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I have a couple of these in my wizard deck with some imagecrafters. I turn as many of my opponent's bombs into wizards as I can and take them. It's a terrible deck (it's essentially a collection of all the halfway decent (and some not even that much) wizards I own), but it's absolutely hilarious when I randomly pull out a victory with this card.
Posted By: Ichorix (1/23/2010 12:55:44 AM)


Using this in concert with Standardize along with things that give you saprolings such as Æther Mutation works well enough. If you were to throw a day of the dragons in there as well you could pretty much kill your opponent flat out.
Posted By: Sickfarts (6/5/2010 1:51:43 PM)


It's cheaper than Mind Control, but you don't always have much choice as to what you take and sometimes you can't take anything. Run with changelings or humans if you go the weenie route. Eldrazi would be neat if you could grab a titan because they sacrificed their drones to bring it out, it gets past Emrakul's untargetability too.
Posted By: TPmanW (11/22/2010 10:30:17 PM)


This seems like it could work with Shields of Velis Vel, although you'd have to make sure you had more of the creature type you choose, could work maybe if you were tribal i guess, but there are much beefier things to run in both Merfolk and Soldier (or most other tribal decks available to {U}{W})
Posted By: tcollins (2/17/2011 8:20:21 AM)


Run with Unnatural Selection in a (preferably) tribal deck with some other creature type-shenanigans. Wizards would probably fit the bill best for that :P
Posted By: exterion (2/20/2011 11:20:57 AM)


I have this in my Reaper King deck. Since it has a lot of creatures with "changeling", if someone has a nasty creature or 2 I wanna steal, I just have to have more "changeling" creatures on the field, since they're all creature types at once, and this card works great.
Posted By: mosaicub (3/7/2013 8:21:57 PM)


Just get some changelings out, so you can get control of one or two creatures.
Posted By: Arachibutyrophobia (7/26/2009 10:03:47 PM)


Posted By: atemu1234 (11/17/2012 8:05:50 PM)


Combos with Mirror Entity if you control more total creatures than an opponent has of the type you want to steal. For additional fun, and only if you control more overall creatures than an opponent, use Mirror Entity's ability for 1, followed by Shields of Velis Vel on the opponent, and finally play this to steal ALL of their creatures.
Posted By: Velociraptors (4/19/2012 8:16:24 PM)


I figure most EDH decks run one or two elementals, so I stuck this in my elemental tribal deck. I have yet to se it perform, but I expect decent results.
Posted By: milez0 (1/19/2013 7:59:53 PM)


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