Notion Thief

Notion Thief

Creature — Human Rogue

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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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Tzefick on I finished the Sword Cycle

2 days ago

Ah... so we're back with the Swords :)

If you feel like snooping on the last round, feel free to check it out link.

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multimedia on Kess, Discard Mage

3 days ago

Hey, nice start on a budget.

Consider expanding on instants/sorceries trimming creatures? The power of Kess comes from being able to cast an instant/sorcery from your graveyard on your turn therefore you want to take more advantage of this especially draw and dig. Could start by cutting half the creatures from the creature base and adding mana efficient spells that Kess can cast from your graveyard:

A powerful repeatable effect on a budget with Kess because she has flying is Whispering Madness. Cipher Whispering to Kess and then when she does combat damage to an opponent everyone wheels their hands for no mana cost to you. A repeatable wheel fills your graveyard up with spells to then cast with Kess. Can even cast Whispering from your graveyard with Kess and then Cipher it to her or another creature you control. The act of discarding a card to Whispering means that if the card has a madness cost you can pay that cost. This is a way to discard a lot of cards with madness while at the same time able to pay the madness bonus cost.

A wheel makes all players discard their hands and draw cards, but you can prevent your opponents from drawing with Narset, Parter of Veils and Notion Thief. Notion is $0.50 not $2. With one of these cards in your control then your opponents don't draw cards after they discard their hands.


For the manabase you would be better off playing more basic lands then lands that always ETB tapped such as the three Vivids, Transguild Promenade, Cinder Barrens, etc. Exotic Orchard could replace Promenade. My advice for the manabase on a budget is build it around more basic lands and include dual lands that have interaction with basic lands or are good budget dual lands:

I offer more advice. Good luck with your deck.

Poly_raptor on Advertise your COMMANDER deck!

1 week ago

I’ll take a look as soon as I can 1empyrean but I’m a bit busy this afternoon, give me a few hours and I’ll have a full read through and leave a comment with any ideas that come into my noggin!

I made a mill deck, just for the hell of it, an update of the new dimir Zendikar precon. I’m writing a primer currently but it’s aim is to control the board through hand disruption and mill. Things likE the old Windfall & Notion Thief combo or sacrificing Mindslicer and overloading Cyclonic Rift


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CannedCanOpener on Anowon's Ruin Raiders

1 week ago

Massacar I thought about Traumatize, but I tried my best to avoid targeted effects like that since the deck definitely struggles to get off the ground if it's targeted heavily - that targeted hate in my playgroup basically makes me archenemy unless somebody else already is. Mind Grind is a great consideration though, and I totally forgot Undead Alchemist was a thing so I'll see about finding a spot for him too. Jace's Archivist is a very powerful card, but I don't have a ton of ways to synergize with it beyond Notion Thief (which came in the precon) and Psychic Corrosion, so he might not fit so well. Typically I try to put stuff into the deck that synergizes with the deck as a whole or has powerful synergy with the commander, specific combo pieces that only work with one or two of the 98 other cards aren't highly prioritized.

Massacar on Anowon's Ruin Raiders

1 week ago

Traumatize, Mind Grind, Undead Alchemist (the alchemist synergizes really well with your mill strategy, especially Altar of the Brood), Jace's Archivist (pairs really well with your Notion Thief.

ZerglingRushWins on Xenagos, God of Revels and obscene power

2 weeks ago

Hi Profet93. Thanks for dropping by and for the great suggestions.

About Deflecting Swat, yes, I've been considering to remove Red Elemental Blast to try it out. However, almost all combo decks in my area use blue to finish off the table. It has been a tough choice but I will definitely find a spot for the Swat.

About card draw, yes, this is a tough spot. Life's Legacy but being sorcery speed while requiring sacrifice as a cost really hurts in my area, had too many 2 for 1s against counterspells and Notion Thief, also many of my beaters are often responded to during combat so I found myself with nothing to sac before I end my turn. Momentous Fall has allowed me to circumvent that a lot.

I am currently considering Reforge the Soul and Skullclamp (now that you suggested it). I think the later could be very useful, I could add Elvish Visionary and Sylvan Ranger to have mlre targets and help thin my deck further, those happen to be elves too so they would even help Titania.

A typical turn 1 to 4 secuence is T1 Dork T2 another dork /ramp / Tomb, T3 Xenagod, T4 Malignus / Phyrexian Hydra / Pathbreaker / Scourge of the Throne to try to kill someone and then move in to the next target. Combos start appearing on turn 5 but are not a main wincon here.

I used to run Yavimaya Hollow long ago, but for some reason it feels it worked better on decks such as Ruric Stax or Yisan for me. In addition to the Moon package factor, I rarely found myself with enough open mana to activate Hollow. Not that I ever felt like I truly needed it anyways.

I love Elder Gargaroth. However, the Hydra has been one of my best win conditions in spite of the hate it can pull. Being paired with Xenagod really helps. Also, I don't really have that many ways to kill multiple opponents at once. So I'd like to run both beaters first and see how well that goes.

Feel free to continue thr discussion, this has beem quite useful.

jackhammer4x4 on Damia, the Hand Sculptor

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions! I was looking for a few card to limit my opponents' draws but couldn't find any so Notion Thief and Narset, Parter of Veils are definitely going into the deck. I was going to eventually upgrade Mystic Remora to Rhystic Study but don't want to tatally break the bank on this deck yet. Necropotence is too synergistic for me to not put it in the deck though.

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