Tavern Swindler


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

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Set Rarity
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Uncommon
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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Tavern Swindler

Creature — Human Rogue

, Pay 3 life: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, you gain 6 life.

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Tavern Swindler Discussion

Joe_Ken_ on Cards to make DND icon ...

2 months ago

So recently on YouTube and just going around people have found a good way to make DND minis for cheap by taking a 1.5 inch hole punch and using it on magic card art and then placing it on a small wooden disk with glue. Obviously I don’t plan to punch anything that could be considered valuable, but I have noticed cards in my possession that are just bulk commons.

So cards like Tavern Swindler , Dwarven Lightsmith , Fan Favorite , Shambling Ghoul , and other couple cent cards.

If there are any mtg card art people who know some good art on commons and such I may make an order to just buy a bunch of those to make plenty of discs for minis.

Keepper on Gorgeous Girls Deck

1 year ago

@ Double00Riser added Tavern Swindler , good addition.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on I Love Lucy

1 year ago

Hey, awesome deck! I love Licia to no end, I've been looking into her for a while now. I have some suggestions to make your deck stronger

Like Tavern Swindler and Gonti's Machinations. These are great early drops, and concerning licia, they ramp you very fast for no mana required! Instead of Temur Battle Rage and Brute Strength, consider Abzan Falconer and Duelist's Heritage and Rune-Tail, Kitsune Ascendant. Heritage can be used politically, as you inch players not to attack you by promising double strike, and Falconer is amazing, nuf said. I also wanted to mention Illusionist's Bracers, Key to the City, and Ashling's Prerogative, if any of those strike your fancy. Lastly, for the late game, I'd recommend Treasury Thrull, Crypt Ghast, Chandra's Ignition, and Necrologia instead of your Syphon Mind.

For the mana base, I'd add Sulfurous Springs, and maybe some vivids if this deck is fine with being a bit slower.

The deck looks fine as it is, so it's hard to find cuts. Without testing your deck, the weaker cards seem to be Haunted Cloak, Baneslayer Angel, Josu Vess, Lich Knight, Drana's Emissary, Felidar Sovereign (you've a lot of wincons anyway), and Blood Tribute. Some of the stronger cards I see are Twilight Prophet, Sword of War and Peace, Hide (which I'm adding to my deck as we speak), and Crested Sunmare.

Hope this helps!

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 year ago

Hagra Sharpshooter, Thorn of the Black Rose, and Tavern Swindler are some of the most attractive females in MTG, in my opinion. Idk, something about black-aligned renegades is just sexy to me. What can I say, I have a type =shrug=.

I guess you could say they've... stolen my heart LMAOOOOpleaselikemeOOO

Though that's just some. If I had to actually pinpoint a lady from MTG that I find the most appealing, not mechanic or lore wise but purely on looks, it'd definitely be Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts.

But alas, she's not a Rogue / Assassin. And I kinda want to do one of those.

So what I'm going to do is combine the three I've listed above Teysa into a sexy Rogue Assassin Planeswalker because gtfu Vraska you henti-fetish maker, you.

(Note: Espresso + anxiety medication = weird side effects, apparently...)

Sylvia, Nightshade Cultivator

Legendary Creature - Sylvia

+1 Flip three coins. For each coin that lands on heads, target creature gets -2/-2 until end of turn. For each coin that lands on tails, you lose 1 life.

-2 Create a colorless artifact - equipment token called Nightshade Oil with "Equipped creature has Haste and Deathtouch" and has "Equip - Pay 2 life"

-7 Choose power or toughness, then pay up to X life where X is your life total minus 1. Destroy up to any number of creatures with chosen total power or toughness X or less.


A mono-black Assassin that kills you while killing other things. Nice.

How about this one: Take your favorite MTG character and ascend them into Godhood. Doesn't matter how they got there or why, but let's see what they might look like if they ruled as part of a pantheon.

Kind of a weird challenge, I know, but it should be a fun one nonetheless.

Jagd_Tallgeese on the orzhov life

1 year ago

I see the deck seems to also want to amass tokens, so Anointed Procession would be a good one to look in to. If you want lifegain, while keeping your CMC the same, replace Sacred Cat with Soul Warden as it will net you life when creatures ETB. Vizkopa Guildmage can act as a replacement for the Sanguine Bond+Exquisite Blood combo, so you can remove Tavern Swindler. Want to stop Haste creatures? Then Authority of the Consuls is right up your alley!

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

2 years ago

zombob57 I love that suggestion! I haven't felt great about Cabal Ritual in the deck, I will happily replace with Burnt Offering. I will add Sacrifice to the maybeboard for now, but it could be that I want both.

I will also be finding room for Sunbeam Spellbomb, probably replacing Tavern Swindler. After goldfishing with this a bunch of times, Tavern Swindler just feels too cute, and Sunbeam Spellbomb can cycle if you don't need the lifegain to up my cantrip count.

I'm also considering Icatian Moneychanger, although I'm not sure if more one shot lifegain type cards are where I want to head. I think I may need to shore up the cantrip count for Spells Matters payoffs.

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