Today we have yet another Legendary Creature from Conspiracy – Muzzio, Visionary Architect.
He is a Legendary 1/3 Human Artificer for 1UU – nothing too spectacular there. But if you love Artifact EDH decks as much as me (Bosh, Slobad, Arcuum Dagsson, Sharuum, Mishra, Memnarch, etc) you’ll enjoy this new option of commander.
His ability goes as follows:
3U, tap: Look at the top X cards of your library, where X is the highest converted mana cost among artifacts you control. You may reveal an artifact card from among them and put it onto the battlefield. Put the rest on the bottom of your library in any order.
While this card may not be very good during Conspiracy drafts, this is one I definitely want to get out of this set. While at a first glace I think that Arcum Dagsson or Memnarch would be a better plan, I realize that this can actually influence a more aggressive scry-based deck.
With Theros bringing back Scry, we have a huge number of scry cards available in eternal formats – Preordain has been around since M11, but now we have Thassa, Prognostic Sphinx, and Dissolve in blue, which are tools that are available to Muzzio.
Being able to search a Blightsteel Colossus or Darksteel Colossus to the top of the library and then pay 3U to put it into play un-counterable is a very impressive feat. I personally like this card quite a bit, and plan on building around him as soon as I possibly can.