Master Biomancer


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

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Mythic Rare

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Master Biomancer

Creature — Elf Wizard

Each creature you control enters the battlefield with a number of additional +1/+1 counters on it equal to Master Biomancer's power and is a Mutant in addition to its other types.

Master Biomancer Discussion

Zane102 on Cards for Blue/Green Elemental

1 week ago

Heya! I'm somewhat a decent player at modern and wanna make another deck! It'll be a ramp deck with elementals. I already have cards planned but need ideas for removals and such. I think some of these cards will work out. Hopefully! Let me know what you guys think! Overgrowth Elemental Yarok's Wavecrasher Boreal Elemental x3 Silverback Shaman x2 Cloudkin Seer Healer of the Glade x3 (want 4) Leafkin Druid X3 Risen Reef X3 (want 4) Thicket Crasher Bioessence Hydra Master Biomancer Vorel of the Hull Clade For lands I have Temple of Mystery (want 4) Thornwood Falls (want 4) Let me know suggestions please~

Yesterday on Are 'as this enters' and ...

3 weeks ago

A few questions here.

Mox Diamond has a replacement effect applying if it would enter the battlefield, ultimately allowing it to enter the battlefield. It enters the battlefield at the same time as it would if it didn't have a replacement effect.

So I'm drawing a parallel for instant and sorcery spells — effects which say to do something 'as you cast an instant or sorcery spell' ( Splicer's Skill ) or 'as you cast this spell' ( Anoint ). So these are also replacement effects, right? They take you casting the spell and replace it with you casting the spell + another effect? As I understand it, this makes sense because some cards ( Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder ) would need these effects to apply before triggers would go on the stack from casting their respective spells.

Are all 'as ~ enters the battlefield' effects also replacement effects? I know Clone is. Is Thunder-Thrash Elder ? Is Master Biomancer ?

Also, I regret waiting so long to ask this section of this question, but I discovered a related oddity while playing Magic: Arena about a month ago. We were playing one of the weird game modes allegedly related to the War of the Spark storyline, where each player starts the game with a Momir Vig, Simic Visionary Avatar emblem. There was a creature on each side of the battlefield, and I activated the emblem, getting a Clone creature (one of Mirror Image / Protean Raider / Spark Double ), and wasn't given the option to have the token enter as a copy of another creature.

I was looking up rulings, and on Prototype Portal on Gatherer (as imprinting a Phyrexian Metamorph would also result in creating a clone token), it mentions "Any “as [this permanent] enters the battlefield” or “[this permanent] enters the battlefield with” abilities of the exiled card will also work."

Is there a ruling that I'm not understanding here? Or do I understand correctly, but this must be a case of either there's an Arena oversight or I must be misremembering?

Last_Laugh on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

1 month ago

Master Biomancer cloned a bunch of times is scary lol. I bounced all my clones in an old Animar build I had then copied Master Biomancer 10 times. 2nd copy enters w/ 4 power, 3rd w/ 8, 4th w/ 16, 5th w/ 32, 6th w/ 64, 7th w/ 128, and 8th w/ 256, 9th w/ 512, and 10th w/ 1024. Every creature after that entered w/ 2046 counters lol.

carpecanum on Simic Ascendancy

1 month ago

I love Clone cards. Each time you make a Clone of the Master Biomancer you double the number of counters he hands out +2. 2, 6, 14 etc. Easy to hit 20 total counters that way.

Strength of the Tajuru could be cast on an opponent's end step for a surprise win during upkeep.

Muddle the Mixture Transmutes to a tutor for your Simic Ascendancy

carpecanum on Animar, God Of Hydras

1 month ago

I have found that some of the most amazing Animar cards are Clone effects. Each time you Clone the Master Biomancer you double the number of counter +2. Dack's Duplicate on a Hydra Omnivore is crazy.

SirPercival23 on Pir and Toothy

1 month ago

I play Soul of the Harvest for ETB triggers with Deadeye Navigator and Peregrine Drake mostly. Beast Whisperer could be a good include but I like the deck where it's at now. I've actually flickered Toothy before. I used Essence Flux to do that exact effect when my buddy played Wrath of God . It didn't save toothy but I drew 12 cards instead of just 5 because I already had Master Biomancer on the field. I ended up winning that game too because I came in with a cheeky deadeye-drake combo with Guardian Project and Jace, Wielder of Mysteries on the field.

Grenthox on How does Master Biomancer interact ...

1 month ago

I thought as much when I read somewhere that Master Biomancer ability was a replacement effect, just wanted to know for sure, thanks!

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Master Biomancer occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

GU (Simic): 0.6%