Clever Impersonator

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

wallisface on UG Ramp (not your average Primeval Titen deck)

2 weeks ago

Some thoughts

  • What’s the intended target for Clever Impersonator? Krasis is a no-go because it’d die on entry, and if you choose a planeswalker, one dies to the legendary rule. That just leaves Prime Titan and your opponents stuff, which feels too narrow a window to be honest.

  • Similarly, i’m not sure Spark Double is worth it either. While it can target the planeswalkers, you don’t really need extra copies of them in play - it’s just a “win more” strategy.

  • Your mana curve is faaar too geared towards the 4cmc slot, and I think it would be better served replacing most of those spells with stuff costing 1cmc… you currently have nothing to do turn 1, and that’s usually a terrible place to be in modern (unless you run Chalice of the Void)

  • 24 lands is super low for a ramp deck relying on playing multiple lands per turn. As a comparison, Amulet Titan decks are currently running 32 lands. I think you should look to go up to 28ish at a minimum.

EVENcast on A Monster’s Guide to Volo [Primer]

1 month ago

Thanks for the suggestion Lumovanis, I hadn’t considered Body Double and it’s a solid option. It can target our opponent’s graveyard and/or our own… which gives it a recursion-like quality in Volo. I am committed to not doubling up on creature types though, and I think the Clever Impersonator deserves the shapeshifter slot because of its lower cmc and its ability to clone non-creature permanents. Doubling Season and Parallel Lives don’t actually work with Volo due to the wording of the rules text “a copy of a creature spell becomes a token”… this technically doesn’t count as creating a creature token.

xSean on Braids, Conjurer Adept

1 month ago

She was my first commander. Consider Caged Sun, Kederekt Leviathan, Sphinx of the Second Sun and a Paradox Haze on a stick, Ixidron, Clever Impersonator and Whelming Wave. Have fun!

Sevelantis on Blinking Contest

2 months ago

Hello. I have been studying Blink Brago Control for few weeks and I have to tell that I probably have found my place in MTG - I need to build this deck. The job that you had done is so good.. I'm gonna create my deck based on yours. Why ? Because your deck is IMO lacking some essential cards and OFC an UPDATE. Yep... you really need an update. Im casual player, any feedback is very appreciated. So I encourage everybody who is reading this to a discussion.

card draw / card selection

Rhystic Study - Every blue commander should play this, why don't we try - gives consistent draw to get more cards..

Mystic Remora - more draw..

Esper Sentinel - kinda new card in magic - gets consistent draw

Teferi, Master of Time - perfect for multiplayer commander and also 1v1 - +1 in opponents' turns. Discard helps to cast Delve ability or to play Snapcaster Mage - its fine I think.

Dig Through Time - Powerful because of delve.

Search for Azcanta  Flip - enables delve cards and lets to search graveyard for more options. There are some payoffs like Snapcaster Mage , Sun Titan and more.


Luminous Broodmoth - Mass removal - even more profit! more blinking!

Soulherder - Every blink deck, please. This enables to get more blinking triggers and payoffs at the same time.

Ghostway && Eerie Interlude - Why not ?


Time Wipe - powerful mass removal spell, despite Supreme Verdict or Wrath of God :)

Disallow - extended counterspell...

Trickbind - counter triggers sometimes are gold worth.

Dovin's Veto - One of the most powerful counterspells in magic. Guesss what. It's Azorius colors ;)

Path to Exile - classic


Lightning Greaves - protect commander

Linvala, Shield of Sea Gate - lets sacrifice it anytime we need...


Thran Dynamo - IMO really underappreciated mana base card.


Phantasmal Image - worse version (but only ... ) of Clever Impersonator

Snapcaster Mage - also seems like you are missign something... Play mass removal or counterspell, or anything discarded even by Teferi, Master of Time

Teferi, Master of Time - Isn't this a must-play in an BW deck now?

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria - Isn't it too much mana?

Pikobyte on Muldrotha, the „Fun“ in „Funeral“ *Primer*

4 months ago

Heya PikaPrince, the answer may be a bit longer than you expected:

  • Hedron Crab gives me more cardadvantage. With a fetchland it mills me 6 cards each turn if I want to, with any extra land drops even more. I also don’t have to sac and replay it to gain value out of the crab. In addition i can keep a fetchland on the field and crack it right after an opponent used a top of library tutor like worldly, enlightened, mystical, vampiric or other similar effects to mill their freshly tutored card. Stitchers supplier doesn’t give me that flexibility.

  • Clever Impersonator has ups and downs. On the upside I can copy enchantments and planeswalkers with it while metamorph can’t do that. The downside is that I can’t play it as my artifact for turn like I could with metamorph. However, that rarely is a point anyways since my artifact cast per turn usually is LED anyways. That’s why I prefer impersonator here just for a bit more options with my copy targets.

Hope that helps

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