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When life gives you lemons turn them into artifacts.
Posted By: Rollcaster (2/5/2011 11:41:23 AM)
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Viashino Heretic = {1}{R}, {T} Your permanents are on fire
March of the Machines = {T} Your lands are suddenly disappering
Splinter = {T} A great way to ensure you'll never play magic with that person again.

I've found LC most useful as a support card/subtheme. Like you can add a liquimetal to a red Eldrazi deck and add in things like Manic Vandal, and go with Lightning Bolt AND Galvanic Blast for fun.

I've also seen a deck that used this to coat Indomitable Archangel for laughs.
Posted By: SeiberTross (5/6/2011 7:56:06 AM)
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Oh enchantmeeeents... red would like a word with you.
Posted By: Kirbster (11/27/2013 9:45:07 AM)
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YES!

"Target permanent becomes a combo."

or

"Destroy target permanent."

Too bad I can only run four of this card.......
Posted By: Enchantment_Removal (12/27/2010 5:41:31 PM)
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Target Basic land... Cast Splinter
Posted By: stratoscythe (9/24/2010 1:38:47 AM)
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As a part-time Johnny, full-time Vorthos and almost-never Spike, my definition of a card's usefulness is based not around the power of its stats or its efficiency in getting card advantage, but rather on its abiility to contribute to some sort of plan or purpose. Therefore, while I can't claim this is the most powerful card in the set (by itself it does nothing, and a deck designed to use it with a bunch of Naturalizes has a bunch of dead cards if it fails to draw a copy - you'll notice that despite its low potency, it cannot be fetched with Trinket Mage and that was almost certainly deliberate), it is almost unuqestionably one of the most useful. As I work on my project of building 36 decks using cards from only this set, trying to make them as different as possible, this card pops up again and again. It can do little tiny tricks like getting you faster metalcraft or sacking a basic land to Ferrovore, or it can make immense plays like the nightmarish Splinter combo an... (see all)
Posted By: willpell (10/17/2010 5:38:50 AM)
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Liquimetal Coating + Sculpting Steel = Copy Target Permanent.
Posted By: Rushdown (4/17/2011 11:26:19 AM)
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Memnarch, I am disappoint. You would have gone so well with this card, but you freaking died. At least in limited it goes well with cards like Oxidda Scrapmelter, Hoard-Smelter Dragon and Revoke Existence.
Posted By: Keiya (11/25/2010 9:11:54 PM)
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Well, looks like the opponent's running Go for the Throat. Shields up!
Posted By: DacenOctavio (2/15/2011 10:50:32 PM)
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@DarthParallax

Sorry, but loyalty abilities with negative numbers requires that many loyalty counters to be used as a rule, regardless of creature or planeswalker. Make a 1/1 lifelink vamp with Kraj instead, and use Elvish Aberration and Gilder Bairn's abilities with Kraj to spam loyalty counters on both Sorin and Kraj himself. Steal three dudes with Sorin, and steal six of them every following turn you have. As an alternative or just for the heck of it because you can, use Splinter Twin and Mirror Gallery (to stop the Legendary rule) on Kraj and make infinite of those little vamps in the process.
Posted By: S-r-ex (1/17/2012 11:47:33 AM)
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I disagree with the idea from MaRo that this card was a mistake. Artifacts always are the first to break new ground in Magic, because establishing new concepts for the game is easier when any color deck can use the concept. Also, artifacts don't have a place on the color pie, so making artifacts have weird abilities makes sense when debuting the ability.

Take Mindslaver. Sorin Markov has that ability as his ultimate, which seems to indicate that "control turn" effects are black. Put yourself in the shoes of design, however. Blue is ALL about control, and cards that control creatures or permanents always show up in blue. Why make mind control of players a different color than mind control of creatures? Black is just nastier than blue, that's why. Blue plays nice and takes away the tools you want to use. Black takes away the ability to decide how you want those tools to be used in the first place. It's an opressive, cruel, dominating ability.
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Posted By: Nucleon (6/30/2011 8:44:14 PM)
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People have already mentioned similar combos, but:

This + March of the Machines + Dross Scorpion = Destroy all of your opponents' land.

Well, unless they have out something to make their toughness bigger than 0, like Glorious Anthem (they get +1/+1), Godhead of Awe (they become a 1/1), Tempered Steel (since they are now an artifact they get +2/+2), or Earth Surge (since they are still a land they get +2/+2), etc.
Posted By: AssKickingBoots (6/30/2011 5:44:23 AM)
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Heh heh heh... This is the main card in my monored land burn deck. The only decks that have given it any problem are elf/vengevine decks. I have a decent balance of damage and a lot of destruction designed to halt any but the most stubborn manaramp. And then I just pick up the table scraps with either a Splinter Twin'd Vandal or Scrapmelter, or the hungry hungry dragon. And if I'm feeling mean, there are always the metallic masterys for some control on the side. "Oh, when'd your Jace get 12 counters?! Oh well, I guess I better borrow him for a moment."

Creature-
Goblin Arsonist x4
Perilous Myr x3
Manic Vandal x3
Oxidda Scrapmelter x2
Hoard-Smelter Dragon x2

Instant-
Lightning Bolt x4
Crush x3
Shatter x3

Sorcery-
Flame Slash x1
Metallic Mastery x2
Roiling Terrain x4
Melt Terrain x2
Chain Reaction x1

Enchantment-
Splinter Twin x2

Artifact-
Liquimetal Coating x4

Land-
Mountain x20
Valakut, the Molten Pinnacle
Posted By: scarecrowk (6/28/2011 12:02:58 AM)
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With all the artifact elimination in Standard, this thing is almost too good for being an uncommon. Oh, is that you Jace? Let's see, do I just hit this and Naturalize or Shatter? How about a trip to the x-zone with Into The Core? Yeah, that sounds good too. Or I could just feed you to my Hoard-Smelter Dragon instead. Anyway, nice knowing you, sculptor of minds. Your $70 planeswalker fell to a 70-cent combo. Power to the people.
Posted By: jfre81 (6/18/2011 1:46:40 PM)
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If building a deck around this card, the best search card seems to be ancient stirrings as, best case scenario it gets you this for 1 mana, worst case, it gets you 5 cards closer and puts a land in your hand for 1 mana.
it is also green, which leads you to a bunch of good artifact removal, and nature's spiral to protect your liquimetal coatings and to get back creatures that destroy artifacts.

deck plan,
4 liquimetal coatins
4 ancient stirrings
an amount of veridian revels
2 natures spiral
24 lands of your choice

26 of your favorite cards that destroy artifacts like
two for ones manic vandal, oxidda scrapmelter, relic crush, into the core, viridian corrupter
stepping out of standard ancient grudge, shattering spree

the important part to me is the ancient stirrings as tutors and natu... (see all)
Posted By: ugotpauld (6/5/2011 5:55:13 AM)
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I never made a deck with this card. It's almost as if there's something aesthetically wrong with this card. Being the Johnny-Spike I am, upon reading MaRo's comment about this being a bad design (should've been target creature instead of target permanent), I thought to myself well at least it has more applications this way. But turns out this card somehow displeases me, and the pile of artifact destruction never came close to forming a deck.

Turn your creature into artifact + Manic Vandal = a nice trick.
Turn your land into artifact + Manic Vandal + Manic Vandal/Naturalize turn after turn til you're mana screwed feel outright cheap.

Not that it's overly powerful (too dependent on a single card), but I gotta agree with MaRo that it feels all sorts of wrong.
Posted By: Gabriel422 (6/4/2011 3:16:54 AM)
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@Rollcaster

Then use them to burn Life's house down
Posted By: NeedADispenserHere (6/4/2011 2:49:55 AM)
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this card is a beast oh you just play a land or dropped a creature. Bam well my turn its now an artifact and I play Solemn Offering and destroy it and gain four life.
Posted By: ravekiller (5/22/2011 6:39:40 PM)
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It mentions Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite before we even knew about her!
Posted By: divine_exodus (5/18/2011 1:13:14 PM)
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Hmm...
I'm pretty confident many friendships are lost with this and Splinter.
Posted By: infernox10 (5/17/2011 6:59:48 AM)
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