Tavern Swindler

Tavern Swindler

Creature — Human Rogue

, Pay 3 life: Flip a coin. If you win the flip, you gain 6 life.

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Format Legality
1v1 Commander Legal
Arena Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Brawl Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Commander / EDH 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
Unformat Legal
Vintage Legal
Casual Legal
Custom Legal
Quest Magic Legal

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Tavern Swindler Discussion

Coward_Token on Modern Horizons 2 Spoilers

1 month ago

Faithless Salvaging tech: If you cast it while hellbent and then play what you drew, it's like casting a cheap Divination spread over two turns in red. Please, contain your arousal.

Tavern Scoundrel: Much better than Tavern Swindler . Obviously explosive between a certain pair of eyes . I'm getting pretty excited over the likely coin toss fixer.

Max121212 on Hot Women Card Collection

3 months ago

Thanks sergiodelrio.

Master Transmuter is hot (however she is making me think of the Borg Queen).

I always thought Tavern Swindler was smiling, now I can see it's... something else.

Sage of Mysteries has a chain in the water.

Mtg_Mega_Nerds on Licia Bank of life

3 months ago

Interesting Idea. Add Exquisite Blood to infinite ping opponents with Sanguine Bond or Vito, Thorn of the Dusk Rose . I would add Fountain of Renewal , Nyx-Fleece Ram and or Ajani's Mantra to gain life each turn. You don't need to ramp if you include Chaplain's Blessing , Renewed Faith or even Tavern Swindler . These can make Licia cost only .

RNR_Gaming on

6 months ago

So, even with Vitos ability Dark Confidant seems like a bad fit for this deck. With 12 cards with 5+ cmc you could be in for a big slap in face every upkeep. Additionally, you have some underwhelming cards like Tavern Swindler and Foreboding Fruit. Marauding Blight-Priest and perhaps Nullpriest of Oblivion would serve you better.

KibaAlpha on Liesa's L.E.G.S

7 months ago


Love Tavern Swindler. Absolutely agree it fits right in with the "G" in LEGS.

Murphy77 on Standard Life Jank 0.6

9 months ago

If we can get more consistent early game life gain, then the combination of Speaker of the Heavens and Griffin Aerie can start generating a number of useful tokens. Although I really like Angel of Destiny it might be a little slow to reach a win-con.

I view Tavern Swindler and Feed the Swarm as the weaker cards in the deck that can be removed for 2 Light of Hope and 3 Speaker of the Heavens. If you are going to use Hagra Mauling  Flip as a land, then you still need Heartless Act for some extra removal. I think that we probably still need to add some extra life gain.

MrKillStar on

1 year ago

I would personally replace:
Prism Ring for Trading Post - Could be very handy artifact in decks like this.
The Immortal Sun for Exquisite Blood - creates infinite loop with Vito and Sanguine Bond, but isnt cheap. I wouldnt bother with The Immortal Sun, unless your playgroup runs a lot of planeswalkers or you struggle with card draw (which shouldnt be a problem in mono-black.
The Haunt of Hightower - I would say you need either more discard or mill effects to get Hightower big.. Doom Whisperer seems to be much more useful.
Tavern Swindler - Its just gamble that doesnt seem to be worthy in a deck, where you can already get a lot of life by other cards. Bastion of Remembrance works as another aristocrat effect (Tortured Existence+Desecrated Tomb+Phyrexian Altar as infinite engine).
Dreadhorde Invasion - You dont use any other Amass effect cards and it takes 6 turns to make a 6/6 zombie with lifelink (which will last only until end of your turn), which is pretty meh. It would be good if you had some sacrifice cards, like Smothering Abomination, Village Rites, Diabolic Intent, etc. I would go for either Twilight Prophet or Bloodline Keeper  Flip. Captivating Vampire could be useful aswell. With Carnival of Souls you could get a bit of ramp, but can backfire really hard, so its kinda risky.
Gifted Aetherborn - is pretty nice drop I guess, but feels kinda weak overall. Kalastria Highborn supports your mostly vampire creatures and can also drain your opponents.
Swiftfoot Boots - unless you want the haste, Whispersilk Cloak seems like a decent option. It cost more to cast and to equip, but makes your creature unblockable.
Drag to the Underworld - should do a good job, Oblivion Strike might be something to consider aswell. Or just Corrupt?

Some more cards that might be useful:
Call the Bloodline - discards useless cards and makes a 1/1 vampire token (once per turn).
Revenge of Ravens - decent defensive enchantment that could fit your lifesteal deck nicely.
Burnished Hart - slow ramp creature. BH also triggers your Dread Presence and Staff of the Death Magus.
Crypt Incursion, Suffer the Past - more graveyard hate and another life gain.

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