Destroy target creature. It can't be regenerated. Its controller reveals cards from the top of his or her library until he or she reveals a creature card. The player puts that card onto the battlefield, then shuffles all other cards revealed this way into his or her library.

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Format Legality
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Leviathan Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Unformat 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

Polymorph occurrence in decks from the last year

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Polymorph Discussion

kpres on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

D&D Polymorph


Target creature's controller reveals cards from the top of his/her library until a creature with equal or lesser converted mana cost is revealed. Put the revealed creature onto the battlefield, and exile the target creature until the revealed creature leaves the battlefield. If any auras or equipment were attached to it, attach them to the revealed creature. Activated abilities of the new creature can't be activated. Shuffle library.

Create a card with "Any Main". This is an ability found on non-Instant cards that gives a sorcery, creature, artifact, enchantment, or planeswalker card the ability to be played during an opponent's main phase. It's a weak form of Flash.

Any Main (You may cast this card during any main phase when the stack is empty and you have priority.)

Barbarian_Sun_Pope on Eldrazi?

3 months ago

Nice deck (+1), have you considered Polymorph, Mass Polymorph, or Proteus Staff to cheat Eldrazi's into play from your deck? Turning an Eldrazi Spawn into a full grown Eldrazi Titan for a flavor win =). Another alternative is Show and Tell to cheat it right out from your hand; this is particularly funny with an Emrakul, the Aeons Torn in hand.

dingusdingo on Pattern Recognition #170 - Kobolds

4 months ago

Altar of the Brood + Cloudstone Curio + Crimson Kobolds + Crimson Kobolds for a combo kill with just 4 cards and mana.

Does incredible work with Mana Echoes, pair with any X spell.

Does incredible work with Paradoxical Outcome, especially with storm cards or Aetherflux Reservoir

Free cantrips with Glimpse of Nature, fantastic with multiples. This was the basis of a legacy deck, here's a link https://www.mtggoldfish.com/deck/508428#paper It is a deprecated deck, but it is probably 1 or 2 printings from a spicy return, and should be looked at in any serious discussion of kobolds

Also see Beast Whisperer, Primordial Sage, and Soul of the Harvest.

Huge ramp with Gaea's Cradle

Wombo combo with Essence of the Wild for beatdowns

Can even go for casual beatdowns with Tribal Unity or Coat of Arms or Beastmaster Ascension.

Just because you can't think outside the box doesn't mean they are terrible cards. It took me five minutes to find these combos and this deck, probably less time than it took to write your article.

Kher Keep is not a bad card. Instant speed token creation has lots of uses, especially blocking in EDH. Being on a land means it is extremely hard to interact with. Off the top if my head, it can be useful for creatures in a Polymorph style deck, or any deck that doesn't want to slot creature cards in the deck.

TriusMalarky on Are These Cards Color Pie …

4 months ago

I wonder how much of a break some cards would be if you changed the wording. i.e., Polymorph, instead of destroying, would shuffle it into its owners library. Red Elemental Blast might say 'target blue spell is discarded from the stack'.

Sometimes it's just easier to use 'color-locked' words on totally fine cards that are in no way 'breaks'.

defamagraphy1 on Are These Cards Color Pie …

4 months ago

Polymorph has been around for a long long time. Circa 1996 I believe, and it wasn't used to destroy an opponents creature but rather your own.

The ability has eventually has evolved into what now is on cards like Lukka, Coppercoat Outcast and what I and some others call the red Polymorph Transmogrify. The style of play is still the same. Play a singleton of a game ending creature, play tokens, and Polymorph it. They just shifted the colors on it from blue to red.

DemonDragonJ on Are These Cards Color Pie …

4 months ago

Blue is not supposed to be able to permanently eliminate a threat, merely delay it, which is a deliberate weakness of that color, yet it has several cards that I feel are clear breaks of the color pie, with notable examples being Polymorph, Pongify, Rapid Hybridization, and Reality Shift. All of those cards can destroy or exile creatures, which blue is not supposed to be able to do. I understand that they all provide the player with something in exchange, but that does not excuse them from doing something that they should not be able to do, in my mind.

I feel that if those cards said "shuffle target creature into its owner's library," rather than "destroy/exile target creature," they would be perfectly within blue's realm.

What does everyone else say about this? Are those cards breaks of the color pie?

DemonDragonJ on Could Black Have This Effect?

5 months ago

TriusMalarky, I personally believe that Chaos Warp is either a color pie break or a severe bend, since it allows red to remove enchantments and creatures, which it is not supposed to be able to do, which may clash with my belief that Red Elemental Blast and Pyroblast are acceptable, since they specifically affect only blue permanents.

Also, as long as I am discussing this subject, and I have said this before, I believe that Pongify, Polymorph, Rapid Hybridization, and Reality Shift break the color pie, since they allow blue to unconditionally remove creatures, which it is not supposed to be able to do; even if all of those cards provide a new creature in exchange, they still can unconditionally remove a creature; if all of those cards instead said "target creature's owner shuffles it into their library," they would be perfectly acceptable, in my mind, since blue is allowed to have that effect.

Rzepkanut on Riku of two reflections commander

5 months ago

For my Riku build I wanted to focus on including cards that can work with his abilities as much as possible. So even though signets are generally considered premium ramp in EDH, I suggest using ramp cards like Rampant Growth and Cultivate instead because you can copy them. Except Sol Ring, its too busted to omit even though its an artifact. Also cheap cantrips like Brainstorm and Serum Visions are easily copied because of their low mana costs, making them great includes.

My main Riku plan in my build is Polymorphing tokens for fun and profit. Riku is so cool because he basically combos with almost anything and he's in good colors.

Aminatou's Augury is an MVP for me too, its just so much value that it's hard to over state its power here.

My deck:

Indomitable Shifting Synthetic Proteus Polymorph!!

Commander / EDH Rzepkanut


Happy gathering!

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