Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Legality

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

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

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Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper

Legendary Creature — Naga Wizard

Menace

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

Partner (You can have two commanders if both have partner.)

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper Discussion

Woiteck on Picking a new commander

1 month 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).

BMHKain on Perfectly (im)Balanced, As All Things ...

1 month ago

@scotchtapedsleeves: Don't worry. I'll upgrade myself hopefully soon enough; it just seems like mere lies at this point. & for the record; I plan to reconcile w/ someone else first; then I'll get to you after. :)

@GhostChieftain: Thanks. I will go ahead & clean up the Corpses that I failed to do for so long (Dammit WAR. XP)

However, I've still some questions needing answers. After that, I'll shut up; I mean, I've plans for a Morophon, the Boundless Human Tribal Deck, a Kykar, Wind's Fury Vorthos deck based upon a Documentary (God forbid.); a revised project about a Mono- "Impurities" Matter deck, & the last to mention, I'll mention at the end of this post:

  1. Teferi, Timebender , Chopped. What is the fate of Nexus of Fate here? Is it worth replacing; or is the idea of Ral Zarek 's Ultimate actually worth a Gamble?

  2. Two new Mu Yanling 's have been confirmed awhile back: Mu Yanling, Sky Dancer , & Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind . For Mu #1: if she makes it in, is she worth the readd of Prismatic Omen for Infinite Draw? or is Mu Yanling, Celestial Wind decent enough? I, mean, one of the Elspeth's Ultimates gives your Creatures Flying as an Emblem; something Archetype of Imagination should be able to remove, though it's for another time.

  3. Golos, Tireless Pilgrim & Crucible of Worlds won't leave this deck any time soon. But in your thoughts, which Walker, in any combination of the following should be kept?

1: Wrenn and Six : Recurring Lands to your Hand is great, one damage is okay, but giving your Nonpermanents (Instants & Sorceries) Retrace? AWESOME!

2: Xenagos, the Reveler : Lots of Tokens? No problem! You'll be netting a lot of ramp in the form of & Mana of any combination! a 2/2 Satyr w/ Haste is good too! Oh, & it's not like you'll need to use that Ult of his; it's completely optional!

3: Kiora, the Crashing Wave : Why did I cut her? She stops damage heading to & coming from any target. Does both Card advantage & Mana Ramp at one time; & the thought of a 9/9 every turn is just fearsome.

Which would you give the Approval of, & Rejection of these three?

  1. Heh. I just threw that in there as an alt. Solution in case the current Manabase might need minor improvement. Guess not... Ah well...

  2. I ended up simply adding Mirari's Wake as a result of this. But I'd still like some thought on Night of Souls' Betrayal . Is it worth adding? I already have a list of Combos of Potential Consideration in my head as we speak; & one of the combos might include this...

FINAL: For the Omake/EXTRA: You stated I'd be better off using something like Niv-Mizzet Reborn , or even The First Sliv alongside Squee, the Immortal , & Food Chain in a deck which exiles stuff on purpose (See: Teferi's Protection , Academy Rector , Cards w/ Flashback, etc.). Past in Flames would be great here, but just doesn't have enough of what the rest of the colors can do. That's why I wanted to use Witch-Maw/Atraxa/Growth as they have the best of this in these colors. There is just one problem: Atraxa, Praetors' Voice is meant for more Counters-Support as well as a Supperfriends 99 Slot (Is there such a thing as a Partner Duo that does Domain/5-Colors? No.), & Witch-Maw Nephilim isn't even a Legendary Creature (I guess that's why Ravnica drove these beings to Extinction?), so I can't use it as a CMDR. This leaves us w/ only Partner Commanders unless you tell me different about a Niv-Mizzet that couldn't even beat Bolas, much less live to tell the tale of Bolas' demise; watched over by Ugin. As for The First Sliv , I'm not running Sliv Tribal, so the effect only applies to Sliv Queen 's Mama.

If you can prove me wrong about this; I won't have to use the following for ideas as Partners:

1: Thrasios, Triton Hero & Tymna the Weaver

2: Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker & Reyhan, Last of the Abzan

3: Ravos, Soultender & Thrasios, Triton Hero

4: Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa & Silas Renn, Seeker Adept

5: Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix & Tymna the Weaver

6: Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix & Ravos, Soultender

7: Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper & Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

I wonder if any of these duos can handle a deck about exiling powerful stuff & even retrieving back your own when you shouldn't even do so...

After all this, It's all me now. Core 2020 will soon be released. Time to call Slivers "Slivs". Elspeth Tirel , Vivien Reid , & Mu Yanling to have a threesome, Bant Style (Yes, I made this up for reasons more meaningful than you'd think. Just look at the basic picture. XP), & if Birthing Pod , Vivien's Arkbow , Bow of Nylea , Wolfrider's Saddle , Verdurous Gearhulk & Thundering Tanadon (BTW, Vorinclex was mentioned in this card's Flavor Text; meaning he isn't against impurities after all. Why can he & Jin-Gitaxias just MAKE UP! We have Ezuri, Claw of Progress ! What's his lore when Ezuri became this?!) taught us anything; I need to prove Mono- can make a CMDR w/ no use of AEthermancy, doesn't need to "Craft" Life to invent it; Or Artifact creatures that kill Impurities (& Fliers; we have Birds of Paradise !); & such a deck will be made regardless on any regard. Time to introduce Nature to the rotten soup known as Peat that after millions of years of evolution (Another Quality.) became Slate, which is, in fact a Metal Composite, which can be used for true crafting of Artifice in .

(sigh... I'll end this now. I think I've gone too insane on the Grixis identity of mine.)

REALLY Sorry about this wall of binary crap. Might as well be the last time to be forgiven for anything... DX

BroadScholar on Super Mario Bros

2 months ago

I hate to burst your bubble because I love this deck so much (especially with bowser lol) but this is technically Super Mario Bother and Sister. I'm pretty sure Reyhan is female lore-wise. And I think Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper is female too so there's no easy swap :/ Love the deck though. The red and green for mario and luigi. Beautiful. I would gladly lose to this.

schnernv on Abzan Citadel Dorkstorm

3 months ago

@Quicksilver: In case you go off with Bolas's Citadel , Summer Bloom is quite useful to get additional lands from top of your library, but Glimpse of Nature is a good suggestion. I will test it.

@MrTomDawson: Thanks for your good suggestions! I thought of Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper in the very beginning. The idea behind Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa was to be able to connect with dorks to draw more cards off Tymna the Weaver . Probably I will test both.

MrTomDawson on Abzan Citadel Dorkstorm

3 months ago

Oops, forgot one other thing - why not Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper over Sidar Kondo of Jamuraa ? Seems like the latter doesn't add anything to the deck while the former will at least allow you to gain small bits of life here and there if you need it.

Luarviq on The Wild Hunt

3 months ago

SaberTech

I'll agree with Bontu's Last Reckoning on that part, I always use majority of my mana each turn. However, it is a 3cmc boardwipe. Which is huge.

Reins of Power is in my deck because of popularity of Cyclonic Rift and In Garruk's Wake in our meta. Always unexpected, always lots of fun to use.

Karn, the Great Creator is an oddball to me here, too, however, I didnt draw him in my last plays, so can't say how efficient his presence is (unlike Narset, Parter of Veils on turn 4, bringing collective frown from everyone who played their Sylvan Library ). Might switch him to Ashiok, Dream Render . And no, oir playgroup doesnt mind sideboard tutoring, as long as it is not duplicate or bs-lock (Lavinia and knowledge pool, shimmer and urborg, lettuce for karn).

I was going to put Duplicant , however, I feel like I have plenty of exile effects already. Will keep him ready for playtest, though.

I like Rekindling Phoenix for his pseudo-undying, making me chump-blockers and sac fodder, since if he comes back with counter, his token cannot trigger without phoenix in graveyard. Surprisingly, with amount of idestructibles my opponents are running, only exile effect they tend to run is Merciless Eviction .

I had Warstorm Surge for some time, but pulled it out. It is only a side effect, and is very inconsistent here. I rely on creatures revival from combat, not on aristocrat tactics. One of the opponents is running Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper and Tymna the Weaver lifelink deck, and dealing 15-20 to the face against him is more important than random damage from surge.

Will definetely consider Steal Enchantment , however, so far the only enchantment I had problem with was Omniscience , though,it is always acting as a singleuse, dumping all big threats all together, finishing the game.

Mj3913 on Should i go Grixis or ...

5 months ago

What if you could have both?

Yidris, Maelstrom Weilder: there are some equipment that are treasure based so a mild voltron theme could be a thing, giving you an additional wincon via Cmdr dmg, while also cascading into your other treasure spells.

Ikra Shidiqi, the Usurper or Reyhan, Last of the Abzan and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus or Ludevic, Necro-Alchemist : Ikra offers some life gain, though looking through treasure related creatures a majority are even if not top heavy. Reyhan would require some +1 counter devotion I think. Both U/R partners offer card draw in a different way.

Kydele, Chosen of Kruphix or Thrasios, Triton Hero and Vial Smasher the Fierce : Considering there are ways to draw cards off of treasures it could be viable. Thrasios on the other hand is a mana sink that can ramp/net cards. Vial Smasher is just a bit of fun that give you the colors you need.

Silas Renn, Seeker Adept & Tana, the Bloodsower : Silas could be good with an artifact heavy deck. Tana I think serves only for colors... unless you can sacrifice the saps for treasures.

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