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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Mimic Vat Discussion

StasisAbuser on 1 Small Pip for Mana, 1 Giant Leap for Manakind

1 day ago


Thanks for the suggestions!

I own a copy of Kruphix, God of Horizons that I plan on putting in another deck that's under constructioon. If it doesn't work out there it could go here.

If I decide to up my budget requirements, I may go for Helm of the Host although I do own a copy in another deck. Mimic Vat is nice although I've never used it before and will need practice on using it properly lol.

Not doing Sen Triplets as fun as it would be.

Tacovine on Stray Cat Strut

5 days ago

carpecanum can you double a legendary with Mimic Vat?

carpecanum on Stray Cat Strut

5 days ago

I think the beauty of this commander is that you can go tribal without needing huge numbers of your tribe. One cat gets the bonus from your boss. I would stay away from Coat of Arms which helps goblins et al far more than you.

But Mimic Vat dropped in price and, worst case scenario, you have a steady source of cats. Best case, you cast your boss, he dies, he goes into the vat and now you double up your eminence bonus from the field and command zone. Helm of the Host has the same effect because when a card states the name of the card it only refers to that specific card, not all cards of that name.

Chameleon Colossus is a cat with very useful abilities.

carpecanum on 1 Small Pip for Mana, 1 Giant Leap for Manakind

1 week ago

Kruphix, God of Horizons could recycle unused colored mana.

Helm of the Host or a Mimic Vat with Golos in it would be pretty good ramp

Sen Triplets maybe? You have mana colors to cast anything

carpecanum on Handmade Horrors (Plight of the Crows)

1 week ago

All the shapeshifters are scarecrows. Mimic Vat has been reprinted a dozen times now, it can make scarecrows on anybody's turn.

You have no Sorcery or Instants? Dense Foliage only screws other people while you can still kill things with scarecrows.

Earnest Fellowship screws others and your deck laughs right now. Pledge of Loyalty protects your boss, Spirit of Resistance is hilarious.

Your scarecrows are punks after the initial etb. Maybe cards like Switcheroo?

Winnieblues on "Instant Tribal" - Toshiro Umezawa - EDH PRIMER

1 week ago

Thanks for the suggestions gdm1989 and carpecanum! It's cool to see other peoples Toshiro decks, even with the narrow "I need a load of Instants" theme that he tends to necessitate, there's a lot of different directions that people take him! I kinda like "jack of all trades" decks full of answers to other peoples decks!

Spreading Plague looks really really cool! I can't believe i've never seen it before. It looks like a good Anti-Creature Stax effect, and the synergy with Mimic Vat is nice! I might proxy it up and play a few games to give it a try. Creature control is already Toshiro's thing, and Spreading Plague seems like the logical conclusion in Enchantment form!

I've recently overhauled the deck a bit, adding some Zendikar Rising cards (proxies until I get them shipped... which takes about 2 months these days). I've cut a few of the expensive, "answer" cards like Scour from Existence in favor of cheaper "question" cards that my opponents need to answer. I've also swapped out a couple of cards for similar ones with a lower CMC. My low land count means that i've been getting punished for running lots of 6 and 7CMC cards.

I already get enough hate from playing my opponents cards using Gonti, Mimic Vat etc..., I think running Grinning Totem might be suicidal :)

Runechanter's Pike always seems to over perform... and it's a pet card that I just love. I do exile my own instants, but I usually can't recast them all, and often i'll have ~5 or so sitting in my graveyard until I get enough mana to play Toshiro and recast a load of them in a single turn!

Personally, I don't think i'd run cards like Sadistic Sacrament, especially as my meta doesn't have many Tutors or combos, so I might be spending mana and a card to exile cards that my opponents will never even draw. It's also a "feel bad" card. Kicking it can take someone out of a game, without actually killing them, which is kinda depressing.

carpecanum on "Instant Tribal" - Toshiro Umezawa - EDH PRIMER

1 week ago

Grinning Totem is fun for playing your opponents deck.

Spreading Plague would work later in game at least, especially since none of your "top finishers" are creatures except Mimic Vat and that becomes a weapon of mass destruction. I suggest trying it out.

If you're going to exile all your instants from the GY there might be better equipment than Runechanter's Pike for you. Lots of instants make me want to use Spellbinder and Isochron Scepter. Spellbinder and Fated Return is a lot of fun.

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