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Hey dude, liking these changes, the deck feels a lot more streamlined than before!

If you’re looking for additional suggestions, then these are my current thoughts:

1) you probably either want to make the deck more consistent, by running more 4-ofs instead of all the 1-and-2-ofs, or else allow it to work better under a more tool-boxy build, by including a playset of Whir of Invention . I’m not sure how viable it’d be getting 3 blue for Whir though, so probably better to go for the first option. But in either case, you’re looking to more reliably get the pieces you need to see the game through. So more of the key cards like Walking Ballista , for example.

2) the tricky part of any deck - whittling it down to 60 cards. Anything above 60 will just make it less consistent and make your draws generally worse. Being able to confine your mainboard to 60 will make your deck stronger overall and having to critically evaluate cards down to that restriction makes for a better deckbuilder over time also.

3) some other cards to consider:

  • Voltaic Servant can help make your Steel Overseers go crazy, as well as help Traxos stay upright.

  • Inventors' Fair can help drag the game out longer while also finding useful cards lategame

  • Buried Ruin can help to protect your boardstate by getting back the stuff that gets sniped.

  • Expedition Map feels vitally important for getting an earlier Tron, it’ll allow you to run more higher-cmc cards also (as tron will be more reliable)

  • consider adding a single Mycosynth Lattice to your sideboard so your Karn can fetch it for an auto-win condition (prevents your opponents from being able to tap their lands etc)

  • Tron loves Wurmcoil Engine , but i know these cards are expensive money-wise. If you can manage to get some, they’d make the deck much, much stronger (you’d probably only want to run 2 of them, maybe 3 at a push, depending how easily you can assemble Tron)

October 30, 2019 4:30 p.m.

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I think you’ve cast your net too wide here, trying to fit waay too many gameplans into one deck. What you’re going to end up with is lots of cards that don’t work well together, or to their full potential. I’d recommend figuring out what you actually want from this deck and narrowing down your options to a more fine-tuned machine.

So, some thoughts for consideration (further extrapolation):

1) you’re running a lot of cards mainboard here that typically are run in neither Hardened-Scales decks nor Affinity decks. Specifically, Darksteel Juggernaut , Padeem, Consul of Innovation , Phyrexian Revoker , Chalice of Life  Flip and Trailblazer's Boots . Affinity decks typically aim to close the game out within the first few turns, where as scales decks are looking to get down as many counters as possible onto the board asap. None of these cards appear to help with either plan and i’m thinking you should question what purpose they serve towards your gameplan. Some look like viable sideboard choices however.

2) On top of your existing deck-mashup, i see you’re running the Urza lands and Karn, the Great Creator , cards which are again not seen in Scales or Affinity, but are seen in Tron. Having 3 decks mashed together into one is going to play just like it sounds - you’re often going to get fragmented pieces for each of the 3 gameplans, but seldom get the right draws to form a coherent strategy.

  • on the Tron front, you have no easy way to get it up and running, the payoff count is low, but it creates a few dead cards in-hand while you’re lacking Tron. I also don’t see any “i win” payoff targets for Karn?

  • on the Affinity front, you’re missing Arcbound Ravager to secure early wins, and not enough rampy pieces to empty-hand and overwhelm. Those zero-cost artifacts are only good in affinity cause they can win in the first 3 turns. Longer games tend to make them terrible pieces.

  • on the Scales front, you have too few creatures that provide counters, to make full use of the enchant. I also see Metallic Mimic , which is a great card, but is going to have difficulty with the sheer number of creature types you’re running.

Anyway, i hope this didn’t come across as being too harsh - and i’m happy to help with any suggestions you’re after and other help. I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

October 29, 2019 2:07 a.m.

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