Mindless Automaton


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters Uncommon
Tempest Remastered Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" Rare
Exodus Rare

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Mindless Automaton

Artifact Creature — Construct

Mindless Automaton enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.

, Discard a card: Put a +1/+1 counter on Mindless Automaton.

Remove two +1/+1 counters from Mindless Automaton: Draw a card.

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Mindless Automaton Discussion

evncrbch on Willing Sacrifice

1 week ago

Airdraken - I have thought of Pentavus. Didn't make the list the first time around, but could be something to test if I feel like something isn't as strong as I want it to be. Crop Rotation is just a card I forgot about, probably will find its way in here. Haven't had enough time to test Animation Module yet, so stay tuned. As for Ulvenwald Mysteries and any other card with the text "nontoken creature", I feel like I don't get enough value off of it. I feel like I sacrifice tokens too often to get enough value off of those cards to run them in the list. Mindless Automaton isn't bad per se, but I feel like this list has enough effects to keep the hand full or generate pseudo-card advantage. Crystalline Crawler could be a solid include to some lists, but I haven't really felt the need for further fixing. Eldrazi Monument is definitely a solid card, so maybe it's worth a slot. I'll have to see if I can fit it. Ordeal of Nylea feels too weak for me. I think there are other cards that are more significant that I would like to run before that. Attrition is a solid removal option, but I think I may try Retribution of the Ancients before Attrition. Swarmyard is a good add-in for later, but at the time I felt like the ~$10 could be better spent on other cards.

Airdraken on Willing Sacrifice

1 week ago

Awesome list. I'm currently trying to make my own. and forgot to look at others lists on here before buying! Oops!

Have you thought about Pentavus ? Also i'm thinking of trying Tetravus. too doing a similar thing but only at end of turn.

Crop Rotation to find any specific land and sacs.

Animation Module How has the testing for that been going?

Have you given consideration to Ulvenwald Mysteries ? So for every non token creature that dies you'll get a clue. so you get a (2) sac clue draw a card. When you sacrifice the clue you get a 1/1. I haven't had a chance to play but

Also Mindless Automaton Could be more card draw dependent on how many counters you're getting with Mazirek. Crystalline Crawler is of the similar route but for mana.

Eldrazi Monument ?

Ordeal of Nylea i think is also super interesting. providing +1/+1 counters, a sacrifice and ramp. Attrition Golgari Germination


zorsmobile on Counter Culture

3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed having Pemmin's Aura in my Vorel deck, since it could protect him but also make him go off in a nasty way. Also found Mindless Automaton as a powerful draw engine, but Novijen Sages, Myojin of Seeing Winds, Sage of Fables, or any of the other many +1/+1 draw engines are good too

Draakeragon on Reyhan and Silas Renn (Modular)

3 weeks ago

I have some ideas for what cards to remove


Really expensive mana fixing

Mindless Automaton

Discarding is really bad for those tokens.

Arcbound Bruiser

A 3/3 for 5 is just to expensive. even with modular

Arcbound Wanderer

Most likely it's going to be a 2 or a 3 for 6 mana

Arcbound Lancer

7 mana is really expensive. even for a 4/4 first strike with modular.

Executioner's Capsule

About as expensive in mana cost as murder but less good.

Morbid Curiosity

Have to sacrifice a creature. It's better for decks that take creatures from your opponents. Besides, you have a lot of draw

aceofspades420 on Doctor Who - Roon

4 weeks ago


Mindless Automaton

Venser, Shaper Savant




Rikente on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 month ago

No sweat UnleashedHavok, always willing to provide a different perspective. My Buried Alive piles really depend on the board and my mood. If I want to be goofy I'll get Crypt Champion, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, and Anger, using the Crypt Champion + Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip interaction I mention in my primer. If I need to respond to the board, I choose one of my myriad toolbox answers and then usually fun value cards such as Gonti, Lord of Luxury or Stoneforge Mystic. If I have Living Death in hand I'll grab Anarchist, Mindless Automaton, and Golgari Thug and I'll go all in on the reanimation plan.

This right here is exactly why I love this deck so much. There are always so many options, and I rarely get the same pile twice. I feel like this is the best way to really embrace the singleton nature of EDH.

foxboy93 on Alesha, who smiles at death

1 month ago

I have begun to think of replacing Tymna the Weaver with Mindless Automaton for myself. Automaton can fuel itself, discarding cards to help get cards in the grave, then also grabbing a card. With Cathars' Crusade (in my deck), Mindless would get bigger without having done anything and can easily begin to draw cards more and more.

The reason I don't overly enjoy Disk or Magus of Disk, is because it can really set yourself back. My deck can go into a token beat down or go more into a control sort of thing, where I don't really care if my creatures die if I got an Artist or Cutthroat out, and I get extra value if Pawn of Ulamog is out, meaning even if a board wipe occurs, I'm not without creatures. As well, I can then recover, using the Scions to sac and get mana to recast things like Alesha.

Pudding_Pop on Alesha, who smiles at death

1 month ago

Beio53, I was actually answering to foxboy93. It was the only comment at the time, and I honestly didn't expect another. I've never posted a decklist before, and while I know the magic community is pretty nice, I didn't thought that people would go out of their way to provide such helpful comments. So thanks to you! I do really like your version of the deck as well.

I update the deck. Magus of the Disk is one of my favourite suggestion of yours. I didn't know that card. It's a much better fit than nev's disk here. I also add Stern Constable and Mindless Automaton and made a few other changes that improves the deck in the meta it'll be playing in. I think my friend will have a good time with it!

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