Clever Impersonator


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Frontier Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
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

Rhadamanthus on The Scarab God vs Clever ...

1 week ago

They're both in the same layer (layer 1), so that means they get applied in timestamp order. If you choose to apply it, the copy effect from Clever Impersonator's ability will have a more recent timestamp, so it will be applied after The Scarab God's effect that created the token.

mmcgonig on Arcane Wizadry Brewtime Fun

1 week ago

Taigam, Sidisi's Hand, Body Double are the first two creatures I am considering cutting here.

I believe I will cut all 3 curses and Shifting Shadow . The curses in this years commander has been the best they've ever had. When I watched Game Knights it was crazy the gold people were looting off of Curse of Opulence, and they didn't even play the card right (The controller of Curse should of received a gold token as well).

However, I don't know if curses really help - great for politicking, but do your really want to give your opponents free mana rocks? Probably not.

Body double is good, but I think I'd rather put a higher value Clone type card such as Clever Impersonator or Phyrexian Metamorph.

We have to find room for Dualcaster Mage. Wanderwine Prophets could give us an auto-win condition, so I think we have to put this in as well.

Disciple of Bolas can be at the least a 5 mana draw four cards gain four life (not bad at all) so lets auto-include this. and Sage of Fables buffs our Wizards just a bit, and gives us even more card draw (yay, card draw!). Lastly, Beguiler of Wills is going in our final 6th spot because at 6 mana you get to steal a creature at haste speed with her token, you'll at the least get a 2/2 and after she's sacrificed you get another one!

My next task I'm going to look at making at least two more cuts to put in two of my favorite Faerie Wizard's Mistbind Clique + Sower of Temptation .

BlackjackHD on Inalla, Dankmage Combo-ist

1 week ago

Also add: Clever Impersonator, Blasphemous Act, Disallow, Sage of Fables, Cavern of Souls?, Docent of Perfection  Flip, Dramatic Reversal (because isochron scepter)

Drop: Inspired Sprite, Magus of the Jar, Vampire Hexmage, Wanderwine Prophets, Intruder Alarm

Rhadamanthus on The Scarab God vs Clever ...

1 week ago

Clever Impersonator makes a regular, normal copy of the original in each situation.

As the token copy of Clever Impersonator is about to enter the battlefield, it's a 4/4 black zombie with the ability "You may have Clever Impersonator enter the battlefield as a copy of any nonland permanent on the battlefield." If you choose not to copy anything then it will be a 4/4 black zombie. If you choose to copy something then the Impersonator's own copy effect will completely overwrite the results of The Scarab God's copy effect that created the token.

chosenone124 on The Scarab God vs Clever ...

1 week ago

Sorry if this has been asked before, but what happens if The Scarab God creates a copy of Clever Impersonator?

  1. Clever Impersonator copies a 5/5 creature.

  2. Clever Impersonator copies a Marble Chalice (does it become a noncreature zombie basically).

  3. Clever Impersonator copies a Vehicle.

Sarkhan_Dragonclaw348 on Vorel and his Merry Counters

1 week ago

I also suggest Altered Ego as a strict upgrade on Clever Impersonator, unless you're using the Impersonator to copy noncreature permanents.

Look at your legality section. Lumbering Falls and Kiora, Master of the Depths are both illegal, apparently.

I don't know how much success you're having with Undergrowth Champion, but I never liked it very much. Just personally, I would suggest dropping it.

Somehow, you're not running Master Biomancer. Do it.

Spike Weaver and Spike Tiller both enter with counters and transfer a counter for 2. The Weaver has a fog effect and the Tiller makes 2/2s, so that's also nice.

Instead of Lighthouse Chronologist, use Sage of Hours. My personal suggestion; I see you've already considered him, though.

Two enchantments I like: Bred for the Hunt and Curse of Predation. They give you counters for attacking and dealing combat damage to a player respectively.

Sapphire Drake gives everything flying. That's always a good thing in mainly green decks.

Instead of Woodland Bellower, Genesis Hydra. Much more flavor in this deck.

You've got mostly green, so Reverent Hunter would make a good choice.

If you have tokens or lots of creatures often, play Stag Beetle.

Vastwood Hydra gives away its counters even when it dies, as does Servant of the Scale.

Oran-Rief, the Vastwood makes for a good land for boosting your creatures, as do graft lands.

Minamo, School at Water's Edge lets you untap Vorel.

Gutter Grime creates increasingly large slimes. Ew.


Garruk Wildspeaker is a useful endgame planeswalker.

Everflowing Chalice for ramp.

For adding +1/+1 counters at instant speed, Strength of the Tajuru.

Often, you can check Auto-suggestions for cards this deck could use. I used that to bolster my advice. (Bolster is another nice +1/+1 counters ability, btw.) I also used my Vorel deck: . It has a card-draw subtheme, but most of the cards are related to this.

A couple other deck ideas:- Atraxa, Praetors' Voice covers so much more ground with +1/+1 counters--you can play Abzan/Dromoka cards, Golgari cards, even the Orzhov Syndicate has powerful spells with counters. And those are just tribes/guilds.- Partner commanders. If Sultai is workable, use Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix for a sacrifice-card draw theme. I have a deck based on that.

KALE434 on Phenax Rats

2 weeks ago

What? No Panharmonicon to get double Thrumming Stone triggers. Also some Clones like Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph to double the Panharmonicon triggers but thats up to you to decide.

Avulth on Jhoira to the World!

3 weeks ago

I'm assuming that you're still looking for feedback on this deck because it just cycled. I disagree with Jaqueline about Stunt Double. You're going to lack the tools to protect Jhoira from turn-to-turn anyway, so it's only worth playing her if you have something to suspend right away. Stunt Double is unlikely to give you an extra suspend. In my opinion, Clever Impersonator and Phyrexian Metamorph fill the clone slot just as well but with more versatility. If you're looking for strong budget options for tempo, like Chain Reaction, I think that Wash Out and Kederekt Leviathan are top-tier mass bounces. Kederekt Leviathan additionally has nice synergy with Mercurial Chemister.

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