Royal Assassin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
2012 Core Set (M12) Rare
2011 Core Set (M11) Rare
2010 Core Set (M10) Rare
Tenth Edition (10E) Rare
Ninth Edition (9ED) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Unlimited Edition (2ED) Rare
Collector's Edition (CED) Rare
International Collector's Edition (CEI) Rare
Limited Edition Beta (LEB) Rare
Limited Edition Alpha (LEA) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Royal Assassin

Creature — Human Assassin

: Destroy target tapped creature.

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Royal Assassin Discussion

xyr0s on Sure Hit

1 week ago

Royal Assassin is really weak. No way of playing it so it's ready before turn 4, and it's very easy to kill when you have few ways of protecting it. Doom Blade or Victim of Night are simply better, just because they are easier to play and doesn't require set-up.

snotice on Rivals of Ixalan Spoilers

1 week ago

The Royal Assassin against Dinos:

Dinosaur Hunter

Brutal_B on Noob to Magic; need help ...

2 weeks 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.

ShinakoX2 on Karlov Kommander

2 weeks ago

General thoughts:

You're going to want to speed up the deck a little bit by removing 2 or 3 lands, and adding in a few more mana rocks as replacements. With 39 lands, you're probably going to feel mana flooded. Mind Stone, Fellwar Stone, Star Compass, Thought Vessel are good 2 cmc mana rocks, Commander's Sphere, Orzhov Cluestone are color fixing/cantrips later on in the game.

You probably want about 8 sources of card draw, currently you only have 3. Consider Sign in Blood, Night's Whisper, Read the Bones, Ancient Craving, Ambition's Cost, Promise of Power, Dark Tutelage, Necropotence. Cheap card draw will also help smooth out your land drops during the early game, and give you more gas later on in the game. Personally, I found Well of Lost Dreams to be too slow. Grave yard recursion is also card advantage: Phyrexian Reclamation, Chainer, Dementia Master

As for the deck itself:

What do you consider to be the main win condition? It looks like you're trying to go for a pillowfort strategy with life gain/drain, so you probably want some cards like Ghostly Prison, Windborn Muse, Sphere of Safety, Righteous Aura, Thaumatic Compass  Flip to protect yourself even more. Lifegain still loses against commander damage, so you might also want some more spot removal: Royal Assassin, Dark Impostor

Avert_Industries on Relentless Zombies

3 weeks ago

Alright, spells you might find useful- Endless Ranks of the Dead, Soul Stair Expedition, and Zombie Apocalypse. Also, you need a bit more utility, get a Mikaeus, the Unhallowed, Wight of Precinct Six, Stromgald Crusader and Royal Assassin. Other than that, you have a solid deck, well done.

multimedia on Meriekes Rise to Power

1 month ago

Hey, I like the new updates. In your forum post you said you're playing this in your casual playgroup, don't think adding infinite combos is what you want to add. They're powerful and fun for you, but not for your opponents. Adding parts to combos is fine, but don't add the entire combo. In the deck description I suggest noting you're playing this deck casually looking for budget suggestions for improvement.

Adding sac outlets was a good comment suggestion consider Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim? Royal Assassin also seems interesting, lots of ways to tap opponents' creatures. Sun Titan can reanimate a lot of important cards including Elixer, many enchantments, etc.

TearsInRain23 on Wicked Witch of the West

1 month ago

WHat you will want to do for this deck is really think about what you want it to do. I see a lot of potential and strong cards present. What I also see is too few wincons, and about 6 different deck themes thrown together. If you wish to run the Queen, pillow-fort aggro is the way to go. You want the crown to stay on you and you want to bolster your forces while you do it. Cards like Anointed Procession, Assemble the Legion, Rise of the Hobgoblins, Purphorous, God of The Forge would all do wonders. Ditch the lifegain all together except for maybe Authority of the Consuls, a little as a crutch is nice but lifegain does not work unless the deck is all in for utilizing that life as a weapon or to stall out, which you don't want to do with the queen. You also have a few cards that seem very meta specific you might want to sideboard for very specific decks. Cards like Rest in Peace, Well of Lost Dreams, Academy Rector, High Priest of Penance, Royal Assassin to name a few are situational, conditional, and extremely low impact and lackluster here.

I can go into more detail but I would like to know your opinion on his his the deck has played for you and what yout hink you want to see improved.

igb2011 on Need opinions on a casual ...

1 month ago

Hello fellow Magic players! I have recently started brainstorming on a budget esper colored deck revolving around the gun ability of Royal Assassin with the snagging of creatures with Adarkar Valkyrie. Looking to make it control based maybe putting in creatures like Grand Abolisher, Daxos of Meletis, Grand Arbiter Augustin IV, and maybe Angelic Arbiter to tax the opponents and limit what they can do while I kill and take creatures they put out. Looking for other possibilities of things to put in it. Any preferences and opinions are greatly appreciated!

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