Notion Thief

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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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) None
Dragon's Maze (DGM) Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Notion Thief occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.04%

UB (Dimir): 1.45%

UBR (Grixis): 0.81%

Latest Decks as Commander

Notion Thief Discussion

SynergyBuild on spoonieluv1023

6 days ago

Same, casting it and my first Notion Thief in response to an opponent's Wheel of Fortune got me into cEDH.

Ugh. Getting that many cards and having each opponent look at your hand like you cheated is just too amazing.

RNR_Gaming on Wish Dragon

2 weeks ago

Outside of shimmer myr, elesh norn and Raff I think it'd be safe to cut all of your creatures. Add in Notion Thief, Narset, Parter of Veils, and Windfall. Being able to flash in your rocks/equipment allows you to hold up mana and interact. Additionally, soft locking hands essentially wins games.

casual_competitive on CopyCat

2 weeks ago

if your running Notion Thief you should run at least one wheel affect, its funny

Tylord2894 on does Teferi's Ageless Insight stack ...

4 weeks ago

Yes, Alhammarret's Archive and Teferi's Ageless Insight do stack. You will draw four cards (outside of your draw for your draw step).

Both of the effects of the Archive and Insight are replacement effects. You choose which to apply first (it doesn't matter in this example because they do the same thing). That replaces a draw of 1 with a draw of 2. Then the other can still apply to let you draw 4. Importantly, this is all the event, so you can't apply either replacement effect more than once.

To be clear, since you're drawing the card, you get to order the replacement effects as you see fit. Most of the time you don't need to worry about this, but there are some key cards that might affect your decisions, namely Alms Collector, Notion Thief, and Laboratory Maniac. However, I won't go bore you with a rules tangent.

Hope this helps!!

CarefulStudy_SweetOlBob on G Y R U D A

1 month ago

These suggestions are going to be 1-for-1 replacements as far as mana cost is concerned:

Dredge the Mire for Wall of Stolen Identity?

Blood for Bones for Notion Thief?

These suggestions are more or less "maybe-board-esque" includes that I don't know why they aren't in the deck:

Phantasmal Image is a 2-CMC copy a creature so you can hit it with Gyruda and keep it moving. Dies to any kind of removal, so it might be an okay reanimate target.

Torgaar, Famine Incarnate can save you if your own life total gets too low, or put someone else in striking range. In the same vein, Eternity Vessel can preserve your life if you run fetch lands.

Voidwalk a flyer after Gyruda is out.

Victimize is kind of clutch since you'll be milling all sorts of stuff.

Bitter Ordeal keeps looking better. Like every time I read it, especially if you are recurring clones.

I don't like this card, but why not Dream Halls? Keep jamming stuff out. I hate to think that Vilis would be a dead card in your hand because you're only running 31 lands.

Stitch Together because good cards are good.

Mirror Mockery because ETBs exist in your deck amongst a few cards.

So not as much replacement. It's pretty good as it is. I think if you were to lean in to what I'm suggesting, it'd be more ETB focused. I don't think that's quite as neat, but ya know, it's stuff with reasons.

Ted talk for how do you can tribe, thank?

Muneer on Lazav Casual

1 month ago

Lazav machine broke.

I'd recommend cutting Blood Operative, Dimir Spybug, Nightveil Sprite, and Whispering Snitch. Surviel is a fun mechanic, but it doesn't do much in commander. If you do want to keep the Surviel theme, you should put in Disinformation Campaign

I'd recommend cutting Dissolve for Muddle the Mixture. Most of the time the cards you want to really counter in commander are usually instant and sorcieries, and Muddle the Mixture helps you tutor out your Mindcrank

I recommend Taigam, Sidisi's Hand. He helps with the mill theme, is in your colours, and can act as removal if you need it. He's basically like Underrealm Lich

100% try to put Notion Thief, especially with all your windfall effects.

Mind Grind is a fun mill card. Cards like Psychic Corrosion mill a TON with the hand replacement effect you've got

With all your milling Drown in the Loch becomes really good. I'd cut Devious Cover-Up for it.

Also, you should put in Darkwater Catacombs, Sunken Hollow, Temple of the False God, Talisman of Dominance, and Tainted Isle

I'd cut Commander Sphere for Mindstone

Axelious on Flashy flash

1 month ago

Quicksilver I wanted the Sprite dragon to have an effective win con, since it would get really big fast. Would the deck without it Still have a win con in it's own flyers? Then maybe it should be U/B instead.

Vendilion could be nice! Gemstone Caverns is a really nice card and Notion Thief could have it's plays but I don't think it does enough.

I can't see the point of Leyline of Anticipation since it wont give the cards flash and then wouldnt trigger any of the other abilities. Or am I wrong in this?

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