Pir, Imaginative Rascal


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare

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Pir, Imaginative Rascal

Legendary Creature — Human

Partner with Toothy, Imaginary Fiend (When this creature enters the battlefield, target player may put Toothy into their hand from their library, then shuffle.)

If one or more counters would be put on a permanent your team controls, that many plus one of each of those kinds of counters are put on that permanent instead.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal Discussion

mad_hatter_md01 on Hail Hydra

8 hours ago

I feel this deck could use a Vernal Bloom / Mana Reflection or Hardened Scales . Would you fit Pir, Imaginative Rascal back into the deck over a Hardened Scales ?

multimedia on Superfriends Staples??

6 days ago

The Oaths are good as a budget options with Planeswalkers: Oath of Nissa , Oath of Liliana and Oath of Jace . Oath of Nissa can help to color fix for Planeswalkers, good with a budget Sultai manabase. Grateful Apparition can be another repeatable source of no mana cost proliferate. Pir, Imaginative Rascal is a less expensive price Doubling Season effect.

Pernicious Deed is powerful because it destroys all nonland permanents except Planeswalkers equal or less than the amount of X you pay. Spore Frog can be a repeatable Fog which is good to protect Planeswalkers. Vessel of Nascency is a budget way to repeatedly try to find a Planeswalker and put it into your hand while also filling your graveyard for Muldrotha. Kaya's Ghostform can reanimate when the enchanted Planeswalker/creature dies or is exiled. Interplanar Beacon is more budget color fixing for Planeswalkers.

enigmadox on Help with Meren plz

1 week ago

It looks like your trying to go budget with this list as well as low cmc, and +1/+1 counters. Meren of Clan Nel Toth wants creatures to get those experience counters. As well as sac outlets. id recommend increasing creatures and cutting from mostly instants and some enchantments possibly sorcerys too. Also not entirely sure why your running Black Knight . On that note.

Yahenni, Undying Partisan

Carrion Feeder

Nantuko Husk

all low drop creature sac outlet to make those xp counters while meren is out yahenni can get particularly mean as he gets big from board wipes that he can survive.

Skullclamp card draw.

Ashnod's Altar sac outlet and mana.

Sakura-Tribe Elder is great ramp as if meren see it die she gets a xp counter and if she has 2 she just puts it on the battlefield at end step to ramp even more.

Wood Elves is also a good card to res to ramp ahead. It can even tutor Overgrown Tomb if you have one (they are going for about 7 bucks as of this comment don't know your budget.)

Corpsejack Menace explosive with +1/+1.

Fleshbag Marauder make em sac get a counter.

Plaguecrafter make em sac premium.

Merciless Executioner make em sac more.

Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest benefit from them sacing.

Savra, Queen of the Golgari benifit from sacing only if you can sac reliably though. i still feel she is worth mentioning.

Jarad, Golgari Lich Lord a sac outlet that gets big and can win you the game.

Pir, Imaginative Rascal get more counters.

Managorger Hydra get alot of counters.

Gyre Sage get ramp with +1/+1.

Poison-Tip Archer make em pay with life for all the death.

Skullwinder good for politics.

Pollenbright Druid uber cheap proliferate or +1/+1.

Ravenous Slime make other graveyard deck hate you as your creature get huge.

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan a less potent but cheaper Death's Presence .

Scute Mob adorable and terrifing if left on the field to long.

Tendershoot Dryad if you like tokens.

Vigor he makes everything bigger.

Vulturous Zombie bird that gets big.

Winding Constrictor more counters

Golgari Grave-Troll dredge +1/+1 counter a golgari staple cheaper since the reprint

Skullbriar, the Walking Grave +1/+1 staple

you also might want creatures to bomb into with meren.

Avenger of Zendikar high cmc yes but if hes in the grave with enough xp free plants that get bigger or die for xp.

Hornet Queen same as avenger but deathtouch and flying they dont get bigger but dont really need to.

Underrealm Lich is a great way to filter through your top deck and load your graveyard. combos with the oh so pricey but oh so worth it Sylvan Library the way the replacement effect works with these two out has you drawing three cards keeping one putting two into the yard 3 times for 3 more cards in hand an 6 more in your graveyard for meren to see at endstep. (sorry if unnecessary i love that combo.)

i may have gone a little overboard (and could go on) but i think looking through the creatures i mentioned might be able to give the deck a shot in the arm probably aim for 30-35 creatures as thats what meren wants to abuse. thats just the creatures though and you still might want to look into increasing your ramp and card draw.

i hope this helps.

ShaperSavant on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago


Pir, Imaginative Rascal & Toothy, Imaginary Friend have been moved from Mid Power to High Power. Pir & Toothy represents a powerful draw engine in a color combination suitable to utilize it to solid gain.

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Last_Laugh on Can I Get a Math ...

2 weeks ago

Reyhan, Last of the Abzan + Blade of Selves math with either/both additional counters and counter doublers. All math is for 4 total players. Remember that counters are added to Reyhan AND when Reyhan replaces the counters... same goes for doubling.

Hardened Scales / Winding Constrictor / Pir, Imaginative Rascal type that add 1 counter whenever counters are added. Base 18 counters (just Reyhan/Blade) + 12 +1+1 counters per each additional counter. (i.e. 30 w/ 1 additional counter, 42 w/ 2 additional, 54 w/ 3).

3x counters, x2 dying Reyhan, and seen and replaced by 3x Reyhan = 18 counters. +1 counter per Hardened Scales effect on 2x dying Reyhans seen by 3x Reyhan = 6 counters and +1 counter again from each of 6 instances (2x dying Reyhan each seen 3 times) of his counter replacement for 6 more +1+1 counters = 12 per Hardened Scales effect.


Doubling Season OR Corpsejack Menace = 72 counters.


Doubling Season AND Corpsejack Menace = 288 counters.


And now for the hard stuff... Both Doublers AND all 3 Hardened Scales types listed above (aka best case scenario).

3 Reyhan Counters +3 (Pir, etc.), x2 dying Reyhans, x2 (Corpsejack), x2 (Doubling Season) = 48 counters seen by 3x Reyhans for 144 counters. Doubled twice again when Reyhan moves them = 576 counters. Then 12 more (+3 counters from all 3 Hardened Scales effects x2, x2) for each of the 6x 96 counter increments they're actually moved in (12 x 6 = 72). 576 + 72 = 648


KibaAlpha on Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

2 weeks ago

4 players, you and 3 opponents. Before Reyhan, Last of the Abzan hits the field I'm assuming you have Hardened Scales , Pir, Imaginative Rascal , Winding Constrictor , Corpsejack Menace and Doubling Season on the field.

Original Reyhan, Last of the Abzan will hit the field with 12 +1/+1 counters. 3 +1/+1 counters doubled twice, once from Corpsejack Menace and once from Doubling Season but you also get 3 +1/+1 counter1 1 from Hardened Scales , 1 from Pir, Imaginative Rascal and 1 from Winding Constrictor all which would be doubled twice as well making Reyhan, Last of the Abzan enter the field with 24 +1/+1 counters.

When you equip Blade of Selves and swing you will create 3 copies of Reyhan, Last of the Abzan each of which will come in to play with 24 +1/+1 counters on them. Legend rule triggers and the 3 copies of Reyhan, Last of the Abzan get sacrificed. That's 72 counters (base) that you can move on to your original Reyhan, Last of the Abzan but as they move they get doubled twice, once from Corpsejack Menace and once from Doubling Season giving you 288 +1/+1 counters. You will also get 3 +1/+1 counters 1 from Hardened Scales , 1 from Pir, Imaginative Rascal and 1 from Winding Constrictor which is an additional 12 +1/+1 counters because the +1/+1 counters are each doubled twice. The original Reyhan, Last of the Abzan can now get a total of 300 +1/+1 counters.

Last_Laugh on Ishai/Reyhan Counters

2 weeks ago

You'll have better results with Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker at the helm with Atraxa in the 98. Reyhan/Ishai are easier on early mana, draw a LOT less hate, are far more explosive than a single proliferate per turn, and Reyhan's ability to save counters makes the deck far more resilient.

Reyhan and the legendary rule can be abused as well for some VERY explosive plays.

I.e. Blade of Selves on Reyhan is 18 +1+1 counters in a 4 player game. 2x Reyhan die to the legend rule. The 6 counters total from both are seen and replaced by all 3 Reyhans. This can be a commander damage kill as early as turn 3 with t1 Sol Ring into Blade of Selves, t2 Reyhan, t3 equip and swing.

This isn't even counting if you have something like Corpsejack Menace , Winding Constrictor , Pir, Imaginative Rascal , or Hardened Scales as these add extra counters both on Reyhan AND when Reyhan moves the counters. I.e. 2 extra counters would be 5x on each Reyhan, so 5 counters seen by 3 Reyhan twice. The counters are moved in increments of 5 with the 2 extra counters then added again. So 7 counters seen 6 times for 42 total counters.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. It's not budget friendly as a whole but still plenty of budget options to be found in the deck and a pretty big maybeboard. Little Rey of Ishine (Reyhan/Ishai 2.74 cmc)

goodair on Voltron Help

2 weeks ago

Inspiring Call , Pir, Imaginative Rascal , Forgotten Ancient , Hardened Scales , Managorger Hydra , Rogue's Passage . Ways to protect yourself from removal like exile and bounce especially. It will be hard to recover if you keep investing time in building up counters on it, then reset to do it all over again.

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