Dark Impostor

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Avacyn Restored Rare

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Dark Impostor

Creature — Vampire Assassin

4BB: Exile target creature and put a +1/+1 counter on Dark Impostor.

Dark Impostor has all activated abilities of all creatures exiled with it.

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Dark Impostor Discussion

Gattison on Magic Art Pairs

6 days ago

didn't Johanne Voss do something involving Dark Impostor and a couple other cards? I think it was an instant or sorcery where the Dark Impostor was sneaking up on somebody, then another spell depicting the kill scene, then in the creature card we see the character fleeing the scene? I didn't dream that up, did I?

Bantha1342 on Muster the Night Breed EDH

1 week ago

Wizno and landofMordor

Thank you both for the great advice concerning my tribal vampire deck. Based on both of your recommendations I made the following changes:I removed all non-vampire creatures and planeswalkers including Flamerush Rider, Combat Celebrant, Dukhara Scavenger, Chandra, Pyrogenius, Liliana, Death Wielder, Akroma, Angel of Fury, and Ammit Eternal. I did keep Ob Nixilis Reignited because of his first ability to draw cards and his third ability to deter opponents from drawing cards. I added Diabolic Tutor, Olivia, Mobilized for War, Pawn of Ulamog, Bloodrite Invoker, Yahenni, Undying Partisan, Bloodmad Vampire, Bold Impaler, Voldaren Duelist, Call the Bloodline, Dark Impostor, and Diabolic Tutor as I had them already in my collection. I also added Asylum Visitor to help with the card drawing aspect. The other recommended cards are great and I will begin adding many of them to my collection / deck as soon as I can. Again, thank you both for taking the time and making the recommendations. They were super helpful.

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Wizno on Muster the Night Breed EDH

1 week ago

I've run vampires before but they are a tricky tribe since they do have some support but not as much as other tribes. The biggest problems I've found are that the best vampires are expensive (mana and money wise) and the game is a bit grindier. So you have to be ready to play the long game but their life-gain abilities help keep you in the game.

Budget pending, I would recommend cutting out some of your weaker non-vampire creatures for the following:

Captivating Vampire
Drana, Liberator of Malakir
Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet
Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet
Nirkana Revenant
Olivia, Mobilized for War
Anowon, the Ruin Sage
Bloodlord of Vaasgoth
Necropolis Regent
Vampire Nocturnus
Malakir Bloodwitch
Dark Impostor
Blood Artist
Markov Blademaster
Kalastria Highborn
Falkenrath Gorger
Falkenrath Aristocrat
Stromkirk Condemned
Gatekeeper of Malakir
Pawn of Ulamog

The thing to keep in mind with vampires is most tribal decks that use Olivia will be mostly Black with a bit of Red. So you need to accelerate your Black mana production more. You've got some solid mana rocks but here are a few additional ideas:

Nirkana Revenant
Crypt Ghast
Caged Sun
Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth + Cabal Coffers
Crypt of Agadeem

Increasing your card draw is my final recommendation. Black offers tons of ways to draw cards but I recommend Phyrexian Arena the most.

I hope this helps! Best of luck!

chapman.luke27 on Olivia has had enough of your games

3 weeks ago

You've got a lot of vamps that need to deal combat damage to make them more powerful (like Bloodmad Vampire). To make sure they get through you could add Rogue's Passage (maybe cut Thespian's Stage or Blighted Fen) and replace Mask of Avacyn with Whispersilk Cloak. I'd also recommend replacing either Rakish Heir, Erdwal Ripper, or Bloodcrazed Neonate with the similar but much more impactful Drana, Liberator of Malakir.

Two other great vamps with low mana costs that offer removal are Guul Draz Assassin and Dark Impostor.

Upgrade Murder with Hero's Downfall.

Replacing Night's Whisper with Sign in Blood is a downgrade on casting cost, but an upgrade flavor-wise!

Hope you found this helpful.

TuckerMTG on Dark Impostor and replacement effects...

1 month ago

Dark Impostor keeps the abilitys. Dark Impostor says that it has all activated abilitys of creatures exiled with it, not in exile because of it.

Neotrup on Dark Impostor and replacement effects...

1 month ago

Dark Impostor only has abilities of creature cards that are currently in exile. It doesn't have abilities of creature cards in the command zone or cards that have left exile for any other reason.

hwagner on Budget Olivia vampire tribal

1 month ago

I'm unsure if this is out of your budget but Captivating Vampire is amazing! I also suggest finding room for these cards:

Dark Impostor, removal on a stick, with exile to boot. Can take over games if left unchecked.

Indulgent Aristocrat A nice sac outlet that buffs your vampires.

Dictate of Erebos with a sac outlet is insane. Grave Pact also belongs here but is a bit more expensive.

Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet removal on a stick, and creates more Vampires.

Stromkirk Condemned can buff your vamps and works well with graveyard synergies and discard synergies.

Voldaren Pariah  Flip is a big vamp and works well with Dictate of Erebos/Grave Pact.

Olivia, Mobilized for War makes non vamps into vamps. Gives haste and buffs them up.

Stromkirk Occultist can create card advantage. Hard to argue with that.

Sengir Nosferatu because this is the single most flavorful vampire in mtg.

Hope these suggestions were helpful! Let me know if i could do anything more to help!

deltonesan on Olivia Voldaren, Queen of the Damned

2 months ago

Dark Impostor exiles whoever she pleases once you have enough mana. Exile the scariest activated ability creatures for one cheaper than Olivia Voldaren could take control of them. Save Olivia for the high power creatures who you want to attack/defend with.

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