Creature — Shapeshifter
You may have Stunt Double enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the the battlefield.
|Want (3)||deathcore_cannon , effin530 , kirschwasser|
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|Mystery Booster (MYS1)||Rare|
|Conspiracy: Take the Crown (CN2)||Rare|
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Latest Decks as Commander
Stunt Double Discussion
3 months ago
Hey! I actually rebuilt that deck as Que Riku 2: The Rikuning. The plan was to retire it by taking its power level over the top and making it more of a storm deck that I wouldn't want to play as frequently. Which kind of worked, but it became its own thing that is really fun to play. I don't think my decklist here is 100% up to date, but it's close.
The fun thing with Riku is that he can be adapted to just about any metagame. I like the idea of using him as a clone deck that focuses on copying other players' threats, so it fits into any table (so lots of things like Clever Impersonator and Stunt Double). That said, it still needs its own win cons, and I think ETB win cons like Avenger of Zendikar and Purphoros, God of the Forge are very consistent with Riku.
I worry about Swarm Intelligence and similarly high-costed enchantments, because they don't do much on their own. I think it is better to pack the deck with plenty of things like Twincast, Reverberate, Narset's Reversal, Refuse / Cooperate, etc... Because these cost less, work on other players' spells, and only need to be saved for the best targets, leaving you open to make other plays in the meantime.
That said, I am pretty excited about Double Vision because it costs less and can more easily be benefited from the same turn it comes out. I haven't play tested it yet, and I think it might be a bit hard to get it to stick, but it has great potential.
At any rate, I think it is safe to shy away from Fog effects, since there are so many decks that don't try to win with combat damage.
I hope this helps. Your decklist looks great! I will keep an eye on it.
4 months ago
5 months ago
pskinn01, that makes sense, and would explain the inclusion of Blightsteel Colossus, which has no apparent connection to the theme of the set, but I still think that Mitotic Slime, Stunt Double, or Splinter Twin would all be suitable choices for this set.
5 months ago
check out Stunt Double over clone.
5 months ago
some thoughts, i would look at Stunt Double over Clone,
Turnabout over Sleep,
and maybe Pull from Tomorrow over Stroke of Genius.
also, this one is personal preference, but Impulse over Peer Through Depths as you can get the other 68% of your deck and don't have to reveal...
cheers and keep having fun!!!
7 months ago
By the way, I felt that with the current version of my deck it was pretty optimized so I tried experimenting a bit with the deck and I gotta say:
I think Stunt Double is an underrated pick, even if it's at 4 mana. I think the ability to copy your opponents' best creature (like my usual target of Tymna), or even protect Animar from Gilded Drake.
I just wanna know what you think of it. It may be clunky but it has potential as well
8 months ago
MapPsycho Thanks for the comment and the upvote! While I do like your suggestions as cards, I don't think they'll be as efficient in this deck since I've found that I'm often using up a lot of my mana during my turns to cast creature spells. If I do end up running counterspells, they would have to be 2 CMC or "free" (i.e Pact of Negation, Force of Negation, and Force of Will) for me to best use my mana.
Too bad those counters I mentioned cost too much, though :(.
I'll probably still consider Foundry of the Consuls, though. It'd be a one time use, but I haven't really been using Castle Ardenvale or Kjeldoran Outpost to generate tokens much. I mostly put them in the deck as "just in case" cards.
FrogBoy95 And another thanks to you for the nice comment and upvote! I'm glad you guys have been liking what I've made; gives me a bit more confidence that the deck won't be a complete dud once I actually buy it in paper lol.
I recently edited the decklist to show some changes I made over the past week or so. Instead of Vedalken Orrery, I'm using Leyline of Anticipation since it basically has the same effect, and more importantly, is waaayyy cheaper than Vedalken Orrery.
On the subject of counterspells, I've also been thinking that better cards for me to use would probably be redirecting effects such as Narset's Reversal, Redirect, and Commandeer. While I don't think counterspells are a complete waste in EDH, I do think they're tougher to use efficiently since you're dealing with more than one person and ultimately end up losing some card advantage. Those redirect spells can help turn opponent's cards completely in your favor and will more or less replace themselves in doing so.
I haven't put those cards in the maindeck, however; currently those "flex slots" are being taken up by Phyrexian Metamorph and Stunt Double, which will ideally let me get more mileage out of my own deck by acting as extra copies of my EtB creatures.
Luminarch Ascension is a cool card, but my issue with it is that it will quickly put a target on your head, and my deck doesn't really have a lot of ways to completely dissuade people from attacking me. Dawn of Hope is much more lowkey and comes with an added bonus of potentially drawing cards, but that mana cost to make one token is a bit too high for my liking, and I don't really have a lot of ways to reliably gain life other than Cloudblazer, Elite Guardmage, and Charming Prince.