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CardName: Shaddai, the Assassin Cost: 3B Type: Planeswalker - Shaddai Pow/Tgh: /3 Rules Text: [+1]: Each player sacrifices a creature. [-X]: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn and you gain X life. [-6]: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature deals damage to you, it deals that much damage to its controller. Destroy it." Flavour Text: Set/Rarity: Infinite Potential Well Mythic

Shaddai, the Assassin
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Planeswalker – Shaddai
+1: Each player sacrifices a creature.
-X: Target creature gets -X/-X until end of turn and you gain X life.
-6: You get an emblem with "Whenever a creature deals damage to you, it deals that much damage to its controller. Destroy it."
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Updated on 17 Apr 2012 by dude1818

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2012-04-17 01:16:31: dude1818 created the card Shaddai, the Assassin

Hunter seems odd on a black creature, but okay. The first ability is very strong. Stronger than Gideon's -2, usually.

2012-04-17 04:24:36: dude1818 edited Shaddai, the Assassin

Or should his [+1] be "Target player sacrifices a nonblack creature. You gain life equal to its toughness."?

Also strange that this card seems best in decks that splash for black. I wouldn't mind sacrificing a Wall of Ice to gain 7 life, for example. I get the impression that the +1 should either say 'target opponent' or should drop the non-black clause.

­No Mercy seems not as strong as many planeswalker ultimates. I'd cost that at two-turns-later, like Sarkhan Vol's ultimate: i.e. if starting loyalty is 3 and the + ability is +1, then I think the ultimate should be -5.

2012-04-17 14:18:48: dude1818 edited Shaddai, the Assassin

The first ability is still scarily better than Liliana of the Veil's removal most of the time. It is also frightening that comes out on turn three with four loyalty and is easily splashable.

2012-04-17 22:15:18: dude1818 edited Shaddai, the Assassin

This is part of a cycle consisting of Shaddai, the Shepherd; Shaddai, the Scholar; Shaddai, the Assassin; Shaddai, the Fighter; Shaddai, the Gardener; and Shaddai, All-Encompassing. In order to capitalize on the All-Encompassing's alternate cost, you need to play with Temporal Inversion. The idea is based on Taysir, from Arabian Nights.

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