Notion Thief

Notion Thief

Creature — Human Rogue

Flash

If an opponent would draw a card except the first one he or she draws in each of his or her draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card.

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Notion Thief Discussion

Scytec on Finally fixing Nekusar

1 month ago

Also, Notion Thief feels counterintuitive to the game plan to me, he will nullify the damage your opponents are taking each turn with all the additional draws.

Lanzo493 on Tasigur cEDH Advice

3 months ago

I like Reclaim and Phantasmal Image. This is because you mill yourself a lot and there's usually a creature worth copying. Disciple of Deceit could be useful if you expect to face decks that you'll be able to attack into. Varragoth, Bloodsky Sire is probably better, though. I don't know if Necropotence fits your deck or not, since it doesn't appear to be a combo deck or a deck that can gain life. I see Tasigur as a control deck that stabilizes in the late game and uses politics to pit players against each other.

I would also suggest Notion Thief (it even looks like you're just holding up Tasigur's mill mana).

griffstick on HULLBREACHER BANNED

4 months ago

Notion Thief went from $2 to $9 since the ban

plakjekaas on HULLBREACHER BANNED

4 months ago

jaymc1130 there's plenty opportunity to tap out past turn 1 in cEDH:

Force of Will , Force of Negation , Pact of Negation , Fierce Guardianship , Deflecting Swat , Misdirection ...

Notion Thief also has flash, right? And I was taught that it's better to draw cards than to ramp, so Notion Thief should be at least as big of a problem as Hullbreacher ... However, 4 mana is significantly more than 3 in formats that care about being efficient, and spending resources on ramping might be worse than spending them on securing cards in hand, but Wizards should have known that ramping without spending extra resources is among the most broken things in Magic, they've known that since the original Moxen.

Azdranax cEDH is not a separate format. It's a different philosophy on the same format. It's using the rules of EDH (which is a casual format by definition, as you can read here ) with the mindset of a competitive format like Legacy. By definition, cEDH is a misinterpretation of how the format is supposed to be played. The most competitive players, however, are usually the most vocal about what they don't like, and have gotten really good at kicking up enough ruckus to change what they don't agree with. That's how Flash got banned. The RC doesn't typically consider cEDH because they don't regulate the format to be compatible with cEDH. cEDH is a just a community response, that explicity uses the exact same rules for differently-themed games. I think that's also why Opposition Agent is not banned in EDH, because that is specifically only dangerous in cEDH, and a lot less potent against some Ally tribal deck, or whatever casual battlecruise deck EDH was intended for as a format.

If you're looking for a 100 card singleton format that's aimed at competitive play and doesn't use a casual banlist, try Canadian Highlander. It uses the Vintage banlist, which means just no Shahrazad , dexterity cards, ante cards and cards with the Conspiracy type. But if you want to play Commander of any kind, you're bound by the RC's banlist, by virtue of format philosophy.

fadelightningmm on HULLBREACHER BANNED

4 months ago

I don’t understand the argument “if you let it resolve and get back to the person who cast it” as a valid argument for why it shouldn’t be banned. People likely don’t play enough removal or counter magic, but in edh there is a chance that you don’t have the answer, or if you have an answer it’s not instant speed or you’re tapped out when the time comes. Add a wheel effect instead of getting 1 card (if not your turn) like you would with Narset, Parter of Veils you and the non HB players are left with nothing and the HB player has a non-zero number of cards and a minimum of 3x-1 cards where x was the greatest number of cards in hand (assuming Dark Deal the lowest level of wheels). Now that the HB player has cards and mana to use they likely drew into protection on the off chance that you do top deck an answer in the one card you’re allowed per turn. Notion Thief does have the same issue as HB, but as the RC mentioned the higher mana cost and the extra pip make it a less likely card to show up.

If it wasn’t clear through my wall of text above I’m in favor of this banning. I’ve been on both sides of the HB and it’s definitely not fun to play with/against. All this coming from a recovering Leovold, Emissary of Trest player (rest easy my sweet prince). The HB banning is probably the best ban IMO since Prophet of Kruphix .

multimedia on Sen triplets

5 months ago

Hey, some changes to consider:

Replicating and Sphere are not really needed here because all the other two drop mana rocks are better/faster. Not a fan of Ingot or Relic either, but at least they're indestructible which has protection from Nevinyrral's Disk .

The Artifact lands are helpful with Transmuter, but they are destroyed by Disk unless you control Forge.

Not enough basic lands or other dual lands that are two different land types that could be in your hand to support the Reveal lands from not ETB tapped. Can't really support the two Tango lands or Check lands either, but at least these dual lands rely on lands that are already on the battlefield not in your hand.

Other cuts could be the Bounce lands that always ETB tapped, the two Tango lands since only have six basic lands or the Scry/Cycling lands since they always ETB tapped.

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