Some time ago I put a list together for a stax-y, Voltron Glissa deck, I don’t tend to build such decks as they aren’t very pleasant, but after putting this one together it seemed quite fun. For those who haven’t seen Glissa, the Traitor,She’s a 3/3 for 3 mana with First Strike and Deathtouch, so already very efficiently costed. As if that wasn’t enough, when your opponent’s creatures die, you may return artifacts from the graveyard to your hand, which is amazing and gave me the stax idea.
Easy ways for creatures to die
There are plenty of enchantments that force opponents to sacrifice creatures, so it only takes a sac outlet and one of these enchantments to kill a whole load of creatures, you don’t get to choose but then beggars don’t get to. Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos and Butcher of Malakir all force them to sac creatures when yours die. There are then creatures that force each player to sac creatures when they enter such as Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner and Slum Reaper, if you play one of these with one of the above enchantments out each opponent has to sac two creatures instead, mwhahaha.
Good Recurring Artifacts
The thing I love about artifacts is that they offer great utilities that can be used in any color deck and they are much easier to recur than most other permanents. Mycosynth Wellspring and Ichor Wellspring are both useful recurring artifacts that draw you cards or allow you to search for land when they enter or leave play. For similar reasons, Spine of Ish Sah is a great (but expensive) artifact, it returns to your hand whenever it goes to the graveyard. Artifacts such as these go great with sac outlets like Grinding Station or Krark-Clan Ironworks. Artifacts like Trading Post and Skeleton Shard can be used for some redundancy too.
Creatures can be artifacts too
The great thing about Glissa’s ability is that she can return some of the better artifact creatures. Creatures such as Wurmcoil Engine, Myr Battlesphere, Duplicant and Scuttling Doom Engine can really hurt your opponents if they won’t stay dead.
Black and green is a really odd combination for equipment because unlike blue, white and red, they’re not much good at searching for artifacts. Black does offer equipment opportunities like Lashwrithe and Cranial Plating however which would not be available without black. Green has Horned Helm, which can be equipped at instant speed. Of course there are also the swords and Skullclamp, which may aid in creatures dying and allowing us to draw two cards in the process.
Lands could include Tree of Tales and Vault of Whispers, which untap with the Unwinding Clock and add to the artifact count for Blinkmoth Urn. Phyrexia’s Core acts as an additional artifact sac outlet. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth can help us with Lashwrithe and Nightmare Incursion. Apart from these few though, the rest is pretty much up to you. I do hope you find this both helpful and fun and until next time, Happy Deck Building.
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