Animation Module


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Animation Module


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

DreadnoughtMTG on Hydra Module

1 week ago

Diabolic Edict totally isn't legal in modern.. neither is Pernicious Deed actually.

I think some combination of Metallic Mimic with less Animation Module would be real strong. It just floods the board with 2/2s for all the mana you have. Also, Avatar of the Resolute should likely be an auto include.

Mistcutter Hydra is probably best in the sideboard as maybe a 2 of. Primordial Hydra, although stupid strong, often just doesn't cut it in modern. He's maybe still worth a try, but I'd stick around that 2 mark. Managorger Hydra might benefit extremely from some phyrexian mana spells like Dismember or Mutagenic Growth just to instantly negate lightning bolts flying at it.

Are you set on green and black? It could go either way (Mono-Green or B/G); you definitely get better removal with black and maybe Winding Constrictor.

joppeke80 on Servo Tribal

1 week ago

What i have noticed from playing is that the 4 processions are overkill, theres a lack of removal for opponent threats. i would remove 2 processions, and add some Seal Away

also flying is a problem. and youre missing 3 drops, Aethersphere Harvester is a great card for this deck since you can almost always crew it with a servo. lifelink works great aswell. i was missing some cards here and there so i kicked out the Animation Module, since i think the combo doesnt go off often enough with 1 or 2

skibulk on Just Taaaaaaap It In

1 week ago

Nice deck.

-4 Mountains, +4 Artifact Lands from another color. That would leave you with 12 red mana sources (1 in 5 cards). Since you can't play your Ghirapur AEther Grid until turn 3 anyway, chances are high that you'll have at least one red mana within your first 10 cards. Or maybe use Buried Ruin, Inventor's Fair, Tomb of the Spirit Dragon.

While Norin and Genesis Chamber are a cool combo, you only have 2 Norin, no draw, and no search. Besides Norin, none of your other cards really abuse Genesis chamber, and vice versa. So I'm wondering if you would be better off taking them out.

Nuisance Engine, Unwinding clock, and two artifact lands would serve a similar purpose.

Animation Module is awesome with Arcbound Crusher, Hangarback Walker, Steel Overseer, Crystalline Crawler.

5hadao on Muldrotha, the RED-tide

3 weeks ago

Here comes another change up to the deck to make things a little more on theme and deadly

OUT Driven // Despair , Millstone , Contraband Kingpin , Traxos, Scourge of Kroog

IN Grim Affliction , Animation Module , Explore , Forbidden Alchemy

5hadao on GOT GREEN?

3 weeks ago

Made another change

Out Animation Module , Emrakul's Evangel

In Damping Matrix , Damping Sphere

Taking animation module out so I can put it in my Muldrotha deck :) and Emrakul’s because it’s less on theme with Rishkar... putting in some more artifact mana control to slow the game down for everyone... but me hahahaha ;)

livinggeo on Voltaic Constructs - Updated!

3 weeks ago

So I wish I could go back and edit the text above but in the white build you have going I think the fresh spice from the orient vs Jund/Jeski is Rally the Ancestors.

This might be better than the proactive sideboard plan of cards that let use draw cards as our dudes get killed Fecundity,Shapers' Sanctuary, or as we play dudes Lifecrafter's Bestiary, making more dudes Animation Module or preventing our dudes from getting killed Heroic Intervention.

Rally the Ancestors - this can be mainboarded or sideboard. As a mainboard, card in our good matchups it is a win more card; but in our even to bad matchups it turns any drawn out game into an instant win if we get to cast it for 4 CMC. As long as we have a Metallic Mimic in play or in the graveyard the Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker get to come in alive. This can be cast as an instant speed surprise so a Blinkmoth Nexus or Inkmoth Nexus attack can turn lethal.

I think Rally the Ancestors is the way forward with this deck and may need to be retool slightly to take full advantage of it.

livinggeo on Voltaic Constructs - Updated!

3 weeks ago

Huge fan of this deck and I am glad you are still working on it. I have been playing this deck in paper since Sam Pardee posted a video of it on channel fireball and have been adding/ cutting cards since. Match ups that this decks finds the most difficult, as you have found out are, removal laden decks such as Jund, Jeski and linner aggro decks that can enter/ grow as large as this deck does e.g Humans (currently at a 33% GWP and 16.5% MWP) and Hollow One (1 match so far). My current list can be seen at

I will be playing your first list you made a video of this Tuesday and Friday in two 5 round tournaments. I think the higher velocity that your version produces might help vs the other linear aggro decks and linear combo decks while simultaneously helping the removal heavy deck match up by taxing the number of threats on the battlefield at on time.

Cards that might be worth considering adding to the 75 which could help the Jund/ Jeski match up are Shapers' Sanctuary, Fecundity, Evolutionary Leap, Heroic Intervention, Scrap Trawler and Animation Module.

Out of these I have test the Fecundity, Evolutionary Leap, and Animation Module. Fecundity was cute with Arcbound Ravager for lots of card draw but at that point I was already winning and when behind it was a lame top deck. But I only had in the deck for a short time and could need a revisit. Note: your opennent get to draw off it too.

Evolutionary Leap was in there at the start but I always sided it out and hated it when every time was in hand or in play, might be better with Aether Vial freeing up mana for it. My version of the deck is so mana hungry for the first five turns that have a green mana to spare and a willing creature is not the easiest thing to ask of the deck.

Shapers' Sanctuary - On paper this should be boss in the Jund/ Jeski match up and any other match up where we expect a lot of targeted hate to be sided in vs us. I'll be adding some to my sideboard and giving a test this week. I am worried that is it is too slow, at first is is card disadvantage then after one removal spell is equal then after that it starts paying off. It also does nothing vs sweepers

Heroic Intervention - seems too cute but this card is also super valuable in a ton more match ups post board in which we expect sweepers. Such as Jund, Scapeshift, U/W Control, Storm, Tron variants, Seath Shadow, Ad Nauseum and more. Holding 2 mana might be tight but casting it at at the right time might just be a blow out.

Animation Module - this card has had a home in my main for a good amount of time, it goes with the synergy with the deck, a bit more with your version of the deck. It makes Arcbound Ravager its own food, makes Walking Ballista ability cost one less ( whoopty doo) and in youR version of the deck it can add poison counters to the opponent and -1/-1 counters to creatures. In grindy matchups it helps fight their removal and forces them to find a sweeper. You have already seen the combo it has with Metallic Mimic. If this card has a con it is the fact that if you have been hit by a board wipe, it does not do anything without a +1/+1 to start the fun again.

Scrap Trawler - may be some cool spice that can be mainboarded to help the grindy matchups, reusable Walking Ballista and Hangarback Walker seem sweet.

Blasting Station - again might be to cute but has great synergy with your version of the deck. It work with Animation Module severos, Hangarback Walker death trigger, triggering modular off of Arcbound Worker and Voltaic Servant end of turn ability.

Lifecrafter's Bestiary - might be in the same realm as Fecundity but scry 1 every turn plus drawing a card on every cast of a creature spell that sound good right? ...Right?

Throne of Geth - I see that you cut it out completely. Not sure if that is right but not sure if it is wrong. It great vs targeted removal when we don't have a Arcbound Ravager. I understand why you made that cut to fit the life’s legacy but instant speed sacrifice outlet is so important vs Path of Exile.

Life's Legacy - I never thought of this card when building and testing, seems to cute with little plus side. I watched your games and you only casted it once but that one time is looked like it won you the game where if it was a Throne of Geth it would have taken at least one additional turn, if you were still alive after a prime time attack. In many of you match you sided it out so it didn't get a lot of game time. Though it won you that game I’m still not sold.

My current sideboard philosophy with this version of the deck has been have multiple copy of card that hose specific archetypes and us my 3 copy of Ancient Stirrings to dig for them. There are a number of Human decks at my local meta so i want to test out the torpor orb and i wish it has gone better than it has. This may be due to variance but it has not really slowed down the deck enough or it may be a result that post board they get to resolve their Kataki, War's Wage and i don't have a Gut Shot/ Walking Ballista in play.

Once I cut the Ancient Stirrings I will have a more diverse sideboard. This biggest question that I have been asking myself is is I should be using Tormod's Crypt over Grafdigger's Cage. The idea s to help turn on Mox Opal turn one for a faster plays vs fast graveyard decks.

Other considerations which I have given thought bt haven not looked into is doing into more then once color. I see that you have gone into white but are we sure that is the best splash?

Other people have gone into black for the Winding Constrictor and sweet black sideboard tech, if i was to splash black I would gravitate towards Dark Confidant.

Other youtube videos of the deck that I have found are Sam Pardee Really good game vs Hollow one- Ross Meriam

Jarvis Yu First 2:30 hours is him playing the deck. If you watch is you should watch at 2 time speed

Zyrnak-very good online affinity player

TCG- Corban Hosler

There are others but as a youtube I am sure you have seen these already

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