Altered Ego

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Altered Ego

Creature — Shapeshifter

Altered Ego can't be countered.

You may have Altered Ego enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it enters with X additional +1/+1 counters on it.

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Altered Ego Discussion

NuMetal on Copy & Paste

1 week ago

Heyo, hier mal ein paar Ideen. Also ich wrde wie gesagt ja eventuell noch grn (oder rot) dazu nehmen.

Grn: Altered Ego, Cytoshape, Progenitor Mimic, Spitting Image, Villainous Wealth, Boundless Realms, Beast Within, Beastmaster Ascension, Song of the Dryads, Elemental Bond, Arachnogenesis und ganz viel Manafixing

Rot: Chaos Warp, Possibility Storm, Disrupt Decorum , Goblin Spymaster, Fervor, Dragonlord Kolaghan, Homura, Human Ascendant, Mob Rule und diverse Zauber um temporr Kontrolle ber Kreaturen zu erlangen

und noch ein Haufen Karten, die auch ohne extra Farbe passen wrden: Head Games, Mirrorweave, Shared Fate, Fatespinner, Whip of Erebos, Grave Betrayal, Ogre Slumlord, Sudden Spoiling, Painful Quandary, Diabolic Tutor, Bloodgift Demon, Necropolis Regent, Graveborn Muse, Hedonist's Trove, Illusionist's Gambit, Fool's Demise, Dolmen Gate, Crawlspace, Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots, Sire of Stagnation, Torrent Elemental

Raus wrde ich noch folgende nehmen: Grim Return

greyninja on Animar & friends!

2 weeks ago

@Last_Laugh I appreciate the compliments! I'll def check the deck

Beastcaller Savant is a good replacement for a noncreature spell. He'll keep you rolling into the next creature as you +1/+1 animar. Sylvan Library I have in a couple other decks. Food Chain is a wild idea, hopefully it's reprinted soon. Heroic Intervention would be a good response to many problems. Equilibrium I own and should give another chance. Prime Speaker Zegana probably dropped out for Thrasios. Four colored mana is laughable compared to the amount of cards you can draw with her though. She's a reason to stop animar at twenty-to-sixty-ish +1/+1 counters so you don't die haha

@Reliquarian awesome! I'm sure every animar variation has its own flavor. I run a decent amount of interaction (I think)

Vedalken Orrery is great; you might not need counterspells if everything is cast in response to their stuff. Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir is to keep ppl off your back, for sure. I'm trying it out. Stunt Double: I had maybe four or five clone style creatures when I started. You never play the same game twice cloning friend's homies. Altered Ego is a Timmy's dream

How do you like Lifecrafter's Bestiary? I've heard that suggested before. At least you still draw a card if the creature is countered

@andrea98 thanks for swinging through !

I did pick up an Imperial Recruiter for ~$37 and am happy to say it's finally in here. Yay! I removed Woodland Bellower y/n?

Aluren is insane. I own one for this deck, but it's bitten me in the ass. Once had only that in hand topdecking for hope. It's tough like you said. Maybe now that the avg cmc is lower I could look into it. Tidespout Tyrant can be a wincon. I think it's worth it. Survival of the Fittest I want bad bad bad. Filter your hand yes plz

Thanks again y'all! Many many options in temur love it. The hard part is always what to remove ?!

CommanderClinic on #YouMakeTheDeck

3 weeks ago

Okay, let's get some Jedi Caves and Murky monsters in here. Jorubai Murk Lurkers are definitely in the swamps of Dagobah, and though it's cold, I'm pretty sure the Ice Cave is a great place to send a training Jedi to face their fears. Rhystic Cave can help with of color sources on a budget and can put a crimp in the plans of someone who tapped out to play a spell to end the game when you have the Ice Cave out.

I am still confused as to how Steal/Clone has anything to do with the swamp planet of Dagobah, but let's look at some sweet cloning cards. Altered Ego, Stunt Double, Clever Impersonator, Mirror Match, Mirror Mockery, Spitting Image, and Stolen Identity all come to mind for varying degrees of cloning. I really like the Mirror cards because they directly oppose your opponents in an interesting fashion, discourage attacking you, and might let you actually use your opponent's ETB triggers if they're not careful.

For stealing, we've got Aethersnatch for spells, Chamber of Manipulation, Dominate, Domineering Will, Helm of Possession, Overtaker, Rags / Riches, Reins of Power. Thalakos Deceiver, Tolarian Entrancer, Treacherous Urge, Willbreaker, and Soul Seizer  Flip to get at their creatures.

For the list now, I'd actually just purge everything over $5 to get a better sense of what you actually want in the deck, drop most of the reanimation right now since you're focusing more on cloning and stealing rather than reanimating, you can see about stealing creatures out of graveyards later. Deadeye Navigator just needs to go as well, since that card is just too good and will probably get you killed with little to no actual benefit.

If you still want to run Villainous Wealth get some of the best, cheapest ramp G and B have to offer like Zendikar Resurgent, Myriad Landscape, Blighted Woodland, and the ilk since that won't break your budget like some of the alternatives. Skirge Familiar can turn excess cards into mana, which can make your Tasigur cheaper too, and there are always the U free spells which you can bounce if you put bouncers in the deck) without having to fork out the cash for Palinchron

Another cool way to trim down your budget is to just not run some of the typical staples. Like, completely forget about Sol Ring and Lightning Greaves they're just not going to be worth the effort like Fellwar Stone, Corrupted Grafstone, or even, as much as I dislike them personally, Signets in the colors you need most.

Also, do be careful with Notion Thief, and this goes with other player's stolen creatures too, you'll need to make sure to have some sac outlets. Evolutionary Leap, High Market, any number of black creatures that have that as a cost, would be worth it if they have an effect that you can leverage into usability.

So...all in all, I know that's a lot, but hope it helps even a little bit.

ThallionDarkshine on Ezuri Scissorhands EDH

3 weeks ago

Last_Laugh:

Honestly, I think all the cards you mentioned are strong even working the way that they do. Once you hit a certain amount of experience counters, you don't really need any more, you just need payoff cards, and the things you mentioned fall under that category. Walking Ballista is one of the best finishers in Ezuri, letting you clear out opposing creatures or just kill off players, and rounds out a Trinket Mage package very nicely. Master Biomancer, while not as powerful in here as in a more token focused build, gives all your creatures a huge power boost, and lets you instantly take turns with Sage of Hours, generate tons of mana with Crystalline Crawler, negate the -1/-1 counter from Glen Elendra Archmage, or even make Walking Ballista even more ridiculously powerful. And even though Altered Ego does not synergize with Ezuri on its own, it works very well with all the other creatures in the deck that care about counters.

Suns_Champion on Kruphix Ramping Funtimes

1 month ago

Okay I'm here! Sorry it took so long; my comment deleted somehow!

Here's a good list of resources I use if you're new to the format:

EDHREC.com look up your commander and get hundreds of the most popular cards for him!

MTG ASSIST.com look up cards and find similar ones!

The Command Zone #199 Staple cards

The Command Zone #151 Deck template maybe watch this first; very helpful!

So You need a bunch of cuts, I'd start with looking at:

  • Allosaurus Rider
  • Caller of the Pack
  • Garruk's Horde
  • Hornet Queen
  • Inkwell Leviathan
  • Nezahal, Primal Tide
  • Pelakka Wurm
  • Ranging Raptors
  • Ripjaw Raptor
  • Scavenging Ooze
  • Scute Mob
  • Simic Sky Swallower
  • Stormtide Leviathan
  • Thragtusk
  • Ulvenwald Hydra
  • Hunt the Weak
  • Primal Surge
  • Hadana's Climb
  • Sandwurm Convergence
  • Venser's Journal
  • Kiora, Master of the Depths
  • Early Harvest
  • Swell of Growth

Not saying throw them all at, but consider cutting and replacing :)

Now, I think Kruphix boils down to two things: Making mana, and using mana. With that in mind, here are some suggestions. Consider what your budget allows.

Making Mana: Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix, Doubling Cube, Plasm Capture, Seedborn Muse, Kiora's Follower, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger, Deadeye Navigator(some infinite combos with this guy, ask if interested), Weaver of Currents, Everflowing Chalice, Frontier Siege etc.

Using mana: Stroke of Genius, Pull from Tomorrow, Curse of the Swine, Altered Ego, Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur, Thrasios, Triton Hero, some Eldrazi beasties if you have the money, Genesis Wave, Braingeyser, Enter the Infinite, Gelatinous Genesis, Expropriate, Planar Bridge, Nissa, Steward of Elements, and finally, Helix Pinnacle as a fun win-condition.

That's my $0.02! Hope some if this helps!

Steaditup on Rashmi the Fun Engine

3 months ago

Prophet of Kruphix is illegal, unfortunately. I'm a fan of the emerge cards from Eldritch Moon for triggering Rashmi on the cheap. Elder Deep-Fiend is a good one, as is Decimator of the Provinces.

I feel like X spells are tempting but good to avoid as well, since hitting them with Rashmi wastes them. Altered Ego is an exception; it's great to cast to trigger Rashmi and great to hit from Rashmi as well.

Browbeating your opponents with value is a good option, too. Fable of Wolf and Owl is amazing for flooding the board, and Shardless Agent can get a lot done if your budget allows for it.

Rashmi is a really fun commander and I'm glad you're giving her a try.

Snake on Zegana Counters

3 months ago

Criaturas que sacaria:- Fyndhorn Elves Llanowar Elves Elvish Visionary , Elvish Mystic monos que dan mana? mejor pon el trio de muros que se ayudan: Overgrown Battlement Vine Trellis Sylvan CaryatidDe cualquier manera es mejor poner mana rocks creo yo.

Ezuri, Claw of Progress: y pa que este mono aca, si no es pa ser el comandante es re poco lo que ayuda.

opciones:

enchants:le sacaria:Mind Over Matter .- esta carta es buenisima..pero aqui no pega con niuna puta wea.Ni recuperas cartas, ni giras permanentes a excepcion de tierras.nah.

opciones:

PWS:

otras:

no olvidar: Sol Ring, Cultivate, Sylvan Scrying, Whelming Wave ,Curse of the Swine

eso..son ideas.

TucoBZ on Edric Elf Tribal Commander

4 months ago

Beast Within instead Desert Twister

I would like to play Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, Trygon Predator, Altered Ego and Progenitor Mimic in a simic deck like this

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