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"...if you control artifacts named Crown of Empires and Scepter of Empires."

Good to see that they anticipated the potential of this cycle to be broken by ___ at tournaments. Legacy tournaments. Unglued/Unhinged Legacy tournaments. Yeah...
Posted By: Lyoncet (8/11/2011 1:37:06 PM)


Out of spite, I am going to try to make a really awesome empire deck. Just need a few fabricates, tinkers, maybe a tezzeret the seeker... You'll see... Of course it cannot be done without my Urza's power plant, mine, and tower.
Posted By: DlCK (7/8/2011 4:36:59 PM)


well, it's awesome if you can get all three out. that's all I have to say.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (7/8/2011 2:27:28 PM)


throw the three in a blue/black deck with old Tezzeret, Lilliana and diabolic tutors.
Posted By: Arrzarr (7/11/2011 3:51:37 PM)


I'd love to use these guys to make a creatureless white weenie control deck. Take playsets of the Throne, Crown, and Scepter, add Unwinding Clock, some defensive spells (Oblivion Ring and Journey to Nowhere spring to mind), Honor of the Pure, Day of Judgment, and perhaps Phyrexian Rebirth.
I don't know how workable that is, and I'm not sure I see myself buying the pieces of the deck to find out, but I'd love to see it in action. Just the sound of "white weenie deck with no creature spells" makes me smile.
Posted By: FatLenny (7/17/2011 9:01:09 PM)


Courtesy links: Crown of Empires Scepter of Empires
Posted By: sonorhC (7/8/2011 9:53:46 AM)


If you get all 3 out (in turn 4 or 5, with a bit of luck), pay 4 and tap them to get each turn:

- Gain control of target creature.
-Deal 3 damage to target player.
-Put five 1/1 soldier tokens on the battlefield.

Is that worth the 3 turns and the 3 cards you used in your combo, plus the 4 mana you have to pay every turn to get it moving? I don't know, I'm probably never going to play a deck based on these either way.

Oh yeah, another thing: if you ever make a deck based on the Empire trio, be sure to use 0-cost creatures like Ornithopter and Memnite so you can play creatures to defend you and still play the trio. It's just sad that that thopter's not in M12.
Posted By: Lash_of_Dragonbreath (7/8/2011 8:31:18 PM)


Darien, King of Kjeldor's chair? Makes tokens, and if you zap yourself with the scepter, you get 3 tokens. The Crown protects against threats that are too big.

Maybe a flavour connection?
Posted By: gongshowninja (7/30/2011 11:29:05 PM)


"To unite all peoples within our nation."
Posted By: A3Kitsune (7/10/2011 2:52:53 AM)


I managed to crack all three at the prerelease. I was in a game later on that was stretching on, neither gaining or losing an inch. Suddenly, I had all three on the field and saw my opponent's face as realisation dawned on her. I won the next turn.
Posted By: Valryu (8/15/2011 6:13:04 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!