Blatant Thievery


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

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Set Rarity
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

Akujiki on Privateer Beckett Brass (WIP)

2 days ago

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

benettnash on Zedruu the Faint-Hearted

3 weeks ago

Expropriate OUT, Thaumatic Compass  Flip IN: Expropriate is just an over-costed Blatant Thievery, and Thaumatic Compass  Flip does everything you need in this deck - makes you not to miss land drops early and since you do not need it, it becomes a Maze of Ith.

multimedia on Commander mono blue control

1 month ago

Hey, looks good for a first Commander deck.

Talrand can be a nice budget control Commander, but he needs a lot more instants than I see here. Spells that can help you dig for other cards as well as draw. Take more advantage of Talrand's ability to make creatures and play more cheap mana instants and sorceries instead of so many creatures. Creatures like Mnemonic Wall who you've included and my suggestions of Archaeomancer, Docent of Perfection and Curious Homunculus are the kind of abilities you want with creatures because they also go with the control/ Drake making strategy of Talrand. Creatures such as Slither Blade and Storm Fleet Aerialist look out of place because if controlling you don't want aggressive creatures or creatures that benefit from being aggressive.

You're on the right track with including several good cards: Brainstorm, Mystical Confluence, Mana Leak, Negate, Blue Sun's Zenith, Sol Ring, Thought Vessel, Reliquary Tower, Echoing Truth, etc. There's however a lot of cards that can be replaced for better budget options.


Good luck with your deck.

multimedia on Meriekes Rise to Power

1 month ago

Hey, looks good you've included pretty much all the base cards here that you want with Merieke. You've decided not to use a blink secondary strategy?

Here's some budget suggestions:

I suggest adding Fabricate more ways to tutor for Elixer or any other artifact like Bracers. The only creatures you can't steal are ones with hexproof or shroud Lighthouse takes these abilities away from your opponent's creatures giving you free reign.

Your strategy is to steal you're opponents' permanents take one from each of them with one spell. Thievery has a high mana cost, but the payoff is worth it. When Zur attacks he can tutor for a lot of good enchantments: Pemmin's, Freed, Umbra, Alarm, Sphere, etc. Getting him and Merieke in play together seems nasty.

Cards to consider cutting for these suggestions:

  • Obelisk of Esper
  • Time Stretch
  • Sunscorch Regent
  • Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts

Joumba on NO! Only I can control the things!

1 month ago

Nice deck good sir!

Budget friendly steal-a-funcky creatures! ; Dominus of Fealty (note the flavor text) and Dominating Licid (this one is more artfully flavourful). Maybe Blatant Thievery?

If one day you turn toward madness, consider Bribery and Treachery... big money... big crazy...aiaiai. Also, to a lesser extent, Insurrection.

Have a pleasant day/night

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