Blade of Selves

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Rare
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare

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Tokens

Blade of Selves

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has myriad. (Whenever ts creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may put a token that's a copy of this creature onto the battlefield tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker he or she controls. Exile the token at the end of combat.)

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Blade of Selves Discussion

itsmekidney on Clones, Clones everywhere

1 day ago

God, cloning is such a fun mechanic, and I think you're onto something with this one! Still, some advice:

  • Did you choose to add white in order to use Feather, the Redeemed ? I feel like I don't see too much in white for your theme, and your own deck doesn't feature too much white at the moment either. As has been mentioned, Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer is sort of a more interesting commander for a copy theme, though your current deck includes a lot of instant/sorcery copies, which isn't quite Brudiclad's deal. I like red/blue/black for a token situation as well, with black including a lot of cool copy effects (and a lot of them can be purchased with the dimir guildkit.)

  • There are some really bizarre pseudo-copy cards I like a lot as well. Myr Welder is a personal favorite; it doesn't create copy tokens, but it does give you a sort of "copy of another creature" sort of card.

  • Have you looked into the myriad cards? Myriad is a fun way to create copies. Blade of Selves is the least effort involving one, and can be pretty amazing.

firestorms90 on Token Generators for Hardened scales ...

2 days ago

The first card that came to my mind was Mycoloth , but you've added your list since I first saw this post and I see you've already got it. Good stuff!

Triskelavus is a bit costly mana-wise, but could be a good inclusion. Not only does it enter with its own counters, it also allows you to remove +1/+1 counters on it to create tokens that a) have flying, b) are artifacts (so have the extra synergy you're hoping for), and c) have a built-in sacrifice ability, which could come in handy.

Have you considered Avenger of Zendikar ? It has potential to give a lot of bodies up front, and puts +1/+1 counters on each of them for every landfall after. Might be a little too much work since you're not trying to max out landfall, but perhaps it'd be of use.

This might not be the right place to put Nacatl War-Pride , as triple green may be too much for a three color deck, but it's a card I think has great potential for commander. Every time it attacks you have a possible swarm of tokens at your disposal (depending on your opponents, of course), and since they aren't exiled until end of turn, you've time to sacrifice them for profit. Reyhan won't help on death unless you get counters on them (which you very well may), but with Death's Presence every token sac'ed gives three (or more) counters to play with.

I have Hooded Hydra in one of my edh decks (either Ghave, Guru of Spores or Thromok the Insatiable , but I forget which at the moment), and both decks play on similar themes to yours. The hydra gives tokens on death equal to the number of +1/+1 counters on it, which I think makes it ideal as a payoff card because it can leave you with board presence should it be killed. With that said, Hangarback Walker fills a similar role, requires no colored mana to use, and gives flying artifacts, so adding the hydra probably isn't necessary unless you want the redundancy.

Noosegraf Mob enters with +1/+1 counters and spits out a token when any player casts a spell, at the cost of one counter per instance. With your ability to put counters on it, perhaps it would be a good reusable source of token fodder.

Blade of Selves would be an interesting inclusion, allowing for multiple Winding Constrictor s in a turn, for example. Any sacrificing shenanigans would have to happen before end of combat, when the tokens are exiled, but the tokens themselves can be sacrificed for profit. The downside here is that you couldn't copy legendary creatures (such as Reyhan). Helm of the Host gets around the legendary restriction, and the tokens get to stick around, but at a much higher mana cost and slower rate of production.

A handful of artifacts that might be useful, especially with the proliferate you have, are Trigon of Infestation , Golem Foundry , and Titan Forge . Of these, I think the forge would be your best bet. Foundry requires casting artifacts to get your initial charge counter, and I don't think you've enough in your deck to count on that. Trigon enters with three counters initially, and can add more, but requires colored mana to activate for more counters, has a mana cost to produce the tokens, and the tokens aren't artifacts. Forge doesn't start with any counters, but only needs generic mana to add a charge and spits out 9/9(!)s, which can benefit from Steel Overseer .

My last suggestion doesn't create tokens, but is a card I've found useful for abusing +1/+1 counter multipliers ( Doubling Season specifically, in my case, but it would work with those in your deck just as well). Power Conduit allows you to remove a counter from a creature to put two (or three or so on) back, or onto another creature. I've also used it to "save" a +1/+1 counter from a creature that's been destroyed when no other creatures are on my field, storing it as a charge counter on the conduit itself until I have another creature to buff. It's limited to a single use per turn cycle, though, unless you can somehow untap it.

Sorry I've taken so long to post this. I read the question and started on my reply the day it was first posted, but have had to squeeze it in bit by bit on my limited chunks of free time. It doesn't help me much that I'm doing this all on a phone; both the research and reply would probably have been done a lot faster were I using an actual keyboard, lol. Not sure if any of this will help you, but they were things I might consider were I trying to build this sort of deck.

SuperNorst420 on Atraxa Super Summon

6 days ago

Last_Laugh Your right that I should reconsider Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker . This includes even having them in the 99 as I do have worse creatures than them in the deck. It would be fun to change it up and run them as commanders occasionally. This would mean removing Hatred and possibly running something like Tainted Strike instead. The Spark Double interests me, though with my build focusing on alot of X cost creatures, it may not be as potent as in your deck, especially when running Atraxa as commander. I had actually considered Phantasmal Image however that card has that annoying sacrifice clause. Blade of Selves is a card I must start playtesting immediately, it sounds really interesting though I may want to add a few more good creatures with ETB effects. Sticking Blade of Selves on a Recruiter of the Guard just sounds amazing.

I also found some interesting cards to consider while looking at your deck. I should reconsider Crop Rotation to get that cradle. Eladamri's Call sounds like a tutor I should consider if I cant get my hands on an Imperial Seal . Selfless Squire looks funny as hell and I want one immediately.

Last_Laugh on Atraxa Super Summon

1 week ago

Have you considered moving Atraxa into the deck with Reyhan, Last of the Abzan / Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker at the helm? Reyhan/Ishai are much more explosive for dedicated +1+1 counters, they're a whole lot easier on early mana, they draw a lot less hate, and Reyhan's ability to save counters makes the deck way more resilient.

Abusing the legendary rule with Reyhan is a blast (each copy sees and replaces counters). I.e. Blade of Selves is 18x +1+1 counters in a 4 player game (3x Reyhan, 2 of which die to the legend rule. So 6 counters seen by all 3 Reyhan = 18 counters) and kicked Rite of Replication is 90 +1+1 counters (15 counters x 6 Reyhan). Spark Double and/or Sakashima the Impostor are other options to abuse this also.

Posting a link to my deck for reference. Even if you don't make the switch, it's still the same colors and strategy. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.76 cmc)

Last_Laugh on AND YOU GET A COUNTER!

1 week ago

Have you considered moving Atraxa into the deck with Reyhan/Ishai at the helm?Reyhan/ishai are much more explosive for dedicated +1+1 counters, they're a whole lot easier on early mana, they draw a lot less hate, and Reyhan's ability to save counters makes the deck way more resilient.

Abusing the legendary rule with Reyhan is a blast (each copy sees and replaces counters). I.e. Blade of Selves is 18x +1+1 counters in a 4 player game (3x Reyhan, 2 of which die to the legend rule. So 6 counters seen by all 3 Reyhan = 18 counters which curves perfectly into a t3 commander damage kill) and kicked Rite of Replication is 90 +1+1 counters (15 counters x 6 Reyhan). Spark Double and/or Sakashima the Impostor are other options to abuse this also.

Posting a link to my deck for reference. Even if you don't make the switch, it's still the same colors and strategy. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.76 cmc)

Last_Laugh on Spark double + reyhan?

1 week ago

Same theory as using Blade of Selves (18 extra counters w/ 3 opponents) and/or Rite of Replication (90 counters kicked), so yep it works.

Falkurathian on Trostani, Selesyna's Voice and Blade ...

1 week ago

I read else where about the interactions between Trostani, Selesyna's Voice populating a token made by Blade of Selves but I'm trying to confirm the if it works for my own sake. For example I have Trostani, Selesyna's Voice out, Blade of Selves equipped to Resplendent Angel and I go to combat phase. With 3 opponents total, it creates 2 additional angels attacking. Am I able to populate one of those tokens with Trostani, and have it last past the combat phase? If so, at which point do I populate that allows this to work

irishtatertot25 on All the Proliferating

4 weeks ago

Hey Thanatos, I actually do have Blade of Selves in the deck, that was the first thing I thought of when Roalesk was spoiled. It is even crazier when Doubling Season is in play. 4 tokens max instead of 2, with 8 proliferate triggers off of it. I also added Mirror Mockery to the deck as well to add in another Blade of Selves kind of effect. I didn't want to use a lot of clones in this deck as well because even though they do copy Roalesk and die right away, that is a one off effect. Progenitor Mimic would be worth putting in the deck, I am just unsure as to which of my creatures it would replace.

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