Altered Ego


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Heirloom Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual 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

Maxeyum on Count Von Count's Counters

1 week ago

No problem dude, If you run Ghave, Guru of Spores you might consider Master Biomancer, as they work together really well. Another good thing to include for kill pressure might be Chasm Skulker and Altered Ego for utility, as it can copy basically anything triggering some effects with insane numbers of counters.. you want another doubling season with legs? here i copy the Deepglow Skate i just casted with 6 +1/+1 counters on it... oh wait did i say 6? lemme just double them real quick!

Kitnz on Ezuri EDH

3 weeks ago

Pretty solid deck for first draft!

My advice on stuff to take out: Cold-Eyed Selkie, Hooded Hydra, Sage of Hours (I don't know about your particular group, but mine dislikes extra turns, especially if they're repeatable),

Stuff to add/consider: Alchemist's Refuge, Fertilid, Hangarback Walker, Tuskguard Captain, Bow of Nylea, Animation Module, Bred for the Hunt (replace the Bident!), maybe Altered Ego, River Hoopoe

I would drop some of the mana rocks if you're gonna run Bane of Progress, perhaps replacing them with Darksteel Ingot and some land fetchers like Wood Elves or Fertilid. Bane of Progress is certainly good, but the double-edged nature of it makes it a hard include for me.

Murphy77 on Scry me a river

1 month ago

Altered Ego just seems very expensive to summon. I would rather play Rashmi, Eternities Crafter for free castings or free card draw each turn (combines well with Nissa, Steward of Elements. I don't like Nissa, Genesis Mage in this build and would rather have Glimmer of Genius main-board.

I like the idea of dropping Honored Hydra and playing Cryptolith Rite for added mana early in the game

Sarkhan_Dragonclaw348 on Vorel and his Merry Counters

1 month ago

I also suggest Altered Ego as a strict upgrade on Clever Impersonator, unless you're using the Impersonator to copy noncreature permanents.

Look at your legality section. Lumbering Falls and Kiora, Master of the Depths are both illegal, apparently.

I don't know how much success you're having with Undergrowth Champion, but I never liked it very much. Just personally, I would suggest dropping it.

Somehow, you're not running Master Biomancer. Do it.

Spike Weaver and Spike Tiller both enter with counters and transfer a counter for 2. The Weaver has a fog effect and the Tiller makes 2/2s, so that's also nice.

Instead of Lighthouse Chronologist, use Sage of Hours. My personal suggestion; I see you've already considered him, though.

Two enchantments I like: Bred for the Hunt and Curse of Predation. They give you counters for attacking and dealing combat damage to a player respectively.

Sapphire Drake gives everything flying. That's always a good thing in mainly green decks.

Instead of Woodland Bellower, Genesis Hydra. Much more flavor in this deck.

You've got mostly green, so Reverent Hunter would make a good choice.

If you have tokens or lots of creatures often, play Stag Beetle.

Vastwood Hydra gives away its counters even when it dies, as does Servant of the Scale.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood makes for a good land for boosting your creatures, as do graft lands.

Minamo, School at Water's Edge lets you untap Vorel.

Gutter Grime creates increasingly large slimes. Ew.


Garruk Wildspeaker is a useful endgame planeswalker.

Everflowing Chalice for ramp.

For adding +1/+1 counters at instant speed, Strength of the Tajuru.

Often, you can check Auto-suggestions for cards this deck could use. I used that to bolster my advice. (Bolster is another nice +1/+1 counters ability, btw.) I also used my Vorel deck: . It has a card-draw subtheme, but most of the cards are related to this.

A couple other deck ideas:- Atraxa, Praetors' Voice covers so much more ground with +1/+1 counters--you can play Abzan/Dromoka cards, Golgari cards, even the Orzhov Syndicate has powerful spells with counters. And those are just tribes/guilds.- Partner commanders. If Sultai is workable, use Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for a sacrifice-card draw theme. I have a deck based on that.

RingoDingo92 on The three best words in Magic

1 month ago

Awesome Zegana deck! Building a list myself, so thank you for the inspiration. I like your take on it a lot and it's probably close to the kind of Zegana deck I'm looking to make. Altered Ego seems to fit your theme by the way. Pretty fun little derpy card too.

Cool_Cloud on Sultai Evolution

1 month 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

2 months 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

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