Adaptive Automaton


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase 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

colton815 on SlIvErS!!!

1 week ago

if you really like slivers, don't be afraid to ask me more questions. i've been using slivers in real life at modern-format FNM for over a year now, and they are by far my favorite creature type. i've experimented with many builds, and used several creatures and cards not currently listed in the sliver build i linked in my previous comment. i basically bought a full playset of every single modern-legal sliver with a mana cost of 3 or less (for Collected Company) so i could experiment with any combination that came to my mind. you can also use cards that aren't slivers, but can become slivers. one example is the Phantasmal Image i mentioned previously, but theres also Mutavault, Metallic Mimic, and Adaptive Automaton.

Iron_eye2 on Myr

2 weeks ago

I would suggest Vanquisher's Banner or Adaptive AutomatonTo have more counters, as well as Coat of Arms

LunchBoxPrime on He puts the Scion in Scionara

2 weeks ago

The_Besticle, thank you for the advice. Farseek is a way better choice than Rampant Growth. As for Ancient Stirrings, I use that for also grabbing a possible artifact. I do see the point you're making and I think this deck could use a bit more ramp. Thank you also for showing me that Arcane Adaptation is a wasted slot. Didn't think about only having five non dragons. (not counting Adaptive Automaton) I don't know about Kindred Discovery , mostly the double is unsettling.

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Birds of a Feather

2 weeks ago

Hi there! First of all +1 for the obscure tribe.

So you mentioned that you are looking for ways beef up the power level of your deck and your focus is bird tokens. I am not sure what your budget considerations are, but here are some suggestions that I think that may help.

Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton both are "birds" and provide a global buff to the rest of the tribe.

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker is a solid way to end the game once he becomes large enough (and he definitely will in a 4 player game).

Phantom Flock can get really out of hand with your proliferate sub-package

Shriek Raptor is another way you can end the game through infect.

Riptide Replicator can create large bird tokens for you.

Some other more utility considerations could be:

I highly recommend running Herald's Horn in any tribal deck as it provides cost reduction and occasional card advantage.

Skullclamp is fantastic in any token deck as a source of card draw. Rhystic Study is also great in blue.

I'd recommend a little more interaction in your deck. Obviously Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift and Return to Dust are very good in these colors, but a more tribal centric card is Harsh Mercy. It allows you to save your birds but still removes a majority of you opponent's creatures. Just watch out for other tribal decks.

Distant Melody is a tribal card draw spell similar to Airborne Aid

I hope some of these suggestions help. Good luck deck building!

ChaosJester on Advertise your deck!

2 weeks ago

Hey guys, I consider to cut Bubble Matrix and Pariah for another better synergy cards. Furthermore, are 4x Adaptive Automaton too much? Please help me out with that, cuz soon I want to buy this deck. Thx.

MrJohny on

2 weeks ago

So i found this on your page after some creeping, just wanted to offer a piece offering in some advice.

If you wanted play slivers (a tribal archetype i actually have some knowledge in. check out mine if you don't believe me Collecting Slivers ) i might be able to help out.

Let's start with your mana base. Your's is much to painful, you need to trade that in for 4xSliver Hive, 2-3Gemstone Mine, 2-3 Reflecting Pool and some combination of fetches and pain lands (Misty Rainforest and Steam Vents. You'll need to test extensively to get it running smooth. This is why I chose 3 colors instead of the traditional 5.


You say that you want this to be a control list, but play no counter spells? Furthermore sliver's general strategy of flooding the board directly goes against control, in that slivers provide no big finishers but a bunch of small creatures that build off of each other. You should consider going more aggro.

Currently you have 0 lords in your deck, they are a must if you want to win any matches. You currently have 0 win cons and no affective way to really stall your opponent. I would add 4xPredatory Sliver and 4xSinew Sliver and possibly Adaptive Automaton. Also you could add Manaweft Sliver for further mana fixing.

Aether Vial is a must for this deck. You also probably want Collected Company.

I hope that this was helpful, and in the future don't go around bashing peoples list for fun. For me magic is all about brewing and finding cool synergies to overwhelm my opponent. I've never had a tier 1 list BUT everything i play for the most part has game against tier 1 decks. Pros sort over thousands of results to optimize lists and pick cards that have fractions of percentages to build the list that has the best chance of winning BUT that doesn't mean that home brews can't steal game off of bad match ups or bad draws. I play budget decks with budget mana basses but they are consistent and have the ability to steal games if my opponent is not expecting it.

MurderForBrunch on Queen of the daaammmnnn

2 weeks ago

Hi! First of all, I think Adaptive Automaton is not a Standard legal card. Also I would probably add some more removal, things like Vraska's Contempt for example, or board wipes like Golden Demise or Yahenni's Expertise. On a more positive note, I like a lot how this deck looks like. Also it seems like you can get easily to get the City's Blessing, things like Twilight Prophet can be really powerful!

ellie-is on A Truly Unbearable Deck

2 weeks ago

Fun! I think it'd be nice if you had some way of buffing those bears, though. Not necessarily Adaptive Automaton like most people choose, because whether or not it's a bear is debatable - but perhaps Door of Destinies or Obelisk of Urd or Vanquisher's Banner (though, wow, not a single one of those is under two dollars right now).

I'd also say that Hunter's Ambush costs too much mana to be worth it, for a card with cats in the art. Something like Terrifying Presence might be nice if you're trying to avoid just running Fog, because bears are quite terrifying.

And finally, an important question - which version of Werebear are you running? The new art is lovely, but I think a deck like this will greatly benefit from the original printing's right to bear arms.

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