Welcome to my take on Shu Yun, the Silent Tempest

After I had my first game with this deck, I realised how powerfull this deck can be.What's nice about this deck, is that you don't even have to play the commander asap to win. There are other cards that can win the game for you. This deck tries to win games through combat damage.

This deck concentrates on a few things, other then prowess and non creature spells. Getting damage through is essential. Therefore there are a lot of cards that give unblockable to a creature. There is also a bit of 'protection from colour'. This can be used for offense or defense. There is a fair bit of card draw in this deck. Most of the draw effects are in addition to another effect. Cards like Expedite, Ponder and Defiant Strike are a few of the cards I looked for.

This deck has a few tricks up his sleeve. Chandra's Ignition is a great way to clear the board. If you combo that with Soulfire Grand Master , well that is a ton of life to gain.

I build in a little bit of defense in this deck. The main reason is my playgroup. Elesh norn and Sheoldred see play every game. They use a lot of sac engines which makes me sac my creatures. I need to have some answers to that. Suggestions on this issue are very much welcomed. In the original deck I used Mystic Barrier and although it worked pretty well, I didn't like the idea that my opponents couldn't attack each other freely. It is to much a control effect and that's not what this deck is about.

A special mention goes to Sage-Eye Avengers . It's not a cheap card, but it is really really good. It is like Unsummon on a stick.

Thats it.....thanks for reading. I really like to know what you think. Always open to suggestions. There are so many cards. I included some in the maybe board. It is hard to cut cards so a little help is very much welcome. Leave a comment or a +1.I am always happy to hear suggestions from fellow gamers.


After a few more games I really struggled to ramp. While always important, with Sunforger it gave me not enough time to dig for answers. Therefore I added Sword of the Animist. Primal Amulet  Flip seems like a perfect fit for what this deck wants to do. Also Thaumatic Compass  Flip was just made for these kind of decks. Also provides some protection when it flips. So, now I have a healthy 8 cards that can ramp in some kind of way.

Another change I made was spot removal. I added Peace and Quiet and Rack and Ruin to get rid of multiple stuff. Maybe they are hidden gems!

Finally added Swift Justice because it is so much value for 1 white mana.


Tyrantsblood says... #1

Wow. This Deck looks so sweet. Im trying to built Shu Yun too and your deck is so much better than mine. I didnt even realize how many spells there are, which make creatures unblockable.Making creatures unblockable actually makes so much sense with a commander like Shu Yun.

But there is one thing though. Why dont you run Fevered Visions, Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time for some more Card draw?

I can imagine that you actually fil up your graveyard pretty fast, dont you?So casting Treasure Cruise or Dig Through Time for 1/2 mana shouldnt be any Problem, right?

Hope you get my point. But still, +1 from me.

December 19, 2016 3:05 p.m.

RijtBart says... #2

Thanks for your thoughts.I don't own fevered visions. I considered treasure cruise and dig through time but went for a cheap alternative. Divination is only 3 mana...drawback is its a sorcery.If i wouldn't need tokens or a bit of defence....skywise teachings /mystic barrier/assemble the legion are easy to switch out for some more drawspells or buffs

December 20, 2016 2:01 p.m.

topshelf7710 says... #3

Nicely done. You and I had similar takes on Shu Yun. You went with more protection from color spells, whereas I went with more trample and indestructible. I did include Treasure Cruise and also Faithless Looting. Flashback is a fun way to get more prowess triggers on Shu Yun.

March 10, 2017 8:15 p.m.

WolverineSR_71 says... #4

Dazzling Reflection does actually prevent damage. I love this deck though. +1

March 16, 2017 5:18 p.m.

BPWyndon says... #5

Fun looking deck, I really think Thassa, God of the Sea and Bident of Thassa would have a great home here, also Rhystic Study if your willing to put a little money into it.

April 5, 2017 3:57 p.m.

mrluthor says... #6

Have you gave any consideration to Isochron Scepter? You have a plethora of choices as far as two drop instants go, so it seems like a good choice.

May 1, 2017 8:43 p.m.

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This deck is Commander / EDH legal.

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