Altered Ego

Legality

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
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

Combos Browse all

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.

Altered Ego Discussion

cdkime on Altered Ego / Genesis Hydra

3 weeks ago

I presume the ability you are referring to is "Genesis Hydra enters the battlefield with X +1/+1 counters on it", and your question is whether the in Altered Ego 's casting cost translates to the X in Genesis Hydra's own replacement effect.

It does not. From the Gatherer ruling on Altered Ego :

If the chosen creature has in its mana cost, that X is considered to be 0. The value of X in Altered Ego’s last ability will be whatever value was chosen for X while casting Altered Ego.

GreatSword on Altered Ego / Genesis Hydra

3 weeks ago

I assume you're talking about Genesis Hydra 's triggered ability, as it doesn't have any activated abilities.

Genesis Hydra 's ability triggers when it is cast (goes on the stack, waits to be resolved). By the time Altered Ego copies Genesis Hydra , it's entered the battlefield. It wasn't cast as a Genesis Hydra , it was cast as an Altered Ego . The ability never got a chance to trigger.

Sparko on Altered Ego / Genesis Hydra

3 weeks ago

If I cast Altered Ego and copy Genesis Hydra , would the X in the cost for Altered Ego activate Genesis Hydra's ability?

eliakimras on Clones, Clones everywhere

1 month ago

Congratulations for your deck! I like the idea of cloning stuff, and I am still trying to find a build that works. If I can give you a hint, prefer cards that can clone any creature on the field over the cards that can only clone your creatures (everyone should have a Consecrated Sphinx , right? Not only your opponent).

I don't feel like would help you much with cloning. The best (and maybe only) white card that refers to cloning is Mirrorweave .

If you look at https://edhrec.com/themes/clones, you will see that almost all clone effects are blue: Clone , Vizier of Many Faces , Gigantoplasm , Vesuvan Shapeshifter , Body Double , Mirror Image , Supplant Form , Blatant Thievery , Clone Legion , Mirror Match . If you want to copy spells aswell, Insidious Will , Swarm Intelligence and Spelltwine are there for you.

gives you Mirror Match , Dack's Duplicate , Dualcaster Mage , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Protean Raider , Flameshadow Conjuring and Sunbird's Invocation .

gives you Evil Twin and all black tutors and removal.

gives you Altered Ego , Progenitor Mimic , Spitting Image and all of green ramp and removal. For me, it is the best color to splash on a blue clone deck, because it also allows the Biovisionary alternative win-condition.

As long as commander suggestions are concerned, here are some ideas:

Riku of Two Reflections is the go-to clone commander. He has all the relevant colors for cloning (), but he is crazy expensive at 20 dollars, so it might be good to consider other options:

You can have Keiga, the Tide Star as your commander. This way, you can clone him and let the copy Keiga die to the legend rule. When the Keiga copy dies, you can steal an opponent's creature, while still having the original Keiga.

You can have Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer as your commander. He is a win condition by himself, giving tokens haste and making all of them bigger. Red gives you a lot of token generators: Brass's Bounty , Flameshadow Conjuring , Storm the Vault  Flip among others. Imagine creating a token copy of a Kokusho, the Evening Star , then turn all your tokens into Kokusho, then sacrificing all them to the legend rule, then draining all your oponents for lethal. Great value!

You can have Tatyova, Benthic Druid as your commander. She doesn't refer to a clone strategy, but she gives a lot of card draw by just playing lands (your hand will always be filled). You can clone Rampaging Baloths and Avenger of Zendikar for a massive win. Also, you have access to all the blue-green clones and the Biovisionary + Rite of Replication combo.

If you want to use altogether, you might consider Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder or Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis . Yidris allows you to use Evil Twin and all the black removal. Yidris also increases the value you get from playing spells by cascading into other spells. // K&T, on the other hand, gives you card advantage and makes you less threatening while you build your board. White also gives you access to great boardwipes ( Austere Command ).

All in all, good luck in your deckbuilding and have fun!

Nasser_inside1 on What is yours is now mine

1 month ago

Altered Ego is nice, fits with the name of the deck

carpecanum on rainbow-squirrels! karona makes it possible

2 months ago

Might of Oaks has a picture of the world's biggest squirrel. (from the set with a hammer for a symbol)

Quicksilver Gargantuan , Gigantoplasm , maybe Altered Ego .

If you do start getting stupid amounts of mana a Riptide Replicator would be fun

Load more

Altered Ego occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GU (Simic): 0.57%