Vizier of Many Faces

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet (AKH) Rare

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Tokens

Vizier of Many Faces

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Vizier of Many Faces enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except if Vizier of Many Faces was embalmed, the token has no mana cost, it's white, and it's a Zombie in addition to its other types.

Embalm

Vizier of Many Faces Discussion

TheNocholas on Ruuuun

1 week ago

Clone and Vizier of Many Faces could even out some over powered board states.

Mj3913 on Riku of Many Biovisionaries

2 weeks ago

Vizier of Many Faces embalm token synergizes with Brudiclad/Visionary

multimedia on Given to Fly

2 weeks ago

Hey, bounce of your opponent's permanents is a fine strategy, but consider expanding on this strategy? More bouncing or blinking of your own creatures with ETB abilities to then get more value from them.

Budget cards ($5 or less each) to consider adding:


Cards to consider cutting:

  • 2x Island
  • Aeon Chronicler
  • Burnished Hart
  • Jeering Homunculus
  • Mu Yanling
  • Jace, Ingenious Mind-Mage
  • Sturmgeist
  • Soramaro, First to Dream
  • Disappearing Act
  • Dream Fracture
  • Fumble
  • Vision Skeins
  • Split Decision
  • Prosperity
  • Reality Strobe
  • Grasping Current
  • Rhythmic Water Vortex
  • Concentrate
  • Argentum Armor
  • Coveted Jewel
  • Skullcage

I offer more advice if you want it, including explanations about cards I'm suggesting to add/cut. Good luck with your deck.


TypicalTimmy on Amusing MTG stories :)

2 weeks ago

Just a thread to share some of our more amusing games. :D I'll start:

I was playing MTG with a new friend who is just getting into the game. He's only been playing for a few weeks now and needed help designing decks. So, I came over to his house and built him a nice fun Selesnya +1/+1 counter deck using what cards he has. In it, he has a single copy of Zetalpa, Primal Dawn .

Now, I wanted to use a deck that's more of a meme deck. So, I cracked out my insanely stupid Simic Mimic Gimmick deck. This deck seeks to just make copies of anything I want, using indestructible creatures for the shell.

The game was a long and arduous one. I kept copying his creatures with Bolster and Support, making it so that our attackers and blockers were evenly matched. The goal here was to help him learn the steps and phases of the game, not out-right slaughter him.

So the game took a super long time. Eventually, he cracked out a Zetalpa, Primal Dawn . It got back to my turn and I just grinned and cast Vizier of Many Faces , copying Zetalpa for myself. He got annoyed, and progressed to cast more creatures and spells to sling +1/+1 counters on her. So, I did the exact same thing lol.

We eventually had Zetalpas that were 9/13 and a 7/11 respectively. I decided to attack, figuring I'd steadily push the Trample damage through little by little. He began to do the same. We eventually got each other down to just 1 life total, mostly for the memes of it all.

Well, I eventually top-decked Helm of the Host and laughed like an absolute madman. I equipped it onto my Zetalpa and the stupidity officially began.

I had to explain to him what it does, and that I ended up getting two Zetalpa on the battlefield once I switched over into Combat. The reason I had to explain it was because he misunderstood the Legendary rule in a prior game where he attempted to have out two Krenko, Mob Boss at the same time in a Goblin deck I built for him.

So now he's rolling his eyes and cussing me out, all in good fun mind you. It gets back to his turn and he passes. Back to me, I explain the following:

"Now, normally I can't make any copies of Zetalpa because she's Legendary. But since the token created by Helm of the Host loses it's Legendary typing, I can actually do this..."

He's like just dumbfounded and has had enough of my idiocy. But it gets worse. I happened to top-deck another Vizier of Many Faces , and proceeded to make ANOTHER copy of the Zetalpa token, lmfao

I move to combat and get ANOTHER Zetalpa token, thanks to Helm of the Host .

Needless to say, I ended up winning with about five Zetalpas - lmfao

The game, in total, lasted some 30 minutes between my stupid shenanigans and his questions. Not to mention we put three copies of Saving Grace in his deck, which really stopped me in my tracks multiple times. Seriously an under-rated card now that I've seen it in action. Anywho, When we got to round two, he quickly destroyed my Helm of the Host with his Thrashing Brontodon and hit me hard in the face with a Victory's Herald .

triproberts12 on Sun Quan, Lord of Wufect

1 month ago

I think what this deck wants is some ways to make infinite mana. The one that would be best, in my mind is Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter . You'll want more mana rocks, although I think you want more anyway, but with that combo, you can power out Blightsteel or proliferate out the table with Contagion Engine , Contagion Clasp , or Viral Drake . You'll want the typical Muddle the Mixture to grab the combo, and artifact tutors such as Whir of Invention , Fabricate , and Tezzeret the Seeker can get your Engine and Clasp, as well.

Another classic mono-blue combo is Pili-Pala + Grand Architect . I like that one here, since you want to power up your blue and artifact infect creatures, anyway.

Next is Palinchron . You're already running High Tide and Caged Sun , so that's one option to go infinite. Deadeye Navigator can also combo with Palinchron.

A cheaper alternative is the old Pauper Peregrine Drake combo. You use Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , or Displace to blink Drake, Great Whale , or Palinchron with Mnemonic Wall , Archaeomancer , or Salvager of Secrets , returning the instant each time.

To tie all of these combos together, Merchant Scroll and Mystical Tutor can get the Instants or Whir of Invention .

I think you could use a lot more mana rocks, as well. I would start with Sky Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Thran Dynamo , and Thought Vessel .

I'm also surprised not to see Corrupted Conscience in here. Love that card.

As for cuts, I'm not really sure what Helm of the Host is doing here. It's not your commander you want more of, it's infect creatures. For that kind of mana, you could just kick Rite of Replication . Not really sure what Telepathy is for. If anything, you don't want the table to know when the infect player is a danger. Borrowing 100,000 Arrows has always been a pet card of mine, but making the kind of mana you are, you want X spells. Blue Sun's Zenith , Open Into Wonder , and Pull from Tomorrow are you friends.

Since you're limited on infect creatures, you might want normal clone effects. Phantasmal Image is cheap. Gigantoplasm can copy an infect creature and one-shot people, Quicksilver Gargantuan to a lesser extent. Phyrexian Metamorph is flexible. Vizier of Many Faces has recursion. Stunt Double can surprise the table by speeding up the clock just before your turn. Fated Infatuation comes with card selection. Mirror of the Forebears survives board wipes. Cackling Counterpart , Stolen Identity , Quasiduplicate , and Saheeli's Artistry can all copy creatures multiple times.

Keepper on Gorgeous Girls Deck

3 months ago

@ Glaciercold added all recommendations except Vizier of Many Faces . Didn't have enough pzazz in my opinion.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

4 months ago

MurrSheep I too run a Rakdos Minotaur deck that features Mogis. For a bit I also included Angrath, for the memes. I eventually took him out as he actually slowed down the aggression of the deck.

Minotaur are still my #1 favorite Tribe in all of MTG, with Dragons and Knights at #2, and Warriors (Though they are kind of lackluster), Zombies, and Vampires at #3.

Tribal decks are my favorite archetype to build. I absolutely love the challenge of finding the right cards to make it as solid as possible. I have so many different Tribal decks right now, lol. I actually just bought a Simic Ooze "Tribal" where I play Predator Ooze and Scavenging Ooze and Clone them with Clone, Vizier of Many Faces and Helm of the Host. I also run in there 2-3 Darksteel Juggernaut as added aggression while I build my ranks. I tell you, Helm on Juggernaut is a match made in Heaven <3


On that note, to help out Neheb, the Eternal:

Nar-Ra, Spear of Passion and Rage

Legendary Artifact - Equipment

Equipped creature has haste and first strike.

, : Nar-Ra, Spear of Passion and Rage deals X damage to any target. Activate this only if it is equipped on a creature.

Equip

There are few worthy enough to brandish a weapon of the gods for fear of it being used against them. However, in rare exceptions, that fear is well worth the risk.


El-Nar being Egyptian for "Fire", "Hot", "Flame", etc. And Ra being their God of the Sun and such :)

Same challenge: Make a Legendary card of any type that has good synergy for one of your favorite Legendary Creatures.

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