Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow
Legendary Creature — Human Ninja
Commander Ninjutsu ( Return an unblocked attacker you control to its owner's hand: Put this card onto the battlefield from your hand or the command zone tapped and attacking.)
Whenever a Ninja you control deals combat damage to a player, reveal the top card of your library and put that card into your hand. Each opponent loses life equal to that card's converted mana cost.
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Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow Discussion
1 week ago
Interesting topic. As wizards did more and more kawigawa characters in the last commander sets in Kaseto, Orochi Archmage, Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami, I really hope for more of those. Yuriko and kaseto aren't original characters, but still pretty cool. I'd love to see kyodai, the humanoid embodyment of That Which Was Taken. She's a lookalike of michiko konda and the child of o-kagachi. What a great card that would make. Awesome.
1 week ago
Less sarcastically we should be looking at other things in the 'high power' tier for comparison. Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and Purphoros, God of the Forge win games with their abilities while ones like Jori En, Ruin Diver and Queen Marchesa really just draw cards and won't be directly winning the game with their abilities.
Card draw is a strong effect for sure to have in the command zone. I run Marchesa myself but I could replace her with any of the mardu commanders and play the deck about the same with a little less consistent draw power.
The high power tier, seems to me, to have a wide range of power levels in it. Where the competitive tier and the maximum power tier have a very specific power level within them.
2 weeks ago
This means the list is not legal in the format that it is under. Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow is considered banned in Legacy according to Tappedout, however this is not true in real life.
This is a tappedout issue, not you.
3 weeks ago
Meanwhile in our playgroup this deck is one of the most feared. You often end up controlling all commanders, using your opponents deck against themselves. Some of my buddies don't even play their bombs anymore because they don't have any answers to their own cards (hilarious).
Black Market was in my list but didn't made the cut. With the Ultimate Masters Reprint I will definitely add Phyrexian Altar as it's another really solid sac-outlet, making the deck more consistent with its strategy.
But yeah, this deck is pure jank and not made for 1v1 competitive play, but a pretty solid and extremly fun deck in multiplayer! Can only recommend it!
Feel free to alter it to your needs and let me know what your final deck looks like.
If you look for sth. similar check out my unique approach to Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow:
Commander / EDH
SCORE: 111 | 47 COMMENTS | 7813 VIEWS | IN 52 FOLDERS
For competitive Duel Commander I rather go with this deck:
SCORE: 2 | 125 VIEWS | IN 2 FOLDERS
3 weeks ago
If you are looking to build your first commander deck, my suggestion is that you shouldn't spend too much time fretting about color combinations. I think you should first land on what strategy you enjoy playing the most. Are you a control player? Combo? Timmy? Johnny? Tribal? Lands-matter? etc. Commander is such a vast format that you could achieve any of these strategies in just about any color combination. That being said, certain strategies do rely heavily on certain color combinations. Once you land on a strategy (even the list of commanders you mentioned has a wide range) it will be easier to provide suggestions.
I'd suggest checking places like EDHrec or some of the youtube streamers (like JumboCommander) for more ideas once you land on a strategy or a commander. EDHrec even has things organized by strategies and/or colors which makes it nice and easy to navigate.
Also, don't be afraid of mono-colored decks, especially Black. They can be extremely powerful.
Lastly, I'll leave a list of my current decks here if you just want to see some more. I tend to have a wide variety of deck focuses as I prefer less conventional strategies:
This deck has HUGE tracks of land - My baby, which I have been building/modifying over years. It's a lands deck that was originally led by Omnath, Locus of Rage, but it is now helmed by Lord Windgrace because I have been missing the addition of black.
I am also working on a Boros Reanimator list which is turning out to be pretty spicey.
All of these decks came from me wanting to execute a specific strategy or from a commander which just spoke to me. So first find that, and then go from there. Good Luck!
3 weeks ago
I'm having a blast with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow there's a someone expensive version of it using extra turns but I've just been using damage and filling the deck with split cards. Also Draco is the best Ninja!
I got a primer for the deck on my page.
And if you're worried about it being too competitive you can do both by taking out some of the more expensive tutors.
3 weeks ago
DemonDragonJ A red/white legendary Samurai in a future supplemental project I would guess is very likely, maybe within the next couple years. The last couple Commander sets had cards like Kaseto, Orochi Archmage, O-Kagachi, Vengeful Kami, and you point out Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow. WotC does listen to the Kamigawa crowd, even if they don't appear to be going back in the near future, and creating a Commander-able Samurai would please a lot of people, from Kamigawa people to flavor people to people just looking for another option in those colors.
Flooremoji Would it work better as target player, or all opponents? What's your suggestion? And adding flying works. I have to admit, I'm still thinking in broad strokes, not in individual cards just yet, aside from exploring possible abilities as mockups.
4 weeks ago
Do you play Guildmages' Forum to use with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow? If so, beware that it doesn't work on Ninjutsu, since you do not cast a Creature Spell. Ninjutsu is an Activated Ability of that Card.
Seeing as there are only 4 other Multicolored Creatures, it's not worth th