Clever Impersonator

Legality

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

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

Somedutch on Wall Tribal Mill

3 weeks ago

God I almost forgot about Phenax. Tried really hard to make him work in standard when he first came around. I think you certainly have something going on here, but I'm not 100% sure wall tribal is the way to go about it. I would try to look more towards cards thats power/toughness care about how much is in the opponent's graveyard. Some good examples could be Consuming Aberration , Wight of Precinct Six , Mortivore , The Haunt of Hightower , Nighthowler , and Sewer Nemesis . I like the untapping options you have going, and I would recommend considering adding in some more draw + mill options like Sire of Stagnation , and Jace's Archivist , as well as including some copy mechanics like Lazav, Dimir Mastermind , Gigantoplasm , and Clever Impersonator to have more good stuff going at all times. Hope that all helps. Good luck on the milling!

Salty_Sauce on Shapeshifter Mill ( First Commander deck)

1 month ago

There's Fraying Sanity . Overall Cry of the Carnarium and Ritual of Soot is super weak in commander. Hard board wipes like Cyclonic Rift Plague Wind Damnation are much better. Phenax, God of Deception is a great mill machine with either Eater of the Dead and consuming aberation. Diluvian Primordial is a great card along with Rhystic Study (which should be in every blue deck). There is Reality Shift which can exile commanders unlike Cast Down . Gilded Lotus for extra ramp. Tomebound Lich isn't that great in commander it's just got a really small body. Just a spew list of cards I think would be good for the deck: Mutilate Defile Clever Impersonator Evil Twin Wayfarer's Bauble Burnished Hart Lim-Dul's Vault (only if you include a combo) Lilliana of the Dark Realms + Torment of Hailfire I know that this is a very long list just trying to guide you toward what commander looks like!

BMHKain on

1 month ago

@ClockworkSwordfish: This leaves us w/ one more cut. Ironically, I do have several candidates.

A: Clever Impersonator : This could work as it affect nonland permanents. That said, this is either Too good, or Too "Board hates you, & will target you all against you." Where would you hide?

B: One of the 2 Licids: Turning them into Auras is great, forcing one to equip to an Indestructible Creature so nobody can mess w/ you, in addition to one that thieves an opposing creature. We have Archetype of Endurance here so the only thing that could save such a target is Shroud; & that's an endangered species right now. I'm unsure about cutting the salt for this...

C: Stratus Dancer : Even less limited than Voidmage Apprentice ; & that can at least counter any target spell. This one is extremely limited to just Nonpermanents as a whole. Even if this deck can incorporate a way to flip one Morph up, activate their ability, & go back face down, this is regardless a Creature/Land only Deck. It would have to have a way to do something that's either a creature, a land, & nothing outside that. PURELY IMPOSSIBBLE.

I think I might already have decided, but I'd like an opinion from another.

Thoughts?

RNR_Gaming on The Weatherlight Superfriends Crew

1 month ago

Personally, I think you're only looking at the ceiling of the walkers and not all of what they do. You won't always be ahead. Hell, sometimes you won't even be able to stick a Walker more than a turn or someone may have such an impressive lead on resources and you need to answer it or you lose; ugin offers that utility. Not sure what your pods or play groups bring to the table but being able to nuke a harvester-animar board or getting rid of the core pieces of a Yisan deck feels fantastic and it clears the way to dump more walkers. Also, Liliana, Dreadhorde General does not out right win the game; it's a tremendous tempo swing but they still get to keep one of each permanent type and all resources will be pointed at you. You have about as much of a chance to whiff with Ral Zarek as you do with ugin. However, ugin is already digging you deeper than Ral Zarek . Even if you win every coin flip without the aid of anything else you're going to only be going 5 deeper. Ugin gets you 7 deep and you don't have to commit any mana to playing out permanents. Jace, Architect of Thought does a lot for 4 mana; mini fact or fiction, soft locks go wide token decks and has an almost game winning ultimate.

Side note: if you include Spark Double and Clever Impersonator you'd have the chance to double ultimate your walkers with Doubling Season out or just get off a relevant activation.

Last_Laugh on Every tribal possible. Literally every tribal

2 months ago

Shared Animosity I'd use over Coat of Arms.

You also have access to Clone s. Stunt Double , Spark Double , Dack's Duplicate , and Clever Impersonator are some of your better budget friendly options. Seeing as this is pretty casual, also consider Altered Ego .

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Clever Impersonator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.35%