Identity Thief


Format Legality
Standard Legal
Frontier Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Vintage Legal
Legacy Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

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Set Rarity
Eldritch Moon Rare
Promo Set Rare

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Identity Thief

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.

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Identity Thief Discussion

CaptSillva on

1 month ago

River Kelpie, Frost Titan, Grave Titan, and Inferno Titan are all great options for this deck.

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.

PickleNutz on red blue control for the Dominus

2 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.

xyr0s on red blue control for the Dominus

2 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 GabeCubed 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.

Neotrup on Getting around the "God X ...

2 months ago

Yes, as Identity Thief is already attacking when it becomes a copy of Rhonas the Indomitable it will still be attacking. It will also still be a copy when the original returns, so you will have to send one the the graveyard as a state-based action.

SorcerersBone on Getting around the "God X ...

2 months ago

Let's say your field has Rhonas the Indomitable and Identity Thief, and no creatures large enough to allow Rhonas to attack. Could you attack with Identity Thief, exiling the God, and still attack as a copy of snek-god?

When Rhonas comes back from exile, is Identity Thief still a copy of Rhonas, forcing one of them to be put in the graveyard as a state based action?

SorcerersBone on Foretold by Kefnet

3 months ago

Neat trick, Identity Thief can attack, exile your Kefnet, and hit for a bunch.

failurechild88 on sonnet666

3 months ago

Hi sonnet666,

I think I should specify sets before we go further. I'm definitely down to get a trade going though...

I have:

you have:

you have (lower priority):

I'm interested in as many of these as we can potentially trade for, thanks!

Rzepkanut on So Close Yet So Ephara

3 months ago

I like the deck very much here's a few too many ideas..Monastery Mentor, Galepowder Mage, Identity Thief, Selfless Squire, Cathars' Crusade, Metallurgic Summonings, Torrential Gearhulk...Happy gathering.

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