Dark Impostor


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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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.

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Dark Impostor Discussion

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

4 weeks ago

Dark Impostor, Necropolis Regent, Vampire Lacerator and Stromkirk Noble are possible replacements for Voldaren Pariah  Flip. I counted today and I have 33 creatures, which include 30 that trigger Markov's eminence ability and 15 that cost two or less mana.

Before you decide, consider that Sorin, Solemn Visitor is the only planeswalker I am playing.

Frank_Glascock on Edgar's Dega Vampires

4 weeks ago

How has Vampire Nocturnus been performing? Has Voldaren Pariah  Flip ever been tested? Those are two higher cost creatures that may be replaced. I play 37 black cards other than Vampire Nocturnus.

Bloodline Necromancer was cut to test New Blood. If testing goes poor, Dark Impostor may slide into this spot or another one or two drop vampire. Any thoughts on any of these cards?

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

4 weeks ago

Ok, I think New Blood for Pawn of Ulamog is an easy switch.

Another local player has extolled the virtues of Dark Impostor. I could cut one of two higher cost vampires. My average mana cost per card is at 2.5 and there are 37 black cards in the deck other than Vampire Nocturnus along with nine fetchlands. Is he worth running?

Or would you cut Voldaren Pariah  Flip? She in theory is one sided removal. Losing three vampire tokens undercuts the going wide strategy of the deck. I cut all the aristocrat cards in the deck. Like your deck there are cards that depend more on the quantity of creatures and not the quality. Shared Animosity, Dark Prophecy, Sanctum Seeker, Coat of Arms and Mirror Entity are some examples. Is she the better cut?

Josh_Estrella on The First Lord of Innistrad

4 weeks ago

Frank_Glascock I think that is a good call, Shadow Alley Denizen has performed great for me. Consistently giving evasion is fantastic, and turn one 2 vamps is perfect for this deck.

Bloodlord of Vaasgothhas been slow, probably too slow. Keeping him in for now but he his close to the block. I originally cut Necropolis Regent very early on, but if Bloodlord of Vaasgoth continues to not pay off, I may swap them. Normally I would not cut a card and replace it with a higher CMC, but Necropolis Regent is worth testing as even one could turn could make it worth it.

New Blood I cannot say enough good things about this card. If you are running tribal vamps, it is almost an auto-include. It 1.) Acts as removal, getting rid of a problem. 2.) Gives you another vamp. 3.) Gives you a potential bonkers vamp lord. I took The Locust God with this and the results were amazing.

I have not been able to use Kindred Charge yet, but the way my board-state gets I know it will be worth it, it is a good finisher. I'll update when I use it.

Blood Tribute part of me thinks I have this in my deck still because the art is amazing. In terms of fitting the going wide/tall tribal aggro theme, this card does not support it at all. For now, I'm keeping it because it has helped me survive. I usually get aggro towards me quick as my deck tends to be faster than others, and the lifegain from this card helps - plus, dropping someone to half life does make aggro easier. But it is on the edge.

Dark Impostor has done surprisingly well. For a 3 drop, there is not much risk putting her in. Even if you get to remove one creature with her its worth in my opinion.

I agree with your mana rock changes, I'm starting to make the same changes.

Yes, Cathars' Crusade has been too slow, sadly. In theory, this card is bonkers with Edgar. I will probably be dropping it so I can add in Phyrexian Reclamation. Might give it a couple more chances, but probably will cut.

Coat of Arms- I want it to be in my deck so bad. But, for me, it is far too risky. I encounter a decent amount of tribal, including elves which get far crazier than my vamps do.

Frank_Glascock on The First Lord of Innistrad

4 weeks ago

Thanks for getting back to me.

I cut Bloodline Necromancer for Shadow Alley Denizen.

How Is Bloodlord of Vaasgoth, New Blood, Blood Tribute, Kindred Charge, and Dark Impostor performing? I am playing 34 creatures and could cut Pawn of Ulamog.

I cut all my mana artifacts for low cost fast mana. Chrome Mox, Mox Diamond, Mana Crypt and Sol Ring are in the deck. I have a fully optimized mana base so I did not need the color fixing of the signets or talismans.

I am playing Coat of Arms in the place of Cathars' Crusade. Is Cathar's Crusade on the chopping block? It seems too slow.

Workman4137 on Edgar Markov EDH Prototype

1 month ago

Well, which way are you trying to build it? Mardeu vampire aggro? Because if so, you can add some sweet vampire anthem effects Luke a Bloodline Keeper  Flip flip or very fun effects like a Dark Impostor or you can even do some janky stuff like Fiend of the Shadows. Mardeu is very good at that.

Of course, it's all fun and games until someone gets rid of your fun stuff. But these are my suggestions.

Josh_Estrella on The First Lord of Innistrad

1 month ago

Frank_Glascock Dark Impostor was on my original chopping board for this deck. But surprisingly she has been over-performing. Three mana for a 2/2 and a 1/1 isn't great, but its not the worst. But I've actually gotten a lot of use out of her exile. It's nice to have a repeatable removal on the board. Whenever I've played her, I've gotten it off to remove a big threat at least once. (After doing it once someone usually removes her)

Bloodghast is just fantastic. Two mana for a 2/1 and a 1/1 is great and even better combined with Skullclamp he is stupid good. Sac, draw two cards, play again, get another 1/1.

Blind Obedience didn't think I had a reason to keep this in the deck at first. However, this card was the biggest surprise for me. 1) The fact that it slows opponents artifacts is invaluable. That helped so much in a few pods. 2.) Creatures entering tapped is amazing for aggro. 3.) The lifegain that comes with it is an added bonus that helps.

Bloodlord of Vaasgoth Love this card, but out of all the ones you mentioned he has done the least. I think he still could be good, but his effect has been just too slow. I'm keeping him in for now, but at such a high CMC he could potentially be dropped.

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