Armory Automaton


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Commander 2016 Rare

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Armory Automaton

Artifact Creature — Construct

When Armory Automaton enters the battlefield or attacks, you may attach any number of target Equipment to it. (Control of the Equipment doesn't change.)

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Armory Automaton Discussion

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

6 days ago


The starting game plan is to drop Sram, Senior Edificer on Turn 2 and ride the card draw. An early Equipment tutor is usually spent on the either one of those two. In fact, Sram, Senior Edificer makes Sword of the Animist better as he's a consistent early game body to equip.

Ghostly Prison and Windborn Muse were replaced with Grasp of Fate and Armory Automaton respectively. I needed space for Armory Automaton and leaving Ghostly Prison by itself wasn't going to be that effective anymore.

Grasp of Fate is an exception as it hits multiple permanents. No interest in Quarantine Field. It's way too expensive and doesn't work with Sun Titan.

I cut Karmic Justice for Forsake the Worldly. Quality exiling removal is constantly being printed, which erodes Karmic Justice's effectiveness.

Never switching back to Eight-and-a-Half-Tails and I absolutely don't miss him in the Command Zone. Sram, Senior Edificer's been amazing since the change. Eight-and-a-Half-Tails is only still in the 99 due to the lack of Leonin Abunas variants without shroud. He still has his issues in low mana situations.

My Commander is mostly irrelevant. It's the crazy plays I sometimes perform that cause groans. I got extremely lucky once with Argentum Armor and a Masterwork of Ingenuity copy both equipped on Turn 5.

Though I'm been happy with Sram, Senior Edificer, his days in the Command Zone may be numbered. Balan, Wandering Knight from the Commander 2017 decks has my complete attention right now. The Cat hits like a truck with little set up.

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

1 month ago


It's a little of both. Using Equipment and Auras with enough support cards for both of them dilutes overall synergy. I originally built the deck for Equipment exclusively to keep the synergy as strong as possible, but I've started to slip in worthwhile utility Auras when Sram, Senior Edificer became the Commander.

Eternal Dragon is a great utility card:

  • It can provide a land drop.
  • It can tutor for Mistveil Plains.
  • It provides a cheap shuffle effect to refresh the top of my library for Sensei's Divining Top.
  • Its base 5/5 flying frame is perfect for Equipment if I need to use a back-up attacker.
  • It's self-recurring, allowing the aforementioned abilities to be repeatable. It's not very mana efficient at it, but the option's there.

Eight-and-a-Half-Tails remains in the 99 due to a lack of reliable ways to prevent targeted removal.

Leonin Abunas is the gold standard... and every other option falls short, mainly due to all of them using shroud. Armory Automaton is especially affected by my Equipment having shroud, being completely dead. Future support cards could also involve targeting my own Equipment.

Until something better comes along, 8.5 is here to stay.

CaptSillva on "The Art War"

1 month ago

I feel like this deck really want to be running an equipment package of some sort. Here is a few good options Tenza, Godo's Maul, Hero's Blade, Helm of Kaldra, Shield of Kaldra, Sword of Kaldra, Batterskull, Sword of Body and Mind, Sword of Feast and Famine, Sword of Fire and Ice, Sword of Light and Shadow, Sword of War and Peace, and Sword of Vengeance.

If you decide to run red equipment here is some support Armory Automaton, Brass Squire, and Godo, Bandit Warlord.

KylerStar on Rancor, Mycosynth Lattice, Bludgeon Brawl

2 months ago

Thanks!! We were playing commander. I had played Mycosynth Lattice. The Next turn Zurgo played Bludgeon Brawl and attacked with his Armory Automaton. We were very unsure what this meant for Karametra's Auras. xD

deltonesan on

2 months ago

Update: This deck underwent its first playtest today. The results were overall a substantial improvement over the previous iteration (a plain bad deck that used Kambal, Consul of Allocation as a commander, and thus had none of my versatile blue cards).

Things I was happy about:

Game 1:

-It was quick. I was caught by a situation where he seemed to ramp much more efficiently than I, and he was using my artifacts against me by way of Armory Automaton. I summmoned a zombie army with Army of the Damned but he was able to off me before they untapped despite my Fog Bank.

Result: LOSS

Game 2:

-He ramped extremely ineffectively, because he simply couldn't manage to draw one of his deck's colors. I built up past 80 life at one point and finally broke through his defenses to win this one. My victory was a much slower, gradual process than his abrupt win in the first game.

Result: WIN

Game 3:

-Longest game of MTG that I've played in a long, long while. This game was probably well past 3 hours long and ended in a stalemate, with both of us trading off board superiority multiple times in epic ways.

-Dropping Phylactery Lich and Fog Bank on the same turn, effectively freezing my opponent's attackers in their tracks. This allowed me to claw my way back into a match that was as good as lost. I built up to army superiority following that and then he board wiped me.

-He had a nasty setup, again including Armory Automaton and at one point was operating with my Lashwrithe equipped getting +9/+9 from the Lashwrithe alone. This is with multiple artifact buffers equipped as well, and a red attacker that gave his Automaton doublestrike and lifelink. But I answered him with a steady card draw mechanism in Oloro, eventually growing my mana pool enough to exile twice using Dark Impostor in a single turn with mana left over.

This lead to him board wiping me, and the game finally ended in a stalemate when we both simply ran out of time that we had allotted to magic cards for the day. Needless to say this was an exciting end to the day.


So my deck's new iteration went 1-1-1 on the first day of play, and I'm not too disappointed.

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