Nizari Ismailis

by Pmoore80 on 25 October 2016

Main Deck (60 cards)

Sideboard (10 cards)

Sorceries (4)

Instants (2)

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Deck Description

Slow your opponents down by tapping them and then assassinate!
Any tips or tricks that you guys can think of would be greatly appreciated :)
I got turned on to this idea after seeing the Until Dawn deck one of you posted not long ago. Someone commented on adding the Royal Assassin.


How to Play

Simple to play. Get your creatures out and tap your opponents creatures simultaneously. Use the abilities of your assassins to kill off threats.

Deck Tags

  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Tribal
  • Help

Deck at a Glance

Social Stats


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Mana Curve

Mana Symbol Occurrence


Card Legality

  • Not Legal in Standard
  • Legal in Modern
  • Legal in Vintage
  • Legal in Legacy

Deck discussion for Nizari Ismailis

You are using the VaultHelp tag without having registered there. You are welcome to joing the network, however, please read the rules, apply officially so I can list you and - most impoptrantly- help out others FIRST before asking for help yourself!
If you don't agree to that, please remove the VaultHelp tag!

I see that you posting on other people's decks, that's a good start, but still, please register and focus on other members.

Posted 13 November 2016 at 20:38


Apologies, I didn't realize it was something that needed to be registered for. Also, where would I register for this anyhow? I didn't see anything on-site. Thanks.

Posted 14 November 2016 at 13:40



If you haven't seen it, how did you know about the VaultHelp tag then?

Anyway, it's less about bereaucracy (registering) and more about the idea that members help each other out. And that one is supposed to help others FIRST and THEN ask for help yourself (which you do by adding the tag).

Posted 14 November 2016 at 16:31


Ah ok got it. I don't remember where I first saw the tag, probably one of your decks. I'll be more careful about it in the future.

Posted 14 November 2016 at 17:33


* Maybe replace a few of your instants with Nibilis of the Breath? It would give you a reuseable tap/untap source as well as an additional attacker (flying, no less).

* And maybe consider Dimir Aqueduct - it would give you extra landrops for your Retreat.

* What's the use of Learn from the Past? You'll never run out of cards, the game will be decided before that happens. Or is it so you can use it on the opponent for the case he has something in the grave that shouldn't be there? In that case there are better alternatives since you play black: Bojuka Bog and Nihil Spellbomb.

Posted 14 November 2016 at 18:39


I like Nibilis of the Breath but unfortunately, it's not an assassin.
Dimir Aqueduct + Retreat is excellent. never thought of that!
I also like Bojuka Bog. Good tip.

The reason I had learn from the past in there is so that I can shuffle cards from my graveyard back into the library. All the instants that allow me to tap for example. Do you think it unnecessary?

Posted 15 November 2016 at 15:10


Where is the problem Nibilis not being an Assassin? Just because Scarbalde Elite? I still think the deck would run smoother with Nibilis in the mix.

I understand you want to reuse your instants. However, reshuffling them back to your library doesn't change the fact that you still draw just one card per turn. You might improve draw quality a bit, however, you have to shuffle your ENTIRE graveyard into your library, which will most likely include creatures and anything else the opponent destroyed. You might as well have a card draw spell in that slot, for example Concentrate.

Posted 15 November 2016 at 17:32


They re all assassins though. Im trying to keep it tribal.

I think your card draw idea is very good though. Im going to play arpind with that and see what happens.

Posted 15 November 2016 at 19:58


Then maybe include the fact it should be tribal somewhere in the description and/or tags. We can have 8 tags now.

Posted 15 November 2016 at 20:08


I love the idea of assassin tribal!
Some suggestions:
Swiftfoot boots/Lightning Greaves can protect your assassins, especially your <tap>: ones.
I know you have a lot of removal too, but maybe a one-of of Big Game Hunter to immediately kill their huge bombs?
Here's an official primer I found online if you need inspiration:
I like it. It looks fun in multiplayer! +1 :P

Posted 16 November 2016 at 04:13


Thanks for the tips!
I really like both the boots and the greaves. However, I like the stealthsuit better for this because I can equip as an instant with it instead of as a sorcery for both of the aforementioned footwear! Helps me protect whoever needs it on my opponents turn.

Big game hunter is such a solid card. I will be adding that for sure! Not sure how I missed it the first time.
Going to check that link right meow.


Posted 16 November 2016 at 15:38