Creature — Faerie Wizard
When Puppeteer Clique enters the battlefield, put target creature card from an opponent's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control. It gains haste. At the beginning of your next end step, exile it.
Persist (When this creature dies, if it had no -1/-1 counters on it, return it to the battlefield under its owner's control with a -1/-1 counter on it.)
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|Want (3)||Tsr , chalrain , babo231|
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|Commander 2017 (C17)||Rare|
|Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2)||Rare|
Combos Browse all
- Carrion Feeder + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Puppeteer Clique
- Blasting Station + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Puppeteer Clique
- Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt + Viscera Seer
- Carrion Feeder + Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt
- Blasting Station + Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt
- Altar of Dementia + Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt
- Phyrexian Altar + Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt
- Ashnod's Altar + Puppeteer Clique + Renata, Called to the Hunt
- Juniper Order Ranger + Puppeteer Clique + Viscera Seer
- Carrion Feeder + Juniper Order Ranger + Puppeteer Clique
|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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Puppeteer Clique Discussion
1 week ago
Have you thought about including Mikaeus, the Unhallowed? He lets you loop any creature infinitely with the Deathmantle combo and synergises well with your sac outlets and Conjurer's Closet for added value.
2 weeks ago
Hey, looks like a cool deck.
On the theme of fae trickery you could run Puppeteer Clique which is great value and kinda graveyard hate because it exiles at end of turn. There's also Faerie Artisans that can be really tricky to play against because you will end up getting the ETB first.
Paying some respect to the classic combination of ninjas and faeries you could also consider Fallen Shinobi which with all the evasive creatures you get will have no trouble getting in and if you get to return say a spellstutter sprite then it's just filthy.
2 months ago
If your going for a meren stax build there are some fun cards to consider, Sheoldred, Whispering One is a power house for you and against your opponents, Necropotence should be in every black deck, Grave Pact/Dictate of Erebos both lock out your opponents nicely with all the sacing you intend, Life from the Loam does lots of work in any graveyard deck, if you still want combos and to lock Melira, Sylvok Outcast pairs well with many cards to create grave stax combos such as Woodfall Primus, Puppeteer Clique are good ones to control your opponents graveyard and boardstate, Sadistic Hypnotist can help control their hand, Magus of the Abyss is also fun since everyone has to sac then it can sac itself just to have meren return it at turns end, (on the issue of mana real quick tho since you have all the other mana dorks you might as well pick up an Elves of Deep Shadow to complete.) Combo all this with all the free sac outlets you can find like Altar of Dementia/Ashnod's Altar type cards. well there are others but I think you get the idea, meren works really well with the creature and sac based stax not so much as with the more classic stax requiring tapping and cost shenanigans, tbh meren can be played in lots of different ways, hopefully some of this helps :)
2 months ago
Yes, that is the idea. And if you need to make more mana along the way just don't equip the scythe a time or two. You will not put counters on the scythe, but you will net a mana.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Puppeteer Clique will make you infinite mana while equipping the scythe with Ashnod's Altar or allow you to put infinite counters on while equipping, or infinite colored mana not equipping with Phyrexian Altar.
Mikaeus, the Unhallowed with either Triskelion or Walking Ballista and a sac outlet can be used to put infinite counters on the scythe or make infinite mana, but they are also infinite damage without the scythe, so it seems redundant.
The gist is that it looks like you are going to need 2 additional pieces to go infinite, not just one.
2 months ago
Razaket is really expensive and I find I have cheaper ways to tutor for what I need. Got Heroic Intervention in core 2021 so i'm gonna rock it to protect my board at a low cmc!
Flourishing Defenses is also expensive, I'd rather have just one Nest of Scarabs effect.
Yes, you can get damage through with Whispersilk Cloak and get Hapatra's trigger but I find that I don't really need to attack with her that much, I just need her to stay on the board and i can do that on turn 3 with the boots!
Puppetee doesn't hit our graveyard for recursion sadly and even though you can get 2 creatures with that persist trigger, Animate Dead is just cheaper and hits every graveyard.
Would rather play a turn one Elvish Mystic and a creature than a 2 mana (i'm casting hapatra on turn 2 for sure) spell I can't get back with Meren, Eternal Witness, Animate Dead or Victime.
I feel like I can benefit from the Bearer more, either by sacrificing my creatures or to answer a boardwipe for example. Abomination is good but it costs more and doesn't have that flash value
3 months ago
Sorry for the long absence on this deck.
xram666: That is a good point. I ended up cutting the latter three cards you mentioned (Puppeteer Clique is quite strong in my meta). For those three, I slotted in Sol Ring, Commander's Sphere, and Sword of the Animist instead of another land. I may decide to swap Commander's Sphere for Arcane Signet if the draw is unnecessary.
multimedia: I considered the potential inclusion of Obosh, the Preypiercer as a companion, but I worried the deck building restriction was too much. With the recent change to companions, I do not think it is worth it. He may still make it into the 99, but not as a companion.
Thank you both for the suggestions!
3 months ago
Provided Lazav doesn't have a -1 counter already, Lazav will come back as themself.
Lazav has the Persist ability from Puppeteer Clique, so then they die, there will be a Persist trigger since Lazav had the persist ability up until death. Lazav will get brought back, but the effect that made them a copy of the Clique doesn't affect Lazav because it affects the old Lazav (a permanent entering and leaving the battlefield will create new "objects"). Since the new Lazav is a new object, they don't have anything affecting them.
Hope this helps!!
3 months ago
Hey awsome deck I love Meren and +1 from me for be the only other person running Mind Slash, I dont card if it's not Mana Crypt its damn fun lol, anywho I see you have Puppeteer Clique, some fun cards you might like Melira, Sylvok Outcast just hilarious or play this with Woodfall Primus + any free sac outlet as well, it's fun to blow up their lands and pass turn. Then in every black producing deck I always recommend Necropotence and if you want some shenanigans to happen with that already broken card play Reliquary Tower or Venser's Journal it's a good time. Then lastly you cant really feel golgari without a Life from the Loam easily one of the hardest working cards of all time, need grave presence>loam, need land>loam, need to recure artifacts? Add a Buried Ruin and bam>loam, and that's just for starters, good luck and feel free to check out my meren deck maybe you'll see something you like Meren, The Grave Walker, good luck!