Ninja of the Deep Hours


Format Legality
Pre-release Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Casual Legal
Pauper EDH Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Unformat Legal
Pauper Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Commander 2015 (C15) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Common

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Ninja of the Deep Hours

Creature — Human Ninja

Ninjutsu *(, Return an unblocked attacker you control to its owner's hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.)

Whenever Ninja of the Deep Hours deals combat damage to a player, you may draw a card.

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Ninja of the Deep Hours Discussion

Tyrant-Thanatos on Mechanics that never really worked

3 weeks ago

Improvise is a funny one, actually. I've seen Inspiring Statuary pull some incredible stunts in EDH, essentially turning all of your artifacts into rocks for casting anything other than yet more artifacts. Other than that though, I can't say I've ever seen Improvise do great. I've seen a few castings of Battle at the Bridge that had real impact on the game, but more often than not the caster didn't even use Improvise.

There are a lot of mechanics though that I feel like failed simply for lack of support or even quantity. Take Ninjutsu for instance, with only 8 cards originally printed with it, 2 printed later in non-standard sets. Ninjutsu could have been genuinely great, and Ninja of the Deep Hours still seems to be a pretty popular and effective card. I'd love to be able to build a Higure, the Still Wind EDH deck but there's just not enough to work with.

One of my biggest complaints about WotC's design process is that they are so hasty to cram loads of mechanics into each set like they're throwing darts to see what will stick, and then never even revisit the stuff that worked! I get that some of it was supposed to be stuff that was tied to specific groups/factions/clans lore-wise, but man, I'd love to see Overload, Dash, Undying, Persist, Evolve, Battle Cry, etc etc the list goes on forever, return in some way. Put them on different colors, mix things up. I mean it seems like just now in Dominaria they're toying with triggered abilities that go off when you cast a kicked spell. Where was that kind of support for Overload, or Dash? Dash in particular to me seemed like such an interesting mechanic but they just... never did anything with it, it's just sort of... there. I mean Warbringer was a thing but... meh? There's only 18 Dash cards and of them 6 get little or no benefit from Warbringer.

As RazortoothMtg pointed out, there's only three Meld pairs. Excuse me but what? Even if this mechanic was a huge success, it takes WotC years to design and push out sets. If they're trying to "test the waters" by the time they know a mechanic is popular it's too late, it's going to take years to deliver us more cards with it and we'll have moved on. I hate to say it but with the way things work, they really need to be diving head first into new mechanics. The current system just makes everything seem so spotty and timid, like they're desperately afraid of screwing up, but that in and of itself is what they are screwing up.


magharibo on Mono Blue Faeries

1 month ago

You cant target anything with your bounce things if Scion of Oona is on the board right? You could cut two into the sideboard. Maybe you need some carddraw, Ninja of the Deep Hours is a good option, cause it bounce and drawes a card for 2 mana. And you should about some cantrips like Opt, Serum Visions, or maybe a spell like Chart a Course

Im playing mono blue Faeries in legacy. If you want to have a look.

xyr0s on

1 month ago

Neither Coiling Oracle nor Ninja of the Deep Hours fits this deck very well. Coiling Oracle doesn't "draw" a card; it "puts a card" into your hand. So it doesn't trigger Chasm Skulker. And Ninja of the Deep Hours is fine, when you hit with it the first time. But after that it needs evasion to go unblocked, and this deck doesn't have any, as it relies on creatures that are inherently unblockable.

rothgar13 on

1 month ago

Coiling Oracle and Ninja of the Deep Hours need to be in this deck.

xyr0s on U/W Flicker

2 months ago

Agree with lukaskof on this - Snapcaster Mage is an awesome card, but only in a deck that has a lot of instants and sorceries (so you have some options for it). Flicker decks doesn't have that, and some even have Thalia, Guardian of Thraben mainboard - instead they are full of creatures that generate advantage by entering the battlefield repeatedly. If you start diluting the amount of creatures to make room for spells your snapcaster can snap, you lose the best things about blink.

Interesting idea with the Angel of Invention, and I might try it out. Only small thing is that Restoration Angel doesn't blink it. She (resto angel) is for some reason a bit of a b*tch towards the other angels, and refuses to blink them, but has no such problems with blinking humans, elementals, elves, demons, the list goes on and she's not picky. But angels? No. (I guess it's to avoid infinitely reblinking angels and some ETB trigger for damage/tokens/whatever). I've also tried out Ninja of the Deep Hours, but that wasn't really good - it hits just fine when you ninjutsu it into play, but after that it's a non-evasive 2/2 creature with a deal-combat-damage trigger, and that is not what you want in modern.

jws on UR Delver v1

2 months ago

If you're still curious...

UR delver is more value based with things like Faerie Miscreant and Ninja of the Deep Hours to draw cards. It also tends to run more interaction (Counterspell, Lightning Bolt, and usually Skred.

Blitz is a combo deck. It tries to win quickly by casting Gitaxian Probes and Mutagenic Growths with a Kiln Fiend or Nivix Cyclops in play and swinging for lethal in one turn.

Both decks are competitive and I would suggest whichever one suits your play style. You could also look up lists for both decks.

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