Dack's Duplicate


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
MTGO Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Vintage Masters (VMA) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare

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Dack's Duplicate

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.)

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Dack's Duplicate Discussion

Last_Laugh on If Only I Had Thorns Like a Thistle

6 hours 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

Last_Laugh on Marchesa the Cheesy Winner

1 week ago

First let me start off with I'm trying to be helpful but it'll probably feel like I'm ripping the deck apart. Some of my advice isn't budget friendly but worth working up to if you like the deck. If you feel like skipping the rest and just checking out my list for ideas... Marchesa, The Roses' Thorn

I've been playing Marchesa for about 3 years now and my deck started out very similar to yours. I had a very high mana curve and a lot of splashy spells and creatures that did a LOT... but they cost a LOT too and my first 3 turns I had nothing to do and I rarely had a turn I could cast more than one spell.

Marchesa excels when you have synergy on board already and still play her on turn 3 or 4. I suggest dropping most of your 5+ cmc cards in favor of cards under 4 cmc like Baleful Strix, Fulminator Mage, Sage of Fables, Grim Haruspex, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Spellskite (redirect the same spell as many times as needed to drop off the throne), Oona's Blackguard, Metallic Mimic, Phantasmal Image, Phyrexian Metamorph, All 3 signets (in addition to talismans and sol ring), Toxic Deluge, Goblin Bombardment, Necropotence, and Phyrexian Altar.

As far as higher cost spells I'd suggest: Herald of Secret Streams, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Dack's Duplicate, Ogre Battledriver, Urabrask the Hidden, Grave Pact, Dictate of Erebos, Sneak Attack, and (this one's kinda douchey but amazingly effective) Jokulhaups.

Last_Laugh on Animar, Soul of Combos - Fun Police

2 weeks ago

Also, Stunt Double and/or Dack's Duplicate needs to replace your Clone.

Last_Laugh on Marchesa's undead servants

2 months ago

Urabrask is much better but I run both though... haste is very valuable here.

As far as cuts, you seem to have a lot of high cmc cards. I'd cut Reef Worm, Necropolis Regent, Stalking Vengeance, Grave Betrayal, Sheoldred, Both planeswalkers, and Slave of Bolas.

I'd run more synergistic creatures, especially low cmc ones like Baleful Strix, Oona's Blackguard, Herald of Secret Streams, Dack's Duplicate, Phantasmal Image, Anger, and Spellskite (you can redirect the same spell on the stack as many times as you need to drop off the throne). I'm also curious, why no Gray Merchant of Asphodel? That card is stupid good here.

multimedia on Marchesa, Black Rose (Budget Undying Hoard)

2 months ago

Hey, looks good. Consider digging a little deeper away from undying for budget cards that have great synergy with Marchesa?

Unspeakable Symbol is a good starting point because it can for the cost of life put a +1/+1 counter on any creature. Sage of Fables, counters can be removed to draw cards. Any Wizard that ETB after Fables then gets a counter this includes Marchesa because she's a Wizard. This Wizard interaction has good synergy with Wizards who give you value when they die: Disciple of Bolas(card draw and life gain) and Vindictive Lich(opponent disruption). These Wizards with Fables, Marchesa and a sac outlet is powerful.

No mana cost sac outlets are very much needed to take the most advantage of Marchesa's abilities: Carrion Feeder, Viscera Seer, and Yahenni, Undying Partisan. Both Feeder and Yahenni can put counters on themselves.


Good luck with your deck.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Will copying a creature trigger ...

2 months ago

Copying a creature can trigger etbs if the copy comes into play as a copy, such as in the case of cards like Stunt Double or Dack's Duplicate. Card like Mirage Mirror that become a copy of a creature after they are already on the field will not trigger etbs.

passascats on Casual Allies Budget Deck

3 months ago

If you are looking to do this on a budget, I'd look at more copy creatures and token effects, and replace some of the less good allies in the deck. Cards like Rite of Replication, Clone, or even Dack's Duplicate can give you the Ally synergy without running mediocre cards.
Also, a few more flicker effects can go a long way. Crystal Shard, Ghostly Flicker and maybe even running a Venser, the Sojourner could help.
You could also run Arcane Adaptation. This will let even non ally creatures trigger your ally boons!
What your looking for is more consistency in a deck like this. It's easy to get lost in a five color deck like this, so think about your most powerful interactions and how to have them happen more frequently. Slowly trim the fat and you'll have a beast of a deck in no time. I would focus on a three color pie with 2 color splash.As you start to invest more in cards, look at things like Door of Destinies or Coat of Arms which can be huge boost in tribal decks like this.
Good Luck!

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