Quicksilver Elemental


Format Legality
Noble Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Mirrodin (MRD) Rare

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Quicksilver Elemental

Creature — Elemental

(Blue): Quicksilver Elemental gains all activated abilities of target creature until end of turn. (If any of the abilities use that creature's name, use this creature's name instead.)

You may spend blue mana as though it were mana of any color to pay the activation costs of Quicksilver Elemental's abilities.

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Quicksilver Elemental Discussion

foxboy93 on The Pretender

3 weeks ago

Mairsil, the Pretender

Quicksilver Elemental

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Just for reference


Please describe to me, among the 4/5 cards listed in the combo, which one is allowing you to:

"Untap for U Mana"

Besides Hateflayer, there is no other way to untap Mairsil with the listed cards in the combo. I am unsure where you are getting an extra untap ability from, but it is not with the listed cards.

As described, this combo WOULD work if you had a way to discount the mana you were using. Add in Heartstone or Training Grounds and this combo DOES work:

Tap for UUUUse U for Quicksilver ability - refresh abilitiesUse UU to untap with Hateflayer - Quicksilver allows U mana to be used in place of any other color (training grounds makes it so its U, letting you make infinite mana if you cannot target a player for example)Mairsil now has the ability to tap again for UUU and can repeat the steps for an insta-kill

Neotrup on Does this odd card interaction ...

3 weeks ago

Even if Quicksilver Elemental manages to exile a card with some other copied ability, it won't be able to cast anything with Elite Arcanist's ability, as Elite Arcanist's two abilities are linked.

drwhosmith4 on Does this odd card interaction ...

3 weeks ago

So I was thinking today about Quicksilver Elemental and I thought about what would happen if you target Elite Arcanist? I would assume that Quicksilver Elemental would get the cast ability but because there is no spell imprinted on Quicksilver Elemental, it would cast nothing. I am no rules expert so I figured I should ask in case there is some rule that makes this different.

kanokarob on Ramos & Kraj

1 month ago

The reverse.

Experiment Kraj and Ramos, Dragon Engine should work the same way as Mairsil, the Pretender caging Quicksilver Elemental.

Which is what I was saying quite plainly in both of my posts. Reading comprehension.

cloudsol on Ramos & Kraj

1 month ago

You're saying that the interaction between Mairsil, the Pretender and Quicksilver Elemental would produce a similar interaction between Ramos, Dragon Engine and Experiment Kraj?

kanokarob on Ramos & Kraj

1 month ago

If Mairsil, the Pretender himself restricted the abilities, then using a caged Quicksilver Elemental's ability to copy his own activated abilities would not produce abilities that also can only be activated once per turn. But, it does. What Mairsil does then, is essentially add a once-per-turn-clause to the abilities of his caged cards.

Which means, since giving himself those abilities by way of a different ability still makes them once-per-turn, the same would reasonably be true for any other ability that gives something the once-per-turn ability of another thing. So Experiment Kraj would therefore not be able to activate a the ability borrowed from Ramos, Dragon Engine more than once each turn.

kanokarob on Ramos & Kraj

1 month ago

I would imagine it works the same way as Mairsil, the Pretender with a caged Quicksilver Elemental. If that's the case, then yes, it gets the once per turn clause as well.

YouGotFranked on Mairsil - Versatile Stax

1 month ago

3 cards to consider: Hateflayer combo with Tree of Perdition for an insta-kill on a player. Illusionist's Bracers and Rings of Brighthearth let you double down on your activated abiities without being too reliant on Quicksilver Elemental

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