Puppeteer Clique


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Modern Masters 2015 Edition (MM2) Rare
Shadowmoor (SHM) Rare

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Puppeteer Clique

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.)

Puppeteer Clique Discussion

Hybrow on Sunnydale High - Ayara EDH

2 weeks ago

You have quite a few that I have in my deck. And a couple that I noticed are missing are in your maybeboard.. but thought i would give a couple suggestions.

Bloodghast is expensive, but his recursion is pretty nice. Noosegraf Mob - a bit high CMC, but can make 6 ETBs in a round around the table. And if you can recur him, he can do it again. Puppeteer Clique - 4 ETBs, along with 2 creatures from an opponents graveyard Sepulchral Primordial - guess it depends on your playgroup, but my buddies usually play big beasts, and we usually play 4-5 player Desecrated Tomb depending on how much graveyard recursion you have, this might pay off. Buried Alive is a great way to get those key creatures like Nether Traitor and Gravecrawler where you need them Yahenni, Undying Partisan - an extra sac outlet never hurts, and he is pretty easy to keep alive

Mj3913 on Greven, Hateful Captain

1 month ago

Don't ask what to remove for any of this... just some good synergies.

Captivating Crew and Puppeteer Clique can steal and effectively remove creatures paired with Greven. Doom Whisperer grows Greven while allowing you to dig and ditch if you will, while Plunge into Darkness can find that game ending card at the right moment. Bond of Agony , Killing Wave , and Nightmare Lash all allow for payment of life with benefits. Slaughter while limited it is still relevant and repeatable removal. And lastly Withering Boon because why not.

And should of first reserved my spot on the Deck Help page... oh well, enjoy this one free. +1

Shabompistan on Making A Ghave Sacrifice

2 months ago

I like this deck a lot. As a Prossh, Skyraider of Kher player, sacrifice combos are close to my heart.

If you like Moldervine Reclamation , you might also like Fecundity . It's a little more grouphug, but you'll most likely be getting the most use out of it.

Incubation Druid is a sweet mana dork if you can sneak a +1/+1 onto it.

Ob Nixilis, Unshackled might like this deck and would go infinite with some of the listed combos. He also provides tutor hate for opponents and that's pretty cool.

Also, I see you're running Woodfall Primus and Puppeteer Clique . These guys also combo with Melira, Sylvok Outcast if you want to add that to your arsenal.

Generally I would recommend a couple more tutors if you can spend the money on them. Or there's budget options outside of transmute like Mastermind's Acquisition

Gidgetimer on Puppeteer Clique and Board Wipe

2 months ago

Please link all cards in your question using double brackets.

Puppeteer Clique

There is not really such a thing as "on the way" to zones anymore. If both Puppeteer Clique and an opponent's creature die at the same time they will all enter the graveyard. Then any triggers caused by their deaths (including persist) will go on the stack. Once persist resolves Puppeteer Clique will be returned to the battlefield and its ETB will trigger. Any creature card in an opponent's graveyard is a fair target for the ETB. This includes creatures that died at the same time that it did and are still in the graveyard. Even creatures that died after it did but before persist resolved are legal targets.

FrancoisParfait on Inalla, Wizard Doubler

3 months ago

For sure, the copying thing is where her strength lies - thus Naban, Dean of Iteration , like you said, and Panharmonicon and such.

Funny thing too, I actually had Naru Meha, Master Wizard and Stonybrook Banneret in the deck but changed them out for other things, I forget what, but I'll have to reconsider adding them now that I think about it.

I know I took out Stonybrook because it lacked an etb effect and that seems main value you get from the tokens that Inalla makes. I took out Naru probably to switch to a non-legendary creature because Inalla can't make a token of her. But she does give everything +1/+1, which definitely helps if I ever wanted to attack with the wizards.

Puppeteer Clique is a good idea, too. I'll have to figure out what to take out to add him in.

Thanks for the suggestions!

austintayshus on Inalla, Wizard Doubler

3 months ago

Looks like a fun deck! I've never played an Inalla deck but I think her strength comes from copying wizards with enter-the-battlefield effects. You may want to focus more on that than anything else? It might play similar to a Roon of the Hidden Realm deck. I think your Naban, Dean of Iteration could be an unofficial Lieutenant of this deck.

I'd recommend maybe adding Puppeteer Clique or Naru Meha, Master Wizard or Stonybrook Banneret . Those might be fun in this deck?

Decimator1 on Assassination for Dummies, a Black Rose Primer

3 months ago

This is a very nice Marchesa list and has been an excellent reference in retuning my own version. You may have already seen this, but you have a couple of infinite combos to exploit in your list that I did not see as part of the primer. They all revolve around Glen Elendra Archmage , as the persist is what enables them to work. As follows:

Sac outlet + Mikaeus, the Unhallowed + Glen Elendra Archmage = Infinite deaths and ETBs (undying-persist loop)

Sac outlet + Sage of Fables + Glen Elendra Archmage = Infinite deaths and ETBs (Fable counter and persist cancel out)

You can use Goblin Bombardment as the sac outlet, or you can have Judith, the Scourge Diva or Flayer of the Hatebound out in addition to the above cards to kill the table.

I also noticed that you mentioned Heap Doll being a low mana replacement of Puppeteer Clique . If you wanted to use Clique again, it could take Archmage's place in the combos.

I run those combos in my own list and figured I'd point them out just in case. Thanks again for posting the list.

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Puppeteer Clique occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.03%

Black: 0.19%

Golgari: 0.13%

Rakdos: 0.18%