Veteran Motorist

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Kaladesh (KLD) Uncommon

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Veteran Motorist

Creature — Dwarf Pilot

When Veteran Motorist enters the battlefield, scry 2.

Whenever Veteran Motorist crews a Vehicle, that Vehicle gets +1/+1 until end of turn.

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Veteran Motorist Discussion

LeaPlath on Frontier Cube

2 weeks ago

Heya all.

So as to stop competing with the other cubes in the area (we have powered, pauper, eternal and C/U) I've decided to turn my cube into a frontier cube. This means only cards since M15, which gives me 14 sets to work with.

I could expand this to only frontier bordered cards, such as those from the Commander sets, as it gives access to some powerful interesting creatures that support archetypes I want to develop. For example Akiri, Line-Slinger is a powerful interesting card with a somewhat build around me ability who could go well in the RW Cars archetype, or powerful game ending spells like Ezuri's Predation for ramp archetypes.

I am also thinking about this as having archetype support and cross over. So for example, the R/B archetype is steal and sacrifice. W/B is tokens. R/W is cars. So there is some obvious cross over, such as the token decks being able to use sacrifice outlets for extra value if they are getting multiple small creatures from 1 card,

So here is what I have and the sort of level I want in terms of power level, would value your opinions. I am not having planeswalkers except the origin flip walkers due to power level and the recent move away from burn spells going face to deal with walkers and to creatures.

W/U: UW Flyers with a Dragon subtheme. There are a lot of decent U/W flyer cards and there is always an option to go aggro with something like favourable winds , backed up with recent flyers from other colours. The dragons are more control finishers and enable some synergistic cards such as Orator of Ojutai or similar. The two sort of signalling uncommons I intend to have are

U/B: U/B Artifacts, with a bit of a treasure subtheme. Deadeye Plunderers and Tezzeret's Touch as signalling uncommons. If I do decide to go into commander packs and stuff Baleful Strix is a control and artifact deck option.

B/R: Steal and Sacrifice with Makeshift Munitions and Ruthless Knave as signalling cards. There is also an option to try something like a R/B Vampires/madness deck but that has less cross faction synergy.

R/G: Land based ramp. I'm struggling to find uncommons that support this as well as the others as they tend to just be big vanilla beaters, but Raging Swordtooth is probably there as he punishes you for playing mana dorks.

G/W: I am not 100% on this one, it could be a G/W counters deck or G/W Humans but I'm not sure.

W/B: Tokens! The two signalling uncommons being Call to the Feast and Hidden Stockpile.

B/G: I'm not sure on this either. I'm thinking a G/B Elves deck which can be beat down or ramp using stuff like Shaman of the Pack to drain or the mana dorks to drop some big bomb like Ulamog or a gear hulk. There is also stuff like Constrictor for counter manipulation that has synergy with energy and stuff but I'm unsure how good it is?

G/U: I'm tempted by energy as there is a lot of semi decent energy generation and payoff cards like Hydra which are OK on their own but really good with enough energy production. However this means generically good stuff like Glint-Sleeve Siphoner might make people blur and expect more pay off in black than that one card.

U/R: Raid/aggro with a pirate subtheme/pay off cards. I'm concerned though that they may not be enough pirates or hint at it being 3 coloured for me to include Fathom Fleet Captain which is good in tokens or in a generic aggro deck.

R/W: Cars! Renegade Wheelsmith and Veteran Motorist are both aggressive and play well with cars. There is some concern though about them being too generically good and making the R/W player fight too hard.

So folks, your thoughts?

Kaeryth on exert deck help

1 month ago

Ramunap Ruins Hazoret the Fervent Glorybringer Bomat Courier are cards you really must have in any red aggro deck.

Above posters Charging Monstrosaur suggestion is horrible but everything else is alright. Probably run Kari Zev, Skyship Raider instead of Captain Lannery Storm.

If you want to go more midrange then White has an amazing selection of cards there, but for full on Aggro Im not sure what to suggest. Sacred Cat Adorned Pouncer Honored Crop-Captain.

You can also go the full vehicle route. Veteran Motorist Depala, Pilot Exemplar Fleetwheel Cruiser and Heart of Kiran is excellent with Gideon.

Daynthebold on Ixalan boros aggro *budget*

1 month ago

May I suggest swapping out the Veteran Motorists with four Aethertorch Renegades? It keeps with the energy theme and is much more efficient since there's no vehicles for the Motorists to crew.

medozzz on Who Needs a Pilot? (Budget)

3 months ago

Veteran Motorist and Aethersphere Harvester definitely, if you ask me, but test it with a proxy deck. Or with a friend.

Vortain on Who Needs a Pilot? (Budget)

3 months ago

hullos, I think you're right, the scry on Veteran Motorist is very powerful and the fact that it is a 3/1 gives it good synergy with Cultivator's Caravan. I'll add a couple and increase as needed.

medozz, I'll keep Lupine Prototype in my sideboard, and try it once I get a chance to play against a friend. I went ahead and switched in Cathartic Reunion. I don't like the need to discard 2 cards, but I think I agree that the 3 card gain is far more valuable in the long run.

Additional Questions/Thoughts

Since Smuggler's Copter is banned and Heart of Kiran is at $9, would you suggest Aethersphere Harvester over Sky Skiff? It's, money wise, more expensive, but also extra for life link and a 3/5 instead of a 2/3 (while retaining Flying and Crew 1). I feel like it is a bit too slow, and doesn't work as well with Sram, Senior Edificer.

Additionally, would you suggest keeping Renegade Tactics or maybe just adding a couple more Veteran Motorists?

Thanks for the input!

medozzz on Who Needs a Pilot? (Budget)

3 months ago

Agree with hullos. Veteran Motorist with the scry and high power is your best friend. Lupine Prototype is amazing in this kind of decks. I know it makes not rotation proof but helps a lot. I would cut a few Modifications for those cards.

Also, consdier Cathartic Reunion instead of Tormenting Voice.

hullos on Who Needs a Pilot? (Budget)

3 months ago

i think if you are looking for some creatures the best one is Veteran Motorist for the scry and the crew buff.

hullos on

3 months ago

i mean you most likely should have 60 cards at most, but if this is a casual deck than it does not matter. i also have no idea why you have lands that make other colors unless i'm missing something. the only other lands besides plains is maybe Shefet Dunes. but if you want to use the other lands you could splash red for a bunch more dwarves most notably Veteran Motorist and Depala, Pilot Exemplar these creatures give your deck a ton more power.

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