Nirkana Assassin

Nirkana Assassin

Creature — Vampire Assassin Ally

Whenever you gain life, Nirkana Assassin gains deathtouch until end of turn. (Any amount of damage it deals to a creature is enough to destroy it.)

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Set Rarity
Mystery Booster (MYS1) Common
Battle for Zendikar (BFZ) Common

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Format Legality
Limited Legal
Pioneer Legal
Pauper Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Highlander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Modern Legal
Duel Commander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Legacy Legal
Leviathan Legal
Vintage Legal
Unformat Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Nirkana Assassin Discussion

dvdn1997 on Vampire Ally

2 years ago

I was wondering, why in modern would you choose to take the ally route? i can imagine that there are some strickly better vampires that aren't ally's that would be better, for instance Nirkana Assassin vs Gifted Aetherborn

otherwise, the deck looks like fun!

Limo on Mardu Midrange

3 years ago

You could replace it with something with life link like Child of Night. Or if you want synergies you could add in Nirkana Assassin

Ghosty on BW Drain Gain Control (Open to suggestions)

3 years ago

IMHO Fragmentize is nice card but its real place is in sideboard.

And I'd add something that can give more profit with lifegain – Bloodbond Vampire, Defiant Bloodlord, Malakir Familiar, Nirkana Assassin, Serene Steward.

Another good option here can be Geier Reach Sanitarium – will allow you to cast Alms of the Vein (which is soooo awesome that I'd put 4 of them) for madness cost and them additionally draw a card.

Ghosty on Orzhov Bloodbond

3 years ago

Nice one!

I just don't think that Accursed Witch  Flip belongs here.

I'd suggest Drana, Liberator of Malakir – will work fine with Lantern Scout. But if you want this deck still to be as budget as it is right now (since Drana, Liberator of Malakir can be quite expensive) you could try Makindi Patrol, Munda's Vanguard or Nirkana Assassin.

And I'd also add another copy of March from the Tomb

MeowthDaKappa on 1st standard deck red/black

3 years ago

Congrats on making your first deck! Magic is awesome and I am sure that you will have a great time playing this game. The colors you are running are fine but you deck does not really have any synergy. The first thing I have to say about this deck as a experienced (not really) Magic Player is that I would suggest having more than just one card for every card. I know that the toolkit does not offer too many cards to make anything but what you have so far is certainly better than my first deck (5 color bad stuff). For example, Inventor's Apprentice does not have enough Artifacts to give him any real value. Also, Nirkana Assassin does not have enough things to give it deathtouch. I feel like you are going the right way with Sanguinary Mage andPyre Hound. You do have enough non-creature spells to make those cards very effective. I would recommend picking up some more copies of those cards and making a deck built around them. Good Luck!!!

Murphy77 on

3 years ago

Always Watching instead of Cathar's Shield and Ruinous Path for Murder are the obvious quick fixes. A few Shambling Vent amongst your lands would not hurt. Eerie Interlude could replace Silverstrike and March from the Tomb to increase your creature effect damage. You may also want to replace 2 Zulaport Cutthroat with Nirkana Assassin or Vampire Cutthroat

My version of this deck would be Accelerated B/W Life gain/drain in KLD. I prefer Retreat to Hagra to Retreat to Emeria in this deck. A few Panharmonicon could double up many of your creature effects.

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