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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
|Commander: Rule 0||Legal|
Creature — Shapeshifter
You may have Clever Impersonator enter the battlefield as a copy of any nonland permanent on the battlefield.
1 month ago
Thoughts on these? Trinket Mage, Tribute Mage, Sculpting Steel, Mirrormade, Clever Impersonator, Ugin, the Ineffable, Vedalken Archmage, Riddlesmith, Skyswimmer Koi, Codex Shredder, Ghoulcaller's Bell, Wand of Vertebrae, Pyxis of Pandemonium, Millikin
3 months ago
Changes, 19 Mar 2022: -1 Phyrexian Metamorph, +1 Jin-Gitaxias, Progress Tyrant. J-G just fits right in here. Plenty of artifacts, instants, and sorceries to quickly make his initial 7 mana worth it, and his second ability is exactly mean enough to be on-theme here. I was getting away from counter magic in this deck, but coming as a passive ability is just fine. The metamorph was selected for removal because J-G is gonna be doing part of his copying job himself, and Clever Impersonator does the same job slightly better if I really need it.
3 months ago
Thank you! That is a very, very tough question given this deck's blatant disregard for budget considerations, but only a handful are over $10 in their cheapest printings. I would probably reconsider some of the cards that have been cut over this decks long history. Venser, the Sojourner, Ob Nixilis Reignited, Kiora, Master of the Depths, and Vraska the Unseen all spring to mind. I would also consider bringing back some of the old creatures like Clever Impersonator and Gilder Bairn which got cut to trim down towards the legendary theme.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Cloudsleeper - Vivien is a top-deck look, gets nonbos out of the way for Pako & on His cast grabs Clever Impersonator + Mina and Denn, Wildborn + Rashmi, Eternities Crafter + Silent Arbiter + Stunt Double :o + the Sideboard when up against hefty creature decks for Sword combos (not to mention the protection/removal prospect of the lower cmc creatures); all in all, better/quicker pros for the deck than building up Freyalise - Great Henge went in over Thran Dynamo, cause I had one not in use ;) & its almost always 4 or less cmc & gets draw off subsequent General casts. Look at Drift of Phantasms's cmc stack & tell me that don't just beat all! xD
4 months ago
For our main win, I would make sure we max out our draw and mana fixing, see if there's anything we can add in the budget that protects our enchants on board and/or adds recursion redundancy, and enables us to use their effects more. Ramp and fixing like Abundant Growth, Urban Utopia, Mana Bloom, and Fertile Ground may look unimpressive, but they are very helpful. Sanctum Weaver is an obvious call-out for this spot. Card draw/tutoring will be helpful to find the correct mana and the right shrines. We're missing a few relatively budget enchantresses Yavimaya Enchantress and Enchantress's Presence. Moon-Blessed Cleric is a cheap tutor to smooth things out as well. Protective pieces can be pricey (Privileged Position and Greater Auramancy, I'm looking at you) but there are a few good budget options we missed like Destiny Spinner, Resurgent Belief and Alchemist's Refuge. Finally, there are a few creative ways we can duplicate some of our triggers that we missed. Paradox Haze and Sphinx of the Second Sun will duplicate the effects of many of our 'old' shrines that trigger at the beginning of our upkeep. If we can get rid of legendary with Mirror Box (or a few more pricey options like Sakashima of a Thousand Faces, we can duplicate our shrines with Estrid's Invocation, Mirrormade, and Clever Impersonator.
Secondary win, I would find things that make our creatures more effective. Cards like Bastion of Remembrance and The Meathook Massacre (though this may stay simply because it's a board clear as well) are going to be less impressive without sacrifice outlets. You could add a few...but those don't synergize well with your deck I feel. I would go with enters triggers instead like Impact Tremors and Purphoros, God of the Forge if you happen to have one. A pump or two may be nice as well...my vote goes to Dictate of Heliod since it can be a surprise...and buffs both your enchantment and non-enchantment creatures.
For cuts, then, I would look to higher-mana things and/or things that don't fit into these categories such as Pharika, God of Affliction, Bastion of Remembrance, Felidar Retreat, Callaphe, Beloved of the Sea, Muldrotha, the Gravetide
4 months ago
7 months ago
Don't most of your clone effects immediately die due to legendary rule if your goal is to copy Vial Smasher the Fierce?
I think Phyrexian Metamorph, Clever Impersonator, Clone, Cryptoplasm, Sakashima's Student, Stunt Double, Spark Double and Mirage Mirror all don't ignore legendary rule and therefore one of your Vial Smasher the Fierce will die.