Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Legendary Creature — Naga Wizard


Whenever a creature you control deals combat damage to a player, you gain life equal to that creature's toughness.

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Set Rarity
Commander Anthology 2018 (CM2) Mythic Rare
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper Discussion

GhostChieftain on c-c-c-c-combo!!!!!!!!!

4 days ago

Seems an odd partner pairing to me. Tymna of course is the way to go for naus + angels grace, but ludevic isn't normally seen competitively. Mad farm is the mardu naus deck using Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder and bad farm is the abzan version with Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and they both use the second commander to leverage more lifegain for bigger nauses. If you have ludevic just for colors I would suggest Kraum, Ludevic's Opus because he has a good sized body and doesn't give your opponents card advantage. Could also fake being an opus theif deck that way.

Mj3913 on Let's talk Dragons, forgetting symbol:R.

1 month ago

Hiya folks, just gunna drop this here for awhile... As much as I don't need new projects I've me up with another idea while being bored to death at work. That idea though needs your ideas, examples, and input. If you haven't guessed from the title...

Redless Dragons.

That leave the 4 other colors to work with. Commander options are in short supply for these colors being:

I guess we have to ask what do we lose with red, and it's a lot. Fire breathing, most tribal bluffs, cost reduction, and dragon tokens. Could be replaced sort of, but that leans heavy on green for ramp which is the least shiny of the dragon colors I think. So much so that I am on the fence about dropping to 3 colors.

Esper dragons offer control as most esper decks do, but can it go fast enough like a typical dragon deck or will it stall for the long game? Or keep green and drop another color? White seems like the next best choice except I like Taigam, Ojutai Master and Scalelord Reckoner alot for this. Sans black would lose alot of removal options like both Silumgars, Crux of Fate, and Deathbringer Reagent. Blue too also loses the Silumgars, Taigam and control options like counterspells.

So now that my thoughts are out of the way, what are yours? Have any of you done this before and care to share examples/ideas?

LastEdegy on Willowmaker

3 months ago

@Cloud777 - Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper might be included once I update this deck soon.. I'm not sure about Dragonlord Dromoka though.. It's a bit expensive.. but thanks again for the suggestions!

@vehiclemaster - I had Exsanguinate before in this deck, but i removed it since i rarely use it even before as a finisher.. but should I feel that I rarely win due to lacking finishers, I might add it back or Torment of Hailfire or both.. thanks!

@VEILofAUTUMN - I prefer Swiftfoot Boots over Lightning Greaves for this particular deck, since i have spells that i need to target my creature/s. I also prefer Serra's Blessing and Brave the Sands over Cathar's Shield and Accorder's Shield , since it harder to remove enchantments than artifacts and both enchantments covers my whole board.. Slagwurm Armor though might replace my Ensouled Scimitar .. So far, when I play, I rarely use its activated ability, and Slagwurm Armor has lower cmc to put in the battlefield, which opens for more mana to cast other spells.. Thanks for the suggestions!

Cloud777 on Willowmaker

3 months ago

No problem. Also, you need more finishers to this deck. Aside from Tainted Strike + Zetalpa, Primal Dawn . You can add Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Dragonlord Dromoka as possible replacements for zetalpa.

bushido_man96 on Kydele and Shidiqi sitting in a tree D I S C A R D

5 months ago

Had you given any consideration to running Ravos, Soultender as your other partner commander? You don't lose anything, but add a fourth color (which may not be an advantage), and his ability to bring a creature back to your hand seems to offer more to you than what Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper does.

You really wouldn't have to make any changes to the deck as is right now, other than perhaps just adding in some white mana sources to be able to cast Ravos. The creatures you run are there for the value they provide, and getting one of them back could prove to be a game swing for you.

Just a thought to provoke some discussion. I like the deck idea. +1.

lonesentinel on Blood pod in abzan?

6 months ago

Hi, I play in a non-cedh environment, with decks at power level 6-8.

I'm thinking of making an Abzan (GWB) lifegain / hatebears deck aiming to tempo and last extended games. The target commander is either Anafenza, the Foremost or Tymna the Weaver / Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper , using utility creatures like Vona, Butcher of Magan and Ayli, Eternal Pilgrim .

  1. What constitutes as the 'core' of a blood pod deck? If I remove Red, does this still achieve the same intended purpose as bloodpod, sans- Blood Moon ?

  2. How many 'staples' should I run? E.g. Swords to Plowshares , Path to Exile , Anguished Unmaking , Beast Within as removals?

  3. What boardwipes would you recommend for this type of deck? And how many would you run?

Hissp on Commanders by Power Level [EDH Tier List]

6 months ago

First off - thanks for the update! I appreciate all you do for the format :)

Curious on some differences of thinking between this list and the cedh database:

There are 4 commanders currently sitting at Mid Power that are on the Fringe tab of the cEDH database: Anafenza, the Foremost , Edgar Markov , Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder , and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

  • For context there are 29 commanders on this Fringe tab in Competitive and 17 in the High Power on this list.

  • There are also 7 commanders that listed as High Power here that are on the Outdated or Meme tabs of the cEDH database.

  • As a final point of context there are 3 Competitive and 111 High Power Commander here that are not anywhere within the cEDH database.

The point of all this context is that the 4 Mid Power Commanders listed above are played enough to facilitate their being added a database otherwise full of Competitive and High Power Commanders.

Please move these forgotten 4 up to at least High Power for the love of systemic symmetry, or provide good reasoning for not doing so while having so many Commanders sitting in High Power with little to no representation elsewhere on the internet ( Ambassador Laquatus , Gaddock Teeg , etc.)

Woiteck on Picking a new commander

8 months ago

The Scorpion God is very fun to play because you draw a LOT of cards, similarily to, say, The Gitrog Monster , and is also very resilient.

Another deck I have that is very fun to play is lead by Tymna the Weaver and Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper , because they work fantastically well together and I like their colours (especially BG).

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