Stax for salt

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Posted on Oct. 19, 2022, 6:44 a.m. by MtgBattleNerd

My play groupe and I are preparing a salty saturday and I'm trying to build an artifact deck focusing of stax artifact.

Other than the orbs that I already have which other cards should I think about ?

The commander is going to be either Urza, Lord High Artificer or a proxy Urza, Chief Artificer.

I wanna slow them down to the bone and beat them up with golems created by Urza or by using combos.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Lodestone Golem, Cursed Totem, Sphere of Resistance, Chalice of the Void, Thorn of Amethyst, Trinisphere (the Totem does shut down Lord High Artificer just fyi)

Icy Manipulator, Relic Barrier, and Pacification Array can tap your orbs and spheres to make sure you aren't locked down by them as well (this is really only relevant if you aren't running Lord High Artificer as your commander).

October 19, 2022 9:20 a.m.

Abaques says... #3

Its brutal, but I just played against Storm Cauldron last night and it very much warped the game around it. If you've got loads of mana rocks (which you probably do), then I'd recommend it if that's the type of game you and your playgroup are going for.

October 19, 2022 9:33 a.m.

My Torture-themed deck accidentally became a stax deck, so I would recommend picking up some themely Torture!

October 19, 2022 11:40 a.m.

RiotRunner789 says... #5

Stasis stops everything. Then just run Unwinding Clock, add Mycosynth Lattice if you want to untap everything.

October 19, 2022 2:07 p.m.

RiotRunner789 says... #6

If you run red/white:

Humility turns off a ton of decks. Add something like Elspeth, Sun's Champion for value.

Cards like Armageddon, Jokulhaups, and Catastrophe are always fun.

Though, these cards need a more dedicated build and new Urza probably isn't the most synergistic.

October 19, 2022 2:53 p.m.

Armageddon is very synergetic with the first Urza primarily because all your artifacts can make up for the lack of lands, allowing you to outpace your opponent. But the others not so much.

October 19, 2022 3:04 p.m.

Delphen7 says... #8

It might not be the best if you're running many artifacts with activated abilities, but Stony Silence has become one of my favorite stax cards. It shuts off all the opponent's ramp and stops Treasure based comboes

October 19, 2022 3:30 p.m.

I'd throw Tangle Wire in there for good measure.

October 19, 2022 7:57 p.m.

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