Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Clone enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Clone occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.19%

Latest Decks as Commander

Clone Discussion

Ziusdra on Card creation challenge

3 days ago

Lazav, the Shadow

Legendary Creature - Shapeshifter Rogue

As long as you control a permanent that's a clone or copy of another permanent, Lazav, the Shadow has hexproof and can't be blocked.

When Lazav, the Shadow deals combat damage to a player, you may search your library for a card, shuffle your library, and put that card on top.

3 / 3

Lasav, the ultimate infiltrator. He gets in with the help of cloned/copied members of the enemy guilds, gets the information he needs, then gets out. Clean and efficient. Balanced because it doesn't draw the card you searched for, and because the unblockable/hexproof needs to be set up by a clone/copy mechanic on the battlefield, which may not always be advantageous in the early game (who are you going to copy with your Altered Ego, Clone, and Unstable Shapeshifter? That little Llanowar Elves? Though, Mirrormade works in this deck too, if you don't mind copying people's mana rocks at this point in the game). Without haste, your opponents still have time to react to it. It'll be a tricky deck to pilot. But it's so very Dimir: the information you get (i.e. the card you search for) isn't revealed. The Dimir keep their secrets.

Make another clone/copy permanent card in the vein of some of the blue cards I named above. Give it a spin.

Thingymabob on Rolesk and Clone interaction

3 weeks ago

There's a commander deck I want to build but first I wanted to be sure of the rules interaction. I'm fairly sure this is how it works, but my Googling yielded no results so i'm just asking it myself. So, lets say I have Roalesk, Apex Hybrid and I decide to use Clone on it. I'm fairly sure it plays out like this.The clone Rolesk enters the battlefield. Before priority would be given, the legend state based effect kicks in and I have to put one of them into the graveyard. I choose to put the cloned version in the yard. Now that all state based effects are clear and I regain priority, triggers go onto the stack. The cloned Rolesk's ETB of putting on counters and his dies trigger to proliferate twice should go at the same time. Since they're put on at the same time I can order them as I see fit. So I could put both counters on the original Rolesk and then proliferate twice. Am I correct in that's how it works for clone effects and token producers? Any and all help is always appreciated.

Last_Laugh on Legendary Creature Rules Text

1 month ago

Clone is a bad example... let's stick with Sakashima copying Palinchron for my above post lol.

DankMagicianD on Kaseeetooo

1 month ago

There are better options than Clone . I recommend either Stunt Double , Altered Ego , or Vizier of Many Faces .

Boza on Riku's Reflection and Riku's Replicant

2 months ago

Not exactly - if we take Altered Ego - which is the closest thing to blue/green clone card, it has two abilities - one to enter the battlefield as a copy of a creature and one to enter with extra counters on it. Which of the two abilities is green and which is blue? It is clear - blue cannot put counters on its creatures willy-nilly and green cannot copy creatures like that. The "can't be countered" is primary in avaialable for both colors.

Or Evil Twin - the destroy ability is black, while the shapeshifter ability is blue. Or Dack's Duplicate having red's marquee haste ability, while being a blue shapeshifter (dethrone was grixis in that set).

All of the cards highlighted above are non-creatures that do not enter the battlefield and thus are not Clone - a 0/0 creature that enters the battlefield as a copy.

Funkydiscogod on Riku's Reflection and Riku's Replicant

2 months ago

No, Last_Laugh is correct: they use the "create token" type of clone when it wouldn't work on a creature. This can sometimes happen because of graveyard interactions, or because the card intends to create multiple copies, like Quasiduplicate or Cackling Counterpart . So, if Spitting Image didn't have Retrace, it wouldn't need to be sorcery.

Since the proposed card is just a plain Clone , it's fine as a nontoken copy.

DemonDragonJ on Riku's Reflection and Riku's Replicant

2 months ago

I recently have become very fond of Riku of Two Reflections , so I have designed two signature spells for him, as seen, below:

Riku's Reflection Show

This spell was inspired by Nature's Chant , which is a combination of Naturalize and Disenchant , and is strictly better than both of them. It is a combination of Twincast and Reverberate , being strictly better than both of them.

Riku's Replicant Show

This card is a variant of Clone , but with a more flexible casting cost.

Obviously, both of these cards are designed to be used with Riku, himself, so what does everyone else think of them?

Boza on Will Panharmonicon and Pramikon, Sky ...

2 months ago

No. These two cards do not interact as Pramikon's ability is not a triggered enters the battlefield" effect, but a replacement effect that modifies how it enters the battlefield. The slight difference means in practice two things:

This functions similarly to Clone cards, which enter the battlefield as copies of the relevant cards.

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