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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Blades of Velis Vel Discussion

Kogarashi on Cavern of Souls naming Shapeshifter?

4 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

7 months 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

11 months 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?

Hybrow on Turn and Face the Strange - Changeling EDH

1 year ago

That was an option.. as was Horde of Notions , I am still debating who should lead, this is a brand new build for me (still waiting on a card order to arrive with about 50 of the cards, lol)

But right now I am thinking Sliver Overlord because he give me the ability to steal other peoples creatures with the use of Blades of Velis Vel , Shields of Velis Vel , Wings of Velis Vel and Amoeboid Changeling . (change your Ulamog to a sliver and then take him for my own). Add the fact that he can also tutor any of those cards if someone has an especially dangerous guy on the field.

Suns_Champion on Help with child-care. Varchild-care!

1 year ago

Hi friends! My playgroup is gearing up for our Thanksgiving EDH game day! To prepare, I'm planning on printing out a whole new deck to show them all!

Varchild, Betrayer of Kjeldor is a very fascinating commander and I've tried to make a politics/trickery/voltron/tokens/big swing win deck with him!

I Will Survive | Varchild EDH

Commander / EDH Suns_Champion


I've got a few main themes, mostly shown in the description. Looking for more Blades of Velis Vel effects, wondering if I should add more haste effects, and mostly wondering what obvious things I've missed!

Thanks in advance for any help!

Todd3221 on No Myr Survivor: Varchild Tokens

1 year ago

Wow I really like your take on Varchild. I was curious, I never thought about putting in Rowan Kenrith and I'm interested. How much would you say her +2 loyalty ability come in use. Also thanks for the Blades of Velis Vel suggestion

Magicaids on Knights of Alesha

1 year ago

There a few of the tribal cards the ones in your colors are pretty good for what you can do with haakon Blades of Velis Vel,Nameless Inversion,Crib Swap, and Shields of Velis Vel

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