Darkblade Agent

Darkblade Agent

Creature — Human Assassin

As long as you've surveilled this turn, Darkblade Agent has deathtouch and "Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, you draw a card."

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Guilds of Ravnica (GRN) Common

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Format Legality
Block Constructed Legal
Historic Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pioneer Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Standard Legal
Casual Legal
Pre-release Legal
Pauper Legal
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Highlander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Legacy Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal

Darkblade Agent Discussion

Kithios on Dimir Surveil

9 months ago

Skyler1776 That ones going in for sure, great suggestion. I'm thinking of sideboarding the Darkblade Agent and one of the Discovery / Dispersal cards for 3x of those.

Kazierts on

10 months ago

I'm not the best when it comes to deck building but I can see there's lots to improve.

What to cut: - Darkblade Agent - Completely pointless and does not help develop your deck's strategy neither is it a win con.

WKM on

1 year ago

I'd replace the Barrier of Bones and Darkblade Agent. Some good budget options to look at are Plaguecrafter, Nightveil Sprite, Burglar Rat, Unexplained Disappearance, and Price of Fame to name a few. Are you wanting to build a more tempo based deck or a more control focused deck? One nice thing about UB for budget is it's fairly easy and cheap to be able to transform your deck from one to the other through side boarding.

thijmnesoy on

1 year ago

I think you really want Darkblade Agents in your deck. Someone totally destroyed me with three, yes, three copies of it at a FNM draft. It's a pretty good card: you surveil, then attack, draw the card you put on top with surveil, and next turn you can play that card for the same value if it surveils.

Vulnerrac on

1 year ago

Hi ! This deck looks super cool ! Have you played it ? It must be really fun at FNM, it's just already set up against control and against an aggro deck, play mausoleum secrets on ritual of soot seems so funny ^^ The only card I don't really like is Darkblade Agent. Is it that strong ?

Thanks for sharing this deck, hope the best for you if you try it somewhere ;)

pettigrew23 on

1 year ago

I played 3 events as Dimir for the pre-release, such a fun mechanic! I'm glad to see you also run 4 spybugs. I don't know your playstyle so the following is just what I would change for myself, everyone is different!
I'd drop maybe 1 or 2 of the sphinx since it's such a high cost card, and with dimir being the master of control you'll want some extra control. To add some utility and still be a threat you could use a mixture of Darkblade Agent and Dazzling Lights, utility calls for the lights since they provide combat tricks for 1 and surveil at the same time. I've pumped spybugs last minute as well to prevent their destruction. With enough surveil in a deck, Thoughtbound Phantasm can be a threat as well, but I personally wouldn't run 4 of those. The great thing is this deck can already be built so many different ways with the limited cards they have.

David_H18 on Bouncing Etrata

1 year ago

Very interesting deck! Just a thought, but I believe Darkblade Agent would put a lot more pressure on an opponent than Dimir Informant, unless you are just looking for repeatable surveil, in which case Nightveil Sprite would take much less effort, as attacking saves you the bounce card and mana. Really cool idea though, definitely gets an upvote here!

foxboy1000 on I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

1 year ago

Skjoldschoennemann, Darkblade Agent was actually in the very first draft of this deck. It's a decent enough card, but because the fact that deathtouch is conditional it feels a little underwhelming. Especially with Rekindling Phoenix in standard. As for it's other ability to draw a card upon it dealing combat damage to a player, while nice, it isn't half as good as Thief of Sanity. A much better 3 drop creature.

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