Renegade Doppelganger

Renegade Doppelganger

Creature — Shapeshifter

Whenever another creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may have Renegade Doppelganger become a copy of that creature until end of turn. (If it does, it loses this ability for the rest of the turn.)

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Rise of the Eldrazi (ROE) Rare

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Renegade Doppelganger Discussion

triproberts12 on Yes, No, Maybe, I Don't Know

9 months ago

I was playing around with a giant list a little while ago, and the conclusion that I came to is that Jeskai Giants (Jeskai Jiants?) led by Ruhan of the Fomori is the best build, since you can use on-board tricks like Shapesharer , Vesuvan Shapeshifter , Renegade Doppelganger , Artisan of Forms , Arcane Artisan , Cryptoplasm , and Call to the Kindred along with copy effects like Quasiduplicate to skip over playing a bunch of mediocre Giants, instead copying the good 6+ mana ones the turn they come down. The nuts is copying an Arcane Artisan , and have it become your insane giant in response.

QuamQuam on Clarification on Copyable Values

1 year ago

I got a question concerning copying permanents or creatures until the end of turn only with either Mirage Mirror , Renegade Doppelganger or Dimir Doppelganger

Lets say I let either of them become a copy of a Lazav, Dimir Mastermind who is copying Creature A.

Lazav dies due to legendrule. and Creature B Enters an opponents graveyard, which i let my copy get to copy aswell.

My understanding is that in the end everything goes back to the original creature/ Mirage mirror.

Am i correct here?

thanks =)

lagotripha on Behold blessed perfection - Dimir Control

2 years ago

Phyrexian Rager's younger brother, Dusk Legion Zealot will really help you getting creatures onto the field for sacrifice effects if you want to go that route. Might be better in esper colours for Lingering Souls and tokens though.

Past that, I have a Mono black deckbuilder's toolbox list of stuff I see in mono black in modern- a lot might be fun. Remember that in an isolated meta its best to switch it up and try not to let anything get too stale, and B/x has a lot of tools for that.

With the horror tribal thing you could dip into the relevant changelings - Skeletal Changeling, Shapesharer etc. Remember that copying a transforming card doesn't let you transform it, but you still get the thing in the ice wrath effect 'on tap' whenever you cast an instant/sorcery. With thing, copying it with 'becomes a copy' rather than entering as a copy means it doesn't start with any ice counters, so instant asymetric evacuation, whenever you want. Could be pretty strong if you build for it with Renegade Doppelganger and the like.

Darth_Savage on Blue Fax Machine

2 years ago

Hi SprScuba,

There are familiar foundations in this deck, similar in many ways to Owl-ing Mine (not my deck, but it inspired my own take on owl-ing mine), but with a different and possibly more fragile payoff. My initial thought is that your deck would struggle against other decks which aren't particularly creature focussed; heavy discard (8-rack), Storm and other go-wide strategies (Affinity / 8-Wack / Pyromancer / BW Tokens). Now if your meta is filled with good-stuff creature decks then this is exactly the sort of deck that can prey on that, but metas change...

I wouldn't particularly worry about enchantment removal, it is far less common, especially since Black and Red don't have access to it, but I would worry about facing decks which aren't creature focussed or go-wide. One of the easiest fixes I can think of is to play the Biovisionary combo. Splashing Green would give you access to ramp and Herald of the Pantheon too, which could help play those enchantments. Though if the aim was Biovisionary then Renegade Doppelganger and Cackling Counterpart would be good choices, maybe even one of Progenitor Mimic.

If you are planning to stay in mono blue, then you need an alternative win-con, the two obvious ones being Thing in the Ice  Flip and Cryptic Serpent, but even an Illusory Angel or Riptide Chimera could work. Your also not running any clones, per say Cryptoplasm or Phantasmal Image are the first that come to mind.

I guess what my comment boils down to is that your deck needs a better win-con, incase you are faced with a deck which isn't aggro focussed. I hope this is of some help, have fun brewing your deck.

TypicalTimmy on Blue Creature Cloner?

2 years ago

Here's a list of what I could find.

wonderboyrox on Me Myself and I and Him

2 years ago

Phantasmal Image? Cackling Counterpart? Mirrorpool? Aether Vial (To speed up the tempo of the deck, as well as allow you to win at instant speed)?

There are ways to make a Biovisionary deck good, but this decklist has a long way to go before it gets there. Also, don't put all of your eggs in one basket. Look at another alternate win con that may align with a similar theme. I personally like Chronozoa, or playing something like Phyrexian Dreadnought with a Renegade Doppelganger on the field. Etc.

Disciple_of_Doran on Clone deck

2 years ago

thinning out the deck is going to depend on what your overall strategy is. Are you trying to win with Biovisionary? If so, you'll want to bring him up to 4 copies and stick with more of the cards like Cryptoplasm and Renegade Doppelganger that can copy it after already being in play, while removing stuff like Duplicant or Dark Impostor that exiles the original copy.

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