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
2 days ago
I personally would take out Master Trinketeer. It is a good card, but I do not think that you have enough servos or thopters to really make it useful. I would replace it with Veteran Motorist or Speedway Fanatic if you are more budget.
3 days ago
Well the best vehicle right now is Heart of Kiran but holy cow man it's a $20 card.
But you can use any creature to crew. Those are just the most common because of how they boost your field or state of play.
Lots of tap for damage, untap with mobile garrison and tap for more damage then sacrifice the implement to deal more and get to draw. It isn't great and really that's about all I've got so far haha but it's just one of the ways to use vehicles.
1 week ago
I've been playing Mardu in modern since before it was a thing which it apparently is now. My deck takes on a substantially different strategy than yours, but we Mardu guys need to stick together, and with that in mind I have some suggestions.
First up, lands. 6 man lands is excessive. You're going to have lands enter tapped far too often. I recommend dropping Needle Spires and one or two Shambling Vent for some more fetch lands. Modern Masters 17 just reprinted Arid Mesa and Marsh Flats, so their prices aren't as ridiculous as when I had to get them.
Like my deck, you use your life total as a resource to generate advantage through Bob and Thoughtseize and recuperate with lifegain, so I vibe with that. Sorin, Solemn Visitor seems like a great fit for your strategy, so I'd consider bumping him up to 2. Liliana of the Veil continues to be the ultimate control planeswalker in Modern and should definitely be a 4-of.
Veteran Motorist seems really lackluster. Pumping your looter scooters is great, but he's completely useless otherwise. The best part about Copter is its undercosted crew ability, and Motorist is overqualified. The earlier mention of Bitterblossom may be worth considering.
Lastly, the sideboard. Ajani Vengeant was my first "core" planeswalker in my deck and I became wholesomely dissatisfied with him. I can't imagine a matchup in which you board him in. Sorin gains you more life and Lily controls better. Crumble to Dust is good, but slow. Consider Fulminator Mage, as he can also crew copters. Hide/Seek is weird, just use Wear / Tear. Liliana, the Last Hope seems okay, but not great. I think Soulfire Grand Master is a mainboard card or not at all present. Tormod's Crypt should be either Leyline of the Void, Rest in Peace or Nihil Spellbomb. RiP is risky with Lingering Souls, but it gets the job done, and against decks like Dredge, the disruption is strong enough to slow your own development down and still win handily. I also absolutely recommend two copies of Slaughter Games to help deal with combo decks. Dreadbore and Falkenrath Aristocrat can probably go.
1 week ago
I love the Pia and Kiran Nalaars. The only things I would be to cut the Veteran Motorists, Monastary Mentors, and Grim Lavamancer for Bitterblossoms (x4) and Intangible Virtues (x1). This looks like a great list!
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1 week ago
Hi, there! Welcome to TappedOut and the wonderful world of Magic!
Since you're just starting out, my main suggestion would be to pick a theme and stick to it. Right now, you have a bunch of cards that fit into multiple strategies, but those cards don't necessarily all fit into the same strategy. Renegade Wheelsmith, for example, works great in a Vehicle deck, but you only have one Vehicle (Mobile Garrison). Foundry Assembler is excellent in a deck full of artifacts, but you don't have a ton of artifacts. Your Self-Assembler, for example, can only find one card in your deck, Foundry Assembler, but what do you do if you've already drawn it?
This is just my personal opinion, but I've always found Vehicle decks to be fun. Fleetwheel Cruiser, Sky Skiff, Untethered Express, and Renegade Freighter are some examples of good Vehicles, and you can use Skysovereign as your flagship card, so to speak. You'll also need creatures to crew your vehicles, though, and Veteran Motorist, Toolcraft Exemplar, Depala, Pilot Exemplar, and Gearshift Ace, as well as the aforementioned Renegade Wheelsmith would all work well. You can add Start Your Engines, Siege Modification, or more Aerial Modifications as support cards as well. Of course, this isn't the only possible strategy you could take. You can add more Self-Assemblers for your Self-Assemblers to find, or add cards like Terrarion to help Improvise your Foundry Assembler. There are a ton of possible routes you can go down, and I'm sure you'll be able to find one that fits your liking.
I hope this helps!
2 weeks ago
if this deck isn't budget, you should change your vehicles, primarily to air based ones such as Skysovereign, Consul Flagship, Heart of Kiran, and Aethersphere Harvester. I would've advised you to remove speedway fanatic,but if you have these giant flying vehicles, then it would work well. Something you want is maybe cutting down on 1 chasm guide, for another Veteran Motorist, because although you lose one source of haste, you get a card that gets to scry two, which should still balance the accuracy of hitting a chasm guide, also a 4 mana rallier shouldn't be your finisher unless you somehow hadn't drawn many allies beforehand. You can also cut a gearshift ace for another veteran motorist, scrying is such good card advantage and also motorist is a good crewer being a 3/1.
Also, your lands. Again, if this isn't budget, use manlands, fastlands, etc. so basically Needle Spires and Inspiring Vantage. you can have 4 of both of them, cut your stone quarry, and a few basics. YOu have a nice deck going on, and nice deckbuilding! This seems like a nice budget deck (just noticed it was 7 dollars after recommending you expensive stuff).
having some Gideon, Ally of Zendikar is nice (although expensive moneywise), as it is a potential endless stream of rally triggers.
3 weeks ago
I'm more of a control-ish player so I'm not so sure on this one, but it looks like a lot of fun lol
3 weeks ago
i'd actually keep the Veteran Motorist, since the important part is the scry 2, and the +1/+1 effect is nice.