One with the Machine

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal

One with the Machine

Sorcery

Draw cards equal to the highest converted mana cost among artifacts you control.

DreadKhan on Reaper King, Commander of all the little folk

5 months ago

Stinging Study is pretty reasonable in Reaper King, unlike cards like One with the Machine, Study even doesn't require The King to be on the battlefield.

KBK7101 on In Defence of Halcyon [Primer]

7 months ago

Very well thought out primer. Was really surprised to see that it was your first! The background and fonts look nice, too. Could never figure out how to get that to work properly. The deck looks great. I'm always glad to see another Rebbec/Glacian deck pop up on here. I do have a lot of recommendations and insight from the games I've played with my own Rebbec/Glacian deck.

(Side note before I get distracted - Blind Obedience has mono white color identity. The black in the reminder text does NOT count towards it's color identity.)

Cards I'd definitely recommend -

Mycosynth Lattice - Turns ALL permanents into artifacts. Perfect for Glacian. I know you said that you're mainly a budget player and that this card is in the "upgrades and future" tab, but this one shoudl definitely be near the top of that list. It's INSANELY good in this deck. Such a high price tag, though. :\ Smothering Tithe is in the same boat.

Liquimetal Torque and Liquimetal Coating - Both provide instant speed protection with Rebbec. Someone tries to cast Doom Blade on her or Glacian (or anyone else)? Tap either of these and they can become an artifact and gain Rebbec's protection.

A few more removal spells would probably be a good idea as well, it's something that my own deck struggles with as well. Dispatch is great. Dispeller's Capsule is removal and also an artifact. Duplicant and Steel Hellkite are both removal that also fill the missing 6 CMC slot in your mana curve.

There are a few tutors in that aren't super overpriced that might be worth looking into. Idyllic Tutor can help find Mechanized Production or Mirrodin Besieged. Fabricate can let you search for any artifact. Any of the artifact mage cards like Trinket Mage, Tribute Mage and Trophy Mage are also worth mentioning. They're a bit limited but they should all be relatively cheap. Another great one I've gotten a lot of use out of is Arcum Dagsson. You can sacrifice an artifact at instant speed to search up another one. Sac a myr token for Darksteel Forge? Oh yes. It also serves as protection with Rebbec as you can sac an artifact to search up one with a specific CMC (er... MV. Never gonna get used to that) that you may happen to need protection from at the time. He serves a similar role to Master Transmuter who I see in the maybeboard.

A special shout out goes to Geode Golem. With the enough artifacts and the protection that Rebbec gives, it should be pretty easy to get him to connect so you can cast Glacian for FREE!

If you wanted to go the "turn all my artifacts sideways at people" route, cards like Sakashima's Will and Masterful Replication work wonders with creatures like Filigree Attendant or Darksteel Juggernaut and Shambling Suit. On the other hand, Rise and Shine from MH2 just animates and tosses counters on things. Much simpler and can achieve the same result of smashed face! I have an Urza, Lord High Artificer deck that focuses on this exact gameplan.

Vedalken Archmage and Endless Atlas are two great card draw engines. One with the Machine is also great but you need something big on the field to really capitalize on it. I see that you have Esper Sentinel in the maybeboard and I can't for the life of me figure out why I didn't add it into my own deck. I just buylisted it a week or two ago. :(

I think that's all I have for now. I've linked my deck below. Feel free to check it out and see if any other ideas pop out at you from there. I'm excited for Kamigawa Neon Dynasty as it seems to have a pretty good artifact theme going on but I have a feeling that The Brother's War set at the end of the year is gonna be HUGE for Rebbec/Glacian!


Rebbec and Glacian - Thran Ingenuity (v1.85)

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DreadKhan on Scarecrow Legion

1 year ago

Muzzio, Visionary Architect can dig fairly deep if Reaper King is out.

Stinging Study is a great big draw spell, but it does cost a ton of life, with the upside of being an instant. I also like Rush of Knowledge , One with the Machine , and even Ugin's Insight . Study and One are probably the best options for a huge draw spell, with One having the big drawback of requiring Reaper King to be on the field.

I would also think about Liliana's Contract , as a back up win con that mostly draws a bunch of cards for you. Phyrexian Scriptures is pretty reasonable if you are running lots of artifacts, though it is a slower wipe. It is much better than a single creature edict though.

DreadKhan on Reaper King

1 year ago

Brago, King Eternal is pretty funny if you've got a few Scarecrows out, and he synergizes really well with your ramp rocks. Maskwood Nexus is a nice card to consider, but you do run a lot of scarecrows already, and need it less. It does let you run weird cards like Haakon, Stromgald Scourge to recur your 'Crows, or Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow for value. Scarecrone should probably be considered.

I like sneaking in cards that use Reaper King's high MV as a pay off, some of these might be worth tossing in, like One with the Machine and Rush of Knowledge . The new Stinging Study is fine, but generally not better than the blue options, other than not needing The King out to use it. If you don't like your opponents, Cabal Conditioning usually wipes out everyone else's hand.

As a pseduo-board wipe, you might consider the recently reprinted Rite of Replication , which can clone Reaper King 5 times to blow up 25 permanents of your choosing, which should be pretty backbreaking (and funny), though all the clones die. I wish Sakashima of a Thousand Faces wasn't $35, but I guess Yarok does a decent impression. With Yarok out, that really would be a selective wipe, since you'd blow up 50 permanents.

Sh1ftyL0ck3 on

3 years ago

Thanks for advice and inspiration WAYF4

I like the idea of tutoring with Fabricate in a combo heavy deck so I've thrown it in for now, but if/when I can get my hands on a Demonic Tutor , I think I'll put that in it's place. One thing I've noticed when playing the combo-centric decks is hiding information and not letting your opponents know when your about to pop off is key. Most of the time, you need a safe opening to ensure no one will remove you combo pieces on the spot, and with cards like Krosan Grip in the format, along with other instant speed artifact and creature removal, a black tutor to hide information will be preferable in the long run.

On the topic of Saheeli's Directive , I've found in play testing the deck it isn't too hard to cast. More importantly, the colour pie isn't properly counting sources. In just land, there are 9 sources of red mana, and the Clifftop Retreat is ignored for some reason. From non-land sources, there's still about 6 additional sources of red mana. Colour fixing doesn't seem to be to big an issue in this deck so far, and that's definitely a positive. I've still thrown in a Snow-Covered Mountain , but that's more for the purpose of searching out more basics for colour fixing with Wild-Field Scarecrow . Not being able to summon the appropriate lands in the early game was a bit problematic, which is why a Snow-Covered Forest also made it's way into the deck.

It may be another week or two before I feel the deck has been refined enough and I have it all in paper, but I do suggest trying it out in the meantime. Despite not having specific "utility cards," the deck does an extraordinary job with handling any difficult permanent on the board and could easily win in a fairly aggressive match due to the multiple lords or lord-like creatures that found their way into the deck, and nothing feels better than casting One with the Machine for ten cards all at once.

Nasser_inside1 on Artifact Tithe

3 years ago

One with the Machine as a draw engine?

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