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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
36 minutes ago
Thanks for commenting CaptSillva!
Expropriate and Blatant Thievery have both been considered for this deck but rejected because of their high CMC. They are powerful to be sure, but I have never felt the need to include them. I think Commandeer is only useful under very specific circumstances and I like versatility in my cards, so I am not going to include that either.
Gather Specimens can be interesting though; even if it is expensive to cast. I often find myself playing against token decks, in which my opponents often manage to summon a whole host of beasties simultaneously; so I will try to find this card somewhere and add it.
I have never used delve spells. The whole idea of exiling my own GY to cast stuff just does not sit well with me. Especially considering that I would like to use Elixir of Immortality to the best of its ability. Also, consider that Keiga is not meant to go to the graveyard at all during play (though it will sometimes undoubtedly happen); eventually that would make casting her way too expensive. The whole point of this deck is to make cheap clones of her as often as possible (and have those go to the GY when the legend rule kicks in).
9 hours ago
Expropriate, Blatant Thievery, Commandeer, and Gather Specimens are all some nice cards that play into this strategy. Also delve spells are fairly good with this commander as well since the "die" clause of its effect can only trigger it you allow it to go to your graveyard which would prevent you from recasting it. However if you use these Dig Through Time, Logic Knot, and Treasure Cruise you can remove it from your graveyard and put it back into your command zone. Relic of Progenitus would also serve a similar purpose, as well as giving you the ability to hate out graveyard based decks. Also since you are already running four other 1 cost artifacts you could consider Trinket Mage.
2 days ago
5 days ago
With Explorers of Ixalan coming out soon, and being something I'm inclined to buy due to the different form of gameplay that I loved in Archenemy and Planechase type sets, I was wondering what the value of the set would be. We already saw it includes Regisaur Alpha, Aggravated Assault, Time Warp, Blatant Thievery w/ new art, Quicksilver Amulet, Threads of Disloyalty , Shared Animosity, etc, even w/o the rest of the decklists spoiled. It seems to have a lot of value right now, but it's high MSRP (near $60/$70 I think) will probably stop these cards from dropping very much. AM I right in this assumption or way off?
6 days ago
@chirz2792 Thanks for the tips! This is my first attempt at an EDH deck and I wasn't sure if hybrid cost cards could be treated as monocolored or not. Dang, I need a replacement for Sygg, River Cutthroat now. As for Your suggested cards, I agree that they would be fun, but The first two are out of my price range. As for Genesis Wave, I've considered it, and I'm not entirely sold. Pretty much all my big wincon cards that I'd like to cast for free are Nonpermanents, so I'm not sure I'd want to blow a bunch of mana on something that, in a 7 mana GWave scenario, would on average put a maybe a mana source and a control magic onto the battlefield, while potentially putting a spell like Blatant Thievery into my graveyard. Blatant Thievery costs the same as the GWave and a) will give me a stable amount of permanents (barring a boardwipe), b) give me a number of permanents above Gwave average amount of permanents of my choice to play with, while c)also stealing them from my opponents.
1 week ago
I love seeing another Talrand user. The deck looks pretty good. +1 from me. A few suggestions...
Capsize Win condition that is very useful, especially late game.
Memory Lapse goes well with isochron scepter and is a hard counter for 2
Your avg CMC seems a little bit high, so adding cheaper counter spells will allow you to counter something when it matters most.
Blatant Thievery is a great card for multiplayer
Temporal Manipulation and Time Warp are useful because you have talrand out, cast it, get a drake, do whatever, end the turn. Then have another turn to play a land (blue's way of ramping) and the drake you casted last turn with the extra turn can now attack.
Back to Basics and Overburden help slow your opponents down (Note: overburden won't trigger on your tokens so thats good). Moreover, you have too many creatures for a talrand deck. I can recommend some options of what to take out (creatures and others) if you like.
Speaking of creatures, while we don't want to have to many in the deck, some are worth their weight in gold such as Consecrated Sphinx, Snapcaster Mage (can be reused with Riptide Laboratory, which can also be used for talrand) and Torrential Gearhulk
Ramp. There are a lot of options, some of which you already have. One I like in particular is Sky Diamond because it allows Talrand to come out on turn 3.
I don't know your budget/meta/competitive level but if you want more ideas, feel free to look at my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand.
1 week ago
I appreciate the input, but I already have Beacon of Immortality. As far as Tainted Remedy, I have avoided it and other similar effects because the risk is too high if someone steals it (like with Aethersnatch or Blatant Thievery). Example: Erebos, God of the Dead is a great draw engine and efficiently costed and might be good in the deck (especially at making sure I'm the highest life total at the table), but if someone hits me with Bribery or some other form of control it turns off my whole deck. By contrast, the ability on Vizkopa Guildmage can be combined with Beacon of Immortality to do exactly what your describing at the same CMC, but I target myself and kill all opponents instead of target opponent. If Vizkopa Guildmage is stolen, the opponent would have a harder time making that a problem for me, plus I can sac it to Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim's first ability to prevent that.
2 weeks ago
A couple suggestions...
Disallow - Very useful and versatile
Memory Lapse - With Isochron scepter ;)
Misdirection - Much better than it looks!
Rewind - Im assuming this build is multiplayer? If so, this is a must.
Blatant Thievery - I don't run any real "finishers" or "combos" in my deck. So this card usually helps seal the deal.
Overburden - SO USEFUL. Note: Does not affect tokens.
If you have some time, feel free to check out my competitive deck Tisk Tisk Talrand for some other ideas.