Artifact — Equipment

Equipped creature has "Tap, Unattach Shuriken: Shuriken deals 2 damage to target creature. That creature's controller gains control of Shuriken unless it was unattached from a Ninja."

Equip (2) ((2): Attach to target creature you control. Equip only as a sorcery.)

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Uncommon

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Format Legality
Tiny Leaders Legal
Noble Legal
Leviathan Legal
Magic Duels Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Vintage Legal
Modern Legal
Penny Dreadful Legal
Block Constructed Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Vanguard Legal
Legacy Legal
Archenemy Legal
Planechase Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Oathbreaker Legal
Unformat Legal
Casual Legal
Commander / EDH Legal

Shuriken Discussion

Icbrgr on I'm the Next Modern Hokage!!!

8 months ago

Familiar's Ruse is worth considering as a 1-2 of for reusing Ninjas and generating tempo.... Shuriken is great for flavor but I'd highly recommend Ronin Warclub / Quietus Spike instead.

sonnet666 on [List] The MTG Weapons Arsenal

2 years ago

Don't stop now. I believe in you!

lagotripha on Poisoned Arrows

2 years ago

If this is mostly casual, some stuff like Hunt the Hunter/Setessan Tactics/Ulvenwald Tracker might perform well, Hankyu,Heavy Arbalest, Livewire Lash, Mortarpod, Shuriken, Surestrike Trident and Wolfhunter's Quiver all exist, as does Brass Squire, Basilisk Collar, Gorgon Flail, Gorgon's Head,Vial of Poison which I know has been used for Brigid, Hero of Kinsbaile edh.

If this is a more competitive legacy meta, Animate Land for land destruction might be an option as a dumb one-off deck.

All told, good luck and have fun testing! If you're looking for something particular just say.

Revedeka on Competitive U/B Ninja sub 40$

3 years ago

Nice deck!

I do have some suggestions, blue has some amazing enablers for ninjutsu. For example: Gudul Lurker 1/1 unblockable for , since its unblockable it will always be able to trigger ninjutsu, and can after being send back to your hand be played the same turn again because its so cheap, and repeat every turn. There are some other cards that do this, one other example is Triton Shorestalker.

As for lands, what you have now is fine, you might want to add 1 land. Some decent ones in this deck could be Creeping Tar Pit, since it can be an unblockable creature while still giving you mana of both colours. The one bad thing about this card is that when you use its 3/2 unblockable form for ninjutsu, and play it again either the same or next turn, it enters the battlefield tappped. Another good card might be Sunken Ruins, if you ever have mana issues, this one can fix it.

I liek your other ninjutsu enablers, Sleep, Aqueous Form, Distortion Strike, Slip Through Space are all pretty good. I dont really like Behind the Scenes and the one disadvantage of Aqueous Form is that it gets destroyed when the creature is swapped out. Maybe you can think about Artful Dodge, since it is similair to Distortion Strike, but it swaps the +1/+0 for the ability to choose when you rebound it.

I can also see what you try to do with Quickling, get ninja's back to your hand. This is good, cause they will be protected from cards like Doom Blade when theyre in your hand. But I think I would like to see more of these cards. Some suggestions are AEther Tradewinds and Familiar's Ruse. These 2 cards turn what would usually be a disadvantage in sending a card back to your hand, into an advantage in this deck. I think a counter spell is pretty decent here, the only disadvatage is that it costs .

And lastly, I think you can abuse the unblockable creatures and creatures entering the battlefield more. Some cards I have in my ninja deck are: Mask of Memory and Ronin Warclub.

For card I dont really like in the deck:as said before, I think Behind the Scenes is a bit too expensive. Also Shuriken while being fun to play in a ninja deck isn't that great, you already have other removal in Doom Blade. Whispersilk Cloak is also pretty expensive, but it doesnt get destroyed when the creature its equiped on gets swapped out, so I think its fine, some other good shourd equipment is Lightning Greaves.

Hope this helps! Good luck with your deck! :)

Tetravirulence on Vela's Unblockable Ninjas

3 years ago

You have a lot of weenies. This works well with unblockable but you may want to consider wipes and cards like Night of Souls' Betrayal or Elesh Norn being played early via some graveyard manipulation.

Also consider that they have blockers for your blockable creatures and removal for your unblockable ones. What is your gameplan then? If your blockable creatures aren't threatening to your opponent's creatures as well as the opponent, you may get stalled.

Consider some stronger creature options. Your low CMC is good for a faster clock, but can hinder you when the faster clock results in a slower gameplan.


You are running 10 mana rocks which is quite a bit actually. I'd suggest cutting some, or swapping them. Try Worn Powerstone or Mind Stone for the Keyrune. Maybe work in an equipment subtheme?

Debate keeping wrexial.



Ninjas sometimes have a subtheme of equipment. Just figured I'd recommend a few if you go this route.

You'll want to avoid wipes since you rely on creatures a lot yourself, beyond things like Cyclonic Rift. If you find wipes to be troublesome, try something like Living Death or a mass return-to-hand-from-grave spell.

A draw package is optional. Ponder Preordain Brainstorm are the big three everyone loves to run. I don't know if they really fit this list though.

Lands to consider:

Here is an odd idea which might be appealing. Steal their creatures, attack, and ninjutsu your own in, bouncing their creature and putting yours into play.

If you want to go this way, I can suggest some big ones:

mypethuman1 on Things Betwixt (Ninja/Faerie Control)

4 years ago

Oh man, I forgot about this deck. Seems fun to play, super tricky and versatile.

A small oversight, Shuriken can't hit life it looks like.

Havok.Bane on Create your own character with ...

4 years ago

How about this:

Head: Prowler's Helm

Cloak: Whispersilk Cloak

Armor: Magebane Armor

Right hand: Sword of Kaldra

Left hand: Umezawa's Jitte

Boots: Swiftfoot Boots

Gloves: Rogues Gloves

And some Shuriken hidden on the body.

I'm the second greatest thief in the multiverse! Right after Dack Fayden of course!

Ejbgreen on

4 years ago

not a fan of Boomerang, Shuriken and a bunch of the cipher spells. I would recommend Thassa, God of the Sea, Frost Titan, Grave Titan, Scytheclaw, Treasure Cruise, Cyclonic Rift, Gilded Lotus, Thran Dynamo, Command Beacon and some other stuff that ill think of later