A while back I drafted Battle for Baldur's Gate for the first time and I built my deck around Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker. At that time I did not expect much from Sivriss I really did not think the ability was that good. It was not until we began playing that I realized Sivriss's potential, I did okay in the matches and had a few moments where Sivriss popped off so I went to the drawing board to make a proper Sivriss commander deck.

EDHRec has Cloakwood Hermit as the top Background for Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker, which I can understand why, it's pretty strong with Sivriss's ability.

The second top Background for Sivriss is Agent of the Iron Throne which is also okay I guess.

To me I feel like Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker works better as an artifact focused deck which is why I chose Clan Crafter as the Background.

I think a lot of players are underestimating the power of artifact death triggers. Here are a few standouts

  1. Wurmcoil Engine most people know this card and it's power.
  2. Phyrexian Triniform Super fun card, encore ability on it too.
  3. Summoner's Egg crazy good, cheat in something like a Wurmcoil Engine or other high cmc artifact creature.
  4. Triplicate Titan Another neat card.
  5. Scuttling Doom Engine Blast an opponent in the face.
  6. Clone Shell Another really fun card, similar to Summoner's Egg, great for cheating big creature into play.

With Blue you can use so many artifact synergistic cards too

  1. Efficient Construction Accumulate tons of flyers
  2. Etherium Sculptor Cost reduction
  3. Emry, Lurker of the Loch Recast the artifacts that were sacrificed to Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker
  4. Mirrodin Besieged Hilarious win-con, you fill the graveyard so quickly with Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker ability. Essentially you get to a point where the opponents have to give you the cards to your hand.
  5. Vedalken Archmage Card draw for days.
  6. Mirran Spy Maybe the best card in the deck... seriously, you can go on Sivriss, Nightmare Speaker rampage using the ability over and over again.

Now let's talk about how to win with this deck.

First there are a lot of drain cards like:

  1. Vindictive Vampire
  2. Zulaport Cutthroat
  3. Bastion of Remembrance
  4. Twilight Prophet
  5. Protection Racket
  6. Xathrid Demon
  7. Disciple of the Vault
  8. Cabal Paladin

Next there are some conditional win-con cards Mirrodin Besieged - fill grave as quickly as possible and slowly eliminate one opponent at a time.

Mechanized Production - create a bunch of copies of a single artifact, most likely win with Thopters create them with ...

  1. Efficient Construction
  2. Thopter Spy Network
  3. Endless Evil
  4. Followed Footsteps
  5. Extravagant Replication
  6. Sai, Master Thopterist
  7. Hangarback Walker
  8. Mirrodin Besieged
  9. Artificer Class

There's also (for now) one infinite combo, I may end up finding more with this deck.

Ashnod's Altar goes infinite with a lot of cards, I think I may find new infinites as I play this deck more. One that I know is in here is Ashnod's Altar + Cathodion + Decaying Soil. Sacrafice Cathodion add from Cathodion's death trigger plus the from Ashnods. Spend on the Decaying Soil trigger to return Cathodion to your hand. You can now spend to recast Cathodion. You have now netted one colorless mana. With Cabal Paladin, Disciple of the Vault, Vindictive Vampire, Zulaport Cutthroat, or Bastion of Remembrance you can end the game pretty fast.

If you have any card suggestions for this deck, or if you know any combos I missed, please comment below!

Thank you for checking out this deck + primer, I hope you like it!


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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

Rarity (main - side)

10 - 0 Mythic Rares

39 - 0 Rares

19 - 0 Uncommons

17 - 0 Commons

Cards 100
Avg. CMC 3.54
Tokens City's Blessing, Construct 1/1 C, Copy Clone, Emblem Tezzeret, Artifice Master, Faerie Rogue 1/1 B, Golem 3/3 C w/ Flying, Golem 3/3 C w/ Trample, Golem 3/3 C w/ Vigilance, Human Soldier 1/1 W, Morph 2/2 C, Myr 1/1 C, Phyrexian Golem 3/3 C, Servo 1/1 C, Thopter 1/1 C, Treasure, Wurm 3/3 C w/ Deathtouch, Wurm 3/3 C w/ Lifelink
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+1 Arcane Signet main
+1 Arcum Dagsson main
+1 Dimir Signet main
-1 Disciple of the Vault main
-1 Gleaming Barrier main
-1 Island main
+1 Minamo, School at Water's Edge main
-1 Protection Racket main
+1 Sol Ring main
-1 Zellix, Sanity Flayer main