Inspiring Statuary

Inspiring Statuary


Nonartifact spells you cast have improvise. (Your artifacts can help cast those spells. Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for .)

Inspiring Statuary Discussion

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on The 6th Color Nemesis

2 weeks ago

It's tough in colorless, but you could use a little more interaction. Spatial Contortion can deal with small creatures, and Scour from Existence/Introduction to Annihilation are expensive, but all purpose removal spells. Unstable Obelisk is early ramp that can be cashed in for removal later. I am not saying add all of these, but one or two more forms of interaction might be nice.

Containment Construct could be a great add here since you can cast stuff off of Kozilek's discard ability (I believe timing restrictions still apply though). Bag of Holding is another option that lets you store those cards for later.

If you want to get a little mean, I've seen Winter Orb used quite well in a colorless Eldrazi deck at my LGS. The idea is that orb slows down opposing decks long enough to let you build up your mana base to start casting Eldrazi. Your deck won't be impacted as much since you run a ton of artifact/creature ramp. Throw in Inspiring Statuary (another card that could be good in your deck on its own) and you can play Winter Orb with zero downside.

+1 from me!

Dummy_Thicc_Ness on Your Vote Matters! (Esper Politics)

2 weeks ago

Amazing deck, i too took Time Sieve out of my tivit deck. However, having Expropriate can also be rough, so i ended up taking things like Inspiring Statuary. just to try and make it so i could easily free cast it.

Yesterday on Does tapping an artifact for …

3 weeks ago

Pretty sure this doesn't count, but wanna double-check.

I control a Kalain, Reclusive Painter and an Inspiring Statuary. If I tap a Treasure for improvise to pay for a creature spell, does that creature enter the battlefield with a counter?

Also for something hypothetical similar, do the same rules apply for convoke?

Decrepit_Angel on [Primer] Colored Mana is for the Weak

3 weeks ago


Yeah, that is an unfortunate downside of mono-colorless. Collector Ouphe, Null Rod, and Stony Silence are really bad cards for this deck to see. I always try to tutor or mulligan for an Inspiring Statuary when I expect to see those cards as it allows me to still use my artifacts to cast stuff like Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger, Karn Liberated, All Is Dust, Emrakul, the Promised End, etc. Typically I try to outspeed the artifact hate but as that is not always an option, Inspiring Statuary or politics tends to be the best option. It also helps that other decks tend to get hurt by such artifact hate so I am not always the one that has to deal with it.

As for the power level, I tried to make it as powerful as possible for the sake of having a decent chance at a cEDH power level table. A max power level Kozilek is typically around the power level of a budget cEDH deck so it tends to play well at that kind of table. Given the ridiculous speed of the deck though, I have had good matchups against full pods of max power cEDH decks. Very few decks can shrug off Annihilator 4 on turn 3. Also, Mindslaver effects are hilariously good against cEDH decks. Especially with how many Necropotence, Ad Nauseam, Tainted Pact, Demonic Consultation, etc. effects are common in cEDH. Even outside of that, just using their own removal spells on their stuff or exiling their commander if it is a deck that relies on it to win (and choosing to put it into exile of course) can completely kill off opposing players on the spot. Emrakul, the Promised End is my go to answer for cEDH decks as the cast trigger almost always just kills an opponent on cast, even if she gets countered.

As for additional stax, I already run Torpor Orb and I quite like it. Cursed Totem is interesting (and if nothing else is a good budget option). I liked Cursed Totem a lot more when Flash + Protean Hulk was a thing. Perhaps it is just my meta but I don't see too many decks that make me want a Cursed Totem effect. Winter Orb has been underperforming of late so I might trade those out and see if I like it. It cuts off my Metalworker, Palladium Myr, and Burnished Hart but I think that is acceptable given how much it can hurt some decks. Worst case scenario, I could always just treat it the same way I use something like The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale where I just mulligan or Bazaar of Baghdad it away if it is a meta that it isn't useful.

Beebles on Malcolm, Siren of The Flying Dutchman | V-SNC

4 weeks ago

Hey there thenewlollipopjam, thanks for your questions.

In my latest update I wrote about most new treasure cards from New Capenna, including Rain of Riches. I am pretty split on that one. You can check my thoughts on all those cards there.

I’ve been asked about Galazeth Prismari before. It’s a cool card that does fit in the deck, but at the end of the day it’s basically half an Inspiring Statuary in this list (which is also a Magda, Brazen Outlaw target). Urza is another better card that does a similar thing. And since both of those cards are better in tapping our treasure for mana, I did not include Galazeth as a third worse option for that effect.

Seize the Spotlight is not a card that really excites me. At best it gives you 3 treasure, which does not compete with most of the other treasure makers in this list. I also have 0 synergies with the steal side of the card (for example, sacrifice outlets to sac the stolen creatures after swinging with them). So I don’t see enough synergy to include it here.

Same is true for Terror of the Peaks. I run only 19 creatures and 0 creature token makers in this list. So Terror of the peaks is just going to sit there on the battlefield and be pretty most of the time. There isn’t enough synergy here to warrant an include.

Hope these thoughts make sense. Again, thanks for reaching out!

McToters on Drop A Train On 'Em

1 month ago

Hey there! Awesome brew! Some recs in case you haven't already thought of them:

Cursed Mirror same reason as Mirage Mirror

Hamletback Goliath janky but fun

Reiterate since you are already running Mana Geyser with the right amount of lands untapped this can net you infinite mana. A secondary rec with this combo in mind would be Sword of the Paruns as a mana sink to continually untap Brion.

Serene Master janky but also fun

Inspiring Statuary to help you with casting spells

TheoryCrafter on What kind of EDH deck …

2 months ago

If your creature enters the battlefield during an opponent's control, it doesn't have summoning sickness on your next turn. It helps with color schemes that lack haste and the fact it isn't a creature makes it a supplement to Inspiring Statuary.

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