Creature — Shapeshifter
: Untap Torchling.
: Target creature blocks Torchling this turn if able.
: Change the target of target spell that targets only Torchling.
: Torchling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
: Torchling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
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|Archenemy: Nicol Bolas (E01)||Rare|
|Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI)||Rare|
|Planar Chaos (PLC)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
7 months ago
Doing a little Brewing with Mairsil, the Pretender because I love commanders that let you use cards that don't see a lot of play. I've definitely come across some interesting stuff.
I'd like to share some of the interactions and also inquire about what others are thinking as far as efficiency and fun, or any other combos/interactions not mentioned.
There are ways to get around the "only once per turn" wording. This is probably the most confusing piece of decks based on this Commander. The most obvious choice is Quicksilver Elemental , allowing you to pay to essential get a new instance of an ability. I am lead to believe that flickering Mairsil will also reset this rule. But if this is wrong or there is a way to make it more clear (OR OTHER WAYS TO DO IT) please share.
Skill Borrower can basically be a Mairsil Lite
Loot Effects are excellent because Mairsil doesn't care if the target are in hand or in graveyard.
6. Pack Rat can be used to create copies of Mairsil, which one will die, but it can be used to evade and get additional uses of abilities.
7. Vector Asp ...
10. The Chain Veil ? Could Grixis Superfriends be a thing with a combo here? If anything you get the ability without the drawback.
11.And this is the big one. Mirror-Mad Phantasm . So the wording here is different, "a card named..." means we won't replace the name with Mairsil, so we will rummage through our deck looking for another Phantasm, that isn't there. So we are able to put our entire library into the graveyard. From here we can use a combo based around Narcomoeba , Bloodghast Fatestitcher , Dread Return , Laboratory Maniac , and flashback Deep Analysis for the win. It's a little janky, but it is essentially a 2 card combo with a little support.
12.Aside from that, Necrotic Ooze would love all these activated abilities in the graveyard.
Again I'm looking to provide some clarity, for others and myself, on good ways to take this commander. If anything I've shared is wrong or there are better ways to do it, please let everyone know!
11 months ago
Ryanh12 the AEtherling is indeed the main way of flickering Mairsil. This is probably a last resort though in the case that the other combos cannot be executed. The main cage target for Mairsil is Mirror-Mad Phantasm to put your entire deck into your graveyard and infinite combo from there.
I used to be running a less combo and more value Mairsil deck if you are interested. It ran creatures like Torchling for additional protection for Mairsil. As well, Shauku, Endbringer was an excellent piece of removal. Additional untappers helped me gain additional value. I thought Soliton and Horseshoe Crab were neat and still have both in foil! Attaining a lock with AEtherling and Nevinyrral's Disk was also quite satisfying.
11 months ago
Creature - Shapeshifter
: Riftling phases out. When Riftling phases in, draw a card.
: Riftling phases out. When Riftling phases in, target creature phases out.
: Put a +1/+1 counter on Riftling.
: Riftling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.
: Riftling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.
1 year ago
This is a strictly better Needle Drop , which is already a decent card.
Bestow (If you cast this card for its bestow cost, it’s an Aura spell with enchant creature. It becomes a creature again if it’s not attached to a creature.)
Enchanted creature gets +2/+2.
A deck can have any number of cards named ~.
If this is not a card in the next un-set, I will eat my hat.
1 year ago
1 year ago
Yo S1ayerMonkey, some cards you can consider using:
- Torchling / Morphling - More protection
- Thousand-Year Elixir - Good both caged and un-caged
- Cavern Harpy - 1 life to bounce back Mairsil as well as can stack
- Anger - Haste to activate Mairsil right away
I would also suggest some synergy cards like Read the Runes as you don't really care what cards go into your grave, as well as Notion Thief when you do your wheel effects. Overall Mairsil is a damn fun commander :P
2 years ago
How is fan favorite black? Black is the least cooperative and most selfish of all the colors, so I believe that it should be either red, white, or green, the colors of community and cooperation.
2 years ago
CivilizedSin, I use Torchling as a replacement for Morphling (reserved cards sometimes are impossible to find), but it's weaker in so many situations. And I won't run both, it's just an overkill. I also used Avatar of Woe, but I've found it to be on a weaker side of tap abilities. I'd rather tap to draw 3 with Arcanis the Omnipotent. So I prefer Galecaster Colossus as a removal of choice, because it deals with almost any permanent, doesn't need haste and can tap some other wizard (wich I have plenty of) for activation. The deck is a blast indeed, my favourite commander of all time by far! :)