Thieves' Auction


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Mercadian Masques (MMQ) Rare

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Thieves' Auction


Set aside all nontoken permanents. Starting with you, each player chooses one of the cards set aside and puts it into play tapped under his or her control. Repeat this process until all those cards have been chosen.

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Thieves' Auction Discussion

nlabelle on Heartless PwnShow

1 month ago

TheWallinator74 I'll add it (and take out Thieves' Auction. I was initially concerned with the 7 CMC but I think it's worth it. Thanks!

SteelSentry on Most hell like stack ever?

2 months ago

I used to be all on the chaos deck train, but I've started to shy away from any chaos cards that don't help the game plan (ex. Possibility Storm in Mishra, Thieves' Auction in Zo-Zu, etc). That being said, you can often have fun and crazy stacks even in "normal" games.

Ex. Last week, I was playing Sek'Kuar, Deathkeeper and there was a 4-color lands deck with The Gitrog Monster and Squandered Resources out. I was saccing things to Phyrexian Plaguelord to try and kill the frog, and we spent a good ten minutes each of us sacrificing permanents for value to get each other, and then he cast Second Sunrise and we did it all over again. It was a bit of a headache to work through how much value we could get, but at least 2 people at that table had fun with it.

Ziembski on In the Lab of the Mad Scientists

4 months ago

Rabid_Wombat of course there are other.

Hitting Eternal Dominion and Decree of Annihilation is probably win since You are picking value of opponents libraries while everyone else have nothing.

Soul Conduit + Treasonous Ogre mean You can pay almost your whole life and switch it with someone elses.

Scrambleverse/Thieves' Auction + Brand often makes everyone else scoop.

Warp World + Gather Specimens is also crazy good and often end games.

Other simple cards that win games late are Insurrection and Disrupt Decorum.

This deck doesn't really aim straight to win, more just to make fun games. You can also win with long painful games making everyone into topdeck mode while killing everyone slowly with Creeping Dread and Gibbering Descent.

Once, I "won" using Head Games and Worst Fears at opponent. Gave him all combo pieces to hand and won while controlling him. At least it felt like winning :D

TheAmazingSalsa on Maelstrom Wants a Huggy Wuggy

4 months ago

Honestly, this looks too chaotic to be a grouphug deck... I'd suggest going either full chaos or full grouphug... I've had a chaos deck that run most of the cards you're running, but I ended up giving up on it after realizing that people loved the concept of a chaos deck, but didn't have much fun playing against it. Shared Fate is too annoying and will end up making your play group pissed off at the card, Thieves' Auction and Warp World makes them concede before it even takes effect, and so forth...

I suggest going full grouphug, I used to run a Xira Arien group hug that I transitioned to a Yidris, Maelstrom Wielder just for the extra color, it's fun and it accelerates the game, people tend to not see you as a threat and keep trying to win while you just build up your ultimate wincon (usually a well timed Repay in Kind followed by a Fireball when all lands are generating 6+ mana)

Ziembski on Jhoira EDH

5 months ago

Glad to see another Chaos deck!

With so high average CMC (4,76 is reaaally high), You would definetly make use of Psychic Battle. You are also running Timesifter (I love this card), so Sensei's Divining Top could make this "chaos" more controlable for you. Top lets you sort higher CMC cards to top and make more use of those two cards.

Gather Specimens is GOLD with Thieves' Auction and Warp World. Drop it right after casting one of those and take all creatures. Same goes for Brand, but it also work wonders with Scrambleverse.

You are also using few flip enchantments, where Krark's Thumb is working like Top mentioned above. With Thumb, You can choose in 75% of cases, whenever creatures deals double damage or dont deal it at all with Impulsive Maneuvers. This also works with Tide of War, since it's always You flipping a coin.

I will try and suggest more cards later, but You surely should see my In the Lab of the Mad Scientists deck for more ideas.

goblinguiderevealpls on Norin the Combo Master

5 months ago

Ah i forgot

Thieves' Auction and Illicit Auction are hilarious in norin

Ziembski on The Craziest EDH deck

5 months ago

How about Brand and Disrupt Decorum? Brand is crazy with swiching control cards like Thieves' Auction or Scrambleverse. Conjured Currency is much more fun than it seems. Mana Clash and Game of Chaos? If you like to make it less chaotic for you, Krark's Thumb is nice. Also Psychic Battle.

There are so many suggestions I could make that I'm going to link you my Chaos does not choose its enemies. deck.

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