Magus of the Mirror


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

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Set Rarity
Conspiracy Rare
Time Spiral Rare

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Magus of the Mirror

Creature — Human Wizard

Tap, Sacrifice Magus of the Mirror: Exchange life totals with target opponent. Play this ability only during your upkeep.

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Magus of the Mirror Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on Does Oketra's Last Mercy count ...

6 days ago

Yes, I believe that any time a player's life total change, it counts as life gain/loss.

Magus of the Mirror for instance, says right in its gatherer ruling that the players involved gain/lose the respective amount of life it takes to set them at the given life totals.

9/25/2006 When the life totals are exchanged, each player gains or loses the amount of life necessary to equal the other player’s previous life total. For example, if player A has 5 life and player B has 3 life before the exchange, player A will lose 2 life and player B will gain 2 life. Replacement effects may modify these gains and losses, and triggered abilities may trigger on them. 

Force_of_Willb on Phyrexian Bloodpact

3 weeks ago

I understand Demon of Death's Gate & Liege of the Pit due to being able to use the alternate costs to play the cards, but Lord of the Pit...? Have you been able to survive to get to a 7 drop? I suggest trying out Death's Shadow since your life will be low.

Wall of Shadows + Worship is also a difficult way to stall the game. (might be a sideboard card against any players not playing exile effects). Worship might be better than Lich as when you are damaged they you don't have to sacrifice permanents and Liege of the Pit and Demon of Death's Gate downside doesn't have an effect. Angel's Grace can also be a one time save until you get your enchantments down.

Repay in Kind > Soul Conduit paying 7 in one turn is better then 12 or 6 over two. You can also try out Magus of the Mirror as additional versions of that effect.

the deck could also use some card draw to ensure you hit one of your enchantments. Try out Night's Whisper, Sign in Blood, or Read the Bones. If you really crazy then Pain's Reward or Infernal Contract

I would remove Phyrexian Altar, Phyrexian Walker, Lich

Nice idea haven't seen many decks like this. Happy brewing.

Firebones675 on Death's Door

4 months ago

Magus of the Mirror is another soul conduit effect. It's a bit more vulnerable but also cheaper.

I'm not sure if you know about it but theirsa weird interaction with Death's Shadow. If your life total drops to say-5, it becomes a 1 mana 18/18.

Street Wraith can effectively make you have a 56 card deck at the cost of a bit of life.

As for sideboard:

Hand disruption like Inquisition of Kozilek/ Thoughtseize is good against control and combo

Rest for the Weary against burn/aggro decks (you want your life low but not before you're ready)

Leyline of Sanctity against burn hand disruption etc

Rest in Peace/ Relic of Progenitus for graveyard decks

Against affinity and other artifact decks normally i'd run things like Stony Silence but since that shuts down your conduits, Pithing Needle might be ok

For decks that go wide early/fast like affinity/merfolk/boggles you want some sort of board sweeper like Wrath of God. Maybe Infest but that's a bit questionable


6 months ago

I'd add in some Mutavault as an alternate wincon.

Would replace Blackmail with Funeral Charm or Raven's Crime

Ultra unrealistic but Wall of Blood+Magus of the Mirror

I know this is casual but if it wasn't then Ensnaring Bridge could be good.

Lutachris23 on Saskia the Unyielding Suicide EDH

7 months ago

shub I agree with Magus of the Mirror but my cards with paying life need to consistently lower my life total to zero by itself, and since I can't pay 3 life at 2 or 1 life, Unspeakable Symbol becomes a dead card unless I play it at the right time (i.e. having a life total as a multiple of three). Thank you for the suggestions too :)

shub on Saskia the Unyielding Suicide EDH

7 months ago

Magus of the Mirror is another out for swapping life totals, and Unspeakable Symbol is a great way to suicide.

Patwiches on Everybody hurts

11 months ago

Alright ElderCheese so you got the basis of this deck, it is a combo suicide deck made to bring everyone down to 0 life as soon as possible. Abyssal Persecutor is in here to stop other combo decks from just winning since my other opponents can't lose, the combo player can't win either. Yes it makes me a target but most combos let the individual win like Laboratory Maniac. As for the others, Viscera Seer, Falkenrath Noble, and Blood Artist they were left behind in the deck from the old theme. I'm probably going to be taking them out especially for that precious Magus of the Mirror. I was not aware of No Mercy and Season of the Witch they could very well replace the other 2.

I may have to wait a little while for Phyrexian Obliterator but yes.

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