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Creature — Shapeshifter
You may have Dack's Duplicate enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield except it gains haste and dethrone. (Whenever it attacks the player with the most life or tied for most life, put a +1/+1 counter on it.)
Dack's Duplicate Discussion
1 month ago
Hey there everybody! I was playing a game of commander a little while back and just got hit by a wave of happiness when I thought about all the good times with the deck I was playing. I instantly wanted to share it! So here's my idea: post your favorite or most beloved deck here (it doesn't matter what format) and share why you love it! Maybe share a great memory too!
Commander / EDH
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Okay, so this is a specter tribal deck I created in January of 2019. I know it's recent, but I already have some great memories with this deck! I like this deck because it's unique and it allows me to play cards most people don't even know about. For example, one user who commented on my deck didn't know that Specter was a tribe in Magic! The deck is ridiculously fun, especially when you cast Kindred Charge and swing for 30-40 damage and your opponents just discard their hands! One of the reasons this deck resonates with me is that I've always enjoyed discard. I think the ability to get rid of threats before they happen is really cool and overall, I like graveyard shenanigans. (Looking at you Body Double ) My favorite memory with this deck was when I got 10, yes 10 Sire of Stagnation . How did I do this? Well the deck runs a lot of clones so that I can make copies of my specters (there are only 22 in the game right now). One of the cool things the deck can do is say: "Hey you have something really nice? Now I do too!" So my friend Gareth plays Sire of Stagnation , I play Dack's Duplicate , then I play Mirror Image targeting the duplicate. Now I have two sires, but wait there's more! I play Clone making another sire, then I cast Cackling Counterpart and pay flashback! That's FIVE Sire of Stagnation . Every time my opponent plays a land, I draw TEN CARDS!!!!! Then I cast Kindred Dominance choosing Eldrazi and BOOM 10 Sire of Stagnation !!!! I killed two of my opponents passed the turn. Turns out I'm not running Laboratory Maniac and my opponent played I land, milling me out. I may have lost, but that is easily one of the most fun games I've ever played! That's why I love this deck so much!
2 months ago
This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.
In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.
Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .
In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .
3 months ago
Mana Confluence and City of Brass deserve a spot. Ogre Battledriver is a really good haste enabler, especially with infect. Dack's Duplicate is a great clone here. Scourge of the Throne, Legion Loyalist, and maybe Marton Stromgald would probably be really good here also.
Feel free to check out my Marchesa list for ideas. It's not infect but it should still help for non-creatures. He who controls the Spice controls the Spice Girls
5 months ago
I started to play magic around 6 months ago, edh has been my format for like 4 months now, i used to play Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge before i learned that if she leaves the battlefield, i lose what i exiled. After this i started to use Marchesa, the Black Rose and i consider her to be my first Commander, i really love her, she's amazing. The Blade of the Bloodchief works lovely, so i will keep it. Dack's Duplicate is one of my best shapeshifters, and they sinergize well with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed cus i can copy him, sac for legendary ruling, return by undying copying another thing but they keep the counter. Duskmantle Seer* i use more to control my own life and carddraw, since it only happens on my upkeep i know i'm the first one to take out value of it, also it flies. I usually dislike tutors cus on my mind, if i'm going to play 100 different cards i don't want to just always go infinity, i'm build this to be powerful, cus the competitive aspect makes it more fun, but i don't want to archenemy my friends every single game. After i have this deck done, i'm going to build a competitive version of this, in a scale from The Command Zone,1 to 10, i want this to be a 6 to 8
5 months ago
Diabolic Intent may be another valid card for you to consider. :p Sorry, I truly love Marchesa, she was my first non pre con commander. Duskmantle Guildmage, while excellent, feels lackluster here, you're turning things sideways, not playing an attrition game. Blade of the Bloodchief is another card I personally wouldn't run, though I understand your reasoning behind it. Dack's Duplicate is another thing I'd drop, but I've never been big on clone effects...too unreliable in my meta. Haha. You can see where my biases lie. I don't know your meta like you do, ultimately it's jyst a judgement call, but if you decide you made a mistake, you can always add back in whatever you removed.
7 months ago
thejeffreyman, control as a main strategy with Inalla as Commander is much very different than what this deck is doing. That being said you have the right idea with Docent of Perfection Flip. But to play this card and use it with control you want to play lots of low mana cost instants and sorceries especially dig/draw. Dig/Draw for two main reasons you have to first actually find/draw Docent. Then when you have Docent in play to use your mana more efficiently to make Wizard tokens while digging/drawing at the same time to find more instants/sorceries.
You'll want much more instants/sorceries than creatures. In a sense this conflicts with using Inalla as a Commander because her eminence is the most powerful ability and it requires creatures. Using Inalla mainly as a combo piece is fine because she's a combo piece in the Command Zone, you don't have to tutor/find her or worry about drawing her. I now see why you want to play Sundial of the Infinite because the more Wizard tokens you have the better Final Iteration is.
Cards that could be good with a control version of Inalla with a focus on Wizard tokens, which aren't played here. I don't know what your budget is so I'll suggest nonbudget cards as well as budget ones (in no order):
- Patron Wizard
- Voidmage Prodigy
- Glen Elendra Archmage
- Baral, Chief of Compliance
- Sage of Fables
- Serum Visions
- Telling Time
- Diabolic Intent (now budget thanks to Battlebond)
Clones seem good with Docent. Being able to clone it and then make even more tokens when you cast an instant or sorcery. Clones of Iteration also add more pump to Wizards giving Wizards +4 power with flying with two Interation is a lot. Cloning Docent however will not let you flip the clone of Docent into Iteration because Clones are not double sided cards. The only way to get a clone of Iteration is to actually clone Iteration after Docent flips into it. Clones are also very good with eminence because you don't have to choose to clone your own creature with the eminence copy token you can choose to clone an opponent's creature if you want.
Clones to consider that aren't played here:
7 months ago
Needs more artifact ramp to support those big boys. Mana Vault, Fellwar Stone, Chrome Mox, and Coalition Relic would definitely be worth including.
More card draw and card draw related stuff: Alhammarret's Archive, Gitaxian Probe, Faithless Looting, Time Reversal, Mystic Remora, Arcane Denial, Frantic Search, Jace's Archivist, and Magus of the Wheel
Mystical Tutor and Spellseeker are great tutors that don't break the bank
Murder of Crows goes infinite with any free sac outlet.
Dack's Duplicate is just great in EDH.
Also, every EDH deck needs a Strip Mine
8 months ago
Also consider some of the better clones like Phantasmal Image, Phyrexian Metamorph, Clever Impersonator, Stunt Double, and Dack's Duplicate. The clones will be good now but great once you also get Great Whale/Palinchron in the deck.
I'd drop some of your less impactful/used morph creatures and colorless Eldrazi like endless one and conduit of ruin to make room and consider replacing Prime Speaker Zegana with Tishana.
Dack's Duplicate occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.01%