What’s He Building in There?

Mono-White Artifact Creatures

Losheel, Clockwork Scholar by Daniel Zrom

Every neighborhood has that guy. You know the one I mean. He has subscriptions to those magazines. He never waves when he goes by. He’s hiding something from the rest of us. He’s all to himself. And what about all those packages he sends?

What’s he building in there? I’ll tell you one thing: he’s not building a playhouse for the children. What’s he building in there? Now what’s that sound from under the door? He’s pounding nails into a hardwood floor. And I swear to God I heard someone moaning low.

He has no friends, but he gets a lot of mail. I’ll bet he spent a little time in jail. I heard he was up on the roof last night signaling with a flashlight. And what’s that tune he’s always whistling?

What’s he building in there? What the hell is he building in there?

We have a right to know…

Mechtitan is the ultimate goal of this deck. Use Dispatch, Disenchant, and Minimus Containment to control early threats while you swarm the board with cheap artifact creatures that can crew your Mechtitan Cores and provide sacrifice fodder for Mechtitan. Losheel, Tempered Steel, and Built to Last ensure your crew holds together until the big boys emerge. If you can’t bring out Mechtitan, you’ve got Traxos, Gearhulk, Hellkite, and Phyrexian Rebirth waiting in the wings.

What’s he building in there? You’re going to be sorry you asked …

(With apologies to Tom Waits.)

Creatures (21)

  • 4 Losheel, Clockwork Scholar
  • 1 Steel Hellkite
  • 1 Cataclysmic Gearhulk
  • 1 Traxos, Scourge of Kroog
  • 1 Myr Scrapling
  • 1 Myr Retriever
  • 1 Gold Myr
  • 1 Palladium Myr
  • 1 Arcbound Mouser
  • 1 Filigree Familiar
  • 1 Workshop Assistant
  • 1 Circuit Mender
  • 1 Cathodion
  • 1 Solemn Simulacrum
  • 1 Junk Diver
  • 1 Scrapyard Recombiner
  • 1 Scrap Trawler
  • 1 Runaway Trash-Bot

Vehicles (4)

  • 4 Mechtitan Core

Enchantments (2)

  • 2 Tempered Steel

Auras (4)

  • 4 Minimus Containment

Sorceries (1)

  • 1 Phyrexian Rebirth

Instants (8)

  • 2 Built to Last
  • 2 Disenchant
  • 4 Dispatch

Lands (24)

(I like Streets of New Capenna artwork for the basic lands)

  • 4 Crystal Vein
  • 20 Plains


  • Mechtitan
  • Horror

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