Imperial Recruiter


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Mythic Rare
Masters Edition II (ME2) Rare
Portal Three Kingdoms (PTK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Imperial Recruiter

Creature — Human Advisor

When Imperial Recruiter enters the battlefield, search your library for a creature card with power 2 or less, reveal it, and put it into your hand. Then shuffle your library.

Imperial Recruiter Discussion

UnderworldFiend on Daretti, Duke of Dumpsters

5 days ago

Imperial Recruiter , Walking Ballista , Wurmcoil Engine , Illusionist's Bracers , Kuldotha Forgemaster and Throne of Geth . Your other proliferation costs too much when you don't have infinite mana, bracers will make things like welder, forgemaster, and ravager pop off more effectively, and recruiter will fetch 2/3 of those. Wurmcoil is just too much value to not have.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of IDK

1 week ago

Not a bad start but your avg cmc needs some work. 24 non-creatures is also pretty high in Animar... I'd shoot for 16 or less and replace spells with etb's.

Spellseeker , Imperial Recruiter , and Fierce Empath will all put in some work here. Spellseeker especially since it looks up Weird Harvest.

I'd drop every last mana rock you have for stuff like Wood Elves , Cloud of Faeries , Dockside Extortionist , Peregrine Drake , Great Whale , and Palinchron .

I'd whittle your high cmc Eldrazi down a little. I.e. 1 Ula, 1 Kozi, and drop the rest that cost 10+. Bounce enablers let you reuse cast triggers and etb's... consider Cloudstone Curio , Equilibrium , Dream Stalker , and Shrieking Drake .

Feel free to check out my list for inspiration. I've been playing Animar for about 5 years now and the list is great for fairly competitive metas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

guimuave on Grumgully, the Generous cEDH (combo)

2 weeks ago

GhostChieftain I was highly considering Goblin Sharpshooter as an add-on instead of walking ballista which might open up Imperial Recruiter and possibly Goblin Recruiter / Goblin Matron in the deck as legitimate tutors. Not too sure on the latter combo because a recruiter stack would win me the game but the deck currently doesn't really have the draw power for it. Additionally the lack of haste on sharpshooter could be an issue but it doubt it will.

multimedia on Feather EDH

2 weeks ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. Nice version of Feather.

Some staples that are within the budget to consider adding:

Some good cards for Feather to consider adding:

Some lands to consider adding:

Cards in maybeboard to add if you have them:

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Paradox Engine: is banned in Commander.
  • Boros Cluestone
  • Salvage Scout
  • Tethmos High Priest
  • Odric, Lunarch Marshal
  • Archangel of Tithes
  • Razor Barrier
  • Spiritual Visit
  • Hundred-Talon Strike
  • Justiciar's Portal
  • Crack the Earth
  • Unwinding Clock
  • Sentinel Tower

SaberTech on Ancestral Animar

3 weeks ago

I think that an argument could be made for including Soul of the Harvest or Primordial Sage in terms of improving the chance of naturally drawing into an enchantress effect. (Sage is better by the way, because it draws on the cast not on ETB so you get a card even if the spell is countered.) There is also the point that their card draw trigger is a "may" ability, unlike Glimpse of Nature or Beast Whisperer , which can be relevant in some situations.

That being said, they have lost a lot of utility as cards like Shrieking Drake and Dream Stalker have been phased out of the deck. You could keep bouncing those cards back to hand throughout the game, meaning that you always had what would count as multiple creatures available for repeat triggers on your later-game Soul or Sage. The deck also used to run Fierce Empath back when it still had the eldrazi package, but now that the eldrazi are gone and you can't really justify running the Empath it is harder to tutor for Soul or Sage. You also have to keep in mind that Spellseeker being able to tutor for the Glimpse kind of makes it count as a third enchantress that the deck already runs. The loss of later-game utility, on top of them being awkward draws in your opening hand, has made it more of a hassle to get value out of Soul and Sage overall.

So Soul or Sage could be run if you think that drawing into an enchantress effect more consistently is important, such as if you are working with a budget list and you don't have an Imperial Recruiter for setting up tutor lines. Beyond that though, Consecrated Sphinx is better at restocking an empty hand on its own, while Soul and Sage require you to keep casting creatures to get value out of them.

Lokotor on Marchesa, The Black Rose - Primer

4 weeks ago


Imperial Recruiter is a good card, but it's $40. If you have one I'd go for it. Probably cut Fleshwrither for him.

MajinBoo on Animar, weird Combos

4 weeks ago

Last_Laugh I've already tested , didn't liked. I'm trying to increase the number of tutors and reduce the CMC for now. Maybe test a new line for Imperial Recruiter

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Imperial Recruiter occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.22%