Triskelion

Triskelion

Artifact Creature — Construct

Triskelion enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.

Remove a +1/+1 counter from Triskelion: Triskelion deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

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Triskelion Discussion

Sephyrias on Best Commanders in EDH [Tier List]

1 month ago

Does Mairsil, the Pretender have the potential to go higher?

What are the best combo routes for him? Untap with Aphetto Alchemist or Cinderhaze Wretch? Walking Ballista/Triskelion/Crystalline Crawler/Endling +1/+1 counters?

What kind of card would be needed for him to go up a tier?

ReturnMySquishies on Marchesa - Till Death Don't we Part

1 month ago

@LastLaugh

I'd love to hear your thoughts on cuts, I've already started hunting down the cards I have. Spark Double, Carrion Feeder, Flayer of the Hatebound, Grim Haruspex, Oona's Blackguard, Gray Merchant of Asphodel and perhaps Butcher of Malakir in place of Vindictive Lich I can definitely do. Triskelion will be showing up in December for that sweet, sweet Mikaeus, the Unhallowed combo too. Thank you for your suggestions, I'll be adding the rest to the buy list!

Xenaphix02 on Sidisi's Brood of Tyrants EDH

2 months ago

I'd cut all the signets/mana rocks since you're trying to have a critical mass of creatures. I would also suggest you run cheap dorks like Birds of Paradise and Elves of Deep Shadow. + I'd also cut Cauldron of Eternity, I just don't like the shuffle effect. As for just straight cuts, Villainous Wealth is kind of useless here. It doesn't synergize, and it takes forever to get a decent rate, or you might just whiff and hit nothing. God-Eternal Bontu seems risky as you might find it hard to sacrifice anything if you aren't doing well on the board. Mikaeus is kind of a weird pick without Triskelion, as without the combo he kind of just sits there and is just an 'ok' reanimator target. You might also want to cut Crypt of Agadeem as you already have a pretty efficient mana base and crypt's activated ability won't always be useful. Going down to 33 lands (counting the mdfc) likely won't hurt. Tasigur is also a weird fit here since his ability is best when you have less cards in your graveyard (I am referring to both his delve and his activated ability), so it's a slight 'non-bo'. Acolyte of Affliction just looks silly compared to the other mill pieces in the deck.

Some cards that I might cut but I think are ultimately up to your preference (moreso than my other suggestions) are Whisper, Skull Prophet, and Stitch together. Gitrog monster also has the problem of royally screwing over your mana base every once in a while. I would also stop consider Blightsteel Colossus as you can't reanimate it.

Sorry if this long comment is intimidating, I just think this is a pretty cool list and I wanna see it's final form.

Gidgetimer on Hapatra EDH

3 months ago

I disagree with those last three cuts. Personally I feel like you need at least another 3-4 ramp, not less. If you are adding Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, you might as well also add in Triskelion and leave Defense of the Heart in as a tutor for exactly the Mike/Trike combo.

Gidgetimer on Meren, Mischievous Mortician

3 months ago

Damn, I was hoping to say "looks good" and be off.

When there are three counters (initially) you have to use 1 to do damage, and 2 to hit Triskelion. Each time after that you use 2 of the four to do damage and 2 on Triskelion. Native 1/1 plus Mikey buff means that he will be a 2/2 unless there are other things modifying the P/T. This is the same reason that the Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Walking Ballista combo needs a sacrifice outlet that many people don't mention.

As a tip, you also want to do the damage one point at a time and make the first two damage go to Triskelion. Then use the ones after that to kill opponents/opponents' creatures. This will negate instant speed exile unless your opponents have two sources initially or three sources after Triskelion has 4 counters. Once you have the two damage marked you can kill it in response to a Path to Exile by removing counters. If they try to Path in response to the first or second (after the first resolves) one targeting Trike, you can remove more counters to ping it down in response. If you do your damage to opponents first a Path can successfully exile Triskelion ending the combo.

I realize that most people will just scoop when they see the combo. In case someone doesn't, it is good to know the optimal play pattern so that they don't trip you up on minutiae and can't be tricky with instant speed exile.

Gidgetimer on Meren, Mischievous Mortician

3 months ago

There is a minor issue with the way you described your combo. Triskelion is a 1/1 and Mikaeus, the Unhallowed buffs it another +1/+1, so the Mike/Trike combo does 1 damage on the first iteration and 2 damage on each iteration after that since the first two activations are always pointed at Triskelion. I only mention this because if there are death triggers going on it may change some calculations.

bopple100 on

3 months ago

i would suggest adding more tutors. also get rid of your bad zombies as this is an infinite combo deck and not a zombie tribal deck. zombies is more the subtheme. if you want to go into the zombie tribal deck consider adding more lords like Death Baron and Lord of the Accursed. other than that I would add some more staples in black aristocrats like Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, Viscera Seer, Bolas's Citadel, and Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact. Also just good black cards are Diabolic Intent, Necropotence, Carrion Feeder, Deadly Rollick, Grim Haruspex, Grim Tutor, Bastion of Remembrance, Butcher of Malakir, Sidisi, Undead Vizier, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician, Imperial Seal, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, and Decree of Pain. also Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Triskelion is a good combo. looks like a good idea but i would get rid of all those 1-2 mana zombies that have no effect of the game. enjoy the deck!

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