Untethered Express


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
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon

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Untethered Express

Artifact — Vehicle


Whenver Untethered Express attacks, put a +1/+1 counter on it.

Crew 1 (Tap any number of creatures you control with total power 1 or more: This Vehicle becomes an artifact creature until end of turn.)

Untethered Express Discussion

Boza on Decks for new players

9 months ago

My idea is to make all of the above as 30 card Modern legal decks, where you take any two pieces and combine them before the game starts to make a full 60 card deck. Each 30 card deck will also have a "champion" - a mythic or rare that is the lynchpin - while the rest of the cards are commons or uncommons. For example, BR aristocrats:

11 lands
2 Brawl-Bash Ogre
4 Corpse Connoisseur
4 Carrier Thrall
4 Myr Sire
2 Fleshbag Marauder
2 Crypt Champion
1 Underworld Cerberus - the champion

This can be combined with say, RW Vehicle aggro:

11 lands
1 Depala, Pilot Exemplar - the champion
4 Veteran Motorist
2 Renegade Freighter
2 Untethered Express
2 Consulate Dreadnought
1 Aeronaut Admiral
2 Speedway Fanatic
1 Caught in the Brights
2 Court Homunculus

You can easily combine the two to make a capable deck. Keep going for the other deck archetypes.

What this idea does is provide a mini-game for more experienced players and variety of gameplay, while less experienced ones get a view of deckbuilding and a form of "smash-up" that is more fun than simply picking up a ready deck. If you want to really spice it up, add some loose cards players can switch in between games - a sort of a sideboard.

For example, with 10 30-card decks, you have 90 combinations.

duffman24 on Bears in Cars

11 months ago

What do you think about Untethered Express over Renegade Freighter?

numerek on Creature-less Vehicles

1 year ago
  • The Antiquities War I know its not your colors and it would actually downgrade a lot of vehicles power and toughness but it does give you another Start Your Engines's type effect.

  • Bomat Bazaar Barge gives you a card which I think would be nice for your deck.

  • Fleetwheel Cruiser can let you get in for 5 if your boardwipes have done their job or if all your opponents creatures are turned, it can crew all but 4 of your other vehicles and then 7 of those can up crew those 4.

  • Oketra the True I would play this over Siege Modification it can't crew all your vehicles like siege can but it also doesn't set you up for a two for one, one of its tokens can actually crew Untethered Express or they can work with the god to crew other ones, and it survives your boardwipes as well as Hour of Devastation . and with double strike works great with Start Your Engines. I know it would be a creature in your creatureless deck but its blasphemy to call god's creatures anyway.

LittleBlueHero on Jhoira's Crew

1 year ago

I think Bomat Courier could be really helpful here.

It can crew Aethersphere Harvester or Untethered Express (if you end up running it) and more importantly if unchecked early it can refill your hand with more artifacts and such later on or help dig for Jhoira if you haven't found her yet.

Its a card I underestimated too many times when playing against it. Everyone has cards they love but Merchant's Dockhand is too slow for me personally. I can see its potential usefullness but If I had to cut something I think I would do a 1 Dockhand 3 courier split to see how it went.

Im also trying to find a fun way to run Jhoira. I think I will try going the legendary route though since thats my thing, even though I am sure the artifacts will be the stronger play :) +1 for Jhoira fun.

CavusCanis on

1 year ago

Thank you for the input GORG291! I'm afraid of having to worry about energy if I do that. Sure, one swing, gaining three life, isn't something to sneeze at, but I can swing in for 10 or more on turn 4 with Untethered Express. This being said, I don't discount Aethersphere Harvester, and I'll probably at least sideboard it over Siege Modification.

GORG291 on

1 year ago

Have you thought about running Aethersphere Harvester over Untethered Express? I run a dash vehicles deck and find the lifelink aspect more useful and it still works well with this kind of deck. Plus it has flying.

Hyperalgialysis on Black Red Vroom

1 year ago

Night Market Lookout should be a 4 of, so should Scrapheap Scrounger and Weldfast Engineer Inventor's Apprentice. Cut it back to 22 lands, aggressive decks can run a little less. Bump it up to 4 Unlicensed Disintegration and Built to Smash. Get 4 Fleetwheel Cruiser and run them in place of the other vehicles you have 2 of each of. Then replace the last 2 artifacts with Skysovereign, Consul Flagship. Pia Nalaar would be good in here too. Also add one more solid piece of removal, Never / Return and Hour of Glory are a little more budget friendly than Fatal Push and Vraska's Contempt, Lightning Strike and Abrade are really good too. Trim it down to 60 cards using 4 of each of the cards I mentioned other than the sky sovereigns and the deck will be pretty consistent. Sideboard should be like 3 each of Sentinel Totem Duress Lay Bare the Heart By Force and Shock. This deck should be super fast this way, and it will help that you curve is lower, the only other upgrade would be to replace Untethered Express with Aethersphere Harvester or Heart of Kiran. Hope it works well for you.

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