Sai of the Shinobi


Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Custom Legal
Leviathan Legal
Legacy Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

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Set Rarity
Masters 25 (A25) Uncommon
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Uncommon

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Sai of the Shinobi

Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature gets +1/+1

Whenever a creature enters the battlefield under your control, you may attach Sai of the Shinobi to it.

Equip 2

Sai of the Shinobi Discussion

SP3CTR3_chelts on Norin the Wary

1 month ago

I do like the deck and i have never seen one made around Norin before. I would like to make some cut recommendations and i apologise in advance because apparently I sound like an arse when I do.

I found that in my Purhoros deck Sarpadian Empires, Vol. VII was too costly. (I would recommend purphoros he is cheep)

Altar of the Brood will help people much more than hinder

Obsidian Battle-Axe , Stormrider Rig , Sai of the Shinobi , Hero's Blade and Ronin Warclub I know they auto equip but what effect do they really do. I think this is probably the biggest weakness

Instead of Worn Powerstone I would recommend Palladium Myr

Some recommendations: Runaway Steam-Kin Descent of Dragons Pashalik Mons Mirror March Skullclamp Dark-Dweller Oracle Feldon of the Third Path Goblin Bombardment

I personally like: Red Elemental Blast Pyroblast Burnout

ValasCladdana on I'm The Next Hokage!!!

3 months ago

Updated. Figured out a what I wanted to do

Smoke Shroud , Stormrider Rig , Sai of the Shinobi , Hero's Blade , and Ronin Warclub give up to +8 on Ninjutsu'ing in a Ninja.

Muddle the Mixture and Shred Memory help with getting to my cards that help in this strategy.

Dropping Beseech the Queen once I get a hold of Scheming Symmetry

KaervektheMediocre on BELIEVE IT

1 year ago


Teferi's Veil is a card I stumbled across while looking for Propaganda. All in all, it does give my ninjas protection from everything until my next upkeep. The drawback is trying to protect myself until then with creatures. Ideally, I'll have enough mana in my Second main phase to replay whatever Nin I bounced to my hand during combat phase. The plus side to being phased out is that even when the enchantment gets destroyed, my creatures are still safe. Hero's Blade would be nice for my commander. I also considered something like Sai of the Shinobi or Hammer of Nazahn but i ran out of card space. I'll swap in and out different equipment between games to see what works.

thijmnesoy on Sleeper Agent | Budget Xantcha Politics

1 year ago

ah okay, now I see why you put in Vampiric Link. Makes Sense. and, yeah, when something is your pet card, then you really want it in your deck, I understand that. I found these as a replacement for Loxodon Warhammer that are also budget: General's Kabuto; Blackblade Reforged; Empyrial Plate; and one of my favorite big buffing equipment: Strata Scythe; But after searching some of these equipment, I thought: "wait, you can only attach equipment to creatures you control. So then I found these: Hero's Blade; Ronin Warclub; Sai of the Shinobi; Stormrider Rig;

Or can you attach equipment to her in response of her etb trigger? I don't know, I could be wrong.

Leeroy_McNorris on

1 year ago

I like the idea, another idea could be commander damage since you return your commander a lot. First things to mind are Hero's Blade and Sai of the Shinobi

5c0r910n on Valduk Voltron

1 year ago

I too am building voltron for the first time, i'm gonna throw down a couple of categories for cards to cut, cause im too lazy to type out individual reasons.

Too small: These artifacts arn't very impactful to the board state, as they provide very little stats wise. I can see why you would want to run these, for they let you get 3/1s on the cheap, but you need 14 3/1s to connect to face per person to win, so try taking these out, and adding in more high value equipment. I think you'll if you keep these cards in you will end up with an empty hand in the later game. -BoNeSaW

-Bladed Bracers


-Sai of the Shinobi

-Armory of Iroas

-Ring of Valkas

-Thornbite Staff (You have to pay 2 to activate it,)

-Jhoira's Familiar (This guy probably won't get you much value, as nothing in your deck is that expensive, and your not drawing or anything whenever you are playing artifacts, I can see why it looks good, but i think you'd rather have any other card in your hand at any stage of the game.

-Sword of the Animist this card is questionable, and its totally your opinion to run it or not. I would advise against it, as you are ramping into few impactful cards, and you'd rather have a strong buff for valduk.

-Inspiring Statuary (this card seems strong because of the pure amount of artifacts you are running, however your average card cost is under 3, and even you high end card are most 5-6.

-Darksteel Forge (as mentioned before, your average CMC is below 3, and a random 9 cost card is questionable. Although never allowing your artifacts to be destroyed is a great effect, this card will be dead in you hand for most of the game.

-Elixir of Immortality / Silent Gravestone (don't know why you run these, if it works in your meta fine, but otherwise i don't see a real appeal to running it)

-Flamespeaker's Will just a low impact card

-Ghitu Firebreathing

-The Brute Rarely will you be saving mana, as you want to build as big a valduk as possible, let alone RRR. and the +1/+0 is very un-impactful.

-Comet Storm as the highest cost card(ignoring the forge) is 6, thats around the amount of mana you'll have by the time that your best option is to cast this card. Assuming you have 3 opponents, it will cost 2 mana to start, and two extra to target to second and third opponents, leaving you with 2 mana for the X cost. This deck fails to capitalize of this card because it has such a low mana curve, therefore this card is a dead card for most if not all of your games.

-Kazuul, Tyrant of the Cliffs a weird card to be running in this deck. It'll be hard to find a deck more aggresive then this one, therefore you opponent's will usually be saving their creatures to be blocking not attacking.

-Brass Squire try this card out in your deck if you want, as I'm not sure how it will preform.

-Armory Automaton/Kazuul's Toll Collector These cards serve as mini valduks, not much room for them for your opponent's ability to remove valduk shouldn't be very consistant as he has shroud alot of the time. Maybe run the Armory Automaton, as he could easily replace valduk should he get removed, swing big, and then you can reattach your stuff to valduk.

Thats all I got for now, don't take any of this personally, just my opinion. Good luck!

student-of-life on Scion of oona and sai ...

1 year ago

Can Sai of the Shinobi be attatched to a faerie with Scion of Oona on the battlefield? Not with the equip cost. It doesnt say target so was just curious. Thanks!

Suns_Champion on Jhoira, Turn 0 Combo Captain

1 year ago

The doctor will see you know.

Thank you all for the comments/upvotes! I'm glad my mad genius is not going under-appreciated.

Few notes:

Shane.Allen yeah there are a bunch of competitive Jhoira list going around. It's a legit deck. But non can claim the land-less turn 0 combo as I can.

TheRedGoat I will find you, where ever you are, and play this deck against you, and with God's help win turn 0 ;)

ThePixelKings see your doctor if the laughing continues or becomes painful.

Agent_Fire Artifact lands don't count as a cast trigger, the lack of which would halt the combo. As noted in the description you could thoeretically add exactly one land and be okay, but going land-less seems more bad ass.

Rhadamanthus dropping the Candles would be a huge blow to the bling factor, but any 1 cost artifact would fit fine. I suggest Sai of the Shinobi because Sai are very cool.

chadsansing ahh ye of little faith ;)

I have no intention of molding this into a "real" deck. Others may do that... but I am content for this to serve as a theoretical example of the power of the Magic gods.

Thanks all for the comments. Truly appreciate it.

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