Mercurial Pretender


Format Legality
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Mercurial Pretender

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Mercurial Pretender enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature you control except it gains ": Return this creature to its owner's hand."

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Mercurial Pretender Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Blue Creature Cloner?

1 month ago

Here's a list of what I could find.

Suns_Champion on Anything you can do I can do Better(Ikra +Ludevic

4 months ago

Good thoughts. I understand.

How is Restore working for you? Are there enough fetches in your meta to make it usable?

I personally dislike the cards that also give opponents mana. Unless group hug is a theme it seems dangerous to give, I dunno, the Mono red or Boros players so much mana, shoring up their weaknesses. I'm a Boros/red player so someone dropping an early Collective Voyage seems like a dream come true haha! Just my opinion!

Good to have a better knowledge of the deck philosophy.

I'm sure you've considered them, but may I ask where Mercurial Pretender, Sakashima the Impostor, Vesuvan Shapeshifter, and Vizier of Many Faces are? They all seem better than Clone at the very least, able to bounce themselves(repeated ETB effects) or in the case of Vesuvan Shapeshifter, get out before the creature you want to copy, allowing you more utility and better timing.

Mirage Mirror will be great and was probably my best suggestion, looking back haha!

Etali, Primal Storm steals cards, not amazing but more of a "fun card" suggestion.

Now, I won't give suggestions on this quite yet, but your deck is seriously lacking some instant speed interaction. To really make this work in multiplayer(especially on Game Knights, where a lot of crazy stuff happens and there's a lot of interaction), you'll need some removal and/or counterspells I think. you'll have to sacrifice some theme for some consistency.

You might also like more recursion, as this is a creature based deck, you'll probably like to get them back from time to time.

belugawhaleonthefloor on Mirage Mirror and a triggered ...

11 months ago

Rip ok. But I'm trying to make a standard deck so I couldn't use Mercurial Pretender. I could use Vizier of Many Faces, and then I'd be able to copy gearhulks ability correct?

acbooster on Mirage Mirror and a triggered ...

11 months ago

This doesn't work the way you want it to. Whenever an existing object becomes a copy of something, it doesn't re-enter the battlefield. If you want to have repeatable Clone effects that trigger ETBs, you want Mercurial Pretender.

Triggered abilities only trigger when the requirements are fulfilled, and in this case, that requirement is the permanent entering the battlefield from another zone.

ccevik on Reaper King EDH *UBRW*

1 year ago

In addition, a little clone-package allows you to have more scarecorw-triggers. Sakashima the Impostor, Mercurial Pretender and Vizier of Many Faces are some value clones, that can be used multiple times, which is great!

Creatures with the ability changeling work with Reaper King too!

KingOfZendikar on The (Bio)Copy Machine

1 year ago

I highly recommend Muddle the Mixture. You can use this card to search up your Biovisionary. I would add in 4 Collected Companys and swap Mercurial Pretender for Phyrexian Metamorph and swap Clone for Phantasmal Image. Some ramp would do good here, maybe Birds of Paradise or Wayfarer's Bauble. Simic Charm could be good protection and Beast Within or Pongify for removal. Over all great deck!

Wicked_N_Irish on

1 year ago

You could always go the route of Clone or Mercurial Pretender. They can enter as any druid already on the battlefield. Hell, they could even copy the Archdruid!

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