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Mairsil, the Pretender l JLK

Commander / EDH



Josh's Mairsil, the Pretender deck from The Command Zone episode 177: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6S9-VFFBt4


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September 5, 2017 5:54 p.m.

@makucardhead HOLY CARP that's a good idea .3.

September 5, 2017 10:48 p.m.

Does Havengul Lich work like a mini-Quicksilver Elemental? i.e: If Havengul Lich targets Mairsil in the graveyard, does the Lich get all of the caged abilities?

September 5, 2017 11:50 p.m.

thunderblood Mairsil only has the abilities while he is on the battlefield. If he is in any other zone, does not have any of the caged abilities.

September 5, 2017 11:58 p.m.
September 6, 2017 3:57 a.m.

If you cage Mirage Mirror can you activate the activated ability on itself so that you can use it again? Or am I missing any rule?

September 6, 2017 8:18 a.m.

Training Grounds would make the abilities all cot one mana

September 6, 2017 9:23 a.m.

Spectrius Are you sure? Reassembling Skeleton doesn't work?

September 6, 2017 10:12 a.m.

Maybe, Prismatic Geoscope over Gilded Lotus since you can get 3 of any color rather than 3 of the same color.

September 7, 2017 7:01 a.m.

Awesome +1!

September 9, 2017 3:52 a.m.

@makucardhead Mirror-Mad Phantasm doesn't work, because it stated that "a card that named Mirror-Mad Phantasm (which translate to specific card's name, not "Mirror-Mad Phantasm" (which translate to itself).

September 9, 2017 11:45 p.m.

It works if you just want to mill your entire library.

September 10, 2017 1:40 a.m.

Civilized Scholar  Flip is very good in the deck. loots and untaps. Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip is very similar. lets you cage an extra card every time you loot, Plus if you gave haste on him, you can flip your whole deck provided you have 5 cards in your yard.

Also Spiny Starfish is a pet card of mine. regenerates in blue and can be really annoying as a chump blocker when not caged.

Giant Crab is a great way to protect against pesky removal spells. unless you want to bounce mairsil, in which case Skywing Aven is great.

finally im testing out Disruptive Pitmage it locks people out from casting spells if you have infinite flickers, but sometimes people forget that its out and tap out for a big x spell.

September 10, 2017 2:55 a.m.

Jace doesnt work like that though. Having a cage counter on Jace will just exile Marisil because it tries to come back transformed it cant, pshawver.

711.8a If a player is instructed to put a card that isnt a double-faced card onto the battlefield transformed, that card stays in its current zone. This is a change from previous rules.

September 10, 2017 3:23 a.m.

thats a shame :( when did the rule change? i thought it simply came back?

September 10, 2017 4:52 a.m.

Would Honor-Worn Shaku work with this deck?

September 11, 2017 7:01 p.m.
September 11, 2017 7:32 p.m.

I think it would based on the card identity rules. That is actually insane. Unless I am wrong on the ruling, then that would be a c-c-c-combo breaker. I'm not sure what to do with all that mana though...Geth, Lord of the Vault is the only thing is this list that could utilize it.

September 11, 2017 9:58 p.m.

Spikeshot Elder + Tree of Perdition would work nicely with the great pretender.

September 12, 2017 4:30 a.m.

If Captain of the Mists is exiled with Mairsil, the Pretender, could he then use the ability to untap himself?

September 12, 2017 11:44 a.m.

Gifts Ungiven Should be in this deck

September 12, 2017 11:12 p.m.

It would be, if it wasn't banned.

September 13, 2017 1:43 a.m.

@Magicpenthouse Yes he could tap and untap himself for 2 mana. But I am not sure that are you gonna archieve with that since Marsil copy only activated ability.

September 13, 2017 6:07 a.m.

Damn it, TIL Gifts is banned.

September 13, 2017 9:04 a.m.

try Cavern Harpy to save your commander

September 21, 2017 10:59 a.m.

Basalt Monolith... If your going to cage it it's better then Grim Monolith and Mana Vault.

October 9, 2017 2:07 p.m.

Feels like it needs more ways to enter and re enter the battlefield. Or am I missing something?

December 20, 2017 5:04 a.m.

Sometimes Deadeye Navigator is all you really need.

December 20, 2017 2:36 p.m.

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