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I like it more than Phantasmal Image mostly because I play the Collected Company version of the deck and it kind of feels bad to hit Drogskol Captain and Phantasmal Image at the same time.
Why does it feel bad? Both creatures enter the battlefield at the same time "seeing" each other so you can copy the captain with the Image and both have Hexproof right away.
That's not correct.
The Phantasmal Image doesn't see it since it isn't on the battlefield. The decision to "choose" what it becomes happens before it enters the battlefield. So the captain isn't there yet to see.
"If Phantasmal Image somehow enters the battlefield at the same time as another creature, Phantasmal Image can’t become a copy of that creature. You may choose only a creature that’s already on the battlefield." This is on the oracle text from gatherer.