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Steelshaper's Gift occurrence in decks from the last year
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Steelshaper's Gift Discussion
1 week ago
Thrill of Possibility is quite good, very modular and draw, works great with Worldgorger Dragon , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Karmic Guide even a Razaketh, the Foulblooded is a great recursion target and wins the game. It's on my maybe, still evaluating what comes out for it. Hoping to get a really good evaluation of Dockside Extortionist today.
I need to get Abeyance in for sure to stop Thassa's Oracle - Protean Hulk , doesn't stop Thassa's Oracle - Demonic Consultation though sadly, so not sure. Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast should probably go in to move toward cEDH.
I'm trying to decide if I should abandon a damage line (currently combo/synergy/combat damage), since I almost exclusively win with Buried Alive + Reanimate right now, and solid secondary in Leonin Relic-Warder line and tertiary with Worldgorger Dragon and strong synergies in Razaketh, the Foulblooded (pulls the Leonin Relic-Warder combo) and Master of Cruelties .
Some cards I'm considering cutting for Abeyance (at least) and Thrill of Possibility , Avacyn, Angel of Hope , Balefire Dragon , Gisela, Blade of Goldnight , Mother of Runes which would make Diabolic Intent and Mausoleum Secrets worse and maybe unplayable, Steelshaper's Gift although a haste/shroud Kaalia of the Vast into a Razaketh, the Foulblooded into a win is very good, Talisman of Conviction but feel pretty low in mana sources as-is, plus Mox Diamond isn't in my printed deck (saving up store credit at Card Kingdom), Yawgmoth's Will . I did put Aven Mindcensor in for Serra Ascendant , changes the type of pressure I can put on early. May decide to take him out, usually my strategy is put in more tutors/go for win and try and win first but the Fish is just too fast and too low CMC and too hard to disrupt. Not going as far as Burnout
Hushbringer shuts down so much of my deck (and combos), it's tough to get around, then I'll have to find removal for my own creature, but maybe Diabolic Intent it for Buried Alive and then Mausoleum Secrets for Reanimate off her, but the mana cost is too much.
Lot's to think about, likely needed Pyroblast and Red Elemental Blast in too, but until Jan 24th (think that's when it becomes legal to play), not in a rush. In reality all the top commanders are anyway and piggyback on similar combos.
1 week ago
Pretty cool looking deck. I think white is my least favorite color, there is no way I would make a monowhite deck. I used to run a Selesnya Voltron deck and I had a hard time making it work. My biggest issue was that my commander would get taken out before I could finish anybody off and then I was left with a bunch of equipment laying around my battlefield. I did manage to win a few times with it and I think it's still a fun strategy either way.
I know a lot of times the only creature on board is the commander and that makes it scary to leave yourself wide open. Maybe something like a Ghostly Prison or Windborn Muse could help you with defenses so you can attack without having to worry too much about getting hit. Hall of Heliod's Generosity might be good to get back some of your enchantments if they end up in the graveyard. I'm not sure about recurring artifacts in white though. I noticed you have at least one card that does that but I don't really know of any others (in white). I don't really see how good Panharmonicon is here. There are a few ETB triggers but I don't see anything that really makes it worthwhile. I'm pretty sure Sram's ability doesn't trigger the Panharmonicon because Sram is a cast trigger not an ETB. I could be wrong though. I do really like the card and maybe I'm missing its purpose here but I think it could be replaced with something more synergistic.
I'm not sure if you have a budget to upgrade this deck, how your meta is, or if you plan on making any more revisions to it but I'll give a few more recommendations that are on the pricy side. Steelshaper's Gift is a tutor that fetches up equipment. It could slot in very nicely. Hammer of Nazahn is a pretty strong equipment card I think. It lets you attach equipment for free, which could come in very handy in a Voltron deck. If your meta is a little more casual, Elbrus, the Binding Blade Flip can be a fun card. Godsend can be a pretty high CMC but it's pretty good removal and protection. Darksteel Plate is a pretty good equipment card. You are already running a lot of the budget options I would suggest, like Whispersilk Cloak is one of my all-time favorite cards. Argentum Armor , Quietus Spike and Grappling Hook are some budget equipment options I might suggest.
This post is probably more than you need but if you want any other info feel free to message me. Good luck with your next games with the deck!!
2 weeks ago
I am excited to try out a lot of those suggestions. I really appreciate you taking the time.
For something like Open the Armory , would you suggest that vs something like Steelshaper's Gift ? I have one lying around from back in the day, but armory could probably grab something like animate dead, too.
3 weeks ago
I guess you have already seen the new boros commander Haktos the Unscarred ? I'm currently thinking about building him, and I'd love to hear your opinion about him.
My thoughts for now are the following:
Adding Tajic, Legion's Edge , The Wanderer and Loyal Unicorn and some damage based sweepers such as Hour of Devastation seems a possible route to go because this way, not only Achilles himself, but your other creatures are as well protected grom your own boardwipes. Possible ways to pump him are Hero's Blade and Obsidian Battle-Axe because their etb-triggers don't target. To have them when he enters the battlefield, Steelshaper's Gift and Open the Armory seem useful. Another thing I am considering are "global" protection spells as they don't target and thus ignore his protection.
I'm not sure if the deck should include more equipment or enchantment, but if, then these natirally would have to spread evenly among cmc 2, 3 and 4.
I'll try to upload a first draft of a list later. If you'd like to see it, I'd be happy to link you there.
Until then: Best regards
3 weeks ago
May I offer a different and far less complicated win condition that still uses the infinite counters combo your deck is built around? Here's an example game:
Turn one you play an island and Training Grounds .
Turn two you play a forest, Paradise Mantle , and Gyre Sage .
Turn three you plan an island, Gilder Bairn , (Trigger evolve on gyre sage) and use Gyre Sage to equip Paradise Mantle to the Bairn.
Turn four you play an island, use the combo to put infinite counters on Gyre Sage, tap Gyre Sage for 100000000000000 green, tap your three islands for UUU, and cast Blue Sun's Zenith for X=100000000000000 targetting your opponent. Assuming they don't have any tricky business, they draw from an empty library and lose the game. You could run Pact of Negation to protect yourself when you're going off, and Force of Negation as backup to counter removal spells they play on their turn when you aren't ready to go off yet. If you wanted to splash a color, you could try adding a bit of white for Teferi, Time Raveler to stop your opponents from interfering with you, or even Dovin's Veto for the same reason. Steelshaper's Gift can tutor for the mantle, and Idyllic Tutor can tutor for the grounds. If you run Idyllic, you could also run a package of useful enchantments like 2x Detention Sphere , 1x Privileged Position , 1x Spreading Seas , 1x Search for Azcanta Flip.
I know that's a lot of recommendations, and I don't expect (or even recommend!) that you follow every single one. Blue Sun's Zenith would be my primary recomendation, "Free" countermagic like Pact and Force would be my next biggest recommendation.
4 weeks ago
I think your deck could be improved if you included a few more value engines and/or tutors to get those engines. My problem with Mardu/Alesha generally is a lack of resources (cards and lands).
At a glance, the most important engine in your deck is Skullclamp . It's the card that makes your deck go off. Because of this, I think you should include things like Stoneforge Mystic , Steelshaper's Gift , Open the Armory , Enlightened Tutor , and Taj-Nar Swordsmith . Any of these would help to make your deck more consistent.
1 month ago
I totally agree. While it would certainly make mono white commanders far more viable, white already has enough going for it to make it a sought after color for wedges or dual colored commanders.
White sees lots of play in stax decks, as it packs the most hatebears of any color. Thalia, Guardian of Thraben Leonin Arbiter Aven Mindcensor Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite Grand Abolisher Hokori, Dust Drinker Ethersworn Canonist Kataki, War's Wage are all cards that see competitive play. You have far more fringe cases like Vryn Wingmare Alms Collector Thalia, Heretic Cathar Loxodon Gatekeeper and others which are seen on the fringe. The hatebears become a secondary wincon for competitive by pressuring life totals while also stopping the game.
White also gets a BUNCH of incredible supporting effects for stax builds. Armageddon and the expensive Ravages of War close games. Smothering Tithe plays great under stax. There are also numerous enchantments are shut off combos or lines of play, such as Rest in Peace Stony Silence Leyline of Sanctity Suppression Field and all kinds of less effective variants.
White also gives some of the most efficient 1-for-1 removal. While you will fall behind with 1-for-1's in a 4 player pod, its still important to pack StP and Path. White also gets sweepers for EVERY SINGLE PERMANENT TYPE. You read that correctly kids. You can do A-lot-for-1 trades with cards like Wrath of God Austere Command Cleanfall Paraselene and others.
White also gets one of the best pieces of combo protection available, Silence . White has a few tutors that are playable, Enlightened Tutor Steelshaper's Gift Open the Armory Academy Rector Stoneforge Mystic . You get card advantage via effects like Land Tax Tithe Weathered Wayfarer and more.
True, white doesn't have very many cards with the word "Draw" explicitly on it. You're able to accrue advantage, but its mostly incremental. What white lacks in raw draw you make up for with value. The sweepers are the best example of this imo. The opponent may have drawn more cards than you, but trading 1 card for 10 creatures on the board is effectively 9 card advantage.
I personally enjoy most duals or wedges that include White + Black or White + Blue. I find it to be similar to Green, in that I don't feel bad with having it as a secondary or tertiary color, and that it solves a lot of problems and gives me access to cards I want to run.
1 month ago
The land ramp is mediocre it helps but it is not green now Smothering Tithe is probably one of the best white commander cards outside of board wipes to come out and they need more things like that card.
Really what great equipment and enchantment tutoring have they reprinted or released recently.
They have Open the Armory that is affordable but come on out side that what else that does not cost your first born child because of lack of reprints. They have I mean Heliod's Pilgrim is ok and Three Dreams is fine if you are running an aura deck but those are special cases.
The real issues is most people in commander run enchantments or equipment the few exceptions that run auras can use the above the issue with enchantment tutor when was the last one printed guess what the three they have all cost $30 plus because they have not been re-printed and nothing similar has been printed in standard Enlightened Tutor ; Idyllic Tutor ; Academy Rector
Then if you are running equipment Steelshaper's Gift is the only one in a decent price range Stoneforge Mystic is used in multiple platforms so the cost is going to stay high Steelshaper Apprentice is meh but is budget; the better option is Stonehewer Giant and his price his creeping up because of stoneforge mystic going up.
Right now I say now the answer is no because everything you referenced is old and cost $$$ because white has not received more stuff along those lines. I would argue that white needs more cards that expand these roles to be true. Right now blue is just as good at getting equipment or artifacts so white is once again a good support color