Animation Module

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Rare

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Tokens

Animation Module

Artifact

Whenever one or more +1/+1 counters are placed on a permanent you control, you may pay 1. If you do, create a 1/1 colorless Servo artifact creature token.

3, T: Choose a counter on target permanent or player. Give that permanent or player another counter of that kind.

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Animation Module Discussion

GabeBurch on Fog Tower

5 days ago

The maiden voyage of this deck did pretty well - 0/2, 2/1, 2/1 - 4th place out of 8

The first match was against a blue Aetherworks Marvel + Paradox Engine + Aethertide Whale combo deck and I got shut down pretty quickly. I think I may need some artifact removal in my sideboard.

The second match was against a red/black Vampire Madness deck. He beat me in game 2 due to his Vampires with haste and lack of fogs in hand, but I took him down in game 3 with a Torrential Gearhulk and Dynavolt Towers.

Match number 3 was against a black Metallic Mimic + Animation Module servo deck. Fumigate performed very well except when Yahenni, Undying Partisan was around because he just sacrificed all his servos. Game 3 wasn't looking too good until I drew a second Fevered Visions at the end of turn 5 and a third one at the start of turn 6 and played them both that turn. Three Fevered Visions on the board is wicked.

JerichoDarkstar on Mardu Servo Madness

6 days ago

I would definitely recommend taking out Chief of the Foundry for Metallic Mimic.

Chief only gives your Artifact Creatures a soft bonus that would disappear if he died. Mimic will give them all your Servos permanent +1/+1 counters.

The other great advantage you get with Mimic is has great synergy with Animation Module. Looking at your decklist, I think you use the combo Syndicate Trafficker + Animation Module + Marionette Master, which is deadly under the right circumstances.

Well, if you have Mimic instead of Marionette in that combo, you can put 2/2 Servos on the battlefield for . That's crazy good value, and would help give your deck another way to be effective.

ghoul_Legion on Aetherborn Tribal

1 week ago

Hello,

I would probably take 1x Animation Module out and add 1 more fatal or grasp, Simply because you don't want to draw 2x animation module. yes you can always use it to sacrifice it but the extra control is worth it in my opinion.

Nice deck :)

Spiritsloth on Ghave, the Shroom Shaman

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions Rzepkanut! I really like the idea of adding Animation Module and Mind Slash to the deck at some point.

chalto on

1 week ago

Archangel_of_Entropy Thanks for the feedback!

Animation Module seemed like a great repeatable Servo token production engine to sink extra mana into whenever I place a counter, which I do often. With Indulgent Aristocrat its a repeatable + to drop a +1 counter on each of my vampires, or I can end up making more Servo fodder from the extra triggers. I think being able to maintain enough sac fodder is important, especially since having extra can help feed a game winning Ormendahl, Profane Prince  Flip. An Animation Module on board is great to have, though 2 is useless, which is why its a 2-of and not a 4-of like Hidden Stockpile.

As far as Cliffhaven Vampire he's not as great as Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet for the CMC, but he has a decent butt for blocking as a 2/4 flying. The passive life gain from Drana's Emissary and all the lifelink from whenever I attack or block with Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Gifted Aetherborn, or Indulgent Aristocrat gives us plenty of life gain opportunities to ping our opponent down, making him pretty good offensively or defensively.

I do agree that I think the deck could use some card advantage. Hidden Stockpile's sac to Scry 1 is something but it's not quite enough. Sorin, Grim Nemesis is totally on theme and offers card draw, life loss, life gain, removal, and an almost guaranteed game winning ultimate. At CMC though, he's a bit costly, but could prove useful in mid to late game to wear out my opponent in a more defensive matchup since he should be pretty easy to defend and build up to a win, so I'm definitely thinking of including him in the mainboard.

Other options for card advantage were Asylum Visitor, a decent draw engine with a 3/1 vamp body. However with no opportunity to discard my hand or my opponent's, I'm not sure how often I can take advantage of the card draw unless I'm top-decking. Adding in Heir of Falkenrath  Flip to make it work is an option, though I'm not sure what I'd pull out for them. Probably 2 for 2 with Drana's Emissary and Cliffhaven Vampire.

Another option is adding in spells like Altar's Reap, which makes a great response to a kill spell or otherwise just target a Servo for two cards. If we want to spend life instead of creatures we can go with Succumb to Temptation instead. Another decent option and also on theme though would be Vampiric Rites, and sacrificing a creature to draw a card and gaining a life instead of losing it.

Just some thoughts, I need to proxy and playtest it to see how it goes, but if anyone would like to give it a go, let me know how it works and what changes you made and suggestions you have!

mack10k on B/W servo

1 week ago

Sram's Expertise is fantastic and needs to be in all servo decks, in the main that is. Metallic Mimic + Animation Module lets you dump all your mana for servos every time you can play one. I don't think Scoured Barrens is standard legal. Skywhaler's Shot isn't really good enough for a main deck slot. For standard, replace it with Fatal Push, Immolating Glare, or Stasis Snare. Master Trinketeer deserves a slot as well.

Here is a good aggro list to look up and tool out.

x4drianx on B/W servo

1 week ago

C0MbatibleW0mbat thanks, I hope I'm using everything here correctly, I added the 2 Animation Module's to the side, and the Metallic Mimic's to the maybe if i can get them

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