Imperial Recruiter

Imperial Recruiter

Creature — Human Advisor

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

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Imperial Recruiter Discussion

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 week ago

Platinum Angel - You're the second or third person to tell me to cut Platinum Angel . It's somewhat of a pet card of mine, but I think everyone might be right. It's probably time I cut it.

Doubling Cube - I would agree Doubling Cube can be slow sometimes, but I've really enjoyed using it. This deck can ramp pretty hard and being able to double up on that mana has proven more than useful quite a few times. The last game I played I was able to make 20 copies of Lotus Bloom , sac them all for 60 mana, and then use Doubling Cube to make over 100 mana. Which then allowed me to make 20 Platinum Angel 's and 20 Lightning Greaves , winning me the game through combat damage. It can also be used as a janky combo piece to create infinite mana. It may not be well suited for a deck that tries to win by turn 5/6, but for a deck that aims to win turns 8/9/10 it's worth the slot in my opinion.

Swiftfoot Boots and/or Whispersilk Cloak - Much like you I would probably cut the Swiftfoot Boots , but keep the Whispersilk Cloak .

Stoneforge Mystic - I'm not entirely sold on this one, but I'll add it to the maybeboard and keep it in mind moving forward.

All in all I'll probably keep the cube but cut Platinum Angel / Swiftfoot Boots for Recruiter of the Guard / Imperial Recruiter . Or maybe keep Swiftfoot Boots and cut Pyroblast , but I'm curious to hear your thoughts on that?

hairy-wombat on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 week ago

Cards I would consider maybeboarding:

Cards I would add:

unstable_anomaly on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

1 week ago

Hey hairy-wombat thanks for stopping by, really appreciate the compliment and suggestions.

You make an excellent point about Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter . TBH I think I may have overlooked the fact that they can both tutor Walking Ballista . If I remember correctly I think they were both in the first draft of the deck, but I ended up taking them out for two reasons...

  1. I opted for some larger artifact creatures because it was fun to reconstruct multiple copies and then swing for the win.

  2. Winning with the same win condition over and over again can be somewhat boring in my opinion.

That being said I have tuned the deck quite a bit since the first draft, and the more I tune it, the more it becomes a combo heavy deck. I've also added quite a few smaller creatures in place of the heavy hitters which does make your suggestions even more appealing. If my math is right it looks like there's currently 9 targets for Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter respectively. Being able to flicker them a few times with Eldrazi Displacer would also be pretty spicy. All things considered I think you've definitely convinced me to take another look at both of these, but I'm curious what you would cut to make room for them?

As far as Heliod, Sun-Crowned is concerned I don't have any lifegain or +1/+1 counter strategies in the deck, so without Walking Ballista or a way to tutor for it, Heliod is just a dead draw.

hairy-wombat on Full Metal Alchemy (Osgir, the Reconstructor)

2 weeks ago

Hey unstable_anomaly,

First, great Primer writeup and solid EDH deck. I've been working on something quite similar.

Two cards that are in your Maybeboard; Recruiter of the Guard and Imperial Recruiter - These will help tutor parts of your win conditions like Walking Ballista & Dockside Extortionist or just help you find Goblin Engineer to put the one Artifact your are after in your yard.

Question 1: Why not mainboard these tutors?

You already have Walking Ballista in your Mainboard.

Question 2: Wondering why no Heliod, Sun-Crowned (that can be tutored with Enlightened Tutor ) as a simple two card win condition?

FriedAether on Legacy Land Destruction

2 weeks ago

8 yrs late to the dance and I ain't too skilled neither- Imperial Recruiter seems helpful, no? Veil of Summer ? If you see this and feel like helping me out, why use those bounce lands? How aboot Yavimaya Hollow ? Great deck, love land destruction.

zapyourtumor on Humans

3 weeks ago

Why do you have 3x Imperial Recruiter but only one silver bullet? I think having one of the sideboard Sanctum Prelate 's mainboard along with a single Auriok Champion or something could definitely help game 1 against a lot of decks.

I also see you have 2x Magus of the Moon sideboard, but you're a 4 color deck. Having a single forest to be able to cast your mana rock might be a good idea.

Last_Laugh on Animar's Army

4 weeks ago

Just pointing out 2 of the best combo lines in Animar. The best isn't cheap but something to work towards over time.

Combo #1: Needs Imperial Recruiter in hand, 2 counters on Animar, 4 life, and only .

Imperial Recruiter looks up Phyrexian Metamorph . Metamorph for 2 life copies Recruiter to look up Spellseeker . Spellseeker looks up Neoform . Neoform sacs Spellseeker to look up Ancestral Statue . Statue self bounce until Animar is double your opponents life total then use it's final bounce to return Phyrexian Metamorph to hand. Metamorph for 2 life again copies Imperial Recruiter to look up Walking Ballista for the win.

Combo #2: This combos requirements change depending on which card you start with. Imperial Recruiter finds Spellseeker . Spellseeker finds Weird Harvest . Weird Harvest for 2 looks up Ancestral Statue and Walking Ballista.

Land untap etb's are worth their weight in gold here. Cloud of Faeries and Peregrine Drake are reasonably priced... Great Whale and Palinchron not so much. Stadium Vendors also falls into this category and can net infinite mana in Cloudstone loops.

Feel free to check out my list for ideas. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Animar, Gaea's Hemorrhoid

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