Wurmcoil Engine

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Wurmcoil Engine

Artifact Creature — Phyrexian Wurm

Deathtouch, lifelink

When Wurmcoil Engine dies (is put into a graveyard from the battlefield), create a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with deathtouch and a 3/3 colorless Wurm artifact creature token with lifelink.

Spell_Slam on This Is Going To Hurt

2 months ago

Good list! I got some ideas for my own, so thanks!

In terms of enablers, Keen Duelist and Descent into Avernus are quite strong. Walking Ballista (and to a lesser extent Hangarback Walker) also makes a great enabler in the early game or a giant threat in the mid/late game. Cryptolith Fragment  Flip is great as a ramp spell that fixes and also enables casting Rakdos. I am also playing Insolent Neonate, which has worked out surprisingly well, though there may be better options out there. I see you're not running Heartless Hidetsugu, which I think is a must-have for this deck. It makes dumping out your hand and killing every opponent trivially easy.

When it comes to payoffs, I really like playing as many colourless cards as possible to really take advantage of Rakdos. I see you're missing Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger and Emrakul, the Promised End in your top-end. In terms of other colourless cards, I like Duplicant as a potentially free removal spell, Wurmcoil Engine for the value, Myr Battlesphere for early damage output and Steel Hellkite as a flying threat that can wipe out huge chunks of the board.

When it comes to coloured payoffs, I stopped playing cards that cost more than or in their costs, as they wouldn't play well with the Rakdos discount. I do like Sheoldred, Whispering One, Knollspine Dragon and Balefire Dragon.

With Whip of Erebos and Exquisite Blood in the deck, is seems like Sanguine Bond would be a great include as a combo finisher.

In terms of cuts, Lightning Bolt seems like an easy one to let go. I stopped playing haste-givers because I found myself playing creatures post-combat most of the time anyways, so something like Rising of the Day could be an easy cut. Read the Bones seems like a really weak card that could be replaced with better card draw or recursion (Necropotence?). I see the combo with Tectonic Hazard and Death-rattle Oni, but that seems pretty niche otherwise and could be replaced with more reliable/repeatable enablers instead. Spawn of Mayhem seems pretty awkward in this deck, as you'll rarely be able to cast it before turn 4 even with Spectacle (and we know what turn 4 is for! :) ). The triple-black on Bloodletter of Aclazotz and Dread Cacodemon are pretty restricting, in my opinion. Indulgent Tormenter seems very unreliable and probably not worth the cost.

Jet Medallion and Ruby Medallion are not at their best here, as they reduce colourless costs instead of adding mana, which means that with Rakdos out they may not even do anything.

DemonDragonJ on Does Teysa Karlov's Ability Double …

3 months ago

I know that Teysa Karlov's static ability will double the triggered abilities of cards such as Dark Prophecy or Moldervine Reclamation, but will her ability also double the triggered ability of Wurmcoil Engine or similar cards?

wallisface on Colorless Competitive - 2024

3 months ago

Some thoughts:

jarncards on ScrapHeap

10 months ago

Portal to Phyrexia is probably the best target in the game for daretti's ultimate.

You should definitely run Goblin Welder and Goblin Engineer. They are like a cheaper master transmuter in red. Wurmcoil Engine is one of the best big artifact creatures red has access to. I would consider using it. It's good after board wipes. If you can triple it you'll still have 18 power on an empty board if you wrath.

I would add Nevinyrral's Disk

That signature spell looks like it's gonna be a nightmare for us. Good pick

Azoth2099 on

11 months ago

BroJuice

Hey dude! You may already know this, but I just wanted to point out that "dies" triggers like Junk Diver & Wurmcoil Engine do not constitute as "leaves the battlefield" triggers like Reveillark.

Also, have you considered Vesperlark?

Andromedus on Progress and Poverty

11 months ago

wallisface Whether this deck ever places in any tournaments remains to be seen, but I'm not about to throw the concept out in favor of making just another scales or taxes deck. If I wanted to do that the copy/paste function would have saved me a lot of time.

I'll answer much of this when I get the description written on how to pilot it. To hit an easy one: Anointed Peacekeeper is a replacement effect, not an ETB trigger, so Hushbringer has no effect on it.

Regarding Hushbringer hitting only three decks in the meta, based off MTG Goldfish data this assertion simply isn't true. In addition to hitting Scam (Dauthi Voidwalker, Seasoned Pyromancer, Grief, Fury), Omnath (Endurance, Omnath, Locus of Creation, Fury, Solitude, Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines), and (both Jeskai and Azorius) Control (Solitude, Wall of Omens, Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines), it also hits Creativity (Archon of Cruelty), Hammertime (Kor Outfitter, Stoneforge Mystic), Temur Rhinos (Fury), Living End (Architects of Will, Grief, Subtlety), Mono-Green Tron (Wurmcoil Engine), Yawgmoth (Young Wolf, Blood Artist, Strangleroot Geist, Endurance, Geralf's Messenger), and Scales (Hangarback Walker, Zabaz, the Glimmerwasp, Arcbound Ravager).

So the decks that Hushbringer doesn't touch are Burn, Murktide, Underworld Breach, and Domain Zoo.

The top 15 decks represent exactly 80% of the meta (per MTG Goldfish), with the four above decks that Hushbringer doesn't touch representing 21.5% of the meta. So assuming Hushbringer has no impact on the missing 20% of the meta not represented by the top 15 decks (definitely untrue, Death and Taxes, Eldrazi Tron, Merfolk and Amulet Titan being four obvious examples that Hushbringer hoses just off the top of my head, but let's pretend) it still prevents something in 58.5% of meta competitive decks.

Granted it's not a great card against all of those decks, but it still disrupts something, while sitting on a 1/2 flying lifelink body.

Regarding those decks that Hushbringer's static ability doesn't impact at all, four quick points:

  1. She can be an excellent chump blocker or damage trader in a deck with 4x Giver of Runes when the opponent lacks trample, plus lifelink is naturally strong vs burn.
  2. Not all +1/+1 counters are created equal, you get a lot more mileage on a lifelink flyer than on most other creatures, especially if you're trading.
  3. Those four decks are generally hosed by other aspects of the deck (by design), i.e. Archon of Emeria hoses Murktide, as does much of the list, frankly. That's not to say it always beats Murktide, but it does hold its ground respectably (at least in my playtesting).
  4. Our sideboard is designed to help us most vs our weaker matchups, and since it's white it's a pretty solid toolkit. I do think the sideboard could probably be further improved.

In general, since we're trying to deny value and slow down the game, we're looking for mana dumps and value engines that help us grind ahead. The +1/+1 counter engines help us do that, and when placed on a lifelink or vigilance creature punch above their weight.

If you think it's a garbage deck concept then that's fair. I've playtested vs a handful of the top competitive archetypes with surprisingly good results, but it may be that despite my best efforts I'm just no good at piloting other decks. In any case I'll entertain feedback that helps it do what it's meant to do better, but I'm not looking to create just another deck that everyone's seen a million times except with a slight two-card tweak just so I can call it innovation. I hope that makes some sense.

When I get a description written up I hope to make things a bit clearer. Undoubtedly the deck isn't for everyone, and may not ever end up on a meta list. That's ok.

Profet93 on Colorless

1 year ago

Darksteel Juggernaut seems weak. What is the purpose of the Ozolith, perhaps I'm missing something? While redundancy is nice, I don't see the need for manifold key given you are now running voltaic. I am unsure how important unblockability is compared to the combo potential voltaic provides that manifold cannot due to the "other artifact clause"

Other combos to consider: Karn, the Great Creator + Mycosynth Lattice. Karn is nice for interaction and recursion. Lattice is a "fun" card. Works nice with Gerrard's Hourglass Pendant. Works even better with Blinkmoth Urn.

A 5 card combo to consider that you already run 3 of the cards for is ..... Scrap Trawler + Myr Retriever + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Sol Ring + Junk Diver. I am unsure how important this combo is to you given you already run several others. That being said, those combos mostly utilize the same cards and are synergistic with the deck, ensuring no dead cards. Krark Clan Ironworks is the only potential dead card, however, it has high combo potential and is a nice sac outlet (avoid theft, exile, etc...) and mana source. Something to consider. I say try it out and see how it works.

Should you be inclined, Aetherflux Reservoir is a storm wincon once you draw your deck with top or just recast a bunch of stuff (see below). Again, not an entirely serious consideration but worth noting if you like that.

Scrap Trawler + Sculpting Steel + Krark-Clan Ironworks + Cost Reducer (you have several)/Foundry Inspector (for added redundancy and ramp should you wish). Sculpting steel is a very versatile piece that is rarely a dead card.

Krark-Clan Ironworks + Nim Deathmantle + Myr Battlesphere/Wurmcoil Engine/Artifact that creates more artifacts. Nim Deathmantle acts as recursion as an added bonus. The 2 creatures create some blockers and sac fooder.

Speaking of fodder, no Skullclamp?

If you like fun, Mirrorworks is worth considering as a nice combo is Mirrorworks + Myr Retriever + Krark-Clan Ironworks.

A combo you already have is Grim Monolith + Forsaken Monument + Rings = Infinite Colorless

Voltaic Key + Rings of Brighthearth + Chromatic Orrery = Infinite Colorless. It pays for itself so its good for "tempo" kind of. It's main use is as a combo piece. Not needed given everything else but worth considering.

Walking Balistic is a mana outlet to kill everyone should you wish to include it.

Triton on Whisper, Blood Liturgist

1 year ago

Hello fellow necromancer!

I always love thinking of fun creatures to reanimate, black is tricky because you lose a couple in other colors, but I got a few!

Triplicate Titan and Phyrexian Triniform are more Wurmcoil Engines, and Archfiend of Despair speeds up games insanely fast! The demon is a lot of money sadly, but definitely worth it!

I think a couple more reanimating spells wouldn’t hurt in the main board. Living Death is a thematic board wipe that I personally cram in any black decks that can utilize it to its full potential! Unmarked Grave, Vile Entomber, and Tortured Existence all help bin creatures in hand or from the deck. Dark Deal is a nice wheel effect in black!

Hope this helps!

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