Sakashima's Student


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

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) None
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Rare

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Sakashima's Student

Creature — Human Ninja

Ninjutsu 1U (1U, Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand tapped and attacking.)

You may have Sakashima's Student enter the battlefield as a copy of any creature on the battlefield, except it's still a ninja in addition to its other creature types.

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Sakashima's Student Discussion

triproberts12 on Look out Knight Tribal, a new jank tribal is here

1 day ago

This is a challenging tribe to build around. I would recommend checking out Saffron Olive's video on finding the competitive advantage of your tribe. Also, Tomer built a phoenix tribal deck for Commander Clash not too long ago. Watch the end to see how he wins, because it's pretty great.

In terms of specific cards, I think Mana Echoes would go well, since you need a lot of mana to enable phoenixes. Thundermaw Hellkite could be good. Lose Temple of the False God and Dormant Volcano , though, because those are awful cards. The former because it's useless as a 3rd, 4th, or 5th land, and the latter because it's just asking to be strip-mined and is both slow and makes colorless mana.

Finally, you might want to consider adding a second color. For example, in blue, you gain access to Favorable Winds , Gravitational Shift (It's freaking Elesh Norn, Grand Cenobite in your deck), Sprite Noble , Stormtide Leviathan , Windstorm Drake , Warden of Evos Isle , Windreader Sphinx , Kindred Discovery , Call to the Kindred , Distant Melody , Mistform Warchief , Faces of the Past , Riptide Shapeshifter , Saheeli's Artistry , Sakashima's Student , Sakashima the Impostor , Metamorphic Alteration , Phantasmal Image , Clone , Quicksilver Gargantuan , Protean Raider , Mirror Image , Gigantoplasm , Stunt Double , Clever Impersonator , Dack's Duplicate , Phyrexian Metamorph , Coastal Piracy , and Bident of Thassa .

In white, you get Archon of Redemption , Energy Storm , Magus of the Moat (and Moat if you have unlimited money), Radiant, Archangel , Serra Aviary , Soulcatcher , Spirit of the Spires , Harsh Mercy , Shared Triumph , Kindred Boon , Mirror Entity , Radiant Destiny , . Going into Jeskai also gives you Teferi's Moat and Thunderclap Wyvern .

Tibor and Lumia would be my choice for an Izzet commander, Aurelia, the Warleader would be my choice for Boros, and Kraum, Ludevic's Opus + Ishai, Ojutai Dragonspeaker would be my choice for Jeskai.

Strangelove on This is Why You Can't Have Nice Things

1 month ago

6 cuts...

-1Gilded Lotus... extra turns are better.

-1Spellskite... boots and phasing are better.

-1Sakashima's Student... do you really want to bounce braids? Why not Quicksilver Amulet then?

-1Sower of Temptation... too easily removed. Faerie Artisans is more dynamic.

-1Mirage Mirror... stealing is better.

-1Evacuation... you don't want to bounce stolen creatures.

...and maybe there's room for Blade of Selves?

DoIStillLoveIt on where the fuck did you come from

2 months ago

Needs more Sakashima's Student! Note that it retains the Ninja creature type when it clones :)

DiverDown on Yuriko Turns Around

4 months ago

Faerie Miscreant also has added synergy with Spellstutter Sprite, and you can also copy it with Sakashima's Student. Although the whole tech with miscreant doesn't appear extremely optimal on paper, you can do some pretty neat things with it.

I'm currently working on a Yuriko deck as well and I'm trying to incorporate Doomsday with turns so I can take a couple routes if I want. One Doomsday pile would be fairly standard in the sense that I would use Laboratory Maniac and deck out, or I could go an alternate direction and use Nexus of Fate with a discard engine to take infinite turns while draining my opponents for 7 life each turn. For consistency's sake I might up focusing on one of these routes rather than including both, but the more I'm toying with this commander the more I'm liking her because there are lots and lots of interesting combos she's capable of dishing out.

Vargavaka on Yuriko, ninjas & weenies

4 months ago

Thanks for the suggestions!

I made some space for Preordain. I'm uncertain about colorless ramp but am considering As Foretold and Mox Amber for more ramp. Dimir Machinations is interesting, too bad it's a sorcery.

Paradoxical Outcome was there because I wanted a home for the card and thought it could serve double duty as protection and a way to reset ninjas. However, holding up 4 mana often didn't feel great. Sakashima's Student seems like an obvious card, I probably skipped it since it was a bit expensive. I added Expropriate since I figured stealing blockers can back breaking in this deck, and I already had the card.

n0bunga on Yuriko, ninjas & weenies

4 months ago

What's Paradoxical Outcome for? Just the draw? It's usually a cheerios-style combo piece. Sakashima's Student is a pretty useful Ninja since it can clone any creature you want. And maybe consider more budget timewalks like Time Stretch and Temporal Trespass. Those are absolutely devastating to flip to Yuriko.

PTsmitty on Ninja Upgrades/Binder for sale/trade

4 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
Sakashima's Student
2x Ninja of the Deep Hours
Walker of Secret Ways
Higure, the Still Wind
Mistblade Shinobi
Throat Slitter
Okiba-Gang Shinobi
Silent-Blade Oni

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.

kirocuto on Mulitplayer Yuriko Deck

4 months ago

Yeah I looked at adding in additional "extra turn" cards, but ultimately they either cost too much money or mana to be included. If I'm gonna spend another 15 bucks on this deck I'd rather get something like Sensei's Divining Topor Sakashima's Student. Its far from a bad card in this deck, but I'd rather put the money elsewhere.

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