Venser, Shaper Savant


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters 2017 Edition (MM3) Rare
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Future Sight (FUT) Rare

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Venser, Shaper Savant

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

Flash (You may cast this spell at any time you could cast an instant.)

When Venser, Shaper Savant enters the battlefield, return target spell or permanent to its owner's hand.

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Venser, Shaper Savant Discussion

ArchonBlue on Mono Blue Control

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the feedback everyone! I cut 4x Sower of Temptation for 2x Vedalken Shackles and 2x Venser, Shaper Savant. I agree that I need some way to deal with lands, and I like Field of Ruin, but I wonder if Ghost Quarter would work better herr because its faster and my average cmc is pretty low anyways.

DukeSteele on The Last Guardian (Control)

2 weeks ago

The deck had its maiden voyage at my LGS's EDH event and managed to perform well, winning one game with Labman. The second game could have gone better but for a misplay on my part, but still, the deck proved highly resilient!

Early Observations:

Azor's Gateway  Flip is the real deal.

I may need some way to loot my yard, at one point I had no way of rescuing Laboratory Maniac.

Flicker effects with my various ETB's proved hugely beneficial and really helped me play around resilient threats. Flickering Venser, Shaper Savant was an all-star.

Azor's draw ability is awesome, but I'd like to make him a little more threatening... I will try to obtain a Runechanter's Pike and test it out!

theindigoeffect on Looking for Creatures that Cheat ...

3 weeks ago

I've been tuning my Animar, Soul of Elements deck for a while, and while I'm usually quite good at protecting him with cards like Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, Voidmage Prodigy, and Venser, Shaper Savant, I think that I still need more low cmc creatures that can cheat out my fatties, just in case Animar, Soul of Elements gets nuked.

A little information about my deck: I don't run anything but creatures, which gives me a lot of synergy and allows me to make uninhibited use of cards Nullstone Gargoyle and Momir Vig, Simic Visionary, so I'm not interested in non-creature cards like Quicksilver Amulet.

I run a few Eldrazi, but the deck is mostly focused on playing creatures with stax/disruption effects like Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger and Grenzo, Havoc Raiser.

I don't know of many cards like Elvish Piper, other than Djinn of Wishes and Mindwrack Liege, but while they are decent, they aren't quite as efficient as Elvish Piper is, and I could still use more options.

Please help!

APunyPenguin on Wizard Paradox

1 month ago

Venser, Shaper Savant is an amazing card in Inalla and even better since you're doing the Paradox Engine thing. Assuming you have enough mana to cast him and pay for Inalla'ss ability you can return all of your opponent's cards to their hand..

Cast Venser. Venser enters triggering Inalla and himself. Resolve Venser returning himself then resolve Inalla creating a venser token to return whatever.

Yeah you would have to sacrifice the token if you do it again. I Have only been able to do it once but it was great.

Ashnod's Altar and bloodline necromancer gives you infinite Bloodline Necromancers and colorless mana.

With Ashnod's Altar in play Cast Bloodline Necromancer.Bloodline Necromancer enters triggering Inalla and itself.Resolve Bloodline Necromancer (not relevant) then sacrifice it to Ashnod's Altar. Use one of the mana to pay for Inalla creating a token.Token enters targeting the Bloodline Necromancer in the graveyard.(Resolving the token Bloodline Necromancer is relevant to keep the combo going)Then repeat.

I like using this combo with Alchemist's Apprentice or Merchant of Secrets in the graveyard.

Dualcaster Mage is great. You can copy any instant or sorcery if you have Havengul Lich, Paradox Engine, and Ashnod's Altar in play with enough mana to cast the Dualcaster Mage through Havengul Lich

Copy an instant or sorcery with Dualcaster Mage. Sacrifice it to the Ashnod's Altar. Then cast it through Havengul Lich before the original spell resolves.

This little combo gave me my favorite win with my Inalla.. A X=1 Torment of Hailfire copied a million times

GeeksterPlays on Thrasios and Ishai

1 month ago

You mentioned combos, here's a few I've used over the course of my Derevei deck;

Leveler and Laboratory Maniac off of a Tooth and Nail entwined then draw cards somehow.

Use Alchemist's Refuge to cast an Approach of the Second Sun in person-to-the-right's end step, then in your upkeep Mystical Tutor it back to the top of library, draw cast win game.

Cast Approach of the Second Sun then use Venser, Shaper Savant or Remand or Unsubstantiate to return the spell to your hand. Cast it again for the win.

Omniscience and Enter the Infinite then win however you choose to.

Solemnity and Kitchen Finks and any sac outlet for infinite life (Phyrexian Altar is a good one for infinite mana as well).

T1 Plains-producing Land & Sol Ring. T2 Solemnity then play Dark Depths for T2 20/20 Flying Indestructible Marit Liege.

Solemnity & Glacial Chasm makes you untouchable for no cost until one of them is removed (no upkeep cost as it'll always be at upkeep count of 0 due to no counters).

Solemnity & Phyrexian Unlife makes you immortal until one of them is removed (no infect counters can be given to you).

Hive Mind and any of the Pact spells (e.g. Summoner's Pact) that your opponents can't make the mana colour to pay for in their own upkeep (I love this one myself!)

I'm sure there's more, but those were just off the top of my head!

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