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: 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.
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Dark Impostor Discussion
6 days ago
Two other cards I think you might also find use for would be Bonehoard and Nighthowler. Especially in larger games, these cards can one shot a player if they aren't countered. Play a creature first, then play and re-equip or bestow for an extremely painful mill, and both have durability to creature destruction. Both can be equipped to an existing creature for a surprising blow or played alone to draw out counters or kill spells.
My personal recommendation to remove would be, as i said previously, Dark Impostor as I've only very rarely actually used his ability because he's often killed before I get any use out of him. He lacks durability and unless you have 9 mana or it's a small game he will likely be dead before you have the six to throw at him, or at least that's my experience. I do agree with Barsan that Oona, Queen of the Fae or Kokusho, the Evening Star are both cards that aren't as functional in the deck as others however, and you may wish to find alternatives. if they work for you, more power to you, but Kokusho especially doesn't really play to this decks theme. If imposter is in place for removal there are better options.
6 days ago
Usually Dark Impostor Caries his own weight, I'll always make it to 6 mana and a 3 mana creature that demands removal Is pretty useful. I was looking more at Oona or Koshuko
6 days ago
I would say take out Dark Impostor in exchange for Liliana, Death's Majesty. His activated ability is way too expensive, and though he seems like he might be a cool card, he is too expensive to actually use. I've played a few games against him, and he looks scary, but that's the problem. Once you play him he'll become a target and will be destroyed before you actually get to use the ability.
That's just my opinion, have you been able to use his ability to a good extent?
1 week ago
Stuff to consider adding:Pontiff of BlightSuture PriestPristine TalismanBygone BishopHour of RevelationAuthority of the ConsulsMortifyVizkopa GuildmageDrana's EmissaryCliffhaven VampireAyli, Eternal PilgrimBlood Baron of VizkopaVampire NighthawkMavren Fein, Dusk ApostleDark ImpostorAdanto VanguardBishop of the BloodstainedMalakir BloodwitchBloodline NecromancerAnowon, the Ruin SagePatron of the VeinBloodlord of VaasgothVoldaren Pariah FlipButcher of MalakirUrge to FeedDecree of PainUnderworld ConnectionsCostly PlunderChampion of DuskMorbid CuriosityAltar's ReapDusk Legion ZealotDiabolic Tutor
Stuff I'd take out:Basilica ScreecherDauntless AvenHarvester of SoulsSilverblade PaladinTithe DrinkerYosei, the Morning StarConqueror's Galleon FlipHedron ArchiveMagnifying GlassPrismatic LensPuppet StringsSword of the ParunsBlessed AllianceOpen the ArmoryCradle of Vitality
I like the idea of a vampire subtheme, it unintentionally works very well with what I feel like you're trying to do, and there's a ton of great support and synergy from the precon and ixalan stuff.
2 weeks ago
Okay- lets get you set up.
Your commander is cool, and his main thing going for him is providing constant removal. His main downside is his mana cost and the fact that he costs 9 mana the second time you cast him. Personally I would use Vona, Butcher of Magan to have better removal and a lower cost. Don't worry about her life loss- you start at 40 and have the two best colors for lifegain.
You're creatures look really good, but I would use only vampires, (although leave Crypt Ghast in because he's awesome, and only keep Ulamog in there if you have mill in your playgroup). Other than that, throw out the non vamp creatures (should be 2 of them) and add in Sanctum Seeker and Necropolis Regent.
You do have some weaker vampires that could use some tweaking. Dark Impostor and Falkenrath Noble are fun, but require too much effort to really impact the board. Thief of Blood can also mess up your board. I would replace these with Liliana of the Dark Realms, Sorin, Solemn Visitor, and Sorin, Grim Nemesis.
One of the advantages of playing Black White is your access to enchantments. You're missing a few staples, including Exquisite Blood (To go infinite with Sanguine Bond), Phyrexian Arena, and Axis of Mortality goes very very well with Vona. I would get rid of some boardwipes to make room. Can't forget the classic Ghostly Prison as well.
Your removal is powerful, but much too expensive. I would take out Iona's Judgment, Grisly Spectacle, Pillory of the Sleepless and Mindcrank to make room for Path to Exile, Anguished Unmaking, Vindicate and Unmake.
If you find that the loss of life is too much, I would take out Trepanation Blade and Oversold Cemetery and Anowon, the Ruin Sage to fit in Sanguine Sacrament, Debt to the Deathless, and Boon Reflection
For your mana base, watch the video linked and follow his instruction. Tolarian is one of the best mtg sources available. Click here
Hope this helps, good luck!
2 weeks ago
Arcanis the Omnipotent - Draw plus protection
Dark Impostor - why settle for only our own creatures abilities
Eater of the Dead - "free" untap + graveyard hate
Fatestitcher - tap down / untap
Geth, Lord of the Vault - reanimation
Hoard-Smelter Dragon - artifact destruction
Jace's Archivist - windfall
Kalitas, Bloodchief of Ghet - creature destruction + token
Mean suggestions that will make you lose friends
2 weeks ago
thinning out the deck is going to depend on what your overall strategy is. Are you trying to win with Biovisionary? If so, you'll want to bring him up to 4 copies and stick with more of the cards like Cryptoplasm and Renegade Doppelganger that can copy it after already being in play, while removing stuff like Duplicant or Dark Impostor that exiles the original copy.
3 weeks ago
I highly recommend Nirkana Revenant she works really well with Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth and Drana, Kalastria Bloodchief to take out pesky indestructible creatures, if you aren't running Dark Impostor.
Did you purposefully avoid the classic vampire infinite combo of Exquisite Blood and Sanguine Bond? I would recommend having one or the other, alone they are strong cards and people know the combo so it is likely to be disrupted. It can however be handy to end that 6 player game after three hours...
All and all you made some interesting choices.