Rathi Assassin


Format Legality
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Nemesis (NMS) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Rathi Assassin

Creature — Zombie Mercenary Assassin

, : Destroy target tapped nonblack creature.

, : Search your library for a Mercenary permanent card with converted mana cost 3 or less and put it onto the battlefield. Then shuffle your library.

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Rathi Assassin Discussion

Brutal_B on Noob to Magic; need help ...

6 months 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.

Nordlys on Mercenary Surprise

2 years ago

@Bovine073 , thanks for posting.

Mercenary Knight would certainly work well in a madness oriented deck, but since the only self-discarding spell I play is himself (not even 4 copies; only 3 and after getting one to my hand, I would search the rest of the copies directly with Rathi Assassin from the battlefield). So I'd got stucked with the madness cards, having to fully pay for them by their converted mana cost (which is usually super expensive, as a drawback for it's madness ability).

As for Dark Ritual, which I've already tested, it kinda helps with the "I have some high-mana cost big boys" but it doesn't help too much at accelerating my drops, since it boosts my pool only for a turn. I need permanent mana sources to be able to activate Rathi Assassin's, Silent Assassin's, Cateran Overlord's, Cateran Enforcer's and/or Rathi Intimidator's abilities (twice if Thousand-Year Elixir is on).So if I don't get Sol Ring on my starting hand, I'll just throw controll uppon the enemy: Duress, Dash Hopes, Grasp of Darkness.Good advice though, thanks again!

PS: I was just taking a look into your deck and saw a big flaw you should look into as soon as you can.