Altered Ego


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander 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

MEWLIO on Ezuri, infinite, counters, card draw

5 hours ago

Ok. You definitely need more lands. 35 at the minimum, but I recommend 38. So you need to take out a lot of cards. Think about what you're going for. A +1/+1 counter strategy? Synergy? Lots of little creatures? Then start taking out cards that don't fit the key themes you want in your deck. I know its hard, but it'll make the deck much better. For example, if you want +1/+1 counters and synergy with those, then Bident of Thassa and Bounty of the Luxa might not be that good. What i might do is just make a list of what IN MY OPINION is jank and should go. Take it with a grain of salt if you want, but its probably for the best (if you want the reasoning behind any of these please ask me, I can't write it down for every card). Animation Module, Bident of Thassa, Lifecrafter's Bestiary, Snakeform, Plasm Capture, Negate, Mirror Match, Cobra Trap, Bounty of the Luxa, From Beyond, Urban Evolution, Whirler Rogue, Viridian Corrupter, Thelonite Hermit, Patagia Viper, Altered Ego, Overrun. All those I would Definitely take out and replace with lands, then there are a bunch more which I could see the value, and they could be really cool, but I ultimately would have to cut. These are cards like Forgotten Ancient, Managorger Hydra and Kalonian Hydra. But I would test these cards before cutting them. You also have A LOT of ramp. Cultivate, Kodama's Reach, Elvish Mystic ect. Maybe a little less ramp? I dunno, but these are my thoughts.

usaDiabetic on Moderate Budget Mimeoplasm EDH

2 weeks ago

After taking a quick look at the build, I feel like Mimeoplasm wants more creatures in the list. Maybe ones that kind of impersonate what he can do, like Body Double, Mercurial Pretender, Evil Twin, Altered Ego, Clever Impersonator, and/or Progenitor Mimic.

Also maybe some more big targets for the mime. Stuff like Wrexial, the Risen Deep, Oblivion Sower and Void Winnower.

Also utility lands like Rogue's Passage and Detection Tower could work great in here

As for cuts I think you have too many instants and sorcery cards in the deck, so maybe just trim down to your best.

Either way, build looks fun +1!

mikazukyuun on ☀ Tuvasa Enchantress | Approach the Second Sun ☀

1 month ago

Hi there, good primer here

if you dont mind, i need to ask a couple of things since i dont have most old stuffs or higher priced one due to being rather new ^^ What are your opinion about Adding Monastery Siege ,Altered Ego and Curator's Ward

if anything i'd appreciate any input for alternatives that can be found in more recent set, started playing commander recently, but have played MtG in general since RTR block ^^

ownagefactory on Pir & Toothy's Counters, Blinks, Copies and Draws!

1 month ago

something I have found that works great with pir/toothy is a few clones and/or flicker effects. If you flicker toothy with something like Ghostly Flicker with Pir on the field you get to double the number of counters on him and draw some cards. You can even use it to dodge targeted removal at the same time! Or, you can use cards like Altered Ego or Vizier of Many Faces to clone opposing gamechangers. They can also be used in a similar way to flicker. Clone your toothy, use legend rule to zone O.G. toothy, draw some cards then recast toothy from the zone. Even if toothy only had 2 counters on him when you cast the first clone Pir can seriously up those numbers. Clone gets 4 counters from toothy trigger then recast from zone bumps it to 8. Drawing 6 cards along the way. Then if he dies whoop 8 more cards!

ToxicMoonlight on Momir Vig, Topdeck Visionary

1 month ago

Hi Unas! I like the deck list you have here. I think they theme of manipulating the top card of your deck is a good idea that you should stick with. However, I do think that if you have too many creatures that have the same effect on the board, it makes them useless when you only really just need one. Not to mention the redundancy that even your Commander has essentially the same effect. If I were to make some small changes, I would take out any of the underwhelming and redundant cards like Veteran Explorer and Oracle's Vault for cards like Rashmi, Eternities Crafter, Coiling Oracle, and Altered Ego. All of which are multicolored, so when you cast them you will get both of Momir Vig, Simic Visionary's triggers. I also have a Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Commander deck that has the same general theme as yours does. If you'd ever want to take a look at it for some card examples, you're more than welcome to do so anytime!

Amyas on Momir Vig, Combo Visionary

1 month ago

Altered Ego is a great card I also enjoy Experiment Kraj in the 99 of mine for flavor and he can pull off weird combos himself. Willbreaker and steal the things is nice with him.

Arkadius on Atraxa, Queen of Counters

2 months ago


I like your build. Counter-heavy build is very fun to pilot, especially if you also have superfriends to help you. You shall consider also running Enduring Scalelord + Altered Ego combo (infinite big creature). Big ceatures also allow to win the game with sac effect of Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord .

Going BIG with this type if deck is EZ. Key is to be able to protect your creatures against control heavy decks. You shall think about: Shalai, Voice of Plenty which also works also as counter enabler for your creatures.

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