Mono Blue Artifact Creatures and Infinite Brooms

Sorcerer’s Broom by Jung Park

Cue the music! We all know the famous scene from Fantasia, and this deck is designed to bring it to life. Sai, Master Thopterist is off on an important errand, leaving his apprentices back at the workshop with a bunch of magic artifacts and some mischievous fairy helpers – that may have been a mistake.

I feel like Wizards missed an important opportunity here; they could have just given us a nice broken Broom and said “have fun going infinite, guys! We’ll be sure to immediately ban this card from all formats!” whereupon us kitchen table jank enthusiasts could be content cranking out Broom after Broom. But Wizards made it hard on us.

Since the Broom’s ability isn’t an activated ability, we can’t use something like Biomancer’s Familiar to lower the cost. But if you can get a ridiculous number of very specific cards onto the battlefield at the same time, you can go infinite! Use Field Research and Research Assistant to draw and Overwhelmed Apprentice to stack the necessary pieces of the combo on top.

The combo requires 2 Sorcerer’s Broom, at least one other creature, March of the Machines, Intruder Alarm, Ashnod’s Altar, Dross Scorpion, and Sol Ring* on the battlefield.

*Or Ur-Golem’s Eye, Sisay’s Ring, Sol Talisman, or Palladium Myr.

  • Tap Sol Ring for {2}.
  • Sacrifice a creature to the Altar. Trigger Altar, adding {2}.
  • Trigger Scorpion, untap Sol Ring, tap Sol Ring, adding {2}.
  • Trigger Brooms #1 and #2, create tokens.
  • Trigger Intruder Alarm, untapping Sol Ring.
  • Repeat.

Sacrifice Cathodion or Myr Retriever to Ashnod’s Altar or use Crystal Vein’s sacrifice ability to kickstart the engine. For some extra pump, cast Weapon Rack and then Bring to Life (the Adventure on Animating Faerie) to give it extra counters. Intruder Alarm allows you to untap each time a new Broom is created, so you can quickly spread your counters around.

For some extra fun, try adding in Nuisance Engine and Summoning Station to expand your token repertoire, then Clone Legion to double your ranks. Then use Workshop Elders to give everyone flying and make a clean sweep of your opponent’s board!

Creatures (28)

  • 1 Sai, Master Thopterist
  • 1 Workshop Elders
  • 2 Animating Faerie
  • 4 Overwhelmed Apprentice
  • 2 Research Assistant
  • 4 Sorcerer’s Broom
  • 2 Myr Retriever
  • 2 Palladium Myr
  • 2 Clockwork Servant
  • 2 Corridor Monitor
  • 2 Cathodion
  • 2 Dross Scorpion
  • 2 Jhoira’s Familiar

Artifacts (8)

  • 1 Ashnod’s Altar
  • 3 Weapon Rack
  • 1 Sol Ring
  • 1 Ur-Golem’s Eye
  • 1 Sisay’s Ring
  • 1 Sol Talisman

Enchantments (4)

  • 2 March of the Machines
  • 2 Intruder Alarm

Sorceries (3)

  • 3 Field Research

Instants (3)

  • 3 Stoic Rebuttal

Lands (22)

  • 2 Crystal Vein
  • 20 Islands (Throne of Eldraine)

Tokens

  • Sorcerer’s Broom
  • 1/1 Thopter

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