Smuggler's Copter

Legality

Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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.)

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Smuggler's Copter Discussion

solarPULSAR on Vampire Modern Madness

1 hour ago

Smuggler's Copter is amazing in Madness decks, worth checking out

ThunderLemon on No Cloaks Allowed! (Budget U Faeries)

2 hours ago

Rather then running the Smuggler's Copter what do you think of Jace, Cunning Castaway?

joshtastic on In Madness, We Trust

1 day ago

I have a similar deck that runs Smuggler's Copter and Stromkirk Occultist both of which I cannot live without. Additionally, I love the synergy with Insolent Neonate and Macabre Waltz as they have great payoffs.

IlGuale on Best Budget <50

5 days ago

Hello and welcome! First thing, mind your budget: Affinity is relatively cheap compared to other Tier 1 deck, but you have to be prepared to spend a lot of money for playsets of its best cards like Mox Opal and Arcbound Ravager if you want to upgrade your budget list. Btw, if you are interested Magic Aids published a good Tempered Steel build, slightly different from the usual because it is mono-white and uses cards from Kaladesh and Aether Revolt which are easy to find in any LGS.

I would also suggest you to take a look at some alternatives i personally prefer to those you proposed and are competitive for their price:

-Mono-G Elves; upgradable in Elves combo, Gb Elves or Gw Elves. You won't snowball as fast without Collected Company, but the budget alternatives make you sufficently fast the majority of time. Only problem i had with it is i couldn't find Elvish Archdruid, Joraga Warcaller or Ezuri, Renegade Leader at my LGS because Elves are quite popular as a tribe and you too could have problem in that sense.

-Mono-Black Control; upgradable to Mono-B devotion, BG Rock, BR control, Jund and Abzan. A personal favourite, black already has removals, hand disruption, board wipes, card advantage and win conditions on its own. It can be built in a lot of ways from classic devotion (Budget Mono-Black Devotion) to Black Panharmonicon (https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-83-40-tix-modern-mono-black-panharmonicon), through midrange Competitive Mono Black Midrange on a Budget or my little project Midrange? No, midnight.).

-BW Tokens or BW Aristocrats. These are both decks with a fairly cheap core and a solid upgrade path for the rest of the deck. Their competitive advantage in the current metagame is that they are resilient to removal and aggro strategies. Neither is a T1 deck, but sometimes someone takes down a tournament with them and they are fun.

-Mono-B vehicles; a sweet list proposed few months ago by SaffronOlive. Here is the article with the matches he played: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-84-50-tix-mono-black-vehicles-modern.

-Mono-U Hatebirds; another recent, juicy build by SaffronOlive. Article with matches is here: https://www.mtggoldfish.com/articles/budget-magic-81-24-tix-favorable-winds-modern. Both lists revolve around one of modern strongest but less played card, Smuggler's Copter, to support an aggressive plan, able to race even with format's top tier. A problem you can have assembling this list in particular is that, after the article was published, Psionic Blast's price spiked. It happens every time Seth builds a succesful list and it is already going back, but you can still have some problem finding and buying copies, so i had to tell you.

YamishiTheWickedOne on What is a man? (reVAMPed)

6 days ago

In terms of instants, the go-tos for R/B are Lightning Bolt, Fatal Push, Terminate and Kolaghan's Command. Side out 2 of those Brutalities, that's usually a side card. Here it's a discard outlet, yes, but you should have plenty anyway if you keep just one. I think you should probably have at most 2 Neonates, he's not a 4-of card imo. Also, you have access to Lightning Axe and Fiery Temper in terms of creature hate should you choose to rely entirely on madness. I'm not a big fan of Conflagrate personally but it's your call. Bloodline Keeper is also too slow for modern, that's more slots for hate spells, Captain together with Gorger to flash him in is generally much better due to speed and first strike.

Also just a thought: Smuggler's Copter is legal in modern.

darasama on Esper Tempo Bears

1 week ago

Hi SynergyBuild

Thanks for the comment. River of Tears is an interesting land for sure. It can play a turn 1 discard spell into turn 2 Sculler (but not meddling mage unfortunately) or leave mana up for remand (it will always be blue on my opponents turn for remands and quellers). However, it does get a little tricky thinking about sequencing to get the colored mana you want. I think thinking about how to dismantle your opponents gameplan and win may be a bit tricky in itself, so I'd rather not used too much mental space for mana tapping. But this made me realize that I could remove some more fetches for Concealed Courtyards (perfect for t1 discard spell t2 gold bear)! I left in 2 fetches with can get any of the 3 dual lands and basics. I do want to keep at least 4 basics for any opponents playsets of Path to Exiles or Ghost Quarters, and be able to POSSIBLY play through a Blood Moon.

Another person suggested doing the O-ring trick to permanently exiles the opponents cards off of Tidehollow Scullers and Spell Quellers. Sacrificing creatures with Cartel Aristocrat seems kind bad as we could just play 2 mana discard spells and 3 mana counterspells which aren't great rates. What makes these spells great is that we get a body. Blinking is probably the way to go for this exile trick. A friend suggested Restoration Angel but to play sculler+angel is 6 mana and queller+angel is 7 mana! So I found room for 2 Whitemane Lions instead (another Bear lol), which makes it a 4 and 5 mana trick with addition etb trigger later. It also can be used to save something or reuse Snapcasters. And it triggers revolt for Pushes, so we offset the removed fetches a little. Seems decent :)

Sidenote:I did change a Smuggler's Copter to a Dark Confidant. Not sure which one is better. Copter is only card selection but with a bigger evasive body. Confidant is actual card advantage, but does cause some minor pains. The average cmc of the deck is less than 2 currently which nothing over 3, so it shouldn't be too painful. Maybe the 1 and 1 split is where its at. lol

tried the playtest feature on Tappedout. The deck seems to have pretty good starts, good synergies, most cards are still relevant late game. Meddling Mage is still difficult to evaluate without actually playing it against an opponent, but hopefully its good enough, given the build around.

PyreCracker on Sram, Senior Edificer | Equipment Voltron

1 week ago

Hi, I have still some questions if i may:

Why do you play Transcendent Master over Loxodon Punisher?

And

Do you think without Sram you'll get the full value out of Flickering Ward and Smuggler's Copter?

Redace878 on Budget Robot Zoo

2 weeks ago

PickleNutz Thanks for all of the suggestions! I just have a few questions.

I understand that Puresteel Paladin is a good beater on his own, but is it worth runnning him if I only have 4 equipment in the deck?

Also, Smuggler's Copter is my only creature with evasion in this deck and I don't have to loot when I use it, it's mostly just a 3/3 flier for (that's also an artifact).

However, Signal Pest has pseudo-flying, so if I put in Cranial Plating, then it could theoretically deal some serious damage...

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