Reflector Mage

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Reflector Mage

Creature — Human Wizard

When Reflector Mage enters the battlefield, return target creature an opponent controls to its owner's hand. That creature's owner can't cast spells with the same name as that creature until your next turn.

Angel_Zero on UW Soulherder

1 month ago

I've played a similar deck! it is indeed fun. Idk if you want any suggestions but here's some cards to consider if you haven't already:

Reflector Mage Alirios, Enraptured Sun Titan and Flickerwisp

Those are all budget too, highly recommend flickerwisp if you want to take this to fnm. I have used it to beat Titan decks by keeping them off green mana for their pacts lol.

wthompson714 on Custom Commander Brew

1 year ago

Creatures you should find a way to include:

-Coiling Oracle, Knight of the White Orchid, and Farhaven Elf all seem better than some of the ramp you have.

-Reflector Mage


-Eldrazi Displacer

-Skyclave Apparition



Archon_Bel on Ephara Remastered *PRIMER FINALLY*

1 year ago

Nice to see another Ephara player lol. Here are my thoughts:

  1. Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite- I ran this version of Elesh for a time. She is a powerful card, but I never found she really did much for the deck when I ran her. In my experience, 7 mana was too high a cost to pay for no recurrable effect (I prefer to have effects that I can reuse by flickering), and it usually left me with less mana to spend during my opponents’ turns, which I found to be more important than being able to swing for damage. Why not run the new Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines, instead? She pairs a lot better with our EtB effects.

  2. Lavinia of the Tenth- Cool card, and I get the concept behind her inclusion, but I personally never ended up running her. I prefer to remove creatures with stuff like Skyclave Apparition or Reflector Mage, or even just spot removal, than temporarily stopping them while keeping them on the field.

  3. Ledger Shredder- I don’t really see what this card does for you. Like with Elesh Norn, I think it’s better to run creatures with EtB effects you can reuse with flicker effects.

  4. Nezahal, Primal Tide- Same as above, plus the casting cost is way too high for my liking. Why not run something like Deadeye Navigator instead if you want a repeatable blink?

A few cards I’d recommend are Ephemerate, Momentary Blink, and Ghostway. The first two are very good instant blink cards, useful for reusing stuff like Reflector Mage on the spot for removal or Cloudblazer for some draw before your turn. You also get two uses out of them, so they’re good value and flexible cards. Ghostway is slightly better than Teferi's Protection in this deck imo, since you not only save your creatures, but you get their EtB effects again at end of turn. You don’t have the added benefit of protecting yourself from damage, though, so for that, I’d recommend Selfless Squire. Very underrated but super useful card in my experience; I once stalled a game out against a board full of 30+ dragons and only 3 life because of this card lol. Not a one-off occurrence either, as I’ve had several games where I’ve been able to keep myself from certain death by constantly flickering her effect; she’s incredible when combined with Archaeomancer and Ghostly Flicker!

Other creatures I’d recommend are Watcher for Tomorrow, Cloudblazer, and Saltskitter. The first two are great value engines with Soulherder and Thassa, Deep-Dwelling. I held off for a long time on using Saltskitter, but when I did, man did he put in the work. I was pretty much drawing cards every turn. There’s also Orvar, the All-Form, though this pretty much does the same thing as Displacer Kitten. Having those extra bodies is nice, though, so it’s up to you. Could even just run both lol.

Oh, and you may as well add Altar of Dementia to complete your Reveillark and Karmic Guide package.

tl;dr focus more on creatures with EtB effects for more flicker value, and a few more blink spells.

aantosh on Roon To Grow

1 year ago

I use to run a Roon bounce house back when Sylvan Primordial was still legal in commander.

My engines were

Venser, the Sojourner / Deadeye Navigator / Restoration Angel / Conjurer's Closet

I would blink cards like Stonehorn Dignitary and Coiling Oracle

You're looking for strong ETB triggers like Reflector Mage and recursion like the cards mentioned above or creatures like Temur Sabertooth

This is a high synergy for value deck, and it can be a ton of fun to play.

BioProfDude on Flying Hate

2 years ago

Spell Queller and Reflector Mage I think hit the theme? Or would Hushbringer et al. nullify their abilities?

Anyway, +1 from me!

CheapnFast on

2 years ago

Reflector Mage is a good Azorious Human

zapyourtumor on Bant Stoneforge 2021

2 years ago

4 Geist feels like too many, especially since the card just isn't that good anymore :'). Esper Sentinel is a really good one drop, and either generates card advantage or tempo advantage even if the opponent removes it as soon as possible. And t1 Sentinel into t2 Thalia is just backbreaking.

If you do decide to cut the dorks, I would probably cut CoCo unless you can find enough creatures to add. If you go cocoless with P-Endings, I'd suggest some Teferi, Time Raveler.

Reflector Mage is kind of bad outside of humans (except maybe vs Murktide). I suggest replacing it with Skyclave Apparition, or you can run both if you really want to. Maybe one Deputy of Detention too for bigger things or for Rhinos.

Honestly, before cutting dorks for p-ending I would just run 4 CoCo and 4 Prismatic Ending instead of path, since path isn't †hat great right now. You can answer murktide with Ice-Fang/Reflector/T3feri.

If you go with P-endings, that means Gaddock Teeg is bad so I'd run Lavinia, Azorius Renegade in his place.

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