Mass Polymorph

Mass Polymorph

Sorcery

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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Set Rarity
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mass Polymorph Discussion

Apotheosis616 on [Primer] Kykar, Divergent Control

4 days ago

siops02,

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.

enpc on Polymorph vs Pod decks

2 weeks ago

Pod decks are designed to leverage Birthing Pod lines, i.e. creatures of increasing CMC. There is also Prime Speaker Vannifar and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard who fit into this category.

A really basic Birthing Pod line might be (using Thrasios, Triton Hero/Tymna the Weaver as your commanders):

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:

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.

Profet93 on Talrand, Drake Summoner

1 month 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....

  1. Rapid Hybridization - Removal
  2. Essence Scatter - Counter
  3. Wizard's Retort - Or another counterspell
  4. Pongify - Removal
  5. 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 Coat of Arms for Coastal Piracy - Winmore. Helps you if you have lots of drakes, otherwise its a dead card that can help opponents. Piracy helps you maintain gas.

Cut Heraldic Banner for Mind Stone - Doesnt help you bring talrand out any faster and the boost is minor. Stone brings talrand out T3 and replaces itself later.

Cut Arcane Melee for Gilded Lotus - Helps opponents, forces you to tap out and you don't need that kind of ramp. Lotus helps you ramp without tapping you out.

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 Unsummon for Mystic Confluence - Confluence draws you cards and is more versatile.

Cut Boomerang for Capsize - Very powerful card, do not underestiamte it, and ALWAYS try to buy it back.

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 Island for Blast Zone - While it comes in tapped, it allows you to deal with problematic cards that resolve because you can't counter everything.

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!

Cut Reweave for Precognitive Perception - Not entirely sold on it, but it has strong potential, especially for a budget player.

Be sure to let me know what you think of the sugge

mlequesne on OMG THERE'S SO MANY F%$KING BLIGHTSTEEL COLOSSI

8 months 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.

Recommendations:

Good luck pal!

el_mao on Blue You're My Boy!

8 months 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 .

If your goal is to go for plain Drake spam, there's options for that too. Coat of Arms Door of Destinies the before mentioned leviathan, even Runechanter's Pike or Sphinx-Bone Wand .

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

jordanalessi on Sai, Master Polymorphist [PRIMER]

10 months ago

love it. there's also Mass Polymorph .

Awuztein on JLK's Brudiclad l The Command Zone #226

11 months ago

Awesome deck!

I want to suggest a few cards that had worked very well on my BRUDICLAD (scotish intensifies) Deck.

  1. Altar of the Brood : Multiplayer Mill.
  2. Polymorph : Works if you replace the small creatures with noncreature token generators. Mass Polymorph , Shape Anew
  3. Impact Tremors : Win condition if used with creature token generators.
  4. Lightning Runner : 4 copies in play for infinite combat phases. Hazte and Double Strike is also nice.
  5. Sharding Sphinx : if copied, escalates quickly.
  6. The Locust God : One of the best token generators.
  7. Pongify : Remove enemy threats or boosts your own tokens. Rapid Hybridization

MrLizard on Talrand the Control - An Offer You Can't Refuse

1 year ago

Have you considered a small handful of beefy bois and Mass Polymorph ? It could be a win condition.

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