Best Creatures to Copy?

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Posted on Jan. 1, 2021, 1:37 p.m. by Sultai_Sir

I'm building a Riku of Two Reflections deck with a subtheme of Brudiclad madness, and I was wondering what creatures to copy, I've got a couple great ones on the list:

I'm looking for creatures that give you exponential value, or creatures that are just better with more of them. And please, no Biovisionaries. Thanks!

Lanzo493 says... #2

I've gotta say, Sakashima of a Thousand Faces is great to copy. And he works great in a clone deck.

Other than that, here's some of the other cards I know of that give exponential value.

Utvara Hellkite and Terror of the Peaks are great in multiple. Throw in Angrath's Marauders and it just gets silly. Fiendish Duo is rather similar as well and lets your opponents join in on the fun.

Agent of Treachery is just super powerful. There's always something worth stealing.

Dragon Broodmother can make tons of tokens over time. She's not even legendary.

January 1, 2021 1:55 p.m.

Sultai_Sir says... #3

Hey, Lanzo493, thanks for the suggestions! I'll definitely be slotting in Agent of Treachery and Terror of the Peaks. Imagine having 7 Agent of Treacheries. I can feel the power of the jank combo gods coursing through me!

January 1, 2021 2 p.m.

griffstick says... #4

Well I'd search the word "whenever". Omg how about Perplexing Chimera and just troll the table lol!

January 1, 2021 8:31 p.m. Edited.

griffstick says... #5

Ok so it's pretty hard to use an extra 3 man with riku to copy a creature so keeping the curve low seems important.

Emberwilde Captain

Bramble Sovereign

Lotus Cobra

Rubblebelt Raiders

January 1, 2021 10:03 p.m.

MindAblaze says... #6

Mulldrifter and any of the other evoke creatures you like are easy to copy and useful to have more than one of.

Eternal Witness is useful, and Coiling Oracle is always a classic.

Diluvian Primordial and Molten Primordial on the other end are also silly. I have to agree that unless you’re doubling your mana somehow as your primary game plan, cheap creatures will probably be the easier route. You also have to get Riku out and keep him alive.

January 1, 2021 10:25 p.m.

Sultai_Sir says... #7

I am doubling my mana with cards like Nyxbloom Ancient and Zhur-Taa Ancient, and doubling up on ramp spells like Harrow (4 untapped lands!), Wood Elves and Tempt with Discovery. Most of my targets to copy are four mana, like Ogre Battledriver and Biowaste Blob, but I'll cut most of the top-end cards. Thanks for the advice!

January 2, 2021 9:51 a.m.

RambIe says... #8

I feel like Thassa, Deep-Dwelling would be the best card
not as the target of the copy but to trigger Riku of Two Reflections ability to copy at every end step
this would be good with almost anything that has an ETB trigger
getting two etb triggers every end step on cards like
Dockside Extortionist, Spellseeker, Palinchron, Agent of Treachery, Spark Double,Avenger of Zendikar,Imperial Recruiter,Reclamation Sage,Eternal Witness,Demanding Dragon
omg i could go on forever with this

January 2, 2021 2:41 p.m.

legendofa says... #9

How about Roalesk, Apex Hybrid ? You can't have more than one out at a time, but every one after the first is two +1/+1 counters and two proliferates.

January 2, 2021 11:48 p.m.

griffstick says... #10

January 3, 2021 3:52 p.m.

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