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Mairsil, the Pretender
Legendary Creature — Human Wizard
When Mairsil, the Pretender enters the battlefield, you may exile an artifact or creature card from your hand or graveyard and put a cage counter on it.
Mairsil, the Pretender has all activated abilities of all cards you own in exile with cage counters on them. You may activate each of those abilities only once each turn.
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Mairsil, the Pretender Discussion
1 day ago
For people on the "ban Doubling Season" hype train here. Here are all the commanders that go infinite with a single card:
- Animar, Soul of Elements + Ancestral Statue
- Arcum Dagsson + Paradox Engine
- Azami, Lady of Scrolls + Paradox Engine (with mana rocks)
- Brago, King Eternal + Strionic Resonator (with mana rocks)
- Captain Sisay + Paradox Engine (with mana dorks)
- Ezuri, Claw of Progress + Sage of Hours
- Inalla, Archmage Ritualist + Wanderwine Prophets
- Mairsil, the Pretender + Mirror-Mad Phantasm
- Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Curiosity or Ophidian Eye
- Prossh, Skyraider of Kher + Food Chain
- Razaketh, the Foulblooded + Genesis Chamber (with 0-drops and Aetherflux Reservoir)
- Selvala, Heart of the Wilds + Umbral Mantle, Staff of Domination, or Paradox Engine
- Sydri, Galvanic Genius + Aetherflux Reservoir
- Teferi, Temporal Archmage + The Chain Veil (with mana rocks)
- Teysa, Orzhov Scion + Darkest Hour (with sac outlets)
- The Gitrog Monster + Dakmor Salvage (with a discard outlet)
Ad that's not even counting all the cards that are essentially a 1 card combo in and of themselves, like:
- Ad Nauseam
- Boonweaver Giant (with sac outlets)
- Hermit Druid
- Protean Hulk (Why did they unban this??)
Or all the commanders who win the game automatically if you can get a simple infinite mana combo off, which are too many to list here.
My point is that Commander is already super broken on a competitive level because the RC doesn't care about banning competitive cards. Having Doubling Season with PW commanders doesn't even come close to the level of broken that's already possible in EDH, and it would be stupid to ban it. (Especially since it's a lot harder to cheat out a 5 mana enchantment than a lot of the combos I listed above.)
1 week ago
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2 weeks ago
Forgive my dumbness if I'm just overlooking something silly, but isn't it the case that once you blink Mairsil, the Pretender he will have summoning sickness again? Which to my knowledge stops your infinite mana combo with Gilded Lotus as he can't tap again that turn unless you have a way to give him haste. Otherwise your deck looks like a lot of fun, well done!
3 weeks ago
i have Mairsil, the Pretender on the battlefield with 3 creatures exiled by it. (Quicksilver Elemental would be 1 of the 3 creatures.) As long as i have blue mana to activate Quicksilver Elemental's activated ability by Mairsil, the Pretender, can i activate Mairsil, the Pretender's 3 abilities multiple times?
4 weeks ago
1 month ago
In my opinion red is really important for artifact matters, in edh the recursion from Trash for Treasure, Goblin Welder, Scrap Mastery and Daretti, Scrap Savant is invaluable. Jeskai doesn't really have a artifacts matter commander but you still have the partners and you could totally make a Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest deck that would be a lot of fun since artifacts trigger prowess. Eggs is a pretty fun way to go imo and you would have access to Chandra's Ignition as a win on.
Alternatively you could go Grixis with Mairsil, the Pretender which I think would be really fun though I haven't put it together myself yet.
1 month ago
I believe that they can. The reason is that if you read Grusilda, Monster Masher's reminder text, she doesn't copy abilities like a card like Mairsil, the Pretender. She copies text boxes: in other words, literal text.
Referring back to earlier:
607.2a If an object has an activated or triggered ability printed on it that instructs a player to exile one or more cards and an ability printed on it that refers either to the exiled cards or to cards exiled with [this object], these abilities are linked. The second ability refers only to cards in the exile zone that were put there as a result of an instruction to exile them in the first ability.
The fused monster's Text Box reads: "Whenever Ulamog attacks, exile... You may play cards exiled with Kheru Mind Eater"
Breaking it down:
Their text boxes are fused. That means the object has both those abilities printed on it, fulfilling 607.2a's if clause to link the abilities. Cards who merely copy abilities don't link their exiles to the special second part, since those copied abilities are not printed on the card. However, Grusilda manipulates an object's printed text.