Mothdust Changeling

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Modern Masters (MMA) Common
Morningtide (MOR) Common

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Mothdust Changeling

Creature — Shapeshifter

Changeling (This card is every creature type at all times.)

Tap an untapped creature you control: Mothdust Changeling gains flying until end of turn.

Mothdust Changeling Discussion

chilbi on If It Quacks Like a Dragon...

3 weeks ago

You're welcome. Automaton and Mimic are probably still just outright better in the first place. I would not even know what to cut for sure. Maybe Graveshifter since it's the same cmc. Besides, I realize the synergy between Venomous Changeling and Dragon Tempest. But is it really better than, say Mothdust Changeling or Universal Automaton for curve reasons?

bushido_man96 on Chulane: Chronicler of the Adventuring Houses

2 months ago

I don't know about Winds of Abandon . I'm not sure I'd like to give my opponents that many lands if I didn't have to. But if you've got good results running it in the past, then ignore me. Based on the mana curve of your deck, though, something like Austere Command might provide you with more flexibility.

I think I'd cut Infinite Reflection for Eternal Witness . Sea Gate Loremaster seems like it offers too much value to cut.

It seems to me that other than for use with Turntimber Ranger , your cards like Arcane Adaptation serve no other purpose. I understand wanting to have an infinite combo win con like that, but the Arcane Adaptation cards seem pretty dead otherwise. If you're set on keeping the combo in, I think that's cool, but those would be easy cuts otherwise for the other value cards you want to squeeze in.

Mothdust Changeling seems kind of meh, so he could be a swap for Reclamation Sage . I think I'd play Broken Bond , Growth Spiral , or Summer Bloom over Explore . Just preference, though.

A card you might consider that can help with making sure you've got lands in your hand to abuse Chulane's ramp ability is Abundance . It's a replacement effect that can fill your hand with lands on any draw, so you've always got some to ramp out with Chulane. Just something to consider.

The deck looks like fun, and I enjoy your creative approach to allies.

Altoman on Merfolk Mayhem

2 months ago

I like merfolks. But i prefer when they are combined with the white part of their family. I suggest Judge of Currents and Stonybrook Schoolmaster . To tap your creatures, use Mothdust Changeling .

If you don't want to add the white cards. At least consider adding Rootwater Hunter and Distant Melody .

SideBae on Yuriko V1

2 months ago

First things first: All EDH decks need ramp. Unfortunately for UB decks, most of the ramp in the game is in green or occasionally red (see Orcish Lumberjack ). That means artifacts are the way to go. I advise Dimir Signet , Talisman of Dominance and MindStone (maybe) as relatively affordable cards you can use for ramp; but since you're running Mox Diamond , I might as well mention Grim Monolith and Mox Opal . Your artifact count is a little low for the opal, though, but that may change as the deck evolves.

I see you've included Changeling Outcast . Consider running Mothdust Changeling as another evasive, one-drop ninja. Mist-Syndicate Naga and Silent-Blade Oni are excellent ninjas as well; you should at least consider Throatseeker . Baleful Strix is another creature to consider, as returning it to your hand with ninjutsu allows you to draw more than one card with it after you cast it additional times. It is also hard to block, and can make a formidable blocker on its own.

Cavern of Souls is an excellent include, if you have access to it. It's usually a lot more integral, but you'll likely be using the ninjutsu ability most of the time rather than casting your guys. Still, keep it in mind.

Preordain is good in conjunction with Ponder and Brainstorm . Treasure Cruise and Dig Through Time are also high CMC card-draw spells that are relatively easy to cast.

Running Jace, the Mind Sculptor seems good here, though he is over $100 nowadays; I must admit I am having a hard time determining the deck's budget, mostly because of the Mox Diamond and Mana Crypt . Note also that, as you're already including Sensei's Divining Top , Scroll Rack and potentially Jace, the Mind Sculptor , you can consider running Counterbalance . Counterbalance is generally a high-variance card in EDH, but I've had some success with it in the past.

Depending on your meta, Ashiok, Dream Render can be an all star. In almost every meta, Narset, Parter of Veils is an all star, especially if paired with a well-timed Windfall .

In my Tasigur, the Golden Fang deck, I run a similar combo-kill of casting Nexus of Fate repeatedly with an otherwise empty library. I use Tainted Pact to get rid of my library, running a single basic and snow basic of each type. Crafting your mana base carefully might allow you to run Tainted Pact too -- give thought to lands like Ancient Tomb , Cephalid Coliseum or Cabal Pit . If that doesn't work, Demonic Consultation with Nexus of Fate in hand is also good.

If your meta is filled with combo decks (I know mine is), Arcane Laboratory is a good option, especially since ninjutsu isn't an alternate casting cost; Mana Maze is similar. Dispel is a counter-counter spell I've found tremendously useful, especially since it can stop an opposing ad nauseum right away.

Raven's Crime seems like a good way to use up excess lands you draw.

Not sure how much I like Aether Vial in an EDH deck. Yes, your creature-curve is low and very consistent, but drawing it later in the game, especially if you're behind, has all the feel-bad-ness in the world. Maybe Leyline of Anticipation is better? It allows all your spells to go in at instant speed, flips for an extra three damage off a Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow trigger, and can begin the game occasionally on the table for free. Yes, it is still dead if drawn late, but it isn't AS dead in that it immediately takes full effect; Aether Vial requires two or three turns to become powerful, and then only works with creatures.

Time Stretch is an extra-turn card to consider, though it may be too expensive to cast.

Invisible Stalker as another ninjutsu enabler? I'd run it over Hope of Ghirapur , though that may be a meta call.

Commandeer and Misdirection are two disruptive, high-cost instants with good alternate casting costs to consider.

Mystic Remora is good in most blue decks, especially if your opening hand is otherwise slow. Players have to either play around it, which slows the game enough for you to catch up, or play into it, which can easily make it an Ancestral Recall . I personally think it is a better card than Rhystic Study , if only because by T3 you probably want to be doing other things with your mana.

Thirst for Knowledge , Painful Truths , Chart a Course , Notion Thief and Night's Whisper are all worth considering as efficient draw-engines. Notion Thief feels especially brutal when cast as a response to an opposing Brainstorm .

Ok man -- that's all I got. Good luck with deck building!

dragonstryke58 on Naban + Changeling + Champion ...

3 months ago

That is correct.

Mothdust Changeling has both human and wizard subtypes thanks to the Changeling ability. Champion of the Parish will trigger due to Mothdust Changeling being a human, and Naban, Dean of Iteration will cause Champion of the Parish to trigger twice due to Mothdust Changeling being a wizard. It is the same as if any other human wizard (like Prodigal Sorcerer ) entered the battlefield.

random_mage_X548 on Naban + Changeling + Champion ...

3 months ago

If, say, Mothdust Changeling enters the battlefield and triggers Champion of the Parish , am I correct to assume that Naban, Dean of Iteration will cause the Champion to trigger twice, because the changeling enters as both creature types? That's actually kind of self-explanatory, but I just want to make sure.

-Fulcrum on Yuriko Ninja attack

3 months ago

I don't know if you're trying to do the exact same thing, but I play a fair few 1 drops to consistently Ninjutsu Yuriko in on turn 2. Stuff like Gudul Lurker , Faerie Seer , Mist-Cloaked Herald , Mothdust Changeling , Pteramander , Siren Stormtamer , and Triton Shorestalker in addition to the ones you already have. And while it's not a 1 drop, I also really like Thalakos Seer , lots of ninjutsu interactions.

Hissp on Two Lands One Ninja

4 months ago

Obviously Modern Horizons threw a lot of changes into the list. In my current iteration I'm running 26 creatures + Mutavault :

My ninjitsu enablers are either free ( Memnite , Ornithopter , Phyrexian Walker ) or provide repeatable utility ( Cabal Therapist , Putrid Imp , Sage of Epityr , Sidisi's Faithful ). I don't prioritize evasion at all. I'm also running all 3 1-drop changelings ( Changeling Outcast , Mothdust Changeling ,{Universal Automaton})

I'm running every creature with a ninjitsu cost of 1 or 2 ( Azra Smokeshaper , Ingenious Infiltrator , Mistblade Shinobi , Ninja of the Deep Hours , Sakashima's Student , Skullsnatcher , Walker of Secret Ways ) as well as 3 more expensive ninjas that provide value ( Fallen Shinobi , Mist-Syndicate Naga , Throat Slitter )

The other creatures I'm running either provide incredible ETB value ( Gilded Drake , Spellstutter Sprite , {I would probably run Snapcaster Mage if I had one}) or facilitate team evasion ( Filth , Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , Wonder .

And of course there's the Dragon Knife itself, Draco :D

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