Creature — Shapeshifter

: Untap Morphling.

: Morphling gains flying until end of turn.

: Morphling gains shroud until end of turn. (It can't be the target of spells or abilities.)

: Morphling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

: Morphling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Urza's Saga (USG) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare
Magic Online Promo Cards (MOP) Rare

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Format Legality
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Legacy Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Morphling Discussion

poorpinkus on Infinite Combos in EDH - Experiment Kraj Budget

11 months ago

Wizkalifa Forgotten Ancient is a great card! I probably won't put it in this deck because I'm purely tunnel-visioning in on the infinite combos, but it would probably make the deck a lot better by giving some alternate ways to win!

Krazydude123 Hmm, haste trample from Shifting Ceratops is very tempting (similarly for Zegana, Utopian Speaker ), however usually I like my haste/unblockable enablers to have some way to protect Kraj as well. For example, Thornling can also give itself indestructible and Morphling can give itself shroud.

Gyre Engineer and Incubation Druid would be AMAZING in the deck though! I think in paper I actually have a gyre engineer in the deck, and I did NOT realize that Incubation Druid gave mana of any colour! That's amazing since it's so hard to find mana dorks that make blue. Definitely putting both of those in, thanks!

Thank you both for the suggestions!

TypicalTimmy on New Chain Veil Combo

11 months ago

You don't need Quicksilver Elemental . Just tap for using Gilded Lotus , then pay to untap using Morphling . This nets you . One more of these is enough to pay for The Chain Veil 's cost.

However, be sure to have at least 3x of these little hop-scotch jumps under your belt for a total of 6x . Otherwise what will happen is you'll dump the into TCV and she will be tapped without any extra mana to untap her with using Morphling 's activated ability.

True you have your lands and other stones, but you want her to become self-sufficient. So if you activate the Morphling + Gilded Lotus combo 3x, you'll net extra after you activate The Chain Veil , allowing you to continue your game.

DarkHero on New Chain Veil Combo

11 months ago

Let me know how right or wrong I am with this. I've been looking long and hard at The Chain Veil with Mairsil, the Pretender thinking there is a way to break it. If I'm way off I apologize.

Mairsil, the Pretender Cages Quicksilver Elemental , Gilded Lotus , Morphling , and The Chain Veil .

-Tap Mairsil, for

  • Pay for untap Mairsil

  • Pay for refreshed abilities (Potential replace this with a flicker effect?)

  • Tap Mairsil for

Makes 1 additional mana each time, resulting in infinite mana

We can use to untap any number of times to trigger The Chain Veil Effect. Each instance of the "once this turn" effect resets and we should be able to abuse whatever Planeswalkers as many times as we want.

My understanding of The Chain Veil combo is limited at best, and same can be said for my understanding of Mairsil, the Pretender . But give or take some of my own mix ups, I think there is a thing here somewhere.

DarkHero on Mairsil, The Pretender Things That …

11 months ago

Doing a little Brewing with Mairsil, the Pretender because I love commanders that let you use cards that don't see a lot of play. I've definitely come across some interesting stuff.

I'd like to share some of the interactions and also inquire about what others are thinking as far as efficiency and fun, or any other combos/interactions not mentioned.

  1. There are ways to get around the "only once per turn" wording. This is probably the most confusing piece of decks based on this Commander. The most obvious choice is Quicksilver Elemental , allowing you to pay to essential get a new instance of an ability. I am lead to believe that flickering Mairsil will also reset this rule. But if this is wrong or there is a way to make it more clear (OR OTHER WAYS TO DO IT) please share.

  2. AEtherling , Torchling , and Morphling are just about mandatory for protection and evasion.

  3. Untap effects are powerful, making Pili-Pala combos a thing, but I'm not sure what makes the most sense here. And finding a home for Horseshoe Crab .

  4. Skill Borrower can basically be a Mairsil Lite

  5. Loot Effects are excellent because Mairsil doesn't care if the target are in hand or in graveyard.

6. Pack Rat can be used to create copies of Mairsil, which one will die, but it can be used to evade and get additional uses of abilities.

7. Vector Asp ...

8. Anthroplasm + Sage of Hours in cages makes for extra turn shenanigans

9. Soul of New Phyrexia + Nevinyrral's Disk in cages creates one sided boardwipes on a stick.

10. The Chain Veil ? Could Grixis Superfriends be a thing with a combo here? If anything you get the ability without the drawback.

11.And this is the big one. Mirror-Mad Phantasm . So the wording here is different, "a card named..." means we won't replace the name with Mairsil, so we will rummage through our deck looking for another Phantasm, that isn't there. So we are able to put our entire library into the graveyard. From here we can use a combo based around Narcomoeba , Bloodghast Fatestitcher , Dread Return , Laboratory Maniac , and flashback Deep Analysis for the win. It's a little janky, but it is essentially a 2 card combo with a little support.

12.Aside from that, Necrotic Ooze would love all these activated abilities in the graveyard.

Again I'm looking to provide some clarity, for others and myself, on good ways to take this commander. If anything I've shared is wrong or there are better ways to do it, please let everyone know!

MonkeySit on Phenax Mill

1 year ago

Thanks for the suggestion moysturizer!

I've found that some cards have been underwhelming in this deck and i could probably replace them with Morphling .

For example, Eater of the Dead is a huge instant win with Phenax, but I didn't find winning with it that fun so I've been thinking I need to find something to replace it with. Are there any suggestions of how to unlock the potential of this card as I have two cards with 3 CMC such as Pemmin's Aura that will do this but better being that they can enchant a bigger creature like Consuming Aberration ?

moysturizer on Phenax Mill

1 year ago

where the Morphling at? pump his toughness with non-blue, then tap/untap with blue.

Snake_Oil on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

1 year ago


Cheers! I've considered Morphling but went with AEtherling since it has the exile effect instead of shroud -- Totally up in the air which'll end up being used though.

Philoctetes on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

1 year ago

Cool deck, I like the shapeshifter package, very flavorful!

No Morphling though? Gotta have the original!

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