Puppet Strings


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition (DDE) Uncommon
Tempest (TMP) Uncommon

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Puppet Strings


(2), Tap: You may tap or untap target creature.

Puppet Strings Discussion

Martiny on Lin-Sivvi Rebels

3 months ago

SirQuixano that has to be the most useful comment I've ever received in here! I didn't get to finish my description, that's why I haven't mentioned the cute little monster that is Mirror Entity . I've never thought of using Mirror of the Forebears , that would be a straight upgrade from Puppet Strings - thank you! Also... I didn't realise that I put too many cards in there..

griffstick on Who Do You Voodoo?

3 months ago

Stuffy Doll and Creepy Doll are the perfect inclusions. Theres also Puppet Strings . Theres a bunch of like Black Vise but bot the masterpiece the older ones like this enter image description here

Wheel of Torture , Viseling , Rackling , Shrieking Affliction , and Iron Maiden .

momikulski on snowmageddon

4 months ago

some inexpensive board wipes include Fated Retribution , Akroma's Vengeance , End Hostilities , Hallowed Burial , Phyrexian Rebirth , Rout , and Solar Tide .

Kamahl, Fist of Krosa is another way to turn opponent's lands into creatures. as is Quirion Druid and Verdant Touch

As for enabling your frostwaker there is Fyndhorn Brownie , Magewright's Stone , Niblis of the Breath , Puppeteer , and Puppet Strings . some of those are bound to be inexpensive, and adding in a handful of boardwipes and enablers for that strategy would lend itself to doing that strategy more often.

emdub84 on EDH Macar

5 months ago

Here are a few budget options I really think you should look at, Puppet Strings , Sword of the Paruns , Honor-Worn Shaku and Springleaf Drum .

Arkheid on Emmara Mad Max

5 months ago

You can add some untap shenanigans: Puppet Strings , Sword of the Paruns (can pump your team for a lethal or just set more Soldier on the field), Nature's Chosen and Quest for Renewal , those cards are budget but you can run some more $$ card like Staff of Domination

For the ramp part, Harrow isn't the best pick cuz you don't care about your Graveyard or putting land in it, but it's an instant, if you have it run it, if not, stay with a kodama's Reach or the best one in this deck Harvest Season , also for ramping Cryptolith Rite & Song of Freyalise are a no-brainer (also 32land isn't a good number, run 36 to be more constant in your games)

Also, Stonybrook Schoolmaster , can't say no about running twice your commander

Joe_Ken_ on Help Refine Esper Control EDH ...

6 months ago

35 lands with roughly 6 mana rocks is a good start for a mana base. But a card I would recommend is Smothering Tithe since it can result in a lot of extra mana via treasure tokens if no one has enchantment removal right away. I would say Darksteel Forge and Unwinding Clock , Jandor's Saddlebags are fine for the deck since they enable Puppet Strings to take cards every turn. Lastly I would maybe see about adding a board wipe or two in case your opponent get out of hand. Can’t really ever go wrong with a Cyclonic Rift

NV_1980 on A Lonely Existence

7 months ago

Hi SufferFromEDHD,

We've given that item some thought but we feel it's a bit expensive to use. First it's got casting cost 4. Then you need to equip it for 3. Then, whenever you want to use it, it costs an additional 3. So that's 10 mana required before we can even use it once. Compared to stuff like Puppet Strings for instance, this is quite a lot.

Don't get us wrong though, it's not a bad card and we're using it in some decks; including one that uses it for infinite mana combo's


Mrs and Mr NV_1980

mghadley on Krenko Cloner

9 months ago


Skirk Prospector is definitely a good 1 drop, It would be nice to have another 1 drop in addition to Legion Loyalist

I have been checking around my local stores for Impact Tremors and cant wait to get my hands on them.

And you're right, I've been thinking Puppet Strings Voltaic Servant is clumsy/out of place, I'm in favor of Renegade Tactics or some burn spells for sure.

Thanks for your input.

I love the pauper project, the names are awesome and many of them seem to have an incredible level of synergy. I'm ordering some of my faves this weekend along with 4 x Impact Tremors

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