Daily Dominaria Deck Tech: Crackdown Combo Combinate

Every workday while the set is new, Insight is taking a quick look at one deck featuring the latest additions from Dominaria United. This time we explore a deck like no other, utilizing a combo that you may not have seen before. Let's examine the most ingenious artifact deck in the format!


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This Yorion, Sky Nomad artifact deck was played here and there in the past but never really got a proper result to showcase. Now, with the addition of a new tool from Dominaria United, it took third place at a Modern Challenge!

It's an artifact deck through and through, but it also runs a ton of tutor effects to make sure it finds what it needs. And what it needs is, for example, the combo of Crackdown Construct and Lightning Greaves. When you have those two cards and any other creature, you can keep re-equipping Construct and then the other creature, back and forth, an arbitrarily large number of times. While doing so, Construct grows with each iteration. At the end of the process, you get a, say, 10,000/10,000 Construct with shroud and haste, thanks to the boots. Shadowspear would be very useful here to add trample.

On top of the aforementioned, the deck also features the classic combination of Thopter Foundry and Sword of the Meek. This one can generate as many tokens as you can dump mana into it. A bunch of them will usually get the job done, or at the very least stabilize. Sometimes you can also use Halo Fountain and its last ability to win the game straight away, no questions asked.

A trio of two-drops helps find the pieces required for those combos. Stoneforge Mystic supplies the equipment in question, or it brings the beats via Nettlecyst et cetera. Then there's Oswald Fiddlebender, which is essentially an artifact Birthing Pod. In addition, you have Goblin Engineer, which puts stuff into the graveyard and can later recur it. The new Serra Paragon can immediately take advantage of the graveyard and play the card from there. If this or that combo fails, Serra Paragon can also replay other spells every turn and essentially bury the opponent in card advantage.

If that wasn't enough, the deck employs Esper Sentinel, Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer, and a ton of utility artifacts, bolstered by Urza's Saga. It's a tricksy artifact toolbox deck that has a ton of generically powerful cards.



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bbotonline(18.09.2022 09:43)(Edited: 18.09.2022 09:44)

That’s my deck!

I’ve been tinkering on this shell over the last year and a bit - Serra paragon has been a house in my testing with it. I’m stoked to see the deck pick up so much interest!

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MTGamer0815(15.09.2022 16:34)(Edited: 15.09.2022 16:35)

"Oh, you play an artifact deck? Hurkyls Recall !"

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