Thada Adel, Acquisitor

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.

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Set Rarity
Worldwake (WWK) Rare

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Thada Adel, Acquisitor Discussion

carpecanum on Simic Merfolk Commander Deck 2.0

2 weeks ago

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is amazing in commander. Stealing sol rings or other ramp then moving on to bigger artifacts.

Strength of the Tajuru is great for counters and you can sneak it in after blockers are chosen. Illusionist's Bracers double your counter doubling.

Most commander decks have more lands, so at least 33 + ramp, maybe more (i aim for a total of 40 land + ramp at least).

libraryjoy on Best 1-drops?

4 weeks ago

I like


Cloudfin Raptor

Cosi's Trickster depending on meta (ran it in a Thada Adel, Acquisitor deck for a while)



Taunting Elf

Elvish Herder

Sakura-Tribe Scout

Skyshroud Ranger

Scattershot Archer (especially if you have ways to give it deathtouch)

Sedge Scorpion

Traproot Kami in mono-green

Utopia Sprawl

Wild Growth


Dragonmaster Outcast

Quest for Pure Flame


Kami of False Hope

Soulmender in any build that has "Whenever you gain life" triggers

Sigarda's Aid

Spirit Link


Skyblinder Staff in flying heavy decks

Elixir of Immortality

Signal Pest

Animation Module

Darksteel Axe

Glaring Spotlight

Gorgon's Head

Runed Stalactite in tribal builds to protect utility creatures

Stoneforge Masterwork

And I didn't forget black, I just don't play it so I don't have anything to add for that color.

0rc on Infinite combos with Emry (cEDH)

1 month ago

Since you’ll be filling the graveyard you may want to consider Dig Through Time and Treasure Cruise for card draw. Both equate to powerful cantrips in the correct build.

It would be nice to have a backup plan in case someone disrupts your Mirran Spy + Walking Ballista combo ( Thada Adel, Acquisitor and Praetor's Grasp will ruin your day). Laboratory Maniac will work for backup upkeep win con, and is easily tutorable via Drift of Phantasms (but avoid Thassa's Oracle for this build).

Some bounce aside from Cyclonic Rift will stop you from losing to Pithing Needle-type effects or Linvala, Keeper of Silence as well as graveyard hate such as Rest in Peace or Grafdigger's Cage. Collector Ouphe and Kataki, War's Wage will be big problems without adequate removal.

I hope this helps.

carpecanum on The Armory

1 month ago

Bloodforged Battle-Axe can give you a tone of arifacts, even if you don't equip all of them. Same with Thopter Assembly.

Brudiclad, Telchor Engineer might help. Thada Adel, Acquisitor is freaking amazing when she steals artifacts from everybody.

Hellkite Tyrant is an alternate wincon.

crvo on Every Day I'm Shufflin'

1 month ago

I just started updating this again. I would consider adding some Glimpse the Unthinkable to it, and maybe cut out the Thada Adel, Acquisitor. Silumgar's Command is a big maybe. I dunno. I could also add Sadistic Sacrament or up the number of Surgical Extraction involved.

carpecanum on Monsters of the Depths

2 months ago

One of the best blue ramp cards is Thada Adel, Acquisitor. I have no idea how many games I have ended up with every Sol Ring in the game.

Cards similar to what you already have listed that I really like are Protective Bubble, Alexi's Cloak, Neurok Stealthsuit for Shroud. Vedalken Plotter to open up islandwalk (since it isn't an enchantment the effect is harder to remove).

carpecanum on Zaxara's hydras

3 months ago

Unbound Flourishing and Corpsejack Menacedouble the size of your hydras so those are pretty obvious.

Doubling Cube (kinda pricey though), doubles mana, even stored mana

Instill Energy maybe

Thada Adel, Acquisitor can provide an amazing amount of mana by stealing Sol Ring from every player

carpecanum on B100 daxos

4 months ago

Consulate Crackdown? World Queller?

Thada Adel, Acquisitor is hilarious against artifact heavy decks. I have had every players Sol Ring on multiple occasions.

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