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 (C16) 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

assassinite9 on Breya Counterspells

3 weeks ago

Eldrazi Displacer + Breya, Etherium Shaper + Ashnod's Altar is a sneaky win if you can assemble it. Kind of feels like you've either gotten part of the pre-con or got the full thing and smashed a bunch of stuff in it. The name says counters, but it feels more like a random collection of token producers, value creatures, maybe some kind of tribal with mimic, and cavern of souls (unless its for felidar combo). If you want tokens, throw in Splinter Twin Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker and the accompanying combo pieces in.

Armory Automaton has 3 targets for your deck, and you cant always count on your opponents to have equipment.

I have the feeling you want to go with a token strategy, in that case, I'd take out Filigree Angel Sanctum Gargoyle and similar more irrelevant things for actual token producers like the 2 mana spells that create 2 1/1s and Sram's Expertise in addition to creatures with the fabricate mechanic (marionette master is nuts when making artifact token creatures and such)

Treehugger003 on Nazahn, Revered Weaponsmith

1 month ago

For equipment consider something like Trailblazer's Boots or Prowler's Helm for unblockable.

I would also recommend Blade of Selves to abuse the ETB trigger on Nazahn.

Godsend is another good white equipment.

Other artifacts that go well with artifact equipment themes include Darksteel Forge and nev disk. Sorry I can never spell that dudes name. If you use this combo I would recommend including Armory Automaton for a beater.

Hope this helps


nickspoiala on Godo, the One Hit Wonder

1 month ago

I understand the confusion with the tutors, but they technically don't happen at the same time. Two token copies of Godo enter, which both die to the legendary rule. So two separate Godo triggers go on the stack, so as long as I use the first trigger to tutor the hammer, it all works out. I just stated them both at the same time for simplicity sake.

I like the idea of the spike and scytheclaw! Usually I don't need things like that because Godo goes for commander damage and not total 40, but it can be a very useful backup for things like Armory Automaton when Godo can't stick!

I'm surprised I have not seen the flail in my searches. That would solve many problems with people trying to interact with Godo when I swing!

Thank you so much for the suggestions!

TheWallinator74 on Sram, Senior Edificer

1 month ago

Armory Automaton for another fallback creature?

Treehugger003 on Akiri, Equipment Slinger

1 month ago

I ran Akiri and Bruce Tarl as my partner commanders for a long time with great success (it was also one of my favorites). I'm just going to throw out a bunch of things that worked for me and some of my thoughts.

I am wondering about the Eldrazi. They take A LOT of mana. Red/white is usually struggling to get that much mana and I'm not really seeing some of the cards I would have expected to really put lands on the battle field and or cheat them in. Deathrender, Burnished Hart, Pilgrim's Eye.

For equipment you are running the swords. They were too expensive for me. Some of the equipment that I was using include: Godsend, Prowler's Helm, Trailblazer's Boots, Assault Suit this is more for sacrafice protection but it is hilarious to see somebody use your commander to kill off somebody else, Mask of Memory.

Protection: Darksteel Forge yeah, yeah i know i just said the eldrazi were expensive mana wise. Meekstone Akiri has vigilance. Reconnaissance is abuseable for non vigilant creatures.

Removal: If you are running sunforger I cannot recommend enough Mistveil Plains please note it is also a plains card so it is easier to tutor. I would also suggest adding a bit more artifact/enchantment removal. Fate Forgotten is cheap and fetchable with sunforger. I would also highly recommend at least a couple of boardwipes. There is a boardwipe in white that kills non white creatures and Nevinyrral's Disk has some fun interactions with Darksteel Forge if you go this rout I would also pick up Armory Automaton for a beater.

General utility: Mimic Vat is one of my auto includes in everything. Godo, Bandit Warlord is just awesome in this deck, Open the Vaults, Thought Vessel. Depending on meta I would look at some graveyard hate too. I was running both Rest in Peace and Tormod's Crypt but there are a bunch of recursion decks I play against regularly. Hellkite Tyrant is another possibility depending on meta.

Good luck with Akiri. -Tree

TheDuggernaught on Boros Equipment please comment suggestions!!!

2 months ago

No, your deck in its current state is not modern legal. Neither Armory Automaton, and Bloodforged Battle-Axe are legal in the modern format. This is because in order for a card to be legal in modern, it needs to be printed in a standard legal set. Neither Armory Automaton (Commander 2016) or Bloodforged Battle-Axe (Commander 2017) were printed in a standard legal set. As such, the cards will not show up on a ban list because the cards are not banned. They are just not legal since they were never printed in a standard legal set. No need to ban something that is not legal to begin with :P

As for suggestions, how competitive do you want this to be? I ask because equipment-centric decks are very hard to tune to a highly competitive level. This is because of the tempo loss that you take when you have to both pay to play the equipment and then also pay to equip it. This tempo loss is further exaggerated when the equipped creature dies and you even have to pay that equip cost again. In either case, I can certainly scrounge up some suggestions. I would just like to know if this is more for kitchen table play with your friends, or if you want to really make the deck able to compete with the boogeymen of the format.

NensouHiebara on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

2 months ago


Balan, Wandering Knight will become the Commander when I next update the deck. I don't change things the instant new cards come out and keep the deck on a set update schedule. The next update should be sometime in October.


Additional Mana Rocks - Not going that route. I don't need to rush Balan onto the battlefield, so the early game will be designated to preparing the board like it was with Eight-and-a-Half-Tails as the Commander. Additionally, Sword of the Animist is my first choice from an early tutor.

Reliquary Tower - It's currently an experiment, pairing it with Sword of Fire and Ice to keep me from discarding when the Sword overloads my hand.

Sram, Senior Edificer - Will probably still have a place in the deck. Waiting for Ixalan to be completely spoiled first.

Knight Exemplar - This is a Tribal card. It's not suited for Voltron.

Bastion Protector - Tried it when Commander 2015 came out and didn't really like it. It doesn't do anything if Balan is out of commission and its 3/3 body doesn't allow it to work with Reveillark and Recruiter of the Guard.

Fountain Watch - I don't like shroud for Voltron. At all. Most notably, it completely shuts off Armory Automaton.

Ogre's Cleaver - Too dull. I prefer Equipment that have some form of additional utility beyond P/T boosts. Equip is also a pretty high for what it does.

Treehugger003 on Uncle Catteus Mk. I

2 months ago

I've been running Boros artifact. Some of the artifacts that could be included depending on budget:

Godsend - +3/+3 is nice but the exile creature blocked or blocking is a very nice deterrent on a creature.

Darksteel Forge Its expensive but it really messes with people's removal. I generally run this with Nevinyrral's Disk for a repeatable board wipe. Armory Automaton is my beater if I get this combo set up.

I would also recommend something to help you exploit your commander's ETB. Conjurer's Closet, Temur Sabertooth or any of a dozen other bounce effects.

I hope this helps.


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