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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
2 hours ago
Interesting to see a different take on Paradox Engine. I like what you're doing with the Metalwork Colossus. I'd probably want to try Baral's Expertise more in the main deck to ensure Colossus can get through for damage.
When I played around with the engine, I went blue-green with Aetherworks Marvel and Aethertide Whale. With the Engine out, hitting a Whale with the Marvel immediately reloads for another spin. Add in some Peema Aether-Seer and Altered Ego to keep the spins coming and finish off with a Part the Waterveil so you get the first attack step with your instant whale army. Quicksmith Spy on an Engine or a random artifact (Decoction Module even) really takes off when the Engine is untapping the artifact many times per turn.
5 days ago
Bloom Tender is great if you got the cash. It went way up after 4c legends dropped. If you can Clone-effect an opponent's creature... it taps for up to 5 mana. Clever Impersonator is fun if you like Altered Ego. Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir and Seedborn Muse are two in have in my rashmi deck
+1 from me! Feel free to check out some of my decks for ideas. A couple are outdated on here vs paper version but still appreciate the +1s
2 weeks ago
4 weeks ago
I would like to know whether you want steal effects or copy effects more. If steal you can use Marchesa in a steal and sac package because Marchesa keeps them on your side of the field or Sen Triplets as the ultimate thief commander.
If you just want to copy the best things, I still suggest Riku. Riku can only copy your things but your things are copying theirs. Diluvian Primordial and Knowledge Exploitation can be copied to give extra uses of your opponents things. In addition to all the mono-blue clones you also gain access to Altered Ego, Dack's Duplicate, and Progenitor Mimic. Also fun red spell copiers like Reverberate and Wild Ricochet
4 weeks ago
Well, heart of Kiran is out! It did not fell generic in this deck. So everything that came with it is out as well: Greenbelt Rampager; Nissa, Voice of Zendikar. Instead i found THE creature for my deck. Altered Ego. Since i steal with Confiscation Coup i can copy&paste as well. Call it lack of imagination. But in my eyes there is no good "finisher" creature for the energy deck. O.K. There is Aetherwind Basker but it is too expensive. Even Aethertide Whale is a bit too big with six mana. Other creatures don't fit in so well. If i would play e.g. Gearhulk i do not need the energy creatures.
1 month ago
So, on to my next, semi-casual EDH deck. I've had it on the back burner for quite some time now, and I've decided to try my hand at creating a clone deck with a subtheme of stealing or reanimating.
The reason for this deck's creation is I occasionally get complaints from people not liking my decks or it's too mean. This deck will only be as good as my opponent's, so if they complain, they end up inadvertently bashing their own deck building skills. (Lol).
Anyway! I have a couple ideas in mind, and I'd like to know what you all think!
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind (Non mill)
I used to have a mill Lazav deck. But that wasn't very fun in the long term. 2 Colors, less ability for reactions, but more consistent. Only has to see the creature enter the graveyard from anywhere. Copies, doesn't steal. 4 Mana. Hexproof.
I have most of the land base for BUG, as I used to run Damia. Adds green for ramp and Progenitor Mimic and Altered Ego. Adds reanimator cards like Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Provides reaction cards for artifacts and enchantments. But is more expensive to cast, and requires 2 creatures in graveyards to interact with.
Merieke Ri Berit & Rubinia Soulsinger
I haven't played with these before, so I don't know how I would like them. They have decent abilities, however each one either lacks a good color for thieving/copying, or has a color that is not suited for the theme.
Sakashima the Impostor
I have probably 3 mono-U decks, so a fourth isn't too appealing to me. On top of that, it loses both black and green, making me resort to more preemptive responses to threats, making me run more counterspells. Which at that point ends up being my Baral, Chief of Compliance deck. But if someone can make a good argument for this one, i'll take it into consideration.
Marchesa, the Black Rose
Trading Green for Red, or just adding Red, has come across my mind before. It allows for Dack's Duplicant, and more steal effects. However, I feel like this deck would turn into a combo deck at some point with Marchesa, which I'm not intending to do here.
Anyway! I'd love to hear your thoughts! As a side tangent, but still relevant, if there are commanders in some combinations of these colors, while not sticking to the theme of copy/steal, that you think would be good to use, let me know!
1 month ago
Also I would suggest using some of the temple duo lands rather than the ones you have as they do the same thing except you get to scry 1 as they enter, for example Temple of Epiphany or using some of the Kaladesh duo lands such as Inspiring Vantage
I'm guessing the only purpose for the snow-covered lands is because you can rather than for there being any real need for them?
1 month ago
Oh boy. Simic value is the best value. +1 from me.
This deck feels like a basic value deck: play 2-for-1s, ramp, play big things. While fun, and a core idea of Simic, you might want to split the deck: one for value, and one for +1/+1 counter shenanigans. A few endgame mana dumps would make for some ridiculous plays, and some flicker effects could help abuse all the juicy ETB triggers you got going on. Progenitor Mimic, Mystic Genesis, and Rashmi, Eternities Crafter are some examples.
If you want to keep this as one deck, it'd probably be better to double down on the counters: there are a ton of value cards that still use +1/+1 counters: Fathom Mage and Primordial Hydra and Altered Ego are a few. Sub a few of them in to cement the counter theme and get the evil laughs rolling.
Also, for all casual Simic decks: play Unexpected Results.