Cairn Wanderer


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

Combos Browse all

Cairn Wanderer

Creature — Shapeshifter

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

As long as a creature card with flying is in a graveyard, Cairn Wanderer has flying. The same is true for fear, first strike, double strike, deathtouch, haste, landwalk, lifelink, protection, reach, trample, shroud, and vigilance.

Price & Acquistion Set Price Alerts



Recent Decks

Load more

Cairn Wanderer Discussion

Hybrow on WE'RE GONNA BUILD A WALL (Oloro Wall Tribal)

1 week ago

I love tribal, that's pretty much all I will play. I know its tough to stray from the theme, but I would add a Rhystic Study as card draw will probably be an issue. Or if life is really no problem, Necropotence.

As well, Patriarch's Bidding. You run the risk of someone playing Dragon tribal bringing back all of theirs too, but it would be nice after a board wipe.

Replace Murder with Unmake.. Same mana cost, but exile instead of destroy. My group tends to play a lot of indestructible, so just find it better.

And if you want to stay on Theme, you could also consider Changelings like Cairn Wanderer or Changeling Hero, as they would count as walls without Defender. Or the artifact anthem creatures like Brass Herald, Adaptive Automaton, or even Metallic Mimic if you are made of money :)

Love the idea of a wall deck, good luck with it.

Hyperalgialysis on Help with Strengthening Grixis Pirate ...

1 week ago

Have you tried throwing in some creatures with changeling? Things like Cairn Wanderer and Shapesharer are still priates after all. To help get damage in for the admiral, Levitation and other evasive anthem effects might be useful. Don't overdo it on tribal support either, you can easily get away with tossing in some better quality creatures, provided the effect they give is worth running them. I agree with the comment above that you may have a hard road ahead to make it work, but you could theoretically win if you play smart and lessen your grip on the tribal theme. I also noticed a lack of Clone type creatures in your deck. Dack's Duplicate Evil Twin Body Double and Quicksilver Gargantuan are all half decent and can either be a pirate on entry or a more serious threat an opponent has. Sleep and other tap everything down effects wilk get damage in for you too.

shub on Budget Zombie Scion *Send Help!*

2 weeks ago

Hoarding Dragon plus Elixir of Immortality help you reset your deck. Shifting Shadow and Call to the Kindred are both fun sources of card advantage in a tribal deck. Cairn Wanderer also seems like a decent fit here. Crux of Fate is a sweeper you might consider.

luther on Rum Is For Drinking Not For Burning(Pirate Tribal)

3 weeks ago

Conspiracy or Xenograft and Arcane Adaptation turn your non pirates into pirates, as well as any creatures you steal. Cairn Wanderer is a good pirate too.

luther on Pirate's Life for Me

4 weeks ago

Cairn Wanderer and Shapesharer could be good choices to take the place of some of the less potent pirates you have.

ClockworkSwordfish on Sphinxes

2 months ago

One of the problems with Sphinxes is that most of them are quite mana-intensive. Fortunately, there are a couple stand-ins who can help out in that fact! Adaptive Automaton and Metallic Mimic both can fit in with your artifact synergy but can be sphinxes while they're in play - and hey, nothing wrong with having a few more lords around.

I'd also try and get some cards like Urza's Incubator, Herald’s Horn and Path of Ancestry to try and help get things out a little faster.

If you don't mind having some jelly babies around, changelings like Shapesharer and Mirror Entity can also count; they're among the better ones in your colours. Cairn Wanderer's almost guaranteed to have flying, and he's a regular party if he happens to show up while Sphinx of the Steel Wind is in your graveyard.

Lastly, why not make room for Command Tower? There's no better land in the format! City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Arcane Sanctum and Dromar's Cavern would all serve you well, but I'd at least try to get the Tower for sure!

Barsan on Villains

2 months ago

Cairn Wanderer looks like it might be useful in your deck with all the keywords and sacrifice mechanics, and it counts as a vampire as it's cast.

Similarly Crib Swap gains you vampires as it removes creatures and Nameless Inversion functions the same way while also potentially turning Edgar or another tough First striker into a much more serious threat.

me2tal on Doran's Garden

2 months ago

since you are tribal why not Herald’s Horn and/or Urza's Incubator

Obelisk of Urd and/or Coat of Arms

with those colors I heavily favor Karador, Ghost Chieftain but if you want to keep I tribal I understand

have you considered changelings? Cairn Wanderer, Mirror Entity etc?

Load more