Blatant Thievery


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Frontier Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Explorers of Ixalan (EO2) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Rare
Onslaught (ONS) 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

Profet93 on Talrand, Father of Drakes

1 week ago

I read through it all, been through a somewhat similar situations. I am a mono blue player myself, I LOVE talrand, he's one of my favorite decks but my playgroup won't let me use him because of salt :) I see your deck is budget so I'll keep that in mind with my suggestions. That being said, I think you should add most of the following...

Impulse - Card selection

Memory Lapse - hard counter, messes their draw, and EVIL with another card you should add...

Isochron Scepter - Value with any counterspell or draw spell instant speed at CMC 2 or lower

Swan Song - Wide range of counters for 1 mana, you make a draw so their bird is negligent

Twincast - extremely versatile. I use it in my deck because I like to copy extra turns but you can find some good use as well

Blatant Thievery - If your wincon gets messed up (ex: someone uses Nevermore on your commander), then taking their wincon seems good too.

Gitaxian Probe - Look at opponent's hand for free, get a free drake and understand what to counter and what not to

Future Sight - AMAZING VALUE! 100% add. So what if they know you are drawing a counterspell, its talrand!

Kindred Discovery - Naming drakes, DRAW ALL THE CARDS!! - replaces ur sphinx that draws u cards when flying creatures attack

Overburden - Messes with creature heavy decks (doesn't interact with your tokens ETB). As such, you should take out creatures in your deck (regardless as to whether or not you add this card)

Disdainful Stroke - Another counter options

Turn Aside - Can replace ur 1 drop creature that does the same thing

If you want other non budget ideas, questions on what to remove or just some inspiration, check out my deck Tisk Tisk Talrand

elgosu1337 on Eldritch Terrors

3 weeks ago

This deck inspired me to make an Eldrazi ninjutsu deck as well.

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Commander / EDH elgosu1337


My takeaway from playtesting are, if you want to focus on emerge, Mikaeus, the Unhallowed and Cauldron of Souls let you do it for free, especially with other persist or undying creatures like Glen Elendra Archmage, while cards like Noosegraf Mob, Priest of the Blood Rite, Body Snatcher, Keiga, the Tide Star, and Kokusho, the Evening Star benefit from being killed.

Shapeshifters like Phantasmal Image or copying like Mimic Vat give a massive discount to emerge while still benefiting from ETBs.

Stealing and reanimating your opponents' creatures is really powerful, using effects such as Blatant Thievery, Sepulchral Primordial, and Reins of Power.

smilkows on Melek, Izzet?

3 weeks ago

Looks like a great start! I would recommend planning to have a minimum of 37 land to start with. You can add more or remove later, just plan to reserve 37 spots for land. Instants and sorcery spells I would look at getting their total spell count to 18-20 instant 16-18 sorcery. Dont feel like these numbers are set in stone. They are more a starting point and you can tune from there.

Some fun cards to consider are: Blatant Thievery, Bribery, Capsize, Chain Reaction, Chaos Warp, Counterflux, Deep Analysis, Insurrection, Mind's Desire, Mizzium Mortars, and Rise from the Tides.

elgosu1337 on Fun Police (4 color Judo Control)

3 weeks ago

Selvala, Explorer Returned could be an interesting way to draw cards and ramp that fits with what your commander does. Consecrated Sphinx draws cards when your opponents do, so that could also fit. Blatant Thievery is another powerful way to steal stuff from your opponents.

enpc on Trying to make deck more ...

1 month ago

Just ignore the competitive menter. It means nothing. As for changes to teh deck, cut stuff like Rite of Replication and Blatant Thievery. They are slow and generally bad and paint a huge target on you when you actually cast them.

Instead, stuff like Dark Ritual which helps feed into Aetherflux Reservoir is better. Also, you should be running Swan Song over Dispel. You should also run OG Counterspell.

The ravnica bounce lands are bad. You're not playing lands.dec, so cut them for other mana fixing. Especially with how many other ETB tapped lands you run.

StumpyIB on The Gitrog Makes Landfall

2 months ago

Well I got most of the cards in for this deck! I held off on buying anything over $5 to see if what I had would still make a decent deck. Played two 5 player Allied Commander games over the weekend. Both times I had out somewhere in the vicinity of 30 land before we all just gave up on the game. So no losses technically at this point! Was losing the second game against a Grand Arbiter Augustin IV deck that was full of Blatant Thievery type cards. I think I need some more protection spells...

Akujiki on

2 months ago

For the stealing theme I have some suggestion that are not crazy expensive, that you might be intrested in :

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