Bastion Inventor


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Common

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Bastion Inventor

Creature — Vedalken Artificer

Improvise *(Your artifacts can help cast this spell. Each artifact you tap after you're done activating mana abilities pays for .)

Hexproof (This creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

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Bastion Inventor Discussion

BlaineTog on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 / 2 tix Hexproof

1 week ago

Thanks! I really like Bastion Inventor but I think it goes better in Improvise Equipment lists. The problem is, Equipment in Standard right now really sucks. It's way easier to run more Control elements (which are actually pretty good at the moment) than sub-par equipment. I'm definitely keeping an eye out for good Equipment in the next few sets since Improvise is such a fun mechanic.

Shiv3r on Bad Bogles 2: Back in Black -- $8 / 2 tix Hexproof

1 week ago

Saw jade guardian and immediately tried to make a standard bogles deck. I think that your idea is better than mine (which tried to ramp to it on turn 3 or so), and one I had before I realized jade guardian was a thing(using a bunch of random equipment + artifacts to cast Bastion Inventor early). Definitely trying to control the board is where the deck shines, since your "bogle" can almost be used as a finisher.

dthoreson813 on Treasure Master

3 weeks ago

Or even a well timed Bastion Inventor could be a finisher. He proof is suuuuuuuuuuper sweet, and difficult to interact with.

Good luck making your choice. Lmk what you go with.

TheFirstWarbird on Improvising in Ixalan, on a $20 budget!

3 weeks ago


I'm not sure I like Ornithopter. I like the idea but I wouldn't know where to make room for it. Also, it feels like it'd only really be good when you're already ahead. One of the reasons I like the 2 mana artifacts is because they help 'curve out' - where the potential to T1 Island, T2 Servo Schematic, T3 Reverse Engineer and then T4 Bastion Inventor say.

That said, I'm open to suggestions, if you can find a slot! I must admit, one thought I had was to add Inventor's Goggles somewhere, but I'm again not sure where they'd go.

Flalafell on Improvised Winds

1 month ago

Changed the List to a UR Swarming Build to max out on Consistency for both Improvise and Favorable Winds/Throne of the God-Pharaoh also Playing anotner Inventors' Fair to Fetch for the Throne.

Remember that the Throne also workes with Thopters tapped for Improvise, so there is no need to always attack with them. The Sideboard should allow you to switch into a more controlling Build. And i also made the experience that many decks have huge problems handling Bastion Inventor when it comes with a little counter-backup and all those ways to remove blockers.

Mj3913 on Keeping with rotation, with time ...

2 months ago

With work now it is tough to find time for any magic these days but I'd still like to have something available to play with. My current standard deck will rotate almost half the deck so it will be useless. I have a few ideas for build around, but haven't been able to get past that stage. Below are the interests in question:

Decimator Beetle : maybe B/G/X - counters?

Bastion Inventor : maybe the top end of an artifacts matter deck? U/X maybe with the new gold or thopters/servos? Voltron maybe?

Or a Prowess like deck maybe... if at all possible.

Thanks for reading and/or helping. Any help is appreciated, I love the game and hate not having enough time for it anymore. Semi budget btw, don't want to spend a fortune but doesn't have to be dirt cheap either.

Marcus_Licinius_Crassus on Metal Friends

2 months ago

I have a couple of questions.

Why are the cards organized by common? Pauper is all cards that were printed in common (paper) and released at common online.

Bastion Inventor is a cool idea, but if you make these adjustments you can improve the aggro curve and artificer value:

-2 [2] Bastion Inventor

+1 [4] Aether Chaser

+1 [4] Aether Swooper

-1 [2] Metalspinner's Puzzleknot

+1 [4] Pyrite Spellbomb

-1 [2] Sweatworks Brawler

+1 [4] Inventor's Goggles **This card works very well in your deck.

-3 [0] Bonesplitter

-1 [0] Welding Sparks This is great for the SB.

+4 [4] Thoughtcast YOU NEED CARD DRAW

I hope this redesign helps.

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