Royal Assassin


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders 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
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker 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
Ninth Edition Foreign Black Border (9EDFBB) Rare
Eighth Edition (8ED) Rare
Fourth Edition (4ED) Rare
4th Edition Foreign Black Border (4EDFBB) Rare
Revised Edition (3ED) Rare
Revised Foreign Black Border (3EDFBB) 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.

Royal Assassin Discussion

x2Relentless on Combo Queen Likes Pillow Forts

3 weeks ago

Royal Assassin is pretty good. However, it is very easy to kill and very slow. There are much better cards this deck wants to be playing with 3 mana ( Solitary Confinement Phyrexian Arena Necropotence Coalition Relic , etc.) Also this deck runs lots of board wipes so we don't really want a creature in play that doesn't have an immediate effect.

JulianV on Combo Queen Likes Pillow Forts

3 weeks ago

What about Royal Assassin ? It might prevent your opponents of attacking.

Botanicum81 on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

2 months ago

Xica I am aware of Viridian Longbow being a superior like card, but I just like the flavor of Royal Assassin and want it in a deck.

Xica on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

2 months ago

Well in my humble opinion Royal Assassin is a worse version of Viridian Longbow , for the following reasons:
- Its much easyer to be played around
- Its also a multi card combo, but its support cards (tap spells & effects) tend to be worse than the deatttouch creatures going along the bow which, even in the worst case present some damage.
- It sorely lacks a second playset, i mean you can play 4x Pathway Arrows as Viridian Longbow 4-8 to make the deck more consistent, you don't have that with Royal Assassin .

APPLE01DOJ on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

2 months ago

Spellskite comes to mind, Lightning Greaves too.

I know you said you have them already but in case you don't Gigadrowse & Exhaustion .

The issue I see though, is what will your main wincon be? I think Royal Assassin on a clear board is still a bit too slow.

Botanicum81 on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

2 months ago

RoarMaster Hidden Strings is a card I do plan to include. I am also looking for black, and possibly red cards that synergize or provide hard protection to Royal Assassin . Thank you for you reply.

Botanicum81 on Royal Assassin Out of Retirement

2 months ago

I primarily play Modern with a splash of Pauper. My preferred formats aside; I love Royal Assassin . I am very aware Royal Assassin is not a relevant in Modern, but still would love to build a deck around my all-time favorite card. I know such a deck would never reach the level of major tournament play, but I was thinking something Modern Casual or even something that might have some success at FNM. I know a lot of blue cards synergize well with Royal Assassin ’s ability (cards that allow you to tap a target creature), so the deck is definitely going to be U/B Control deck, or maybe if it is doable; a Grixis Control deck.

Any suggestions would be awesome or any links to existing decks would help. I am aware of blue tap down cards, and would like card suggestions that are “outside-the-box”.

BelugaWhale217 on In the Hands of the Fates [PRIMER]

2 months ago

You said you needed to cut some cards, so here are my suggestions.

- Chittering Rats ; I get that you can flicker it, but that effect doesn't do enough to keep it.

- Royal Assassin ; I feel as if a creatures threat goes beyond its ability to turn sideways.

- Palace Jailer ; Sure you're removing something, but the opponent whose thing you just exiled will just attack you, get their thing back, plus get the monarch. Even if they don't someone else will because they want to draw cards.

-The last one is your choice, but I would get rid of a basic land because you have a good amount of lands and mana rocks already.

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Royal Assassin occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%