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Aether Revolt Mechanized Production via Clues

Standard* Artifact Combo Competitive GWU (Bant)

Lathiel


Description

Aether Revolt Mechanized Production Clue deck for Standard.

Mechanized Production win via clues for Aether Revolt standard. This goes with the creature focused clue production via Bygone Bishop and Ongoing Investigation, rather than the instant/sorcery version via Trail of Evidence or Metallurgic Summonings.

There is plenty of clue production, and if someone shuts your Mechanized Production down, you should still be able to make Tireless Tracker big enough to push through, along with the flyers. Ongoing Investigation helps by using your graveyard to make more clues and life gain. Use Heroic Intervention to protect Mechanized Production, as well as counter spells. Use Tamiyo's Journal to find a Mechanized Production when you have enough clues.

Erdwal Illuminator is amazing in this deck, if you know how to take advantage of it! Investigate during your opponents turn by using Ongoing Investigation's second ability by paying 1G. This will net you two clues due to Erdwal Illuminator's ability.

Bygone Bishop will trigger on ANY creature you cast, so the more out, the better!

Be aggressive with your creatures when you have Ongoing Investigation out, since if they hit the opponent, you get a clue. This shouldn't be too hard with all the flyers. If your creatures die, you can pay 1G to get a clue.

By about T5 you should have about 7 or 8 clues and can cast Mechanized Production on one, and only give the opponent one turn to react before you win. If you feel that they might have an answer, save it for when you have 6 mana, so you can use Heroic Intervention or Negate. Another tip is if you have a Mechanized Production out, with an Erdwal Illuminator, and you have 5 clues; during your upkeep with the trigger on the stack, cast Confront the Unknown to get 2 clues, and then the Mechanized Production trigger resolves and gives you the 8th clue for the win! Surprise!

If you are falling behind, use a Mechanized Production to get more clues (don't forget Erdwal Illuminator helps A LOT), and Tamiyo's Journal is great if your behind or ahead. You'll be surprised at how quickly you suddenly have 8 clues.

In the right situation, you can even use Declaration in Stone on your own creature(s) to get the final clues you need, although this is a niche interaction, and risky too.

Try not to use clues for card draw, unless you are nearing 8+. They are the key to winning, and also easy casts of Reverse Engineer. If you feel your clue production is fast enough, it might be worth using some earlier than 8 to find Mechanized Production as soon as you can.

Beware of Lost Legacy and similar effects. They aren't very common at the moment, but if this deck starts seeing play, and starts winning, people will most definitely start running Lost Legacy in Side Boards. And people will start using Main Board enchantment destruction such as Fragmentize. If this is the case, you will need to considering using more counter spells such as Negate, Disallow, Void Shatter, Invasive Surgery, Spell Shrivel. (Other counter spell options: Metallic Rebuke, Failed Inspection, Disappearing Act, Revolutionary Rebuff, Scatter to the Winds, Summary Dismissal, Unsubstantiate.)

Updates

Heroic Intervention is a much more reliable way to protect Mechanized Production than Disallow. Made a note to change it when the card is in the database.

Comments

PeeBee says... #1

I love the deck and will be trying something similar out, when aether revolt comes out. I have a few suggestions though.

I think the x3 Ongoing Investigation's is too many and a single copy would be better as you may find you dont have creatures on board to make it work.

I also think that x4 Reverse Engineer's is too many and a draw spell would be more beneficial in your deck being instant speed so you can leave up counter spells and draw depending on the opponents choice of play. I would suggest x1 Reverse Engineer as its great draw spell with the clues, but adding in x3 Glimmer of Genius which not only is instant speed but gets to see more of your deck to find a Mechanized Production.

I would drop x1 Fumigate and try to stick to protecting your combo with another counter spell.

I think the land base needs to be changed a bit to make sure you dont has as many tap lands, so going up to 4 aether hubs would be a good choice and you even get extra energy from the Glimmer of Genius to restock the energy production.

With the above changes it would leave x3 extra spaces in the main board and i would include the following cards:

Confirm Suspicions x1 - only one because its expensive but generates a 3 clues instantly and can be used to counter your own spell on your upkeep to win before they get to respond.

Confront the Unknown x1 - a surpirse flying attacker that they cant block could easily close out the game. Still generates the clue advantage aswell and lowers the CMC of the deck a little.

Skywhaler's Shot - Spell Shrivel - Stasis Snare - some sort of instant speed protection or removal to disrupt the opponent and give you more protection from those pesky vehicles.

January 12, 2017 7:19 a.m.

Lathiel says... #2

I'm quite happy with this current list. I will need to playtest it to get a better idea of how consistant and versatile it is.

January 12, 2017 7:20 a.m.

Lathiel says... #3

PeeBee I like the suggestions (ignore my earlier comment, as I posted that before seeing yours!)

I actually already moved the Fumigate to the SB before you mentioned it, and moved the Stasis Snares to MB to help remove big nasty creatures.

Ongoing Investigation is quite a key part of the deck, so many I'd go to 2 intead of 3.

I agree it needs more room for counterspells. I thought about Confirm Suspicions quite early on, but it's just quite costly, and I was trying to avoid 5cmc. Definitely worth testing though.

I love the Glimmer of Genius and Aether Hub suggestion, will do that now.

January 12, 2017 7:26 a.m.

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Date added 2 weeks
Last updated 1 week
Splash colors G
Legality

This deck is not Standard legal.

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Illegal cards Disallow , Heroic Intervention , Mechanized Production , Reverse Engineer
Cards 60
Avg. CMC 2.37
Tokens Clue
Folders Bant, Bant
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