Altered Ego

Legality

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

Steaditup on Rashmi the Fun Engine

5 days 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

2 weeks 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

1 month 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

multimedia on Temur Casual EDH

1 month ago

Hey, I have several suggestions.

You don't need 41x lands since you're only three colors. 36x lands is enough especially since there's already land ramp, Signets (very good adding Signets). I suggest replacing some two drop dorks, Zhur-Taa Druid and Whisperer of the Wilds with one drop dorks.

For the manabase I recommend these budget lands:

These land suggestions are lands that ETB untapped you can use them for mana the turn they're played. Command Tower is one of the best lands in Commander budget or not because it can make any color that your Commander is as well as always ETB untapped.

I suggest adding the mana dorks:

If you ask me what's the best card for Temur? I would say Rattleclaw because it's a two drop dork who can make one mana or any of the colors you need. The runner up would be Temur Ascendancy which you're already playing, very nice.

As you play more Commander you'll understand how important the avg. CMC of the deck is. This deck is 4.15. What this means is consistently you will not have anything to play until turn four. This is a causal deck and not being able to consistently play any cards until turn four is okay, but even causal budget Commander decks I make the avg. CMC is 3 or below. I recommend trying to reduce it to 3. The only way to do this is to cut a quite a few high casting cost cards for lower casting cost cards such as two drops, three drops and four drops.

One thing that excited players just learning Commander and building decks for the first time tend to do is jam all the biggest best creatures/cards into a deck. But you don't need or really want to do this because it completely destroys the mana curve. The mana curve is important because it's how you determine the avg. CMC of the deck ultimately determining how fast you can consistently play the cards in the deck. The approach I use when teaching new players Commander is pick 10-12x big creatures/cards you want to play. When I say big I mean cards with five to six plus mana costs. Here you're playing 25x cards that have five or higher costs, this too many. You risk consistently getting many opening hands with nothing but these high cost cards which you won't be able to play until the late game.

Examining the high cost cards here these are in my opinion the best ones:

  • Acidic Slime
  • Sarkhan Unbroken
  • Xenagos, God of Revels

  • Hellkite Charger
  • See the Unwritten
  • Ruric Thar, the Unbowed
  • Savage Ventmaw
  • Intet, the Dreamer

  • Dragonlord Atarka
  • Atarka, World Render

  • Stonehoof Chieftain

To help the mana curve start with keeping these good high cost cards and cutting all the rest I didn't list.

What can you add in the place of the cards I recommend you cut? Here are some budget Commander staples in Temur colors. Each is less than $1:

These suggestions are mostly two drops, three drops with three four drops, one five drop and one six drop. Adding these cards will drastically reduce the mana curve. You're not playing very much draw other than Ascendancy I suggest adding Bond, Bestiary and Harvest to help with this.

Good luck with your deck.


checkforloot on Dimir Shapeshift #Budget

1 month ago

Here is my old clone list featuring The Mimeoplasm: This Deck Is Oozing Potential...

Splashing green is effective, as it gives you Biovisionary as a budget win condition, gives you Altered Ego, and it helps your ramp.

Otherwise, this is a solid list for a budget brew, nice work!

Delta-117 on Free Cards? Sure!

2 months ago

I think my favorite thing to try and do with the card is going to be to try and make copies of it. I have Rite of Replication, Altered Ego, Progenitor Mimic, and Mirrorpool for all sorts of shenanigans. Simic( is without a doubt my favorite colour combination I would have to say to play.

kameenook on Mana Mastery

2 months ago

Is it really enough to say you have a copy subtheme when I count, three clones ? I would personally recommend dropping it from the description, otherwise you could just add more clones such as Body Double, Altered Ego, Phyrexian Metamorph, OG Clone, Dack's Duplicate, etc

Pal00ka on Ezuri, Claw of Counters

3 months ago

Just did a quick 1v1 w this and my Gonti deck for fun so here's what I would advise from that brief play and looking at your list:

No one likes infect so if you don't always want to be archenemy then I would cut them for unblockable threats like Triton Shorestalker & co.

Ezuri needs more protection. Lightning Greaves, Ring of Evos Isle and those already suggested would be a good idea. Your plans slow down like whoa if he cannot stick.

Cancel is meh, tbh, even Dissolve is better. I personally like using counters that replace themselves even though they usually cost a little more. Arcane Denial, Statute of Denial, Failed Inspection and Dream Fracture.

Progenitor Mimic is cute but if you want a clone why not Altered Ego since it gets counters (on theme)?

Cards that I saw and I was confused why they were even in here were Majestic Myriarch (not many creatures have keywords on them), Loam Larva (kills your next draw, how about Farhaven Elf?), Kruphix, God of Horizons (Thassa, God of the Sea and Nylea, God of the Hunt make more sense), Triskelion (expensive, slow, win-more), Orochi Hatchery (Snake Basket is better imo), Planar Bridge (so expensive to use), and Inexorable Tide (feels win-more).

Hope something helps!

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