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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 60 cards
{U} 1.7% {B} 76.7% {R} 3.3% {G} 1.7% {U/B} 6.7% {B/R} 1.7% {B/G} 3.3% {M} 5%
as of Commander Legends
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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.

Description[edit | edit source]

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 sometimes have abilities that let them directly destroy other creatures, but for the lower-rarity versions 'deathtouch is usually sufficient representation. The majority of assassins are black, with three of the remaining (the two red and one blue) being color pie bends. The last is a green deathtouch Kraul in the cult of the assassin queen Vraska.

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Assassin organizations[edit | edit source]

Notable assassins[edit | edit source]

Alara (Grixis)





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




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". Wizards of the Coast.