Efficient Construction


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

Philigan87 on Used car Salesman

1 day ago

If you use Silas Renn, Seeker Adept and Akiri, Line-Slinger as partner commanders instead of Exava, you might get a bit more synergy with your artifacts.

I know this is gonna put you into two extra colors, but, if you had blue and white in addition to your current colors you could have...

Trophy Mage, Trinket Mage Chief Engineer, Filigree Angel, Sram, Senior Edificer, Ethersworn Adjudicator, Sydri, Galvanic Genius, Padeem, Consul of Innovation, Whir of Invention, Thopter Foundry, Efficient Construction, Thopter Spy Network, Sanctum Gargoyle, Sphinx Summoner, Etherium Sculptor and Salvage Scout.

4 color fixing is hard, but artifacts is probs the best archetype for mana rocks, I suppose.

landofMordor on Sen Triplets or Breya Etherium ...

5 days ago

Hm. Under the radar suggestions for artifact synergy...I have an Oloro, Ageless Ascetic deck that I've geared toward artifacts (no pun intended) and here's what I've learned from piloting that deck:

Recursion is easily available in Black for any artifact creatures, such as Phyrexian Reclamation, Unburial Rites, etc. Artifacts are also good at recurring themselves, like through Scrap Trawler and Myr Retriever. So I wouldn't worry too much about recursion in Esper colors. Furthermore, you've got insane tutors in your colors, from Sphinx Summoner to Thalia's Lancers to Djeru, With Eyes Open...and since you're in the best flicker colors, you can use Conjurer's Closet, Ghostly Flicker, etc to re-use those abilities and other ETB abilities like Sharuum's or Filigree Angel.

I really love playing Chief Engineer and Inspiring Statuary for hidden little mana advantages. You could also go Thopter "tribal" with Sharding Sphinx, Thopter Spy Network, Efficient Construction, etc. All of that kinda lends itself to an "artifact aristocrat" deck of sorts, but other synergies just depend on how you want to build the deck. However, if you get a list put together, I'd be glad to take a look!

My comments lean away from combo, since that's not my playstyle, but you can also build using the aforementioned infinite combos.

WarrKing on Uncle Tezzy

3 weeks ago

I apologize, I read Efficient Construction and my mind thought of Mechanized Production.

But yes, I can see Efficient Construction being good in your deck. Have you run the paper version yet? I found the enchantment to a bit slow in standard, but maybe you have had better luck

WarrKing on Uncle Tezzy

3 weeks ago

I like it. I actually did a similar deck, off of my own MTG: Duels deck. Out of curiosity, what is your intended (or just preferred) target for Efficient Construction?

llScoopsll on Combo is Dead, You Say?

1 month ago

I really like this deck, I've even made a version of my own. I would recommend using Efficient Construction instead of Magnifying Glass. Mana then becomes an option instead of a necessity, but you will need to have a few extra artifacts out to help with making Metalwork Colossus free.

@tshulian on Tezzeret's etheritized thopter madness

2 months ago

Vaan thanks for the hints! I should work on a mayboard, Cranial Plating and Shrapnel Blast Sound like the thing I could use...especially the latter. Thoughtcast seems to be a better Option than Reverse Engineer, which Was my choice before, thanks for that that! I love the artwork of Etherium Sculptor and besides that it's Name suites my deck, hehe, but I prefer Foundry Inspector due it's greater power and colorlessness. I use low cost artifacts and won't use my GY so much,I don't think Scarecrone suits me, Darksteel Citadel is real cool tho and I was thinking about Whirler Rogue before too! Also I might use Efficient Construction

What I still wonder is about my Mana, still Need to find the right Balance. I want to have three Mana asap, but in mid game I usually draw too many of 'em..Anyway, cheers for the Input, I appreciate it

matchgrizzle on Grixis artifact

2 months ago

Efficient Construction and Panharmonicon don't interact with one another. So, casting an artifact spell will create the thopter, but Panharmonicon won't cause that effect to double.

vibrabones on Myr Tribal ?!

3 months ago

I actually just recently made my own Sydri myr tribal deck, so it's great to see another one pop up like this. :D

Some recommendations! Padeem, Consul of Innovation offers protection for your guys, Open the Vaults can help you recover from a boardwipe, Harsh Mercy can destroy your opponents' boards while conserving yours, Metallic Mimic has great synergy here, and Thopter Spy Network and Efficient Construction reward your artifact casting with Thopters to augment your Myr horde.

Good luck with your Myrs!

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