Metallic Mimic


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

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Set Rarity
Aether Revolt (AER) Rare

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Metallic Mimic

Artifact Creature — Shapeshifter

As Metallic Mimic enters the battlefield, choose a creature type.

Metallic Mimic is the chosen type in addition to its other types.

Each other creature you control of the chosen type enters the battlefield with an additional +1/+1 counter on it.

Metallic Mimic Discussion

Last_Laugh on Affinity for EDH - Marchesa the Black Rose

13 hours ago

Spark Double copying Marchesa for double Dethrone, the 2 Marchesas protect each other, and the copy enters with a counter immediately protecting itself.

Diabolic Intent is arguably better than Demonic Tutor here... run both.

Metallic Mimic fits your theme and you can either immediately protect Marchesa or abuse ETB/Death triggers every turn instead of once per round.

I'd also suggest Flayer of the Hatebound , Sage of Fables , and Ashnod's Altar for a great infinite damage/draw option (see paragraph below) and to give damage outside of combat. All these cards are good on their own in Marchesa. Sage immediately protects Marchesa (or abuse wizard etb/death like Vindictive Lich ), Altar is a free sac outlet that lets you dodge exile, tuck, etc. boardwipes, and Flayer with a free sac outlet is 36 damage (5+4 every turn) per round in a 4 player game.

Sac Flayer to Altar, float the from Altar, Flayer re-enters from undying and hits someone for 5, and then use the floating to remove Flayers counter and draw a card with Sage. Rinse and repeat until all opponents are certifiably dead.

catmaster0 on Good Kitties

1 day ago

Nifty list. I don't have the cards or meta that you do, playing a more casual styled meta, and I play 1 v 1 30 life commander, so my list is very different, though in many cases I can see why we have different cards. But there are some things that I am curious about and I do have some suggestions. Hopefully you find some of them helpful.

Pouncing Jaguar has 2 power for a 1 drop cat, but 1 mana echo seems very annoying. Steppe Lynx may need landfall, but I imagine in the early turns this is achievable and you can save your mana for other things. Given your artifact hate I imagine players will trigger Leonin Elder often enough to give little life boosts. Glittering Lynx can also be randomly annoying for a 1 drop cat. Sure, they aren't 2 power starters, but at the start neither is Leonin Vanguard , which you run as an early game pressure card.

Do you love your life so much for your lifegain plan to use Spirit Loop ? I'm not sure I'd use a card with little other purpose. Given your buffs standards Battle Mastery seems ok, Silverblade Paladin should be a favorite, a creature to tutor for combos with cats, especially Lost Leonin , is good alongside its own 2/2 double strike frame. Grafted Wargear is nice, though I suppose with artifact removal the drawback stings, though it can't be much worse than a combat tricked creature removal on king of the pride. Still, grafted is faster than Heirloom Blade .

Hunting Cheetah may be a cat, but at that speed I would think Hunter's Insight should be a valid set-up card.

Pendelhaven is a better forest in most cases, a free 1 power boost in addition to being an untapped green source. I have enjoyed Mutavault as getting under the radar as a cat land. For ramp is burning a and to draw so good to use it over nature's lore or an artifact like Arcane Signet , even with your artifact hate out?

Skyhunter Skirmisher eats life quickly, though as a 3 drop that needs Arahbo to sink into it you might find it slow and weak to removal's tempo. Rhonas serves as such 3 drop support with a bit of added mana sink damage. As far as swarm boosts go Metallic Mimic is an early game 2 drop cat option that rewards swarming multiple cats.

xaarvaxus on Marchesa Reanimator

2 days ago

Maybe add Murderous Redcap shenanigans? Works best with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed which isn't the cheapest suggestion but Metallic Mimic works if you name either goblin or assassin. Flayer of the Hatebound may be in the realm of what you're looking for as well.

You already have some good sac outlets but you may want to add Viscera Seer .

Strangelove on Syr Konrad EDH

1 week ago

+1 my guy. @Your post

I wanted to second Necropotence , great combo, as well as the classic Painter's Servant / Grindstone .

Darkblast is probably playable.

Gravecrawler + Phyrexian Altar + Zombie... goes infinite.

Putrid Goblin / Lesser Masticore + Metallic Mimic + Sacrifice... also goes infinite... maybe this and Gravecrawler could push you into a soft Zombie Tribal subtheme?

Have you considered Living Death or Twilight's Call ?

Lifeline or Champion of Stray Souls are similar to a Shirei, Shizo's Caretaker build.

Phyrexian Reclamation is a great way to access your graveyard.

You could go crazy and try the Lich cards or maybe Forbidden Crypt .

Geth, Lord of the Vault

You really need more draw and to that end try Thought Gorger / Geier Reach Sanitarium / Null Profusion / Harvester of Souls

I would remove most of your milling artifacts to make room for some of the above, more draw, more removal, and 4-5 board wipes ( Boompile and Oblivion Stone effects are a must in monoblack). You have strong combos with Syr Konrad and I would focus on drawing/ tutoring into those while you control the board a bit more. With more interaction it'll be less of a glass cannon and more fun to play with and against.

Good luck!

ChrisHansonBiomancin on Azorius humans in Pioneer

1 week ago

This looks pretty good, although I feel like it would be nice to have a bit more payoff for playing all Humans besides Thalia's Leiutenant. Unfortunately it looks like the options are pretty limited in these colors but a few options would be Metallic Mimic , Icon of Ancestry , and Cavalry Pegasus .

Last_Laugh on Marchesa Theft

1 week ago

Ok, I've ran Marchesa for several years now albeit not theft focused. First thing is work on lowering your avg. cmc to 3.5 or less (preferably 3.3ish).


Spark Double copying Marchesa for double dethrone, the two copies protect one another, and the copy enters immediately protecting itself.

Chaos Warp is Grixis' best answer to enchantments by far... don't let cards like Solemnity or Rest in Peace wreck your day.

Sage of Fables / Metallic Mimic - Immediately protects Marchesa and they also allow you to abuse ETB/Death triggers on everyone's turn instead of once per round. I.e. Sower of Temptation , Vindictive Lich , etc.

Talisman of Indulgence , Talisman of Dominance , and Talisman of Creativity instead of Signets (both is ok, but Talismans first).

Skullclamp is excellent here with all the sacrificing going on.

Oona's Blackguard / Sadistic Hypnotist - Discard helps seal games up tighter than a Dolphin's butthole.

I'll try to suggest cuts if I get a minute but I'd skim off the top (Primordials etc). Feel free to check out my list for inspiration, it's one of the top rated Marchesa lists on this site. Upvotes on any of my decks are appreciated. Every Masochist Needs a Marchesa To Love Them

triproberts12 on Boggart Battlefield (concept)

1 week ago

Honestly, I'd lose the Myr subtheme. If you're hard-set on Myr, Breya, Etherium Shaper , or perhaps some combination of Silas Renn, Seeker Adept , Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa , and Akiri, Line-Slinger .

If you want to build Jund Boggarts, I'd look at Andrew's Shattergang deck from Commander Clash a couple weeks ago. Grumgully, the Generous / Metallic Mimic + Persist creatures is a great way to win.

king-saproling on Mankind's Codex of Civilian Planetary Unification

2 weeks ago

BMHKain but it's so much easier to add cards haha. These are the cards I would cut:

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Metallic Mimic occurrence in decks from the last year


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