Clever Impersonator

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Frontier Legal

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Khans of Tarkir Mythic Rare

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Clever Impersonator

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Clever Impersonator enter the battlefield as a copy of any nonland permanent on the battlefield.

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Clever Impersonator Discussion

Raging_Squiggle on Baral/How do I Blue?

7 hours ago

My Baral deck runs 37~ counterspells of assorted variety, including Venser, Shaper Savant-ish abilities, and Voidmage Husher. It's win con is Forced Fruition, with Clever Impersonator and Copy Enchantment as copies of it. Therefore every spell I counter forces them to draw 21 cards.

ccevik on Temmet Token-ifacts

1 day ago

Hey Jumbo! I love your Temmet build! :DI tried to get to my own version and I came to the conclusion of a more shapeshifting version, so I have some recommendations.

I love to have a little Clone-creature package in my deck with the idea, to copy either my creatures and artifacts OR the best creature of my opponents. With these clones on my side, I have different targets for Fated Infatuation and Cackling Counterpart to get token-copies and populating them.For this trick, I like to conscript my opponents degenerate creatures with Bribery and Desertion. It generates a huge temposwing and you run away with every copy you generate of the stolen creature.Talking clones, I wondered how you didn't put Phyrexian Metamorph into this deck! :D It generates you new targets to make token-copies from with Cogwork Assembler, Saheeli's Artistry and even Mechanized Production

Maybe it depends on the time you recorded the video, but some of the strongest cards to add to the deck are additions from Amonkhet like Angel of Sanctions and especially Vizier of Many Faces. The Vizier is the best clone creature since Clever Impersonator because you can embalm it to get a token-copy, which you can populate gets doubled by Anointed Procession.

On behalf of value targets, I really like Wurmcoil Engine. Make two copies with Saheeli's Artistry, Cogwork Assembler and generate two 3/3 tokens constantly with Mimic Vat if Wurmcoil died. Nasty stuff right here.Another crazy thing is Frost Titan. One titan is really meh, but throwing out copies entering and attacking locks down the board easily if not handled early. Talking "throwing out copies", Blade of Selves can be tutored with Stoneforge Mystic and triggers many ETB effects at once, even though the tokens go away at the end of combat!

eeriekiller on Tier 1 Stax General?

3 days ago

I made a $60 version of Brago, King Eternal that did really well for a casual deck. Sadly, I don't have a list because it's been upgraded but here are the main pieces.

Strionic Resonator, Altar of the Brood, Sol Ring (any amount of mana rocks that produce a total of two mana), and brago = infinite mill

Strionic Resonator + Oblivion Ring/Detention Sphere + brago exiles the board permanently

Muddle the Mixture toots for Strionic Resonator

other cool cards are Peregrine Drake, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, Thorn of Amethyst, Vryn Wingmare, Tangle Wire, Parallax Tide, Parallax Wave, Reality Acid, Stunt Double/Clever Impersonator, Traveler's Cloak, Act of Authority, Storm Crow for power, Treachery, Phyrexian Ingester, Resolute Archangel, Duplicant, Sun Titan, Genesis Chamber, Stasis (personal favorite), Mystic Remora, Lavinia of the Tenth, Lyev Skyknight, Cloudblazer, and Unquestioned Authority.

Brago plays best in a pod. 1v1, he doesn't really have a lot of time to set up his stax/combo. I hope you like the deck as much as I do!

Here is my current build.

wyatt0781 on

1 week ago

This is not meant for any offense to you, but anyone with a semi decent commander deck would crush this, you could probably stand with a switching of commanders, look up a few and see which ones you like, then you could use Stormtide Leviathan for heavy hitting, Mulldrifter is just good fore card draw, Kira, Great Glass-Spinner, and Arcanis the Omnipotent is a must have as well. Counterspell is just one of the best cards ever printed for blue, Cyclonic Rift, Sol Ring should be in every single deck no matter what, no exceptions, Disallow is also just strictly good, Brainstorm and Ponder are also amazing cards that belong in every blue deck, Sapphire Medallion, Blue Sun's Zenith, Rhystic Study is amazing card draw, Thought Vessel is pretty good, Dissolve, Clever Impersonator, Jace's Sanctum, Dismiss, Metallurgic Summonings, Void Shatter, Treasure Cruise it may not seem it but its a very good card, even got restricted in Standard because of it, Reality Shift, Thing in the Ice  Flip, Venser, Shaper Savant, High Tide, Mana Leak

PhotogenicParasympathetic on ISO: 20-25 Shadowborn Apostles

1 week ago

Actually, scratch that. How does this sound:

Your Damia, Sage of Stone, Liliana, Heretical Healer  Flip, and Emrakul, the Promised End for 15 Apostles.

If I can find another five, those cards plus Mystical Tutor for 20 Apostles.

If I can find another ten, those cards plus Clever Impersonator and Stifle for 25 Apostles.

DRmagic2017 on Gisa and Geralf EDH

1 week ago

Hi! I have some ideas. At first: lands. Sorry, but 27 lands aren't enough. I also run B/U Zombies with Gisa and Geralf and I use 37. Then creatures. I'm not sure about Havengul Runebinder. Gisa and Geralf lets you to cast creatures from your graveyard so exiling them is not a good tactics. Even if it gives +1/+1 counters to each of your Zombies. I would also make some replacements.

OUT:
Body Double: there are better shapeshifters.
Stitcher Geralf: he doesn't fit this deck much.

IN:
Evil Twin: it's better than Body Double. By the way Clever Impersonator is even much better - you may copy any permanent (creatures, artifacts, planeswalkers etc.)
Ghoulcaller Gisa: her ability works well with your commander. Sacrifice a creature, put tokens, then cast the sacrificed creature from your graveyard - what do you think?
Endless Ranks of the Dead: it's really funny to swarm the table with 2/2 Zombies each turn.
Necromancer's Stockpile: another useful enchantment. Card draw + 2/2 Zombie token each turn.
Phyrexian Arena and Underworld Connections: you really need draw engines. Necropotence is even better but it won't work in this deck 'cause it exiles your discarded cards. I hope my recommendations were useful.
Check out my deck Twins of Innistrad (B/U Zombies and Shapeshifters) - maybe you'll find something interesting. Good luck!

NoSoyYucateco on Best less-serious commanders?

2 weeks ago

How about a deck that just copies what everyone else is doing with Clever Impersonator effects? That way, your deck feels comfortable at any table. Riku of Two Reflections is good with this.

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