Wizards Asks: 6/7/2011

Posted in Feature on June 7, 2011

By Wizards of the Coast

Who's your favorite commander?

Ken Nagle: My favorite commander is The Mimeoplasm, a legendary creature showcased in the "Devour for Power" Magic: The Gathering Commander deck. I've been wanting to make a "combine two creatures-into-one" Clone for about four years, and Mark Rosewater tried way back in Tempest with Dracoplasm. The Mimeoplasm (called "The Amalgamation" in design) went through many iterations to arrive at the printed version that both is fun and works rules-wise. During playtesting, The Mimeoplasm had many fans, even opponents being attacked by it!


Here's just one potential creature The Mimeoplasm could become:

The Mimeoplasm
2BUG
Artifact Creature – Construct
1/1
As CARDNAME enters the battlefield, exile a Polar Kraken and a Triskelion from among graveyards.
CARDNAME enters the battlefield with fourteen +1/+1 counters on it.
Remove a +1/+1 counter from CARDNAME: CARDNAME deals 1 damage to target creature or player.

Here are just a few reasons why The Mimeoplasm is awesome:

  • Combining creatures is fun. Experiment!
  • Due to the exiling clause, The Mimeoplasm is different each time it enters the battlefield. This keeps game play fresh!
  • The Mimeoplasm is often the largest creature on the battlefield. RAWR fatties!
  • It has a T-Rex for an arm. Isn't that awesome?!

Who's your favorite commander? Click the Discuss link below to tell us your story and then see what everybody else has to say!

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