Adaptive Automaton


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare

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Adaptive Automaton

Artifact Creature — Construct

As Adaptive Automaton enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Adaptive Automaton is the chosen type in addition to its other types.

Other creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1.

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Adaptive Automaton Discussion

TogbusPrime on All Levels Except Physical

4 days ago

Werewolves have always been a favorite horror monster of mine, so I've tinkered with the tribe in EDH and a wolf enthusiast friend of mine actually made a deck for them. As such I've got a few suggestions, but take it with a grain of salt since our meta has an unusually high power level from what I've seen.

Given the description, I'm guessing the following are in to fill out the curve with early drops, but you may want to consider ditching Gatstaf Shepherd, Hanweir Watchkeep, Hinterland Logger, Lambholt Pacifist, Reckless Waif, Village Messenger, and Villagers of Estwald for later value cards or to free up room for some of my suggestions below. Similarly, I'd consider dropping Mass Hysteria as it seems dangerous, though with it's low mana cost I imagine you only cast it the turn you're going to win or as prep the one before that, and Fervor since you have access to better haste bestowers like Fires of Yavimaya , Rhythm of the Wild , Flamekin Village and/or other effects like Dolmen Gate , Angel's Trumpet , Sight of the Scalelords , and Steely Resolve .

As for what to put in, I think running both Radhas would make sense. Grand Warlord Radha allows you to aggress and progress in one fell swoop. In your present case that'd likely mean setting up so you have blockers for the possible crack back, though you could certainly add flash creatures to make the most of that mana during combat. As for the more on theme things there's stuff like Cult of the Waxing Moon , Spirit of the Hunt , Vildin-Pack Outcast  Flip, Howlpack Resurgence , Silverfur Partisan , and Hinterland Hermit  Flip to force blocking and potentially free up other shenanigans. There's also the {insert tribe here} supports like Adaptive Automaton , Brass Herald , and Metallic Mimic . Lastly I'd think about protection like Heroic Intervention and Soul of New Phyrexia since the board is key for decks like this and wipes are something any EDH deck worth its salt has at least a few of.

Buckminsterfullerene on BEARS!

1 week ago

Sarios254, thanks for your comments! One thing I'd note is that the format for this is Modern, not Casual. It's a casual deck - meaning in no way competitive - but not strictly meant for kitchen table stuff. This is more for FNM. Additionally, I already have copies of CoCo and CoS, so the power/price aren't a big issue for me. Life from the Loam is meant largely for comboing with Ayula's Influence , allowing for recurring 2/2 bear tokens that proc Ayula, Metallic Mimic , and benefit from Adaptive Automaton and Oran-Rief.

Venara828 on Elves

1 week ago

Well my elf deck doesnt compare I dont think

Saljen on Zombie +1/+1

1 week ago

I'd consider dropping Adaptive Automaton for Undead Augur . It'll give you an extra draw source, which is very important. It also comes down at 1 less CMC, making your curve a little better. You don't really need more than 8 lords in Zombies.

Nykthos, Shrine to Nyx would work pretty well in here. Especially if paired with a few Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . It'll give you some pretty explosive mana in the mid game, making your higher CMC spells easier to cast and sometimes just letting you dump a whole hand.

Defile is another new card you should check out. 1 CMC removal that scales as the game progresses. I'd consider dropping Hero's Downfall for it, as 3 CMC removal is really high costing.

Unearth is also now Modern legal. You can be more aggressive with your creatures if you know you can just put them back on the battlefield for 1 mana after losing them.

SP3CTR3_chelts on Rakdos commander

2 weeks ago

oh also if you wanted to keep it as demon as possible whislt fleshing out the lower part of your curve try changeling/shapeshifters. I know its not quite demons thematically but its closer than nothing:

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Adaptive Automaton

DashJovis1 on

3 weeks ago

Fleecemane Lion seems weak. Savannah Lions might be better than Sacred Cat, not sure. I'll try it, it makes Rest in Peace better if nothing else. Adaptive Automaton is too little bang for buck. On the whole, paying life for one mana 3/3s is a big part of what the deck is about.

I'd love to cut lands, but I want to consistently cast 5 mana spells on (or around) curve, which takes about 26 lands. It does put me at serious risk of flooding out, but fetch milling should reduce that risk slightly. Gonna try 25 again, with the 3 Caracals.

SMASHER101 on Goat Tribal? Hell yeah

3 weeks ago

cut the borderposts and add Adaptive Automaton

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