Efficient Construction


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal

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Aether Revolt Uncommon

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Efficient Construction


Whenever you cast an artifact spell, create a 1/1 colourless thopter artifact creature token with flying.

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Efficient Construction Discussion

The7thBobba on Grixis Improvise Control

6 days ago

Control/disruption:Disallow is amazing, and can foil just about any plan.

Wrangle: is super cheap, and incredibly fun.

Select for Inspection is good for tempo and sifting.

Harsh Scrutiny is great for early plan-twarting and sifting.

Daring Demolition: is a good killspell with no limitations.

Tidy Conclusion is another good all-purpose killer with nifty lifegain.

Shrewd Negotiation is evil beyond belief!

General good stuff:

Morbid Curiosity can prove invaluable. With those pricy improvise freatures and an abundance of artifacts, you ought to get some value out of this.

Efficient Construction: can give you an immense boardpressence.

Tezzeret the Schemer seems like an auto include ;)

Contraband Kingpin ought to do some yood.

Hope this is of any help. Do ask away if you want my oppinion on more specific matters. Stay frosty :D

Cragon18 on U/R: Thopter Production

1 week ago

I think the idea is great, but there are several areas I would make some cuts. Just FYI, I have built a Mechanized Production deck and found that Clues are better than servos or thopters because they are harder to interact with than creatures. That said, a deck that powers out either could win just as easily without mechanized production so your deck is certainly fine in that regard.

I would add Metallic Rebuke that can easily be a 1 mana Mana Leak with all of your artifacts. I would remove Efficient Construction. You currently only have 6 artifacts to cast. That is far to few to get the benefit of that card (Thopter Spy Network it is not). Also, I would cut or only run one Whirlermaker. It is also a very slow card. I think Destructive Tampering is more of a sideboard card. I tried Reverse Engineer in my Mechanized Production deck and ultimately cut it for Glimmer of Genius. It is just better, and instant speed is much better as well. I would cut Filigree Crawler in favor of more Metallic Mimic and maybe an additional Pia Nalaar I wouldn't go above 3 of her due to legendary status. Metallic Mimic would help with beatdown strategy and would also count towards Mechanized Production. Pia is just a great card for a variety of reasons. Her second ability has won me a fair share of games. Overall, I like the deck and think it could be solid. It just needs to be focused down a bit. Best of luck and happy brewing!

Morcar on Grixis Improvise Control

2 weeks ago

So would you say Efficient Construction would be a useful card?

Orion93 on Monothopters [Frontier]

2 weeks ago

I would run Hope of Ghirapur, Slip Through Space, and two more Rogues passage. I would also throw in something like Sigil of Valor or Stoneforge Masterwork. And for the love of god put in 2 Efficient Construction and 1 Mechanized Production because good god man you're not even trying! Inspiring Statuary and at least one Panharmonicon. There's surely a way to bounce that Whirler Rogue at instant speed, maybe something like Paradoxical Outcome or Illusionist's Stratagem.

Lots of interesting things to do here.

Struyk on Master of Metal

3 weeks ago

Where is Tezzeret the Schemer for Tezzeret's Simulacrum???

Efficient Construction comes into play too late

Remove Fortuitous Find add Resourceful Return

Where are the control spells? Fatal Push???

LithiumHD on Tezzeret Modified

3 weeks ago

Baral, Chief of Compliance's first ability has 7 total target cards in the deck, 4 sorceries and 3 instants (it misses Fatal Push because you still need to pay . his second ability will only ever activate if you hit something with your single copy of negate. so in short no. he does nothing for the deck. if you want to keep him, i would look into adding more of a control aspect into the deck with more counter cards like Disallow or Metallic Rebuke

since you stated you wanted to focus on improvise, there are plenty of great cards we can look at adding to the deck that will take full advantage of that ability.

Herald of Anguish is arguably the best card with the improvise ability at the moment, but im not sure what type of budget you want to run here.

Sly Requisitioner is another card that fits your color scheme and can reliably get you more artifacts to sac with a good outlet (the herald being a great option)

Inspiring Statuary can give all our other cards improvise which is fantastic and can help to get out a Tezzeret, Master of Metal early, which is what we want for this deck. it also makes Tezzeret's Betrayal playable because otherwise the mana cost is just way too high.

Paradox Engine is a must for an improvise deck, because you tap all your artifacts for mana, then just untap them again when you play your spell. its a win-win

Scrap Trawler is a card that will make use of any/all sacrificing that can be done with the artifacts. and combos nicely with Servo Schematic and really all other artifacts.

Efficient Construction is another card that will keep you filled to the brim with artifacts making sure that you always have some to use as mana sources or for sac fodder, or even just to attack with.

and these are just the AER cards. other cards that would definitely work here would be Bone Saw, Chief of the Foundry. the former being like Ornithopter in the sense that its free mana to play a nice improvise card early and can give a small buff to a creature and the latter pumping up all those token you make.

Titanco on Red/Blue Improvise

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback! Now, Spire of Industry does seem like a natural fit in this deck, so I'm gonna experiment with it and see if the life loss is that important. As for Reckless Fireweaver, the very first version of this deck did actually run it, alongside Workshop Assistant and Efficient Construction to have a constant supply artifacts to trigger it. The problem I had with was that it felt kinda slow and limiting, as it stops you from ramping in order to get value from it. That being said, it could still work since the deck has no real 2 mana creatures.

Daedalus19876 on Toy Shop of Terrors

1 month ago

Hey! Sorry it's taken me so long to look at this deck. Here are some quick suggestions :)

1) The deck needs a better description - it's hard to give advice without seeing the combos in an artifact deck.

2) You seem to have most of the central combos for Sydri, Galvanic Genius already, so that's good.

3) Ashnod's Altar seems a bit odd. Is there a combo I'm missing?

4) I'm always a fan of Metalworker and Inspiring Statuary.

5) You seem to be missing an Arcum Dagson to find your combos.

6) I might consider adding Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas in here as well.

6) I'm always a sucker for Efficient Construction and Mechanized Production in an artifact deck.

Hope this was at least a little helpful!

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