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Artifact Creature — Golem
When Solemn SImulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.
When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card. (Dying is being put into the graveyard from the battlefield.)
6 days ago
- Aetherflux Reservoir
- Alhammarret's Archive
- Astarion's Thirst
- Blade of the Bloodchief
- Blind Obedience
- Bontu's Monument
- Boros Charm
- Captivating Vampire
- Champion of Dusk
- Cordial Vampire
- Dusk Legion Duelist
- Elenda, the Dusk Rose
- Falkenrath Noble
- Forerunner of the Legion
- Gifted Aetherborn
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel
- Heliod, Sun-Crowned
- Herald's Horn
- Mithril Coat
- Nighthawk Scavenger
- Olivia's Wrath
- Path to Exile
- Phyrexian Arena
- Solemn Simulacrum
- Sorin Markov
- Sorin, Vengeful Bloodlord
- Stroke of Midnight
- Stromkirk Captain
- Swiftfoot Boots
- Swords to Plowshares
- The Ozolith
- Twilight Prophet
- Weathered Wayfarer
- Wayfarer's Bauble
I would suggest switching out some of the cards that are a bit too focused, if that makes sense. For example Soothing Balm for Exsanguinate or Bishop's Soldier for Gifted Aetherborn. Otherwise this looks great! I included a few suggestions for mana fixing and protections. Need to keep your commander alive! Some of these are a bit expensive so they can be substituted later if you end up liking the deck and want to upgrade it.
1 month ago
SufferFromEDHD love the creative ideas! Please keep them coming!
Agree completely on Breaking Point. I ordered one after you suggested it because it's so good. I'm still running Fault Line in its place for now only because it basically says "destroy most creatures AND do twice that damage to each opponent". But I may end up putting it in for Pyrohemia.
Molten Influence is a perfect fit card for a spellslinger burn deck like this one. No one wants to play Deflecting Swat and Bolt Bend effects more than I do! I did end up cutting those for ramp and card draw because I kept running out of gas. So Molten Influence would be a great fit if there was more room for interaction. I think decks without Thrumming Stone can run far fewer Dragon's Approach for a more resilient game but I don't mind if this is glass cannon build.
I go back and forth on Dragon Mage! I was just tinkering with it again this morning. I love the upside but hate that it takes a turn to get going. And I also haven't figured out the correct number of dragons. Even in this deck I only see 1 or 2 activations before the game is over, only 1 in 5 ar best see a third. Maybe I'll try it in place of Commune with Lava which also takes a turn to leverage.
Thank you for sharing!
1 month ago
Wrath of God or 12 damage for 3 mana while your commander has indestructible is too much value. So one sided.
Flusterstorm or 8 damage is a hefty tax against the control player.
The rest are kind of meh.
1 month ago
Okay... one more. Doing a lot of thinking today.
1 month ago
- Replaced Sea Gate Restoration Flip with an Island. Sea Gate Restoration is too greedy, better to simply have an Island in this slot for synergy with High Tide & Extraplanar Lens. You would much rather spend your 7 mana on something else.
- Replaced Prismatic Vista with Scalding Tarn because it synergizes with Mystic Sanctuary. No brainer because PV only fetches a basic land while ST can fetch any Island.
- Replaced Solemn Simulacrum with Metallic Mimic. I am going to be playing with this slot for a while because Solemn Simulacrum is slow; I am open to suggestions!
1 month ago
GHoag, thank you very much for the compliment! A lot of time and effort went in to considering these changes. Also, thank you for your perspective, it is incredibly useful to talk through decisions more thoroughly.
I agree on Solemn Simulacrum. I think it is a pet card of mine that I need to let go of. I would much prefer to have faster ramp in this slot. 4 cmc feels like such a high cost every time. I'll have to do some math when considering Mox Opal. I am not sure how frequently it will be online in the early game, obviously it is still great in mid/late game though. I like the idea of throwing Metallic Mimic back in because of the low CMC. It helps with the beat down plan, and helps with getting more FoF's.
I am also still considering Cryptic Command as a possible cut. I think it's actually good because of the different modes, even at 4 cmc. It is a very versatile card. Unsubstantiate is an intersting proposal. In that vein we can also consider the 1 cmc Unsummon. I am hesitant on An Offer You Can't Refuse, because allowing another cEDH deck 2 more mana could be a big swing in their favor.
I think you might be right about Sea Gate Restoration Flip. Having actual islands is important to the deck. I can understand why shutting off High Tide in the early game could be the difference between winning and losing. You can actually draw more than 7 without max hand size. My thoughts were if you hit that card during a big chain of sphinxes, you could draw many many cards. But at 7 CMC I think you definitely want to doing something else. Reward is not worth the risk here. The other thought I had, if it is in your discard when you cast Scholar of the Lost Trove, you could get great value by casting it for free. Then again, I think casting the artifacts/instants from your graveyard for free is more valuable. I'll likely put an Island back in this slot.
For the fetches, the main positive is deck thinning. My thought is, the biggest negative is that it makes all of your Islands more valuable during FoF's. If you make your islands TOO valuable, your opponent could starve you of lands on your FoF's. I might be overevaulating this threat right now, but I am not sure. I definitely need to play test this more.
2 months ago
GHoag no worries, I appreciate the questions because it makes me revisit the deck with another perspective. I think You are probably right about Bloodline Pretender, generally. A niche situation where Amoeboid Changeling is better is if you know a deck that you are playing against has a specific type. But yeah that is very niche, and bloodline pretender will be better usually.
I have noticed that Burnished Hart/Myriad Landscape feels slow, I have enjoyed seeing either in my opener before. Perhaps I am hanging on to them too much and I should test branching out from them. Solemn Simulacrum feels a little bit better usually. Changleings are great for having cheap sphinxes for sure. I was pretty much out of MTG for all of Kaldheim so I didn't know about Mistwalker, but that one is definitely great to have. It's nice that it benefits from the full 2 mana cost reduction of Unesh, because usually the changelings only benefit from 1 mana cost reduction. The flying keyword and extra toughness on Mistwalker is just awesome.
Lotus Field could be a great sub for Myriad Landscape, as it benefits from all of the untap effects and isn't slow. HOWEVER if you are playing against single land destruction like Strip Mine (which is pretty common in cEDH), it will be a target. A little bit riskier, but it could really pay off.
Leyline of Anticipation, the effect is not particularly useful for creatures/artifacts. It can be great for playing Rite of Rep or thassa's oracle immediately after the other blue player taps out. But yeah these days I have noticed it mostly as a dead card and I want to play with that slot for sure. Something to be said about Vedalken Orrery here because it is easier to cast, and has synergy with Scholar of the Lost Trove. But it has its cons too, no pre-game effect and can't be pitched to force of will. I think the effect isn't worth how slow either card feels in your hand.
Jeweled Lotus is extremely powerful for Unesh. In your opening hand, it lets you play Unesh early. If you draw it later, it is still helpful for getting Unesh back on the board after removal. Unesh does card advantage really well. Using a card slot for Jeweled Lotus is has been extremely valuable every time, because getting Unesh on the board makes up for the card lost every time.
Well I definitely have some tinkering to do. Thank you for more of your perspective on the deck!
2 months ago
Updated. Not sure for the better, but for sure plays into the win conditions.
- Utter End -> Detention Sphere : Slower but more enchantments
- Cyclonic Rift -> Swan Song : If I have that kind of mana, I should win the game. Rather have a counter.
- Cathars' Crusade -> Swiftfoot Boots : Let's protect Marneus Calgar, he's kind of important to us
- Flowering of the White Tree -> Lightning Greaves : Let's protect Marneus Calgar, he's kind of important to us
- Glorious Anthem -> Rings of Brighthearth : Let's enable the infinite mana combos
- Inquisitor Greyfax -> Phyrexian Altar : Need this bugger around for consistency of infinite mana combos
- Spear of Heliod -> Pitiless Plunderer : Supports Phyrexian Altar and general ramp.
- Hour of Reckoning -> Training Grounds : Makes combos easier. Helps survive early.
- Celestine, the Living Saint -> Basalt Monolith : Infinite with Rings of Brighthearth
- Reconnaissance Mission -> Mana Drain : Kind of nice counterspell
- Solemn Simulacrum -> Laboratory Maniac : Win condition on draw
- Company Commander -> Mana Crypt : Great ramp
- White Sun's Zenith -> Clever Impersonator : Let's create a backup copy of whatever needs the most redundancy.
- Vanguard Suppressor -> Greater Auramancy : We might as well protect those enchantments
- Commissar Severina Raine -> Propaganda : Too weak a redundant win condition. Let's be consistent here and protect the motherland instead.
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