Brothers Yamazaki


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Custom Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Champions of Kamigawa (CHK) Uncommon

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Brothers Yamazaki

Legendary Creature — Human Samurai

Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

If there are exactly two permanents named Brothers Yamazaki in play, the "legend rule" doesn't apply to them.

Each other creature named Brothers Yamazaki gets +2/+2 and has haste.

Brothers Yamazaki Discussion

BlueBat93 on Feather and Friends

4 months ago

Brothers Yamazaki : Contrary to what you wrote, two of them are not allowed in commander. The legend rule does not apply only means that if two of them are on the battlefield they both remain instead of one dying and the other staying around. That's the legend rule. Commander though, is still a 1-of-format, meaning that NOTHING except for basic lands and cards that explicitly say so can be put more than one time into your deck.

Dango on Araithia (Rat), the Gateless, and ...

4 months ago

It really is a tricky thing trying to incorporate all of a character's abilities into something mechanically sound and on theme. At one point I tried to make partner Brothers Yamazaki and gave them abilities on theme with each brother but it felt really unbalanced.

Realistically instead of making her color identity reflected in the casting cost, maybe try something where her cost to cast uses Gruul colors (maybe , , or depending on the body and abilities you give her) denoting her origin, but utilize an activated ability, or rather activated abilities to expand her color identity and grant her an effect until end of turn reminiscent to that of a AEtherling type effect for each color outside of Gruul. She could have base abilities inspired by Gruul mechanics, but she could also "borrow" additional effects from other guilds that are still thematic to her character.

Just an idea I've been pondering for a while so I hope you like it. :)

Dango on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

8 months ago

Hey guys!

I just started a thread discussion about Brothers Yamazaki and I want to know what you guys would think a revised version of the brothers would look like if they were reprinted, or if you would like to share your thoughts on how you would envision the pair mechanically, how do you think they would function? If you'd like to make your way to the thread here I would really appreciate the input. I'm looking to bounce some ideas off people if they are interested because I think they have the potential to be a really cool pair if they were revisited. Let me know what y'all think! Thanks!

Dango on Brothers Yamazaki Partner Commanders

8 months ago

First and foremost, I want to start this discussion by saying that Kamigawa was one of my favorite sets in terms of flavor but not necessarily mechanically. Brothers Yamazaki was certainly an interesting card, but they don't really have a lot going for them I'm afraid aside from being somewhat beefier when two copies of them are on the field at the same time.

As far as the lore goes, Seitaro and Shujiro Yamazaki were an incredibly interesting duo. They were twin brothers only distinguishable by the adornments on their kabutos and the weapons they wielded. These two were originally samurais in service of Konda, Lord of Eiganjo , but left his service because Konda pulled forces away from their home village in order to protect Eiganjo Castle during the Kami War. The brothers were offended by his leadership to disregard the surrounding villages and left to defend them. They met Godo, Bandit Warlord who was a barbarian that greatly opposed Konda. The Yamazaki brothers decided to join the ranks of the Sanzoku Bandits and quickly became two of Godo's most respected lieutenants. The bandits rebelled against Konda, but failed an assault on Eiganjo and the brothers left Godo's service soon after. Their father had sent a messenger to them requesting to return home because he needed help defending the village from kami. Upon arrival, Seitaro slew a kami of fire and ice, but the brothers found out the kami was actually their father in the guise of a guardian who protected their village. Despite the death of their father, the brothers took on the role of protecting their village and they were successful at defending it throughout the war. However, the brothers never received any recognition for their acts of valor during the war and they parted ways because of their father's death.

With that very rough summary of their background out of the way, I would like to throw around the idea of them appearing as a Partner Commander pair, much like that of Partners that appeared in the Battlebond set. I think in terms of their color combination, they would drift heavily into Boros colors, but I could also see Mardu or Jeskai given their background. I want to leave this open-ended, and I'd like to ask you all what you think this pair of ronins might look like mechanically. Could you see Wizards potentially reprinting this duo and in what form? How would you envision a fresh take on Seitaro and Shujiro Yamazaki? Do you think a Return to Kamigawa-esque set might appear in the near future?

I personally could see the duo represented as Partner commanders in something like a Battlebond 2 expansion, or I wouldn't be surprised if they appeared in a new Kamigawa set on a single face card to represent both of them, much like how Firesong and Sunspeaker is done but under the name Seitaro and Shujiro Yamazaki and have abilities representative of them. What do you guys think about this? Leave a comment below, I'm really excited for this discussion!


ticked-off-squirrel on Challenge no other rare, no ...

1 year ago

hate to rain on your parade there pal but if a EDH deck doesn't have any of those factors it ain't getting far. besides almost every single legendary is either rare or mythic. the only legendary i am aware of that is neither rare nor mythic is Brothers Yamazaki and without a second one he is a plain 2/1. not worth it for 3 mana.

clayperce on Cards that Depict Two Characters

1 year ago

I don't know how I missed it, but I never knew there were two different cards for the Brothers Yamazaki. Very cool!

It makes me want to equip them with right- and left-handed Ghostfire Blades!


As an aside, I love how the dudes from Krenko's Command are in the background of Krenko, Mob Boss ...

Gidgetimer on Cards that Depict Two Characters

1 year ago

Do Brothers Yamazaki count? Only one brother is on each card, but there are two arts for it that depect them just out of frame of each other.

JonathanSamurai on Golden-Tail, Samurai Sensei

1 year ago

Quinnagin27 I have tried Red a lot with this tribe and in my experience, it actually slows the deck down. The flavor is certainly there and it's good for casual fun, but I think mono white is the most competitive way to build them for me and my current meta. I kind of hate that because Godo is really good along with Brothers Yamazaki, but it kind of becomes something different at that point. I rocked a Boros version for a while before deciding it wasn't quite what I wanted. Thanks for the input though, I'm always pumped to see other Samurai decks out there!

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