Ruthless Knave

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed 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
Tiny Leaders Legal
Vintage Legal

Ruthless Knave

Creature — Orc

, Sacrifice a creature: Create two colorless Treasure artifact tokens with ", Sacrifice this artifact: Add one mana of any color to your mana pool."

Sacrifice three Treasures: Draw a card.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Breya's Bodacious Badonkadonk

10 months ago

The list indeed looks pretty impressive. A pretty cool finisher would be Cranial Plating. Infernal Tribute would basically turn all of your cards into clue tokens. And Ruthless Knave is a value engine in a treasure heavy deck.

tiffanyann on Unique Commanders

11 months ago

Oh God here we go.

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Watery Grave

Wavecrash Triton

Wu Longbowman

Pursued Whale

bomb_arie on Chatterfang-Ruthless Knave Combo

1 year ago

Found another 'draw out your deck' combo.

Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Pitiless Plunderer + Ruthless Knave or Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Pitiless Plunderer + Skullport Merchant is a three card combo which can make infinite Treasures, and then draw out your deck.

  1. Have Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Pitiless Plunderer + Skullport Merchant and two Squirrel tokens in play.
  2. Pay and sac a token to activate Chatterfang, Squirrel General second ability destroying the other token.
  3. Pitiless Plunderer triggers twice creating a two Treasure tokens.
  4. Chatterfang, Squirrel General triggers creating a two Squirrel Tokens.
  5. Rinse and repeat. Use one of the Treasures for , having infinite ETB/LTB triggers and gain a Treasure.
  6. Use the Treasures and Skullport Merchant or Ruthless Knave to draw out your deck.

bomb_arie on Chatterfang-Ruthless Knave Combo

1 year ago

Hi there

While everybody is focussed on Pitiless Plunderer I found a combo with another Pirate which I think is fun to play in Chatterfang. I am going to build the deck later.

For this combo you need a random creature (Squirrel?) on the battlefield. Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Parallel Lives + Ruthless Knave will do the job. Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Doubling Season + Ruthless Knave and Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Primal Vigor + Ruthless Knave will do it also. With Ruthless Knave you can sac three Treasures to draw a card, so with infinite Treasures you can draw out your deck, which should lead to drawing a win-con.

  1. Have Chatterfang, Squirrel General + Parallel Lives + Ruthless Knave and another creature in play.
  2. Pay for Ruthless Knave and sacrifice the creature.
  3. Ruthless Knave makes 4 Treasures because of Parallel Lives.
  4. Chatterfang, Squirrel General makes 4 Squirrels.
  5. Use the Treasures for to activate Ruthless Knave again and sacrifice a Squirrel.
  6. Rinse and repeat, gaining 1 Treasure and 3 Squirrels every loop.

MaltOMeal on Absolute Theocracy

1 year ago

Sup lobsternips!

As a baseline, you'll need to add lands, which I'm sure you know. Since you're making Treasure and Gold tokens in this deck you'd probably be good with roughly 34-36 lands, leaning more to the most mana color you'll need, say like a 25/25/50 split if thats what you're going for.

- We'll cover your cards to include by type, so lets start with creatures. I like the Angels, Demons, and Dragons subtheme, if you were considering it I'd try and include Kaalia of the Vast if you can get your hands on one, otherwise just slim down on the tribal stuff, reaching too far into each different theme could result in inconsistencies and clunky play. I've been there, it sucks a lot. (Unfortunately, you can't run Shalai, Voice of Plenty since she has a Selesnya color identity)

-When it comes to your Dragons, I think you hit the nail on the head, nothing I would really change or take out. Allows for Magda, Brazen Outlaw to have a decent outlet if you don't want an artifact.

-Finally, the other things you've got going. Dockside should just be an auto-include, albeit a heavy price tag, but if you can get one you should definitely include it.

  • Dark Impostor , while mana intensive is still a decent mana sink that can function effectively as targeted removal. Definitely keep your edict creatures, they are super useful and trigger Negan, and thats what you want.

  • Starnheim Aspirant is useful if you go super heavy into the Angel theme, but if you skimp on the Angel theme this could very often be a dead card.

  • Storm-Kiln Artist , I like this a lot for this deck, can be a beater, and generates value.

  • Vault Robber , seems bad, and bad to do. Synergizes with Magda and makes Treasure tokens, but thats really it... PLUS it requires you to have a creature in YOUR grave. I'd cut this, but if you have a reason to play it I'm not seeing immediately play it in your deck.

  • Viscera Seer , good card, good sac outlet, not much else to say.

  • Creatures I'd include based on what I've seen: Solemn Simulacrum , Burnished Hart and Mayhem Devil . Some good ramp and a decent damage dealer if you'd like to play a cheap one. Plus the Devil is great at just 3 mana.

First thing I wanna point out is the abundance of them, its good, but its quite a few. I like the variety of them though, from token generation to mana value, all of them are GOOD in a sense.

  • Angelic Renewal is basically a one time effect. While good, there are better recursion spells out there, but this one does fit the Angel theme so thats really cool. :D

  • Land Tax : Definitely play this if you want more inclusions in your deck and want to play less lands, but don't forget to have a focus on more basic lands for the landbase.
  • Luminarch Ascension is subject to removal by other players, and somewhat makes you a target, but with Divine Visitation and your non-Treasure generators make this super useful.
  • Aside from that, I think that's a decent spread of enchantments. Nothing to add really, love the inclusion of the Sagas and Revel in Riches .

    I'm sure you'll add more later, but here are some I'd DEFINITELY include:

  • The three signets for your colors, Arcane Signet as well.

  • Goldvein Pick : hidden tRAESurES!!!
  • Inspiring Statuary for a low mana investment, you can effectively keep your Treasures around, or use your Gold tokens twice(tap it for colorless, then sac it for colored mana).
  • Panharmonicon to double up on edict effects.

  • Not much in this category outside of removal or token generation.

  • Wouldn't run Secure the Wastes strictly because it doesn't put Humans into play, play the sorcery option Martial Coup instead if you want a token creator with some OOMPH.

  • I'd recommend more removal, but with everything else considered I think you're pretty much good here. Really like the Crackling Doom and Vona's Hunger inclusions.

    OOOOkay, lots to look at here.

  • Mortuary Mire : Get that creature back in play!
  • High Market : Useful when Dictate of Erebos is in play.
  • Sanctum of Eternity / Command Beacon : You never know when you might need to use them. Negan can get expensive real fast.
  • That basically does it for my brief review, hope I was of some help!

    multimedia on Treasure Hungry Korvold

    1 year ago

    Hey, sure, consider cutting cards that are single effects such as sorceries for cards that have repeatable effects? It's not just Priest that's good with repeatable token sources also Korvold, Pitiless Plunderer / Ruthless Knave , Butcher of Malakir , etc. therefore expanding on tokens helps all these cards.

    Some cards to consider cutting:

    Some cards that are okay, but could be upgraded with budget options:

    Some budget land changes to consider:

    Saiyamax on Vaevictis Will Make You Cry

    2 years ago

    Soulus101 I never realized how few lands I have, I might want some more, though I also have a good amount of mana rocks and other permanent-based ramp. I actually used to have Ruthless Knave, I'll look into putting it back. As for Pitiless Plunderer, its priced at more than I think it's worth for me at the moment. Thank you for the suggestions!

    Soulus101 on Vaevictis Will Make You Cry

    2 years ago

    30 lands feels... brave? Have you considered Ruthless Knave as a sac-synergystic ramp option? Works particularly well with Pitiless Plunderer, giving you three treasures for 3 mana and a creature, and can also draw you cards if mana isn't a problem.

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