Adaptive Automaton

Legality

Format Legality
Arena [BETA] Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander 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

teceramtg on Merfolk Zegana

7 hours ago

I appreciate your suggestions. Coat of Arms is in the list. You must've just missed it. I'm not sold on Coralhelm Commander. The input required to get him to lord status is substantial. Flying is appreciated, but plenty of islandwalk in the list makes it underwhelming. Cryptoplasm is interesting, as not getting a lord ability or the like right when you play him is a sure miss, but it's also very versatile. I could see an argument for it. Clever Impersonator is awesome; must've just forgot. And Adaptive Automaton would just be the weakest lord in a deck very saturated with them, but I'm starting to think it would be better than Metallic Mimic, which is terrible late game.

Those are my thoughts regarding your suggestions. Do you have any recommendations for cuts?

Hjaltrohir on Locust god edh

3 days ago

This is looking super good! A few suggestions:

SirupyTuna on Cats & Rats

3 days ago

After several test games and a round of kitchen table magic with my buddies, this neck has been updated to Version 2.0.

I got rid of Ogre Slumlord (not enough value and the synergy was too weak) but added another copy of Mirri, Weatherlight Duelist because that cat alone has won me a couple of games - wow!

I also took out Genesis Wave is favor of Phyrexian Arena because the boost was needed earlier in the game rather than later.

Lastly I added Golgari Charm because Crypt Rats is wasted if you're only going to fire it for X=1 in the early game. Plus, Golgari Charm's other options may just save your game.

All in all I'm really happy with the deck even though it still needs more polishing. The concept is by no means unbeatable, but there are a lot of fun interactions and I have a few times managed to completely turn a game on its head by getting Nacatl War-Pride into play with Lightning Greaves and thus killing off what looked like certain death just one turn away.

I'll be testing out a version of the deck featuring Black Cat over Adaptive Automaton, but am as of yet undecided.

WargRave on Rats all the way down

4 weeks ago

Needs more Rat Colony

With only 6 Relentless Rats you need half of your total number on the battlefield to even make them 4/4s. Most of the time they will be 3 mana 2/2s. You need a critical mass of Relentless Rats--at least 20. If you want to dedicate only a small portion of your deck to the Relentless effect, then Rat Colony is much better; unlike Relentless Rats it benefits from any rat you control, including Marrow-Gnawer's tokens. Pack Rat is also superior if you have many non-Relentless Rats.

Rat Colony is strictly better than Swarm of Rats. It's also generally better than Bog Rats, Carrion Rats, Muck Rats, Nezumi Cutthroat (fear isn't worth a large power loss and "can't block", especially when Marrow-Gnawer provides fear), Pestilence Rats (Rat Colony gets +2/-2 under most conditions and costs 1 less), and Earsplitting Rats (not enough graveyard/discard synergies).

Other suggestions

Tormod's Crypt -> Nihil Spellbomb, Bojuka Bog. You can run Crypt in addition if needed, but I would use these first.

Kitesail -> Bladed Pinions, Fleetfeather Sandals.

Geth's Grimoire -> remove. Only four or so cards in this deck actually cause an opponent to discard. Since you're running Ancient Craving, might as well slot in Ambition's Cost as well.

Nightmare Lash -> Lashwrithe. Or just run both, but Lashwrithe first.

Sword of the Paruns -> Bad Moon, Adaptive Automaton, Hall of Triumph, Vanquisher's Banner, and Obelisk of Urd are all more mana efficient and consistent ways to pump your rats.

Altar's Reap -> Costly Plunder, Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood.

I'm not sure how Shriveling Rot serves the deck.

There are two Cabal Strongholds, so one needs to come out. Cycling lands--Barren Moor, Polluted Mire, and Desert of the Glorified--hedge against land-heavy draws. Some cheap utility/value lands like Zhalfirin Void, Encroaching Wastes, Mystifying Maze, or Temple of the False God might be good over some number of Swamps too.

Phyrexian Tribute -> Scour from Existence, Unstable Obelisk. I know black is bad with artifacts, but there is a reason Phyrexian Tribute is in 55 edh decks, and the other two are in over 5000 each, and it isn't just color restriction. They cover all five permanent types instead of just one, including the equally hard-for-black enchantments. Requiring two creatures to sacrifice, Phyrexian Tribute isn't even always easier to cast, and it's effect is far less flexible.

Speaking of Unstable Obelisk, more mana ramp would be prudent, like Wayfarer's Bauble, Mind Stone, and Commander's Sphere. Bontu's Monument isn't Jet Medallion, but is still worthwhile with 27 creatures.

I don't think there are enough graveyard synergies to make Living Death appropriate.

Night Dealings is slow, does nothing if the battlefield isn't somewhat favorable, can potentially get removed, makes you reveal, and can't get lands. Razaketh's Rite and Mastermind's Acquisition tutor with no fuss. If you want slow, multi-card tutoring, Diabolic Revelation, Demonic Collusion, and Increasing Ambition are reliable options. Although none feature Nezumi in their art.

Curse of Death's Hold is a bit narrow for multiplayer; I'd prefer Ascendant Evincar which will hit more enemy creatures overall while buffing your own and being a 3/3 flier.

Asder on Shedding tears: Golgari Crocodile Tribal

1 month ago

Metallic Mimic could be cool as it is a neat tribal two drop that can negate the effect of counters. it might not be as good because of the Tenacious Hunter though. another tribal dude you could put in is Adaptive Automaton.

ZereoX on Squee splat!

1 month ago

I was in the process of making a similar Goblin Brawl deck and I discovered that Adaptive Automaton is from Explorers of Ixalan and was not printed in Ixalan or Rivals and is therefore not Legal in Brawl / Standard.

DeviousPenguin666 on Vamps

1 month ago

Sweet deck, +1! Have you considered adding Metallic Mimics? They might be better than Adaptive Automatons.

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