Thalakos Deceiver

Thalakos Deceiver

Creature — Thalakos Wizard

Shadow (This creature can block or be blocked by only creatures with shadow.)

When Thalakos Deceiver attacks and isn't blocked, you may sacrifice it. If you do, gain control of target creature. (This effect doesn't end at end of turn.)

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Thalakos Deceiver Discussion

carpecanum on Can Anyone Recommend a Semi-Competitive …

3 months ago

By theft you mean stealing creatures? Easiest for me is Arcbound creatures (that ETB with counters) and Helm of Possession .

If you steal them with temporary sorceries and they have a counter you can use any sac outlet (my favorite is Dracoplasm )

Thalakos Deceiver is also amazing. Attack the guy who gives you a dethrone counter then sac the Deciever and take a creature from any player.

Khirgan on Marchesa, Karate Chop Surprise!

10 months ago

Definitely need to listen to Last_Laugh. He's helped me a substantial amount with a few of my decks too.

Cards you might wanna consider that I don't think anyone has mentioned yet:

Dockside Extortionist - depending on your playgroup this can ramp you an insane amount.

Feast on the Fallen - allows you to do some truly degenerate things when combined with Gray Merchant of Asphodel or Goblin Bombardment.

K'rrik, Son of Yawgmoth - stay off the throne and make your spells cheaper (easy to get +1/+1 counters on it, and can help stem the bleeding if you're losing life too fast)

Deathbringer Thoctar - opponents can never have a creature with 1 toughness again. Give it deathtouch and they can just never have creatures.

Dismember - really good spot removal

Snuff Out - more free removal

Chainer, Nightmare Adept - haste enabler + being able to cast creatures out of the bin is pretty sweet (gives marchesa haste from the command zone).

Soldevi Adnate - fantastic ramp & sac outlet.

Thalakos Deceiver - your creatures are now my creatures

Also, depending on how degenerate you wanna be....

Contamination

Infernal Darkness

RiotRunner789 on Machinations of the Black Rose

11 months ago

You may want to consider Solemn Simulacrum over Pilgrim's Eye. For 1 more mana you get to draw a card every time you sack him.

Thalakos Deceiver is a couple cheaper than Keiga, the Tide Star and fairly easy to turn on. Just an idea to help keep the average cmc low.

chriscross25 on The one and only Black Rose, Marchesa

1 year ago

Last_Laugh Thanks for your comments. To your suggestions:

Spellskite: seems like a perfect card for Marchesa. I will put this in. :D

Metallic Mimic: same as spellskite. I will put this in. Seems really strong!

Glen Elendra Archmage: i thought about this card already and the potential lock. For me it is not fun to play such a lock since i want a good time with my playgroup. :D Similar reasons with Oona's Blackguard/Sadistic Hypnotist. Discard seems a good control aspect but put instantly me as a target. I have to figure it out if and how i can use these in the future.

Sower of Temptation:Was one of the last cuts for me. My thinking with Thalakos Deceiver is that he fits very well in this deck for some reasons. First he can sac himself what i already want to get him back. Second he synergies very well with Marchesa's dethrone ability. Give him the +1+1counter and sac him afterwards. But i need to test it to evaluate the card.

Fleshwrither: Seems good with all the 4 drops. I personally like to play with no or less tutors which makes every game quite diffrent. I guess for mimic and spellskite i will drop one or two 4 drops.

About Vicious Shadows and Stolen Strategy: Vicious shadows is a card i want to build around for a long time. Since my playgroup will draw a lot of cards this card seems good within this deck to punished it. Stolen strategy is one of my pet cards :D It works kinda with the theme of the deck and is usefull for card draw/advantage and removal!! because the cards stay at exile :D

Btw. I checked and upvote your list out and i think it is really good and a nice name :D

king-saproling on

1 year ago

Teferi's Veil is an old-school piece of Sedris tech that you might like. Attack with unearthed creatures and the veil will phase them out after combat, so they won't be exiled at the end of the turn because they no longer "exist".

You might like these too: Deadeye Navigator (you probably know this already but if two or more effects would exile something at the same time, you choose which occurs. so exiling an unearthed dude with Deadeye or similar effects gets around the unearth downside), Ghostly Flicker, Displace, Wormfang Drake, Changeling Berserker, Faceless Butcher, Worldgorger Dragon, Peregrine Drake, Mulldrifter, Intuition, Final Parting, Thalakos Deceiver, Solemn Simulacrum, Triskelion (combos with mikaeus. also decent with a flicker loop), Netherborn Phalanx (finds either piece of the mike & trike combo. could also unearth later to sneakily kill a token player)

mortifolkmurphcaster on Marchea's Ascent - Primer

1 year ago

king-saproling yeah thanks for the suggestions! I really like Pitiless Plunderer,Opal Palace, and Blade of the Bloodchief a lot! I hadn't come across those cards in my searches and they're exactly things I'm looking for!

I've tried Flayer of the Hatebound before and he's just too much mana IMO. Cards like Dreadhorde Butcher and Judith, the Scourge Diva work better here

Dack's Duplicate is covering the slot Spark Double would fill. Being able to clone anyone's creature with Haste and Dethrone is better after experimenting. Particularly the haste

Drana, Liberator of Malakir is definitely a great card but she's still up in the air for me. The games I've played her she's under-preformed or just died on sight. Currently Embodiment of Agonies is filling her spot as he has deathtouch and naturally ETB's with +1/+1 counters. He generally provides the same amount of P/T that Drana would except concentrated on one body.

River Kelpie is too heavy and conditional for me Grim Haruspex is better in this slot being much cheaper and providing the card draw sooner with her trigger. Disciple of Bolas could be good but I think I'd want something more like Altar's Reap if I were to do sacrifice drawing.

Thalakos Deceiver could be cool for sure but I already run Zealous Conscripts which has been really good but also I little too spicy. I've already had two games where people drop or just concede outright once I get it going.

Aetherworks Marvel seems lolsy but maybe too cute

Impact Tremors and Desecrated Tomb could be great just have to figure out how to fit them

Thanks again!

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