Painter's Servant

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions (MPS) Mythic Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Mythic Rare

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Painter's Servant

Artifact Creature — Scarecrow

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

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

Painter's Servant Discussion

squadcarxmar on

1 week ago

I don't know how much you want but I'm going to recommend some cards as a Teysa, Orzhov Scion fan.

Planar Cleansing or Hour of Revelation is great in EDH to start the board over all over again. Merciless Eviction is something you should definitely keep in the deck by the way.

Anointed Procession is really good for doubling up on token effects. Requiem Angel and Field of Souls can be really nice too. Army of the Damned can provide a lot of bodies to work with. I've won with Army of the Damned and Maw of the Obzedat before. Storm Herd is an absolute beast too.

Two artifacts that you should consider are Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar . These can let you go infinite if you also get a Darkest Hour or a Painter's Servant . I have a Darkest Hour in mine, can't justify the price of the Painter's Servant yet. Either way both of those Altars are great with or without going infinite.

Illusionist's Bracers are great on Teysa, Orzhov Scion and Maw of the Obzedat should you include one as well. Three tokens to exile two creatures? Yes, please. In theory, if you have a Maw with the Bracers out and you Storm Herd at 40 life, you can sacrifice 5 of them and have 35 11/11 flying pegasus. Great card, I think it's underrated.

Also consider getting gravepact and/or Dictate of Erebos and maybe a Martyr's Bond too. You may not exile creatures with Teysa when they're out because of the way the stack works and if you sacrifice three creatures they'll sacrifice theirs before Teysa can exile it, but it's extremely good to keep your creatures out and have everyone else open.

Tzefick on Ability challenge

1 week ago

Woiteck

Yea, sorry about that one. I have had busy weeks and limited access to this PC where I had the suggestion written up. I loathe TappedOut's text formatting and small comment typer, so I usually write in Notepad and copy over for larger amounts of text.

For the kicks of it I'll post my response to the Divine suggestion and my raw draft on Collide that I had written up but not reevaluated before posting.

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I'll need some time to think about Nobility.

K1ngMars on Akiri and Bruse *EDH Testing*

2 weeks ago

I would suggest Mycosynth Lattice , for many reasons: it pumps up akiri to a ridiculous level, makes Dockside Extortionist nuts and stops combo pieces like Painter's Servant .

Another nice combo would be the inclusion of Godo, Bandit Warlord and Helm of the Host . You are not forced to combo at all, he can grab anything you could need, but it's a nice backup plan.

If you like Sunforger interactions, especially once you also get Puresteel Paladin online, you could consider some more instants for removal and/or damage mitigation like Comeuppance .

Hissp on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

2 weeks ago

Hi ShaperSavant,

I'm not sure if this is the best place for these discussions or somewhere on discord but...I have some additional thoughts on Mid Power commanders that should be moved up:

  1. Zndrsplt, Eye of Wisdom + Okaun, Eye of Chaos -- This deck Coinzzzzz made it to the final pod of a cEDH tournament as reported on reddit last week. It's a 1-card combo with Zndrsplt + Frenetic Efreet . Here's another list that adopts a Polymorph strategy: Zndrsplt & Okaun - Polydox Scepter (PRIMER).

  2. Llawan, Cephalid Empress -- Not sure if this slipped under the radar amidst the dust kicked up by the Paradox ban, but LLawan + Painter's Servant locks all opponents out of casting creatures, evening through Cavern of Souls , including Commanders. Can then assemble a Grindstone combo or perhaps Scepter combo. Here's a Scepter-less list I came across: Painter Llawan.

  3. Kambal, Consul of Allocation -- He's a must-answer stax piece for many cEDH lists in the command zone. A High-power list Kambal's tax collection **LCL Playoff** recently won a tournament/league as reported on reddit 2 weeks ago, with about a 50/50 cEDH/high-power composition. Here's a list with a very different approach (and cEDH staples! Kambal's Pact - Vilis, Broker of Blood.

  4. Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle -- I just really like this primer Worship's Reward - Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle; seems better than Sram to me.

Thanks for your consideration!

Gezzerka on Yennet Mill "A little off the top"

2 weeks ago

Could put Traumatize in there as a combo piece with Fraying Sanity for a near instant win. Also Phenax, God of Deception and Eater of the Dead is also an instant win. Painter's Servant and Grindstone also work as a brilliant mill combo.

KidEnkidu on Teysa Queen of the Aristocrats

3 weeks ago

Seraph of the Scales would make for a very solid addition since the Afterlife mechanic gives you white/black tokens, goes great w/ your commander.

Also -- although this deck seems relatively budget -- if you've got the coin, Painter's Servant can serve as another copy of Darkest Hour for the combo.

simondiamond2012 on Gitrog Dredge Combo [Primer]

1 month ago

@Leptys:

What're your thoughts on Mausoleum Secrets possibly seeing play in this list? The idea being that it could, in theory, fetch Oblivion Crown , Squandered Resources , or something else of value? (Assassin's Trophy for example...)

As an added oddball question, with the unbanning of Painter's Servant , has there been any discussion between you, Razillox, or Kiebitzen about P.S.'s possible inclusion? The rationale behind this thought is that with it on the field (Naming Black), Autumn's Veil and Veil of Summer become more powerful, and can be found via Mausoleum Secrets. Additionally, for those that want to be cheeky monkeys, that also makes Lifeforce a possible consideration for budget lists.

I'll also drop you a line via discord in case you're not able to check the primer.

Stay Chill.

RNR_Gaming on Dimir Only

1 month ago

Competitive cards that come to mind are Painter's Servant and Grind Stone. Fun cards would be like Sphinx's Tutelage and Mind Funeral .

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