Thalakos Deceiver

Thalakos Deceiver

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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Set Rarity
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thalakos Deceiver occurrence in decks from the last year

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All decks: 0.0%

Thalakos Deceiver Discussion

Strangelove on Marchesa, the last rose

1 month ago

Wassup LordWaterbird, +1!

@Your post

I built a bad Black Rose Budget Deck and a Black Rose EDH Index of anything I found that might fit.

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:

Don't skimp on mana! 5 Ramp and 36 Lands is low. I'd go up to 37 lands and 10 ramp at least, prioritizing 2 drop ramp... eg. Talisman of Dominance , Talisman of Indulgence , Fellwar Stone , etc.

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.

Vigean Graftmage ... really good with a Sac outlet. Olivia, Mobilized for War is similar if you have good draw.

Fire Covenant ... awesome card. Dethrone is tricky and so you need to be able to consistently manipulate life.

Thalakos Deceiver and Zealous Conscripts .... Stealing cards is a lot of fun.

Flayer of the Hatebound ... this card is MVP in Marchesa. Add this.

Ender666666 on Chaotic Echo

3 months ago

Thanks for your thoughts n0bunga. Thalakos Deceiver seems ok, but a bit slow... I'll put it in the maybeboard.

Yawgmoth, Thran Physician seems out of place here and not optimal... I think I'll pass on him.

n0bunga on Chaotic Echo

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.

king-saproling on

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.

CarefulStudy_SweetOlBob on Tassigur Havin' a Blastigur

6 months ago

Do you happen to have a slot for Thalakos Deceiver ? It's like a $3 creature thief.

carpecanum on The Resilient Black Rose

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.

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