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

HuskyMatusky on Vial Smash a Thousand Faces *PRIMER*

1 month 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.

Also while just excellent cards in general Lightning Greaves and Swiftfoot Boots kind of backfire if your goal is to copy Vial Smahser.

ASalesman on Unesh, Ultimate Guide (Tribal)

2 months ago

New update:

Making the deck more competitive with lower average CMC and more interaction.

  • Replace Clever Impersonator with Rapid Hybridization. In general Clever Impersonator is good with a good target. We have some good targets in this deck, but if the best targets are on the field, then the deck is already doing what it needs to do. Relying on your opponnent to have good targets is generally not a good strategy, the deck needs to be self sufficient. Although clever impersonator is a great card, it is too casual to keep in the deck. Therefore we are taking out this 4 CMC clunker and replacing it with 1 CMC interaction.

  • Replace Thassa, Deep-Dwelling with Swan Song. The effect on Thassa is too delayed to make effective use of it. There aren't many situations where the deck needs it to keep going because there are enough sphinx's to do that by itself. Therefore we are taking out the awkward 4 CMC clunker for 1 CMC interaction.

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

3 months 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]

4 months 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

4 months 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!

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