Exile all creatures you control, then reveal cards from the top of your library until you reveal that many creature cards. Put all creature cards revealed this way onto the battlefield, then shuffle the rest of the revealed cards into your library.
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|2011 Core Set (M11)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mass Polymorph Discussion
1 month ago
It's such a great deck (saw it in MTG Muddstah). I decided to build my own version, less focused on stealing things. I'm curious on why don't you use Evolutionary Leap and Proteus Staff. They seem reliable and repeatable. Also, it seems like you could replace or add Synthetic Destiny; it's very similar to Mass Polymorph but instant speed.
Thanks and kudos for your take on Yasova.
3 months ago
A bit of advice I gave on another deck just now applies here, as well: Think about your limiting factors. This deck can do obnoxiously powerful things, but with it being so built around Jalira, you need ways to max out her ability, and backup plans. You look pretty good on ways to bounce Jalira out from under a Lignify, but I'd get some backup and untapping power in there. Proteus Staff is a mandatory backup for Jalira decks. It's a little odd not to be running Mass Polymorph, as well. As for Jalira, Captain of the Mists, Dramatic Reversal (+Isochron Scepter!!), Fatestitcher, Hidden Strings, Turnabout, Vizier of Tumbling Sands, Freed from the Real, Pemmin's Aura, Crab Umbra, and Second Wind are all your friends, and most of them have adjacent combo pieces that I'm too lazy to investigate right now!
4 months ago
With the inclusion of this new package, oracle and leveler, these cards are no longer terrible. The problem used to be that they would remove your commander, which obviously, was a part of the previous combo. This is no longer the case. Now, a real discussion opens up for these cards. I will say this though, I think Synthetic Destiny is better than Mass Polymorph for several reasons. First, it is instant speed at the same mana. I would argue that double blue is slightly worse, but trivial. Second, because it is instant speed you can tutor it with cards like Merchant Scroll. However, I'm not really sure if an argument needs to be made to run one over the other, since if one is viable, they probably both are. Also of note, Mass Polymorph can be tutored by Personal Tutor, which tbh, is a pretty crappy tutor lol.
The only real reason, in my opinion, to not run the cards is because they cost so much mana. But, 6 mana to win the game from a single card isnt terrible. It will just be a lot harder to protect the win.
5 months ago
From here you can generat infinite mana, recast Thrasios and combo off.That line is quite compact however has to be done over multiple turns or requires an external untapper. There are lines which include cards like Felidar Guardian which can combo off in one turn:
- Eat a 3 cmc creature getting Felidar Guardian (untap pod)
Eat guardian getting Karmic Guide (bringing back guardian and unttaping pod)
Eat guardian getting Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker
Copy Karmic Guide getting back guardian and combo guardian and kik for infinite dudes
On the other hand, Polymorph or Mass Polymorph decks are designed with a very low creature count, however all of the creatures have huge impact (think Blightsteel Colossus). Then you use non-creature token generators (e.g. Lingering Souls) to give you fodder to polymorph into big stuff for cheap.
There is also Proteus Staff decks which can be polymorph decks, or can be completely creatureless except of the commander. Since staff lets you order the cards you put back (as opposed to it being random from most polymorph effects), you can stack your library basically let you play the whole deck in one hit. Elsha of the Infinite is a good example of this, since she can play the top card of your library. So you stack your deck andthen use cost reducers/untap effects to let you play all of your mana sources (e.g. mana rocks) and make them mana positive.
6 months ago
Let me start off by saying I hate being mana screwed, that being said, you should cut 2 islands to go down to 38 lands.
Cut Curious Homunculus, Docent of Perfection, Murmuring Mystic, Sphinx of Uthuun and Stormtide Leviathan. Talrand decks don't need creatures. The few good creatures to add are out of your budget. I know you have the polymorph package but the creatures you are getting arent even that good. If you want to make this optimized (even on a budget), replace them with the 5 following cards....
- Rapid Hybridization - Removal
- Essence Scatter - Counter
- Wizard's Retort - Or another counterspell
- Pongify - Removal
- Deep Analysis - Draw. Bonus points if you yell DEEP ANAL!
REMEMBER, the biggest issue with Talrand is being forced to tap out! Keep this in mind for below...
Cut Gravitational Shift for Misdirection - Shift is winmore. Misdirection allows you to interact while tappedout making opponents think twice before trying to remove your talrand. Note that misdirection can redirect removal, counter counterspells (should you not be the only blue player) and redirect some extra turn spells
For the 2 lands you cut, add Isochron Scepter and Future Sight - Scepter is just pure value (remember to make sure to have mana open to cast the imprinted spell AND another counterspell in hand to ensure they don't bait your counterspell!). Future sight, while redundant to Precognition Field , is very powerful. I understand it costs 1 more and reveals the card, but it allows you to play lands and everyone knows you are counterspell + draw tribal so it really doesn't matter. I would tell you to cut the field for future sight, but I think both might serve your deck well.
Cut Island (3rd island to cut) for Strip Mine / Ghost Quarter / Tectonic Edge , etc.... Cavern of Souls , Boseiju, Who Shelters All , urborg, coffers, field of the dead are all powerful cards that need to be dealt with.
Cut the polymorph package aside from polymorph itself
Cut Mass Polymorph for Narset's Reversal - Oh no, you cast Thought Distortion ? What ever will I do.... get's around can't be countered. What's better than countering their Torment of Hailfire ? Copying it and returning it back!
Be sure to let me know what you think of the sugge
1 year ago
Hey dude, I the way you are. I've also built my own Polymorph check it out for any ideas Saheeli Poymorph. Also I'm not such a bastard to play blightsteel, specialy cos I have some haste givers.
- Proteus Staff
- Retrofitter Foundry Awesome card, and great for poly
- Faerie Conclave
- Mass Polymorph
Good luck pal!
1 year ago
i personally would up the wincons a bit.
you could Mass Polymorph / Polymorph / etc. into combo pieces like for example Palinchron or just some finishers like Blightsteel Colossus or Guile . Did you think of Docent of Perfection Flip and Stormtide Leviathan ? They did great work for me.
Also artifact-ramp and while we're there you could also use scepter + dramatic reversal and Paradox Engine or some other ways to create infinite mana. Either way you need an Isochron Scepter . If you're going for the combo route, you might want to add tutors like Fabricate or Muddle the Mixture .
Whatever you do, you'll want more Mana, to interact ( Extraplanar Lens Sapphire Medallion ) and your cantrips and card draw more at instant-speed, so you can react to what is happening. you are heavy into counterspells