Scroll Thief

Legality

Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Magic 2014
Magic 2013 Common
Duel Decks: Venser vs. Koth Common
2011 Core Set Common

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Scroll Thief

Creature — Merfolk Rogue

Whenever Scroll Thief deals combat damage to a player, draw a card.

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Scroll Thief Discussion

TheTindell179 on Mistmeadow Pauper EDH

1 month 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.

Selphiron on Thar be pirates on these seas!

3 months 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

Tetravirulence on Vela's Unblockable Ninjas

10 months ago

You have a lot of weenies. This works well with unblockable but you may want to consider wipes and cards like Night of Souls' Betrayal or Elesh Norn being played early via some graveyard manipulation.

Also consider that they have blockers for your blockable creatures and removal for your unblockable ones. What is your gameplan then? If your blockable creatures aren't threatening to your opponent's creatures as well as the opponent, you may get stalled.

Consider some stronger creature options. Your low CMC is good for a faster clock, but can hinder you when the faster clock results in a slower gameplan.

CUT:

You are running 10 mana rocks which is quite a bit actually. I'd suggest cutting some, or swapping them. Try Worn Powerstone or Mind Stone for the Keyrune. Maybe work in an equipment subtheme?

Debate keeping wrexial.

POTENTIAL ADD:

EQUIPMENT:

Ninjas sometimes have a subtheme of equipment. Just figured I'd recommend a few if you go this route.

You'll want to avoid wipes since you rely on creatures a lot yourself, beyond things like Cyclonic Rift. If you find wipes to be troublesome, try something like Living Death or a mass return-to-hand-from-grave spell.

A draw package is optional. Ponder Preordain Brainstorm are the big three everyone loves to run. I don't know if they really fit this list though.

Lands to consider:


Here is an odd idea which might be appealing. Steal their creatures, attack, and ninjutsu your own in, bouncing their creature and putting yours into play.

If you want to go this way, I can suggest some big ones:

evncrbch on The Vela-Eldrazi reign begins!

11 months ago

Mindleech Mass does some crazy stuff and hits hard. Okiba-Gang Shinobi is absolutely brutal if it gets through against most decks. Scroll Thief and other such cards that draw cards upon dealing damage are great. The more cards you see the better. Tandem Lookout does this effect as well. Thalakos Deceiver is just mean. Cyclonic Rift clears the way for all of your creatures so you can trigger all of the combat damage effects. I highly recommend Swiftfoot Boots and/or Lightning Greaves. I like to run card advantage sources that gain repeatable value like Rhystic Study, Mind's Eye, Staff of Nin, etc. Great start though! Looking at other decks on TO with the same commander will be an invaluable source of knowledge going forward with deckbuilding. You will find cards that you had no idea that they even existed that fill slots in your decks perfectly.

EpicNinjaKing21 on

1 year ago

Stealer of Secrets or Scroll Thief would go nicely in here.

GrenadeKitten on Mono Blue Gimp Pimp

1 year ago

Perhaps Lonely Sandbar instead of Remote Isle because you're mono blue, Scroll Thief or Stealer of Secrets for card draw, and counterspells like Counterspell or Mana Leak could be good.

MadStacks on Live Fast, Die Young

1 year ago

Hey! I really like the look of this deck, looks like a blast. :) I can't really suggest much to improve it, looks pretty good already. Jeskai Sage might have potential for pumps and card draw, as would Ninja of the Deep Hours. Looks like you have plenty of evasion, might be interesting to see if Stealer of Secrets/Scroll Thief or Last Thoughts could work for card draw, especially in conjunction with with Assault Strobe to draw 2 cards? And I personally prefer Peek over Thought Scour.

A sweet looking deck though, gonna have to try it some time!

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