Pili-Pala

Legality

Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Shadowmoor (SHM) Common

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Pili-Pala

Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

Flying

(2), Untap: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool.

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Pili-Pala Discussion

Crazyshak48 on Goddess of Etherium (Budget)

2 weeks ago

Thanks multimedia! I definitely agree on Anointed Procession, it's been an outstanding card. I have yet to live the dream of having it and Panharmonicon down at the same, but all in good time :) Also, Grand Architect and Pili-Pala is just funny, that one always throws people for a loop.

NeoXiphos on Infinite Karn - Turn 0/1 Win

3 weeks ago

Thank you for informing me about Barren Glory. I couldn't find any specific rulings on starting the game with it on the field, but now I know. I hadn't really factored in Pili-Pala's summoning sickness because I usually managed to activate the combo by turn 3 and play Pili-Pala on turn two. This is the first deck I've made built on specific combo cards like Pili-Pala + Paradise Mantle + Training Grounds, so thanks for the input.

Cipher001 on Mdrn Deck built around Jace ...

4 weeks ago

Well, illusion tribal is actually a thing. Not a very competitive thing, but it's a thing. Cards like Illusory Angel are cheap for their mana costs, but often have a "dies to any kind of targeting, ever" clause, like good ol' Phantasmal Bear here. Good thing Lord of the Unreal is also a thing. There's Jace's Phantasm if you want to go a more indirect route with mill, but that might be difficult. One deck on this site uses Grand Architect and Pili-Pala to great effect with all these cheap blue creatures to make casting infinitely high mana cards possible through way of -- you guessed it -- infinite combo. It's not going to be super competitive, but modern decks (I think that's the format that'll give you the most flexibility) don't have to all be Death's Shadow or Storm or Affinity. Casual playlists are often more fun, in my experience, but that's a subjective opinion and subject to factors like the competitiveness of your playgroup. Do you have a certain level of power in mind or specific format you want it to be in if any?

Yesterday on Looking for creatures tha benefit ...

1 month ago

Thanks, I hadn't considered Pili-Pala and didn't know that Ambassador Laquatus was a card, could be very handy!

(Also inb4 The Scarab God which I forgot to mention in the first post.)

Epidilius on Looking for creatures tha benefit ...

1 month ago

Ambassador Laquatus works really well with Training Grounds. Pili-Pala works as well.

Icbrgr on The best cards not worth ...

1 month ago

Righteous Authority is another card that comes to mind for me in terms of something that at a glance looks really great with lots of potential with so many Spellbook effects available...and all the ckeeky kamigawa cards out there like Jushi Apprentice/Kiyomaro, First to Stand but again mana investment makes it pretty tough to pull off for 5 mana to be just part of a combo piece.

@Sinist3r yeah id love to take a peek at another Skaab Ruinator brew!and yeah i agree about card disadvantage, life gain, and +1/+1 counter based cards to be difficult to navigate traps for a lot of players (I've been that guy more than once..).

@Xica thank you for bringing Nimble Obstructionist to my attention! i'll have to playtest that guy.... i would like to see you being right about some of these cards finding a place.

@sylvannos Hair-Strung Koto and Realms Uncharted seem pretty interesting... Hedron Crab with maybe some shennagans with Pili-Pala + Freed from the Real and Crucible of Worlds?

Barsan on Consume: by Phenax

1 month ago

Deranged Assistant, in addition to being a rare blue mana dork. Is mainly in there for a combo I found for Necrotic Ooze when it shares a graveyard with Pili-Pala. I can mill my own library at mana speed and briefly access every activated ability, including Tree of Perdition and Eater of the Dead.

Paradox Engine doesn't really shine in a deck with such a heavy focus on permanents over instants and sorceries but Havengul Lich would certainly be useful. Especially in conjunction with Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if there's a card besides Teferi that I could swap for it.

Barsan on Consume: by Phenax

1 month ago

Deranged Assistant, in addition to being a rare blue mana dork. Is mainly in there for a combo I found for Necrotic Ooze when it shares a graveyard with Pili-Pala. I can mill my own library at mana speed and briefly access every activated ability, including Tree of Perdition and Eater of the Dead.

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