• Kameenook

    Somehow I thought this was going to be a unstable spoiler but it’s not, which is great news for rivals

  • Siraphon

    Please tell me Dack Fayden is here.

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      Be still, my stormy heart.

  • galen150

    i really like the card, but not sure it’ll see play

    • galen150

      i am glad that the flip cards will be in rixals as well. i like flip cards and their mechanics and i think they did pretty good on these ones

      • GalacticPain


      • Grant Jacobson

        rixals –> rivals

        • Nikolai Anzuoni

          rixals= rivals+ixalan I think. I personally like it.

  • ShammySham

    Access to colors is rarely an issue in artifact decks, since artifacts are adept at making any sort of color, but for Modern, I don’t see affinity running it, since they dump their hand so quickly. However, I can see the potential to run it because Affinity DOES beat face and the extra artifacts can power up Master of Etherium and Cranial Plating.

    I could see some potential in Eggs, since Eggs can actually utilize heaps of mana, but the list is tight and a four drop enchantment that doesn’t actually do anything for Eggs until it is flipped is a tough sell. Especially since it is not an artifact itself, which means it cannot be searched for. (A card that occupies the same slot is Krark-Clan Ironworks, which is far better.)

    I doubt Tron wants something like this because Tron already makes plenty of mana and doesn’t actually have a busted number of artifacts to reliably flip this card as soon as it hits. Tron isn’t like Affinity or Eggs in the way that those two decks usually have five artifacts down by turn 2-3.

    I don’t have much experience with Tezzerator to form an good opinion, although it lies in the same sort of grain as Eggs as it forms a Combo. Tezzerator does swing with the Thopters, so I suppose it could get use out of that. Flipping it would allow an increase in Thopter Foundry usage per turn.

    I definitely see EDH play for it.

    And I don’t play enough Vintage/Legacy, but I think there is better things out there. Probably.

    • Kameenook

      As far as modern goes, this is just stone unplayable. Four mana “do nothing” enchantment isn’t good because your four mana plays need to usually be few and very impactful, this just isn’t that impactful because if you do flip it the mana isn’t that useful for you, unless you’re already diluting your deck with cards that cost even more mana, not necessarily a good idea. I suppose the most likely place for it would be the madcap/ shape anew style decks but it still feels miserable because it’s so clunky.

  • Oscar

    Done right, this transforms the turn you play it. A 4 mana ramp spell doesn’t look that bad, especially when Solemn Simulacrum sees play in so many artifact decks already. I only wonder if Zombie will somehow include this in his Breya deck, I certainly want to try it out.

  • Tolle

    We finally got a blue red artifacts matter legend and we still don’t have a blue red artifacts matter commander :/

    • Robert FakeLastName

      i mean you could use breya to do that just not use white or black in the deck.

      • Tolle

        So many issues with that comment…

        • Robert FakeLastName

          I wouldn’t say issues. It is just a perfectly legal way to run the deck that you do not like.

          • Tolle

            You have to…
            A. Not ever use your commander
            B. Severely weaken your mana base to run your commander when you won’t ever need that mana for anything else

            It would be nice to just have a real UR commander. Calling what you said “legal” is like saying that a dog is matter. Yeah, technically right but practically unimportant.

          • Robert FakeLastName

            there are several good any color lands and rocks that will only add to your mana base. Command Tower is the best example but city of brass, mana confluence, dark steel ingot, mox opal, mox diamond, command sphere, manalith, gilded lotus, and astral cornucopia are all things that would not slow you down and would let you play you commander. Also, chromatic lantern and many other things will fix your colors. Even still, there is such a thing as a deck building challenge that gives you a self imposed limitation to explore new ideas.

          • Tolle

            Yes, but forced to use them still limits your choices and so weakens your mana base. And while a deck building challenge is a thing some enjoy, others don’t, so again, I conclude, it would be nice to have a real UR artifact commander.

  • Batman Villain

    Is no one going to discuss the GIANT FREAKING ROBOT and the pirates doing gymnastics atop it?

    • Dr. Burn Crow

      That’s gotta be some kind of gold elemental

    • TogetherAlone

      I believe thats one of the merolk golems(hence the jade joints) although much larger than usual but they were again entrusted with keeping the place hidden so they would keep the best one there.

  • Robert FakeLastName

    So if you have the 5 required artifacts an Archaeomancer and a snap you get as much mana as you need for the rest of the game.

  • Rigo Reyes

    the red symbol wasnt necesary…my Memnarch EDH is not happy about it…

    • galen150

      well this isnt a set made for commander, its a set made for standard so stop whining

  • Animar, Elemental Master

    So is nobody gonna talk about how this is just a straight up MECHA?!

  • Sean Dixon

    This card is so getting banned in Modern.