Riddlesmith

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Legality

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

Riddlesmith

Creature — Human Artificer

Whenever you cast an artifact spell, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

wallisface on The Great Cycling

1 month ago

Some thoughts:

  • You’re currently running 2x each of Inkwell Leviathan and Sharding Sphinx, but you probably just want 4x of the Leviathan, and ditch the Sphinx entirely. The leviathan is just soo much stronger than the Sphinx in every way that I just don’t see the point in running both.

  • the plan of using Riddlesmith and Containment Construct feels super awkward to assemble, and really fragile to disruption. I would have thought just using drawspells like Thought Monitor and Thoughtcast to be much more efficient and resilient, even if they individually can’t dig as deep.

  • something like Scarecrone might be useful for providing additional ways to get your big creatures out.

The idea seems pretty interesting, i’m just worried that the deck currently gets hosed by any kind of board interaction, right up until the point you get your finisher out. I’m not sure if there’s an easy way to solve that problem. Welding Jar should help a ton for at least keeping Master Transmuter alive long enough to do its thing

FastHandsTam on Shorikai EDH

6 months ago

laurensvannijvel I hadn't seen that card, but it does look pretty sweet. I would be interested in trying it and also including a Riddlesmith as further support

lagotripha on Grixis Academy

9 months ago

Asmo does have some neat setups with artifact synergy - especially with engineer offering resurrection.

A big one I've worked with is Artificer's Intuition, while Riddlesmith can work it isn't where I like to take it.

Part of the reason I've found asmo a lot easier in budget brews is cycling lands - either Sojourner's Companion and artifact taplands or cycling derserts.

Blood Fountain has been surprisingly good in Atog style count artifact lists, and the discard is also there. Bomat Courier in more aggressive lists too.

And as always, a 1-of Trading Post is exceptionally good with food tokens.

multimedia on Artifact Commander Turd

1 year ago

Hey, for a first deck on a low budget well done. I haven't seen this partner pairing before.

When you're first starting to deck build in Commander it can be helpful to have some guidelines for a casual basic deck structure.

This structure is meant to be a starting point for a deck in Commander. It's just a basic structure to follow, not all areas of your deck are covered and you may end up with different numbers of each area. For example you might have more ramp from mana rocks because artifacts are important cards here. Silas is quite fragile and he wants to attack therefore having some protection and evasion for him such as Zephyr Boots and Swiftfoot Boots would be helpful.


In Commander there's some budget staples to consider adding:

Both your Commanders care about cards in your graveyard, but you don't have very many effects that can get cards into your graveyard or get them out of your graveyard. Here's some budget card suggestions to consider adding to build around to improve synergy with your Commanders.

Baleful Strix is an artifact creature who you want to keep recurring with Silas as a way to draw and more deathtouch. Master of Death can keep returning from your graveyard to your hand for the cost of 1 life at your upkeep. He also has surveil 2 (self-mill) where you look at the top two cards of your library and choose to keep them there in any order or put one or more of them into your graveyard.

Pair Master and Strix with Tortured Existence as a way to discard to then return another creature in your graveyard to your hand (recursion). With Existence you don't ever have to cast Master instead keep discarding it and returning it to your hand which each turn to create a 2/2 Zombie with Tormod for one mana and 1 life.

Riddlesmith is repeatable draw/discard (loot) when you cast an artifact and you choose which card you discard which is helpful. Wonder is a powerful effect when it's in your graveyard, it's a good card to discard, since then if you control just one Island all creatures you control gain flying. Silas has deathtouch which makes it likely he will not be blocked in combat, but flying is actual evasion to make it more consistent that Silas will do combat damage to a player. Wonder can give all 2/2 Zombies flying for big attacks.

I can continue with more advice in another comment. Would you like me to continue?

Good luck with your deck.

Balaam__ on The Assassination of Captain Planet

1 year ago

Ooo that’s a good one wallisface, I’ll have to work it in. It’ll combo nicely with Riddlesmith too for some superlative card draw.

Icbrgr on Low budget Esper Artifacts

1 year ago

Mirrodin Besieged / Sai, Master Thopterist seems to be a nice way to get lots of artifact 1/1's... Ornithopter / Signal Pest are pretty classic cheap/spam creatures for casting spells and building up affinity... Riddlesmith / Vedalken Archmage seem to be nice draw payoffs.... Academy Ruins is also really worth considering with Ichor Wellspring and similar.

Balaam__ on The Antiques Roadshow

1 year ago

Thanks Omniscience_is_life, Riddlesmith might be just what I need here. A Turn 4 Master Transmuter is the goal, which is why I turned down the archmage. Riddlesmith can help keep things moving. Let me Tinker with this idea (hur hur hur).

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