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 (2)||PTsmitty , Obsolete|
|Want (3)||PackALunch , Morpho-peleides , Cool_Cat|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Adaptive Automaton Discussion
4 months ago
This is truly a mishmash, but out of all your creatures the ones that jump out at me are the disproportionately high number of spiders. Spider tribal could be an interesting direction to move the deck in, although switching to Golgari or at least Jund would probably be necessary. Black gives you access to graveyard interaction that benefits cards like Hatchery Spider while also having a fair number of good spider cards. Some modern options for such a deck are Arasta of the Endless Web, Graverobber Spider, Ishkanah, Grafwidow, Nyx Weaver, Rotwidow Pack, Chainweb Aracnir, Twin-Silk Spider, Spider Spawning, Blex, Vexing Pest Flip, Renowned Weaver, Metallic Mimic, Adaptive Automaton, Obelisk of Urd, and Coat of Arms.
If you are more interested in staying red, one option is to focus on your combat tricks with cards that like being targeted. Silverfur Partisan and Zada, Hedron Grinder are a great pair for such a deck. Cheap buffs with bonus effects like Confront the Unknown and Expedite work well in such a shell, as do cards that care about having many creatures like Might of the Masses.
4 months ago
Finally we get some squirrel suppport. Currently I'm working on a squirrel deck too - even if i know, that it will be a more... meme-like or fun-deck than somewhat competitive. I saw, you're suggest using Earl of Squirrel , so your playgroup doesn't mind using Silver Bordereds? Then I have a few silver bordered suggestions: Acornelia, Fashionable Filcher - pump effect and cute acorn-counter Squirrel Dealer - Funny card though Squirrel Farm - funny token creator
others: Ivy Lane Denizen - pumps your army
Vanquisher's Banner - anthem and draw effect
Realmwalker - plays Top-cards and counts as a squirrel
Witch's Oven Sac-Outlet and the food-token generates a new Squirrel with Chatterfang
Swarmyard - regenerates squirrels
Return of the Wildspeaker - extraordinary strong card
Ohran Frostfang - let your opponent choose between trading or to let you draw cards.
Moldervine Reclamation - dying creatures wont hurt you anymore
Adaptive Automaton - Anthem effect for Squirrels
Beastmaster Ascension - huge anthem
Creakwood Liege - Anthem and token generator
Ezuri's Predation - REmoval which works prett well with tokens
Bramble Sovereign - Because i love this card
4 months ago
Adaptive Automaton , Vanquisher's Banner , Coat of Arms and Beastmaster Ascension for example could make your 1/1s very scary. Ohran Frostfang can draw you card or force opponents to trade creatures. Avenger of Zendikar would create some plants and chatterfang that many Squirrels. Maskwood Nexus can turn all your creatures into squirrels which then would gain profit from the mentioned anthem effects. Ruxa, Patient Professor can pump your tokens and you could choose either to maybe kill cretures or deal straight dmg.
5 months ago
Caran_Lyg: Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton , I might add. IF I owned a Steely Resolve it would go into my dinosaur deck. I feel most people won't target my squirrels as often unless it's a board wipe. Coat of Arms is nice, but it helps everyone. So it's a no go. Caller of the Hunt is also a maybe. She could get big, and if I give her trample she would be even better. So she's a maybe.
5 months ago
5 months ago
Hi Moby, thanks for the feedback. Lots of cool suggestions as always. :)
You're not wrong about evasion vs. anthems but I want some anthems so Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger is a two hit kill. I agree Obelisk of Urd is not a great fit as it doesn't add much beyond being an anthem and should be replaced by Akroma's Memorial which was previously too expensive but has been reprinted recently and I'll pick one on my next order. Phyrexian Splicer is also interesting looks to be a deceptively powerful one that I'll consider.
Whereas most of the other anthems do more Forsaken Monument is a mana doubler, Vanquisher's Banner and The Immortal Sun are card draw, and Adaptive Automaton is an early body which Eldrazi kind of lack.
I feel the monument cycle don't add enough outside of monocolour and granting trample is a little too conditional in this deck with less than 30 creatures.
You mentioned it in your comments but one of the most powerful things about Eldrazi are the big cast triggers hence why Lithoform Engine and Strionic Resonator are in instead of card like Helm of the Host and Minion Reflector .
P.S. I posted this deck in the discord because Ben ultimated Jace, Architect of Thought while playing on spelltable and wanted to search my deck.
5 months ago
I'll go ahead and play devil's advocate here and suggest that orzhov humans is a great budget deck archetype that can be both aggressive and controlling at the same time. It also easily supports Grand Abolisher , Kambal, Consul of Allocation , and even Starfield Mystic if you have a critical mass of Oblivion Ring s, Pacifism s, and such. Champion of the Parish is a key card of the deck, as is Thalia's Lieutenant . After that, it depends on what kind of gameplan you want to build around. My take on orzhov humans, Assassination Squadron makes use of tappers like Gideon's Lawkeeper and Minister of Impediments to combo and destroy creatures with assassins like Royal Assassin and Gideon Jura . With access to the legacy card pool and a bigger budget, King's Assassin and Deathbringer Liege could be on the table too. Tribal support like Adaptive Automaton , Metallic Mimic , or Door of Destinies is nice, but it certainly isn't a requirement. (Fun fact: when I built this deck years ago, Lieutenant cost much more than the Door. Funny how things can change so drastically.)
Creating tokens tends to work well in this kind of deck because both human lords can buff and/or be buffed by them. Gather the Townsfolk and Thraben Doomsayer are the usual suspects, and I personally like Mentor of the Meek as a way to keep the hand topped off. If you want to go for a lifegain plan with Kambal at the helm, Vizkopa Guildmage is a budget Sanguine Bond on a stick. While certainly not budget, Serra Ascendant and Westvale Abbey Flip can also work in such a build. Now that I think about it, a lot of soul sisters staples happen to be humans ( Auriok Champion , Martyr of Sands , Ranger of Eos , Soul's Attendant , Soul Warden , Speaker of the Heavens , etc.) Another idea is to focus on maximum destruction and exile. High Priest of Penance is a good way to make opponents think twice about their decisions in combat, and I've been having reasonable success with Mangara of Corondor as a sort of slow O-Ring that happens to trigger the lords. Humans are such a common tribe that there's no end to the number of directions you can steer them in if you really want to.
6 months ago
Thanks for the tips
I already have Legion Lieutenant in the deck. But as far as Mirror Entity I made a rule for myself that all the creatures in my deck have vampire as their creature type. Adaptive Automaton is the only exception cause I think of it as my vampires making it.