Thopter Assembly


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Elves vs Inventions (DDU) None
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Rare
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Thopter Assembly

Artifact Creature — Thopter


At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control no Thopters other than Thopter Assembly, return Thopter Assembly to its owner's hand and create five 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature tokens with flying.

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Thopter Assembly Discussion

kamelyan on Arcum Dagsson EDH

1 day ago

You can use Argent Mutation for the jankiness; turn an opponent's creature into an artifact, then force them to sac it. Liquimetal Coating does the same if you target a creature. But what if they can't be targeted? Glaring Spotlight and/or Arcane Lighthouse.

Faerie Artisans is a fun card.

Filigree Familiar, Junk Diver, and Workshop Assistant all get you an artifact from the grave when you sac them to Arcum's ability. Throw in Scrap Trawler to back them all up.

I blindsided my four opponents when playing my janky-Dagsson deck. I used Unwinding Clock with token generators (like Nuisance Engine), and I used creatures who drop in more artifacts (like Thopter Assembly and Myr Battlesphere), in order to tutor for fun combo pieces (Throne of Empires, Crown of Empires and Scepter of Empires) and the game-winning combo Stations (Summoning Station -> Grinding Station -> Salvaging Station -> Blasting Station).

The Pestering Old Man

Commander / EDH kamelyan


Aquamaniac on Sydri - Need Advice

2 weeks ago

I've got a few thoughts. And by a few I mean many. But first, Tolarian Academy is banned.

Comboing in Esper

Mycosynth Lattice gives Sydri the ability to destroy target land for 1 mana of any color. Also combos with Darksteel Forge to make your whole board indestructible.
Salvaging Station + Disciple of the Vault + Seat of the Synod + Sydri, Galvanic Genius = infinite damage. Tap Seat to make Seat a 0/0 creature via Sydri's ability who dies, triggering Disciple's ability and untapping Station. Tap Station to return Seat into play and deal infinite damage.
Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve = infinite turns.
Thopter Foundry + Ashnod's Altar + Sword of the Meek = infinite colorless mana.

Card advantage

You're in blue and black with almost no card draw or tutoring. Demonic Tutor, Mastermind's Acquisition, Diabolic Tutor, Phyrexian Arena, Consecrated Sphinx, Blue Sun's Zenith, Rhystic Study, Sensei's Divining Top, Trinket Mage. All are great in EDH.


Again, you're in the two colors best for removal in a format that relies on either having removal or being faster than removal, and you run no removal in a slow deck. Swords to Plowshares, Path to Exile, Oblivion Ring, Vindicate, Utter End, Vraska's Contempt, Merciless Eviction, Supreme Verdict.

Mana fixing

It's easy enough to say "just run duals and fetches," but they really do make all the difference in the world for Esper decks. Shocklands and buddy lands cycles are great places to start. You want to minimize "enters tapped" unless the secondary effect is relevant. Chromatic Lantern is the best 3 CMC mana rock in the game and you should run it.


Wurmcoil Engine, Steel Hellkite, Batterskull are all amazing cards. Nevermore and Gideon's Intervention are solid defenses. Venser, the Sojourner is cool. Ajani Goldmane and Telepathy are just bad.

LandG0 on Muldrotha, the Gravetide *Primer*

4 weeks ago

Tobestik I feel like those two cards are better for an artifact heavy deck because Time Sieve is a dead card by itself here, and in that situation I prefer Thopter Assembly over Myr Battlesphere. Also if Im going to combo in this deck I want to win on the spot without dragging out the game. StormyWaters2021 Ive never seen Sinister Concoction before, but I like it. Im struggling to find cuts at the moment but Ill add it to the maybe board for consideration, thanks.

Wolfrage76 on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

1 month ago

Thanks, multimedia. You say the only enablers are Transmuter, Metalworker or Heartless. Those 3 help, sure. But Aether Vial, Tezzeret the Seeker , Proteus Staff, Quicksilver Amulet, Semblance Anvil, Foundry Inspector, Kuldotha Forgemaster, and Mycosynth Golem also either help cheat in stuff or help reduce the CMC. So a 4+ average CMC isn't nearly as bad as it seems. But could be better. I do need to cut back on a few things that are higher CMC in order to have a few more smaller drops.

Well, Thopter Assembly I can't cut as it's part of a wincon (Thopter Assembly + Time Sieve + Vela the Night-Clad ). Elbrus, the Binding Blade  Flip probably shouldn't be in this deck but it's fun heh. Myr Incubator works as a final strike (being able to get out 20-30+ artifact creatures at Instant speed is nice, and it combos with Darksteel Juggernaut. Baleful Strix doesnt' really fit the theme of unblockable colorless.

Pabs4444 on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

1 month ago

What are your thoughts on combos? Sword of the Meek + Thopter Foundry is something that comes to mind when I see this deck for some reason. Possibly because of all of the artifacts. The thopter tokens also have evasion (although not completely unblockable). I noticed you mention something in an earlier comment about Thopter Assembly being a win con. If you don't mind me asking, what is the win con behind it? Good luck with the deck!

Wolfrage76 on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

1 month ago

Talonisnthavingit I have thought of Sharding Sphinx but it doesn't fit with unblockable theme and the problem with creature a thopter here and there is that it stops my Thopter Assembly wincons. Not sure how well it'd work overall.

Talonisnthavingit on Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain

1 month ago

Have you thought of Sharding Sphinx? Call me bias, but I love me some thopters and Vela works very well with her. Additionally, Thopter Spy Network can act as a Bident of Thassa in a way, but instead of forcing your opponent creatures to attack it creates a little thopter during your upkeep. Of course, Thopter Assembly would be less useful unless you had a sacrifice outlet on the field, but it's worth it for more Thopters, amirite?

Wolfrage76 on Living that Golgari life

1 month ago

Well... If you do Eldrazi tribal, sure. From Beyond needs to have a lot of valid targets to be worth it, so how many worthwhile eldrazi would you have? Being able to cheat fatties in would probably be more worth it, like through Quicksilver Amulet and Belbe's Portal, etc. As well as cost reducers.

Thopter Assembly could be useful for giving you 5 sac targets

Mirage Mirror - copy your stuff when you want an extra triggered ability of one of your things (or an opponents) - like your Sheoldred, Whispering One or Black Market etc. Learn to work the stack and get multiple uses out of it in a turn.

Mimic Vat - flash in a copy of a creature that died, yours or theirs. Especially fun if its copying something with a good ETB.

If you're going to use Eldrazi titans with your commander, you need to be able to proliferate to get you the experience counters higher. Like Contagion Clasp and Contagion Engine. Especially combined with Mirage Mirror. And at that point, adding in Aether Vial might be useful.

Another option instead of Eldrazi would be to use artifact creatures. Here is a BU Vela's toys bring her pleasure and you pain deck I have that used to be Eldrazi but is now artifact creatures. Might give you some ideas, though they are differently playing decks.

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