Assassin

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Assassin
Assassin.jpg
Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 59 cards
{U} 1.7% {B} 76.3% {R} 3.4% {G} 1.7% {U/B} 6.8% {B/R} 1.7% {B/G} 3.4% {M} 5.1%
as of Core Set 2021
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type:"Assassin"
For the format, see Assassin (format).

Assassin is a creature type and class. The first creature to bear the type was the Royal Assassin in Alpha. Assassins specialize in one thing: killing.[1] Assassins are amoral in the extreme, ending the lives of others for money or the thrill of killing. Assassins often have abilities that let them directly destroy other creatures. The majority of assassins are black.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Assassin organizations[edit | edit source]

Notable assassins[edit | edit source]

Alara (Grixis)

Dominaria

Fiora

Ikoria

Kamigawa

  • Kiku. An assassin on Kamigawa who turned people's shadows against them. She left a camellia flower on the bodies of her victims.

Kylem

Ravnica

Tolvada

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Assassin Black Creature — Assassin 1/1 Whenever this creature deals combat damage to a player, that player loses the game.
Black Creature — Assassin 1/1 Deathtouch
Whenever this creature deals damage to a planeswalker, destroy that planeswalker.
Black Creature — Assassin 1/1 Deathtouch, haste

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana (July 25, 2007). "The Assassin's Victim". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.