Thada Adel, Acquisitor

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

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Worldwake Rare

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Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Rogue

Islandwalk

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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Thada Adel, Acquisitor Discussion

HybridPK on Don't Rafiq Me

1 day ago

Alright, I gave the deck a look through. I think I understand what you want to do with it, but I also think that you're trying to play Rafiq in an inefficient manner. Based on my interpretation, he isn't meant to be played in a way that prevents other players from doing things. He should be played in a way that prevents other players from doing anything to your board.

With that in mind, I think the best course of action would be to go full voltron. Of course, I have a bias towards aggro and voltron strategies in general, but you have a surprising number of options available to make this a great aggro deck, and there are multiple forms of protection available in Bant aside from just counterspells.

Something you're completely ignoring is the Exalted keyword. Exalted is a triggered ability, so each instance of Exalted stacks. You mentioned to me that you didn't want to necessarily rely on enchantments and artifacts to pump Rafiq. Fortunately, you don't. You just want to retool your creatures a bit so that you get more Exalted triggers, and find some other utility creatures that offer protection.

Any card suggestions I make in this post are going to sway the deck in favor of this strategy, which I understand is against your original vision of a control deck. Also, this does make it play like every other Rafiq deck. But, in my opinion, this deck (in its current state) looks like a bunch of cards put together with no real strategy in mind. Almost all of your control elements would be better off in the Grand Arbiter Augustin IV deck, or would be better suited for Derevi, Empyrial Tactician.

Some items to consider: you are only running 1 board wipe. I would at least consider having 3 in any EDH deck. Also, your mana base (33 lands, 5 dorks, 4 rocks) seems low overall. Since you have limited options to ramp for lands outside of playing multiple lands a turn (which is based on the number of lands in hand), and with how easily removed creatures are, I don't think you'll have enough mana to do things when you really want to. You are also only running 2 targeted removal spells, and they are for creatures. You have no way of dealing with artifacts or enchantments on the board, and you're playing with at least two colors that are good with dealing with those kinds of permanents. There also seems to be a curious amount of creature-searching, but none of the creatures you have seem game-changing enough to where I see a reason to search for creatures. I mean, sure, Linvala, Keeper of Silence can ruin someone's day, but there should be more than 1-3 creatures worth searching for.

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CARDS TO CONSIDER (largely based on EDHrec)

Perpetual on Attack of the Clones

4 days ago

I'm not sure what you would cut, but these may have a place:

Induce Paranoia for counter + mill

Psychic Drain in case you need life

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is great in opening hands for stealing mana rocks. Late game she's not so hot

Altar of the Brood for obvious reasons

Pilfered Plans if you need more draw power

Kimifly on Hanna's Band Of Pirates (Budget EDH)

6 days ago

Thanks Cesilius, those are great suggestions! I added Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Chasm Skulker and Spreading Seas to my deck.

Cesilius on Hanna's Band Of Pirates (Budget EDH)

6 days ago

I must say, a pirate and her crew need a ship to navigate with. While Pirate Ship isn't the greatest card it is very thematic, if you don't like that card maybe Skyship Weatherlight, the ship Hanna actually was navigator for in the lore, would work!

Thada Adel, Acquisitor would make a great pirate and be a good addition to the deck and Chasm Skulker is a squid horror, perfect theme and a powerful card on top of that!

Finally Spreading Seas is a very annoying card allowing you take a powerful land you opponent controls and turn it into a basic island, or use it to allow islandwalk on some of your creatures, and what pirate wouldn't want more water to sail on?

carpecanum on I'll steal your heart..and everything else!

2 weeks ago

Steal Enchantment would fit the theme, excellent for taking gods or big expensive world enchantments.

Thada Adel, Acquisitor counts as ramp in some of my decks. Multiple Sol Ring are great and it's always nice to look through your opponents decks.

CharonSquared on Help with Derevi

1 month ago

My Derevi deck focuses on abusing her ability with creatures that have tap abilities. A few options are Kazandu Tuskcaller, Beguiler of Wills, Arcanis the Omnipotent, Captain Sisay. Then you'll also want some useful creatures with evasion to help trigger Derevi, like Trygon Predator and Thada Adel, Acquisitor. And since you'll hopefully be connecting with a couple small creatures each turn, Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Bident of Thassa help keep your hand full.

MagicalHacker on Dragonlord Silumgar: Aikido Primer

1 month ago

I ended up dropping Burnished Hart, which requires a lot of mana just to ramp by two, for Thada Adel, Acquisitor, which can steal all the Sol Rings! So that should fix all my problems related to ramp while also giving me more Aikido!

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