Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Vintage Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Commander 2016 (C16) Mythic Rare

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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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Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper Discussion

scotchtapedsleeves on Time to only help myself (Please Help)

1 month ago

So the first thing is, your deck is too slow, mainly because of the seven planeswalkers and the low amount of creatures. This type of deck should be geared towards a high amount of creatures and spells to buff them. I also wouldn't recommend Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker as a commander for this, because he only buffs himself. If you enjoy the aggro theme with Ravos, Soultender, then I'd suggest switching Ishai with Tymna the Weaver or Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper. Sadly, blue doesn't really work with strategies relevant to spamming creatures, so Ishai is probably out of the question.

As for your planeswalkers, you should really only need 1-3 in a deck, so if you go on with replacing Ishai, then you will have to take out Dovin Baan, Jace, Unraveler of Secrets. I'd also take out Sorin, Grim Nemesis, and Elspeth, Sun's Champion.

For your creatures, I'd look to add more anthem creatures, like Ravos, Soultender's +1/+1 effect.

Good luck decking!

Barsan on The Devil On Your Shoulder - EDH Tempting Deals

1 month ago

Where in the world is the amazing Tempt cycle?? It's almost worth swapping Vial Smasher the Fierce for Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper to run the Green Tempter. If anyone takes the bait you can get a Dark Depths and Thespian's Stage to teach them the dark side-effects of these Faustian deals.

I'd suggest adding Tempt with Immortality, Tempt with Vengeance, and Tempt with Reflections and seriously considering making the swap and running Tempt with Discovery

NV_1980 on Doran and his T H I C C companions

1 month ago


Looks pretty spiffy :) There's a just a few cards I would recommend:

  • Skinshifter; great value considering its ridiculously low casting cost.
  • Abzan Beastmaster; in this deck nigh guarantee to draw an extra card during your upkeep.
  • Disowned Ancestor; again, great value for next to nothing.
  • Fendeep Summoner; two trees for the price of one :)
  • Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper; high toughness + life-gain when your creatures damage opponents.
  • Behind the Scenes; wonderful way to make all your creatures unblockable to things that can hurt them.
  • Meekstone; a great way to disable lots of opposition (works especially well if you can manage to give all your stuff vigilance).

Hope you have fun with this. I would appreciate some feedback on one of my decks if you have the time. Happy gaming!

NV_1980 on Doran's Tough Guy Posse

2 months ago

I like your deck a lot. I am using something similar but I have decided to incorporate a bit of lifegain strategy in it. I invite you to have a look at it. My most favorite card in it: Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper. I was wondering whether you'd like this card to for your deck. Keep up the nice deck building!

Pheardemons on

2 months ago

Depends on how you want to build. Thrasios, Triton Hero can easily go infinite, while Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper has lifegain shenanigans. All depends on how you want to build the deck.

RedJokr on

2 months ago

Thanks man! Im debating on putting this on hold, but do you think you could help me. Im wanting to build Vial Smasher the Fierce, but Im not sure who to partner her up with. Should I go with Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper or Thrasios, Triton Hero?

greyninja on Doran the Tree Man

3 months ago

@davidsays1, I did eventually get Behind the Scenes and Tower Defense in here, I just need to update the list on tappedout :)

@Delta-117 I bought an Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper with the intention of running her in the 99; but I lose more often to infinite combos than combat damage so the life gain wasn't relevant enough to keep :/

Delta-117 on Doran the Tree Man

3 months ago

Hey have you considered Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper? Might be interesting here perhaps.

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