Vizier of the Menagerie


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Amonkhet Mythic Rare

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Vizier of the Menagerie

Creature — Cleric

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Vizier of the Menagerie Discussion

CotyWithaT on The Ballista Paradox

5 hours ago

I was just thinking of the curve and wanting to keep it fairly low, I just meant I didn't want too many 3 drops since the bestiary will add one to their costs so I figured 1 and 2 drops were the way to go. However after playing through some games I think there needs to be some mana dorks or something so maybe you're right about Cultivator's Caravan I was also hesitant about the caravan because I wanted to be able to abuse the Vizier of the Menagerie but maybe the vizier could be swapped out for something that's aids/finds the combo easier

Bowngnawer on [List - Multiplayer] EDH Generals by Tier

1 week ago


Thank you for your answer. Yes I was aware that some cards were bad in that list ,but it seemed better at first glance (I did not goldfish it so that might explain that). And I am aware that my Flash Hulk list can be inconsistent at times, but I did manage to adress some of those problems and I admit the lines tend to be really complicated.After some upgrades I either win through Flash Hulk immediately or the turn after I drop Momir. Currently (I did not keep track of it but it feels like it) it goldfishes turn four kills on average.

As for your own deck, if you upgrade it, I highly recommend Vizier of the Menagerie since it is the closest you can get to a Glimpse on a stick.

Bowngnawer on Simic Hulk

1 week ago

@Erastaroth_The_Duchess_of_Hell Thank you for your input. Yes, after some time of consideration (and finding a playline that does not require Great Oak Guardian I also came to the conclusion that Laboratory Maniac is just better since it lets me cut Great Oak Guardian and Concordant Crossroads since I really dont need haste in this deck. Also I added Joraga Treespeaker since it is another 1cmc Elf and really helps with casting Momir. Chord of Calling also was not making the cut, I am currently testing Eldritch Evolution in its place since it can grab Vizier of the Menagerie with just one 2cmc-Creature and is also a sac-outlet for Hulk (altough a bad one.)

generalrenard on Scry About It (Planeswalker EDH)

1 week ago

Inexorable Tide, Contagion Engine, or Viral Drake for Nissa? I would run Viral Drake because Nissa can cheat it out, so the only problem would be what to take out. Maybe Avenger of Zendikar as it is very slow? For Inexorable Tide its not a creature so no cheating it out, and you cheat out creatures with Nissa, Steward of Elements, and play cards with Future Sight and Vizier of the Menagerie style cards, so maybe? Since you need to tap for it, you can really use Contagion Engine one per turn, but it will put two loyalty counters on Nissa, and I don't know if it is that dramatic of an effect. Overall great deck, great idea I hope you have fun with it. +1 Upvote

Shuper on Plunder the Grave Upgrade

1 week ago

Vizier of the Menagerie is probably better in the 4 spot.

ClockworkSwordfish on Gas in the Tank, I'm Gonna Spank

1 week ago

I liked the interaction of Vizier of the Menagerie with Kruphix, since he lets you convert all of your colorless mana for free. Admittedly you might not need the effect so much, what with all the Eldrazi running around. Thrasios, Triton Hero could make a good mana sink if you're trying to draw into a game-swinger.

You might also like to try making use of Nissa, Steward of Elements - she lets you take advantage of the huge amounts of mana you'll have building up and can then cheat in your various fatties for free. Hard not to appreciate that! Every Kruphix deck should make use of an X-spell or two.

Argy on The Ballista Paradox

1 week ago

I see two main problems with this deck, as it stands:

  1. Getting mana screwed in the early game. 22 Lands is VERY light. I understand that you are relying on Cryptolith Rite to help you generate mana with Creatures, but you often end up with Creatures in hand that cost 3CMC or more. I think one more land would be a good addition. Perhaps you could take out a Vizier of the Menagerie.

  2. Leaving your Opponent unchecked. There is nothing in the Mainboard that lets you get rid of Creatures that aren't also Artifacts. There are also few Sideboard options which allow that. A card like Nature's Way would be very useful.

CotyWithaT on Advertise your STANDARD deck!

2 weeks ago

Ballista Paradox

Standard CotyWithaT


Well I couldn't get the mono red deck before mine to load but the aggro grixus list before that one sounds fun. I'd consider adding in some removal though, maybe Grasp of Darkness or Lightning Axe ?? I was thinking about shock lands too.

My deck could use some help! Trying to use Cryptolith Rite Paradox Engine and Vizier of the Menagerie to make a huge Walking BallistaAny help is very much appreciated!

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