Mask of the Mimic

Mask of the Mimic


As an additional cost to play Mask of the Mimic, sacrifice a creature.

Search your library for a card with the same name as target nontoken creature and put that card into play. Then shuffle your library.

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Set Rarity
Stronghold (STH) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Mask of the Mimic Discussion

OwlGamer16 on Does this mean infinite turns?

1 year ago

I was looking to make an infinite turns deck when an idea popped into my head. Isochron Scepter + Mask of the Mimic + Emrakul, the Aeons Torn. But what I'm worried about is how Emrakul's protection from colored spells interacts with Isochron Scepter's ability. Can you not target Emrakul since it's technically a colored spell?

Austin_Smith_of_Cards on My Take on Muldrotha

1 year ago

Seems like a pretty solid list, although there are definitely a few suggestions to make.

You probably misread Mask of the Mimic; it searches for a copy of a creature on the battlefield and puts it into play, which is practically useless in commander singleton. I would not count on opponents having the same creatures as your decklist.

You seem to have an especially strong sacrifice theme present in your creaturebase, so I strongly recommend Mazirek, Kraul Death Priest as a perfect payoff.

I don't know how well Extraplanar Lens works in a tri-colored manabase, even with snow-covered lands as insurance. You could also work Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth into that manabase to combo with Coffers.

You need more boardwipes for vs tokens/aggro matchups, especially ones that don't take down Muldrotha with them. Pernicious Deed and Toxic Deluge are the two strongest ones in that category, I believe.

Recommend Animate Dead/Dance of the Dead/Necromancy as a way to effectively play two creatures out of the graveyard a turn. Also great for yoinking from an opponent's yard.

Baleful Strix is so much better than Alchemist's Apprentice in a lot of ways. The card draw is immediate, it's an absolute headache as a blocker, and it also counts as an artifact, which means you can replay it alongside your creature for the turn with Muldrotha.

Happy brewing!

happyjonny1337 on MYRCROMANCER

2 years ago

Hey pedr01988,

thanks for your comment.:-)

Changed Summoner's Pact with Traverse the Ulvenwald. Still should be possible.

Mask of the Mimic left for Surgical Extraction to thin your own, or the enemies deck(specially helpfull against Emrakul, the Aeons Torn.

pedr01988 on MYRCROMANCER

2 years ago

Hello happyjonny1337,

i think the cards Summoner's Pact and Mask of the Mimic won't work as you want them to in this deck.

Summoner's Pact only searches for green creatures and i can't find any in your deck.

Mask of the Mimic can't get you a copy of the sacrificed creature, because the spell will be countered due to an illegal target.

Maybe you should add some cantrips like Ponder or Preordain to find the needed cards. Other options are Gifts Ungiven, Fabricate or Intuition.

In addition you could add some discard or counter spells to buy some time and disrupt your opponent.


Pedr0 :-)

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

2 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

unos on Me, Myself, and I... Biovisionary was there too

3 years ago

Spy Kit can take advantage of Bifurcate, Retraced Image(when a B. is in your hand), and even Mask of the Mimic

Neotrup on When token names are the ...

3 years ago

1) Mask of the Mimic has to target a nontoken creature, so you'd have to Clone the token to get Splinter. Doable, but pointless. Once you find the card, you'll attempt to put it onto the battlefield, fail, and instead leave it in your library because of the following:


Sorceries cant enter the battlefield. If a sorcery would enter the battlefield, it remains in its previous zone instead.

2) Yes

3) Depends. For Pack Hunt, yes. Retraced Image is subject to 307.4. And Bifurcate's Oracle Text says "Permanent Card," as well as "nontoken creature."

4) Sure, but Eradicate would let you use any (nonblack) creature token rather than an artifact creature.

UniqueUserID on When token names are the ...

3 years ago

I've been doing a bit of research around Spy Kit seeing if what token "names" it can actually create. I was surprised to find it had a few! Such as the Crib Swap token has the same name as Shapeshifter and Urza's Factory and Assembly-Worker.

So the following questions all have to do with these "token names" and creature names, cause I'm not sure how many of these play out!

1) Does using Mask of the Mimic allow me to tutor out ANY card with the same name, such as Splinter from a token from Splintering Wind?

2) if I cast Runed Halo naming "Shapeshifter", it would give me protection from the terrifying Shapeshifter AND the token made from Crib Swap?

3) Cards like Pack Hunt, Retraced Image and Bifurcate do not card about card type, just name. So using them on a Spinter token from Splintering Wind means I can search for Splinter?

4) And finally, if I was to Donate any artifact creature or artifact token with Spy Kit equipped on it, then use Splinter on it. Does it exile ALL their creatures (non-legends) in the deck, hand and graveyard??

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