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So, Precursor Golem, anyone? Parallel Lives is optional, but Hilarious.
*Insert appropriate yo dawg here*
Posted By: turbler (10/5/2011 6:07:55 PM)


Turn two, mana leak.
Turn three, mana leak.
Turn four, Snapcaster Mage, mana leak.
Turn five, Cackling Counterpart, mana leak.
Posted By: Kryptnyt (10/16/2011 6:06:37 AM)


And here's yet another way to get a Phyrexian Dreadnought out way earlier than should be possible.

PROTIP: Before the comes-into-play trigger of the original resolves, cast Cackling Counterpart. Have the copy eat the original, and have the original eat itself.
Posted By: Ragamander (11/14/2011 7:31:04 AM)


I pulled this and a Skaab Ruinator at the prerelease. Much beatdown ensued. But the most fun I had with this card was fighting against a werewolf deck and using this to copy my Creepy Doll twice. That was the highlight of the night, honestly...I kept giggling like a lunatic. And then my opponent asked me to stop, because he'd just watched the Doctor Who episode "Night Terrors" not too long ago...
Posted By: The_Stray (9/25/2011 8:40:48 PM)


I am SUPER excited about this card.

For me? HELL NO

I want every person to run this card. Why?

I run a Chancellor of the Spires Deck. You have one of these badboys sitting in your graveyard when I drop ole Spires and I get 1 Billion Chancellor's. I could go for Infinite, but hell, 1 Billion is enough for me. =D

Edit: :

MrBarrelRoll , Phyrexian Metamorph does not target.
Posted By: Virde (9/27/2011 1:12:37 PM)


This is not a clone, not how much it looks like one. This targets creatures YOU control, clone can copy anything.
Posted By: divine_exodus (9/23/2011 5:38:20 PM)


I realized this card's worth last time I was playing limited. I saw that instant speed, and had a stunning revelation. I decided to swing out with both of my Lantern Spirits, and my Murder of Crows. My opponent thought he saw the opportunity to attack, and so he swung with his 3/3 Fester Boar, and his Geistcatcher's Rig (which I had been harmlessly blocking with my Lantern Spirits). I used this card to copy my Crows, and block his 3/3 Festerhide. It died, which made him smile.

He said, "Oh, hey, thanks! You actually did me a favor!" And he played his now mobid-fueled Somberwald Spider. A 4/6 reacher, stout enough to block my crows and my spirits unscathed. I don't remember his life total exactly, but he knew that I couldn't just swarm him with my fliers long enough to kill him before he blocked and killed all of them. What he didn't know is that when the crows had activated upon his Boar's untimely dem... (see all)
Posted By: StreamHopper (10/8/2011 1:18:51 PM)


+ can be used on any creature including opponents'
+ doesn't target, gets around shroud/hexproof/protection
+ can be used as a kill spell versus legends (including Progenitus and the like since it doesn't target)
+ single {U} means it's more flexible in the decks it can be run in
- slightly more expensive to cast
- no inherent 2-for-1 (via flashback)

Cackling Counterpart:
+ cheaper mana cost
+ easy to flashback, recursion built right in
+++ instant speed
+ combos with Mnemonic Wall/Izzet Chronarch/Charmbreaker Devils/etc.
+ can be twincast, etc.
- only targets own creatures
- can't target shrouded dudes
- more restrictive (double blue) mana cost
- tokens die forever with boomerang effects, unlike Clone et al.

Phyrexian Metamorph:
+ usable in any color deck
+ hits creatures and artifacts as n... (see all)
Posted By: MrBarrelRoll (9/30/2011 7:27:25 PM)


Yeah. It being only your creatures might hurt, but the flashback is probably gonna be useful, and the instant speed makes up for the drawback.
Posted By: 1qazxsw (9/22/2011 4:13:52 PM)


It's always easier to manage your own creatures. That said, you control and know what creatures you want to play (rather than wait for your opponent to play his/hers), which makes this instant-clone a very powerful spell for toolbox style decks.

Eternal Witness, Mystic Snake, Man'o War, Izzet Chronarch, etc
Posted By: Cyberium (9/22/2011 6:21:56 PM)


Gatherer works better in the Companion app!