Mirran Spy

Mirran Spy

Creature — Drone

Flying

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

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

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Legality

Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Vintage Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Noble Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Modern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Magic Duels Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal

Mirran Spy Discussion

Mike94 on Alela The Queen of Faerie's

2 months ago

Your artifact ramp could be more optimized.

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Take out all the Diamonds and put in Signets, they don't come into play tapped and are great for fixing your mana. Lotus Petal could be considered since it plays well with your commander, Fellwar Stone is also great or even Mind Stone. Just don't play mana ramp that comes into play tapped.

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I would also try to leave some creatures out for powerfull enchantments/artifacts since your commander is focused on them, if you cast them you'll get a creature for free. I would consider these enchantments/artifacts: Grasp of Fate, Search for Azcanta  Flip, Darksteel Mutation, Estrid's Invocation, Mirrormade, Copy Enchantment, Skullclamp, Sword of the Animist, Lightning Greaves.

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Alela goes infinite quite easy with cards like Banishing Knack or Retraction Helix combined with a Battered Golem, Mirran Spy or Traxos, Scourge of Kroog and any 0 drop atrifact; Tormod's Crypt, Ornithopter, Everflowing Chalice, Memnite orvSpellbook. Making infinite faeries and infinite casts (Storm). Put an Aetherflux Reservoir next to this combo and BOOM.

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If you don't like to go infinite you could also play Coat of Arms making your faeries lethal on the spot or Magister Sphinx to mess with someone specifically.

firrlo on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

4 months ago

Flagellum When I evaluate a combo piece I consider the questions:

(i) how efficient is the card in winning the game? and,

(ii) what does the card do for me outside of the finishing combo?

Considering (ii), Altar of the Brood doesnt seem to provide much utility. It can be able to disrupt 'top of the library'-tutors but as a proactive deck, this is not a perk we should prioritize.

Considering (i), it gets the job done with Mirran Spy + perhaps, Lotus Petal in place, but under these conditions we are very likely to win anyway. It should therefore not be included in this particular list in my opinion :)

jaymc1130 on Polymorphin' Power Emry

4 months ago

KCI has been an excellent performer for me. The situations where you can generate infinite mana with any random 0 or 1 cmc artifact when in play alongside Mirran Spy and Emry are so numerous that all natural development plays double as set up, making it an extremely efficient play pattern. Most of those lines of play also wind up resulting in infinite draw when running the baubles and Chromatic pieces, and targeted removal or countermagic are ineffective as an answer to KCI since Emry just recurs it from the graveyard. Opponents are forced to answer Mirran Spy as it's on the stack a lot of the time or just outright lose if it resolves. Upping the artifact count to 35-40 and running some other combo elements that are artifacts with synergy alongside KCI make the lines of play extremely consistent as Emry will very often find a way to assemble a combo with her first ETB. Scrap Trawler, Magewright's Stone and Thousand-Year Elixir are wonderful complimentary pieces to this game plan that help create those consistent conditions and make Emry a serious threat to end the game on turn 3 and every turn after. I've really liked this approach so far and it's proven the most consistent of the variations I've been trying.

I was planning on giving the Altars (Phyrexian, Ashnod) a try but KCI is simply far superior in functionality so I've stuck with it. With my current list I almost never feel like any draw is a dead draw, everything does something depending on which cogs are on the field and it just becomes a matter of figuring out which last cog is needed to assemble the win.

jaymc1130 on Emry's Trinkets

4 months ago

Heya, just wanted to drop this here for you to find some inspiration. Emry's a lot of fun lately for me to tinker around with and I've been interested in seeing what other people are doing so I can pull as many good ideas into a competitive build as possible. There's still plenty of quality options in this list that are budget friendly enough for less expensive lists so have a look: Emry's Forgeworks

Of particular note for builds that run KCI (which is beginning to look like a must run in Emry decks) are Scrap Trawler, Magewright's Stone, Thousand-Year Elixir and Intuition. The ability to Intuition (which may or may not be out of your price range, definitely the expensive card in this grouping) for Trawler, MW Stone, and KCI at a single time to assemble a full infinite combo at instant speed in one go is very powerful. Even without Intuition the Trawler chains KCI enables can really turn what would be a mediocre board state into a dominant one. Highly recommend these bad boys for an Emry build.

Urza's Bauble is another budget friendly card that's a very solid inclusion to more consistently get Emry out on turn 1 while also offering the ability to combo out and win at instant speed on the next opponent's upkeep.

As a side note, Lightning Greaves is a no go for Emry in most situations. The abilities that tend to offer combo win potential via untap effects are usually targeted and shroud prevents stuff like Mirran Spy from untapping Emry without a way to equip at instant speed in response to the Spy trigger.

firrlo on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

4 months ago

jaymc1130 Thats intresting. Im in love with Mesmeric Orb. I think its fantastic as an early play to start digging through the deck at each upkeep. It wins the game with Basalt Monolith, and Emry. It also wins the game together with Mirran Spy + Lotus Petal or Lion's Eye Diamond. Scepter combo also wins the game with the orb.

I ended up cutting Candelabra of Tawnos as I felt that it diddnt provide enough utility when I drew it. I believe the posibility of a strong hightide turn is not worth the downside of drawing a card that untaps Mishra's Workshop or Bazaar of Baghdad and other utility lands as you mentioned.

Minamo, School at Water's Edge has no downside other than not having synnergy with hightide and being hit by Blood Moon once every x games. It's ability may also be copied with Rings of Brighthearth. Definetly worth the slot!

firrlo on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

4 months ago

jaymc1130 Yes, thats part of the reason why Shimmer Myr is included in the list. I have written about this in the description.

Freed from the Real is much worse than Mirran Spy. Its combo potential is more narrow, going infinite with just Lion's Eye Diamond or milling our library with Mesmeric Orb and Lotus Petal. The utility it brings to the table is an upside, allowing us to draw multiple cards a turn with one of the baubles. However, not enough of an upside to make the cut.

Vedalken Archmage or Riddlesmith are not to be tutored for or to be seen as a combo piece. It fills a similar role as Rhystic Study.

Krark-Clan Ironworks is too dead of a card to make the cut.

Magewright's Stone has potential but is a lot worse than Thousand-Year Elixir. Hard to find a slot for it.

jaymc1130 on Emry, Lurker of the Loch cEDH

4 months ago

You might consider taking a look here for some ideas: Emry's Forgeworks.

I've been fooling with an Emry build for cEDH the last week and a half and it's been quite a lot of fun. Figured I'd take a look at some other lists and see if the combined brainpower could yield some results in terms of incremental improvements. I seem to be able to get very consistent combo potential, or enough interaction to stand some chance in games where I'm playing against the best decks in the format, but not both yet. Mono colored decks generally never are able to reach that point, but with some inspirational assistance it's possible to get close.

Just as some side notes, it's entirely possible to combo out with Mishra's Bauble and other similar "draw a card next upkeep" cantrip artifacts. It just requires Shimmer Myr so you can play artifacts at instant speed, at which point there are a number of game winning combos that could potentially be employed. Chakram Retriever, Pemmin's Aura, and Freed from the Real all offer the same general combo lines as Mirran Spy and I've gone this route for the time being to cut down on tutor need and increase consistency. The enchantments require more combo elements and they are rather specific so I'm not totally satisfied, but they do work well. I gave things like Riddlesmith/Vedalken Archmage a try but was not at all happy about the performance or the consistency of finding the piece and moved to basically any artifact that includes a "sac: draw card" clause and some that draw on ETB. At first I was also running Urza and some supporting staff for him but found I didn't tend to need him at all and I'm curious if that's also your opinion as your list doesn't include him either. Krark-Clan Ironworks is a seriously sweet combo enabler for Emry that smooths out the lines around things like Mishra's Bauble allowing them to both draw infinite and generate infinite mana which can later be filtered to . Thousand-Year Elixir, Umbral Mantle and Magewright's Stone haven't gotten a look yet, but with cost reducers and KCI (+ non Aura combo element aside from the Mantle) they have potential to generate infinite colorless mana that can then later be filtered and are artifact pieces that can be recurred, potentially making for some nice synergy.

Emry seems quite interesting in this format and I'm looking forward to seeing how competitive the community can get the concept to be.

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