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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
2 days ago
You have 137 cards, you need to drop 37?
Drop all three temples, bounce lands, Sunken Hollow and Smoldering Marsh, Forge of Heroes, Command Beacon, the three lands like Sulfur Falls, Dragonskull Summit, Desolate Lighthouse, and Drowned Catacomb, total of 13 lands, but add City of Brass, Gemstone Caverns, Ancient Tomb, Mana Confluence, Tarnished Citadel, Gemstone Mine, Shivan Reef, Underground River, and Command Tower
Total loss of cards = 5, rest needed = 32
Mainboard additions I'd suggest?
Talisman of Dominance, Fellwar Stone, Talisman of Indulgence, Bottomless Pit, Dark Confidant, Snapcaster Mage, Timetwister, Ponder, Brainstorm, Laboratory Maniac, Demonic Consultation, Tainted Pact, Imperial Seal, Dismember, Chain of Vapor, Pact of Negation, Mystic Remora, Swan Song, Delay, Dispel, Liliana of the Veil, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, Chrome Mox, Mana Vault, Mox Diamond, Lotus Petal, and Rolling Earthquake.
Addition of 27 cards = 59 total to drop
Xantcha, Sleeper Agent, Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker, Vedalken Humiliator, The Scarab God, Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Liliana Vess, The Eldest Reborn, Painful Quandary, Pendrell Mists, Mind's Dilation, Omniscience, Leyline of Anticipation, Hero's Downfall, Stunning Reversal, Rakdos Charm, Thrilling Encore, Countersquall, Desertion, Go for the Throat, Fraying Omnipotence, Hour of Devastation, Tormenting Voice, Torment of Hailfire, Syphon Mind, Disrupt Decorum, Dark Intimations, Cruel Ultimatum, Blatant Thievery, Beacon of Unrest, Blasphemous Act, Damnation, Bloodchief Ascension, Disciple of Bolas, Etali, Primal Storm, Nightveil Specter, Fell Specter, Blazing Specter, Augur of Bolas, Clever Impersonator, Jace's Archivist, Kess, Dissident Mage, Mystic Confluence, Disallow, Cryptic Command, Reforge the Soul, Megrim, Liliana's Caress, Entreat the Dead, Phyrexian Arena, Rhystic Study, Search for Azcanta Flip, Dream Salvage, Chromatic Lantern, Expedition Map, Lightning Greaves, Worldgorger Dragon, Animate Dead, Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Glacial Chasm
That should do it! 100 card deck!
The biggest upside to my switches and drops is the extreme amount of lowering that is done to the average cmc of the deck, along with the droppage of slower cards that do little without other spells. The new gameplan would be use discard and disruption like countermagic and removal to stop your opponents just long enough to use Laboratory Maniac with Demonic Consultation or Tainted Pact to exile your deck, and usually a draw spell like Brainstorm. More tutors for consistent gameplay is in the switches too.
4 days ago
You should cut cards that do not contribute to the stax strategy or towards winning for cEDH:
Increase your land count to 28 at least
Try experimenting with Oath of Teferi/The Chain Veil + Felidar Guardian + Altar of the Brood and/or Tainted Pact + Laboratory Maniac as a way to win the game. I also like Isochron Scepter + Dramatic Reversal combo in a stax build.
4 days ago
1 week ago
one the point is to make it a draw not a win so both those combos are out
then great a wolf token with the origonal
make a copy of him with Splinter Twin keep the token
then have the token fight the wolf putting him bellow the transform threshold which will fail to transform him due to the token not having a backside
at this point the ability will continue to trigger infinitly
also typing this up i realise it works better with Clever Impersonator skipping the need to turn him into a creature
1 week ago
I should have my final list up in a few days. I need to wait to see how many cards from the pre-con I am running. Currently I'm testing an infinite mana combo with Kiora's Follower, Voyaging Satyr and Freed from the Real with lands that have Fertile Ground type enchantments attached to them. I may even cut Omniscience because of its awkward casting cost and I don't have a Rector of my own.
And you're absolutely right that you need some protection against Merciless Eviction. I may run a Mana Drain or Counterspell to protect versus sweepers, but there isn't enough slots for a dedicated counter suite. I don't want to drop my enchantment level too low as currently I think I'm running like 40+ enchantments since the enchantresses are my primary way to draw in the deck.
Also I highly recommend Clever Impersonator.
1 week ago
1 week ago
mptacnik: With Time Warp in the graveyard, cast Ghostly Flicker targeting both Archaeomancer and Clever Impersonator. Archaeomancer will get Ghostly Flicker back to your hand upon ETB trigger and Clever Impersonator will come into play as a clone of Archaeomancer which will get back Time Warp upon ETB trigger. Now you can cast Time Warp again to set up for the next extra turn. Repeat ad nauseaum.
2 weeks ago
Clever Impersonator -> The Scarab God