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

vibrabones on Myr Tribal ?!

3 days 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!

Voltron3030 on Mad Mitch's Mean Mill-icious Machine

2 weeks ago

I've been wondering about Altar of the Brood and whether it mills hard enough fast enough. I recently added Mechanized Production and Efficient Construction so I think it's time to reconsider Altar of the Brood. Plus, I've been getting Paradox Engine to pop pretty consistently and I could see that pairing well with the Altar too. I really hope they don't ban Paradox Engine.

The7thBobba on Grixis Improvise Control

1 month 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 month 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

1 month ago

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

Orion93 on Monothopters [Frontier]

1 month 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

1 month 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???

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