Clever Impersonator


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2019 (C19) Mythic Rare
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Mythic Rare

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Clever Impersonator

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Clever Impersonator enter the battlefield as a copy of any nonland permanent on the battlefield.

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Clever Impersonator Discussion

RNR_Gaming on The Weatherlight Superfriends Crew

1 day ago

Personally, I think you're only looking at the ceiling of the walkers and not all of what they do. You won't always be ahead. Hell, sometimes you won't even be able to stick a Walker more than a turn or someone may have such an impressive lead on resources and you need to answer it or you lose; ugin offers that utility. Not sure what your pods or play groups bring to the table but being able to nuke a harvester-animar board or getting rid of the core pieces of a Yisan deck feels fantastic and it clears the way to dump more walkers. Also, Liliana, Dreadhorde General does not out right win the game; it's a tremendous tempo swing but they still get to keep one of each permanent type and all resources will be pointed at you. You have about as much of a chance to whiff with Ral Zarek as you do with ugin. However, ugin is already digging you deeper than Ral Zarek . Even if you win every coin flip without the aid of anything else you're going to only be going 5 deeper. Ugin gets you 7 deep and you don't have to commit any mana to playing out permanents. Jace, Architect of Thought does a lot for 4 mana; mini fact or fiction, soft locks go wide token decks and has an almost game winning ultimate.

Side note: if you include Spark Double and Clever Impersonator you'd have the chance to double ultimate your walkers with Doubling Season out or just get off a relevant activation.

Last_Laugh on Every tribal possible. Literally every tribal

1 week ago

Shared Animosity I'd use over Coat of Arms.

You also have access to Clone s. Stunt Double , Spark Double , Dack's Duplicate , and Clever Impersonator are some of your better budget friendly options. Seeing as this is pretty casual, also consider Altered Ego .

Lord_Grimm on Famine edh

2 weeks ago

Lastly, if my first suggestion for adding mana rocks is taken, you should be able to reduce your land count to ~39 and add more cards in their place. These are my suggestions for those swaps: Crypt of the Eternals < Toxic Deluge , Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth < Swiftwater Cliffs < Clever Impersonator , Highland Lake < Negate

Madcookie on Does Clever Impersonator dies when ...

2 weeks ago

As Clever Impersonator enters the battlefield and becomes copy of something he is considered to be identical copy of that permanent. He assumes the copied object color, type, mana cost, and if its a planeswalker even his starting loyalty. So in your case as long as he is copying Rhystic Study he isn't considered a creature, but a blue enchantment with CMC=3. On the other hand Mimic Vat can only exile objects (I'm saying objects as that includes manifested instants for example) that are creatures while on the battlefield. Therefore when he is destroyed he doesn't trigger "whenever nontoken creature dies" ability of Mimic Vat and cannot be exiled. The only on-death triggers that would be triggered are from something like Starfield Mystic .

Gidgetimer on Does Clever Impersonator dies when ...

2 weeks ago

Your Mimic Vat doesn't trigger. "Dies" abilities are leaves-the-battlefield abilities that are specifically when a creature is put into a graveyard. Leaves-the-battlefield abilities are one of a few different types of abilities that use how objects existed before the trigger event to determine if they trigger. Your Clever Impersonator was not a creature on the battlefield.

603.10. Normally, objects that exist immediately after an event are checked to see if the event matched any trigger conditions, and continuous effects that exist at that time are used to determine what the trigger conditions are and what the objects involved in the event look like. However, some triggered abilities are exceptions to this rule; the game “looks back in time” to determine if those abilities trigger, using the existence of those abilities and the appearance of objects immediately prior to the event. The list of exceptions is as follows:

603.10a Some zone-change triggers look back in time. These are leaves-the-battlefield abilities, abilities that trigger when a card leaves a graveyard, and abilities that trigger when an object that all players can see is put into a hand or library.

pedroedmarcos on Does Clever Impersonator dies when ...

2 weeks ago

Hey there,

So, let's imagine this scenario: I'm playing EDH and I have a Clever Impersonator copying my opponent's Rhystic Study . My opponent which has a Mimic Vat destroys my "rhystic study". Does it triggers the Mimic Vat, or another death trigger when the impersonator goes to the graveyard?

ShadowUmbreon on Animar Big Boy Time

4 weeks ago

Riku has two abilities that are great, the trick to him is either balancing these two synergies or picking one and going all-in on it. and using the other as a bonus. Yours feels like you want to lean more towards the creatures, which is great but you'll probably want a couple more beefy critters. Just my opinion, but I have suggested some good synergies below for you

low Budget Agent of Treachery | Clever Impersonator | Progenitor Mimic | Altered Ego | Hornet Queen | Decimate | Disallow | Tempt with Reflections | Guided Passage

Higher budget Praetor's Counsel | Parallel Lives | Helm of the Host

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Clever Impersonator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.35%