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

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Clever Impersonator occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Blue: 0.35%

Clever Impersonator Discussion

KingMetalink on Gavi, Cycling Warden

4 days ago

Sorry, you need two Escape Protocols. So that means you also need Mirrormade, Estrid's Invocation, Clever Impersonator, or something like that.

the7thDOF on Elsha, Infinite turns

1 week ago

Hi, I hope you are my friend and not a Clever Impersonator of him hacking his account. I’ve done a Frantic Search in your deck, but didn’t find the Elsha of the Infinite turns combo. Maybe the Orcish Librarian ate some pieces already?

Let me know if you want to do a Brainstorm session with me and do a Deep Analysis of the cards you chose, so you Think Twice about this combo of yours.

I would Cancel my plans for a Young Pyromancer like you and share my Chemister's Insight if that helps Increasing Devotion you have for this Devil's Play that we call Magic: the Gathering

I'm no Niv-Mizzet, Parun, you can count on me ;)

¡¡ Sun Titan !!

multimedia on Elemental Storm

4 weeks ago

Hey, could cut Vengeful Rebirth for Twinning Staff. Rebirth for six mana, eight mana if copying it with Riku, is too much for what it does even copied.

An advantage that Riku has as Commander with creatures are creatures who have good ETB abilities since the copy token also triggers an ETB ability which equals lot of value. Coiling Oracle and Mulldrifter are the right ideas, there's also Risen Reef which is especially good with the other Elementals in the deck since it triggers each time an Elemental creature you control ETB including token copies of Elementals. Clever Impersonator is very versatile in multiplayer Commander especially when you can copy it.

Thassa, Deep-Dwelling can be repeatable blink. Blink a nontoken creature at your end step and this triggers Riku letting you create a token copy of that creature for only two mana. Can be great value with Risen or any other creature with an ETB ability. Impersonator being blinked by Thassa can be pretty fun. Eternal Witness for repeatable recursion of any card. The Avatars and Horrors make a lot of devotion for Gods.

There's several difficult color requirements here to cast cards especially Avatars and when adding on Riku's copy ability. Chromatic Lantern helps a lot, so can Dryad of the Ilysian Grove as another total color fixing effect. 24x basic lands is a lot to meet these difficult color requirements consider more dual lands to help with color fixing? Ketria Triome, Exotic Orchard, Cinder Glade, Yavimaya Coast, Shivan Reef, Karplusan Forest.

Other ways to help color fixing are land ramp spells that search for a dual land. An advantage of the new Triomes that are Forests such as Ketria are land ramp spells that can search for a Forest or another land type. Nature's Lore, Wood Elves, Farseek, Skyshroud Claim. These spells also can search for Shock lands which you have, that can really help with color fixing.

Good luck with your deck.

ShadowAblaze on Shard Assembler

1 month ago

Mechanized Production is faaar better than Clever Impersonator considering your goal for this deck...

Anyways, I suggest that you remove the temples because they enter tapped and it isn't that good to lose a potential play. A different land you could play would be Spire of Industry which is helpful for getting your colors as well.

If you want something else to sink mana into, Whir of Invention can get another shard or assembler at instant speed.

This deck appears to have a mana ramp more than a mana curve. Merchant's Dockhand is a creature that can be late game deck searching. Terrarion is a decent 1 drop that fixes mana and draws a card on the way out. Scrabbling Claws is more of a sideboard card but it is still worth thinking about.

If used with the dockhand stated above, Chief Engineer can help cast 2 shards or the like by turn 3.

Masterful Replication is kind of insane as an instant because you can untap, cast this, and potentially win with Mechanized Production. If you want a creature to win Metalwork Colossus can be a big beater.

Here is a short list of cards to consider: Padeem, Consul of Innovation is protection and card draw. Mystic Forge is another way to generate card advantage. Saheeli, Sublime Artificer is a short term copier but she also can make a token army. Emry, Lurker of the Loch is good for recursion.

This was a lot but I hope you found it insightful. Regardless, I like the deck +1!

Caerwyn on What exactly is Narset's power?

1 month ago

I'd say her magical strength is her ability to turn an opponent's strength against them (in addition to her personal strengths of being a scholar and brilliant tactician).

See the flavor text for: Narset's Reversal; Clever Impersonator.

fatalzintomyum on Shard Assembler

1 month ago

The more I look at Mirage Mirror the more I despise its replacement. Should I put it back in? Maybe its ability to dissuade attacks is better than Clever Impersonator

Prospekt on Sultai Self-Mill

1 month ago

Okay so here's a bunch of suggestions that fit Gyruda's requirement and then some things to then take out.

Put in: Arcane Signet, Wake the Dead, Gravespawn Sovereign, Embalmer's Tools, Sakura-Tribe Elder, Disciple of Bolas, Forgotten Creation, Notion Thief, Oversold Cemetery, Skull Prophet, Clever Impersonator, Garruk Relentless  Flip, The Cauldron of Eternity, Sire of Stagnation, and Razaketh, the Foulblooded. The cards in your maybeboard seem good too.

Take out: Cranial Archive, Enhanced Surveillance, Devious Cover-Up, Gather the Pack, Migratory Greathorn, Polukranos, Unchained, Shepherd of Rot, Vengeful Dead, Void Beckoner, and all petitioners.

In terms of land, there are a lot of cheap options to include that will make a three color deck a lot better: Choked Estuary, Sunken Hollow, Botanical Sanctum, Blooming Marsh, Fetid Pools, Hissing Quagmire, Drowned Catacomb, Hinterland Harbor, Woodland Cemetery, Bad River, Ash Barrens, Dakmor Salvage, Exotic Orchard, Witch's Cottage, and stuff like that. Replace the guildgates and bounce lands and a few basics with those if you can.

And lastly if you want to run the petitioners then you should put more of them in, otherwise having just 8 won't do a whole lot for you most of the time other than for fun.

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