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|Planechase Anthology (PCA)||Common|
|Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2)||Common|
|Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK)||Common|
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- waves of aggression and creatures that entered "tapped and attacking"
- Can the Ninjutsu ability return an unblocked attacker with Shroud?
- What determines the order of all the effects that take place?
- Does a (token) copy of a ninja dealing combat damage also deal combat damage?
- How do ninjas interact with vehicles?
Creature — Human Ninja
Ninjutsu _(, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card into play from your hand tapped and attacking.) _
Whenever Mistblade Shinobi deals combat damage to a player, you may return target creature that player controls to its owner's hand.
Mistblade Shinobi Discussion
5 months ago
I guess that my quandry is that most of the 1/1s you have already have built-in evasion. These are the only ones that you have that don't (discounting Timestream Navigator because it's not there to attack).
- Eternal of Harsh Truths
- Master of Waves
- Raven Guild Master
- Salvage Drone
- Scroll Thief
- Shorecrasher Elemental
A quick gander at EDHREC shows some cards that are crazy when paired with Tetsuko.
7 months ago
As a note, ninjutsu itself doesn't trigger. It's an activated ability. The requirements to be able to activate it are that you must have an attacking creature that hasn't been blocked. This means you can't activate ninjutsu until the declare blockers step, and you have through the end of combat step to do so, when your attackers are no longer officially attacking. However, as long as you have priority during any of those steps, you can activate ninjutsu, so you could use Quickling to bounce your blocked Mistblade Shinobi and then use the Mistblade's ninjutsu ability to swap it with Faerie Miscreant.
And as DragonKing90 said, while first strike can cause the combat phase to have two combat damage steps, the combat phase will only have one declare blockers step no matter what, so using ninjutsu will not reset that.
7 months ago
yes you can pay the ninjutsu cost for Mistblade Shinobi.
you can either ninjutsu before damage, or after damage, but the combat damage step only happens once. only 1 creature deals its damage. the only exception to this is if first strike is involved. if the unblocked creature has first strike (or double strike) it can deal its damage in the first strike damage step, then you can ninjutsu before the normal damage step to allow the ninja to deal damage as well.
blockers are only declared once. the opponent does not get to declare blockers again. if such a thing were allowed it would completely defeat the purpose of the ninjutsu mechanic to begin with, which is to showcase the ninja's specialty in stealth and surprise tactics.
7 months ago
An extremely specific example that creates a step by step analysis for how "fast" ninjutsu effects are:
The second part to this question is whether ninjas are ninjutsu'd in before the damage step (after declare blockers) or afterwards, so that the ninja's and the unblocked attacker's damage are both applied?
If the latter is the case can a second ninjutsu be activated after the first has dealt damage?
Finally, once a ninjutsu is used, and the ninja is summoned (tapped and attacking), does the opponent get to declare blockers again?
Apologies for the long explanation, but i felt it necessary to avoid confusion.
8 months ago
with 4 toughness becoming so popular in the format i think Oona's Gatewarden is a worthy 1 drop for scarring the more beefy bodies out there. I have a personal love/hate for Familiar's Ruse... although straying away from faerie tribal ninjas have great synergy with Fae ETB effects. Mistblade Shinobi/Ninja of the Deep Hours are interesting substitutes that can give the deck a bit more versatility.... Glaring Spotlight is also neat.
8 months ago
I recently took apart the planechase anthology decks so I have a few of the ninja cards people have been getting for their Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow decks. I have:
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
2x Ninja of the Deep Hours
Walker of Secret Ways
Higure, the Still Wind
I have noticed while making this thread that the hyperlink is not reflecting the updated price for several of the cards so check on the TCGplayer website will be needed. The rest of my binder is for sale as well as long as I receive a fair offer based on the TCGplayer pricing. As always, I am willing to explore trades as well. My biggest wants right now are Surgical Extraction, Blackcleave Cliffs, and Leyline of the Void. Just let me know if we can work anything out.
9 months ago
9 months ago
No special rules. If you're attacking with Smuggler's Copter (in which case it has to be a creature) and it isn't blocked, you can return it to your hand as part of the ninjutsu cost of Mistblade Shinobi. If your opponent has a Smuggler's Copter that's a creature (perhaps they crewed it to block something) and your Mistblade Shinobi deals combat damage to them, you can return the copter to their hand with the triggered ability. If your opponent has a Smuggler's Copter that isn't a creature (maybe they have nothing to crew it with), you cannot return it to their hand with Mistblade Shinobi's triggered ability, because it can only target creatures.
Mistblade Shinobi occurrence in decks from the last year
Commander / EDH:
All decks: 0.01%