Creature — Spirit
: 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.
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|Innistrad (ISD)||Mythic Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Mirror-Mad Phantasm occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%
Mirror-Mad Phantasm Discussion
2 months ago
Have you considered adding Mirror-Mad Phantasm? It’s really good in Muldrotha!
2 months ago
Hey KIRK77, thanks man! It is indeed a fun deck but that also puts some results. I've checked yours and is also a nice build but they are radically different. In your case you are really going deep on the self-mill plan while I play a toolbox/value engine deck.
You are really low on creature based ramp and early drops (specially 1 cmc) so I would definitely make room for:
Birds of Paradise, Deathrite Shaman, Green Sun's Zenith and best buddy Dryad Arbor (for that sweet turn 1 ramp), Krosan Tusker,... That alone would probably help a lot. I would think about reducing your mana-rocks and ramp-spells with creatures that accomplish the same. Would absolutely try Millikin and probably Dreamscape Artist. Why are you running so few 4 cmc cards?
Regarding your suggestions:
I did consider Champion of Wits but in the end it did not make the deck because I was already running Fathom Mage + Prime Speaker Zegana. They're really similar to the champion but they have counter synergies. Mirror-Mad Phantasm/ Traumatize cannot be included as they are really efficient self-mill cards and would break the tutoring capabilities of Birthing Pod, Prime Speaker Vannifar, Survival of the Fittest. Nezahal, Primal Tide sounds good, I guess I'll give it a try.
2 months ago
Hey man, looks like a fun deck! The mimeoplasm is one of my favorite decks so I'm always eager to see what goodies you've got.
Are there any sleepers in the deck that I should try out in my deck? Here's the list of what I've got Mimeoplasm
Also I've got a few cards for you to think about, they've sure been really helpful in my deck
Champion of Wits, super great card draw card. It's nice and cheap to cast, it discards cards to your yard for the mimeoplasm, you can draw tons of cards when you're bringing it back with the mimeoplasm
Nezahal, Primal Tide, great to passivly draw cards you can discard 3 at any time you flicker your commander and have it come back as something else
3 months ago
That's a really solid deck, congratulations!
I especially like the inclusion of Psychatog. It seems highly synergistic with the deck's strategy.
A few considerations:
Haste is incredibly important. What's even more important is the fact that its enabler has as low of a CMC as possible. For this reason, although Yahenni, Undying Partisan could have some synergy with the deck if you are not including too many looting effects, I think you would be better off with a Nether Traitor or, even better, a Gingerbrute. Being 1 or 2 mana cheaper means you can transition from them to something else with ease. On top of that, they also provide evasion.
Nighthowler seems to me a little too situational and unreliable. Your graveyard shouldn't be too stocked with creatures, as it would be risky. As regards your opponents', it's too dependent on the matchup.
Good job and keep your list up to date!
3 months ago
I guess I'm in love with your primer and your deck :D I'm also a huge fan of the "new" Lazav and I've tried different builds from surveil, to pure combo and now I'm trying the more control build. In my opinion it is the most efficient build for my meta. Since I'm playing Lazav, the amount of graveyard hate is increasing, so I guess countermagic is key. Your decklist was a big inspiration for me. Thanks a lot!
Do you have any tips for piloting this kind of Lazav deck? Do you use politics to survive the early/midgame? Every time I play Lazav, I become target no.1 :(
What is your opinion about running Laboratory Maniac / Jace, Wielder of Mysteries as a second win con in case the voltron strategy doesn't work? I'm also running cards like Mirror-Mad Phantasm and Mesmeric Orb + Basalt Monolith for the self-mill strategy. Have you ever considered such "combo" win cons for your deck?
I've also noticed that you are running only a few mana rocks. Do you always have enough mana available to change Lazav to the creature you need?
Have you ever tried Perplex as a counterspell? This card looks pretty interesting and I'll playtest it as soon as my playgroup can meet again.
Do you have some advices for my build? I'm always up for improvements and tips :) http://tappedout.net/mtg-decks/lazav-with-the-many-faces/
3 months ago
Yes, you can mill your deck this way.
To explain the rulings, the first is simply explaining that only the controller of Mirror-Mad Phantasm (or whatever creature has gained its ability in some fashion) may activate its ability. You can't activate the ability of a Phantasm an opponent controls just to get rid of it or mill part of their library. (However, since it's shuffled into its owner's library, you could steal someone else's Phantasm and then activate its ability to mill part of their library.)
The third ruling, on the other hand, is explaining that if something is able to gain Phantasm's ability (such as Necrotic Ooze gaining the ability or Lazav, the Multifarious copying the Phantasm), it doesn't change which card the ability is looking for when you start revealing cards in your library. It says "card named Mirror-Mad Phantasm," not just "until you reveal Mirror-Mad Phantasm." The latter is interpreted in game rules as "until you reveal [this card]," which would mean revealing Necrotic Ooze or Lazav in the case of copied abilities. It's also not feasible to track through a hidden zone. So the ability looks for a card with the same name, and that name doesn't change just because the ability ended up on a differently-named creature.
There's no contradiction. You can only activate the ability if you control the creature it's on, and when you reveal cards in your library, you're looking specifically for any card named "Mirror-Mad Phantasm" regardless of which creature had the ability when you activated it.
The second ruling is relevant to your question. Once the ability starts resolving, Lazav, the Multifarious would be shuffled into your library. It stops being a copy of Phantasm at this point, but even if it didn't, Lazav retains its own name while copying a creature, so unless you somehow have a duplicate Mirror-Mad Phantasm in your library, you'll end up revealing your whole library without revealing Phantasm, and then your whole library gets dumped in your graveyard.
- If no card named Mirror-Mad Phantasm is revealed (possibly because it was a card copying Mirror-Mad Phantasm or it was a token), all cards from that library will be put into their owner’s graveyard. (2011-09-22)
3 months ago
With my only copy of Mirror-Mad Phantasm in the graveyard, and Lazav, the Multifarious having already used his ability to become a copy of it (except still named Lazav). Can I have Lazav use the copied ability of Mirror-Mad to mill my own deck out?
The 1st ruling on gatherer for Mirror-Mad seems to contradict the 3rd ruling on this. https://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=227297
4 months ago
I have looked at some of those cards. Exploration would be ideal since it is a one Mana enchantment. But I often find that if I can get one good use out of Mirror-Mad Phantasm and World Shaper that will solve my mid game Mana issues.