Tavern Swindler


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander 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

Jagd_Tallgeese on the orzhov life

4 months 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

10 months 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.

Philoctetes on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

10 months ago

Yeah haha, Tavern Swindler has a chance to facilitate an early Licia. Also has some synergy with Well of Lost Dreams and Alhammarret's Archive. But mostly it's just janky and comical and will occasionally do something minorly busted.

Drakon562 on Licia, the Sanguine Storm

10 months ago

I may be missing something, or maybe it's just to cast a turn 3 Licia, but I don't know if Tavern Swindler is worth it. At the same time, I really like its' inclusion, because I've seen it in a deck before.

Bou on EDH Licia, Gladii, Sanguis, Valeria Victrix

10 months ago

@felletje: Tavern Swindler looks good yeah! but knowing my luck with flips and gambles, I'd probably never get the life haha..

@CptCrumpet: These new commanders added and reprinted some really amazing cards so it's very understandable that everyone is experimenting with Tribal :) I pretty much build nothing else, though I have lately been deviating a bit and am starting to pull away with this deck the more goodies I add >_>.

@Lastnotice: It's harder than I thought to get all three colors early on, might throw in more mana rocks to help with that. Turn 3 is definitely possible if you manage to get the colors and I would be happy if we could get her out on turn 3 consistently. But turn 2? ehh.. You'd need an insane hand with pretty much all the expensive cards I don't have haha. I'd love to see that though, so be sure to tag/link me when you finish your deck!

Snap157 on Rakdos; Burn It Down

1 year ago

Alrighty then let's get you all set!

You've got some big things and that's not bad with your commander, but you'll need some cheaper burn spells if Rakdos can really work. With that being said, Lightning Bolt, Lava Spike, Bump in the Night, and Rift Bolt are your best friends. As for land base, try to shy away from basics, but add in as many rakdos duals that don't come in tapped as possible. I'll get you started down below.

While using rakdos, keep in mind that he takes away only colorless mana, so huge eldrazi such as Void Winnower, Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre, Pathrazer of Ulamog, Kozilek, Butcher of Truth, Desolation Twin and It That Betrays can all go out for free if you play it right.

It's also important to keep in mind that the ability only impacts creatures, so super expensive things like Din of the Fireherd, Subterranean Tremors don't belong.

Furthermore, there are some cards that don't work too well in an aggro build like this and could use an upgrade. Take out:

replace with:

With these changes as well as the ones mentioned above, you'll be well on your way to a hated deck! Good luck!

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