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 Post subject: Sakashima, Imposter and Thief
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-10 5:33 pm 
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Age: Elder Dragon
Just posting a deck for reference. It's a mesh of two monoblue decks I used to have. I'm a huge clone whore, so this deck is just good fun. Comments are still welcome.

Creatures: 22 (including Sakashima)
Non-Creature Artifacts: 8
Enchantments: 6
Planeswalkers: 1
Instants: 20
Sorceries: 6
Lands: 37


General:
Sakashima the Impostor

Copy: 17
Phyrexian Metamorph
Clone
Vesuvan Shapeshifter
Vesuvan Doppelganger
Body double
Quicksilver Gargantuan
Mimic Vat
Back from the Brink
Rite of Replication
Sculpting Steel
Copy Artifact
Copy Enchantment
Echo Mage
Mischievous Quanar
Chancellor of the Spires
Twincast
Vesuva

Steal: 10
Keiga, the Tide Star
Control Magic
Bribery
Telemin Performance
Desertion
Gather Specimens
Reins of Power
Commandeer
Spelljack
Knowledge Exploitation

Draw/Tutor/Etc.: 15
Mulldrifter
Mnemonic Wall
Consecrated Sphinx
Sphinx of Magosi
Sphinx of Uthuun
Soothsaying
Jace Beleren
Future Sight
Mystical Tutor
Druidic Satchel
Frantic Search
Fabricate
Relearn
Long-Term Plans
Tolaria West

Control: 17
Willbender
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir
Hoverguard Sweepers
Neurok Stealthsuit
Crystal Shard
Snap
Echoing Truth
Redirect
Into the Roil
Wipe Away
Turnabout
Rewind
Cryptic Command
Lost in the Mist
Evacuation
Time Stop

Strictly Combat: 3
Ludevic's Test Subject
Pentavus
Inkwell Leviathan

Mana Bits: 37
Sol Ring
Extraplanar Lens
Gauntlet of Power
Caged Sun
Reliquary Tower
Terrain Generator
Zoetic Cavern
Island, 32

As a copy/steal deck, the "fun" things that can happen vary depending on what I'm up against, but I once counter-locked opponents A, B, and C with a Spelljack, a Mischievous Quanar, a clone of opponent D's Seedborn Muse (cloned shortly before C killed him), and a boatload of mana. It was obviously a fluke, and I fought hard to keep the muse, so (thankfully) rather than holding it against me, it got some "WTF?" laughs.

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Last edited by Rollcage on 2013-Mar-31 4:04 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Sakashima, Copy/Steal
AgePosted: 2011-Jun-13 8:16 pm 
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Joined: 2010-Dec-13 6:01 am
Age: Elder Dragon
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I have a Sakashima deck as well. I've made changes to the deck and the most current edition has been the most successful. Originally I just intended to copy everyone else's creatures, but discovered that some decks won't cast anything worth copying. So I included some blue creatures of my own that are great. The top three I love copying are Stormtide Leviathan, Inkwell Leviathan, and Frost Titan.

I've had great success with Stormtide Leviathan. Sakashima swinging in for 8 unblockable general damage is awesome, and preventing a lot of ground attackers coming your way is even better!

Another great interaction is when I can copy my own Inkwell Leviathan and then swing in for 7 unblockable with the benefit of shroud.

Copying Frost Titan is just brutal. Not only does it tax an spells trying to take out Sakashima, it also lets you tap down two permanents a turn. This is brutal in duel. Also a nice target for Rite of Replication :)

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