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

Tzefick on Mesamura, Hidden Face - A …

1 hour ago

Yeah, it seems like it should just have the template of Clever Impersonator and limit it to creatures and planeswalkers.

Then add the text that if it copies a creature it has base power and toughness 5 and the self-bounce.

Something like:

You may have Mesamura enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature or planeswalker on the battlefield, except it has Mesamura's other abilities. If it copies a creature, it has base power and toughness 5. If it copies a planeswalker it enters with 5 loyalty counters.

: Return Mesamura to its owner's hand. Activate this ability as a sorcery and only if Mesamura is untapped or if it could activate a loyalty ability.


Perhaps give it the Lazav / Sakashima the Impostor treatment so it stays itself but with their abilities?

EVENcast on Enchant Me!

1 month ago

Astral Cornucopia and Everflowing Chalice for exponential ramp. Clever Impersonator to copy your best sagas. And overall I’d throw more sagas in. Also the enchantress cards seem like your most reliable draw spells. Verduran Enchantress , Mesa Enchantress , Satyr Enchanter , and Eidolon of Blossoms all seem good here... and there are a few others with similar text. Looking forward to playing against this!

sabisia on The Faceles Masses [Orvar All-In Combo][PRIMER]

1 month ago

Hey, thanks for the information!

I'm experimenting with the two awaken cards in my live build, I'm not certain if they're worth it or not.

I'm not playing with any of the extra turn cards, because infinite turns is frowned on by my playgroup, and I find it a boring win-con. Don't get me wrong, it's good and effective, but not my style.

So far I've found Mirage Mirror and Artisan of Forms to be enough copy effects for your opponents stuff, but a Clever Impersonator , Mirrormade , or Phyrexian Metamorph would definienetly spice up your ability to profit from your opponents permanents.

Also Mystic Reflection is a versatile card that I can't really assess if it's worth it or not: You can copy a critter of your opponents for cheap, or nerf one of their big critters or walkers into a Llanowar Elves . I know it's good, but not how good yet.

RUST-O on X's and O's

2 months ago

Phyrexian Metamorph, Spark Double and Clever Impersonator would both be good additions here. I don’t know what you would cut for either but they’re awesome. Especially clever since it could hit one of your enchantments to double those effects. Spark double is sick because it hits your commander.

I have been really enjoying Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner her passive ability is great and she comes in with 7 loyalty for 3 mana.

Emergent Ultimatum is a cool one but I don’t know what you could cast for free off that with so many X cards...

Thats all I have. This is a very solid list.

Neotrup on If I play Sakashima of …

2 months ago

Yes, a copy of Myojin of Seeing Winds cast from hand will enter with a Divinity counter, regardless of whether the original has a Divinity Counter. This is true whether you keep both, using a copy like Sakashima of a Thousand Faces or Sakashima the Impostor that lets you keep both, or a regular copy like Clone or Clever Impersonator. Token copies aren't cast, even if the spell that makes them is, so Cackling Counterpart or Spitting Image won't give you the Divinity counter.

Coward_Token on Kaldheim official spoilers

3 months ago

Moritte of the Frost: animated Clever Impersonator in the command zone, but only your permanents (but not just your creatures). AFAIK unlike Sakashima the Impostor it does copy the permanent's name, so other legendaries are a no-no.

king-saproling on The Curse of Ardenn and Ludevic

4 months ago

Captivating Glance seems like it'd be very good here, as the control effect continues to apply even after the glance moves to something else. Custody Battle works similarly. And Fractured Loyalty, which is particularly strong because you can target the enchanted creature with Ardenn's ability to get the creature, then later move fractured loyalty to something else with Ardenn's ability and repeat the process to gain multiple creatures over time.

These might interest you too: Captain's Hook (attach to opp's creature using Ardenn, then pass it along to keep destroying dudes), Assault Suit, Infectious Rage, Steam Vines, Shifting Shadow, Spirit Link, Aurelia, the Warleader, Spark Double, Copy Enchantment, Clever Impersonator

Carmelita on Nicol Bolas the Ravager Control/Combo/Goodstuff

4 months ago

Have you considered Isochron Scepter? You already have several cards that fit it, and it's a key card for several infinite combos, most notably with Dramatic Reversal. I'd recommend cutting Crux of Fate since you don't have many dragons and you already have several board wipes.

Gilded Lotus is a bit slow, I'd recommend replacing it with Arcane Signet. Same for Commander's Sphere, I'd cut that and use Mind Stone instead. Your commander is 4 CMC, so ramping on turn 2 is extremely important.

I can see you're trying to abuse ETB effects, but Ravenous Chupacabra can be a bit underwhelming on it's own. Clever Impersonator has the same CMC, and it can become any nonland permanent on the board.

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