Creature — Shapeshifter

You may have Clone enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield.

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014 (M14) Rare
Magic 2013 (M13) Rare
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Uncommon
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) Uncommon
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Uncommon
Collector's Edition (CED) Uncommon
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Uncommon
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Uncommon
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Commander / EDH Legal
Highlander Legal
Noble Legal
Pioneer Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Casual Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Oldschool 93/94 Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal

Clone occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.19%

Latest Decks as Commander

Clone Discussion

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Teferi's Unwinding


Untap two target permanents.

This would often be an infinite combo with it. as long as you have an Izzet Boilerworks, Worn Powerstone, Sol Ring, etc. then you can untap two permanents twice for a total of five mana and untap the Guildmage. This would need Grim Monolith, Basalt Monolith, or Mana Vaultto you yeild infinite mana, though.

It's like the Aminatou, the Fateshifter & Felidar Guardian combo.

I'd like to see a Clone of some kind.

StasisAbuser on Admiral Beckett Brass - The Pirate's Life for Me

3 weeks ago

If looking for evasion, Wonder would be a good one. Getting it in the graveyard shouldn't be too hard with cards such as Windfall or Whispering Madness.

Some more shapeshifters might help as well such as Mirror Image, Body Double, Clone, and either of the Lazavs.

DemonDragonJ on Double Masters Speculation

3 weeks ago

tpmains, to continue the idea of variants of Clone, I would like to see Altered Ego, Progenitor Mimic, and Phyrexian Metamorph reprinted in this set, since they are all awesome cards.

Tylord2894 on Multiple Ozoliths?

1 month ago

The tokens that will be created are 1 CMC Artifacts named "The Ozolith". They are not legendary nor creatures. When a creature that had counters in it dies, each Ozolith will trigger and have counters put on it.

Sans mutations and Clone effects, the copiable values of an object are what's print on the card. Helm of the Host will make a token using the base traits of The Ozolith except it's not legendary.

When a creature dies, it's counters cease to exist, so you can't really "move" the counters in a typical sense. Rather, the Ozolith trigger will remember the last state of the creature that died. That many counters will be put on The Ozolith. Since you aren't "moving" counters, each Ozolith will have those counters put on it.

Hope this helps!!

Boza on Mairsil ETB

1 month ago

Reading the Gatherer entry for Mairsil will give some interesting deckbuilding potentials:

If Mairsil has a crew ability, creatures can crew Mairsil. It’ll become an artifact creature, but its power and toughness remain unchanged.

Not only is funny to crew Mairsil, it gives a source to infinitely tap another creature.

Additionally, for Cloneing Mairsil, even if you keep the original, you still get the ETB effect to exile a card with a cage counter:

If you have a creature enter the battlefield as a copy of Mairsil, its first ability triggers. You won’t be able to activate any abilities before the “legend rule” applies, but the triggered ability will still let you exile another card with a cage counter regardless of which Mairsil you keep.

Which can be very fun with the abovementioned Helm of the Host.

SlimJim83 on Mairsil ETB

1 month ago

I have a question about Mairsil, the Pretender. I know that if he leaves the battlefield for any reason and then returns he still sees cards that were exiled the previous time(s) his ETB triggers happen, such as blinking him with Identity Thief. My question is, if I copy him with something like Clone, the legend rule kicks in and I have to sacrifice one of them, but since the ETB triggers still happen, will Mairsil see cards exiled with the copy? Thanks in advance.

Poly_raptor on Pirates Live to Pillage and Plunder

1 month ago

I’d suggest clone creatures to target Storm Fleet Sprinter Or other pirates with invasion.

Could all work and then you can swing with multiple unblockable pirates.

Angrath, Captain of Chaos also helps you connect damage with more pirates.

I’d also suggest Strionic Resonator to copy the Admiral’s ability.

Love the concept, I’ve brewed up ideas for this Commander loads haha.

Good luck with the deck!

Tylord2894 on Oko, Thief of Crowns and ...

1 month ago

The answer is both cases is that the creature has no abilities.

Magic uses a system of layers to determine the characters of game objects, such as creatures. These layers are checked constantly throughout the game to determine what's what. In total, there are 7 layers. The first layer determines the copiable values of something. Mutate and Clone effects are about the only things that apply here. This is where a creature in a mutation pile will get its extra abilities from the cards that aren't on top. A few layers later, we get to layer 6. Ability-adding/removing effects do their thing here. This is where Oko, Thief of Crowns will remove the abilities of a mutation pile. Since that pile already has the abilities from its cards, all of those abilities are stripped.

Let's run through a quick example. You have a Cubwarden on top with a Gemrazer on the bottom. From layer 1, the creature with have all the abilities of the two creatures put together. When it gets Oko-ed, it will lose those abilities in layer 6 because its abilities were merged together several layers prior.

Layers are kind of confusing, so if you have more questions, just ask.

Quick side note, you said that you're a Modern player, you do know that Oko is banned in Modern, right? Just making sure.

Hope this helps!!

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