A few weeks ago @ChubbyRain played this deck. I have no clue how he did because I didn't watch, but The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale and Bojuka Bog seem like the only damn cards left that Dredge doesn't build to sidestep in a post-London world. Bonus points for stunting on anyone brewing with Mystic Gate (EDIT: Mystic Forge. Thanks unremarkable WotC card names!) a la Force of Vigor.
@anonymous that list get several points for style but I do not believe that I can pull that off like the Dragonlord
You're trying to be defeatist when in reality his list is just this deck from the week prior with changes based on what he's learned playing it. Don't put decks on a pedestal just because you don't have the pedigree of the pilot.
If Myco Lattice is in play, you can any nonland card off the top, in case someone wants to try this in a colored Shop list.
That seems like an expensive card when trying "chain off" with Mystic Forge. You could bring down the CMC of the deck by running 4 Karn, the Great Creator and run the Mycosynth Lattice in the sideboard (as well as the 4th Mystic Forge).
Hey, if there is a Karn, the Great Creator out does this work on any spell? Is that a route to look at? Maybe in Eldrazi?
Your Karn? No, only artifacts and colorless nonlands. Their Karn? No, only artifacts and colorless nonlands, and you can no longer clear the top card with Mystic Forge's activated ability.
@anonymous I don't think this works, unfortunately. Even though it's a colorless spell on the stack, the card itself needs to be either an artifact or a colorless non-land card. If it was an artifact land with morph I think it would work.
The podcast episode discussed why my interaction works.
@griselbrother Because Voltaic Key on its own is extremely narrow and not worth reprinting on its own in a Standard-legal set.
Before @Griselbrother gets one over on you, Voltaic Key was reprinted in M11. He just can't understand how the power dynamic of Magic could have possibly shifted in nine years.
Someone is also going to call the second ability useless trinket text as they add them over Voltaic Key to their Karn deck. They're playing a match and suddenly they realize they need to push through two damage against a battlefield littered with Monk tokens. They look at their Manifold Key. They look at their Grim Monolith. They look at Karn, the Great Creator's +1 ability. They scoop out of spite. Vintage.
1, T: Untap another target artifact.
3, T: Target creature can't be blocked this turn.
"Locks want to be opened, and treasure wants to be free."
-Nayrex Slipfinger, master thief
I choose to call this strictly better than Voltaic Key, and the person that points at the word "another" is just being a pedant.