Counter target spell. Create X colorless Treasure artifact tokens, where X is that spell's converted mana cost. They have symbol:tap, Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.
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Spell Swindle Discussion
1 month ago
Some of the stuff I’m looking for:
I prefer the original printings but I’m not picky about it, I’ll take what I can find.
You can check out what I have in my binder, my wants aren’t up to date but my haves should be. But those are the two most valuable cards I have for trade.
Edit: updated my binder with the rest of what I need so you can check that out as well as other stuff I have for trade.
Here’s my Binder
1 month ago
Cards that I don't think are that strong and some replacement recommendations:
Must include lands: (maybe go up to 38 lands) Reliquary Tower
Other good/fun cards you should consider: Sol Ring (must have for commander)
Feed the Swarm (for the enchantment removal)
Bident of Thassa (good cards draw for small evasive creature decks)
Rhystic Study (annoy opponents/great card draw)
Torment of Hailfire (You should keep this one in, great finisher)
Murderous Cut (cheap removal)
Dismember (cheap removal)
2 months ago
Ziabo I'm still in my draft phase lol, but with the mana ramps I hope it won't be an issue. I got a total of 17 mana ramps. My thoughts are if I can get a good counter off Mana Drain , Plasm Capture , and Spell Swindle to hit a boost for my mana ramp or big spells that have big board impact. Some cool synergy I'm going for is Awakening Zone with Sakura-Tribe Elder or Wood Elves with Esix on the board.
2 months ago
2 months ago
Dig Through Time Underworld Breach Mana Geyser Birgi, God of Storytelling Flip Blood Moon Jaya's Immolating Inferno Ignite the Future Ruination Scour from Existence Mnemonic Deluge Thousand-Year Storm Expansion / Explosion Narset's Reversal Beacon of Tomorrows Mass Manipulation Narset, Parter of Veils Ral, Storm Conduit Mystic Sanctuary Spell Swindle Past in Flames Runic Repetition
3 months ago
Almost all counterspells in white are colorshifted versions of blue spells: ( Mana Tithe -> white Force Spike , Rebuff the Wicked and Dawn Charm -> white variations of Turn Aside , Lapse of Certainty -> expensive white version of Memory Lapse ), originating from Conflux and Planar Chaos, which are exempt from following the rules of the color pie because of lore reasons. The one exception being Illumination , being specifically limited to the same targets as Disenchant , but answering them on the stack instead of in play, combined with a similar downside as Swords to Plowshares .
So in the next set where color functionality gets scrambled? Sure, print another white counterspell, maybe we can get a white Stifle , or maybe a white Spell Swindle this time, to fall in line with Smothering Tithe .
But my internal reasoning says: to counter a spell, you'd need a lot of knowledge about magic, be a wizard that has seen and done enough magic to recognize on the fly what spell is used against him, and prepare an according response before it's too late. That doesn't feel white at all, white is all about setting up and enforcing rules to prevent bad stuff from happening before it actually happens. And if that fails, White's way of preventing the bad stuff is by Gods Willing or a battalion of soldiers' Unbreakable Formation , just defending what you have, unable to offensively mess with your opponent's magic. Which Stifle very much does.
I'd say white can already counter plenty of triggered abilities though, mainly through Hushbringer , Tocatli Honor Guard and Hushwing Gryff . Again, enforcing rules before the bad stuff happens, instead of fighting it just before it's too late.
3 months ago
I don't think this kind of deck warrants using Master Transmuter , as there just aren't enough big-costing cards in here to make it worthwhile.
I also see an issue where the big costing cards you do have, don't do a lot and are quite slow. I'd personally ditch Sharding Sphinx , Spell Swindle , Tezzeret, Artifice Master , Myr Turbine , Myr Battlesphere at a minimum, but also seriously consider ditching most of your other cards with CMC 4 or higher - modern is a fast format and your deck doesn't look well suited to stalling the game out.
I would recommend grabbing 4x Whir of Invention . They let you run a more tool-boxy build, grabbing whatever artifact you need to help out your current situation. While this will let you run many 1-ofs in the deck, I suggest still trying to get full playsets of the cards you want your deck to focus around (like Sai, Master Thopterist , for example).
Try and leave sideboard cards in the sideboard. The likes of Dispeller's Capsule won't do anything in a lot of matchups, so just bring it in when you'd actually need it. Padeem, Consul of Innovation feels a bit like a sideboard card also (a lot of artifact decks instead run Welding Jar mainboard to save them from game-one hate).
I would heavily recommend running 4x Thopter Foundry and 2x Sword of the Meek _(or 3x of each). _ The combo of pumping out thopters seems to be what your deck wants to do, and these cards make doing it super easy.
Just looking through the rest of the cards you have, the following list are other things I think you should look at ditching for better options at some point: Dragon Throne of Tarkir , Ojutai Monument , and Whirlermaker . As far as other cards to consider adding to this deck, I think you're in desperate need of interaction, so I would suggest Dispatch and Mana Leak to get you through the early-to-mid game grind
4 months ago
Some additional cards worth considering:
Land Rogue's Passage