Solemn Simulacrum

Artifact Creature — Golem

When Solemn Simulacrum enters the battlefield, you may search your library for a basic land card and put that card onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffle your library.

When Solemn Simulacrum dies, you may draw a card.

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Solemn Simulacrum Discussion

acbooster on Would a creature equipped with ...

3 days ago
  1. It would be a Scarecrow Zombie. Xenograft has a static effect that gives all of your creatures the Scarecrow type, and Nim Deathmantle returns the creature as a Zombie. Note that it would only have these types, since Nim Deathmantle makes it just a Zombie, and Xenograft makes it a Scarecrow in addition to its other types. Solemn Simulacrum would lose the Golem type.

  2. It would be blue/black. Nim Deathmantle returns it as a black creature, and Painter's Servant makes it blue in addition to its other colors.

  3. Nim Deathmantle will always override Changeling, because Changeling is a characteristic-defining ability. Within a layer, characteristic-defining abilities are always applied first, then the rest in timestamp order.

Layers are a tricky thing to handle and are very confusing, so I may have gotten the first two slightly wrong. I can't find anything in the rules about effects that grant effects "in addition to" other effects, so my logic is that these are applied after a card's characteristics are defined.

Yesterday on Would a creature equipped with ...

3 days ago

I'm building a Reaper King deck. Functionally I was wondering that, if I had a Xenograft on the battlefield (with Scarecrow as the chosen subtype) and I had a Solemn Simulacrum return to the battlefield with Nim Deathmantle's secondary effect, would it enter the battlefield as a Scarecrow Zombie or just a Zombie?

Also (though I realise all these questions likely have the same answers), if I have a Painter's Servant on the battlefield with blue as my chosen colour, will a creature equipped with Nim Deathmantle be blue and black or just black?

Also also, if Nim Deathmantle is equipped to a Shapeshifter like Cairn Wanderer, does Nim Deathmantle override the Changeling ability and cause it to be only a Zombie?

soul22 on That Mardoo That You Do

4 days ago

First, I would cut Valor in Akros instead of Call for Unity

Second, if you can find one Purphoros, God of the Forge is nice free damage + mana sink

Third, why are you using Pilgrim's Eye and not good ol' Solemn Simulacrum ? Don't have one ?

Fourth, No Panharmonicon ?!?

If you want more idea go see my own Alesha list: Alesha aggro/attrition

Rhadamanthus on Solemn Simulacrum in the Karmic ...

4 days ago

You can only shortcut through actions in a loop if each step would have a 100% predictable result. The shuffling in your example introduces a very significant random element, but there is a way to do this if you have an "instant-speed" sacrifice outlet and your opponent is open to skipping through redundant shuffles.

  • Let's start with each of Solemn Simulacrum, Karmic Guide, and Reveillark on the battlefield
  • Sacrifice the Simulacrum. The draw trigger goes onto the stack
  • Respond by sacrificing Guide and Reveillark. Now Reveillark's trigger is on top of the stack
  • Let Reveillark's trigger resolve, returning Guide and Simulacrum. The Guide's trigger and Simulacrum's land fetch trigger are now on top of the stack, in the order of your choice.
  • Let the Guide and Simulacrum triggers resolve. You're now back at the initial position except the draw trigger from earlier is still waiting on the stack.
  • Respond by sacrificing Simulacrum, putting another draw trigger on the stack, then respond by sacrificing Guide and Reveillark to keep the loop going

If you don't have an "instant-speed" sacrifice outlet then you can't loop in the way described above. The only way to shortcut in that situation is to choose not to draw cards for Simulacrum's "you may draw a card" trigger, because like you said, no one knows what card you're going to draw each time.

El_Scorcho_3.14 on Solemn Simulacrum in the Karmic ...

4 days ago

Alright so I was wondering how you would shortcut looping Solemn Simulacrum in the Karmic Guide/Reveillark combo. In REALITY you would have to draw a card when it's sacrificed and tutor a land when it comes back and then shuffle before drawing a card and repeating the process. Is there any way to "shortcut" this so I don't have to shuffle my deck 15+ times. I'd say you could search out all the lands and draw an equal number of cards, if not for the fact that you could've drawn one of the basic lands if you'd done the loop properly without shortcuts. Which way would I do this in practice?

nucli3rpenguin on yahenni sac aggro

4 days ago

Vzq, ya i normally play in a fairly casual meta so i try not to include infinite combos in my decks, but at GPs and other competitive events i put in Triskelion to end games faster. I do like Bloodsoaked Champion and Crypt of Agadeem but im debating on which card to take out for the champion. So far im looking at Solemn Simulacrum given i dont think its anything more than fodder and champion is fodder that comes back.

Xithon on Fun with morph

1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback greyninja,

I can't believe I forgot Den Protector -DUH!- I've seen this card a thousand times. Thanks for the reminder!

I also really like the idea of replacing the land-grab sorceries with creatures to create more synergy with Animar. I'll be adding your Wood Elves & Solemn Simulacrum combo to my list up top once I've procured the cards and edit my deck, SUPER SWEET!!! I also added some of your other suggestions to my maybe board, but I'm pretty sure they'll find their way into v2 of the deck. You've obviously played Animar a lot and I really value your suggestions and comments.

Also, I took a look at your Animar deck... why you gotta be so mean? HAHAHA! Seriously though, great work, I meant it when I said I loved big creatures. Super aggro-stompy-combo goodness!!! +1 :-)

UnleashedHavok on Alesha, Who Luls at Death

1 week ago

This is why I like talking to other players, I had not thought about that interaction with Sun Titan and Doomed Necromancer, thanks Rikente! My digs with Buried Alive may look much different, we'll see. I'll have to figure out the most strategic way to get those pieces. My normal targets in a casual game are Anarchist, Solemn Simulacrum, and a sacrifice outlet. What do yours normally look like in a casual setting? Obviously in a competitive setting I'll either go for an infinite loop or a Master of Cruelties, depending on the board state.

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