Puppeteer Clique

Puppeteer Clique

Creature — Faerie Wizard


When Puppeteer Clique enters the battlefield, put target creature card from an opponent's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. It gains haste. At the beginning of your next end step, exile it.

Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)

Browse Alters View at Gatherer


Have (3) Azdranax , rockleemyhero , pskinn01
Want (1) Taufyr

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

Combos Browse all


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern 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

Puppeteer Clique occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.19%

Golgari: 0.13%

Rakdos: 0.18%

Puppeteer Clique Discussion

triproberts12 on Hogaak Persist Combo

1 week ago

Yeah, the list I threw out at first is a little clunky, because I didn't see the Protean Hulk plan. If that's the level of power your table is playing at, efficiency matters.

Here's my pitch for Puppeteer Clique and Woodfall Primus with Renata, Called to the Hunt. As you upgrade the deck, you're going to want altars- Ashnod's Altar, Phyrexian Altar, Altar of Dementia, Greater Good, Yawgmoth, Thran Physician. They can all do degenerate things in general, but just win the game by reanimating a persist creature. Having infinite sac combos built into dorks like Putrid Goblin, Blood Artist, Zulaport Cutthroat, and Viscera Seer also seems good.

To go with that, keeping the reanimation curve low would be most powerful. I can understand the price tag on Unearth being out of reach for a bit and I see Victimize and Stitch Together, but no Animate Dead or Apprentice Necromancer. You only need the one turn to go off, after all!

Slapdragon on Hogaak Persist Combo

1 week ago

triproberts12 thanks for the tips! So far the league budget hasn’t seemed to leave anyone too overpowered, but I’d definitely bring it up with my group if it became an issue.

As for the some of the more high-costed cards like Hatchery Spider and The Mending of Dominaria, I’m a little hesitant to add some of them because there are some more control based decks in my league, currently Nekusar, the Mindrazer and Emry, Lurker of the Loch. I also considered adding some other persist creatures like Puppeteer Clique but I can’t fetch them along with the rest of my combo pieces with Protean Hulk but I do like the idea of them for late game so I’ll just have to start testing some of them and see.

triproberts12 on Hogaak Persist Combo

1 week ago

Oh, also, now I see the game plan. I'd also add in some redundancy with other persist creatures and +1/+1 ETB combo pieces. Namely, Ivy Lane Denizen + Renata, Called to the Hunt and Putrid Goblin + Puppeteer Clique (basically does a 1-turn Rise of the Dark Realms impression), Rendclaw Trow, and Woodfall Primus (not a bad Worldfire impression if you have a decent board!)

Emuron on List of all infinite combos 2.0

3 weeks ago

Metallic Mimic/Sage of Fables/Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Puppeteer Clique + any free sac outlet + any Grave Pact affect.

Metallic Mimic/Sage of Fables/Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Puppeteer Clique + Goblin Bombardment

Metallic Mimic/Sage of Fables/Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Puppeteer Clique + Phyrexian Altar

Basically, if a creature has a +1/+1 counter and a -1/-1 counter on it, the counters see each other and both disappear. This allows persist to trigger indefinitely.

multimedia on Free Shavakadoo

3 weeks ago

Hey, nice budget version of Ghave.

The color fixing in the manabase can be improved on a budget. Command Tower is a staple land for multicolored decks in Commander. Exotic Orchard is another staple land for mutlicolored in multiplayer Commander. Sandsteppe Citadel is the Abzan Tri land and Murmuring Bosk is another Abzan Tri land. Ash Barrens can be cycled for any basic land.

Skullclamp is very good with 1/1 tokens because when you equip it to a 1/1 token that token dies and you draw two cards. This interaction is repeatable as long as you have a token meaning Clamp can draw a lot of cards for very little mana investment. To make room in the budget for Skullclamp consider cutting Stonecoil Serpent? Stonecoil is not a bad card, but it has much less overall impact then Skullclamp would.

Eladamri's Call is one of the best instant creature tutors in Commander and it's $2. Consider cutting Night Soil for Call?

You could improve upon the aristocrat strategy on a budget by adding persist creatures and some enablers to abuse persist.

Ghave is good with persist creatures because he can put a +1/+1 on them which cancels out the -1/-1 counter. This is the interaction that can abuse persist since if the persist creature doesn't have a -1/-1 counter then it can keep dying and returning the battlefield. Good-Fortune Unicorn is the combo enabler with a creature with persist to remove the -1/-1 counter with a +1/+1 counter when the persist creature ETB (enters the battlefield). This counter interaction cancels out the counter leaving the creature with no counter allowing it to keep dying and returning.

With Ghave or another sac outlet such as Carrion Feeder you can keep sacing Finks/Clique and they keep returning to the battlefield. This combo is good with an aristocrat such as Zulaport Cutthroat because then each time Finks/Clique dies your opponents are losing life and they keep dying. With Ghave as the sac outlet then you can also put a lot of counters on Ghave or another creature which can fuel more Saps with Ghave.

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Abzkaban on Ghave That Bitch an Infinite Combo [Primer]

1 month ago

With the spoiling of Renata, Called to the Hunt , I can say with certainty that this card will replace Ivy Lane Denizen . Effectively it’s a counter source with the same cmc, but it doesn’t limit the effect to only green creatures. Being able to combo with Puppeteer Clique adds more combo synergy to the deck and unlocks those few combo lines that were lost on Ivy-Lane.

ghostfire86 on [Primer] Alesha's Slaughterhouse

1 month ago

Animate Dead , Dance of the Dead , Necromancy

Add Worldgorger Dragon for Infinite mana

Add Leonin Relic-Warder for infinite ETB triggers

Can be used with Goblin Bombardment and Purphoros, God of the Forge for infinite damage.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed or Nim Deathmantle with Ashnod's Altar as a sac outlet and Murderous Redcap for infinite colorless mana and damage, or Puppeteer Clique for infinite colorless mana and steal all the creatures in the grave. Shouldn’t be hard to fill the grave since you’re running Dictate of Erebos .

Viscera Seer gives you scry to stanch your deck. Aristocrats give life drain.

Coward_Token on New Athreos

2 months ago

AFAIK since you're allowed to order your own triggers, Shroud!Athreos should work with cards like Apprentice Necromancer , Footsteps of the Goryo , Gruesome Encore , Dawn of the Dead , Goryo's Vengeance , Whip of Erebos & Puppeteer Clique . If you go down that route, you might also want to include flickering cards like Conjurer's Closet .

Load more