I want to try to make this deck as competitive as possible. I am not sure on the route to do that. 5/3/2019: Saheeli’s first ability resolves before the spell that caused it to trigger. While Saheeli’s ability will ultimately be overshadowed some by Tezzeret, Master of the Bridge, it doesn’t take away from how powerful this ability can be on a board with even two artifacts. If a copied artifact is a token, the token that's created copies the original characteristics of that token as stated by the effect that created the token. A few instant-speed spells later, we’d have more life than we knew what to do with and a finger resting on the metaphorical “destroy target player” button. He has been playing Magic: The Gathering since 7th Edition in 2002 and values flavorful and fun gameplay over competitively optimized decks. For the purposes of Commander, I feel it’s important to try to go wide with the amount of artifacts we have in play, especially as tokens or noncreature permanents. 2018-07-13 Allowing planeswalker generals would make anyone who has already gone deep on Vraska, Relic Seeker or Huatli, Warrior Poet happy, while also empowering hesitant people to explore the new space. To determine the total cost of a spell, start with the mana cost or alternative cost you're paying, add any cost increases, then apply any cost reductions, 2018-07-13 Planeswalkers being generals have been a fairly popular, with a majority of the legal generals being in the top ten of their respective color identities. Artist: Ryan Pancoast. 2018-07-13 In fact, for a clean victory, I would look back to Wing Splicer and Precursor Golem. With just those creatures and their tokens in play, we’d suddenly have 39 flying power on the battlefield after the ultimate. Rulings. While Saheeli Rai was good in her own way, the Commander precon version, Saheeli, the Gifted and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer still didn't incorporate the ability enough if not at all. affinityartifactsbrudicladCommanderedhizzetmtgsaheeli. This is an indelible trait of that game object. DECK HELP. Rarity: Mythic Rare. Saheeli, the gifted. The converted mana cost of the spell remains unchanged, no matter what the total cost to cast it … Estrid, the Masked (502) #7 in Bant Saheeli, the Gifted (386) #12 in Izzet I like this incarnation of Saheeli, even going as far as to say in my first impressions of her that she felt like the kind of planeswalker I would have expected to headline the Kaladesh block if it hadn’t been Chandra’s story. A second copy of Darksteel Juggernaut or Master of Etherium with Archetype of Aggression or Goblin War Drums in play might be all you need. Saheeli's second ability reduces only generic mana in the cost of the next spell you cast. Rulings. Any "as [this artifact] enters the battlefield" or "[this artifact] enters the battlefield with" abilities of the artifact will also work. 2018-07-13 2018-07-13 To determine the total cost of a spell, start with the mana cost or alternative cost you're paying, add any cost increases, then apply any cost reductions (such as that of Saheeli's second ability). T y l o r d 2 8 9 4 on Saheeli, Sublime Artificer ability clear … 2 months ago. One of the traits of a good planeswalker is its ability to protect itself. [-7]: For each artifact you control, create a token that's a copy of it. We would all love to Brudiclad our tokens into copies of Blightsteel Colossus, but our opponents would need to be catatonic for that to actually happen. This deck has gone through a few different transitions from precon to planes walker oriented and finally it … Affinity can essentially make spells free if they don’t have colored mana in their cost. Much of what I outlined in the previous section will do that; but if we’re going to be casting something like Blightsteel Colossus or Banefire, we will want to look for cards that can represent more than one artifact. Card Number: 44. Obviously I can’t make you build this deck, or any deck really. For example, if you control three artifacts, including one you can sacrifice to add. Ob Nixilis of the Black Oath (270) #17 in Black At the time of writing, we only have Flux Channeler and Karn’s Bastion as viable proliferate options within the color identity. Everything we’ve done so far is really setting up for the eventual ultimate. While we are in the right colors for Time Warp effects and we have access to The Chain Veil, going from four to seven loyalty felt unlikely when people are paying close enough attention. As we move into War of the Spark, players should reassess some of these Planeswalker generals and think through what is possible with the new tools we’re getting, especially in the color identity of Izzet. Additionally, Tawnos, Urza’s Apprentice seemingly wasn’t either. Myr Battlesphere is one of the better creatures we can summon to fill the board very quickly. She is a strong general that can often fly under the radar until becoming the biggest threat at the table. I question if that would change the landscape of the format for many players, as that level of popularity would still likely leave them outside of the top 20 most popular generals of all time by EDHrec’s numbers. Any permanent on the battlefield that isn't represented by a Magic card is a token. We can go beyond protecting our suite of planeswalkers with simple chump blockers and focus our attentions on bigger creatures that might be able to withstand an attack. Freyalise, Llanowar’s Fury (677) #5 in Green Nahiri, The Lithomancer (558) #5 in White I’ve covered this topic before, though I admit that I had some blindspots that skewed my analysis—for example the existence of Doubling Season and just how degenerate Tezzeret the Seeker could be. In all honesty, I think the Rules Committee should seriously consider making this change. I will analyze each of her abilities and how to best tell tailor a deck to take advantage of them. 2018-07-13 As I worked towards trying to refine my thoughts about Planeswalker generals beyond where I had landed a year ago; I was taken aback by the placement of Saheeli, the Gifted in the ecosystem of Commander, both within her color identity and as twelfth in a list of fifteen planeswalkers. Join him for a stream at twitch.tv/hipstersainio on Tuesday nights. 2018-07-13 But I think the truth is really in how people have taken to the generals that are already legal as commanders. Ryan Sainio is a Graphic Designer who writes about EDH, the EDH community, and streams on Twitch in his down time. Amassing a second copy of each artifact we have in play is always going to scale to our boardstate. 1 Decklist 2 New cards 3 Double-faced tokens 4 References 5 External links The new cards in the deck are: Saheeli … Jace, Vryn’s Prodigy (438) #9 in Blue Edition: Commander 2018: Type: Legendary Planeswalker - Saheeli: Cast: Rarity: M [+1]: Create a 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature token. But as I looked at the numbers and saw how relatively low the submitted decks of Saheeli, The Gifted were, I felt there was a bit of a stigma holding her back. I wouldn’t leave home without Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer also plugged into the deck, a workhorse that can turn any tokens you do create into your best creature token. This is one of those decks where I would not feel ashamed playing Fireball, Comet Storm, or Banefire, because I know that the X cost in those spells can be enormous with the right board state. Green is going to spike in popularity with new proliferate cards, making Estrid, the Masked or Nissa, Vastwood Seer suddenly more appealing. Create a new Samurai legend with 3 colors. [+1]: The next spell you cast this turn costs less to cast for each artifact you control as you cast it. I have fallen back into near-unbeatable alpha strikes without much effort while piloting this deck. But this week we also saw the preview of Saheeli, Sublime Artificer from Commanderin’, further pushing our plans by allowing us to start generating 1/1 servos when we cast our general. I take that as reasonable proof that planeswalkers would rise to the top if a rules change came down from the Rules Committee. Nicol Bolas, the Ravager (442) #11 in Grixis While powerful, I don’t plan for this to be our path to victory. Saheeli, the Gifted gives a spell you cast Affinity for Artifacts each turn. The real point is that Saheeli is a synergistic card that can appear not to be the threat until it’s too late.