Changeling Outcast

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl 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

Changeling Outcast

Creature — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type.)

Changeling Outcast can't block and can't be blocked.

SufferFromEDHD on

3 months ago

Changeling Outcast solid rat.

Species Specialist serious card draw.

Crippling Fear/Kindred Dominance tribal destruction.

Haunting Voyage tribal reanimation.

Cover of Darkness tribal evasion.

Deserted Temple utility.

Vesuva utility/Inkmoth #2

Jet Medallion ramp.

Gate to Phyrexia artifact destruction in

Contamination control.

legendofa on Ruling From the Shadows

4 months ago

How much are you keeping this deck up to date? I had a very similar inspiration, and the last few sets have added some interesting new toys. If you want to compare notes, mine's at Above such mortal concerns. (I did allow myself the luxury of Cavern of Souls, Voldaren Estate, and Blood Celebrant, so it's able to cast Edgar in a pinch, but the spirit's still there.)

How well do cards like Vampire of the Dire Moon and Changeling Outcast work for this deck?

DreadKhan on Sauron, The Dark Lord Commander Deck

5 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.

Apollo_Paladin on Bad Moon Mercenaries

6 months ago

Changeling Outcast would be a better 1-drop than those Rampart Crawlers. Changeling makes him still just as fetchable, but he's unblockable against everything instead of just walls.

DreadKhan on sauron, the thot lord

7 months ago

Maskwood Nexus can make all of your creatures into Armies fwiw, and Changelings count as armies, Taurean Mauler and Changeling Outcast can do good work. Mistwalker also has evasion, but it's also a 3 mana 1/4 that is much easier to block than Outcast, but technically whenever you Amass you can add tokens to Mistwalker so I felt I should still mention it.

Crow_Umbra on Burakos's Crew

7 months ago

I was quite happy with Lost Caverns of Ixalan. My Burakos and Isshin decks each got about 2-3 new cards, and some of my others got at least 1 new one. It's pretty easy to miss newer cards with how many new ones get cranked out each set lol.

Changeling Outcast is cool, but I think it gets a bit more mileage in Ninjutsu decks that care a bit more about connecting with unblocked attackers. Since Outcast can't block, the Vigilance from Tarrian's Soulcleaver is a little wasted lol, but it can get pretty big.

Lich-Knights' Conquest might be of interest as a potential team recursion spell that you can use your Treasures for.

dnthymamai on Burakos's Crew

7 months ago

Crow_Umbra , wow, I really haven't been paying attention to the new Lost Caverns of Ixalan! I love Preacher of the Schism! Thank you so much!

There are so many good cards. For example, Solemn Recruit that can get big by sacrificing a Treasure each turn, and Tarrian's Soulcleaver, that can make the unblockable Changeling Outcast a good attacker. But, I think you are right about him, as there isn't enough space for a cycle of "Swords" to make great use of him. So many options... Thank you for the suggestions!

And I'll definitely put Preacher of the Schism in the Mainboard!

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