Kolaghan Skirmisher

Kolaghan Skirmisher

Creature — Human Warrior

Dash 2B (You may cast this spell for its dash cost. If you do, it gains haste, and is returned from the battlefield to its owner's hand at the beginning of the next end step.)

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Set Rarity
Dragons of Tarkir (DTK) Common

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Format Legality
Leviathan Legal
Unformat Legal
Pioneer Legal
Limited Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Vintage Legal
Block Constructed Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Highlander Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Pauper Legal
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal

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Kolaghan Skirmisher Discussion

Kogarashi on Can Aether vial be used …

2 years ago

What cdkime said.

Ninjutsu isn't an alternative cost, it's an ability that functions from your hand rather than when the creature is on the battlefield. Aether Vial isn't an alternative cost either, it's just an ability that puts a creature on the battlefield. Neither results in casting the creature, and can only be responded to with Stifle effects.

Similarly, an ability that reduces a creature's casting cost, such as on Animar, Soul of Elements, doesn't affect ninjutsu, because ninjutsu isn't an alternative casting cost. (Unlike things like Dash, such as on Kolaghan Skirmisher, or Morph, which are alternative casting costs.)

You either use Aether Vial to put the ninja on the battlefield using the vial's ability (the ninja will just be on the battlefield, not using its ninjutsu ability), or you use the ninja's ninjutsu ability to put it on the battlefield in place of an unblocked attacking creature of yours.

mickalopagus on Dash

4 years ago

I like the additions. In a dash deck the more wipe options you have the better. With N disk now you have some enchantment and artifact removal too, and playing in this group you will need it.

There are some pretty cool other dash creatures out there too that you might considerFlamerush Rider is good especially in 2 headed giant, where you might be able to copy ricks Ulamog's Crusher or something. Got a high dash cost which is something to look at but with Warbringer its not too bad at all. Esentially 5 mana for 2 3/3s and a copy of whatever else - ouch.

Id lose Kolaghan Aspirant for something like Mardu Scout essentially the same mana cost for the permanent creature, but with dash included and 3 power.

Mardu Strike Leader ive got an extra copy of if you want it.

Vaultbreaker is Amazing! I just saw this and wow, so you pay 3, then if you want you get to discard a crappy card you dont need, and then draw a card? Not to mention 4/2, which few things will want to block, meaning you get to do it again. This guy is a must in your deck, which has little card draw - I would run 3 of him at least.

I totally get these cards:

Ambuscade Shaman, Boltwing Marauder - creature buffs. Need emSprinting Warbrute - big damage, need it

These cards can be replaced with much more efficient creatures, like the ones I mentioned:

Swift Warkite - way too expensive CMC, also half your creatures are CMC >3. its cool to put a creature back in your hand/battlefield but there are better options for this if thats what youre after - Cadaver Imp, Entomber Exarch, Flamewake Phoenix, Sheoldred, Whispering One (one mana more gets you that!!), Feldon of the Third Path, Unearth etc...

Screamreach Brawler, Kolaghan Skirmisher, Kolaghan Aspirant, not enough damage (2) for what youre paying. They have added toughness but that rarely does much. I would rather have the added damage of Mardu Scout, and to make room for Vaultbreaker and the like.