Creature — Human Wizard
When Trinket Mage enters the battlefield, you may search your library for an artifact card with converted mana cost 1 or less, reveal that card, and put it into your hand. If you do, shuffle your library.
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Trinket Mage Discussion
4 days ago
Wouldn't be Trinket Mage a decent alternative to find your Top?
3 weeks ago
Still a bit of a rough list, so difficult to make specific card recs but though I would share some experience. I bought the pre-built deck when it came out, and recently did an entire break-down and rebuilt.
Looks like you've got a focus around the proliferate synergies, so I would build around that as a start. The trouble I had was that there are so many (too many) possible combos you can use, and a few different strategies. I've never specifically seen proliferate (X, Wheel, Turns, Wizards) or what I play Storm (without really using storm cards).
Creatures don't build experience counters, so I would be strategic with the purpose of a creature. Ones with limited payoff like Thermo-Alchemist/Guttersnipe (what are you repeatedly casting to win with them, usually in Mizz is infinite mana which leverages a draw library or X spell payoff) or high cost Charmbreaker Devils/Melek, Izzet Paragon will hurt when drawn unless your utilizing for a specific purpose.
Aetherflux Reservoir is the right type of card, but it's tough to get in Izzet (). Whir of Invention/Intuition/Reshape/Etc. I found that if your building your storm count (it's usually drawing library or mana) so it's unnecessary. Similar finishers like Sphinx-Bone Wand have the same challenge, would prefer a Fall of the Titans or a Enter the Infinite in most cases. Ral, Storm Conduit has better payoff with similar function.
Your going to be quite slow with so many tapped lands, plus you have many turn 1 draw payoffs in blue (cantrips), so having T1/T2 mana up is key. Izzet Boilerworks can make infinite mana pretty easily, but outside of that see where you can trim. I'm not sure you need to many Cycling lands either, in Mizz, you generally want to play your lands, the tradeoff will be that early in the game your mana is coming in tapped, but later in the game you can cycle away bad land draws. If your going for mid-range over combo, you'll likely need much more removal/counter/sweepers, if your just want cast large spells, maybe Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge would be a better commander selection for the added tutors. Lands really to break the budget though, I understand, Steam Vents will be critical though, and Fiery Islet is ok priced still.
I like the Flux Channeler I've considered him so many times, because he can build your Experience so Mizzix of the Izmagnus can stay protected in the command zone, and have immediate impact (when played unprotected).
You have Bonus Round, could build some interaction with it, like Seething Song + Reiterate or Frantic Search + Narset's Reversal or Dramatic Reversal + Narset's Reversal, etc. Not sure if you've ever used Commander Spellbook but just enter Bonus Round, and click the , , to filter the list.
Not sure what the Sideboard cards are, using as a intermediary cut list?
I also playtested the Curious Homunculus Flip/Goblin Electromancer types, Baral, Chief of Compliance was good, I would avoid the others, most of the time, I would prefer them to be spells to build the Experience count while providing an ability as well (like draw).
I assume Trinket Mage/etc. are pulling in the mana rocks, but they are only useful if your at a mana/experience level to activate. Trophy Mage for Twinning Staff? Needs a Dramatic Reversal in that case.
Jace's Sanctum doesn't build experience count, it's high CMC for the same ability, I would avoid this type of ability at this cost.
Your 405 Avg CMC is pretty high, you'll have similar challenges that other mid-range has is some games your going to draw hands of cards you'll never be able to play, again depends on your playgroups, but you may find some games it feels like you "do nothing" before the game closes out. I would cut some high CMC cards, bring that down at least below CMC 3, utilize the high CMC cards for win, and try and make then instant/sorcery where you can to get the experience benefit.
I would pick a couple win cons like Bonus Round or Enter the Infinite or Beacon of Tomorrows of something more classic like a Fall of the Titans or Stroke of Genius and build a core around them, that will help you solidify a good 70 card core, then add your mana accelerators and cantrips around them, and bet your at 80 cards and might help make some cuts easy.
Feel free to comment me back, happy to look again once it's paired a bit, or assist with honing in if you have a clear Game-Winning vision that you want to go with?
Good start. +1.
1 month ago
Hey, nice start on a budget.
When you add Pathways and other DFC cards that have lands on the backside you only add the front side of the card to your decklist. Pathways only count as one land in the manabase; don't add both sides, only one such as Riverglide Pathway Flip, but not Lavaglide Pathway. Replace the extra Pathways in the manabase with a few more basic lands. Sejiri Shelter Flip has a land on the backside, but you don't add Sejiri Glacier to the manabase. These DFC acts as extra lands as an addition to the total lands in the deck. If you have 34 total lands then Sejiri Shelter Flip can be a 35th land.
Sol Ring, Command Tower and Path of Ancestry are three budget staples of Commander to consider adding. Trinket Mage can tutor for Bag of Holding or Elixir of Immortality, important cards to have more access too. Tandem Lookout can change who it's soulbond too and when your Commander has an effect that can do damage to each opponent then Lookout can be a repeatable draw source to draw a lot of cards.
With as little as 40 cards in your library Brallin or Glint-Horn Buccaneer can win you the game at your Cleanup step. If either is soulbond to Lookout or enchanted with Curiosity or Ophidian Eye, you have 8 or more cards in hand and have no effect that's no max hand size. At your Cleanup step you have to discard down to 7 cards in hand and you don't leave the Cleanup step until you have exactly 7 cards in hand, but this combo doesn't let you have 7 cards in hand thus you don't leave the Cleanup step. When you discard it triggers Ballin who then triggers to draw, you keep drawing and discarding your entire library until your opponents are dead or until you run out of cards.
Cards to consider cutting:
- Lavaglide Pathway
- Pillarverge Pathway
- Sejiri Glacier
- Silundi Isle
- Star Compass
- Mercurial Chemister
- Herald of the Forgotten
- Boon of the Wish-Giver
- Tormenting Voice
Good luck with your deck.
1 month ago
Very cool deck! Lightning-Rig Crew is essentially another Impact Tremors although a bit slower. Salvaging Station might be worth including despite the mana cost. Here are others you might like: Where Ancients Tread, Warstorm Surge, Blood Pet, Skirk Prospector, Bolas's Citadel, Trophy Mage, Trinket Mage, Tribute Mage, Pia's Revolution
2 months ago
Cards I own, but are in other decks so I will proxy them in this deck: Basalt Monolith, Capsize, Chief of the Foundry, Curse of the Swine, Cyclonic Rift, Darksteel Citadel, Darksteel Juggernaut, Deadeye Quartermaster, Foundry Inspector, Gilded Lotus, Grand Architect, Hangarback Walker, Helm of the Host, Isochron Scepter, Master of Etherium, Meteor Golem, Myriad Landscape, Phyrexia's Core, Pili-Pala, Renowned Weaponsmith, Sol Ring, Solemn Simulacrum, Seat of the Synod, Staff of Nin, Steel Hellkite, Swiftfoot Boots, Thopter Spy Network, Trinket Mage, Vedalken Orrery, Whirler Rogue, Wurmcoil Engine
3 months ago
Massacar, I continue to go back and forth on Dictate of Erebos and Grave Pact. As a dedicated black mage, these often end up in my decks! As this deck has evolved, it’s become more focused on being aggressive with +1+1 counters and flying to get damage through, and a little less focused on value. I would probably swap in Dictate before Grave Pact for Flash shenanigans and easier casting cost.
3 months ago
4 months ago
Hey, Exquisite Invention is actually a well made Commander precon by Wizards, but what the precon really lacks are repeatable draw sources. You've done well with upgrading the precon by cutting out most of the lackluster cards.
Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain can be repeatable draw when you cast any artifact or even Saheeli. Mystic Forge can give you an advantage by being able to cast artifacts from the top of your library. The Magic Mirror's mana cost can be reduced with Saheeli's +1 and it gives you repeatable draw each turn and that draw increases each turn you control it. Bident of Thassa is quite good as a repeatable draw source with attacking tokens especially flying Thopters and it's an artifact.
Whir of Invention is an instant artifact tutor that puts the artifact onto the battlefield and improvise helps to cast it with artifacts you control. Reshape is sac an artifact to tutor for and put an artifact onto the battlefield with CMC equal to what you paid for X. Treasure Mage can be helpful because it can tutor for any 6 CMC or higher artifact and put it into your hand for Saheeli's +1.
Everflowing Chalice and Talisman of Creativity are two more good budget two drop mana rocks and can use Saheeli's +1 to help to cast a huge Chalice that can be a repeatable colorless mana source. Inspiring Statuary gives all your nonartifact spells improvise meaning that artifacts you control can be used to pay for the mana costs of nonartifact spells.
The artifact lands: Seat of the Synod, Great Furnace, Darksteel Citadel count towards reducing artifact costs with Saheeli's +1. Trinket Mage can also tutor for one of these artifact lands if you need a land. Other budget land upgrades to consider: Shivan Reef, Spire of Industry, Glimmervoid, Sulfur Falls, Ash Barrens, Grixis Panorama, Temple of Epiphany.
I offer more help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.