Clones can't copy something that they're entering with, but they can copy something that entered just before it during the same spell's resolution!
Cards like (with or without kicker) and that make a token copy of a card seem to be fairly intuitive to most players. What is that token? Well, it's exactly the card that it copied! If you copy a with Cackling counterpart, the token created is still named Runeclaw Bear. On the surface, creature cards like and that have their own name--and sometimes some extra abilities--seem more confusing. Really, though, there isn't a tremendous difference. If you ask a Phantasmal Image that copied
When a card refers to itself by name, it really means 'this object.' For example, 's ability gives +2/+2 to itself. There are some situations where this distinction matters. For example, if were to copy this Darkthicket Wolf, the ability on Sakashima would effectively read '2G: ~This~ gets +2/+2 until the the end of turn.' It does not matter that Sakashima has a different name. also refers to itself by name in its ability. However, it also specifically refers to a card named Mirror-Mad
Whenever a card enters the battlefield as a copy of another object in play; for example , or an effect puts a copy of a card into play; for example , these permanents are entering the battlefield and will trigger relevant abilities. For example, if a Clone enters the battlefield as a copy of it's triggered ability will trigger and the controller of this Clone / Corrupter will be able to choose and destroy an artifact in play. This is also true if a Mirrorworks puts a token copy of a Viridian Corrupter
Effects that copy one object will normally copy the 'base' characteristics of the object and do not copy most other effects applied to the original object. For example, a will copy the printed characteristics of the card that that is chosen as Clone enters play. It does not matter if the creature targeted by Clone has an aura attached to it or has been targeted by , the Clone will not copy these effects. However copy effects will copy other copy effects. This is because a copy effect basically