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Artifact — Vehicle
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
11 hours ago
Just a heads up, Smuggler's Copter will not be standard legal starting 1/20/17.
1 day ago
I like the idea of adding him, but I can't figure out what to take out for him. I usually get to 4 mana by turn 3 because of my mana dorks, and he's a nice blocker but 3 is kinda the most common amount of power with things like Toolcraft Exemplar and Scrapheap Scrounger and he doesn't have reach so the 2 most likely replacements for Smuggler's Copter (Heart of Kiran and Aethersphere Harvester) just fly over him.
1 day ago
Delta-117, Your question about Noxious Gearhulk got me thinking... Verdurous Gearhulk is a great card, but you're not really blowing out of the gate with tons of low-cost creatures, which is the best use for his counters.
That said, Verdurous Gearhulk does make the Ishkanah, Grafwidow spider tokens absolutely bonkers. It's a little slow, but an Ishkanah, Grafwidow followed by a Verdurous Gearhulk will be very hard to deal with. If you do decide to play 2x Verdurous Gearhulk, I'd go for 3x Ishkanah, Grafwidow as well.
What you said about Evolving Wilds to help trigger Revolt is not a bad idea, but Aether Revolt gave the Delirium decks an even better option: Renegade Map. Turn 1 was usually always Vessel of Nascency or Traverse the Ulvenwald with the goal of fixing your mana. However, artifact is usually the hardest type to hit in the GB Delirium Decks. T1 you play Renegade Map, T2 you crack the map, putting an artifact into the GY, tutor the land and play it untapped the same turn. No tempo loss like you can get with Evolving Wilds.
While Brisela, Voice of Nightmares is very powerful, it's usually very easy to kill Gisela, the Broken Blade before the meld. The decks that are good with Bruna, the Fading Light give her more targets than just Gisela, the Broken Blade. I actually lost a match once because I cast Bruna, the Fading Light and went for the meld rather than choosing Thalia, Heretic Cathar. My opponent was able to cast To the Slaughter and Gisela, the Broken Blade was the only target I could sacrifice. I still had the Bruna, the Fading Light, but on his turn he cast Ishkanah, Grafwidow which bought him enough time to find the answer for Bruna, the Fading Light and win.
Long story short: Gisela, the Broken Blade is too easily handled before the meld. But there is another 2WW spell that is even better for your 4-drop slot: Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. He's actually even better after the bannings. A T4 Emrakul, the Promised End is a stronger play than a T4 Gideon, Ally of Zendikar no matter how you look at it. And Smuggler's Copter put him under a lot of early game pressure that all the Soldier Tokens in the world couldn't defend against.
What's even better is that Gideon, Ally of Zendikar doesn't die to Fatal Push. People are so in love with Fatal Push right now that they are changing a lot of their lists just to be able to use that very efficient removal spell with Revolt. As much as I love Gisela, the Broken Blade, Aether Revolt just made her that much easier to kill.
I don't mean to drone on too much. I made a copy of your list and made the changes I'm describing here so it's easier to see. Here's the link if you're interested: http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/abzan-delirium-aer-copy-1/
1 day ago
I feel like LooterScooter aka Smuggler's Copter still has a place in here.
1 day ago
Smuggler's Copter is great because the loot still works. Plus it curves perfectly with the touch.
2 days ago
I've brewed this deck a lot and never had much success. I think KailDaemon's deck has more 1 drop equipment, which is pretty important since you kind of need to speed to compete well. Akiri can and should be swinging for 4 on turn 3. That said, O-Naginata and such really make the deck play better in my experience though I do like the equipment that give card advantage such as Infiltration Lens and Mask of Memory.
BTW have you considered Smuggler's Copter? It's actually a pretty decent option here imo
2 days ago
I took 2nd in both pre-releases I participated in, but ironically it was the KLD cards that brought me victory (Smuggler's Copter & Aetherstorm Roc Day 1 and Skyship Stalker Day 2) as I didn't really open many "bomby" AER cards or if I did, there was no support for it (like 2 Sram's Expertise today but a terrible white pool). That being said Welder Automaton greatly impressed me both days and was a key card for closing out games. I still have yet to open a Masterpiece, or any Expeditions for that matter, in limited or any of my prize packs. Someday luck will be on my side...
2 days ago
Tormod's Crypt in the sideboard? I'm thinking pump equipment could be quite good in limited quantities on the mainboard - Stoneforge Masterwork and Ghostfire Blade, for example, seem to fill the low CMC/early potential target for Ensoul Artifact while also adding to threats on the board in the absence of Ensoul Artifact. Maybe some draw card options? Smuggler's Copter, Slip Through Space, Take Inventory, Rogue's Gloves, and Read the Bones are all Frontier-legal options. Removal maybe? Murder, Ruinous Path, Ultimate Price, or Bone Splinters?