Mimic Vat

Mimic Vat


Imprint — Whenever a nontoken creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may exile that card. If you do return each other card exiled with Mimic Vat to its owner's graveyard.

, : Create a token that's a copy of the exiled card. It gains haste. Exile it at the beginning of the next end step.

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Set Rarity
Commander 2020 (C20) Rare
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Rare
Commander 2019 (C19) Rare
Commander 2018 (C18) Rare
Scars of Mirrodin (SOM) Rare

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

Mimic Vat occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.05%

Black: 0.19%

Red: 0.11%

Mimic Vat Discussion

Chuubii on Sydri: Make Artifacts Great Again [Primer]

1 week ago

One thing I don't think you mentioned is that Mimic Vat can imprint a dying animated artifact.

jacobpmesser on Firemind's Coretapping

2 weeks ago

You could Mimic Vat the Coretapper (3 mana for 3 charge counters a turn) and Emry, Lurker of the Loch and Goblin Engineer let you bring the Coretapper back.

Joyninja on The More Interesting Athreos Deck

3 weeks ago

KnightofDurin, good question. I feel like this altercation of Athreos is a little more diverse in term of playstyle in comparison to the Nyx version, whereas most Athreos, God of Passage decks tend to optimize on the Shadowborn Apostle strategy. I named the "The More Interesting Athreos Deck" not as an attack to other Aethreos decks but as an assessment to why I thought this version of Athreos had more potential to amalgamate some sort of synergy by running a bunch of cards that you normally wouldn't run in a aristocrat deck. Cards like Sundial of the Infinite are not usually not common in a Orzhov deck, but in this case it compliments the theme of reanimating creatures that you've killed and eventually duplicating them because Sundial of the Infinite negates the temporary effect of Mimic Vat/Mirage Mirror/Whip of Erebos etc.

This is a very old deck of mine, I thought it would just be fun to throw in some cheeky synergy. I know it might not be the most efficient, but it was more for the shits and giggels. If you have any suggestions to improve the deck, please leave them in the comment.

CanardWc on Call to Exile

1 month ago

Metropolis39 hey!, thank for your answer!

With the actual lockdown i didn't manage to bring it to any events, but i did play it versus competitive decks, like U/W spirits, red aggro, urza uro, urza tron... and it actually compete pretty well. Early is pretty tuff tho, i often find myself in really low life conditions, but i always manage to survive to get into my exile phase.

Mimic Vat saved me a lot of times, using it on Flickerwisp, Stonehorn Dignitary or Charming Prince is amazing, but yeah i'm thinking of replacing it by Voyager Staff to get more early gestion and putting 2 more Detention Sphere in my sideboard, maybe 2 Damping Sphere to avoid facing huge early mana boost.

nospamspam722 on Kumena, the Communist Queen

1 month ago

carpecanum - thanks so much! Thada Adel, Acquisitor is a great suggestion. I'll add it here, but it's expensive enough that I hesitate to buy and add it to the paper deck. I've thought about adding changelings but I didn't know enough off of the top of my head to add them in. Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll consider adding Chameleon Colossus for its ability.

I don't think this deck needs much recurrence, because it's got a lot of cheap creatures and a decent amount of draw spells. However, Mimic Vat is really good and I think I'll add it to my Teysa Karlov Commander deck.

AZURE230 on Reaper king

1 month ago


Deadeye Navigator,Soulherder,Brago, King Eternal All allow you blink or flicker scarecrows in and out to get more etb removal with your commander.

Minion Reflector,Mimic Vat,Both these artifacts let you make short term copies of a scarecrow for 2-3 mana. These not only can be used to swing but allow will count as 2-3 mana permanent removal with your commander

Crib Swap,Irregular Cohort, Both give extra triggers of the commander through changelings and shapeshifters. Irregular Cohort also is two triggers on one body.

Ephemerate, is a one mana blink creatures once for two turns essentially giving you two blow up triggers for one mana

Conjurer's Closet, Gives you a blink each turn for recurring value

Mirror Entity, not only will give you a way to destroy a permanent because it is a changeling but also gives you a win condition if you have a lot of scarecrows.

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