Clever Impersonator

Clever Impersonator

Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Clever Impersonator enter the battlefield as a copy of any nonland permanent on the battlefield.

Latest Decks as Commander

Clever Impersonator Discussion

Sevelantis on Blinking Contest

4 days 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*

1 month 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

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

1 month ago

What do you think of swapping out Clever Impersonator for Phyrexian Metamorph ? Is there any particular reason why you prefer using Impersonator?

Tzefick on None

3 months ago

Would be a cool card, even though it's a bit jank.

Kinda sad that it doesn't work in Commander, as the format doesn't recognize cards that exists outside your decks and possibly Companions.

I really wish the Commander board committee would remove the rule on effects that refer to cards outside the game doesn't work. They don't even need to add the possibility of a sideboard, as in casual, non-sanctioned games, the cards that exists outside the game refers to your entire collection.

Now one might say; "well that would just take a long time for people to browse their entire collection for the cards they want, with say Burning Wish . We don't want to increase the time on Commander cards."

That is true. An untrained mind will possibly take a long time to judge what they need at the given moment. But then again it is a casual format, so if you take up a lot of time browsing your collection, people will not want to play with you or they will ask you to not play such tutors unless you limit your selection down to maybe a couple of pages from a binder.

There's another argument against enabling fetching cards from outside the game and that is the concept of the singleton format. With wish cards or similar , you can potentially get a lot of redundant copies of the same card. However that is already partially possible with cards like Mirage Mirror , Copy Artifact , Clever Impersonator , Sakashima the Impostor or their many similar minded cards. Funny enough most of these resides in blue, the master of copying.

It would be interesting to see cards from outside the game enabled in Commander under self-limitation.

And if it becomes a larger time related issue, they could just make a separate unit called, search decks, where you can have up to 30-50 or even 100 cards in a special search deck exclusively for these outside of game searches. Then it just becomes a Demonic Tutor in terms of scale.

On another note, it would be fun to see an actual legion of angels .

Tzefick on None

3 months 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!

4 months 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]

5 months 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

6 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.

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