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
1 week ago
Here are a couple silly cards that have good interactions with Alesha:
Amulet of Vigor - will untap all reanimated creatures and has the added bonus of speeding slowlands.
Silent Arbiter - in addition to being a reanimation target, he lets you cheat a second attacker into play while still only letting the opponent have one blocker - also conveniently helps keep aggression under control.
Armory Automaton - wow, it's only a 2/2.
Clockwork Dragon - 6/6 flier, Alesha won't trigger his counter removal effect. There are a handful of other 0/0s worth considering as well, just for the sake of general value.
1 month ago
you could try Armory Automaton, it sounds real scary imo
1 month ago
Love this deck. It helped inspire my own: Sram's Workshop
A few suggestions on cards that are working great for me:
Armory Automaton: Cheating equip costs is busted in this deck. He gets massive very quickly with the added bonus of equipping opponents' stuff they may have out.
Sword of Kaldra: Even if you don't run any of the other "kaldra" equipment, the sword is great. Huge voltron buff that can exile blockers.
Smuggler's Copter: Since being banned in Standard, this card's price has tanked. It's incredibly efficient card draw that will draw you a card upon entering the battlefield and then filter cards as it attacks.
I agree with the previous commenter about Cataclysmic Gearhulk. I think with this deck you would just be blowing up a ton of your equipment.
1 month ago
I feel like Kemba, Kha Regent could fit easily in here. he's an out to Grave Pact effects other than Gift of Immortality. Also you could use Assault Suit for the same effect. Also if you want a one hit wonder, Armory Automaton :D
1 month ago
Transcendent Master is a 3-drop that upgrades itself, not a -costed creature. And it doesn't cost all that mana at once. If it's not ideal to level up Transcendent Master in a given situation, it's still a cheap, 3/3 body for Equipment and can be leveled up at a later time. It's second form as a 6/6 lifelinker is still potent. It's a flexible threat that's usable at any stage of the game. Not every creature needs a high-impact ETB or cast trigger to be effective.
And what card game are you playing where a 9/9 with lifelink and indestructible isn't doing anything? Is it not denting an opponent's life total? Is it not pressuring an opponent's creatures? Is it not keeping an opponent's threat at bay? A creature like that doesn't just sit around...
Soul of New Phyrexia - Worse than Avacyn, Angel of Hope (which I'm planning on dropping). Holding 5 mana every turn for indestructible is too much of a burden on my manabase. And I'm trying to keep the average CMC low. Adding a 6cmc creature isn't helping this plan.
Etched Champion - One of the advantages of Transcendent Master is that it can function without Equipment. This deck has enough small creatures that need Equipment to be of use as attackers. Compares poorly to Armory Automaton. Has the same P/T and cost as Champion, but with a much more desirable effect.
Everyone's meta is different. If Transcendent Master doesn't work for you, then it just doesn't work. It's not the card's fault that a meta is too fast for it or is more removal heavy.
I'm NEVER going to turn Sram into a combo deck.
I loathe combo decks in Commander. Commander games are supposed to be moderately lengthy good times. Nobody is going to have one when a player has a deck designed to win as fast as possible with a strategy that is a pain to deal with. And after the first game, everyone will either not want to play against it again or will completely collude against it in subsequent games to keep the combo from going off.
This is NOT what I want when I play Commander.
My Sram deck will forever be Equipment Voltron. Trying to convince me otherwise is a wasted effort.
1 month ago
Another big update incoming. It's something that is part of my plan to try something out of the ordinary with white: a storm win!
I wil explain this playtest using the card changes:
- Austere Command : This card just hits too many of my own non-creature stuff now.
- Solemn Simulacrum : Part of the change is that I am looking into ramp using mana rocks
- Extraplanar Lens : Same as above
- Burnished Hart : Same as above
- Mangara of Corondor : Can be missed and I need his slot for a new card
- Silverblade Paladin : Does not synergises with Sram, being an creature.
- Relic Seeker : Being the slowest tutor, which gives me an extra slot for a new card
- Knight of the White Orchid : I am looking into ramp using mana rocks for my new gameplan
- Armory Automaton : Can be replaced, too narrow
- Paradox Engine : This will untap my mana rocks to get a storm of equipment brewing
- Aetherflux Reservoir : My new alternative wincon besides being Voltron orientated.
- Gilded Lotus : New mana rock 1
- Thran Dynamo : New mana rock 2
- Mind Stone : New mana rock 3
- Mana Vault : New mana rock 4
- Paradise Mantle : New mana rock 5
- Mana Crypt : New mana rock 6
- Mox Opal : New mana rock 7
As you can see, this first update - a new alternate gameplan - might need some more improvements while we start testing. If you have any suggestions, knowing that I want to keep it voltron, but with a storm twist. Then let me know!
1 month ago
hoardofnotions: Oh, I missed your earlier comment! Lemme fix that now...
First post: Boros Garrison can bite you sometimes, but overall I'm pleased with it. I don't own an Eiganjo Castle or fetchlands, unfortunately. Inspiring Vantage is awesome. Sublime Archangel used to be better when I was playing more token cards like Monastery Mentor, but it's still pulling its weight (usually gives at least +4/+4 to my Exalted creature). Inquisitor's Flail is one of my most valuable cards, wouldn't leave home without it. Relic Seeker is much worse than Stoneforge Mystic obviously, but still very good (I need to see if Sram can make the cut as well). I'm not really a fan of Tithe. Lightning Greaves is generally a better card than Swiftfoot Boots BUT shroud isn't friendly in a Voltron deck. Mistveil Plains/Sunforger is not a combo I really like here, to be honest - it's better suited for a slow, grindy deck. Armory Automaton does not work very well with Argentum Armor unfortunately. I'm glad you're enjoying your Aurelia deck!
Latest post: I'm honestly not sure why I have trouble with colors in this deck, but I do. Perhaps I shuffle wrong? But for now I'm not willing to add more utility lands TBH. (Also, I can't run Cabal Coffers obv - what card did you mean?)
And with regards to Chaos Warp - if you Warp a commander, the top card of its owner's library still gets flipped. This is because the effect that puts the commander back into the Command Zone is a replacement effect, not an effect that makes the target illegal (in the latter case, the spell would be countered and the top card would not be flipped - for example, if the commander in question was sacrificed in response). However - in the special case of a commander being Warped - the commander isn't shuffled in and therefore the order of the library is unchanged before the flip occurs.
Does that clear that up? :)
I don't run Strionic Resonator or Rings of Brighthearth because both cards are disappointing - too little effect on their own, and too conditional. In 95% of cases, they are just dead cards. I've tried them and found they just didn't work in this build. (In fact, I find that Strionic Resonator sucks in general, but that's a longer conversation.) There are just too few triggered effects I'm willing to pay mana to copy. I could give you proper statistical analysis if you want, but it's mostly personal preference.
I don't personally think that Cauldron of Souls is worth 5 mana here, especially since it conflicts with my commander's CMC. I actually used to run Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant in here, haha - and I'm conflicted over him. He's amazing if I can drop him T3. He's really disappointing if I drop him T5 (because I'm frequently below 30 life at that point). I cut him due to reliability issues.
I hope this answers your questions!
2 months ago
I have a couple of thoughts,
Boros Garrison worth it?
Eiganjo Castle better than a plains?
no fetch lands? on purpose?
Sublime Archangel good? i'm not seeing a lot of token generation for big swings. it's basically just a "big dude"
Inquisitor's Flail how has this preformed?
Tithe instead of a plains?
I've been rocking an aurelia, the warleader deck and it's fun seeing boros getting some love!