Royal Assassin

Creature — Human Assassin

: Destroy target tapped creature.

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Royal Assassin Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on First 11 days in magic! Help me beat my gf!

3 days ago

Just FYI, there are various Formats in MTG you can play. Standard, Modern, Legacy, Vintage, Casual, etc.

Standard is limited to only newer cards, Modern allows cards going all the way back to 8th Edition (July 28, 2003), and most other formats allow cards from any printing, barring banned ones.

Presumably you're playing casually (correct me if I'm wrong), and you have your deck flagged as Standard at the moment, and it contains a couple of cards that are not legal in Standard (because they're too old).

If you are playing casually, there's loads of good cheap cards you can get your hands on. Hymn to Tourach can be found in the $0.60 range and it's incredibly powerful in casual play.

Also a real quick rules note:

she takes my cards and turns them against me using act of treason....i had my nightmare at 7/7 And she beat me to death with it
If she uses Act of Treason on your Nightmare, while it is under her control it will have power and toughness based on the number of Swamps she controls, not the number you do. So unless she's also running Swamps, that shouldn't be an issue at all.

Other suggestions for low $ black cards include: Unearth, Black Knight, Reassembling Skeleton, Stitch Together, Royal Assassin, Mutilate, Promise of Power, Delraich, Avatar of Woe

None of these are "must have" cards, but they're all inexpensive (<$2 each), and can be incredible in the right deck in casual play.

WolverineSR_71 on Sen Triplets, Masters Of Your Mind

5 days ago

Royal Assassin is already in the deck, and I'm not sure what I would remove for Sorceress Queen. Thanks for the comment!

Spirits on You can't Touch That! Under 50$ format

5 days ago

Hi SolomonsEfreet,

Nice to have seen the 1/1 Snakes be set free on Thursday.

Black Sun's Zenith $3 would be all star.

Gale Force is a high CMC, it will kill 1/1 Thopter but little else in this format. Why not just Toxic Deluge for 1.

Really like Sorceress Queen, very cool.

Guul Draz Assassin is just -2/-2, he doesn't use counters so he's not right, won't make 1/1 Snakes. Why not just a Royal Assassin for 1/3 the cost.

Gladehart Cavalry for CMC 7, he adds +1/+1 counters, which actually remove -1/-1 counters, which you then won't be able to proliferate. He's counter productive with this Commander.

Rendclaw Trow has Wither and Persist, so he makes 2 1/1 Snakes when blocked, plus 1 1/1 Snake when he persists. 3 1/1 Snakes, a 2/2 wither, a 1/1 wither for CMC 3 is pretty OP for $0.25.

Alpha Authority, Enchantment based Hexproof (unless it's Bestow or something), isn't usually good, Swiftfoot Boots a far better option.

Never//Return could be a Hero's Downfall which is Instant speed and less than $3.50.

Carnifex Demon can keep making snakes for . CMC 6 for 4/4 Flying + 2 1/1 Snakes then for another 2 1/1 Snakes and he becomes a 6/6 Flying. Pretty decent. You have some other CMC 7 creatures that do much less for $0.60, like Arachnus Spinner, Skysnare Spider.

Midnight Banshee could create a few 1/1 Snakes, he doesn't hit himself or Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons. Just think of the poor 2/2 Wolfs though! He also is Whither, much better than a Arachnus Spinner or Skysnare Spider.

Grim Affliction the proliferate seems good, but not sure how many lingering -1/-1 there are. Definetely if you continue to pump up your -1/-1 counters through Wither and ETB's it would be useful. It's 2 1/1 Snakes but could be many more depending on the board state.

Deity of Scars CMC 5 for a 5/5 Trample is good, comes with 2 1/1 Snakes and for can make 2 more 1/1 Snakes and regenerate! $2.50 though, not sure if anyone of value can come out.

Some ideas anyway.

total_euphoria on Sen Triplets, Masters Of Your Mind

5 days ago

How about either Royal Assassin or Sorceress Queen? They are extremely fragile but i feel that your opponents would sooner attack each other than waste a removal on one of these guys.

_Kane_ on Akiri, Smasher of Faces

1 week ago

Draw/Recursion:

Daredevil Dragster, Sun Titan, Phyrexian Arena

Ramp:

Darksteel Ingot, Commander's Sphere,

Answers:

Anguished Unmaking, Crackling Doom, Terminate, Utter End, Return to Dust

Win Cons.:

Start Your Engines

Lands:

Nomad Outpost Perfect Tri-color land.

Options:

Elspeth, Sun's Champion, Ankle Shanker, Mother of Runes To ensure you can get damage in and protect your key creatures.

Weldfast Engineer, Untethered Express

Potential Cuts:

Veteran Motorist I am not sure you get the value youre looking for.

Visara the Dreadful, Royal Assassin, Eradicate Seal of Doom You have plenty of single target removal. Look to add more board wipes.

Perilous Vault, Felhide Spiritbinder Too cute and not enough value from the mana sink as the token leaves.

Spazik007 on Abzan Human Deck

3 weeks ago

Royal Assassin is one of my favorite nostalgia cards. I remember getting slayed by my cousin many games at summer camp from that stupid card. In 2017 though, Liliana of the Veil is actually just better, especially in an eternal format. The removal is arguably better or at least equivalent, and then on top of that she has her discard ability to both hose control decks and garner graveyard interaction from cards like Lingering Souls, to say nothing of her ultimate ability.

Tl:DR you need a good reason to play Bad Card A over Good Card B, and I'm not sure this decklist convinces me to sleeve it up.

Demonite on Steal Yo Girl, Lazav

1 month ago

Saw this on Reddit. Looks like a fun deck! Oona is particularly spicy. :)

Cards I think are your flex spots:
Royal Assassin
Mind Sculpt - 1v1 card
Traumatize - 1v1 card
Tragic Slip - Conditional removal
Sudden Spoiling - Temporary 1 to 1 effect

More cards to consider:
Solemn Simulacrum - Ramp, Draw
Beacon of Unrest - Reanimate
Ponder - Draw, Deck Manipulation
Brainstorm - Draw, Deck Manipulation
Preordain - Draw, Deck Manipulation
Windfall - Draw, Mill
Toxic Deluge - Board Wipe
Decree of Pain - Board Wipe, Draw
Rite of Replication - Army in a can
Sire of Stagnation - Draw, Mill
Rapid Hybridization - Unconditional removal
Pongify - Unconditional removal

Would welcome your feedback as you keep playing this. My deck is brand spanking new too:Lazav Mirrors and Thievery

Let me know what you think.

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