Mimic Vat

Mimic Vat


Imprint — 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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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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Format Legality
Modern Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Limited Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Unformat Legal

Latest Decks as Commander

Mimic Vat Discussion

carpecanum on Raid with Braids

2 weeks ago

Late game you shouldn't really need Braids so its no risk. Early game you can use the Mimic Vat on all the demons and dragons people will be dropping. But yeah, if you put your boss in the vat and the vat gets destroyed she's gone.

carpecanum on Raid with Braids

2 weeks ago

I would stop worrying until you've played it a few times. If you can't counter or remove all the threats the other guys will have to. Braids is pretty group hug and you will need the opponents to take themselves out.

Big things will be hitting the board and going away so Mimic Vat could be huge, especially if you manage to get Braids in it. Pop her out on your turn when you have something to drop and then she goes away so only you get the benefit.

Illusionist's Gambit and Reins of Power are great for heavy board states. Use all of one guys creatures to attack a different guy. Maybe Clone Legion or Mind's Dilation

Agent of Treachery seems expensive in every way and other cards do the same thing. Grozoth seems to be a waste.

StasisAbuser on 1 Small Pip for Mana, 1 Giant Leap for Manakind

3 weeks ago


Thanks for the suggestions!

I own a copy of Kruphix, God of Horizons that I plan on putting in another deck that's under constructioon. If it doesn't work out there it could go here.

If I decide to up my budget requirements, I may go for Helm of the Host although I do own a copy in another deck. Mimic Vat is nice although I've never used it before and will need practice on using it properly lol.

Not doing Sen Triplets as fun as it would be.

Tacovine on Stray Cat Strut

4 weeks ago

carpecanum can you double a legendary with Mimic Vat?

carpecanum on Stray Cat Strut

4 weeks ago

I think the beauty of this commander is that you can go tribal without needing huge numbers of your tribe. One cat gets the bonus from your boss. I would stay away from Coat of Arms which helps goblins et al far more than you.

But Mimic Vat dropped in price and, worst case scenario, you have a steady source of cats. Best case, you cast your boss, he dies, he goes into the vat and now you double up your eminence bonus from the field and command zone. Helm of the Host has the same effect because when a card states the name of the card it only refers to that specific card, not all cards of that name.

Chameleon Colossus is a cat with very useful abilities.

carpecanum on 1 Small Pip for Mana, 1 Giant Leap for Manakind

1 month ago

Kruphix, God of Horizons could recycle unused colored mana.

Helm of the Host or a Mimic Vat with Golos in it would be pretty good ramp

Sen Triplets maybe? You have mana colors to cast anything

carpecanum on Handmade Horrors (Plight of the Crows)

1 month ago

All the shapeshifters are scarecrows. Mimic Vat has been reprinted a dozen times now, it can make scarecrows on anybody's turn.

You have no Sorcery or Instants? Dense Foliage only screws other people while you can still kill things with scarecrows.

Earnest Fellowship screws others and your deck laughs right now. Pledge of Loyalty protects your boss, Spirit of Resistance is hilarious.

Your scarecrows are punks after the initial etb. Maybe cards like Switcheroo?

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