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I'm assuming Tommy9898 is trying to point everyone toward a cheaper version of this spell, but it's hard to tell. While Death Stroke is cheaper, it's also harder to splash for, so they both have their advantages.

Considering Royal Assassin, I think this could have been an instant, though it'd have to be heavier in the colored cost in that case, like {1}{B}{B}.
Posted By: sarroth (3/9/2012 4:26:36 PM)


Decent removal. Unlike Terror, it can actually kill other black creatures, but the cost and the "tapped" effects hinder its usefulness. And with that said there are also a lot of other chaep black removal spells in the met-game right now such as Terminate and Unmake, so I doubt this card will see any future play.
Posted By: SavageBrain89 (5/20/2009 7:23:27 PM)


It's Unmake that really makes this card useless. Same price, playable in white too, no stupid tapping requirement, gets around indestructibility and prevents any on-graveyard triggered ability.

At least in retrospect, this card is abysmal.
Posted By: mike_stubbs1 (7/7/2009 10:50:52 AM)


Yurin... They really didn't read that phonetically.
Posted By: GrayWizard (2/27/2013 7:07:09 PM)



These censors stink.
Posted By: Vorthosian (7/7/2009 11:40:21 PM)


I thought this card was bad, then I realized this card wasn't even an instant. This card is terrible!
Posted By: BongRipper420 (2/24/2013 10:23:03 AM)


At first glance I thought this was mediocre removal, but I quickly changed my mind. Path to Exile, Terminate, Unmake, Terror and even Eyeblight's Ending are better than this. Unless you're obsessed with killing Maralen of the Mornsong with a non-white, non-red, splashed black deck, this is an amazingly pointless card. Even then this card would be unimpressive because it's a sorcery, and you'd have to hope your opponent taps it AND doesn't regenerate it.
Posted By: bloatation (7/2/2009 6:06:42 PM)


Murder. If this gets a functional reprint, it needs to be an instant with same mana cost.
Posted By: TheWrathofShane (10/22/2012 12:31:24 AM)


death stroke.
Posted By: Tommy9898 (2/21/2010 12:31:15 AM)


This is a fine card. Yes, there are "better" options out there, but the CMC of Assassinate is great for Limited, and I wouldn't be embarassed at all to run this in an EDH deck or a singleton game. It's even Cube worthy.
Posted By: Earthdawn (6/17/2013 3:23:27 AM)