Skullsnatcher

Legality

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

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Set Rarity
Planechase Anthology (PCA) Common
Planechase 2012 Edition (PC2) Common
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Common

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Skullsnatcher

Creature — Rat Ninja

Ninjutsu (Black) ((Black), Return an unblocked attacker you control to hand: Put this card into play from your hand tapped and attacking.)

Whenever Skullsnatcher deals combat damage to a player, remove up to two target cards in that player's graveyard from the game.

Skullsnatcher Discussion

Theredwizard on Can Master of Crueltiestrigger be ...

1 month ago

Could one attack with a Master or Cruelties and use a ninjitsu ability like the one on Skullsnatcher to kill an opponent? Given that the master is unblocked.

It seems to me that the master would trigger as the declare blockers step ends, which has to happen before Ninjutsu abilities can be used, potentially leaving the trigger on the stack.

Kozelek on Marrow-Gnawer in Teenage Mutant Ninja Rats

3 months ago

Lab Rats is fun Culling the Weak is good one shot mana boost to get mr rat king out on T2 drop Wayfarer's Bauble for Expedition Map , why no Skullsnatcher he works well with graverober?

Itake on Master of Ninjutsu

3 months ago

I've done a lot of changes to the original deck. Mostly shoring up the mana base which has improved the deck greatly, although the required cards were ridiculously expensive...

Several of the new Modern Horizon cards in, most of them have been great. Ingenious Infiltrator is really superior to Ninja of the Deep Hours, especially now that mana isn't as much of a problem anymore. A lot of value from ninjutsuing one in using a Changeling Outcast then casting the Changeling Outcast again. Fallen Shinobi is also great. Really depends on what kind of deck you're facing but against some opp you can turn the game around for just 4 CMC.

I've tried Moonblade Shinobi without being impressed. I haven't tried Mist-Syndicate Naga though I've aquired a playset. It might be a good card in combination with Tetsuko.

Most recent changes have been:

Siren Stormtamer in, Ornithopter out

Some removal replaced with Mana Leak

1 Dire Fleet Daredevil out, 1 Dreadbore in.

I'm also thinking about taking Creeping Tar Pit out. 3 CMC is simply too expensive for a ninjutsu enabler, I very rarely have use for it. Thinking about getting one or more Snapcaster Mage . They're obviously very good, but they'd need to be VERY good in this deck to justify the cost..

I really need to think about a good sideboard, I'd welcome any suggestions! I'm thinking a couple of simple graveyard hate cards like, along with Skullsnatcher . Walker of Secret Ways might be useful too. I have a lot of issues with go-wide decks so something like Ghostly Prison (but the right colors) would be awesome.

sleeper_agent007 on Ninja Shenanigans

6 months ago

This looks a bit like my first draft. Here are few comments.

I would run more 0-1 drops because you really want to be dropping Infiltrator or Deep Hours on turn 2. You want to get the card advantage going early otherwise you risk falling behind as the game progresses. After all, Ninja have smaller bodies, no natural evasion and are costly if not supported by cheap enablers. You can consider Tormented Soul or maxing out thopter.

I would also try to maximise your mana by adding cheaper support spells. With the in mind, I would run Duress over Thought Erasure and Vapor Snag over Doom Blade .

I REALLY like your idea of pushing Naga and Tetsuko. I would probably run the full set of Mist-Syndicate Naga and replace Cunning Evasion with a full set of either Distortion Strike or Shadow Rift so you can keep connecting with Naga and making clones. Cover of Darkness would be even better if this is just for casual kitchen table magic.

The Naga/Tetsuko synergy would be my prinary focus in this build and I might be dropping Fallen and Moonblade for Skullsnatcher and an extra Mistblade Shinobi since they are both cheap and ca potentially wreck opposing strategies by exiling cards from the yard and clearing the way your clone army. Both also benefit greatly from Tetsuko.

Overall it is very inspiring!

Hissp on Two Lands One Ninja

6 months ago

Obviously Modern Horizons threw a lot of changes into the list. In my current iteration I'm running 26 creatures + Mutavault :

My ninjitsu enablers are either free ( Memnite , Ornithopter , Phyrexian Walker ) or provide repeatable utility ( Cabal Therapist , Putrid Imp , Sage of Epityr , Sidisi's Faithful ). I don't prioritize evasion at all. I'm also running all 3 1-drop changelings ( Changeling Outcast , Mothdust Changeling ,{Universal Automaton})

I'm running every creature with a ninjitsu cost of 1 or 2 ( Azra Smokeshaper , Ingenious Infiltrator , Mistblade Shinobi , Ninja of the Deep Hours , Sakashima's Student , Skullsnatcher , Walker of Secret Ways ) as well as 3 more expensive ninjas that provide value ( Fallen Shinobi , Mist-Syndicate Naga , Throat Slitter )

The other creatures I'm running either provide incredible ETB value ( Gilded Drake , Spellstutter Sprite , {I would probably run Snapcaster Mage if I had one}) or facilitate team evasion ( Filth , Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive , Wonder .

And of course there's the Dragon Knife itself, Draco :D

mfogle on A Group of Rats is Called a Mischief

11 months ago

Serious question, why not take out a some of the lower-tier rats and replace them with Rat Colony? Cards that stick out as undervalued to me would be Skullsnatcher, Scrib Nibblers, and Ruin Rat. Don't have to go crazy with Rat Colony to still get value out of it, especially with this deck.

lagotripha on WURG Delver

1 year ago

Why not Experiment One or Cloudfin Raptor? They do need other creatures to turn on, but they can pretty consistantly hit that 3 power boundary- I've seen them in similar zoo lists.

Blistercoil Weird and Nivmagus Elemental are less traditional but fairly effective options in spell heavy lists- especially since you've only got access to U/G turn 1 rather than U/R. Steppe Lynx are worth looking at- but supporting white mana then fetch is less than perfect in your list.

I've been running grave hate against KCI and storm, just to slow them down. Be it Dryad Militant or Faerie Macabre, Scavenging Ooze or Skullsnatcher. (ninjitsu on bloodbraid is disynergy if you hit it, but synergy if its in hand. Its an interesting mix.) Either way, there are a lot of options out there depending on what you want to hit off braid and what you want in your hand. Heck, you can support Jund Charm in this list.

DrukenReaps on Crouching Tiger Hidden top deck

1 year ago

Thanks for checking out my deck. Yours looks pretty good too.

I'm currently debating on whether to keep Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive or not in mine for the same reasons I think you should take another look at him. Currently including himself you have 7-ish creatures that he interacts with, some of which have flying. I didn't count ones that say "can't be blocked" already. He does do the all important task of making some ninjas unblockable like Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow, Mistblade Shinobi, Skullsnatcher, and Walker of Secret Ways. So just something to think about, I haven't decided if his impact is good enough as of yet in my own deck...

You might consider a spot for Fireshrieker or Grappling Hook to double up on the ninja combat damage triggers. I found Fireshrieker quite handy back when I played a 60 card ninja deck. Of course if you don't want to deal with equipping Strionic Resonator essentially does the same thing.

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