The "legend rule" doesn't apply.
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Mirror Gallery Discussion
1 month ago
Reidzee757, it’s a state based action that says if a player controls more than one legendary permanent of the same name, they pick one and the rest are put into their owner’s graveyards.
And yes, card text supersedes the rules at all times. Spark Double specifically states that it will not be legendary if the copied permanent is legendary. On the other hand, cards specifically say they will retain their legendary status, ie Lazav, Dimir Mastermind and Sakashima the Impostor.
4 months ago
Another way the first mode can be useful is to stop abilities with timing restrictions. Just like how it stops planeswalker abilities, it can be used to stop something like Pyre of Heroes that cannot be activated in response. Typically you'll want to activate Koma, Cosmos Serpent during their upkeep for this type of use.
I also wanted to add to what Polaris said regarding the legend rule. Beyond making a non-legendary copy you can also ignore the rule entirely with effects like Mirror Gallery or Sakashima of a Thousand Faces .
4 months ago
5 months ago
Other clones maybe. Quicksilver Gargantuan is a clone and counts as a huge vial to smash.
I would consider some more token copy spells and throw in Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer . The chance to have a DOZEN Vial smashers is pretty funny.
Mirror Gallery would lend some redundancy but its kinda pricey now.
7 months ago
Some friends and myself were talking about some hypothetical rules for the format of specifically commander and came across a fairly logical/ reasonable rule that we thought warranted further discussion so here it is.
If you get a copy of a legendary creature (be it your commander of a theft'd legendary creature) the oldest of the cards (involving time stamps)is sacrificed (yes i acknowledge that people don't like the idea of not having a choice).
I think this makes sense both in real world applications (the eldest of us generally are closer to "death" then those that are younger), and in some cases can check some commanders. I don't know the full extent of this application yes Mirror Gallery effects would still circumnavigate this. what are the communities thoughts?
9 months ago
Must Add Arcane Denial
I'm not totally sold on Fact or Fiction anymore btw, nobody 5/0s anymore and you don't exactly have buckets of yard synergy (outside of Kess, Vizier, and Crackling Counterpart). I think your curiosity subtheme is a strong enough source of card draw, without paying 4 mana for 2-3 cards which every opponent sees. Also, just please put one of the Niv Mizzet's in here for combos.
Also not sure you need Frantic Search? It provides pretty good digging, but I Guess why dig for removal when you could just run more removal? If you want the dig I might run Impulse instead. It's not free but it isn't a lot and sees more cards.
Removal wise I think you're missing some staples. In my mind running Doom Blade, Go for the Throat, Hero's Downfall, Rapid Hybridization, and Pongify would really tie this together. Additionally I do not really like the Hagra Mauling or Malakir Rebirth. You should not count them as lands, the Malakir Rebirth isn't exactly inside this decks theme Hagra Mauling is just bad removal compared to your other options (See Murder).
Feed the Swarm would be a good include as well. Enchantment Removal is something you will absolutely need in our group and struggle to get in these colors.
Mirror Gallery. I question if this is necessary at all, given every copy of Sakishima would have this effect. However, a mirror gallery would likely tighten up consistency with that effect. You won't necessarily need to cast Sakishima, especially if its commander tax gets really up there.
Oh, I'm not entirely sure you've recognized how good Vial Smasher + x Spells are. X spells on the stack have CMC equal to what you spent on them, so like a Blue sun's Zenith or Pull from tomorrow could just absolutely destroy people.
Mogg Salvage is wack, but I like it. I'd put it towards the top of the cut list though.
Overall I think this deck works pretty well as it is. To improve this deck I think you need to streamline your control elements in the form of cheaper and more effective removal/counterspells. You have missed a lot of our table's current meta as well, but i should warn you that Dean has a Breya deck that has been very controlling recently. You cannot expect to maintain a Sakishima/Vial Smasher board state for very long, and it would probably not get very large before it is dealt with.
11 months ago
Took me forever to realize that if you copy Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, the copy will inherit his Mirror Gallery ability along with everything else, so you can at least repeatedly copy one legendary creature without things falling to pieces if Sakashima gets taken out
11 months ago
Sakashima of a Thousand Faces: oh baby, finally a replacement/complement to Mirror Gallery: cheaper, doesn't group hug, and actually does something outside of janky combos. Making multiple Krark's Thumbs in my Obligatory Zndrsplt & Okaun Coins Deck is looking a bit less magical christmas land, esp. as Sakashima can copy Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom for great profit.
"Reyav, Master Smith": yeah he's an uncommon but this isn't an interesting direction to take in
Mana Drain: very nice reprint