Royal Assassin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
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

MagicMarc on Sure Hit

4 days ago

You listed the deck as casual so I think the Royal Assassin is okay in this deck. It is slow but if he uses this for multiplayer or casual one on one then the slower pace and more targets makes the assassin a better play than a 1 off kill card. I did want to suggest Rogue's Passage. Adding 2 copies to the deck slows your mana-fixing a little but getting unblockable from a land has 2 benefits. During games people sometimes overlook what your lands can do and sometimes you can pull a game win from out of nowhere with it. It makes creatures you have without unblockable relevant at any point in the game for either card advantage, as prowl triggers or just a little more damage.

Pieguy396 on I need to understand the ...

4 days ago

Banding only affects combat, it doesn't make two creatures one creature. The interaction you mentioned between Prodigal Sorcerer, Royal Assassin, and Sengir Vampire will not work. Same with the Cockatrice/Sengir Vampire interaction (Lure works the way you want it to, but the Vampire can only deal damage equal to its power, Cockatrice's damage doesn't count for its ability). Banded creatures remain completely separate except during combat, and even then, they are only joined in the sense that they can be blocked together.

Tyrant-Thanatos on Total War and Not Attacking

1 week ago

It's also worth noting (especially if you're going up against this card) that a lot of tap abilities are instant speed and with no other cost. So if I have a tapped Elvish Mystic, and I enter the combat phase and attack with something, triggering Total War, and my opponent responds by untapping my elf, I can just tap it again before Total War resolves. Thus, in a lot of cases, untapping an attacker's tapped creatures in response to Total War won't actually net you the destruction you're looking for, though it certainly could be amazing in the right situation. Any sort of sorc-speed restricted tap effects, stuff that costs mana, etc.

In the right circumstance, you could force an opponent to choose between losing their Royal Assassin, or using it to kill their own attacker.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Card creation challenge

2 weeks ago

Lady macbeth

Legendary creature - human advisor


As long as ~ is paired with another creature, the other creature gains ': destroy target tapped creature', and ~ gains 'sacrifice a creature paired with ~: ~ gains indestructible until end of turn.'


The deed is done, my queen.

I admit, i can't come up with actual quotes, but the sentence in the flavour text stayed back in my head after pressure reading the book for school like 8 years ago. Did anyone notice how she turns her partner into Royal Assassin?

Keep on going, more Shakespeare for tappedout.

Adenthar on Tap and Destroy

1 month ago

Hi chadsansing,

I like Thornbite Staff : what a good synergie with Royal Assassin, i think i will try to put it in my next purchase list :) !

Authority of the Consuls seems very good too, it could probably replace Koskun Falls which is not enough in the deck theme

As for playing U, well, i prefer G because Teneb, the Harvester works well as a commander in this deck

thanks a lot for your comment, it helps a lot !

NuMetal on Lifeswap

1 month ago

Ich schreibe dir morgen (oder vielleicht heute Abend, welche Karten ich rausnehmen wrde und warum.

Jetzt scheie ich dich erstmal mit Karten zu, die mir noch dazu einfallen :D

Kram, der mit deiner Strategie zu tun hat (beinhaltet sowohl shit, als auch geile Sachen):Deepwood Ghoul, Ethereal Champion, Glorifier of Dusk, Greed, Hatred, Lurking Evil, Marrow Bats, Martyrs' Tomb, Mischievous Poltergeist, Necrologia, Plague of Vermin, Souldrinker, Tymna the Weaver, Underworld Connections, Yawgmoth's Bargain, Tree of Perdition, Ajani Goldmane, Ajani, Caller of the Pride, Arbiter of Knollridge, Beacon of Immortality, Celestial Mantle, Oketra's Last Mercy, Invincible Hymn, Serra Avatar, Storm Herd, Chalice of Life  Flip, Nightmare Lash, Phyrexian Processor, Well of Lost Dreams

Kram, der unabhngig von deiner Strategie gut ist:Soul of Innistrad, Grave Betrayal, Ogre Slumlord, Vengeful Pharaoh, Sudden Spoiling, Painful Quandary, Ophiomancer, Necropolis Regent, Dread, Murder, Royal Assassin, Silence the Believers, Ever After, Ghastly Conscription, Oblivion Ring, Banishing Light, Journey to Nowhere, Stasis Snare, Windborn Muse, Blind Obedience, Prison Term, Aura of Silence, Profound Journey, Comeuppance, Settle the Wreckage , Stalking Leonin, Swiftfoot Boots, Lightning Greaves

Bedenke auerdem, dass du nur 5 Karten haben darfst, die ber 2 Euro kosten und achte besonders beim Basteln auf deine Mana-Kurve (nicht zu viele teure Sachen).

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sedris EDH??? halp pls

1 month ago

The most noticeable problems are not enough lands, and not enough board wipes. For more sweepers, I'd consider Boompile, In Garruk's Wake or Necromantic Selection, Kederekt Leviathan or Bearer of the Heavens to unearth, Keldon Firebombers if you're meta has lots of green or flip lands, and definitely Cyclonic Rift. Good call on Magus of the Wheel and Teferi's Veil.

Definitely put in Conjurer's Closet, as it can save your unearth'd creatures! There's also Nephalia Smuggler and Vodalian Illusionist, etc.

Maybe consider Talisman of Dominance/ Indulgence or Wharf Infiltrator for lower curve. I'd also add more removal because you seem to like death syngergies in this deck. Some initial ideas are Terminate or Dismember to stay on curve, Ruthless Disposal to discard good creatures, Royal Assassin/ Avatar of Woe/ Stronghold Assassin, etc.

Check this out too, especially the Blink section.

Hope this helps! If you need more help, I'm always here

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