Rhystic Study: The Mimeoplasm

by Prophet Of Kruphix on 16 May 2017, Tuesday

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Rhystic Study: The Mimeoplasm

The Mimeoplasm


Greetings, chosen one... Welcome to the 39th column of "Rhystic Study"!

The Mimeoplasm is one of the most competitive Sultai Commanders and it is a lot of fun. The first thing you need to understand about The Mimeoplasm is that you can exile any two cards from either one or two graveyards. Then, The Mimeoplasm enters the battlefield of one of those creatures, while it gets pumped by the other creature in the form of +1/+1 counters.

Eternal Witness Death's Shadow

Take for example Eternal Witness and Death's Shadow. If you get both these creatures in your graveyard and cast The Mimeoplasm, you can choose to let The Mimeoplasm become a copy of Eternal Witness and put 13 +1/+1 counters of it by exiling Death's Shadow as well. When it hits the battlefield, since it is a copy of Eternal Witness, you'll be able to return a card from your graveyard.

So, now that you have an idea of how it works, you really want to be exiling a creature with some form of utility or enters the battlefield effect, as well as a creature that is so huge that you get a bunch of +1/+1 counters on it!

Let's see how we can make this happen!



Building Blocks #1: Filling Up The Yard


Since The Mimeoplasm is very graveyard-friendly, you want a few ways to fill it up such that you have plenty of juicy targets. Keep in mind that it doesn't have to be your own graveyard you're filling up, you can also mill your opponents and exile their creatures as well!

Here are some of the great ways to put cards in your graveyard!


Jarad's Orders Buried Alive Entomb Life from the Loam Satyr Wayfinder Grapple with the Past Life's Finale Consuming Aberration Fact or Fiction

As you can see, there are many ways to be creative about it. Your graveyard enablers can come in the form of creatures such as Satyr Wayfinder, Dredge cards such as Life from the Loam or card drawing spells such as Fact or Fiction and tutors such as Entomb and Buried Alive!


Building Blocks #2: Enters the Battlefield Stuff


These are the creatures with the enters the battlefield abilities and the size of these creatures don't matter much. What we really want is their utility and these are some of the best choices!

As you can see, there are plenty of options such as RegrowthNaturalizeTerror and Divination, except that they're all stapled on tiny creatures!


Eternal Witness Reclamation Sage Shriekmaw Wood Elves Fierce Empath Mulldrifter




Building Blocks #3: Big Creatures


As for the other half of The Mimeoplasm's ability, you'll want some large creatures just so that you can tutor it out with cards like Entomb. As mentioned above, Death's Shadow is probably great to have, solely because it feels like a combo piece.

There are also some rather big creatures that double up as utility but if you ever need a huge body, these cards work as well!


Terastodon Diluvian Primordial Sepulchral Primordial Craterhoof Behemoth Lord of Extinction Rune-Scarred Demon


Taking Craterhoof Behemoth as an example. If you have it in your graveyard, it depends on the state of the game. If you're in a position where you can attack for the win, you can cast The Mimeoplasm and declare that you want the Overrun effect. Alternatively, you can always exile Craterhoof Behemoth as the second creature to put 5 +1/+1 counters on The Mimeoplasm.

The same goes for Terastodon. You get to choose if you want to destroy three permanents or put 9 +1/+1 counters! Can you find other creatures that are large and yet have game-breaking abilities?




Building Blocks #4: Sultai Staples


The fun of building The Mimeoplasm deck is that you get to customize your deck with an assortment of cool creatures. However, there are some cards in blue, black and green that are just so good that you want them in your deck anyway.

I encourage you to play Shriekmaw over Terror, for example, and I also prefer to play Eternal Witness over Regrowth, because this deck relies heavily on creatures. However, the below cards are just great in general for Commander formats!


Cyclonic Rift Damnation Demonic Tutor Cultivate Villainous Wealth Sultai Charm



The Final Product!


Rhystic Study: The Mimeoplasm (Commander - Others)

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The Mimeoplasm is highly customizable and you can even be a little more spike-y by running more tutors and streamlining the deck into a combo deck! For example, you could play with Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon and Death's Shadow for an instant kill, if you're not remorseful about that.

Alternatively, you can also play it in midrange "rock" style and include cards like Genesis, Overgrown Cemetery and more value creatures to grind the game out. Your choice! Which do you prefer?



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