|Commander / EDH||Legal|
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|Duel Decks: Merfolk vs. Goblins (DDT)||Common|
|Magic 2014 (M14)|
|Magic 2013 (M13)||Common|
|Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth (DDI)||Common|
|2011 Core Set (M11)||Common|
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Creature — Merfolk Rogue
Whenever Scroll Thief deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.
Scroll Thief Discussion
6 months ago
TheRedGoat: Honestly, Scroll Thief and Smuggler's Copter SEEM bad, but they consistently draw me into my lands and my control pieces. I'm never ever disappointed when I see them in my opener. Inundate isn't a bad idea XD but I'd rather just play Merchant Scroll / Spellseeker to grab Cyclonic Rift for example, in that slot. The other rattlesnakes are... okay? But I'd usually prefer outright control or counters in that slot (I don't like giving my opponents choices when I punish them). I tested Hidden Strings , Last Thoughts , and Hands of Binding , but they all got cut :( Last Thoughts is strictly worse than Scroll Thief in this list, and the other two were too low-impact overall. The issue with Sakashima's Student and Ninja of the Deep Hours is that they're only unblockable ONCE in this list (they have too large of a P/T to be unblockable here). Teferi's Veil and Siren Stormtamer might have a home here, avoiding removal? Honestly unsure, I've definitely considered both. Prying Blade ups my power, which I actively want to avoid XD Verity Circle might make it in here, it's been really REALLY good in The Locust God , though Rhystic Study would get that slot first. Murmuring Mystic could be cute I suppose (paired with Bident of Thassa ? wooooooo that seems hilarious). But Time Stop really isn't my jam in multiplayer: it makes me tap out and be unable to answer anything :( Thanks for the thoughts!
TJFNIJ: Oh, that's cute XD I like that, but it's 10 mana before I get the pump effect (assuming I want to pay echo), so I think I may have to skip it for now.
7 months ago
Still an impressive piece of work I see.
Next, what are your thoughts on the following (literally just your thoughts not saying you should make cuts for them):
Prying Blade as completely unnecessary ramp.
and last but not least, Time Stop . Because nothing is more oppressive than hearing "beginning of your turn, end the turn."
8 months ago
I’ve been tinkering with my Tetsuko list recently - I added Mystical Tutor , Jeskai Elder , Scroll Thief , Consecrated Sphinx , Throne of the God-Pharaoh , and Deepfathom Skulker (cutting Crush of Tentacles , Nimble Obstructionist , Phyrexian Revoker , AEtherspouts , Surrakar Spellblade , and AEtherspouts ). Any other changes you’d suggest, or insight?
Commander / EDH
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11 months ago
First of all, I like your idea of gaining life in tandem with card draw. Life for the sake of life buys time, but that is about it.
Second, your mana curve is not bad either (and congrats on keeping it 60 cards!). You have a rough equivalency of white and blue cards paired with a rough equivalency of land.
That being said, I see a lot of cards of which you only have one copy. There is a value in being flexible, but you also must have a pretty solid strategy. Gaining life and drawing cards is great, but you have to have something to do with it. So, I would cut some of the cards with one copy (consider how often they actually come up in your games). Put 4 copies of a card (1 drawn about every 15 cards) that you want to see each and every game, 2 copies of cards you want most games, and 1 copy of cards that give you a good benefit even if the opponent destroys it the next turn (although counterspells help that a little). If there is a one-copy card you just cant convince yourself to get rid of, put it in your sideboard and try it out for a few games.
I would cut (blank) for the following reasons:
Evolving wilds: You generally don't need that in a 2 color deck, you'd rather have an untapped land. Pristine Talisman: Unless you can get 2 or 4 copies in your deck, if not, sideboard it. Felidar Cub: sideboard it and replace it with another Erase. Djeru's Renunciation: Replace with a "Bounce" Spell like Boomerang. Works offensively and defensively
As far as card suggestions go, pick your poison.... More: Mana Leak, Rune Snag, Reliquary Tower Some: Divinity of Pride, Soul Warden, Suture Priest, Angelic Accord, Tranquil Cove, Dictate of Kruphix, Blue Sun's Zenith, Rapid Hybridization, Spellbook, Whispersilk Cloak, Aqueous Form
TL;DR Don't build the deck too "flat" by having only one copy of essential cards, sideboard what you cant cut, and add some of these low-cost options to the deck. Remember: a lean deck is a successful deck. You can also get some good benefits from Scroll Thief if you can give it lifelink. Paired with Aqueous Form, you get a good glimpse of your top card before you draw it. Mana flooded? Scry it away! Mana thirsty? Scry away the high cost spell you would draw!
1 year ago
Hey ! Really nice deck. I like the energy subtheme of it.
1 year ago
2 years ago
Sixth Sense on an opponents creature and it deals combat damage to a player who draws the card?
so at the prerelease my opponent Sixth Sense one of my creatures and then it hit him and he was saying he draws the card but wouldn't it be the controller of the creature since it read 'the creature has' then the you would be referring to the owner of the creature not the owner of the enchantment the judge ruled in favor of him but I still want to know why because I assumed it just turned a creature to have a Scroll Thief effect
2 years ago
Alrighty, this may just be personal bias talking, but I like to think that looters such as Stealer of Secrets, Scroll Thief, and Looter il-Kor are tremendously useful assets. They may not have abusable enter the battlefield triggers, but they do an excellent job of keeping your hand stocked and filtering out the useless crap. If we're talking about guys with useful ETB's, some of my personal favorites are Deputy of Acquittals and Whitemane Lion because of the built in flash, also the latter of the two can help you reuse a guy, so win-win. Here is a link to the Star City Games PDH vs episode. I think Justin Parnell's deck can give you a few more options to consider. Overall, I really like the deck and I'm curious as to how you will continue to upgrade the deck. Definite +1 from me.
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