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.)

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

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

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Puppeteer Clique Discussion

iammute on [[Primer]] Gonti - Night Market Shenanigans

1 month ago

Have you thought about including Mikaeus, the Unhallowed? He lets you loop any creature infinitely with the Deathmantle combo and synergises well with your sac outlets and Conjurer's Closet for added value.

I like Sepulchral Primordial and Puppeteer Clique too for abusing opponents creatures. Clique also goes infinite with Mikaeus without the Deathmantle which is a nice bonus.

keijser on How to cause more mischief?

1 month ago

Hey, looks like a cool deck.

You've hit most of the enchantments I can think of already but I would for sure fit Darksteel Mutation in and I'm always a sucker for Necropotence.

On the theme of fae trickery you could run Puppeteer Clique which is great value and kinda graveyard hate because it exiles at end of turn. There's also Faerie Artisans that can be really tricky to play against because you will end up getting the ETB first.

Paying some respect to the classic combination of ninjas and faeries you could also consider Fallen Shinobi which with all the evasive creatures you get will have no trouble getting in and if you get to return say a spellstutter sprite then it's just filthy.

Vash13 on Meren's Gravediggers

3 months ago

If your going for a meren stax build there are some fun cards to consider, Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house for you and against your opponents, Necropotence should be in every black deck, Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos both lock out your opponents nicely with all the sacing you intend, Life from the Loam does lots of work in any graveyard deck, if you still want combos and to lock Melira, Sylvok Outcast pairs well with many cards to create grave stax combos such as Woodfall Primus, Puppeteer Clique are good ones to control your opponents graveyard and boardstate, Sadistic Hypnotist can help control their hand, Magus of the Abyss is also fun since everyone has to sac then it can sac itself just to have meren return it at turns end, (on the issue of mana real quick tho since you have all the other mana dorks you might as well pick up an Elves of Deep Shadow to complete.) Combo all this with all the free sac outlets you can find like Altar of Dementia/Ashnod's Altar type cards. well there are others but I think you get the idea, meren works really well with the creature and sac based stax not so much as with the more classic stax requiring tapping and cost shenanigans, tbh meren can be played in lots of different ways, hopefully some of this helps :)

Gidgetimer on seeking ideas for this combo …

3 months ago

Yes, that is the idea. And if you need to make more mana along the way just don't equip the scythe a time or two. You will not put counters on the scythe, but you will net a mana.

As SynergyBuild said above it works with Pitiless Plunderer and Reassembling Skeleton as well to make infinite mana if you don't equip the scythe.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Puppeteer Clique will make you infinite mana while equipping the scythe with Ashnod's Altar or allow you to put infinite counters on while equipping, or infinite colored mana not equipping with Phyrexian Altar.

Gravecrawler and Pitiless Plunderer will make you infinite mana while still equipping the scythe with either Ashnod's Altar or Phyrexian Altar.

Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with either Triskelion or Walking Ballista and a sac outlet can be used to put infinite counters on the scythe or make infinite mana, but they are also infinite damage without the scythe, so it seems redundant.

The gist is that it looks like you are going to need 2 additional pieces to go infinite, not just one.

johnwayne1488 on Hapatra's Poison Ivy

3 months ago

update 07/07/2020

Switched Razaketh, the Foulblooded for Heroic Intervention

Razaket is really expensive and I find I have cheaper ways to tutor for what I need. Got Heroic Intervention in core 2021 so i'm gonna rock it to protect my board at a low cmc!

Flourishing Defenses for Hooded Blightfang

Flourishing Defenses is also expensive, I'd rather have just one Nest of Scarabs effect.

Whispersilk Cloak for Swiftfoot Boots

Yes, you can get damage through with Whispersilk Cloak and get Hapatra's trigger but I find that I don't really need to attack with her that much, I just need her to stay on the board and i can do that on turn 3 with the boots!

Puppeteer Clique for Animate Dead

Puppetee doesn't hit our graveyard for recursion sadly and even though you can get 2 creatures with that persist trigger, Animate Dead is just cheaper and hits every graveyard.

Rampant Growth for Elvish Mystic

Would rather play a turn one Elvish Mystic and a creature than a 2 mana (i'm casting hapatra on turn 2 for sure) spell I can't get back with Meren, Eternal Witness, Animate Dead or Victime.

Smothering Abomination for Liliana's Standard Bearer

I feel like I can benefit from the Bearer more, either by sacrificing my creatures or to answer a boardwipe for example. Abomination is good but it costs more and doesn't have that flash value

Podma101 on Pure, Unadulterated, HATRED

4 months ago

Sorry for the long absence on this deck.

xram666: That is a good point. I ended up cutting the latter three cards you mentioned (Puppeteer Clique is quite strong in my meta). For those three, I slotted in Sol Ring, Commander's Sphere, and Sword of the Animist instead of another land. I may decide to swap Commander's Sphere for Arcane Signet if the draw is unnecessary.

multimedia: I considered the potential inclusion of Obosh, the Preypiercer as a companion, but I worried the deck building restriction was too much. With the recent change to companions, I do not think it is worth it. He may still make it into the 99, but not as a companion.

Thank you both for the suggestions!

Tylord2894 on Lazav, the Multifarious dying while …

4 months ago

Provided Lazav doesn't have a -1 counter already, Lazav will come back as themself.

Lazav has the Persist ability from Puppeteer Clique, so then they die, there will be a Persist trigger since Lazav had the persist ability up until death. Lazav will get brought back, but the effect that made them a copy of the Clique doesn't affect Lazav because it affects the old Lazav (a permanent entering and leaving the battlefield will create new "objects"). Since the new Lazav is a new object, they don't have anything affecting them.

Hope this helps!!

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