Mimic Vat


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander 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.

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Mimic Vat Discussion

BS-T on Brudiclad's transformers

1 week ago

There are a number of things I'd consider a bit underwhelming, either for the format or for how Brudiclad plays. For example, in my experience you don't want to rush your commander out in this case - he is best played on or a turn before you are going to swing city, so the Loyal Drake and Apprentice don't get you as much value in practice as in theory. Similarly Geode Golem, you want B-man in before combat not after.

If you are looking for Fireball or BSZ to be an alternative win condition - drop in a Rings of Brighthearth for your Basalt Monolith to be infinite BFFs with! There options for direct damage that are better when you don't have the mana combo online too, like Comet Storm or Jaya's Immolating Inferno, maybe Banefire depending on your playgroup. Another infinite combo is to use a Zealous Conscripts for Kiki-Jiki to play with.

Other stuff I'm not jazzed with would be:

  • Mind Stone
  • Mind's Eye (does nothing in multiples, is mana intensive, and blue should be able to do 'draw' better)
  • Chief of the Foundry (what's another +1/+1 when you're turning a million of your guys into 6/12 tramplers or 6/6 flying dragons)
  • Pia Nalaar's buffs are also pretty limited.
  • OG Jhoira has very little to do with the strategy as far as I can see, other than you can cheat some of your fatties in - but then you need more clone spells to get tokens of them that you can copy, Quasiduplicate, Fated Infatuation and as previously said, Cackling Counterpart.
  • Also you can't copy Ulamog effectively unless you are using Helm of the Host so something like Bane of Bala Ged which can gobble up those clone spells may even be better.

Tawnos is a borderline one, he's only good some of the time but I do like that he can double up Mimic Vat or Mirrorworks (could be a good add). Tamiyo's Journal and Kuldotha Forgemaster are excellent as a producer and user respectively of your overactive artifact factory.

Again, as EldraziTitan87 said - Wurmcoil is a beast (yes pedants, I know it isn't a 'beast' :O) and Tempt with Vengeance is clever.

OK, I've said loads, hope you think it's somewhat helpful. I'd love your and others counterpoints too. Here is my +1 and especially for including Shared Animosity - that is nifty!

Struyk on The WALL hit like a TRUCK

3 weeks ago

My only problem with this deck is that my opponents just focus on killing Arcades and removing Assault Formation so I added some 1 cost hex proof spells like Mizzium Skin and Dive Down. Also added Mimic Vat to exile Arcades if really needed and play him each turn, pretty dangerous but get's the job done :D Stealing some good enemy cards is also nice!

Would also add some win-con planeswalkers as this deck is king at keeping them alive.

Also awesome:
Yisan, the Wanderer Bard
Stoic Angel
Ghostly Prison

Twitchman on Trostani’s Expanding Population

3 weeks ago

So I have Loxodon Hierarch and Dauntless Escort to protect against board wipes, and I prefer those to spells because they synergize with Helm of the Host And Mimic Vat. Also, and this is anecdotal, my playgroup tends to play exile wipes, notably Urza's Ruinous Blast And Merciless Eviction more than straight destruction so adding more indestructibility isn’t great in my specific case, though mileage will vary. As for card draw, that’s not usually the problem I run into, since I’m usually only making one to two big plays a turn, though Dawn of Hope is something I’m looking at. That being said, all those additions are definitely something to think about, also Teferi's Protection.

Daggerfella on Aminatou Flickering Queen

3 weeks ago


Ill take it all into consideration but id have to remove cards to slot em in, and atm its hard to pick and chose on a whim without beating myself up about it the next time I play. Lol

Ill consider:

Mimic Vat & Recruiter of the Guard

Maybe Grave Titan

Patolea on Breya Token Overrun

1 month ago

First, congratulations, I loved your idea.

With so many creatures with ETB I missed blink cards or more recursions cards like your Mimic Vat that you can blink/reanimate your Golem Lords to put more and more tokens, doubling with Anointed Procession.

You could use:

Brago, King Eternal and Mistmeadow Witch to blink every token generator.

Panharmonicon to serve as another Procession.

Venser, the Sojourner to blink tokens generators and give unblockable at your final strike with Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer

Vash13 on Cycle, Flicker, Recycle, and Build an Undead Army

1 month ago

I think every Edh deck could use Mimic Vat yours would have some cool effects on tap as you choose

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Krav, the Unhugged

1 month ago

I agree that you should definitely be considering Kalitas, Traitor of Ghet, Spawning Pit, and Noosegraf Mob as additional token producers. You could also consider Mimic Vat, Golden Guardian  Flip, and Phyrexian Processor.

The fact that you don't have Skullclamp in here is a bit surprising. It is generally the best card in any token deck (and I am not speaking in hyperbole here).


Krom3 on Gonti's Five Finger Discount

1 month ago

what up SynergyBuild!

Meteor Golem is a great option since theres so much recursion in the deck, I'll test him out and see how he performs.

Night Incarnate is really interesting from a re-animator standpoint, I'll toy around with him and see whats up

Rune-Scarred Demon is not really needed in this deck as one tutor will allow me to tutor for multiple things, a pet combo I developed while playing this deck is either Demonic Tutor or Vampiric Tutor fetching Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed sacrificing him for one of the tutors back and then tutoring for Phyrexian Reclamation allowing me to continually grab Xiahou to keep grabbing the tutors

Myr Battlesphere is fun and all but I dont feel like it adds anything special to the deck other than a bunch of Myr tokens

Mimic Vat is already in the deck as well

Thank you so much for the comments and suggestions though man, it's ALWAYS appreciated

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