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I think this is the best non-creature, non-equipment artifact in standard right now.

EDIT: You may exile a noncreature card with Mimic Vat's first ability. For example, if a nontoken artifact that's become a creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, Mimic Vat's first ability triggers and you may exile that card.

For this ruling, I realized how insane this card is with Mizzium Transreliquat. You can copy any artifact creature and when it dies, make a copy of the original Mizzium and choose something new.
Posted By: Atogatogatog (3/16/2012 10:10:11 PM)


Much like Guile's theme, this card goes with ANYTHING.
Posted By: Arachnos (8/15/2012 9:52:53 PM)


People keep looking for a combo for this card or something.

Yeah, okay, it combos with stuff. But let's clear one thing up: you don't need some sick combo for this card. It's just absurdly good. You can run it in about any Standard deck that isn't Pyromancer Ascension and it will play well, and probably even win you a game or two by itself.

Play this in a control deck. Having trouble protecting your BSAs and Titans? No problem, if your opponent removes them they're actually helping you out if Vat is in play. ESPECIALLY if they kill a Titan.
Posted By: Troutz (10/2/2010 10:28:45 PM)


You can:

Recur a titan to get 2(!) triggers per turn. Inferno Titan can do over 12 damage in a single swing. Grave titan makes 4 2/2 zombies. Primeval gets 4 lands. ect.

Steal an opposing Vengevine or Bloodghast to keep it from recurring, while being able to use it yourself.

Run with evoke creatures such as Mulldrifter, Shriekmaw, or Reveillark for repeated evoke triggers.

Keep cards that die at the end of turn like Ball Lightning or Putrefax coming back.

Use it with pretty much any creature with good etb. triggers, such as that new Sunblast Angel.

Just take a great creature such as Baneslayer Angel.

The best part is that you can switch what's imprinted. If you stole a Vengevine on T5, and you play a titan and it hits the yard t7, you can still imprint the titan... (see all)
Posted By: faisjdas (9/23/2010 8:45:09 PM)


Such a Phyrexian card. You clone something only to have it be destroyed after living something for a few seconds: Phyrexian. The art: Phyrexian (for God's sakes, there are a bunch of Mephidross spires in the background). And yet, the mark is Mirran. RIDICULOUS. Yawgmoth is rolling in his grave.
Posted By: Goatllama (1/18/2011 10:51:32 AM)


Awesome artifact card, especially if you run it in a Trostani, Selesnya's Voice deck, since you can populate every imprinted creature and make them become 'permanents'.
Posted By: Sootoo (10/6/2012 7:10:28 AM)


delicious with Putrefax, also could work well with Abyssal Persecutor. Just crazy with Myr Battlesphere
Posted By: tcollins (12/13/2010 11:46:59 AM)


Could be interesting with skinrender. If you feel so inclined you could even have skinrender target itself when you play it from your hand the first time instead of relying on your opponent to kill it.
A recurring skinrender at instant speed could be fun on your opponents turn, taking out two creatures toughness 3 or less, or one creature toughness 6 or less.
Posted By: roguepariah (9/27/2010 5:22:23 AM)


Such a strong card. It serves the purpose of graveyard hate, card advantage, and is a general lose-less card all-round.

I've turned an opponent's Phyrexian Rager into an impromptu Phyrexian Arena, I've held down a Chandra's Phoenix with this, and in conjunction with Elixir of Immortality, Eldrazi Con***ion, and Sovereigns of Lost Alara, I've built my own Emrakul. (They blow up either the aura or the creature, I shuffle the aura back in, gain 5 life, and then imprint the creature. If it's Sovereigns, I make a hasty token of it and it attacks alone. Profit.)
Posted By: DacenOctavio (10/15/2012 3:07:00 AM)


retaeluos: what would happen if both players have this and both try to imprint the same card?

I'm guessing that the active player's triggered ability goes on the stack first, then the non-active player's. Thus, the non-active player's would resolve first, and he would net the creature.
Posted By: gos (9/28/2010 8:45:24 AM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!