Murderous Rider


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

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Set Rarity
Throne of Eldraine (ELD) Rare

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Murderous Rider

Creature — Zombie Knight


When Murderous Rider is put into the graveyard from the battlefield, put it on the bottom of its owner's library.

(You may cast Murderous Rider from exile if you sent it on an adventure.)

Swift End

Instant — Adventure

Destroy target creature or planeswalker. You lose 2 life.

(You may cast Swift End for from anywhere that you have the permission to cast this, then exile it on an adventure instead of putting it into your graveyard. When you have not chosen to cast Swift End, this card is treated only as Murderous Rider in whatever zone it is in.)

(Example scenarios for Swift End: You may cast this off of Melek, Izzet Paragon . You may not target this with Snapcaster Mage . Thalia, Guardian of Thraben increases the cost of this. Electrodominance requires X=3. If your opponent owns this and you cast it, only you may cast Murderous Rider when it goes on an adventure. You may cast this from a cascade spell if the spell has a cost greater than Murderous Rider's cost.)

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Murderous Rider Discussion

HookCitySlamJam on Grixis Midrange Pioneer

3 hours ago

What I would do to add a little bit of consistency is add a single Urborg, Tomb of Yawgmoth . Also I would try turning your Abrade and Bedevil into Kolaghan's Command they are easier to cast and have 4 modes. I would turn Dreadbore and Kalitas into Murderous Rider so you have three copies. Maybe turn the Ritual of Soot into Languish and through them in the sideboard and fill them with another Thoughtseize and Murderous Rider . I would also turn the Search for Azcanta  Flip into Jace, Vryn's Prodigy  Flip.

Best of luck to you sir and I hope you dominate your OGS.

Sorin_Markov_1947 on 5 Knights at Eldraine's

4 hours ago

Why not Murderous Rider instead of Murder ? It targets planeswalkers and gives you a 2/3 lifelink knight you can cast later.

There are a lot of under-powered cards in this deck. I understand if you're trying to keep it budget, and if you really are then just ignore me, but if you want to make it competitive, I'd recommend removing the following cards: Ardenvale Paladin , Barrow Witches , Knight of New Benalia (which isn't standard legal), Knight of the Keep , Lonesome Unicorn , Serra's Guardian (doesn't seem to fit the deck), All That Glitters , Ordeal of Heliod (also not standard-legal), Silverflame Ritual . That's frankly most of your deck, and I didn't include some cards that are kind of iffy. Check out some other orzhov knights lists, and try to get high power cards. My baseline for what card is worth the mana to cast it is that one mana gets you one power and one toughness (so a 1/1 is one mana, a 2/2 is two, etc.) really that's a low-level of power, so anything below that should never be used unless it has an ability that makes it worth it.

Like I said, if you're just playing casually and don't want to spend much money, ignore this comment completely because it's more for a competitive deck.

abbatromebone on abzan buying an obliterator...

19 hours ago

lords2001 on Mardu Knights

4 days ago

I would find time for 2 changes

Boros Charm - double strike can just flat out win you the game, or completely ruin someone's combat maths. And is handy vs boardwipes late game with indestructible, and the 4 damage can be removal.

I would also find time for Murderous Rider as it is such a solid card in your deck. Removal when you need it, lifelink etc.

Titus7007 on Grixis Fires

5 days ago

I would love to throw 3 x Murderous Rider in here, but I know I'm gonna pull him with Narset and have to but him on the bottom of my library.

MrBoombastic on Grixis Fires

5 days ago

Sounds like you're getting there!

The problem with big early creature can be somewhat solved by either adding more unconditional single-target removal like Bedevil or Murderous Rider . Just playing a few copies of Ritual of Soot main, which imo would also be good.

You can cut The Wanderer and Tectonic Rift from your sideboard and add a few extra copies of Soot there. That helps mostly if you play the deck in Bo3 though.

rfc1437 on Grenzo, Dungeon Warden - The Slot Machine of Value

1 week ago

snowfox54119 great job with your list, it's one of the favorites at our play group, not just for me. My variant on it is pushed a bit more into the direction of Goblins with running Goblin Matron instead of Imperial Recruiter and more feel of "There's a Goblin for that", but still close to your build in spirit and it's oodles of fun to go and combo off over the wincon of some other player just by flipping the right pieces.

One card I found working for me was Murderous Rider , because from my hand it's a slightly worse heroe's downfall and on the field it's something that can go infinite with Ashnod's Altar and Grenzo. Throw in Heartstone and you gotta go infinite flips and get your combo going. And it's nice to know there is some answer to pesky PWs and hate bears in your deck. It could even be tutored with Imperial Recruiter.

Whirlwind_2100 on No more Mr Knight guy

1 week ago

this deck is pristine, my friend. I would update it to some of the Cavaliers from m20, specifically Cavalier of Night . I woukld cut Blessing of Belzenlok , as there are better combat tricks, even if the creature is legendary(specifically Battle Mastery ) and all your Ajani's Welcome (No lifegain payoff). I would add in two addition History of Benalia for constaincy and a playset of Murderous Rider , sutting out Dub and 3 Moment of Triumph .

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