Master Thief


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Uncommon

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Master Thief

Creature — Human Rogue

When Master Thief enters the battlefield, gain control of target artifact for as long as you control Master Thief.

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Master Thief Discussion

Force_of_Willb on commander rogue

2 months ago

A lot of your Rogues have less than 3 power which means that sometimes you may may to hit with 2 or 3 creatures to trigger Sygg. How about Cloak and Dagger to increase their power, or it can protect sygg with shroud and occasionally doesnt cost anything to equip.

Door of Destinies / Metallic Mimic - additional "lord" type effects

Faerie Macabre, Nezumi Graverobber - graveyard hate since alot of EDH decks abuse the graveyard

Master Thief - steal artifacts since lots of decks have good artifacts to steal

Zulaport Cutthroat - Rogue blood artist

Oona, Queen of the Fae / Riptide Replicator / Bitterblossom - if no budget - additional Rogue token producers

Dire Undercurrents is the original Kindred Discovery it combos really well with Oona as you can potentially draw and make the opponent discard at instant speed

Lmoyer on Smeagol

8 months ago

What about Lodestone Golem? It doesn't make your spells cost more, but most of your opponent's will have a harder time casting theirs. Most spells suck when they cost an additional mana. Not sure what you would take out though.

Hijack or Master Thief targeting your Blightsteel Colossus would suck. Good thing they aren't normally used XD Good thing Dack Fayden isn't Modern legal... he'd be everywhere.

hoardofnotions on Ephara, God of the Polis

10 months ago

Kjeldoran Outpost seems good, maybe instead of one of the tap lands Port Town?

Winding Canyons is sweet

Thawing Glaciers is good value over a long game

Terrain Generator can get ramp basics from your hand

how has Condemn been for you? strong enough?

what's Expedition Map getting you? Emeria, The Sky Ruin?

Momentary Blink, Acrobatic Maneuver seem good. Instant speed blinks and trickery

How has Master Thief worked out for you?

maybe change out Wrath of God for Rout?

if you want another Mulldrifter I've heard Cloudblazer is pretty good

Wurmcoil Engine seems out of place, maybe Draining Whelk

And you do have a lot of creature kill with Duplicant, Luminate Primordial, and Phyrexian Ingester, so maybe cut the Dungeon Geists for Angel of Invention

still think Gargoyle Castle is the stronger land

Selphiron on Thar be pirates on these seas!

1 year ago

Here are some other suggestions: Piracy Charm. The following cards are more "Thief"-themed cards but they still suit in this deck I think. Morgue Theft, Morsel Theft, Psychic Theft, Thieves' Fortune, Triton Shorethief, Thief of Blood, Scroll Thief, Rootwater Thief (this one is actually pretty sick), Notion Thief, Master Thief, Jhessian Thief, Ingenious Thief, Identity Thief, Grimoire Thief, Dream Thief, Daring Thief (since you have some bad cards, you can exchange them for better cards with an opponent), Bala Ged Thief, Aura Thief

SocialConstruct on Bruna's Lockdown Knockout Punch

1 year ago

Master Thief out and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV is in. This should help us bring down costs more reliably. One day I'll live the dream of a 3 mana Bruna.

I keep looking at my counterspell package. Hindering Light is a great card, but could it be better? I could swap Dissipate with Void Shatter, but am I getting anywhere? Maybe I'd be better off removing Auramancer's Guise...

Anyways, this is probably the last modification for a while until I get to replace Day of Judgment with Wrath of God and Tragic Arrogance with Cataclysm. If I tune it any tighter, it won't survive in a multi player environment.

As it stands now, I have enough Stax and board wipes to hold out, but killing everyone in one turn is impossible. We rely on our graveyard pretty hard too, so if we eat a Bojuka Bog, that can really hurt. So, if you get into a position to knock someone out, hit the person who is most likely to have grave hate first. Otherwise play the low and slow Stax game

SocialConstruct on Bruna's Lockdown Knockout Punch

1 year ago

I have a handful of cards on the way right now: Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir, Pearl Medallion, Sapphire Medallion and Grand Arbiter Augustin IV.

I think I will replace Master Thief with GAAIV, Energy Flux for Sapphire and Kataki, War's Wage for Pearl.

I wonder about Mirror Mad Phantasm now. It is a great self mill card, but can be risky. With more artifacts finding their way in, I may remove it in favor of putting Fountain Watch back in. Ultimately, this deck wants to play the long game, since it is harder for us to rush into big mana.

Seal of the Guildpact looks like a good replacement for AEther Barrier. Ultimately, this package with the Grand Arbiter reduces the overall costs by 6 and taxes my opponents 2, 3 if I include Rhystic Study. At best, we can think of this as 3 recasts, since Bruna will eat the inevitable boardwipe.

Teferi will be a huge boon, but I'm unsure where to fit him in at. So, maybe he will slot in, in place of Mirror Mad Phantasm. But then what about Traumatize? Should I leave it?

DaftVader on First Multiplayer EDH Event - ...

1 year ago

I don't know if this counts, but try not to look like a threat until it doesn't matter if everyone is ganging up on you. If getting the tokens turns out to be relevant, then (obviously) prioritise knocking people out.

For cutting, it's probably going to be whatever the table agrees on, for example, everybody cuts the deck on their left.

If you're playing an interactive deck against anybody who is likely to want revenge (Personally, I go for whoever has wronged me like an angry rhino), you could (although I'm not sure if this is OK for tournaments, worth checking) choose targets at random. If you play Master Thief and have 2 different Sol Rings to choose from, it's better to pick with a dice roll than to make yourself a target for one of those players by selecting them.

Finally, the best piece of advice I can give you is: Always, ALWAYS, target the blue player.

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