Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Creature — Shapeshifter

{U}: Exile AEtherling. Return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

{U}: AEtherling is unblockable this turn.

{1}: AEtherling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

{1}: AEtherling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

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AEtherling Discussion

Rhadamanthus on If you flicker something in ...

3 days ago

Thanks, that clears it up a lot.

I think it will help to put this part first: spells and abilities that get put onto the stack don't wait around to resolve at some later point in the turn. After everyone is done with their responses, the original spell/ability will resolve in whatever step or phase the game is currently in. The game can only advance to the next step or phase of the turn if everyone passes when the stack is empty.

Your opponent's play will protect Mairsil, the Pretender in your example. Because the flicker ability from AEtherling waits until the end step to put the creature back onto the battlefield (some flicker effects return things immediately, which changes the answer), that means in your example Mairsil isn't around as Sheoldred, Whispering One 's trigger resolves. If your opponent controls any other creatures then they'll have to sacrifice one of those. They can't "choose" Mairsil and then "respond to the choice" to avoid sacrificing anything. The answer is the same for To the Slaughter , Grave Pact , Dictate of Erebos , etc.

MizzMizz on If you flicker something in ...

3 days ago

Sorry. Ok, to be more specific, my opponent is running Mairsil, the Pretender and has been using AEtherling to bounce her in response to Sheoldred, the Whispering One upkeep trigger. After the upkeep, is the trigger no longer there to make him sac Mairsil when she comes back on his endstep?

Also, along the same note, if it's a general sacrifice spell or ability that says "target opponent sacrifices a creature", like To the Slaughter , can he bounce Mairsil and avoid having to sac her, or does the sacrifice trigger still stay on the stack, making him have to sacrifice Mairsil on his end step, assuming that Mairsil in the only creature on his board? Can he get around gravepact or Dictate of Erebos ?

Kjartan on Mono-White 1 Drop Control

1 month ago

I think Luminarch Ascension is a fine wincon, it just needs a bit of mana to do great.

But there are many other good ones.

If you play U/W there is ofc. Celestial Colonnade and Teferi, Hero of Dominaria . ( Jace, Architect of Thought and AEtherling are also fine blue options, if you're on a budget.)

But if you stick with white there are still some good ones.

Personally, I'm a big fan of X-spells when playing white control decks. I like both Secure the Wastes (Since it's also a goo defensivwe option), White Sun's Zenith (since it can come back if the first time isn't enough), and Entreat the Angels (since it's just so powerful in what it does even if it is a bit clunky.)

Catpocolypse on Dude stop!

1 month ago

(Sry I accidentally hit post on the last comment). I'm not done.

You have no threat of reuse. Most control deck at the very least have Snapcaster Mage or the new Mission Briefing . The power to recast any spell in your graveyard is sooo powerful im not even going to explain. It would take too long. Long story short, you need some. I'm thinking you could drop Vapor Snag for a playset of Snapcaster Mage / Mission Briefing .

You need to rethink your threats and creature count. Guile is fine, but have only one copy doesn't really work. Creating a blockade has always been secondary to control deck. I think you should drop AEtherling and both Detention Sphere for 3 copies of Torrential Gearhulk . Gearhulk gives you better control, a free spell and is just better in general.

Your removal is also EXTREMELY expensive. Particularly, Blessed Light . Path to Exile is probably the best modern-legal removal in the game. My thought are get rid of Blessed Light and Bring to Trial for a playset of it.

Again, creatures don't matter. Which makes Valor Made Real COMPLETELY useless. I'm thinking get rid of that and have 3x copies of Guile .

Suggestions in total: Snapcaster Mage

Torrential Gearhulk

Serum Visions

Mana Leak

Path to Exile

Mission Briefing

DrukenReaps on Favorite Voltron Commander and why?

1 month ago

I love Mairsil, the Pretender . He can be troublesome to get going because you really need to cage a flicker effect like AEtherling . Once that is out of the way though he turns into one of the hardest to kill commanders I've ever played or seen played. I usually don't kill people with commander damage like a normal voltron deck does but the option is there. Usually I combo off with him in some gross fashion like Tree of Perdition + Spikeshot Elder . Still I tend to think of the deck in a manner similar to voltron because of how commander reliant it is.

SynergyBuild on Should I Pretend This Or That?

3 months ago

My take on Mairsil doesn't run the comboes you do at all. I go:

Buried Alive into Sage of Hours, Anthroplasm, and AEtherling, next turn drop our favorite big-boy Mairsil, exile AEtherling, then procede to flicker him to exile the rest and win is what I have been doing. I sometimes entomb a Mirror-Mad Phantasm to go all Hermit Druid all over my opponents, flipping Narcomoeba, Fatestitcher and Gravecrawler just to Dread Return a Phyrexian Delver into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, copying Phyrexian Delver into Deceiver Exarch or Pestermite

You know, whatever works!

DarkStarStorm on Tetsuko Extra Turns

4 months ago

I guess that my quandry is that most of the 1/1s you have already have built-in evasion. These are the only ones that you have that don't (discounting Timestream Navigator because it's not there to attack).

  • Eternal of Harsh Truths
  • Master of Waves
  • Raven Guild Master
  • Salvage Drone
  • Scroll Thief
  • Shorecrasher Elemental

A quick gander at EDHREC shows some cards that are crazy when paired with Tetsuko.

ZorrosRage on $23 Budget UW Control (Modern)

5 months ago

Makes sense Blessed Alliance is $1 vs like .20.

What do you think about AEtherling? I feel like its a better win con than Battlegrace Angel.

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