Progenitor Mimic


Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 Mythic Rare
Dragon's Maze Mythic Rare

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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, create a token that's a copy of this creature."

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Progenitor Mimic Discussion

TheDeckMaker2300 on test 2

15 hours ago

no problem

so here we go with the others

first off seriously how come Platinum Angel isn't here? its a safety net

i notice Hive Mind is a card so this cycle should help

Epic struggle

  1. Sprouting Phytohydra + Pestilence/Pyrohemia
  2. Saproling Symbiosis
  3. Mycoloth
  4. Storm Herd
  5. oh and all the token doublers Parallel Lives/Anointed Procession are the cheapest


  1. Infinite Reflection
  2. Progenitor Mimic
  3. Rite of Replication this is the most important one
  4. Spitting Image

Laboratory Maniac

  1. Leveler
  2. Thought Lash
  3. Divining Witch/Demonic Consultation (also works with Approach of the Second Sun)
  4. Enter the Infinite
  5. Inverter of Truth

Near-Death Experience

  1. Worship
  2. Angel's Grace
  3. Soulgorger Orgg
  4. Sustaining Spirit
  5. Fortune Thief
  6. anything spell/permanent that involves paying any amount of life my favorite isMinion of the Wastes because this works with Mayael's Aria as well

Mayael's Aria

  1. Serra Avatar
  2. Progenitus (promo versions are only $5)
  3. Dark Depths + Thespian's Stage/Vampire Hexmage
  4. Primordial Hydra

Chance Encounter

just one thing Krark's Thumb

Darksteel Reactor/Azor's Elocutors/Helix Pinnacle

note: only proliferate

  1. Deepglow Skate (all other counter related stuff works too.)
  2. anything with proliferate Contagion Engine and Inexorable Tide are the best ones
  3. Kalonian Hydra (the ariel will work as well)
  4. Gilder Bairn
  5. Winding Constrictor
  6. if your are willing to spend this much money. Doubling Season but you can go without it

Celestial Convergence

two things Hex Parasite and Vampire Hexmage but i want to point this out puting it to zero doesn't cause it to trigger it has to be on upkeep for the winner to be decided from this.

Felidar Sovereign/Test of Endurance

the celestial convergence win con takes this as well

  1. Kambal, Consul of Allocation
  2. Fumigate
  3. Wall of Reverence (with that avatar i mentioned eariler you double your life every end step)
  4. Debt to the Deathless
  5. Any of the whenever one of your creatures ETB Soul Warden is the best one

Barren Glory

  1. you have Banishing Light so the family members of this
  2. Kaervek's Spite trigger just before your turn
  3. Decree of Annihilation

Demonic Pact

just Bazaar Trader and Zedruu the Greatheartedand theres a few more enchantments you can do the exact same thing with Fractured Identity but you need platinum angel for a few of them though


nothing everything you need for this one is here

Approach of the Second sun

just a couple more tutors thats itlast but not least

Mechanized Production/Hellkite tyrant

the biovisonary and epic struggle stuff works if the target is a creature
  1. Darksteel Citadel
  2. Myr Battlesphere
  3. Hangarback Walker
  4. Thopter Assembly
  5. Thopter Spy Network
welp hope this stuff helpsoh one more thing Fractured Identity it works with leveler just as well as phage

Nephilim on Hi Me, i'm You

2 weeks ago

I know it's expensive, but have you thought of Progenitor Mimic?

greyninja on A Rash Decision

1 month ago

looks rad! +1 from me! sick mana base!

i'd agree that High Tide is a very potent card. it's also a very effective way to go infinite with Palinchron! same with Caged Sun and Extraplanar Lens + snow-covered lands. mid-late game shenanigans

another hilarious combo that you're almost running includes Sensei's Divining Top, Future Sight, then add in Helm of Awakening to draw out your entire deck :P

right now i'm prepping to add in infinite turns to my rashmi list. Time Warp, Temporal Manipulation and Time Stretch can go to grave; Eternal Witness, Archaeomancer, and Mnemonic Wall retrieve; then Deadeye Navigator, Progenitor Mimic, and Ghostly Flicker act as catalysts

after that it looks like low cmc control. Rewind is neat since you can leave open mana to Counterspell on another turn. most counterspells read "draw a card... counter target spell" assuming you don't hit something lower cmc.

that's what i love about rashmi. her raw power to chug along as you're just doing your thing: casting spells! if you do go the infinite mana route Thrasios, Triton Hero is a better candidate, but rashmi is less cliche. have fun with it! cheers!

Neotrup on can i copy curses?

1 month ago

And what both myself and enpc missed is that as soon as an aura becomes a creature it unattaches from the permanent or player (704.5q), then gets put into the graveyard for being an aura that isn't enchanting anything (704.5n), so it wouldn't exist to be copied by the Progenitor Mimic. Best I can think of is play Copy Enchantment not copying anything, then use your trick to make Progenitor Mimic a Copy Enchantment (again not copying anything), then each upkeep make a new Copy Enchantment, choosing to copy the Torment of Scarabs.

Neotrup on can i copy curses?

1 month ago

Although implied, I feel it should be stated that neither the Progenitor Mimic nor the tokens are artifacts or creature, but rather simply enchantments.

Also, the token curses are being put onto the battlefield without targeting, so they can enchant any player, even one with hexproof or shroud, and do not have to enchant the initially cursed player.

enpc on can i copy curses?

1 month ago

Found this forum post from a few years back. Short answer is yes.

Long answer is becuase of rule 201.5: "If an ability of an object uses a phrase such as this [something] to identify an object, where [something] is a characteristic, it is referring to that particular object, even if it isnt the appropriate characteristic at the time."

This means that the Progenitor Mimic's ability actually reads "At the beginning of your upkeep, if this object isn't a token, create a token that's a copy of this object."

Casper00901 on can i copy curses?

1 month ago

If I have a curse such as Torment of Scarabs + March of the Machines then use Liquimetal Coating to make my curse an artifact + creature, would I then be able to make copies with Progenitor Mimic?

ScrOuch on [Kaseto, Orochi Archmage] Snake Tribal / Voltron

1 month ago

Very nice deck! There's a decent amount of all cardtypes, I rarely see anything that I would change immediately. +1 for that! Since it's a voltron deck I would give you the advise to at least play Swiftfoot Boots or Darksteel Plate to protect your general. Also, Progenitor Mimic works really well in a blue green tribal deck! I'm sure you already thought about that card but Coat of Arms is another great way to pump your creatures. Maybe also try Riptide Replicator? Hope that helps!

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