharks? Boom, tap for damage. Untap, BOOM GET A SHARK AND TAP FOR MOAR DAMAGE - This time 6x Sharks are seen!

Seriously this deck could go off-the-walls with interactions, and I love it so much <3

I'm probably going to build Sikozen this weekend and hope I can find a group that let's me run him :D

freezerboy on Osgir's Deonstruction Site

4 months ago

If you're looking to win through commander damage and attacking, an Aggravated Assault or Aurelia, the Warleader would help out a bit. Also Stoneforge Mystic and Stonehewer Giant can help you grab some equipment a bit more effectively.

Though a bit slow, Nahiri, the Harbinger can work with your discard and artifact/creature searching too.

Lithoform Engine can give you more options like Illusionist's Bracers, but with more value with lower activations.

Trading Post is also another way to discard and use your artifacts for value too.

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