Illusionist's Bracers

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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. This enters the battlefield unattached and stays on the battlefield if the creature this card is attached to leaves the battlefield.)

Quickspell on Build a Deck with Me …

3 weeks ago

I’m thinking about what other cards can combo with Ghired.

A combo usually has the drawback that it’s single pieces don’t do anything by themselves. So ideally you want combos that work with your Commander and are synergetic by themselves.

Here is an idea.

Pili-Pala can tap with Ghired to copy any token, and for you can untap it to gain one mana of any color.

Illusionist's Bracers will copy any activated ability as long as it doesn’t create mana. In this deck especially, this card is great as it works with your Commander and any other creature that has received your Commander‘s ability to basically act as a token doubler.

Now, if you equip Pili-Pala with the Bracers, and if you made a treasure and a clue token this turn (which isn’t inconceivable in this deck), you can now do the following:

  1. Tap Pili-Pala to create two copies of the treasure.
  2. Use those treasures to untap Pili-Pala and gain one mana of any Color
  3. Repeat this process any number of times to gain any number of coloured mana.
  4. Move on to tap Pili-Pala to create two copies of the Clue token.
  5. Use your infinite floating mana to untap Pili-Pala (and generate more mana).
  6. Repeat this process to create any number of Clue tokens.
  7. Use your infinite floating mana to crack those Clues and draw your entire deck.
  8. Use your infinite floating mana to cast any number of spells from your hand.

I just came up with the combo while waiting for my food, but I think should work.

You could also use Ashnod's Altar. This card usually is great in creature token decks, as it, too, is useful by itself.

In this case you can use Pili-Pala to create a copy of a creature token. Sac that token to the altar to get . Use this mana to untap Pili-Pala and generate one mana of any color.

Repeat this to generate an infinite amount of mana. Then proceed to copy a Clue token. Since you have infinite mana in your pool, you can keep untapping Pili-Pala and keep creating Clue tokens. You can then go on to crack them and draw and cast everything.

Quickspell on Build a Deck with Me …

3 weeks ago

If I may add a few other notes to your thought process.

At this point, you are already on the track of using known combos and putting them into a Naya shell. There are many other combos that can go with this, you just need to tutor for them.

Note that haste is an important aspect to this. Zealous Conscripts is much better than Hyrax Tower Scout or Sparring Mummy for this reason, even though both have cheaper mana value. Without haste, your million tokens will just be board-wiped. You could argue for redundancy, but the truth is that tutors and recursion such as Eternal Witness and Skullwinder are much better, because they add to your strategy with more flexibility.

Most creature tutors are green non-creature spells that search for green creatures. However, you want to keep the amount of non-creature spells low, because Ghired's ability doesn't apply to them. But there are some great tutors that can help you find your pieces:

Most of these cards use ETBs. If you can give them haste - ideally with creatures - you can cast them, make use of their ETB, and directly tap them with Ghired for value. Anger comes to mind, Hellraiser Goblin is great (you won't be attacking, because you are going to tap your creatures with Ghired), Yarus, Roar of the Old Gods can be okay. As for non-creature spells, you have Mass Hysteria, Concordant Crossroads, Fervor, Rising of the Day. Though I would probably only consider Hammer of Purphoros as it can create tokens.

As for the token doublers, I'm not sure if they really fit the deck. Sure, they are staples for token strategies. But what's the point of making infinite tokens go double? Mondrak, Glory Dominus and Ojer Taq, Deepest Foundation  Flip will put a bounty on your head which is not a good thing in a combo-deck. You want to stay under the radar until you can go off.
Mondrak only doubles creature tokens, so you are not making more treasures. And the other doublers like Anointed Procession, Parallel Lives etc. will not tap with Ghired. Since you also want to put in all the other Naya-staple enchantments like Smothering Tithe and Guardian Project etc., you will just fill your deck with non-creatures that don't synergize with your commander.

Some cards worth mentioning are:
- Illusionist's Bracers - Cloudstone Curio (create a creature token, return a creature with an ETB to your hand). - Helm of the Host

Rhadamanthus on Can Licia, Sanguine Tribune her …

1 month ago

Yes, this works. When you create a copy of an activated ability with Verrak, Illusionist's Bracers or something similar, you aren't "activating" that ability again, just making a copy of it, so any restrictions in the original ability about exactly when or how many times it can be activated won't interfere.

king-saproling on Meria x Rocks

3 months ago

No Grinding Station?

Also it might be cool to create pseudo-Battered Golems by combining cards like Blisterspit Gremlin, Dwarven Patrol, and Nettle Drone with cards like Liquimetal Torque, Liquimetal Coating, and Ashnod's Transmogrant.

You might consider these too: Kessig Flamebreather, Lambholt Raconteur  Flip, Keen Sense, Snake Umbra, Illusionist's Bracers, Battlemage's Bracers, Cemetery Prowler

Ferth on Fog Draw EDH

9 months ago

I took out some of the four cost fogs and some less interesting cards to add

Banishing Light,Darksteel Mutation,Oblivion Ring,Beast Within,Generous Gift,Palace Jailer

Jailer may not be the best choice but being the monarch should be easy while I'm foggy and I have Protector of the Crown

Thinking I'll never realistically get Helix Pinnacle to go off so I should just swap it for Illusionist's Bracers to put on Seeker of Skybreak

MrHighscore on In the grim darkness of the far future

9 months ago

@GingerHobbit2 you are right. I need to get a hold of more than one Teferi's Protection for my decks.

I should also add an Illusionist's Bracers for combo redundancy with Marneus Calgar

Michigone on snakes, squirrels, and self-mill

11 months ago

I really want to play against this deck to test it out! This idea sounds super cool! Also, anyway to get some good untaps going in order to activate your commander multiple times per turn? I saw Patriar's Seal, I also like Thousand-Year Elixir, Saryth, the Viper's Fang, Instill Energy, Quest for Renewal, Illusionist's Bracers, Seedborn Muse, and Vitalize. There are probably other options out there

SufferFromEDHD on Hostage Taker (Feldon EDH)

11 months ago

Elegant pile. Excellent use of Helm of Possession! Will be tweaking a few of my decks to utilize that tech.

Blazing Shoal might pull out a surprise win FOR FREE. Whenever I see Greater Gargadon I think of this simple synergy. It should be green but somehow red ended up with the biggest free pump spell.

Illusionist's Bracers double Feldon.

Plaza of Heroes Feldon will be a target.

War Room quality draw for mono color.

Inventors' Fair value.

Sequestered Stash interesting mill that's on theme.

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