Deck I'm thinking of making to get into Modern. I love artifacts and the speed of this deck along with my love of aggro makes this a perfect start for me.



I really like this deck. Everything about it is great- it's going in my favorites folder! +1 from me.

January 21, 2013 7:28 a.m.

nilheim says... #2

Mishra, Artificer Prodigy ?Maybe just one or two copies of him I guess, I'm not all that in to Modern. He also does get your metalcraft so much faster if you can get him out. Also, his stats are pretty good, a 4/4 for 4 doesn't sound bad to me.

January 24, 2013 8:49 a.m.

Did you consider Lodestone Golem or Etherium Sculptor ?

January 28, 2013 5:24 a.m.

dbrannon says... #4

Skeleton Shard Broodstar any of the artifact lands from mirrodin such as Seat of the Synod card:Golem's Heart would all benefit your deck

February 5, 2013 7:44 p.m.

Bacheleren says... #5

Artifact lands are banned in modern. And none of the suggestions are needed for this deck, as it is as fast as can be.

You should, though, trade Gemstone Mine for a few Glimmervoid , in my opinion.

February 6, 2013 4:10 p.m.

dbrannon says... #6

Are you kidding? Vedalken Archmage costs a bit of mana but would speed this deck up considerably. Skeleton Shard would keep his artifacts from dying, especially when coupled with Voltaic Key . card:Golem's Heart would give him life every time an artifact came out. And Broodstar would be a powerful flyer for two mana.

February 6, 2013 5:41 p.m.

Bacheleren says... #7

On 2 or 3 mana you should lay down an Etched Champion , a Master of Etherium or a Steel Overseer .

If he wants to gain life and/or hit hard, he can always do it with Vault Skirge and Cranial Plating .

Those cards would actually slow down the deck, and while they can work, they are not what this deck aims to do: modern affinity should have everything in the battlefield by turn 2 or 3 and hit as hard as it can as fast as it can. Very often win through Inkmoth Nexus and Cranial Plating , too.

These are my two cents, at least. :)

February 6, 2013 9:58 p.m.

ZeroAvix says... #8

Bacheleren is correct. The other suggestions would slow the deck down considerably and push out the wins a turn or two, which is not an option when playing affinity. With my current list, turn 3 wins are possible, and I win on turn 4 consistently. Turn 5 is slow, and I'm usually going over the top or pushing for infect at that point because something has happened to slow the game down or make the damage to life approach improbable.

February 6, 2013 11:43 p.m.

dbrannon says... #9

Your not playing affinity.... Thoughtcast is the only card with affinity in this deck. Its also not always about winning on turn 3. What happens if plan a fails? Infect is a great idea but..... you don't seem very confident in your contingency plan. Throwing those cards in there would not only give you, in my opinion, a stronger backup plan ((albeit slower)) but a more fun plan. Imagine having an archmage or two out, then start pumping out half your deck in one turn. But suit yourself.

February 7, 2013 1:03 a.m.

EvenDryke says... #10

It seems to me that with 4 Mox Opal , some would end up just sitting in your hand with one already on the battlefield.

Have you thought about dropping one or two in favor of another source of colored mana?

February 22, 2013 1:25 p.m.

ZeroAvix says... #11

Most of the time you have multiple Mox's, you have an Arcbound Ravager on the field that can sac the current Mox and allow you to play the 2nd one.

February 22, 2013 2:01 p.m.

Bacheleren says... #12

You could also consider Shrapnel Blast in place of Galvanic Blast , its costs are a bit higher, but it could be faster to win with that, and sacrificing an extra Mox wouldn't be troublesome at all.

February 22, 2013 3:57 p.m.

Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas should be in here regardless. refilling your hand with his +1 is great. and -1 for a 5/5 creature aint too shabby. and his -4 is a game winner. trust me. you NEED to find room for at least 1-2.

February 23, 2013 1:57 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #14

+1 because I feel it is more appropriate to refer the deck as Robots as opposed to Affinity, as the only "Affinity" card even used anymore is Thoughtcast , and even then it's a maybe.

November 18, 2013 2:15 a.m.

Spazik008 says... #15

also, this is a great classic list for affinity AKA robots. I'm trying to get my friend into modern and I'm probably going to have him net-deck this.

November 18, 2013 2:17 a.m.

Maxknot says... #16

November 18, 2013 6:01 a.m.

angelic says... #17

I really love this deck, +1 i would suggest adding Darksteel Forge

November 18, 2013 1:51 p.m.

PrimeSpeaky says... #18

For the record I have not read the entire thread, however I used to play this deck in modern and its my format of choice. I would start by - 1 Mountain -3 Gemstone Mine and +4 Glimmervoid . Rainbow lands are good, but rainbow lands that don't go boom after using them are better, and with Darksteel Citadel in play it really isn't going anywhere. After that the mainboard is pretty clean. For sideboard, unless you plan on seeing Bogle a lot I'd drop the Ray of Revelation for Blood Moon . Screws with UWR, Jund, and Tron pretty hard if it sticks and sits. +1 from me.

November 18, 2013 4:26 p.m.

Virlym says... #19

Good speed build, but you may want to really consider Tezzeret, Agent of Bolas in case you can't win early. He provides sustain and can win on his own. This is what I used to run when I played modern a little while back : Grixis Engineering

November 18, 2013 7:10 p.m.

Eboksba says... #20

The thing with robots is it's designed to be a turn 3 kill in a turn 4 sorta-kill format. Literally, every single card needs to be built for speed, and perhaps for that reason alone is why it's one of the highest rated utterly frustrating and amazing decks out there.

All hail robots.

February 13, 2015 6:09 a.m.

cakesmasher says... #21

This is literally just affinity

June 24, 2015 11:11 a.m.

Eboksba says... #22

Sure, that's another name for robots.

Necro much?

June 25, 2015 12:12 a.m.

cakesmasher says... #23


June 25, 2015 2:10 p.m.

Eboksba says... #24


June 25, 2015 8:16 p.m.

Really need 3-4 Master of Etherium main decked they make this deck as badass as it is.

March 30, 2016 7:08 p.m.

Eboksba says... #26

D-double necro!

PSA: the owner of the deck appears to have moved on, and there's no indication that the deck, even if it still exists, is even in the same rendition shown

March 31, 2016 11:39 a.m.

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