Clockwork Beetle

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin (MRD) Common

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Clockwork Beetle

Artifact Creature — Insect

Clockwork Beetle enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.

Whenever Clockwork Beetle attacks or blocks, remove a +1/+1 counter from it at end of combat.

Clockwork Beetle Discussion

kamarupa on that's some nice cards you got there

2 weeks ago

Firedrinker Satyr might be another "screw you" creature to trade. Clockwork Beetle also comes to mind a possible fit. And there's also Bronze Bombshell , but that one's high CMC makes it a less than ideal candidate.

Your AVG CMC is pretty high and you're missing counterspells, so those would be the two biggest issues I see for you going forward. It can be hard to make room for counterspell in a deck like this, especially when mana is in high demand. But it seems like having a Role Reversal countered or fizzled with hexproof/protection would make winning difficult.

shagreel on I will kill myself till you die

11 months ago

Section 1 Get +1/+1 counters other than attacking

Arcbound stuff by CMC (some are in other categories): Arcbound Worker, Arcbound Slith, Arcbound Stinger, Arcbound Crusher, Arcbound Hybrid, Arcbound Bruiser, Arcbound Fiend, Arcbound Lancer, Arcbound Overseer

Creature type based: Metallic Mimic

Just because it is an artifact: Steel Overseer

Creatures that already have counters:

Clock work creatures by CMC: Clockwork Beetle, Clockwork Condor, Clockwork Vorrac, Clockwork Hydra, Clockwork Dragon

Sacrifice outlets to consider:

  1. Culling Dais
  2. Demonmail Hauberk
  3. Blasting Station
  4. Metalwork Colossus
  5. Phyrexian Vault
  6. Spawning Pit
  7. Shivan Harvest
  8. Arcbound Ravager

Value / payoff cards Ramp Scion tokens:Eldrazi Skyspawner, Drowner of Hope, Incubator Drone

+1/+1 Ramp: Crystalline Crawler, Workhorse

Other cool Ramp Oblivion Sower, Pilgrim's Eye

Token time: Pentavus, Tetravus, Triskelavus

Draw: Matter Reshaper Solemn Simulacrum Filigree Familiar

Other: Control: Wizard Replica

Damage: Flayer Drone, Vulshok Replica, Pierce Strider

Gain Life: Peace Strider

Recur: Scrap Trawler, Myr Retriever, Arcbound Reclaimer

Cheating: Summoner's Egg

Other cards I like

Vela the Night-Clad She makes all your colorless permanents only blockable by an artifact

Scarecrone Recursion

Storm the Vault Mana ramp

Liquimetal Coating some of those creature that are not a artifact... now it is

Phyrexian Scriptures Kill all non-artifact creatures / also places a +1/+1 counter

Funkydiscogod on Degenerate Targets for GPG

11 months ago

I thought about something like this earlier, and I had a few ideas:

Bomat Courier: A friend of God-Pharaoh's Gift from old standard seems like it would still be ok in modern.

Insolent Neonate: Not only stocks the graveyard in the early game, but comes back as a 4/4 Menace.

Stinkweed Imp: Stocks the graveyard with Dredge, then reanimates as a 4/4 Flying, Deathtouch.

Vector Asp: the option to give it infect for the alternate win is worth consideration. The threat of 4 poison counters can be serious. Otherwise, it can beat down like normal.

Plaxcaster Frogling: comes back as a 7/7 you can pay 2 to shroud itself or other critters.

Sekki, Seasons' Guide: Due to the wording on his ability, preventing damage and making tokens isn't dependent on there being any +1/+1 counters on him. So, he comes back as a 12/12 that shrinks down to an indestructible 4/4 that creates tokens instead of taking damage.

Clockwork Beetle: Can slow down aggressive decks in the early game by sitting on the battlefield as a blocker, then come back as a 6/6, if you don't have any better targets to Eternalize.

Saturnity on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Cog Hog

Artifact Creature - Boar

Trample

Cog Hog enters the battlefield with three +1/+1 counters on it.

When Cog Hog attacks or blocks, choose one:

  • Remove a +1/+1 counter from it at the end of combat.

  • Remove a +1/+1 counter from a creature you control with "Clockwork" in its name at the end of combat.

0/0


Create a legendary "Clockwork" Artifact Creature that could potentially synergize with this card.

Clockwork creatures have "Clockwork" in their name but not in the subtype, and have creature types you don't normally associate with artifact creatures, such as in Clockwork Dragon or Clockwork Beetle

Funkydiscogod on Engineered Dragons

2 years ago

I brought up Vigean Hydropon because it was the first thing I thought of that makes use of the "loses all abilities" part of Dragonshift. Something like Clockwork Beetle (and the other clockwork cycle creatures) could also benefit from the "loses all abilities", too.

If you want to stay in Izzet colors, it would be easy enough to run Endless One.

What about Hanweir Garrison? After it attacks, and you get the tokens, you can overload the Dragonshift to make them fly over for 12 damage.

mr_funk on G/U Collected Counters

2 years ago

any thoughts on Lorescale Coatl?thinking of creatures to add to your early game, possibly Steel Wall? 4 toughness could evolve some guys and hold off some early attackers.

other options include:Aquastrand Spider, Bond Beetle, Chronomaton, Clockwork Beetle, Cosi's Trickster, Experiment One, Kavu Predator (SB), Mistcutter Hydra (SB), Mold Adder (SB), Nurturer Initiate, Primordial Hydra, Protean Hydra, Quirion Dryad, Scavenging Ooze (SB or Main), Shape Stealer (super goofy with +1/+1 counters), Slitherhead, Vastwood Hydra, Vinelasher Kudzu

if you decide to go down the "hydra" road, i would recommend Gyre Sage for added mana production/sink value.

rassar on Alesha, Who Smiles at Un-Death

3 years ago

Great deck!

Just a lot of random suggestions. Don't use most of them.Consider Abbot of Keral Keep, which might help with casting more cards.Acidic Slime/Bane of Progress/Big Game Hunter//Duplicant for removal. Agent of Erebos for dealing with graveyard stuffs. Is that even an EDH thing? Anarchist/Archaeomancer if you like your instants and sorceries. Aspiring Aeronaut/Attended Knight/Beetleback Chief b/c they make tokens. Baleful Strix is just a really good card. Clockwork Beetle: 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1. Cloud of Faeries can help: You can get it into your graveyard while drawing cards, then play it to add mana. Crovax the Cursed//Dracoplasm can get things in your graveyard, especially things that make tokens that you can get again. Deceiver Exarch might be decent. Elgaud Shieldmate for protection; you can give anything you control hexproof. Elvish Pioneer might be good ramp. Epochrasite is also a pretty good card. Evangel of Heliod b/c you have a lot of white mana symbols.

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?page=2&action=advanced&power=+%3C%5B3%5D&text=+%5Benters%5D+%5Bthe%5D+%5Bbattlefield%5D

rassar on Alesha, Who Smiles at Un-Death

3 years ago

Great deck!

Just a lot of random suggestions. Don't use most of them.Consider Abbot of Keral Keep, which might help with casting more cards.Acidic Slime/Bane of Progress/Big Game Hunter//Duplicant for removal. Agent of Erebos for dealing with graveyard stuffs. Is that even an EDH thing? Anarchist/Archaeomancer if you like your instants and sorceries. Aspiring Aeronaut/Attended Knight/Beetleback Chief b/c they make tokens. Baleful Strix is just a really good card. Clockwork Beetle: 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1, 2/2, 1/1. Cloud of Faeries can help: You can get it into your graveyard while drawing cards, then play it to add mana. Crovax the Cursed//Dracoplasm can get things in your graveyard, especially things that make tokens that you can get again. Deceiver Exarch might be decent. Elgaud Shieldmate for protection; you can give anything you control hexproof. Elvish Pioneer might be good ramp. Epochrasite is also a pretty good card. Evangel of Heliod b/c you have a lot of white mana symbols.

http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Search/Default.aspx?page=2&action=advanced&power=+%3C%5B3%5D&text=+%5Benters%5D+%5Bthe%5D+%5Bbattlefield%5D

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