Jhessian Thief


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Iconic Masters (IMA) Common
Magic Origins (ORI) Uncommon

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Jhessian Thief

Creature — Human Rogue

Prowess (Whenever you cast a noncreature spell, this creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever Jhessian Thief deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Jhessian Thief Discussion

Pieguy396 on Horror/Control

8 months ago

Hey there! Sweet deck! I have a few pieces of advice for you:

In any case, I hope this helps! Good luck!

ianare on Anfractuous (Unnecessarily Tortuous)

1 year ago

Cold-Eyed Selkie instead of Jhessian Thief, same mana price in a mono-blue deck. You can pump her up for great card draw.

Argy on

1 year ago

I used Jhessian Thief in my version because you can easily make her Unblockable.

That means you get to constantly draw cards, which frees up other spots you used for card draw.

You can then fill those spots with Burn/Counter spells.

Redace878 on

1 year ago

Cool, thanks. Also, do you think the Sleight of Hands and Serum Visions are enough, or should I use something like Jhessian Thief?

czarkingrex on The Echo of Silence

1 year ago

I'm mostly curious about your wincon other than potentially raising a mini-army of drakes and constructs off of your permanents. I feel like, perhaps with something akin to Surrakar Spellblade or Jhessian Thief to put pressure on opponents, you'd have some better survivability. I'm at least surprised not to see Archmage Ascension and Mystical Tutor since it fits your theme so strongly!

nighthawk8 on Sygg, Master Cutthroat

1 year ago

I love your deck! I am a fan of decks that run flavorful cards over powerful cards, this is the most fun and satisfying way to build a Commander deck in my opinion. I mean, you don't play Commander to have the strongest deck but to have the most fun deck and get to play with your favorite cards from Magic's entire history you've always wanted to see shine.

Some Suggestions for your deck:

Thassa, God of the Sea - Evasion when needed and makes your draws smootherSmuggler's Copter - The name and mechanic fit the theme of the deck. It is evasive and triggers Sygg by itself.Thopter Spy Network - Fits Mechanically, maybe not rogueish enoughDuskmantle Seer - highly recommend him, you profit because of your low mana curve, also looks like a Rogue kindaMarang River Prowler - Rogue with RecursionNotion Thief- very flavorful, Rogue, ETB AbilityWhispersilk Cloak - flavorful and grants protection and unblockableDimir Cutpurse - no evasion but lets you draw a card and your opponent discardThieves' Fortune - a prowl version of Impulse (if you don't like to play the mainstream cards)Umezawa's Jitte - best equipment ever printed (not as good in Commander though)Drana, Liberator of Malakir - Helps you trigger SyggOther Cards: Nightveil Specter, Jhessian Thief, Vampire Nighthawk (just because of the art, but probably better not to include)

I hope I could give you some inspiration. I am also thinking about building a similar Sygg deck, but probably won't happen because I can't afford building multiple Commander decks at once.

Sendaran on Best of all worlds! (5 color control)

1 year ago

You should swap at least some of your card draw spells to Tezzeret's Gambit to keep your vivid lands online longer. And since you have quite a few non-creature spells, you could also try Jhessian Thief instead of Shadowmage Infiltrator to potentially deal a bit more damage while replenishing your hand. If you need more flexible mana dorks, Quirion Elves and Skyshroud Elf are very budget friendly. Mortify and Putrefy are flexible removal spells you might find a use for. Hero's Downfall is a bit more expensive option in the same category for tackling those pesky planeswalkers.

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