Thada Adel, Acquisitor


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

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Set Rarity
Worldwake Rare

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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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Thada Adel, Acquisitor Discussion

Profet93 on Playgroup Competiveness

5 hours ago

Haha I'm glad to know I have a previous life twin Argeaux.

I came up with a list of potential commanders organized by the Multiplayer Tier List

Tier 2

Thada Adel, Acquisitor - Can steal artifacts which is nice (Sol ring!). Is mono blue so I have a lot of cards for it. Seems cool.

The Mimeoplasm - One of the first decks I tried to make but failed due to the mana base. I am willing to make this again with a cheaper (slower) mana base. Can be fun because he changes depending on who I am up against

Tier 3

Thassa, God of the Sea - The second deck I tried to make but failed because it sucked. I LOVE Thassa, but I feel there is no real direction for this deck and there is no chance in hell of it ever winning anything. Mono blue aggro anyone? lol

Xenagos, God of Revels - Ramp into fattiest and beat face. Simple linear strategy, has artifact enchantment and creature hate.

Gonti, Lord of Luxury - Seems fun because I can grab different stuff depending on who I'm up against. Mono black is also my favorite in EDH

Tier 4

Ashling, the Extinguisher - Again, I love mono black. Add some unblockable and possibly some equipments and watch hell unleash

Cao Cao, Lord of Wei - Mono black, what a surprise. Opponents love drawing, so we should make them discard! On the fence about this one because he's useless if the opponent has no cards in hand

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni - I love the artwork and graveyard plunging seems fun!

Rosheen Meanderer - Green ramp with X red damage. Simple yet fun

Thoughts on this list?

Daedalus19876 on The Imposter is YOU

1 week ago

Ooh, interesting! :) I tried to build something like this once, though it never fully came together.

My first thoughts for additions would be Braids, Conjurer Adept, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Gather Specimens, Cultural Exchange, Reins of Power, Propaganda, Control Magic, Knowledge Pool, Hive Mind, and Eye of the Storm (if you really hate other people).

In terms of 1-to-1 card swaps, I'd normally prefer to play Aethersnatch or Commandeer over Desertion :)

I generally don't like Frost Titan as a finisher. Your finishers are stolen from your opponents anyway.

Rings of Brighthearth seems weird here. Is there a combo (beyond Basalt Monolith) that I'm unaware of?

And finally, I'm hesitant to give advice like this, but I might try running Braids, Conjurer Adept as your commander instead. It'll give you more reliable targets for your copy effects :)

Can I tag you for some help on a new deck I'm trying out? :)

PhotogenicParasympathetic on In Which Adam Styborski Condemns ...

2 weeks ago

I 100% agree with him. I'm so goddamn tired of hearing the Thada Adel, Acquisitor player say "What do you mean you don't have a sol ring?"

Well, for this exact reason.

UnleashedHavok on Hope You Didn't Want That

2 weeks ago

Thanks for the suggestions KJLaBrone! I agree that the mana needs a smidgen of work, but this deck already ramps surprisingly well with Rampant Growth, Explosive Vegetation, Kodama's Reach and Sol Ring. Plus since I have a pretty heavy creature count, Somberwald Sage is extremely helpful. I'm really wanting to start working on the mana, via fetches and other expensive options. However, those will wait just a bit longer till I can get a few more cards to finish the core of the deck.

For that I'm wanting blanket hexproof courtesy of Asceticism, the ability to steal opponent lands probably via Quirion Druid and Kamahl, Fist of Krosa, and more artifact theft Karn, Silver Golem. I'll also get a few tutors, and maybe another theft creature or two. It's just going to start getting really difficult to know where to make cuts.

I had not thought about Thada Adel, Acquisitor, but I do like the fact that she is almost an Acquire in creature form. I think I'll have to acquire one of her to start testing!

And yeah, I need to watch out for effects like Homeward Path's. Hopefully I can have Quirion Druid or Kamahl on the field to steal it, or some other answer.

So far as putting a deck list together. Do it! I'm always down to discuss the finer points of a deck.

KJLaBrone on Hope You Didn't Want That

2 weeks ago

First of all, props on the build. I dig it. Creatures, enchantments, sorceries, and instants are on point, and I see you've had quite the discussion on most of those topics. The place I would focus my attention on is the mana/ramp package. You see Yasova is a mana hungry lady. I would try to limit the cards that "come into play tapped" so I would try to add lands like Command Tower, Evolving Wilds, Terramorphic Expanse, and then because you have so many basic lands, I'd look at cards like Rootbound Crag and Sulfur Falls. These cards will not only help in speeding up your plays, but Evolving and Terramorphic will help clean up some draws later in the game by thinning mana out of the deck.

I was wondering why you didn't make use of cards like Homeward Path and Despotic Scepter but I see that you're taking creatures instead of exchanging creatures. So nevermind on that suggestion. Have you given any thought to Thada Adel, Acquisitor?

carpecanum on Combos are lame.Death by Blightsteel Colossus isnt

2 weeks ago

For artifact anything you should run Thada Adel, Acquisitor if you are running blue. The amount of ramp available once you play Sol Ring from multiple players is amazing and you have access to tons of artifacts from your opponents decks.

Inspiring Statuary might help as well.

Ryknow on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

enpc: First thing I have to say, Back to Basics is banned in DC, so that's not an option...But of course, Quicksilver Fountain and Spreading Seas seem exactly like what I need! I don't really like little creatures with ETB effects like Augury Owl (It's not hate, I just don't have a way to recur them), but I get what you want to say; Vendilion Clique is out of my budget, but I'll surely add Thada Adel, Acquisitor ASAP.

Atony1400: As I already said, Sol Ring is banned in DC...

However, what do you think about my creature base? Do you think I should remove something from there? What could I replace Trinket Mage with (Generally speaking, not specific cards if you don't want to search them)?

Anyway, Thassa, God of the Sea and Expedition Map (This one even if I don't have many utility lands) are already in my acquire board!

enpc on Putting the "No" in "Mono-blue"

1 month ago

All righty, comment take two.

First off, have you ever seen a Vendilion Clique duel commander deck? The whole deck is based around really cheap removal/counters and the whole win condition of the deck is V-Clique + Runechanter's Pike. While your commander doesn't have natural evasion, you could look into runnign a few fliers/evasive creatrues that get you value (e.g. Augury Owl) and then run pike with things like Fabricate, Reshape, etc and just going to town. it means yo uhave a solid win condition that doesn't eat up too many slots. Plus having artifact tutors is never a bad thing.

For card advantage, Mystic Remora is a really solid card. It either buys you a few turns or gives you awesome value. While you probably only pay the upkeep cost 2-3 times, that's basically 2-3 turns your opponent won't want to play non-creature spells.

Also, when it comes to LD, you have a few options. Back to Basics is amazing against multicoloured decks, however it is expensive money wise. You do have cards like Quicksilver Fountain and Spreading Seas that you can use to abause people's mana base and a lot of blue creatures have islandwalk, eg Thada Adel, Acquisitor who is amazing.

Hopefully this will give you a few ideas.

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