Killian, Ink Duelist

Killian, Ink Duelist

Legendary Creature — Human Warlock


Menace (This creature can't be blocked except by two or more creatures.)

Spells you cast that target a creature cost less to cast.

Killian, Ink Duelist Discussion

TypicalTimmy on Card creation challenge

1 week ago

Taken from Epicurus, post #9 on this page.

Dina, Lifecycle Mother

Legendary Creature - Dryad Druid

Lifelink, Wither

Whenever a basic land enters the battlefield under your control, you may have it enter tapped. If you do, create a Herb token.

Dina, Lifecycle Mother gets +1/+1 for each Herb you control.

The same flower that can revive a deer can also fell a nation. Knowing how to use it isn't the trick, it's when.


So, unless I am remembering wrong, Strixhaven was a college for Planeswalkers. The Deans or someone there would find beings whose sparks have not-yet ignited and would bring them and admit them into Strixhaven.

If that is true, take one if the five college students we got and if ignite their sparks. Those cards are, for reference:

RambIe on Pattern Recognition #205 - Killian, …

1 month ago

i love it, but when i see Killian, Ink Duelist i can't help but think of zombie tokens and enchantment-aura's
for some reason the thought of a Grave Titan & Gift of Immortality makes me smile.

hubatish on Killian, Commanding Duellist

1 month ago

The Brawl -> regular low powered EDH seems like a great spot for Killian, Ink Duelist . He makes draft commons like Grim Bounty playable, but not really significantly better than just more efficiently costed removal like Damn or Walk the Plank . Embrace the precon power level!

Caerwyn on Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos

3 months ago

I think we can conclusively say that there will not be a vampire playable race--we just got the Dhamphir lineage with Van Richten's, and that pretty much covers playable vampire. I would guess we will get two or three new playable races--that is in-line with the two we received in Theros. Ravnica's five new races mostly served to get iconic Magic races into the game--likely because they were not sure if they were going to do more Magic-based rulebooks.

Dryad would be my bet for one of the new races. We had a hamadryad playable race in 4e, but have not received something similar in 5e yet. Furthermore, the Unearthed Arcana for the upcoming Feywild book does not reference a dryad playable race, so we can be pretty sure they would not be released there.

I think Rhox is a decent bet--though it is a bit duplicative of Loxodon from a flavor stance. Bear-folk is another one that is a good prediction as well, particularly since Magic seems to enjoy making a meme of bear cards.

Otherwise, I would not be surprised if we got subraces of existing races. A more magically-inclined subrace of Orc would fit well with Wizards' current goal of giving more diverse character options to traditionally linear races. We probably will also see some reprint classes, since Theros did that as well.

Both Theros and Ravnica only introduces two new subclasses, so I think we can predict the same here. The design goal in Theros and Ravnica was to patch holes in the game design. Ravnica gave us the Law Cleric and the Circle of Spores druid because existing classes did not fit the Azorius and Golgari guilds respectively. Theros gave us the College of Eloquence to fill in the lack of classical philosopher class, and the Oath of Glory Paladin because Greek legends focus more on winning glory for one's god, rather than the traditional paladin path of serving one's god.

I think it is a good bet that we will receive a Silverquill Warlock. Existing Warlocks in D&D receive their power through a patron, not hard study. Thus, despite their having Warlocks like Killian, Ink Duelist , the existing Warlock classes fail to capture the essence of the Silverquill, and no other class really fits the bill. That is exactly the kind of hole Wizards likes to patch with these books.

Then, for every college, we will probably get a new background, some fun items, and a few monsters, including high-level monsters like the school deans and some of the Elder Dragons.

Kukkakaali on Tuhmeliinit Cube

4 months ago

Version 2.5. No more oyster: - Jaya's Greeting + Young Pyromancer - Chandra's Pyreling + Risk Factor - Chandra's Spitfire + Heartfire Immolator - Spelleater Wolverine + Warlord's Fury

- Aven Eternal + Blink of an Eye - Giant Oyster + Talrand's Invocation - No Escape + Vapor Snag - Witching Well + Mistral Singer - Of One Mind + Peek

Version 2.6. Kaldheim and Strixhaven boosters: - Colossus Hammer + Access Tunnel - Camaraderie + Fall of the Impostor - Cliffhaven Kitesail + Hall of Oracles

- Kin-Tree Invocation + Binding the Old Gods - Boneyard Lurker + Infuse with Vitality - Kiora, Behemoth Beckoner + Moritte of the Frost - Incubation / Incongruity + Quandrix Cultivator - Spellheart Chimera + Prismari Command - Final Payment + Humiliate - Zealous Persecution + Killian, Ink Duelist - Kaya, Bane of the Dead + Closing Statement

- Parhelion Patrol + Glorious Protector - Oppressive Rays + Doomskar - Pouncing Lynx + Codespell Cleric - Inspiring Captain + Leonin Lightscribe

- Concentrate + Behold the Multiverse - Kasmina, Enigmatic Mentor + Saw It Coming

- Fleshbag Marauder + Brackish Trudge - Blight-Breath Catoblepas + Sheoldred, Whispering One - Audacious Thief + Unwilling Ingredient - Hagra Constrictor + Tergrid, God of Fright  Flip - Blood Beckoning + Go Blank - Murder + Poison the Cup - Lazotep Reaver + Umbral Juke - Herald of the Dreadhorde + Feed the Serpent

- Inordinate Rage + Infuriate - Heightened Reflexes + Claim the Firstborn - Furious Rise + Tormentor's Helm - Syr Carah, the Bold + Breakneck Berserker - Fire Servant + Rune of Speed

- Ranger's Guile + Snakeskin Veil - Reclaim the Wastes + Big Play - Scute Mob + Dragonsguard Elite - Loathsome Chimera + Regrowth

Coward_Token on Killian & multiple creature targeting

4 months ago

Extremely optimistic but does Killian, Ink Duelist provide additional cost reduction for spells that targets more than one creature, e.g. Hex .

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

5 months ago

I'm working on a Killian, Ink Duelist deck, Killian, the Heroic. Here's a card I really wish existed:



Whenever you cast an instant or sorcery that targets a creature from your hand, exile that spell. When that creature dies, you may return that card to your hand.

I'd like to see a card you want for a specific deck.

DanMcSharp on Strixtwitch

5 months ago

Hello again,

Looks like you already got some fine suggestions from razelfark, but I might have a few other ideas.

I think Elite Spellbinder should go straight in the main deck. It's never a dead card and fits with your flying theme. It has a nice ETB that's still underrated and it would pair well with Nightmare Shepherd too.

Killian, Ink Duelist Seems like a good 2 drops but it's a bit annoying that he's legendary. If you decide to run Elite Spellbinder (or if you're used to the meta) you could consider mixing in a few Silverquill Silencer . It's always good to make your opponent not want to cast the 1 spell that you expect them to play to ruin your day, and even if Silverquill Silencer only trigger onces, it's still a 3/2 for 2 that drew a card and gained 3 life.

You could probably add maybe like 2 Plumb the Forbidden . You do have some creatures you don't mind sacrificing like Eyetwitch , Inkling Summoning , extra Killian, Ink Duelist , and it's always great to use in response to removal, especially board wipes. Could also be used to trigger Nightmare Shepherd when you see fit, or to get a surprise lethal attack on something that went unblocked with Shadewing Laureate .

One of the big upside of the Lesson cards is that they give you a bunch of options to chose from. If I was you I would remove an Umbral Juke and add a Pest Summoning because you never know when you'll want 2 blockers or creatures to sacrifice, that gains life.

End finally, Dramatic Finale could be a interesting fit since it creates flying tokens on top of boosting them, and that would include the ones from Nightmare Shepherd too.


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