Stronghold Assassin

Creature — Zombie Assassin

Sacrifice a creature: Destroy target nonblack creature.

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Stronghold Assassin Discussion

Mairon_Bauglir on Aggro Zombie Mono Black

1 month ago

I would highly recommend these zombies and zombie cards to spruce up your game, Relentless Dead, Highborn Ghoul, Diregraf Colossus since every zombie you play once he comes out now is that zombie and an additional token 2/2, plus his rez effect counts him as he comes from the graveyard so if you wanted to do a graveyard swarm strategy that's viable. Endless Ranks of the Dead, that one is a tad slower but combined with Diregraf Colossus can make a swarm happen VERY quickly. Sidisi, Undead Vizier is a good utility card that has an awesome effect when he enters and then for 5 mana is a 4/6 with death touch, that's pretty crazy for black and you don't usually see that mana cost with those stats except in green. Cemetery Reaper, Graf Harvest, Gray Merchant of Asphodel, Korlash, Heir to Blackblade is a really good tank fighter if mana isn't a problem. Noxious Ghoul is another good one if you play solely zombies. Spiteful Returned is a good zombie that a lot of people overlook and Stronghold Assassin is pretty good. Unbreathing Horde and Zombie Master are also good zombie cards and finally if budget isn't an issue Death Baron is a must have for sheer scary power. Hope this pool of suggestions helps you out!

Abres_Tenelles on Sek'Kuar, Token Recursion

2 months ago

I do respect you not using Infinite combos and the list seems solid!

Perhaps it may need more early game ramp, to give it some momentum? Diligent Farmhand, Yavimaya Elder and Yavimaya Granger (don't pay the echo of course) give you extra sac triggers whilst finding land cards.

If you think removal might be necessary Savra, Queen of the Golgari, Stronghold Assassin and Eater of Hope turn your creatures into just that.

I don't want to bombard you with card suggestions, but my Prossh decklist may give you some inspiration!

QuantumSkies on

2 months ago

Also Malicious Affliction and Stronghold Assassin are not modern-legal.

Abres_Tenelles on Breya's comeback game

2 months ago

Like the deck idea!

Many artifacts double as creatures. One way to expand the theme could with more cards that care about creatures dying, such as Dictate of Erebos, Black Market and Deathbringer Thoctar. All still trigger, even if you get the card back.

A few more cards to help get those creatures back Victimize, Oversold Cemetery, Phyrexian Reclamation and Haunted Crossroads.

Finally some nice little extra sacrifice effects could be tasty too. Stronghold Assassin, Viscera Seer, Spawning Pit, Ashnod's Altar

Vedalken Engineer could also help as another artifact mana source.

jobes94 on Token Zombie

3 months ago

I'm probably going to make it more consistent. I would probably run another Corpse Harvester, another Stronghold Assassin and a playset of Death Barons at the very least. The only reason there are a. Unchanged of one offs is because those are the cards I've had on hand or saw in cards hops that I could afford.

obitus on The Ghoulcaller

4 months ago

I am curious, how has cards worked for you in the deck:

Stronghold Assassin, Unbreathing Horde, Raving Dead,Noosegraf Mob,Phyrexian Crusader,Gravespawn Sovereign,Helldozer.

I am most curious to see how Noosegraf Mob works in a this deck. The design is a little odd, but it could be potentially useful considering you get zombies with or with Ghoulcaller Gisa.

Errast on The Hungry, Hungry Aetherborn: Yahenni EDH

5 months ago

First off, I love the changes to the deck, and I hope you continue to change it as we go.

Next, I got some more card suggestions, and since I'm feeling a bit lazy, I'll throw them into a list, with some short descriptions.

So if you need more single target removal for whatever reason, these guys are here for you. Reliable token producers make the Stronghold Assassin into a powerful removal engine. Royal Assassin is good depending on meta. After all, if no one is tapping creatures, then he's not going to be too useful, but if creature combat's rampant, he'll put in the work to help feed Yahenni.

I've recommended this guy before, but I never really got into why I liked him so much. First, having (technically) a second Massacre Wurm is never a bad thing in my mind. Second, I really enjoy his ability to steal creatures from the graveyard. Once you've gotten 4 energy (a fairly simple task since he generates energy for any creature dying), you can start lifting creatures from your opponent's graveyards directly onto your board.

So without a whole bunch of sac effects, or one-sided board wipes Kalitas has a pretty hard time getting the ball rolling by himself. His stats aren't high enough to really kill anything himself, and he has no way to dodge Damnation and the like. Although if you can get an engine going with him, Kalitas can take you all the way to victory by himself.

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