Altered Ego

Altered Ego

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.

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Set Rarity
Shadows over Innistrad (SOI) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Heirloom Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Altered Ego occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

GU (Simic): 0.57%

Altered Ego Discussion

dadragonman on "X" Marks the Spot

2 weeks ago

So, I have been looking at your deck some more, (love it so much, by the way!) Have you considered putting in Kalonian Hydra? It seems like a huge threat for the late game, that would be nice to add, because it has some huge potential to buff your other hydras. On the side of cards that I think you could take out, I think that Altered Ego is not doing you much good. I don't know what you were using it to copy, but if you copy a hydra, it doesn't get the counters, and so it's pretty much just paying an extra 2 mana for nothing. The fact that it can't be countered is great, but if people are running a counter deck, by the late game you just have so many threats that it won't matter if one gets countered. Also consider adding Mishra's Bauble for cheap card draw and knowledge. This is just food for thought, love the deck definitely a +1!

x12721 on Did You Say Commander?

1 month ago

Don't bother with all of those Jaces and the Oracle. Use Dragonlord Kolaghan as your main win con. One or two oracle is fine though. Also for your ramp, I'd use Sylvan Caryatid or a similar card over the spells. Finally, a really good clone effect you're missing is Altered Ego. Oh yeah, and for your sideboard, make sure they're all even CMC so that you can still cast Gyruda after SB.

magehuntz on The Exemplary Zaxara: A Budget Hydra Primer

1 month ago

Decidares it's just a good card to have in play overall. If you can fetch a corpsejack menace or have any other card that doubles the counters on your creatures like Kalonian Hydra, it can grow very fast. Unfortunately, since the time I reccommended it here, I've found out that the Zaxara tokens doesn't trigger won't trigger Gyre Sage's evolution. It's still a great resource.

Keep in mind my deck also runs Altered Ego and Vorel of the Hull Clade, which makes Gyre Sage a little more synergetic. Maybe in your deck a regular mana dork would be better, who knows. It's worthy to test it, though!

Vimozahr on Altruism +1/+1 Counters

1 month ago

Hey my Suggestion for this Deck:

Clone-Reyhan = Counters Inc

Blade of Selves

Altered Ego

Helm of the Host

Rite of Replication

Maths for this Combos on my Build-Description:

[Commander/EDH] Reyhan & Ishai´s Partnership

Greez Vimozahr

Tylord2894 on Altered Ego & Hydroid Krasis

1 month ago

No, you would not gain any life nor draw any cards.

The ability of Hydroid Krasis that draw cards and gains life is a cast trigger. Altered Ego isn't a copy of Hydroid Krasis until it hits the battlefield. So, you wouldn't even get a trigger from the casting of Altered Ego.

Paeldroth on Altered Ego & Hydroid Krasis

1 month ago

Hey all,

I'm curious how casting Altered Ego on a Hydroid Krasis would resolve? Would the new Krasis' card draw/life gain ability trigger off of the new cost of X? Is that even going to trigger?


Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

3 months ago

Lazav, the Shadow

Legendary Creature - Shapeshifter Rogue

As long as you control a permanent that's a clone or copy of another permanent, Lazav, the Shadow has hexproof and can't be blocked.

When Lazav, the Shadow deals combat damage to a player, you may search your library for a card, shuffle your library, and put that card on top.

3 / 3

Lasav, the ultimate infiltrator. He gets in with the help of cloned/copied members of the enemy guilds, gets the information he needs, then gets out. Clean and efficient. Balanced because it doesn't draw the card you searched for, and because the unblockable/hexproof needs to be set up by a clone/copy mechanic on the battlefield, which may not always be advantageous in the early game (who are you going to copy with your Altered Ego, Clone, and Unstable Shapeshifter? That little Llanowar Elves? Though, Mirrormade works in this deck too, if you don't mind copying people's mana rocks at this point in the game). Without haste, your opponents still have time to react to it. It'll be a tricky deck to pilot. But it's so very Dimir: the information you get (i.e. the card you search for) isn't revealed. The Dimir keep their secrets.

Make another clone/copy permanent card in the vein of some of the blue cards I named above. Give it a spin.

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