Vesuvan Doppelganger


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters Edition (MED) Common
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare

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Vesuvan Doppelganger

Creature — Shapeshifter

As Vesuvan Doppelganger enters the battlefield, you may choose a creature in play. If you do, Vesuvan Doppelganger enters the battlefield as a copy of that creature except for its color and gains "At the beginning of your upkeep, you may have this creature become a copy of target creature except for its color. If you do, this creature gains this ability."

Vesuvan Doppelganger Discussion

Doomdragon271 on Braids EDH

4 months ago



Beguiler of Wills

It That Betrays


Arcane Laboratory

Dream Fracture


Body Double


Estrid's Invocation

And a few others.


As Foretold

Ancestral Vision


Venser, Shaper Savant

Cryptic Command

Pact of Negation

Tidespout Tyrant

Vesuvan Doppelganger

Dramatic Reversal

Copy Enchantment

Estrid's Invocation seemed kind of anemic given how few legal targets it had, replaced with Copy Enchantment to hopefully have more good targets.

Replaced AEtherspouts with AEtherize for slightly more Mana efficiency.

Replaced It That Betrays with Tidespout Tyrant , without other ways to make opponents sacrifice permanents, It That Betrays just functions as a 12/12 beater.

Replaced Body Double with Vesuvan Doppelganger . My playgroup Has a LOT of exile effects and graveyard hate, so I couldn't find a consistent source of targets for Body Double.

Added Dramatic Reversal for the infinite combo with Isochron Scepter + Sensei's Divining Top (tap top, hold priority, cast reversal, repeat)

Replaced Dismiss With Cryptic Command

Njirk on Dragonlord Silumgar

7 months ago

Hi there, I'm from the advertise your commander thread.

I used to have a Nin, the Pain Artist deck based on stealing and copying your opponents stuff. I always liked to win using your opponents cards, so its nice to see a deck with a similar theme.

I think your current build has a lot of room for optimization as there are many cards that have strictly or subjectively better counterparts. These are some suggestions for cards I would replace and what with:

I would probably drop the flicker subtheme you currently have because you dont run a lot of creatures and go down a few lands (37 should be fine) in favor of more draw (Rhystic Study & Mystic Remora are nice). Also, one of the good things about black is the access to tutors. By adding tutors you increase the consistency of your deck, as they effectively serve as an extra copy of all the other cards in your deck. Lim-Dul's Vault, Beseech the Queen and Dark Petition are some good relatively cheap ones. (If you want to invest a bit of money in it, Demonic Tutor and Vampiric Tutor are great.)

I hope this helps and good luck with deckbuilding!

PS. Dont forget to comment on the previously posted deck in the 'advertise your commander deck' thread. ;)

discipleofgary73 on A Sliver Deck With No Slivers?!!

9 months ago

I laughed when I saw this deck - what a fun and effective idea. Some cards that came to mind in no particular order: Vesuvan Doppelganger, Huatli, Dinosaur Knight, and Training Grounds. Sorry if you've already considered these. I'm mulling this over a lunch break, so I might come back with more ideas later. I enjoyed looking this through - thanks for making and sharing it!

BotaNickill on Beware MY Child's Wrath! My Gawd!!

10 months ago

Cybersix, check out the updated list if you have a chance. I don't have many of the cards you suggested, but I did fin an Obzedat's Aid and a Clone, Vesuvan Doppelganger and a few other finds that should help. It playtested pretty well today. thanks again for the advice!

Neotrup on the result of targeting Vesuvan ...

1 year ago

Yes. Vesuvan Doppelganger adds the ability to change as part of the copy effect so it becomes a copiable characteristic. A couple notes, Clone does not target, so it is able to copy through abilities like shroud and protection. Also, if Clone enters copying a Vesuvan Doppelganger, it will be whatever the Vesuvan Doppelganger is copying, you won't be able to choose something else (until your next upkeep, of course).

jesuslovedhumor on the result of targeting Vesuvan ...

1 year ago

If I have Vesuvan Doppelganger out copying something (obviously) and then I play Clone to target the doppelganger, does clone then get the doppelganger's ability to change? I am 99.9999999% sure that the answer is yes, but I want to make it one hundred percent.

TypicalTimmy on Blue Creature Cloner?

1 year ago

Here's a list of what I could find.

Boomcat12B on Infinite Inalla: The deck

1 year ago

I like what you have going but I am curious why no Rite of Replication? That would open up a few more combos for you as well as give you some options in regards to what happens while you are playing. Also might want to look at adding Siren Stormtamer as it is only a one drop and gives you a counter spell for one. Sundial of the Infinite will allow you to keep your tokens from Inalla and will put in a LOT of work in this deck. I see why you are running Galecaster but his CMC is so high that by the time you get to play him I feel you will be to far behind board state wise for his one bounce effect to be worth it. Body double is an awesome card (I ran it for a long time) but is very dependent on what you have in your graveyard. There are better clone/shapeshifter creatures you could run to replace it with. I run Vesuvan Doppelganger but I am partial to the artwork and card style. Lastly Deadeye Navigator will let you protect your important creatures, and can open up a few new combos for you (Especially if you add Timestream Navigator ) and if nothing else it will allow you to double up on your ETB effects each turn.

I am running a more combo centric style of Inalla ( I have about 8-10 combo options in my deck) but feel free to check it out for ideas. If you have any suggestions for on my deck I am always looking to improve. If Dig Dug were a Wizard

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