Create three 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature tokens.
You may cast a card with converted mana cost 3 or less from your hand without paying its mana cost.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Sram's Expertise Discussion
1 month ago
Hey there, I just updated my deck to the list I ended up running in the tournament (it was reported to a month later in favor of multiplayer commander as many of us had unfinished decks)
I had the opportunity to trade for some cards and made a lot of changes to the deck, adding more hand attack and removal to better fit the meta, and removing all accelerants. Sorry I didn't see your comment, but from my experience at the tournament I don't think a banner effect would've helped me much.
So about the tournament (more like an FNM to be honest) : there were only 4 of us so we played against every one of us and I faced :
A Feather, the Redeemed deck which had a lot of cards that targeted its commander for value, and this was the matchup I was quite scared of as it would surely pack quite a few 'protection from color' cards that would blank all of my removal, and my lifegain isn't quite as useful as the deck intends to win on commander damage. I still managed to win 2-1, thanks mostly to Kambal, Consul of Allocation as my opponent played a lot of spells every turn and Priest of Forgotten Gods which helped me kill Feather through all the protection and damage prevention spells.
A Grenzo, Havoc Raiser deck full of goblins that I thought I had a good matchup against but it was still scary as it was very well optimized. I lost 1-2, losing every game in which I was on the draw as the goblin horde was just too hard to deal with (especially Goblin Recruiter which absolutely destroyed me one game). Sram's Expertise and Cruel Celebrant proved to be very strong in this matchup.
A Heliod, Sun-Crowned deck with lots of enchant-based removal, cheap creatures and the infamous Walking Ballista combo. I think this was my best matchup as most of my removal would easily stop the balista combo and I was right. I won 2-1, thanks to my greater card advantage with Skullclamp and Hymn to Tourach, and the one game i lost was besause I had only black creatures and my opponent gave protection from black to his commander out of nowhere, so if I do get a banner effect it probably won't be Honor of the Pure x).
Thus I came in second place in the tournament, not too bad for a first :) (though I did play 5-10 games with the deck before the tournament to test it and make changes)
Overall I felt like Lingering Souls was the strongest card in my deck as it provided sacrifice fodder, an evasive threat, and creatures entering the battlefield for the soul sisters. Effects like Unearth, Vesperlark and Revival / Revenge gave me a lot of value throughout the games and were key to my success.
It was very fun playing this Karlov deck that I intended as an aggro deck with a good amount of card draw as I'm generally not a fan of aggro but I really didn't have the cards to make a proper control or combo deck. I'll be playing it again and hopefully updating it from time to time.
1 year ago
1 year ago
I'll keep suggestions to servos cards, Sram's Expertise is the best white servo card there is along with Angel of Invention , both of which are not too expensive. you could do Anointed Procession but that is more expensive. as for cards that you already have, Anointer Priest is great to put in.
1 year ago
Well Serum Visions is actually a good idea, I was already thinking of adding some. For Scourglass I feel that it's a really important card as it removes all permanents except for terrains and artifacts, therefore it is useful against decks that use planeswalkers and enchantments too, the only downside being that I have to wait a turn before it becomes effective. It is also my principal way of making a clear path for my Lodestone Golem as they're pretty weak to chump-blocking. For counters I felt like Metallic Rebuke was a great addition as my artifacts can help paying the extra cost brought by the golem and its copies.
For additionnal creatures I was thinking of Shimmer Myr so I can keep my mana for the opponent's turn and play my artifacts if they doesn't play anything that needs to be countered. It's also quite useful to play a surprise Scourglass at the end of their turn and activate it in my upkeep. But I'm quite reticent as it still is a weak creature for 3 manas that doesn't really brings something to my board directly.
I was also thinking of Sram's Expertise but it'd be weak without any lord effect. Sculpting Steel is also an option but I'm afraid it'll be too often useless because of a lack of Lodestone Golem to copy. Phyrexian Metamorph doesn't have this problem as I can copy an opponent's creature (pretty useful way to find an alternative kill, that'll survive Scourglass while the opponent's one won't).
In conclusion, the ideal additions would be 2-manas artifact creatures but I can't find any (I searched through eveything that was Modern-legal) so I think I'm just gonna add some control to stall the game until I can hit the board with numerous Lodestone Golem s.
1 year ago
Firemane Angel Flamewake Phoenix Grave Betrayal Gruesome Menagerie Gutterbones Immortal Servitude Infernal Offering Isareth the Awakener Marshal's Anthem March from the Tomb Magister of Worth Necrotic Plague Profane Command Rally the Ancestors Rescue from the Underworld Restoration Gearsmith Return to the Ranks Stitch Together Tempt with Immortality Tethmos High Priest Undying Evil Unhallowed Pact Victimize Wake the Dead Whisper, Blood Liturgist Call to the Feast Countless Gears Renegade Custodi Soulbinders Dawn of Hope Entrapment Maneuver Leonin Warleader Martial Coup Sram's Expertise Start / Finish Butcher of the Horde Mardu Ascendancy
1 year ago
Hello everyone, lately I have been considering constructing a deck based around Tempered Steel , Servo Exhibition and Sram's Expertise since there's a lot of explosive potential with these cards. However, I feel this deck is more luck oriented than traditional affinity, and I am interested in making it more consistent. Below is a link to the deck I am constructing based on cards I have on hand, and any/all help is welcome. Thanks again!!
1 year ago
I'm assuming your deck is budget, but some of the best afinity cards are $20+. ( Arcbound Ravager , Mox Opal , Steel Overseer .) You definatly should cut one of those three cards you listed for Tempered Steel , that should (in my opinion) be a four of eventually. Since Always Watching only effects nontoken creatures, maybe you should cut it. Sram's Expertise isn't that great, you don't have to play it. Hope this helps! (even though most of the cards I listed were very expensive)
1 year ago
The anthem type effects are pretty expensive for what they do. Here's a few potential replacements that have a more permanent effect and can be used with Sram's Expertise :
or if you'd prefer creatures: