|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Masters 25 (A25)||Mythic Rare|
|Masters Edition II (ME2)||Rare|
|Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK)||Uncommon|
|Promo Set (000)||Uncommon|
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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
2 days ago
king-saproling- I'm so glad you like the deck! It's one of my favorites to play and I appreciate the suggestions.
Herald of Leshrac is one I've not heard of, and I like it a lot for disrupting opponents and gaining free mana! If your playgroup is cool with you thieving lands, go for it.
Marsh Flitter is a token generator and a free sac outlet. Huh, I'll keep an eye on it for future.
Grinning Ignus only works at sorcery speed and returns itself to our hand, which we don't want. I like where your head is at for mana generation, though.
Carnival of Souls is a fascinating and risky way to squeeze in more flips. It does put restriction on our timing as we have to use the mana when it is created, and is a nonbo with our infinites, as they often involve putting infinite creatures into play, which would drain us at the same rate as our opponents. I think you could try it and it would be a coin flip whether it won or lost you individual games just by itself.
Braid of Fire , Black Market , Imperial Recruiter , Mana Echoes , and Teferi's Puzzle Box are all cards I have considered playing, and would certainly be reasonable inclusions! I have not included them because I don't currently own them and they are expensive.
Mindmoil would not be a good inclusion because we don't want to play spells from our hand if we can at all avoid it. It does allow us to stack the bottom of our library, but it's 5 mana do nothing, and scry to the bottom if we have spare mana after that.
Vessel of Endless Rest seems unimpactful for 3 mana and we have creatures and artifacts that do the same thing repeatably, which is what we're looking for to win.
Junktroller is great for recursion, but unfortunately it taps to activate, making it hard to go infinite. Spending the mana to activate Epitaph Golem or Reito Lantern is honestly just more reliable and abusable than tapping, as we do not run untappers.
K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth is a spicy include, though I have chosen not to do so because he only gets pumped off of casting, and doesn't contribute to a combo. He would be useful for getting black creatures out of our hand, and I assume combos with Blood Celebrant , but we have 1 card that performs that combo by itself: Treasonous Ogre .
Blood Artist I've gone back and forth on. It absolutely is worth an include, but I find that we have enough payoffs once infinite is achieved so I replaced it with redundancy in other places, like token generation
Sifter of Skulls has 4 power, which automatically excludes it from this build. It is important to get Grenzo out early to start building the value engine, so we cast him for X=1.
Here is the primer I took my inspiration from. I highly recommend reading it to get the general philosophy and lines of the deck! https://www.mtgnexus.com/viewtopic.php?f=35&t=22095
2 days ago
This is a really cool deck! What do you think of these? Junktroller , Braid of Fire , Black Market , Thran Turbine , Herald of Leshrac , K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth , Blood Celebrant , Blood Artist , Imperial Recruiter , Cathodion , Grinning Ignus , Mana Echoes , Carnival of Souls , Dross Scorpion , Transmogrifying Licid (jumps on goblin welder to combo with dross scorpion)
2 weeks ago
Nice list! You might like these: Locket of Yesterdays , Spark Double , Sunforger , Merchant Scroll , Imperial Recruiter , Recruiter of the Guard , Quasiduplicate , Dualcaster Mage , Refuse , Mirror of Fate
3 weeks ago
Finally had some time to give some insight!
Here is a list of possible cards that you can use depending on the route/direction you want it to go for!
- Viscera Seer
- Baleful Strix
- River Kelpie
- Jace, Vryn's Prodigy Flip
- Gilded Drake
- Blood Artist
- Zulaport Cutthroat
- Mayhem Devil
- Judith, the Scourge Diva
- Drana, Liberator of Malakir
- Gray Merchant of Asphodel
- Imperial Recruiter
- Gonti, Lord of Luxury
- Hostage Taker
- Vindictive Lich
- Zealous Conscripts
- Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
- Agent of Treachery
- Rune-Scarred Demon
- Vilis, Broker of Blood
- Sheoldred, Whispering One
- Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur
- Praetor's Grasp
- Yawgmoth's Will
- Altar of Dementia
- Ashnod's Altar
- Cloudstone Curio
- Lim-Dul's Vault
- Faithless Looting
- Frantic Search
- Wheel of Fortune
- Dance of the Dead
- Animate Dead
- Wake the Dead
- Shallow Grave
- Corpse Dance
- Buried Alive
- Living Death
- Phyrexian Reclamation
Feel free to ask about any card choices! There is probably more cards but I can't think of any off the top of my head haha
3 weeks ago
How do you deal with enchantments? Ever considered nev disk or o-stone? Maybe even Ugin or Karn Liberated?
Volcanic Offering offers you so much value and politics in 1 card.
I used to run tuk-tuk but I replaced him for Manic Vandal . Comes down more quickly and the lifeloss is negligible.
1 month ago
Whelp. When you update the list do you have any recommendations of what to run in it's place? I don't have $350 and I'd rather just wait for it to get a reprint like Imperial Recruiter and Mana Drain did.
1 month ago
Looks good! You might consider replacing some lands with these since they can get your general out 1 turn sooner: Lotus Petal , Simian Spirit Guide , Elvish Spirit Guide , Wild Growth , Gilded Goose , Llanowar Elves , Fyndhorn Elves , Rite of Flame . You might like these too: Phyrexian Altar , Treasonous Ogre , Imperial Recruiter , Hoarding Dragon , Mana Echoes , Makeshift Munitions , Sylvan Tutor
1 month ago
Imperial Recruiter , Walking Ballista , Wurmcoil Engine , Illusionist's Bracers , Kuldotha Forgemaster and Throne of Geth . Your other proliferation costs too much when you don't have infinite mana, bracers will make things like welder, forgemaster, and ravager pop off more effectively, and recruiter will fetch 2/3 of those. Wurmcoil is just too much value to not have.
Imperial Recruiter occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.02%