Mairsil, the Pretender


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare

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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.

Mairsil, the Pretender Discussion

Raitis on Mairsil v6

3 days ago


I have a question about the Riptide Shapeshifter combo. So you cage Riptide Shapeshifter and name vampire, mill till you hit Bloodline Necromancer , get back Mairsil, the Pretender and cage something, then name demon and mill till Razaketh, the Foulblooded (if not already in the graveyard) and sac Bloodline Necromancer for a reanimation spell and get back Bloodline Necromancer . 4 mana is required every time to activate Riptide Shapeshifter and to get to the end it is like 10 mana. Also, what is the combo with ''Raza+Vamp+Riptide''? It work with infinite mana, I guess. Also, do you have any experience against graveyard hate? How do you not get completely destroyed by it, if any hit the field? Thanks for the answers and just a side note- you most likely have the best/most interesting Mairsil deck on this website.

Fernah14 on Mairsil, the Most Broken Commander

4 days ago

PayOneLife thats the idea! i dont want to create Pack Rat , i want to create Mairsil, the Pretender tokens! that will trigger Mairsil, the Pretender cage ability, and if i sacrifice the first Mairsil, the Pretender , i will have a new Mairsil, the Pretender on the battlefield,so i can activate all the abilities again! Ty for your comment! Anything else dont be shy in post! Best to you.

MizzMizz on If Mairsil dies before her ...

1 week ago

If Mairsil, the Pretender gets hit with a Murder when she enters the battlefield, does she still cage something? Or does that trigger have nothing to attach to anymore?

Gidgetimer on Can I kill Mairsil before ...

1 week ago

A few points concerning this interaction. Note that Mairsil, the Pretender 's second ability is a static ability and does not use the stack. So if there is already a caged AEtherling , Mairsil will have the blink ability. Abilities also exist independently of their source, so even if you Murder Mairsil they can still cage a card from hand or the graveyard to be used next time they cast it.

MizzMizz on Can I kill Mairsil before ...

1 week ago

My friend plays a pretty nasty Mairsil, the Pretender edh deck and once Mairsil is attached to something that allows it to bounce at will, it's pretty much game over. Something that i think i overlooked was that ETB triggers still go on the stack, right?

So i should be able to cast a Vindicate on Mairsil and kill her before her ETB effect grabs AEtherling allowing her to bounce, correct?

ulysses2009 on Mairsil, Spellskite and Mirage Mirror ...

1 week ago

Additionally, if Mairsil, the Pretender is less important than another card (for example an artifact) and is not a legal target (for example for a "destroy target artifact" effect), could i activate Spellskite and respond with Mirage Mirror to sacrifice Mairsil, the Pretender instead of that artifact, making it a legal target on the stack after activating Spellskite ?

ulysses2009 on Mairsil, Spellskite and Mirage Mirror ...

1 week ago

If someone targets for example a creature other than mairsil with a spell and I have Mairsil, the Pretender on the field with Spellskite and Mirage Mirror caged, can I activate Mirage Mirror and then Spellskite in response to that (for example targeting a land) to "counter" the spell? My idea is to change the target to Mairsil, the Pretender while it is a legal target and make it an illegal target on the stack after Spellskite 's redirect ability resolves.

Chhris on Looking for a fun, new ...

1 week ago

I have DrukenReaps decklist for Mairsil, the Pretender saved to my folders because even though I don't play black, I liked the decklist THAT much, so I definitely recommend that as a place to start.

My favourite kind of decks are lanky things that somehow work sometimes, and as of right now, my favourite deck to play at the moment is my Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer list: Get the most out of your Myr in 3 easy steps -- it is completely ridiculous, and mainly centred around making a buttload of tokens, turning them all into Utvara Hellkite or Angrath's Marauders and going lanky as hell.

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