Thopter Spy Network


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic Origins (ORI) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Thopter Spy Network


At the beginning of your upkeep, if you control an artifact, put a 1/1 colorless Thopter artifact creature token with flying onto the battlefield.

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

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Thopter Spy Network Discussion

Hyperalgialysis on Automated Vehicles

2 weeks ago

I agree you need some more fixing, also get rid of a lot of the 4 drops. You can use Thopter Spy Network and Thopter Engineer in most of the places of your 4 drop creatures that dont make tokens on entry, Pia and Kiran Nalaar are really solid too. Servo Exhibition is good also. Smuggler's Copter should be a 4 of for this deck to function well, Shrapnel Blast and Fiery Conclusion are solid removal pieces that cost you a single token. Artificer's Epiphany is good draw, and Court Homunculus might be a good addition as well. I would want 4 Fleetwheel Cruiser also.

enpc on Menstruating Mind Masters

3 weeks ago

I have never been a fan of bannign a particualr play style. I get that some players do not like combo, however banning it rather than forcing other players to adapt seems counter porductive to developing each player's skillset. But this is also an ongoing arguement that I don't think will be reseolved any time soon. So working within these guidelines:

  • I would look into cards like Runechanter's Pike nad Cranial Plating in conjuction with commander Damage. The benfit of a commander is that they are recastable and that commander damage sticks around. While volton isn't the strongest strategy in the world, you can devote a small card pool to making your commander do a lot of damage, which closes out games very quickly.

  • In addition to voltron effects, cards which let yo ugo wide are much more valuable than a single (non commander) beater. They are harder to remove and single cards let you buff your entire boardstate. For example, 10x 0/1 tokens (from say an Avenger of Zendikar) with a Dragon Throne of Tarkir lets you output 50 damage. that's two cards. There aren't many two cards big fatty combos that let you do that much damage. Not to mention wide is harder to block, gives you more options when blocking and is more resilient to removal. Obviously you can't run Avenger of Zendikar, but you can run Hangarback Walker, Myr Battlesphere, Myr Turbine as well as some of the other token producing cards you already have. Thopter Spy Network and Sharding Sphinx are both awesome here, I would keep them in the deck.

  • when it comes to counterspells, unless the spell is THAT good (Mindbreak Trap), cheap cost is generally better than lots of flash. Having to make the tradeoff between being about to play this turn or leaving mana open for counterspell sucks. So cheap spells are good. 2 CMC is the goal (for your meta at least) but ther are some good 3CMC ones. Dissipate, Void Shatter, Disallow are all awesome.

luther on Clue energy five color

1 month ago

I would put in Tamiyo's Journal and Ongoing Investigation and call it a day with the clues.

If you want artifact tokens of a single type to work with, thopters would be the tried and true. Thopter Assembly on its own goes inf with Time Sieve.

If you just want artifact tokens and don't care what, Curse of Opulence, Brass's Bounty, Revel in Riches, Storm the Vault, Mechanized Production, Thopter Spy Network will all net you quite a few things to work with.

stevend11 on Daxos Artifact Voltron

1 month ago

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mattitude on Breya Token Abuser

1 month ago

Here are some generally good cards for artifact recursion, artifact synergies, Breya synergies, or goodstuff cards that would fit well in the deck.

Illusionist's Bracers: Get double the effects from Breya! Kinda clunky, but very powerful once you get this online.

Skullclamp: Card draw engine that happens to fit perfectly with thopters. Honestly a must have.

Trading Post: Another MUST HAVE in any sort of artifact deck. Can go in any deck really, but is especially useful in Breya.

Goblin Welder: Another Daretti, but can use it at instant speed. Essential for any heavy artifact / artifact recursion deck.

Solemn Simulacrum: Artifact and ramp. Also loves to be sacrificed to things.

Baleful Strix: Just an all around good card. Also an artifact

Trinket Mage: A nifty utility creature that can grab lots of useful artifacts for you like any of your artifact lands (if you're stuck on mana), Sol Ring, Skullclamp, Relic of Progenitus, etc.

Spell Swindle: Makes lots of artifacts for you to abuse!

Revel in Riches / Deadeye Plunderers / Treasure Map  Flip: Continuing the treasure theme, use it to draw cards or outright win the game.

Marionette Master: Makes artifacts or abuses opponents while you happily sacrifice your artifacts. Helps you actually win the game.

Fabricate: A tutor for artifacts, sometimes better than Diabolic Tutor.

Supreme Verdict: Good card in general

Nevinyrral's Disk: Good artifact wrath card. And pretty good in general

Ichor Wellspring: An innocuous artifact that can draw you lots of cards if you abuse it correctly. Loves to be sacrificed to Breya!

Panharmonicon: Good in general, kinda goes in every EDH deck.

Krark-Clan Ironworks: Great artifact sacrifice outlet

All the artifact Signets: For example Azorius Signet. These tend to be better mana rocks than your standard mana rock since they fix your colors and are very cheap.

Thopter Spy Network: Makes tokens to sacrifice and draws cards. A perfect engine for Breya.

Saheeli's Artistry: Makes copies of the best things on the battlefield for you. They're also artifacts!

Bident of Thassa: An artifact that draws you cards

precociousapprentice on Sente: The Politics and Metaphor of Stones

1 month ago

Decided to see if ditching the two slow wincons would hurt things. I had not actually won with either, and Thopter Spy Network had not really done anything for me. At least Mechanized Production was dependable ramp, but a 7 turn clock is pretty weak.

Mechanized Production -> Aura of Silence: Plan is to get some removal that comes with the ability to slow down opponent mana rocks. This should both slow their game and potentially leave some rocks in their hands for me to steal. We shall see.

Thopter Spy Network -> Sunder: MLD is often frowned on, but this is soft MLD. The fact that I could potentially steal some lands or Windfall/Jace's Archivist them away permanently is just gravy, and this will hopefully be asymmetric given all my rocks.

TheDJYosh on My Time Vault Dream Deck

2 months ago

Bitterblossom, Thopter Spy Network, Sphinx's Tutelage are other examples of cards that activate at the start of your turn if you are looking for win conditions.

redkhan on Orolo or Sharuum? Control Deck ...

2 months ago

I actually have the opposite opinion. I feel like a grindy pillow fort control list would be the better option. I say this because it will allow you to set up multiple value engines to put you ahead of the rest of the table while having your defenses in place. You would even get extra value out of things like Bitterblossom or Thopter Spy Network having a constant stream of flying attackers/blockers.

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