Dark Impostor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Avacyn Restored (AVR) Rare

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Dark Impostor

Creature — Vampire Assassin

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

Dark Impostor has all activated abilities of all creature cards exiled with it.

Dark Impostor Discussion

LordBlackblade on Daddy Markov's Vampires

2 weeks ago

borjaambroce - It is most assuredly possible! With that focus in mind, I would cut all of the aristocrats cards you're currently running that wouldn't advance your new plan!

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There are also a fair number of cards in your list that I have personally tried that have under-performed.

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Finally, there are a handful of cards that don't fall into either previous category that I think warrant discussion.

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xaarvaxus on Black Creature Control

3 months ago

Dark Impostor is another removal spell on a stick that exiles the creature it targeted as well as gains its activated abilites, all for low CMC and low $. Same goes for Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief but she powers herself up for a quicker kill. Guul Draz Assassin and Big Game Hunter also fit into this category.

For single target kill spells: Sever the Bloodline is a bit overcosted for most targets but is a pretty good token killer, Price of Fame is cheap enough if targeting opposing commanders and lets you dig through your library looking for answers. Tragic Slip is low CMC and can be a way around indestructible.

For mass removal, Mutilate and Black Sun's Zenith are inexpensive options. Nevinyrral's Disk can wipe the board of both artifacts and enchantments which black flat out has no real way to directly deal with.

But one of black's specialties is getting opponents to sac their owns permanents, especially creatures: Gatekeeper of Malakir , Chainer's Edict , Geth's Verdict , Plaguecrafter , Slum Reaper , Fleshbag Marauder , Diabolic Edict

For some additional artifact ramp: Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , Worn Powerstone , Hedron Archive Unstable Obelisk with the Obelisk doubling as 'hit anything' removal and the Stone and Archive being some card draw as well.

...which leads into more card draw: Phyrexian Arena for steady card draw, Necrologia for that rush of cards.

For mono black Cabal Stronghold is a cheap option to gain extra mana late game.

I didn't price check everything listed above but nothing there should be too outrageously priced.

candyman5431 on

4 months ago

Dont know what you are trying to do with the deck since you have several cards for others builds in here.Dont see a use for Bloodbond Vampire since you not gaining much life.Bloodhusk Ritualist for my deck wasnt that good. Kheru Bloodsucker not worth since you dont have my creatures for it.No reason for him at all unless its a fillerSkeletal Changeling.Chainer's Edict feel like there are better things that do this. Planar Bridge tutors are better. Not the best for how you have this deck built right nowBlighted Fen. Geier Reach Sanitarium dont use lol. Piranha Marsh use a Swamp. Not worth it Sorin's Thirst. Wound Reflection great card but not made for this deck.

here are some better sacrifice cards: Barter in Blood Fleshbag Marauder Innocent Blood Plaguecrafter Smallpox Tyrant's Choice

better land drawMikokoro, Center of the Sea

Some suggested creatures: Asylum Visitor Crypt Ghast Dark Impostor Drana, Liberator of Malakir Magus of the Coffers Sangromancer Skeletal Vampire Stromkirk Condemned

instant/sorcery: Beseech the Queen Blood Tribute Dark Petition Diabolic Tutor Night's Whisper Read the Bones Zombify Murder Sudden Spoiling Ultimate Price Victim of Night

artifact: Sword of the Animist

Coding on Who let the Vamps out? (Edgar-Commander)

5 months ago

I like your deck! It is pretty similar to mine. And I got some inspiration of your cards... But I think the ability of Dark Impostor is too expensive. And there might be better cards than Gatekeeper of Malakir Maybe check mine: Fun with Blood

VETJasper on vampire

8 months ago

The first thing I suggest doing is cleaning up the manabase. 37 is a good number but we've got wayyy too many duals that enter tapped. Some cheap options to upgrade-

Check lands like Dragonskull Summit, Clifftop Retreat, and Isolated Chapel

Pain lands like Caves of Koilos, Battlefield Forge, and Battlefield Forge

The one battle land you can run Smoldering Marsh

Ideally shock lands (Blood Crypt) and fetch lands (Bloodstained Mire) too but these are more expensive.

For some budget creature changes i'd consider cutting these -

Bloodhusk Ritualist

Bloodsworn Steward

Dark Impostor

Mathas, Fiend Seeker

Licia, sanguine Tribune

Stromkirk Condemned

Skeletal Vampire

maybe Rakish Heir

maybe Sangromancer

They all seem overcosted, or have niche effects.

I'd consider replacing these with -

Legion Lieutenant

Sanctum Seeker

Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

Forerunner of the Legion

Champion of Dusk

Butcher of Malakir

Metallic Mimic

Gatekeeper of Malakir

nagelbites on

9 months ago

It seems like you're going more on a sacrifice theme at times with the sacrificing goblins and heavy gravepact effects. I would recommend curbing those for a bit more discard effects to work with archfiend of ifnir Archfiend of Ifnir and having a bit more cards that let you discard with the other players. Otherwise, the list is great, though I would probably go without skirk prospector and grab phyrexian altarPhyrexian Altar as a replacement, since it would be getting the same effect but give you more options and let you repeat it without the one card, especially since you don't have any other goblins. I actually love the theme (I'm working on something VERY similar right now myself) The flicker needs to be more heavily in there if you want to work with the purphoros, that or token generation. A 'fun' combo I found for the deck which might be worth trying is necropotenceNecropotence and possessed portalPossessed Portal. Kiki JikiKiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker could work well with hellhole rats, priest of gix, and priest of urabrask, as well as help a little with purphoros damage. Lastly, it might just be my playgroup but some exile would be handy, like dark impostorDark Impostor or vraskas contemptVraska's Contempt just in case of indestructible shenanigans. Another good card to recur creatures is Phyrexian Reclamation Phyrexian Reclamation

TLDR; As it stands adjustments IN: Phyrexian reclamation, Kiki Jiki?, dark imposter/vraskas contempt OUT: Skirk Prospector, Dictate/Grave/Butcher(only 1 removed)

Of course, these are just my own opinions, you might have thought about some of these and already figured what is better. I'd appreciate you letting me know if you have any response to my feedback. Enjoy the completed deck!

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