Trash for Treasure
As an additional cost to cast this spell, sacrifice an artifact.
Return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Trash for Treasure Discussion
1 week ago
4 weeks ago
Can I talk you into going B/R? Trash for Treasure lets you run Sundering Titan and Inkwell Leviathan alongside God-Pharaoh's Gift/Gate to the Afterlife. The draw discard in red is also nice as a budget tutor alternative, letting you spend on lands that are useful elsewhere.
A heavier focus on artifacts lets you minimise coloured mana costs, with early turns mostly just being colourless (or hybrid). In addition you can ram in the cheap artifact taplands and landcycler to more reliably stock yard/trigger cook.
3 months ago
Would Goblin Engineer be of any interest? He helps bring back Krark's Thumb on the off chance it gets yeeted. He can also "tutor" for it provided you have an artifact you're willing to sacrifice to bring it back.
Trash for Treasure is also good for recovering important artifacts.
3 months ago
Fun idea! Not sure how married you are to Torbrand as your commander, but Magda, Brazen Outlaw follows with the artifact matters themes, or Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded could be useful to cheat out powerful artifact silver bullets!
If you do stick with the Torbrand train, Pyrohemia can be fits to deal with, lightning bolting every creature and player at instant speed becomes a nightmare!
Trash for Treasure is a fun one as well. Since you have so much artifact recursion, Mindslaver can be a "win con" that can stall your opponents out as you mill them. Memory Jar works in a similar way, able to "mill" 7 cards while setting up your graveyard.
Could also be worth considering some wheel effects. Things like Wheel of Fortune Wheel of Misfortune Wheel of Fate Reforge the Soul Magus of the Wheel and Molten Psyche could be viewed as "mill 7" cards that also set up your own graveyard for recursion. Along that same line of thinking Howling Mine Temple Bell and Font of Mythos can be seen as additional mill effects.
Otherworld Atlas also seems like it could be really fun in your deck! Also, in any deck running the untap keys, I'd recommend giving Thran Dynamo and Gilded Lotus a try, as it can make your mana production explode!
Some food for thought! Really like the idea and direction of your deck!
4 months ago
paytongamer: I'm not sure what it happening with Wizard, but I just looked at the 6 month price history of every card in the deck, and Goblin Welder has seen the biggest increase. Most of the deck has increased in price an uncomfortable amount. Most of the cards aren't even underprinted, a lot of the ones that have drastically increased in price have been printed several times over and in mass production sets. Unfortunately it looks like the mass buyouts of Magic cards is starting to have a more severe impact on all cards. This deck was under $1000 to build just a year ago, and a good amount under $800 if you skipped the fetches. I hope the market corrects itself over time because this it is going to be hard or impossible for a lot of people to build decks that they enjoy that just so happen to have cards that were randomly targeted for buyouts.
CommanderNeyo: I've had Goblin Engineer in the deck in the past, but it ended up not working that well for that version of the deck because I had a hard time guaranteeing that I would have an artifact on the battlefield to swap the GY artifact for. I think to run it again I would want to be in the 20-25+ artifact range, more mana rocks because they play so well with saccing land, Daretti could come back in, bring in things like Trash for Treasure , etc... It's definitely a viable strategy that I will probably end up trying again at some point. One of the reasons this is my favorite deck is it is so flexible when it comes to picking what kind of playstyle you want whether it be token spam, combo, infinites, ETB triggers, combat step manipulation, artifact shenanigans, MLDestruction instead of MLDysfunction, and more, or a mix of all of them!
ObserverWill: Thanks Will! That really means a lot. If you end up trying it out let us know your thoughts or ideas!
4 months ago
For artifact recursion, Trash for Treasure is a useful one for cheating out big artifacts from the graveyard, and is a flavor win as you can literally trade your treasure tokens in for trash... err... your other artifacts XD Also, Goblin Welder is another classic one that can do the same thing. Trading Post is another flexible option, as I can see your deck being able to use most of the options. Though, I'll admit, I usually use these cards to cheat into play big artifact creatures that I've dumped into the graveyard, so you might want to consider this as a side option.
In terms of red artifact tutors, it's a little dicy, as most of the decent options use either blue or black. Inventors' Fair could work once you get all the needed artifacts on board. Some creature options also exist (if you're just looking to make a weird "illegal" fun deck.) Treasure Mage Trophy Mage Tribute Mage and Trinket Mage can fetch out needed artifacts, as well as having limited synergy with Alesha, Who Smiles at Death . Though looking at your current list, I don't see too many bomb cards that would be useful with recuring your artifacts. Maybe look into adding something like Solemn Simulacrum or Golos, Tireless Pilgrim ? In red you have things like Gamble , Hoarding Dragon and Goblin Engineer .
Hmmm... Sliver decks, while fun to pilot, either are dealt with early and fizzle out, or they end up overwhelming if you don't keep their creatures in check. If you're leaning more into the 5 color splashability casual deck, Rakdos Charm is a good catch-all card that deals with a lot of strategies. Even a well timed Blasphemous Act can slow them down. In your current build, I see you do run some interaction, but I think you'll find there are some more consistent better options out there!
5 months ago
Hey, well done so far.
Your deck doesn't have a Commander yet. In the editor where you see Breya, Etherium Shaper text add the Commander tag CMDR to the end.
Breya, Etherium Shaper *CMDR*
This will show Breya as the Commander and show a card image of Breya under the Commander category.
What is your budget for upgrades? Since I don't know I will give you some low budget options.
Dramatic Reversal is paired with Isochron Scepter and mana rocks to make infinite mana. Infinite mana can be used with Breya as a win condition since she can sac herself for mode to do 3 damage to a player. When she dies she goes to the Command Zone and because you have infinite mana you keep casting her from there. Repeat the combo by sacing her and one of her Thopters. If not playing Reversal than Scepter doesn't do enough in your deck with only four other instants.
Grand Architect with Breya since she and the Thopters she creates are blue. Architect is ramp for artifacts or artifact activated abilities and it can tap itself even the turn you play it. Architect combos with Pili-Pala for infinite colored mana and Breya can be the win condition with infinite mana by sacing herself for her 3 damage to a player mode.
Goblin Engineer because many of the combo artifacts are 3 CMC or less. Engineer has interaction with Eldrazi Displacer for more tutoring. More repeatable artifact reanimation is helpful and getting an artifact of your choice in your graveyard is good with many cards here: Daretti, Scrap Savant , Goblin Welder , Sharuum the Hegemon , Trash for Treasure , Emry, Lurker of the Loch , etc.
Whirlwind of Thought repeatable draw by casting artifacts as well as instants/sorceries/enchantments/Planeswalkers.
Some changes to consider:
- Dramatic Reversal --> Artificer's Epiphany
- Grand Architect --> Gadrak, the Crown-Scourge
- Goblin Engineer --> Renowned Weaponsmith
- Whirlwind of Thought --> Jhoira's Familiar
- Spire of Industry --> 1x Swamp
- Glimmervoid --> 1x Mountain
- Caves of Koilos --> Brightclimb Pathway
- Shivan Reef --> Riverglide Pathway
If interested I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.
6 months ago
Thanks for the suggestions BrassLord. I added Goblin Welder & Trash for Treasure to the maybeboard. I will have to do some playtesting to see if the need for either of them comes up but a good idea in case any key artifact pieces are sent to the graveyard.