Efficient Construction


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Modern Legal
Frontier Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
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

llScoopsll on Combo is Dead, You Say?

1 week 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

1 month 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

1 month 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 ?!

2 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!

Voltron3030 on Mad Mitch's Mean Mill-icious Machine

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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!

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