Thopter Spy Network

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom 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
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Tokens

Thopter Spy Network

Enchantment

At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control an artifact, create a 1/1 colourless Thopter artifact creature token with flying.

Whenever one or more artifact creatures you control deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

Thopter Spy Network Discussion

[email protected]_only on Artifact / Blue - Indestructible Deck

1 week ago

recommend Thopter Spy Network , Ashnod's Transmogrant , Silverskin Armor , and / or Transmogrifying Licid . the first just because the card draw and token productin is solid, the other 3 as options to make your commander hexproof - by making her an artifact.

other cards to consider are All Is Dust as removal (a bit on the pricy side, but leaves uncolored artifacts alive)

and if you set your commander to artifact with Darksteel Forge in play, why not use Nevinyrral's Disk ?

Phexo on Tezerrator : Artifact day

1 month ago

Your deck looks sweet! I would maybe consider adding Retrofitter Foundry to turn the thopters that Sai, Master Thopterist , Efficient Construction , Thopter Spy Network , Sharding Sphinx and Tezzeret, Artifice Master create into 4/4 constructs and the new Tribute Mage to tutor out your powerful 2 drop artifacts. Also, you can just type * CMDR * (without the spaces between the stars and CMDR) behind Tezzeret, Artifice Master and Thoughtcast to make them show up as your commanders.

Leilani312 on Sacrifice in response to a ...

1 month ago

I have a Seal of Cleansing on my board. My husband has a Seal of Primordium and a Thopter Spy Network on his board. I sacrifice my card to blow up His Thopter Spy Network . Can he sacrifice his seal to stop mine from resolving and save his enchantment?

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Polymorph: ???

1 month ago

If you are looking for more token fodder to polymorph that won't count as a "bad" hit I would recommend artifact token generators: Myr Turbine , Trading Post , Sharding Sphinx , Thopter Spy Network , Retrofitter Foundry , Myr Battlesphere , etc.

marn3us on Breya, Artifact Shaper Synergies

1 month ago

SideBae Thanks again for the very detailed and interesting answer! My playgroup (luckily) doesn't use any blood moon-type effects to hamper lands and given the large amount of great artefacts in our format, my lands are never targeted by single-target artifact removal. They are really vulnerable to mass artifact destruction (i.e. Vandalblast ) though, and the one time I wasn't able to counter a Merciless Eviction I flat out lost the game (although I think I would have lost it anyways with my whole board in exile).

The main reason I have those artifact lands in the deck is ramp with Tezzeret the Seeker and mana fixing with Trinket Mage . They also really help to activate artifact-count triggers (e.g. Stoic Rebuttal , Thopter Spy Network , Dispatch , etc.) in the early game and they are exceptionally useful with Glimmervoid and Spire of Industry . I've also sometimes used them to mitigate the cost of Master Transmuter ability and being able to ramp with Mirrorworks can sometime be useful. They can also be discarded to Daretti, Scrap Savant and be later brought back through any of the artifact recursion engines.

I haven't played the deck enough though, so I will definitely pay attention to those artifact lands' performance in the next games and if they don't work I'll get rid of them.

What do you think about Combustible Gearhulk ? I still haven't had the chance to draw and play it and I'm wondering if there are better repeatable card-draw alternatives that come with upsides (i.e. being a big 6/6 first striker in this case).

Thanks again :)

TypicalTimmy on Ertai, tokens of doom!

2 months ago

Since you run Planeswalkers, I would recommend the following:

Lokimir on Saheeli, Tokens, Tokens & Tokens !

3 months ago

Firstly, thanks you for your feedback.

I believe you are right about the Welding Jar and removing the 3 or 4 CMC cards. I will probably put 3x Welding Jar replacing 2 Thopter Spy Network , Chief of the Foundry , and 4x Galvanic Blast replacing 3x Chief of the Foundry , 1x Thought Scour .

I'm not sure about Pia and Kiran Nalaar . On one side, it feels great for the 2 damages activated ability. On the other side, I believe this 3 mana cost is way too expensive and small red removal are indeed better. What do you guys think ?

multimedia on Esper Artifacts

3 months ago

Continuing my advice...

Good budget cards ($3 or less each) with artifact strategies to consider adding:

Commander staples:

Can add all these cards for about $20. Can add all cards suggested in both comments for about $45.


Cards to consider cutting:

  • Cataclysmic Gearhulk
  • Fumigate
  • Glassdust Hulk
  • Tezzeret's Betrayal
  • Salvaging Station
  • Treasury Thrull
  • Tezzeret, Master of Metal
  • Spinal Embrace
  • Soulscour
  • Pentavus
  • Enigma Sphinx
  • Obelisk of Esper
  • Seer's Lantern
  • Star Compass
  • Arsenal Thresher
  • Jhoira's Familiar
  • Synod Centurion
  • Tower Gargoyle
  • Death Grasp

The majority of these suggested cuts are five/six/seven drops. Cutting these can reduce the avg. CMC or your deck a lot resulting in smoother game play. If you like some of these suggestions I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.


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Thopter Spy Network occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Blue: 0.2%