Mindless Automaton

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Premodern Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Mindless Automaton

Artifact Creature — Construct

Mindless Automaton enters the battlefield with two +1/+1 counters on it.

, Discard a card: Put a +1/+1 counter on Mindless Automaton.

Remove two +1/+1 counters from Mindless Automaton: Draw a card.

Master_J on Laser Beams

3 months ago

OUT: Restoration Angel, Brawn, Ion Storm, Mindless Automaton, Flamerush Rider

IN: Taurean Mauler, Renata, Called to the Hunt, Hardened Scales, Keen Sense, Doomskar Warrior

Cutting out some more chaff for some more consistent counter production and some other utility.

Between these and the changes I made yesterday, I should test this out in a group before I change too much more.

TheBearKat on Ultimate Basri Theme Deck

10 months ago

This looks great! Love the suggested Glorious Anthem and Gideon Blackblade. I would say Castle Ardenvale would fit right in aswell, Basri is a planeswalker after all. Angelic Gift, Defiant Strike, and Mindless Automaton all seem better to me than Oblation but I just have a thing against sacking my own things. I have a 60 card I'm looking to turn into an oathbreaker deck, so this helps a ton! Thanks!

Votecat on Counters Quest

1 year ago

What about Wizard Class for the infinite combo with Fathom Mage? You could also throw in Benthic Biomancer or Mindless Automaton for some secondary options.

DemonDragonJ on How Can I Put Mindless …

1 year ago

I would like to put Mindless Automaton into my Atraxa, Praetors' Voice EDH deck, because it could provide amazing card advantage in that deck, but I am not certain which card to remove in favor of it. My first choice was Abzan Falconer, since this deck already contains both Elspeth, Sun's Champion and Akroma's Memorial, but the redundancy there is good, and replacing the falconer with the automaton would increase the deck's average converted mana cost, so the next choice is Azor's Elocutors, since replacing that card would decrease the deck's average converted mana cost, and the elocutors would make me a target, since there is no way that my opponents shall allow it to survive. I did also consider replacing Otherworld Atlas with the automaton, but I would like to have both cards in the deck, for redundancy.

What does everyone else say about this? How can I put Mindless Automaton in my Atraxa deck?

legendofa on How Good is Book of …

1 year ago

I'll give Book of Rass credit for being the second-most mana-efficient pure colorless card (not Devoid) that effects only you and doesn't sacrifice itself for the draw. That's a really narrow category, but almost every other option taps or sacrifices itself, or has a color identity. The other options are Diviner's Wand (less efficient for pure draw, but has other useful abilities), Well of Knowledge (anyone can use this), and Mindless Automaton (my choice for most mana efficient pure colorless etc. etc.)

Of course, I would expect artifact untapping and recursion to go into pretty much every artifact-centric deck, and even white, the weakest at pure draw, has been getting comparable options that are at least as good in color.

Is it a truly bad card? I don't think so. It's just outclassed by a lot of really good cards. It's an "if you have no other option" card.

Strangelove on Shirei token

2 years ago

Hey Lucas_honorio_ !

Shirei was also my first commander deck. Its a really fun commander. Although she's a glass cannon, looping 1/1s is still my favorite. Here's my last budget build: Shirei/ Budget; and another that has a bunch of cards: Shirei/ Soft Stax [EDH].

You already have a lot of fun interactions, but you're gonna want consistency. I would play more draw and ramp, try to play almost exclusively low cmc, and only keep the best effects that are focused on your strategy. So -1 Open the Graves, -1 Genesis Chamber, etc... (you don't need tokens as much as you need sacrifice outlets and draw).

You want all your draw and ramp BEFORE Shirei hits the board. It'll help smooth the early game. Look for cards like Village Rites, Deadly Dispute, Plumb the Forbidden... pure gas to set up your wincon (Shirei).

My top includes are Sultai Emissary, Skullport Merchant, Fume Spitter, Mindless Automaton, Thoughtpicker Witch, Dusk Legion Zealot, and Carrion Feeder.

Pro tip: Expect to play some archenemy. This is a deck that's "taking turns" on everyone's end step and is very easy to disrupt by forcing out Shirei.

btw you can list shirei as your commander like so:

1x Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker *CMDR*

lagotripha on Modular explosion

2 years ago

If you want more reach, Bomat Courier can do its thing?

There are a few solid card advantage options for decks that go lower to the ground, and you could most of the artifact synergy/+1 counters synergy/empty hand red options.

In the higher mana options to go closer to midrange, Inspiring Call would be great protection against wraths and a decent way to refill while if you want to go for classic cards, Mindless Automaton

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