Courtesy of Wizards of the Coast (WotC) and Yoshihiko Ikawa, check out a new rare for both mill and flash archetypes from Core Set 2021 — Thieves’ Guild Enforcer.
There is a whole lot of text on this creature despite it being a one-mana 1/1 with flash. Let’s dive in.
Whenever Thieves’ Guild Enforcer or another Rogue enters the battlefield under your control, each opponent mills two cards.
For mill decks, this Human Rogue fits right in and works with other Rogues to quicken the process. Having flash allows it to combo with Slitherwisp and slot into the curve of the Dimir Flash deck in Standard.
As long as an opponent has eight or more cards in their graveyard, Thieves’ Guild Enforcer gets +2+1 and has deathtouch.
A 1/1 won’t carry much weight later in the game, so luckily Thieves’ Guild Enforcer can power up once a little more effort is put into milling your opponent. Brazen Borrower and Cunning Nightbonder help with milling when it is out and play with the flash theme. Once you hit the eight cards needed, Thieves’ Guild Enforcer can even turn into a removal spell if needed.
It will take some time to see if Thieves’ Guild Enforcer is the right fit for a flash deck, as it competes with Spectral Sailor in the one-drop spot, but if more Rogues are previewed it could make a stronger case for its inclusion.