Blatant Thievery


Format Legality
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2015 Rare
Onslaught Rare

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Blatant Thievery


For each opponent, gain control of target permanent that player controls. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

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Blatant Thievery Discussion

the_Nunn on [CMD] Fully Foil Ojutai - No-Nonsense UW Control

4 days ago

Hey, I like your list, it's pretty straightforward -- very much what I am aiming for in a list of my own.

What is your opinion on Expropriate to help close out games? I'm assuming you mostly play multiplayer, and the card is either going to be Blatant Thievery + Time Warp or 4x Time Warps in multiplayer. If Blatant Thievery + Time Warp happens, that is great because you get a chance to attack and untap all your lands. And if you get 4x Time Warp, you can straight up kill the player who is the biggest threat with Dragonlord Ojutai. The main problem with the card is that it is pretty soft to a counter war since it does cost so much mana.

Also, I am intrigued by the lack of a Force of Will. I figured a dedicated control deck would want it as back-up to protect your threats / be able to counter a fast deck's crucial card while still developing your mana.

JakeHarlow on Dangerous Reflections

1 month ago

No Blatant Thievery or other effects like Mind Control or Control Magic?

AmazingGrace15 on Izzet game yet?

1 month ago

Depending on which way you want to go with your deck, I have some suggestions:

You seem to be trying to create a wizard sub-theme (or maybe you just liked cards that happened to be wizards). The Izzet guild has plenty of wizards, so that's good! The only thing is, if you have cards that specifically only work for wizards (Azami, Lady of Scrolls or Sigil Tracer) but you don't have any wizards out, they may seem kind of pointless. Depending on how you feel about your wizard theme, you might be better off going with some cards to buff your card draw. Cards like Rhystic Study or Brainstorm will help with that. Also, Jace, Architect of Thought is a good one. I use his -2 a lot, and it's always good!

As for control aspects, you can't go wrong with a simple Counterspell. Having generic and cheap counterspells that say "counter target spell" are so powerful, because they can counter anything. As a control player, the last thing you want is not having a usable counterspell in hand (or at least access to one), so having something like Mystical Tutor could help. Also, with your instants and sorcery cards constantly targeting things, you might be interested in a card like Willbreaker. She's a lot of fun.

In addition, specifically red/blue players are looking to be fast and painful, so cheap spells are needed. You may want to reconsider cards like Blatant Thievery, Desertion, Aether Gale, Confiscate, Spirit Away and Expropriate simply because their mana costs are a tad high. But you can always test them out and see how it goes, too!

As for other cards to take out, I think you might want to think about taking out Acquire (depending on your opponent, they may not have any useful artifact cards), Burn from Within, Subterranean Tremors, Telemin Performance, and Vandalblast. Some of these cards are specific to artifacts, so depending on your opponent they might not do a lot of damage. Metallurgic Summonings could work, if you're looking to create an army of little dudes. Most of your creatures seem to work well in the deck, it's just some of the wimpier dudes like Stormchaser Mage or Curious Homunculus  Flip that don't benefit you as much. With having a spell-based deck, you're better off trying to have creatures whose abilities are triggered when you play instants or sorceries. Cards like Stormchaser Mage are good in theory because he'll get buffed when you play your instants, but with a spell based deck, how much combat damage are you really looking to deal?

Alright, I hope I didn't overwhelm you too much! You've got a great start and this deck has a lot of potential. Just think about how you want to play and how you want to win, and go from there! Keep it up!

Phayd on Gimme Gimme - Tezzeret

1 month ago

greyninja on Win-con?

1 month ago

I also enjoy cards like Rite of Replication and Blatant Thievery

Phoenix-2063 on 'Ownership' is such a grey area

1 month ago

Blatant Thievery seems like a very good fit, had it in the main until i came across Expropriate which is more versatile for the same cost as in all likelihood everyone will choose money while i choose time so get the extra turn on top. But having basically a second copy would be good, feel like i'll need to test the deck more before knowing what to drop but would be great to have suggestions.

Willbreaker's cute but feels like a downgraded Roil Elemental, it would need more spells that target to be relevant. Think they're be better in a mono blue control deck with heavy counter magic to protect them as they're also easy to remove.

UnknownProdigy on Jeleva Control

1 month ago

Yeah, Jeleva is an interesting one. If not Bribery, Blatant Thievery is pretty fantastic in a deck like this. Also, for cheap filter cards, Contingency Plan and Taigam's Scheming are great for this. Another fun spell that you might be willing to go after is Rise of the Dark Realms. It's fantastic in this deck. As you want to keep it budget, adding Evolving Wilds and Terramorphic Expanse will help color fix and perhaps allow you to shuffle away any cards on the top you dislike. Spelltwine, Reverberate, Wild Ricochet, and Strionic Resonator are also solid includes. Especially Resonator, as it doubles Jeleva's TEN effect for two and a tap. I used to play Jeleva a lot, but I eventually gave thr deck to a friend and just let him keep it. The thing about Jelava is that her usefulness wears off after you've cast all the exiled instant or sorcerers. So adding sacrifice engines might not be a bad plan so you can sac Jeleva and then cast her again and again. Cards like Carrion Feeder, Nantuko Husk, Fleshbag Marauder, and Phyrexian Altar all are great for this sort of thing. There are probably others but those are the only ones I can think of right now. Good luck.

Lhurgyof on 'Ownership' is such a grey area

1 month ago

+1 from me. I would look into grabbing an Acquire and/or a Treachery.

Blatant Thievery is another good card for taking things.

I have a "king-maker" deck using this guy, feel free to check it out! Gay(m) of Bones.

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