Loyal Apprentice

Loyal Apprentice

Creature — Human Artificer


Lieutenant — At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control your commander, create a 1/1 colourless Thopter artifact creature token with flying. That token gains haste until end of turn.

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Loyal Apprentice Discussion

Last_Laugh on Goad-i-Locks and the Three Goblins

1 month ago

There's 2 major areas for this deck that need some tlc... evasion and card draw.

Evasion: Champion of Lambholt, Spirit en-Dal, Spirit Mantle, Soltari Visionary, Odric, Master Tactician, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, Bedlam, and Loyal Apprentice are all good options.

Draw: Welcoming Vampire, Beast Whisperer, Esper Sentinel, Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Ohran Frostfang, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, and Rites of Flourishing all deserve spots. Right now you only have Toski and Guardian Project that I see for card draw.

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

Hybrow on Purphoros

2 months ago

Love seeing another Purphoros, God of the Forge deck.. It is by far my favorite deck to play when we want quick games.. either they die, or they all target me.. Either way fast games. The Fat Red Line - Purphoros EDH is mine

Couple small recommendations


Dwarven Mine - it's a free creature.. and 99% of the time comes into play untapped...

Runaway Steam-Kin - its extra mana, and combos with Grinning Ignus. If you get both out and have 3 free mana, it then is unlimited ETBs for Ignus.

Valakut Awakening  Flip - could easily go in place of a mountain, if you have it in opening hand, use it as mana, otherwise its a filter/card draw

Loyal Apprentice - 2 mana for AT LEAST 2 ETBs. And gives you a handy blocker every turn she lives


--Potential Removals--

Hammer of Purphoros unless you end up attacking alot, its probably not worth the slot

Chandra, Flamecaller - too high a CMC for potentially only 2 ETBs.

Myr Battlesphere - 5 ETBs seems nice, but have found that its a dead card in my hand cause I dont have the mana, for 7 CMC, i am usually dead before i have a chance to cast it.


Good luck with the build, Love it.

Last_Laugh on Attack someone else Plz

3 months ago

Loyal Apprentice is a stud here. Spirit Mantle/Spirit en-Dal are great ways to get any creature into the redzone. Aura Shards is amazing and at $5-6 it's the most reasonable price you'll find it for.

I also suggest more card draw options like Rites of Flourishing, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Selvala, Explorer Returned, Runic Armasaur, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, and Welcoming Vampire... they're all good budget options. Toski, Bearer of Secrets and Ohran Frostfang are at the top end of your budget but are worth their weight in gold here.

Feel free to check out my list for more ideas. It's definitely not budget overall but it has plenty of stuff under 10 bucks. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

Last_Laugh on Budget - Marisi, Breaker of the Coil - EDH

5 months ago

You're severely lacking in the card draw department so I have some suggestions for you. I'll try my damndest to keep things budget friendly.

Selvala, Explorer Returned, Rites of Flourishing, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Beast Whisperer, Jared Carthalion, True Heir, Subira, Tulzidi Caravanner, and depending on your # of non-human, Keeper of Fables.

Loyal Apprentice and Odric, Master Tactician are another 2 cards I highly recommend.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Overall it's not budget but there're still a lot of budget friendly cards in the 99. Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

Last_Laugh on Marisi please help I'm so bad at deck building

6 months ago

The main thing I'm noticing is the sheer amount of 4 drops you have. This slot competes with your commander and none of those cards will help you establish a boardstate before your commander hits the field. Drop several of your 4 drops for 1, 2, and 3 drops and you'll notice a significant increase in competitiveness. Also, with your commander being a 4 drop, 3+ drop mana ramp like Kodama's Reach, Cultivate, Gilded Lotus, etc. aren't nearly as helpful. Stick to 2 drop ramp cards to actually ramp your commander out a turn earlier.

I hope I'm not being too presumptuous but I'm going to suggest cuts as well as additions to help you out. I'll try to keep things budget friendly in the $5ish and under range (with a few exceptions you should try to trade for).

Adds: 2 to 3 lands (2 if you get the avg. cmc of the deck below 3.2) Three Visits and Nature's Lore, Bloodthirsty Blade, Loyal Apprentice, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Path to Exile and Swords to Plowshares, Spirit Mantle , Beast Within and Generous Gift, Mother of Runes, Toski, Bearer of Secrets and Ohran Frostfang, Orzhov Advokist, Spirit en-Dal, Boros Charm, Bedlam, Luminous Broodmoth Selesnya Signet/Boros Signet/Gruul Signet/Talisman of Unity/Talisman of Impulse/Talisman of Conviction if you insist on more ramp.

Cuts: Apex Devastator - Cute but doesn't fit the theme and costs a ton.

Grand Warlord Radha - As a 4 drop, you're not accelerating into much.

Llanowar Tribe - 3 green mana is tough to hit on turn 3 and it's not actually accelerating your gameplan as a 3 drop.

Mina and Denn - Good card but not better than other 4 drops here.

Odric, Lunarch Marshal - Not really needed here tbh.

Yasharn, Implacable Earth - Worth keeping ONLY if the can't pay life or sac nonlands is relevant in your meta.

Yedora, Grave Gardener - meh. Shuts down a lot of Sun Titan's targets.

Brave the Sands - You shouldn't worry about vigilance or blocking with goad being the main theme.

Ajani Greathearted - meh.

Gilded Lotus/Nyx Lotus/Sisay's Ring/Thran Dynamo- You're not ramping into fatties or anything like that here.

Cultivate/Kodama's Reach/Tempt with Discovery/Explosive Vegetation- See above.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated Marisi the Pimp - (Combat) Trickin' Hoes

multimedia on Naomi's Primal Genesis

8 months ago

Hey, well done with your budget upgrade of Ghired precon, nice Purphoros.

Quartzwood Crasher is a very good budget creature with Ghired since it can create huge Dino tokens who have trample and Rhinos have trample. Pair Quartzwood and creating Rhinos with Garruk's Uprising for repeatable draw and giving all creatures you control trample.

Dragonmaster Outcast can create a 5/5 Dragon at your upkeep if you control at least six lands which is not difficult to do when playing green with land ramp. Court of Grace at your upkeep can create a 4/4 Angel if you have the monarch or a 1/1 Spirit if you don't. Having the monarch is also repeatable draw at your end step and only one player can be the monarch at one time.

Loyal Apprentice and Loyal Unicorn are budget creatures who care about when you control Ghired. You want to attack with Ghired since then you get his populate trigger, but sometimes you can't attack because it's not safe since Ghired will not survive the attack. Unicorn lets Ghired safely attack because he will not take damage in combat. Creatures you control also gain vigilance which is helpful for defense.

When you control Ghired Apprentice creates a 1/1 flying Thopter with haste at combat before you attack. Enchant a 1/1 flying Thopter with Breath of Fury for a combo of infinite attacks or infinite damage to opponents with Purphoros. As long as the Thopter does combat damage to an opponent then you sac it and attach Breath to the newly created 1/1 Thopter and repeat. Breath can also be used with Ghired by enchanting a Rhino, but you would first need a haste enabler for creature tokens such as Fires of Yavimaya. Then as long as Ghired can safely keep attacking and the Rhino can attack/do combat damage to an opponent you get infinite attacks.

Tyrite Sanctum is a nice support land since for two mana it can repeatedly make Ghired bigger with a +1/+1 counter then sac it to give Ghired indestructible to protect him in combat and from most board wipes as well as from most other opponent removal.

Some changes to consider:

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

LunchBox1211 on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

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Creature - Human Cleric


At the beginning of combat on your turn, if you control your commander, create a 1/1 White Angel Spirit token with flying and vigilance.


Loyal Apprentice found a friend! Do this again, but colourshift a mono-coloured artifact/enchantment, NOT a creature.

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