Imperial Overlord wrote:
Matt's pretty damn sloppy from what I can remember and I don't recall anything like a personal guard. He gets himself into trouble all the time and spends more energy gambling than he does making sure that his room is secure or whether or not he's beign followed. It's pretty easy to kill a man when he sleeps, especially if you're a professional killer who is also a sorcerer, a witch, and has two poisonous familiars. If Rand has stopped his teleporting around the world with no guards habits (I stopped reading the books a long time ago) and actually has a personal guard instead of relying on waking up due to act of destiny or happening to be in the company of Aeil when an assassin shows up, yes he's going to be much harder to kill.
Let me do a bit of qualifying
As of the end of Tower of Midnight
Rand currently has his Aiel in hand, they don't watch him sleep but there are a thousand within shouting distance. He sleeps in the Stone of Tear except when he is traveling and has with him over two dozen channlers of both sexes who are of mixed strength. He has the benefit of channeling himself as well as access to a very powerful of flawed Sa'angral in his sword. He at present has the benefit of over four hundred years experience in the one power (Rand and Lewis Theron are no longer two separate people with Rand half remembering things from Lews Therin to channel). As well as having access to the Pattern being on his side he's turned into the sort of The Light Personified, Darkfriends and those of the Shadow can not meet his eyes and flinch away from him. He's grown in strength to the point where he takes apart an army of something north of forty thousand shadowspawn by himself. He also has access to Min who has the ability to read the Pattern and has detected threats to Rand in the past (If never in time, so lets call her a Wild-card), Rand is also missing a hand at this point and it was his swordhand so his awesome blademaster skills are somewhat negated but then he's stopped fighting with physical weapons for awhile now.
Matt is currently in the midst of a 10,000 man strong Band of the Red Hand with a few channlers on hand, he's been sleeping in different tent each night for awhile now due to assassination attempts. He has a medallion that disrupts use of the one power directed at him as well as a power forged spear which is notable only because of his excellent skill with it and it's unbreakable nature. He's got over a thousand years of men's memories in his mind and has lived and died over a hundred times (From his memories, he's only died the once) but he's a General of unparalleled skill as he has the memories of over a hundred individuals crammed into their brains, not their entire lives but large sections and selected bits, mostly to due with fighting in person or as a General. He has excellent reactions to the point snagging knives thrown out of the air at him is valid combat tactic to him and carries a dozen knives on his person in easy throwing reach. In addition his luck is currently phenomenal [spoiler=]Even more so since he lost an eye[/spoiler] to the point at which [spoiler=]Feeling bummed at losing an eye he throws a dagger over his shoulder at random only for it to strike a rabbit, this less than an hour after being forced to abandon all his supplies on his little sidequest so he has nothing to cook it with, only to literally stumble over a perfectly good cooking pot a few steps later. His luck is insane
he's had his live saved by last count over forty times in the Novels when he should have died, enemies have gotten the drop on him only for some tiny thing to shift and he win.[/spoiler]