Creature — Human Knight
Whenever an Equipment enters the battlefield under your control, you may draw a card.
Metalcraft — Equipment you control have equip for as long as you control three or more artifacts.
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Puresteel Paladin Discussion
1 week ago
Have you considered Puresteel Paladin? It will allow you to equip for free once you have enough artifacts on the battlefield.
I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!
2 weeks ago
For ramp, have you considered any combination of Ambitious Farmhand Flip, Environmental Sciences, Kor Cartographer and The Birth of Meletis if you need a way to to get lands onto the battlefield faster there's also Walking Atlas
Puresteel Paladin is also an option for you. Not only can you get some extra card draw, but once you have 3 artifacts on the battlefield, equipping Balan will be free. Though Maul of the Skyclaves can enter the battlefield equipped to a creature.
If you have cash to spare, don't forget Shadowspear.
Also, since you have a lot of artifacts, Have you considered Inspiring Statuary, Introduction to Annihilation and Scour from Existence as a means to protect yourself from the Karn, the Great Creator/Mycosynth Lattice Combo? If nothing else, Inspiring Statuary will at least help make your nonartifact spells cost less.
Thank you for reading me out. I hope this helps. Happy Hunting!
1 month ago
Phyrexian Crusader just seems to “exist” here… there doesn’t appear to be any synergy with it and the rest of your deck, outside of maybe Lashwrithe (which feels meh/slow). It would have been cool to see the likes of Puresteel Paladin here so that you could make the Crusader an absolute beast (it would also let you run the Hammer, which is going to generally be a much stronger choice than Lashwrithe)
^ note the above suggestion would also require some rejigging to have enough artifacts for Puresteel Paladin to do its thing. But i think having a strategy where Phyrexian Crusader has some synergy with the deck will work out a lot better than just stapling him onto a brew that doesn’t need him
1 month ago
Running the full playset of Puresteel Paladin feels pretty important here
A lot of your creatures feel pretty slow/clumbsy, and not particularly designed to work well with equipmemt. From my experience, equipment decks need to hit hard & fast. I’d recommend the likes of Goblin Gaveleer and Kor Duelist. Other options include Kitesail Apprentice and Armament Master.
too much of your equipment has too high a mana cost, i’d recommend just playing equipments that cost 0-1 mana to cast, with a few 2cmc equipments as the absolute maximum for mana cost.
your current land count is imo too low, though will work out fine if you manage to lower the curve as suggested above (your deck as it stands probably wants 22-23 lands).
1 month ago
All those great Sunforger options... and no Sunforger?!
You might like these too:
Forging the Tyrite Sword: gets Gwyn out faster and finds equips.
Puresteel Paladin: knight with a great draw ability.
Argentum Armor: equips for free thanks to Gwyn
Colossus Hammer: equips for free thanks to Gwyn
Sram, Senior Edificer: strong draw ability
Wyleth, Soul of Steel: strong draw ability
Sigiled Sword of Valeron: lots of synergy here
Worn Powerstone: gets Gwyn out 2 turns faster
Bludgeon Brawl: lets you equip your mana rocks. And you can still tap them for mana while they're equipped!
Pentad Prism: gets Gwyn out 2 turns faster
Generator Servant: gets Gwyn out 2 turns faster
Koll, the Forgemaster: protects your equipped creatures
Heirloom Blade: hits hard and helps you rebuild after removal/board wipe
Mask of Griselbrand: decent abilities and helps you rebuild after removal/board wipe
Personally I would cut the following:
Elite Headhunter (low impact)
Ogre Errant (low impact)
Dub (low impact)
Oathsworn Knight (low impact)
Sunrise Cavalier (low impact)
Giant's Skewer (low impact)
Shining Armor (low impact)
Resolute Rider (low impact)
Knight of Malice (low impact)
Draugr's Helm (low impact)
Cathar's Shield (low impact)
Hedgewitch's Mask (low impact)
Ingenious Smith (not bad but there are better sources of card advantage)
Citywide Bust (if you need to clear out certain creatures you could likely just alpha strike whoever has the problem creatures, forcing them to block)
Murder (similar to above)
1 month ago
Hey JrtGil, thanks for your comment!! I’m glad you enjoy the deck, it is quite brutal!
I appreciate the suggestion of Kaldra Compleat. I love the card and have run it before in earlier Stoneblade builds. The reason why I chose not to run it in this deck is because it almost impossible to cast without cheating it in with Stoneforge Mystic. The Hammers, Plating, and Spear are easily hard-casted, and their equip costs are mitigated by Sigarda's Aid and Puresteel Paladin. Kaldra usually sits dead in my hand until I draw a Mystic, then the Mystic has to survive a turn before I can cheat-in Kaldra. So the Mystic’s function is tutoring for an equipment more so than cheating-in costly equipment. It’s easier to pull-off Kaldra in Stoneblade decks which run more control and disruption to protect their Mystics.
At first I didn’t appreciate the power of Giver of Runes, but now I realize that she is equally both offensive and defensive. I can make my hammer-wielder unblockable against mono/double-colored decks, which is arguably better than trample, or protect my hammer-wielder against removal. Cards like Prismatic Ending are rampant in Modern right now, and if I can’t protect my equipment, I can at least protect my Paladins and keep digging for more hammers.
I only run a single Shadowspear, since I can stack all the equipment on a single creature, and that creature will trample over the opponent’s blocker. I go for the spear later than the Hammers, so the opponent will use up their removal on a Hammer, and I can easily find another one.
I wouldn’t discount Cranial Plating either. This deck plays artifacts rapidly. I can attach Plating at instant speed by generating black mana with Springleaf Drum and Silent Clearing, and even attach it to a flyer or Inkmoth with flying and infect, killing in one shot.
1 month ago
Unbeliebette :) I'm still just thinking about it right now. I'll probably go through a few ideas before I figure out what I'm actually doing, because that's how it always goes. Right now, it's just a pile or random cards :) But your artifact section especially gave me a lot of ideas and Mystic Forge is one I didn't know, and it looks like an absolute must include.
Glad that leonin seems like a fit. It's a really cool card and such a unique effect. There's also a pretty convoluted combo with Lightning Greaves or other 0 equip costs like Shuko Paradise Mantle Puresteel Paladin and Crackdown Construct It becomes a 4 mana infinite creature and being able to do it at instant speed with leonin shikari is pretty good. It can be really hard to get the pieces, but because it's an all artifact combo something like Oswald Fiddlebender can get it together.
I also wonder if things like Mother of Runes or Giver of Runes might be good to let your equipped creatures attack without any worry of blocks. I haven't played this type of deck yet, so not really sure what is good or not, just something that came to mind. You probably have a much better idea of what works :)
Anyways, again, such an excellent deck! Have a good one today!
1 month ago
Hey Balaam__, I really like the spin on hammertime you have going here, and I love flinging things at people. However, I must agree with zapyourtumor - without Puresteel Paladin, you are relying on only Sigarda's Aid and two copies of Magnetic Theft to attach your hammers, which is not enough consistency. Plus once a hammer comes down with Aid, you attach it to a creature, then you Fling it - how will you reattach the hammer? I think you should cut 2 Thuds to make room for a full playset of Theft, since Thud is a sorcery. You really don’t need 8 fling effects, 5 or 6 should do the trick.