Pir's Whim

Pir's Whim


For each player, choose whether or not they are a friend or foe. Each friend searches their library for a land card, puts it onto the battlefield tapped, then shuffles their library. Each foe sacrifices an artifact or enchantment they control.

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Format Legality
Duel Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Limited Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Custom Legal

Pir's Whim occurrence in decks from the last year

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Pir's Whim Discussion

edengstrom1 on Vorinclex, Counters & Superfriends

1 week ago

Hi Mortlocke,

Thanks for checking out my deck! I love the lore of New Phyrexia and was really excited to see a new Praetor in Kaldheim! I hope the rumors are true and we see one in each set leading up to a return to Phyrexia.

I definitely plan on getting Triumph of the Hordes at some point, but my LGS has been out of them for a while. I didn't want too much infect, but like you said if I win on that turn its not much different than Overwhelming Stampede . I never thought about Pir's Whim , but I might have to try it out since it's decent removal too.

Thanks for the suggestions!

Mortlocke on Vorinclex, Counters & Superfriends

1 week ago

Hi edengstrom1,

I really enjoy New Phyrexia, and am always glad to see a new deck dedicated to any of the Praetors - +1 from me on principle alone. As for card suggestions, have you considered Pir's Whim ? It's a wonderful piece of ramp and removal - or a fun political tool to help "win" over an opponent for a turn or two. Additionally, have you considered the on-flavor win con Triumph of the Hordes ? I can understand if you're hesitant to run Infect, but casting the previously mentioned with your commander on the field is lethal combat damage. I wish you luck with your deck, and look forward to any changes and updates you make.

DreadKhan on Golos Landfall

3 weeks ago

Kinda big money, but I feel like Field of the Dead would be a house in this deck.

Pir's Whim is nice, Reap and Sow can help find a specific land and remove a problem land. Nice to have back ups for your Commander. Time of Need and maybe Shared Summons can both find Ashaya for you, if you don't mind a budget tutor.

king-saproling on Joe Land matter/ stompy gruul [need Help]

1 month ago

Have you considered Toggo, Goblin Weaponsmith and Kodama of the East Tree as the generals? They have nice landfall synergy and can combo off with a Gruul Turf or Guildless Commons.

These come to mind as well: Stone-Seeder Hierophant, Animist's Awakening, Kamahl's Druidic Vow, Sporemound, Fertilid (has nice synergy with Retreat to Kazandu), Reap and Sow, Pir's Whim, Sylvan Scrying, Elvish Rejuvenator, Scute Swarm, Tunneling Geopede, Spitfire Lagac, Valakut Exploration

plakjekaas on Opposition Agent needs a preemptive …

3 months ago

But only if you try to search for the wincons yourself and this is flashed in.

If you play your Demonic Tutor after your opponent has Opposition Agent in play, you deserve to lose, imo. Apart from Maralen of the Mornsong and Scheming Symmetry, what other cards are there that make your opponents search their library that aren't may-effects? Field of Ruin, Avatar of Growth, Collective Voyage, Fertilid, Pir's Whim or Winds of Abandon? Not many players have basic lands as winconditions, and even when you control your opponent if they are searching their libraries, you must still abide to what the effect that makes them search can find, right?

So unless you build your deck to abuse graveyard recursion to cast the Scheming Symmetry over and over again from your graveyard, you're not going to get everyone's wincons all the time. You get one shot at it, and stop your opponents from searching after that. And if you do build your deck that way, why aren't you using an extra turn spell, instead of Symmetry, which is a lot safer vs instant removal for the agent and probably more effective in winning games?

then_do_it_again on

4 months ago

Frank_Glascock- I'll try to go through each of your questions, though I think a lot of your basic ideas stem from you being in a higher power playgroup. A lot of my card choices are personal preference.

Magus of the Wheel could easily be Jace's Archivist. JvP is great just for its card filtering ability, and costing 2 vs 3. If I had another Three Visits it could easily go in the slot of Explore. Finale of Devastation is just Craterhoof Behemoth #2. Molten Psyche is difficult to pull off with Metalcraft, if I had a Timetwister that's the easiest wheel to cut. Dryad of the Ilysian Grove could easily go in - but it doesn't work with Earthcraft the way you think. only actual basic lands can be untapped. and I like the suggestion on the Growth Spiral cuts. I'd probably make it a Sylvan Library. And with the land count, I could shave a couple for cheap interaction. Pir's Whim is amazing as a removal spell/tutor for Gaea's Cradle.

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