Thada Adel, Acquisitor


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Legendary Creature — Merfolk Rogue


Whenever Thada Adel, Acquisitor deals combat damage to a player, search that player's library for an artifact card and exile it. Then that player shuffles his or her library. Until end of turn, you may play that card.

Thada Adel, Acquisitor Discussion

dingusdingo on Scheming Symmetry

3 months ago

I appreciate all the thoughts guys.

Cosi's Trickster Thief of Sanity and Thada Adel, Acquisitor would be an interesting beatdown deck alongside Psychogenic Probe . It's definitely a telegraphed play, but either way you're still breaking parity and getting a tutor to topdeck for

I think that Scheming Symmetry and Psychic Surgery has a lot of potential. I found an older janky deck that ran Psychic Surgery with Extirpate and Surgical Extraction . A 1 cost anything tutor could certainly be an enabler for that deck, and it triggers Psychic Surgery

I also think Symmetry has some potential in combo decks. If you can draw the card and use it to combo off, you negate the opponent getting the card by flat out winning.

As far as the price, once people realize the large amount of cards that shuffle or mill an opponent, I bet this card will go up. It also has potential in other formats too, especially Commander. It has a few applications, its a 1 cmc tutor with a drawback that many effects can get around, and it can cause an opponent to shuffle.

Strangelove on Marchesa, the Black Rose EDH

3 months ago

Maybe you could do an +1/+1 counters version of aristocrats with Undying and cards like Epochrasite ... basically sacrifice them into a powerful engine before the end of everyone's turn.

Or... (here's one): Insurrection , Gonti, Lord of Luxury and Diluvian Primordial could be a "I play your cards" betrayal theme:

Izzy- on Mishra's Workshop

4 months ago

Chhris effects such as Possibility Storm , Nether Void , and Thada Adel, Acquisitor allow for the cards to be cast. Possibility Storm will replace the card, as Mishra searches for the card in library once the enchantment resolves. Nether Void counters the artifact, however Mishra will ge the card back from graveyard. Finally Thada Adel and simialr effects allows me to cast my opponent's spells and then search for same names within my deck.

austintayshus on Oathbreaker - Jace's Merfolks

4 months ago

It's nice to see a Jace Oathbreaker that's not centered around exiling your library. +1

I would recommend Thada Adel, Acquisitor . She's got islandwalk and bonus utility. Also Empress Galina is a spicy way to steal someone's oathbreaker.

Langass on Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow

4 months ago

So with the new set coming out there’s more ninjas so they’re an obvious include- here’s my two cents on switches..

Take out Wharf Infiltrator for Ingenious Infiltrator . Easy upgrade, Wharf really doesn’t provide that much as a 2 mana 1/1, there’s plenty of decks that run 1/1 mana dorks etc that can become easy chump blockers since they’d rather block then take the damage from a ninjutsu hit. Plus the ninja has infiltrator in the name still so flavour win yay! Finally, the card draw is AMAZING. Go wide with creatures that much faster.

I would switch Thada Adel, Acquisitor for Fallen Shinobi . Again they do similar things, however I’d rather get a free cast from an opponent and get the ninja triggered abilities over her. A 3 mana 2/2 isn’t so great either, even though I understand islandwalk, if the opponents don’t run blue, it’s just essentially a wasted slot or a chump blocker - which isn’t true to the deck.

Notion Thief I would definitely substitute for Changeling Outcast . I think the text you have to pay attention to is that it says you draw the extra card in their DRAW STEPS. Outside of that, like main phases, you don’t get that draw - so it’s way too situational and really doesn’t shut much down at all... unfortunately another wasted slot. The Changeling however, is a 1 mana 1/1 unblockable that is also considered a ninja!! Woohoo ninja paradise!

Nightveil Sprite out, Pteramander in. A 1 drop is better than the 2 drop. Nightveil gives you surveil, but you’ll be ninja’ing out most of the time anyway so that’s just an extra mana to drop the creature on the field, you basically graveyard a card if you don’t want it (and when you attack with ninjas you’re blindly going in to the next card anyway), and then spending an extra mana to do it him back on the battlefield. So in that process you could’ve saved a card from hitting the grave and saved 2 mana if you had of used Pteramander. It’s in your sideboard, id definitely use it.

Etrata, the Silencer out Windfall in. You have it in sideboard, it’s amazing. Not only will you refill your hand most likely in multiplayer games, always live by the rule that your opponents current hands are better than the ones they will get. They have plans for those hands, they may have tutored combo pieces, you just got rid of that and filled your hand to throw more creatures out. DEFINITELY use this card. If you’re sceptical why Etrata, yes the first half of her text sounds amazing that you exile a creature when you do combat damage with her and if you do 3 they lose. But you shuffle her into your library after you deal combat damage. It is super inefficient unfortunately, and you just spent 4 mana on a exile a creature card when there’s way better card disruption out there, or you could have spent the 3 to cast Windfall and maybe drawn into a wincon or lots more creatures?

I’d also switch Crystal Ball for Naga Ninja. I understand how useful scrying can be in Yuriko, but I also believe this guy outplays the card by far. Instead of scrying 2 each time (would’ve cost 4 to do the first one), you could have paid 3 mana to ninjutsu naga boi out, and created a copy of him, two ninjas for 3 mana over scry 2 for 4?! Next turn you would have scry 4 for 5 mana in total, whilst hypothetically you could have dealt damage with 2 more ninjas and created 2 more copies. I think you get where I’m going with this... the value is so insane in comparison.

This is just my opinion and what I would recommend, more ninjas for less mana, go wide! By the way if you find board wipes are getting to be bad news, id look at switching out Evacuation and Just the Wind for more counters. Some of my favourites are Arcane Denial for an extra card (even if the opponent gets 2), Muddle the Mixture - Transmute is just extra gravy, and Spell Pierce the classic. There is better ones, but these are just budget ideas I thought may assist. Also I mentioned evacuation, because even though it is a nice card, I feel better having more protection for my board over returning all creatures In response to my creatures dying - but that’s just my preference!

Anyway I hope you enjoy reading my thoughts on it, lemme know what you think!

carpecanum on Sen triplets-by mrsquintyeyez

4 months ago

A fun card here is Azor's Gateway  Flip. If you actually get to transform it you can usually cast everything in an opponents hand at once. Pretty funny (the Slivers were especially upset).

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is also a lot of fun. Strangely she draws more hate than the Sen Triplets after everybody has lost the Sol Ring out of their decks and people get tired of reshuffling.

multimedia on Fuck You Blues

4 months ago

Hey, saw your forum topic asking for help. If one of your first Commander decks well done.

Consider more cards that can help blue devotion, give you value when your creatures are unblockable or be upgrades for cards here? Budget cards ($4 or less each) to consider adding:

If you like some of these suggestions I offer more help to make cuts. Good luck with your deck.

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Thada Adel, Acquisitor occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.02%

Blue: 0.15%