Smuggler's Copter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Kaladesh (KLD) Rare

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Smuggler's Copter

Artifact — Vehicle

Flying

Whenever Smuggler's Copter attacks or blocks, you may draw a card. If you do, discard a card.

Crew 1 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 3 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

Smuggler's Copter Discussion

Lordeh on Autopilot [Pioneer U/B Ensoul]

2 days ago

I like the deck but with Smuggler's Copter banned you might need to find another replacement in the form of a Fleetwheel Cruiser or some other fringe vehicle.

jandrobard on Pattern Recognition #132 - Vehicles

2 days ago

Smuggler's Copter just got banned in Pioneer, so it's status as too good evidently continued there (I wasn't tracking tournament results). Side note: Enchanted Carriage pulls double duty for the "non-humans matters" subtheme in ELD, as it brings two non-humans and can animate into a non-human as well, which won me a game today when I could free equip Rosethorn Halberd to it.

AnAnxietyDrivenToad on Pioneer mardu vehicles

2 days ago

In the year of our lord, rip Smuggler's Copter

ChrisHansonBiomancin on Disciple of 2-Drops (Infinite Combo)

4 days ago

Hey Iniallator98 thanks for the upvote! Ya there's unfortunately not a great way I can think of to replace what the Disciple does, but Pain Seer makes for a decent plan B since it uses the same engine & can act as sort of a Dark Confidant . I'd probably describe the strategy in that case as being more of a grindy tempo approach than straight control, as you'd want to use the card advantage Pain Seer provides to keep your hand stocked with answers while Smuggler's Copter and/or Hydroid Krasis go over the top. I tried to choose cards for the removal suite that are situational enough to give Disciple a wide array of answers, but still flexible enough individually to keep the number of dead cards in hand without Disciple to a minimum, so it can hopefully play that grindy style if needed. The other side of the coin is that you can see a lot of cards via Pain Seer & Copter, making it more likely to get a Disciple.

If you have any ideas for how to make it more consistent though, I'm all ears!

BioProfDude on Azorius humans in Pioneer

1 week ago

ChrisHansonBiomancin, Gideon Blackblade is a 4/4 with indestructible, and if I flip Kytheon, Hero of Akros  Flip that's another 4/4 with indestructible. Angel of Invention (which may be a card worth replacing?-- I haven't decided yet) is yet another potential 4/3 with flying. Smuggler's Copter does quite a bit of work. There are ways to close out the game.

Your point is well taken, though, that something to make a bigger "splash" might be worth considering. Thank you for the comment!

BioProfDude on Azorius humans in Pioneer

1 week ago

Hi Argy, thank you-- Ixalan's Binding is a great suggestion! I also like Search for Azcanta  Flip, but not in place of Smuggler's Copter . The copter just does soooooooo much work for this deck. The looting is pretty amazing.

Always Watching was a card that I immediately wanted to put into the deck. However, to do that, I think, would mean relinquishing some or all of the planeswalkers and fully committing to the creature plan. Maybe that's what I actually need to do, but Teferi, Time Raveler and Gideon Blackblade have just been really good in the scant play testing that I have been able to do. I shall ponder more and we'll see where it goes.

So far, I haven't had any mana problems. More play will determine whether more lands are needed. For now, I'm staying at 21. If larger play-test sample size reveals that I need more land, I will definitely add more.

Thank you so very much for the suggestion!

Argy on Azorius humans in Pioneer

1 week ago

People often seem to skimp on lands.

For this build I wouldn't go lower than 23.

We've been using Ixalan's Binding in StuBi's deck, rather then Stasis Snare , and it's proven very effective.

I actually think that Search for Azcanta  Flip would be better in this deck than Smuggler's Copter - just don't flip it.

Finally, I have no idea where you'd put these, but Always Watching makes a deck like this sing.

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Smuggler's Copter occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.07%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%