AEtherling

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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AEtherling

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

capriom85 on Pioneer Approach

2 days ago

I would play this deck as a U/W control build. Dig Through Time , Sphinx's Revelation , and Treasure Cruise (I actually prefer Dragonlord's Prerogative ) will dig more than enough to find your Approach of the Second Sun to get going.

You have more than an adequate pool of counters to choose from, and I would say a chuck of about 10 cards can be devoted to this slot (base the choices on your local meta). Throw in some Supreme Verdict for good measure, in case anything actually sticks.

Finally, I would round the deck out with a few alternate win-cons. My choices here would be Dragonlord Ojutai , AEtherling , and Elspeth, Sun's Champion . I have also had some pretty great luck using Pearl Lake Ancient in the past.

DragonSliver09 on Jeskai in Pioneer

1 month ago

i'd go a control route with Ionize and Absorb . good finishers could include Dragonlord Ojutai , Torrential Gearhulk , or AEtherling

Mike94 on Controlling a New Pioneer

1 month ago

Considered AEtherling ?? This card was the top-dog during Ravnica-Theros block in every control deck.

DrukenReaps on Commanders with Tons or Activated ...

1 month ago

I know you don't want black but the first thing I have to suggest is Mairsil, the Pretender he doesn't have any activated abilities himself but play him once and he becomes an AEtherling . Then just keep paying and he gets more and more abilities from more and more things. He doesn't really have too many of the normal staples either or at least not the way I've built. Sol ring of course and some other mana things but my Should I Pretend This Or That? is fairly unique.

There are some other commanders that include black that fit the activated ability thing really well but I'll restrain myself... Marath, Will of the Wild is crazy powerful. Zacama, Primal Calamity leads to some great shenanigans though he is a little slow to get there. Phelddagrif is all huggy but fits in with the no black activated abilities thing.

Not sure if you are interested in walkers but Estrid, the Masked and the other walkers that can be commanders do use activated abilities... You should take a peak at them here

DarkHero on Mairsil, The Pretender Things That ...

1 month ago

Doing a little Brewing with Mairsil, the Pretender because I love commanders that let you use cards that don't see a lot of play. I've definitely come across some interesting stuff.

I'd like to share some of the interactions and also inquire about what others are thinking as far as efficiency and fun, or any other combos/interactions not mentioned.

  1. There are ways to get around the "only once per turn" wording. This is probably the most confusing piece of decks based on this Commander. The most obvious choice is Quicksilver Elemental , allowing you to pay to essential get a new instance of an ability. I am lead to believe that flickering Mairsil will also reset this rule. But if this is wrong or there is a way to make it more clear (OR OTHER WAYS TO DO IT) please share.

  2. AEtherling , Torchling , and Morphling are just about mandatory for protection and evasion.

  3. Untap effects are powerful, making Pili-Pala combos a thing, but I'm not sure what makes the most sense here. And finding a home for Horseshoe Crab .

  4. Skill Borrower can basically be a Mairsil Lite

  5. Loot Effects are excellent because Mairsil doesn't care if the target are in hand or in graveyard.

6. Pack Rat can be used to create copies of Mairsil, which one will die, but it can be used to evade and get additional uses of abilities.

7. Vector Asp ...

8. Anthroplasm + Sage of Hours in cages makes for extra turn shenanigans

9. Soul of New Phyrexia + Nevinyrral's Disk in cages creates one sided boardwipes on a stick.

10. The Chain Veil ? Could Grixis Superfriends be a thing with a combo here? If anything you get the ability without the drawback.

11.And this is the big one. Mirror-Mad Phantasm . So the wording here is different, "a card named..." means we won't replace the name with Mairsil, so we will rummage through our deck looking for another Phantasm, that isn't there. So we are able to put our entire library into the graveyard. From here we can use a combo based around Narcomoeba , Bloodghast Fatestitcher , Dread Return , Laboratory Maniac , and flashback Deep Analysis for the win. It's a little janky, but it is essentially a 2 card combo with a little support.

12.Aside from that, Necrotic Ooze would love all these activated abilities in the graveyard.

Again I'm looking to provide some clarity, for others and myself, on good ways to take this commander. If anything I've shared is wrong or there are better ways to do it, please let everyone know!

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

2 months ago

DarkHero correct.

It works differently depending on what "reset" button you use. A reset button is required though because tree's ability will make Mairsil's toughness higher than 4. I'll also note at this point that it can be a convenient combo to go for since Buried Alive grabs all of it but it isn't the best one to go for.

If you use AEtherling as part of it then the combo is actually more complex than it needs to be. If you use Pack Rat as part of it then it becomes more mana but simpler and easier to do. I'll show that version below step by step.

Have Tree of Perdition + Spikeshot Elder + Pack Rat caged. Have Fervor in play.

Step 1: tap Mairsil to set target player to 4 life and Mairsil's toughness to that player's life total

Step 2: pay to do 4 damage to that player

Step 3: "reset" Mairsil by paying and discarding a card

This makes a copy of mairsil. Let the original Mairsil die. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all opponents are dead.

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

2 months ago

DarkHero short answer is nothing.

If you add in a haste effect you can do it as the turns get to each person. Well kinda. Do one person on your turn. At your end step Mairsil pops back in and you can pop another person then or wait until their turn. If you do it again you will have to wait for another end step to actually occur but once it does you can pop another person.

If you replace AEtherling with Pack Rat , Mirage Mirror , or Deadeye Navigator you can do it all at once.

Skulloelegy on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

3 months ago

Philoctetes

Cheers! I've considered Morphling but went with AEtherling since it has the exile effect instead of shroud -- Totally up in the air which'll end up being used though.

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AEtherling occurrence in decks from the last year

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