Stolen Strategy

Stolen Strategy


At the beginning of your upkeep, exile the top card of each opponent's library. Until end of turn, you may cast nonland cards from among those exiled cards, and you my spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cat those spells.

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Have (1) metalmagic
Want (2) Galvain , LordSelfish

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Rare

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

Stolen Strategy occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Red: 0.16%

Stolen Strategy Discussion

greyninja on Morophuckin' Elves!

2 weeks ago

@LordTsukune there are a few black elves; like Gilt-Leaf Winnower, Hunter of Eyeblights, Lys Alana Scarblade, Maralen of the Mornsong, Ayara, First of Locthwain, Blightsoil Druid, etc. I guess I just didn't think they were worth it. I'll take your opinion on the matter tho

Sunbird's Invocation and Stolen Strategy are good generic red gas. They can go in most any red deck, for sure. If you look at my land base you can see that I'm relying heavily on green since that's elves' most dominant color, but I'm splashing all other colors for support. If I did add them, what would you suggest to come out?

I do actually have Fist of Suns in here, so I'll do some updating this morning to match my irl list.

Thanks for the comment! I upvoted some of your decks in return! Don't forget to upvote here as well! Cheers

Gleeock on Why White? Design Choices

3 weeks ago

Oh sure, (ragging on a micro-example here) but something like Heartwood Storyteller being a unique effect feels like was reaching into territory that would be best reserved for something that should be more common (or explored) in - to tax noncreatures by gifting for the color of altruism. I mean a color doesn't truly expand until the boundaries are expanded. Also, white is often meant to be played via parallel effects, just that most people use this in a staxy & subtractive way. But additive parallel effects could certainly use more love in . I mean I've made Earnest Fellowship, Crescendo of War, & Absolute Grace do some serious work in a very white way. I just say they should keep the parallel additive effects coming, just maybe include card advantage or something else that scales well to multiplayer.

I would say has broken new ground, exile & play until next turn, Furious Rise, play from opponent's library. These were things that were very narrowly limited to maybe corner case cards & now extremely expanded Etali, Primal Storm,Stolen Strategy are expansions to something like Grenzo, Havoc Raiser -- where any other similar effects were previously temporary at best, play from opponent's library became a subtype of advantage for red now, done in a new way that isn't gamebreaking & is considered "red" now but would not have been strictly defined as "red" a few years ago - it would have been more "Grenzo" or "sounds like red could explore that"

ThatGrimGuy on Is This Heaven or Is This Hell? (Queen Marchesa)

1 month ago

Thanks for stopping by!

As far as Stolen Strategy and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent are concerned, they were mainly replacements for Michiko Konda, Truth Seeker (because we already run No Mercy) and Aven Mindcensor (which is arguably worth a position somewhere in the deck if you can find one to fill).

My goal with replacing Aven Mindcensor was to reduce the overall stax because my playgroup did not find it fun. Stolen Strategy fit our aikido sub-theme and also functioned as pseudo card draw.

Xantcha, Sleeper Agent adds an interesting layer of politics to any game where it is played. Whenever a player dies from it they almost never complain because they still got a 5/5 body that was fairly easy to remove through board wipes or chump blocking.

Abzkaban on Is This Heaven or Is This Hell? (Queen Marchesa)

1 month ago

Nice list! Yeah I think Heliod, Sun-Crowned and Walking Ballista make a great wincon if your goal is to pillowfort and stax until you win. It's easily tutorable and mana efficient, so I think it's a good addition.

I didn't even think about using Mistveil Plains with Sunforger to reuse your instants. I'm going to have to pick one up now for my own Marchesa deck.

How much use do you get out of Stolen Strategy and Xantcha, Sleeper Agent? Those have been on my maybeboard for a while, but I haven't tested them yet.

Patolea on The Gauntlet is set: Which ...

1 month ago

Judgment Day: Avacyn the Purifier EDH [PRIMER]

This deck is aewsome, I have tried a few times and never let me down, even in defeat it put up a really good fight.

A fast "voltron" deck with double strike creatures and a solid plan with avacyn and some SAC creatures.

The other way you can play boros and try to keep the pace with the other colors is to put a lot of mana rocks and cards like Outpost Siege, Stolen Strategy and The Immortal Sun.

I have tried with 10+ of then, the deck really starts to flow better, so you can control the board and finish with big angels and stuffs like that, some cards that prevents from losing is good against combo decks.

Aurelia, the Warleader is a good general for this, one big creature attacking two times can hurt a lot.

And last but not least you can go the dirty strategy, that's where Boros really surpass the others colors but the social contract held us from doing it.

And enchantment deck with Decree of Annihilation, Obliterate and Armageddon.

If you could put some Sulfuric Vortex, Assemble the Legion or Outlaws' Merriment it's likely that your opponents will concede.

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