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

Salad_Thunder on Kaseto's Copy Shop

5 days ago

chetoos - I hadn't seen the first two, but will definitely consider them, thanks! Progenitor Mimic was already in there. Had Duplicant played by one of the opponents tonight, so I need to consider that one too. (And just saw Body Double for the first time in a thread elsewhere.)

chetoos on Kaseto's Copy Shop

6 days ago

Supplant Form seems good in this, as does Cackling Counterpart. Also, did you give any consideration to Progenitor Mimic?

Mclovin8617 on The Body, the Mind and the Soul

2 weeks ago

May I ask, what is the main theme of the deck? Looks like you just took a list of all the good EDH creatures and jammed them in a deck XD

With Animar, Soul of Elements you can go heavy with the +1/+1 counter theme, or you can go with the ramp/Birthing Pod style where you can drop 3-4 big creatures in a turn lategame.

From what I see so far, the thing you deck lacks is card draw. Consider Mulldrifter to start, which can trigger Animar, Soul of Elements as well as draw you cards early game, or even just cast it once your Commander has some counters on to draw 2 cards for plus a flying blocker. There are many other creatures that draw you cards, use Gatherer to search.

I usually refrain from advising on Commander decks, because the deck is really part of your personality. You get to customise it to YOUR satisfaction so you (and others, but mostly you) have the most fun. If top-decking the Craterhoof Behemoth for the win is your kind of deck, then great! Temur colours has some of the biggest baddest creatures in EDH, so go wild! I'd cut the chaff like Bond Beetle and Psychosis Crawler. Also the bounce effects back to hand seem slow and inefficient. While you have good creatures, there are great ones out there that you could make room for: Surrak Dragonclaw, Sagu Mauler, Consecrated Sphinx, Avenger of Zendikar, Wurmcoil Engine, Oracle of Mul Daya, Bane of Progress, Hornet Queen, Inferno Titan, Rampaging Baloths, Progenitor Mimic, and planeswalkers like Sarkhan Unbroken and Domri Rade.

Happy deck building!

Pro_Noob on Doughnut (TOKENS GALORE)

2 weeks ago

oh, and one more thing. if you can find a place for it, try adding Rite of Replication. it is super good if you can get the mana. imagine kicking it to hit a Phytohydra or a Progenitor Mimic. you basically just ruined the opponent. even if you can't kick it, just take a copy of the opponent's best creature for yourself. 4 mana Blightsteel Colossus or Wurmcoil Engine seems fair to me.

NotSquishedYet on Bant Junkyard

3 weeks ago

I don't know if you have the amount of tutoring my own bant commander deck does to make it viable, but Angelic Shield into Clever Impersonator into Progenitor Mimic into Conjurer's Closet etc. is hilarious. It gets a lot of weird looks with a +0/+1 anthem followed by a 0/1 clone, cloned by another 0/1 clone...

Progenitor produces an Impersonator with its own text, then you exile/return progenitor as a copy of the token it made; it now makes two tokens per activation. Repeat ad infinitum retaining one 0/1 and cloning with the rest.

I think all of the cheap clones could be useful here, though I'd have to find their names to suggest them individually... Also, no golem deck is ever complete without the Precursor Golem + Rite of Replication combo, which produces (if I remember correctly) roughly 200 golems upon the first casting of the Rite, and several hundred million upon the second.

Brago, King Eternal could get funny... As well as a card or two from Kaladesh block once it's released. The one that immediately comes to mind is Panharmonicon as it doubles literally everything in the deck. Eerie Interlude and Elite Arcanist honestly seems like a busted combo in this deck if you can pull it off.

Props to you for the golem theme! I haven't seen a commander deck that explicitly uses it, and despite its ability to cheaply overrun nigh on anything, I don't think I'd hold anything against you for running it because it isn't inherently unfair and it's totally unique. Best of luck brewing!

YmPrat on FNM Slithery Zen

3 weeks ago

Ulvenwald Hydra might be decent in your deck, since you said you ramp quite a bit. It can also hit important lands like your Alchemist's Refuge and Reliquary Tower

Additional card draw effects would help with running out of steam after ramping. Soul of the Harvest, Harmonize, Mind's Eye, Braingeyser, Cold-Eyed Selkie, and Stroke of Genius are all decent options.

Progenitor Mimic is also a decent card to consider, since it can either be one of your creatures, or an opponent's. It also has the potential to net you several of that creature.

Swan Song, Negate, Counterspell, and Desertion are a few counterspells you might consider running.

WriterofReapers on Tasigur, the Bullshit Banana

3 weeks ago

Oh yeah, Progenitor Mimic just seems to be absolutely disgusting when abused. The possibility to get something like an Artisan of Kozilek or Rune-Scarred Demon every turn is something I am very excited for, and then the joy of having multiple clones is that dream of getting him up to more than one token per turn.

What do you think about using Evolutionary Leap as the method of getting Mimic off the field? Requires some method of reanimation and leaving G up, but it does also net me a creature card.

NotSquishedYet on Tasigur, the Bullshit Banana

3 weeks ago

Neat. Perhaps Yisan, the Wanderer Bard could come in among the 100? He's never been an unreliable tutor for me. The other good suggestions I can think of are pretty much summed up in Vesuvan Shapeshifter, Telepathy, Library of Leng, Glaring Spotlight, Asceticism, Brain in a Jar, and some combination of an anthem +0/+1 and Conjurer's Closet.

You already have Clever Impersonator and Progenitor Mimic, so you should get weird looks when you play an anthem that seems very pointless, then a 0/1 Impersonator, then a 0/1 Impersonator Mimic, then start exiling the Mimic and returning it to the battlefield as a copy of one of the copy Impersonators it's created, gaining multiple lines of its own text so that you are eventually making 10+ Impersonators per turn for free.

If you can get it rolling, it's a hilarious BS combo.

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