Cackling Counterpart

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Cackling Counterpart


Put a token onto the battlefield that's a copy of target creature you control.

Flashback (You may cast this card from your graveyard for its flashback cost. Then exile it.)

CamraMaan on Does Dress Down affect creatures …

6 months ago

Hopefully I can still get a response on this, since it's been a month, but what if Dress Down resolves before Cackling Counterpart? Will that affect how, say, Metallic Mimic gets copied by Cackling Counterpart...? It seems like losing all abilities before a creature gets copied would entail the copy having none of those abilities...? But I can see how this might not change anything either.

Similarly, say Dress Down is cast in response to Aeve, Progenitor Ooze being cast, after a storm brew? My assumption is that the storm trigger will still happen (on cast), creating a bunch of copies of Aeve on the stack, but they will 1) enter with no extra +1/+1 counters, and more importantly, 2) they will all copy the Legendary type, and therefore all but one will have to go...?

Thanks for any help! :)

Balaam__ on Bant-Spirits

7 months ago

Cackling Counterpart unfortunately won’t work with Geist of Saint Traft as that’s a Legendary permanent. You can cast it, true, but one will then go to the graveyard. It would work fine on non-Legendary ghosties, although at 3 mana a pop you’d have to choose a spirit with high return value to make it worth the cost. As for Mana Leak, it’s certainly viable to run accompanying control spells but since spirits typically have control effects built in, Disenchant is a decent sideboard card.

lespaul977 on Bant-Spirits

8 months ago

DocHostile, this is a great deck! You’ve a lot of great creature cards that will make this super effective no matter what environment you’re playing in.

A card that works really well in my I See Dead People (Spirit Token Deck) is Cackling Counterpart. With it, you’d be able to make a copy of any of the great creature cards you have (imagine getting another Geist of Saint Traft on the battlefield and really laying on the hurt). Plus, it has flashback, so you can do it again!

The only other suggestion I would make would be to add some good counters. I see you have Disenchant on your sideboard, but I’m wondering if completely canceling out a spell with something like Mana Leak would make sure the card you opponent plays doesn’t even hit the battlefield.

Best of luck playing with this deck! I hope it wins you some good games!

Omniscience_is_life on Card creation challenge

8 months ago

Blanket of Snow

Snow Enchantment - Aura

Enchant creature

Enchanted creature is snow.

Enchanted creature gets +1/+1 for each basic snow land you control.

Make either a Cackling Counterpart or a Clone for lands

Rhadamanthus on Does Dress Down affect creatures …

8 months ago

The token will be a full copy of Arcanis and will regain all of its abilities when Dress Down leaves the battlefield. A copy effect copies everything written on the original, and doesn't take into account any other effect that's currently changing the characteristics of the original (unless those changes were created by another copy effect).

However, your opponent now has two Legendary permanents with the same name. Unless there's something else special going on (i.e. Mirror Gallery), they will have to get rid of one of them after Cackling Counterpart resolves.

CamraMaan on Does Dress Down affect creatures …

8 months ago

The scenario is that my opponent just cast Cackling Counterpart to make a copy of his Arcanis the Omnipotent, to which I respond by casting Dress Down... does Cackling Counterpart still copy all of Arcanis the Omnipotent, it just will be a vanilla 3/4 creature until end of turn? Or will it be prevented from copying Arcanis' card text because of Dress Down, and remain a vanilla 3/4 creature after the turn ends...?

Thanks in advance! :)

GrimlockVIII on Need help finding a focus …

9 months ago


Would Quasiduplicate be better than Cackling Counterpart for the Ominous Roost Plan? I know it's at sorcery speed, but casting it from the grave for its jump-start cost (provided you have a card to discard) is far cheaper than Cackling Counterpart's flashback cost.

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