Ruthless Knave

Legality

Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Standard Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Arena [BETA] Legal
Brawl Legal
Frontier Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

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Tokens

Ruthless Knave

Creature — Orc

, Sacrifice a creature: Create two colorless Treasure artifact tokens with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

Sacrifice three Treasures: Draw a card.

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Ruthless Knave Discussion

BotaNickill on Beware MY Child's Wrath! My Gawd!!

1 week ago

Was the pirate from Ixalan you mentioned the Ruthless Knave?? Cause I have one of those. A foil even.

xhuggels on Torment of treasures(Infinite combo)

1 month ago

This is a 2-3 card combo. All you need is Anointed Procession and Ruthless Knave for the speedy version, and any of my other treasure cards for the slower version, and you can get a good amount of manna behind Torment of Hailfire. AP itself does the job with most of our other cards, while having Ruthless Knave actually allows you to find a Torment of Hailfire as well. I dont count the sack cards as part of the combo because half my deck consists of those, hence it is incredibly highly unlikely that i wouldnt have any of them(at least ive never had it happen). This isnt the only win-con however, as AP makes Rite of Belzenlok and even Start / Finish incredibly scary. In the side-board we also have Josu Vess, Lich Knight and Revel in Riches, so we dont win just in 1 way, rather 1 win-con goes hand in hand with another, and they all get incredibly buffed by Anointed Procession.

I do agree that the combo you mentioned seems easier, but that is a 4 card combo(4 specific cards, no replacements will do the job), whereas this has fewer cards you actually need to draw into, so though this combo does take 5-10 mins to complete, and is physically draining, its actually easier to pull off than the Pitiless Plunderer+Oathsworn Vampire+Bontu's Monument+Yahenni, Undying Partisan or Defiant Salvager combo, since you only need to find 2 cards as opposed to 4.

24 vigilant 1/1 soldiers by turn 7 ive had, 16 2/2 knights by turn 7 ive had, 2 6/6 flyers and 8 0/1 clerics by turn 7 ive had, and 10 treasures by turn 7 ive had in like half my games. Torment of Hailfire ive cast turn 6 for x6 before with some devastating results, but ive also just straight up won with it. This deck has its weaknesses, for instance if Ruthless Knave and Anointed Procession gets focused down, its incredibly meh as a deck, but all combo decks have this problem.

I also agree that is not as competitive as blue/black control or r/b aggro, but combo decks never are. If you draw the right cards you win every time, if you don't you lose since the rest of your deck simply doesn't have the punch it needs to fight decks that don't combo. It is however, much more fun :)

birchmaster22 on Kill 'em with Artifacts

2 months ago

If you want to go all in on treasures you could add Ruthless Knave and March of the Drowned

You can sac Dire Fleet Hoarder too Ruthless Knave, then return Dire Fleet Hoarder and another pirate to your hand. Then repeat the process.

Something else you could add would be Pitiless Plunderer so when something dies it gives you treasure.

t3hdarkness on Silas & Akiri - artifact rage

3 months ago

I think you've gone overboard on mana rocks. From what I see, if you just want to deliver command damage, how about more treasure token producers and cards that make cheap artifact tokens. Deadeye Plunderers, Revel in Riches, Ruthless Knave, and Treasure Map  Flip would provide the tokens while making another victory condition. Mechanized Production works with those tokens too. Key to the City, Rogue's Passage, Whispersilk Cloak, and Trailblazer's Boots let you hit with Silas and Akiri.

If you'd prefer tokens that can block there's also Genesis Chamber and Myr Turbine. (For extra Fun, Genesis Chamber + Norin the Wary )

t3hdarkness on Muldrotha, the Brawltide

3 months ago

I replaced Woodland Stream, Submerged Boneyard, and Foul Orchard with basic lands in my version Children of Rot and Ruin (Muldrotha Brawl). The deck seems to run a lot better that way.

I've also got some massive plays out of Song of Freyalise, especially when combined with Paradox Engine. Two turns of explosive mana to empty out the graveyard or accelerate Muldrotha onto the field followed by a brutal hit when the third lore counter is added. Then, since they all have vigilance I doo it all over again. Paradox Engine isn't exactly budget friendly, but it will probably do more work than Nissa, Steward of Elements or Fetid Pools if you need to cut for price.

To keep your ETB abilities working you might want to add a sac outlet. I use Ruthless Knave since his ability essentially only costs one mana. It also has a nice interaction with Underhanded Designs

Uskebasi on Sac-able ramp for Muldrotha

4 months ago

I hope you have the classics Ashnod's Altar and Phyrexian Altar. Then there are Wild-Field Scarecrow, Ruthless Knave, the bros Priest of Yawgmoth and Soldevi Adnate, Corpse Harvester if you have cool zombies. If you have some ways to sacrifice artifacts there's also things like Pentad Prism and Sphere of the Suns.

Corrosive_Cat on dawn of abzan

5 months ago

No worries! Good luck with the showdown, let us know how it goes! And in all fairness, if there were more Anointer Priests and Slimefoot gets out early enough there's a fair amount of lifelink, but I definitely see what you're saying yeah. Bit of a stretch, but Pitiless Plunderer could be a really interesting mana creator, since your treasures could be doubled and tokens die quickly often, or maybe Ruthless Knave? Good luck anyways!

KraKra21 on Slimefoot the head Butler (2.0)

5 months ago

Nice deck, I would probably cut Ruthless Knave for Azor's Gateway

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