Xathrid Slyblade

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Magic 2015 (M15) Uncommon

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Xathrid Slyblade

Creature — Human Assassin

Hexproof (The creature can't be the target of spells or abilities your opponents control.)

{3}{B}: Until end of turn, Xathrid Skyblade loses hexproof and gains first strike and deathtouch. (It deals combat damage before creatures without first strike. Any amount of damage it deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

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Xathrid Slyblade Discussion

SirQuixano on Rayami Keyword Tribal

1 month ago

I'd recommend Cairn Wanderer , as he can get these abilities even if they stay in the graveyard. I'd also suggest Mowu, Loyal Companion for both Vigilance and trample. Majestic Myriarch might also be a good combo with your commander. Graveshifter May be useful for cards killed early on. I'd also recommend First strike Deathtouchers to make you commander awesome at blocking, such as Glissa, the Traitor and Xathrid Slyblade .

FlammendesSchwert on Angels of the Rainbow Bridge

7 months ago

Hi Leah and eyes2sky.

I'm from Germany: FlammendesSchwert means "burning blade" (angels have).

I also like Angels, myself playing them in legacy: Exil-Flicker (Legacy).

  1. Admonition Angel + with 4x Ghost Quarter and 4x Flagstones of Trokair you can instantly exile 2 target nonland permanents. I've therefore made a youtube-video for her if you like to watch :) Lobpreis dem Mahnenden Engel - Tribute to Admonition Angel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNM_v-mP-54

  2. Angelic Overseer + Xathrid Slyblade

  3. Baneslayer Angel

hoping some day there will be an avacyn angel planeswalker

Darth_Savage on First contact

9 months ago

The effect your replicating is Xathrid Slyblade , but unlike the Slyblade your creatures don't have any protection. Glissa, the Traitor also has both deathtouch and first strike, it even has a degree of synergy with your equipment. Ambush Viper has flash, so it can essentially function as a kill spell. Arena is a repeatable fight effect stapled to a land. The gods, Rhonas the Indomitable and Pharika, God of Affliction could be made for this deck, given it's themes...

Majestic Myriarch, isn't a new idea Cairn Wanderer , Soulflayer and Odric, Lunarch Marshal , but since none of your creatures have trample (sure they could Chariot of Victory but it costs 3 to cast and you only have 2) it can still be chump blocked by Lingering Souls in most cases.You could run Skinshifter , to provide trample or flying, alternatively use a cheap trampler like Charging Badger . Hope this helps, good luck brewing your deck.

WarlordKentax on List of Color Pie Breaks/Bends

11 months ago

Xathrid Slyblade

Black creatures aren't get hexproof.

He_Who_Hungers on lord of the jank :)

1 year ago

Exactly the type of list I'd be planning to make with Mairsil... Mostly here looking for inspiration, and will probably dig into some things from this.

Here's some of my jank for you.- Helldozer because Wizards kind of directly told us they wanted us to play Non-basic land removal with Ixalan.

  • Mirage Mirror because it is always nice to turn into a Mountain when Wrath of God is raging.

  • Deadeye Tracker because Mairsil hates every graveyard that isn't your own. No, wait, even your own. We want things in cages, not in graves.

  • Dark Impostor because getting rid of things is good. Unfortunately it doesn't copy its static ability, which would've been even better.

  • Syndicate Trafficker because, well, you're going to have that artifact in your graveyard in order to exile it with Mairsil anyway. Hey look there's Wrath of God again. Hi, Wrath of God!

  • Captivating Crew because it's always nice to look for some mates.

  • Soul Conduit because we take what we want. Sometimes, what we want is peoples' lives.

  • Grimoire of the Dead because Wizards like to read. Then kill themselves and come back with some friends.

  • Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang because becoming a dragon seems like a thing a wizard would do. Also if you don't want to become a dragon, you can stab people with it.

  • Hisoka, Minamo Sensei because you might as well throw those expensive card into your 'yard before you put them in a cage. And if you get to counter something with it, so much the better.

  • Xathrid Slyblade because we are fine with losing hexproof if we don't have hexproof. Be careful when using it with Swiftfoot Boots though.

  • Honor-Worn Shaku I have not quite found a use for yet. But if you find something which gets a kick out of Mairsil tapping or untapping, this will be your combopiece. Thought I'd throw it in.

You can hopefully tell Mairsil makes me very happy.

He_Who_Hungers on Mairsil, the Party Pooper

1 year ago

Cool list. Looking to make my own Mairsil list and will probably take some inspiration from this one. Here's some of my own ideas:

  • Helldozer because Wizards kind of directly told us they wanted us to play Non-basic land removal with Ixalan.

  • Deadeye Tracker because Mairsil hates every graveyard that isn't your own. No, wait, even your own. We want things in cages, not in graves.

  • Dark Impostor because getting rid of things is good. Unfortunately it doesn't copy its static ability, which would've been even better.

  • Syndicate Trafficker because, well, you're going to have that artifact in your graveyard in order to exile it with Mairsil anyway. Might as well make him a tough boy for a turn.

  • Captivating Crew because it's always nice to look for some mates.

  • Soul Conduit because we take what we want. Sometimes, what we want is peoples' lives.

  • Grimoire of the Dead because Wizards like to read. Then kill themselves and come back with some friends.

  • Tatsumasa, the Dragon's Fang ticks the same box as some of the cards you already have included. But becoming a dragon seems like a thing a wizard would do. Also if you don't want to become a dragon, you can stab people with it. You can't stab people with an Argent Sphinx.

  • Hisoka, Minamo Sensei or Kozilek, the Great Distortion because you might as well throw those expensive card into your 'yard before you put them in a cage. And if you get to counter something with it, so much the better.

  • Xathrid Slyblade, because we can suffer losing hexproof if we don't have hexproof anyway.

HelixSnapHelix on Anafenza Duels Hatebears

1 year ago

Are things like Banishing Light worth more than things like Anguished Unmaking? Also, why Bear Umbra over Sword of Feast and Famine? I think an Armageddon effect could be really good for your deck. I have had two friends that built an Ana duel commander deck, and both turned to the dark side for some land destruction. I'd cut Xathrid Slyblade for one of your maybe boarded creatures, a lot of them deserve to be in the deck more than that one. I am also a firm believer that the better your odds are of getting a turn two Ana out, the better the odds are that you win the game, so more dorks the better imo.

He_Who_Hungers on Flash of the Blade

1 year ago

I'm really not sure if I'll need it. The idea of the deck is for me to be able to keep the board clear enough for my guys to sneak through and chip away at the opponents' health. Then again, guys like Silumgar Assassin and Xathrid Slyblade have their own way to get around being blocked, and my morphs will always carry a degree of threat of being a Ruthless Ripper, which might make my opponents more hesitant to block them.

Then again, this might serve as a way to sneak in a win in the case that I do get Vraska's ultimate off. I just might end up sideboarding it just for that.

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