Assassin's Trophy

Assassin's Trophy


Destroy target permanent an opponent controls. Its controller may search their library for a basic land card, put it onto the battlefield, then shuffle their library.

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Assassin's Trophy Discussion

Johnny14xxx on Broodmother of the Great Forest: Beledros EDH

2 days ago

I would add Expedition Map for the usual land tutor of Urborg+Cabal and maybe one or two cards that allow you to play extra-lands like Oracle of Mul Daya , Burgeoning or Exploration . To add redundancy I'd suggest also Seedborn Muse and maybe, depending on the direction that you want to take your deck also Vedalken Orrery . For the removal slot I'd add Toxic Deluge , Abrupt Decay and Assassin's Trophy . Anyway, this are just some quick ideas, it really depends on the direction that you want to take with this commander: landmatter, big-mana, life-gain, aristocrats, ecc... The most important thing though? Have fun!

DemonDragonJ on Putrefy or Mortality Spear?

1 week ago

Erza420, I definitely have Assassin's Trophy in every deck that contains black and green, because of how powerful that card is.

shadow63, Maelstrom Pulse is a sorcery, and I am very fond of instants, plus, it is far less useful in a single format than it is in a "normal" format.

BeeZak on Zaxara's Infinite Death

2 weeks ago

All aboard the Selvala, Heart of the Wilds / Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy train! Choo choo!

Seriously though, this looks sweet as hell. The infinite mana angle seems nasty, but not overly pushed, which should lead to good gameplay. Freed from the Real tends to be a surprisingly loud threat and my guess is that it's likely going to be a bit too greedy, especially considering you have fairly limited protection. Pemmin's Aura is good enough because the protection is built-in, and the added evasion will help you close some games. I've also found that cards like this tend to suffer quite a bit to the Chaos Orb s in our meta but YMMV.

The first thing that stood out to me was that you have significantly less interaction than you typically play, and I'd bet that it'll feel a bit uncomfortable having to be so selective with your answers. I'd recommend adding Windgrace's Judgment and Assassin's Trophy to improve your flexible removal, and some number of Erebos's Intervention , Battle at the Bridge , Profane Command , and Black Sun's Zenith to up your creature removal and creature count (Hydra tokens) at the same time. Also, these do really well against indestructible threats (cough Blightsteel Colossus + Ulamog, the Ceaseless Hunger cough) like gods and such.

You could probably also use another counterspell or two, but if you don't want to lean too hard that direction, that's understandable.

The second main thing I noticed is your mana ramp package—I'd look at it fairly critically and consider your goals. For example, I'd keep all creatures that tap for 2 or more mana ( Bloom Tender , Incubation Druid , Selvala, Heart of the Wilds ) as they give you more paths to going infinite. I'd cut the ones that only make 1 mana ( Birds of Paradise , Manaweft Sliver , Leyline Prowler ) as they tend to be a bit of a liability compared to land fetch spells and you aren't inherently taking advantage of the fact that they are creatures.

I'd also focus on the curve of your mana ramp. I think you should prioritize 2 cost spells like the three on-color signets, and the land fetch spells Nature's Lore , Farseek , Rampant Growth , and Sakura-Tribe Elder . Swapping these for your 3-5 cost mana ramp will give you more chances to cast Zaxara on turn 3 and get the ball rolling on both bigger mana and generating hydras. The way I see it, you could have a signet + Zaxara to use on turn 5 or spend that same turn casting a Gilded Lotus which is the same mana output but a turn slower. Basalt Monolith is the exception here as it goes infinite.

The final thing I'd encourage is to play more land. You really need to always hit Zaxara early for your deck to do it's thing, and maximizing your potential to consistently hit 4 mana on curve is going to pay dividends. At 34 I'd say you're 2-3 short of what I'd recommend for a mana-hungry deck like this, and you're actually at 33 right now because Winged Temple of Orazca starts as a Hadana's Climb  Flip and likely shouldn't be counted as a land.

Here are the baseline swaps I'd recommend:

Out - Birds of Paradise - Manaweft Sliver - Leyline Prowler - Yavimaya Elder - Freed from the Real - Capricopian - Seedborn Muse - Chromatic Lantern - Darksteel Ingot - Replicating Ring - Gilded Lotus - Opulent Palace

In + 2 Forest + 1 Island + 1 Swamp + Farseek + Nature's Lore + Sakura-Tribe Elder + Golgari Signet + Simic Signet + Dimir Signet + Profane Command / Erebos's Intervention + Windgrace's Judgment / Assassin's Trophy

These aren't super exciting changes but they'll massively help your initial consistency. I'd play the deck a buch before deciding what swaps would be best beyond this.

Stoked to see the deck in action!

Doombeard1984 on Slivers!

2 weeks ago

Hello to a fellow Hive.

So first things first, V jealous of the OG duals. Super nice!!!

So I can see you have you deck marked as help needed. I think before I can offer any advice, I think a better idea of your game plan would be helpful. Do you plan on going the beatdown route, the combo route, the control route?

I would say some of the Slivers you are playing are not maybe ideal, or needed. I dont run any of the +1/+1 slivers for example, as I aim to make an infinitely large number of Slivers, and just run Sliver Legion as the big buff.

Other boardwipes can be good, especially if you are indestructible. Wrath of God , Austere Command and Damnation all serve the purpose of a one sided boardwipe with your general out.

I think maybe some more interaction would be useful. Either more removal ( Anguished Unmaking , Utter End , Path to Exile , Assassin's Trophy etc), or counter magic maybe. You could also go for situational protection as well for your board by having Akroma's Will or Teferi's Protection to protect your stuff. One thing Slivers dislike, is boardwipes.

I think Rhythm of the Wild is not needed also. you could have Heart Sliver as well as the Cloudshredder Sliver you already have to give you that haste effect.

Feel free to head on over to All hail...The Overlord and see if there is any ideas there to help.

Look forward to seeing how your deck evolves.

P.S.... don't laugh at my mana base lol.

raspberryfish25 on Cunning Dark Elves

3 weeks ago

FounderX OMG you just made my day with the "Pricy but spicy" comment. I am totally using that going forward. =)

Glad to see you have already looked at some of those recommendations. I play in a competive meta so in my version of Lathril, Elfball! copy, I needed to add more instant speed targeted removal so I added Assassin's Trophy , Golgari Charm , Nature's Claim , and Beast Within , which you are already running. I found this really helped and saved my butt several times when your opponent has death on board. I have to admit Golgari Charm has been a really strong upgrade mainly for the regenerate ability, but the other two modes are still really strong. I was able to decimate a Krenko, Mob Boss deck thanks to the -1/-1 mode.

Two other cards that have worked extremely well in my deck has been Cover of Darkness and Genesis Wave . Most games Cover of Darkness will make all your creatures unblockable to one or more players which can quickly end games.

For Genesis Wave we are already making silly amounts of mana with our mana dorks so most games I am casting Genesis Wave for 15+ which means 5 to 8 elves along with a hand full of lands/enchantments/artifacts. The only problem I have with Genesis Wave is the deck's lack of haste because, as soon as I cast it I instantly become the prime target for all the other players. However, if I manage to untap with all the perments that Genesis Wave puts in play I typically win the following turn. High risk / high reward right?

A few cards I have thought about trying are, Green Sun's Zenith , Concordant Crossroads , Song of the Dryads , Fauna Shaman , and Seeker of Skybreak . Fun fact, if you give Song of the Dryads to your opponent and have Elvish Champion out all of your elves become unblockable to that player. What are your thoughts on these cards?


TriusMalarky on Shattergang Brothers - A work in progress

3 weeks ago

I'm going to go ahead and start on ramp here, you have only a couple pieces of pretty bad ramp.

So I really recommend picking up Llanowar Elves , Elvish Mystic , Elves of Deep Shadow , Fyndhorn Elves , Wild Growth , Rakdos Signet , Golgari Signet and Gruul Signet . Those are all really good because they can come down early, they get you more mana to play Mario and Luigi earlier, they can help you play your bigger cards earlier, and they can be sacrificed to the brothers.

If you want to find room, Cultivate , Harrow , Kodama's Reach , Rampant Growth , and Boundless Realms are all really really good, but not quite as necessary here as they can't be sacrificed to the brothers.

A couple other random suggestions that work great here are Solemn Simulacrum , Erebos, Bleak-Hearted , and Burnished Hart .

The player with the most mana is often the player in the best position in EDH, so mana ramp is important.

You also want some good interaction, which isn't quite as relevant with the brothers but it's still very important. Rakdos Charm , Terminate , Abrade , Abrupt Decay and Assassin's Trophy (which are a bit pricier), Doom Blade effects such as Cast Down , Ultimate Price , Go for the Throat and Heartless Act , Lightning Bolt , Nature's Claim are all pretty solid ones. The purpose is just to be able to stop someone from killing you, remember not to be aggressive and kill things without reason.

Casualties of War is pretty cool too, I just like the card.

Mcat1999 on Card creation challenge

3 weeks ago

Assuming that Phyrexian maintains itself as a creature type,

Extinguish the Impure


Choose a creature type. Destroy all creatures of the chosen type, they can't be regenerated.

Theoretically it works against the Humans also, but flavorfully it's for their side.

Take the name of a card you enjoy, change the color identity and abilities to make it something new. For example, Feast of Worms as a mono-black creature removal, or Assassin's Trophy as a colorless artifact.

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