Sakashima's Student


Format Legality
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

elgosu1337 on Go Ninja Go

2 weeks ago

I would recommend playing more Ninjas to benefit from Yuriko's ability. Silent-Blade Oni, Throat Slitter, and Sakashima's Student all have useful effects.

For unblockable creatures, Thada Adel, Acquisitor is really good since there's usually at least one player with islands so you can steal their artifacts. Ornithopter is a cheap way to ninjutsu a player with no flying blockers.

Notorious Throng could be good to generate more fliers, and also gives an extra turn since you have quite a few Rogues.

Dowsing Dagger  Flip is a really good way to ramp since your creatures are unblockable. Sword of the Animist helps too, and removing lands from the deck increases the damage you get out of Yuriko's ability.

You could try Larceny to make opponents run out of cards since your creatures will easily deal combat damage.

Cyclonic Rift is probably the best blue spell since it deals with any situation, so you should include it if possible.

CommanderAdventures on [PreCon] Yuriko's Mercenaries - Rogues & Ninjas

3 weeks ago

@Enral Thanks, I like the idea of adding SDT. I'll have to see what to take out for that card.

@Valzasaurus Glad you enjoy it.

About life gain: Don't worry! The cool thing about theft deck is that the answers always lie in your opponents decks ;)

So these are the cards you probably have overlooked: Dead Man's Chest, Gonti, Lord of Luxury, Acquire, Expropriate, Knowledge Exploitation, Mind's Dilation, Praetor's Grasp, Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni, Sakashima the Impostor, Evil Twin, Stolen Identity, Psychic Intrusion, Memory Plunder, Sakashima's Student, Thada Adel, Acquisitor, Daring Thief & Silent-Blade Oni

sleeper_agent007 on Shadow Jutsu [[Dimir Ninjas EDH]]

3 weeks ago

Oh Hell Yeah! I love me some ninja tech. I don't quite know what you have planned but don't forget Sakashima's Student although it might hurt the budget. Another card worth looking at, if you can squeeze it in your 50$ budget, is Duplicant because colorless exile on a stick? Yes, please. It's cc allows for some nice burn when ripping it off the top with our commander.

Now for some sweet budget tech. Sandstone Oracle is a flying threat that refills our hand and hits the table for 7 damage off the top of our library. I know Steel Hellkite is a popular budget option to deal with enchantments and artifacts in Grixis but I would give Meteor Golem a try. I find the dragon often eats removal on sight or gets chumped which prevents you from dealing with the problematic permanent you absolutely need to destroy. The golem circumvents all that with it's ETB ability. It's clean and recurrable.

Lim-Dul's Vault, Shadows of the Past, Read the Bones and Cryptic Annelid have a home here. Other interesting options include Mystic Speculation, Darksteel Pendant and Sentinel Totem which doubles as GY hate. Finally I would also consider Prognostic Sphinx, Conundrum Sphinx and Arbiter of the Ideal.

Anyway man. I'm looking forward to the build and video!

Phaetion on Lets speculate on the confirmed ...

3 weeks ago

There's one more card to be spoiled, but it's a land. Source being from MTGS.

However, I will eat a sock if they reprint Sakashima's Student as I literally just ordered one before someone bought them out.

So, with all 12 options spoiled, I must say they're all quite good. I know people rain trash on them, but I might try my hand at Gyrus and Thantis. Something about them is calling to me, especially Gyrus.

Phaetion on Lets speculate on the confirmed ...

3 weeks ago

preemptively buys a Sakashima's Student before the buyouts happen

But seriously, this is awesome.

HeadinPants on Bounce Pitch Ninjutsu

2 months ago

@ hungry000

I tried Ninja of the Deep Hours originally, but I found that between it and Dimir Cutpurse I was often drawing myself to death. Much as I like the card, it just didn't make the cut for that reason.

I do like the idea of running Sakashima's Student, but I'm concerned that it would lose much of its appeal if I ever reach the "You are playing top deck and I bounce your shit" stage. I'm putting it on the maybeboard for experimentation

hungry000 on Bounce Pitch Ninjutsu

2 months ago

Ninja of the Deep Hours is a solid card draw ninja and Vapor Snag is a decent removal spell you could play. Sakashima's Student is a ninja version of Phantasmal Image that doesn't go away when targeted by anything, which is really good.

TypicalTimmy on Blue Creature Cloner?

2 months ago

Here's a list of what I could find.

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