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.
|Have (2)||, gildan_bladeborn|
Printings View all
|Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS)||Mythic Rare|
|Shadowmoor (SHM)||Mythic Rare|
Combos Browse all
- Grindstone + Painter's Servant
- Painter's Servant + Sphinx's Tutelage
- Blasting Station + Painter's Servant + Teysa, Orzhov Scion
- Painter's Servant + Purphoros, Bronze-Blooded
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Painter's Servant Discussion
1 week 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.
1 week ago
2 weeks 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!
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!
2 weeks ago
magwaaf, I wish!
2 weeks ago
mynameisfifi I am a sucker for filthy stax and always wanted to build Llawan, so thank you for the list!
The Mechanized Production package is exactly what I needed. I am pretty careful with dropping Painter's Servant, but after one grind, its usually gone. I am going to swap spheres Damping for Resistance (Damping is not very effective in my meta), and pull Pendrell Mists for Mechanized Production right away.
2 weeks ago
- Trait Doctoring is bad. Consider swapping for Sway of Illusion, which I wish I had on several occasions playing the deck.
- Blind Seer could be useful... not sure.
- Painter's Servant gets TONS of hate, and doesn't last very long once it's out (making Grindstone very sad. There needs to be reliable methods of recursion in the deck.
- I want to stick a Stormtide Leviathan in here somewhere to help close out games.
The deck is a blast to play (not so much for the rest of the table) so I want to tweak it a bit - please share your thoughts! Especially on bullet 3 :)
1 month ago
Creatures having a color is already something you can break in commander, though. You can use Painter's Servant naming in your Elesh Norn deck (not that you would in this case) to give all of your opponents protection from your creatures with Absolute Law.
Additionally, Transguild Courier and Sphinx of the Guildpact both get boosts that apply to color even with no changes to the current rules. The point isn't that "this card is x color" because we can already break that in commander. The reason they're banned is because of the rule that the mana symbol appears on the card. This is the same reason that Quenchable Fire can't be run in a mono-red deck despite nothing about the card being blue.
On the point of Gyruda, Doom of Depths I will say you're not entirely wrong here, but let's not forget that Wizards has been pushing color pies and power levels a LOT lately. So to that end I would defend the card pointing to limited blue reanimation effects like Back from the Brink or Body Double. Blue has limited ability to copy or create tokens of creatures in graveyards, so the fact that this latest one is extremely limited feels like it's pushing blue, but not entirely out of context. You can only reanimate something milled with its ETB effect and only if it has an even CMC. It's possible to entirely whif on this and not get anything to reanimate, unlike similar black effects that are more or less guaranteed to bring you back something from the graveyard.
1 month ago
I have rebuild my Mill deck
Commander / EDH*
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I am looking forward for your feedback :)