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Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters) [Primer]

Commander / EDH Artifact Casual Four Color Primer Rock WUBR

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A token-heavy, alternate win-conditions, artifact-centric Breya, Etherium Shaper deck that's as good as it is fun! Presenting....

Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters)



TREASURE!


Please UPVOTE if you love treasure!!


PLEASE NOTE: This is (as all good decks should be) an ever evolving work in progress thanks to the great comments from other tappedout users. Please check any "EDIT" remarks at the bottom of this description if the main description no longer makes sense as I might have moved some of the cards out.

Shout out to helpful users that have made valuable comments to improve the deck: Betulas, Stefouch. Thank you! Please note that this deck was inspired by the very cool Revel in Artifacts - check it out and give it an upvote.



Yes, ladies and gentlemen. It's time to break out your Breya, Etherium Shaper - but we aren't all about infinite combos! This deck is all about staying alive and winning when your opponents least expect it.... by hoarding ALL THE ARTIFACTS! It's not STAX, it's TREASURE and THOPTERS!!

"How does it work?" I hear you cry, or maybe that's just the voices in my head, who knows? Who cares!? Here's why Breya has collected each of the lovely cards in this collection......

The primary aims of this deck are to win with one of the three cards below:

  • Revel in Riches - Collect all the treasure. There can never be enough to satisfy Breya's greed. However, there can be enough to win the game.
  • Mechanized Production - Collect all the other artifacts!
  • Hellkite Tyrant - People being mean to you? Steal THEIR artifacts and win that way instead!

That being said, this is a Breya deck, and so if you want to ensure that your "friends" don't get away and win without you, there are some high value cards that go in this deck (mentioned below for their individual benefits) that also just happen to combo out:
Breya's putting all her focus into hoarding those lovely lovely artifacts and artifact tokens. Here's how:

  • Anointed Procession - Any time you make a token, make two!
  • Brass's Bounty - This can almost be seen as a winning "combo" piece with Mechanized Production, Revel in Riches, and possibly even with Hellkite Tyrant, suddenly popping you BUCKETS of trasure tokens. Especially if Anointed Procession is out!
  • Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer - This dude not only spits out a token each turn but he can suddenly turn ALL of your tokens into any one of the others. Got loads of thopters and not enough treasure with Revel in Riches? Now they're ALL TREASURE!
  • Hangarback Walker - Get this dude out and start pumping thopters on the board.
  • Karn, Scion of Urza - That -2 ability suddenly starts making some pretty HUGE artifact tokens for blocking or smashing face.
  • Loyal Apprentice - As long as Breya is out, this is an extra thopter each turn.
  • Myrsmith - A simple way to generate a bunch of artifact tokens.
  • Myr Battlesphere - A handy little blocker that comes with his own army of 4 Myr tokens. With Anointed Procession on the board you'd get 8!
  • Pitiless Plunderer - Considering you should be dripping with thopters this guy can end up generating you LOADS of treasure while you sac them for Breya, Ashnod's, etc.
  • Dockside Extorionist - A great way to grab some more treasure tokens.
  • Sharding Sphinx - Turn flying thopter damage into more thopters!
  • Smothering Tithe - This could go in the "ramp" section but it's all about making treasure!
  • Shiny Impetus - Goad a dangerous creature and get some treasure out of it!
  • Thopter Assembly - Running out of Thopters? This will make 5 new ones and then you can cast it again!
Seeing as Breya is too busy hoarding her lovely artifacts to worry about petty things like life totals, she's going to need some ways to stay alive and answer problems on the board.

Not drawing what you need? Tutor for them! Not drawing enough? Draw more! Has it died? Bring it back!

  • Goblin Welder - You can swap out a "free" 1/1 Thopter for something meaty that ended up in your graveyard.
  • Baleful Strix - All around great card that gives you an artifact, a flying deathtouch blocker, and draws you a card to boot.
  • Ancestral Vision - It's a classic (and I owned a foil one!).
  • Reverse Engineer - Card draw with improvise!
  • Saheeli Rai - Handy little planeswalker friend that will help you generate more artifact tokens, repeat ETB effects, and tutor out lovely lovely artifacts for Breya to hoard. Also, if you happen to get to her ultimate, you can tutor out a win condition combo!
  • Skullclamp - The best card in the game to pop onto 1/1 Thopters to get yourself 2 new shiny cards to play with.
  • Shimmer Dragon - This fella will let you tap all those tokens for card draw.
  • Tezzeret, Artifice Master - Not only can he make thopters, he can also draw you a card!
  • Thopter Spy Network - A free Thopter every turn, plus, if you can hit someone with one, you get to draw a card too.
  • Trash for Treasure - Lets you swap out a cheap token for something valuable in your graveyard.
  • Ichor Wellspring - Some card draw that also synergises well with the Trash for Treasure!
  • Windreader Sphinx - A little expensive but can draw plenty once you have some thopters out.
You need some rocks and you need some ramps. This is EDH after all... Plus, some mana fixing for 4 colours is always lovely.

  • Dance of the Manse - Been wiped? Get it all back!
  • Eldrazi Displacer - This is a handy creature that you can use to re-trigger ETB effects!
  • Ghirapur AEther Grid - A little janky, but you are hoping to have TONS of artifacts lying around. About to be your untap phase? Tap them all and ping some people/creatures!
  • Saheeli's Directive - This is basically an artifact Genesis Wave that also has improvise. Get this off for a large X value and you'll do VERY well with all the artifacts in this deck.
  • Tawnos, Urza's Apprentice - There are so many uses for this card.
  • Unwinding Clock - Untap all those artifacts every turn (including the artifact lands)!

Thanks for reading and if you liked it, put it in a folder, or feel like commenting then please do and please don't forget to UPVOTE and comment!!


So first reasonable edit. The main objective here was (after some playtesting) I needed to drop the mana curve a little to speed things up a bit and to focus the deck a touch. Thanks to comments from Betulas and Stefouch.

Just a little edit to tweak the preservation and via lands.
  • Sequestered Stash out for Mystifying Maze - I've never actually found myself using the Stash for anything other than colourless mana, so the Maze might help with staying alive.
  • Azorius Chancery out for Strip Mine - I'm still unsure about slow bounce lands so this one's been swapped for some targeted land hate. Just in case....
A reasonably large tweak exchanging out 13 cards. I won't go through each change individually but the overall process was to streamline the deck, reduce average CMC, and speed the whole thing up without losting potency. A couple of the removals were underperforming cards and the deck just felt a bit slow. This is a tweak before RIX release, which I am sure will lead to some more treasure cards that should be suitable for inclusion later!

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I was given a Brass's Bounty at the RIX pre-release so that has gone in the deck in place of Curse of Opulence, which has yet created me any treasures in all my playtesting to date. I think this sorcery is pretty awesome if you combo it with Revel in Riches or Mechanized Production!
I was given a Brass's Bounty at the RIX pre-release so that has gone in the deck in place of Curse of Opulence, which has yet created me any treasures in all my playtesting to date. I think this sorcery is pretty awesome if you combo it with Revel in Riches or Mechanized Production!
This was a pretty major rebuild and I have archived the discussion up to this point. I removed most of the typical Breya infinite combos but left in those that synergise with the thopter theme.

The idea of this update was to turn the deck into something a little more unique and a bit more fun to play, as well as to run some of the more interesting cards from C18!

Swapped out Vedalken Orrery for Master Transmuter. I've wanted this card for ages as it's the original printing of a card with Breya in the art. It's also brilliant.
I was previously using a "shared cards folder" to enable the use of medium and high cost cards in multiple decks. Having decided to stop using this folder I have had to make some modifications to all of my decks to fit the cards in. I also took this opportunity to make a few minor tweaks to my decks, which are also included in this update.

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I have made the dubious decision to foil the deck as it's my oldest and most played/most fun deck. As of this date I'm 39% foiled out with the changes made below. It's going to be a long road but I think it's worth it :)

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Plus swapped some foils for non-foils.

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Plus swapped some foils for non-foils.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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11 - 0 Mythic Rares

40 - 0 Rares

21 - 0 Uncommons

13 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.32
Tokens Treasure, 1/1 Thopter, 1/1 Servo, 2/1 Myr, 1/1 Myr, */* Horror, 0/0 Construct, Tezzeret, 2/2 Bird, Copy Clone
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-1 Commander's Sphere main
-1 Eerie Interlude main
-1 Foundry Inspector main
+1 Ichor Wellspring main
-1 Jhoira, Weatherlight Captain main
+1 Mana Crypt main
+1 Myrsmith main
+1 Trash for Treasure main