Parallel Lives

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Vintage Legal

Parallel Lives


If an effect would create one or more tokens under your control, it creates twice that many tokens instead.

GregariousG on You Wouldn't Download A Spell | *Primer*

16 hours ago

To Calleb

Parallel Lives wasn't intended to double the tokens Ivy produced. Parallel Lives was there to make more copies of Ivy herself. However, I'm curious. How does that interaction work? If I have two sets of Curiosity on another creature and Ivy then Second Harvest, do the additional copies get attached to a creature or do they just enter without a target? Thanks!

GregariousG on You Wouldn't Download A Spell | *Primer*

1 day ago

To Calleb,

I don't think this deck produces enough tokens for Second Harvest. In my eyes, I rather have Parallel Lives for the persistent effect and I just cut that card. I'd be more willing to play Second Harvest in my Jinnie Fay list.

TypicalTimmy on Jerish, Corpse Defiler - ABZAN …

4 days ago


  • The -9 takes 2 turns to get,
  • is an emblem with two of the most powerful keyword abilities (auto-kill and pushing your life total so high nobody can touch you)
  • Supports one of the best "go-wide" as well as "go-tall" tribes in the game, if not the single best one
  • Holds amazing synergy with his -X because when the creature ETB it'll be a zombie foe the emblem to copy
  • Yields synergy with Parallel Lives, Anointed Procession and all of the other green doublers. As well as Endless Ranks of the Dead and Liliana, the Last Hope
  • Speaking of which, he starts at 5 so Doubling Season and Vorinclex, Monsterous Raider kick him off immediately
  • Lastly, being an emblem, you could -9 multiple times. Sure Deathtouch and Lifelink won't stack, but the token copying will.

All things considered, being a tribal Commander, being able to utilize it to it's full extent is actually quite powerful.

Although, perhaps giving them +1/+1 would be nice, so if you do get multiple emblems, it'll stack as well.

Lucrative1020 on budget token sac

5 days ago

lhetrick13 Dictate of erebos is what inspired me to make this deck. The starting idea was sac as many tokens as i can at once to wipe the opponent and buff all my creatures. Village Rites gives me some card draw so I am able find the two big hitters. Mycoloth allows me to go wide in case I don't have enough things to sac or the other player goes too wide for me to wipe. the high cmc is a problem however i can always just sac the eldrazi spawn for mana so I feel like its a fair trade. Parallel Lives is too expensive

lhetrick13 on budget token sac

6 days ago

Lucrative1020 - I really like some of the potential combos you have going on with the deck. Lots of token creation paired with some cards that pump when sacrifice occurs and the heavy hitting Dictate of Erebos in a sac deck is killer. I am dabbling in a vampire aristocrat themed deck as well at the moment (Sucks to Suck (Aristocrat)) and really like the idea of adding Pawn of Ulamog as that would potentially give me more creatures to sac...had not that of that as a contender so thanks! I am jsut imagining sacing tokens with Cordial Vampire in play for a quick powerup and mana generation...

In regard to your deck, how often do you actually get to use Dictate of Erebos or Mycoloth? With Dictate, that is a wincon for sure but pretty high CMC and only running 2 copies will be pretty rare to see it in a game. The same is true with Mycoloth and it does not have the same protection as being an enchantment. Had you considered maybe adding Parallel Lives as a way to generate more tokens to sac?

IHATENAMES on slimefoot saprolings

1 week ago

I'm unsure what direction you are planning as you seem to spread out a bit. Here is my suggestion though.

Focus on aristocrats and tokens(preferably saprolings))

Token doubler Parallel Lives Second Harvest Doubling Season

Token Makers Bramble SovereignFungal Plots Tendershoot Dryad Fungal Sprouting Golgari Germination Jade Mage Sprout Swarm Saproling Symbiosis Korozda Guildmage

Free Sac outlets are essential Viscera Seer Carrion Feeder

Ramp Growing Rites of Itlimoc  Flip Circle of Dreams Druid Cryptolith Rite Ashaya, Soul of the Wild Rishkar, Peema Renegade and kinda Gala Greeters

Saprolings synergies if you want Psychotrope Thallid

Toski, Bearer of Secrets maybe for additional card draw

Wincon ideas Aristocrats like Blood Artist Overwhelming Stampede Pathbreaker Ibex Yedora, Grave Gardener combo. I don't remember what the other pieces are atm. Yavimaya, Cradle of Growth + Life and Limb + way to profit off of every land dying or at least get ahead.

My golgarideck

ZoDoneRightNow on So... Miirym + Astral Dragon …

1 week ago

The recursive function that models this question is: find f(32) given:

f(0) = 5

f(x) = f(x-1) + 2 ^ (f(x-1) + 1)

Explanation of the function:

f(0) = 5 because when the first Astral Dragon comes into play it makes 2 Parallel Lives which is doubled to 4. 4 + 1 = 5. We are looking for f(32) because 2^5 Astral Dragons are created by Miirym, Sentinel Wyrm because we have 5 PLs in play.

f(x) = f(x-1) + 2 ^ (f(x-1) + 1) because the number of Parallel Livess after each Astral Dragon enters = Number of existing Parallel Livess + number of new Parallel Livess (2 ^ (f(x-1) + 1)). The number of new Parallel Livess is (2 ^ (f(x-1) + 1)) because Astral Dragon creates 2 which is doubled a number of times = existing Parallel Livess

I plugged this function into Hypercalc, a calculator for very large numbers ()

The answer is 30 PT (3.553934904655 × 10^20)

Which means a power tower of 10s, 30 high with (3.553934904655 × 10^20) on top ie: 10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^10^(3.553934904655 × 10^20)

Dencoan on Volo: Resplendent Replication

4 weeks ago

couple of cards that help create more tokens Parallel Lives also Panharmonicon

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