Mirror Image


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2019 (M19) Uncommon

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Mirror Image

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Mirror Image enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature you control.

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Mirror Image Discussion

JKRice on first fnm merfolk

4 days ago

I have a couple of suggestions, having played against modern Merfolk. I like the deck in general, you have the right structure, there are just some card ratios and choices that I disagree with. I’m not sure how low your budget is so you might just want to ignore these.

1: Cursecatcher is played as a 4-of a lot in merfolk

2: Peek is not the best card in merfolk I would reccomend taking out all of them

3: Wanderwine Hub doesn’t do much. Choke isn’t played as much as it used to be. However, I would reccomend Faerie Conclave if you’re worried about choke

4: Dismember is useful in merfolk as a 1 mana destroy spell

5: Master of Waves is a good card. However, modern is a turn 3 - turn 4 format, meaning by the time you play master of waves, the game will be close to ending. I would reccomend only running two masters

6: I would reccomend adding 2 harbinger of tides and cutting 2 merfolk tricksters. Also, a good alternative to merfolk trickster is Merrow Reejerey

7: I definitely like Mirror Image as a budget choice for phantasmal

8: Mistcaller is a good sideboard Card, but in the vast majority of situations it doesn’t do anything. I would reccomend 2 Vapor Snag instead

9: as for the sideboard, Echoing Truth, Dispel, and Flashfreeze/Hibernation are all strong choices for the current meta

Kogarashi on Lazav, the Multifarious commander and ...

5 days ago

Additionally, while Lazav, the Multifarious retains its Legendary status when it copies, the Dimir Doppelganger ability doesn't specifically state that, and thus your commander will be a non-legendary copy of Black Cat, meaning Mirror Image won't invoke the "legend rule" when it enters as a copy of your Black Cat commander.

After the first round of copying, your commander will be a 0/2 blue and black Legendary Shapeshifter creature named "Lazav, the Multifarious" with the Dimir Doppelganger's copy ability and Lazav, the Multifarious's ability.

After the second round of copying, your commander will be a 1/1 black non-Legendary Zombie Cat creature named "Black Cat" with the abilities of the Black Cat and Dimir Doppelganger but not Lazav's abilities.

In both cases, it will still retain its "commanderness," and still have a color identity of blue and black because that is a property of the card and not its current state as a permanent.

Boza on Lazav, the Multifarious commander and ...

5 days ago

No, a card that begins your game as a commander will always be that, "comanderness" is bestowed upon the card itself at the start of the game and it never loses it.

The described situation does not impact your ability to deal commander damage or your ability to produce either black or blue mana with Commander's Sphere.

Yes to the additional question, Mirror Image will be a Black Cat and opponents will discard a card at random when it enters the battlefield. Additionally, it will have the ability of Dimir Doppelganger, because that is a copiable characteristic.

Waffleflappers on Lazav, the Multifarious commander and ...

5 days ago

One more addition to this question. What would happen if I played a Mirror Image and had it enter as a copy of the Black Cat that was previously my commander? Is the Mirror Image simply a Black Cat with Dimir Doppelganger's ability?

cdkime on How would Mirror Image interact ...

1 week ago

Unsets don't fit into the rest of the game cleanly--where everything else is pretty clearly settled by the Rules, Unsets leave some room for debate. So, take that as a caveat to my answer.

Since the issue revolves around a black-bordered card, I think the correct answer in this case would be firmly grounded in the regular rules, and would be thus:

Mirror Image is only a copy of a creature so long as it is on the battlefield--once it changes zones, it reverts to Mirror Image. This is exactly how it works in the regular game--your Mirror Image might copy a Phyrexian Dreadnought, but the second it gets killed and goes to the graveyard, is Exiled, or bounced, etc., it's a Mirror Image again.

Likewise, if it moves to another zone--the opponent's hand, it would cease being X, and thus X's first ability would not apply. Your opponent would then have your copy of Mirror Image in their hand, and would be able to cast it (provided they had the colours).

Also, for future reference, there's a Rules Q&A section of TappedOut for questions regarding rules, specific cards, or card interactions. There are a couple advantages to using the Rules Q&A section--first, there's a bunch of very knowledgeable players who lurk in the section, ready to answer any questions you might have. Second, from a forum organization stance, it has a handy option where you can hit "accept answer" next to a post so everyone knows you no longer need assistance (though, those lurkers generally still check answered questions to provide necessary follow-ups). I've taken the liberty of moving your question over to there.

eatmygender on How would Mirror Image interact ...

1 week ago

I'm building a Commander deck around X and I'm confused about how Mirror Image would be affected by X. Would this mean I could effectively copy X and put Mirror Image into another player's hand? Or would that not work out? Help me out here.

PB80 on Surrak test

2 weeks ago


Cultivate gone for a card with lower CMC

Doubling Season Change in strategy

Garruk, Caller of Beasts Change in strategy

Jace, the Mind Sculptor Change in strategy

Jace, Unraveler of Secrets Change in strategy

Kodama's Reach gone for a card with lower CMC

Maelstrom Wanderer It just hits too many cards to be productive

Mirror Image Found it a really nice card but needed the slot

Riku of Two Reflections to mana intensive for current build

Samut, the Tested Change in strategy

Stingscourger Nice card but missing something

Timestream Navigator too slow in this build

Vexing Shusher Change in strategy opens up this slot

Vivien Reid Change in strategy


Amulet of Safekeeping Like the way this tests

Chrome Mox to improve mana

Banefire extra Win con

Etali, Primal Storm heavy hitter and target to force a move

Flash opens up options

Farseek mana improvement

Grinning Ignus combo piece and mana boost

Phyrexian Revoker toolbox

Peregrine Drake combo piece

Protean Hulk combo piece and toolbox

Rampant Growth mana improvement

Spellseeker toolbox

Trinket Mage tutor

Walking Ballista combo piece

multimedia on Elves of Ravnica

3 weeks ago

Hey, KiroiSenko, welcome to TappedOut :) Conclave Cavalier is a good suggestion, the card is definitely strong, but it's not amazing enough to have to change the manabase for it's CMC. It's CMC is very difficult to consistently make. I'm playing Steel Leaf Champion he's a core Elf, many people including myself say he is the reason to play green in Standard. Even with Unclaimed Territory's help (Cavalier is a Knight) it's still too difficult to play both Champion and Cavalier in the same deck, is the problem. Adding Song of Freyalise back into the deck would help.

If I was going to add a card four drop to this deck it would be Ajani, Adversary of Tyrants. Ajani is very versatile being a counters engine or reanimation of Thorn, Emmara or Collector. He's very good with Collector and Emmara putting counters on either getting Collector closer to trample and giving Emmara more toughness so she can safely attack. I'm currently playing one Ajani in the sideboard, wish I could play more, but can't consistently cast cards.

Lava Coil is going to be a big problem for midrange decks in Standard. It's the card red aggro needed to combat Champion, Rekindling Phoenix and Nicol Bolas, the Ravager  Flip. If Cavalier get killed by Coil it's exiled and as a result I don't get the tokens. Loxodon also has 4 toughness, but I got value from him when he ETB since he gives all creatures used to convoke him counters. I'm less upset if Coil exiles Loxodon.

Pelt Collector is an amazing card and I've taken your advice and added a fourth copy cutting 1x Seal Away, thanks. I'm not willing to cut a creature to add a fourth Collector, but cutting 1x Seal is fine. Four Collector does make him potentially worse as a top deck later in the game, but it also increases the consistently, my chances of having him turn one which is more important for the strategy of this deck.

Adding blue for Bant will have to wait until Jan. 2019. Then all ten Shock lands will be in Standard and it will be a wild ride for brewing in Standard. When this deck has access to Breeding Pool then blue and Bant has potential for Negate and Hadana's Climb  Flip. Mirror Image is an interesting suggestion, but I don't think it's good enough card to warrant cutting something else. Maybe as a one of.

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