Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander 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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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker

Legendary Creature — Bird Monk


Whenever an opponent casts a spell, put a +1/+1 counter on Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker.

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Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker Discussion

Wurmspiralmaschine14 on Wurmspiralmaschine14

2 days ago

You're right - I've got way more decks. I'll be posting them soon. My current favored deck is my Thrasios, Triton Hero and Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker second sun combo deck, which I'll post soon, along with the rest of my commanders.

pskinn01 on desperated and in need

3 weeks ago

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker/Bruse Tarl, Boorish Herder is a combination that leaves out only green. I play with this combo as jeskai flyers (not posted on here). One shot kills can happen quickly. Gisela fits in nicely. Use red/white for agro, and white/blue for control. Run the 3 signets and other 3 or less cmc mana rocks for ramp/mana fixes.

scotchtapedsleeves on Time to only help myself (Please Help)

3 weeks 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!

Hi_diddly_ho_neighbor on Birds of a Feather

1 month ago

Hi there! First of all +1 for the obscure tribe.

So you mentioned that you are looking for ways beef up the power level of your deck and your focus is bird tokens. I am not sure what your budget considerations are, but here are some suggestions that I think that may help.

Metallic Mimic and Adaptive Automaton both are "birds" and provide a global buff to the rest of the tribe.

Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker is a solid way to end the game once he becomes large enough (and he definitely will in a 4 player game).

Phantom Flock can get really out of hand with your proliferate sub-package

Shriek Raptor is another way you can end the game through infect.

Riptide Replicator can create large bird tokens for you.

Some other more utility considerations could be:

I highly recommend running Herald's Horn in any tribal deck as it provides cost reduction and occasional card advantage.

Skullclamp is fantastic in any token deck as a source of card draw. Rhystic Study is also great in blue.

I'd recommend a little more interaction in your deck. Obviously Path to Exile, Swords to Plowshares, Cyclonic Rift and Return to Dust are very good in these colors, but a more tribal centric card is Harsh Mercy. It allows you to save your birds but still removes a majority of you opponent's creatures. Just watch out for other tribal decks.

Distant Melody is a tribal card draw spell similar to Airborne Aid

I hope some of these suggestions help. Good luck deck building!

chadsansing on U/B/W Zombies EDH

1 month ago

Interesting to see an Esper zombies deck :)

You can remove Ertai from your creature list since it is your commander. Or, if you'd like Ertai in the 99 and to have a different Esper commander (instead of a UB one), maybe try Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker + Ravos, Soultender or just park Oloro, Ageless Ascetic in the Command Zone.

Patriarch's Bidding might offer some value here, as well as Rise of the Dark Realms.

Since you make so many tokens, it might also be worth running High Ground + Reconnaissance, which is broken for blocking.

Finally, consider rebalancing your mana to run more B sources and fewer U and W ones. Perhaps replace all your tap-lands with Swamps.

Happy brewing!

darklord1135 on Atraxa Superfriends

2 months ago

Enduring Scalelord seems bad with no synergy and seems like a bad threat. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker seems like a glorified worse Managorger Hydra

pskinn01 on Jeskai Commander?

2 months ago

Thanks for all the input. I'm thinking I might mix the ideas of ZendikariWol and MagicalHacker and do Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus with flying and other ways to punish playing spells. Only one issue, I only know of rhystic study and Sunscorch Regent to punish other players casting spells that would fit. Will have to look for cards to go in this deck. Maybe even add a +1/+1 counter sub-theme.

ZendikariWol on Jeskai Commander?

2 months ago

Either Zedruu the Greathearted or Ruhan of the Fomori are both pretty cool.

With Zedruu you could make a really fun group hug deck, or have a sneaky control deck with some harsh backbiting. For example, the C11 vows (eg Vow of Duty) are a really cool way to screw everyone else. Cumulative upkeep costs are an interesting way of abusing things as well.

Ruhan could also be interesting in group hug, or maybe... I have a vision for him. I want to make him a spellslinger voltron thing. With Monastery Mentors and Slip Through Spaces and maybe Zada, Hedron Grinder. Seems like it could be cool.

Exhibit C, however, is something no one has mentioned yet, not even you. It's a totally ridiculous idea. Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus. A deck that punishes opponents for casting spells.

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