(Kaldheim) Mystic Reflection uses

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Posted on Jan. 16, 2021, 6:10 p.m. by Coward_Token

Mystic Reflection

This card seems pretty wild, being kind of a preemptive (and non-Disenchantable) Metamorphic Alteration. If you foretell it on one turn, it only takes one measly mana to use it in response to something on another turn. What kind of tricks can you think of using it for?

  • Grave Peril-esque pseudo-removal, turning an incoming commander (including Lord Windgrace) into a random 1/1 token. (Like being elk'd, you could cure this with flickering.)

  • Force someone to copy an unpleasant creature, like Steel Golem. Sadly, no Phage the Untouchables tho

  • Most obviously, use spells/abilities that bring in a lot of creatures in one go so that they all enter as a copy of something strong. One awkward thing here though is that an opponent could ursurp the reflection by getting in something of their own at instant speed. -inclusive commanders I can think of that qualify are Oona, Queen of the Fae and Nevinyrral, Urborg Tyrant, plus Tana, the Bloodsower & Nadier, Agent of the Duskenel with an appropriate partner. (Note that e.g. The Locust God is AFAIK underwhelming here since its triggers are separate; you'll only get a copy out of the first token.)

  • Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer could use it as an inexpensive (if somewhat risky) way of getting a token copy of something that his other tokens can then copy in turn.

  • Kind of narrow, but you could get extra value by having creatures with on-cast triggers like Mockery of Nature come in as a copy of something with an ETB trigger, getting you both triggers at the end of the day. (You could also do something like having a creature cast from your hand come into as a copy of a Dread Cacodemon to qualify for its ETB, but you could do the same with any creature card Clone variant.)

MindAblaze says... #2

January 16, 2021 8:39 p.m.

griffstick says... #3

Oh how about Myr Battlesphere. Not it but the tokens it creates And have the token enter as Myr Battlesphere

January 16, 2021 9:45 p.m. Edited.

Pikobyte says... #4

Xyris kind of likes that card. Gives me a bunch of whatever is on the table when I wheel instead of snakes

January 17, 2021 12:39 a.m.

enpc says... #5

Just respond to Avenger of Zendikar 's ETB by targetting Avenger of Zendikar . Then play and crack a fetch land.

January 17, 2021 1:47 a.m.

Coward_Token says... #6

Not sure if the timing works but group hug/group slug chaos move with Alliance of Arms . Give everyone 4 Nyxbloom Ancient s!

January 17, 2021 3:31 a.m.

Raknulfr says... #7

Coward_Token OMG that sounds hilarious! I really hope that would work. Or in earlier turns lots of copies of Magus of the Vineyard XD

January 19, 2021 1:19 a.m.

enpc says... #8

Coward_Token: Go the other way, give everyone 6-7 copies of Dark Confidant and watch people panic as they rip a Kozilek, Butcher of Truth as their first reveal.

January 19, 2021 1:23 a.m.

plakjekaas says... #9


You should know what to do

January 19, 2021 7:42 a.m.

Coward_Token says... #10

Brago targets so aim this at him in order to make all his fellow creatures die to the legend rule

January 30, 2021 6:57 a.m.

mindfreak314 says... #11

@ Pikobyte : would that really work? Or do the Xyris trigger go on the stack on by one so you would only get your first snake as a copy of something and the rest is still snakes?

March 10, 2021 12:34 p.m.

plakjekaas says... #12

Coward_Token you might want to read Mystic Reflection again, it specifically mentions nonlegendary creatures.

March 10, 2021 1:18 p.m.

Pikobyte says... #13

@mindfreak314 sadly it’s 1 by 1. Thought you get 7 at first but the way Xyris is worded makes you get tokens 1 by 1. The wording would have to be „whenever a player draws 1 or more cards, create that many snakes“ to give you 7

March 10, 2021 1:21 p.m.

Coward_Token says... #14

plakjekaas: I dunno what you're trying to say; I've never mentioned making copies out of legends (hence the Phage comment)

March 10, 2021 2:49 p.m.

Coward_Token says... #15

Right, sorry

March 10, 2021 11:59 p.m.

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