Mimic Vat


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

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Set Rarity
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Mimic Vat


Imprint &mdashl Whenever a nontoken creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may exile that card. If you do return each other card exiled with Mimic Vat to its owner's graveyard.

, : Create a token that's a copy of the exiled card. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

Mimic Vat Discussion

sub780lime on Harvest of Indestruction

2 weeks ago

If you want to be on theme, you could add Darksteel Plate . Just need to make sure you have worthwhile targets. For the recursion engine, Eternal Witness is a major value add. It might be to hand, but it gets you any permanent. Mimic Vat would be another option.

Just curious, what do you think your wincons are?

I think one thing most decks can do is curve down from where they start. We all tend to throw in ever amazing card we think fits and suddenly are average CMC is over 4. I'd say that is too high without a really strong ramp support engine. What you have here, isn't enough to support the curve, IMO.

Ryanh12 on Teysa, Scion of Sacrifice

2 weeks ago

Some nice cards in this deck are Nim Deathmantle and Mimic Vat .

Suns_Champion on Cortez Cowboys | Elenda EDH

4 weeks ago

Howzit AtrusOfMyst! Thanks for the comment and upvote!

Endrek Sahr is a nice token mechine but the cmc is too high, and I don't really run enough creature spells to really take advantage of him.

SynergyBuild I definitely considered it. Two problems: it costs a lot over time, and if Elenda is under it and it gets blown up, she stays in exile forever(see updated text on gatherer), which is the same reason I don't have Mimic Vat , a personal favorite.

For those interested:

I am testing out/thinking of adding the following cards: Costly Plunder , Utter End , Fumigate , Viscera Seer , Remember the Fallen , Restoration Specialist , and Scavenger Grounds . Any cuttable cards you see? Thanks for reading!

Driemer84 on Brudiclad's Repurposing Plant

1 month ago

Mimic Vat is out for Scavenger Grounds .

The deck was a little light and land and could use a little graveyard hate so Scavenger Grounds comes in.

Mimic Vat was fun, but ultimately too inconsistent. It was difficult to control what was going to the yard and actually kind of mana intensive to operate. I wasn't always happy to keep up 3 mana each turn unless there was something particularly strong imprinted.

FounderX on 1-800-CALL-Ghoulcaller Gisa

1 month ago

Psicraft, thank you! Great to hear my deck provided some inspiration for your version. Currently re-thinking/building the deck. Adding more explosive sacrifice fodder for more Zombie waves, for example Phyrexian Soulgorger , for just mana, you gain 8 2/2 Zombie Tokens. With Mimic Vat out, you can do that every turn. Another great card for the same purposes as previous mentioned is Waning Wurm or Desecration Demon , fairly cheap to cast and gives lots of Zombies.

hkhssweiss on Bladewing Rises

1 month ago

Some fun cards to run are like Patriarch's Bidding , Corpse Dance , Mimic Vat , Urza's Incubator , and The Immortal Sun . Running some rituals in these types of decks doesn't hurt as well, either that or some haste enablers like Mass Hysteria , Fervor , or Hammer of Purphoros .

Chandra585 on Before the Mending: Brudiclad EDH

1 month ago

Timestream Navigator and Mimic Vat go infinite together if you have the City’s Blessing

ArrestedSnow on You Will Pay

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I generally stay away from the signets and I'm pretty confident with my mana base right now, but I'll definitely keep those in mind, especially Magus of the Coffers because that could go great with Torment of Hailfire .

I definitely want to find room for an Expedition Map for Cabal Coffers or Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Seems like I'll get one or the other and get stuck.

Mimic Vat could work, but I'm not sure I'd fetch for it. I like Dawn of Hope . Field of Souls and Open the Graves I feel would miss a lot because most of my field is tokens. I like Luminarch Ascension but that would make me a target unless it was a turn two drop.

Yeah, it was the first thing I thought of when I though of treasure tokens lol. I might change the name.

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Mimic Vat occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.19%

Red: 0.11%