Whenever you cast an artifact spell, create a 1/1 colourless thopter artifact creature token with flying.
|Want (3)||Etinifni , Rayzeer , Cablead|
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|Aether Revolt (AER)||Uncommon|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Efficient Construction occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Efficient Construction Discussion
3 weeks ago
I would cut out one or more of the following as an emphasis: artifacts, enchantments, faeries, or tokens. Personally, I think artifacts is the weakest theme as of right now. Cards like Cranial Plating, Trading Post, Efficient Construction, and Witching Well don't do a whole lot (possibly Thopter Spy Network too). As a result of taking artifacts largely out, Emry, Luker of the Loch becomes pretty useless.
Your planeswalkers are interesting. They all play into the token theme very well.
Some cards I find are underwhelming: Daxos's Torment, Faerie Trickery, Whitewater Naiads, Harvestguard Alseids, Grim Guardian, Doomwake Giant, Agent of Erebos (I can see why you might play him), and Windfall.
There are some cards that are really good but could be easily cut such as Anointed Procession if you wanted to bring the price down.
2 months ago
I think you don't need Bitterblossom , it feels like a slow card for what this deck is doing. I understand its synergistic, but not really. I'd cut it for either Mirrodin Besieged or Efficient Construction . I feel that either one of these cards is a strictly better card. Plus they don't hurt your life total
4 months ago
I play a vehicles deck as well but mine has a stronger emphasis on bonuses from crewing. Creatures like Hateflayer and King Macar, the Gold-Cursed might be worthy of your consideration. Also Aethershield Artificer , Veteran Motorist , and Weldfast Engineer all give a vehicle or two a little boost. Sai, Master Thopterist , Pia Nalaar , Efficient Construction , and Thopter Spy Network are all decent servo/thopter creators; and Master Trinketeer pumps all those creations for better crewing! Then add in Anointed Procession , Parallel Lives and/or ! Doubling Season ! for even more tokens. Start Your Engines and Aerial Modification are good inclusions as well. Some cards that we both need to put in our decks are Padeem, Consul of Innovation , Aeronaut Admiral and Built to Smash . Atraxa, Praetors' Voice and Breya, Etherium Shaper would be great in your deck! Mirrorworks ? Mirage Mirror ?
5 months ago
Some more noncreature spells that get you creatures you can use with the Staff: Abstruse Interference , Efficient Construction , Geist Snatch , Grip of Phyresis , Metallurgic Summonings , Orochi Hatchery , Rise from the Tides , Skywise Teachings , and Thopter Spy Network .
Depending on the decks in your pod, certain suggestions may be better than others.
7 months ago
Rings of Brighthearth can double up Saheeli's planeswalker abilities or just double up any good activated ability you want for an easy 2 mana.
Personally I would go down more of a token route with cards like Efficient Construction , Sharding Sphinx , and Saheeli, Sublime Artificer to flood the board with artifacts. A card like The Antiquities War could also be included as a draw engine that turns all those tokens into 5/5s for a finisher as well. You can also convert artifact tokens into mass amounts of mana via Krark-Clan Ironworks , Ashnod's Altar , or Grand Architect (only usable for artifacts, but that's still a LOT of mana) and funnel it into some big finisher spell like Comet Storm .
Because you seem to be into the tappy-untappy artifact shenanigans why not include some of the more powerful mana rocks that can't untap themselves like Grim Monolith , Mana Vault , and Basalt Monolith ?
7 months ago
Hey Allffo - thanks for the comment.
I like Efficient Construction but I don't like that's it's 4 CMC, do nothing. So I haven't tried it out yet. It might be that it's actually great in this deck. If you try it, please let me know! I also like Scrap Trawler but the vast majority of the artifacts hitting our graveyard are tokens with 0 CMC and so wouldn't generate any return. It might work as a single-use return "CMC 2 or less" when it hits the graveyard itself, but I'm not sure that's worth a card slot unless you recur it often. I'll have a think though.
As for other blink options, which ones can't you find? I don't really have anywhere near to me to buy/trade in person so I tend to buy online. Is that an option for you?
7 months ago
I am running this deck with Panharmonicon , and I can't find any of the blink cards on this list in my city, do you have other options in mind?
8 months ago
Your deck looks sweet! I would maybe consider adding Retrofitter Foundry to turn the thopters that Sai, Master Thopterist , Efficient Construction , Thopter Spy Network , Sharding Sphinx and Tezzeret, Artifice Master create into 4/4 constructs and the new Tribute Mage to tutor out your powerful 2 drop artifacts. Also, you can just type * CMDR * (without the spaces between the stars and CMDR) behind Tezzeret, Artifice Master and Thoughtcast to make them show up as your commanders.