Dimir Doppelganger

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Noble Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Brawl Legal
Standard Legal
Arena Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vanguard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Casual Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Conspiracy (CNS) Rare
Ravnica: City of Guilds (RAV) Rare

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Dimir Doppelganger

Creature — Shapeshifter

: Exile target creature card from a graveyard. Dimir Doppelganger becomes a copy of that card except it has this ability.

Dimir Doppelganger Discussion

ZendikariWol on Count Vascula's Spooktacular EDH

3 weeks ago

I feel like this absolutely needs Identity Thief and a Delirium package. However, I think that this is more just a flavor thing, so I’ll say the above, Dark Impostor , Dimir Doppelganger , Arcane Adaptation , and the classic Bogbrew Witch , Festering Newt , and Bubbling Cauldron package. Laboratory Maniac is super flavorful as well.

But since you look to be going with some heavy black synergies... have you considered The Haunt of Hightower as a commander? It’s definitely, imo, the coolest Halloween-themed commander, being both super cool and very spooky. Still, I understand if you have an attachment to the Reaper King after so long.

Kogarashi on Does Scion Retain Hexproof and ...

1 month ago

Also this ruling on Dimir Doppelganger , which seems to cover the same general idea:

  • This creature becomes an exact copy of a copied card, except that it also has Dimir Doppelganger’s activated ability. If it becomes a copy of a different creature card, the new copy will overwrite the old copy. (2005-10-01)

The copy ability overwrites previous traits unless otherwise specified, which would include Human Chromium's hexproof and unblockable.

Murphy77 on Mill your friends away

5 months ago

Circu, Dimir Lobotomist would just add another dimension to this deck.

I would want a few more removal spells, like Fatal Push .

Dimir Doppelganger could bean extra way to cheat high cmc creatures onto the field.

Glimpse the Unthinkable is useful in any mill deck.

Aid the Fallen can get spells back from the graveyard.

I would definitely try to work in Ashiok, Dream Render .

God-Pharaoh's Statue is just mean.

Other non-mill cards that I would consider are Thief of Sanity (disrupt), Telling Time , Dimir Charm , Spark Double , Kaya's Ghostform and Narset's Reversal

McToters on

5 months ago

Hey there! Let’s see if I can help...

Mana-Doublers: I’d start with Crypt Ghast and Bubbling Muck . Cheap and efficient. Definitely somewhere to start. If you have some cash to spend, invest in Cabal Coffers + Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . That combo doubles all your lands since they all become swamps so your islands would produce U + B, and swamps would produce B + B.

Some flexible creatures: Clever Impersonator , Clone , Evil Twin , Duplicant , Dimir Doppelganger , and Havengul Lich are all good “copiers”.

Chill would be a dope sidebord card to use when you play against that mono-red deck.

A crazy idea and a stunt I like to pull in one of my decks is run Tunnel Vision to use on yourself as a tutor (the card you name ends up on top of your library) and then you’re also putting cards in your graveyard which is what you want to do.

+1 good luck!

schulle on Lazav, the Multifarious (help)

5 months ago

I think some wheeleffects might help you with filling the yard So I suggest Dark Deal and Windfall you might also like Dimir Doppelganger . Some additional ramp would also help so maybe include Dimir Signet and Talisman of Dominance . For cards to cut I need to look a little bit more in depth just say if you want me to,with one exception pls cut Phage she is so exploitable by enemies that she will cost you more games then win for you

Xynarth on Undead Draw

6 months ago

Alright, this is going to be a doozy.

First off, you have multiple ways of playing Varina. From what I've experienced playtesting her (your deck specifically), she seems really good as a draw engine/fill the graveyard with stuff. But your deck doesn't seem geared towards this specific ability. I would recommend a few cards that encourage more synergy with Varina's ability. The madness cards you use currently are great examples of what I'm suggesting. Other such cards are Big Game Hunter and Archfiend of Ifnir .

I also find you're not running enough graveyard shenanigans. I'd consider cards like Dimir Doppelganger , Body Double , Lazav, the Multifarious , and Dralnu, Lich Lord as ways to further increase graveyard abuse (if you start casting more from the graveyard, River Kelpie is a possibility too).

You're playing a lot of cards that damage your opponents when a zombie dies, but very few sac outlets. It makes your deck rely a little on your opponents killing your zombies for you. In order to circumvent this, I would recommend playing "free" sac outlets such as Carrion Feeder , Voracious Null , Nantuko Husk , Viscera Seer and Grimgrin, Corpse-Born .

On the subject of free sac outlets, Phyrexian Altar and Phyrexian Tower should be considered if ever your budget opens up. Ghoulcaller Gisa has potential as well.

Draw synergies: Alhammarret's Archive , Psychosis Crawler and Sanguine Bond (since Varina gains you life this could be very funny).

Creatures dying synergies (should you choose to focus on that more): Dark Prophecy , Deathgreeter , Grim Haruspex , Grave Pact

Synergy with Varina's activated ability: Eternal Scourge , Misthollow Griffin , Heartstone or the more $$$ Training Grounds .

Flavor: Call to the Grave and Throne of the God-Pharaoh .

thom-le on Doomsday Plot (Lazav)

7 months ago

Hey Artatras,

thank you for your interesting, I'll write from now on the changes directly in the updates-window. If someone is reading this, I compare this deck with "The Many-Faced God" - [[Primer]]

Enhanced Surveillance performs in this deck very well, because I've put many cards with the Surveil-ability in it. The second ability of this card is also useful in an emergency case like any effect is going to exile all graveyard cards. If those cards go back into the library it isn't the worst, for sure better than getting away from the game. This card is no power-up, but I like it a lot and with many Surveil-cards this enchantment fits in this decks strategy. I don't see this card in your deck, you have a lot of cards to loot cards like Looter il-Kor , Key to the City ,.. and not so much Surveil-cards. In my opinion Enhanced Surveillance needs many Dimir cards with the named ability. This is just a fine difference between our decks, guess it's not worth to skip any other card for this specific one.

Yes, Telepathy is awesome, especially in this control-fancy playstyle. In commander we know that we can't counter everything (and that's for so many reasons really good!) so this helps a lot to get advantage in the game. I recommend this card a lot. It doesn't do anything on it's own, but not only you can see other players hand. Each opponent may get suspicious too when seeing any other opponents cards. I see this card in any deck which has a passive strategy.

In my deck there are of course many possible upgrades, but I'm not interested to rise up the power level to a 9 or 10 of 10. First it's hard to achieve, second those decks have a very strict game plan and last I like to play anything interesting like Thief of Sanity , Mnemonic Betrayal ,... Recently I changed some cards, hope it does work well. One card I try is Dark Confidant over Phyrexian Arena , because of a very low average CMC and the Confidant is in addtion a creature card too.

I'm monitoring your deck as well and I like it as a really good reference. To your question of which cards I'm considering at the moment: Perplexing Chimera , Dimir Doppelganger and Psychic Intrusion . I've put in Ashiok, Nightmare Weaver to force the deck theme in a specific direction.

SynergyBuild on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

7 months ago

Honestly, as new cards go, Lazav, the Multifarious is basically Sakashima the Impostor + Dimir Doppelganger + No exile + 2 mana + Surveil 1...

So buy 80 of those or whatever and wait on them to get really expensive xD

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