Notion Thief

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Archenemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Historic Brawl Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Planechase Legal
Quest Magic Legal
Vanguard Legal
Vintage Legal

Notion Thief

Creature — Human Rogue


If an opponent would draw a card except the first one they draw in each of their draw steps, instead that player skips that draw and you draw a card.

scottbaker91 on Zur the Enchanter Stax

3 months ago

Some of my favorite Zur Combos are: Teferi, Hero of Dominaria + Stasis // Solitary Confinement + Necropotence // Rest in Peace + Energy Field // Stasis + Azor's Elocutors // Basalt Monolith + Power Artifact // Winter Orb + Mind Over Matter

Sunder, Armageddon, Death Cloud will send your opponents back to the stone age while you fish out more enchants and punch them to death with Zur

Mana Breach, Mana Vortex, Oppression, Overburden are must have stax cards for Zur. The enchantments / creatures that keep your opponents from drawing or casting more than 1 spell per turn are really solid for stax ex: Arcane Laboratory, Spirit of the Labyrinth. Notion Thief + wheels will leave your opponent with 0 cards

Spellskite, Vanishing, Diplomatic Immunity, Steel of the Godhead, Mind Over Matter are all S tier for Zur

Approach of the Second Sun for another easy win con

Have fun crushing your opponents soul

Gidgetimer on how tf does the consecrated …

4 months ago

You can link cards by enclosing the name in double square brackets.

Consecrated Sphinx

Notion Thief

Fractured Identity

Your formatting is weird and it isn't clear what you are asking, I will do my best to explain the interaction.

For simplicity in tracking we are going to refer to the opponents as "opponent A-C".

The same event can't be replaced more than once by a single replacement effect.

  1. Opponent A is going to draw for turn and there will be a Consecrated Sphinx trigger.

  2. When your Sphinx trigger resolves you will choose to draw.

  3. You choose one of three replacement effects to apply to the draw.

  4. Assuming that you choose opponent A's replacement they will then have a choice of two replacements to apply since they are now the player affected by the replacements.

  5. If they choose Opponent B's replacement then opponent B will have to choose Opponent C's replacement and there will be no more replacements.

  6. Opponent C will draw. Consecrated Sphinx will trigger, but not be put on the stack yet since you are in the middle of resolving an ability.

  7. Repeat 3-6 for the second draw of the Sphinx trigger.

  8. You will then have two sphinx triggers to resolve and assuming that you always choose to draw, you will mill out all of your opponents getting an extra Sphinx triggers each time.

614.5. A replacement effect doesn’t invoke itself repeatedly; it gets only one opportunity to affect an event or any modified events that may replace that event.

616.1. If two or more replacement and/or prevention effects are attempting to modify the way an event affects an object or player, the affected object’s controller (or its owner if it has no controller) or the affected player chooses one to apply, following the steps listed below. If two or more players have to make these choices at the same time, choices are made in APNAP order (see rule 101.4).

Necramus on Oh My Gizzard, It's a Zombie Wizard (Nekusar)

5 months ago

Profet93 Hello, friend! Thanks again for the suggestions. So this list is actually retired, though I've been toying with the idea of putting it back together. I should probably update the list.

This was one of my first commander decks I put together. I'd likely change it up a bit if I were to rebuild it. I think Riptide Laboratory would definitely be something to add in. I'm with you on Necropotence. It definitely never hurt to have it, but with all the extra draw going on already, I don't think it's really needed. It's also a non-bo with Sheoldred, the Apocalypse which I'd definitely have in the list. Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth would definitely be an add, as well, given how heavy the black portion of this deck is.

Notion Thief is, sadly, a non-bo with Nekusar. It shuts his damage ability off. The true spicy add that I've realize needs to be in this list is Grafted Exoskeleton!

Profet93 on Oh My Gizzard, It's a Zombie Wizard (Nekusar)

5 months ago

Necramus +1

Alhammarret's Archive - Extra draw from wheels

An Offer You Can't Refuse > mana leak - Mana leak is only good early-mid game. Better to get a complete counterspell in EDH. Although this might be slightly more difficult in a 3 color build, given all your card draw, Misdirection should be considered as well. It's another deflecting swat and imp's mischief of sorts.

Mystic Remora - Draw, although perhaps not necessarily needed in this build.

I would cut megrim for another piece of artifact ramp like Mind Stone potentially. 10% ramp seems solid and would allow you to more easily 1) Cast your commander sooner 2) Cast all the cards you draw and recover from artifact wipes.

If you're going to run underworld dreams for 3 black, then perhaps an Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth could help with your 3 color mana base and casting requirement.

I don't play 3 colors but 2 nonbasics to consider, should you mana base allow it are Ancient Tomb for ramp and Riptide Laboratory. Riptide words with your commander and a few other creatures, most notably snapcaster mage.

How has necropotence been treating you? I ask because triple black along with GY exile is steep, but it does help with Thassa oracle and card advantage so I'm torn.

Would Notion Thief be helpful or anti-synergistic?

legendofa on If you could run any …

7 months ago

Deathrite Shaman comes out quick and starts doing stuff.

Surprised nobody mentioned Maelstrom Archangel yet.

Notion Thief is a less dirty Opposition Agent/Hullbreacher.

Maybe a mono-green OHKO Groundbreaker? I don't know how well that would work, but I'd give it a try.

DreadKhan on Lil' Shit

7 months ago

IMHO their are few bigger 'lil shit' type cards than Rite of the Raging Storm, if their is an opponent who can't handle 5/1 Tramplers they are dead meat very quickly, it's a very chaotic atmosphere with Rite out. It's also very good with many cards that would work well with your Commander, such as Mask of Griselbrand, and I can point out a bunch of other options. Relic of Sauron is a very good Grixis mana rock that can also draw a card now and then. I think copy effects are probably pretty good with your Commander, if you cast Rite of Replication on your Commander you still get 5 copies ETBing and dying, which should clear out hands and serve as a huge board wipe (you get 5 triggers each of the ETB and death trigger, if you have 3 opponents left 2 of them have 1/4 of their permanents and one has half left, similar for their hands. Irenicus's Vile Duplication is another fun copy effect, this one doesn't die right away and has flying. If you like annoying creatures you might like some of the specters out their, Hypnotic Specter is an old classic that will always take away a card from whomever you hit, and Stronghold Rats can take one from each player fwiw.

I can't decide if MImic Vat would be worth it with your Commander, if you can get him into the Vat you can make a copy each turn for very little mana, but it doesn't get sacrificed unfortunately, it gets exiled at end of turn, so you'd need sac outlets to get his Death Triggers (but on the upside nobody is going to block you).

Their are a few Chaos type cards that might help with your plans to annoy the table, I've always enjoyed Teferi's Puzzle Box, but any effect that cares about your opponent drawing cards really loves the effect, if you can get Box and a Notion Thief out your opponents each lose their hand and you draw cards equal to how many they had when they lost them. Grip of Chaos can help keep your Commander (or another key permanent) alive longer, and you don't run a ton of targeted interaction yourself. Omen Machine is pretty funny, it's especially useful if you use a high average MV, same with Timesifter. Some people will try to flip the table if you resolve a Possibility Storm, especially if your deck isn't trying to abuse the effect. If you leaned harder into your spell plan, or into permanents that work regardless of who controls them you could try Thieves' Auction, a card many that is so obnoxious that some people consider scooping rather than resolving the effect.

I hope some of these ideas aren't too disruptive, it's fun to have a deck that can troll your playgroup a bit!

legendofa on Hand Control v2

9 months ago

Welcome to the club, stixx925!

If you want to control the opponent's hand, you need to start early, like turn 1. Thoughtseize and Inquisition of Kozilek are popular in several formats to start pulling everyone's hand apart, but pretty much any 1-cost discard will help.

It looks like the core of this deck is the Jace's Archivist + Notion Thief combo, so you want to get that out as quickly as possible. There are some good creature tutors in green, ranging from Fauna Shaman through Fiend Artisan to Worldly Tutor and Sylvan Tutor.

Finally, I think you can trim down some of the "whenever you draw" payoffs and and add some more removal. Your 4-drop spot is skewing your mana curve too high, so look for 1- and 2-cost cards.

Above all, have fun!

fluffyeel on Sen Triplets - Esper Control (Seeking Help)

1 year ago

I would joke about "how can it be a Stax deck without Smokestack", but that's separate, and instead I'll offer up some possibly evil advice:

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