Mindless Automaton

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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Set Rarity
Eternal Masters (EMA) Uncommon
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Rare
Time Spiral "Timeshifted" (TSB) Rare
Exodus (EXO) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mindless Automaton occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.14%

Mindless Automaton Discussion

urzahh on Hogaak: My Favorite (Infinite) Combo Deck

3 months ago

SueMe Instead of all-or-nothing pov on Jarad, instead consider the synergy: sac outlet that hurts the hole table, removal target with recursion that can grow and pack a punch. The damage he brings adds up over time.

Similarly Corpse Dance synergy with the sac outlets in the deck, for mill, for blocking, instant speed recursion/going off with Korozda Guildmage ,ramp with sacrifice. Since it's new to you, it might take practice to get used to all the tech it brings (because buyback). It can revive any creature at instant speed with haste. I'm sure there are inf lines I can't think of atm. Triskelion and Solemn Simulacrum and Mindless Automaton come to mind but there're probably better targets.

geosojda on The Caretaker

3 months ago

Shirei is the only deck i've built and not taken apart at any point. Love black weenies. An all star in my shirei is Mindless Automaton - draws a card on everyone's turn and sac's to itself to do it, pure gas

00zau on Abzan Counter-share

6 months ago

I'd totally overlooked Pir, since he partners with a blue creature. Hadn't even considered using him standalone.

Undying on it's own doesn't play well with the number of +1/+1 counters I'll hopefully have; most creatures will die with a counter on them the 'first' time and never get to recur. That means it'd only really be useful for going infinite with Triskelion or Mindless Automaton (if you can get it to come into play with an even number of counter), though Fertilid can get you as many lands as you can pay for.

Yawgmoth would definitely be good if I wasn't trying to keep costs reasonable; the life cost is negligible in commander and being a manaless sac outlet, removal, and draw all in one card would be really good.

Thanks for the feedback!

zerowner on Reyhan&Ishai | Where Unstoppable Meets Immovable!

7 months ago

It causes me physical pain to see these commanders without Mindless Automaton and Pir, Imaginative Rascal / Toothy, Imaginary Friend . Why none of those cards?

Dischord on Feldon

8 months ago

Koth of the Hammer could easily be another threat or a more efficient ramp card. Might I suggest Thran Dynamo ?

I'd replace your Mindless Automaton with Deal Broker . I know, the Conspiracy text might throw you off, but it is indeed another looter for the deck at only 3 mana!

You're also missing key pieces of removal - Duplicant , Chaos Warp , Meteor Golem , and Spine of Ish Sah . These four cards are your essential removal cards in Mono-Red! I would take out Seething Song , Warstorm Surge , Greater Gargadon , and Lightning Bolt for removal. Duplicant and Meteor Golem in particular work well with Feldon because you can create token copies of them!

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