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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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Loyal Apprentice Discussion
6 days 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.
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
3 weeks 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
2 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:
- Quartzwood Crasher --> Soul Foundry
- Garruk's Uprising --> Dragon Throne of Tarkir
- Dragonmaster Outcast --> Empyrial Storm
- Court of Grace --> Growing Ranks
- Loyal Apprentice --> Ant Queen
- Loyal Unicorn --> Thelonite Hermit
- Breath of Fury --> Stoneforge Masterwork
- Fires of Yavimaya --> 1x Forest
- Tyrite Sanctum --> 1x Plains
I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
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.
6 months ago
That would be
Mycosynth Wellspring , Seize the Spoils , Phyrexian Metamorph , Trail of Evidence , Pirate's Pillage , Saheeli, Sublime Artificer , Curse of Opulence , Blasphemous Act , Ghost Quarter / Field of Ruin , Mirrodin Besieged , Saheeli, the Gifted , Mystic Retrieval , Relic of Progenitus / Tormod's Crypt , Star of Extinction , Cyclonic Rift , Comet Storm , Chaos Warp , Loyal Apprentice , Thopter Spy Network , Sai, Master Thopterist , Hypersonic Dragon , Padeem, Consul of Innovation , Ravenform , Memnarch , Liquimetal Coating , Blatant Thievery , and Inspiring Statuary .
I did that with the following code:
[[mycosynth wellspring]], [[seize the spoils]], [[phyrexian Metamorph]], [[trail of evidence]], [[pirate's pillage]], [[saheeli, Sublime Artificer]], [[Curse of opulence]], [[Blasphemous act]], [[ghost quarter]]/[[field of ruin]], [[Mirrodin Besieged]], [[Saheeli the Gifted]], [[mystic retrieval]], [[relic of progenitus]]/[[tormod's crypt]], [[star of extinction]], [[cyclonic rift]], [[comet storm]], [[chaos warp]], [[Loyal apprentice]], [[thopter spy network]], [[Sai, Master Thopterist]], [[Hypersonic Dragon]], [[Padeem, Consul of Innovation]], [[Ravenform]], [[Memnarch]], [[liquimetal coating]], [[Blatant Thievery]], and [[Inspiring statuary]]
7 months ago
2-drop mana dorks like Iron Myr , Gold Myr , Manakin , Hedron Crawler , Plague Myr , Wily Goblin , and Magda, Brazen Outlaw seem good with Winota since they get her out faster, and then once she's out they can attack to trigger her ability.
8 months ago
Looks good so far. You might like these: Wyleth, Soul of Steel , Empyrial Plate , Kemba, Kha Regent , Valduk, Keeper of the Flame , Loyal Apprentice , Skyknight Vanguard , Koll, the Forgemaster , Captain's Claws , Haazda Marshal , Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer , Fireshrieker , Gorgon's Head , Blackblade Reforged , Krenko, Tin Street Kingpin , Bone Saw , Bonesplitter
8 months ago
I did some more thinking and I can imagine trying out something like this:
- Honor-Worn Shaku -> Jeska's Will
- Loyal Apprentice -> Humble Defector
- Magus of the Wheel -> Ignite the Future
- Mountain -> Homeward Path
And then in the future probably: