Puppet Strings


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Uncommon
Tempest (TMP) Uncommon

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Puppet Strings


(2), Tap: You may tap or untap target creature.

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Puppet Strings Discussion

spudman3d on Power of the Orzhov, Passively Winning

5 months ago

I recommend Magewright's Stone,Thousand-Year Elixir, Puppet Strings, and Illusionist's Bracers to help your commander. AlsoAngel of Despair when flickered with your general gets out of hand quickly.

raefgall on Other People's Suffering

5 months ago

If you want to protect Macar, Champion's Helm, Mask of Avacyn, or Swiftfoot Boots grant Hexproof so that you can still target it with untap effects, Darksteel Plate grants indestructible.

Puppet Strings and Staff of Domination are other options to untap a creature.

Ways to make Macar unblockable would also allow you to attack with him as a means to tap him.

Something like Springleaf Drum, Survivors' Encampment, Holdout Settlement, and Paradise Mantle let you tap him for mana.

I'd highly suggest some additional creatures that benefit from your tap/untap theme.

DrkNinja on IntruZur Alarm | Zur EDH

5 months ago

I really love this deck concept, I think the only thing I would consider adding is a Open the Vaults just in case a rogue Nev Disk or Akroma's Vengeance comes across the table. It would mess up your game plan. I also think you could add an Icy Manipulator or Puppet Strings, in combination with some Orbs Static Orb/Winter Orb you can get some sick lockdown combos.

Alkadron on triad of the fates EDH

8 months ago

This looks super cool!

How often do you put fate counters on opponent's creatures, to threaten the exile? It looks like it could be super political, which looks like lots of fun.

You may want to consider Puppet Strings if you find yourself with too much mana and not enough ways to untap the triad. It can tap-down opponents' creatures too, if you need that more.

Also, it looks a bit light on card-draw. It also looks like it has a giant pile of mana-outlets for you to play with if your hand is empty and you have a board-presence... but I feel like recovering from boardwipes (which are everywhere in EDH) will be pretty challenging. I could be wrong though. You'd have to let me know.

Pheardemons on

10 months ago

Magewright's Stone, Puppet Strings, and Staff of Domination because you want to be able to use the commander's ability as much as possible. Also, those are going to be huge targets once people realize what is happening. You'll want as much redundancy as possible.

For extra ramp, you could play Extraplanar Lens. To be a cuckhold and not give the benefit to anyone else you could play Snow covered mountains instead of regular ones.

Also, I think you could play some different big red stuff. Avatar of Slaughter could be hugely beneficial for you. Since you have to sacrifice him, you are the only one that gets the double strike benefit. Excruciator just to bypass any Fogs in your meta. Utvara Hellkite seems extremely beneficial because it will give you a dragon just for attacking. Plus, you already play multiple dragons. Spitebellows just seems funny here. It will always deal 6 damage to something! Furyborn Hellkite I feel like you could use if you made the deck a little different. Anything to deal one damage, to get a 12/12 flying for three mana. Hellkite Igniter seems good here, since you play an artifact subtheme. Hellkite Charger for the win. Scourge of the Throne for the same reason as Hellkite Igniter. Ryusei, the Falling Star for board wipes. Thundermaw Hellkite to tap all flying creatures so your attacks can get through. Akroma, Angel of Fury because she can just be a powerhouse. Combustible Gearhulk actually seems like a win-win for your deck. Neheb, the Eternal seems like he could benefit you with extra mana mainphase two. Conquering Manticore and Zealous Conscripts for similar reasons. Dragon Mage if you need a new hand. Combat Celebrant seems good here. Goblin Dark-Dwellers could be a possibility. Heartless Hidetsugu, dude yes!

I mainly searched for power, so I'm sure there are other creatures to look up with good ETB effects. After doing that search for you I realized that I like Feldon as a commander. Hope you don't mind if I make him based on your deck XD.

griz024 on Merieke Ri Berit Sleeper OP

1 year ago

Rupture Spire is awful. It slows you down by alot. Even Evolving Wilds is faster.

Conjurer's Closet is a free deadeye activation every endstep.

Fatestitcher and Aphetto Alchemist let you untap meriekei b4 her teigger resolves meaning you can steal 2 creatures a turn. Puppet Strings and Thousand-Year Elixir can do this as well

Here is a link to a post explaining how this works:


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