Meloku the Clouded Mirror
Legendary Creature — Moonfolk Wizard
, Return a land you control to its owner's hand: Create a 1/1 blue Illusion creature token with flying.
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Meloku the Clouded Mirror Discussion
3 weeks ago
Hey, well done on a budget upgrading a precon for a first Commander deck.
There's some cards in the precon to consider adding:
Meloku the Clouded Mirror : one of the better budget cards with Aesi because it can bounce lands you control. It can be a repeatable source of flying tokens, landfall triggers or best of all draw with Aesi.
Spitting Image : can copy any creature on the battlefield including an opponents creature. Retrace is the reason to include this because by discarding a land you can cast it again from your graveyard and keep doing this as long as you have a land in your hand to discard.
With Murkfiend Liege and Retreat to Coralhelm you can take advantage of Llanowar Scout and Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy who can tap to put a land onto the battlefield. This interaction if you have lands in your hand lets you trigger Aesi on your opponents turns. Can also abuse this interaction with Simic Growth Chamber or Guildless Commons because these lands can bounce themselves back to your hand. Either one lets you trigger Aesi and draw a card on each opponents turn.
Some other cards $1 or less each to consider adding:
- Sakura-Tribe Elder
- Talisman of Curiosity : another two drop Simic mana rock.
- Harrow : gets two basic lands at instant speed and they ETB untapped.
- Roiling Regrowth
- Brainstorm : staple blue card, draw three for one mana.
- Zephyr Boots : flying evasion for Aesi and repeatable draw.
- Decisive Denial
Some other budget lands $1 or less each to consider:
If interested I offer more advice including cuts to consider. Good luck with your deck.
3 months ago
Time Warp + Meloku the Clouded Mirror + Mystic Sanctuary = infinite turns and then you just win :) So if Time Warp isn't too expensive for you, that is something I would look to add. Mystic Sanctuary is cheap, it's just a land that returns a spell from the graveyard to the top of your library. how it works: With Meloku the Clouded Mirror on the battlefield and 5 available mana, cast the Time Warp. Put the Mystic Sanctuary into play and, with the trigger of Mystic Sanctuary's ability, put Time Warp on top of your library. Use the Mystic Sanctuary's mana to activate Meloku the Clouded Mirror's ability, returning Mystic Sanctuary to your hand and creating a token. Take the extra turn and repeat this process infinitely. you then have infinite flying 1/1 illusions that kill everyone. then you take one extra turn after you think you have enough. about 40.000 creatures should do it :) and then you kill everyone.
Another combo thats also good with landfall is Scaretiller and Retreat to Coralhelm. if you have creatures that let you put at least 2 lands into play each turn. you play Scaretiller with Retreat to Coralhelm on the field and then play your first land, tapping Scaretiller, triggering it, returning a fetchland from the graveyard to the field, this triggers Retreat to Coralhelm untapping Scaretiller, you can then fetch again and again and again, for as many lands as you want. Walking Atlas lets you put extra lands into play by tapping it. Wayward Swordtooth, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Azuza, Lost but Seeking all do this. you just need one of them to pull this combo off and you can fetch all the lands out of your deck. If you are only running basic lands, you can make due with something like Prismatic Vista which fetches basic lands out of your deck for the cost of 1 life, which is negated by tatyova, since she gains you a life when you play a land. so you are neutral on life.
so these are all the cards I suggest you add to the deck: Mystic Sanctuary, Wayward Swordtooth, Tatyova, Benthic Druid, Time Warp, Azuza, Lost but Seeking, Walking Atlas, Scaretiller and fetches like Prismatic Vista, Terramorphic Expanse and Fabled Passage. If you have the money, all the dual lands that fetch blue and green are also good. But if you don't want to spend money on prismatic vista, the regular fetchlands like Terramorphic Expanse and Fabled Passage work too as I said, since you are also taking unlimited extra turns, the lands become untapped anyway.
none of them are expensive thanks to reprints. What you take out for all of this I'm not quite sure. But I think I would start with Jace. he doesn't look like a card that belongs here. he is good for milling. If milling is your plan, then I think this is the wrong commander. I can take a look through the list and suggest cuts if you like, but later :)
4 months ago
seshiro_of_the_orochi thank you so much for your comment and ideas!
Meloku the Clouded Mirror is a nice idea, I can even use her with Ashaya, Soul of the Wild to recover my own creatures. I have Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma in my collection, I was going to include her but I prefered to try other things, but I love that card too. Impervious Greatwurm would be easily removed in my meta, but in other situation could fit too. Kodama of the East Tree is awesome, but it "steals" me cascade triggers when it extracts cards from my hand, so I decided to keep it for other decks. Seer's Sundial is nice but I've played this deck and card advantage isn't a problem at all with cascade. The main problem I've noticed this deck has is only to add one or two powerful finishers, something like Craterhoof Behemoth or Kamahl, Heart of Krosa. Just because some games I make an inmense board but I lack a pump effect to really tear appart opponents.
I'll look your Archelos and Brokkos decks, thanks. Love sultai but nowadays I don't have any "proper" sultai EDH deck (only a modest semi-Precon Ukkima-Kazur +1/+1 counters deck)
4 months ago
I really like what you did here, from the list to your interpretation of Imoti's origin. Very flavourful build. I finished my Archelos, Lagoon Mystic land matters deck some weeks ago, maybe have a look there for inspiration?
I'm also currently working on a Brokkos, Apex of Forever list, I think I'll take some inspiration from your fatty suite.
I have some cards you might want to consider:
Meloku the Clouded Mirror is a powerhouse in land matters decks. As a discount fatty, Impervious Greatwurm seems to be a great addition. Goreclaw, Terror of Qal Sisma is propably rhe fluffiest mana rock to ever exist. Also, how about Seer's Sundial for some more card draw? And last, but not least, Kodama of the East Tree seems great in here.
4 months ago
I'm playing a deck with possible infinite landfall combo's that has more pieces interacting with Retreat to Coralhelm, maybe not from turn 3, but still, redundancy is key in commander:
Lotus Cobra will help you make all the mana you need. Knight of the Reliquary + Retreat can put all your forests and plains into your graveyard for a big Splendid Reclamation. Tunneling Geopede / Spitfire Lagac will kill your opponents even if they'd play an Eldrazi Titan that shuffles back their graveyard. I'd also include a few ways to give haste to a creature, so you won't have to wait a turn before you can combo.
So the best tip I can give you with this combo: breach out to more colours than just Blue and White. Landfall decks just work best with Green included, because Green can get you a lot of lands into play, even when you're not going infinite. There's more landfall pieces in existence than alternatives to Retreat to Coralhelm, so that might improve the consistency of the deck, making it more enjoyable to play, even if you're having a hard time assembling the combo.
Unless you want to challenge yourself and make a Landfall deck without green. In that case I'm all for it and wish you the best of luck!
5 months ago
Meloku the Clouded Mirror would be a great addition to any deck running the Behemoth Engine or any landfall engine.
I have a note in the description about the great Moonfolk cards you can also put together with this. I also linked my Moonfolk commander deck if people want to see other ways to work the Trench Behemoth into their moonfolk commander decks or Moonfolk options for a dedicated Behemoth Engine deck.
5 months ago
This is great, I live it. Did you know there is a version of Trench Behemoth that has a win con included? Meloku the Clouded Mirror is the perfect card for the deck. I wish you tons of fun with the deck.
5 months ago
I just realized you left that great comment on my Archelos list and I didn't look at your deck yet. I've done it now. This is awesome, I took some more inspiration from here. I really like Groundskeeper, I might add it if I manage to find a slot.
A card I don't understand here is Ring of Evos Isle. Is it there for giving Yarok hexproof? If so, I think Lightning Greaves and/or Swiftfoot Boots would do a better job at that. I don't think the +1/+1 on Yarok is worth it.