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Artifact Creature — Construct
Whenever you activate an ability of an artifact or creature that isn't a mana ability, Crackdown Construct gets +1/+1 until end of turn.
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Crackdown Construct Discussion
2 days ago
Fun looking deck! I love Izzet!!!
If you're running so many Wandering Fumaroles you should really try to find a spot for at least one Crackdown Construct as it can get infinitely big. As far as your sideboard I would heavily consider the better counters... Disallow and Metallic Rebuke would be awesome in the deck too
3 days ago
Do you want your commander to go infinite with Shuko?
For your questions:
- You can make them whatever colors you desire.
- If you want the same style as Breya and the Lich, consider making the abilities either cost mana and sacrifice or be one time only like ETB and LTBs.
- "Whenever you activate an ability of a noncreature permanent that isnt a mana ability" See Crackdown Construct.
- A way to make most abilities on creatures balanced is to make them five-mana 2/2s. That way they die to nearly every removal spell, but if their effect is worth it you'd run it. See Riku of Two Reflections.
- I don't have a very expansive knowledge of Lore. The wiki has a few lists.
3 days ago
That's a good question, its mostly in the lands. Get the U/R dual lands and Wandering Fumarole to double the probability of getting sunbathing to pump up Crackdown Construct. Adding a Saheeli Rai or two can help and is just fun.
1 week ago
So I just saw the spoiler for Mairsil, the Pretender. Since he hasn't been added to the site yet, he is a 4/4 for that reads "When Mairsil, The Pretender enters the battlefield, you may exile an artifact or creature card from your hand or graveyard and put a cage counter on it.
Mairsil, the Pretender has all activated abilities of all cards you own in exile with cage counters on them. You may activate each of these abilities only once each turn."
So I immediately thought this dude would make an awesome commander. I'm currently trying to think of some of the best cards to take advantage of his abilities as a commander. Some ideas I've already had are Arcanis the Omnipotent, Gilded Lotus, Tree of Perdition, Mercurial Chemister , and Patron of the Moon as well as some utility type stuff like Rings of Brighthearth, Thousand-Year Elixir, and Crackdown Construct. If you have any ideas for cards that'd go great with him, please let me know.
3 weeks ago
3 weeks ago
1 month ago
No. Construct's ability triggers when you use an activated ability. Activated abilities have a cost you pay, followed by a : and the thing that happens (for example ": add to your mana pool"). Vizier letting you look at the top of your library isnt an activated ability, its just a static ability.
1 month ago
Vizier of the Menagerie's first ability isn't an activated ability, "only" a static one. Being able to look at the top card of your library is simply true - you can do so whenever you wish to do so.
You can tell apart activated abilities by the colon
: character, which seperates the activation cost (on the left) from the ability text (on the right).
As an example of abilities that are activated, you can look at the Deceiver cycle from Kamigawa, for example Cruel Deceiver - and you would need to reduce the activation cost by to do what you want (however, as you will quickly notice, cards such as Heartstone which do that are trying to cap the reduction so that you would have to at least pay a one mana per activation.