Heat Shimmer

Heat Shimmer


Put a token into play that's a copy of target creature. It has haste and "At end of turn, remove this permanent from the game."

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Lorwyn (LRW) Rare

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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
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Heat Shimmer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Red: 0.2%

Heat Shimmer Discussion

NorinTheWise on Norin's ETB Extravaganza

5 days ago


I think you are right about the tempo. However, I do prefer Ignite the Future over Light Up the Stage so I switched that out for the Tower instead. Mainly for its recurrence. It is initially a temporary harmonize in red, but can then net some crazy worth with its flashback.

Yeah, the anti-synergy is negligible when you think of how rarely it would occur. When it does, Ugin's passive ability is still active which is my main purpose in playing him.

That is a cool combo, but I am in agreement with it being to difficult to assemble. A three card combo in red is rare to put together. I would much prefer adding in Godo, Bandit Warlord + Helm of the Host if I was simply going for combos. Godo tutors the other half of the combo and Helm of the Host synergizes with the ETB theme of the deck as well. I could also add in Twinflame or Heat Shimmer to go infinite with Dualcaster Mage.

Stolen Strategy is my pet card. I know it isn't a consistent card, but I love its flavor for the deck. I added a section about it in my Brewing Process section which also explains my addition of Warstorm Surge.

desmondwrite on Feather, The Feather

1 week ago

Traded out Sure Strike for Heightened Reflexes. I like being able to leave First Strike behind.

Heat Shimmer >> Intimidation Bolt so I can kill one of my tokens and not have an enemy attack me. (Also politics)

Mana Geode >> Grafted Exoskeleton for infect damage. I have enough rocks as it is.

Cut Sun Titan even though he was as foil :( for Tethmos High Priest.

Cut Fabled Hero because he's kind of selfish, isn't he? Replaced with Livewire Lash.

Someday will replace Renegade Tactics with a similar instant that gives me draw. But not this day. Not this day.

Grind on Ruric Thar Stax (Budget cEDH)

1 month ago

cool deck. I'd never seen Dualcaster Mage + Heat Shimmer/Twinflame combo before!
I was thinking about it and it looks like you need one other creature on the battlefield for the combo to work.
Both spells are sorcery spells that require a target when cast.
When you cast the spell first, you have to target a different creature.
then you cast dualcaster mage in response to the spell and copy the spell. The copy can then target the first dualcaster. and repeat etc.
i think i will run that combo in my red deck.

Phantomias on Brudiclad makes Brudi glad

1 month ago

Thanks IQuarent!

Heat Shimmer looks good and I haven't heard of it so far.

I swapped Stolen Identity for Saheeli's Artistry (which I totally overlooked and forgot), guess in many cases it's more flexible an thus better.

About Masterful Replication I am not sure...feels a bit expensive and I wouldn't know what to throw out for it.

I also changed Throne of Empires for Goblin Assault, because it may have a delay in first instance, but can come in earlier and is cheaper in long sight I guess.

Rite of Replication was already in my Maybeboard ;) If I have some spare-money I will definitely get it!

IQuarent on Brudiclad makes Brudi glad

1 month ago

Heat Shimmer could be considered because you can create copies of opponent's creatures, too.

Masterful Replication is also good because it's second mode is a backup to Brudiclad if you don't have him in play for some reason, and if you do have him in play, you can choose the first instead.

Rite of Replication and Saheeli's Artistry are also both auto-includes in Brudiclad, in my humble opinion.

DPenguin22 on Ink-Treader Splice

2 months ago

Thanks king-saproling!! Those suggestions are great. I intentionally avoided cards that said "target creature you control", because this deck ends up giving your opponents a lot of creatures, and when the card specifies "creature you control" you can't copy a spell that targets Ink-Treader Nephilim for creatures controlled by your opponents. That being said, I love Heat Shimmer, Snap, Depths of Desire and Debt of Loyalty. Lastly, I love a good chaos deck as much as the next guy, but Dovescape, Possibility Storm and Knowledge Pool just aren't really what this particular deck is looking to do.

king-saproling on Ink-Treader Splice

2 months ago

Nice list! Twinflame and Heat Shimmer would be all-stars here, definitely recommend them. Since they give the token copies haste, it's easy to generate infinite mana with a mana dork and something like Eternal Witness.

You might like these too: Harabaz Druid, Cackling Counterpart, Quasiduplicate, Repudiate / Replicate, Snap, Depths of Desire, Archaeomancer, Harnessed Lightning, Debt of Loyalty, Fiery Gambit, Dovescape, Possibility Storm, Knowledge Pool

goldlion on Self Replicating Ally Token Army!

3 months ago

Hmmm. In that case, what about either/both Kindred Charge/Heat Shimmer or Kindred Summons might be helpful... And with the doubling season/Kazuul Warlord idea, maybe a Cathars' Crusade?

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