Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Rare
From the Vault: Twenty (V13) Mythic Rare
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Rare
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare
Promo Set (000) Rare

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Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni

Legendary Creature — Rat Ninja

Ninjutsu (, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.)

Whenever Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni deals combat damage to a player, you may put target creature card from that player's graveyard onto the battlefield under your control.

: Regenerate Ink-Eyes.

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Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni Discussion

triproberts12 on Sexy sacks Yahenni

1 week ago

I like Undying Evil for this kind of deck. Does great things with Gary, Tree of Perdition, etc. Also, since you can sac at instant speed, Mesmeric Fiend permanently exiles, since you can sac it in response to the ETB trigger, making it better than Kitesail Freebooter and other newer cards that have been worded to avoid that interaction. I agree that Grave Pact is a must-have. Some more ramp and card draw wouldn't hurt. I'm partial to Jet Medallion , Charcoal Diamond , Mind Stone , and Thought Vessel for rocks, and Syphon Mind is my favorite mono-black draw spell.

I would cut Ritual of Soot, since it scales very poorly in EDH. Crux of Fate , Damnation (if you've got the cash), Decree of Pain , Toxic Deluge , take your pick.

As for lands, Crypt of Agadeem would be good here. Phyrexian Tower just got reprinted. It's a bit pricey, but it is VERY good, and having been $60 just a few months ago with no likely reprint in the near future, pick it up now. Temple of the False God is a bad card, full stop. It is never correct to include it. Ever. That's not just me talking, but virtually every EDH content creator out there.

I'm not sure how you feel about the budget issue with Mikaeus, the Unhallowed , but it would be a very good addition, even before taking the combo with Walking Ballista or Triskelion into account. It's a solid addition to a black deck, and there are some affordable tutors that can get both pieces like Beseech the Queen , Diabolic Intent (on theme, so maybe add it regardless), Sidisi, Undead Vizier (also on theme!), and Netherborn Phalanx .

As for reanimation, Rise from the Grave is pretty inefficient, and upgrading to Animate Dead , Victimize (on theme!), Dread Return (apparently there's a lot of sac'ing in black, who knew?), Sepulchral Primordial (great with repeatable ETB effects), Rise of the Dark Realms (expensive, but a black staple in EDH), Necromancy , Thrilling Encore (great if you can sac with Dictate of Erebos or Grave Pact ), Ever After (one more mana for twice the value), Whisper, Blood Liturgist , Champion of Stray Souls (so much sac'ing), Hell's Caretaker (again, so much sac'ing), Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni , Rescue from the Underworld (on-theme), Infernal Offering (sac!), Necromantic Summons (strictly better than Rise), Zombify , and Footsteps of the Goryo (...sac).

The last thing I would do is check out the EDHREC pages for Yahenni, the color black, and sacrifice to see what others are running. Good luck!

zemperor on Tesya Sacrifice Deck

3 weeks ago

advice to cut:

  • Decaying Soil
  • Star Compass
  • Planar Bridge
  • Orzhov Locket
  • Helm of the Host
  • Ashes of the Abhorrent
  • Divine Visitation
  • Teysa, Envoy of Ghosts
  • Fiend Hunter

You seem to be going for a reanimate/aristocrats style build. I'd lean into that. here are some suggestions to add:

For lands, 38 isn't a bad amount. Might want more dual lands. I also recommend cutting back on the utility lands that come into play tapped. Too many ETB tapped lands will slow you down.

wallisface on Rats

2 months ago

Here’s some thoughts below:

Cards you probably want to ditch:

Gutter Skulk - doesn’t actually do anything

Nezumi Graverobber - too slow, and a quite unreliable flip condition

Ogre Slumlord - waaay too much mana for a creature with little impact. In a turn-4 format, this guy is not what you want in your hand.

Voldaren Pariah - she’s alright, but rats have much better finishers (whuch i’ve detailed below)

Diabolic Revelation - much too slow.. and you’re not a combo deck so limited use also. This is not viable on 22 lands..

Dutiful Return, Morbid Plunder, Unmake the Graves, Whip of Erebos - you don’t need to be bringing rats back. The whole value point of rats is that their expendable. These spells are also very slow... you could have just fielded more rats.

So, what should you add? Here’s some ideas of better cards:

Throat Slitter is a 3 mana killspell that gives you more rat bodies to boot.

Burglar Rat gives you more ways to ruin your opponents hand

Chittering Rats also is effective discard, with the added bonus of limiting what your opponent can draw

Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni (max 2x) is a great finisher that deals massive damage on the turn he enters, and steals stuff

Marrow-Gnawer (max 1x) is an alright secondary finisher for when games go long

Rats are good at stalling games out, with all their hand disruption, but at 22 lands you really don’t want that many cards at 4cmc or higher. To the point where you probably don’t want more than 4 cards casting this amount (if it were me, it’d just be 2x Ink Eyes and 1x Marrow-Gnawer). You need to apply pressure early and then capatalise on that, as discard effects late-game become quite weak

chilbi on Ninjowls

3 months ago

No love for the mighty queen of ninja-rats, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni in here?? ;)

woolleyh on Shredder

4 months ago

I would love to put Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow in there, it's just I don't like spending more than a dollar or two on any single card and I put these lists up on Tapped Out to help me figure out decks I want to build with actual cardboard. That's also why I only have one Higure, the Still Wind. I'd love to have Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni too, why are all the good ninjas so expensive?!?

elerosse on Yuriko goes Eureka!

5 months ago

Sylvanrush Feel free to take a look at my brew Yuriko Ninja Hack for inspiration.

How is Amoeboid Changeling working for you? I'm also curious about the more expensive ninjas like Throat Slitter, Okiba-Gang Shinobi, Silent-Blade Oni, and Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni. I think you may be headed down a more ninja tribal focused route, but I'd love to know how they've performed or if you've found them slow.

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Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

Black: 0.11%

Dimir: 0.2%