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Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive
Legendary Creature — Human Rogue
Creatures you control with power or toughness 1 or less can't be blocked.
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Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive Discussion
4 days ago
Another way to look at Plague Mare in this deck as a side board piece to compliment your rats is to read its ability this way: When Plague Mare enters the battlefield, rats you control get +1/+1 until end of turn (since your opponents creatures get -1/-1). This “buff” keeps the rats at a literal 1 toughness to remain unblockable when you have Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive on the battlefield.
2 weeks ago
I just recently built this deck and and have been play testing it for a bit.
Unblockables and ninjas go hand in hand for getting pokes in however once the ninjas are on the table in becomes very hard for them to repeatedly connect turn after turn as they are quite weak. Cards like Wingcrafter, Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive, Thassa, God of the Sea, Wonder, Key to the City, Cover of Darkness, and Shizo, Death's Storehouse can all grant evasion to your ninjas after they've landed.
The other way to help your ninjas get through is by resetting them by bouncing them to hand and re ninjitsuing them in. You can return them via board wipes like Whelming Wave, Coastal Breach, Devastation Tide, and Wash Out or you can pick them up one at a time via Quickling, Cavern Harpy, Faerie Impostor, Equilibrium, etc. The latter is more mana intensive and cards that are required to have other creatures in play can be clunky so be warned.
Lastly a hidden tech I haven't seen anyone using: Dawn of the Dead. Thanks to it's old text we can avoid the downside of exiling our reanimated creature by making sure it isn't in play during the end step by picking it up with ninjitsu.
This Yuriko Primer helped me a ton while building my deck. There are tons of tips and tricks discussed in these forums such as using Emerge, exploit, and other niche cards.
3 weeks ago
Unless your friend agrees to allow it, this deck isn't EDH-legal. Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive is a mono- commander, so you can't (legally) have a deck with her as the commander. You'll not be able to play it with other people either (unless, of course, they're fine with giving you this advantage).
3 weeks ago
I thought about adding Conclave Tribunal to make use of your defenders by convoking them while defending and waiting for your Arcades, the Strategist, just a suggestion. Venerated Loxodon is very good here too to make your defenders bigger. You may discard Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive though if you do that.
Also, since youre surveiling anyway, why not just go straight surveil while still doing your purpose, since you have good amount of surveil stuff anyway:
Discovery / Dispersal - card draw and bounce stuff
Dream Eater - bounce stuff and alternate wincon if in case you didnt draw arcades.
Novice Knight is very good here too for it serves as a blocker early game and if you put more +1/+1 counter on him plus arcades, it becomes a bigger threat.
I hope it will help you improve your deck and +1 from me who supports rogue deckbuilding.
1 month ago
Vlasiax I honestly didn't thought about this before because I wasn't in need of a lot more cards but I will definitely keep it in mind and test it. Thank you.
mattmccrackin Thank you for your suggestions. For a vigilance-like effekt I use Masako the Humorless and for "trample" Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive. Vivien wouldn't survive long enough in our meta, since there is lot of hate against planeswalkers, for whatever reason. But you gave me an interesting idea and I will do some research. For Forbid to use effectively, the carddraw had to be extended. Also, I really love Colossus of Akros, but it has been a dead card in early games and even when I played him he didn't make his mana back. Most of the games I tested with him ended before he released his full potential or he died to artifact or creature removal.
thcue That is great, have fun with the deck!
1 month ago
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1 month ago
Hah, well, kinda both. It's pretty unfocused, but it's more that I had the cards and threw together a deck, as opposed to building on a focused goal. I just liked the idea of playing an off the wall idea (joke? sort of?), and mill, and well, here ya go.
However, yes, it could definitely use more direction. It's not Aggro Walls, but I have Tetsuko Umezawa, Fugitive in the sideboard to make it that if need be. It was originally just straight up mill, and I wanted to stick with that theme, but it's changed so much it could definitely use revisioning.
I don't play a ton of standard, either, so it hasn't had the amount of testing and thought put into it as some of my, say, Commander decks have, and if you wanted to go over it, sure, be my guest. I built it as a janky/have fun deck, but with some tuning it could definitely be pretty competitive.