Sram, Senior Edificer
Legendary Creature — Dwarf Artificer
Whenever you cast an Aura, Equipment, or Vehicle spell, draw a card.
|Have (3)||, CompleteWaste , sepheroth119|
|Want (2)||Matheusalem , Morpho-peleides|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Sram, Senior Edificer Discussion
3 months ago
Looking good! Be sure to level out your ramp situation... you are playing green, after all. Your commander is 5 mana, so run 3 cmc ramp! Thoughts on Yasharn, Implacable Earth? Speaking of, you need some artifact/enchantment removal. If you're winning with commander damage, Nature's Claim, Return to Nature, and Krosan Grip come to mind. Unravel the Aether gets rid of pesky indestructible ones, and Sawtusk Demolisher does the thing and also boosts up Sigarda. I think Sram, Senior Edificer fits better than half the draw you've got already. Don't forget about regular removal (and also graveyard hate)! There's plenty in white. There's some fun exalted and soulbond stuff that might have a home here! Vigilance and trample (and indestructible) are going to be Sigarda's best friends.
3 months ago
I proxy the cards I already own, not going to buy a stack of Urborg and Coffers. This morning I even scanned/printed Sram, Senior Edificer, who is dead cheap, for a new brewed deck. I dislike the idea of proxying cards because of the price tag, there is always a cheaper equivalent or combination of two or more cards, which can produce the same effect. Circle of Dreams Druid or Growing Rites of Itlimoc Flip are good alternatives for a Gaea's Cradle, both cards still cost money, but they won't break the bank.
5 months ago
I have been using a tweked version based in this deck and it is a blast. Props to the user of the deck.
After many games the things I have changed and think are for the best in my personal experience:
The 2 things I am most concerned every game are: Sigarda indestructibility and enchantress effects to keep the game flowing. Every game I opened with this pieces the game goes smoothly. That and obviously a piece of ramp but I think that´s well covered.
With the draw engine, I don´t own argothian and verdurant enchantress, but I added Season of Growth (one of the best as it survives wipes), Eidolon of Blossoms , Sram, Senior Edificer and Kor Spiritdancer . Sythis, Harvest's Hand will go to deck as soon as I get her.
Have some tech according to my group, but I have to say Hushbringer is a MVP in this deck.
5 months ago
Working on the card draw and acquisition:
End game requires consideration of going going long or wide:
Siona would be my push because she adds combo lethality. Sythis is just a great 99 imo.
6 months ago
I appreciate the robust argument for white! It is almost enough to make me want to try mono-white again, but while Sram, Senior Edificer can indeed draw cards, he stands alone and card draw is under-supported. To be clear, I don't need to be a blue deck with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to cards, just enough to not be in top-deck mode in a four-player game, which shouldn't be too much to ask. White doesn't have that unfortunately. It is nice they are giving us more ways to protect our board, but Cosmic Intervention and Semester's End don't help our tokens much, so we're still limited in supporting that strategy to Unbreakable Formation , Make a Stand , and the $20 Flawless Maneuver .
I think Omniscience_is_life is correct in that Wizards hasn't really figured out what to do with white. At one point Maro admitted he was wrong about card draw in white and that all colors need to have card draw, which was promising. Unfortunately lately he was apparently waxing eloquently on how Swords to Plowshares and Path to Exile break the color pie. Apparently the most iconic white cards aren't white anymore, and we need to give Ravenform to blue, because blue is so underpowered. So, I think they have a way to go!
That being said, this was a cool post and tribute to the things white can indeed do, and I look forward to future installments!
Also, FormOverFunction I'm so impressed that you have a banding deck! I still don't understand how that mechanic works, but its a tribute to the format and cool players like you that something like that might work!
6 months ago
some suggestions based on your comments in the commander help page:
1) Add more lands: If you aren't hitting land drops, simply running more lands will fix this. 31 is very low, even for such a low mana curve. I'd up the number to 34-35.
2) Issues with lack of interaction, can't get the pump spells or unblockable spells that you need: I think this issue could be resolved by cutting most of your pump and unblockable spells and replacing them with more card draw (you only run 5 actual card advantage spells) and interaction. Card draw allows you to draw into your pump spells, which means you can run fewer of those and play more interaction/ramp/lands etc. Card selection (i.e. scrying, Mirri's Guile , and other top-deck manipulation effects) and tutors are great and all, but you aren't actually drawing the cards and gaining resource advantage.
3) Running better pump spells: I'd suggest cutting most of your narrow pump/unblockable spells in favor of more flexible options. For example, the Sword of X/Y cycle. They make Rafiq bigger, give him protection (unblockable) and provide extra effects. In my experience, if you are running a single use pump spells in commander then you want it to have a big effect. Berserk , which you run, is a good example of such a spell. It is single use, but it is also can outright remove someone from the game. Outside of those big effects, you want your pump spells to provide more consistent buffs or additional value. I find equipment to do this quite well since they often give additional boons like trample and stay around if Rafiq dies, but auras also can do this if that is more your cup-of-tea. And, if you move to a more equipment or aura focus, you can tailor your card advantage choices to feed off that strategy (i.e. equipment and Puresteel Paladin or auras and Enchantress's Presence , or both and Sram, Senior Edificer ).
Happy deck building!
6 months ago
Siona, Captain of the Pyleas is a great budget commander. Key cards like All That Glitters , Sram, Senior Edificer and Ajani's Chosen are all pretty cheap. Its pretty easy to play and could be easily upgraded down the road. I had one for a bit and used it to show my sister how to play for the first time.
6 months ago
Hi all! While there are great decks for most color combinations in commander today, mono-colored decks have often struggled to keep up in the format. Some might say that this is fine because multi-colored decks are more fun, but there is a simplicity to mono-colored decks that makes them more accessible to newer players and budget players, and many established players also enjoy this focus.
That being said, what does everyone think is the state of various mono-colored decks in commander today? I'll relate my impressions, and tell me if you think they are accurate or not.
In general, I think mono-green and mono-black are very strong. Both colors can ramp, draw cards, and tutor things in ways characteristic to their colors, and there are a variety of powerful commanders to pick from.
Blue it seems can definitely make some strong decks, and can do most of the things a commander deck needs to do. Some might question whether blue pushes people predominantly into degenerate strategies, and whether there is a good diversity of strategies in the color.
Red is a bit of a question mark for me, and something I am curious about. It seems like card draw has come along with impulsive draw, and there have always been some strong decks like Daretti, Scrap Savant . That being said, I am not sure what the diversity of strategies in the color is, and if people like playing mono-red today.
To me it is obvious that mono-white is abyssmal. I won't quibble about the ramp but the card draw has not been taken seriously by WoTC, and no one wants to play a deck that doesn't draw cards. The only commanders that a noticeable number of people play are Heliod, Sun-Crowned and Sram, Senior Edificer , the latter probably because it has card draw. They really need to address card draw, and they really need commanders that people will want to play.
At any rate, those are my thoughts. What are yours!