Grimoire Thief

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Morningtide (MOR) Rare

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Grimoire Thief

Creature — Merfolk Rogue

Whenever Grimoire Thief becomes tapped, exile the top three cards of target opponent's library face down.

You may look at cards exiled with Grimoire Thief.

{{U}}, Sacrifice Grimoire Thief: Turn all cards exiled with Grimoire Thief face up. Counter all spells with those names.

Grimoire Thief Discussion

HashMasta on Naughty Rogue Party

5 months ago

If i were you, i would get rid of the banneret. its got some value dont get me wrong but everything already costs like 2 or 3. if you swap it for Slither Blade or Vampire Cutthroat then you wouldnt really need it.

personally i would run Countersquall of like a 2 main and 2 in side but thats mainly cause my meta has like 80% either esper or jeskai control bullshit.

and i would do Remand over mana leak cause its more card draw. and would also do Lurking Informant . Its basically a lantern control variant that is absolutely devastating if used right.

also personally i would do Dismember over go for the throat but hey theres like 4 different options just kinda depends what you like

Sygg, River Cutthroat is a pretty good card to that allows more card draw easily. Rogues have some of the best card draw that you can get aside from merfolk and is a really underrated tribe but really good.

Grimoire Thief is also a really good card if you looking for a more midrange option instead of aggro but even if it is aggro would atleast run some in the side just incase.

xiehr on MDN - UW - Merfolk Mill

6 months ago

The goal of the deck is to mill (make it so there's no cards left in their deck/library) your opponent to secure victory. In order to do this, we rely on a combination of 3 different cards - a mill engine, a tap source, and and untap source.

Other mill decks that I've viewed don't have they combinations, but rather rely on powerful single cards to mill a chunk at a time. The issue I find with these decks is that you can mill 20, 30, 40 cards in big chunks at a time, but if you can't mill that last card before getting killed off, then it was all for naught.

These combinations provide for a reusable loop that means once you have the combo, you win the game. It also means this deck is much more competitive in 3+ player games since you don't have to rely on a Traumatize that can only target 1 of your 2+ opponents.

Mill Engines:

Drowner of Secrets

Grimoire Thief

Altar of the Brood

Tap Source:

Drowner of Secrets

Paradise Mantle

Aura of Dominion

Untap Source:

Aura of Dominion

Freed from the Real

Intruder Alarm

Darth_Savage on ESPERANDO EXILE

9 months ago

Your deck isn't pure control, rather it is an aggro-control hybrid, which is fine.

Lets deal with the NO (counters) section of a control deck. The first cards I thought of when looking at your deck were Delay, Grimoire Thief and Countersquall but they might be more than you want to spend. Since your using creatures to exile Familiar's Ruse is budget friendly and gives you the chance to recast your creature and exile a new card. Judge's Familiar is a creature and a cheap evasive creature at that, so is probably worth consideration. Perplex Might work as a counter or tutor. Honorable mentions Dawn Charm (fog or conditional counter), Dash Hopes (a black counter, really) and Dissipate. You might want to think about other spells too Thought Scour, Vapor Snag, Appetite for Brains, Castigate and Transgress the Mind...

The creature side of my suggestions is much shorter, first up is two one drops Deadeye Tracker and Mardu Woe-Reaper, they have similar uses essentially sending cards back to exile. For two drops there is Brain Maggot, basically additional copies of Tidehollow Sculler. Now we jump a bit to the control finisher, your using The Eldest Reborn I'd suggest backing that up with Cryptic Serpent and maybe Tasigur, the Golden Fang. Finally Murk Strider is worth consideration as well.

I'm not expecting you to use all of these cards, rather I'm throwing out ideas that might be of use to you. Hopefully this is of help, have fun with your brew.

lagotripha on Inspired - infinite combo

1 year ago

I've built some similar decks in the past here is my rundown of useful cards-

MVP Puresight Merrow

backup mantleCryptolith Rite (now Song of Freyalise)

Cheaper win Zhur-Taa Druid Grimoire Thief

Backup plan Disciple of Deceit

Laboratory Maniac win w Mesmeric Orb

I actually put up results in an FNM with a similar freed from the real combo deck- the big issue is that it just can't be played in a hand disruption meta. The deck loses to thoughtsieze.

kamelyan on temur things

1 year ago

Maelstrom Wanderer cascades into Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker; Maelstrom Wanderer cascades into Great Oak Guardian; Swing with the Largest Forest Ever!

Come to think of it, I usually see Kiki-Jiki paired with card that untaps it, like Zealous Conscripts... but why not run Intruder Alarm? Then it wouldn't matter what creature the goblin targets, there will still be an infinitely large army. Swing with a bunch of Grimoire Thiefs and watch the libraries fly.

Oh my stars, should I make a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder deck that wins with Scrib Nibblers?

64Demon on

1 year ago

Riddlekeeper, remove Slither Blade add 2 or 3 more Hedron Crab and 1 more of Startled Awake  Flip maybe some Jace's Archivist. If you want your win con to be Wight of Precinct Six that is fine just know he isn't great. Grimoire Thief is fun as well. As for a replacement for Wight of Precinct Six, Jace's Phantasm is good.]

Suns_Champion on Mr. Blue Sky | Baral EDH

1 year ago

Argy thanks for the upvote! Appreciate you looking at all my new decks!

I agree it's busy(I have some graphic design experience so I did think about it), but I had to get that beautiful cover art in somehow :)

Flooremoji thanks for commenting(upvote? :D)!

I thought I already had Mindbreak Trap in there! Must have missed it, thanks for pointing it out!

Grimoire Thief doesn't seem useful in a singleton format.

I'm at 130+ cards so stay tuned for the first wave of cuts! The deck will really start to take shape soon!

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