Cunning Evasion

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Modern Horizons (MH1) Uncommon

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Cunning Evasion

Enchantment

Whenever a creature you control becomes blocked, you may return it to its owner's hand.

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Cunning Evasion Discussion

TeLaSoul on Yuriko Ninjas EDH - Tricks and Turns

2 weeks ago

Spectral Sailor seems like such a fun addition to Yuriko.

Has Cunning Evasion and Smoke Shroud been really useful? Thinking about adding them, but hadn’t seen very many people who have actually play-tested the deck with those cards.

j_corvin on Yuriko, Aggro Ninja School

4 weeks ago

Homelessguy Thank you! I've been trying to get a Lim-Dul's Vault for the deck, but the new print (with way better art than Alliances) has been surprisingly tough to get. It's definitely on my list for improvements. Cunning Evasion is one from MH I've considered, but haven't tried yet. With multiplayer, it's very uncommon to have no "soft" target for Yuriko herself to swing at, so having to work around blockers comes up quite rarely.

I haven't quite gone in for the common super CMC spells such as Draco and Blinkmoth Infusion , as I want to avoid cards which don't serve any purpose other than Yuriko flips. Blightsteel Colossus and Darksteel Colossus are unique in their ability to reshuffle themselves in, as I can toss them to hand size and then tutor them back to the top the next turn (or possibly even in between activations, if I have Frantic Search to discard them).

Homelessguy on Yuriko, Aggro Ninja School

4 weeks ago

Looks good. Have you thought about Lim-Dul's Vault or Cunning Evasion for your commander.

And yes I know it's a dead card but there's nothing better than flipping it over and doing 16 damaged everybody at the table. Have you thought about Draco

Entity97 on A Cuberino

1 month ago

Cards to consider from modern Horizons and M20:
Mox Tantalite
Arcum's Astrolabe
Cabal Therapist
Elvish Reclaimer
Giver of Runes
Hexdrinker
Icehide Golem
Nimble Mongoose
On Thin Ice
Scheming Symmetry
Unearth
Knight of the Ebon Legion (1/2 Vampire Bro)
Collector Ouphe
Corpse Knight
Cordial Vampire
Cunning Evasion
Eladamri's Call
Legion's End
Lesser Masticore
Marauding Raptor
Marit Lage's Slumber
Mother Bear
Regrowth
Saddled Rimestag
Scour All Possibilities
Season of Growth
Starfield Mystic
Unsettled Mariner
Voracious Hydra
Wrenn and Six
Winds of Abandon
Angel of Vitality
Archmage's Charm
Aria of Flame
Ayula's Influence
Bogardan Dragonheart
Dead of Winter
Etchings of the Chosen
Force of Negation
Generous Gift
Good-Fortune Unicorn
Kaya's Guile
Lightning Skelemental
Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer (new blue walker)
Rotting Regisaur
Shatter Assumptions
Seasoned Pyromancer
Sword of Sinew and Steel
Sword of Truth and Justice
Soulherder
Splicer's Skill
Vesperlark
Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Drawn from Dreams
Endling
Force of Virtue
Kykar, Wind's Fury
Omnath, Locus of the Roil
Ravenous Giant
Sling-Gang Lieutenant
Serra the Benevolent
Urza, Lord High Artificer
Yawgmoth, Thran Physician
Blizzard Strix
Cavalier of Flame
Golos, Tireless Pilgrim
Rienne, Angel of Rebirth
Yarok, the Desecrated
Atemsis, All-Seeing
Echo of Eons


this is a lot of cards, and more are sure to come out that I want to include. I'm considering making a modern cube in addition to my legacy cube, or maybe expanding the cube altogether. I really don't want to go to 720, and honestly I would prefer 360 with a regular rotation of cards, but I don't play the cube often enough to justify that so for now it sticks to 720.

ZendikariWol on Weeb noises

1 month ago

If you make this a Yuriko commander deck and play a bunch of ninjas alongside cards with an “enters the battlefield” ability, you can recur their ETB triggers if they can attack unblocked.

Assuming you don’t want to do that (I’ve heard your opinions on commander) you could play a few Changeling Outcast , a few Cunning Evasion , and definitely 4 Ninja of the Deep Hours ! Card draw for days! Smoke Shroud is pretty strong for things remaining on the battlefield. Door of Destinies , Kindred Discovery , and Vanquisher's Banner are all very solid for creatures you’re casting over and over.

sleeper_agent007 on Ninja Shenanigans

1 month ago

This looks a bit like my first draft. Here are few comments.

I would run more 0-1 drops because you really want to be dropping Infiltrator or Deep Hours on turn 2. You want to get the card advantage going early otherwise you risk falling behind as the game progresses. After all, Ninja have smaller bodies, no natural evasion and are costly if not supported by cheap enablers. You can consider Tormented Soul or maxing out thopter.

I would also try to maximise your mana by adding cheaper support spells. With the in mind, I would run Duress over Thought Erasure and Vapor Snag over Doom Blade .

I REALLY like your idea of pushing Naga and Tetsuko. I would probably run the full set of Mist-Syndicate Naga and replace Cunning Evasion with a full set of either Distortion Strike or Shadow Rift so you can keep connecting with Naga and making clones. Cover of Darkness would be even better if this is just for casual kitchen table magic.

The Naga/Tetsuko synergy would be my prinary focus in this build and I might be dropping Fallen and Moonblade for Skullsnatcher and an extra Mistblade Shinobi since they are both cheap and ca potentially wreck opposing strategies by exiling cards from the yard and clearing the way your clone army. Both also benefit greatly from Tetsuko.

Overall it is very inspiring!

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