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

DangoDaikazoku on Yuriko Turns Around

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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.

elgosu1337 on Go Ninja Go

2 months 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] Moving Shadows - Rogues & Ninjas

2 months 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]]

2 months 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!

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