Sakashima the Impostor

Sakashima the Impostor

Legendary Creature — Human Rogue

You may have Sakashima the Impostor enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except its name is still Sakashima the Impostor, it's legendary in addition to its other types, and it gains ": Return Sakashima the Impostor to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step."

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Highlander Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

Sakashima the Impostor Discussion


7 hours ago

I've had a lot of fun copying Yuriko with Spark Double and Sakashima the Impostor to double the number of card draw triggers.

Guerric on Interaction between Esix, Fractal Bloom …

3 weeks ago

Shimatzu One of the challenging things about commander is that so many degenerate things and infinite combos are possible that it is disappointing when it seems like another effect more balanced than those doesn't work. Even if it did work that way getting a few more tokens wouldn't really be that broken. Some of this is just the progression of the game over time, they are much more careful and intentional in their card wording these days! That being said, I am sure a commander like Esix, Fractal Bloom will give you plenty of other degenerate things to do. Don't forget that you can definitely copy him with Spark Double , Sakashima the Impostor , or Helm of the Host and get the some of the degenerate interactions you are seeking!

Hybrow on Wheel of Snakes

1 month ago

I have a Xyris, the Writhing Storm deck..Snakes on a Planeswalker - Xyris EDH swarm its one of my favorites to play. I like that you have gone heavy into mill. Altar of the Brood ends up being one of my favorite win cons...

Depending on how many wheels you get out it might be worth Spark Double , Sakashima of a Thousand Faces , or Sakashima the Impostor . I love having 2 Xyris in play to double my snake drops.

A quazi-wheel, Wheel and Deal could easily replace Wheel of Fate . Its cheap, but I don't like giving my friends 3 turns to figure out how to kill my commander.

Either way, I love seeing another snakes deck.. I will be stealing a couple of your ideas i think :)

Tzefick on None

2 months ago

Would be a cool card, even though it's a bit jank.

Kinda sad that it doesn't work in Commander, as the format doesn't recognize cards that exists outside your decks and possibly Companions.

I really wish the Commander board committee would remove the rule on effects that refer to cards outside the game doesn't work. They don't even need to add the possibility of a sideboard, as in casual, non-sanctioned games, the cards that exists outside the game refers to your entire collection.

Now one might say; "well that would just take a long time for people to browse their entire collection for the cards they want, with say Burning Wish . We don't want to increase the time on Commander cards."

That is true. An untrained mind will possibly take a long time to judge what they need at the given moment. But then again it is a casual format, so if you take up a lot of time browsing your collection, people will not want to play with you or they will ask you to not play such tutors unless you limit your selection down to maybe a couple of pages from a binder.

There's another argument against enabling fetching cards from outside the game and that is the concept of the singleton format. With wish cards or similar , you can potentially get a lot of redundant copies of the same card. However that is already partially possible with cards like Mirage Mirror , Copy Artifact , Clever Impersonator , Sakashima the Impostor or their many similar minded cards. Funny enough most of these resides in blue, the master of copying.

It would be interesting to see cards from outside the game enabled in Commander under self-limitation.

And if it becomes a larger time related issue, they could just make a separate unit called, search decks, where you can have up to 30-50 or even 100 cards in a special search deck exclusively for these outside of game searches. Then it just becomes a Demonic Tutor in terms of scale.

On another note, it would be fun to see an actual legion of angels .

Tzefick on None

2 months ago

Yeah, it seems like it should just have the template of Clever Impersonator and limit it to creatures and planeswalkers.

Then add the text that if it copies a creature it has base power and toughness 5 and the self-bounce.

Something like:

You may have Mesamura enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature or planeswalker on the battlefield, except it has Mesamura's other abilities. If it copies a creature, it has base power and toughness 5. If it copies a planeswalker it enters with 5 loyalty counters.

: Return Mesamura to its owner's hand. Activate this ability as a sorcery and only if Mesamura is untapped or if it could activate a loyalty ability.

Perhaps give it the Lazav / Sakashima the Impostor treatment so it stays itself but with their abilities?

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