Mairsil, the Pretender

Mairsil, the Pretender

Legendary Creature — Human Wizard

When Mairsil, the Pretender enters the battlefield, you may exile an artifact or creature card from your hand or graveyard and put a cage counter on it.

Mairsil, the Pretender has all activated abilities of all cards you own in exile with cage counters on them. You may activate each of those abilities only once each turn.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Canadian Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Limited Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mairsil, the Pretender Discussion

TriusMalarky on EDH Under $1 Series - …

2 hours ago

When it comes to budget.....

Mairsil, the Pretender is one of my favorite decks. Nikya of the Old Ways can be cast on t3 to drop massive eldrazi(that are fairly cheap in $$) on t4. My little brother does this.

If you want help with Mairsil, lemme know -- it's not an easy deck. It's entirely combo and half the deck is designed to go off almost immediately when you cast Mary.

TriusMalarky on Poll - Best Budget Tutor …

1 month ago

Final Parting. It's insane in decks that want specific cards in the bin/hand, such as Mairsil, the Pretender. 5-mana for a double tutor.

Anjuna on Mairsil cEDH

1 month ago


Yes it does, since it will be a new object.

This would mean that you can use undying + Walking Ballista + sac outlet (even through Mairsil, the Pretender himself) you can ping everybody.

Do beware that Mairsil, the Pretender can't get undying through his own ability

0rc on The Mind Shredder

1 month ago

Nice build. I run a similar deck lead by Mairsil, the Pretender, in which Oona is a primary win con. My two cents: resolving a Devastation Tide, Wash Out or Cyclonic Rift before a wheel effect, such as provided by Jace's Archivist, Wheel and Deal, or Windfall (you are already running this) is enough to ruin anyone’s game. Couple it with Notion Thief (which you are already running) or Narset, Parter of Veils, and you have all-but won as you opponents are left with little to no hand. Run Reanimate for more recursion options. Have fun!

TriusMalarky on Building a commander deck... Help

1 month ago

My favorite deck for stupid not-so-obvious combo has been Lazav, the Multifarious although I'm replacing it with Mairsil, the Pretender really soon.

TriusMalarky on Good cheap staples to pick …

1 month ago

Ha! No way in honkus can I afford even the basic lands from Double Masters.

BTW my commanders are God-Eternal Kefnet, Sisay, Weatherlight Captain, Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion, Tuvasa the Sunlit, Korvold, Fae-Cursed King, and sometime soon Mairsil, the Pretender will replace Lazav, the Multifarious. Neheb is up for changes.

I would proxy some things, but I'll do that after I've traded into more stuff. I'll probably start picking up fairly cheap cards over time.

ComboCaptain10587 on Avatar: The Last Airbender

2 months ago

This deck is great! It has inspired me to make a Mairsil, the Pretender deck, based of koh, the face stealer in avatar. Thank you Polyraptor

SilentPlague on Cheap Grixis Deck

2 months ago

Definitely a multiplayer deck since turn 4 is most likely where anything will happen for you as it stands now. Wouldn't try one on one with this one unless you play another slow deck.

Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge, Mairsil, the Pretender, and Kess, Dissident Mage are all better alternatives to Spellbound Dragon. I feel they fit your disruption technique better and are very cheap ($). To help with getting quicker spells out, there is Dismember that can be paid with life to get out sooner or Sign in Blood. Not cheap, but a really good early game player, is Baleful Strix.

This looks really fun in multiplayer. So I don't blame you if you keep it as is. I feel like it would make everyone so annoyed. I also like Swerve a lot. I have 4 in my Izzet deck.

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