Artifact Creature — Shapeshifter
Imprint — When Duplicant enters the battlefield, you may exile target nontoken creature. (The exiled card is imprinted on this artifact.)
As long as a card exiled with Duplicant is a creature card, Duplicant has the power, toughness, and creature types of the last creature card exiled with duplicant. It's still a Shapeshifter.
|Have (3)||metalmagic , , gildan_bladeborn|
|Want (3)||chalrain , backpack69 , DowlingxA|
Printings View all
|Double Masters (2XM)||Rare|
|Commander 2018 (C18)||Rare|
|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
|Eternal Masters (EMA)||Rare|
|Commander's Arsenal (CMA)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
1 week ago
Cool deck! You might consider these: Lunar Force (this one is really cool. after its trigger goes on the stack, bounce it to your hand with venser. the opp's spell will still be countered by lunar force. it also prevents counter wars as force will counter everything on the stack while it's out), Reality Acid, Vedalken Mastermind, Erratic Portal, Kefnet's Monument, Sunken Hope, Perplexing Chimera, Mirrormade, Cloudstone Curio, Sigil Tracer, Displace, Ghostly Flicker, Equilibrium, Meteor Golem, Duplicant, Merchant Scroll
2 weeks ago
2 weeks ago
I would also like to comment on some cards you have that ive considered while building my deck.
Id also cut Mindslaver, if you dont have an infinite combo with this i dont think its that good to play it, yes you could always return it from your graveyard, but by then everyone will be trying to kill you.
3 weeks ago
Wow. Thanks for taking the time to write that all out!
The rocks you mentioned are all good, I'll add around 3/4 of them as I do think card-draw is a bigger concern for the deck. Retriever/Diver are fun, I'll add one if not both. Goblin Engineer only hits small artifacts, so that doesn't exactly work, but the Welder is a welcome addition. I don't think Purphorous is quite on strategy enough to merit a spot, but Daretti is cool. Mystic Forge is a wonderful card, not sure how it slipped under my radar. I don't love planar bridge as much, as high CMC artifacts are only good if they like dying ;D. The Forgemaster's cost to activate is a little too high for the pace of the deck, I tend to play/sac/play/sac/play, not play/play/play/sac/sac/sac. I don't feel like I want to spend 9 mana on an effect really only helps me "choose my timing", but the Boots/Greaves suggestion is a good one as the Head Honcho himself doesn't want to die. Ugin, the Ineffable/Foundry Inspector are likely both going in the deck, appreciate those suggestions. As for Clock/Myr... Not necessary enough. Of the "big ham" artifacts you mentioned, Duplicant/Ancient Stone Idol are the only ones I like. Big artifacts for the sake of big artifacts isn't what I'm looking for, more along the lines of big artifacts that are practically screaming to die. Lattice is a very powerful card, I'll try to fit it in. The ability doublers are smart, I'll squeeze one of 'em in.
As for the cards you're suggesting to remove... Elemental/Servant are good to take out. I like Forge Armor as my general is already a 6-power trampler, if I can just casually put 8 counters on him then my opponent has work around me, even if I don't really want to be swinging in. Nahiri's Wrath, and Azor's Gateway Flip are all good to take out, we can agree on that. I like the familiar as it comes down early and disincentivize attackers, and then draw me card and Bolt someone later in the game. The comparison of Dockside Extortionist to Wily Goblin is a fair one, but I know I'm getting a treasure from Wily Goblin, and that's important since I'm counting on that early ramp + body. I find Rise to be just solid value, and you didn't suggest a whole lot of card advantage to I don't see fit to remove it just yet. You burn through a lot of cards in this deck, and it's good to keep a steady flow. Scarecrone can get artifacts, from the graveyard, to the battlefield repeatedly. And I like the digger. But he probably needs to go.
3 weeks ago
So you might think if adding even more mana rocks like Mind Stone, Thran Dynamo, Hedron Archive, Worn Powerstone, Blinkmoth Urn, Everflowing Chalice, Gilded Lotus, Palladium Myr, or Iron Myr. You should be ramping as much as possible, you could even consider Extraplanar Lens if budget is no concern. You could consider cards like Myr Retriever, Goblin Welder, Buried Ruin, Goblin Engineer, Junk Diver, purphorous, bronze-blooded or Daretti, Scrap Savant to bring artifacts back from the graveyard. You could consider Mystic Forge, Planar Bridge, or Kuldotha Forgemaster for getting artifacts out of your deck and onto the battlefield. Darksteel Forge, Soul of New Phyrexia, or Eldrazi Monument so you're killing your artifacts only when you want to. Unwinding Clock it's good if you combine it with flash from Shimmer Myr or Vedalken Orrery. Ugin, the Ineffable or Foundry Inspector to reduce the casting cost of your artifacts without affecting the cmc. You could go full ham on some big artifact creatures like Myr Battlesphere, Meteor Golem, Duplicant, Ancient Stone Idol, Mycosynth Golem, Darksteel Colossus, Blightsteel Colossus, Platinum Angel, or Platinum Emperion just to name a few. Other ideas might be Hellkite Tyrant to steal your opponents artifacts Mycosynth Lattice to turn your non-artifacts into artifacts, Illusionist's Bracers or Kurkesh, Onakke Ancient to copy bosh's abilities, Swiftfoot Boots and/or Lightning Greaves to protect your big guy, Voltaic Key or Manifold Key to untap your rocks, or Mind's Eye or incidental card draw. Some lands to think about are Myriad Landscape, Darksteel Citadel, and Phyrexia's Core but not much else.
As per suggestions to take out : Catalyst Elemental, Destructive Digger, Forge Armor, Walking Atlas, Nahiri's Wrath, Wily Goblin (use Dockside Extortionist), Azor's Gateway Flip, Furious Rise, Generator Servant, Pirate's Pillage, Scarecrone, Filigree Familiar just to name a few.
I would like to start by saying I'm not trying to say your deck is bad, just trying to give you a lot of ideas to go off of and pointing out things that don't really go with the theme of the deck, which is ramp super hard, drop a bunch of big threats, drop bosh and kill opponents. Secondly, I am not a competitive deck builder by any means, I just use the data I have and suggest the things I like. I actually like seeing gosh in the command zone.
1 month ago
So to continue the Kogla, the Titan Ape discussion, I also really want to include it, that is why it is in my deck box, just not the deck. I used to love both my Duplicant and my Somberwald Stag, and Kogla basically outclasses both, is easier to tutor for in this deck, and comes with other things the deck needs. It's also kinda silly that this is almost stapled to an Aura Shards effect AND a Temur Sabertooth effect. I keep asking myself why we wouldn't want this in the deck. The reason, I think, is that it is a little expensive, it is a little conditional and corner case, and just not quite enough to make this max power. For my deck, which is honestly not aiming at max power (hence not playing snow lands and Mouth of Ronom), Kogla may be super fun. For the most streamlined deck, it probably doesn't fit.
As for Regal Force, I can't tell you how many times that has kept me from stalling out. I have run a ton of green decks, and never run it. The mana cost was just too much for the expected benefit. I have to tell you, though, the benefit has been much greater than expected, and this deck can afford that cost. It always feels like a wheel when I play it. Your comment about lowering the average CMC by switching out for the Ape, well this switch won't get you anything meaningful, and the card draw often means the game for me.
I am actually currently trying to tune an Urza deck that I am taking cues from this deck for. You have basically put in every card that can act as a draw engine that does so when the deck is just doing it's thing, even if at first glance they don't look great. I am going to play cards like Trail of Evidence, since it gets me both ramp and card draw by just having that out and doing what the deck naturally does.
To be totally up front, my somewhat extensive exploration of mono-Green decks before settling on a variant of this Yeva deck was because I am on a quest to build all 5 monocolored decks. Each must be fun, borderline or fringe cEDH, have varied and interesting lines, be both quintessentially the color, while being both a well rounded deck despite color shortcomings and be surprising with the way it plays and wins. I have Krenko for red, Teshar for white, Yeva for green, I am building Urza for blue with a fallback of possibly Sai if Urza is not what I was expecting, and then Yawgmoth for black, with a fallback of K'rrick if it doesn't work out. Red was a perfect fit for Krenko. White was an exploration of Darien before moving to Teshar. Green took me from Omnath, to Ezuri, through Selvala and Marwyn, eventually to Yisan, and finally to Yeva, where I will likely be satisfied with mono-G forever. I have backup plans already for both Urza and Yawgmoth, just in case. Urza is coming close, and already goldfishes well.
1 month ago
Great choice for a budget!
Piranha Marsh is a suprisingly effective land. I'm often very happy to play this on turn 5 to get Rakdos out.
Insolent Neonate is also surprisngly effective as an enabler with Menace. Being able to use him as card draw later is a big bonus.
Duplicant is .75 cents. That should be cheap enough to make your budget, right? It's removal and potentially another fatty that can be very cheap with Rakdos.
Knollspine Dragon is 1.28, but being able to draw tons of cards after an attack is brutal.
Steel Hellkite is .99 cents. Definitely worth an include.
Increasing Ambition is 1.26, which is pretty cheap for a good tutor.
Dragon Mage hits hard and wheels you into more fatties. .20 cents.
Demonlord Belzenlok is 1$ can has a pretty good chance of drawing you a lot of cards.
Pestilence Demon is freakin' awesome. .48 cents.
When Sire Of Insanity gets out early, the game usually ends. .67 cents.
Gorgon's Head doesn't make much sense here since most of your pingers don't hit creatures.
Staff of Nin is cool, but just way too expensive on mana to be worth it.
Ill-Gotten Inheritance seems pretty weak. You don't want your enablers at 4 mana, usually.
Morgue Burst is really expensive. It just doesn't seem worth it.
Tectonic Giant could easily be cut.
Since a lot of the budget mana rocks are 3 mana, maybe you should look into more 2 mana or less pingers, so that you can get to your Rakdos on turn 4 more often.
1 month ago
Urborg can be really good I'm sure, the deck runs expeditionmap to grab it if needed. I always feel it helps your opponents more than it helps you, unless you re Mono Black with Cabal Coffers. But that's just anecdotal and subjective. I really like Doubling Cube and, as a mono-green mage, Duplicant. Scorched Ruins can be quite dangerous, if your meta runs some sort of land destruction (as it should :-P), but of course anoher land that effectivly tapps for 2 mana would be great. Trading Post and the Planar Pair are extremly durdely, but gve a kind of utility not really seen in colorless decks. I guess one could try then out and see if the flexibility beats out the clunkyness.