Back from the Brink
Exile a creature card from your graveyard and pay its mana cost: Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of that card. Activate this ability only once any time you can cast a sorcery.
|Have (2)||Morpho-peleides , MrShhh|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
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Back from the Brink Discussion
3 months ago
Nightmare Shepherd is one of the best as it adds a lot of functionality with no upfront cost and allows you to exploit sacrifice mechanics like evoke. Creating token clones with etb/ltb can easily become overpowered, especially when combined with populate. In fact I built a great ETB Roon EDH deck around it using cards like Yosei, the Morning Star, Protean Hulk and Wayfaring Temples that clone themselves. Token clone generation is amazing because it's essentially ETB blinking as a side effect. You have some cards that do it already listed under abuse but I think the mechanic is good enough and has enough viable cards that it might be worth making a new category for it.
Token clone makers
Stolen Identity Blade of Selves Mirror Mockery Zndrsplt's Judgment Repudiate / Replicate Hour of Eternity Supplant Form Dance of Many Minion Reflector Bramble Sovereign Progenitor Mimic Anointed Procession Quasiduplicate Rhys the Redeemed Back from the Brink Dual Nature Mimic Vat Rite of Replication Song of the Worldsoul Helm of the Host Doubling Season Parallel Lives Battle for Bretagard Mechanized Production Orvar, the All-Form Prototype Portal Saheeli, the Gifted Saheeli's Artistry Seance Second Harvest Soul Foundry Spitting Image Splinter Twin Replication Technique Saheeli Rai Mirror March Mirrorworks Molten Echoes Mythos of Illuna Sublime Epiphany Flamerush Rider Felhide Spiritbinder Littjara Mirrorlake God-Pharaoh's Gift Hofri Ghostforge Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker Followed Footsteps Nightmare Shepherd Osgir, the Reconstructor Echo Storm Cackling Counterpart Esika's Chariot Feldon of the Third Path Flameshadow Conjuring Trickster's Talisman & of course anything with populate.
Also some other blink type cards:
Blink-Yorion, Sky Nomad Conditional bounce- Cunning Evasion ETB clone- Wall of Stolen Identity Graveyard blink- Cauldron of Souls, Twilight Shepherd, Adarkar Valkyrie ETB Abuse- Jalira, Master Polymorphist, Proteus Staff, Master Transmuter. Listing the ones that specifically clone or blink artifacts in their own group might be helpful too.
5 months ago
Back from the Brink would do work here, even though it's pricey manawise.
1 year ago
Back from the Brink? first time seeing this card. i dont think i need it as mimeoplasm is a recursion card himself. the best tutor in this deck is Intuition, using intuition ill grab Underrealm Lich + Necrologia + Torrential Gearhulk, no matter what cards the opponent chooses to go in the graveyard i still can cast all 3 cards using mimeoplasm. its a 3 card tutor for 3 mana
1 year ago
Creatures having a color is already something you can break in commander, though. You can use Painter's Servant naming in your Elesh Norn deck (not that you would in this case) to give all of your opponents protection from your creatures with Absolute Law.
Additionally, Transguild Courier and Sphinx of the Guildpact both get boosts that apply to color even with no changes to the current rules. The point isn't that "this card is x color" because we can already break that in commander. The reason they're banned is because of the rule that the mana symbol appears on the card. This is the same reason that Quenchable Fire can't be run in a mono-red deck despite nothing about the card being blue.
On the point of Gyruda, Doom of Depths I will say you're not entirely wrong here, but let's not forget that Wizards has been pushing color pies and power levels a LOT lately. So to that end I would defend the card pointing to limited blue reanimation effects like Back from the Brink or Body Double. Blue has limited ability to copy or create tokens of creatures in graveyards, so the fact that this latest one is extremely limited feels like it's pushing blue, but not entirely out of context. You can only reanimate something milled with its ETB effect and only if it has an even CMC. It's possible to entirely whif on this and not get anything to reanimate, unlike similar black effects that are more or less guaranteed to bring you back something from the graveyard.
1 year ago
Take out: Body Double, Diluvian Primordial, Frost Titan, Identity Thief, Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir (cuz screw Teferi), Supplant Form, Back from the Brink, Volition Reins, Chromatic Lantern (cuz reasons).
Yeah so obviously you need to take out some more cards, especially to draw some cards cuz you don't have enough of that but here's a start
2 years ago
NoSoyYucateco: I do agree with you on the scepter. As for the rest what would you suggest removing. Bear in mind All the copy spells have to remain. I know Back from the Brink and Swarm Intelligence could go but what else do you think should go?
2 years ago
This is a cool idea! You might like these: Parallel Evolution , Spark Double , Riku of Two Reflections , Bramble Sovereign , Splinter Twin , Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker , Dance of Many , Back from the Brink , Treasure Mage (finds Brudiclad), Radiate , Clone Legion