Notion Thief

Creature — Human Rogue


If an opponent would draw a card except the first one he or she draws in each of his or her draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card.

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Notion Thief Discussion

dan98mg on the beautiful art of artifacts

6 hours ago

Oddly enough its the Worldgorger Dragon combo that seems to be going off in Breya decks. First get it into the graveyard (Insert Dack Fayden, Entomb, Frantic Search, Buried Alive, Faithless Looting, Gamble, Wheel of Fortune & Windfall) Then animate it with Animate Dead, Dance of the Dead or Necromancy. With enough artifacts or lands that produce all of your colors. You can get all of the mana that you need and keep casting Breya/killing herself to kill everyone else. Also might help to throw in some tutors Lim-Dul's Vault, Mystical Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Demonic Tutor, & Merchant Scroll. Then lets make sure no one is going to interrupt you during the combo turn Dispel, Pyroblast, Pact of Negation, Silence, Swan Song. Also, Necropotence/Notion Thief.

abby315 on Oona, Queen of Infinity

2 days ago

I don't think the regular mill subtheme works super well; it's a really convoluted win con for EDH excepting infinite combos, and you don't have many cards that take advantage of the graveyards of other people. I think focusing on the infinite combo aspect harder will give you a more streamlined gameplan for sure, and the alternate win-con should probably be tokens with Oona.

To that end, here are some more great tutors to grab Navigator and your other pieces:

Tainted Pact

Plunge into Darkness <-- works amazingly with Oona tokens.

Diabolic Intent

Dark Petition

Demonic Tutor

Sidisi, Undead Vizier

There are some better board control cards as well:

Toxic Deluge

Glen Elendra Archmage

Notion Thief

Faerie Macabre <-- for graveyard synergies, if those are prevelant

Go for the Throat


Fast mana:

Dimir Signet

Worn Powerstone

Talisman of Dominance

Mind Stone etc.

And some more combos/alt win con ideas:

Dramatic Reversal + Isochron Scepter is also an infinite mana combo.

Scion of Oona can let you swing for the win.

Capsize + infinite mana lets you bounce whatever you choose.

Not that all mill pieces aren't good; Altar of the Brood obviously mills out with infinite bounces, Sword of Body and Mind is just good value, Jace's Mindseeker can be nuts with other go-big decks, etc. But the cards that exist just to mill, like Keening Stone, Mirko Vosk, Szadek, Dimir Guildmage--cutting these for a more streamlined approach will help the deck function smoothly.

Of course, if you love the mill strategy, play what you love! But a better commander for that approach is probably Phenax himself.

Hamilamako on descent into tableflipping

1 week ago

Hi I love Descent into Madness I built a deck around him before use Kazandu Blademaster as your attacker every time you get a token he gets bigger. Mind's Eye Telepathy Teferi's Puzzle Box these cards let you go threw your deck fast add Notion Thief and Venser's Journal and your oponits will never have a hand but you will. Paradox Haze, Thrummingbird and Clockspinning will rack up counters on all of your stuff fast. All your missing is a fast land base. Hope this helps

buildingadeck on Tasigur the Golden Fang of Seasons Past

1 week ago

Oof. I guess then Thrasios could kill you if he went infinite on draw with Notion Thief out. That's gross.

buildingadeck on Tasigur the Golden Fang of Seasons Past

1 week ago

Praetor's Grasp is interesting. I feel like it is a stellar answer to Food Chain builds, and it hurts many different combo decks while also allowing you to see any anomalies in the build whilst searching.

Arcane Denial to Delay feels weaker to me, but perhaps that's just me. I like that it draws you a card, and it works well with both Leovold, Emissary of Trest and Consecrated Sphinx.

Side thought: I was wondering the other day what makes Leo better than Notion Thief. Obviously, the cmc and the target abilities are major pros, but the pay-off from Thief seems astronomically better because the ability to draw a card still triggers (i.e. someone is playing a Padeem, Consul of Innovation, you get to draw an extra card). It would then operate as a pseudo Sphinx number 2 in a way.

kasual on Nekusar Spin to Win

1 week ago

Entrei, I originally had Temple Bell in the deck, but the problem is that it draws 1 card at a time, and gives opponents the chance to draw answers, if they're not tapped out. I agree on Guttersnipe, I'm gonna try out Jace's Archivist instead even though its a bit slow. I'm trying to stay away from things to protect Nekusar, since the enchantments are the primary win-cons and Nekusar is fairly easy to remove. Hive Mind is good, but I don't want another 6-drop in the deck. I'll test it out in place of MoM though.

moogleman94, Notion Thief is great with wheels since it'll leave everyone else with an empty hand, and you could easily chain wheels into a lab man win. But I agree that there are times that it shouldn't be played.

joriiiii12345 on EDH: Marchesa's Game of Thrones

2 weeks ago

I have temporarily replaced Offalsnout with Notion Thief

arahain on Sygg, Master Cutthroat

2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the praise and the nice suggestions, nighthawk8!

Yes I agree and I am really trying to find the sweet spot between strong, flavourful and fun to play with this deck.

I'll comment on all of your suggestions below. Short version: I'll definitely try Smuggler's Copter, Umezawa's Jitte and Thieves' Fortune. Some of the others (like Duskmantle Seer, Thopter Spy Network, Notion Thief and Drana, Liberator of Malakir will go into my "Maybeboard" because there could be a spot for them in the future. The rest of the cards was already in an earlier version of the deck and did not work well enough.

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