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Creature — Shapeshifter
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.
Identity Thief Discussion
1 week ago
I don't really see the point of the +1/+1 subtheme here. I think more flicker effects could be better instead. Think cards like Conjurer's Closet , Deadeye Navigator , Displace , Essence Flux , Ghostly Flicker , Illusionist's Stratagem , Teferi's Time Twist , Voidwalk . Heck, even Identity Thief kinda fits this bill. Otherwise, just add more ETB effects. I notice there's no Coiling Oracle in here and I'm pretty shocked. Maybe some more removal would be prudent. Putrefy at the very least, more (3-5 instant speed removal spells) is probably better.
So cards I think are worth cutting are most things that have to do w/ +1/+1 counters. Winding Constrictor Skatewing Spy , Ivy Lane Denizen , Bred for the Hunt , Hardened Scales , potentially Evolution Sage . There's a few other counters cards that could be considered for cuts but have enough synergy with the rest of the deck to be fine. I'd also think about cutting down on the token subtheme as well. I don't see Verdant Force being that helpful. There's not enough cards that trigger on "whenever a creature ETB" in here for tokens to be really worth it, I think. Speaking of cards that trigger "when creature ETB" I don't really like Death Match or Season of Growth (or for that matter Hedonist's Trove ) in here. These cards don't really do enough for you or let your opponents do something bad to you, potentially. Once again, I'd look to put in more ETB effects or I'd look to add in a few instants and sorceries that do things you want to do in any deck (removal, board wipe, card draw, ramp, tutors, etc.)
Overall, this deck looks really fun. I hope to play against it someday.
1 month ago
4 months ago
Smothering Tithe - A great 'pay to play' card, and you'll ramp like crazy if they don't.
Rhystic Study - If they don't pay, you draw... they'll pay.
Thief of Sanity - Thievery + some mill, all in a nice evasion package.
Mnemonic Betrayal - This is just too good, cherry pick all your opponent's best spells they've played.
Desertion - Counter the threat, get the threat.
Paradox Haze - Double up on your commander's ability.
Emergency Powers - Great for resetting what is in someone's hand or your own. Addendum is gravy on top if you have nothing else to play during your main.
Supreme Verdict - Just a great wrath spell.
Rewind - Counter and keep the mana open.
Unwind - Sure it only works for noncreature spells, but there will be plenty of those around.
Wrath of God - The original.
Celestial Dawn - Makes casting opponent's spells with your commander just too easy.
Cascading Cataracts - Indestructible color fixing.
Revel in Riches - Mana fixing + a win-con if you get lucky.
Lightning Greaves - Protect what matters most.
Swiftfoot Boots - More protection.
Sun Titan - This guy is a beast, sometimes he'll only do a small bit, other times he's your golden boy. Cool little combo: Use Mirage Mirror to copy a sacrifice artifact like Mindslaver , use the sacrifice of the copied card, then bring Mirage Mirror back with the titan.
Paradox Engine - Use artifacts to pay for spells, then untap them to pay for more.
Darksteel Forge - With all your artifacts you're running, this lets you play your wraths without any fear.
Cards to consider ousting:
Blood Baron of Vizkopa - It's good, but won't be active all that much as a 10/10.
Deadeye Plunderers - Lackluster.
Merieke Ri Berit - Without a way to abuse untapping her she can under perform.
Nightveil Predator - Doesn't do as much for you as it could.
Odric, Lunarch Marshal - You're not strictly a combat deck.
Spell Queller - I like this card, but in commander it's just too fragile.
Traxos, Scourge of Kroog - He's not horrid.
Walking Ballista - Just not got for this deck.
Wrexial, the Risen Deep - Too slow, by this point you should be focusing on control with your commander.
Displacement Wave - You're putting in better.
Mind's Desire - You're just not build for this card.
Illusory Gains - Really depends on your play group.
Dimir Locket - The signet is better.
6 months ago
Other useful cards to get the ETB trigger:
- Teferi's Protection
- Rite of Replication
- Blade of Selves
- Mimic Vat
- Crystal Shard
- Conjurer's Closet
- Isochron Scepter for things like Essence Flux and Siren's Ruse and Reality Ripple
- Voyager Staff
- Brago, King Eternal
- Identity Thief
- Venser, the Sojourner
- Elspeth, Sun's Champion
- Turn to Mist
- Sphinx's Revelation
- Otherworldly Journey
Cool ETB effects:
- Voidstone Gargoyle
- Voidmage Husher
- War Priest of Thune
- Restoration Angel
- Resolute Archangel
- Reflector Mage
- Phyrexian Metamorph
- Peregrine Drake and Mulldrifter to pair with the Deadeye Navigator
Other fun and useful cards:
- Lavinia of the Tenth
- Phyrexian Revoker
- Vodalian Illusionist
- Authority of the Consuls
- Blind Obedience
- Ghostly Prison
- Martial Law
- Sphere of Safety
- Path to Exile
- Thalia, Heretic Cathar
- Luminate Primordial
- Brago, King Eternal + protection or unblockable
- Bastion Protector
- Devout Witness
- Grand Abolisher
- Order of the Sacred Torch
- Suture Priest
- Spelltithe Enforcer
- Soul's Attendant
- Soul Warden
- Windborn Muse
- Ashes of the Abhorrent
- Blind Obedience
- Isolation Cell
- Darksteel Mutation
- Mana Web
- Orb of Dreams
- Vryn Wingmare
- Torpor Orb
- Thorn of Amethyst
Token Generation to Get ETB Triggers
7 months ago
9 months ago
Every time I go to make this pirate deck I think of a way to make it good then realize that other cards just do it way better, LOL. Why did they make pirates so weak?
9 months ago
I made Tiger Shadow Jutsu with the same boss. My first change was to put in something so i didn't have to discard cards like Library of Leng (I see you have two other cards that do the same thing already).
The creatures that you pop ninjas from can be more deadly than the ninjas. Hostage Taker, Identity Thief etc. They can remove blockers instead of just not getting blocked. I love playing cards from Hostage Taker then putting him back in my hand to play again.
If your opponents are board wiping you can use Reckless Imp with Dash.
9 months ago
If you want to go with a more tribal synergy, here are some great cards and shapeshifters (creatures of type shapeshifter are all creature types).
Path of Ancestry
Lazav, the Multifarious
Lazav, Dimir Mastermind
Vizier of Many Faces
Rite of Replication
Identity Thief occurrence in decks from the last year
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All decks: 0.0%