Leonin Shikari


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful 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
Commander 2017 (C17) Rare
Darksteel (DST) Rare

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Leonin Shikari

Creature — Cat Soldier

You may play equip abilities any time you could play an instant.

Leonin Shikari Discussion

hkhssweiss on Akiri and Tymna's Abusive Relationship (TBC)

1 week ago

Thank you for your very detailed thoughts and perspective Suns_Champion!

Yes I was a bit inspired by precociousapprentice's Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control, it was one of the main reasons why I decided to actually go for this type of deck build and colors in particular.

I thought about Enlightened Tutor and I know I shouuuuuuld add it in but my reasoning was because I was not trying to be too degenerate with this deck build because I am bringing it against newbies and casuals. However I did add in Vampiric Tutor and Demonic Tutor so that is moot point, in Enlightened Tutor it goes!

On your point with Inventors' Fair ...I have totally forgotten about that card, yeah it needs to go in once I obtain one again. For the equipment tutor cards and Leonin Shikari I am trying to abstain away from equipments aside from Sunforger however that is to be determined if I decide to add in Sword of Fire and Ice and Sword of Feast and Famine . It is highly unlikely I will as I have my Nahiri voltron deck which will make it redundant if I do play with equipments.

As for your Sunforger target cards, you sir are who I need to come to when looking for Sunforger cards. I am guaranteed adding in about all the cards you suggested in the package and the suggested cuts also do make sense. It bears a lot of consideration on what I am testing out.

I do have another question if you don't mind. Are there any creatures that you would add in to this type of approach in the deck? Maybe a Hushwing Gryff or other hatebears?

Suns_Champion on Akiri and Tymna's Abusive Relationship (TBC)

1 week ago

Ahhhhh the Sunforger, one of my all time favorite cards :)

I'm guessing by your current package you've already seen Queen Marchesa: Politics, Aikido, and Control by precociousapprentice.

Also here is my own sunforger deck: Super Smash Boros | Firesong & Sunspeaker EDH

Let's talk Sunforger first.

Based on the budget here, I-for the life of me-can't figure out where Enlightened Tutor is. It tutors sunforger and is tutorable by sunforger.

Since you have over 25 artifacts(including creatures and lands) and have an fairly optimized mana base, Inventors' Fair will be a another good include. Incidental lifegain and Sunforger Tutor in a pinch. Along those lines, if you're really going into Sunforger, Puresteel Paladin and Leonin Shikari (or the not as great Auriok Windwalker and Brass Squire ) will be useful for multiple activation every turn cycle, making it easier to lock down the board with multiple opponents. But then again, I do see you only run a few equipment otherwise so they might not suit you at all.

Anyway, sunforger targets!

  • Argivian Find is nice recursion, can get sunforger or be gotten by sunforger.
  • Tithe gets Mistviel plains. On that note, Expedition Map might want to be here too.
  • Dispatch might be a better Swords or Path in this deck. I usually get a lot of flack for this card but I've never had a problem with 25 artifacts.
  • Intimidation Bolt over Batwing Brume . Brume can't be used with sunforger, I-Bolt is a better fog effect because it stops all attacks, meaning no attack triggers. It's also removal.

Finally, with about 10 good targets, I think Isochron Scepter could be squeezed in here.

So those are my thoughts on Sunforger.deck. Some cut suggestions:

  • Serra Ascendant
  • Mindblade Render
  • Dark Impostor
  • Crucible of Worlds
  • Phyrexian Arena
  • Settle the Wreckage
  • Batwing Brume
  • Backlash

These are just cards I find weak or that I am not sure why they're here. I don't know your meta. These are not necessarily what to cut for my suggestions.

Hope this helps!

Cloudius on The fearless dog

3 weeks ago

+1 for running a Cute Hound Commander!

Here're some recommendations:

Equipment Related Cards

Hammer of Nazahn - Free equip for your equipments when they ETB and grants your Commander Indestructible. Highly recommended!

Steelshaper's Gift , Enlightened Tutor , Taj-Nar Swordsmith - Tutors for your key equipments.

Stoneforge Mystic - A staple for equipment themed decks. Nuff said.

Leonin Shikari - Makes equipping at instant speed opens you to a lot of combat tricks. Or equip Lightning Greaves on your creatures in response to a targeted removal.

Auriok Steelshaper - Reducing equip cost is always good.

Balan, The Wandering Knight - Just in case you need a Plan B.


The deck is quite mana intensive with all the equipping cost we've to pay so I'd recommend as much ramp as you can get.

Extraplanar Lens , Gauntlet of Power , Caged Sun - Perfect for mono color decks.

Mana Crypt - Up your tempo by a lot.

Smothering Tithe - New toy that RNA gave us, you'll be swimming in treasures very soon.

mrdehring on Ojutai, Combat and Control

3 weeks ago

Not sure I really see the "combat" portion of your deck. You are only running 8 creatures other than you commander. Has it worked out okay to be that light on creatures? I've been afraid to run that few creature in a deck and would love your input. I would figure you have to wrath a lot to not look wide open.

If you find that you need more creatures try out a few of these: Leonin Shikari is Lightning Greaves best friend. Auriok Windwalker is also useful here. Puresteel Paladin and Sram, Senior Edificer love all the equipment goodness you have going on; more card draw. Kemba, Kha Regent , you haz jewelry? I make mor katz.

Another card to think about is Gleam of Authority . A friend of mine had a lot of success using that with your commander. They just had to be careful about when to tap and remove hexproof.

I'm not really sure what cards to suggest cutting, but if you are looking to make changes it is probably to remove some of the universal vigilance. I think you have that ability in a lot of equipments already so you may not need that Brave the Sands and Always Watching package.

Sigarda's Aid is a great card and it helps you get around the equipment costs. I do love the double strike and unblockable package you have going here. I like to Venser, the Sojourner when I get ready to alpha strike.

souzagm on RW Equipments

1 month ago

Leonin Shikari <----combo with------> Lightning Greaves

WhichKing on samurai heart

2 months ago

Pfft! Needs Leonin Shikari and Puresteel Paladin to be a real samurai deck!

zero Equip cost and equip at instant speed! Darksteel Plate and Lightning Greaves make this hilarious!

Rafikii on Kalemne, disciple of rock

3 months ago

Since you are running puresteel paladin, I'd suggest Leonin Shikari as you can fiddle with stuff in combat at instant speed for 0. thanks for checking out my kalemne deck, and I've since purchased a Jitte of my own, a great suggestion.

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Leonin Shikari occurrence in decks from the last year

Commander / EDH:

All decks: 0.01%

White: 0.33%