Killian, Ink Duelist

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Alchemy Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Commander: Rule 0 Legal
Custom Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Gladiator Legal
Highlander Legal
Historic Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Limited Legal
Modern Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pre-release Legal
Standard Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

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.

Sorgol on

6 months ago

Hi there.

Since both of your playing partners like playing creature heavy decks and you like the white/black playstyle, why not punish them for playing creature heavy decks? How about choosing Killian, Ink Duelist as your commander? And since you like enchantments and spells you could make it voltron/removal heavy.

He works well also with aura-enchantments, which could also work as removal like Pacifism-type cards. Protect him by making him indestructible with cards like Indestructibility while wiping the board with mass removal spells in case you opponents overwhelm you.

Add other creatures that last like Athreos, Shroud-Veiled that last just by being indestructible by himself, and even give you the chance to steal some big dragon from your opponent maybe (by placing a coin on it, then destroying it).

I think this deck could even be quite budget friendly, since there are a lot of budget removals out there that get even better with Killian as your commander.

And that's it. Hope I could help somehow.

SynergyBuild on Highlander 2.0 (Feedback Welcome)

7 months ago

Sadly your commander and deck need to fit for the companion to work, which is why currently only a few commanders work with Lurrus, that fit both Lurrus into the color identity and fit the commander into Lurrus's companion requirement, namely the following:

Killian, Ink Duelist, Karlov of the Ghost Council, Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, and Will the Wise all work on their own, as well as the following partner variants in Miara, Thorn of the Glade with any of the following: Livio, Oathsworn Sentinel, Keleth, Sunmane Familiar, and Akiri, Line-Slinger, or the variation from the new Friends Forever when pairing specifically Will the Wise with Lucas, the Sharpshooter.

Gidgetimer on Killian, Ink Duelist and Silverquill …

8 months ago

I can't find a card named "Spitfire Squad". Assuming you mean Spiteful Squad, no. It does not target as a spell, so Killian, Ink Duelist will not reduce its cost.

plakjekaas on Mulato & Kulato, Partner Companions

8 months ago

Sorry to burst your bubble, but their companion criteria exclude each other from being in the deck. If Mulato is the companion, Kulato isn't allowed in the deck and vice versa. Commanders themselves aren't excluded from the companion criteria, that's why Lurrus of the Dream-Den can only be a companion for Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim, Karlov of the Ghost Council or Killian, Ink Duelist.

So running one as a commander, or even just in the 99, means that the other is not allowed as a companion.

rdean14 on Card creation challenge

9 months ago

Milana, Prelate of Tithes

Legendary Creature - Vampire Advisor (Uncommon)

Whenever an opponent sacrifices a permanent, that player loses 1 life and you gain 1 life.


I'd like to see a signpost uncommon legendary creature. In this set, if this were a signpost uncommon, would be about having your opponents sacrifice things, and this would create be a decent pay off for it.

Signpost uncommons provide a payoff, or are an enabler for a (two-color) limited archetype.

Strixhaven did it with Dina, Soul Steeper, Killian, Ink Duelist, Quintorius, Field Historian, Rootha, Mercurial Artist, and Zimone, Quandrix Prodigy, for reference.

Gidgetimer on Killian, Ink Duelist and Silverquill …

9 months ago

Modes are chosen and targets declared before cost modifications are applied. So Killian, Ink Duelist will only apply if the spell is targeting a creature. This means that Silverquill Command will only be discounted if the first mode was one of the chosen modes since no other mode targets a creature.

raphael75 on Killian, Ink Duelist and Silverquill …

9 months ago

Killian, Ink Duelist's last ability says "Spells you cast that target a creature cost 2 less to cast.". If I cast Silverquill Command and choose the 1st option, "Target creature gets +3/+3 and gains flying until end of turn.", would the Silverquill Command's cost be reduced by 2?

Would it be reduced by 2 regardless of if I choose any of the options that target a creature or not? So if I chose the last 2 options that target a player and opponent, does Killian's ability apply, or does it only see that Silverquill Command could target a creature?

Omniscience_is_life on Pursuing Perfection, Part 11: Simic …

9 months ago

griffstick I disagree! Sure, there's a lot of Aristocrats, but Orzhov also has Aryel, Knight of Windgrace, Arvad the Cursed, Breena, the Demagogue, Daxos the Returned, Killian, Ink Duelist, and many more interesting and unique commanders. I peg Boros as the most homogenous color pair in EDH

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