Cairn Wanderer


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper 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

Izu_Korasu on First-strike + Deathtouch = Win

1 month ago

um Concerted Effort feels mandatory here,Cairn Wanderer feels especially powerful, Bone Picker isnt bad, and Vampire Cutthroat is worth a look especially with all your creatures having low power to compensate for keywords at low cmcs.

Quilled Sliver,Crossbow Infantry ,Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile and Steadfast Armasaur seem like decent (but more fragile) replacements for longbow, but Heart-Piercer Bow might be better.

Firebones675 on First-strike + Deathtouch = Win

2 months ago

Looks pretty good! Here are a few cards that either have a bunch of abilities of can spread them like odric can.

Oketra the True works really nicely with odic since it grants all of your creatures both doublestrike and indestructible (also potentially vigilence). Skyhunter Skirmisher, Aven Sunstriker and Gisela, the Broken Blade also give multiple keywords. It's a one time use but Willing could work out nicely.

One thing i would think about is looking to get the combo going more often, even if you don't draw odric. If you want extra copies of odric to increase your chance of drawing one, Concerted Effort does an approximation but does not grant deathtouch; only first/double strike. Angelic Skirmisher is similar in that regard but doesnt require you to have a creature with the ability in question already in play.

Cairn Wanderer works with more abilities but only if they are in a graveyard. (with both wanderer and odric out, the wanderer gains the abilities from the graveyard than odric gives them to everyone else). Soulflayer also works from graveyard but since it requires you to exile them, putting it into the same deck as carin wanderer is probably not the best. Lastly Thalia's Lancers can find oddric or one of the legends with a bunch of abilities.

Hope this helps!

ClockworkSwordfish on Ode to Rainbow Demon

2 months ago

It's not exactly cheap, but if you think you can swing it, Fauna Shaman should be exactly what you're looking for. She lets you discard anybody with a juicy ability to search out that Soul Flayer. Or, if you think you have the time to spare, you can keep looking for different creatures with nice abilities and drop one after the other.

Another thing to consider is that you might like Cairn Wanderer as well as (or instead of?) the Soulflayer - he doesn't get quite as many abilities as the Flayer, but he doesn't eat your graveyard, either. Plus, you don't need to cast him for him to pick the abilities up, so you could discard him like any other creature and reanimate him later at your option.

You might also like Akroma, Angel of Wrath as a one-of, just for a huge stack of abilities off one body, similar to Chromanticore.

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

3 months 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 ...

3 months 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!*

3 months 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 months 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

3 months ago

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

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