Voidmage Apprentice

Voidmage Apprentice

Creature — Human Wizard

Morph (You may cast this face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn it face up any at time for its morph cost.)

When Voidmage Apprentice is turned face up, counter target spell.

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Duel Decks Anthology (DD3) Common
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra (DD2) Common
Legions (LGN) Common

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Voidmage Apprentice occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Voidmage Apprentice Discussion

omega1563 on Azami's Wizard Gang

1 month ago

Planned Changes:

BMHKain on

5 months ago

@ClockworkSwordfish: This leaves us w/ one more cut. Ironically, I do have several candidates.

A: Clever Impersonator : This could work as it affect nonland permanents. That said, this is either Too good, or Too "Board hates you, & will target you all against you." Where would you hide?

B: One of the 2 Licids: Turning them into Auras is great, forcing one to equip to an Indestructible Creature so nobody can mess w/ you, in addition to one that thieves an opposing creature. We have Archetype of Endurance here so the only thing that could save such a target is Shroud; & that's an endangered species right now. I'm unsure about cutting the salt for this...

C: Stratus Dancer : Even less limited than Voidmage Apprentice ; & that can at least counter any target spell. This one is extremely limited to just Nonpermanents as a whole. Even if this deck can incorporate a way to flip one Morph up, activate their ability, & go back face down, this is regardless a Creature/Land only Deck. It would have to have a way to do something that's either a creature, a land, & nothing outside that. PURELY IMPOSSIBBLE.

I think I might already have decided, but I'd like an opinion from another.

Thoughts?

BMHKain on

5 months ago

@ClockworkSwordfish: I think I might also have some ideas for cuts as well:

  1. Willbender : Not truly powerful enough here; besides, Krosan Grip doesn't have that many targets here; & it needs new art... ...and a new Flavor Text that is NOT Pro-Nature; at all.

  2. Voidmage Apprentice : This deck already has enough Counterspell use, & is repeatable w/o needing to flip the table. There isn't that much danger from Split Second stuff anyway...

  3. Dream Stalker : & WHY did I already put in Tidespout Tyrant , & use Ancestral Statue , then Rescuer Sphinx , & back to the former?

  4. All down to you in case you accept these 3 as cut worthy.

Thanks for the help so far. :)

Caerwyn on Resolvespell

5 months ago

I’m not sure that it is such a complex idea as to warrant in-depth reminder text, and, again, I think you run into some issues if you try too hard to dimerise a rather complex rule. However, as alternative reminder text that I think provides what you’re looking for:

(Target spell resolves during the resolution of Resolvespell. That spell’s controller still controls the target spell. If that spell is a permanent spell, the permanent enters the battlefield under its controller’s control, otherwise, it is put into its owner’s graveyard.)

As a slight pedantic point, all spells having split second is not quite the same thing as “all spells resolve immediately” or “all spell can’t be countered.” Split second still allows spells to be countered by creatures with morph, like Voidmage Apprentice , or triggered abilities, like Decree of Silence .

Metachemist on Om nom Trample

7 months ago

With the 2019 Commander decks coming out, one of which is morph themed, watch out for Voidmage Apprentice Stratus Dancer and worst of all Kheru Spellsnatcher in response to your K. Grip! Also love all the updates to the deck, it looks great!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Commander 2019...

8 months ago

Staizer - Get ready for a long response:

I did look at the same list as you did, but as a longtime morph player, this deck is a disappointment. I've already made my thoughts on Kadena clear so I'll make that response short.

Kadena:

A bland Sultai value engine that brings nothing new to the table. She isn't a bad card by any means, but she doesn't address any of morph's biggest weaknesses. I'd still play Animar, Soul of Elements , Kruphix, God of Horizons , Muldrotha, the Gravetide , and maybe even the new Bant brawl commander over her.

The choice of morph/manifest related reprints

Some fine inclusions. Ixidron , Stratus Dancer , and Vesuvan Shapeshifter are nice, but they chose to exclude most of the best morph/manifest related cards: Dream Chisel , Ixidor, Reality Sculptor , Whisperwood Elemental , Riptide Entrancer , Voidmage Prodigy , Voidmage Apprentice , Aphetto Runecaster , Primordial Mist , Obscuring AEther , Unblinking Bleb , Weaver of Lies , Brine Elemental (though this one actually makes sense), and even Backslide . I would never expect all or even most of those to make it into the deck, but a couple would've been nice and would've made more sense than something like Deathmist Raptor or Silumgar Assassin .

Value reprints

Not much to complain about here as there is some solid value in the deck, though I think Cloudstone Curio or Equilibrium would've been good value reprints that interact well with the theme mechanic.

New cards

Only Scroll of Fate and Kadena's Silencer are worth mentioning here. I know I sound like a broken record, but none of the new cards help address the issues facing morph: speed and the fact that morph is a value based mechanic that requires a massive mana investment. Morph will always be a casual mechanic, but it needs something that reduces the cost of triggering morph, or something that allows for multiple activations (my hope was for repeatable Backslide effects). Neither of those issues were addressed by the new cards in this deck. I would've been happy with just 1 card that helps in that way...1 card.

Is this a good pre-con for new players? Yes. Does it have value? Yes, though most of the value cards are only that way due to scarcity. I think many will end up tanking in price. Will it win games against the other pre-cons? Probably. Will it win games against even 60% decks? Unlikely.

So is it a good pre-con and I am being extra critical? Maybe, but this mechanic has had a special place in my heart for a very long time (Morph was first introduced when I was a little kid and just starting out playing Magic). I was excited to see morph finally get some needed reprints and support. Instead the new cards aren't that inspiring and the reprints honestly look like they just pulled up Gatherer, typed in "morph", and then picked some of the first things that they found.

[email protected]_only on Voidchant Sliver

10 months ago

For sizing, the bigger counter point is simply color logic - I know of not a single blue 3/2 for 2 blue mana. the closest comparison is Gilded Drake , which while a 3/3 for 2, is given to your opponent as opposed to kept on your side of the field. searching the gatherer for creatures costing "UU", the majority are 2/2s, with a few 1/2s, 2/1s, and the odd 1/4 or 4/1.

I am forced to agree with cdkime - "sliver" is more than a powerful enough mechanic to begin with. especially since morph is less useful to slivers than any other tribe, as the creatures face down have no creature type. the ability to turn face up is much better for triggered creatures, such as Voidmage Apprentice or Weaver of Lies . Creatues without a "when this card turns face up" typically just have a larger mana cost that can be paid over 2 different turns, and that's it.

random tidbit for you Flooremoji, Stronghold Machinist and Stronghold Biologist are two sides of the same picture.

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