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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy 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

Tylord2894 on Lazav, the Multifarious dying while ...

1 week 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!!

Vash13 on Meren, the Reanimation-Queen

1 week ago

Hey awsome deck I love Meren and +1 from me for be the only other person running Mind Slash, I dont card if it's not Mana Crypt its damn fun lol, anywho I see you have Puppeteer Clique, some fun cards you might like Melira, Sylvok Outcast just hilarious or play this with Woodfall Primus + any free sac outlet as well, it's fun to blow up their lands and pass turn. Then in every black producing deck I always recommend Necropotence and if you want some shenanigans to happen with that already broken card play Reliquary Tower or Venser's Journal it's a good time. Then lastly you cant really feel golgari without a Life from the Loam easily one of the hardest working cards of all time, need grave presence>loam, need land>loam, need to recure artifacts? Add a Buried Ruin and bam>loam, and that's just for starters, good luck and feel free to check out my meren deck maybe you'll see something you like Meren, The Grave Walker, good luck!

xram666 on Pure, Unadulterated, HATRED

1 month ago

The deck is a little bit low on lands and ramp. I would suggest at least 36 lands and 2-3 additional ramp spells. For ramp cards most important Sol Ring, Rakdos Locket and Commander's Sphere

To cut:

  • Puppeteer Clique -> depends to much on your enemies. But this cut depends on your meta
  • Fling -> Normally your commander should "fling" your creatures. As removal this card is bad and as you are trying to win via commander damage you do not need this card.
  • Soul's Fire Same as Fling
  • Sensei's Divining Top Great in the opening. But a dead card once your commander is online. And you have no benefit from top deck manipulation in your deck.

Lokotor on Hand Hate Marchesa

1 month ago

I think you need more payoffs for discarding, especially the symmetrical discard. Things like Puppeteer Clique, Animate Dead, Diluvian Primordial, Memory Plunder etc..

not sure why you've included Vigean Graftmage when the only card it seems to interact with is Siren of the Silent Song. Graft is usually a decent inclusion regardless, but i think alternative sources would be preferable.

I imagine Kroxa, Titan of Death's Hunger will be difficult to escape for various reasons and don't think he's the best call really.

multimedia on Death and Taxes

2 months ago

Hey, I like your version of Athreos and it has a much higher budget than your Niv deck, nice Scrubland :) There's not a lot of versions of Athroes yet to compare too, but there's some really good interactions here especially Nightmare Shepherd and Mangara of Corondor.

Puppeteer Clique can steal an opponents creature from their graveyard, attack with that creature, at your end step stack the triggers to first put a coin counter on that creature then exile it, returning it to the battlefield under your control.

Eldrazi Displacer can be repeatable exile of opponents creatures for three mana. Steal any opponents creature at your end step at instant speed after you put a coin counter on that creature. Displacer would require more colorless mana sources from lands and mana rocks: Caves of Koilos, Fetid Heath, Talisman of Hierarchy, Mind Stone, Tainted Field, Esper Panorama, Ash Barrens. Displacer can also protect you from an opponent creature attacking you since if you blink an attacking creature it will leave combat and ETB tapped. Can also use the blink with politics.

Plaguecrafter and Fleshbag Marauder are powerful creatures in multiplayer Commander who can sac themselves or another creature you control who may have a coin counter. These creatures are good with Mimic Vat which would give you a repeatable creature at instant speed who can make all your opponents sac a creature. Vat can pair nicely with many board wipes since you can imprint an opponents creature.

Good luck with your deck.

sonnet666 on How does Massacre Girl interact ...

3 months ago

Sure, but based on how OP's friends were talking, it sounded like there were more than a few other creatures on the field.

"They explained that the -1, -1 counters that built up during MG's delayed ability was still on the board"

Nobody describes something as "built up" if there are three or less of that thing.

The point of the example was to show how the triggers from Puppeteer Clique and Unholy Indenture have to happen before any extra Massacre Girl triggers are cleared. I chose 5 1/1's because it was the simplest way to illustrate that.

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