Affinity for artifacts (This spell costs (1) less to play for each artifact you control.)

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Thoughtcast Discussion

trocroi on The Antiques Roadshow

1 month ago

Yeah good point. Thoughtcast is a favorite of mine in affinity because it can easily be cast turn one or two for . Thought Courier might be cool since it can throw junk in your graveyard for Academy Ruins ?

Finally, there’s a bunch of vedalken support like Grand Architect , Etherium Sculptor , or Master of Etherium that could have synergy with this.

If you splash black, there’s also Sphinx Summoner ... which you might be able to throw in play without needing any black mana anyways?

zamiero on Vial and Ghost!

3 months ago

3> Ahhh I've been wanting to play with Obosh, the Preypiercer and Angrath's Marauders - glad you found a spot for them. While you're at it, you could also consider other "damage doublers" such as Wound Reflection and Fiendish Duo. I've thought about a Vial-Smasher deck with a White partner just to add Gisela, Blade of Goldnight.

3> I see you enjoy big monsters and X-spells here. Oh to be young again... but seriously, this seems like a good deck to play them in as you would be rewarded. Instants are your friend, as you can Smash Vials on everyone's turn! No Comet Storm?

3> I would be worried about Vial-Smasher getting nuked from orbit as soon as your turn passes and it's no longer indestructible. You'll find Heroic Intervention and Slippery Bogbonder will help with targeted Exile removal. You already have Destroy and Sacrifice covered I see.

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

3> I see some cost-reduced and commander-free spells in there, but you have a limited suite. While doing research for my thoughts on Vial-Smasher, I found the following might be helpful - list is just copy/paste, so it will include some White and/or Blue cards:

Lujotheganker on Blue Artifact Ragequit (Revamped)

4 months ago

Hello, this deck seems like a lot of fun, my friend ran a similar full budget deck and let me tell you, it did really well. I have few suggestions based on his deck, so if you want to use any of them, feel free to do so.

Regarding the creatures slot, I'd go for a playset of Vault Skirge. It's a turn one creature, and if you pay the two life for the cost, you can easily get the life back with Ensoul. Another great addition as your Ensoul target, I'd go for at least a few copies of Darksteel Relic, as your 5/5 becomes indestructible. As an aggro deck, I'd cut several lands and add a few card drawing cards, such as Thoughtcast.

Over all this deck seems really good. and if you're willing to invest in few lands you could surely go competetive

AzulTennin on Budget Treasure go wide

4 months ago

Feed the Swarm is pretty cheap and versatile removal to consider. Fact or Fiction or Read the Bones or even Altar's Reap might also be nice as it seems card draw might be a bit weak Thoughtcast is even better I bet with the Treasure synergies. Murder or Doom Blade or Tragic Slip or Price of Fame or Defile or Cast Down or Drag to the Underworld might also be nice to deal with enemy threats or blockers. Force of Despair is another good cheap effect that can help push through for attacks. Costly Plunder turns a treasure into cards which is nice and on theme. Profane Command is also surprisingly cheap for the versatility. Damnable Pact is neat as you can target an opponent to deal lethal or yourself to draw. Cranial Plating is a pretty awesome equipment with treasure too. Armix, Filigree Thrasher although not a pirate, has a cool synergy with treasures. AEtherize is a neat wrath effect that is cheap. Memory Lapse and Unsubstantiate is a counterspell that feels less controlling since they keep the card. Tolarian Winds is a one sided Windfall which is interesting. Thassa's Intervention is another potential counterspell that doesn't feel so controlling. Distant Melody is also probably a great card given all the Pirates. Merchant's Dockhand interacts nicely with Treasures.

RNR_Gaming on Oblivion Engine

5 months ago

I still don't think it was the mechanic so much as the cards in that environment it existed in. If you look at Mirrodin Standard affinity Frogmite and Thoughtcast were the only cards in the meta breaking deck with affinity for artifacts. If you look at affinity prior to Mox Opal ban most players either used Thoughtcast or Galvanic Blast the rest of the deck leaned heavily on Cranial Plating and efficient robots. Though Maro is an actual game design and I'm just some scrub who cannot wait for another game warping card :)

Lanzo493 on Colorless/Blue Artifact Deck Help!

6 months ago

ToxicHawk, it does depend on what you want to do. I will say, though, that Unwinding Clock is bad because you lack a way to flash in your creatures, and adding a sufficient infrastructure to do that would dilute the deck and make it less consistent. Paradox Engine has the same issue of getting you mana you can’t necessarily use since it needs card draw to work well.

If you have any Mystical Tutor, they go great with Tinker. As for the rest of the cards, I’d suggest Thoughtcast for draw and Seat of the Synod since it’s an artifact. Even Darksteel Citadel would be good as a playset. Another decent card to run is Ensoul Artifact

Epicurus on ThopThops

7 months ago

Affinity stuff!

And maybe also Coat of Arms, but I don't know if your aim is to go wide.

SynergyBuild on

8 months ago

Okay, so for this deck, you need 4x Thoughtcast, I'd drop a Darksteel Pendant for one of them, and also the following spells/creatures for a different base:

1x Myr Adapter 1x Phyrexian Digester 1x Quicksilver Behemoth 2x Relic Runner 2x Somber Hoverguard 1x Secrets of the Golden City 1x Foresight 1x Peek

The above cuts make up 10 total cards. That gives you room for 4x Frogmite, 4x Myr Enforcer, and two more of Gearseeker Serpent.

That should give you a more aggressive (power-wise) curve, and clean up some of the numbers!

If you want anything else, 4x Seat of the Synod would be sweet!

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