Painter's Servant


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Painter's Servant

Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

As Painter's Servant enters the battlefield, choose a color.

All cards that aren't on the battlefield, spells, and permanents are the chosen color in addition to their other colors.

Painter's Servant Discussion

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

3 weeks ago

@Medlin1 Oh! Duel Commander is a different issue altogether. The loss of the moxes lowers the chance of getting Animar out turn 2, so that hurts a bit. You could try replacing one of them with Simian Spirit Guide I guess. I don't think that the loss of Gaea's Cradle or Mystical Tutor is too big of a deal.

I don't know the Duel Commander meta that well, so I can't offer suggestions on what sorts of cards would be better for 1v1, but there are some general card suggestions I can make. For example, in Duel Commander Painter's Servant is legal! Pop that in to replace one of the moxes. Naming black or white means Animar can't be targetted by anything and can't be blocked. I've been hoping that they would unban that for regular commander for a long time now.

In Duel Commander, Primeval Titan and Prophet of Kruphix are also legal. The Titan used to speed up my old decklist by about one turn, but with JMCraig's current list already being really fast I'm not sure how much benefit the titan would bring. It would need testing. The Prophet, on the other hand, would definitely be worth playing. Although it doesn't give you as huge a benefit as it does in multiplayer games, being able to untap your mana sources and cast cards on your opponent's turns is a huge help in speeding up your game plan, holding back information from the opponent, and playing around counterspells by pressuring control decks to spend mana on their own turns.

Flooremoji on Bant Ascendancy

4 weeks ago

Painter's Servant ? Easy Infinite mill. I don't know about Lorscale/Chasm package, them seem slow. What about goyf in their place?

Maino on Cruel Sun

4 weeks ago

Coalhauler Swine and Stuffy Doll are already included in the deck, while Boros Reckoner I think is too fragile to include on its own, without at least a small package of protection cards. Coalhauler Swine is almost as fragile but it has much more potential.

As for Painter's Servant I didn't know it was banned, therefore I've taken it down from the maybeboard (which is a bit messy anyway). Thank you for pointing that out!

Last_Laugh on Oops I went infinite.(100%competitiveBudgetAnimar)

1 month ago

Does your playgroup let you get away with banned cards? If so consider Painter's Servant , if not, drop Prophet of Kruphix .

hkhssweiss on Teysa, Orzhov Scion

1 month ago

Hey welcome to T/O Lloki!

First thing first, I'm unsure if you know but Painter's Servant is banned in EDH unless your playgroup allows a certain amount of banned cards.

Now to the next part, it looks like you are going for a combo Teysa deck, so here might be some cards that can be considered:

Hope that helps! Feel free to ask for any advice as well!

hungry000 on Painting Iona's Gifts - Esper Gifts

1 month ago

This deck would be much cooler if you played some color hate cards like Celestial Purge, Kor Firewalker, Burrenton Forge-Tender, Story Circle, Flashfreeze, etc in the sideboard; that way, if you have a Painter's Servant but don't yet have an Iona out you can name red and gain life or kill any permanent with Celestial Purge.

Perplex seems unnecessary. It doesn't look for any combo pieces, and it's more cost-efficient to play cantrips and other normal card draw spells. Alternatively you could play Muddle the Mixture, which serves as combo protection and a way to get a combo piece. I also don't think the 3 mana counterspells are good enough. Mana Leak and more Remand are better there.

Gidgetimer on Deafening Clarion + Firesong and ...

2 months ago

Lifelink means that all damage dealt by a source causes you to gain that much life. Assuming FS&SS were your only creature Deafening Clarion would deal 18 damage and you would therefore gain 18 life. All the damage is dealt as a single event, so you get 1 instance of lifegain from a white instant or sorcery, and get to Lightning Bolt once.

For the second question I assume you are asking when a singe Red/White spell will cause multiple FS&SS triggers via dealing damage and lifelink. There are currently no single cards that would give you multiple triggers, but I will use mono red examples so that you can see the difference in wording in case Painter's Servant ever gets unbanned or your playgroup plays fast and loose with the ban list. Pyroclasm does all of its damage as a single event and would therefore give you one instance of lifegain and 1 trigger. Chandra's Fury deals damage as two events and would therefore be two instances of lifegain and two triggers. Cone of Flame deals damage as three different events and would be three instances of lifegain and three triggers.

Memphismaymagic5 on Paint It Black

2 months ago

Cool deck!

I would only suggest adding Chord of Calling, Collected Company or Eldritch Evolution, these cards help you find Painter's Servant faster than Garruk.

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