Volrath's Shapeshifter

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Premodern Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Volrath's Shapeshifter

Creature — Shapeshifter

As long as the top card of your graveyard is a creature card, Volrath's Shapeshifter has the full text of that card and has the text ": Discard a card." (Volrath's Shapeshifter has that card's name, mana cost, color, types, abilities, power and toughness.)

: Discard a card.

Polaris on Interaction between Volrath's Shapeshifter and …

5 months ago

This isn't leaving play, any more than discarding Wormfang Manta and having Volrath's Shapeshifter becoming a copy of it is a Wormfang Manta entering play. Your Shapeshifter is in play the entire time.

You could however use something like Semester's End in response to the second Volrath's Shapeshifter activation (once you've activated the ability, but before it resolves and you discard) to get your Shapeshifter to leave play.

Neotrup on Interaction between Volrath's Shapeshifter and …

5 months ago

Under the current rules of Magic, in order for a creature's leave the battlefield ability to trigger, it needs to leave the battlefield. In the situation you described, Volrath's Shapeshifter never leaves the battlefield, so the ability never triggers. While you did not bring this up, I know this was another relevant Wormfang Manta interaction so I will also mention that phasing out is not leaving the battlefield anymore (it remains on the battlefield and is simply treated as though it doesn't exist), and also does not trigger the ability.

MrFantabulous on Interaction between Volrath's Shapeshifter and …

5 months ago

Hey it's been a long time since I built a deck with Volrath's Shapeshifter and Wormfang Manta. I know they completely changed their layering system since then I believe.

Because of the text on Volrath's shapeshifter taking the full text instead of just the normal clone copy mechanic, the text on Wormfang Manta reads "Leaves play".

Basically the combo was, have Volrath's in play, then discard wormfang manta to be the top card, then discard anything else.

This would trigger the "leaves play" as the state of the game from one moment to the next would see wormfang not on the table anymore and trigger an extra turn. Because all it has to do is "leave play"

But now with layering I'm not 100% sure what the interaction is with this mechanic.


Mortlocke on New hubs to be added

1 year ago

Hello legendofa,

I propose a new hub to be added: Phyrexian. During Modern Horizons 2, 225 creatures were retconned into having the Phyrexian creature subtype to join Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider . Additionally, there were a smattering of Enchantments, Artifacts and etc that ether have the Phyrexian subtype or create creature tokens that do. Thanks to this retcon I now have a deck that has a Phyrexian tribal theme. For your reference, below is a full list of spells that were affected by WotC's Phyrexian errata.

Source: https://mtg.fandom.com/wiki/Phyrexian

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Thousand Cuts: Tetsuko EDH [PRIMER]

4 years ago

Hi there! First of all, suuuper evil deck you have there. Here are some suggestions that may or may not be good :)

Chasm Skulker - Yes this will instantly be out of Tetsuko range once you draw a card, but you are drawing so many cards that I feel you could build this guy up to be massive quite quickly. Plus when it dies, you get a bunch of unblockables.

Thassa, God of the Sea - Just another way to give something unblockable that is also a win-con herself.

Captain's Claws for more unblockable dudes/dudets!

Plague Myr and Blighted Agent could give you more infect options

Faerie Conclave is another land you can animate

Personally, I would play Disallow over Arcane Denial or Stifle as I feel it is more flexible and I don't like letting my opponents draw cards.

Gigantoplasm - might be a fun way to copy a creature with an awesome ability and still retain the option to be unblockable. Volrath's Shapeshifter or Warkite Marauder could also be fun ways to mess with P/T.

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4 years ago

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ChaosHazard on Najeela's Hulk Pod Project (cEDH Primer)

4 years ago

Just so you're aware, Volrath's Shapeshifterdoesn't work in your Hulk line, as once Flash is done resolving, Hulk is underneath Flash in your graveyard

Deck looks good otherwise!

Razulghul on Pocket Sand

4 years ago

You would probably have a problem if Volrath's Shapeshifter entered the battlefield with phage on top of your gy. It's more for discarding phage after shapeshifter attacks and blockers are chosen. It's pretty janky but it's also a potential turn 4 kill if unblocked, I'd probably only include it if you can take advantage of the discard too though

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