Parallel Lives

Parallel Lives


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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Set Rarity
Innistrad (ISD) Rare

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

Xephon_ on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

22 hours ago

Also, Corpsejack Menace is considerably more affordable than Doubling Season or Parallel Lives.

Xephon_ on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

22 hours ago

As an alternative to Doubling Season or Parallel Lives, you could include Corpsejack Menace. It's a creature so its removed more easily, but at the same time, for the same amount of mana you're also developing a body for protection while you're getting your commander and X-cost cards set up. Essentially you're trading the ability to double tokens (which as you mentioned already fizzle out) for a 4/4 body.

Parada_G on Zaxara, the king of Hydras and X spells

1 day ago

I would consider Prosperity in this list specifically for Win Con 1, since it's a little cheaper and in a pinch you could politic it for the table and just draw a ton of cards but also get a big token.

Also, 33 lands is a little light here. I'd try to add at least 3 more. Since it seems pretty spell heavy, Boseiju, Who Shelters All could be solid here, Opulent Palace for mana fixing in your colors on a budget, etc., Mage-Ring Network could be good for extra mana on your X drops.

Also Parallel Lives effects for the cast trigger would double the counters on one token, but (unless I'm wrong) wouldn't put the counters on the copied token- causing a 0/0 to die as a state-based action. Might want to consider Primal Vigor here instead to get more on the counters for the first token, but I would suggest cutting this for extra lands since you seem light on them, big time.

Bloodsucker1211 on Zaxara, the Exemplary: Hydra Infestation

1 day ago

Nice list, definetly worth adding a Doubling Season and Parallel Lives. So far love this set and commander 2020 as well. Plenty of goodies for both. Can't wait to see this commander in action along with the Sultai Apex and Face of the Commander deck.

Daedalus19876 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

WUBRG97: Hmmm. If I were trying to tone down the power level, I'd add a few of my older favorite cards back in: Parallel Lives, Garruk Relentless  Flip, Archfiend of Ifnir, Survival of the Fittest... But I'm probably not going to make an explicit separate list with these changes. I will say that I've never been a fan of Blowfly Infestation here; it causes Problems and is often a dead card. I have easier-to-tutor-for combos :)

skeletonkey8: The only real cards I'd add if I had infinite money are Bayou, the rest of the fetches, maybe Chains of Mephistopheles or Living Plane? Plus foiling more things, of course ;)

WUBRG97 on Toxic Relationship: Hapatra EDH [PRIMER]

2 weeks ago

Hi Daedalus19876

I see that this list has evolved into a very optimized/competitive list, with the inclusions of mana dorks, moxes and various other inclusions.

Do you have or do you consider making a list that is more casual gameplay wise (Not budget) with inclusions like Parallel Lives and Blowfly Infestation rather than fast combos like Earthcraft.

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