Adaptive Automaton

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer 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

Adaptive Automaton occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Adaptive Automaton Discussion

ZendikariWol on Lorge Cat Daddy (Ajani)

1 week ago

I love a player who goes for the flavor win, but I also feel like you could do more to really focus the mechanical identity of your deck.

Cats are associated strongly with equipment, which Ajani plays into with +1/+1 counters, which are also good for beefing up one's creatures. The issue with that is you essentially have 54 deck slots to split between creatures, equipment, ramp, removal, and card draw.

You could also just do tribal. Though cats do not have many lords (the only one you don't have is Regal Caracal), general tribal cards such as Herald's Horn, Adaptive Automaton, Shared Animosity, the Kindred cycle (Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, and Kindred Charge), Metallic Mimic, Icon of Ancestry, Door of Destinies, Steely Resolve, Obelisk of Urd, or Vanquisher's Banner could serve you well.

You could go more towards Ajani's +1 counter theme, but most of the payoffs for that are non-cat. That said, there are some good noncreature options: Curse of Stalked Prey, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Curse of Predation, Hindervines, Inspiring Call, and Mayael's Aria and other power-related payoffs.

junkyxicht on Edgar Markov Aggro Tribal

3 weeks ago

OUT: Outmaneuver and Adaptive Automaton

IN: Path to Exile and Bloodline Keeper  Flip

I really like Outmaneuver! It's a old school card nobody is aware of and can caught your opponent off guard. BUT there are better finisher and Path to Exile is basicly Outmaneuver played for two mana.

The +1/1 from Adaptive Automaton is nice, but it doesn't trigger Eminence wich is a drawback. So i replaced it for Bloodline Keeper  Flip. I need to play a few games with it to know if it was worth. On paper it looks super worth :)

Chaotic_Justice on Starscream

1 month ago

So, if you want to mill or make your opponent draw out their deck, some cards that are going to help you get there are as follows:

Traumatize

Stroke of Genius

Blue Sun's Zenith

Braingeyser

Damnable Pact

Howling Mine

Dictate of Kruphix

Nemesis of Reason

Jace, Memory Adept

Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger

Fraying Sanity

Sphinx's Tutelage

Consuming Aberration

Hedron Crab

Glimpse the Unthinkable

Archive Trap

Dreamborn Muse

Forced Fruition

Once you mill your opponent out, you still need to make them draw a card. There's alot of options, but to name a couple others that weren't mentioned earlier are Otherworld Atlas and Prosperity .

Use Pili-Pala and Grand Architect to create infinite mana and then cast Archeomancer and Mercurial Pretender to blink Archeomancer to pull those instant and sorcery cards back from the graveyard to continue to force your opponent to draw out their deck.

As a back up, get rid of all the jank in the deck and throw in about 20 Persistent Petitioners with Thrumming Stone , and all the tribal stuff like Coat of Arms , Stoneforge Masterwork , Adaptive Automaton , and Vanquisher's Banner . You can either use the petitioners to mill out opponents or you can just swing them. Nobody will expect that. Hell, throw in Archetype of Imagination for good fun.

Hav0cD3m0n on Love and Hate

1 month ago

Cards I would change for others that just seems better IMO.

Hypersonic Dragon (You should replace it by Vedalken Orrery or Leyline of Anticipation ... or even both)

Act of Treason (Put Insurrection instead, cost a lot, but can win you a game)

By Force ( Vandalblast is way better imo)

Reckless Air Strike (again, put something like Shattering Spree )

Courier's Capsule ( Witching Well )

Turn Aside (I understand it only cost one.. but something like Arcane Denial can counter anything and make you draw, which is excellent with any Niv)

Oppressive Will (Again, Mystic Confluence or Dream Fracture is insane)

Cards you can just cut out for others I have proposed

Adaptive Automaton

Loch Dragon

Quicksilver Dragon

Tandem Lookout

Engulfing Eruption

Reminisce (you already have Elixir of Immortality , and with Laboratory Maniac , I don't think you really need a second one)

Trepanation Blade

Pyromancer's Goggles but it's up to you honestly.. just have no good experience with this card personally

Panharmonicon (not sure why you play it tho..)

Izzet Keyrune

If you want to, you can drop the "dragon" part of the deck.. it's original, funny, but I think you don't need that to win.. So cards like Crucible of Fire , Dragon Tempest , Dragon's Hoard , can be replace.

JoosetheMuice on EDH Reaper King!

2 months ago

I'd run Adaptive Automaton and Crystal Shard . Blasphemous Act as well. Unclaimed Territory is a must and I like Tarnished Citadel . Living Death could be kida killer if you let the king go to the graveyard, and given his cost it isnt a bad idea. I think Firemind Vessel is actually really good here. Cauldron of Souls could also be interesting. I don't love Nim Deathmantle never have. I really don't like Cover of Darkness .

L15mrz3k on Vona Commander

2 months ago

Adaptive Automaton for Arvad the Cursed (Not enough legendary creatures in the deck, taking a static pump for all better than +2 for commander, also way easier to cast)

Authority of the Consuls (helps fuel reservoir) -> Drana's Emissary (You'll find Authority scales way better than this)

Extra suggestions:

Victimize -> Sanguine Sacrament

Path of Ancestry -> Swamp

Anguished Unmaking -> Sorin's Thirst

Utter End -> Blood Tribute (I won't fault you for choosing flavor here)

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth -> Regal Bloodlord

Graveshifter -> Font of Agonies

Cave of Temptation -> Swamp

Sorin_Markov_1947 on Scarecrow Deck combo build

3 months ago

Yes. Ramp is better than a graveyard combo that requires three pieces. People will almost always have some graveyard hate in the sideboard, especially with dredge builds out there.

Reaper King is a fun lord, but IMO there just aren't enough good scarecrows out there to make him worth it, especially in modern (where you have to get your deck running by about turn 3). Now, another route you could go with this is to use mimics like Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic and see if that works, but I'm still not really seeing this working out. Sorry. Modern is a very competitive format, so it's hard to find something new that turns out to be effective.

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