[DMU] Karn's Sylex
Pernicious Deed for Shops is quite good. An artifact that can destroy permanents is usually restrictive to play but I think this one is playable.
First thoughts: Good for killing artifact mana to let and let sphere effects restrict casting. Can't play Force of Will or activate Fetch Lands. Also slows down Doomsday that can used mainboard.
@daniel-worobec This card looks good, but shops has so many cmc<3 permanents that I can't see this X,T: ability as any more than a powder keg @0. The shutting out FoW is huge, as is stopping fetches that can dodge wasteland. I don't see how this stops doomsday, as that is life lost on resolution, not an additional cost. I think the best place this has is in a mana-lock shops deck with a way to blow up moxen. You stop the FoWs and fetches, and that alone makes this big in a mana-lock deck. Null rod is a possible companion (again, the deed ability is really weak imho), or chalice@0, mox monkey, karn, etc.
I agree that there are better things available to Shops for getting rid of artifact mana. I just think that there is something more to Karn's Sylex at being able to be used as a Pernicious Deed as well.
I don't see how this stops doomsday, as that is life lost on resolution, not an additional cost.
Daniel is referencing Doomsday's need to cycle via Street Wraith to get into a pile, which is why it was presented as "slows down" and as a separate thought from spells that can't be cast.
The extra thing it oes in addition to artifact mana is stop fetches and forces. Seems like an auto one of for the staxy shops decks as a tutor target that makes the lock much harder to prevent or break out of in addition to being potentialy cripling on turn one but I dont think its fast enough for ravager.
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If only Workshop mana could be spent on abilities, too...