Toshiro Umezawa


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

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Set Rarity
Betrayers of Kamigawa (BOK) Rare

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Toshiro Umezawa

Legendary Creature — Human Samurai

Bushido 1 (When this blocks or becomes blocked, it gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)

Whenever a creature an opponent controls dies, you may cast target instant card from your graveyard. If that card would be put into a graveyard this turn, exile it instead.

Toshiro Umezawa Discussion

Tenebroleso on Talrand, Sky Summoner [Control/Combo] [7/10]

2 days ago

15/03/2019: LOST

vs Toshiro Umezawa + Breya, Etherium Shaper + The Ur-Dragon + Lord Windgrace
Partenza a strappo con Sol Ring di mano e Thran Dynamo + Back to Basics subito dopo.
Sfortunatamente non sono l'unico a partire bene e scende anche un Oath of Druids in casa draghi su cui non ho pronto un counter accessibile.
Breya gira di Oath Myr Battlesphere mentre io metto al cimitero una ventina di carte, prima di vedere una creatura... Ixidron che entra come 2/2. Finiscono al cimitero, tra le altre, Isochron Scepter , Dramatic Reversal , Rings of Brighthearth , Rhystic Study e Mana Drain .
Sebbene praticamente al turno 3 potessi già ammucchiare, si va avanti e c'è stallo e fraseggio, finché ci mettiamo tutti a dar contro a Lord Windgrace che minaccia di sparare un Obliterate e chiudere. Tanti saluti, Gattoboy.
Rientro in gioco con Arcanis the Omnipotent che mi fa pescare un macello, e con Metallurgic Summonings che mi rimanda in mano mezzo mazzo.
Ma anche gli altri non scherzano e Oath non lascerà il gioco per tutta la partita, rendendomi la vita impossibile e garantendo un miliardo di instant e scartini in cimitero a Toshiro Umezawa , che mi prende di mira. Spariscono velocemente i draghetti dal tavolo e la mia mano rimane completamente vuota.
Nessuno degli altri player tiene in considerazione il fatto che Breya ha tutorato un Ashnod's Altar e che il mio BtB è l'unica cosa che li tiene in vita perché mazzo artefattoso è totalmente inchiodato a lande.
Concedo quando mi accorgo che tutte le mie combo sono al cimitero, che il mio comandante è fuori per la terza volta e che mi resta una sola creatura nel mazzo.
E nello stesso turno Breya stappa e vince di combo, uccidendoli tutti come degli stronzi. Bravi, proprio ben giocata.

Tenebroleso on Zur the Enchanter [Voltron] [6/10]

1 week ago

08/03/2019: WIN

vs Toshiro Umezawa + Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind + Teysa Karlov + Athreos, God of Passage

Partita interessante e tesissima in un field a 5 giocatori estremamente difficile, contro avversari dotati di numerose removal e counter.
Rhystic Study di 3° che rimane sul tavolo fino a fine partita è il vero vincitore, mentre Windborn Muse al 4° mi garantisce di poter tirare avanti qualche turno.
Zur scende al 5° turno, protetto da doppio counter a cc1 ( Dispel + Swan Song ).
Il comandante riesce in qualche modo a fare il giro del tavolo e indossa Swiftfoot Boots . Attaccando, si mette anche addosso Shielded by Faith e da lì è protetto.
A quel punto parte l'ovvio archenemy ma Rhystic Study continua a darmi gas e a garantirmi una mano piena, senza saltare land drop.
Si aggiunge presto anche uno Strionic Resonator che mi permette di tutorare due a turno. Senza senso.
Nell'ultimo turno disponibile Teysa tutora Dictate of Erebos su cui piazzo un Negate . Se avesse tutorato Fleshbag Marauder non avevo counter contro creatura e avrei perso.
Tolgo di mezzo Teysa e rimango solo contro Athreos, sparo un Teferi's Protection nel suo upkeep e vinco nel mio.

Dango on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 week ago

I've kind of been in a weird deckbuilding funk lately where I keep getting ideas to build things for my meta, but I always come to a fork in the road while I'm working on it where I tend to back out and lose interest because it starts to look like something that I wouldn't want to get on paper or if I would get it on paper, I could see myself playing a couple games with it and never touching it again.

Now I'm thinking about going back to my roots and revisiting my Toshiro Umezawa deck that I've been so afraid to touch in my meta. It just feels like he doesn't do enough now that my meta has increased in competitiveness by a considerable amount since we first started playing. I don't think any recent upgrade or change I've made with Toshiro has made an impactful enough difference because the strategy just doesn't work as well in a competitive environment. I miss piloting Toshi though, and as much as I hate to pitch him, I think I want to work on a project with another mono-black general at the helm: Xiahou Dun, the One-Eyed . Xiahou seems like a lot of fun as a combo and value piece, and I see a lot of potential with him to be a potent commander in an attempt to sort of revitalize my first EDH deck I ever built. The deck will more than likely be entirely different, but I think it's the right choice for me to do.

I'll post a decklist here in the next couple days. I'm not sure whether or not I'll just update the Toshiro list with Xiahou as the new commander, or retire the list for now and start a new one. Probably the latter to be honest, Toshiro earned all of those upvotes and it's still getting a lot of attention despite me not actually doing anything with it since October. If that list is getting enough exposure and helping others brew him, I don't see why I would change that list into something completely different.

Dango on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

2 weeks ago

hkhssweiss Haha it's actually Miyamoto Musashi from the manga Vagabond. The whole namesake of the deck is in reference to a chapter from the manga, to which I feel Toshiro Umezawa 's artwork portrays incredibly well.

Dango on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

1 month ago

Darkshadow327 I have a sweet spot in my heart for Toshiro Umezawa because he was the first commander I ever built a deck around, but since my meta has grown more and more competitive I've had to retire him. I still have my deck fully constructed in its box still, but I'm afraid it's just been collecting dust because it hasn't been performing well anymore.

Lately I've been playing Tasigur, the Golden Fang control and it's proven to be more viable and inherently powerful in the meta I'm playing in now while still retaining the spellslinger type of feel to it that I adore. The fact that I can play permission control with it and refuel with my commander makes it very potent. Tasigur is also an amazing outlet for a mana dump when I generate infinite mana because I can put all nonland permanents into my hand and win however I want from there really.

I'm honestly thinking about doing a Khans series because I've been having a lot of fun with Tasigur. The next commander that I've been eyeing is Anafenza, the Foremost to fulfill a weird niche in my meta. There's a high prevalence of graveyard-based strategies lurking in my playgroup, and a graveyard hate heavy deck with Anafenza at the helm would absolutely hose all of them.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on How Much Could Kamigawa Be ...

3 months ago

legendofa: tamiyo has an orphanage, thus I'd put her into the "improvement through progress" section.

The akki would propably take a rakdos-road in that they just want to watch the world burn. The nezumi would benefit a lot from progress in that they could participate more in society. The samurai should propably be contra as bushido seems to be based on tradition a lot. The ninja are hard. They'd lose their tradition if the were pro, but otherwise, it would be a nice flavour fit if the black-aligned tribes were on the progressive side as a callback to the hero of original kamigawa Toshiro Umezawa.

seshiro_of_the_orochi on Fun Commander to build?

4 months ago

Do you want to go control again? Try Kynaios and Tiro of Meletis with enchantments, sweepers and hatebears. You'll get something new from basically every set. Toshiro Umezawa is a nice comboesque voltron.

Dango on The Deckwatch [Home Base]

4 months ago

On a different note, I've been thinking about converting my Toshiro Umezawa Spellslinger deck into a Dralnu, Lich Lord deck with Storm components and Doomsday lines. I always felt like Toshi really really wants to be a Storm commander, but isn't quite where he would like to be. My meta shift has gotten exceedingly competitive and it's hard to keep up, so converting the deck to Dimir would open up lots of cool things for me and Dralnu is just super cool, I think I like him even more than Kess tbh. I don't know though, it makes me sad that Toshi isn't showing great results anymore since everyone kind of knows what to expect after game one when I drop a win con. The other thing I'm considering is converting the deck into Reanimator, but at that point I think I would rather run Chainer, Dementia Master at the helm of the deck. I'm just really torn as to what I should do with the deck now, thoughts on this?

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