Altered Ego

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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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Frontier Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Casual Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Heirloom Legal

Altered Ego occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GU (Simic): 0.57%

Altered Ego Discussion

carpecanum on Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy

3 days ago

Cryptolith Rite

Kruphix, God of Horizons would let you bank mana from turn to turn.

Freyalise, Llanowar's Fury makes mana dorks.

Things to pump up. Altered Ego, Killer Bees, Gigantoplasm

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters Speculation

3 weeks ago

tpmains, to continue the idea of variants of Clone, I would like to see Altered Ego, Progenitor Mimic, and Phyrexian Metamorph reprinted in this set, since they are all awesome cards.

Prospekt on Animar, Soul of Elements Hydra Tribal

3 weeks ago

Thanks for the considerate response. After reading I do think I will take this route and change my Animar deck to hydra tribal while changing Gargos to voltron, though I'll probably put him into new Animar as well. I look forward to building and eventually playtesting this new version that kind of mashes together my two favorite decks. I'm combing through my decks on the site to find some extra includes and a couple cards you might like are Kiora's Follower, Altered Ego, The Great Henge, Shaman of the Great Hunt, and especially Herald of Secret Streams. Anyways thanks again and I might come back in a while if I find more cool stuff you don't have or for gameplay advice once I put this together.

AllenM8 on Let’s Get Hydrated

1 month ago

I actually bought him just for this deck but it’s hard to justify him without any bounce effects or reacting with Metallurgic Summonings or Shark Typhoon. A card I just added was Primal Vigor for additional double counters availability as this deck is low in tutors on purpose. I’m also considering cutting Hooded Hydra and adding Altered Ego since my playgroup runs very powerful creatures

dadragonman on "X" Marks the Spot

2 months ago

So, I have been looking at your deck some more, (love it so much, by the way!) Have you considered putting in Kalonian Hydra? It seems like a huge threat for the late game, that would be nice to add, because it has some huge potential to buff your other hydras. On the side of cards that I think you could take out, I think that Altered Ego is not doing you much good. I don't know what you were using it to copy, but if you copy a hydra, it doesn't get the counters, and so it's pretty much just paying an extra 2 mana for nothing. The fact that it can't be countered is great, but if people are running a counter deck, by the late game you just have so many threats that it won't matter if one gets countered. Also consider adding Mishra's Bauble for cheap card draw and knowledge. This is just food for thought, love the deck definitely a +1!

x12721 on Did You Say Commander?

3 months ago

Don't bother with all of those Jaces and the Oracle. Use Dragonlord Kolaghan as your main win con. One or two oracle is fine though. Also for your ramp, I'd use Sylvan Caryatid or a similar card over the spells. Finally, a really good clone effect you're missing is Altered Ego. Oh yeah, and for your sideboard, make sure they're all even CMC so that you can still cast Gyruda after SB.

magehuntz on The Exemplary Zaxara: A Budget Hydra Primer

3 months ago

Decidares it's just a good card to have in play overall. If you can fetch a corpsejack menace or have any other card that doubles the counters on your creatures like Kalonian Hydra, it can grow very fast. Unfortunately, since the time I reccommended it here, I've found out that the Zaxara tokens doesn't trigger won't trigger Gyre Sage's evolution. It's still a great resource.

Keep in mind my deck also runs Altered Ego and Vorel of the Hull Clade, which makes Gyre Sage a little more synergetic. Maybe in your deck a regular mana dork would be better, who knows. It's worthy to test it, though!

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