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|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Shapeshifter
Altered Ego can't be countered.
You may have Altered Ego enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it enters with X additional +1/+1 counters on it.
Suspence89 on Winter's Cold
2 days ago
Marit Lage's Slumber is fun Dead of Winter Is kinda busted for its cost and sometimes your big dudes will outsize the negative Kruphix, God of Horizons and Horizon Stone Doubling Cube to help bank your excess mana you'll be making Cultivate and Kodama's Reach because there isn't a better ramp spell Heroic Intervention Big Bois Hydra Broodmaster Neverwinter Hydra Corpsejack Menace to enable Zaxara, the Exemplary Polukranos, World Eater Primordial Hydra Altered Ego Tervigon Termagant Swarm Drawing Cards Blue Sun's Zenith Pull from Tomorrow Inspiring Call also doubles as a board protector Stroke of Genius Return of the Wildspeaker Rishkar's Expertise Soul's Majesty Momentous Fall Cut of the Profits Life's Legacy
nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)
2 weeks ago
So I ended up cutting Cultivator Colossus because I found it underwhelming since adding Altered Ego in, for all situations except for when I cast Scapeshift. This has led to Scapeshift being a lot weaker than it used to be, since it isn't always a win on the spot type of card, like it used to be, without the Cultivator Colossus to find, which was almost guaranteed to draw into multiple threats. For now, I'll go up to 3 Explore, but I really liked having access to a powerful and flexible midrange card like Scapeshift, so I'll continue searching for potential replacements.
nbarry223 on Viga-BOOM! (Turn 2)
3 weeks ago
Alright, I am pretty happy with this 75 now. I have an answer to most of the weaknesses I want to cover, and the deck is quite explosive. I am honestly surprised nobody is running Altered Ego or Tyrranax Rex since they do so much for the deck. Altered Ego is a cheaper second Primeval Titan, letting you get 2 titans at 7 mana instead of 9 by transmuting after the fetch, meaning you only need 1 extra mana with 2 Amulet of Vigor. It is also quite relevant to copy an opponent's Archon of Cruelty or any other major threat. Tyrranax Rex is just impossible for any interactive deck to interact with favorably, and it also gives us an out against "infinite" life gain, as a nice coincidence. Since it comes down swinging, it is a nicer control answer that something like Carnage Tyrant in my opinion, making it capable of slotting in the main instead of the side, since it is only a slight downgrade from Primeval Titan against a non-interactive deck.
Some other options in the main or side might look a little strange, but I've updated the deck description, so you should be able to see why I've chosen them. I honestly think these 75 are fairly ideal (you can tweak the sideboard a bit depending on meta obviously).
I've also been toying around with the idea of Nexus of Fate maindeck with the increase of mill matchups (maybe side, although I think Emrakul, the Aeons Torn is still slightly better for mill matchup). However, it only comes in foil so is considered a marked card (good job on that one Wizards...)
My main thought is that it almost invalidates the mill matchup, since it recycles itself and is a replacement effect, so it can't really be interacted with - hitting it with Tasha's Hideous Laughter is their only answer. This could potentially give me back the Emrakul, the Aeons Torn slot in the sideboard, and is honestly a solid hit for hideaway in any matchup as well. Not sure how I feel about drawing into it with no other threats, so I will have to playtest a bit and see if it is too much tradeoff, as it would probably swap in for the third Forest or second Boseiju, Who Endures, both of which I think are slightly better, if I am being honest.
TheoryCrafter on The Madness of Fractal Being Manifested
3 months ago
The biggest threat to your deck is Solemnity. I'd recommend some counterspells including, but not limited to, Decisive Denial, Quandrix Command and Voidslime.
If you can't prevent Solemnity from entering the battlefield, Fecundity and Soul Net will turn your 0/0 Fractals into a boon until cards such as Fade into Antiquity and Naturalize can be used. Your commander's static ability will also feed into it.
You may also wish to consider cards that affect or are affected by +1/+1 counters. These include, but not limited to, The Ozolith, Swarm Shambler, Bramblewood Paragon, Herald of Secret Streams, Vigean Graftmage, Experiment Kraj and Plaxcaster Frogling.
Scavenging Ooze can give your deck some much needed graveyard hate.
Have you considered Simic Ascendancy with all these cards creating creatures with +1/+1 counters on them? You can move growth counters from Simic Ascendancy to Paradox Zone by means of Nesting Grounds.
Other lands to consider for the deck are Cave of Temptation, Forge of Heroes, Littjara Mirrorlake, Llanowar Reborn, Novijen, Heart of Progress, Opal Palace, Oran-Rief, the Vastwood, Temple of Mystery and Tyrite Sanctum.
Other cards to consider for your deck are Altered Ego, Bioshift, Clone Legion, Hardened Scales, Jiang Yanggu, Wildcrafter, Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner, MirrorBox, Repudiate / Replicate and Slippery Bogbonder.
I hope this helps. Thank you for reading me out. Happy Hunting!
Headers13 on Flying Through The Plains In The Blue
6 months ago
Changeling Hero (Champion a creature)
Mulldrifter (card draw)
Lunarch Veteran Flip (infinite life)
Impassioned Orator (infinite life)
Daxos, Blessed by the Sun (infinite life)
Healer of the Pride (infinite life)
birder444 on Zaxara high power, non-competitive
7 months ago
Hi! New user here. I really like this deck. Zaxara is my main squeeze ATM and I'm trying to optimize her. I've got a couple questions/comments: - I'm assuming End-Raze Forerunners is just a budget Craterhoof Behemoth? - How has Nissa, Steward of Elements been for you? It's on my maybe list. - I took Mistcutter Hydra out of my list. Protection from blue didn't seem good enough to add when my board was already full of x/x hydras. - What do you generally look to copy with Altered Ego? I prefer Entrancing Melody since it lets me potentially steal someone's commander and Spark Double if I want to copy mine. - I love the Thornbite Staff addition! Just ordered that piece for my deck.
Overall, a very cool deck. Thanks for sharing!
TypicalTimmy on Clone help!
8 months ago
I'd cut Irenicus's Vile Duplication because it is a Sorcery.
With someone like Altered Ego, she ETB as a clone of a Dragon you control, but because she's non-token, Miirym copies her. So, for example, you copy Rapacious Dragon to get some Treasure. Altered Ego ETB and you get 2x treasure, and Miirym copies her to make 2x more Treasure, for a total of 4.
With Irenicus's Vile Duplication, being a sorcery, it ETB as a token already. Therefore, Miirym doesn't copy it.
griffstick on Clone help!
8 months ago
Altered Ego, Spark Double, Stunt Double, Progenitor Mimic, Dack's Duplicate, Vesuvan Shapeshifter, Phyrexian Metamorph, Clever Impersonator, Sakashima's Student, Sakashima's Protege, Irenicus's Vile Duplication
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