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Whenever Identity Thief attacks, you may exile another target nontoken creature. If you do, Identity Thief becomes a copy of that creature until end of turn. Return the exiled card to the battlefield under its owner's control at the beginning of the next end step.
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Identity Thief Discussion
2 weeks ago
Horde of Notions, thank you for the comment! I did add Identity Thief, but just wanted to let you know that it still needs another piece to go infinite, since Medomai enters the battlefield before Identity Thief stops being Medomai. This means that the legend rule will force you to get rid of one. Luckily, we have Capsize and Obelisk of Undoing to make the combo infinite.
The only three drop counterspells I play are ones that also cantrip so that spending a lot of counterspells in one round does not completely empty my hand of all my answers.
1 month ago
1 month ago
Identity Thief is a combo with your commander. You'll be able to attack with it on your extra turns and turn it into your commander for infinite turns. Sorry if you've already considered this you have a lot of comments to read through lol
1 month ago
1 month ago
Your maybe board looks like one awesome deck. Your main would greatly benefit from including bits of it. Regardless, if you want to keep it under $50 I will try and offer some budget options you may not have considered. Quicksilver Gargantuan is a great Clone and pairs really well with Stolen Identity. Identity Thief is awesome with etb effects. I also like Sram's Expertise, Servo Exhibition and Raise the Alarm all solid token makers. If you start seeing some value in adding more instant and sorcery spells, Talrand, The Sky Summoner and Talrand's Invocation are both solid in that type of strategy. I did see the incovation in the maybe board but if talrand makes it in the invoaction is good too. Elspeth, Knight-Errant starts to get out of price range but is so good I had to mention her. A few good board wipes are Descend upon the Sinful Planar Outburst and Planar Cleansing. The cleansing makes your opponents so sad cause it hits mana rocks too. Judge's Familiar Spiketail Hatchling Spiketail Drakeling and Spiketail Drake are all good targets for copy effects and give that extra value since they are counterspells on a stick, and they fly! One last good thing to cover would be draw. Since you are lacking a little, Jace's Ingenuity and Opportunity are both great at instant speed and really net a lot of cards for the investment. Mind Spring is really good since it can dig so deep late game. Think Twice Catalog Artificer's Epiphany Tragic Lesson all instant speed and most do not require a discard.
3 months ago
Also Identity Thief is quite interesting because of the way this game treats replacement effects. In case you don't know. If a card tells you to exile it when it would leave play, this replacement effect will only trigger if the card in question is going somewhere other than exile. So if exile an unearthed card with a card effect, your effect will override the unearth effect since the card is already being exiled.
4 months ago
Maybe cut 2 Serum Visions and replace with counters like Mana Leak, cut Glen Elendra Archmage completely and grab Snapcaster Mage, Cut Dominus of Fealty for Eidolon of the Great Revel, grab some dual search lands and dual searchable lands Scalding Tarn, Steam Vents, or even the new cycle land from Amonkhet, cut Identity Thief for either incenerate or another burn spell, cut 2 lands for extra counters now because the CMC of the deck would drop dramatically and it would improve 100%, though it wouldn't even be close to the original. Without most of that though, in modern especially, it won't go so well in tournament play. Good luck either way.
4 months ago
Creatures: Waaaayyyy too many expensive creatures for modern. Glen Elendra Archmage? One, maybe, in the sideboard. Mainboard is only for faeries deck. Identity Thief Interesting card, but... again... costs 4 mana. And it's answered perfectly by Lightning Bolt. Jori En, Ruin Diver could actually be interesting in modern, but probably requires cheaper spells, to ensure that you trigger his ability every turn. With enough cheap burn (and cheap is Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, and the like) you could get a weird draw-burn with Sygg, River Cutthroat. Fogwalkers ETB-ability could be ok, but it's ruined by the creature dealing very little damage when attacking. Dominus of Fealty costs 5 mana, and you have no way of ramping or making the game go long enough for you to reliably play 5 lands - and then it does nothing until your next upkeep. Powerful ability, though.
Spells: Mindswipe x-cost spells have never really become popular outside ramp-decks. The occasional Bonfire of the Damned, maybe, but otherwise not. In this case, you don't really get a burn spell, and up to 5 mana, Mana Leak is a better counterspell. Also, if you want to go with a prowess-like strategy, counterspells are a bit of a no-go.Izzet Charm and Turn//Burn are a bit of the same - it seems like you want both a burn and utility/counter-spell, and ends up paying overprice for any of them. It's not quite a Lightning Bolt, or quite a Mana Leak, or quite anything else.
Some of the cards suggested by are a little on the pricey side for a deck with a "budget" tag, but a lot of suggestions are good: Young Pyromancer, Vapor Snag, Gut Shot and Remand are great and cheap cards for this deck-type (that is: decks that use creatures with abilities that relate to instants and sorceries), just to mention a few.