Thalakos Deceiver


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

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Set Rarity
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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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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Thalakos Deceiver Discussion

Alex1444 on Inalla, Value Ritualist

4 weeks ago

Hey, i understand what you are going for with the inalla deck. ETB value is the way to go imo and a boardstate is basicly nonexistent haha. If you want to take a look, heres my list: Its not completely updated but it does the job. On another note i recommend Thalakos Deceiver, because he is downright broken in inalla. And currently im testing out Caligo Skin-Witch, because when you kick her its 7 mana to force all opponents to discard 4. And combined with Naban, Panharmonicon or cloudstone, even better. Let me know what you think. Cheers!

BlueStar220 on Court of the Black Rose

2 months ago

I would definitely recommend putting in:

Thalakos Deceiver

Sneak Attack


Glen Elendra Archmage

If you need more suggestions, you're welcome to look at my deck


Commander / EDH BlueStar220


BlueStar220 on Marchesa - Dethroning with Style

3 months ago

I would recommend Unspeakable Symbol, Sneak Attack, and Thalakos Deceiver

If you need more suggestions, you're welcome to look at my deck.


Commander / EDH BlueStar220


BlueStar220 on A Black Rose Indeed

3 months ago

I would recamennd putting in Thalakos Deceiver, Thraximundar, and Mind Slash.

If you need more suggestions, you're welcome to look at my deck.


Commander / EDH BlueStar220


CommanderClinic on #YouMakeTheDeck

3 months ago

Okay, let's get some Jedi Caves and Murky monsters in here. Jorubai Murk Lurkers are definitely in the swamps of Dagobah, and though it's cold, I'm pretty sure the Ice Cave is a great place to send a training Jedi to face their fears. Rhystic Cave can help with of color sources on a budget and can put a crimp in the plans of someone who tapped out to play a spell to end the game when you have the Ice Cave out.

I am still confused as to how Steal/Clone has anything to do with the swamp planet of Dagobah, but let's look at some sweet cloning cards. Altered Ego, Stunt Double, Clever Impersonator, Mirror Match, Mirror Mockery, Spitting Image, and Stolen Identity all come to mind for varying degrees of cloning. I really like the Mirror cards because they directly oppose your opponents in an interesting fashion, discourage attacking you, and might let you actually use your opponent's ETB triggers if they're not careful.

For stealing, we've got Aethersnatch for spells, Chamber of Manipulation, Dominate, Domineering Will, Helm of Possession, Overtaker, Rags / Riches, Reins of Power. Thalakos Deceiver, Tolarian Entrancer, Treacherous Urge, Willbreaker, and Soul Seizer  Flip to get at their creatures.

For the list now, I'd actually just purge everything over $5 to get a better sense of what you actually want in the deck, drop most of the reanimation right now since you're focusing more on cloning and stealing rather than reanimating, you can see about stealing creatures out of graveyards later. Deadeye Navigator just needs to go as well, since that card is just too good and will probably get you killed with little to no actual benefit.

If you still want to run Villainous Wealth get some of the best, cheapest ramp G and B have to offer like Zendikar Resurgent, Myriad Landscape, Blighted Woodland, and the ilk since that won't break your budget like some of the alternatives. Skirge Familiar can turn excess cards into mana, which can make your Tasigur cheaper too, and there are always the U free spells which you can bounce if you put bouncers in the deck) without having to fork out the cash for Palinchron

Another cool way to trim down your budget is to just not run some of the typical staples. Like, completely forget about Sol Ring and Lightning Greaves they're just not going to be worth the effort like Fellwar Stone, Corrupted Grafstone, or even, as much as I dislike them personally, Signets in the colors you need most.

Also, do be careful with Notion Thief, and this goes with other player's stolen creatures too, you'll need to make sure to have some sac outlets. Evolutionary Leap, High Market, any number of black creatures that have that as a cost, would be worth it if they have an effect that you can leverage into usability.

So...all in all, I know that's a lot, but hope it helps even a little bit.

Dedwerkz on Inalla, She Who Combos EDH

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions JuQ, Thalakos Deceiver would be a handy and dangerous tool for this deck, as well as Timestream Navigator for my sideboard (or deck). I want this deck to be nimble and adaptable, especially for points-based Commander Nights, so they go to my Acquire Board!

I've had Worldgorger Dragon backfire just as you described! I hope anyone who uses my decklist reads your comment. It's a neat trick to pull off but knowledgeable Commander players clock many of my deck's combos because the ubiquitous nature of the pre-cons. If that dragon goes into my graveyard, it's all eyes on me. Often, I only allow my infinite combos to fire twice unless it's a casual no-holds barred game or non-point tourney.

JuQ on Inalla, She Who Combos EDH

4 months ago

Thalakos Deceiver, Timestream Navigator, Master of Waves are also great additions for the deck.

Be careful with the Worldgorger Dragon combo. If someone in your game happens to have an instant removal while you are doing it, and really knows how the dragon works, you will end up with all your permanents permanently exiled.

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