Ornithopter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Uncommon
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Magic 2015 (M15) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Uncommon
2010 Core Set (M10) Uncommon
Tenth Edition (10E) Uncommon
Ninth Edition (9ED) Uncommon
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Uncommon
Mirrodin (MRD) Uncommon
Classic Sixth Edition (6ED) Uncommon
Fifth Edition (5ED) Uncommon
Fourth Edition (4ED) Uncommon
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Uncommon
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Antiquities (ATQ) Common

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Ornithopter

Artifact Creature — Thopter

Flying (This creature can't be blocked except by creatures with flying or reach)

Ornithopter Discussion

Olsen on Helix Fireweaver

1 week ago

I love using Halimar Depths . It's like a ponder just without the card draw. Muddle the Mixture can be used for the counter or to dig for a Reckless Fireweaver or Leonin Squire . Merchant Scroll is there just in case you don't have the Helix or Knack. I chose Shield Sphere & Ornithopter for blocking purposes while we find our combo. Squire is there to retrieve one that may have died in the process.

RebelliousDink on Lady of the Lake

1 week ago

As for the other combo, Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar accomplish the exact same thing.

So sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case either Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar , gaining 2 colorless mana. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost, but in this case even artifact creatures that have a converted mana cost of 1 will work. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, and you have 2 more colorless mana in your mana pool, or 1 colorless mana in your mana pool if running this combo with a CMC 1 artifact creature.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case either Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar , gaining 2 colorless mana. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost, but in this case even artifact creatures that have a converted mana cost of 1 will work. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, and you have 2 more colorless mana in your mana pool, or 1 colorless mana in your mana pool if running this combo with a CMC 1 artifact creature.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case either Krark-Clan Ironworks or Ashnod's Altar , gaining 2 colorless mana. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost, but in this case even artifact creatures that have a converted mana cost of 1 will work. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, and you have 2 more colorless mana in your mana pool, or 1 colorless mana in your mana pool if running this combo with a CMC 1 artifact creature.

RebelliousDink on Lady of the Lake

1 week ago

Thornbite Staff untaps whatever it is equipped to whenever a creature dies.

So sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case Blasting Station , tapping it to deal 1 damage. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, untapping Blasting Station.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case Blasting Station , tapping it to deal 1 damage. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, untapping Blasting Station.

You then sacrifice Memnite , or similarly, Ornithopter to anything, in this case Blasting Station , tapping it to deal 1 damage. This triggers Thornbite Staff , equipped to Emry, Lurker of the Loch . Emry untaps. Tap Emry, targetting the Memnite or Ornithopter in the graveyard, allowing you to cast it. Either costs 0, so you just cast it without a mana cost. The Memnite or Ornithopter enters play, untapping Blasting Station.

GrinningGrebe on 虎の影, 百合子

2 weeks ago

Ehi nice deck and very cool bling you got here! Even if I think your list is pretty optmized, I feel obliged to recommend to you Wingcrafter , a low drop on your first turn or a way to grant evasion to your Commander later.

In my list I use Trinket Mage too, since it can grab a piece of mana ramp, an Ornithopter or Sensei's Divining Top . In particular I feel Ornithopter is a must have, since nullifies the inevitable tempo loss coming with Ninjutsu, as well as Cloud of Faeries .

Finally, even if in my build I went more on the steal plan, focusing a bit on our opponent top of the library, I feel like Scheming Symmetry can do some work to blow the final punch to the table. But my favourite use of that is setting up a Gonti, Lord of Luxury play, taking what your target has chosen and then bounce and play again him.

Good work! +1

wallisface on Mox opal replacement

1 month ago

LukeEffe well you might just need to add in some more lands for some of those mox slots, depending what your current land count is.

I can recommend Scavenging Ooze as probably the best non-artifact creature that could fit - but that does mean you’ll end up playing slower, grindier games. Ornithopter would be the best “i’m going to sac this to ravager anyway” replacement - which is oftentimes Mox’s role anyway

dbpunk on Chulane's Box-o'-Creatures

1 month ago

You can get infinite creatures if you include Cloudstone Curio and Ornithopter or some other 0 drop creature.

The combo is God-Eternal Oketra with Cloudstone Curio on the field. You cast Ornithopter , creating a 4/4 zombie token, which activates Cloudstone Curio , which you use to target Ornithopter , bouncing it to your hand. Then rinse and repeat. With Chulane, you can use this to draw out your deck. But in addition, Ornithopter is essentially a free card/land whenever it enters and Curio allows you to recast stuff for value.

LukeEffe on Mox opal replacement

1 month ago

Thanks everybody for the advices, I think Ornithopter + Springleaf Drum is a nice patch. Given I don't play tournament but only with friends I don't really need any high powerlevel. We don't allow proxies and don't even sideboard. I just want to be "competitive" against their most aggressive decks: a canopy-less bogles, a fetch-less burn, tron without 2 karns and titanshift. The other decks are just some wacky dekcs. Mox Amber sadly would be a dead permanent on the field since I don't have any legendary.

multimedia on Mox opal replacement

1 month ago

Springleaf Drum suggested by SynergyBuild could be a good replacement. You need the replacement to make colored mana so you can keep the land count lower why still having enough green sources for Scales. Drum can be used to make mana if you have a creature the turn it's played which is important.

I don't think you need 4x of Drum though. It's not as efficient like Mox where you can tap it to make mana and then play another one and make more mana. I guess technically you could with Drum if you have more creatures, but that's asking a lot.

Ornithopter since it costs zero and modular as well as Overseer can put a counter on it could work well with Drum.

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Ornithopter occurrence in decks from the last year

Modern:

All decks: 0.15%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%