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Sakashima the Impostor
Legendary Creature — Human Rogue
You may have Sakashima the Impostor enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except its name is still Sakashima the Impostor, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it gains ": Return Sakashima the Impostor to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step."
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Sakashima the Impostor Discussion
20 hours ago
Yeah. I used to run a Nekusar storm deck with wheels in it maybe 2 years ago and tried tuning it as far as I could take it. Before doing a bunch of revisions, I used to have Sakashima the Impostor in the deck. He did next to no work. The way the deck was designed made it so that if I could untap with Nekusar and face no insane countermagic, I'd win that turn. Taking a turn off to Sakashima Nekusar for double damage was insanely win more and I laugh at myself for not realizing it immediately back then.
1 day ago
Sakashima the Impostor, Diluvian Primordial, Dominus of Fealty, Hypnotic Siren, Dack's Duplicate are all good creatures to think about. Polymorphous Rush, Stolen Identity,Harness by Forceare good spells to maybe include or think about. Baral, Chief of Compliance, Cloud Key, Goblin Electromancer, Mana Matrix are good for cheating mana. also a couple other possibilities are Jhoira of the Ghitu and involving suspend counters for high costing cards to come out cheap and early and use thing like Jhoira's Timebug and Rift Elemental to get the counters off quicker just a thought. i like the deck love me some izzet. here are the 3 izzet deck i have starting with my mizzex deck just in case there are cards i missed putting on here for you hope it helps +1 from me! Destroy Joy, Legends Of Izzet (legendary tribal) and Izzetdrazi (eldrazi tribal). good luck hope it helps.
1 week ago
I don't know if you can get one or not, but as for lands, a Gaea's Cradle should definitely have a home in this deck, especially since you've got opportunities to abuse Palinchron and Great Whale with Sakashima the Impostor.
You've got some nice cards that take advantage of creatures being the top card of your library, so some library manipulation would be good. I think you might benefit from Sylvan Library, Mirri's Guile, and Soothsaying.
Anger might work better for you than Concordant Crossroads, but either way, to make room for it, I think I'd cut Hardened Scales. Yeah, you've got some creatures that do some nice things with counters, but I'm not sure its going to do that much more for you.
I really like cards like Lurking Predators, and other options like it are Call of the Wild, Zoologist, and to a lesser extent, Game Preserve. If you really wanted to stomp some heads, you'd use the Gaea's Cradle to activate Soothsaying's second ability, get some fatties on the top of your library, and then start bouncing your Palinchron to untap the Cradle to pay for Call of the Wild's ability, and pretty soon, you'll be drawing out the fatties in your library and really messing stuff up.
Cuts: Woodland Bellower - it seems and expensive critter to tutor for a mana-dork or Man-o'-War or something like that. Draining Whelk - not sure it fits well here. I can see how it could be useful, but if there are other options more useful for what you want the deck to do, it could be cut. Maybe that's the spot for Deadeye Navigator. Decimator of the Provinces - I like him, but I'm not sure he's necessary.
These are just my thoughts, so take them for what they are worth there. Remember, I'm recently back into Magic, so I'm relearning a lot, and there's a lot I still don't know about that I missed out on.
One more thing I'll add; with here, you've got access to the best creature tutors available: Worldly Tutor, Natural Order, Defense of the Heart, Survival of the Fittest, Pattern of Rebirth, etc. If you can find some slots to fit tutors into, it can really help to speed you up if you find the deck needing it.
I really like the build here. If I had access to all those sweet Eldrazi, I'd consider it. +1, and let me know how this plays out for you.
I hope all this helped!
2 weeks ago
Cmasa435 Honestly been looking at Meren for awhile, debating on her, Gitrog, Jarad, or Mazirek. They all have value and can be strong, but I was waiting on commander anthologies and then I was gonna play with that pre-con and see where to go. As for Sakashima the Impostor it's interesting to say the least, but I'm not sure if I'm feeling it, there are plenty of possibilities there. It's on my radar, and I'll do some digging.
schmugluglu I've heard of doing Rafiq of the Many support before, But the clone Idea is pretty friggin' sweet actually.Also 10 out of 10 love that bird of paradise, reminds me of an old aura deck I made where I won with a 26/26 trample, vigilance, first strike, hexproof Avacyn's Pilgrim, good times...
Unlife nice seeing you again. Jeleva, Nephalia's Scourge is an interesting choice. Though the more I've looked into it she's not something that would really be effective in my playgroup (very creature heavy), great choice, so much so it's crossed my mind 10/10. Yet again a commander I've looked into with a very serious interest Borborygmos Enraged, my biggest problem is he can take a bit to get out, and even then becomes either a huge target or removed instantly. The deck I designed was probably super janky, but funny if it went off. I ultimately gotta pass on him as much as I hate to say it. Ezuri, Claw of Progress This one is a tricky one, I've been on the fence about him forever, in one hand if he sticks your doing good, if he isn't my deck is crippled. I feel with him I would just have to play him, but I'm just not sure, he doesn't "Pop" in my head if you get what I'm saying? Anywho you've had some fantastic suggestions. Sorry I feel like I'm shooting down.
griffstick I seriously feel like a broken tape recorder saying this, I have done plenty of digging and playing with Selvala, both iterations. She's one I could never settle on how I wanted to build her and every iteration I was never ever happy. She's a great character and a pair of cool cards, but I was just never happy playing it. Kaervek the Merciless is pretty sweet, never really thought of the Political options with him. Idk if I will dig super deep with him, but he's definitely worth looking into.
landofMordor Oh Rashmi, sweet Rashmi. Both her and Yidris have been on and off projects for me. She is just such a value engine, but DEAR GOD! I can't decide or really be happy with any of the decks I've thought up on TappedOut It's easily in the double digits for her and Yidris each. Hence why I come to you guys for a little clarity, she's one where I more need suggestions on what kind of build. Clones is a neat one, but she's been a headache to me I've dropped time and time again. Ok... Sorry my head hurts a bit thinking of her again, Lazav, Dimir Mastermind is neat-o, but isn't he more of a mill/voltron thing? I could do clones, but I don't wanna force something that the deck isn't.
As for Stealing
I should have kinda expected this. I like taking things, and copying things. It was meant as a general statement, and I thought I was kinda clear with saying the deck doesn't have to. So suggest random goblins or vampires or merfolk or trombones or whatever please don't feel restricted by the fact I like to clone/steal things.
I'm also sorry, I've done a lot of research on stuff like EDHREC so I know a fair bit of commanders. Please don't be offended that I've seen the commander before, I have a hard time choosing thing like this. And my friends as much as I love them, are always sarcastic with this kind of thing. ("you should make a boardwipe tribal deck with Child of Alara as the commander" that is an actual suggestion I was given once)
As Always THANK YOU ALL
Trust me the suggestions are great and I write the ones I don't know down and look 'em up. You guys are awesome
2 weeks ago
One of my favorite Commanders to use is Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Running lots of annoying ETB guys like Bone Shredder, Acidic Slime, and Reclamation Sage along with sac outlets (Altar of Dementia and Birthing Pod are bananas). Meren pulling things out of the grave to either the hand or the field is crazy value, and a few other reanimation cards help on the off chance she is stuck in the Command Zone. One interesting thing about her is that usually she ramps like nothing I have ever seen, using Sakura-Tribe Elder multiple times a game nets so many lands its not even funny. A friend of mine has hard cast her for 12 and still came back and creamed us.
This next example is gonna sound odd but hear me out. Sakashima the Impostor has always been interesting to me, can be any creature, is in your Command Zone, and can be bounced to the hand. With her, LOTS of clones come into play, so instead of stealing their stuff you copy their stuff (though being in blue you can also use Control Magic and company). And another fun thing about her is that because she keeps her name when cloning you can dodge the Legend rule.
2 weeks ago
Arcanis the Omnipotent is in, for good. Handed me the game far too many times last weekend. Sakashima the Impostor paired quite efficaciously with him. People in my playgroup tend to scoop after I draw 20+ cards and have 50+ mana in one rotation around the table.
Protean Hulk is actually whiffing more than I'd like, I seem to regret playing him around half of the time. I can't have this with a "every card matters" mentality I hold towards this deck. For now I'll throw Nissa, Vastwood Seer Flip back in for the repeatable land draw and the handy draw+. Her legendary token has been pairing exceptionally well with Rhonas the Indomitable as well.
Nissa, Steward of Elements makes me smile every single time I topdeck her, its just like...BAM...at least 10 to the face.
Rhonas the Indomitable has been an utter force in this deck. He rarely gets blocked and being able to dump 15+ mana into pumping another creature shifts the board state to my liking.
Kefnet the Mindful Is handy when im holding counter mana open early game or bluffing so. Will test further, it flows...but doesn't change the board state overmuch but it is quite reliable when I need it.
2 weeks ago
In addition, a little clone-package allows you to have more scarecorw-triggers. Sakashima the Impostor, Mercurial Pretender and Vizier of Many Faces are some value clones, that can be used multiple times, which is great!
Creatures with the ability changeling work with Reaper King too!
3 weeks ago
So, on to my next, semi-casual EDH deck. I've had it on the back burner for quite some time now, and I've decided to try my hand at creating a clone deck with a subtheme of stealing or reanimating.
The reason for this deck's creation is I occasionally get complaints from people not liking my decks or it's too mean. This deck will only be as good as my opponent's, so if they complain, they end up inadvertently bashing their own deck building skills. (Lol).
Anyway! I have a couple ideas in mind, and I'd like to know what you all think!
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind (Non mill)
I used to have a mill Lazav deck. But that wasn't very fun in the long term. 2 Colors, less ability for reactions, but more consistent. Only has to see the creature enter the graveyard from anywhere. Copies, doesn't steal. 4 Mana. Hexproof.
I have most of the land base for BUG, as I used to run Damia. Adds green for ramp and Progenitor Mimic and Altered Ego. Adds reanimator cards like Meren of Clan Nel Toth. Provides reaction cards for artifacts and enchantments. But is more expensive to cast, and requires 2 creatures in graveyards to interact with.
Merieke Ri Berit & Rubinia Soulsinger
I haven't played with these before, so I don't know how I would like them. They have decent abilities, however each one either lacks a good color for thieving/copying, or has a color that is not suited for the theme.
Sakashima the Impostor
I have probably 3 mono-U decks, so a fourth isn't too appealing to me. On top of that, it loses both black and green, making me resort to more preemptive responses to threats, making me run more counterspells. Which at that point ends up being my Baral, Chief of Compliance deck. But if someone can make a good argument for this one, i'll take it into consideration.
Marchesa, the Black Rose
Trading Green for Red, or just adding Red, has come across my mind before. It allows for Dack's Duplicant, and more steal effects. However, I feel like this deck would turn into a combo deck at some point with Marchesa, which I'm not intending to do here.
Anyway! I'd love to hear your thoughts! As a side tangent, but still relevant, if there are commanders in some combinations of these colors, while not sticking to the theme of copy/steal, that you think would be good to use, let me know!