Painter's Servant

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.

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Painter's Servant Discussion

Peoni on Augustin STAX EDH

2 months ago

Your lack of proper wincon might net you a lot of hate at the table. You can Armageddon and Winter Orb all day, but if you don't have some method of breaking parity and killing the table, ultimately all you're doing is dragging out the game and not making much progress. Maybe that's your goal though.. to just make everyone suffer and regret playing the game, and if that's the case more power to you! Perhaps your friends deserve such a fate. :^) But I would recommend adding in some general wincons to actually end everyone's misery and let them know you came to win instead of just making them dread a 2 hour game where nobody wins lol.

Infinite mana combos like Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter and Grand Architect + Pili-Pala plus X cost targeted draw spells like Blue Sun's Zenith and Stroke of Genius make for either humorous yet fair ways of milling an opponent to death in one turn, or milling yourself with pieces like Jace, Wielder of Mysteries, Laboratory Maniac, and Thassa's Oracle to just straight up win the game. If you wanted to push your budget there's also the dirty Grindstone + Painter's Servant combo to, again, mill people to death. Then, after all that, you'd want to add in artifact tutors to fetch your filthy combo pieces and close the game out before people begin to complain about your gloriously oppressive board state. Cards like Fabricate, Tezzeret the Seeker, and Whir of Invention would do nicely. You could also run Muddle the Mixture as a flex card that could either be used to keep your opponents from getting to use their toys, or to again fetch your combo pieces i.e. Isochron, Pili-Pala, Thassa's Oracle, Painter's Servant if you wanted, etc. I'd be more than happy to help optimize this deck in budget if you wanted. :^) Just let me know.

Gidgetimer on None

2 months ago

Color identity only matters in EDH deck construction or if an effect specifically references "color identity". In all other cases color is used, color is any colored mana in the casting cost plus any color indicators (Dryad Arbor) or characteristic defining abilities (Transguild Courier) that define a cards color. Color can also be modified by static effects from permanents such as on Painter's Servant or Mycosynth Lattice.

casual_competitive on Bruvac's Millibuster

2 months ago

Grindstone + Painter's Servant inf mill, going infinite is lame but this combo kinda cool.

HydraOoze on Lazav Lord of Manipulation

2 months ago

Thanks for the comments VampDemigod. My primary way to win is to combo off using the Mindcrank + Duskmantle Guildmage combo or the Painter's Servant + Grindstone \ Sphinx's Tutelage combo. Otherwise I can just make lazav copy a fat creature and equip some swords and go for Voltron win.

enpc on Need Infinite Mana

4 months ago

You could also go with Painter's Servant + Phyrexian Altar + Training Grounds. All three are decent outside of the combo, but together you get 2 faeries for the cost of 1 coloured mana (either blue or black) which you can then generate from the Altar by sacing one of the faeries.

stupidhead on Ayli Lad Farm "cedh"

4 months ago

You could run Painter's Servant and Grindstone with this deck because they're both under 2 cmc

Amoskeag on Cursed Energy Grindstone

4 months ago

Hey! Mill is always a fun strategy, here are my thoughts for this "Cursed Mill" deck.

Fraying Sanity will make your mill effects much better, even when they "Whiff" on your Grindstone, and speaking of Grindstone, Painter's Servant is a really fun combo with it but BOY it's a pretty penny right now so let's forget about that. The other curse that flys to mind is Curse of the Bloody Tome, keep dumping that library into the yard!

Energy Field is for sure a neat card, but you have to basically stop playing the game to keep it in play, that's big sad energy when you want to stall out the game and pull ahead. Call me crazy but with a White or Green Splash, you could play Wheel of Sun and Moon enchanting yourself, preventing you from ever losing your Energy Field do to its ability! but that's something for version 2 of the deck I'd say.

And now that M21 is on its way you get some copies of Bruvac the Grandiloquent, it's totally made to improve your game plan!

Rewind is cool but you seem to have plenty of the "untap x lands" effect, Remand would give you the ability to stop a player's turn and draw you a card.

Since currently this is a 2 color deck, and you want mana rocks, drop the Star Compass and just use Talisman of Dominance if you don't have the basic land you need it's going to hinder your ability to play, Talisman pings you for colored mana (not the colorless note) but you'll be able to get exactly the mana you need without getting caught by luck of the draw.

Furthermore, your mana base is comparable to a burn deck's count, your going to be getting to 3 lands as a top-end consistently with proper shuffling. you have cards in the 4 and 6 mana range, you'll want to get to 21 or 22 lands so you are making your land drop every turn. Your mana base can also be made more consistent with a few two-color lands, I would recommend the Scry Lands as a starting point. Temple of Deceit would be the one you want. Also Castle Vantress. Other lands you can use to improve the consistency of your mana base include Drowned Catacomb, Choked Estuary, Underground River, and Watery Grave. Creeping Tar Pit serves an additional purpose of being a creature you can use to close out the game if the mill isn't working, also it's Unblockable yay!

MagicalHacker on Need help finding all 2-card …

4 months ago

magwaaf, I wish!

RiotRunner789, I do have a few of those already, such as Helm of Obedience + Rest in Peace and Painter's Servant + Grindstone.

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