Progenitor Mimic

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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Set Rarity
Ravnica Allegiance: Guild Kits (GK2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Mythic Rare

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Legality

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

Progenitor Mimic occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Progenitor Mimic Discussion

Doritoboy100 on Deck help Oko+Simic guild+simic mutology ...

1 week ago

Hello all, I have been playing with the Oko structure deck, that I updated using Affinity For MTG's youtube video, and just bought the Simic Mutology structure deck as well as the Simic Guild Kit, as well as some booster pack cards. I'm trying to combine them into a 75 card deck, with 15 cards I know to take out for 60. Based off the cards in these 3 decks I'd like to build the deck around a constant flow of powerful monsters through the +1/+1 counters, as well as overloading on mana and drawing a lot. Some of the main points of damage right now are Oko who can just turn everything into a base 10/10 and distribute lots of +1/+1s, vorel who can double somethings counters, zegana who gives trample, galloping lizrog which can take all the +1/+1s and double them onto himself, nylea's forerunner for trample, progenitors mimic and miming slime to make clones, and wild born preserver for reach and his +1/+1s. But I also have things like coiling oracle/fathom mage to draw a lot, and gyre sage/maraleaf pixie for tons of mana. So I'd like to just find a good strategy in this mess lol.

The total card list of everything I will have is: (stuff with "x" seems important to me) Creatures: 1 Oko, the Tricksterx, 1 Vorel of the Hull Cladex, 1 Zegana, Utopian Speakerx, 1 Momir Vig, Simic Visionaryx, 2 Cloudfin Raptor, 4 Coiling Oraclex, 1 Cytoplast Root-Kin, 1 Elusive Krasis, 4 Faerie Vandalx, 1 Fathom Magex, 1 Frilled Mysticx, 1 Galloping Lizrogx, 1 Gyre Sagex, 4 Keeper of Fablesx, 3 Maraleaf Pixiex, 1 Nimbus Swimmer, 1 Nylea's Forerunnerx, 3 Paradise Druid, 2 Plaxmantax, 1 Progenitor Mimicx, 1 Protean Hulkx, 3 Spectral Sailorx, 4 Sphinx of Foresight, 2 Surveilling Sprite, 1 Trygon Predator, 2 Vigean Graftmage, 3 Vigean Hydropon, 1 Wildborn Preserverx, 2 Zameck Guildmagex,

Instants: 1 Applied Biomancyx, 1 Disdainful Strokex, 1 Gift of Strengthx, 2 Oko's Hospitalityx, 3 Optx, 1 Prying Eyes, 1 Quenchx, 1 Radical Ideax, 2 Rapid Hybridization, 1 Return of the Wildspeakerx, 1 Voidslime,

Sorcery: 2 Flash Foliagex, 1 Maximize Altitudex, 1 Miming Slimex, 1 Selective Snarex, 2 Shielding Plaxx, 1 Urban Evolutionx,

Enchantments: 3 Charmed Sleepx, 3 Frogifyx, 2 Setessan Trainingx,

Artifacts: 2 Simic Signet,

Land: 4 Simic Growth Chamberx, 4 Simic Guildgate, 4 Thornwood Fallsx, X Forestx, X Islandx

Thanks!

ZendikariWol on Allied Invasion

1 week ago

Targeting any of your wizards with a Rite of Replication (especially Hagra Diabolist or Turntimber Ranger, who is not a wizard) is massive.

On that note, Progenitor Mimic slots nicely into a similar place in this deck.

Meeknomore on Eternally Prolific

2 weeks ago

I like the theme of the deck. I too am a fan of copy cat and +1/+1 counter strategies. I haven't leaned into the proliferate mechanic much, but I noticed that you don't have Inexorable Tide in there...seems like a major upgrade for the deck.

Also, another copy cat creature that I love using is Progenitor Mimic. It can be a bit slow, but if your meta doesn't include a ton of removal, a few turns with him out can be devastating.

Ovanlight on Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath (w/Primer)

1 month ago

UPDATE:

In: Vedalken Mastermind , Eternal Witness , and Hua Tuo, Honored Physician Out: Progenitor Mimic , Jace, Wielder of Mysteries , and Rancor

Progenitor Mimic seemed pretty slow for the list, and giving more ways that I can put Uro, Titan of Nature's Wrath in my hand in response to his effect is better than a copy of creatures each turn. It was replaced by two cards (spiritually, even though I know you can only replace one with one.)

Jace, Wielder of Mysteries is just another Laboratory Maniac effect, and Thassa's Oracle fills the slot by itself fairly well, not really needing two of them.

Rancor ended up being really conditional recursion, and Eternal Witness filled the same slot but significantly more on theme with ETB themes.

Thanks NV_1980! I really appreciate your suggestions.

Also, SylonThalen, I love the idea! I just don't dip my toes into cEDH or cEDH-like decks. I had to reel it back a bit so I'm not the guy with the biggest threats in my group. Still a great take on the commander though!

moremanawins on Semi-Budget Reaper King

2 months ago

Progenitor Mimic is a cheaper Helm of the Host type effect but it’s less reliable because it triggers on upkeep instead of combat. Although this is offset by cheaper mana investment and it can target opposing creatures. As for card advantage there’s things like Mulldrifter and Phyrexian Gargantua for ETB based draw. For incremental draw there’s cards like Staff of Nin , Monastery Siege , and Arguel's Blood Fast  Flip. For one off draw effects I really like Drawn from Dreams , Urban Evolution , and Game Plan . Also another sweet card in here would be Irregular Cohort . All these cards are very cheap. The mimic is around $2-$4 but that’s cheaper than helm so still worth. Anyways +1 from me and if you get a chance go check out my Pir and Toothy deck.

Osbert on Yarok combo landfall

2 months ago

DarthDC I'm an advocate for greaves over swiftfoot boots but you can always include both.

There are plenty of cards that can cheaply replicate and reuse some of your most powerful ETB cards. I'm thinking of clones or psuedo clones like Progenitor Mimic , Mirror Mockery , Phantasmal Image , Rite of Replication , Blade of Selves , Bramble Sovereign (also is an ETB ability so by paying 2GG you can have an ETB go off 6 times with Yarok!!), Faerie Artisans (another ETB trigger that Yarok doubles), etc.

The above cards aren't really control cards but more value oriented. Some of them are very efficient though so I would suggest using them.

Haha all I'm doing is suggesting cards I have in my Yarok deck so sometime soon I will get around to making a deck list and I'll send you the link.

Osbert on Yarok and Ya-roll

2 months ago

SideBae unfortunately "as it enters" is not an ETB trigger. ETB triggers have the distinct text starting the sentence with "When", "Whenever", and "If."

Your deck seems solid but I would suggest adding in some more draw power. There are easy to mention (but expensive) cards like Rhystic Study and Sylvan Library but Yarok can enhance effects like Guardian Project and Soul of the Harvest to become very potent. There are plenty of 2-3 CmC creatures that have a draw ETBs that are worth considering as well.

Creature tutors can be even more valuable than generic tutors. I suggest including Eldritch Evolution , Neoform , Prime Speaker Vannifar , and Birthing Pod to turn your used ETB bodies into fodder to find even more creatures with ETBs.

Some of Yarok's most hidden gems are cards that simply let you do more of what you are already doing. Phantasmal Image , Temur Sabertooth , Bramble Sovereign , Progenitor Mimic , Ghostly Flicker , Repudiate / Replicate , Rite of Replication , Mimic Vat , and Crystal Shard are great examples that allow you do copy or reuse ETB effects.

Make sure you include Instant and sorceries for removal because nothing suck more than getting stuck by a Torpor Orb when all of your removal is ETB based. Krosan Grip , Force of Vigor , Return to Nature , Nature's Claim , Beast Within , etc.

DemonDragonJ on Will there Ever Be a ...

4 months ago

Clone is an iconic card in this game, inspiring numerous variations of it, nearly all of which are actually superior to it (but that is an instance of “power creep,” which occurs in nearly any game), most of which are mono-blue, as is the original, but there are some multicolored variations; Evil Twin is a black/blue variation, Dack's Duplicate is a red/blue variation, and both Altered Ego and Progenitor Mimic are green/blue variations.

However, thus far, there is no white/blue variation of Clone , so I do hope that such a creature is printed eventually, since white is my favorite color in this game.

What does everyone else say about this? Will there eventually be a white/blue variant of Clone ?

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