Mirran Spy


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Mirrodin Besieged (MBS) Common
Mirrodin Besieged: Mirran (MBM) Common

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Mirran Spy

Creature — Drone


Whenever you cast an artifact spell, you may untap target creature.

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Mirran Spy Discussion

Araignee on My Name is Ping

1 week ago

I agree that the extra toughness on Mirran Spy is definitely a plus but I did not exactly catch your idea about the summoning sickness. The thing I like better about Zephyr Scribe is that it may help you loot the library for your extra combo cards, actually.

HoboTSH on [Pauper] EZ WIN

1 month ago

@Halogenetic: Thank you for taking the time to comment on my deck. I decided to take a look and upvote yours as well. However I would recommend one change. I would change Mirran Spy out for Nettle Drone. Mirran Spy is a strictly worse Zephyr Scribe in this deck as it doesn't have the additional ability to draw for combo pieces and it also can't be used as the lethal part of the combo. Nettle Drone has the exact same ability as Mirran Spy in this deck but also is able to be used on the other side like Firebrand Archer and Reckless Fireweaver. That was the main reason I didn't run Battered Golem or Mirran Spy in the list I made 2 years ago; they just didn't do enough for the combo.

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The deck from 2 years ago, not the one you commented on.

Skulloelegy on T O L A R I A W A V E [Kydele & Silas Artifacts]

7 months ago


Oof, that Priest of Yawgmoth fits the aesthetic really well, let alone being super useful.

Mirran Spy is something I'd been playing with in my head if I switched out Thrasios for Kydele -- With all the baubles being cantrips, it'd be easy to get a high draw count on any given turn. Add in Vedalken AEthermage (which I'm legit ashamed to have forgotten) and it might just be an insane little engine along with Reservoir...

I wanted to avoid Grand Pala, but it'd be a nice backup for Kydele if I do go down that route...

You're right about Muse and Orrery though, as I work out my cuts and restructure I'll go ahead with those too.


Izu_Korasu on T O L A R I A W A V E [Kydele & Silas Artifacts]

7 months ago

ive been playing around with adding green to my Seeking Treasure for the End of the World and i like some of your additions, wincons are the easy part, as most baubles cantrip allowing you to dig through the deck. (Vedalken Archmage is a huge draw engine work and makes Aetherflux Reservoir a solid wincon)

as for combos ....

Priest of Yawgmoth+Mirran Spy+Spine of Ish Sah

Grand Architect+Pili-Pala+way to spend infinite colored mana

and because you have green the only real additive wincon wise is

Glissa, the Traitor+Mindslaver+Forbidden Orchard for repeatable steals

but really needs Seedborn Muse and Vedalken Orrery to make it suitable for multiplayer.

firstorb on

8 months ago

Hey thanks ElementalEd! I was hoping I'd have enough tap effects to stave off getting killed before I can pull of some of the 3+ card combos (Like 7 mana, Spine of Ish Sah, Priest of Yawgmoth, Mirran Spy, with a Disciple of the Vault and/or Altar of the Brood in play, being the most mana intensive combo) but yea, Reconnaissance was one I was not aware of, thanks! Also, spitting out annoying blockers with Nuisance Engine and Myr Propagator, killing with Kiku, Night's Flower, "sort-of-tutoring" with Jar of Eyeballs, Citanul Flute & Merchant's Dockhand are other reasons I have all those tap effects. As for straight up tutors.. I haven't decided yet if they're really needed, but will if they are. I do have a Trophy Mage in there though for digging up some useful artifacts.Arcum Dagsson and Master Transmuter are on my wish list atm, and I will eventually be trading out for more Inspired effects as this deck develops. Muzzio, Visionary Architect looks really groovy, too. Might have to get one. Lol, Caltrops. It's a great card, but is there a Sydri deck without it? I'll put it in when I get one. Probably, lol. With Sydri, Galvanic Genius effects, Kusari-Gama & Thornbite Staff & almost any other card in here will take care of early aggro..along with her effects & Liquimetal Coating to stave off early land drops in case I need to get rude..

There really is a ton going on with this deck, it kind of almost HAS to be played to see it all. Thinking of pulling the 7-8 mill effects though. It does play fairly defensively, but it's answers are usually to kill, exile, remove, or plain just give things Defender to just about anything..if I can get it moving fast enough.

AND, I just realized I should've put all this in the description, lol.

Thanks for checking out my deck though, feedback is always groovy. :)

IlGuale on Praise Helix

9 months ago

Hi there! What do you think about Mizzium Skin? If your concern is preserving Nettle Drone or Mirran Spy it works just fine and for a single mana. You can also side something against Chainer's Edict.

Burila24 on Helix Combo

1 year ago

thoughts on Silver Myr? Loved the combo, i always wanted to use Mirran Spy on a deck!

EricC on Divide By Zero (Aetherflux Storm)

1 year ago

Thanks for the advice Pyranem!

So I did some testing with your suggestions, and here's what I discovered:

Mirran Spy into Paradise Mantle is a little slow, and then doesn't do much afterwards, since it's a 3 drop it can take me to up 5-6, but there's nothing in the deck that needs to be ramped.

Manamorphose helps storm, but doesn't do anything with Paradoxical Outcome, so it's not quite as good as I wanted it to be. I kept thinking I've seen it be better, but then remembered that's when Pyromancer Ascension is online.

I think that Steel Sabotage is something I need in the sideboard. Repeal bounces Chalice of the Void (since XX = 0) but is garbage against Affinity. The question is, what do I cut to make room?

Finally, I really wanted to like Riddlesmith since it would simplify my manabase, but compared to Contraband Kingpin it leads to me losing card advantage. I'll explain. In testing, pitching a card to Riddlesmith allowed me to churn through my deck and find answers, while also allowing me to actually have the answer in hand when I needed it. But, it has the downside of needing a card to pitch. The land scenario you mentioned is really uncommon, since the combo frequently goes off T4 - so I end up having to pitch other cards. With Contraband Kingpin I still have a body in play and the cards in hand while I search, so I can keep the scry train rolling. A small difference perhaps, but noticeable.

Anyway, thanks for the input I really do appreciate it.

Thanks also to chaosumbreon87 for the sideboard tips, and Demieyes for the kind words.

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