Ruthless Knave

Legality

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

Printings View all

Set Rarity
Ixalan (XLN) Uncommon

Combos Browse all

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.

Ruthless Knave Discussion

Strangelove on Chainer & Gonti's Mono-Black Party Shack

3 months ago

Hey +1 for Mono-Black! I've been brewing this edh Belzenrok deck since brawl started. I like to wheel through my deck, wipe the board, and then Command the Dreadhorde , etc.

My favorite cards are the lifegain cards: Noxious Gearhulk , Sangromancer , and especially Whip of Erebos . Also Venser's Journal .

Shadowborn Demon is seriously underrated. It is removal on a fat stick with a sacrifice trigger.

Vilis, Broker of Blood and Dread Presence are going to be slower than you might think. If you can easily discard Vilis, though, he's amazing, especially for Chainer.

If you have the life to run Bolas's Citadel , it's broken and a lot of fun.

Chainer, Kokusho, the Evening Star , and with a sac outlet like Ruthless Knave would be a good wincon combo for this deck.

1327323 on Infinite combo in Standard?

3 months ago

yes. 2x Biomancer's Familiar , Slimefoot, the Stowaway Ruthless Knave for infinite death triggers off Slimefoot

SleeplessPr1nce on First Attempt at Commander

4 months ago

You're on the right track for sure, you just need to focus in on what you want to do and cut the stuff you don't need. First, I would cut all the pirate cards; treasure tokens are great but cards like Prosperous Pirates are slow and inefficient, even for edh. Ruthless Knave is fine, but the rest are dead weight. You also don't need them for Revel in Riches to work; Torment of Hailfire can yield the same results under the right circumstances. I would also cut Archaeomancer , Saheeli's Artistry , Kaya's Ghostform , Grave Betrayal , Awaken the Erstwhile and Vraska, Relic Seeker ; you just don't need them.

Sultai is all about value, and Muldrotha is really just a big fat value engine, so the question to ask yourself is: "what can I get the most value out of for the least amount of effort?" Cards like Baleful Strix , Sidisi, Undead Vizier , and Acidic Slime can work wonders in Muldrotha. You can also run Siren Stormtamer and Glen Elendra Archmage to lock down your board state.

I would switch out Glaring Spotlight for Arcane Lighthouse if possible. Satyr Wayfinder instead of Elvish Rejuvenator , you want stuff in your yard, not at the bottom of your deck. If you can afford them, Waterlogged Grove and Nurturing Peatland would yield some good value. And finally, I don't know how strict your play group is about color symbols, but technically you can't play Kaya, Bane of the Dead in here. Edh follows a strict adherence to color identity, and Kaya having white mana symbols in her cost technically means you can't play her with a BUG commander. If you really want to play her, I would clear it with your play group first, although I think you'd be better off running Kiora, Master of the Depths instead.

Hope this helps.

Zyndro_ on Teysa "Panharmonicon" Karlov

7 months ago

Koios Thanks for the suggestion I actually own a copy of Ruthless Knave from my old Admiral Beckett Brass edh deck, so I will try this card out. I wanted to include a lot of ways to make treasure using the orzhov treasure tokens to add some flavor into the deck.

Koios on Teysa "Panharmonicon" Karlov

7 months ago

Cool deck, might I suggest Ruthless Knave ? Having the option to turn treasures into card draw is quite handy =)

Beliel4fun on

10 months ago

Makes sense, truth be told I had an array of choices: Spell Swindle , Pitiless Plunderer , Ruthless Knave , and other spells or creatures that generated treasures just from using them for Esper theme. Treasure Map  Flip isn't out of my mind yet either. It's just tough to make, but worth the effort.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Treasure Island (Sydri EDH)

10 months ago

For the good cards ... I'm not a regular Sydri pilot, but here's a penny for my thoughts on this fun commander. Tamiyo's Journal is a good beater that plops out artifacts/draw. Faerie Artisans / Thoughtcast / Thirst for Knowledge are really good for this deck, Dispatch / Stoic Rebuttal is always good for redundancy. March of the Machines is good in case your commander gets tree'd or stolen . Mechanized Production might be good for Phyrexian Metamorph / Master of Etherium /tokens from Sharding Sphinx / Smothering Tithe etc.

For the weaker cards ... Planar Cleansing could be replaced with Hour of Revelation . Profane Procession  Flip/ Predator, Flagship could go because of its overall cost, and it doesn't do anything else over time or when it enters, and it doesn't fit the themes of the deck. Revel in Riches might be good with the amount of board wipes but you'll be targeted for it, it's an upkeep trigger (so people will have time to respond, and with sorceries). Treasure Map  Flip is rather weak because it turns into a land so you can't abuse it like an artifact, and is 5 mana to eventually draw 3 or maybe 3+ cards. Treasure Mage does 'draw' and the best big artifact to abuse, but it's overall 9 mana unless you have Master Transmuter or something, and doesn't get any wincon that I can see. Ruthless Knave takes a lot of hoops to get through to draw or ramp, but a lot of my criticisms were at the treasure cards so you keep that theme then drawing more cards for no mana is good. Palladium Myr is not ramp, it's just sadness. Sphinx of the Steel Wind is expensive for a 7 turn clock on turn seven, but it's fun because it could fit your meta and is protected from the colors outside your color pie.

For win cons ... Aetherflux Reservoir / Staff of Nin / Caltrops are all all-star with this commander, and Tezzeret the Seeker could fetch caltrops/aetherflux but non paradox engine etc. If you're interested in a combo win, you could do Sword of the Meek / Thopter Foundry , or Sharuum the Hegemon / Phyrexian Metamorph and something to abuse the etb loop like Altar of the Brood / Genesis Chamber / Contraband Kingpin / Disciple of the Vault / Blood Artist / Marionette Master etc.

Load more

Ruthless Knave occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%