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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.)
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Dack's Duplicate Discussion
1 month 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:
1 month 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
2 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.
4 months ago
Word of Seizing: It's good, but I prefer repeatable effects. Act of Aggression is close to meriting inclusion, but I did just kick Mark of Mutiny for the same reason of it not being repeatable. I DO like how it turns on Dethrone, however.
4 months ago
Unspeakable symbol allows you to pump your stuff, and then smash the throne. I'm surprised you don't have Dack's Duplicate, and Scourge of the Throne (You can have multiple instances of Dethrone). Also Word of Seizing, and Act of Aggression because instant speed theft is amazing. BTW you have NO instants. None. That's ridiculous. If you refuse to put instants in, I think you're required to play Vedalken Orrery.
4 months ago
Cloud of Faeries, Peregrine Drake, Great Whale, and Palinchron are all great combo enablers here. Clones also further this cause (or any other ETB), I run Phantasmal Image, Phyrexian Metamorph, Clever Impersonator, Stunt Double, and Dack's Duplicate personally.
4 months ago
Ashling the Pilgrim: Doesn't really do anything here. Sure, you can boardwipe, but there are better things for this.
Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief Kinda just a goodstuff card, with a commander that doesn't want to be running goodstuff.
Niv-Mizzet, Dracogenius: Again, why is this here? This ain't a goodstuff deck.
River Kelpie is a trap. I have played this card EXTENSIVELY and I find it to be a "win more" card. It ONLY works when you have your board state set up, whereas Harvester of Souls or Dark Prophecy gives you cards regardless of whether or not the things that died slipped through the cracks.
Finally, why don't you have any sac outlets? Ashnod's Altar, Attrition, ect. I feel like you're not entirely grasping what makes Marchesa powerful. You need to find a way to build around her and abuse all of her abilities. I'm not even recommending my list, just that you look at what stands out about the general and go from there.
6 months ago
I gots me a few suggestions. First I'll start with budget options and move into the not-so-budget suggestions.
Budget:Flayer of the Hatebound, Ogre Battledriver, Anger, Dack's Duplicate, Dimir House Guard, Aura Thief (if you play against many Ghostly Prison effects), Falkenrath Aristocrat, Grim Haruspex (omg, get this in here!), Living Death, Metallic Mimic, Venser, Shaper Savant, Urabrask the Hidden, and Jokulhaups (kinda douchey, but very effective).
Not budget: Sneak Attack (should be #1 on your expensive acquire list, it's worth it), Spellskite (redirect the same spell as many times as needed), Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Phyrexian Altar, Sakashima the Impostor (only clone in mtg that can copy your own commander, double dethrone is gross), Fulminator Mage, Toxic Deluge, and Grave Pact