Blades of Velis Vel

Blades of Velis Vel

Tribal Instant — Shapeshifter

Changeling *(This card is every creature type at all times.) *

Up to two target creatures each get +2/+0 and gain all creature types until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Common
Lorwyn (LRW) Common

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Modern Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Custom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Blades of Velis Vel Discussion

carpecanum on Naya Good Boys and Kitties

4 days ago

Blades of Velis Vel, Shields of Velis Vel and Crib Swap are both a dog and a cat spell, as is any creature with "changeling". Double tokens.

1empyrean on Syr Haakon's Big Sister

4 months ago

This seems pretty well built, but I think Grimoire of the Dead would be good here.

I don't have much to add except that with Haakon, Stromgald Scourge out, you can cast Blades of Velis Vel, Crib Swap, Nameless Inversion, and Shields of Velis Vel from your graveyard as many times as you like. This is mostly just a silly interaction that I like, but it could be useful.

king-saproling on All That Remain

5 months ago

Blades of Velis Vel could be a fun trick for stealing two creatures permanently. Just cast it before Varchild flickers or dies.

These might interest you as well: Angel's Trumpet, Tome of Legends, Bonders' Enclave, Castle Embereth, Arch of Orazca, Throne of the High City, Dingus Staff, Shivan Harvest, Assault Suit, Gauntlet of Power, Fiendish Duo, Claws of Valakut, Curse of Opulence, Mob Mentality, Bravado

Kogarashi on Cavern of Souls naming Shapeshifter?

10 months ago

Please link cards in your question using double square brackets, like so:

[[Cavern of Souls]]

Cavern of Souls

This will not work the way you want.

"Shapeshifter" is a creature subtype, just like Zombie, Goblin, Horse, God, etc. It is not inherently "every creature type." You are thinking of the keyword ability "Changeling," which makes that particular card every creature type. You'll find this on cards like Chameleon Colossus , Blades of Velis Vel , Changeling Outcast , and Mistform Ultimus (though the Ultimus does not have the keyword, but it does have the ability's rules text). Most Changeling cards are Shapeshifters, but not all Shapeshifters have Changeling.

You can't choose "Changeling" for the Cavern of Souls because it is a keyword, not a creature type. If you choose "Shapeshifter," only your creature cards with the actual creature type "Shapeshifter" (including all creatures with the Changeling keyword) will be uncounterable.

king-saproling on Atla Worldspine

1 year ago

I think Runed Stalactite would be fun here. Toss it on Worldspine so he becomes an egg, then sac him and potentially get him right back. With an altar and Runed Stalactite out you've got yourself infinite wurms and life! Amorphous Axe , Shields of Velis Vel , and Blades of Velis Vel work similarly to the stalactite though they are more restrictive.

You might like these too: Mana Echoes , Blasting Station , Meteor Golem

DrLama on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

1 year ago

more one-card combos:
Search up Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Lightning Crafter , then any Goblin sac outlet (too many to list), or anything that triggers off of etb or death ( Pashalik Mons / Boggart Shenanigans / Warteye Witch ). With a sac outlet, you get infinite damage from Lightning Crafter copies, and infinite of the sac effect (for example with Skirk Prospector , infinite red mana.

Additionally, Cateran Overlord (and Cateran Slaver / Cateran Enforcer ) can search up Moggcatcher , making them one-card combos too.

Moggcatcher fetching all three pieces on its own is pretty slow, requiring a full turn after you play it to use it, then still requiring an additional untap and activation. One way to use it is, EOT, fetch Kiki, copy Moggcatcher, fetch Sling-Gang Lieutenant with the copy, untap Kiki, Moggcatcher, and copy. Get a card with champion (adorementioned Lightning Crafter, or Boggart Mob / Changeling Berserker / Changeling Hero / Changeling Titan using the Moggcatcher or the copy of Moggcatcher. Win
Another way is EOT get Sensation Gorger , then in response to upkeep trigger, get Goblin Recruiter . This has bonus of discarding everyone's hand. Then you draw any five gobs you want. In this case, you can go off with Kiki + Goatnapper + Shields/Wings/ Blades of Velis Vel for meme value (turn Kiki into a goat)

Cateran Overlord can achieve same speed because it is a sac outlet itself. EOT get Moggcatcher, untap, Moggcatcher gets Kiki, Kiki copies Moggcatcher, Moggcatcher copy gets Lightning Crafter.
In response to Champion trigger, Cateran Overlord gets Changeling Berserker , Berserker champions Kiki, then let Lightning Crafter champion trigger resolve, tucking Berserker (or just sac it), which brings Kiki back untapped. Now you have Kiki untapped, Crafter, and a sac outlet, which is enough to win.

Cateran Slaver and Cateran Enforcer need three activations.

mal099 on Howlpack alpha brawl

1 year ago

Hey, I don't know how much you care about this, but I found a solution to the nonbo: Runed Stalactite makes your werewolves human (and all other types), so they get to transform again! Blades of Velis Vel works too, but is not reusable. Both cards aren't terrible on their own either, so it doesn't matter too much if you can't always use them on the Eldrazi Werewolves. Although using the stalactite on a normal werewolf makes it human too, so it would be able to transform back... better only use it on normal wolves then?

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