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Mirror-Mad Phantasm: Now you see me, now you don't! Mwahahahahahahaaha!!!!
Player: Gahhhhhh!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO MY LIBRARY!?
Laboratory Maniac: Don't worry. I got this bro.
Posted By: Astraea (10/3/2011 6:09:16 PM)
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Fun times forever in Commander:
Step 1: Phantasm
Step 2: Crack his ability at end step.
Step 3: Praetor's Counsel
Posted By: JaFaR_Ironclad (9/23/2011 1:10:52 AM)
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Oh, I'm so making a graveyard deck now...
Posted By: VarteDod (9/23/2011 5:21:24 AM)
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Alsebra has the right idea here. You can run this as a one-of to REPEAT the effect multiple times on a turn, churning away your library until you've got a library full of flashback cards/zombies, or you can make sure you have one or two Laboratory Maniacs in your hand (along with a counterspell or two, of course) as a risky win condition.

I think the flavor works better if you run this in multiples. A crazed phantasm skittering through a mansion full of mirrors, making you lose your mind, and your spells as a consequence. Really good. 3.5 for combo potential, bumped up to 4 for flavor.
Posted By: Faralay (9/23/2011 10:10:12 AM)
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Phyrexian metamorph is still in standard. Clone
Posted By: Dragon5911 (9/23/2011 7:32:50 PM)
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deck with laboratory maniac and skaab ruinator with self mill as the purpose and ruinator as distracion/plan b, including black for extra fun is optional
Posted By: thepillow (9/25/2011 4:05:03 PM)
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@Faralay: If you're looking for the Laboratory Maniac alt win condition, only run one Mirror-Mad Phantasm, copy it with something like Evil Twin or Cackling Counterpart, then activate it. Because it explicitly states that you're looking for a card named Mirror-Mad Phantasm, you'll never find it if it's been copied or is being represented by a token (as per the FAQ).

And yes, protect the Lab Maniac with everything you got. Mask of Avacyn, counters, whatever.
Posted By: Toquinha1977 (10/7/2011 11:38:21 AM)
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I want to run three so I run into him, but I want to run two so I can effectively use him.
Posted By: infernox10 (10/16/2011 12:28:57 PM)
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Dredge deck here i come!
Posted By: Combolulz (9/25/2011 3:32:10 PM)
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@ Alsebra. Great point didn't c that but how would you deal with Nevermore?
Posted By: Gcrudaplaneswalker (9/25/2011 6:13:14 PM)
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