Thief of Sanity

Thief of Sanity

Creature — Specter


Whenever Thief of Sanity deals combat damage to a player, look at the top 3 cards of that player's library. Exile one of those cards face-down, then put the rest into that player's graveyard. You may look at and cast that card for as long as it remains exiled, and you may spend mana as though it were mana of any colour to cast that spell.

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Rare

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Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Standard Legal
Pioneer Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Brawl Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thief of Sanity occurrence in decks from the last year


All decks: 0.33%

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Thief of Sanity Discussion

greatdevourer on Wrexial Kempo

3 weeks ago

Here are my thoughts:

Out: Thief of Sanity, Nightveil Specter, Duskmantle Guildmage, Fact or Fiction, Fraying Sanity
The Thief of Sanity and Nightveil Specter both require combat damage to get the effect and you have a lot of other creatures doing the same things. I know it is a theme of the deck, and I'm not saying to take both of them out, but consider one or both depending on the other cards recommended. Duskmantle Guildmage requires a lot of mana and just feels kinda weak. Fact or Fiction is a good card but I think you would be better served with other options. Fraying Sanity only targets a specific player and you have no way to reset. I know it allows you to target "that player" but something just feels off about it.

Consider: Geth, Lord of the Vault, Archaeomancer, Psychic Corrosion, Memory Erosion, Sphinx's Tutelage, Tormod's Crypt, Trepanation Blade and Elixir of Immortality.

Let me know what you think.

ClassicCox on The value army of the God Pharaoh

3 weeks ago

fragarach97 yes, your comment was very helpful! As soon as i get a copy, i will add Baleful Strix and maybe Thada Adel, Acquisitor. I was also considering Thief of Sanity as an evasive early drop that mills and gets you cards to play when you may need them. Your list is very nice and some cards are really interesting, though many are momentairly out of my budget, upvoted.

Skyler1776 on Tempo Love

4 weeks ago

Just so you know, Nightveil Specter is not a standard-legal card. Perhaps Thief of Sanity?

Skyler1776 on Ashiok, The Silencer

4 weeks ago

jubale: I had 2 brazen borrower in the deck, but I replaced it with 2 copies of Thief of Sanity. The reason was that I found that most decks aren’t expecting thief, so after I Thought Erasure or Agonizing Remorse Thief usually lives for a few turns of value. The aforementioned win over Jund Sacrifice, for instance, I was only running one copy, but I connected twice and stole 2 of his Casualties of War before he could remove it. The two borrowers were great, but they were mostly used to delay the game by bouncing a Wicked Wolf. With Eat to Extinction, I am able to have the ability to Exile something while not letting my opponent have the ability to replay their threats.

Bolo33 on Advertise your STANDARD deck!

4 weeks ago

Your deck looks plenty fun, better than the one I am about to post. I'll start with a few negatives. First of all, Teferi, Time Raveler does not fit with the theme of your deck. I do not see him in there working well, unless of course he is there just to limit the opponent, and prevent counters to your grand scheme? Kaya's Wrath seems questionable as well, do you really want to clear the whole board and start over? I would replace each of these with more Thief of Sanity and maybe even another land or two. Positives, You can really take over someone's deck with this, and use their own strategy against them. It's very hard to beat yourself, especially if you have a third of a deck, and the opponent has the other 2/3ds and most of their own.

Now, my deck:

Gallia Rough Draft

Unknown* Bolo33


It is basically a hit-fast deck revolving around Gallia of the Endless Dance There are many enchantments for triggers, and it often works decent. But I'm not sure if it is optimal yet, and I am looking for improvements!

paradox4324 on Esper control

4 weeks ago

Maybe Dream Trawler is better here than Thief of Sanity . Please help.

kylar_ on Yennett is an odd sphinx

1 month ago

troca opportunity por Precognitive Perception , shrine of the forsaken gods eh ruim, dispatch precisa de um deck mais focado em artefato, 19 eh pouco pra consistentemente ter 3 no campo, callous oppressor parece horrivel kkkk, painful truths nao funciona se voce jogar de graca do yennett, troca por um Read the Bones ou Notion Rain ou Dream Cache , o resto parece bem decente, mas vou falar um monte de carta impar que eu gosto: Burnished Hart , Thief of Sanity , Prognostic Sphinx , Scheming Symmetry , Acquire , Aether Gale , Wave of Reckoning eh especialmente bom pq nao mata yennett e mata o resto, Time Wipe , Plague Wind , Generous Gift , Mortify , Gilded Lotus , Imprisoned in the Moon , Mind's Dilation

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