Efficient Construction


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon

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Efficient Construction


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

Efficient Construction Discussion

Brutal_B on Manapunk

1 month 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 ?

KongMing on Fblthp the found

2 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.

Osbert on Eldritch Invention

4 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 ?

sagramore on Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters) [Primer]

4 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?

Allffo on Breya Revels in Riches (and Thopters) [Primer]

4 months ago

What do you think about Scrap Trawler and Efficient Construction ? I mean, the first one is a good choice to "blink" and at the same time recover the cards the opponents might destroy...

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?

Phexo on Tezerrator : Artifact day

5 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.

TheSlowestBro on

5 months ago

Thanks man! I definitely get your points, in fact I think my list is too low on the counter magic. I definitely think I should add in at least Dovin's Veto , maybe also Stoic Rebuttal and Countersquall like you have. Also Despark is a smart inclusion as well. The eternal problem is what to cut heh.

The Mirrodin Besieged card is pretty cool, but it might be too slow. On that note I noticed you are running Efficient Construction , I think cards that flicker offer more versatility but also fill a similar role producing tokens, thats why I would run Conjurer's Closet over it for instance. So my eyes are more on Soulherder to be honest since it also curves super nice into Breya, oh and also Etchings of the Chosen might be kinda cool as a thopter anthem that also protects her.

mtgftw2014 on [Primer] Urza's Mox Factory!

5 months ago

Depending on your deck's overall goal and theme, Retrofitter Foundry and Efficient Construction might be two other potential choices.

In case you can benefit from my combos, feel free to look at my deck. Happy trails torturing people! Really hope he doesn't get banned hahaha.

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