Creature — Thalakos Wizard
Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)
When Thalakos Deceiver attacks and isn't blocked, you may sacrifice it. If you do, gain control of target creature. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)
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|Commander / EDH||Legal|
Thalakos Deceiver occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.0%
Thalakos Deceiver Discussion
1 month ago
Wassup LordWaterbird, +1!
Something that has always helped me is adding custom tags to count draw and ramp, like so:
1x Yawgmoth, Thran Physician #Draw #Sacrifice #Removal
If you really want to cap Marchesa's power level at 7/8 I think you'd have to gut many of the fun cards and play a really consistent, conservative midrange style with lots of interaction or MLD to really be an 8.
That'd be pretty spikey, but here are a few alternative (6-7/10) ideas:
Lean into aggro/midrange... BBB, BB, UU, etc, are really going to slow you down. I would only run cards with those costs that can compare to Necropotence , Yawgmoth, Thran Physician , etc. Eg. Grave Pact is good, but Plaguecrafter does more (...also Merciless Executioner / Fleshbag Marauder ). If you're trying to wipe the board, I'd go for Massacre Girl / Profaner of the Dead , etc.
Fire Covenant ... awesome card. Dethrone is tricky and so you need to be able to consistently manipulate life.
Flayer of the Hatebound ... this card is MVP in Marchesa. Add this.
3 months ago
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician seems out of place here and not optimal... I think I'll pass on him.
3 months ago
Thoughts on Thalakos Deceiver ? Looks like it plays nicely if it happens to be Dethroned. I was gonna say Dockside but I see it's in the maybeboard already.
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician could also be neat here. Also helps the creatures with Persist, and can proliferate.
4 months ago
Looks like a great start! Definitely seems powerful for a first EDH. You might like these: Blade of the Bloodchief , Iron Bully , Thalakos Deceiver , Mark of Mutiny , Press into Service , Unity of Purpose , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Smothering Abomination , Aetherworks Marvel , Decree of Pain
I built a Marchesa deck around modular creatures if you want to check it out, maybe you'll see something you like.
4 months ago
Impressive list considering the low cost! You might like these: Iron Bully , River Kelpie , Lightning Coils , Aetherworks Marvel , Thalakos Deceiver , Dominus of Fealty , Impact Tremors , Syr Konrad, the Grim , Drana, Liberator of Malakir , Meteor Golem , Festercreep , Deathbringer Thoctar , Power Conduit , Chasm Skulker , Toothy, Imaginary Friend .
I have a Marchesa deck built around modular creatures if you want to check it out :) Also are you from Chicago by chance? Your username reminds me of the baseball team
4 months ago
You might like these: Thalakos Deceiver , Mark of Mutiny , Skullclamp , Sage of Fables , Blade of the Bloodchief , Flayer of the Hatebound , Aetherworks Marvel , Lightning Coils , Goblin Bombardment , Impact Tremors , Smothering Abomination , River Kelpie .
I have a Marchesa deck built around modular creatures if you want to check it out.
Also you might want to take out Grafdigger's Cage :p
6 months ago
Do you happen to have a slot for Thalakos Deceiver ? It's like a $3 creature thief.
8 months ago
Thalakos Deceiver is exactly what you're looking for except is costs $4. Notice you don't have to steal the creature from the guy you attacked. Always attack for the Dethrone bonus, get your counter, sac, steal any-damn-thing then Deceiver comes back to you.
Helm of Possession is also hilarious in a deck like this.
With all the sac cards you have maybe a few cheap creatures that come into play with counters would be a good fit. Things with Fabricate, Modular etc. My Marchesa deck is based on Modular and artifact creatures so the only thing i ever need to get a counter on is the boss. You already have some Graft creatures so I am assuming Cytoplast Manipulator would put you over budget?
Kaya's Ghostform is is probably free at this point. Play it on Marchesa to protect her or play it on an opponents creature after you steal it so you get it forever after it dies.