Low budget Esper Artifacts

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Posted on March 27, 2021, 3:41 a.m. by Ferpie

Hi. I'm really fond of tribals and thematic decks, and right now I'm trying to make one that has artifact creatures only. Although: I can't really see if this has more potential if following a creature focused path (using "lords" to give'em +1/+1 etc) or a controling kind of strategy, holding up my opponent and removing his creatures.

The lands are probably messes up btw. First time dealing with a tri-color decklist.


Icbrgr says... #2

Mirrodin Besieged / Sai, Master Thopterist seems to be a nice way to get lots of artifact 1/1's... Ornithopter / Signal Pest are pretty classic cheap/spam creatures for casting spells and building up affinity... Riddlesmith / Vedalken Archmage seem to be nice draw payoffs.... Academy Ruins is also really worth considering with Ichor Wellspring and similar.

March 27, 2021 10:16 a.m.

Ferpie says... #3

I actually researched for A LOT of possible cards, I just can't realize wich path I should follow: control or creature focused. Since my intention isn't having a graveyard populated with artifacts (maybe with spells I used to control my opponent) I think Mirrodin Besieged doesn't fit, and Sai, Master Thopterist (as Academy Ruins ) don't match my intended budget.

To be fair: I gave it more thought and decided to focus more on control, so Ornithopter and Signal Pest are kind of redundant to add. Although, RIDDLE SMITH and Vedalken Archmage seem like viable drawing options besides Reverse Engineer . But there's a problem: Scourglass . That would make Riddle Smith and Vedalken Archmage a waste. Besides the fact that they're not artifacts so they don't benefit from my bonuses (both the +1/+1 and the casting reduction cost).

I ended up with a new version of the deck, I just can't decide what should I drop so I can get 3 Shimmer Myr and 3 or 4 Dispatch into the deck:


March 29, 2021 1:57 a.m.

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