Welcome to the deck of: Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow. Press play and enjoy

I have seen multiple decks that operate Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow as Tymna the Weaver, focusing on her reverse Dark Confidant ability that triggers whenever a ninja attacks. While this could be a viable way of playing it I feel like your diluting your deck with creatures that are not ninjas which means you will have to go through loop holes to get it to that point. Granted using changelings like Mothdust Changeling is a good idea but still you hit the point to where you are diluting your deck with a bunch of creatures that could end up doing nothing if Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow is removed before damage. Not to mention that you are also tempoing yourself out of a turn if you return a creature to your hand when cheating her into the battlefield.

Which is why I ended up going for a more Doomsday layout. while this is risky to be playing outside of , I feel this being fewer colors allows for a more compact build without the additional support. is the main colors in Cedh that gives you your card advantage and tutors.

Demonic Consultation+Laboratory Maniac+ Draw spell = Exile the library with Laboratory and have a draw spell ready.


Openers: Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow, Sensei's Divining Top, Mindblade Render, Skullclamp, or another draw spell.


  1. Gush, Lion's Eye Diamond, Gitaxian Probe, Yawgmoth's Will, Laboratory Maniac

  2. Frantic Search, Free counterspell, Gush, Gitaxian Probe, Laboratory Maniac

  3. Predict, Laboratory Maniac, Lion's Eye Diamond, Gitaxian Probe, Yawgmoth's Will

There are more but these are the main piles you would like to go for.

The deck holds a decent amount of counterspells in it, while still being able to refill the hand with curtain avenues. Play testing the deck, you will notice you have a decent amount of ways to bounce or hold off cards that stops us from playing our decks. Utilizing Back to Basics and Contamination to hold our opponents off colors and curtain lands gives us some protection as we attempt to win.

Contamination + Bitterblossom allows us to keep it out for a bit as we try to hold or reestablish board state.

Notion Thief+ Wheels of our own or opponent= steal everyone's hand and potentially win off drawing 28 cards.

Mutavault gives us addition card advantage while Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow is out on the field.

Counterbalance + Sensei's Divining Top = for additional control for one mana or just a top activation.

Tutoring is going to be our best friend especially because we are only running two colors, becareful to not try to set up to heavy on our Doomsday. We need protection and we also need to make sure we dont leave ourselves open for being turned off by players that operate blood pod or hate bear themed decks.
In the rare cases of us losing our win cons, the deck does not offer to much outside of our current packages. Now, granted we could still slowly kill off our opponents with a slow burn with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow and additional support from our other creatures, but it would probably be to slow and we do not offer to much on stopping them from beating us out with creature on their side. Our only back up cards are Yawgmoth's Will and Timetwister be sure to utilize these carefully and not just toss them out for any occasion.
I thought about the turn and burn version of the build and while it is a lot more fun to watch people die to Nexus of Fate or Enter the Infinite converted mana cost. I would like to see a more on point tatic. Especially one that did not rely on me tutoring or setting up board state that could get disrupted by a piece falling off.

Turns operate better in Edric, Spymaster of Trest or card:Thrasio, Triton Hero and Tymna the Weaver, which I have already made awhile back Eternal turns [taking turns]. While it is an option to take players out with our burn ability, it is to risky to watch her get bounced or killed and then end up stuck top decking a card you could not really use at that moment.

The stax plan is weird with Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow at the helm, while we could work bluemoon/blackmoon easily with in our colors. We cant exactly stop other game plans without harming our own. Now, running card:Silent Gravestone, and Grafdigger's Cage are okay options to add in this deck especially since they only hold back one or two cards in the deck, which is sometimes worth it when facing curtain decks. Chains of Mephistopheles is not exactly Viable with our doomsday package. Although we could operate through it, depending on the state of the game. Although, it is probably to risky and needs to be tested heavily. Only reasoning on playing it is that Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow does not say draw she says put in hand and we can gather more cards to discard into something we can actually use. We could also build the deck around this by switching cards around that have that have the same text as Impulse.
since our curve is pretty low and we are operating on just . I didnt see the reason to play a lot of lands. While this could possibly end up making us land light during matches with our cantrips and heavy mana rocks we could either stabilize or draw into more sources of mana. Keep in mind that it is best to either keep hands with 2 or 3 lands in there when starting off.

While, Yuriko, the Tiger's Shadow is a weaker Tymna the Weaver. I still think since she is in the right colors that she can be viable with this build. If you have any suggestions or thoughts on the deck let me know in the comment section.


Updates Add

A situation became clear that when a lot of damage is sustained our doomsday becomes pretty hard to pull off. try to stay about 9 life if operating the deck to ensure multiple piles when trying to attempt doomsday.

While the creatures that applied to Yuriko ability were useful in some situations, it became apparent that it was taking up a lot of time in matches trying to either protect Yuriko or attempting to get through blockers. The addition of Cover of Darkness is to ensure that at least the commander itself can give us some chance to getting card advantage.

Why Xiahou Dun? He is a weird creature that has horsemanship while that isn't the important part he allows us to recur our black spells like yawgmoth's will and also our tutors if need be. You ask why not snap caster? well This does not exile our spells this doesnt make us feel bad when trying to attempt another Demonic Consultation if we are going for the win with labman.

Why Cavern of Souls? It hits all of our creatures especially our Notion Thief and Laboratory Maniac. Allowing us to have to do less to protect them.

Maybe attempting to remove dramatic scepter package because of the non synergy with in the deck. Majority of the time I just use the scepter as value.


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This deck is not Commander / EDH legal.

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Illegal cards Mission Briefing , Mnemonic Betrayal , Thief of Sanity
Cards 100
Avg. CMC 1.93
Tokens 2/2 Manifest, 1/1 Faerie Rogue, Jace, 1/1 Bird
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Top rank #6 on 2018-08-24
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