Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Rogue


Whenever Thada Adel, Acquisitor deals combat damage to a player, search that player's library for an artifact card and exile it. Then that player shuffles his or her library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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

Thada Adel, Acquisitor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%

Thada Adel, Acquisitor Discussion

carpecanum on Zaxara's hydras

3 weeks ago

Unbound Flourishing and Corpsejack Menacedouble the size of your hydras so those are pretty obvious.

Doubling Cube (kinda pricey though), doubles mana, even stored mana

Instill Energy maybe

Thada Adel, Acquisitor can provide an amazing amount of mana by stealing Sol Ring from every player

carpecanum on B100 daxos

1 month ago

Consulate Crackdown? World Queller?

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is hilarious against artifact heavy decks. I have had every players Sol Ring on multiple occasions.

Daedalus19876 on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

Brefin: I've been finding that there's two kinds of mutations -- the ones that help Vadrok, and the ones that Vadrok helps.

Surrakar Spellblade, Cephalid Constable, and Neheb, Dreadhorde Champion are all in the second category, because they benefit from Vadrok's inherent evasion to become threatening, despite their low power.

I'm happy to work with a smaller commander who draws me 3+ cards per turn -- in that case, I lean towards a combo victory, using the constant stream of card draw to throw out answers for opponents' threats. Plus, it keeps the deck from getting into the monotonous rut of "big commander, swing" -- the deck plays completely differently depending on whether the first host for Vadrok is Surrakar Spellblade or Markov Blademaster, for example.

Pollywog Symbiote is definitely a thing I want to add, though. Thada Adel, Acquisitor isn't a bad idea either. Hrm. Too many lines, too little time.

sam171z: It's not BAD, but it's not amazing either. Basically, it gives you extremely strong protection against one player, but leaves Vadrok vulnerable to the other players and without a power boost.

carpecanum on Lorthos TideMaker

2 months ago

Thada Adel, Acquisitor = massive ramp as she plays everybody's Sol Ring before they draw it.

Spell Swindle can also get your boss out very early

Quest for Ula's Temple is $4.

You have a tone of triggered effects including your boss, so anything like Strionic Resonator etc would be good.

Octopus Umbra is topical and would be great on one of your smaller guys.

Brefin on Endless Forms Most Beautiful: Vadrok EDH [PRIMER]

2 months ago

In the quick summary, I don't like Surrakar Spellblade. No innate evasion or protection, and casting the spells only lets it draw more spells, doesn't make bigger. Keeping with legends to mutate upon to there's Thada Adel, Acquisitor. Or the Pollywog Symbiote to give access to more looting and

nospamspam722 on Kumena, the Communist Queen

2 months ago

carpecanum - thanks so much! Thada Adel, Acquisitor is a great suggestion. I'll add it here, but it's expensive enough that I hesitate to buy and add it to the paper deck. I've thought about adding changelings but I didn't know enough off of the top of my head to add them in. Thanks for the suggestions, I think I'll consider adding Chameleon Colossus for its ability.

I don't think this deck needs much recurrence, because it's got a lot of cheap creatures and a decent amount of draw spells. However, Mimic Vat is really good and I think I'll add it to my Teysa Karlov Commander deck.

carpecanum on Kumena, the Communist Queen

2 months ago

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is amazing ramp as she plays Sol Ring from every other player

Shapesharer and Chameleon Colossus have useful abilities in addition to being merfolk.

Maybe not use all of these but at least one could provide some recurring creatures : Soul Foundry, Mimic Vat, Riptide Replicator

seshiro_of_the_orochi on The little Timmy wants to ...

4 months ago

So after many different suggestions, here is what I can narrow it down to:

Braids, Conjurer Adept


Thada Adel, Acquisitor

I can still somewhat imagine Meloku the Clouded Mirror, though I have no actual idea how I'd run him.

Any more ideas?

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