Amoeboid Changeling

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pauper Legal
Pauper Duel Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Amoeboid Changeling

Creature — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)

: Target creature gains all creature types until end of turn.

: Target creature loses all creature types until end of turn.

DoctorMunchiesPHD on A Pimp Named Sliver Overlord

3 weeks ago

SufferFromEDHD Good call bro, what would you swap for it personally? Hesitant to cut more Slivers to guarantee targets for Manaweft Sliver or Pact of the Serpent but a good swap is a good swap, great synergy with Sliver Overlord, kind of just seems like a better Amoeboid Changeling.

Caerwyn on The Chorus of the Sliver

2 months ago

Amoeboid Changeling is a must-have in Sliver Overlord. Its first ability allows you to turn any opponent’s creature into a sliver - which then allows you to take that creature permanently with Sliver Overlord. Combined with a way of infinitely untapping the Changeling (which allows you to turn every opponent creature into a sliver) and infinite mana to activate Overlord, you can take every single opponent creature, leaving them with nothing to block your slivers (plus the value their creatures add to your side), allowing you to punch through a victors.

Caerwyn on The Chorus of the Sliver

2 months ago

Aggravated Assault, Amoeboid Changeling, and Intruder Alarm are must-haves in a Sliver Overlord deck. With Aggravated Assault, you tap 6+ slivers to pay for the ability, net positive mana, and repeat forever. While this mana does not survive to a main phase, you can use it to tutor every single sliver in your library to your hand.

Just as importantly, it allows you to infinitely untap Amoeboid Changeling--you can then use the infinite mana you also generate alongside Sliver Overlord's ability to take every single creature your opponents control for your own.

Intruder Alarm works similarly--if you have enough slivers, you can pay for Overlord's tutor ability, cast the sliver you just tutored, untap all your mana-producing slivers, and repeat until you have played all or a significant chunk of the slivers in your deck.

To make room for these cards, I would personally cut the fog cards. Fogs are not particularly good in Commander--they buy you protection only for a single round of combat against a single player. Not exactly a great use of one of your precious cards. Other cards to consider cutting are Wild Growth (there are better ways to ramp with slivers), Prodigious Growth (which is not needed on slivers, as they all pump themselves), and Awakening Zone (which is too slow for how fast sliver decks want to move and not needed since most slivers have a low mana cost).

DreadKhan on Sauron, The Dark Lord Commander Deck

3 months ago

I feel like this deck should look pretty hard at Relic of Sauron, it's one of the best mana rocks for a Grixis deck, it also offers card draw and a discard outlet when you don't need the mana. I also feel like you might want more ramp, but I'm not sure I'd shave the land count too much further. I do have much higher average MV decks with similar land counts, they tend to run a lot of ramp though!

I've always liked the idea of evasive Changelings in this deck, the best being Changeling Outcast, but Mistwalker is also good, Mothdust Changeling less so but still interesting, evasion is really good on an Army in here. Taurean Mauler might be worth throwing in too, any of these is infinitely better than trying to use a token as the base for your army. Amoeboid Changeling can make any creature an army (to trigger Sauron). You might even try Maskwood Nexus, you can always choose not to wheel your hand away if you're happy with it (could be an issue if you're getting in with several armies in a turn).

Since Sauron discards your hand before he draws a new one you might want to look into some recursion effects, Black is very good at that kind of thing. Sheoldred, Whispering One is a nice easy-button recursion card that also hassles your opponents, but she is slow and a ton of mana, but you can reanimate her with something like Animate Dead or Reanimate. Since Sauron can make you a new token whenever someone casts a spell (if you don't already have one) you could use sacrifice based recursion effectively, Hell's Caretaker could do some work. These are just a few low hanging fruit, if you need a bunch more (or cheaper ones) I could probably rattle off more.

With this much built in discard you might look at the better Delve cards, Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time come to mind immediately, both are pretty good card draw if you don't have to pay any generic mana in.

Mask of Griselbrand can work well as a draw source, it also gives two useful abilities for an Army. Not sure if this is too out there, but you could try Shinka, the Bloodsoaked Keep and Shizo, Death's Storehouse, if you make an Army your Ringbearer it becomes Legendary, meaning these lands don't just help Sauron (but making Sauron unblockable is inherently good in a deck like this because he has 7 power and he's a 3 hit kill). Fear from Shizo is probably better than First Strike in most metas, but First Strike is a very useful effect. Rogue's Passage is a nice budget card that can let Sauron or an Army get in each turn. I really have enjoyed using Scavenged Brawler, it would be very good with your Commander (if he can get in twice he can kill someone, regardless of their life total), but it'll also be useful with a good sized Army token, those key word abilities are pretty sweet in my experience. Dauthi Embrace is a nifty old card that can be very sneaky, you can use it to help opponents get in, not just to protect your creature from blockers. If you plan to attack and are in Red you might benefit from Berserkers' Onslaught, double strike on your entire board can be a very powerful effect.

If you want a way to protect Sauron from most board wipes, I really love Gift of Doom, this gem of a card can be cast as a Morph for 3 mana, after which you can sacrifice a creature to attach the aura to a creature (note that this method doesn't target the creature it attaches to, so you can get around Shroud on your creature) at literally any time you have priority iirc. It's also not a spell or ability, so you can use it in response to something with Split Second. Indestructible is very good, but if you can get Deathtouch on a creature with trample it only takes 1 point of damage to 'destroy' any creature (regardless of whether or not it dies), the rest goes over, so it has great synergy with Scavenged Brawler (and other Trample sources). You can always cast it for 5 mana, and it's not a terrible card in that form, but the Morph effect is one of the best ways to protect an individual creature (or to turn your opponent's block attempt into a blood bath).

Finally, Mercadian Bazaar, Subterranean Hangar, and Saprazzan Cove are my spiciest ideas for a deck like this, I will take no offense if you laugh at them, but you might be surprised by what they can do in a deck with a 6 mana Commander. I use the first two as well as two Fallen Empires storage lands (which I wouldn't encourage you to use unless you want gray hair) in my Rakdos deck, I play them as ramp cards, and it's openly hilarious how useful they can be if you really want to cheese out a big Commander (or recast them repeatedly).

Hope some of this brainstorming is helpful, Sauron is a pretty strong Commander that attracts a fair bit of attention afaik.

NV_1980 on Slivers or Fragmentados

7 months ago

I'd really recommend Crystalline Sliver as it grants protection against targeted spells to all your slivers (including your commander). Amoeboid Changeling is also great fun to include, as it allows you to steal opposing creatures with Overlord.

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

7 months ago

Palinchron added + talk about combos

Replaced Narset's Reversal. Reversal is a cute fun card in this deck. Reversal is a combo piece that is under utilized here. Reversal relies on your opponent to cast a cool spell, playing your own deck and theme is normally better.

Palinchron combos with SIX cards already in this deck to produce infinite mana, infinite storm count for Aetherflux Reservoir, and infinite card draw with Defiler of Dreams. These SIX cards are High Tide, Extraplanar Lens, Gauntlet of Power, Caged Sun, Panharmonicon, and even Phantasmal Image. This makes it extremely likely that you will be able to combo with Palinchron if you draw him.

Honestly I knew this card was bonkers, but after thinking about it and finally writing all the synergies on paper I have convinced myself to include it.

While we are talking about combos, I didn't realize there was another infinite combo in the deck. This one takes a bit of setup but here it is. Aetherflux Reservoir, Cloudstone Curio, and Defiler of Dreams. With all 3 of these permanents on the battlefield, if you have 1 low cost changeling in your hand, 1 on the field, and if you have any sphinx mana reduction you meet the criteria. For instance:

  1. The 3 combo cards are on the field, and so is Amoeboid Changeling and Urza's Incubator.
  2. You cast Mothdust Changeling from your hand using Defiler of Dreams blue cost reduction.
  3. Cast triggers Aetherflux Reservoir gaining you the life back you spent to cast it.
  4. ETB triggers Cloudstone Curio sending Amoeboid Changeling to your hand.
  5. Cast Amoeboid Changeling from your hand using cost reduction from Urza's Incubator and Defiler of Dreams.
  6. Cast triggers Aetherflux Reservoir to gain you back the life you used to cast.
  7. ETB triggers Cloudstone Curio sending Mothdust Changeling to your hand.
  8. Return to step 2.

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

9 months ago

GHoag no worries, I appreciate the questions because it makes me revisit the deck with another perspective. I think You are probably right about Bloodline Pretender, generally. A niche situation where Amoeboid Changeling is better is if you know a deck that you are playing against has a specific type. But yeah that is very niche, and bloodline pretender will be better usually.

I have noticed that Burnished Hart/Myriad Landscape feels slow, I have enjoyed seeing either in my opener before. Perhaps I am hanging on to them too much and I should test branching out from them. Solemn Simulacrum feels a little bit better usually. Changleings are great for having cheap sphinxes for sure. I was pretty much out of MTG for all of Kaldheim so I didn't know about Mistwalker, but that one is definitely great to have. It's nice that it benefits from the full 2 mana cost reduction of Unesh, because usually the changelings only benefit from 1 mana cost reduction. The flying keyword and extra toughness on Mistwalker is just awesome.

Lotus Field could be a great sub for Myriad Landscape, as it benefits from all of the untap effects and isn't slow. HOWEVER if you are playing against single land destruction like Strip Mine (which is pretty common in cEDH), it will be a target. A little bit riskier, but it could really pay off.

Leyline of Anticipation, the effect is not particularly useful for creatures/artifacts. It can be great for playing Rite of Rep or thassa's oracle immediately after the other blue player taps out. But yeah these days I have noticed it mostly as a dead card and I want to play with that slot for sure. Something to be said about Vedalken Orrery here because it is easier to cast, and has synergy with Scholar of the Lost Trove. But it has its cons too, no pre-game effect and can't be pitched to force of will. I think the effect isn't worth how slow either card feels in your hand.

Jeweled Lotus is extremely powerful for Unesh. In your opening hand, it lets you play Unesh early. If you draw it later, it is still helpful for getting Unesh back on the board after removal. Unesh does card advantage really well. Using a card slot for Jeweled Lotus is has been extremely valuable every time, because getting Unesh on the board makes up for the card lost every time.

Well I definitely have some tinkering to do. Thank you for more of your perspective on the deck!

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