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Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter
Legendary Creature — Gnome Artificer
, Sacrifice an artifact creature: Creature two Treasure tokens. (They're colourless artifacts with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any colour.")
, Sacrifice a noncreature artifact: Create two 1/1 colourless Construct artifact creature tokens.
8 months ago
I love it. I think, I managed to make this deck play like you are constructing a machine.
My playgroup hates it, because it can end the game in quick and hard to predict way (keep in mind my playgroup is guide young - we play for 2years)
8 months ago
Lmfao that's awesome EvolutionBaby. How are you liking Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter? I threw together a theoretical list a while ago, that was basically just a combination of my Osgir, the Reconstructor deck and treasure support from my Prosper, Tome-Bound deck.
Monarch is a lot of fun, and it's much easier to keep track of for sure. I considered White Plume Adventurer for my Party deck, but left it out (for now), because of the whole Monarch house rule being introduced. I didn't want to create headaches of having to track both Initiative and Monarch at the same time.
8 months ago
Crow-Umbra I played White Plume Adventurer during my last game night, but with different deck, Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter. I was able to make a deal with a guy who missed a land drop, and… that was it. I pulled an infinite combo two turns later ;) anyway the initiative have a politics potential, but in my opinion, it’s a little bit weaker then monarch.
8 months ago
Cuts: 1. Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer 2. Emry, Lurker of the Loch 3. Enthusiastic Mechanaut 4. Flamewar, Brash Veteran Flip 5. Goldbug, Humanity's Ally Flip 6. Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter 7. Jhoira, Ageless Innovator 8. Magister Sphinx 9. Myr Battlesphere 10. Myr Moonvessel 11. Myr Retriever 12. Ratchet, Field Medic Flip 13. Scrap Trawler 14. Sharuum the Hegemon 15. Shimmer Myr 16. Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle 17. Slobad, Goblin Tinkerer 18. Brainstorm 19. Reality Heist 20. Thirst for Knowledge 21. Mirrodin Besieged 22. The Antiquities War 23. Imposter Mech 24. Sculpting Steel 25. Shorikai, Genesis Engine 26. Dance of the Manse 27. Faithless Looting
10 months ago
Gleeock - Definitely some great adds for casual Glissa decks. So far only Liberator, Urza's Battlethopter and maybe the today spoiled Gruesome Realization have a chance of making it into my list. Liberator is a better Shimmer Myr and having a second option in the deck is quite nice. Yes Vedalken Orrery exists but the difference between 3 and 4 mana is huge. With that being said, my more casual Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter deck has a lot of new toys to try out.
I wasn't expecting for so much Titania, Protector of Argoth support in this set, but Awaken the Woods and Persistent Behemoth definitely warrant consideration.
Union of the Third path seems like a big deal for White. This is, to my knowledge, one of the first straight draw effects in White that doesn't have a symmetrical or additional requirement clause.
Gixian Puppeteer is pretty cool. Possibly a shoe-in for new Sheoldred, new Braids, Seizan, or Nekusar style decks
11 months ago
Thank you Andramalech! In my 4ish years playing EDH, Mardu has definitely grown to be my favorite three color combo. Sultai was my favorite for a bit, but I got kinda bored with it. My Mardu love started with my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck, Awkward Eye Contact with Death (retired), which got recycled into Isshin earlier this year. I don't currently own this Shanid deck; this list is more a running concept if I did decide to pick it up. Some of the pieces from the new Necron WH40K precon also have me reconsidering Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter lol.
Alesha was a fun balancing act between aggro, control, and mobilizing a combo. I changed her theme up about 2-3 times over the 2 years that I had the deck running. I know I'll eventually revisit her, but I'm having too much fun with Isshin and honing it more. My play group seems to be coming around on proxies, so I might proxy up her pieces that are currently in Isshin. I might end up with 3 proxied Mardu decks at this rate lol.
My meta tends to lean aggro and go-wide, so that's more or less where my love for beat-face strats comes from. I still love combos when they can fit with a deck.
I think that Mardu has received a lot of love from WotC in the past few years in terms of design diversity. I mean:
- Alesha, Who Smiles at Death
- Ghen, Arcanum Weaver
- Isshin, Two Heavens as One
- Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter
- Dihada, Binder of Wills
- Shanid, Sleepers' Scourge
- Negan, The Cold-Blooded (hoping for an In-Universe version)
- Megatron, Tyrant (very interested in what an In-Universe version would look like, if possible lol)
- Piru, the Volatile
1 year ago
Thank you KBK7101! This is my first time trying out Naya. Once Mazzy was spoiled, I swapped out anything with Blue in the color cost from my Tuvasa deck, and swapped in all the Red stuff I thought would fit. All in all, I think I made about a 45 card swap, including lands.
There was plenty of cool stuff in CLB. I think its proximity to Double Master's 2 dampened its debut and reception; especially given the quality of reprints coming up. I added a handful of CLB stuff to my Isshin deck, and have some other singles in binders for future use. I thought of making Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter, and combining my Prosper and Osgir decks to make it happen.
Uril, the Miststalker is an absolute house. I could likely swap out Baeloth Barrityl, Entertainer for it, def seems like a more proactive bomb. A friend in my playgroup used to run a Uril deck, and currently runs Marisi, Breaker of the Coil and Kardur, Doomscourge as commanders. I've experienced firsthand how hard Uril can be to deal with lol.
1 year ago
Nonary27 There are a lot of competitive/fringe competitive commanders in both sets.
Cormela, Glamour Thief combos with reanimator spells like Footsteps of the Goryo as long as you have cost reduction cards like Goblin Electromancer or a sac outlet that generates mana. I think she's pretty strong. Anhelo, the Painter is a grixis version of Kalamax, the Stormsire. Probably the best of the new Grixis commanders. Evelyn, the Covetous is weaker than it looks. I don't think there is an infinite blink/flicker/cloning combo piece that's also a vampire. Probably not better than Vela the Night-Clad, even with the extra color. Lord Xander, the Collector has a big impact on casual tables, but is nowhere near as relevant in competitive play. Would put him somewhere close to Evelyn.
Falco Spara, Pactweaver is an okay value engine, but you have to jump through extra hoops to go infinite with it compared to Elsha of the Infinite, so it will be a few tiers lower than Elsha. Rigo, Streetwise Mentor has to compete with Edric, Spymaster of Trest, they want to do more or less the same thing. I'm not sure if Rigo is better or worse.
Ognis, the Dragon's Lash does the same as Grand Warlord Radha. You get an extra color, but have the restriction regarding haste in exchange. Henzie "Toolbox" Torre is just a bad Grim Haruspex that can serve as pseudo-haste-enabler. Not weak, but also not very strong. Rocco, Cabaretti Caterer is a Wargate for creatures in the command zone. Might be the strongest Naya legend to date, although Marath, Will of the Wild is no joke either. Jolene, the Plunder Queen enables untap combos with Black Market Tycoon, but it just ends up being a much worse version of the Freed from the Real combos that other commanders can do.
None of the others are worth mentioning imo.
Commander Legends 2
Abdel Adrian, Gorion's Ward is similar to Lagrella, all about Fiend Hunter-type flicker/sacrifice combos. Candlekeep Sage is probably the best background for it. Alaundo the Seer is a simic version of Jhoira of the Ghitu, except that it's slower, but also draws cards. Bhaal, Lord of Murder is more or less an Odric's Outrider in the command zone, but that it only counts for nontoken creatures means you can't combo with Scurry Oak, so it's probably not that great. I think Duke Ulder Ravengard combos with Port Razer?
Gale, Waterdeep Prodigy sort of gives all your instants & sorceries flashback, which is usually very powerful. Not sure how good it ends up being in practice however. Ganax, Astral Hunter is basically just Galazeth Prismari. Kagha, Shadow Archdruid is yet another Golgari recursion commander, which are usually at least decent. Jan Jansen, Chaos Crafter goes infinite with Clock of Omens and Liquimetal Coating.