Imperial Recruiter


Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition II Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms Uncommon
Promo Set 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.

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Imperial Recruiter Discussion

HarroHunter on Samut Competitive Combo

2 weeks ago

chaosumbreon87 Thanks for all the feedback I've given it a little thought. I'll have to do more thinking and testing to cover everything you mentioned, but here's what I think right now. I agree about cutting Woodfall Primus it's a wincon but it might be just too expensive. I'll have to think about Weathered Wayfarer I'll do some more testing and see. I'm already running Ashnod's Altar. I'm going to swap Melira, Sylvok Outcast for Anafenza, Kin-Tree Spirit so it doesn't nonbo with Devoted Druid, but I'm going to keep in finks and Vizier of Remedies because vizier combos with devoted druid and finks. I'll see about adding Imperial Recruiter. You were right about Dryad Arbor I also wasn't running Gaea's Cradle. Walking Ballista is an easily tutorable infinite mana sink for Devoted Druid + Vizier of Remedies . I like Kiki + Combat Celebrant although I might want to run a couple red rituals to help with the for Kiki. And lastly I would like to be able to abuse staff more, but I'm going to have to really think about what to swap in and out to do so. Thanks again for all the suggestions.

MagicalHacker on In light of the recent ...

3 weeks ago

In light of the recent MTGO Commander Banlist announcement, I thought to ask everyone what the banlist would look like if they made it.

The following proposed banlist is my opinion of what the banlist should look like. You will see 3 criteria for what makes a card unfit for the format, and a list of what cards could be banned based on them:

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buildingadeck on Blood Sisters

3 weeks ago

Imperial Seal, Imperial Recruiter, Survival of the Fittest, the ABUR Duals, better on color fetches (Catacombs, Mesa, Flats), Mox Diamond. Other card differences between our lists are based on preference.

goblinguiderevealpls on conspiracy: token swarm/spellslinger hybrid

1 month ago

Almosr completed list aside from high end staples like Gaea's Cradle, Imperial Recruiter and Mana Crypt

Looking for suggestions for cards that will complement the decks' consistency and/or resiliency

Liquidbeaver on Ib Halfheart, Goblin Sac-tician [PRIMER]

1 month ago

Made some more changes. Trying to find a balance between the very linear Competitive version and the flexible deck that I want. The price of the deck isn't accurate anymore, as some of the promo cards show up as 2x their actual cost (Imperial Recruiter for one). This deck is probably still sub $1k realistically.

Added more tutors, more and better draw spells, as well as fixing some effect redundancy that I was missing. Dropped the CMC even more (I miss you Chancellor of the Forge!).

Trying out Storm Cauldron again. It is less group-huggy than Ghirapur Orrery, but still allows me to work around some Stax effects. This deck excels with extra land effects, but there aren't that many that MonoRed has access to that are actually good. If anyone has solid suggestions on how to get more land on the battlefield let me know.

Finding the right balance of Stax effects is taking a lot of fine tuning, and moving cards in and out. I've commited to MLD and resource denial, as even with the symmetrical effects Ib can work around quite a bit of it.

I'm really feeling confident in the current build. It can really hold his own, and definitely performs a lot better than the Tier 4 or worse that he is normally ranked at.

As always, if you have comments or criticisms (or praise for Our Glorious Leader!), let me know!

Xica on Boros Death and Taxes Abomination ...

1 month ago

Harsh Mentor is brutal.
It also punishes greedy mana bases to a degree that is not seen before, fetching requires 3 life, shock lands untap for 4 life.
Its also useful against a multitude of fringe cards and decks, like everything lantern control plays, or Pendelhaven in infect, all the value cards in affinity... etc.
Its here to stay with us for sure.

Sadly it doesn't trigger on activated abilities of planeswalkers.

I see the appeal of adding red to hatebears decks (Eidolon of the Great Revel, Magus of the Moon, Ash Zealot... etc.).The problem is that these cards are not universal hatecards, and best when used in conjuction with something like Imperial Recruiter, which is only available in legacy :/

Xica on What would you play?

1 month ago

Burn / Reddeckwins got some pretty nice toys recently...
Harsh Mentor - kills planeswalkers, makes fetching cost 3 life, and sock lands cost 4 life to untap... etc.
Eidolon of the Great Revel probably needs no introduction.
Magus of the Moon, Ash Zealot...

Come to think of it, only the lack of a reliable tutor (...Imperial Recruiter, separates red deck wins from being the bane of the format).

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