Assassinate

Legality

Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Custom Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Common
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Conspiracy (CNS) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
2011 Core Set (M11) Common
2010 Core Set (M10) Common
Tenth Edition (10E) Common
Time Spiral (TSP) Common

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Assassinate

Sorcery

Destroy target tapped creature.

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Assassinate Discussion

Kjartan on Murder all the Things

3 months ago

I assume this is built out of cards you owned at the time of construction, and that's why you only run 2 Murder and 2 Asphyxiate /3 Assassinate , as well as having a 2/2 split between Ruthless Ripper and Hired Poisoner .

Even so, I have to question you on some of these other choices:

Assassin's Strike seems like a terrible option. This late in the game, your opponent likely doesn't even have anything to discard, essentially making it a 6 mana sorcery removal spell.

Contract Killing also seems bad, since your only 6+ mana card is Assassin's Strike . And unless you hold a lot of cards back, those clues, with 5 lands in play, or not gonna do a whole lot.

Destroy the Evidence definitely also seems bad. Most decks don't care about losing a land this late in the game, and milling them will more than likely just help them. Since you're not a land destruction deck, nor a mill deck, I don't think you have a way of capitalizing on this card.

As for suggestions, something to deal with non-creature decks, and some overall better spells. Doesn't have to be expensive, just Duress , more Murder s, Victim of Night n' all that.

Enticer on Millin'

9 months ago

I would defiantly run more Jace's Phantasm if you have them. Also, maybe cut some Assassinate. Phantom Monster is just horrible, and I would get rid of that. Maybe some more Mindcrank? I have a non-budget kinda competitive mill deck, which I would never consider buying but if you want some ideas, you can check it our here.

King_of_Sunhall on Rakdos, Vampires.

11 months ago

Remove: Batterhorn, Oxidda Scrapmelter, Assassinate, Rocky Tar Pit, Searing Blaze, Daring Demolition, Sarkhan's Unsealing, Icy Manipulator, 4x Mountain.

Move: Rakdos into the 99

Add: Card Draw, Dreadbore, Olivia Voldaren as Commander, 4x Swamp, Bojuka Bog, Vandalblast.

Brutal_B on Noob to Magic; need help ...

1 year ago

I play a casual blue black that utilizes a lot of "freeze/stall" spells as I like to call them. Creatures like Frost Lynx, Watertrap Weaver, and Fogwalker; Harbinger of the Tides. Enchantments such as Malfunction, Ice Over, and Claustrophobia. Play instants like Send to Sleep, Chilling Grasp, and Ojutai's Breath. As far as black...Deathstroke, Assassinate, Royal Assassin, Rathi Assassin, Stalking Assassin, Murderous Compulsion. Throw some nasty flyers in the mix and you're sure to piss off your friends.

Backinthefrey on UB Mill

1 year ago

i did some play testing, and despite your deck being presented as an aggro budget mill, my slow build enchantment mill is able to consistently beat it, while the deck is less than half the price. this isn't me saying the deck is bad, its me saying you need to make it faster, and focus on card advantage more than self preservation. whites only job here is to keep you alive, but blue very easily has cards that do the same, as well as black. to replace the Path to Exile is replaceable by a large number of cards, such as Assassinate, Murder, or Doom Blade. it costs only slightly more, and its not like they will have a game ending creature turn 1 anyway. and to replace your Ethereal Haze you can use something basic like Unsummon, or use a bored wipe one like AEtherize, or just a Polymorphist's Jest to nullify a big hit. that way you narrow down to two colors, and still keep the cards to stay alive

LeaPlath on Nath of the Gilt-Leaf

2 years ago

Heritage Druid, Elvish Archdruid, Birchlore Rangers, Priest of Titania, Joraga Treespeaker let you turn your tokens into mana etc.

Nature's Lore, Assassinate, Bone Splinters, Death Stroke, Despise, Distress, Explore, Gruesome Discovery, Journey of Discovery, Mind Rot, Appetite for the Unnatural, Doom Blade, Druid's Deliverance, Gilt-Leaf Ambush, Naturalize, Seedling Charm, Spring Cleaning, Strength in Numbers, Vitalize, Prowess of the Fair, Wayfarer's Bauble, Deadbridge Shaman, Silhana Starfletcher can all be cut in my opinion. These cards are all low impact or just a bit eh, compared to what you can do.

Unnerve should be Syphon Mind.

Nullmage Shepherd lets to turn a swarm of tokens into repeatable removal.

If you want to go in hard on tokens, you also have Primal Vigor as another token doubler, Second Harvest as a single use doubler, Sylvan Offering as a massive token producer/political card you can take advantage of especially. Voice of the Woods turns tokens into yet more tokens.

Damnable Pact is a good draw x spell, which can be political, or can be used to burn someone to death. Weird Harvest is an interesting political option, that can let you win on the spot with enough ramp.

Pieguy396 on

2 years ago

Cool! Is this meant to be a Gorgon "tribal" deck? I'd replace Orochi Sustainer with Elvish Mystic or Birds of Paradise, and maybe Assassinate with Go for the Throat. Also, Sisters of Stone Death is another gorgon you can use.

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