Stronghold Assassin


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Tempest Remastered (TPR) Rare
Commander 2013 (C13) Rare
Seventh Edition (7ED) Rare
Stronghold (STH) Rare

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Stronghold Assassin

Creature — Zombie Assassin

Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonblack creature.

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Stronghold Assassin Discussion

goldieH on $150 Budget Liliana, Heretical Healer Ult EDH

5 days ago

Yea I've stopped using Attrition and Stronghold Assassin since most of my playgroup uses black commanders. I do like the Ravenous Chupacabra though since it is recurrable as a creature.

chadsansing on Dripping With Value - A Meren List

1 month ago

Sweet creature list.

A Cauldron of Souls might be fun to keep recurring creatures with ETB effects, and something like Spawning Pit, Viscera Seer, Soldevi Adnate, Stronghold Assassin, or Vampiric Rites might provide another sac outlet if Greater Good isn't on the battlefield.

Have fun brewing!

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on Sedris EDH??? halp pls

1 month ago

The most noticeable problems are not enough lands, and not enough board wipes. For more sweepers, I'd consider Boompile, In Garruk's Wake or Necromantic Selection, Kederekt Leviathan or Bearer of the Heavens to unearth, Keldon Firebombers if you're meta has lots of green or flip lands, and definitely Cyclonic Rift. Good call on Magus of the Wheel and Teferi's Veil.

Definitely put in Conjurer's Closet, as it can save your unearth'd creatures! There's also Nephalia Smuggler and Vodalian Illusionist, etc.

Maybe consider Talisman of Dominance/ Indulgence or Wharf Infiltrator for lower curve. I'd also add more removal because you seem to like death syngergies in this deck. Some initial ideas are Terminate or Dismember to stay on curve, Ruthless Disposal to discard good creatures, Royal Assassin/ Avatar of Woe/ Stronghold Assassin, etc.

Check this out too, especially the Blink section.

Hope this helps! If you need more help, I'm always here

chadsansing on Scheinheilige

2 months ago

Dope list. I love Comeuppance.

Have you considered a Lightning Greaves, Swiftfoot Boots or Whispersilk Cloak to protect Athreos from enchantments and exile effects?

I'm curious about no Path to Exile and also about Tainted Remedy over Sanguine Bond. Would you ever play both?

I'm sure you have a ton of ideas already, so I'll wrap this up by suggesting Apprentice Necromancer, Disciple of Bolas, Fleshbag Marauder, Merciless Executioner, Soldevi Adnate, and Stronghold Assassin as cards that might be useful to test in your sac theme.

Have fun playing!

KingOfWhales on Scarab God

4 months ago

I don't see why Mindcrank and a few other cards are in there if you aren't planning on milling people down, from your description it seems like thats not what you're going for, if you are, Traumatize. But I'd recommend sticking with lifedrain and good old fashion beating people over the head with lots of zombies. Phenax, God of Deception is cool, but don't try to do that and lifedrain zombies.

If you are going for a lifedrain deck look at Bontu's Monument, Whip of Erebos is good.

Look at Dralnu, Lich Lord because its amazing, same goes for Semblance Anvil, Possessed Skaab, Call to the Kindred, Ever After and Lim-Dul's Vault is broken. Obelisk of Urd is a tribal deck's best friend.

There are better wipes for this deck than Coastal Breach and you are a bit low on removal. Malicious Affliction and Dash Hopes are very good and fun. Get rid of Imprisoned in the Moon. Another thing you can do for removal is use Fleshbag Marauder, have it sac itself, then cast it from the graveyard. Stronghold Assassin too. Cauldron of Souls Can help you dodge board wipes and is a cool card to have. Perplex is fun too. And Mimic Vat

Arcane Adaptation is neat but there are much better cards that you can use. Black Market isn't as good as it seems because your mana empties before you can use it for anything good most of the time. Empty the Pits is very expensive, but if you can make it work, do it.

Your nonbasic lands are also really slow and you may need more lands in general, 36ish is about where you want to be. Look at Choked Estuary and Command Tower or cards that lower costs like Jet Medallion.

I know I've suggested to add a lot more cards than I suggested to take out, and I've never really even tried to give deck advice before, but I hope I at least gave you some ideas.

goldieH on $150 Budget Liliana, Heretical Healer Ult EDH

4 months ago

I already own Fatal Push, but I might sell it for an Attrition. I'm a fan of the sac + removal combo also found in Stronghold Assassin. Sheoldred fits in perfectly but is a little too expensive. Also I'm looking into other recursion to help fuel the late game.

skochems on karador - i need help :(

5 months ago

Stronghold Assassin and Attrition seem like natural fits here. Likewise for Birthing Pod

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