Stolen Identity


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

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Set Rarity
Guilds of Ravnica: Guild Kit (GK1) Rare
Gatecrash (GTC) Rare

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Stolen Identity


Create a token that's a copy of target artifact or creature.

Cipher (Then you may exile this spell card encoded on a creature you control. Whenever that creature deals combat damage to a player, its controller may cast a copy of the encoded card without paying its mana cost.)

Stolen Identity Discussion

KongMing on Fblthp the found

1 month ago

Need some more ways to protect Fblthp. Ghostly Flicker might do nicely, and it 'untaps' Proteus Staff for you, too. And hey, don't forget about Polymorph !

Also, stuff that allows you to steal creatures from other people seems pretty alright by me. You'll be the controller, so you still get to 'search' your library for Fblthp even if you 'sacrifice' their creature to the staff. I'm thinking Bribery , Treachery , Mind Control , In Bolas's Clutches , and Sudden Substitution . Even though you can't have creatures in your library, you can still have creatures on your board! :D

In a similar vein, I'd recommend stuff like Clone Legion , Mirage Mirror , Mirror Match , Rite of Replication , Saheeli's Artistry , Stolen Identity , Supplant Form . These let you copy creatures in play, which is (I cannot stress this enough) VERY POWERFUL with counterspell support. The ability to let only certain threats slip through the cracks means you are effectively deciding what you want to copy later. Let them have their It That Betrays for now, you can just make 5 token copies of it next turn with Rite of Replication. Clones, with counterspell support and protection, can be an alternate win condition in their own right. After all, other people planned on winning with that creature - why can't you?

TypicalTimmy on Just_A_Friend

2 months ago

I tried to reply but your thread was deleted?

Keep in mind that you can Cipher the same spell multiple times on the same creature. Each time the creature deals combat damage to your opponent, each individual Cipher will trigger.

So if you cast Stolen Identity on a creature twice, when it deals combat damage to your opponent you will create 2x more copy tokens of it.

I would recommend you run Blighted Agent for this.

Enjoy not having friends. ;)

Just_A_Friend on Here's my question for today

2 months ago

I'm building an oath breaker deck using Stolen Identity as my sig spell. Can I exile it from the command zone to pay its cipher cost?

DrWildcard on I Really need help to ...

3 months ago

If I were you, I would definitely go for some human equipment like Slayer's Plate or Butcher's Cleaver . And as a replacement of phantasmal image, I am particularly fond of Stolen Identity , Although it is quite expensive. I would say to take my word with a grain of salt, because I know nothing about the meta or anything.

TypicalTimmy on If instants and sorceries were ...

6 months ago

You mean ala Isochron Scepter ? Lol. Or cards with Cipher?

Also, isn't there like a wizard / Commander that does this now, too? Could have sworn I saw one the other day.

But I've always said that Planeswalker's are basically free Sorcery spells every single turn.

I'd love to see a Planeswalker, perhaps a new Ashiok, who allows you to exile a Sorcery as a heavy minus ability, then tick him up to cast it for free. Similar to cards like Stolen Identity . Though you know players will abuse it and just use spells that grant extra turns, like Karn's Temporal Sundering . It would need a clause where you can't use those such spells.

Aside from those, I think Enchantments would be fair unless the card was printed in a set where Artifacts make sense, such as a new Kaladesh or another Phyrexian set.

As for cards themselves, idk. I'd need to build a deck to choose. I can't just make a blanket statement like that off the top of my head. Sorry :)

multimedia on Killer Bunnies

7 months ago

Hey, nice start for a budget upgrade of the precon.

With Jeleva you don't have to go completely over the top with all splashy high mana cost spells, some is good. You can benefit from Jeleva by simply getting card advantage when she attacks from a low mana cost spell you exiled with her especially a draw spell such as Brainstorm or a tutor such as Gamble .

Budget cards ($5 or less each) to consider adding:

Lots of creatures goes against Jeleva's ability. If you have a lot of creatures then it makes it more difficult for you to hit an instant/sorcery to exile. You want to benefit from Jeleva's ETB ability too, not just exile your opponents spells.

Cards to consider cutting:

  • Dimir Guildgate
  • Izzet Guildgate
  • Rakdos Guildgate
  • Temple of the False God
  • Vivid Creek
  • Vivid Marsh
  • Baleful Strix
  • Dimir Doppelganger
  • Djinn Illuminatus
  • Fog Bank
  • Nekusar, the Mindrazer
  • Thraximundar
  • Tsabo Tavoc
  • Uyo, Silent Prophet
  • Vampire Nighthawk
  • Hypersonic Dragon
  • Fissure Vent
  • Liturgy of Blood
  • Molten Disaster
  • Tempt with Reflections
  • Annihilate
  • Price of Fame
  • Starstorm
  • Spiteful Visions
  • Illusionist's Gambit
  • Phthisis

If you like these suggestions then I offer more help. Good luck with your deck.

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Stolen Identity occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%