My friend TheBlueTitan always told me that my decks functioned like clockwork. He also always reminded me that for what ever reason I had an obsessed with utility cars regardless of color or deck type. it was also he who mentioned the idea of making a color less deck.

with his encouragement I went ahead and built one, and with some bad humor I named it A Clock Work Pain.

At the moment the deck is not technically legal as in the current EDH/Commander rules basic lands technical have a colored mana symbol that prevents there inclusion in a colorless deck. This wont be a problem in the near future as i have an order of cards that I will use to replace the basic lands with nonbasic ones.

As a colorless deck, it has some very obvious weaknesses.1) As a combo deck it is vulnerable to faster decks that can snowball.2) In the realm of colorless the choices of reach creatures and flyers is very limited so any deck that has those in spades will be very difficult to fight.3) Colorless also lacks good removal so any deck that has many troublesome enchantments/artifacts/creatures will
be hard to beat.4) Almost all the cards in this deck are artifact so it is super vulnerable to artifact hate.

As this deck is still in development, and and all help and constructive criticism is most welcome.

edit 1 I have changed this deck a lot since i first uploaded it. Also the site says that metalworker is illegal to use but


I just rewrote the deck description and removed my old updates. I also updated my maybe board and cards to acquire list.


quicksilv297 says... #1

add an All Is Dust , it'll be an effective board wipe (even killing off indestructible permanents) and you won't lose a thing

February 1, 2014 10:49 p.m.

MarlFox says... #2

I have thought about using one of those, but at the current market price of it i have been hesitant to pick one up. but if i can find one that wont cost me a leg I will pick it up.

February 2, 2014 6:36 p.m.

callerfizz says... #3

run all the artifact lands.

February 4, 2014 9:48 p.m.

callerfizz says... #4

and Sol Ring always.

February 4, 2014 9:49 p.m.

MarlFox says... #5

i own one sol ring, atm it is in my jund edh deck, but yeah i will be sure to pick up a few more copies.

February 4, 2014 10:04 p.m.

LiquidKid says... #6

Technically though, in EDH, if you general is colorless, you can't even have basic lands.

February 8, 2014 7:47 p.m.

Asher18 says... #7

Liquid kid i was going to ask that...If you replace the lands you might want to try Evolving Wilds , Blinkmoth Nexus and Inkmoth Nexus as replacements

February 8, 2014 7:51 p.m.

MarlFox says... #8

LiquidKid, i posted and update about the basic land issue quit awhile ago. so i am very aware of the issue. as for the use of Evolving Wilds i already plan to remove my basics over time so i wont need a land that cannot produce mana on its one that can only be used to fish out lands i hope to not have. as for Blinkmoth Nexus and Inkmoth Nexus I am awar of there existance but unfortunatly at the mooment i have no way to acquire them.

February 8, 2014 7:56 p.m.

LiquidKid says... #9

February 9, 2014 12:02 a.m.

MarlFox says... #10

thanks for the list, i just ordered a bunch of lands and most of those where on it. in a few day i will update my land base when i get the cards.

February 9, 2014 12:49 a.m.

darthskat says... #11

Captain oblivious here. so...whats the combo?

February 17, 2014 9:51 p.m.

MarlFox says... #12

there are several in the deck, most of them are minor, for example i could use Trading Post , Myr Retriever and junk diver to draw cards as long as i have mana. there is also an instant win combo involving the use of Summoning Station and Blasting Station . at one point but no more the deck ran a lot of +1/+1 counter multiplying with the use of clockwork, and sunburst creatures not so much now. atm i am updating the list so you viewed it at a bad time.

February 17, 2014 10:02 p.m.

Why Command Tower ? do something like Ancient Tomb instead.

March 2, 2014 7:19 p.m.

Take out Sisay's Ring and put in Metalworker

March 2, 2014 7:26 p.m.

darthskat says... #15

ban list

March 3, 2014 1:29 a.m.

MarlFox says... #16

i would love to run Ancient Tomb TheOnionsAreJamesBond but i dont have a copy nor do any of my friends so acquiring one would be tricky as I would rather not drop 17$ for single when command tower works fin for the moment. as for Metalworker I currently have a worlds version of it. But most people would not be ok with me using a proxy. besides the card is currently banned in all forms of EDH.

March 18, 2014 2:07 a.m.

Sorry but command tower does not work. It adds one mana of any color of your commander's color identity. Since your commander has no colors for his color identity, it won't have the ability to produce mana.

May 19, 2015 5:03 a.m.

Foxhound438 says... #18

playtested against my Alesha, Who Smiles at Death deck, noticed afterward there's no grave hate at all in here. I recommend using Grafdigger's Cage, Tormod's Crypt, or Relic of Progenitus to mitigate recursion strategies.

May 25, 2015 10:24 p.m.

Foxhound438 says... #19

also Metalworker was recently unbanned

May 25, 2015 10:26 p.m.

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