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Thada Adel, Acquisitor
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Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Reviewed March 11, 2010

Constructed: 3.25
Casual: 3.40
Limited: 2.25
Multiplayer: 3.00

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Thada Adel, Acquisitor

A 2/2 with some evasion is just about what blue can expect to get for three mana. So, for basically no extra cost, Thada has the ability to steal an artifact right out from your opponent's library and play it. Sure, you have to pay the mana for it and you can only play it that turn, but Esper aside, most artifacts are colorless, so there's little chance of you not having the right color of mana. And even if you don't play it that turn, you've still denied them the possibility of drawing it.

Constructed- 3
Casual- 3.5
Limited- 2.5
Multiplayer- 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Thada has one of the most interesting variations on the "saboteur" pseudomechanic I've seen in a long time. Players of older formats are already dreaming about stealing Mox Emeralds and Time Vaults. Casual players are looking forward to turning the tables on those annoying Stoneforge Mystic-Sword of Fire and Ice decks. And everyone seems stoked about Merfolk doing cool things again.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 4/5
Limited: 2/5
Multiplayer: 2/5


Magic The Gathering Card of the Day: Thada Adel, Acquisitor

Welcome back readers today’s card of the day is a powerful merfolk card from Worldwake, Thada Adel Acquisitor. This card is a 2/2 islandwalk creature that whenever it deals damage to a player you may search the players library for an artifact card and exile it you may play that card wow. In standard this card may see play as a potential sideboard card not too much to say about with the rise of certain artifact decks it could be powerful tool in a players arsenal. In extended this card steals every powerful artifact that is seeing play Jitte, Engineered explosives, just to name a few this card can definitely make an impact in extended steal opponents affinity related cards. In legacy this card kills sword of fire and ice, jitte, in vintage too slow but the ability to steal mox and even black lotus is a powerful ability this card will tear decks apart. Its primary applications are in legacy for sure. In casual and multiplayer if you know your opponents are playing artifacts it can be an effective strategy to mess with them, this card I wouldn’t throw willy nilly into decks around the kitchen table but it may be worth a go. In draft its dependent on a opponents library, if the price soars draft it for the monetary value otherwise stay away.

Constructed: 4.0
Casual: 3.5
Limited: 1.5
Multiplayer :3.0

Michael "Maikeruu" Pierno

Today's card of the day is Thada Adel, Acquisitor which is a three mana
2/2 with Islandwalk and the ability to acquire artifacts from your opponent's library when it deals combat damage.  As a Rogue this also works quite well with Morningtide's Cloak and Dagger in addition to the wide variety of support for merfolk throughout the years.
In Constructed, Casual, and Multiplayer this may see some play in merfolk or rogue decks, but really seems to be best suited to the sideboard to target specific key artifacts of an opponent's strategy. 
If they are not playing with Islands it will of course require additional effort to deal damage and there are other cards with more impressive and reliable effects for maindecking.
For Limited the option of Islandwalk is a bit better and the legendary status isn't likely to be an issue, but the double Blue in the mana cost may slow the playing of it down.  Artifacts are a bit stronger in the format as being flexible to any colors used, so the odds are good that any opponent will have at least some artifact available.  With Sealed this can easily be included in a deck if Blue is the primary color, but should be carefully considered if Blue is only secondary as the power level is only middle of the road.  To Booster draft this really isn't likely to be the best first pick possible as the effects are only useful in certain situations and a 2/2 for three is mediocre at best. 
Constructed: 3.0
Casual: 3.0
Limited: 3.0
Multiplayer: 3.0

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