Mono blue.
Zero counterspells.
pay no mind to Time Stop

And here. We. Go!
    ◘ Dig through library.
    ◘ Discard stuff (mainly auras).
    ◘ Cheat them back via Hakim and through other means.

- Followed Footsteps + Paradox Haze for abuse.
- Mechanized Production + Paradox Haze for abuse. No interest in the alternate win con as few copies of key artifacts should rip the board alone.
- Howling Mine + Moonsnare Prototype unlocks the mine to make it one-sided only in your favor.
- Infinite Reflection + Mirror Box allows you to xerox Hakim, Loreweaver over each creature on your board, and thus abuse his 1st activated ability. Needless to mention the Sliver Legion-type effect that comes from these 2 cards combo'ed with your commander.

stupid -- as in I've got to be pretty stupid to think I can outrun the statistics against me in getting all of these pieces out...

- Ensoul Artifact + Gilded Lotus + Pemmin's Aura to net "infinite" mana.
- Drop said "infinite" into Treasure Vault to net "infinite" artifact tokens.

"Infinite" artifacts paves way to various abuse through:

- Hangarback Walker yielding same power/toughness effect
- Capacity to sac the walker if Anchor to Reality is in hand (or if Arcum Dagsson's on board) for "infinite" 1/1 flying thopters
- Keeping this budget for now so not yet part of the build: Urza, Lord High Artificer yields same power/toughness effect through its ETB
- Also not budget so not yet part of the build: Tezzeret the Seeker yields "infinite" 5/5's.

_While I don't foresee spending the $ for these, I do think they might push the deck to an actual point of viability/playability.

Those cards would include:
Blightsteel Colossus
Inkmoth Nexus
Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  
Minamo, School at Water's Edge
Sapphire Medallion
Sensei's Divining Top
Tezzeret the Seeker
Urza, Lord High Artificer

Not a strong deck, more so just attempting a weird build for this not-so-great legendary creature. Of course, always welcoming feedback that could offer insights to make this build actually legitimate while still maintaining its core requirements: keeping Hakim as the commander, and keeping the deck free of counterspells.

Thanks for stopping by!

This section outlines stuff I'm looking to figure out as they pop up..

Q: The 'Going stupid infinite' section goes over an attempt at a 3 piece combo:
- Ensoul Artifact + Gilded Lotus + Pemmin's Aura to net "infinite" mana.
    ◘ Step 1. Enchant Gilded Lotus with Ensoul Artifact converting the lotus into a 5/5 artifact creature.
    ◘ Step 2. Enchant Pemmin's Aura to the newly created creature.

- Is the activation to 'Untap enchanted creature' legal to activate?

A: It is indeed legal.
My brainers failed to fire the appropriate neurons when conceiving this question.

Q: How would the interaction of Hangarback Walker + Master Transmuter work if I have the walker in hand?
- After activating Transmuter and returning some other artifact, does the walker ETB but then immediately hits the grave due to state-based actions?
- Is there any way to cheat in the walker this way and still keep it on the board?

A: answer pending


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66% Competitive

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Date added 4 months
Last updated 1 month
Key combos

This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

4 - 0 Mythic Rares

39 - 0 Rares

26 - 0 Uncommons

9 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.43
Tokens Copy Clone, Myr 1/1 C, Octopus 8/8 U, Tentacle 1/1 U, Thopter 1/1 C, Treasure
Folders EDH
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