Armory Automaton


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Commander (2016 Edition) 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

feyn_do_alduin on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

1 week ago

you could try Armory Automaton, it sounds real scary imo

MegaMatt13 on Voltron-and-a-Senior-Edificer (21 combat damage)

2 weeks 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.

Osbert on Sram's Workshop

3 weeks 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

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

3 weeks 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.

Darksteel Myr - A 0/1 that literally can't do anything on it's own as a replacement for Transcendent Master? Is this a joke?


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.

PartyJ on Voltron-and-a-Senior-Edificer (21 combat damage)

3 weeks 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:



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!

Daedalus19876 on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

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?)

The artifact lands DO work better with Puresteel Paladin and Mox Opal (considering adding the latter).

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? :)

the_earl_0f_grey: I can't run Cabal Coffers anyway :)

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!

hoardofnotions on Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH | *PRIMER*

1 month ago

I have a couple of thoughts,

Boros Garrison worth it?

Eiganjo Castle better than a plains?

no fetch lands? on purpose?

how has Inspiring Vantage worked for you? better at keeping your stax artifacts tapped when you want then Quicksmith Rebel?

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?

Relic Seeker? possibly too slow, especially off curve. Could be Sram, Senior Edificer instead?

have you found Swiftfoot Boots better than Lightning Greaves?

Tithe instead of a plains?

Mask of Memory card draw is great and synergizes well with Land Tax

Mistveil Plains recursion for Sunforger

Armory Automaton probably not to great, but it can steal opponents nonsense. Is great with Argentum Armor as well

I've been rocking an aurelia, the warleader deck and it's fun seeing boros getting some love!

BlackWitch on Of Hate-and-a-laugh Tales

1 month ago


The fact which makes me unable to think about Eldrazi Conscription as an equipment is that, IF Eldrazi Conscription won't be countered, it still will be the primary target for your opponent. It's almost impossible to keep something that terrifying safe on board. Believe me. I play Kaalia of the Vast. Of course it is also different situation since my opponent knows that I will finally try to cast her, so he keeps all his counter spells and damn removals especially for this occasion, while your opponent doesn't even know you have something like THAT in your deck. YET it is also extremely easy to get rid of an aura card.

If You won't leave that extra mana for protection while casting Eldrazi Conscription, either way someone will destroy this aura itself with enchantment removal, or worse, will just simply get rid of the creature, before or after Eldrazi Conscription hits the board. Either way your aura gets buried too. That is why, for me this is spell for 10-11 CMC, which is just too much, even for what it does. But if You can afford it and You love it that much, this is still OP card.

When it comes for Oblation. Recently I've been playing with my quite good friend. During our games, he used oblation 3 times I guess. One time I got my winning card with this additional draw Oblation gave me, and the other time I re-draw the removed card (plus an extra one thanks to Oblation). So I will say it again. This card is useless to me. There are better option for removal Path to Exile, Council's Judgment, and for draw Survival Cache, Truce or Acrobatic Maneuver. Especially the last one if you want to blink your creatures.

Creatures with flying like Dust Elemental, Eiganjo Free-Riders, Stormfront Riders, Galepowder Mage are also good cards if you want to re use some ETB effects from Stoneforge Mystic, Armory Automaton, Knight of the White Orchid, Relic Seeker or Sun Titan. Although if You want to go this way, I would add some more creatures with ETB.

Does mana from Thran Turbine disappear after the upkeep ? If yes, than this card is not as good as I thought, but still might be useful.

I like scry lands. If I would play mono coloured deck, I would miss them. I really underestimated them before, therefore I recommend them now.

Scrying Sheets is a nice land for Your snow covered collection.

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