Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives

Enchantment

If an effect would put one or more tokens onto the battlefield under your control, it puts twice that many tokens onto the battlefield instead.

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Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Noble Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Unformat Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Leviathan Legal

Parallel Lives occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

GW (Selesnya): 1.0%

Golgari: 0.23%

Parallel Lives Discussion

Phostration on Gruul Wolves

1 day ago

Sword of Body and Mind for more token generation. If you want to drop the money for a Parallel Lives you could benefit from that too.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

Daveslab2022 omg that is a thing of beauty.

I've always wanted a token doubler in red. No not Flameshadow Conjuring. Something more akin to Parallel Lives.


Relentless Ambition

Enchantment

If an effect would create one or more tokens under your control, it creates twice that many of those tokens instead. Those tokens gain haste. Exile them at the beginning of the next end step.


Flavorful for red.

Keep it going. Colorshift your favorite cards.

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

5 days ago

Reigrom, Soul-Shaman

Legendary Creature - Giant Shaman

Trample

Other Giants you control get +1/+1 and cost less to cast.

Myriad (Whenever this creature attacks, for each opponent other than defending player, you may create a token that's a copy of this creature that's tapped and attacking that player or a planeswalker they control. Exile the tokens at end of combat.)

Creature tokens created by Reigrom, Soul-Shaman's Myriad ability aren't affected by the legendary rule.

4/4


So yes, the tokens are legendary but are not removed due to state-based actions. However this is only the tokens created by Reigrom, Soul-Shaman's ability. Replacement effects such as Parallel Lives hold no such benefit, nor do ones made by outside Myriad effects such as Blade of Selves.

This also means that yes, each token buffs each other Giant. So each 4/4 becomes a 7/7.


Make Koth, turned by the Phyrexian. So, a Phyrexian Koth Planeswalker.

Keep him mono-red.

Pikobyte on Atla Palani's dinosaurs

1 week ago

Ok, i did just ask because you could possibly try to keep the powerlevel lower to match your playgroup.

Im playing Atla too but with some other creatures than dinosaurs. The main problem you have is to get rid of your own tokens. Sac outlets help with that a lot. Some good cards to get use out of your eggs are Ashnod's Altar, Blasting Station, High Market, Goblin Bombardment, Skullclamp and Perilous Forays. Blasting station and goblin bombardment do especially well with your enrage plan.

In addition to that you want some untappers or token doublers to produce more than 1 token per turn cycle. Good cards for that are Seedborn Muse, Samut, Voice of Dissent, Thousand-Year Elixir or cards that just double your tokens like Parallel Lives or Anointed Procession.

Thornbite Staff is an awesome piece in here since your commander is a shaman and thornbite staff untaps your commander whenever a creature dies, so you can make another token whenever an egg or any other creature on the battlefield dies as long as you have 2 mana. Combine that with Ashnod's Altar and you can put all creatures in your library on the battlefield at the same time. The moment you sac an egg for 2 mana into altar, Atla untaps with the triggered ability from thornbite staff, you spend the 2 mana to make another egg and repeat that as long as you want.

There are several more combos you could add, if you’re interested in them you can find them in my decks description

TypicalTimmy on Uumaka, Nature's Fury

2 weeks ago

I was sitting here watching the War of the Spark Brawl episode of The Command Zone and I said:

  • "Timmy, you love Oathbreaker. You love Planeswalkers. You just built a Riku of Two Reflections EDH deck. If you built a Commandwalker specifically tied to how you derive the most glee from a game, what would that Commandwalker look like?"

Uumaka, Nature's Fury is a Human Shaman / Druid. Shamans are beings who are able to call upon spiritual life forces, and Druids commune with nature. Uumaka is skilled and mastered in both practices. She is designed for an Aggro Timmy-style Stompy deck in which you ramp hard and play big creatures to overrun the battlefield - exactly how I like it.

After thinking about it, I'd say Uumaka is from Alara.


Uumaka, Nature's Fury

Legendary Planeswalker - Uumaka

+1 You may search your library for a basic land. If you do, reveal it and put it onto the battlefield tapped. Shuffle your library.

-4 Until end of turn, the next time you cast a creature spell, create a token copy of it.

-8 You get an emblem with "Lands you control become 5/5 Elemental creatures in addition to their other types. Creatures you control gain hexproof, indestructible, trample and vigilance."

{Uumaka, Nature's Fury can be your Commander.}

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The +1 isn't as good as Xenagos, the Reveler nor Domri, Anarch of Bolas, nor is it as overall powerful as Nissa, Who Shakes the World. However, what it does do is thin your deck by tutoring the land. Less cards in deck means better odds of drawing better spells. It also helps fix your mana, allowing you to get the specific color you need at that moment. Basic lands only. While it's not that powerful in some regards, it's also very strong in others.

The -4 is something I am very excited for. You don't need your creature spell to resolve - you merely have to cast it. Think of it like Desolation Twin, in that sense. It means even if you have a large play, such as an Avenger of Zendikar, it's okay if the creature gets countered; You still get the token copy. It also means you can have a buffer on legendary creatures, too. For example, many players won't allow an Omnath, Locus of Rage to resolve. However, if the token copy is created then it doesn't really matter. If the spell resolves, SBA the token out of the game. If the spell doesn't resolve, you still got an Omnath. This also means spells such as Parallel Lives, Primal Vigor and Doubling Season are more impactful. If I cast a Savage Ventmaw, that is some serious board presence. Or I could go unbelievably wide with a Hornet Queen. I'd also still have access to things such as Flameshadow Conjuring and Bramble Sovereign. So the chance to go insanely wide absolutely exists here. Now, personally, with the +1 tutoring out a basic land I would straight up go for creatures with Landfall abilities. Nesting Dragon, Rampaging Baloths, Lotus Cobra, Avenger of Zendikar, Akoum Hellkite, Oran-Rief Hydra, Omnath, Locus of Rage, Tireless Tracker, etc.

Lastly, the -9 sets you up for a huge wincon. All of the lands you've been tutoring plus the lands you've been playing are now 5/5 creatures that are neigh unstoppable (Though not entirely. AEtherize screws you over good.). This also then affects all creatures you control. A giant powerful emblem that should secure you the win immediately, if not putting a hard clock on the game itself.

I lowered the ultimate from -9 to -8, meaning it holds synergy with Doubling Season and is a turn sooner in general. To compensate, I bumped CMC from 5 to 6. Overall, ramping in Gruul is insanely easy so +1 CMC isn't much at all, especially with the land tutor on a +1.

Personally, I think she is immensely over powered, but not broken. I like Planeswalkers that set you up to win, but you still need to put in the effort.

BenWin on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

2 weeks ago

VexenX, as you have recently inspired me to find room for more draw in Om_Rath, I have done some testing and I'd like to recommend some ambitious solutions. First, I'd like to touch on some cards that I think have been holding Om_Rath back.

1) Doubling Season. Lets power level check this card by comparing it to another 5 CMC card Where Ancients Tread. I believe both cards serve a similar purpose: Do more damage. If our focus is burn: Doubling Season does an extra 3 damage plus a sac outlet effect per land given that you have a sac outlet vs Where Ancients Tread's 5 extra damage per land, no outlet required. The biggest problem I'd like to point out is that Doubling Season demands that you also have a sac outlet in play to be interactive with other players on the same level as Where Ancients Tread. Although we will usually come across one of our four sac outlets in a given game and we'll always have the creatures to burn players given a board wipe, Doubling Season is very often a slow card. Not to mention that it always deals less total damage than Where Ancients Tread. Lets look at the other upsides of Doubling Season though. What it has that Where Ancients Tread doesn't is the ability to create more creatures. Lets take a look at the cards that benefit from more creatures in the deck: Gaea's Cradle, Shamanic Revelation, Purphoros, God of the Forge, Craterhoof Behemoth, keep in mind Akroma's Memorial was recently slotted out, and more burn effects like Where Ancients Tread. None of these cards are at all dependent on Doubling Season effects, they appear to only be assisted. I could not say the same about Where Ancients Tread - a card that Om_Rath is often dependent on to close games. In summary, although Doubling Season and Parallel Lives are strong synergistic cards, I view them to be awkward in many hand states and cut-able if the price is right.

2) Genesis Wave. I gotta say this card looks much more exciting on paper than when you actually play it. And that's IF you play it. First off, Genesis Wave is usually the last card in your hand that you play when you're out of gas. This isn't a bad idea if you need a mana sink and if you have good odds on hitting some bombs. I won't knock the mana sink call, but what exactly are we trying to hit in this deck? In theory, we're playing a deck that has its main bomb for a commander, so most of what you can expect to hit is lands and cheap spells. And in that respect, isn't Genesis Wave often a high CMC ramp spell? The kind of spells we've been cutting from the deck for a while now for good reason? I think it's cuttable.

3) Command Beacon. I get that it's useful to have a late game land, but I think Command Beacon is TOO late game. Every time you sacrifice a land, you sacrifice tempo. Tempo you could use to drop more lands for a real CMD cast or draw spells into real protection for Omnath, Locus of Rage. For ex. just one tutor draw can grab Sylvan Safekeeper and a lot of the time that works better than any Command Beacon loop will. If you're looking for a late game land, I think you want to be in Field of the Dead. I've been absolutely loving it, and it even fills the role of a tiny Doubling Season, keeping Gaea's Cradle, Shamanic Revelation, and Purphoros, God of the Forge perfectly happy even after Doubling Season's removal. This also means splitting your mountains and forests in half to make room for equivalent snow lands.

Off this tangent, I would propose the following changes with a theme of increasing draw, decreasing CMC, and not compromising win cons:

Genesis Wave --> Sensei's Divining Top : Top does everything including sinking mana and sometimes drawing cards

Doubling Season --> Skullclamp : I believe Skullclamp was always correct in Om_Rath and synergizes with sac outlets even better than Doubling Season will. Plus the card draw is way too insane.

Parallel Lives --> Compost : Compost can be an on or off card, but if we're talking odds, I think it hits enough of the time in enough games to earn a slot.

Return of the Wildspeaker --> Life's Legacy : Same card draw for much less CMC. In both scenarios you will want a 5/5 out anyways. I think it's a great deal.

Command Beacon --> Field of the Dead

7 Forest --> 7 Snow-Covered Forest

3 Mountain --> 3 Snow-Covered Mountain

And lastly, with the addition of more reliable draw I think Burgeoning deserves to be revisited. You will have more hand states with more lands than you can play in a turn or even two. If you were to make the swaps I listed, I would recommend slotting in Burgeoning over Mina and Denn, Wildborn. I think this is more where we wanted Om_Rath to be in the first place. I believe you only slotted out Burgeoning because the deck didn't have enough consistent card draw. We know Mina and Denn, Wildborn fills a flex spot because it's an expensive Exploration and if all Exploration effects were integral to the success of the deck, we would also be in Wayward Swordtooth. If we're in Burgeoning, I think we should also slot in Ghost Town again. In summary:

Mina and Denn, Wildborn --> Burgeoning

Evolving Wilds --> Ghost Town : Thought assisted by my previous post about Evolving Wilds

I hope you take everything I say with a grain of salt, and at the end of the day I just love chatting about Om_Rath!!!

DasTree on [[Primer v3.4]] - OM_RATH!!! (M20 Update!!!)

3 weeks ago

BenWin Doubling Season is a fantastic card in all token decks. Even more so in this one vs. something like Rhys the Redeemed. since when we sack or kill our tokens they deal 3 damage. and Doubling Season is vastly superior to Parallel Lives. but running both gives that redundancy that we so need.

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