Artifact Creature — Construct
As Adaptive Automaton enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.
Adaptive Automaton is the chosen type in addition to its other types.
Other creatures you control of the chosen type get +1/+1.
|Have (3)||Forkbeard , lizardwarrior , Mortiferus_Rosa|
|Want (2)||io4nnis , uncappedmarker|
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|Explorers of Ixalan (EO2)||None|
|2012 Core Set (M12)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Adaptive Automaton occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%
Adaptive Automaton Discussion
1 week ago
I love a player who goes for the flavor win, but I also feel like you could do more to really focus the mechanical identity of your deck.
Cats are associated strongly with equipment, which Ajani plays into with +1/+1 counters, which are also good for beefing up one's creatures. The issue with that is you essentially have 54 deck slots to split between creatures, equipment, ramp, removal, and card draw.
You could also just do tribal. Though cats do not have many lords (the only one you don't have is Regal Caracal), general tribal cards such as Herald's Horn, Adaptive Automaton, Shared Animosity, the Kindred cycle (Kindred Boon, Kindred Summons, and Kindred Charge), Metallic Mimic, Icon of Ancestry, Door of Destinies, Steely Resolve, Obelisk of Urd, or Vanquisher's Banner could serve you well.
You could go more towards Ajani's +1 counter theme, but most of the payoffs for that are non-cat. That said, there are some good noncreature options: Curse of Stalked Prey, Hardened Scales, Doubling Season, Curse of Predation, Hindervines, Inspiring Call, and Mayael's Aria and other power-related payoffs.
4 weeks ago
I really like Outmaneuver! It's a old school card nobody is aware of and can caught your opponent off guard. BUT there are better finisher and Path to Exile is basicly Outmaneuver played for two mana.
The +1/1 from Adaptive Automaton is nice, but it doesn't trigger Eminence wich is a drawback. So i replaced it for Bloodline Keeper Flip. I need to play a few games with it to know if it was worth. On paper it looks super worth :)
1 month ago
So, if you want to mill or make your opponent draw out their deck, some cards that are going to help you get there are as follows:
Use Pili-Pala and Grand Architect to create infinite mana and then cast Archeomancer and Mercurial Pretender to blink Archeomancer to pull those instant and sorcery cards back from the graveyard to continue to force your opponent to draw out their deck.
As a back up, get rid of all the jank in the deck and throw in about 20 Persistent Petitioners with Thrumming Stone , and all the tribal stuff like Coat of Arms , Stoneforge Masterwork , Adaptive Automaton , and Vanquisher's Banner . You can either use the petitioners to mill out opponents or you can just swing them. Nobody will expect that. Hell, throw in Archetype of Imagination for good fun.
1 month ago
Lathliss is so neat! You might like these: Universal Automaton , Slumbering Dragon , Fire-Belly Changeling , Dragon Hatchling , Metallic Mimic , Adaptive Automaton , Cloudstone Curio , Knollspine Dragon , Mind's Eye , Generator Servant , Coalition Relic , Shared Animosity , Colfenor's Urn , Cauldron of Souls , Conjurer's Closet
2 months ago
Cards I would change for others that just seems better IMO.
Cards you can just cut out for others I have proposed
Pyromancer's Goggles but it's up to you honestly.. just have no good experience with this card personally
Panharmonicon (not sure why you play it tho..)
If you want to, you can drop the "dragon" part of the deck.. it's original, funny, but I think you don't need that to win.. So cards like Crucible of Fire , Dragon Tempest , Dragon's Hoard , can be replace.
2 months ago
I'd run Adaptive Automaton and Crystal Shard . Blasphemous Act as well. Unclaimed Territory is a must and I like Tarnished Citadel . Living Death could be kida killer if you let the king go to the graveyard, and given his cost it isnt a bad idea. I think Firemind Vessel is actually really good here. Cauldron of Souls could also be interesting. I don't love Nim Deathmantle never have. I really don't like Cover of Darkness .
2 months ago
3 months ago
Yes. Ramp is better than a graveyard combo that requires three pieces. People will almost always have some graveyard hate in the sideboard, especially with dredge builds out there.
Reaper King is a fun lord, but IMO there just aren't enough good scarecrows out there to make him worth it, especially in modern (where you have to get your deck running by about turn 3). Now, another route you could go with this is to use mimics like Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic and see if that works, but I'm still not really seeing this working out. Sorry. Modern is a very competitive format, so it's hard to find something new that turns out to be effective.