Start Your Engines


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Modern Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh Uncommon

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Start Your Engines


Vehicles you control become artifact creatures until end of turn. Creatures you control get +2/+0 until end of turn.

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Start Your Engines Discussion

WhiteBuffalo79 on Hot Wheels

1 week ago

Not a bad start at all. I would replace Start Your Engines with Siege Modification. This will turn vehicle into hard hitting powerhouses. Aerial Modification will do near the same and add flying, but it is much more expensive. Good luck!!

tafboy01 on Mechanical Madness

2 weeks ago

I really like the main combo of this deck. Lupine Prototype into a Demolition Stomper is an interesting work around lupine's ability, especially because lupine become an easy choice for Fling; however, this becomes an issue because you really don't want to have to fling your lupine before you can use it to crew on turn 6. Perhaps adding other vehicles in to make use of lupine earlier. This also helps make Start Your Engines a more worthwhile card.

4 of Hazoret the Fervent seems a bit of over kill. Especially because he will mostly be a discard outlet for you. Sitting on 12 cards in your deck that are 4+ mana seems a bit risky as well but I agree with Vyto in that Sin Prodder could be an interesting mechanic.

KuraiU on Mardu with maybe some vehicles...

1 month ago

Should have a sideboard with more Magma Spray in it because recursion is absolutely dreadful to fight against.

Maybe Scarab Feast as an additional graveyard hate card in the side board?

Start Your Engines is a pretty good card with the number of vehicles you're running as well

_Kane_ on Akiri, Smasher of Faces

1 month ago


Daredevil Dragster, Sun Titan, Phyrexian Arena


Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere,


Anguished Unmaking, Crackling Doom, Terminate, Utter End, Return to Dust

Win Cons.:

Start Your Engines


Nomad Outpost Perfect Tri-color land.


Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Ankle Shanker, Mother of Runes To ensure you can get damage in and protect your key creatures.

Weldfast Engineer, Untethered Express

Potential Cuts:

Veteran Motorist I am not sure you get the value youre looking for.

Visara the Dreadful, Royal Assassin, Eradicate Seal of Doom You have plenty of single target removal. Look to add more board wipes.

Perilous Vault, Felhide Spiritbinder Too cute and not enough value from the mana sink as the token leaves.

Orion93 on Standard Artifacts

2 months ago

Metallic Mimic does almost nothing in a vehicle deck unless you run it as a dwarf deck with vehicle splash. So drop it out probably.

With so many wastes you could run Walker of the Wastes and maybe a couple other eldrazi. Like Thought-Knot Seer. You can also play things like Warping Wail and Titan's Presence with your metalwork colossus in hand.

You have a ridiculous amount of extra artifacts that don't do anything really. Cut it back to 12-15 artifact vehicles. Up your Metalwork Colossus to 4 because the vehicles make him cheaper.

Figure out the vehicles you have to have. Find the artifacts that actually play to suit your deck. Trim waaaay back on all of it and then splash white and red for Built to Smash, Built to Last, Start Your Engines, Servo Exhibition, and some dwarves.

That's the basics for vehicles. You could also try it colorless eldrazi

Orion93 on Budget R/W Dwarf Vehicles

3 months ago


There are so so so many ways to remove creatures right now and very few ways to remove artifacts. You can try running either one and see which you prefer.

If you run siege modification then you have a huge permanent that's just waiting to swing but that gives your opponent more opportunities to kill that creature.

With Start Your Engines you can have a field full of nothing but vehicles and still be just as threatening as if you had more than enough to crew your fleet. And if you have creatures as well they will still get +2/+0 just like your vehicles do. So now you have an entire field with first strike and extra damage. It's devastating.

It depends on your play style and your opponents however. Control may have an answer for a late game start your engines but not one for an early siege mod. I know I run enough kill to handle any creatures but not enough control to always have it on hand for a big sweep kind of play.

sgwaltney on Budget R/W Dwarf Vehicles

3 months ago

I won't make it to my LGS till Friday, but I will definitely try to pick up the extra Toolcraft Exemplar's and another Depala then.

I have some Built to Smash and Start Your Engines. Though, I would have thought that a temporary creature status from Start Your Engines would be less effective than one that does not wear off. Can you explain why that would not be the case?

Orion93 on Budget R/W Dwarf Vehicles

3 months ago

Find a way to get more cards.... You need 4 Toolcraft Exemplar for red and white vehicles. You need at least one more depala as well. But the exemplar should come first.

Also, Built to Smash is great. and Start Your Engines will typically play better than Siege modification just because it's for your whole field and it's not a double red mana cost.

In my budget vehicles I ran one copy of Encircling Fissure just for an "oh crap" scenario. It saved my but a few times.

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