Clever Impersonator

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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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Clever Impersonator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.35%

Clever Impersonator Discussion

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

2 days ago

smashadams83 Thanks for the input!

Rite of Replication: Is that how that works? I'm a little fuzzy on how the legendary rule applies here. I view Rite of Replication as a copy of a sphinx which I think is good, and the kicker option can be huge. The slot that it would have to take I think would be Clever Impersonator or Phyrexian Metamorph. But I prefer the versatility of those cards to the kicker ability. Perhaps its time to take out my trusty Serra Sphinx.

Windreader Sphinx && Sphinx of Enlightenment: I should definitely look into squeezing them in there, to help with draw, drawing cards is probably one of the most important themes of the deck.

Mystic Sanctuary: I agree with you on this one, I should probably take out an Isalnd for it.

Back to Basics: I have thought about this one before, I think its an excellent card that could take the propoganda slot in some matchups. Typically I don't run it because I don't have fun with it, but it definitely deserves a spot. HOWEVER I don't know how to get rid of it when I want to start using my Shrine to Nykthos. There is a little anti synergy here.

I'll have to do more thinking on Mind Over Matter && Dream Halls, I think they have potential. IDK what slot they would take yet, but I can see them putting in work if I include more card draw into the list. What's holding me back from these cards is that they are basically worse versions of Omniscience.

multimedia on Crosis, Hand of Blood

4 days ago

Hey, you're welcome.

Madness is a very underrated budget card in Commander. Kess ciphered to Madness can be powerful to repeatedly put cards into your graveyard for her ability. Especially good for repeatable opponent discard if you have on the battlefield Megrim, Caress, Fell, Wake, etc.

Madness has another interaction with Kess. If you cast it from your graveyard and cipher it to a creature after it resolves it never goes to the graveyard to be exiled. It will instead be exiled ciphered to the creature. Clever Impersonator was recently reprinted, it's now a budget card and like Mirrormade it can have many targets to choose from to copy in multiplayer Commander.

Joe_Ken_ on Let's talk Dragons, forgetting symbol:R.

6 days ago

There is still plenty of color less tribal support like Herald's Horn and Urza's Incubator so I don't think cost reduction will be much of an issue for the deck. Without green you will need to rely on artifacts more for ramping though.

As for powerful creatures you will have both Silumgars one Ojutais as well as the smaller dragons from their respective Tarkir broods.

Outside of that block you have good old "Skittles" Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon as well as Scalelord Reckoner and Sunscorch Regent from Tarkir. Boneyard Scourge is a nice repeatable dragon so you always have a body. Some oldie but could see come use are Catacomb Dragon.

You have the three star dragons with Keiga, Kokusho, and Yosei who all have really good death triggers.

You will also have access to blue so going with some clones like Spark Double and Clever Impersonator. Mirror Mockery will have some interesting interactions with each of the star dragons and Dragonlord Silumgar

Day of the Dragons could also be a fairly interesting 'meme' card for the deck if you are trying to have some fun.

Requillias on Alela, artful provocateur

1 week ago

Deck Upgrade:

Creature Upgrade

To remove: Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Crashing Drawbridge, Empyrean Eagle, Expedition Raptor, Expedition Raptor, Peace Strider, Sephara, Sky's Blade, Serra Angel, Threnody Singer, Tome Raider, Victory's Herald

To add: Solemn Simulacrum, Silas Renn, Seeker Adept, Myr Propagator, Trinket Mage, Trophy Mage, Tribute Mage, Daxos of Meletis, Clever Impersonator, Burnished Hart, Magister Sphinx, Divinity of Pride, Hanna, Ship's Navigator

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To Remove: Angelic Exaltation, Kiora Bests the Sea God, Mammoth Umbra, Omen of the Dead, On Serra's Wings, Waterknot

To Add: Mirrodin Besieged, Mirrormade, Phyrexian Reclamation, Greed, Aqueous Form, Leyline of Anticipation

Artefact Upgrade:

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To Remove: Covetous Urge, Dance of the Manse, Epic Downfall

To Add: Time Wipe, Kaya's Wrath, Diabolic Tutor, Narset's Reversal, Supreme Verdict,

Instant Upgrade:

To Remove: Banish into Fable, Invoke the Divine, Karametra's Blessing, Riot Control, Shieldmate's Blessing, Skywhaler's Shot, Syncopate, Unlikely Aid

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Forkbeard on Roon of the Hidden Realm: Transcendent Rhino

1 week ago

The flash on Stunt Double is nice, but I like the versatility of Clever Impersonator. For example, I've used it to get 2 Strionic Resonator's going before.

Sillyprawn on Roon of the Hidden Realm: Transcendent Rhino

1 week ago

Oh and another one I’ve considered is Stunt Double instead of Clever Impersonator effectively functions as a restoration angel also.

NetholonTheArchmage on Zedruu, Enlightened Master

2 weeks ago

@ Skullclamped , Hey, glad you like it :)

As the deck stands right now, the primary win condition would be to copy the Illusions of Grandeur multiple times with Copy Enchantment , Estrid's Invocation or Clever Impersonator . The deck also contains enough enchantment-recursion like Hall of Heliod's Generosity , Replenish , etc. to regain the Illusions back from your graveyard. While this is pretty janky, the deck somehow manages to win relatively consistently, as it doesn't look very threatening and most of the time flies under the radar until it's to late >:)

Another way to win that's even more janky might be with Dance of the Manse through combat-damage... never tried that one out yet though :D

Lemky24 on Bant Flicker/Blink

4 weeks ago

Cards I would remove:

AEtherling Does not combo with much and is not a huge impact for the cost

Deputy of Detention you are not able to pull off anything crazy like Oblivion Ring Oblivion Ring has two seperate abilities. The first ability is an enters the battlefield ability and the second ability is a leaves the battlefield ability. Because of the way to stack works, one can target a permanent with the first ability (EtB trigger) but then force the second ability (LtB trigger) to occur (through sacrificing, bouncing, blinking, or exiling Oblivion Ring) before this first ability resolves. This means that the clause where the target will be returned by Oblivion Ring will occur, but at this point Oblivion Ring has not exiled anything. Then the EtB ability resolves, exiling a permanent under an Oblivion Ring that no longer exists

Fierce Empath I would rather have straight card draw or ramp as this guy only finds 6+ costs

Gigantoplasm I would limit the clones in the deck to only Clever Impersonator as most of the time it is going to be a Win-More card but would not actually swing the game into your favour if drawn alone

Mirror Image See above

Phyrexian Metamorph See above

Nezahal, Primal Tide He is a big bomb but doesnt fit the theme of the deck, most of the time I would rather a token maker or card draw.

Restoration Angel A 1 time use, I would rather a tutor to find Deadeye Navigator

Wall of Omens I would limit the amount of walls as they can not attack

Wall of Blossoms See above

Cards I would add:

Tutors: lets you find any missing piece as most of your best stuff is creature based

Eladamri's Call

Chord of Calling

Finale of Devastation

Green Sun's Zenith

Ramp:

Cultivate Ramp and thin your deck

Kodama's Reach Ramp and thin your deck

Wood Elves can abuse with blink

Farhaven Elf can abuse with blink

Peregrine Drake Infinite mana with most blink enabling cards like Deadeye Navigator

Recursion: a couple more options to return things from your graveyard

Sun Titan

Reveillark

Good value:

Elvish Visionary Card draw that can attack

Avenger of Zendikar Generate a lot of tokens plus with Farhaven Elf you can make them huge

Mulldrifter Card draw, plus you can evoke and save him with a blink effect.

Hornet Queen Generate a lot of flying deathtouch tokens

Prime Speaker Zegana Card draw

Sunblast Angel A reusable semi board wipe

Seedborn Muse Allows you to play out your hand and untap on their turns for counters or blink effects

Leyline of Anticipation Combos great with Seedborn Muse and lets you react to your opponents moves easier

Slithermuse Can lock down the game and force your opponents to draw the same mana rock for the rest of the game

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