MImic Vat

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

Profet93 on EFF YOUR DUDES!

3 months ago

Deserted Temple - Untap coffers + politics

Thespian's Stage - Copy coffers, temple or another utility land

Imp's Mischief - Versatile utility. It can "counter" counterspells which is important depending on your meta as you sink all your mana into your commander (or one of your expensive wipes). It can also redirect targeted removal, draw and extra turns.

Oblivion Stone - Wipe that hits artifacts and enchantments

Erebos's Intervention > Battle of Bridge - You don't have enough artifacts to use effectively. Moreover, Erebos's is an instant and is flexible for grave hate.

Necropotence/Syphon Mind/Read the Bones/Night's Whisper/Sign in Blood - Draw

Maybe Strionic Resonator? - Double on all on your creature ETB's and most importantly your commander's ability

Maybe MImic Vat? - More ETBs and can use opposing creatures to deny GY synergies and abuse their ETBs as your own.

ThassaUpYo@ssa on Be'Elz A'Boot

3 months ago


I do like MImic Vat, though as I mentioned before it's super difficult to make a slot. I'm honestly a huge fan of Great Unclean One. I had a game the other night where I had him, Bloodletter of Aclazotz, and Phyrexian Metamorph out (as a copy of Great Unclean One) - that was a pretty solid board even without Be'Lakor, the Dark Master out. Tough decision because MImic Vat grants some security and a little bit of control...

HahaStax on Ball Lightning EDH

5 months ago

I learned with Ball Lightning Tribal you run out of gas and blockers very quick and changing the commander to a clunky Sek'kuar is not an option. I see you already got Feldon in there - another good option to have a blocker in instant speed is MImic Vat. If you decide to add it - switch out your Grim Haruspex for a Morbid Opportunist to keep the card draw flowing. There's also Golgari Germination and Blight Mound which are harder to remove than your usual Pawn of Ulamog. I see you are missing Kresh the Bloodbraided and also a very good wincon in every Oreo deck which is Chandra's Ignition. All hail to the great Mr. Oreo!

DreadKhan on Lil' Shit

6 months ago

IMHO their are few bigger 'lil shit' type cards than Rite of the Raging Storm, if their is an opponent who can't handle 5/1 Tramplers they are dead meat very quickly, it's a very chaotic atmosphere with Rite out. It's also very good with many cards that would work well with your Commander, such as Mask of Griselbrand, and I can point out a bunch of other options. Relic of Sauron is a very good Grixis mana rock that can also draw a card now and then. I think copy effects are probably pretty good with your Commander, if you cast Rite of Replication on your Commander you still get 5 copies ETBing and dying, which should clear out hands and serve as a huge board wipe (you get 5 triggers each of the ETB and death trigger, if you have 3 opponents left 2 of them have 1/4 of their permanents and one has half left, similar for their hands. Irenicus's Vile Duplication is another fun copy effect, this one doesn't die right away and has flying. If you like annoying creatures you might like some of the specters out their, Hypnotic Specter is an old classic that will always take away a card from whomever you hit, and Stronghold Rats can take one from each player fwiw.

I can't decide if MImic Vat would be worth it with your Commander, if you can get him into the Vat you can make a copy each turn for very little mana, but it doesn't get sacrificed unfortunately, it gets exiled at end of turn, so you'd need sac outlets to get his Death Triggers (but on the upside nobody is going to block you).

Their are a few Chaos type cards that might help with your plans to annoy the table, I've always enjoyed Teferi's Puzzle Box, but any effect that cares about your opponent drawing cards really loves the effect, if you can get Box and a Notion Thief out your opponents each lose their hand and you draw cards equal to how many they had when they lost them. Grip of Chaos can help keep your Commander (or another key permanent) alive longer, and you don't run a ton of targeted interaction yourself. Omen Machine is pretty funny, it's especially useful if you use a high average MV, same with Timesifter. Some people will try to flip the table if you resolve a Possibility Storm, especially if your deck isn't trying to abuse the effect. If you leaned harder into your spell plan, or into permanents that work regardless of who controls them you could try Thieves' Auction, a card many that is so obnoxious that some people consider scooping rather than resolving the effect.

I hope some of these ideas aren't too disruptive, it's fun to have a deck that can troll your playgroup a bit!

carpecanum on Grizzly Fate

8 months ago

Strionic Resonator for exta ETB triggers, Mimic Vat and/or Soul Foundry for every turn bears.

Crow_Umbra on Neon Light Speed [Primer]

9 months ago

Thank you for the suggestion Metroid_Hybrid, I had honestly overlooked Mimic Vat for this build. Could be some relevant tech since I have a decent amount of graveyard based decks in my local meta. I'll keep it on my radar and see what will get cut after I get some games in with the current iteration of the deck.

Metroid_Hybrid on Neon Light Speed [Primer]

9 months ago

Since you are going the 'bigger creature' route, have you considered Mimic Vat? It can also act as a sort of emergency graveyard-hate as well..

carpecanum on Regal Smeagol

11 months ago

Sakura-Tribe Elder for ramp and a death trigger, maybe Trepanation Blade

Mimic Vat could give you a Nazgul and a possible death trigger every round. Blade of Selves on a Nazgul would be hilarious in a big game with multiple ETB triggers.

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