Imperial Recruiter

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Imperial Recruiter

Creature — Human Advisor

When Imperial Recruiter enters the battlefield, search your library for a creature card with power 2 or less, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Imperial Recruiter Discussion

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Reanimation

22 hours ago

I have several suggestions for you and I'll try to break it down by category.

Boardwipes: Last One Standing and Jokulhaups . Jokulhaups ends games and LOS gets around Void Winnower and under Gaddock Teeg... both solid options.

Sac Outlet: Carrion Feeder , Viscera Seer , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , and Phyrexian Altar

Tutor: Diabolic Intent and Imperial Recruiter

cEDH_TV on cEDH Najeela Aluren

1 day ago

with hulk I find not only aluren but a Grand Abolisher and Imperial Recruiter .

DrLama on MagicalHacker - List of All 2-Card Infinite Combos

1 week ago

one-card combo:
Recruiter of the Guard / Imperial Recruiter
- cast whichever recruiter, search up Spellseeker into Withdraw .
- Bounce Spellseeker and Recruiter, recast both, search up Chain of Vapor and Trophy Mage .
- Cast Trophy Mage into Basalt Monolith .
- Cast Chain of Vapor on Trophy Mage and Recruiter, recast Trophy Mage into Rings of Brighthearth .
- Rings of Brighthearth + Basalt Monolith makes infinite mana, then recast Recruiter (for 1 colored mana) into Walking Ballista to kill.

That costs 30 mana, with 8 slots -- If you can use white cards, you can replace Withdraw with Momentary Blink to save 3 mana (most of flashback cost paid with infinite colorless mana), or replace Withdraw with Ephemerate to save 7 mana (at the cost of a turn), or replace both Withdraw and Chain of Vapor with Ephemerate and Momentary Blink to save 9 mana (21 mana instead of 30) if Chain of Vapor isn't already generating 2+ mana with fast-mana artifacts ( Mana Vault and such). Other replacements for Withdraw include Saving Grasp , Selective Snare , Scapegoat . Only Scapegoat saves mana, just 1 -- use Chain first, then Scapegoat, saccing Spellseeker. But that's worse than Chain then Momentary Blink.

I'm sure there's a way to do this without Spellseeker, going Recruiter into Mistmeadow Witch , or Recruiter into Recruiter into Planar Guide , possibly using cards like Brago, King Eternal , Felidar Guardian / Flickerwisp , but I haven't worked those out yet. Maybe it's possible without blue.

Last_Laugh on Animar creature

3 weeks ago

You have the Weird Harvest combo pieces in here already. With only 4 mana and 3 counters on Animar you look up Ancestral Statue and Walking Ballista for the win. For more and 1 less counter on Animar, you can Spellseeker to look up Weird Harvest. more and you can Imperial Recruiter into Spellseeker lol. So even Recruiter>Spellseeker>Harvest>Ballista/Statue is and 2 counters for the win.

Last_Laugh on Something something Rose Pun

3 weeks ago

Ok, I have several suggestions for you.

First, you're very light on creatures for a deck with so many sac outlets that's focusing on Marchesa's creature recursion. Several of your instants and sorceries have better options on an etb. Your avg cmc on your creatures is also pretty high (3.88) and the deck does better with more synergy on board when Marchesa hits the field.

Draw: Corpse Augur , Baleful Strix , Grim Haruspex , Midnight Reaper , Imperial Recruiter , Skullclamp , and even Consecrated Sphinx . Drop your 1 time draw spells.

ETB abuse/Marchesa protection: Sage of Fables and Metallic Mimic . You don't need a lot of one tribe to abuse something like Kokusho, the Evening Star on each players turn instead of once per round.

ETB/DEATH Triggers: Vindictive Lich , Zealous Conscripts (steal, attack, and sac and it stays yours), Venser, Shaper Savant (enchantment answer), Aura Thief (THE enchantment answer), and Sower of Temptation .

Last_Laugh on Animar rhymes with Aggro

1 month ago

Depending on how far down the rabbit hole you want to go...

Consider Weird Harvest . In your current list it looks up Ancestral Statue and Purphoros for the win with only 5 mana and 3 counters on Animar. Preferred finisher here is Walking Ballista so the combo needs 1 less mana and 1 less counter. Spellseeker can look up Weird Harvest for 1 more mana and 1 more mana than that for Imperial Recruiter to look up Spellseeker.

Last_Laugh on Why Was this Formatting Changed?

1 month ago

As the above poster stated, they are functionally different. To give an example I personally run into...

I can Imperial Recruiter to search for a 0/0 like Stunt Double at any time but searching a * like Tishana, Voice of Thunder requires me to be at 2 cards or less in hand because the * applies to all zones.

Last_Laugh on Animar is a meta crusher

1 month ago

WotC made a mistake when they printed Spellseeker . Way too consistent of a combo line to play Weird Harvest into Walking Ballista and Ancestral Statue which only takes 4 mana and 3 counters on Animar (2 counters and 5 mana if you Spellseeker into it). To top things off, Imperial Recruiter can look up Spellseeker for just 1 more mana.

Even Recruiter>Spellseeker>Harvest>Ballista/Statue is less than a non-entwined Tooth and Nail.

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Imperial Recruiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.22%