Ruthless Ripper


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Frontier Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Common
Khans of Tarkir (KTK) Uncommon
Promo Set (000) Uncommon

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Ruthless Ripper

Creature — Human Assassin


Morph—Reveal a black card in your hand. (You may cast this card face down as a 2/2 creature for . Turn if face up at any time for its morph cost.)

When Ruthless Ripper is turned face up, target player loses 2 life.

Ruthless Ripper Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Deckbuilding Challenge - Starcity pricing

2 months ago

I sort of feel like you could benefit from a few more creatures. At only 8 in the whole deck, and with Angler costing 7 (Since you probably won't hit his Delve cost), you're looking at a really late-game play.

I mean, I understand your idea: Removal and countering to get rid of threats until Angler comes out. Scry and draw in the meantime to speed things up a bit.

But also consider that if your opponent is running a mostly creature deck, their sheer pressure will outweigh your responses. And suppose you finally get Angler out and they have been holding onto a removal spell. Or, worse they have a chump blocker?

I just sort of feel like you are a bit heavy on answers and a bit shallow on boardstate options. But than again, that's how I play so...

I'd suggest you run some Deathtouch creatures. Typhoid Rats and other mirrors would be fairly decent. There's a few copies floating around out there to maximize cost efficiency.

The benefit here being that when you chump block, not only do you remove their threat, you also feed into your Delve cost so Angler is cheaper and thus comes out faster. This will dramatically increase the speed and efficiency of your deck.

Hope that helps!

The_Potato_Judge on Art of the Kill

3 months ago

Hi there!

Nice deck and +1!

I am currently working on a deck somewhat similar to this one which has a low land count and expects a lot of its own creatures to die. I'm not sure how important modernity is to you, but I think that Ruthless Ripper is just a little bit better than Hired Poisoner.

With the former, you can still cause your opponent pain without relying upon combat. I'd replace the Hired Poisoners with Ruthless Rippers if I were you. Even if you do nothing but sack him to feed another card's ability, you'll still make your opponent lose 2 life. You will almost always have black cards in your hand to use that ability, and having the card in your deck with more ways to hurt your opponent is almost always better.

TrumpZone on Combo Deathtouch Deck (NEED HELP IMPROVING!)

5 months ago

Thank you both for your help! My major problem with the deck right now lies with Vraska the Unseen. I would like the deck to work with her, in addition to some of the other deathtouch creatures, and then overwhelm the enemy with Vraska's -7 ability combined with deathtouch creatures, given trample by Nylea, God of the Hunt. I'm not sure how it would be best to achieve that, however.

First off, what creatures should I remove? I want to include Ruthless Ripper and definetely Pathway Arrows but I'm not sure if I should focus on removing the more or less expensive cards. I need more inexpensive cards, but the smaller deathtouuch creatures use trample less effectively.

Additionally, should I use Fog? I'm just not sure if it works well with the deck. Could someone please explain why it does?

Finally, should I utilize the -1/-1 features of Hapatra, Vizier of Poisons as the player above suggested, or does it not mesh with the deck?

M_Malcom PhthisisClock clayperce

Thank you

M_Malcom on Combo Deathtouch Deck (NEED HELP IMPROVING!)

5 months ago

Nylea, God of the Hunt would create death tramplers in which each deathtoucher would deal one damage to the blocker and the rest wold spill over.

Pathway Arrows allowes you to machine gun down enemy creatures

Above all else you need to lower your curve. The more one mana deathtouchers you can play the better. Ruthless Ripper is the queen of them as it’s an ambush, burn and gives the finger to combat all in one.

These decks are supposed to be aggressive and not controlling. The control is just a side affect of not wanting to block. Lastly in place of the enchantments I’d go with 4 Fog for a counter swing.

Eledain on

5 months ago

Some suggestions for you mate:

Ruthless Ripper is a "one mana kill spell" which gives you devotion and a bit of reach.

Graveyard Marshal can give you some graveyard recycling.

Gatekeeper of Malakir is an easy two for one against creature decks. Especially good against boggles.

Bloodghast could be used as a steady stream of attackers.

Plague Mare was always a good one of sideboard card for me.

And one funny thing: Torment of Hailfire is really awesome with Nykthos Mana. With two Urborg I would play three Nykthos.

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