Mirror Entity and Boonweaver Giant

Asked by raphton 5 years ago

Hey guys!

Im building a casual combo Roon edh deck and want to include the "infamous" Boonweaver combo, Im having trouble to find enough free repeatable sac outlets and though of Mirror Entity and paying 0 for it's ability.

Boonweaver combo explained by cobblepott on MTG Salvation:

The Boonweaver combo goes as follows:

When Boonweaver Giant enters play, find Pattern of Rebirth and attach it to him.

Sac Boonweaver Giant to find Karmic Guide which returns Boonweaver Giant and Pattern of Rebirth.

Sac Boonweaver Giant again to find Fiend Hunter, who exiles Karmic Guide.

Sac Fiend Hunter to return Karmic Guide, who then returns Boonweaver Giant and Pattern of Rebirth.

Sac Boonweaver Giant again to find Reveillark.

Sac Karmic Guide and then Reveillark to return both Karmic Guide and Fiend Hunter.

Use Karmic Guide to return Boonweaver Giant and Fiend Hunter to exile Karmic Guide.

Sac Boonweaver Giant to go get anything.

Sac Fiend Hunter to return Karmic Guide, which returns Reveillark.


So my question is, can this combo be executed with using Mirror Entity as the sac outlet? I really don't know since I suck at the layers of the rules. And yes this is considered casual in my meta, too clunky and slow over all.

Boza says... Accepted answer #1

No, since Mirror Entity will also die if you activate its ability for 0 and you do not have enough recursion for both Entity and giant.

any artifact sac outlet like Ashnod's Altar will work though.

August 3, 2016 5:04 a.m.

raphton says... #2

Okey, but I though every creature entering during my turn will be 0/0 since it says until end of turn? Meaning I have "infinite" sacrifice or is this wrong?

August 3, 2016 5:19 a.m.

Boza says... #3

No. The effect of Mirror Entity applies only to creatures you control at the time the ability resolves. Any creature that enters the battlefield after the ability has resolved will not be affected by it. The "until end of turn" thing only specifies the duration of the ability for the affected creatures.

August 3, 2016 5:32 a.m.

raphton says... #4

Okey thanks that solves everything :)

August 3, 2016 5:37 a.m.

Gidgetimer says... #5

You can do the combo. It just requires a different process and for you to run some specific cards to be reliable. In addition to the cards listed below you are going to need at least one enchantment creature, one artifact creature, and Dryad Arbor.

Mirror Entity and Boonweaver Giant enchanted with Pattern of Rebirth out.

Activate Mirror Entity 100 times for 0 (realy you only need to do it as many times as you have creatures left in the deck plus two).

Allow the first activation to resolve, killing all creatures you have out.

Grab Karmic Guide it brings back Boonweaver Giant. Boonweaver Giant brings back Pattern of Rebirth.

With the second killing of your board grab Reveillark.

Only Reveillark will be out when the third activation resolves.

When Reveillark dies it brings back Karmic Guide. Again Giant and Pattern come back.

Fourth activation grab Body Double copying Reveillark.

Fifth activation kills Body Double.

Now we have our engine set up. When Body Double dies it triggers the Reveillark LTB ability. You grab Body Double making it copy Reveillark again and Karmic Guide grabbing Boonweaver Giant.

You can now grab all of your creatures out of your deck. They will all die to Mirror Entity activations after they come in, putting them in your graveyard.

When the last activation resolves you return Body Double copying Reveillark, Karmic Guide, and Reaper of Flight Moonsilver. You now sacrifice both of the others to Reaper in order to return them and one other creature from your graveyard to play (this is why you needed the creatures with secondary typings). Repeat for each creature remembering to pull the Artifact Creature, Enchantment Creature, and Dryad Arbor all out in response to the Guide ETBs for each other so that you have your sacrifice outlet.

You now have done Boonweaver Giant combo in Bant and you should feel bad about yourself. You monster.

August 3, 2016 1:18 p.m.

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