AEtherling

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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AEtherling

Creature — Shapeshifter

{U}: Exile AEtherling. Return it to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.

{U}: AEtherling is unblockable this turn.

{1}: AEtherling gets +1/-1 until end of turn.

{1}: AEtherling gets -1/+1 until end of turn.

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AEtherling Discussion

DrukenReaps on Commanders with Tons or Activated ...

1 week ago

I know you don't want black but the first thing I have to suggest is Mairsil, the Pretender he doesn't have any activated abilities himself but play him once and he becomes an AEtherling . Then just keep paying and he gets more and more abilities from more and more things. He doesn't really have too many of the normal staples either or at least not the way I've built. Sol ring of course and some other mana things but my Should I Pretend This Or That? is fairly unique.

There are some other commanders that include black that fit the activated ability thing really well but I'll restrain myself... Marath, Will of the Wild is crazy powerful. Zacama, Primal Calamity leads to some great shenanigans though he is a little slow to get there. Phelddagrif is all huggy but fits in with the no black activated abilities thing.

Not sure if you are interested in walkers but Estrid, the Masked and the other walkers that can be commanders do use activated abilities... You should take a peak at them here

DarkHero on Mairsil, The Pretender Things That ...

1 week ago

Doing a little Brewing with Mairsil, the Pretender because I love commanders that let you use cards that don't see a lot of play. I've definitely come across some interesting stuff.

I'd like to share some of the interactions and also inquire about what others are thinking as far as efficiency and fun, or any other combos/interactions not mentioned.

  1. There are ways to get around the "only once per turn" wording. This is probably the most confusing piece of decks based on this Commander. The most obvious choice is Quicksilver Elemental , allowing you to pay to essential get a new instance of an ability. I am lead to believe that flickering Mairsil will also reset this rule. But if this is wrong or there is a way to make it more clear (OR OTHER WAYS TO DO IT) please share.

  2. AEtherling , Torchling , and Morphling are just about mandatory for protection and evasion.

  3. Untap effects are powerful, making Pili-Pala combos a thing, but I'm not sure what makes the most sense here. And finding a home for Horseshoe Crab .

  4. Skill Borrower can basically be a Mairsil Lite

  5. Loot Effects are excellent because Mairsil doesn't care if the target are in hand or in graveyard.

6. Pack Rat can be used to create copies of Mairsil, which one will die, but it can be used to evade and get additional uses of abilities.

7. Vector Asp ...

8. Anthroplasm + Sage of Hours in cages makes for extra turn shenanigans

9. Soul of New Phyrexia + Nevinyrral's Disk in cages creates one sided boardwipes on a stick.

10. The Chain Veil ? Could Grixis Superfriends be a thing with a combo here? If anything you get the ability without the drawback.

11.And this is the big one. Mirror-Mad Phantasm . So the wording here is different, "a card named..." means we won't replace the name with Mairsil, so we will rummage through our deck looking for another Phantasm, that isn't there. So we are able to put our entire library into the graveyard. From here we can use a combo based around Narcomoeba , Bloodghast Fatestitcher , Dread Return , Laboratory Maniac , and flashback Deep Analysis for the win. It's a little janky, but it is essentially a 2 card combo with a little support.

12.Aside from that, Necrotic Ooze would love all these activated abilities in the graveyard.

Again I'm looking to provide some clarity, for others and myself, on good ways to take this commander. If anything I've shared is wrong or there are better ways to do it, please let everyone know!

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

1 month ago

DarkHero correct.

It works differently depending on what "reset" button you use. A reset button is required though because tree's ability will make Mairsil's toughness higher than 4. I'll also note at this point that it can be a convenient combo to go for since Buried Alive grabs all of it but it isn't the best one to go for.

If you use AEtherling as part of it then the combo is actually more complex than it needs to be. If you use Pack Rat as part of it then it becomes more mana but simpler and easier to do. I'll show that version below step by step.

Have Tree of Perdition + Spikeshot Elder + Pack Rat caged. Have Fervor in play.

Step 1: tap Mairsil to set target player to 4 life and Mairsil's toughness to that player's life total

Step 2: pay to do 4 damage to that player

Step 3: "reset" Mairsil by paying and discarding a card

This makes a copy of mairsil. Let the original Mairsil die. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until all opponents are dead.

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

1 month ago

DarkHero short answer is nothing.

If you add in a haste effect you can do it as the turns get to each person. Well kinda. Do one person on your turn. At your end step Mairsil pops back in and you can pop another person then or wait until their turn. If you do it again you will have to wait for another end step to actually occur but once it does you can pop another person.

If you replace AEtherling with Pack Rat , Mirage Mirror , or Deadeye Navigator you can do it all at once.

Skulloelegy on Mister Cellophane [Volrath Counter-tron]

2 months ago

Philoctetes

Cheers! I've considered Morphling but went with AEtherling since it has the exile effect instead of shroud -- Totally up in the air which'll end up being used though.

DrukenReaps on Should I Pretend This Or That?

2 months ago

IMMG54 sorry I didn't see your comment earlier, for some reason I wasn't notified...

So first part of the combo is to cage Tree of Perdition , Spikeshot Elder , and a way to reset Mairsil like AEtherling .

At this point Spikeshot will read as : 4 damage to any target

Perdition will read as : set target player to 4 life

Start by Mairsil to set an opponent to 4 life then pay to do 4 damage to that player then pay to exile Mairsil until end of turn. When he returns he will be back to 4 toughness and you can do the same to the next opponent.

SoleRing on The Pretender's Cage

4 months ago

Ryanh12 the AEtherling is indeed the main way of flickering Mairsil. This is probably a last resort though in the case that the other combos cannot be executed. The main cage target for Mairsil is Mirror-Mad Phantasm to put your entire deck into your graveyard and infinite combo from there.

I used to be running a less combo and more value Mairsil deck if you are interested. It ran creatures like Torchling for additional protection for Mairsil. As well, Shauku, Endbringer was an excellent piece of removal. Additional untappers helped me gain additional value. I thought Soliton and Horseshoe Crab were neat and still have both in foil! Attaining a lock with AEtherling and Nevinyrral's Disk was also quite satisfying.

Ryanh12 on The Pretender's Cage

4 months ago

what’s your best way of flickering Mairsil so he can cage as many cards as possible? i see AEtherling , but is there an alternative option that is as effective?

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