Mistblade Shinobi


Format Legality
Modern Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Pauper Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase 2012 Edition Common
Betrayers of Kamigawa Common

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Mistblade Shinobi

Creature — Human Ninja

Ninjutsu (Blue) ((Blue), 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.

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Mistblade Shinobi Discussion

hoardofnotions on Budget Simic

2 days ago

Mistblade Shinobi, Ninja of the Deep Hours, Cephalid Constable could be good. Especially with your commander

Aether Gale, AEther Mutation, Alexi, Zephyr Mage, Displacement Wave, Distorting Wake, Profaner of the Dead, Reality Strobe lol do this!, Scourge of Fleets, Words of Wind (very good if you start swarming with edric/bident of thassa out)

you might want Lifegift as well, people be gunning for blue decks!

Icbrgr on What determines the order of ...

3 weeks ago

Alright I am playtesting a deck I made and need some help with a scenario i ran into..

If i have The Rack and Oona's Blackguard and Triton Shorestalker with a +1/+1 counter on him and Mistblade Shinobi with Aqueous Form attached and cast Distortion Strike Targeting my Ninja of the Deep Hours...

Then swing/attack with everything with no response/declared blockers from the opponent and my opponent has no cards in hand at this time ...

What determines the order of all the effects that take place?

also, if my opponent has no cards in hand when I attack... but Mistblade Shinobi returns a creature to their hand... will Triton Shorestalker with a +1/+1 counter on him cause the opponent to discard that creature resulting in the opponents upkeep for The Rack to deal 3 damage? or when all the damage is done then creature then goes into the opponents hand and and no discard occurs resulting in The Rack doing 2 damage?

Thanks in advance!

Icbrgr on U/B Ninja sub 35$

1 month ago

very cool +1 from me... cool idea with Fireshrieker... i bet it is really nasty with Mistblade Shinobi! I may have to try that out in my ninja deck.

gnikrul on Fast Eddie's Wonder Pawn

1 month ago

Ankrist - They do seem potentially powerful. The problem is, I can see a lot of situations where they don't work:

  1. I'm getting blocked
  2. The creature they aren't blocking is owned by the opponent
  3. I've traded a Mistblade Shinobi to my opponent and now he's using it to get his own stuff back!
  4. I'm well behind on board and self-bounce seems like suicide

The Skyfisher is risky enough. The Ninjas are more well suited to an aggressive tempo deck or highly evasive midrange.

ankrist86 on Fast Eddie's Wonder Pawn

1 month ago

conciderd having a cuple of ninjas,good for trading due to high cc and cheap ninjitsu cost..Ninja of the Deep Hours and Mistblade Shinobiand greate for returning some of the enter battlefield effect creatures.

amicdeep on Flying Ninjas Of DOOM!!!! (budget)

2 months ago

i agree but i'm struggling to find another card that works as well as Throat Slitter because of the syinagy with Elder Deep-Fiend. and unlike Mistblade Shinobi it acts as hard removal, Mistblade Shinobi can be a disadvantage in several match ups that rely on enter the Battlefield effects. if you can think of anything else that works as well i would like to know :/ the closest i have found are Spell Queller and Spire Golem but neither works as well :(

telepathyoverdrive on Song of Faeries

3 months ago

So I put 2 Mistblade Shinobi in the sb over the vapor snag spots, I'm really digging it for creature based matchups.

Jastorm on Big Birbs Don't Cry, Big Birds Jeskai

3 months ago

With wanting to focus on damaging people, a thought would be to run a ninja or two with Ninjitsu. Mistblade Shinobi for example. If Mistblade is on the board, and one of your creatures with double strike gets through and hits the player. Cast Ninjitsu and hit them again with that same creature. If you use this with Balefire Dragon it would do 12 damage to player (6 first hit and 6 second hit) and 12 to all creatures... basically a board wipe.

Just a thought, there are quite a few ninja's you could throw in that might help you hit harder when you do get through.

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