Painter's Servant

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Format Legality
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Painter's Servant

Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

As Painter's Servant enters the battlefield, choose a colour.

All cards that aren't on the battlefield, spells, and permanents are the chosen colour in addition to their other colours.

sweetpetespub on Cast And You Shall Reap

1 month ago

The EDH "committee" had placed Painter's Servant on the Banned list for a while, and then removed it.

1empyrean on

7 months ago

Given this is intended to be a sunforger deck, you should consider Swirl the Mists and/or Painter's Servant.

Also, consider how you plan to close out the game. I'm not seeing anything here that I'd consider a wincon. Perhaps try Temur Sabertooth to turn Dockside Extortionist into a win with Aragorn's red spell trigger.

ViscountVonSausageRoll on Knockin’ on Heaven’s Gate

11 months ago

First of all, this deck is fantastic.

Hrm, Pillory of the Sleepless could work in sideboard if they aren't creature heavy enough to warrant 12 fogs. "Didn't get to sleep last night till the morning came around"

Wall of Omens could help to stabilize, and help you find the Heaven's Gate or Jovial Evil that you just can't seem to draw already. "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls."

If a reasonable budget wasn't the name of the game, I'd recommend Painter's Servant in a heartbeat. "I see a red door..."

DrukenReaps on Alternate Ban List

1 year ago

Caerwyn A number of these things is why I'm just spitballing the idea of this here. Obviously Falling Star and Chaos Orb need to be on my list and they aren't xD There are cards which just don't belong in a game like this. Looking at you Ante...

For Coalition Victory I see little reason for confusion over it referencing a creature's colors rather than identity. We have many cards that reference color all over the place with Bloom Tender and Sisay, Weatherlight Captain to name a few. All the devotion gods. To add to that we also have cards referencing identity with Commander's Plate. These are cards which often see play and I've never once seen anyone confuse a card's colors with the card's color identity.

Iona in the 99 doesn't feel like any more of a major issue to me than Void Winnower. I've played with and against Void Winnower and it has the same result more often than not of Iona. Frankly Void Winnower can be meaner, since it always hits every opponent. There are a number of these hefty lock pieces that come down and then everyone at the table groans or people even concede. I played against Iona when she was legal and I do see with Painter's Servant she has even more potential. I just see other cards that are just as effective and "unfun" not banned.

IHATENAMES on Surrounding Flames

1 year ago


First although not necessarily required id cut white. First Day of Class will work for counters.

Instead run a Goblin Engineer package with maybe 2 other wincons. Urza's Saga and Grind Stone + Painter's Servant

Additional threats could be Dragon's Rage Channeler card selection and flyer or something that enters with +counters maybe Arcbound Ravager and add a Inkmoth Nexus.

Karn, the Great Creator also provides a win vs other artifact based combo decks.

jamezbl0nde on Any Color You Like

1 year ago

am i crazy.. i don't see Painter's Servant .... seems like an auto include with Insight, Llawan, Cephalid Empress, Wrath of Marit Lage, and Douse.

Tur on People's Thoughts on Mommy Norn?

1 year ago

I agree with Sheldon to some extent.

First, it's incorrect to compare Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines's abilities to Panharmonicon and Torpor Orb. It's permanents not creatures.

(Nobody should care about the first ability, Yarok, the Desecrated is the second most popular Sultai commander and has been around forever. It's just extra stuff.)

It's the second ability which is problematic. Assume you play Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines. Not only do your permanents prevent your opponents permanents from triggering, it also prevents your opponents permanents from triggering from their own permanents. This is the first card in all of Magic: The Gathering with this effect.

Here are just some examples, I got from scrolling through the most popular commander Atraxa, Praetors' Voice on EDHREC (I do not own an Atraxa deck.) which would be effected by Elesh Norn:

Just thinking about all kinds of interactions which are possible gives me a headache.

Honestly, the Painter's Servant interactions are much easier to understand and that was a card which was banned for the interactions being too much.

If Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines had the errata to "Permanents you control entering the battlefield don't cause abilities of permanents your opponents control to trigger" it would be much more manageable.

Andramalech on Tribal Scarecrows (Get your spook on)

1 year ago

An interesting concept for sure; I feel like I wouldn't be doing justice if I didn't mention that Painter's Servant and the corresponding "elemental" and "blast" cards:

Love that this uses WUBRG because Magus of the Candelabra is a thing. I have a Post deck that I use almost every week with my group. Its called : Gaia-post

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