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Mystic Forge occurrence in decks from the last year
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Mystic Forge Discussion
3 days ago
I think so to, luckily I picked one up the other day in anticipation. I believe Mystic Forge works about the same way so reinforcing that strategy seems the way to go.
Due to consistency concerns I am taking out Ad Nauseam w/ Jace because this combo might be out of place here. I will replace w/ Daretti, Scrap Savant for more artifact loot, recursion for the time being, whilst also adding Citadel.
Thank you for your comment Cypher35
1 week ago
If you're playing Cloudstone Curio in this deck with these commanders and you aren't running Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip and the 0 mana Kobolds then you're missing out on a much more practical combo win than the graveyard shenanigans with Blood Artist style effects.
With Curio in play, cast Birgi, cast Rog, cast any 1cmc red creature or a 0 mana Kobold, and then continuously bounce Rog and the other creature to generate infinite red mana off Birgi triggers. Use a final Rog cast to bounce the Birgi, cast Birgi as an artifact now. Cast any non artifact creature (you can discard cards in hand to the Horn to find a creature if needed, or if using Dockside Extortionist plus Rog you'll be able to cast Tymna) and bounce the Rog. Discard the Rog to the Horn to exile the top 2 of the library, Rog returns to the command zone. Recast Rog, bounce the extra creature, recast the extra creature and bounce the Rog, discard the Rog to exile 2 more. Rinse repeat until you draw and play the whole library for a win.
This line of play in Rog/Tymna decks is much more reliable than graveyard lines of play due to the pletora of yard hate in the format and the combo mana loop itself mostly relies on creature casts that are far less likely to be poached by blue interaction. Ranger-Captain of Eos is both a nice tutor for a Kobold and a protection piece for when you combo off and can supplement the Abolisher and Silence as protective elements.
This compliments the Impact Tremors + Cloudstone Curio lines of play as well as any 2 Kobolds also generate a win, again avoiding yard hate and most permission elements. Both of these lines of play do rely on Curio though so at least one additional non Curio related game winning line of play should be included as a back up, and for this Opposition Agent + Maralen of the Mornsong is quite ideal in terms of card slot efficiency.
I do not recommend the Blood Artist lines in this deck as they are equally card slot inefficient as the Birgi set up but far more vulnerable and significantly less useful outside of the combo, though the Kobolds are really only nice with a Skullclamp on the board. Koll, the Forgemaster + Skullclamp +any Kobold (including the commander) is a nifty little draw engine though providing 2 cards for every invested to keep you gassed up.
I'm still testing about 12-15 card slots in my build at the moment (my meta includes a lot of disruptive opposing decks keen on exiling cards so I've got one additional combo win line with the Mystic Forge + Sensei's Divining Top combo in there as well), but after a number of games the Cloudstone Curio set ups centered around Birgi and the Kobolds have proven to be ideal.
3 weeks ago
Some more decks that I’ve run into:
Here’s also some of the newer builds I have developed:
1 month ago
I guess my question is why? Like I said, slice it how you want. I just wanted to be comprehensive. What’s the strongest deck in Vintage? What’s the strongest deck with a completely unrestricted card pool? What’s the strongest deck with these nine colloquially known cards restricted? I guess I hadn’t considered that as I hadn’t been asked that. I think the answer is Stax easily takes the format as most of the combo decks lose a lot of consistency of mana, Ancestral Recall and Timetwister . People get wrapped up in P9 and forget Stax has added a fair few member to the Restricted List. Chalice of the Void , Thorn of Amethyst , Lodestone Golem , Trinisphere , and less connected Mystic Forge . Maybe some Oko Midrange build can still be a solid contender against that but I don’t know.
2 months ago
Hi Edgardxcore, Morophon is an interesting choice for a tribe that is mostly colorless. His ability only reduces the colored mana that you pay, so Morophon is best used in tribal decks with heavy colored mana requirements. Consider changing it up so that Jodah, Archmage Eternal is your commander instead of Morophon. That way, you'll be able to cast your 10+ mana Eldrazi spells way earlier, and when you draw Morophon, then they'll just become free instead.
Keep in mind the difference between a trigger that says "when you cast, ..." and "When this enters the battlefield". Eldrazi Displacer 's ability only gives you enters-the-battlefield triggers, not cast triggers.
Since you're playing 5 colors, and you're playing mostly colorless creatures, your mana base can be very flexible. Consider 5 color staples such as Maelstrom Nexus and any of the various Ultimatums. Consider also colorless staples such as Forsaken Monument , Mystic Forge , and Ugin, the Ineffable .
2 months ago
I also run 2 copies of Lithoform Engine in my deck. It's handy, both in getting extra permanents and milking some extra triggers.
2 months ago
d_iros: your experience with what's underperforming should be your foremost guide, but here's my take:
Mistfire Weaver: seems pretty mediocre, although it hurts a bit to cut a morph card
2 months ago
I agree with the above comment.
Rings of Brighthearth+ Basalt = Infinite Mana, + top = Draw and cast your entire deck. With each piece helpful on it's own, I see no reason not to include it aside from room.
Rings + Voltaic Key + Everflowing Chalice making 4 mana = Infinite mana
Another good card is Mystic Forge, which in conjunction with Top and Ugin Ineffible lets you draw your entire deck. Activate top to draw, placing top on the deck. Mystic forge allows you to cast top and Ugin makes that cost free. In an artifact heavy deck, I think this can greatly benefit you. Would love your thoughts.