Creature — Human Artificer
Fabricate 3 (When this creature enters the battlefield, put three +1/+1 counters on it or create three 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens.)
Whenever an artifact you control is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, target opponent loses life equal to Marionette Master's power.
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- Is a creature a creature on the stack?
- if someone attacks for lethal regardless of blocks but your blockers have a death trigger that deals damage that is lethal to your opponent, do you draw, or who wins?
- Nim Deathmantle vs Child of Alara
- Marionette Master and Unlicensed Disintegration stack interaction
Marionette Master Discussion
3 days ago
I messed around with a Rona, Disciple of Gix deck based on artifact sac recently. Had quite a few cards in common with this build like Mirrodin Besieged , Marionette Master , etc. It never saw actual play, but in my playtesting, it was surprisingly complex and seemed like it had potential. Sadly, Rona herself isn't the greatest and I scrapped it.
I love the red splash here. Maybe that's what that deck was missing. This deck looks pretty good!
2 weeks ago
You can't respond to the Legend rule being in effect correct? Like, would I be able to sacrifice Sharuum to the Altar at any point during the interaction?
Like, I have Metamorph in the graveyard. I cast Sharuum. I target Metamorph. Use metamorph's ability to make a copy of Sharuum.
At this point, the legend rules takes precedence over everything else, correct? So I have to choose which sharuum I wish to keep, correct? I would want to keep the copy because the next ability to go on the stack would be the new "sharuum" ability?
I would use the ability to target Sharuum and the chain would start over. I understand how I can bomberman people with Reckless Fireweaver , Disciple of the Vault , Marionette Master or even mill with Altar of the Brood but, I am wondering if it is possible to use this loop with Altar of Dementia ?
Also, you had mentioned earlier in the thread that it could be infinite mill/mana? How does tha mana part play into this combo? Would it not be the same issue if you were trying to use Ashnod's Altar or KCI?
Also, Coumie thank you so much for the primer! I love it and it has inspired me to try and write my own guide for Breya.
1 month ago
slowsti Thank you for the suggestions! I'm going to be playing the deck quite a bit for the first time this weekend so I will definitely be able to tell what it is missing and where I can improve it.
As for Exquisite Bond, I've always been on the fence with that card only because I usually play multiplayer EDH games (3-4 players) and when this card comes onto the battlefield you immediately become target #1. I do agree though that a life gain/drain combo would be a good alternate win con addition to this deck.
But when my friend built this deck, I don't think he was going for a life gain/drain theme. Food tokens can be used as a source for life gain but I believe he was utilizing them more as an artifact sacrifice outlet for other cards like Marionette Master , Moriok Rigger , Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest , and Disciple of the Vault . With that said, a life gain/drain sub theme could be implemented with just a few of the cards you suggested above which I will definitely consider!
There is already 4 target creature removal spells and 1 board wipe but if I play this weekend and there isn't enough removal I will definitely look into adding more. Also Ravenous Chupacabra and Herald of Anguish are in the deck list as removal in the form of creatures.
One of my favorite themes for decks is graveyard recursion and when I'm not playing a deck with recursion there is nothing more I hate than having to discard cards haha so I will definitely be adding more recursion to this deck. But Cauldron Familiar + Witch's Oven is a great recursion combo which I may improve by adding Ashnods alter to the deck.
Thank you again for the suggestions!
1 month ago
Hey man, love the deck! Some suggestions, thematic and otherwise:
Armix, Filigree Thrasher : Don't throw your food! But seriously, you should run this card. It comes down before Gyome, and you can swing on Turn five and just blow up your opponent's stuff.
Marionette Master : Probably the best wincon you could ask for.
Herald of Anguish : Big beater that can land on Turn 5.
Kuldotha Forgemaster : Tutor up whatever huge fattie you want each turn, which leads straight into my next pick...
Darksteel Forge : Great in any artifact deck.
Krark-Clan Ironworks : SO MUCH MANA
Honor Troll : TROLLS
Savvy Hunter : Om-nom-nom.
Hot Soup : Food.
1 month ago
Crypt Ghast and Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would be a good way to generate a bunch of mana in addition to getting lifegain triggers from extort! With any 2cmc commander Mox Amber is a decent ramp spell for 0! Also I saw Veinwitch Coven put in a lot of work at prerelease!
Bloodthirsty Aerialist and Scion of the Swarm also seems to gel really well with your deck, getting HUGE with lifegain triggers and also providing a big body for your commander's other ability! Something like Sanctum Seeker also seems like it'd work, doubling down on your commander's trigger.
Oathsworn Vampire also seems like it should go infinite somehow in your deck, I'm trying to find a way!
I don't know if I don't see it, but you have both the altar and Deathmantle in the deck, which also goes infinite with any creature that can make tokens, something like Grave Titan or anything with Fabricate like Marionette Master , which if you can make enough tokens can get you infinite ETBS as well as make your commander infinitely big!
You're also running both Aetherflux and Bolas's Citadel, you can make it an infinite with Sensei's Divining Top , where you cast it then do the draw trigger to put the top on top of the library, then cast it again, all while gaining life from the Resovior. Though running any combos comes down to preferance!
While a little more CMC Noxious Gearhulk Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Savra, Queen of the Golgari all seem to be what you'd like in the deck! And if you lean into the sacrifice, Black Market can be another decent way to get a lot of tokens!
2 months ago
You might consider adding some black artifact synergy cards, since food tokens are artifacts for some strange reason. Just some off the top of my head include Ovalchase Daredevil , Underhanded Designs , Keskit, the Flesh Sculptor , Herald of Anguish , Marionette Master and Inspiring Statuary . Just and idea!
2 months ago
This deck seems sweet. One thing I think would make it better is taking out some of the generic staple ramp and removal and replacing it with ramp and removal that helps the decks strategy.
For the ramp, might I suggest Priest of Forgotten Gods as a great source of card advantage, removal and mana with all of your tokens. Pitiless Plunderer is also great for fueling the mana needs of decks like this, It is the single best card in my korvold deck and I'd be surprised if it didn't do work here.
For the removal there's numerous options of sackable creatures to pay off all your triggers such as Plaguecrafter , Merciless Executioner , Fleshbag Marauder , Demon's Disciple , Shriekmaw (this feels like too many as you still want a few instant speed, no restriction pieces of removal to save you in a pinch but take your pick of your favourite).
Now for draw, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician is one of the most broken cards in any aristocrats deck,it's a sac outlet, removal for small creatures and it draw hella cards, definite include if you can afford the fairly large price tag. Now there aren't that many cards that draw whenever a TOKEN creature dies but there are a few more niche ones that I'd include, Species Specialist would be good if you have alot of one particular type of token and Dark Prophecy is good if the mana base can support triple black. Also if you're worried about having enough nontokens to sac that you won't run the classics like Midnight Reaper i'd take another look at the Judith, the Scourge Diva in the list I'd also recommend the commander storm cards as they seem very cool in the list when you're repetitively casting the commander, especially the red one letting you basically recast the commander for every casting of it before. Theres also Ashnod's Altar and as another great sac outlet for the deck although idk how much you'll need when you've a guaranteed sac outlet in the command zone. If you're looking for cards to cut I'd immediately look at the instants and sorceries that are just generically good if you're planning on building solely around the back side. I'd also look at the expensive token makers such as Marionette Master and Siege-Gang Commander as those are effects you want earlier in the game. This deck seems very cool and I feel like there's a lot that can be done with it and I do love aristocrat strategies, one of the reasons black is the best colour.
3 months ago
A fairly popular combo that comes up in Marionette Master decks is to use multiple copies of Myr Retriever with Heartless Summoning for infinite death triggers. Technically, Bastion of Remembrance , Falkenrath Noble , and Syr Konrad, the Grim are some other cards that can accomplish the same thing as Master, as are ETB triggers like on Impact Tremors or Altar of the Brood . Since Summoning has anti-synergy with the other 1/1s in the deck, I probably wouldn't add more than 1 or 2 but it's something to consider. Otherwise, Disciple of the Vault provides great redundancy for the more expensive puppeteer.