Vesuvan Doppelganger

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."

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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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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Oldschool 93/94 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

Vesuvan Doppelganger occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.0%

Vesuvan Doppelganger Discussion

Tenshi41 on Stolen Ideas

4 months ago

After looking at the deck, I do not think that I have enough instant/sorcery that I want to copy with Dualcaster Mage . I normally do not want to pay / and to copy a spell 4 times, think it’s a bit overkill. Thanks for the suggestions though. <3

Updated List

Doomdragon271 on Braids EDH

10 months ago

4/13/19

Removed:

Beguiler of Wills

It That Betrays

Dismiss

Arcane Laboratory

Dream Fracture

AEtherspouts

Body Double

Cancel

Estrid's Invocation

And a few others.

Added:

As Foretold

Ancestral Vision

AEtherize

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

1 year 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?!!

1 year 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! By GodZ!

1 year 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.

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