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As if Master Transmuter needed another card to make it absolutely degenerate! 5/5
Posted By: Necropsy (10/12/2012 1:08:18 AM)


Norwood Priestess/Elvish Piper, Tolsimir Wolfsblood, Magus of the Unseen, Bazaar Trader, Myojins, flip cards that only flip when you activate their tap ability, Magus of the Candelabra, any other Magus with a tap ability.
Posted By: A3Kitsune (2/17/2010 1:13:15 AM)


This, Lifelink, and Archdemon of Greed (from Dark Ascension) could be a very powerful combo in a black/white deck.
Posted By: am802g (1/21/2012 9:44:00 AM)



Unfortunately your math is a little off, as the total mana at your disposal (it costs 1 to untap the creature) is 8. Close, but no cigar.


Merieke's ability only stops working when you lose control of her, not when she becomes untapped. When she becomes untapped it destroys a creature taken control of by her, but that doesn't end her effect (assuming the creature doesn't die). Both creatures will still be subject to the destruction clause when she untaps, but they will both be taken control of.
Posted By: Snafinturtle (9/8/2011 11:04:59 PM)


@cats_and_me: Merieke Ri Berit's ability states that if she becomes untapped or leaves the battlefield, the creature she grants you control of is destroyed. In conjunction with this card, she would come in to play and steal a creature. Then, you'd pay 1 and untap her using this card's ability. The stolen creature would be destroyed, and then you could tap her for another creature. You would not be able to gain control of two creatures, only one.
Posted By: CeremonialBathory (11/15/2010 4:38:36 AM)


My EDH deck abuses this card with...

Arcanis the Omnipotent for drawing multiple times...

And windfalling twice using Jace's Archivist.
Posted By: dberry02 (10/4/2011 5:40:04 AM)


Pretty much paired with any creature that produces more than one mana or an enchantment/artifact that increases mana production is infinite mana. Fireball, anyone?
Posted By: Elysiume (8/24/2009 3:56:25 PM)


I like the flavor... lol
Posted By: CatsAreCthala (2/4/2010 8:01:05 PM)



I question the interpretation of Merieke Ri Berit's ability. The key is in the first sentence of the activated ability, which states that you gain control of the target creature for as long as you control Merieke. From the comprehensive rules:

611.2b Some continuous effects generated by the resolution of a spell or ability have durations worded "for as long as . . . ." If the "for as long as" duration never starts, or it ends before the moment the effect would first be applied, the effect does nothing. It doesn't start and immediately stop again, and it doesn't last forever.

So if you untap Merieke in response to her ability and use her again, then first activation of the ability does not grant you control of the targeted creature, because it ended before it was first applied. However, the destroy trigger is still created, so the next time Merieke untaps or leaves the battlefield, both of the targeted creatures get destroyed even though you never gained control of th... (see all)
Posted By: Etsap (8/17/2011 1:08:15 PM)


"Oh hi there, Jandor's Saddlebags. We looked at how lame you were and thought we'd give you the Voltaic Key treatment, but better."

1CMC and 1 for the untap effect would be great by itself, but throw in the pseudo-haste that applies only to activated abilities and this becomes a potential powerhouse. Lots of things to combo with: mana abilities (Priest of Titania), damage abilities (Prodigal Sorcerer), or just plain weird abilities (the aforementioned Merieke Ri Berit).

My current use for this is in a deck alongside Infect/poison creatures and enchantments like Fire Whip. Speeds things up wonderfully.
Posted By: yyukichigai (9/5/2011 4:04:14 PM)


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