Tavern Swindler

Tavern Swindler

Creature — Human Rogue

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

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Set Rarity
Core Set 2021 (M21) Uncommon
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Uncommon
Battlebond (BBD) Uncommon
Iconic Masters (IMA) Uncommon
Duel Decks: Jace vs. Vraska (DDM) Uncommon
Return to Ravnica (RTR) Uncommon

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

Tavern Swindler Discussion

MrKillStar on Let the bloodies hit the floor!

3 weeks ago

I would personally replace:
Prism Ring for Trading Post - Could be very handy artifact in decks like this.
The Immortal Sun for Exquisite Blood - creates infinite loop with Vito and Sanguine Bond, but isnt cheap. I wouldnt bother with The Immortal Sun, unless your playgroup runs a lot of planeswalkers or you struggle with card draw (which shouldnt be a problem in mono-black.
The Haunt of Hightower - I would say you need either more discard or mill effects to get Hightower big.. Doom Whisperer seems to be much more useful.
Tavern Swindler - Its just gamble that doesnt seem to be worthy in a deck, where you can already get a lot of life by other cards. Bastion of Remembrance works as another aristocrat effect (Tortured Existence+Desecrated Tomb+Phyrexian Altar as infinite engine).
Dreadhorde Invasion - You dont use any other Amass effect cards and it takes 6 turns to make a 6/6 zombie with lifelink (which will last only until end of your turn), which is pretty meh. It would be good if you had some sacrifice cards, like Smothering Abomination, Village Rites, Diabolic Intent, etc. I would go for either Twilight Prophet or Bloodline Keeper  Flip. Captivating Vampire could be useful aswell. With Carnival of Souls you could get a bit of ramp, but can backfire really hard, so its kinda risky.
Gifted Aetherborn - is pretty nice drop I guess, but feels kinda weak overall. Kalastria Highborn supports your mostly vampire creatures and can also drain your opponents.
Swiftfoot Boots - unless you want the haste, Whispersilk Cloak seems like a decent option. It cost more to cast and to equip, but makes your creature unblockable.
Drag to the Underworld - should do a good job, Oblivion Strike might be something to consider aswell. Or just Corrupt?

Some more cards that might be useful:
Call the Bloodline - discards useless cards and makes a 1/1 vampire token (once per turn).
Revenge of Ravens - decent defensive enchantment that could fit your lifesteal deck nicely.
Burnished Hart - slow ramp creature. BH also triggers your Dread Presence and Staff of the Death Magus.
Crypt Incursion, Suffer the Past - more graveyard hate and another life gain.

casual_competitive on my first standard deck (help wanted)

1 month ago

austintayshus i have Tavern Swindler in the deck to use with Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose for that gain 6 and deal 6. the Sanctum of Stone Fangs is there for Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose gaining 1 and dealing 2 each turn, its also a guaranteed +1/+1 counter to Bloodthirsty Aerialist. Yarok's Fenlurker is for uhhh, idk i like hand hate, it also has good cheap devotion for Gray Merchant of Asphodel. im definitely taking your suggestions and will fix the deck i was just telling you the reasons for my choices, thanks for the help. vito is a champ

austintayshus on my first standard deck (help wanted)

1 month ago

I like this deck but I think you should probably stick to the lifegain side of this deck. I would cut the shrines and Yarok's Fenlurker. You can only make your opponent discard so many cards before they run out of cards. I would also cut Tavern Swindler because it is an unreliable source of lifegain.

Here are a few cards to consider adding:

Ayara, First of Locthwain: draws cards and has a life drain trigger that your deck can definitely abuse.

Vampire of the Dire Moon: Great efficient one drop.

Midnight Reaper: Decent card draw.

And of course, there's always Cauldron Familiar and Witch's Oven.

Hope this helps!

MurderousPanda on Mr. Steal Yo Gorl

6 months ago

Pro_Noob I was trying to keep this deck as budget as possible so as much as I would like to put Basilisk Collar in, I simply dont have the money, but that is an upgrade I would like to put in for the future. The other reason that card is in here is because the way I have been playing this deck is to try and ko people with one attack as often as possible, or two attacks in some situations, and Blessing of Belzenlok is a good way to surprise gain a bunch of life when people are not expecting it and catapault myself into the lead.

Go ahead, build ur Zedruu deck, my foil Goatnap is waiting.

GenesisOdin Thanks for the suggestion! I will defiintely keep that in mind as I continue to change the deck and cut and replace cards. While I like the idea of both of those cards (especially Rescue from the Underworld), I just dont think they have a solid place in the deck atm because of how creature light it is, and that there arent any creatures that I really need to win the game, more just creatures that enable me a lot more than normal (looking at you Tavern Swindler and Captivating Crew). If I do transition into a more creature heavy kind of deck then I will definitely look at these cards again though.

Joe_Ken_ on Cards to make DND icon ...

11 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(list)

1 year ago

@ Double00Riser added Tavern Swindler , good addition.

oliveoilonyaasscureshemorrhoid on I Love Lucy

2 years 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!

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