Progenitor Mimic

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Progenitor Mimic enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield except it gains "At the beginning of your upkeep, if this creature isn't a token, put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of this creature."

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Progenitor Mimic Discussion

Tobl on You Can Lead a Hydra to Water

1 week ago

Oh, I love this deck. Admitted, I had ridiculus luck drawing in the playtest (and the opponed not at all), but I managed to get Vorel of the Hull Clade , Prophet of Kruphix , Kalonian Hydra and Progenitor Mimic out early, leading to a 128/128 Kalonian Hydra as well as two 16/16 clones attacking on t8.

bonemerrill69 on G/U Vorel of the Hull Clad (need help)

1 week ago

I'd start by cutting some of the slower stuff. Helix Pinnacle Ring of Evos Isle Ring of Kalonia . Rite of Replication is an awesome card, but doesn't seem relevant to the theme. Same with Progenitor Mimic . Just throwing out thoughts.

Traveler247 on Roon of the Hidden Realm: Transcendent Rhino

1 week ago

@Enyeto: I took a look at your deck, and it's important to note that we have very different builds of flicker (for reference, my build: Phelddagrif Can Blink Too!). Mine is control, and yours is more tempo/shenanigans. As far as the effectiveness of my deck, it's definitely effective. I built Roon to an almost competitive tier, and then replaced the infinite combos to make it more casual, but it's still deadly.

Anyhow, when you evaluate a card like portcullis or Parallax Wave, you have to understand that we are targeting different creatures. I found that Body Double , Clone , Craterhoof Behemoth , Elvish Piper , Elvish Visionary , Grand Abolisher , Progenitor Mimic , Restoration Angel , Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant , Sigarda, Host of Herons , Terastodon , Thragtusk , Trostani, Selesnya's Voice , and Trostani's Summoner either weren't powerful enough, were too slow, or didn't go in the direction I wanted. That's nearly half of your creature base. You specifically don't run Eternal Witness , Archaeomancer , Gilded Drake , Nevermaker , Solemn Simulacrum , Wood Elves , Farhaven Elf , and Venser, Shaper Savant all of which range from insane to powerful upon entering the battlefield. So the reason those two cards were underwhelming is simply that you don't run a creature base that makes them good. This isn't to say that your creature base/build is bad, it certainly isn't, it just doesn't work for these two cards which are absolutely fantastic in many other builds. With regard specifically to Portcullis, you said that you're beating down with 2/2s, but that isn't the point. The point of Portcullis is to stop anything from happening until I'm ready for it to. And with regard to Parallax Wave, you cited ETB effects such as drawing a card and fetching a land; however, imagine destroying an artifact or enchantment, bouncing a permanent (or even better, putting it on top of their library), getting back a card from your graveyard to your hand, stopping a balefire dragon from hitting you, and searching a land. This is typically what Parallax wave does for me for 4 mana.

With regard to Angel of Finality/Rest in Peace, it depends on your deck. My deck uses a lot more graveyard shenanigans than yours, so I don't want to play Rest in Peace. For you, RIP is definitely better. Personally, my meta contains several decks with very powerful graveyard shenanigans (including my Child of Necromancy deck) and more with somewhat less powerful graveyard interactions, like this one. Graveyard hate is absolutely essential. However, it's usually just one player at a time, so Angel of Despair allows me to keep my graveyard while still having almost as powerful an impact on my opponents.

Lastly, clone effects. Clone effects are, obviously, very powerful. A friend of mine plays a deck that contains nothing but clone effects, and it is a lot scarier than it sounds. Personally, I only run the few best clone effects I could find: Clever Impersonator , Phantasmal Image , and Phyrexian Metamorph . As you get into others there are just better options of cards to run.

Anyhow, as you said, no disrespect, your have put together a solid casual list. I maintain; however, that you are right about Parallax Wave and Portcullis in your deck, but that they are amazing in other Roon decks, and that if you change your creature base you should re-visit them. And sorry this was so long. I actually enjoy writing, so my comments tend to get lengthy.

Also, here is a Roon primer I wrote a while back (it's a bit outdated):

Dagron on 2014-10-02 update of 1,000 Counters

2 weeks ago

Time Warp is mainly useful with Primordial Hydra though by the time I actually bring it out I've pretty much won. Progenitor Mimic is great with Master Biomancer but with the high cost I could stand to take it out. I could probably add another Gyre Sage , especially with Kiora's Follower . If I'm worried about control then I might could sidedeck in Mizzium Skin and Dispel .

Buckminsterfullerene on 2014-10-02 update of 1,000 Counters

2 weeks ago

Seems like Hardened Scales might have a spot in this deck. Biovisionary could be a thing, too, especially with Progenitor Mimic (which I would probably increase to x2 or x3)

TheD1CT4T0R on King of the North

3 weeks ago

Definitely Garruk, Caller of Beasts and Chromatic Lantern . Might want to consider Hornet Queen because it does completely not okay things with Progenitor Mimic . Jalira, Master Polymorphist could be interesting too

GamrMan11 on Now you see it now your screwed

1 month ago

Roon is especially strong with ETB effects. Filling out the deck with things like Frost Titan , Sun Titan , Restoration Angel (for even more blink triggers), Sphinx of Uthuun (crazy card advantage!!), and Terastodon just to name a few. Additionally, Progenitor Mimic is really fun and if you find something better to replicate each turn, just blink and start over! Hope this helped a bit! Price

Low Avg High Foil
$1.9 $2.59 $8.0 $12.97

Cardhoarder (MTGO) Price

Normal Foil
0.42 TIX 10.0 TIX
Power / Toughness 0/0
Color(s) Blue Green
Cost 4GU
Converted cost 6
Avg. draft pick 4.28
Avg. cube pick 3.97


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Modern Legal

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Set Rarity
Dragon's Maze Mythic Rare

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