Mairsil, the Pretender


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Leviathan Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Mairsil, the Pretender Discussion

Spirit_Logan on How does quicksilver elemental interact ...

3 weeks ago

Yay! More questions about Mairsil, the Pretender interactions! Do the copied abilities count as a new instance, or does Mairsil see that they've been done once already and not allow you to do it again?

Spirit_Logan on Cards that activate to reanimate, ...

3 weeks ago

are there any cards that have you activate an ability to reanimate a creature, kill a creature, mill somebody, or gain control of a creature? this is for Mairsil, the Pretender.

DrukenReaps on Hogwarts deck of wizardry

1 month ago

Here are some things you could consider for removals:

Fevered Visions and Well of Ideas- I don't like giving my opponents things when I don't need to. You also are not running anything else that goes with these so fevered visions might do damage 3 or 4 times to several different players... These just seem lonely without their pals.

Shadowmage Infiltrator- decent card but not an ETB/LTB and rather low impact.

Mairsil, the Pretender- I love this guy, have a deck around him in fact. As part of the 99? Seems a little off to me. You have some neat activated abilities but no real way to use this guy to abuse them nor any combination of abilities that well combo.

Rhadamanthus on Mairsil + Kaho + Scarab ...

1 month ago

So you know: Kaho, Minamo Historian's abilities are something that the detailed rules of the game call "linked abilities", and there are special rules for them. If you want to read more about linked abilities for yourself you can go through Section 607 of the Comprehensive Rules (the section is too long to quote here in its entirety), but here are the rules from that section most directly related to Kaho:

607.1. An object may have two abilities printed on it such that one of them causes actions to be taken or objects or players to be affected and the other one directly refers to those actions, objects, or players. If so, these two abilities are linked: the second refers only to actions that were taken or objects or players that were affected by the first, and not by any other ability.

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.

This is why the ability Mairsil, the Pretender gains from Kaho can't be used to gain access to any cards Mairsil exiles in some other way.

Gidgetimer on Mairsil and Blinking

1 month ago

Also of note is that cards that leave the battlefield and then re-enter are considered different permanents. So, the Mairsil, the Pretender that enters is not the same one that already activated the ability so it can activate it again.

Spirit_Logan on Mairsil and Blinking

1 month ago

If I put a card that can pay mana to blink itself under Mairsil, the Pretender and then activate that ability, does Mairsil blink and reenter, putting another creature into exile? Also, Mairsil says that you can only activate each ability once per turn. Does it see that the blink ability has already activated?

Rhadamanthus on How does Mairsil, the Pretender ...

1 month ago

Right, each instance of the abilities gained from Muse Vessel are only linked to each other, not any other instances of those abilities. If Mairsil, the Pretender leaves the battlefield and comes back then any abilities will be different instances of the ones it had before.

DrukenReaps on How does Mairsil, the Pretender ...

1 month ago

If I have a caged Muse Vessel will Mairsil, the Pretender remember cards exiled with the first ability after being bounced or flickered or killed and cast from command zone again?

I would assume no since I can flicker Mairsil to use caged abilities multiple times but I wanted to check.

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