Arcbound Bruiser

Arcbound Bruiser

Artifact Creature — Golem

Modular 3 (This enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it. When it's put into a graveyard, you may put its +1/+1 counters on target artifact creature.)

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Set Rarity
Darksteel (DST) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Arcbound Bruiser Discussion

roeby on Growtesque - Pauper EDH

1 year ago

just for easy viewing, these are all the common modular creatures. Arcbound Bruiser Arcbound Hybrid Arcbound Stinger Arcbound Worker Arcbound Wanderer I don't think the wanderer is a good fit in this deck though

shagreel on I will kill myself till you die

1 year ago

Section 1 Get +1/+1 counters other than attacking

Arcbound stuff by CMC (some are in other categories): Arcbound Worker, Arcbound Slith, Arcbound Stinger, Arcbound Crusher, Arcbound Hybrid, Arcbound Bruiser, Arcbound Fiend, Arcbound Lancer, Arcbound Overseer

Creature type based: Metallic Mimic

Just because it is an artifact: Steel Overseer

Creatures that already have counters:

Clock work creatures by CMC: Clockwork Beetle, Clockwork Condor, Clockwork Vorrac, Clockwork Hydra, Clockwork Dragon

Sacrifice outlets to consider:

  1. Culling Dais
  2. Demonmail Hauberk
  3. Blasting Station
  4. Metalwork Colossus
  5. Phyrexian Vault
  6. Spawning Pit
  7. Shivan Harvest
  8. Arcbound Ravager

Value / payoff cards Ramp Scion tokens:Eldrazi Skyspawner, Drowner of Hope, Incubator Drone

+1/+1 Ramp: Crystalline Crawler, Workhorse

Other cool Ramp Oblivion Sower, Pilgrim's Eye

Token time: Pentavus, Tetravus, Triskelavus

Draw: Matter Reshaper Solemn Simulacrum Filigree Familiar

Other: Control: Wizard Replica

Damage: Flayer Drone, Vulshok Replica, Pierce Strider

Gain Life: Peace Strider

Recur: Scrap Trawler, Myr Retriever, Arcbound Reclaimer

Cheating: Summoner's Egg

Other cards I like

Vela the Night-Clad She makes all your colorless permanents only blockable by an artifact

Scarecrone Recursion

Storm the Vault Mana ramp

Liquimetal Coating some of those creature that are not a artifact... now it is

Phyrexian Scriptures Kill all non-artifact creatures / also places a +1/+1 counter

Draakeragon on

3 years ago

I have some ideas for what cards to remove


Really expensive mana fixing

Mindless Automaton

Discarding is really bad for those tokens.

Arcbound Bruiser

A 3/3 for 5 is just to expensive. even with modular

Arcbound Wanderer

Most likely it's going to be a 2 or a 3 for 6 mana

Arcbound Lancer

7 mana is really expensive. even for a 4/4 first strike with modular.

Executioner's Capsule

About as expensive in mana cost as murder but less good.

Morbid Curiosity

Have to sacrifice a creature. It's better for decks that take creatures from your opponents. Besides, you have a lot of draw

metalevolence on Gilder Bairn

4 years ago

Mothdust Changeling to tap bairn

Dizzy Spell is a nice tutor for springleaf drum and stuff

Neurok Stealthsuit protects bairn for cheap, and protects all your dudes if you keep mana up

arcane spyglass is cute but probably a lot worse than a regular draw spell like Rush of Knowledge

thallids seem preeeeeeeetty slow and bad even for this, you're probably better off loading up a huge guy with counters

Rancor or Horned Helm helps said huge guy evade blockers

I'd cut thallids for more counterspells, perhaps Faerie Trickery, and removal like Nature's Claim

arcbound creatures seem faster and more proftable than thallids, like Arcbound Bruiser and Arcbound Stinger

Mousemke on Modular Recycling

4 years ago

This deck needs to be focused or just to be torn apart. On the core side of it, (taking some cues from around tappedout) i think Arcbound Crusher and Arcbound Slith are a WAY better fit than Arcbound Bruiserand Arcbound Hybrid. better and cheaper. What this deck seems to be missing is some sort of proliferate (Steel Overseer, Throne of Geth), as well as some way to return artifacts from the graveyard (suggestions?) U/G have bioshift/proliferate/evolve things, but i have a soft spot for Atog so I want to keep it (mono?)red.

More Arcbound Ravagers is a given and would open the world up for all sorts of nonsense, but at 50 a piece, that ain't happening any time soon