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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Artifact Creature — Golem
Your life total can't change. (You can't gain or lose life. You can't pay any amount of life except 0.)
3 weeks ago
king-saproling I've listed Platinum Emperion and Platinum Angel in the "flex slots" category of the primer to be swapped out for Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter respectively. Swapping these out gives the deck more tutor options and plays more consistently as a result. I do think Moonsilver Key would be another good addition for obvious reasons, but if you had to pick something else to cut, what would it be? I'm currently considering cutting Mirage Mirror for it, but would be curious to hear your thoughts?
The whole reason for the flex slots category is so the deck can be played at higher power levels where infinite combos are more common and acceptable. Otherwise I usually just run the current list (at my LGS and with friends) so games have more variance and are more "fair" for the group.
Kimset That's actually a great idea. Thank you for the suggestion. I also have access to some pretty high quality proxies so that's always an option as well. My problem is I like to own at least one copy of every card I play, so we'll see. You make an excellent point about it being a legit WOTC product. I do like that.
3 weeks ago
3 months ago
Ognis, the Dragon's Lash is the first time we had a cmdr who cares about haste. So that's cool.
Rumor Gatherer is good card draw in white. I'm hyped to see card draw in white.
Glittering Stockpile is pretty unique we haven't seen a mana rock that turns into a ritual later.
Luxior, Giada's Gift is probably the most unique card from this main set.
Angel of Suffering is pretty unique as well. There's only a few cards I can think of that are a lil like this. Platinum Angel and Platinum Emperion. Pairing Angel of Suffering with Wheel of Sun and Moon creates the dream sceneiro for Syr Konrad, the Grim.
Leaving the main set and moving to the cmdr set
Tivit, Seller of Secrets is the first time we got a cmdr that cares about voting and that's awesome.
The Beamtown Bullies seems like a legit cmdr that does something like we've never seen before and make you want to put cards in your deck that you wouldn't want in any other deck. Cards like Eater of Days lol
Mari, the Killing Quill is the first cmdr that cares about assassins. That's freaking cool
Syrix, Carrier of the Flame is clearly made for Phoenix tribes and its sweet
Bennie Bracks, Zoologist more sweet mono white card draw. Yes more cards like this please.
Smuggler's Share same as above but also ramp. Soo good.
Resourceful Defense wins the cmdr set for the most unique card from this set. We've never had a card printed that can move counters of any kind around at instant speed and stick around to do it again whenever you want. So good so Broken and so unique.
And to finish this off. More white card draw.
4 months ago
Maybe Memnarch, Platinum Angel, and Platinum Emperion as closers too. The platinum guys seem extra good in your deck since they'll often have protection. Stonecoil Serpent is a good aggro creature. Soul of New Phyrexia is good. Workshop Elders might be cute. If your creatures get enough protection from Rebbec I guess you wouldn't need flying so much.
6 months ago
Platinum Emperion should work fine in a control deck as long as you can protect it.
6 months ago
8 months ago
MFBOOM No. The only things in the game that lead to damage are —
- Combat damage from creatures as the combat damage step begins (C.R. 510.2), and actions of the form "[source] deal(s) ... damage" or "damage ... is dealt to".
Note also that damage to players USUALLY causes loss of life, but not always (C.R. 119.3). Life loss is not damage. Damage usually results in life loss, corner cases exist in terms of infect for example. Other corner cases exist with cards that say you cannot take damage like Platinum Emperion.
Sometimes, damage does not result in life loss (if the source of damage had infect, for example, or the player receiving the damage controls Platinum Emperion).
If you have Glacial Chasm out, something like Impact Tremors will not deal you damage but if someone casts Exsanguinate you will still lose life even though you've got a "Prevent all damage that would be dealt to you." effect in play.
We are basically we are going down a rabbit hole here. Long story short, google "Is loss of life damage?" and you will find 800 people who will explain it better than me. I promise you, it does work that way with Lich. Damage causes loss of life. Losing life does not equate to being dealt damage.
11 months ago
Sorry I haven't been on to respond in a while. I've been busy with work and haven't been playing much as my LGS still hasn't opened tables up to Magic players. I may not know much about some of these new cards, but I'll still offer some advice on running artifacts in EDH. (Most of my experience is with Sydri, Galvanic Genius in A Pile of Cans so feel free to check that out.) First, I'd try to narrow down to a particular approach to build around. Osgir, the Reconstructor offers a range of options in this regard. Then, you can make swaps for cards that synergize more with that chosen approach.
One option I see is running as many low-cmc artifacts as possible to minimize how much you have to spend on your commander's activated ability. The best bet for this might be the new modular cards. They have small bodies that can be buffed by Osgir after combat and give extra benefits on being killed off themselves. Bonus points if you can afford Arcbound Ravager. Modular is not actually a triggered ETB so you can't get more benefit from Panharmonicon, but I'll touch on that more later. Other options include Bomat Courier, Epochrasite, Gingerbrute, and Sorcerer's Broom. Making lots of token creatures makes a go-wide plan with Steel Overseer, Chief of the Foundry, Signal Pest, and the like more viable. Anything else that produces thopters or servos fits too. Untapping Osgir is probably more mana efficient than copying his ability with this approach.
The exact opposite gameplan is also possible. Run plenty of ramp artifacts like Basalt Monolith, Thran Dynamo, Blinkmoth Urn, and Hedron Archive to play and duplicate overwhelming threats. Darksteel Forge, Soul of New Phyrexia, Platinum Angel, Platinum Emperion, Spine of Ish Sah, Bosh, Iron Golem, Phyrexian Triniform, and Summoning Station are the first options I can think of. Unfortunately, such cards do tend to be less budget friendly. I think it would also be worth distinguishing between a plan using death and entry triggers and one using taps and untaps. The former is where Panharmonicon comes back into play along with Mirrorworks, Prototype Portal, and the refurbish-ers like Goblin Welder. The latter is where Unwinding Clock is king along with its little brothers Clock of Omens, Voltaic Construct, and Voltaic Key. (Both choices can also apply to a more aggressive approach of course.) Here, copying Osgir's ability is likely to be more efficient than untapping him.
Some other artifacts I'm a fan of that are always useful are Mirage Mirror, Kuldotha Forgemaster, and Scourglass. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll try to get back as soon as I'm able. I apologize in advance if that means a few days.