Meddling Mage


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

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Set Rarity
Alara Reborn (ARB) Rare
Planeshift (PLS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Meddling Mage

Creature — Human Wizard

As Meddling Mage enters the battlefield, name a nonland card.

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Meddling Mage Discussion

ArchonBlue on Oketra's Monument

4 days ago

I switched out Meddling Mage for Squadron Hawk to up the speed of the deck but not the cmc. I took Reflector Mage out for Kitchen Finks from the original SaffronOlive build because I think Finks is strictly better especially with the Resto Angel interaction.

ducttapedeckbox on Oketra's Monument

4 days ago

Also worth mentioning that Aether Vial is a nombo with Monument since you aren't casting the creatures.

Looks like a fun deck, though I also don't like the Meddling Mages here. Sure you can know what your opponent is playing quickly, but pretty much all of the decks you named have easy ways of removing it quickly. I think it's good in the humans deck because they get added use from the subtype.

I'd suggest Reflector Mage if it wouldn't make you heavy on the 3-drops.

Maybe this could go towards Humans with Monument?

ArchonBlue on Oketra's Monument

4 days ago

Thanks for the advice! I totally missed the fact that Monument is legendary, but since the deck is pretty mediocre with no Monument on the battlefield, I kept in one Fabricate.

Generally since Meddling Mage is below the curve and people net deck super hardcore in Modern I think its worth keeping. All I have to see is a couple turns and I generally know what my opponent is playing. Name Chalice of the Void, Terminus, ,Teferi, Hero of Dominaria, Karn Liberated, Bloodghast, Living End, Death's Shadow, whatever it is and boom, their deck just got way less scary.

As far as Vial goes, its good but its expensive and I don't know what I'd take out for it. I also feel like I'll generate plenty of value with the Monument anyway, basically getting a 2 for 1 whenever I play a creature.

Pieguy396 on Oketra's Monument

4 days ago

Hi there! Sweet deck! A few suggestions:

  • Fabricate looks a little too cute, especially as Oketra's Monument is legendary, making multiple copies completely useless. Maybe cut them for Aether Vial as extra ways to play your creatures for less mana?
  • Path to Exile should 100% be in the maindeck. It's that good.
  • Meddling Mage is pretty bad here tbh, as it doesn't benefit from Oketra's Monument's cost reduction, and you don't have any ways of looking at your opponent's hand. I'd recommend considering another card, but I unfortunately don't have any suggestions at the moment.

Hope this helps! Enjoy!

WhatevWorks on Now You See it, Now You Don't:Disappearing Augury

2 weeks ago

Hi. Looks like I posted after you on Commander Deck Help. The thought police will get me if I don't post card recommendations on your deck.

...that would be your endgame. For the early and midgame:

So, your gameplan would be to play Aminatou on T3, play creatures that kill things/draw cards when they enter, blink them with Aminatou repeatedly to kill opponent's things, draw into counterspells, and generally destroy their will to live. Once you have a comfortable lock, +1 Aminatou and put an eldrazi titan on top, polymorph a draw creature into it.

Icbrgr on Wait for it...

2 weeks ago

Nice brew! I like having both second sun/turbo draw win conditions. Maybe Detention Sphere to catch a stay permanent/tokens... Meddling Mage/Nevermore can be fun sideboard tech..Remand/Howling Mine/Temple Bell are good draw... Pithing Needle makes for a good SB tool against PW and such...Academy Ruins might be useful too.... I would also consider Rule of Law over curse of exhaustion.... Not exactly budget suggestions sorry!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

For real though, that Shu Yun... between Lightning Bolt, Path to Exile, Nexus of Fate, Kiln Fiend, Monastery Swiftspear, Snapcaster Mage, Meddling Mage... This thing would be the spine of a Jeskai Midrange deck, and that's just freaking awesome.

TypicalTimmy on Mono Green Tron

3 weeks ago

I personally prefer Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as my go-to Titan. Cheaper cost, huge Annihilator, and draws four cards.

I see why you would want Ulamog for his attack against the library, and I see how you don't want to run Aeon.

I would suggest doing 1 Koz and 1 Aeon. You get huge Annihilator, big draw, and massive nearly unstoppable creatures.

This will also protect you against suppression cards like Meddling Mage and Surgical Extraction as they only hit one card.

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