Cairn Wanderer

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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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.

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Cairn Wanderer Discussion

Shad0wRaz0r on The Legion of The Scarab God

1 week ago

Cairn Wanderer is technically a zombie, but its strategy is to abuse graveyards to go tall. The purpose of my deck is to go wide with a large zombie army and a variety of utility zombies, in addition to large amounts of tokens. Cairn Wanderer is not a utility zombie, and appears to be used for getting in lots of damage with some mixtures of evasiveness. However, in commander, Cairn Wanderer is just irrelevant to all the combos, removal, and overall nullification of combat damage, unless the commander can empower creatures like it, which is something that The Scarab God does not effectively do in this case.

Euceri on The Legion of The Scarab God

1 week ago

Have you considered Cairn Wanderer? It's technically a zombie and feeds off creatures in graveyards..

luther on BW Kights

1 month ago

Oh! And Cairn Wanderer is super good too

ClockworkSwordfish on The Heirs to Windgrace

1 month ago

I think the double protection of Paladin en-Vec is worth considering. Being able to have an untouchable creature against red decks is always nice, and I usually prefer him to Fiendslayer Paladin - I suppose it depends on how much you value the lifelink. Northern Paladin also seems like a gamble, unless you know you regularly fight against black or mostly-black decks.

Enough knights have printed abilities (usually first strike, sometimes protections) that Cairn Wanderer might also be worth considering? Even something like a dead Skyhunter Skirmisher would make him a force to be reckoned with.

ClockworkSwordfish on B/W Knights

1 month ago

Looking good! B/W knights can be very strong. I'm not sure if you have enough enchantments for Blood-Cursed Knight to be reliable, though.

Some other knights you might be interested in include Kinsbaile Cavalier, Aryel, Knight of Windgrace and Mirran Crusader. Cairn Wanderer might also be neat, since any dead knights will give him one or more abilities!

legendofa on YUGO SHOKAN!

1 month ago

I approve of this. I also see no trace of Avatar of Slaughter to spread the love. Cairn Wanderer might also be interesting.

legendofa on Looking for cards which share/steal ...

2 months ago

Gatherer search "The same is true" comes up with, along with what's been mentioned and some less-relevant stuff, Animus of Predation (not really helpful), Escaped Shapeshifter (on a small scale), and Majestic Myriarch. For loads of keywords, there's Vampire Nighthawk, Aerial Responder, Atraxa, Praetors' Voice, and Sphinx of the Steel Wind off the top of my head.

Take care to match up which abilities are granted by which cards. Cairn Wanderer, Concerted Effort, and Odric, Lunarch Marshal all have different ability lists.

Yesterday on Looking for cards which share/steal ...

2 months ago

Hey folks. As usual, I'd appreciate some help because I suck at using card searches.

I'm looking for cards like Cairn Wanderer, Death-Mask Duplicant, Soulflayer. Ones that steal or share keyword abilities from other creature cards.

A different question but on a related note, I'm also not sure how to look up 'keyword soup' creatures which basically have a lot of keywords printed on them, other than looking up each combination of keywords individually and finding which creatures share them and as many others as possible, which would take approximately forever.

I hate basically asking people to look stuff up for me but I'm really not sure which terms I'm meant to use to find such cards.

Thanks in advance.

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