Quote from bobthefunny »I don't see it that way. It requires a deck that runs mana-artifacts. I generally tend to stay truer to land ramp, (since artifacts are sometime collateral damage), but many non-green decks will run at least a handful of artifact ramp.Quote from BaronCappuccino »That's what I was thinking - Paradox Engine requires so much outside the box thinking to work. You'd need to be playing it in a deck that ramps, for example. Given that high cost of inclusion, the ban caught me off guard as well. Now that Paradox Engine is banned, there's really no point in playing cards like Sol Ring or Birds of Paradise anymore, which'll please the folks who don't like fast mana.
From there, it's not hard to see how any sort of tap ability, especially if your Commander has a tap ability, could lead to a powerful amount of value.
The comment you’re replying to was 100% sarcasm.