Altered Ego


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad 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

Cool_Cloud on Sultai Evolution

53 minutes ago

Thanks for the comment. I haven't been able to actually test it out and consistency is definitely one of my concerns. My original build included another Tireless Tracker and Duskwatch Recruiter  Flips, but it felt like a straight beat down deck. Since my original goal was to win with eternals, I wanted a variety of creatures to eternalize if my opponent doesn't give me good targets. Eternalizing Void Grafters is very appealing since you can do it at instant speed. The Altered Egos are there as 2nd and 3rd copies of other creatures. Gold fishing this deck, I noticed that I regularly found myself tutoring for Thought-Knot Seer or Reality Smasher and copying them with the Altered Egos. The Hope of Ghirapurs are there to offer an easy target to eternalize and to prevent my Eldritch Evolutions from being countered which would be a blow out. I'm not completely sold on the Hope of Ghirapurs, but I really want to try them out since I expect control to be more prevalent.

stekedm on Sultai Evolution

21 hours ago

I know that if you're playing Eldritch Evolution you can tutor for what you need so it makes sense to have a variety of 1 ofs. but I think you might want to cut down a little bit to add some more consistency. is Altered Ego just a budget choice over running more high impact cards? because you don't look like you'll be putting too many +1/+1 counters on it and copying your opponents stuff is a little riskyi'd probably cut the Void Grafters the Hope of Ghirapurs and add more Tireless Trackers and Rishkar, Peema Renegades

Crivaro on In Yasovas Russia, Deck plays You

2 weeks ago

I just included another Sac-outlet, description above (Spawning Pit).

Bonehoard won me 3 games. Although he doesn't look like much, he is incredible to a point I'd have never imagined. This was never a dead card and can function on its own.

Homura has me on the fence - as you ut it with something else. It is possible he will go for Memnarch or something else. I don't know yet, but I'd love a good buff on a stick here that will stick.

Eternal scourge is something I want to try. Never got to play with this in, but if it doesn't work this will be easy to cut. Even as a blocker, with Mimic Vat and exiling it I can play him again and just grab the next thing in the vat that dies.

Demonmail Hauberk is way better than Grafted Wargear simply how it is worded. I can sac other things to equip the same creature (Yasova) again and again. This isn't possible with the other one since it would die. It doubles as a buff, too. And +4/+2 pushing Yasova to 8 power is very noteworthy.

Berserk will stay. I had a Blood Frenzy in before and knew I wanted a Berserk at some point. It not only works on each creature but my Yasova only dies if it attacks. So it can give +4/+0 and won't kill the creature if it doesn't attack. Also, it is destruction and not sacrifice, which can be important sometimes. Eldritch Evolution is nice, but no match for Birthing Pod here.

Last of all I'm completely with you on the fun part. This isn't meant to be competitive, but fun in multiplayer games. It heavily depends on the board state and proved to be very adaptive to problems.

Next few things most likely to change are Dack's Duplicate that will likely be replaced by Altered Ego / Aura Thief and Hero's Blade that will definately make room for another equipment in the Maybeboard. Either Fabricate or Whir of Invention will see places in the deck at some point, too. Academy Ruins will be in there, too; but there have to be more 'any color' lands to fix stuff (they will likely replace Lotus Vale).

Suggestions? =)

Hyperalgialysis on Cats, cats, moar cats!

4 weeks ago

Drop the blue dude. Instead of Dispel Heroic Intervention should handle most anything you need it for.Aim High can provide you with a kiora like effect on your cat as well as give you a much needed answer for flying. Ornamental Courage and Djeru's Resolve will also untap exerted creatures, not to mention Always Watching stops it from being a problem in the forst place. I have been there bro, you want to use this one cool card and want your deck to be on theme. I know that feel, but if you want it to be somewhat decent, you need to pick the theme or the card you love. You want a cat deck, listen to those above trying to help. You want a kiora based deck, go hardcore simic maybe splash a third color but she is a mermaid and fish hate cats. I am not trying to come across as mean or anything of the sort, but losing consistently is not fun. Even if you pull out some wins here and there a lot of the tier one decks people will be playing will probably make your life unpleasant. Good luck to you if you decide to keep the blue, maybe an Altered Ego would help but I still suggest selesnya all the way

ArchangelAlchemist on Damia Bodysnatcher

1 month ago

I suggest trading out Nature's Lore for Farseek, if you can cast either spell you've already got green and this lets you nab Watery Grave. Beacon of Unrest is a reusable Rise from the Grave. I wasn't aware you wanted clone effects but here are some good ones in your colors; Altered Ego, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind, Quicksilver Gargantuan, Sakashima the Impostor, Gigantoplasm, and Stunt Double.

Nvijork on Terence the Biomancer's Clonalizing Vision Quest

1 month ago

dukersassin: Not a dumb question at all, I have Altered Ego in there instead of Clone since it is also a 4 drop and does the same thing, but is uncounterable. The +1/+1 counters are largely irrelevant so I wouldn't generally put any extra mana into it.

Mrf1shie on I'll hold on to that for you!

1 month ago

As far as I remember, it was also + Dack's Duplicate + Altered Ego + All my creatures :(

TheMadRocketeer on Breeding Lethality Upgrade

1 month ago

Amazing upgrade. Love all of the choices. +1. The Legendary Rule would interfere with his usage, though, "Altered Ego Make a copy of your good cards like Atraxa that instantly benefit from Proliferate effects". Plenty of other great things in this deck to copy, though, and the opponent will provide more. I made a short list of stuff to swap, and it largely matched parts of yours. Wanted to think about it before peeking at your explanations. Nice. Very nice.

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