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    [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    First, the decklist:


    Lands:
    1 Academy Ruins
    1 Breeding Pool
    3 Darksteel Citadel
    7 Island
    1 Miren, the Moaning Well
    3 Misty Rainforest
    4 Scalding Tarn
    2 Steam Vents
    1 Tectonic Edge
    1 Tolaria West

    Toolbox:
    1 Chalice of the Void
    2 Engineered Explosives
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Pyrite Spellbomb
    1 Relic of Progenitus
    1 Tormod's Crypt
    2 Vedalken Shackles

    Utility:
    2 Firespout
    4 Galvanic Blast
    2 Blood Moon
    2 Cryptic Command
    3 Spell Snare
    4 Thirst for Knowledge

    Planeswalker:
    3 Tezzeret the Seeker

    Creatures:
    3 Trinket Mage
    3 Vendilion Clique

    SB:
    3 Nature's Claim
    1 Blood Moon
    2 Firespout
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Witchbane Orb
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    1 Spellskite
    1 Batterskull
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Crucible of Worlds
    2 Counterflux

    I was looking for a deck in Modern (as much as I don't like the format), and remembered my fondness for Tezzerator back in old-Ext. I Googled it and saw someone (mdilthey on MTGSalvation) had already ported it to Modern, and used his basis for my decklist.

    I tested it a bit and as of yet, I like what I'm seeing. I'll try it some more and get back to you guys with a more detailed OP (and maybe a Primer if I become good enough with the deck).

    For now, every Tron variant I've played against is basically a bye for Tezzerator (and there are a lot of those on MTGO). I don't even think its worth SB against them, in all honesty, but I do run +1 Blood Moon and +1 Crucible (+Tectonic Edge = win vs Tron) just in case.

    From my own observations, I don't like Galvanic Blast at all, but maybe it'll show its merits soon. I don't what I would replace it with though.

    Anyway, that's all I have for now. Enjoy!
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    I was playing a tezzerator deck but im not running Ur version, I was running Ub. This was my deck list:


    3 Vendilion Clique
    3 Trinket Mage
    2 Spellskite


    3 Tezzeret the Seeker
    2 Engineered Explosives
    2 Chalice of the Void
    4 Thirst for Knowledge
    2 Vedalken Shackles
    1 Pithing needle
    3 Remand/ spell pierce
    2 Cryptic Command
    1 Ensnaring bridge
    1 Damnation-
    1 Executioner's Capsule
    1 Black suns zenith
    1 Trading post
    3 doom blade


    3 Darksteel Citadel
    7 Island
    2 Marsh Flats
    4 Watery Grave
    1 Academy Ruins
    1 Hallowed Fountain
    1 Buried ruins
    1 Gargoyle castle
    3 Misty rainforest
    1 Urborg, tomb of
    1 Swamp

    Sideboard

    3 Duress
    1 Batterskull
    1 Expedition map
    1 Ghost quarter
    3 Extirpate
    1 Pithing needle
    1 Nihil spellbomb
    2 Gifts ungiven
    1 Crucible of worlds

    I didn't run red because black is better vs Control/ Combo

    vs Agro I think Firespout is better than damnation
    vs Tron Blood Moon isn't as effective as Ghost quarter+ extirpate

    But red version has: pyrite spellbomb and galvanic blast

    pyrite spellbomb, is faster than executioner's capsule and with academy ruins or buried ruins + crucible or trading post is other win condition

    galvanic blast, is a removal or burn, it's better than doom blade. It's more useful

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    I was thinking of cutting Green and either adding Black or White.

    I'll test some more and see.
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    This seems pretty cool, when I opened the thread I assumed it would be about the UB Tezzeret.
    Is there anything better you can do with Tezzeret's +1 other than untap Citadels?
    I think having Crypt and Relic in the list in the OP is excessive.

    Both lists seem kind of untuned but I'm quite interested in testing this

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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Quote Originally Posted by kombatkiwi View Post
    This seems pretty cool, when I opened the thread I assumed it would be about the UB Tezzeret.
    Is there anything better you can do with Tezzeret's +1 other than untap Citadels?
    I think having Crypt and Relic in the list in the OP is excessive.

    Both lists seem kind of untuned but I'm quite interested in testing this
    Back in old Extended you could untap your lands and what-not, but since the artifact lands are banned, there's not much more you can do. Also, the Crypt and Relics are slots I wasn't sure about, but I think I like Crypt more since it costs 0.

    EDIT: I was thinking about adding Mox Opal maybe as a 2-of, to help out with the crazy manabase.
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Froggy View Post
    Back in old Extended you could untap your lands and what-not, but since the artifact lands are banned, there's not much more you can do. Also, the Crypt and Relics are slots I wasn't sure about, but I think I like Crypt more since it costs 0.

    EDIT: I was thinking about adding Mox Opal maybe as a 2-of, to help out with the crazy manabase.
    Depending on how reliably you can get metalcraft you might just be better off playing signets/talismans, or even something like Coalition Relic

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    It's true, I have difficulty getting metalcraft, even with all the artifacts I run... I thought of the signets actually, they might be of help.
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Before I had my Mono-U Tron, I was trying I make this work.

    I never liked Mox Opal. It was too conditional.

    The last list I was working on included Reshape + a single Lotus Bloom.

    The Reshape was for additional toolbox. It also helped with turn 3 Tezz. I never really got into it as I'm not very big into Modern and Mono-U Tron was enough for me.

    My list didn't run Cryptic Commands and Cliques because of budget issues. Instead it ran Squelches. Squelching a Fetchland or a Karn makes me feel fuzzy inside.
    I am convinced that WotC is "dumbing" the game because of all the stupid posts they come across on MTG-related forums
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    13NoVa plays Force of Will from his hand.
    Finglonger plays Spell Pierce from his hand.
    [10:22:43]  13NoVa: lol
    sure
    Finglonger points from his Dack Fayden to 13NoVa's Sol Ring.
    [10:23:04]  13NoVa: lol dumb ******; nice draws with retard.dec
    stupid cocksucker
    You have been kicked out of the game.

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    Clique is game-breaking! It's an amazing creature to run. But yes, it is an expensive card.

    Also, I noticed that Tezz doesn't come into play as much as I'd like because when I do play him, I'm already winning.

    Trinket Mage is awesome, as usual, and running 3 is the perfect number I find.
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    What's your deck list?

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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Quote Originally Posted by Canarias4life View Post
    What's your deck list?
    Lands:
    1 Academy Ruins
    1 Breeding Pool
    3 Darksteel Citadel
    7 Island
    1 Miren, the Moaning Well
    3 Misty Rainforest
    4 Scalding Tarn
    2 Steam Vents
    1 Tectonic Edge
    1 Tolaria West

    Toolbox:
    1 Chalice of the Void
    2 Engineered Explosives
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Pyrite Spellbomb
    1 Relic of Progenitus
    1 Tormod's Crypt
    2 Vedalken Shackles

    Utility:
    2 Firespout
    4 Galvanic Blast
    2 Blood Moon
    2 Cryptic Command
    3 Spell Snare
    4 Thirst for Knowledge

    Planeswalker:
    3 Tezzeret the Seeker

    Creatures:
    3 Trinket Mage
    3 Vendilion Clique

    SB:
    3 Nature's Claim
    1 Blood Moon
    2 Firespout
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Witchbane Orb
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    1 Spellskite
    1 Batterskull
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Crucible of Worlds
    2 Counterflux
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Froggy View Post
    Clique is game-breaking! It's an amazing creature to run. But yes, it is an expensive card.

    Also, I noticed that Tezz doesn't come into play as much as I'd like because when I do play him, I'm already winning.

    Trinket Mage is awesome, as usual, and running 3 is the perfect number I find.
    @Tezz coming in "late":

    This was the reason why I started running the Reshape into Lotus Bloom it's essentially a one shot Grim Monolith.

    Turn 3 Tezz is great. I was also trying Myr Superion; but a three card, five mana 5/6 doesn't always sound feasible.

    Blood Moon is the great equalizer of the deck.
    I am convinced that WotC is "dumbing" the game because of all the stupid posts they come across on MTG-related forums
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    13NoVa plays Force of Will from his hand.
    Finglonger plays Spell Pierce from his hand.
    [10:22:43]  13NoVa: lol
    sure
    Finglonger points from his Dack Fayden to 13NoVa's Sol Ring.
    [10:23:04]  13NoVa: lol dumb ******; nice draws with retard.dec
    stupid cocksucker
    You have been kicked out of the game.

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    Blood Moon is amazing. It gives games vs many decks in Modern.
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    The Lotus Bloom sounds kind of rubbish.
    You don't have any artifact that you can sac for value so it's a straight up minus-2 play to reshape into a bloom into a Tezz (analogous to ritual-ritual-tezz, for example, if such a thing were possible).
    Then you can either plus your tezz to untap either nothing or something irrelevant (considering you had to sac an artifact to get it into play and you have basically nothing good in your deck that Tezzeret can untap) or search for an artifact and expose Tezz to lightning-bolt-death.

    If your opponent has no pressure then Reshaping into bloom into Tezz into -0 get a citadel into play seems possibly fine, I guess? If you draw lotus bloom early then you can suspend it for a natural Tezz but if you draw it late then it's a bit crap because your curve doesn't even go very high anyway (also means you're unlikely to ever search for it with Tezz's second ability)

    An idea that I had was a BUG list, because you know, Deathrite

    4 Catacombs
    4 Rainforest
    1 Island
    1 Forest
    1 Swamp
    1 Urborg, toY
    1 Breeding Pool
    1 Overgrown Tomb
    2 Watery Grave
    3 Citadel
    3 Creeping Tar Pit
    1 Academy Ruins
    1 Ghost Quarter/Tec Edge/The 4th Citadel/Whatever
    24 Lands

    4 Deathrite Shaman
    3 Trinket Mage
    7 Creatures

    1 Relic of Progenitus
    1 Pithing Needle
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    1 Engineered Explosives
    1 Vedalken Shackles
    1 Executioner's Capsule
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Scepter of Fugue
    5 more Artifacts GG not sure which take your pick
    13 Artifacts

    3 Tezzeret the Seeker
    4 Thirst for Knowledge
    3 Abrupt Decay
    2 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    3 Spell Snare
    16 Other Spells

    As I was writing this I thought the main downside of playing 3 colours would be that it makes moon unplayable
    I got to the artifact part of the deck and realised that it also makes Shackles pretty shit
    You can work around it a bit by splitting some Catacombs into tarns and cutting the Tarpits for more islands but then you lose a lot of the benefit of playing the different colour combination anyway.

    URx is probably the way to go

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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    If you want to play BUG this would be your list:

    4 verdant Catacombs
    4 misty Rainforest
    3 Island
    1 Forest
    2 Swamp
    1 Urborg, toY
    1 Breeding Pool
    4 Watery Grave
    4 darksteel Citadel
    1 Academy Ruins


    3 vendilion clique

    3 Trinket Mage
    2 spellskite


    2 Pithing Needle
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    2 Engineered Explosives
    2 Vedalken Shackles
    1 Executioner's Capsule
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Scepter of Fugue ( I've never tried)

    3 Tezzeret the Seeker
    4 Thirst for Knowledge
    3 Abrupt Decay
    3 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    3 Spell pierce

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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    @Lotus Bloom.

    What you said is true. The reason why I have Bloom though is because I was running Reshape. Reshape was the additional tutor. Bloom is just a possible target.

    I can't really vouch for that strategy as I have since abandoned it though I'd still like to revisit Tezzerator as a strategy.
    I am convinced that WotC is "dumbing" the game because of all the stupid posts they come across on MTG-related forums
    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle View Post
    13NoVa plays Force of Will from his hand.
    Finglonger plays Spell Pierce from his hand.
    [10:22:43]  13NoVa: lol
    sure
    Finglonger points from his Dack Fayden to 13NoVa's Sol Ring.
    [10:23:04]  13NoVa: lol dumb ******; nice draws with retard.dec
    stupid cocksucker
    You have been kicked out of the game.

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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    This was a BUG tezzerator list I tried to mediocre results at a PTQ a few months back:

    2 ensnaring bridge
    1 relic of progenitus
    3 talisman of dominance
    1 pithing needle

    4 deathrite shaman
    3 spellskite

    3 abrupt decay
    1 disfigure
    2 dismember
    3 spell snare

    3 Liliana of the veil
    3 tezzeret agent of bolas

    2 damnation
    4 inquisition of kozilek
    1 maelstrom pulse

    1 academy ruins
    1 breeding pool
    4 darkslick shores
    4 darksteel citadel
    1 island
    1 swamp
    1 forest
    2 ghost quarter
    3 verdant catacombs
    3 scalding tarn
    1 overgrown tomb
    2 watery gave

    Side
    3 pithing needle
    4 spreading seas
    1 dismember
    2 echoing truth
    1 flash freeze
    2 natures claim
    2 negate


    The deck just crushes the BGx shell with lilliana + bridge + spellskite, but it has almost no game against tron or either flavor of UWR.

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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Quote Originally Posted by Canarias4life View Post
    If you want to play BUG this would be your list:

    4 verdant Catacombs
    4 misty Rainforest
    3 Island
    1 Forest
    2 Swamp
    1 Urborg, toY
    1 Breeding Pool
    4 Watery Grave
    4 darksteel Citadel
    1 Academy Ruins


    3 vendilion clique

    3 Trinket Mage
    2 spellskite


    2 Pithing Needle
    1 Ensnaring Bridge
    2 Engineered Explosives
    2 Vedalken Shackles
    1 Executioner's Capsule
    1 Chalice of the Void
    1 Scepter of Fugue ( I've never tried)

    3 Tezzeret the Seeker
    4 Thirst for Knowledge
    3 Abrupt Decay
    3 Inquisition of Kozilek
    1 Thoughtseize
    3 Spell pierce
    I really like this list!
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Elixir of Immortality is BOSS
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    Re: [DECK] Tezzerator (U/x Trinket Toolbox)

    Froggy are you trying Ur tezzerator? what are the results?

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