Body Double


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Rare
Planar Chaos (PLC) Rare

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Body Double

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Body Double enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature card in a graveyard.

Body Double Discussion

multimedia on Muldrotha, The Budget-Conscious

3 days ago

Hey, sometimes it's not good to have so many ideas because then you feel you have to put them all into one deck, which is not necessary :)

Budget cards ($1 or less each) to consider adding:

Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider:

Opponent mill is not worth it in multiplayer Commander; it's too slow, not reliable enough unless infinite combo with Altar of the Brood or Altar of Dementia . Self-mill however is good especially with dredge. Consider Grave-Troll and Thug? These along with Stinkweed who you're already playing give a lot of budget repeatable self-mill. Buried is a powerful budget spell especially with these dredge creatures since you can tutor for and put all three into your graveyard with one card.

If you're willing to add a few other cards that are over $1 then consider adding Eternal Witness , Fauna Shaman and Protean Hulk ? These three are powerful and do different effects that are good with Muldrotha. Witness can recur any card from your graveyard. Fauna is a repeatable creature tutor while also an enabler to get creatures such as dredge creatures into your graveyard. Hulk has budget combo potential.

Consider Flash + Protean Hulk + Phyrexian Delver + Carrion Feeder or Viscera Seer + Body Double ? It's a budget combo to tutor for creatures by sacing Hulk and repeatable with Muldrotha.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Golgari Guildgate
  • Thornwood Falls
  • Jwar Isle Refuge
  • Ambush Viper
  • Fleet Swallower
  • Scribe of the Mindful
  • Dreamborn Muse
  • Manic Scribe
  • Chronic Flooding
  • Mirror-Mad Phantasm
  • Necrotic Ooze
  • Werebear
  • Carapace
  • Mind Grind
  • Tolarian Winds
  • Villainous Wealth
  • Bloodchief Ascension
  • Mindcrank

CyborgAeon on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 week ago

n0bunga I love the idea of grixis stax ft. Lord of Tresserhorn, using cards like Withered Wretch , Blood Moon , Nether Void . But would Mishra not make for a stronger build?

Also, having seen that food chain gonti deck & depala getting lists, is it fair to offer a grixis flash hulk deck that uses Body Double instead?

CyborgAeon on Vannifar Evolution 101

1 week ago

So currently there is a lot of interest in pod-cEDH. I spent a few weekends brewing & quickly grew tired of trying to calculate which 1-drop creature I could use to polish off a 5+ card flash-hulk chain. I had a slew of ideas and many attempts to find the right line & then I quit.

I like complex lines & unique styles of play that aren't 'punch with tymna&dorks, Draw a win' (even though it's actually just stupidly strong). Vannifar is unlike Gitrog - where usually every single card is worthwhile and has a place in the loop. In Vannifar currently a fifth of the deck is just dead cards. That's 1/5 cards sucking to draw, with only Brainstorm & Whirlpool Drake (by the way - this is a SPICY include - nice one) to fix that.

Most hulk piles use roughly the following cards: flash>hulk>body double & viscera seer>karmic guide>Reveillark This is a very basic, fairly efficient hulk-pile. It uses six dead cards, of which are not massively interchangable, and will usually suck in hand except for in fringe cases.
Most cEDH decks require a 5 card MAX in order to win. Whereas (and this is no slight on your part) vannifar lists use far beyond that efficient number of slots in order to play like it's a real pod deck.

It's down to the Vannifar community (and that includes you now) to hunt for a way to make pod decent in cEDH, as I believe that there's a great combo out there in simic that can be achieved.

Deathfeather1321 on Vannifar Evolution 101

1 week ago

yes DiverDown I know that Body Double also copies the mana cost of the creature you hit with it in the graveyard, but that is why we have Tidewater Minion . this is our untapper to get us in the next line of the chain, as long as we have Thousand-Year Elixir or Lightning Greaves . And I apologize for the lack of information about the combo and of the deck, I am going to be editing the description so it fits with all of the other competitive decks and had tabs for descriptions of certain areas of the deck. I spent lots of time brewing this and I felt like combining Protean Hulk and the Deadeye Navigator Combos were the best way to assure that you can win. If you draw into the pieces of one combo, just do the other. Thanks for the feedback though, I had no idea how mucht his deck will be appreciated, but it can consistently win turn 4, and if the cards allow, turn 3

DiverDown on Vannifar Evolution 101

1 week ago

I don't know if you're aware of this, but Body Double doesn't work if you want to copy an untapper and pod into Great Oak Guardian or Woodland Bellower to untap and pod into Hulk. This is because Body Double copies the CMC of whatever it copies, so it does not retain the CMC of 5.

SynergyBuild on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

1 month ago


I actually also have a less-commander-dedicated list for Vannifar at Vannifar is for Value.

It is a hybrid combo-control list with around 26 total pieces of interaction, and a flash-hulk combo that, while not instantaneous from the commander, does fully work from the command zone and 2 creatures, with an untap or a couple turns. The deck gets Spellseeker for Flash or it gets Summoner's Pact for Protean Hulk . Fierce Empath for Hulk also works.

Another line I have considered but do not run is Body Double & Breaching Hippocamp . If you drop the empath and another card, after you fetch Spellseeker , sacrificing it for a Hippocamp and then untapping Vannifar, fetching the Double to copy Spellseeker to get the other piece is quite a fun combo. It is less card efficient, but more creature-efficient.

Soren841 I have always said Vannifar is tier 2 as is, and could be tier 1. I am doubtful I have made Vannifar sounds worse than that. If I did, I apologize. You make it seem way better than it is though, and I am here to be a realist.

DiverDown on Chain Hulk - Vannifar Flash Hulk

1 month ago

Body Double does not work because it will copy the CMC of the creature it copies as well, which means that you would not have a link to a 6 CMC creature.

RecklessN7 on Chain Hulk - Vannifar Flash Hulk

1 month ago

How do you feel about Body Double in the 5 cmc slot instead of Chakram Retriever? Mostly just need something to bridge the gap to 6 cmc and you’ll already have plenty of creatures in the yard she can become to untap Vannifar and continue on.

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Body Double occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.18%

Blue: 0.07%

U/B (Dimir): 0.12%

BUG (Sultai): 0.12%

U/B/R (Grixis): 0.06%