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: Mirror-Mad Phantasm's owner shuffles it into his or her library. If that player does, he or she reveals cards from the top of that library until a card named Mirror-Mad Phantasm is revealed. That player puts that card onto the battlefield and all other cards revealed this way into his or her graveyard.
Mirror-Mad Phantasm Discussion
2 weeks ago
between Iname, Death Aspect and Mirror-Mad Phantasm , milling this deck down happens quick. I try not to play Mirror-Mad Phantasm till I have Laboratory Maniac either on the board or in hand with enough mana to cast in second phase. I have won with both these win conditions and once pulled both off twice, right after my opponent took control of my, at the time 21/21 Mortivore and i was down to 4 life, lol.
1 month ago
EdgyUsername98 Yes you're right, this combo is rather mana intensive honestly, the cheapest way to get it done is to have Labman in play along with Lazav copying Mirror-Mad Phantasm then Jump Start Radical Idea, but remember with Lazav you can choose to put him in your command zone instead of into your library and you'd still get the mill effect, it's mana heavy either way yes but I like it for the playgroup I use it in :)
1 month ago
carlmoores I'm always happy to see another Mairsil player join the ranks :) He does play wildly different then most other things. Takes a little while to wrap your head around. Hopefully I have some good answers for you.
Some amount of board wipes are always needed. Your own meta will determine how many you should have but I run 4, Jaya Ballard, Task Mage , Nevinyrral's Disk , Oblivion Stone , Perilous Vault . I do not run and have not messed around with pillow forts in Mairsil. The amount of removal I run enables me to remove most threats. I have another deck, Divine Decree, that is a pillowfort/group slug deck and it still runs 3-4 board wipes along side 20-ish pillows. If your asking specifically about on board vs not on board, well I have never found a reason to run Damnation in this deck. I do run a lot more removal in this deck than I do in any other deck because of how small my board state usually is. The pillows you run should allow you to run less removal than me but remember pillows can be removed and are usually removed when it is least convenient...
I usually find myself flickering Mairsil rather than untapping him. I have some untap because it isn't useless but unless you have a lot in the cage or have one of the 'abuse' cards like Quicksilver Elemental in play each ability can only be used once per turn. I just find flicker effects more useful than untap effects. Which is why I also put such an emphasis on haste.
I wouldn't run a lot of hard hitting self mill like Traumatize but running 1-3 things like it or Mirror-Mad Phantasm can take you from doing poorly/ok to winning the game. I had that happen the other day actually. I was doing ok and then got mirror-mad to dump more than half my deck, followed up with Deadeye Navigator and went infinite. Definitely worth a few spots but can backfire.
Usually when I use Buried Alive I grab a flicker or haste effect and Spikeshot Elder + Tree of Perdition and win or come close to winning that turn. So I don't think Archaeomancer is needed to recur buried alive if you use it that way. If you are looking for more long term value and are using Entomb and Final Parting it is definitely worth testing. That would also give you another wizard for Galecaster Colossus which I have found to be really useful in and out of the cage.
Think I covered all your questions pretty well? Let me know if I can be of more help.
2 months ago
Recommended Out: Cartouche of Knowledge
Sovereigns of Lost Alara - About $4
Eldrazi Conscription - About $15
Frantic Search - About $1
Auramancer's Guise - About $0.50
Gift of Immortality - About $1
Curator's Ward - About $0.01
Mesa Enchantress - About $0.20
Mirror-Mad Phantasm - About $0.80
Read the Runes - About $0.20
Traumatize - About $2
Fool's Demise - About $0.20
Protective Bubble - About $0.10
Ordeal of Thassa - About $0.05
Vow of Flight - About $0.05
2 months ago
I like what you've got going on here.
The Mimeoplasm is one of my favorite decks and I've found a lot of success with some of the budget cards. Cards I use and find to be really helpful for getting your graveyard going are Traumatize and Mirror-Mad Phantasm. Another option would be looking into cards like Apocalypse Demon which provide you with a really high power/toughness creature to target for counters on The Mimeoplasm. Also making The Mimeoplasm a copy of cards like Invisible Stalker or Siege Behemoth with a lot of counters from another big creature easily makes for a 1 to 2 turn clock (And all of these cards are super cheap which is great!).
All in all I like your list and I would just suggest considering adding closer to 38 lands instead of the number you've got as that will give you more consistency in terms of hitting land drops. (Hermit Druid helps you hit land drops and also gets lots of things in your graveyard!).
I have my own The Mimeoplasm list that I've found to be both powerful and consistent. (It's not budget but it has some cheaper cards in it that might work well in your deck so feel free to take a look and see if anything might work in your list).
Deck list: [The Mimeoplasm] - "The Blob"
2 months ago
My take on Mairsil doesn't run the comboes you do at all. I go:
Buried Alive into Sage of Hours, Anthroplasm, and AEtherling, next turn drop our favorite big-boy Mairsil, exile AEtherling, then procede to flicker him to exile the rest and win is what I have been doing. I sometimes entomb a Mirror-Mad Phantasm to go all Hermit Druid all over my opponents, flipping Narcomoeba, Fatestitcher and Gravecrawler just to Dread Return a Phyrexian Delver into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker, copying Phyrexian Delver into Deceiver Exarch or Pestermite
You know, whatever works!
3 months ago
I would add Corrupted Conscience back and also throw in Eldrazi Conscription. Yes, people will target you when they see infect, but seeing as Bruna is an aggressive general by nature, they're probably going to with or without it. Conscription is nice if you can't get infect going to still hit hard.
Good luck, and happy one-shotting!
3 months ago
Some changes incoming, deciding on removals.
Mirror-Mad Phantasm occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%