Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. Its controller reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a creature card. The player puts that card onto the battlefield, then shuffles all other cards revealed this way into his or her library.

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Polymorph occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Polymorph Discussion

sergiodelrio on Pioneer No Mana Cost

2 weeks ago


To be honest, I don't have any Pioneer experience, but instead a lot of Modern experience. Having brewed my fair share of Polymorph/Indomitable Creativity decks, I can assure you that Jalira is not worth it. Why? You'll just end up having bad luck and revealing more copies of her when you use her effect. Your best bet imho is Aetherworks Marvel. This strategy, otherwise, is quite sketchy in Pioneer, because it lacks the noncreature ramp support. Maybe splash black for reanimation. A basic rule of deckbuilding would require you to have at least 8 enabler cards if you're playing combo. I honor your effort, but what you're trying to do is just inherently difficult, especially in Pioneer.

sTakkato on USPS: Urza Stax Polymorph Scepter

1 month ago


I chose not to include Torpor Orb for two reasons.

  1. There are not too many critical targets for Torpor Orb. Yes, it stops Thassa's Oracle. However, experienced players easily pivot their wincon. If you are trying to fight against Consulation/Fish Hulk, counterspells are good enough. Are there any relevant competitive decks that get SHUT DOWN by Torpor Orb? Not in my local meta, at least. I think Torpor Orb effect is too narrow.

  2. Urza's ETB effect is very very important. Construct is usually used as the cost for Polymorphand Proteus Staff.

dnthymamai on Talrand, the sky wanker

1 month ago

I like your Polymorph subtheme, hadn't thought about that. Nice deck!

enpc on Polymorph vs Pod decks

1 month ago

Pod decks are designed to leverage Birthing Pod lines, i.e. creatures of increasing CMC. There is also Prime Speaker Vannifar and Yisan, the Wanderer Bard who fit into this category.

A really basic Birthing Pod line might be (using Thrasios, Triton Hero/Tymna the Weaver as your commanders):

From here you can generat infinite mana, recast Thrasios and combo off.That line is quite compact however has to be done over multiple turns or requires an external untapper. There are lines which include cards like Felidar Guardian which can combo off in one turn:

On the other hand, Polymorph or Mass Polymorph decks are designed with a very low creature count, however all of the creatures have huge impact (think Blightsteel Colossus). Then you use non-creature token generators (e.g. Lingering Souls) to give you fodder to polymorph into big stuff for cheap.

There is also Proteus Staff decks which can be polymorph decks, or can be completely creatureless except of the commander. Since staff lets you order the cards you put back (as opposed to it being random from most polymorph effects), you can stack your library basically let you play the whole deck in one hit. Elsha of the Infinite is a good example of this, since she can play the top card of your library. So you stack your deck andthen use cost reducers/untap effects to let you play all of your mana sources (e.g. mana rocks) and make them mana positive.

Funkydiscogod on 1 is enought

2 months ago

You should include some Lazotep Plating to prevent an opponent from removing the token you're trying to Polymorph . It can also make a creature token with hexproof until end of turn.

MurderForBrunch on Oath of Show and Heart! Temur Combo Control

3 months ago

Oh! Right, it is sacrifice. Still, this deck does not have any proper reanimation because it doesn’t have either white or black. The reason it works in Legacy I believe it’s because of the consistency of 60 cards plus the 1v1 nature of the format. Without reanimation Sneak Attack I don’t believe it’s that good in commander.

On the other hand, Divergent Transformations is a really cool card, but as you say it needs tokens, which is a total nombo with Oath of Druids . There’s a different Temur deck with Polymorph and Proteus Staff that super wants that card. That is possibly a variation of this deck that I might try put together. It also looks really fun! :D

Funkydiscogod on Poly'Torn (RUG)

4 months ago

Simic Keyrune only works with Polymorph , and not Indomitable Creativity .

Not Thraben Inspector , because it's a creature, it can be revealed by either Polymorph or Indomitable Creativity , and you won't get Emrakul.

smackjack on Poly'Torn (RUG)

4 months ago

Another way to prevent your opponent to just remove your token in response to Polymorph is to use Simic Keyrune . Its one of few polymorph targets that has hexproof. It can pay for its own activating cost essentially making it cost 1 to turn into a creature.

Thraben Inspector could also be something to consider, as you can polymorph the clue token

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